Why Some Active Rain Posts get De-Indexed By Google

Services for Real Estate Pros with Gainesville Apartments by Trimark Properties

I love the Active Rain hosted blogs and really enjoy the social networking you can find on the site-- but I've recently noticed that some pages get indexed longterm by Google, and some pages an dropped within several days from the search engine result pages.

How to check if your blog posts are indexed by Google:

  1. First, go to your blog on Active Rain
  2. Copy the entire URL-- except the Http://
    mine is activerain.com/blogs/gainesvilleapartments
  3. Open a Google search
  4. Type site:
  5. then paste the copied URL (minus the http://) into the search bar
    mine will read site:activerain.com/blogs/gainesvilleapartments
  6. Hit enter
  7. Look at what is displayed in the search results

Questions to ask yourself about the results:

  1. Most importantly: are all of your individual blog posts listed?
  2. Are some of your individual posts being indexed, and not others?
  3. Is the URL for your Active Rain blog in the index?
  4. Are your tag clouds being indexed?
  5. Are your archives being indexed?

Here's what it should look like ideally:

  1. Each individual blog post should be indexed and listed in the results
    Check out the title and description and consider how you can write them in the future to maximize your click through
  2. Your main blog page should be indexed
  3. Your archives should be indexed
  4. Your tags should be indexed

Share your results here.   <----- Why?  So we can help each other understand what pages are being indexed on Active Rain by Google, and what we can do to maximize our collective and individual blogging on the site.



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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Aubrey, Thanks, I'll try it. This is very good information.

Bill Roberts

BTW I tried it and I had many pages of listed blogs. Every different "tag" resulted in another entry.

Oct 08, 2007 03:31 AM #1
Roy Kotz
NPDodge - Papillion, NE
I checked it out, and it appears that my posts are indexed. I will analize it a bit more though. Thanks for the tip.
Oct 08, 2007 03:41 AM #2
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


Thanks for the info. It never hurts to know how things operate!!! Thanks,   Fran

Oct 08, 2007 03:49 AM #3
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Aubrey, I'm indexed. Thanks. I would have never known how to do this. I thank you for the education. A simple tutorial (I rate your contribution a '5').
Oct 08, 2007 03:55 AM #4
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Aubrey, this was a very useful exercise.  My blogs were listed only for April, 2007!  Then it showed the following: in order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 2 already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.

The rest of my blogs seem to be there in indexed format - but no one would ever find them unless they took the extra step of looking for "similar results".  I wonder what can be done about that? 

Oct 08, 2007 04:04 AM #5
Danielle V. Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
DDR Realty
Thanks for the pointers on making sure we're properly out there. =)
Oct 08, 2007 04:08 AM #6
Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Aubrey, my main blog page, tag clouds, archives and tags are indexed. However only two out of 45 of individual blog posts are listed;one of my oldest and my most recent.  So what does this mean? What should I do? Any suggestions? Thank you for the tips!

Oct 08, 2007 12:57 PM #7

Lynn - Are you writing original content at Active Rain, or is a duplicate of content you put on other sites?


Oct 08, 2007 11:55 PM #8
Seth Callen
Farmers Insurance - Lawton, OK
Great post and extremely useful information. THis will help me keep things current on Google.  Thanks.
Oct 09, 2007 03:05 AM #9
Dale Campbell
Virginia Real Estate - Mechanicsville, VA
I checked mine and I have the same problem as Lynn.  Archives, tag clouds, and main page, but no individual posts. I do write original content.  Any thoughts?
Oct 22, 2007 12:31 PM #10
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