Comments on: Vodafone.ie – Problems With Robots META Tag https://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/ Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:53:55 +0100 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Kieranhttps://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/#comment-2559 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 20:09:36 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/?p=678#comment-2559 Nice post as per usual. I have tried using robots.txt/nofollow to get a hold on poor CMS design before. It can be a little daunting. I think the announcement by the big 3 engines on the new tag to deal with duplicate content is sure going to help with this. I am hoping to get started with this early tomorrow morning ..

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By: paul savagehttps://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/#comment-2558 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:08:17 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/?p=678#comment-2558 Done Richard ! Took a little investigating, but it’s possible to find the lad.
Paul

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By: Richard Hearnehttps://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/#comment-2557 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 03:00:52 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/?p=678#comment-2557 Hey Paul

Interesting tool. Giving some odd ranking results, so I wouldn’t rely on it for that.
But for monitoring your rank for your domain should be useful.

Do you know who created it, and if so maybe ping me their details pls?
Rgds
Richard

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By: paul savagehttps://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/#comment-2556 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 02:34:29 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/?p=678#comment-2556 ouch !

One handy tool is http://yellifitchanges.com/google_serp.php if don’t have the expertise to get someone to program something for you. It will tell you when the SERPs change for a particular keyword, and you should hope that querying your domain name is something that you will rank for.

yellifitchanges was written by someone from Cork.

Paul

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By: Michaelhttps://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/#comment-2555 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:02:05 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/?p=678#comment-2555 That looks like a bit of a slipup, might also add to their PPC bill. Surprised nobody noticed this.

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By: Richard Hearnehttps://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/#comment-2554 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 04:31:22 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/?p=678#comment-2554 Hey Peter

Another really terrible thing is that their SSL cert is only valid for http://www.vodafone.ie, yet they allow their site to resolve on vodafone.ie as well. For an e-commerce site this is akin to throwing away money, as many users get popups telling them the site is insecure.

Can’t really give an opinion on the design – I’m more neutral on that TBH. IA is quite poor though, that’s for sure.

You’d almost be forgiven for thinking the mobile telcos don’t care about their customers…

Rgds, and thanks for dropping by
Richard

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By: Peter Knighthttps://www.redcardinal.ie/search-engine-optimisation/09-02-2009/vodafoneie-noindex-nofollow-robots-meta/#comment-2553 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 20:32:00 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/?p=678#comment-2553 Hi Richard, it’s not just the ‘back end’.
I was literally on the Vodafone website 5 minutes ago thinking ‘this site is a real mess’. Visually it’s all over the place. I know over the years they have had some really great designs presented to them and it’s still an awful site to use and experience. What gives?

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