Four or five months ago, I had my “classical” graphic designer website, and when you were looking for “graphiste dordogne” (my job and my area in France) : my website was shown 2 times in the first google page ; in the “google business list” and in the Google results.
Then I have decided to modify my website (keeping the same url of course), and as I wanted something specific, I have decided to embed pages from another website I created ; something like a warehouse website. And so ; pages from this “warehouse website” appear in my website. I thought it would be more practical to manage.
See here - The thing is that I wanted the left column to stand still (never be refreshed), even when the left page is changing.
I’m satisfy with the result BUT I realized that my google rankings have been completely destroyed ; I do not exist anymore as a google result (I have looked until the fourth page), but fortunately, my “google business result” is still in the first place.
So ; do you think that it is the “embedded” pages (and so the fact that there is not that much data/pages in the main website/url) that are responsable for my google dead ?
In fact, my google ranking is not that important : it’s been more than 10 years that I have website, and a very few people found me this way (for a very french reason ; people in france don’t know what a “graphiste” is… When they need and graphic designer / graphiste : they search for a printer or a communication agency… I have a job that does not exist in people’s mind, in my countryside at least ;-).
BUT ; I’d like to understand what happened…
And I guess that I could bring back all the “warehouse website materials” to my main website… Or another idea ???