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What in the Heck is Going On With my Dealer.com sites in Google SRP's?????

Discussion in 'Websites, SEO, SEM, Display, Social, Marketing' started by Rick Buffkin, Jan 31, 2018.

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  1. Alexander Lau

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    It doesn't look like it's fixed and it seems systemic to Dealer.com sites. They're the ones serving the incorrect data.
     
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    Progress has been made, but there is more work to be done. Here are the things implemented in Feb:

    • Set "noindex, follow" on the following pages:
      • /blog/video/*
      • /video-gallery/*
      • /blog/tag/*
      • /blog/authors/*
      • /blog/categories/*
      • /legal.htm
      • /privacy.htm
      • /carfinder/index.htm
    • Set “noindex, nofollow” on the following pages:
      • /mycars/*
      • /inventory-details/print.htm
    • Add/Update the following pages to the robots.txt file:
      • /inventory-details/print.htm
      • /specials/trims.htm
      • /reserve-it-now/form.htm
      • Update /*fragment.htm$ to /*fragment.htm (eg remove the “$”)
    • Add self-pointing canonical tags to all pages that didn’t have them already
    • Old Showroom Page Redirects - When data is no longer present, set the page to 301 redirect to showroom index

    We're continuing to chase this, I'll keep this group updated.
     
  4. Alex Snyder

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    Thank you @Bob George@Bob George ....some truth! Tell @Dan Durick@Dan Durick to crawl back into his hole. DealerRefresh is experienced enough to know when someone is bullshitting.
     
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  5. craigh

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    I can see some of these tactics helping, but some of the examples I saw were straight up service pages.
    Can't no follow those, don't really want to mess with the rank too much.

    I assume the proper fix is to make each service page unique (Day 1 SEO ;) ) and then re-submit and wait.
    However, this appears to be past that point for some pages/sites.
     
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  6. ChrisR

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    I would have to say this is still broken. I was just informed by DDC that the Composer > Blog system is being deprecated, and I should have been using Social > SmartBlog to upload our blog posts. Also, having been informed that I will have to copy my posts to the newer system, I began doing that. The blog tags section decided to randomly update itself to some Eugene, Oregon Dodge tags on some posts, others with a list of SUV and crossover models. None of these tags are anywhere CLOSE to being related to the post itself.

    DDC's initial response was that it must have been how I cut and pasted the post content over. I was told this will be looked into. I am curious what the outcome will be.
     
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  7. craigh

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    Wait a second. Are you suggesting that the tags showed up in the composer? Or on the actual page? That is a much bigger problem than Google inappropriately indexing content that was never on the page.
     
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    I have attached what I just saw in the SmartBlog composer.

    As you can guess by the blog title, it would give me ZERO benefit to promote Eugene, OR, Dodge Techs, etc
     

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  9. Rick Buffkin

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    Well that sure doesn’t look like an issue with Google.
     
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    What the Fuuuuuuuu..
    This changes everything.
     
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