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When you search for the keyword phrase "New Camaro Car," the page for "New Mustang Car" appears in the results instead of "New Camaro Car."

Page #1-
Page Title: New Camaro Car
URL: /new-camaro-car
H1: New Camaro Car
Page Content: Exact Phrase of "New Camaro Car" is used twice.
Search Result Ranking for "New Camaro Car" : not-indexing (for this search)


Page #2-
Title: New Mustang Car
URL: /new-mustang-car
H1: New Mustang Car
Page Content: Exact Phrase is used twice for "New Mustang Car." But zero times for "New Camaro Car"
Search Result Ranking for "New Camaro Car": #1
Search Result Ranking for "New Mustang Car": #9

Why is my "New Mustang Car" page indexing for the "New Camaro Car" search instead of my "New Camaro Car" page?

The "New Camaro Car" page is indexed, and does appear on Google for different searches. There are no Google Penalties, and no duplicate content issues. When you do an exact quote search; "New Camaro Car," the "New Mustang Car" page is still appearing at #1 result, even though the phrase is not used once on the page. (It is the only webpage on Google that comes up without having the exact quote on the page). On Bing everything works and both are appearing in the top 5 for their desired keyword phrases.

Any ideas of why this could be happening?

  • It is impossible for us to know. Not without a domain name and the exact search phrases. Sorry. Otherwise, we would be guessing. Google has made mistakes before. They are usually temporary. It could just be one of those senior moments. – closetnoc Jun 6 '16 at 19:21
  • Even when you search "camaro car," ...the "new mustang car" page still comes up. I understand it's not ideal having example words, but surely this has had to happen before. Google should not be making this mistake, Bing didn't. Any guesses based upon the information would be greatly helpful, Thanks. – Michael Jun 6 '16 at 19:27
  • A shot in the dark guess could be "Co-Occurrence" as in maybe Google is assuming it's a relative word to the query; seobythesea.com/2013/08/… Like what reason would Google have to think the Mustang page is more relevant for the Camaro page even though clearly it is not as far as the textual information on the page goes? – Michael Jun 6 '16 at 19:30
  • I gave you an up-vote. I am not sure I can guess. Hopefully your question will get some attention so that you get an answer. Cheers!! – closetnoc Jun 6 '16 at 19:30
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    The old website had "camaro" as part of the domain name. Ah Ha!! That is it! (I assume.) The domain name semantic term weight is the highest of all of the elements. I have seen Google turn up the volume knob on how domain names effect search this year or late last year. I bet the behavior will change if you were to drop the old domain name and go with the new one exclusively. – closetnoc Jun 6 '16 at 19:51

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