My sitemap page ranks higher than "optimized" pages

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vincebodie
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My sitemap page ranks higher than "optimized" pages

Post by vincebodie » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:14 am

Fellow Joomlers,

I am looking for answers to why the search term "etched glass orange county" returns our site map page in 3rd place in the results:

https://artglassandmetal.com/site-map

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Which is OK that we're third, but in fact this is the page we want to get hits:

https://artglassandmetal.com/about-arti ... nge-county

The above page has a lot more references to the search phrase throughout the body text as well as in the meta description and tags, than the site map page. And yet, it doesn't show up in the top 50!

So I came here looking for some guidance from you SEO gurus... what say you?

Thanks!
Vince

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Re: My sitemap page ranks higher than "optimized" pages

Post by CyrusXxX » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:19 pm

Hello vincebodie, for the start add keywords and relevant meta to desired article as looking at your source code there are no keywords set and meta title and desc is wrong if you target that keyword in search results.
Those two images bellow will explain everything ;)

https://prnt.sc/lfyzqf
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https://prnt.sc/lfz0r7
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Re: My sitemap page ranks higher than "optimized" pages

Post by vincebodie » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 pm

We use the Easy Front End SEO plugin and it was not creating the proper metadata the way we had it set. I changed "Compatibility mode" from "Yes" to "No internal URLs" and it seems to be generating the proper metadata now. I will keep an eye on it and report back what happens.

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Re: My sitemap page ranks higher than "optimized" pages

Post by kashifsaleem » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:40 am

Use disavow option is search console to let google notify not to index sitemap url of your website.


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