In the battle between search engines and some mainstream news publishers, ACAP has been lurking for several years. ACAP — the Automated Content Access Protocol — has constantly been positioned by some news executives as a cornerstone to reestablishing the control they feel has been lost over their content. However, the reality is that publishers have more control even without ACAP than is commonly believed by some. In addition, ACAP currently provides no “DRM” or licensing mechanisms over news content. But the system does offer some ideas well worth considering. Below, a look at how it measures up against the current systems for controlling search engines. ACAP started development in 2006 and formally launched a year later with version 1.0 (see ACAP Launches, Robots.txt 2.0 For Blocking Search Engines?). This year, in October, ACAP 1.1 was released and has been installed by over 1,250 publishers worldwide, says the organization, which is backed by the European … [Read more...] about ACAP Versus Robots.txt For Controlling Search Engines
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by Alex Chris8 Comments When optimizing your website for SEO, one of your goals is to provide Google the right signals so that it can index your website better. An optimized XML sitemap is one of those signals that can lead to faster indexing and higher rankings.What is an XML Sitemap and why do you need it?In simple terms, an XML sitemap is a file that lists all important pages of your website that search engine crawlers should know about.Even if you don’t have a sitemap, they are still able to index your website but having a sitemap makes their job easier and also it gives you the opportunity to let them know about pages and parts of your website the may not discover easily.There are different kind of sitemaps, you can submit a sitemap for your posts, images and videos.When is a sitemap really important?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 … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
Raise your hand if you work on your WordPress website every day. Keep it raised if you have an embarrassingly large amount of plugins, unpublished blog content from early 2015, too many broken links to count, spam-filled comments, and multiple ugly URLs. Don’t worry; I’m guilty, too. Between my work hustle and 9-to-5 gig, ignoring my WordPress site somehow became the norm. But it doesn’t have to be. Like doing taxes or crafting the perfect business plan, there are some things every small business owner should know how to do. And those must-have skills definitely extend to your website. You don’t need to stress, though — I have you covered. In order to streamline your WordPress site (without ditching the stuff you actually need), I’ve rounded up my favorite SEO tips that pull double or even triple duty — meaning you can do more with less. From choosing an SEO friendly theme that’ll juice up multiple devices to a one-and-done plugins, this … [Read more...] about Don’t Launch a WordPress Site Before You Go Through This Checklist
Some of you are likely already aware of these plugins, while others will be hearing about them for the first time. These plugins are specifically for WordPress websites. These are only 3 of thousands of plugins available for WordPress. But these 3 are considerably strong and I would recommend them for most WordPress sites. Personally, I love working with WordPress. It is the most popular CMS (content management system) for good reason. Building a simple website is incredibly easy and adding new functionality is only a plugin or development project away. Although this is true, there are also good reasons why companies choose other systems like Drupal, Joombla, Magento, etc., as WordPress is limited in certain ways that can demand another CMS at times. While some WordPress developers would rather build plugin functionality themselves, there are thousands of high-quality plugins out there to use. For those of you who haven’t used plugins before, they simply allow you to create … [Read more...] about 3 WordPress Plugins for SEO in 2013
Now, it’s critical to make the revamped website bulletproof from an SEO perspective. With all the chaos and the huge task list that comes with a site relaunch, it’s easy to drop the ball on the site’s SEO and thus seriously jeopardize the link authority and rankings you had built up over time. The importance of planning out an elegant transition cannot be overstated. But what exactly is the plan? Well, that depends on the type of relaunch upon which you are embarking. New Skin? If the scope of your redesign is limited to a visual refresh with few technical changes, then your relaunch is in little danger of experiencing major SEO snags. However, most redesigns also involve changes to information architecture, navigation, URLs and so forth. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to conduct the right SEO checkups to ensure the search engine spiders will be able to traverse your site effectively and find all of your content. Completely New URL? Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about Relaunching Your Site? Don’t Even Think About It Without A Solid SEO Game Plan!