When you create a sitemap, you provide your web design team with a jumping-off point for the rest of your site. It will save you an enormous amount of time, energy, frustration, and money in the long run. Many companies have rushed to push a website to launch without a proper sitemap, only to find they must later cobble one together and sort out the discrepancies. With a sitemap, the risk of duplicate content is much lower, and you can easily link information from one page to others when necessary without taking a hit to your SEO. … [Read more...] about Sitemap Max File Size Limit Increased On Google and Bing
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 searches will be voice-based.95%, which rivals the accuracy rate of human auditory … [Read more...] about Are You Optimized for Voice Search? You Should Be!
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
So, you’ve got your domain, your website, and have populated it with several pages. Now, you need a sitemap – but what is a sitemap? How do you create one? If you’ve never heard of a sitemap or are unsure of how to get started, researching sitemaps can be rough and frustrating. It’s best to take it slow and don’t rush your learning or your process; this will help you do things right and stay well-organized. Take your time to read every help article and step-by-step instruction thoroughly to soak up all the information. … [Read more...] about Important Steps for Creating Your Sitemap
If you are not submitting clean URLs in your Sitemap file, you'd be better off not using a Sitemap file. With session-IDs in there, it'll cause more problems (with us crawling and indexing those URLs) than if you just let us crawl your website normally (especially if you really have a clean URL structure). So my advice would be to either delete the Sitemap file, or make sure that the submitted URLs are really exactly the same, clean ones that we find while crawling.To most of us, this is obvious. But sometimes the obvious needs to be said. … [Read more...] about Never List URLs With Session IDs In A Google Sitemap