Add a sitemap. It’s really easy to make a sitemap. You can use any of a number of different web tools and plugins to map out your site in a place you can then…Submit your sitemap to Google. When Google knows where your sitemap is, it’s easier for them to index new content when it shows up. All they have to do is see what’s new on the map.Add a site search. A site search is easy to add to your site and it helps people find content they either know you have and can’t find, or hope you have.Add a favicon. A favicon isn’t a huge deal, but it’s a minor element of trust and investment in your site, so people like to see it.Add contact pages. A page full of contact information helps Google trust your site. It, along with the next couple tips, are informational pages that are useful to your users and valuable to Google.Add about pages. An “about us” page can be merged with a contact page, or you can make it separate. Tell your story, tell … [Read more...] about 50 SEO Tweaks You Can Make to Increase Your Rankings
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Obviously, we had a bug, and one that shouldn't have happened. We normally are very good at keeping attachment URLs out of the search results for sites. We unfortunately "unfixed" our own fix.We fixed the bug pretty quickly (within a day), so not all that many people have been affected by it, relative to our 8 million+ userbase. For those that were affected though, some showed a rather enormous impact, one that I at first thought: nah, this can never be tied to this. Once we confirmed it did at the very least partially cause it for some sites we got to work on a fix, which is the plugin we released. … [Read more...] about The Yoast Plugin To Blame For Google Large Scale Ranking Drop? Probably Not.
For websites with many pages, a sitemap helps search engines discover pages that are new or updated.For websites that don’t use good internal linking practices a sitemap is a great way to give information to crawlers about your website pages.For new websites that don’t have many incoming links, a sitemap will serve as a discovery tool.How to create an XML Sitemap?There are many ways to create an XML sitemap. Many platforms have this functionality built-in but even if they don’t, it’s easy to create one and take advantage of the benefits. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
6. Deep Link to Isolated WebpagesIf a webpage on your site or a subdomain is created in isolation or there is an error preventing it from being crawled, then you can get it indexed by acquiring a link on an external domain. This is an especially useful strategy for promoting new pieces of content on your website and getting it indexed quicker. … [Read more...] about 11 SEO Tips & Tricks to Improve Indexation
This is a bit heartwarming - to see John Mueller back up Joost de Valk and Yoost when someone incorrectly claimed their was a bug with the Yoast SEO plugin causing major Google issues. John from Google came in and backed up Joost, confirming Joost and telling the plugin creator his plugin is not needed. … [Read more...] about Google: Sitemap Files Don’t Need To Be Indexed To Work