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moondood

homepage re-direct

I have just checked my Google control panel and my homepage is no longer indexed , can you tell if if the re-direct has anything to do with this please???  Wink

www.theukforum.co.uk
myff admin

Hard to day much without information on how the domain is mapped.

Has it been done in the recommended way via DNS?

But the key to staying on google is lots of links, and google is not keen on redirects, so it is best to keep those links to static pages.

Creating an index.html so there is not a redirect would help if the link you are putting out is the www homepage.
moondood

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Hard to day much without information on how the domain is mapped.

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Has it been done in the recommended way via DNS?


But the key to staying on google is lots of links, and google is not keen on redirects, so it is best to keep those links to static pages.

Creating an index.html so there is not a redirect would help if the link you are putting out is the www homepage.


what do you mean when you say " how your domain name is mapped" ? sorry I dont understand a great deal about this type of thing  

we have two link pages one is on the main posting page  http://theukforum.co.uk/ and the other being  this page  http://www.theukforum.co.uk , its the latter page that Google has failed to index.

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Has it been done in the recommended way via DNS?


I just followed your instruction.:-)

When you use our domain name www.theukforum.co.uk , MFF seems to re-direct it , now this wasnt a problem when we used our old domain name , we were still able to achieve a good Google ranking:-)
myff admin

if the domain is directed via the dns, as indeed it seems to be, then the main thing you can do is to actually have an index.html file.

Just create it, and make it use the portal template, and put a portal like {MYFF.LATEST} on the page, and you will have the same look, but without the redirect. This will help with google.
moondood

Thanks admin , but that just goes wush right over my head , do you have a "how to do it" post on the forum?????

cheers

Steve.
moondood


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This may help , the homepage was crawled when we first created the new domain name , since then Google has'nt even crawled the homepage , where as the other page is crawled every two days.
lil eva

I have looked in various how to do it searches,but unfortunately because my knowledge on these things is zilch,i have had no joy.
Please could you give us a simpler explanation as to how to rectify the problem.The fact that Google hasn't crawled the site for a month is a real worry
Thanks
Anne
http://theukforum.co.uk/index.php
lil eva

I appologise for asking again,but would it be possible for you to give me a step by step guide for a novice please.
Thanks again
Anne
moondood

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if the domain is directed via the dns, as indeed it seems to be, then the main thing you can do is to actually have an index.html file.

Just create it, and make it use the portal template, and put a portal like {MYFF.LATEST} on the page, and you will have the same look, but without the redirect. This will help with google.


i will have another go at this , if i we ,we are prepared to pay for a breakdown on how to do it:-)  Wink
symon

There is already a guide section on how to make webpages
moondood

oh , so it involves making a webpage??? anyway the offer still stands , we are prepared to pay:-0
symon

moondood wrote:
oh , so it involves making a webpage??? anyway the offer still stands , we are prepared to pay:-0


As i say there are guides on how to make a webpage already on there.

check the admin panel section.
moondood

so i make a webpage  and add {MYFF.LATEST}  that to the page , the re-direct will cease and our members will still see the index page???  Wink
symon

goto

admin panel -- web pages -- click on webpage

then copy this


moondood

thank you young man:-)
lil eva

Thanks a lot Symon
moondood

right i have done that and it seems to have worked , so thanks for that:-)

BTW , I now have two dsets of forum articles on the homepage , is it possible to reduce them to two??

thanks

Steve www.theukforum.co.uk
symon

Yes put what ever you want in the middle we only used latest as an example or go to cms_index.tpl and change latest for something else.
moondood

Thanks alot Symon  I will do that . the page seems to still be using a re-direct , so i hope i did it right. Wink

I think the problem we are having is due to us changing DNS sites from http://www.everydns.net/manage.php to http://freedns.afraid.org I'm sure it cant be just a coincidence that Google has failed to crawl our homepage since we transferred our derails over to the new site, so with your permission , I would like to transfer them back , is that ok????  Wink
symon

This will be one for Admin,

And i,m sure he will advise more.
moondood

O.K , thanks for your help mate:-)

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