I am currently having a few problems with seo and my sitemaps.
I regularly make a site map and upload it to my server and then I ask Google to re-index the sitemap.
The sitemap takes a while to make because at the last count there was over 80,000 url's in the sitemap.
The problem is that there are pages in the sitemap that are not showing up in Google
I added a static page to my site a few weeks back and it is linked to from about three other pages on my site, it is also linked to from at least three other sites and it is also in the sitemap, but it has not been indexed by Google.
I have the Google search function on my site and it is not even in there, as it is not indexed by google?
Also about a week ago a member of my forum posted a post in my forum and an identical one in a competitors forum, virtually at the same time and my competitors post is number one in Google when you search for the post title, but it the post on my site cannot be found
My competitors site does not even have the meta keywords mod installed o the search engine friendly url mod installed.
The number of pages indexed from my site in Google has also dropped recently from 11,000 to about 7,000
If anyone has any advice I would love to hear it?
Thanks in advance