PageSpeed – no one likes a webpage that doesn’t load quickly. Google My Business – if you’re not listed here, customers may not be finding your business online. Structured Data Testing Tool and Markup Helper – essential to making sure your structured data is optimized. Webmaster Academy – a great tool for anyone who wants to learn about SEO. Aaaaaaaaaaand… that’s it! … [Read more...] about Google Search Console – The Ultimate Guide to Google’s Tool for SEO Experts
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One of the best things about the Google Search Console is that it shows us indexing errors that might negatively affect a website’s ranking. Search Console’s Coverage report will show you all the pages Google is indexing based on the sitemap you submitted as well as other pages not submitted in your sitemap but was crawled. Fixing errors to these pages is crucial. … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
Make the most out of Google Search Console by connecting it to your Google Analytics account. That way, you’ll get metrics from both the internal and external side of things – the marketing aspect through Google Analytics and the internal site metrics from Search Console. Bridging the two can give you a comprehensive look at your website from all angles. Connect the two by selecting the site you with to connect from your Search Console dashboard. Click on the site, then select “Google Analytics Property.” Find the desired account and click, “Save.” … [Read more...] about How to Set Up Google Search Console in 5 Easy Steps
Example 1: A new blog Say, for example, you are starting a new blog. You will want Google to find new posts quickly to make sure your target audience can find your blog on Google, so it’s a good idea to create an XML sitemap right from the start. You might create a handful of first posts and categories for them as well as some tags to start with. But there won’t be enough content yet to fill the tag overview pages, making them “thin content” that’s not valuable to visitors – yet. In this case, you should leave the tag’s URLs out of the XML sitemap for now. Set the tag pages to ‘noindex, follow’ because you don’t want people to find them in search results. … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast
I have a new site map for a subdirectory. Does it matter if I tell Search Console the file is in the root of the subdirectory or in the root of the entire domain? Also, how long does it usually take for Google to crawl it? It's been a few days now, and I thought Google was faster.If you have a site map file and it's in a subdirectory, then, by default, that site map file would only be valid for URLs that are in that subdirectory as well. … [Read more...] about Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?