Google keeps adding an /m/ to the end of my website in Google search??? This then brings down my website from the first page on Google search to the point where my index page disappears for a couple weeks, then comes back. Why is Google doing this? I tried google webmaster, and it doesn't look like i am being penalized or anything.
I did a search for your site and it came up showing www.panoramicstudio.ca/#! Right-clicked and did a copy link location which gave http://www.panoramicstudio.ca/#! at top. No "/m/" but "#!" may be just as strange.
Could be the algorithm Google is using at the time when it encounters a top level domain ".ca" name which is not used by US companies. Could also be Google is looking closer to the true server's technical address of your host or IPA ( Internet Protocol Address) and assigning it the proper URL which provides much more information i.e. the specific page address, folder name, machine name, and protocol language.
Might check to see if your index page is properly coded for the document type used. Just a guess here. For instance you seem to be using an HTML5 doc type but it is not really recommended any mor to use "<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=Edge"/>" meta tag.
Take it tours.panoramicstudio.ca (number 2 on search pahe) is also yours.
I Used Wix to create my website. I don't know much about web coding and HTML5, but I do know Wix use to use weird symbols like #! to identify my secondary web pages. They changed the system where now my secondary pages actually have a normal extension name example: (panoramicstudio.ca/contact). I wonder if that change has anything to do with it. Tours.panoramicstudio.ca is actually a site that I host my tours for my customers galleries.
Thanks for the input. Maybe Ill have a talk with someone from Wix.
The only thing Wix is guilty of is bad coding. The site is not even close to HTML5 but since HTML5 document type is forgiving, the code will work fine. Wix also is not coding your pages like a responsive design should be coded for all devices.
You might just check the site in different browsers and compare. I use Firefox mostly and didn't take the time to check searches for your site in other browsers.
There are just some things some of the browsers, like old browsers people still use, that may have a hiccup or two when parsing the pages. The W3C validator wasn't too upset by the HTML markup used, but Google does change its algorithms once in awhile. A couple of times those changes were made cost some web site dearly in Page Ranks and business income. I don't think this is too much to worry about as the Google search on your site brought the site up on first search page in the number 1 and 2 slots.
Of course, this is a direct search for your site. Searching by keywords like tours, vacation or something similar may not produce the same results.
Edited by AstraNut, 21 January 2017 - 12:57 PM.