Make sure you configure your spam defence plugin to run a scan every day and block multiple attempts to log-into the site Add your email address to the plugin to alert you of any attempts or issues If you notice continuous attempts to access the site (via alerts from the Spam plugin) consider changing the URL of your login pages (i.e. “/admin”) to something unique, so that spammers would not know to try the new login URL Make sure you have access to the email address associated with the Search Console account so you see alerts for Spam or Crawl issues (set yourself up as a user so you don’t have to log-into the admin email account every time) Check the “messages” section in Search Console Check indexation and look for any strange spikes Check “Crawl Errors” in Search Console and look for any strange spikes in 500 and 400 errors Check the sitemap/s in Search Console to see if there’s any large discrepancies between “pages … [Read more...] about WordPress site hacked: fake spam URLs indexed
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There’s a lot that goes into optimizing your website and we recommend starting with Yoast SEO. With over 14 million downloads and an average star rating of 4.6, this is a great jumping-off point and the one to rely on to whip your content into shape. It’s great at providing you with a perspective on what works and what doesn’t, through testing and grading various parts of your website’s content, giving you a preview of how your page results show in Google, and helping you clean up bad links or coding. … [Read more...] about Supercharge Your SEO With 13 More Search-Centric WordPress Plugins
Run Open Site Explorer to find the top 100 URLs sending traffic, and contact any webmasters linking to these URLs to encourage them to update their link. Although your 301 redirects will pass the majority of the link authority, direct links to the new site are ideal. … [Read more...] about Relaunching Your Site? Don’t Even Think About It Without A Solid SEO Game Plan!
8. Use a video hosting service Today, when the audience has become more visual, adding images, infographics and even videos to your website certainly adds value to your content. It increases the chances of readers reacting to the content, thus increasing conversion rates. Talking of videos, you should never upload or host videos in WordPress but embed a video by uploading them on a third-party site like YouTube, DailyMotion, etc. Just copy and paste your video’s URL directly into your post and you are good to go. Hosting videos costs website owner the bandwidth and puts the site at risk of shutting down in situations of unlimited bandwidth. … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Speed Up WordPress Performance
Now, generally, you’ll see a bit of a drop in rankings for a few days or weeks after switching to SSL, after which Google will recognize the change for what it was and will stabilize. Generally, you will stabilize at or above where you were before. The only possible cause of a more lingering issue is a misconfiguration. If you have both HTTP and HTTPS versions of your page, it can trigger duplicate content issues. If your SSL is broken and is warning users about an insecure page, you can be penalized. … [Read more...] about How to Revert Back from HTTPS to a Non-SSL HTTP Site