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David Marshall
01-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Hi,

I just got my site map on my sites and on the site map it lists alot less pages than I have on my sites. On one site there are 15 pages and the sitemap lists only 1!

Have I done something wrong??

any help appreciated as ever

cheers

Dave

Bethers
01-04-2008, 12:37 AM
How are you putting in your menu bars? Are they se friendly? Can they read the links? If not, they can't find the pages. I'm a big believer in text links for this reason - but you can use the regular BV navigation system also.

Here is what Google reads on the home page of your the truth about reiki site - notice none of your navigation shows: http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:http://www.thetruthaboutreiki.com/&hl=en&rls=DELA,DELA:2006-02,DELA:en&strip=1

Also - at least one of your picture links on the consciouscreation site is bad - you have http://www.consciouscreation.co.uk/www.thetruthaboutreiki.com on the picture of the book The Truth About Reiki.

To see the difference in a page where the links are readable by google, here's the text only page of one of my sites: http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:http://www.pinatapalace.com/&hl=en&rls=DELA,DELA:2006-02,DELA:en&strip=1
Unfortunately, the pages are cropped - but you can see the difference. It's in how you're putting in your links. Oh - that page of mine uses text links - but here is another of my pages - using the regular navigation of BV: http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:http://www.achildspalace.com/&hl=en&rls=DELA,DELA:2006-02,DELA:en&strip=1 - Again, you can see the links are there.

If you want to keep your current navigation, I suggest you add a footer with text links to all your pages.

David Marshall
01-04-2008, 11:39 AM
thankyou bethers once again!

I presume this will effect the ability of google to pick up the site?

thanks again, I will sort that out now!

cheers

Dave

David Marshall
01-04-2008, 11:42 AM
Hi bethers

ust had another thought!!

What are you doing differently to me with the BV navigation?

I do not want to repeat this again!

cheers

Dave

Bethers
01-04-2008, 07:26 PM
I'm just using the standard navigation - not sure which one you're using - but again, you can work around it by adding footer links. Or you can change.

On Pinata Palace, the links are all simply text links. But on A Child's Palace, I made my own button and am using the standard BV navigation.