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What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby Ojser » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:38 pm

Hi,

When I try to seach my journal by its name, I get links to the following sub-pages:
- Journal Contact,
- Browse Title Index,
- By Issue,
- No Current Issue
- link to reset user password!
- link to the image header!
- link to the journal footer!
etc.

Is this normal or there is something going wrong?
Why research results include these sub-pages? Why search is not limited to the main page, especially there is not issue or pages published yet?

Thank you for any help

Regards
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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby JasonNugent » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:51 am

You should probably ask Google. Google indexes what Google finds.
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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby Ojser » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:12 pm

The problem is I have been advised to contact the website developer, which I do here!
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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby mcrider » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:46 pm

Hi Ojser,

You can manually register your site with Google, then give them a sitemap to your site by giving them the URL to your sitemap generator (http://journal.com/ojs/index.php/index/sitemap). That should give it guidance as to what pages to index. You can also put pages you don't want to be indexed in your robots.txt file.

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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby Ojser » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:40 pm

Thank you, mcrider.
I've generated an XML sitemap file (with: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com) and then placed the sitemap file in the root of my website.
There is no much detail or options to choose when creating the sitemap file:
- the journal url
- change frequency: set at None
- last modification: set at "Use server response"
- Priority: set at "None".

I left these option by default and then placed the file created in journal folder.
Should I change these feature to fix the problem?

Regarding robot.txt, it seems not so efficient to block robot and web crawlers as "bad" robot will ignore robot.txt file.

Regards,
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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby mcrider » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:50 pm

Hi Ojser,

Sorry, you'll get better results if you use your journal name instead of index in the URL, e.g. <http://journal.com/ojs/index.php/journalInitials/sitemap>.

I don't know of any search engines that don't honor robots.txt files..

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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby Ojser » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:41 pm

Do you mean that I should type in the URL: http://www.myjournal.com/index.php/journalpath/sitemap ?
Anyway, I've already typed it and here is what I found:

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below

With the following info:

Code: Select all
This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below:

 <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
<url>
<loc>
http://www.myjournal.com/index.php/journalpath/index/index
</loc>
</url>
<url>
<loc>
http://www.myjournal.com/index.php/journalpath/about
</loc>
</url>
<url>
<loc>
http://www.myjournal.com/index.php/journalpath/about/editorialTeam
</loc>
</url>
<url>
<loc>
http://www.myjournal.com/index.php/journalpath/about/editorialPolicies
</loc>
</url>
<url>
<loc>
http://www.myjournal.com/index.php/journalpath/about/editorialPolicies
</loc>
</url>
<url>
<loc>
http://www.myjournal.com/index.php/journalpath/about/submissions
</loc>
</url>
<url>


Could I do something with this information?
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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby Ojser » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:47 pm

I forgot this:
I don't know of any search engines that don't honor robots.txt files..


Here is what I found:
http://www.robotstxt.org/faq/blockjustbad.html
http://www.robotstxt.org/faq/prevent.html
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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby cristianviza » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:52 am

Hello everybody. I have a porble wich indexing google. I'm not sure to be the right post to ask my question, if it is incorrect dementia notice.

when I do a search en google, example : "publicaciones periodicas unl arquisur", ( MAGAZINE = ARQUISUR), google returns this :
http://www.subimelafoto.com.ar/visualizer.php?url=568ArquisurGoogle.png

The problem is boxed in red, I want to read "ARQUISUR" instead of "Biblioteca Virtual". How do change this?I have to modify some of the code ojs?

Regards Cristian
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Re: What is going wrong with google search results?

Postby asmecher » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:25 am

Hi Cristian,

Unfortunately this is a bit of an opaque situation. See e.g. http://searchenginewatch.com/article/20 ... -Not-Happy for some discussion of how Google treats page titles.

Regards,
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