For all 239 queries, there was an average ranking drop of about 10 positions. (This is particularly significant considering that 233 of these queries were ranked 12 or better before the server errors occurred, and total monthly search volume was around 500K.) Some ranking shifts were small for certain queries when a similar page was found. “Dyson vacuums,” for example, dropped three positions because the top ranked page shifted from the general Dyson vacuums page to a specific Dyson vacuum model page. A particularly large drop occurred when a site sold dryers but didn’t have any dryer type subcategory pages. In this instance, the keyword “dryers” dropped from 7 to 33. … [Read more...] about A Super Fresh Google Index? Server Errors & Rankings Impacts
Sentry error reporting
Okay, now you have nine additional reports to analyze beyond the ones you might have known about (in both Screaming Frog and DeepCrawl). The reports I covered in this post provide a wealth of important data that can help you surface technical SEO problems. And those problems might be inhibiting your performance in organic search. So crawl away, and then check those reports! You never know what you are going to find. … [Read more...] about 9 easy-to-miss crawl reports in Screaming Frog and DeepCrawl that pack serious SEO punch
In the mid-term: We’ll be looking to partner and integrate with a wide variety of your favourite SEO tools and platforms, so that we can import their data about your website’s errors and crawl issues. That’ll give us much richer, more diverse, and more interesting data than ever. … [Read more...] about Where did my Search Console errors go?
If you purposely blocked a URL that is submitted in your sitemap, remove that URL from your sitemap. If you’re using WordPress, get first the page or post number of the URL you are removing from the sitemap. To do that, go to Posts or Pages and click Edit to the post or page you want to remove. Check the URL bar and you will see the post ID. … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
3. Innocent Malformation of URLsThis happens all the time. Someone either fat-fingers (mistypes) a URL in a link, tries a link that doesn’t exist, maybe clicks on a link in an email that has broken across two lines, or arrives at an invalid URL by accident. … [Read more...] about Do 404 Errors Hurt Google Crawling, Indexing & Ranking?