Xml into html
Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that they treat hreflang found in your XML Sitemaps file and HTML code markup equally. We know it is more efficient and manageable for larger sites to use Sitemaps for hreflang. But either way - they both provide the same level and weight of signals to Google. … [Read more...] about Hreflang Attributes In Sitemaps & HTML Code Treated Equally By Google
The internal or HTML site map is linked to from every single page of your website. It is also used for user experience so when you write this type of program you have to think about the user. We need a HTML sitemap to give our users a unique experience by promoting user orientation. User orientation is extremely important because they have to know where these site maps are on your site in relation to everything else. So if a user goes into your HTML site map, you want to make sure all of your important categories are represented and also all your major sub pages should be represented as well. However, you don’t want every page represented on an internal HTML sitemap like on an XML site map because that would not make any sense nor serve a purpose. Depending on the size of the site we generally want to have no more than between 100-200 pages on the internal sitemap page. If its a small website, then 50 pages would be adequate. … [Read more...] about The Difference between an HTML and an XML Sitemap
Google ignores the priority attribute in XML sitemaps but does pay attention to lastmod, according to John Mueller. Google determines the priority of your pages itself, probably by popularity and authority. Lastmod, however, is a tag that indicates when the URL has changed the last time, which is really interesting to Google. … [Read more...] about The Best XML Sitemap Tools, Tips, and Tricks
In the Google blog post on authorship markup, by Google Software Engineer Othar Hansson (keep that name in mind for the section on patents below), we are pointed to a Google Blog post from June 2, 2011, about another joint initiative from Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft on other markup that can be included on Web pages to help the search engines understand the content on your web pages better. This markup uses Microdata to help search engines learn more about the content of your pages, including templates that can be used for different types of information. That can be found on the site, Schema.org … [Read more...] about Author Markup, Schema.org and Patents, Oh My!