Blog ranking not main website home page!?
« on: November 10, 2012, 07:56:12 AM »

Our Blog ( is ranking for some of our major keywords but not our home page (!?

Our blog is WordPress and our main website is HTML.

It seems like the search engines consider that they are 2 separate websites!? When I check the incoming links to our website, I get also the blog links!!!??? Is it normal?

Do I have to build a relation of some kind or write some code saying that it is our Blog... I don't know!

I'm not a SEO specialist or even a webmaster. I'm a small business owner and take care on my website. I created by myself but never learned! So, please help!


PS. I  just checked our website Sitemap ( and realized that our blog is not mentioned!!!??? Should I add it and how?
Re: Blog ranking not main website home page!?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 11:22:56 AM »

normally a subdomain is considered to be a separate website and it needs own sitemap.
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Re: Blog ranking not main website home page!?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 01:51:43 PM »
Thanks for your answer!

Originally, I created my blog to support my main site but because the choice of sub-directory ( in place of ( it has been considered by Google as a different website! OK! I understand!

That's why my blog still ranks good for some keywords!
My main site have been hit by Penguin! And I lost all first page ranking but my blog still ok!
I am in the process of cleaning my incoming links (to the main site) but it takes time!
So, I may have an opportunity here! => I'll transform a little my landing Blog page to be more "Sale" and a little less "Blog" oriented and it may be a good temporary solution to wait for my main site to clean-up and come back!!!

An other point: if I create a new sub-directory, will this sub-directory have right away the same age of the main site or will it start new?

Thanks again for your help!