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Interesting thing happened.

One of the words I have optimized one of my pages for is "dyslektyk".
Not very competitive SERP, so I was able to position it as #3
and #4 (almost without IBLs, just on-page optimization) with two

(a) /

That was situation last week. Then I decided that the page (b) -
which is an entry point for someone looking for my program - is
not designed for conversion. So I added new page:


that is (hopefully) more 'catchy'. KW density and internal links
are almost identical as for old page. Google spidered new page few
days ago and yesterday it appeared in the SERPS - replacing page
(b) on the #4. So far everything looks logical. What is really
interesting is that page (b) - not modified - DISSAPEARED form
the first 500!

The only explanation I can think of is that in some situations
there is a limit set on the number of pages displayed from one
domain for one KW. Any other ideas?

-- - chemical calculators for labs and education
BATE - program for pH calculations
CASC - Concentration and Solution Calculator
pH lectures - guide to hand pH calculation with examples

Re: how many pages from a site can be ranked high?

Borek wrote:

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I bet what happened was: Google decided that you have just updated your
existing page. Their bot has problems reading URLs containing query
variables. In your case the first did not change at all:
?left=dyslektyk-2, and only the second one (right=...) changed. They
decided, and I believe rightfully so, that it's a secondary parameter that
does not create a whole new page and maybe only used for tracking purposes
or something similar. In this case I would absolutely use mod_rewrite and
make them appear as two different static URLs. If for whatever reason you
cannot use mod_rewrite, just try to swap the first and the second
parameters. In most cases they are able to read first parameter OK, so
they will get the idea that it's a different page. I don't believe the
sequence of query variable matters for your script, so you don't have to
do any adjustments to the script.

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Re: how many pages from a site can be ranked high?

Borek wrote:
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Think this is a well-known fact. Usually the limit for each domain seems
to be two pages, the secondary result for the domain being shown with
indentation after the primary.

If you go to the bottom of the very last page of the SERP on Google you
will find the "show omitted results"-option. Click it and you will find
several results from each domain.


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Re: how many pages from a site can be ranked high?

Mikkel Moldrup-Lakjer wrote:

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Indeed, and they add a link saying "More results from ........" instead of
listing further matches from that domain.

Brian Wakem

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