Besides having a sitemap, if your website has a lot of content (pages, posts etc.) and if you have new additions on a daily basis, you can also submit your RSS feed to Google (the same way as you do with a sitemap) and thus speed up indexing your new content. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
Now that you’ve written your coding, or had the generator tools do it for you, it’s time to submit your sitemap. There are different ways to go about submitting a sitemap to a search engine. First, you must know what search engine(s) you want to upload your sitemap to. There are many to choose from, but some are more prominent than others. Google and Bing are the two most recommended options. … [Read more...] about Important Steps for Creating Your Sitemap
Rather than navigating multiple pages, you can tailor your website around encouraging your ideal customer journey in the construction phase: You plan how a visitor to your site is going to navigate your pages and craft a concise and valuable customer journey. This is just one example, but now that Google and Bing have increased the maximum file size for sitemaps, SEO experts and web designers have much more room to work with when it comes to developing robust, efficient, SEO-ready sitemaps. … [Read more...] about Sitemap Max File Size Limit Increased On Google and Bing
Keep Up on Developments in Voice Search Optimization. Although voice search data is not presently included in Search Console reports, Google has signaled in the past that it may begin to report voice search and keyboard search queries separately, much like how desktop and mobile search data are tracked. The availability of this data would streamline a company’s ability to identify the voice search queries driving traffic to its site and adapt its content accordingly. To this point, the long-tail+ conversational keywords used in voice search occur in such low volumes that Google excludes them from the Search Console. Google has yet to reveal how it will address this problem, but watch for developments in this area.SEO Services and contact us today! … [Read more...] about Are You Optimized for Voice Search? You Should Be!
Tony Edward is a Senior SEO Manager at Elite SEM and an Adjunct Instructor of Search Marketing at NYU. He leads the SEO team at Elite SEM's New York City office. Tony has been in the online marketing industry for eight years. His background stems from affiliate marketing and has experience in paid search, social media and video marketing. … [Read more...] about Optimized store landing pages: An important part of local search strategy