If I change my site theme, does it affect my Google ranking? In truth, your SEO rankings can be impacted but whether that effect is positive, negative, or nil is up to your approach. There are several issues that can arise from a theme swap, and luckily, most of them are avoidable. The truth is, […]
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So does deleting pages and posts affect SEO for your entire website? Not necessarily but it can have some drawbacks depending on how you approach the situation. This article discusses why deleting posts or pages are necessary and the precautions you should take. Answer: Deleting pages and posts from your website can have a positive, […]
Baidu is the largest search engine in China but then again, it’s arguably the only one that’s most similar to Google, which has many features blocked by the Chinese government. However, you can’t optimize for Baidu in the same way that you do for Google. How to get SEO ranking in Baidu? There are probably […]
What is Bounce Rate? Bounce rate is the percentage of visitors that visit your website and navigate away after viewing one web page. Essentially, if 100 people visit your content page and 20 of them exit without seeing other pages, then your bounce rate would be 80 percent. When your bounce rate is 100 percent, […]
The general consensus in the SEO community is that structured data (or Schema) is important. But, does schema actually improve your rank in search engines? Well, no or at least, not directly. However, while it’s not a ranking factor in itself, schema does indirectly increase your rank on the SERPs (search engine results pages). Answer: […]
If you are seeing a decline in traffic or parts of your website disappeared altogether from the search engines, you’re probably stressing thinking that your post is being penalized by Google. Google penalties are real, but how can you know if a particular post or your website as a whole has been affected? Here are […]
The no-index Meta tag has been a somewhat misunderstood bot directive. There are some speculations that exist about it, including the question of whether or not Google will penalize your website even if you no-index pages that are low quality. Technically, using the Meta no-index tag on some of your pages won’t hurt SEO by […]
Anything that hurts the credibility of a website is bad business. The “not secure” warning sign displayed in modern web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome is disturbing to users. If your website starts showing up as not secure, you better fix it fast (especially if your site is earning money!) Back in 2017, the […]
Right out the gate, WordPress sets your default category as “uncategorized” but leaving it that way comes with a few downsides. Should you change the default category from “Uncategorized”? My first instinct is to say ‘yes’ unless their circumstance demands a different solution. Imagine walking into a huge grocery store because you needed a particular […]
I often get asked the following question by other Webmasters and just people in general, how many visits per day or per month is “good”? Well, there’s no exact number because it depends on your situation. Every niche or industry is different. How good you are at converting your visitors into paying customers will determine […]