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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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. … [Read more...] about Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?
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
Armed with all this information, what’s your next move? To hit the job boards? Maybe, but better take a minute to set your expectations to a lower level. Best to start off by reviewing things like what types of experience and lengths of experience do employers typically want in a search geek. What titles tend to float around? No sense wading in with one year’s experience and trying to find a directorship. Don’t simply set your eye on a big salary, either. Consider the broader range of issues at hand—benefits, perks, salary, signing bonuses, performance bonuses, savings plans, stock options, and don’t forget more immediately beneficial items like work-from-home options and extended health benefits options. … [Read more...] about Yes, Mom, Search Marketing IS A Valid Career Choice
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