Seo: Submitting & Sitemaps

  • Why you need to get back to SEO basics

    …. Crawler access If search engine crawlers have a hard time crawling your site, they’ll have a hard time indexing and ranking your pages, too. As a site owner or SEO, your first and most important job is to make sure that your site is crawlable. Using the robots.txt file, you can help direct and assist the web crawlers that are crawling your site. There…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 18 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…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 23 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 -
  • The definitive SEO audit part 1 of 3: Technical

    …. Duplicate titles & descriptions Duplication of title and meta description tags isn’t just bad for SEO, it’s a bad experience for searchers. Screaming Frog is the easiest tool I’ve found for quick detection and reporting of duplicate titles and descriptions (or H1 tags, or… ). To use it, you simply run the crawl, select the element you’re interested…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 26 readers -
  • 7 proactive ways to jump-start your SEO before a site launch

    … You’re about to launch your new website. You have a fantastic idea/product and a great team. You understand the basics of SEO. But you think you cannot do SEO without a live site. It is impossible, right? Actually… no! It is more than possible. In fact, it is critical. Way too often, website owners fail to do pre-launch SEO. This results…

    John E Lincoln/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 39 readers -
  • SEO Disasters: Preventing The Unthinkable

    … Like any SEO veteran, I can recount my share of horror stories — launching Google Analytics and noticing that sudden, sickening drop in traffic. Sometimes, sudden drops in traffic may be the result of an algorithm changes (such as Panda). However, in many cases, they are caused by bugs, inadvertent changes or overambitious engineers…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -
  • Mega Menus & SEO

    … As we get more used to “mobile-first” website design, it’s interesting to consider navigational strategies for big-site SEO and how we can maximise SEO performance using site architecture choices — particularly in e-commerce. Here’s a scenario: You’re called up by a major international retailer. They’re doing a full rebuild of their site…

    Chris Liversidge/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 35 readers -
  • The Ultimate Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools

    … Bing has generally been great to SEOs and webmasters, and nowhere is this more apparent than with Bing Webmaster Tools. In many ways, Bing Webmaster Tools is actually more advanced — and caters more to SEO professionals — than its Google counterpart, Google Search Console. For this, I give them a round of applause. I mean, would we have…

    John E Lincoln/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 65 readers -
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