Migrate to SSL. Full site security is a search ranking factor, but it’s potentially dangerous to switch. Keep the risks in mind before you attempt a migration, and make sure you redirect your URLs properly.Make a mobile responsive site. Responsive design ensures that your site works and looks good on virtually every possible mobile device, ranging from tablets to cell phones to wearable tech. It’s practically a penalty to not have one these days.Start a blog. You know, if you don’t already have one. I assume by now that everyone has a blog, but if you don’t, it’s a huge boon. It’s also a huge amount of responsibility, so make sure you can handle it.Start using a CDN. A content delivery network ensures that your images, scripts, and pages load as quickly as possible and that you’re protected from most potential denial of service attacks. It’s worthwhile to pick one and make use of it.Adopt a human-readable URL structure. The more readable … [Read more...] about 50 SEO Tweaks You Can Make to Increase Your Rankings
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When you migrate from one URL to another, be it a change in domain, a change from subdomain to subfolder, a change in URL structure, or anything else, you risk your old URLs disappearing. If suddenly your entire blog disappeared, you can bet your site would lose a ton of search ranking. After all, the main point of a blog is to rank your site in a bunch of different queries, to get more people coming in when they’re looking for relevant information. … [Read more...] about SEO-Friendly Ways to Move a Blog From a Sub-Domain to a Folder
At the time of Bean’s writing, being able to add canonical URLs was a feature request and was not yet implemented. As of this writing, Wix has added the ability. You can set one version of a URL to be the canonical version from inside the Site Manager. You need to do it manually for every page, though, and you have to write the code for it yourself, which is a hassle. Other CMS platforms allow a simple checkbox or plugin to do the work. Still, it’s available and it works, so 5/6. … [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
This comes to one crucial element of rich snippets. Rich snippets are a privilege, not a right. You can put the relevant data on your site, but if your content falls flat, you’ve been using spam techniques, you’re blogging about verboten content, or you’ve violated some other Google policy, you will not be given rich snippets in the search results. Additionally, if you have rich snippets already and you take an action that causes a violation of Google policies, or perhaps leads to a manual penalty, Google can and will take away the rich snippets until you’ve fixed the problem. In some cases, they may even take away the privilege permanently, even if you fix the issue. … [Read more...] about Can You Add Rating and Review SEO Snippets to Any Page?