Include in your sitemap the pages (and that includes posts as well), that are important for your website. These are the pages that have high quality content and are more likely to bring organic traffic to your website.Exclude pages that have duplicate content. For WordPress websites good candidates are archive pages, tag pages and author pages.Exclude pages with ‘thin content’. When it comes to optimizing a website for search engines, you don’t want to submit in their index pages that are of low quality. It’s not a numbers game, meaning that it’s not a matter of how many pages you have in the index but how many ‘good’ pages are in the index.A good way to separate your ‘good pages’ from the ones that you don’t want to include in your sitemap is to either ‘no-index’ the pages or add them to a category and exclude the particular category (and pages) from the sitemap file. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
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So that's one thing to watch out for. But past that, it's kind of irrelevant where you place your site map file. If you submit that in Search Console directly, then you'll see the status of the submission. You'll see if it's being processed. You'll see how many of those URLs are being indexed. … [Read more...] about Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?
I tend not to worry too much about the educational components asked for in job postings. After all, it’s not like any of us learned search marketing at university. We learned by doing, and if we were really lucky, came across a course to study that helped point the way. It’s the ability to do the job successfully that employers want. More and more are realizing this, though job postings continue to show specific degrees listed as “required”—I say if you’ve got everything except that degree, go for it. If they don’t want your experience because of the paper, their loss. You will need some form of post-secondary education, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not like trying to snag the Chief of Surgery job sporting a high-school diploma. … [Read more...] about Yes, Mom, Search Marketing IS A Valid Career Choice
11. URI Valet 12. Title and Description Optimization Tool 13. Image SEO Tool 14. Schema Creator 15. Google Snippet Preview 17. XML Sitemap Generators XML Sitemap Generators create “web-type” XML sitemap and URL-list files (some may also support other formats). … [Read more...] about 21 Best FREE SEO Tools for On-Page Optimization
Open XML-Sitemaps.com. Enter your website URL in the form that appears on the homepage. You will also be asked to fill in some optional parameters. Click on the “Start” button and wait for the site to get crawled. The tool will show you the number of pages, broken links, and XML file content. You will also see a link to download the sitemap file. Click on the link, download the file and place it into the domain root folder of your site. Visit your Google Webmaster account and add your sitemap URL. … [Read more...] about Top 25 Free SEO Tools for On-Page Optimization