By Sean Last updated on June 27, 2019 at 05:15 pm Indexing and crawling are two highly important processes for websites and search engines. For a website to appear in the search results, it must first be crawled by a search engine bot and then it will be queued for indexing. As an SEO, it is important that you get your website crawled and indexed and make sure that there are no errors that might affect how your website appears in the search results. Google Search Console is the SEO community’s best friend. It allows us to submit our websites to Google and let them know of our website’s existence. It is the tool that allows us to see through the eyes of Google. We can immediately see what pages are being shown in the search results or if the changes or improvements we did have reflected. One of the best things about the Google Search Console is that it shows us indexing errors that might negatively affect a website’s ranking. Search Console’s Coverage … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
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Google is continuously crawling, indexing and de-indexing web pages in order to provide people with relevant search results for their queries. Google itself has said in its Search Console Help Forum, “Google may temporarily or permanently remove sites from its index and search results if it believes it is obligated to do so by law, if the sites do not meet Google’s quality guidelines, or for other reasons, such as if the sites detract from users’ ability to locate relevant information.” That being said, you need to check your website weekly/monthly for index coverage issues and fix the issues immediately if you find them. Failing to do so may result in permanent de-indexing of web pages. In today’s article, I’m going to discuss index coverage issues detected in Google Search Console and how to fix them. After reading this step-by-step, brief guide you can successfully fix index coverage issues, even if you are new to Google Search Console. Index … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Issues Detected in Google Search Console (Step-By-Step)
When it comes to search engine optimization, 80+% of it is working for better positions in Google. Now Google loves to refine their algorithm and cause us all to do what is affectionally called ‘the Google dance’. Since 2000, Google has made many changes to the way it not only processes the billions of sites on the web, but also how it reviews the interconnectivity of sites on the web and presents these details to searchers. This leads to new opportunities for everyone, typically due to the fluctuations that this causes for website owners and the shifts in exposure these cause. However, Google typically only provides hints of what each algorithm update includes and what factors it shifts priority of and lately, they are getting even more obfuscated with the slight openness they have shown in the past as perfectly illustrated by this tweet from Gary Illyes during a Twitter exchange between Barry Schwartz and him: This was shortly after much speculation in the SEO … [Read more...] about Google Algorithm Updates and the Core SEO Factors to Focus On
As a blogger, if you are not using Google Search Console (GSC), you are missing out on an important tool that can help you improve the performance of your articles and blog posts. Previously called Google Webmaster Tools, this free tool gives website owners insight into how Google's search bots index their sites and provides a lot of information that can help you improve search engine optimization (SEO) and search performance. Also, you can also keep tabs on any malware or spam that might affect your site. And SEMrush integration with GSC helps you get an advantage of the On Page SEO Checker — a set of search optimization ideas based on the performance of your pages. Getting Started with Google Search Console Ok, let’s quickly get the basics. You will need to add and validate your site on GSC to get started, then link your Google Analytics account (to get richer search data). Finally, add a sitemap and submit it to Google from within GSC to complete the process. The … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Techniques for Bloggers
May 17, 2018 by Kristien Matelski Search Engine Optimization Vizion Interactive Most businesses today depend on search-driven web traffic to succeed. Taking their cues from changing technology and shifts in consumer behavior in recent years, astute companies have begun to adapt their SEO strategies to leverage voice search technology. As more consumers use their smartphones, tablets, and voice assistants to acquire information and make purchases through voices search, companies who choose to rely solely on mobile SEO risk obsolescence in a rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape.Why Voice Search MattersIts Use is Increasing Among Consumersanalysts report that as of 2016, over 40% of adults in the United States performed daily voice-based searches, and instances of voice-searching increased by a multiple of 35 between 2008 and 2016. In 2017, Google announced that 20% of the search requests it fields are voice searches, and observers estimate that by 2020 at least half of all internet … [Read more...] about Are You Optimized for Voice Search? You Should Be!