Google changing URL??

by doggax
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Hello,

I have landing pages on my website for each area in the UK. I have got all the pages ranking on the first page of Google in each area except the Birmingham page which seems like Google has replaced with the homepage witch is ranking on the first page instead. Has anyone come across this before and is this normal for Google to rank the homepage in my location rather than use the Birmingham area page witch is there? if so should I be building backlinks for the homepage or area page?

Thanks
#changing #google #url
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Google ranks the page it thinks best firs the search. So, yes, it is common.
    You want the other page to rank, get it some backlinks. Internal ones count too.
    Originally Posted by doggax View Post

    Hello,

    I have landing pages on my website for each area in the UK. I have got all the pages ranking on the first page of Google in each area except the Birmingham page which seems like Google has replaced with the homepage witch is ranking on the first page instead. Has anyone come across this before and is this normal for Google to rank the homepage in my location rather than use the Birmingham area page witch is there? if so should I be building backlinks for the homepage or area page?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author doggax
      Originally Posted by DABK View Post

      Google ranks the page it thinks best firs the search. So, yes, it is common.
      You want the other page to rank, get it some backlinks. Internal ones count too.
      Thank you for the information, I have built loads of backlinks for the Birmingham area page but it just doesn't won't to rank. Do you think I would be better using the homepage instead or do you think it will eventuality rank?
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        To outrank your home page you need to convince Google that is a better fit than the homepage.

        Usually homepages get more backlinks.

        I do not know if it will eventually happen as I do not know what kind of backlinks and onpage SEO you got. I assume poor quality backlinks since you built lots of them.

        Are you linking to it from the homepage?

        Originally Posted by doggax View Post

        Thank you for the information, I have built loads of backlinks for the Birmingham area page but it just doesn't won't to rank. Do you think I would be better using the homepage instead or do you think it will eventuality rank?
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  • Profile picture of the author codyhay
    Building backlinks for the internal page is the key to getting it ranked before the homepage. Although it's a good habit to work for internal pages ranking too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tieups
    Go to google.com/webmasters/verification.
    Look under "Properties." If you don't see your URL, click Add a property. If you see your URL, move to Step 2.
    Enter your URL.
    Click Continue.
    Follow the onscreen steps.
    Click Verify.
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  • Profile picture of the author connordanksau
    Google may have find the relevancy in the content of homepage for Birmingham location. Add optimized and relevant content to your internal page and then perform the linking part. It will help you to get ranking for internal page.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    One of the best reason why you should not game or manipulate Google because they are more on undestanding your website content pages. Google thinks what's the best page for the users query so they will provide it in the search results without your consent.
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  • Profile picture of the author nikitacod
    You can use your custom URL with a site on new Google Sites by creating a web address mapping.

    Step 1: Check that you own your URL
    Step 2: Update your URL on your host site
    Step 3: Assign your custom URL
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