By Sean Webmasters, SEO experts, and digital marketers are always looking for new and powerful SEO tools to make their jobs easier and help their clients reach more potential customers. There are a lot of tools out there, but some of them are not as good as others, and some require webmasters to pay a hefty fee to access. But there’s one powerful tool that’s both very helpful and totally free, but strangely not everyone uses it. I know because some of our clients now who have their own IT and digital marketing teams have never heard of it. It’s the Google Search Console (previously called Google Webmaster Tools), and it’s something every designer, SEO expert, and marketer needs to know about. This is an extensive guide to Google Search Console. What is Google Search Console? Google Search Console, or GSC for short, is a tool Google provides for free to help webmasters manage the search function on their website. It contains tools, reports, and other … [Read more...] about Google Search Console – The Ultimate Guide to Google’s Tool for SEO Experts
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By Sean Last updated on June 27, 2019 at 05:15 pm Indexing and crawling are two highly important processes for websites and search engines. For a website to appear in the search results, it must first be crawled by a search engine bot and then it will be queued for indexing. As an SEO, it is important that you get your website crawled and indexed and make sure that there are no errors that might affect how your website appears in the search results. Google Search Console is the SEO community’s best friend. It allows us to submit our websites to Google and let them know of our website’s existence. It is the tool that allows us to see through the eyes of Google. We can immediately see what pages are being shown in the search results or if the changes or improvements we did have reflected. 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 … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
Jun 15, 2018 by Kristien Matelski Search Engine Optimization Vizion Interactive Google wants your website to succeed. The search engine powerhouse has proved this again and again with the incredible tools it offers businesses and website owners. One tool you shouldn’t pass up is Google Search Console. Google Search Console is the new name for the suite formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). Google Search Console is a free webmaster console that generates a wealth of information about your website and its visitors. It lets you track metrics such as the number of site visitors, where they came from, what devices they’re using, and what pages they like the most. It also makes it easy to detect and repair issues with your site, submit a sitemap to Google, and more. If Google Search Console sounds like a tool that could benefit you, set up an account with the following steps. Start a Google Account First, if you don’t have a Google account, you’ll need … [Read more...] about How to Set Up Google Search Console in 5 Easy Steps
A good XML sitemap acts as a roadmap of your website which leads Google to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, as they allow Google to quickly find your essential website pages, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect. This post explains what XML sitemaps are and how they help you rank better. What are XML sitemaps? You want Google to crawl every important page of your website, but sometimes pages end up without any internal links pointing to them, making them hard to find. An XML sitemap lists a website’s important pages, making sure Google can find and crawl them all, and helping it understand your website structure: Yoast.com’s XML sitemap Above is Yoast.com’s XML sitemap, created by the Yoast SEO plugin and later on we’ll explain how our plugin helps you create the best XML sitemaps. If you’re not using our plugin, your XML sitemap may look a little different but will work the same way. As you can see, … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast
I saw an interesting question about the location, directory, the XML sitemap is placed in. Does that matter to Google, and if so how? John Mueller from Google responded that it depends.John said on Twitter it depends "on how they [the sitemap files] were discovered." He said (a) If submitted via anonymous ping, they're only valid there & lower levels and (b) If you submit them through your Search Console account, they can be valid for any verified site or part of a site.Here are the tweets: Let me show you the video embed at the start time, which was from 2017 and started at the 6:26 mark:Here is the transcript: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 … [Read more...] about Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?