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First question I got is If the producers of www.recovery.gov went to iPage.com where did the other 17,999,990 dollars go? Looking forward for any answer. Second question.. I'm not sure if spyders simply have not gotten to crawling around my iPage site enough or what but I sell a specific product that is generic to my site. Yet every search engine I have submitted to I try to search for it using the exact names of the products copied out of my admin and I get nothing, but the help/support iPage site I wrote in HTML after putting up the store is found.....is this part of that search engine safe URL's bit?.

Thanks..

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Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

Google has already indexed you..

Http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr;=&ie;=...utocockerhq.com.

But because each of your products doesnt have an unique title, you won't get more pages in there than that, at least not anytime soon..

You also could use quite a bit of Search Engine Optimization on your site. I doubt you'll be able to get very high listings with the way it is now. This has nothing to do with OSC however...

Comment #2

You know this isn't true.

I've proven to you that it's possible to get every product listed with exact same page title...and get it done quickly....

Comment #3

I have high regards for both Wizard and Burt and have learned a lot from both of you. Without trying to create.

A rift or taking sides... I request a pointer to a thread.

Or advise on how to get multiple pages listed with search.

Engines..

Even after my complete iPage site gets crawled, I get only.

One page listed on some search engines...

Comment #4

Therein lies the problem. It's been decided by the Moderators that talk of this nature is not specific enough to Oscommerce and so is not welcome on this Forum..

So I cannot openly give you advice or URL proof that it's easily possible to get loads of Oscommerce pages listed per domain..

If you are willing to receive a PM from me, all it will contain is a Google URL showing a iPage site that has the majority of it's products listed - then please say so..

Once you visit perhaps you could then post back here to say you've seen it and that it is possible to get sites with loads of pages on (and even all with the same title)....

What W&W says is true, it is preferable to have a different title for each page, but it is not required...

Comment #5

When you say a different title for each page - do you mean the product name or the page product_info.php ? .

Thanx...

Comment #6

Autorocket -.

It's true, the moderators don't care about anything on here if it isn't osc specific. But it is possible. I would suggest trying to use meta tag keywords on your index page to see if that does anything. And if that does try it for the rest of your pages. It's really a cat & mouse game that most of don't win easily...

Comment #7

Oooooo....this brings up a question of mine. Where the heck do I find all the Category, subcat. & product pages I create? Have been able to locate them een though they are created...

Comment #8

Also within a search engine how can I find what page I am listed on (for a certain keyword) without trawling through loads of pages ? .

Thanx,..

Comment #9

You are correct. I should have said, or the vast majority of us..

Although, I'd be curious to see of those listing were still there...

Comment #10

Burt,.

Please PM me the url.

And I will study it..

I understand the moderators position., agreed this is not osCommerce related...

Comment #11

On this point - I too am having the same issue. My iPage site is www.bptparts.com.

I have added the module to include the title of the part within the page title, but it seems that most spiders to not like to spider the product_info.php pages. I have even included the all products page on my site. I have done SEO out the wazoo and have been getting some decent listings, but only to my main page. Any thoughts?.

Could a problem be that I have the entire system under a /cart/ subdirectory? Is there a way to easily enough move everything up to the root? Right now I am using a redirect...

Comment #12

Ibandyop - I have PM'd you..

W&W - I tried to PM you with the same info, but got a message:.

I'm not sure what that is all about!..

Comment #13

Product Name is nice to be different, but *is not* needed to be different to get good results...

Comment #14

Yeah - matching page titles with page headers have been basic seo practice for some time. but only one variable of getting your pages ranked..

2 suggestions: get external links and see what people that are ranking for your keywords are doing..

There's a great contribution called header tags that allows you control page titles, meta tags and meta descriptions based upon the product showing...

Comment #15

I've been banned from using the PM system..

You can email it to me though, through the button below...

Comment #16

Burt,.

Verified the URL (s) you sent. Very impressive SEO for osCommerce..

Will contact you in the near future. Sorry to hear Wizard can't PM hopefully just temporary...

Comment #17

I've done the header tags thing as well as the page titles. the keywords are added onto and the description and all of that. still, I only find that the index page is listed on the search engines...

Comment #18

Burt,.

Could you PM me the URL so I can have a look too? I'm having some serious troubles getting my iPage site listed on search engine and would like some pointers in the right direction. Thanks in advance..

-SC.

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Comment #19

I'm not sure if spyders simply have not gotten to crawling around my iPage site enough or what but I sell a specific product that is generic to my site. Yet every search engine I have submitted to I try to search for it using the exact names of the products copied out of my admin and I get nothing, but the help/support iPage site I wrote in HTML after putting up the store is found.....is this part of that search engine safe URL's bit?.

Thanks..

Comment #20

Autorocket -.

What happens if you search for your iPage site name or some specific text on your home page ? .

The first step I would do is check my logs to see if there has been any bots or spiders crawling your site..

Secondly, I would find some other sites that can provide links to your site. The more external links to your site, the better chance that a bot or spider will crawl your site...

Comment #21


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.