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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Canonicalization is important for other reasons as well. For example, https://www.example.com and https://example.com are the same page, but with different URLs. If you keep both of them active, you run the risk of Google splitting link juice or issuing duplication penalties. Google is generally smart enough not to do this for www/non-www versions of pages, but it can still come into play. It also happens with example.com/post and example.com/post&utmsource=source, etc, along with other various URL parameters. The point is, Google is sometimes smart enough to ignore these, but sometimes not, and canonicalization is important to sort things out. … [Read more...] about SEO-Friendly Ways to Move a Blog From a Sub-Domain to a Folder
HTTPS. Another complaint Bean had was that Wix does not allow SSL at all. This is another feature that Wix has since implemented. As of now, Wix does allow SSL and HTTPS browsing on their domains, even with the free versions of the site. They do not provide support for SSL, though, so you have to be able to figure it out and implement it on your own. 7/11, and intangible bonus points for the improvements. … [Read more...] about Are Wix.com Websites Good or Bad for SEO?
Don’t take Google’s word for it, or anyone else’s for that matter. I’m not suggesting Google is willfully deceptive, but miscommunication is always a possibility considering how many people are involved in maintaining and furthering Google’s search algorithms.Techniques that used to work may no longer be relevant. SEO is a constantly evolving space, so we should always be mindful of this.Test what you’re told. Or, if that isn’t possible, pose questions and help to disseminate the findings of original research to further our collective understanding.More SEO Resources: … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising SEO Tactics Unofficially Supported by Google & 5 Things They Don’t
Any difference from the norm in search results will make a result stand out. If there’s a search results page with 9 normal snippets and one snippet with a 5-star review, which one do you think is more attractive? Well, the first one, yes, that’s a given. I mean if you had to rank them side by side. Yes, I know Google doesn’t display results side by side. Yes, even if they did, the top left would still be the best. It’s a thought experiment, geeze! The point is, those stars are an element of a unique color and are something you don’t see on every page, so they make the result stand out. All else being equal, a page with positive reviews will appear better than the same page without. … [Read more...] about Can You Add Rating and Review SEO Snippets to Any Page?