A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about one of my pages which seemed to be lost in google’s neverland. Not to be confused with Michael Jackson’s neverland. No small children were involved in the abuse of this page.
The page is question is this one:
I have left the url rather than a link via a keyword because one thing I had failed to notice is the trailing hyphen at the end of the title. Unlike a blog post, it is not possible to change this url, so I am stuck with it.
This page has had very few visits since it was written, and one of my SEO-expert friends kindly offered his advice to improve the page’s visibility – SEO and Keyword research. I followed his advice, and have seen a massive jump in traffic – but it is never going to be highly visible and even the links I have placed to it are not showing up in Yahoo’s site explorer. For some reason, the search engines do not see the links to this page.
So there is only going to be limited traffic to this page, and it would seem the trailing hyphen is the problem. I will probably let this one die a quiet death, although it’s and interesting phenomenon. Any one else have a similar experience?
Basically, this was a silly mistake that can only really be fixed by re-creating the page. You live and learn. 😥