The major search engines have announced an update to the sitemaps.org protocol which enables site owners to store their XML Sitemap files in any location — even on a different domain than the one referenced in the Sitemap. This will be a welcome change for those who manage multiple domains and would like to keep all Sitemap files in one place, as well as for those who would like to store their Sitemap in a location other than the root. … [Read more...] about You Can Now Store Your XML Sitemap Files Anywhere!
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Now that you have an understanding of the difference between HTML and XML sitemaps, my recommendation is to have both. Having both will keep you confident and secure enough to know that you are not missing out on any aspect of SEO and audience orientation/retention. You will ensure that Google can find you and your pages and you will also ensure that you cater to the users as well. Remember, they are the reason you chose to create a website in the first place. So what is the use if they can find you but they can’t navigate your webpage? What’s the use if they can navigate your webpage, but they can’t find your website on Google? Having both sitemaps is the best way to go if you want your website both ranked and user friendly. … [Read more...] about The Difference between an HTML and an XML Sitemap
Google ignores the priority attribute in XML sitemaps but does pay attention to lastmod, according to John Mueller. Google determines the priority of your pages itself, probably by popularity and authority. Lastmod, however, is a tag that indicates when the URL has changed the last time, which is really interesting to Google. … [Read more...] about The Best XML Sitemap Tools, Tips, and Tricks
4. SEO meta tags and templates Being one of the fundamental elements of SEO, meta tags also serve a key factor in Google’s ranking process. But since meta tags have to be added individually, many website owners often neglect their implementation because of the time they consume. To make this process simpler, extensions such as SEO meta tags offer automation features that cut the process into a fraction of the time it takes to update meta tags. The extension helps optimize your on-page performance by automatically updating meta-tags on your products, generating meta titles, descriptions, keywords based on products, categories, and different CMS pages. … [Read more...] about Five extensions to help you boost on-page SEO