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    SitePoint Wizard geiger's Avatar
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    99% of 24,000 Results are "Supplemental"

    I acquired Volconvo.com in August 2006. It runs on vBulletin. I immediately installed vbSEO.

    Back in August, the site had 200,000 pages indexed in Google. I'm sure many were duplicates. Today, it has 44,000 indexed. 24,000 are vbSEO pages (pages indexed since the acquisition).

    However, there's a problem.

    Of the 24,000 vbSEO pages, only 226 display under a search for "site:volconvo.com vbseo". The other 23,774 are "Supplemental results" and only display when I click the "display omitted results" link.

    I think it's possible Google is doing this because of the large amount of text ads I have in the footer—likely it thinks almost all of my pages are dupes. Would you agree? I'm afraid my pages aren't coming up in search results because of the "supplemental" label. Searching directly for thread names at the site seems to support this.

    Do you have any thoughts, opinions, suggestions, etc.? Thanks.

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    Intoxicated with the madness petertdavis's Avatar
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    I think you're right about the text ads causing your problems in Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis View Post
    I think you're right about the text ads causing your problems in Google.


    If I were GoogleBot and saw these pages, I'd think "oh, look, a spammy link farm" and remove it from the index.

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    Do you notice a drop in traffic? If it does then you should work to remove the supp to main index pages. Those links could be the problem.


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