Wanting to check if your content is indexed has both a basic and an advanced use. For beginners, it’s simply wondering if they are doing everything right. Why build a website if Google won’t even put me in their search engine? If that’s the case, checking your index status is simple. For advanced users, knowing […]
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When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), most experts in the field gravitate towards optimizing websites for Google and with good reason. Currently, the search giant has more than 90 percent of the search engine market share. Statistically, more consumers use them as of the date of writing this article. Bing and Yahoo combined […]
Google hates you. Well, at least that’s what you might think if none or too few of your blog posts are indexed. I mean… you spent tons of time working on your content so maybe it deserves to be indexed. So why are only some of my blog posts indexed? Indexing can take anywhere from a […]
Google is synonymous with search engine. Even in my own writings on this blog, I often use the terms interchangeably, and have to remind myself that Bing, Yahoo, and even DuckDuckGo are being used as well. Even so, Google is the largest referral of organic traffic on the web. So when we talk about SEO, […]
Having the right theme is important when you’re using WordPress. There are plenty of themes to choose from because Wordpress is the most widely used CMS on the web today. Choose a WordPress theme to satisfy your design requirements is one thing, but what is the best WordPress theme for SEO? Answer: There is no single best […]
Your website can experience traffic drops no matter how successful it is SEO-wise. The moment you assume you’re safe is often when a declining traffic trend starts. It’s human nature – we’re just more likely to relax when things are going well in our lives. Today I’m going to discuss how to reverse a declining […]
It took a long time before Google officially told Webmasters how they handled duplicate content. They have set some pretty basic rules, saying that duplicate content will not hurt your SEO rankings as long as its not done in a malicious or spammy way. They can pretty much figure out what the original stuff was, […]
In some cases, I’ve always found the following question peculiar. Is it ok to use stock photos for content images? In general, you should always use visuals when marketing with content. Images can bring your articles to life, especially, on mobile devices where sites may not seem as grand compared to desktops. However, some people […]
A common question I get when having conversations with new bloggers or website owners is, how do I know if I’m ranked in Google? Many would-be entrepreneurs are starting a website because it’s cheap and easy. The low barrier to entry for online entrepreneurship often means that a new business owner may barely be able to […]
A website is an ever-changing entity, and you as a business owner will change over time as well. What you wrote two years ago may no longer be relevant, or may not even be correct! I find that when I go back over some my content from previous years I cringe. Sometimes it’s not about […]