Joomla blog pages - no G ranking????

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  1. Baz Watkins

    Baz Watkins UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    Does anybody know if Joomla blog posts get page rankings?

    I've worked with Joomla for years and whilst all normal articles will build up a Google page rank over time, category or component based blog posts seem unable to do so (On my site anyway).

    Am I missing something stoopid or does Google consider them some sort of sub category or is it a Joomla or idiot in charge fault?

    Thanks, B.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2013 By: Baz Watkins Member since: Jan 3, 2011
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  2. ITsoldUK

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    The blogs are articles, just put into a different cat and index page schema.

    Never had an issue.

    Just ensure you follow the same practises you do with all your menu items first and foremost (give it its own meta) and all should be good.

    You haven't nofollowed the menu item by mistake or similar have you in an attempt to avoid duplicate content?
     
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  3. Baz Watkins

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    Yep nofollow, meta and menu's all ok, main blog menu page gives a PR3, its the articles within it that have n/a as page rank.

    I'm using the Jagglyblog comp, and on they're site they have sub articles demoed with a pr. Tried normal Joomla blog and K2 still no joy.



     
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  4. ITsoldUK

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    Not trying to teach you how to suck eggs Baz but I have to ask the question...

    ...why are you using a comp for blogging?

    J! does a fab job natively AND you remove a component security risk (not saying that there is one, but it is another possible doorway).

    I have never used a comp nor found I needed to mate.

    Regards
    Daren
     
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    I only use it because jcomments kept adding spaces to the bottom of articles. Ideally I'd go back, but I want the comment functionality, and K" had too much going on and it spoiled the look.

     
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    <!-- --> Comment spaces gone ;)

    Agree entirely, K2 2.6.6 is not that bad to be fair and now you can call an external CSS it can site in nicely with all themes.

    Think it came in @V2.0 not 100% on that one as not a big user TBH.
     
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    Also the problem with normal category blog is it adds the number to the URL, still end with n/a as well.

    I just need to find away to remove the n/a...


     
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  8. ITsoldUK

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    Do you write many posts?

    The only reason I ask is that if not, you can remove this by creating a menu item for each article.
     
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    I will be, just starting to push the blog, as Ive reduced the content as my service has changed. The menu option I liked but I had page depth nightmares lol.

    If it gets to the stage where I'm looking at 20 or 30 blog posts, or if others post as well I may well look at build sub menus to run articles under different group titles, but the tree root affect may be a little disconcerting. ;-)

    That reminds me I need to get some bloggers in lol

     
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  10. ITsoldUK

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    Hi Baz

    Sorry for not replying mate, been a tad busy.

    There is always the other option that I choose to use...

    ...install WP and run the blog from within that?

    I do that (on one site) and have to say, it does not present any issues and it keeps all my J! static, services and blog content nice and separate.

    Dunno what you think but it could be a solution?

    Regards
    Daren
     
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