Technical Seo - Page 5

  • What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one?

    … of your XML sitemap. Only when images are your main business you can make an exception. When you’re a photographer, for example, you probably do want to show a separate ‘media’ or ‘images’ XML sitemap to Google. How to make Google find your XML sitemap If you want Google to find your XML sitemap fast, you have to add it to your Google Search Console…

    Yoast- 19 readers -
  • Google Tag Manager: an introduction

    … that lets you validate code before you publish. What is Google Tag Manager? If you have closer look at the term Google Tag Manager, you can guess what it’s about. It’s a tool developed by Google to manage your tags. But then the next question arises: what’s a tag? A tag is a piece of JavaScript code. There’s a whole bunch of analytics…

    Yoastin Google- 27 readers -
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  • The ultimate guide to mobile technical SEO

    … load speed and make your user experience smooth? If you’re not already asking this question, then please do! This is a crucial first stage of a user’s experience of your website – you want it to be epic and flawless! Here are four ways to speed up your pages: Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Although AMPs are not signal ranking factors and mainly…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 14 readers -
  • SEO basics: What is structured data?

    … You might have heard about structured data, schema.org and JSON-LD. But what do these terms mean exactly? What is structured data? What does structured data do? And what does it have to do with SEO? For all of you who don’t know what structured data is: this post will make it clear to you! New to SEO? Learn the Basics of SEO in our Basic SEO…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoastin SEO- 22 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: buy multiple Top Level Domains for SEO?

    … When you’re starting a business, you probably want to launch a website too. So you have to register one domain or more. Let’s say you’re registering your brandname as a domain, which extensions or TLDs (Top Level Domains) should you pick? Brandname.com? Brandname.biz? Or perhaps brandname.vip? Does it matter for SEO? We’ll help you make…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 19 readers -
  • Using Latent Semantic Indexing to boost your SEO strategy

    … SEO is an ever-changing, expansive science that is often hard to understand. You know that you need specific keywords to boost your website traffic, but we’re about to throw another curveball at you – latent semantic indexing (LSI). It sounds like a complicated term, but if you understand how basic SEO works you’re already halfway there. Below…

    Amanda Disilvestro/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 23 readers -
  • Preventing your site from being indexed, the right way

    … We’ve said it in 2009, and we’ll say it again: it keeps amazing us that there are still people using just a robots.txt files to prevent indexing of their site in Google or Bing. As a result their site shows up in the search engines anyway. You know why it keeps amazing us? Because robots.txt doesn’t actually do the latter, even though it does…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 16 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: Block your site’s search results pages?

    … Every website should have a decent internal search functionality that shows the visitors search results that fit their search query. However, those search results pages on your site don’t need to be shown in Google’s search results. In fact, Google advises against this too; it’s not a great user experience to click on a Google search result, just…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 17 readers -
  • Meta keywords: why we don’t use them

    … ago. That’s why we republish this post about the uselessness of meta keywords for SEO once again. Let me give you the full history of the meta keywords tag’s demise. Already in September 2009, Google announced officially what was true for years back then: “Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking”. Matt Cutts explained it in a video…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Block your site’s search result pages

    … Why should you block your internal search result pages for Google? Well, how would you feel if you are in dire need for the answer to your search query and end up on the internal search pages of a certain website? That’s one crappy experience. Google thinks so too. And prefers you not to have these internal search pages indexed. Optimize your…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 16 readers -
  • What is Google’s Knowledge Graph?

    … by the Knowledge Graph. If you search for a specific company, the Knowledge Graph will show an almost complete profile, depending on how well they did their SEO work. Searching for a recently released movie will show posters, reviews and screening times for your local cinema. As you see, the graph is a powerful and fascinating tool. But what can you do…

    Yoast- 19 readers -
  • Domain names and their influence on SEO

    … that predicts how well your website will rank on the search results pages. It’s based on data from the Mozscape web index and includes link counts, MozRank and MozTrust scores, and dozens of other factors (more than 40 in total). Source: Moz.com. It’s Moz-specific, so if you are using Moz, go check it out. And if you are a heavy user of domain authority, please elaborate why in the comments, as it’s not a metric I use, to be honest :) Keep reading: ‘SEO friendly URLs’ » …

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 16 readers -
  • 8 technical issues holding your content back

    Technical SEO has certainly fallen out of fashion somewhat with the rise of content marketing, and rightly so. Content marketing engages and delivers real value to the users, and can put you on the map, putting your brand in front of far more eyeballs than fixing a canonical tag ever could. While content is at the heart of everything we do, there is a danger that ignoring a s ...

    Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: Give a division a separate domain?

    … it on a totally separate domain; 3. Build it on a sub-domain like mobility.smartbridge.com.” Check out the video or read the answer below! Become a technical SEO expert with our Technical SEO 1 training! » $ 199€ 199 - Buy now » Info Division on separate domain In the video, we help you decide what’s best for SEO if you want to give a division…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 17 readers -
  • How to Ace Your Technical SEO (With Infograph)

    … and having your off-page SEO strategy in place. However, the importance of technical SEO shouldn’t be overlooked. Ben Davis from Econsultancy puts it this way: No matter what the carriages look like (on-page content), if the engine (technical SEO) doesn’t work properly, nobody will ride the train. The good news is that technical SEO involves more…

    SEO Hacker Blogin SEO How To's- 23 readers -
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