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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If you don’t take steps to tell Google that it was a migration and not a deletion or duplication, you’re going to be hammered in your search ranking. If you move your blog and don’t remove the old blog, you suddenly have hundreds or thousands of instances of duplicate content, destroying your rank. If you move the blog and remove the old version without proper safeguards, a ton of content disappeared and you lose your ranking until Google figures out what happened. … [Read more...] about SEO-Friendly Ways to Move a Blog From a Sub-Domain to a Folder
Wix also ignores some common best practices in favor of simple tips for novice website creators. For example, they have said you should be using the Meta Keywords section, which has been deprecated for years and is as liable to hurt you as help. They’ve also encouraged using keywords in link anchors, without mentioning that using too many keywords can hurt your SEO. Sure, “use keywords in links” is good advice when you know absolutely nothing, but if it’s construed as “always use keywords in links” you end up with over-optimization penalties. In other locations, Wix has recommended using as many keywords as possible, which is likely to lead to keyword stuffing. Troublingly, Wix also recommends that people trade products in exchange for links, which is explicitly called out as a technique not to use by Google. … [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
Articles can have a top stories carousel and rich results, as well as visibility via AMP.Local business listings can have the place-related infobox.Music results can have rich results with music-specific actions.Recipes can have host-specific lists and rich snippet results.Reviews can have a review card, or just the rich results.TV and Movies can have watch actions associated with the content.Video can have rich snippet results with a preview and other information.You can also see a complete list of all of the rich data formats and content types Google uses, along with screenshot examples of each, in this gallery. … [Read more...] about Can You Add Rating and Review SEO Snippets to Any Page?