Since I moved my forum from vb5 software to Woltlab, my forum has completely dropped off Google's rankings and I wonder if this is normal. The forum/thread structure is a little different on Woltlab, ie on vb5, my politics forum used this structure:
Whereas changing to Woltlab software, this is now the structure:
Does that effect your rankings on Google and SEO?
I have put in the Page Description and Meta Description, although disabled Page Title as I did not want that showing on the landing page. Is that correct? I have meta keywords separated by a comma, is that correct?
Is there anything else I should be doing with the software to improve SEO? On VB5 I could put in a meta description for each page of my site, including every forum, but I cannot do that on WOltlab, should I be concerned by this?
I have gone into Bing Webmaster tools and Google Webmaster tools and they are giving me similar warning messages:
The description is missing in the head section of the page. Add a description to the <head> section of the page source: <meta name="description" content="Descriptive, keyword-rich text that talks about the page content goes here.">.
The page is missing meta language information. Use <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="ll-cc"> tag in the <head> section of your page, where "ll-cc" stands for the culture code of the language and country/region the content applies to. Alternatively use the lang="ll-cc" attribute on either the <html> or the <title> tag
Is this something I should be concerned about?
Does anyone have any tips on how I can improve SEO? My forum was just starting to appear on page 2 in Google's search results for the term "politics forum uk" now my forum appears nowhere....