Seo: Redirects & Moving Sites

  • 1,000 ways to redirect

    …, and it will make it easier to learn more as you run into different situations or new systems. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Patrick Stox is an SEO Specialist for IBM and an organizer for the Raleigh SEO Meetup, the most successful SEO Meetup in the US. …

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  • In the age of RankBrain, these foundational SEO issues still matter

    … site for mobile is more important than ever. After resolving technical SEO issues, audit your site for major mobile red flags: Your site isn’t optimized for mobile. Mobile-friendliness is already a ranking factor for mobile search, and mobile-first indexing is about to make it important all around. Your site has to fit on a mobile screen, load…

    Nate Dame/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 30 readers -
  • 3 steps to overcoming site issues that impact performance

    … these errors moving forward. Include a content audit to check for duplicate or thin content. Remove any content that is duplicated, and rewrite any material that is thin and offers little to no value to the reader. Focus on including information that customers want to read rather than just producing material to fill space. Communicate SEO best…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 15 readers -
  • How we hijacked Google’s SEO guide search rankings

    … internally, both for our SEO Spider software and as an agency for clients. This particular experiment was purely for fun to highlight the issue we discovered, without the intention of hurting anyone, or indeed for any profit. We have now ended the experiment and removed the content. Background We had previously been in touch with Google after noticing…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google How To's- 39 readers -
  • Relaunching your website? Don’t forget an SEO audit!

    … So you’re going to redesign and relaunch your website. Congratulations! That’s certainly a major undertaking. But before your relaunch is live, you may want to perform an SEO audit, just to be safe. A proper SEO audit identifies potential SEO pitfalls prior to launch, giving you time to get issues fixed before you replace your current website…

    Janet Driscoll Miller/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 32 readers -
  • For e-commerce success: SEO > aesthetics

    … issues exist and how you can minimize your site’s load time in order to improve user engagement and get ahead of your online competitors. Schema is your friend Schema.org offers a library of structured data markup vocabulary that Google and other search engines use to offer online consumers more information around a particular subject (including…

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  • When going HTTPS, don’t forget about local citations!

    … secure. For example, if you are serving your CSS file from an HTTP URL, you will need to update the CSS URLs to HTTPS. If you don’t do this, your browser may start to show an insecure warning like this: Even worse, Google may start showing insecure site warnings next to your URLs in search results — a nice way to depress CTR, if that’s what you’re…

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 25 readers -
  • It’s scary how many ways SEO can go wrong

    … character that’s located at the start of a file (and it’s essentially meaningless from an SEO perspective). Some programs will add the BOM to a text file, which … can remain invisible to the person creating the text file. And the BOM can cause serious problems when Google tries to read the file. … [W]hen your robots.txt file contains the UTF-8 BOM…

    Search Engine Landin SEO How To's- 22 readers -
  • SEO requirements for a new website platform

    …). With that, I’d consider friendly URLs as key to a site’s SEO. 11. Navigation depth & inclusions able to be customized In other words, you should be able to choose to include (or not to include) subcategories in your top navigation. Similarly, retailers should have the ability to choose to not include an e-commerce category in top navigation…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 27 readers -
  • 10 factors that may be impacting your organic traffic

    … Whether you’re a seasoned SEO or someone who runs your own business, you know there are fluctuations in your organic traffic, but you may struggle to pinpoint the root cause. Organic search, unlike its paid counterpart, comes with a unique set of challenges in diagnosing a decline in traffic and conversions. There are some obvious places you…

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  • Help! I just launched a new website and my search rankings tanked!

    … to launch. Suddenly, you realize you forgot to plan for one crucial element: the SEO best practices that you had so carefully incorporated into your old website. Unfortunately, this is not just a nightmare that can be forgotten once you’ve had your morning coffee, but something I’ve seen happen to countless small businesses over my 10 years…

    Will Scott/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 25 readers -
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