500 pages indexed and no main key word.

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Hey guys,

Its been a while since I been on here. I ran into a problem I cant figure out.

My main keyword is Milwaukee Auto Market. I have a few pages and posts with that keyword.

Looking through my awstats, that key word isn't there. Even in Google Webmaster it isn't there.

I have over 500 indexed. The pages and post are pretty good for seo. Should be no reason not to pick up that key word.

If you type that keyword in google, my facebook page is first and then my forums. But thats it. I should have at least a few pages on the first page of google.

What would be the next step to do? Im kinda lost as I never had this problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
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    • Profile picture of the author AuthorityRush
      Sounds like your site has problems with relevancy. With 500 articles, you may be diluting what your target really is depending on your structure, etc...

      Have ONE post you want to rank for this KW. Make sure it's a long one that rocks. Then point 10 to 20 articles to that post using the KW (mix it up - have longer sentences) and synonyms of the KW. Also check out what variations of the KW come up in Google's LSI at the bottom of Google and add them. This way it is clear to Google what the page is about.

      This is obviously just a guess as I haven't seen the structure of the site nor the content. Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Just how are "looking" for your keyword?

    Anyway, no matter. Perhaps Milwaukee Auto Market is not a keyword/phrase in the real sense.

    Give me a reason for anyone to use such a thing.

    As a brand? That's not a keyword. That's a brand.

    If I search for Best Buy, that's not a keyword. I'm going to get Best Buy.

    I'm not going to get pages optimized for that term, unless they are
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down the line.

    But it would be silly for me to ever get there.

    Give me an example of anyone searching for Milwaukee Auto Market.

    If they were, google probably would steer them to something else that seems more logical.
    Meaning, all words, in that order, Milwaukee Auto Market, may or may not appear.

    But you would never know.

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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    The main keyword Milwaukee Auto Market does show up in the engines. But I don't have a single key word in my Google Search Analytics. Says no data for my links.

    I have tried many different seo plugins.

    I think its from the Simple Press forums plugin. Comes with seo.

    Im also having an issue with sharing to facebook. It only shows the main image with main page description when trying to share a topic from the forums. I have had it working before but now its not.

    What would you guys recommend for these settings. This is for the Simple Press plugin.

    Page/Browser Title (SEO)
    (You can click all of them)
    Overwrite page/browser title with ours
    Include blog name in page/browser title
    Include page name in page/browser title
    Display page name on forum home page (Group View) only
    Include forum name in page/browser title
    Include topic name in page/browser title
    Exclude forum name in page/browser title on topic views only
    Include non-forum page view names (ie profile, member list, etc) in page/browser title
    Title separator:`````````````````````

    (Here You can add a custom description and meta keywords)
    Meta Tags Data
    Help
    Custom meta description:
    Text you enter here will entered as a custom meta desciption tag if enabled in the option above


    Custom meta keywords:
    Enter keywords separated by commas



    Select meta description option:
    (Here you can only pick one)
    Do not add meta description to any forum pages
    Use custom meta description on all forum pages
    Use custom meta description on main forum page only and use forum description on forum and topic pages
    Use custom meta description on main forum page only, use forum description on forum pages and use topic title on topic pages
    Use custom meta description on main forum page only, use forum description on forum pages and use first post excerpt (120 chars) on topic pages

    Select meta keywords option:
    (Here you can only pick one)
    Do not add meta keywords to any forum pages
    Use custom meta keywords (entered in left panel) on all forum pages
    Use custom meta keywords for each forum on forum and topic view pages. Custom meta keywords (from left panel) used on other forum pages

    Open Graph
    Output Open Graph meta tags on forum views
    Use Image Attachment on Topic View if available
    Specify Open Graph type (default is website):
    Milwaukee Auto Market
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    • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
      it's most likely dilution and unsupportive site structure.

      read what William C Allen wrote again, i think he is spot on.

      pick 1, or pick your front page, and link back internally to that

      with full relevant pages! thats very important, shows them what to rank
      so to speak the cream cracker of relevancy, the important thing people
      want to read. -- with 500 pages, which one should they rank?

      All?

      how about none, makes a lot more sense to them, and me as well
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      • Profile picture of the author adsassist
        Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

        it's most likely dilution and unsupportive site structure.

        read what William C Allen wrote again, i think he is spot on.

        pick 1, or pick your front page, and link back internally to that

        with full relevant pages! thats very important, shows them what to rank
        so to speak the cream cracker of relevancy, the important thing people
        want to read. -- with 500 pages, which one should they rank?

        All?

        how about none, makes a lot more sense to them, and me as well
        I already fixed that issue. 99 submitted and 58 indexed. Its all relevant content. The main keywords for the main pages have pretty good seo and should rank.

        I've had this problem for awhile now and pretty sure its in the simple press settings.

        I have another site and that is doing just fine for seo. I have no problems with that site.

        What settings above would you pick?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    You're site is ranked #1 for Milwaukee Auto Market, Facebook is #2.
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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    Yes. Im talking about all the other pages. Google shows no search traffic for the site. No keywords. Nothing. I verified it 3 ways. I tried many different seo plugins. Different sitemaps. Its only Google. Yahoo does just fine with seo.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by adsassist View Post

      Yes. Im talking about all the other pages. Google shows no search traffic for the site. No keywords. Nothing. I verified it 3 ways. I tried many different seo plugins. Different sitemaps. Its only Google. Yahoo does just fine with seo.

      That doesn't matter, Webmaster Tool data is just a trophy. Even If there's data it's always going to be incomplete and/or outdated.

      If you want data use a 3rd party tool and check ranked positions today.
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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    My hosting awstats show the same. Seems its just the main page is coming up for keywords.

    Its getting plenty of traffic from Facebook.

    I truly think its the settings for the forums. With trying to post a forum topic to facebook and getting the main page, seems its putting the main title and descriptions to every page.

    The settings above are questionable with exactly what its going to do.

    Why Im asking what you would set it at? I might just have it set this way and not resizing it.
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