I'd like my homepage to rank higher than sub-page

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My site ranks for "widgets" but I also want it to rank for "wide small widgets."

So I read that I was supposed to create a page "wide-small-widgets.html" and link to it from my homepage using the anchor text wide small widgets.

So that's what I did. :rolleyes:

Now, months later, my long URL www.example.com/wide-small-widgets.html ranks for "wide small widgets" but my homepage does not. :confused:

How do I make my homepage rank for it?
#higher #homepage #rank #subpage
  • Profile picture of the author RimaNaj2011
    If you want to rank for wide small widgets which is a sub-page, you need to backlink that page.
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    • Profile picture of the author oldvintageguy
      Originally Posted by RimaNaj2011 View Post

      If you want to rank for wide small widgets which is a sub-page, you need to backlink that page.
      Hi, my subpage actually does rank for it, but I'm wanting my homepage to rank for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Valera
    OK well in that case, backlink to your homepage from that particular page using the anchor text you want the home page to rank for, and go get some more backlinks to the home page from other resources with the same anchor text and you should soon outrank the sub page with the home page, but you need to ensure its well SEO optimized and all on-page SEO factors on the home page are good enough for it to rank for that keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author oldvintageguy
      Originally Posted by Valera View Post

      OK well in that case, backlink to your homepage from that particular page using the anchor text you want the home page to rank for...
      Yes, that sounds right.

      But I have a question: all the pages on my site already have a link back to my homepage using my keyword "widgets" in the sidebar. So my subpage already links back to my homepage. Are you saying to additionally use the longtail keyword anchor text (e.g. contextually in one of the articles on my subpage)?

      If so, that means my subpage will be continue linking back to my homepage using widgets in the sidebar, but will also be linking back to my homepage using wide small widgets as an "editorial in-content link."

      Did I understand that right? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Feydakin
    Just put your conversion process on the subpage and make the sale/conversion there instead of the home page..

    Why does it matter which page ranks for the term?
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  • Profile picture of the author elizabethjean733
    It is good thinking to create a page for your keyword because it will be easy to rank your website rapidly and you can easily get good traffic from this page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theeban
    To get rank your home page, obviously, you have to get backlinks with that particular anchor text to your home page as well as, you have to include that particular keyword in your meta keyword tag (that will help) to do so.....
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  • Profile picture of the author DarrenHaynes
    Originally Posted by Valera
    OK well in that case, backlink to your homepage from that particular page using the anchor text you want the home page to rank for...
    Yes, that sounds right.

    But I have a question: all the pages on my site already have a link back to my homepage using my keyword "widgets" in the sidebar. So my subpage already links back to my homepage. Are you saying to additionally use the longtail keyword anchor text (e.g. contextually in one of the articles on my subpage)?

    If so, that means my subpage will be continue linking back to my homepage using widgets in the sidebar, but will also be linking back to my homepage using wide small widgets as an "editorial in-content link."

    Did I understand that right?
    Just make sure that keyword that you want to rank the homepage for is contextually in the text.

    You already have internal links with the keyword text pointing, so that's cool.

    Above all, backlinks are going to be the main thing. I have pages ranking for keywords, in which those keywords are actually not on the page, purely down through backlinking with the keyword as anchor text.
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    A combination of on/off page elements will lead to achieving ranks over the net. You have mentioned that your internal web page has achieved better ranks than your homepage but what are you worried about? It is logical to target several keywords in addition to the ones which have been targeted through homepages via enhancing inner sections of the websites. Your homepage already has ranks for the primary keyword and your internal page has been doing great.

    You have done a good job choosing a keyword-rich web URL for your internal web page and it seems that through some contents and incoming links, your site has now pages, in addition to its index spot, which have decent ranks. There is no need to use your homepage to be found for all of the keywords related to your niche. You can optimize your internal page which has good ranks now and the visitors will easily be able to navigate to your homepage easily by a few clicks.
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