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Cleaning up 400 level, 500 level server errors, and weird redirects seems like a battle with no end, especially on larger sites. It sometimes feels like playing wack-a-mole trying to clean them up – as soon as you clean a bunch up, more appear. It’s also really easy to lose your valuable SEO time as well as developer time, cleaning this stuff up.
This issue: Site crawls tend to be a starting point of a lot of SEO reviews. One thing that I’ve been increasingly running into is Google flagging server response errors to pages the never existed in the first place in Google Search Console but I don’t see the same error when running other crawlers.
SEO can be overwhelming: You never know where to start. Let’s take a breath and do something quick: These small tweaks can help you rank better</h2> <hr /> <p>Most of the time, websites create their meta <title> templates and forget about them. Meta data is an easy thing to change and an easy thing to test if its working.
You can think of Google Search Console kind of an equivilent of a Google Analytics view. On the positive end of that, you can’t really lose data in the same way like what can happen in analytics. On the negative end all your data can temporarily disappear and because of Googles UI, you’re left scratching your head as to where it went and what to do.
While I was browsing around on how to troubleshoot relating to the thousands of “no return tag” errors on a site, I saw that there was not much in the way of resources on this topic, so I thought that it would be good to create one. As you browse Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools), you’ll see an option under international targetting, in the Search Traffic ...
The incremental approach to SEO, the approach of making small investment in SEO for proof of concept and scaling on it – is very tempting: it seems low cost and low risk. Also, for companies that are heavily focused on paid advertising, it is common to have a small test budget to run small cheap tests with, so it would seem that on face value that the same logic would work on the SEO side.
It is sometimes very challenging to keep up with the break-neck pace at which new technology is being released. I find myself spending a lot trying to wrap my head around all the changes and I try to anticipate how new technology will affect how we market and how we keep a dialogue going with customers.
E-Commerce: Preparing for mobile payments One of the biggest traditional mobile commerce challenges for visitors on mobile devices is going through the process of buying something. Even with a responsive websites or mobile only experience, it is very difficult to make online payments. Mobile payments systems are finally starting to gain ground among users.
I read a really SEO- inspirational story on this week about musician Matt Farley, who made $27,000 making music on the side, and getting it on spotify and iTunes, after noticing that people type in ‘weird stuff’. High five to Matt Farley for leveraging the long tail of iTunes and Spotify! Some cool takeaways for the rest of us a) Dive in even if you suck at first When ever you ...
So, it is almost inventory time and many of us have holiday hangovers! I know that I’ve spent a good deal of time shopping online and offline this year and thought I’d share some of the cool offline / online integration strategies and online strategies that I’ve seen this season. 1 – Receipt by email as part of the big box POS experience Even for in-store visitors who are prot ...
Google announced this week that they will be shuttering and the data will be available on wikidata on June 30, 2015. With all the talk around structured data, entities, and the knowlege graph, I naturally wondered if this signaled anything from those other initiatives. The following quote in the post provides some clarification: “So we’ve decided to help transfer the data i ...
Starting with WebmasterWorld and SEroundtable posts here and here, there has been a lot of talk about how Google handles hidden content and if hidden content is weighted differently. Hidden Content is Indexed… As far as I have seen since the discussion died down, Google does index this content. Personally, I think it would be really odd for them to stop indexing it.