Seo: Submitting & Sitemaps

    • For e-commerce success: SEO > aesthetics

      The world of e-commerce optimization is vast and complex, and it demands a particular level of attention in order to function and perform correctly. Over the last 10 years, I have had the opportunity to manage a variety of enterprise-level e-commerce websites that offer everything from athletic gear to office supplies.

      Search Engine Landin SEO- 20 readers -
    • Google & Bing increase the file size limit of Sitemaps files

      Both Google and Bing announced jointly that they have increased the file size limit of Sitemaps files from 10MB to 50MB. That means, the uncompressed version must now be under 50MB, no longer under 10MB. Fabrice Canel, Principal Program Manager at Bing, said “while most sitemaps are under this 10 MB file limit, these days, our systems occasionally encounter sitemaps exceeding this limit.

      Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 21 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- 20 readers -
  • The definitive SEO audit part 1 of 3: Technical

    … Disclaimer: Every situation is unique. This outline of the elements of a technical SEO audit discusses the common first points I look at with unpenalized sites hoping to increase their traffic. If you have a penalty or serious technical issues, this list is not exhaustive and will not cover all the areas you will need to research or methods…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 12 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- 35 readers -
  • SEO Disasters: Preventing The Unthinkable

    …) understands what can impact SEO. Audit You can use an audit to get a good baseline of your site. While it won’t tell you whether a title has been changed and important keywords lost, you can use it to make sure there are no problems with the current state of the site. All the major enterprise platforms provide some audit capabilities, and you can…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 13 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- 27 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- 57 readers -
  • Used Car Sales & SEO: Two Tales Of Woe

    … Sites around second-hand car sales tend to be heavily invested in online. However, due to tired legacy e-commerce platforms and challenging listing issues, sometimes their SEO problems can add up to massive traffic and conversion headaches. Today, I’ll take a walk though some of the more painful issues for site architecture and their solutions…

    Chris Liversidge/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 21 readers -
  • Bing Sitemaps Best Practices & Large Site Sitemaps Issues

    … Bing has posted on the Bing Webmaster blog their best practices on how to implement XML Sitemaps files for your site. The post includes a large topic on how the best practices apply to really large web sites, with many URLs. Bing's Six Best Practices For Sitemaps: Follow the sitemaps reference at www.sitemaps.org. Common mistakes we see…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 8 readers -