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Entertainment & Technology / Re: SEO trouble shooting
« Last post by neXus on October 19, 2018, 05:46:07 AM »
When you mentioned the old content. Have you setup all the 301 redirects you need in that regard?
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone doing Logo design these days? For Knighty!
« Last post by neXus on October 19, 2018, 05:09:38 AM »
neXus

I can't tell you how to do it, your the master when it comes to this  :thumbup: I am sure you have loads of ideas :)
But does it have to be that dog or is it just a preference? :)
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Sports, Hobbies & Motors / Ford quality engine :)
« Last post by bear on October 17, 2018, 12:20:06 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone doing Logo design these days? For Knighty!
« Last post by Bacon on October 16, 2018, 22:43:31 PM »
neXus

I can't tell you how to do it, your the master when it comes to this  :thumbup: I am sure you have loads of ideas :)
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: SEO trouble shooting
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on October 16, 2018, 21:22:40 PM »
Seems like that is the best you can do now, as long as you're sure the sitemap is current. Content is king for Google, both in richness and frequency of updates. Everything else in SEO tends to be snakeoil these days!
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: SEO trouble shooting
« Last post by zpyder on October 16, 2018, 19:30:51 PM »
I would hope the content in the sub site map files is reachable if it's been created on the same platform as the robots.txt file? I did a site:..... Search on google and it does look like most of the pages are on google now, but as you guys have said the actual content is pretty sure sparse. This is a product of the migration where I had hundreds of pages to move and was more fussed with getting the photos across than writing info for each gallery.

Maybe phase 2 needs to be sitting down and writing some blurb for each thing in turn.

The whole move was prompted by smugmug buying flickr. I realised that I paid for flickr but didn't really use it, paid for sub-standard hosting that was crippling user experience. I'd hoped to be able to move across to just one thing that worked!

After this year's subscription is over if the website is still performing poorly on google I'll look into that hosting site Nige!
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Sports, Hobbies & Motors / Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on October 16, 2018, 19:12:39 PM »
People in London don't use cars because they've made it expensive and impractical, but living in the centre of London and dealing with all the public transport issues seems like a nightmare to me, the tube is hell at rush hour or weekends. Anywhere else though, public transport is just all round garbage unless you live right next to a station or 5 mins from work. I'm sure Sydney is a lot better, but it's not really comparable is it, it's not even apples and oranges, its apples and aardvarks. :lol:

/hugs my NA 3.6L V8  Wub
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: SEO trouble shooting
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on October 16, 2018, 19:07:31 PM »
Yeah your sitemap does have the indexed content in sub-sitemap files, that's okay, however none of that is any use if they can't be reached because of the robots.txt restrictions and no other means of discovering them through the new website URLs.

If you decide to switch back to an alternative provider using Wordpress I'd recommend SiteGround as not only are they highly optimised and very fast servers, they have standard cPanel hosting, excellent support, free SSLs, even a site migrator. You should be able to have a much more full featured and SEO rich site on WP than their platform from the sounds of it.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: SEO trouble shooting
« Last post by zpyder on October 16, 2018, 08:05:32 AM »


Not correct?
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: SEO trouble shooting
« Last post by zpyder on October 16, 2018, 07:59:28 AM »
Thanks guys. Gives me a place to start!

I suspect one issue is that smugmugs robots.txt by default is blocking all pages other than the ones that have been created through smugmug. So google can't access the old content to see it's not there. It's just blocked. I'll contact smugmug to see if they can do anything about customising the robots.txt to allow the old content...I remember I looked into it a while back and there was a lot of discussion on the net that SmugMugs approach wasn't the best/most efficient use of Robots.txt

I've been set up with GA and WMT for yonks, but have always found analytics to be just a bit of a monster in terms of usage. So many different reports, it's not entirely clear what most of them are saying. Typically I've used it just to see how many people have visited, and from what source.

Home page is tricky to put content on in terms of I've never known what would be useful. I guess blog posts...but again SmugMug is pretty poor in terms of blog support. I kind of regret moving from Hostgator, but the hosting was just too slow for such a media rich site. I'll look into blog integration though, I know it's possible, but just not sure how easy...

And regarding the sitemap...is that true? In Search console in the sitemap area I think the sitemap is a zip containing sub-sitemaps, and there's a few hundred pages and images that have been indexed etc.
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