Organize your sitemap into sub-sitemaps. This has the additional advantages of making sitemaps smaller and faster to process.Submit a separate sitemap for your videos (if applicable).Add your sitemap in robots.txt. I have explained before how to SEO your robots.txt and in addition to that, you can also add the location of your sitemap to help search engines find your sitemap file easier.Include only URLS that Google can access. If you have pages that are blocked by robots or are behind a password-protected area, do not include those pages in the sitemap.Make sure that your XML Sitemap includes the ‘last modification time’ field, a value that gives information to Google as to when a page was last modified. This is useful in cases where you want Google to re-index some pages of your website.Creating an XML Sitemap with Yoast SEO PluginOne of the nice features of Yoast SEO is the Sitemap functionality. … [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
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Open http://ubersuggest.org. Type the words and click on “Suggest”. Browse through the list of ideas and click on relevant phrases to expand them. Click on the green plus icon to select the keyword you want. After this click on “Get” at the top right of the page. A box will appear listing all the keywords. Select all and click on copy to export them directly to Google Keyword Tool. Paste them in the “Find Keywords” section of Google Keyword Planner. Change the match type, location, and device option accordingly and click on “Search”. … [Read more...] about Top 25 Free SEO Tools for On-Page Optimization