It's possible (although unlikely) that your domain is in fact blacklisted. If so, post on the webmaster forum and ask for help first. If you've built decent backlinks, have social traffic, provide something other than what everyone can find anywhere else (that last one is important), and have more than one site page, it's very unlikely that you are not. indexed unless there is something more serious wrong. Nine times out of ten there is a basic mistake that has been overlooked like the ones above. I help run a travel website and we have pages with similar travel options in most of their itineraries which means their main content is the same with a few variations. What would be better? Keep similar pages noindex to ensure they're not considered duplicate content, or leave them canonical to the 'original'/bestseller option?
What would be the reason to use canonicals on noindex for similar pages? And vice versa? - T. Boesen, Viby J, Denmark image masking service Advertising Continue reading below Canonical would definitely be better in this case. Noindex means that search engines are not allowed to add these pages to their index, which means that they could not offer this page for a very specific search. Let's imagine two pages as you describe: canonical duplication If the Hoober Bloob Highway page is the most popular and you choose not to index the Road to Kalamazoo page, that means that for a very specific search such as "watch sneech on the road to kalamazoo", only the Hoober Bloob Highway page has the ability to display upwards. This, of course, is not a good user experience and is unlikely to make a sale.
In fact, it probably won't appear at all, since it's not Kalamazoo-specific; Google will choose to show one of your more specific competitors instead. On the other hand, if you set the HBH page as canonical, Google may still decide to show the RTK page if it's more appropriate for search, but it doesn't create a duplicate content issue to have both. Two months ago, the number of monthly visitors to one of my websites was 85,000 visitors. Today, I am up to 110,000 visitors per month. That's a 25% increase. How did I proceed? I use WordPress. One of the things WordPress has done so well over the years is combining its content management platform with a clean e-commerce experience. In its most basic form, this means writing a relevant article about a product and then linking to that product.