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Hi,

 

Google has crawled my site numerous times since I luanched in Jan 2006 but is only showing my index page and the https index page. I think google is not listing my other site pages due to this reason.

 

Please someone advice me why google is only showing my index page and not the others - product pages are needed to generate visitors.... How do I rectify this issue? I use SEO optimized URLS, google sitemaps, adwords, adsense.... Have a good number of backlinks.... What else do I need????

 

Have a look at my (MEN'S UNDERWEAR) site Apollowear and suggest something to me.

 

If you can solve my issue I will send you some free stuff from my site.

 

Ciao

Lee

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Try adding an all manufacturers and all products page.

 

The only other thing you do not mention is when you listed on the search engines. As far as i am aware google can take months to start moving beyond your opening page.

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Hi,

 

Google has crawled my site numerous times since I luanched in Jan 2006 but is only showing my index page and the https index page. I think google is not listing my other site pages due to this reason.

 

Please someone advice me why google is only showing my index page and not the others - product pages are needed to generate visitors.... How do I rectify this issue? I use SEO optimized URLS, google sitemaps, adwords, adsense.... Have a good number of backlinks.... What else do I need????

 

Have a look at my (MEN'S UNDERWEAR) site Apollowear and suggest something to me.

 

If you can solve my issue I will send you some free stuff from my site.

 

Ciao

Lee

 

I've had exactly the same problem. I contacted google tech support, but no reply yet. :(

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Hi,

 

Google has crawled my site numerous times since I luanched in Jan 2006 but is only showing my index page and the https index page. I think google is not listing my other site pages due to this reason.

 

Please someone advice me why google is only showing my index page and not the others - product pages are needed to generate visitors.... How do I rectify this issue? I use SEO optimized URLS, google sitemaps, adwords, adsense.... Have a good number of backlinks.... What else do I need????

 

Have a look at my (MEN'S UNDERWEAR) site Apollowear and suggest something to me.

 

If you can solve my issue I will send you some free stuff from my site.

 

Ciao

Lee

 

Your main page is listed (type in google search: site:apollowear.com) so maybe its just because of those duplicate tags or I wonder if it may have been mis-classified as porn as it is guys in underwear?

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<META [email protected] name=Reply-to>
<META 
content="Stylish fashion underwear for men - Thongs, Briefs, Boxers, G-Strings, Jocks Underwear for today's man. " 
name=Description>
<META 
content="underwear, thong, thongs, brief, briefs, boxer, boxers,  gay underware, mens underwear, men's underwear boxers, briefs, underwear, men underwear, sexy underwear, gay underwear, underwear" 
name=Keywords>
<META content="Lee - Apollowear" name=author>

 

That is one of your weakest areas. Aside from the blatant keyword spamming of underwear as a word, and the fact that you have the content defined before the tag, your meta description is a very thinly disguised list of keywords.

 

Google in particular works on a thesaurus based algorithm (very dumbed down definition, but it'll do for the moment). Basically, if you want your site to scream underwear, your pages need to mention the word no more than a handful of times, but be absolutely crammed full of every other way you can imagine of saying underwear. Unintentionally, you are halfway there with thongs, g-strings, boxers, briefs, shorts etc all being used widely. However, your meta tag combined with the repeated use of the same words over and over will actually cause a spam filter to be tripped, with the result that the bots dont bother indexing your site beyond the homepage.

 

As mentioned above, you also have the issue of being possibly classified along with the borderline porn stores, and the link to a forum (as yet unused) which has a room for erotic stories will do your case no good whatsoever on this front.

 

Next, the massive numebr of affiliate links you have dotted all over the place - not good. Be more selective over placement, and dont chuck so many onto each page. For straters, the bots recognise these as afilliate links almost immediately and therefore tend towards classifying you as an afilliate linkfarm, but even if they dont do this then you are immediately sending the robot straight back out of your site the instant it arrives.

 

Couple of really quick and simple tips which will start you off being indexed well and effectively.

 

1 - Build links to your site, but make ach inbound link with a slightly different anchor text - use the thesaurus theory wisely here, and it may also pay you to build "deep linking" where the links you have from other sites are directly to category or product pages. Just beware with this that if you delete the product or category at a later date, that link becomes wasted....

 

2 - Think of a phrase (around 10 to 15 words) that best describes your site. It must be good english, but also contain at least 5 or 6 good keywords for your product. Us ethis as your HOMEPAGE meta description, and repeat the phrase at least once ont he homepage - closer to the top the better. DO NOT use it like salt all over the place - more than 3 times on a page and you are over-egging the pudding.

 

3 - Install (if you havent already got it) a meta tag contrib which will enable you to have unique meta tags for each product, category and information page. The actually think about what to use on these pages - make it specific to that exact product or category.

 

4 - Install a google sitemap contrib - very quick, simple and bot friendly way to get your site indexed. Then make the google sitemap visible to the other engines by linking to it from your homepage with an rss button (this is not too cheeky as the google sitemap is an rss feed of your site). the if ahuman clicks it they get something like they expect, but it opens the door from your homepage to every single page on yoru site for every bot.

 

5 - Go play with your robots.txt file some more. I have very often seen the googlebot posing as mozilla 4.0 - why have you barred the entire site to mozilla 4.0? Not to mention a small but significant portion of actual breathing customers...? You also have a couple of typos in here (creaye_account.php being only one)

 

6 - Think VERY long and hard about your meta titles too - your homepage has a title of "Apollowear Underwear Styles from Koi Boy, 2(x)ist & more" 10 words with possibly three useful keywords. the rest is just fluff, and it doesn't even read well to the human eye. Try getting this below 5 or 6 words, at least 3 of which work for you as keywords in the engines listings...."Appollowear Underwear - Mens Clothing Style" or similar would work better.

 

Lastly, your RSS link has only 5 products on it....? Dunno if this needs regenerating, or whether my googlesitemap suggestion may work better anyway?

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