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There are two things you have to keep in your mind: The easier to remember, the better you have to be able to remove each part in the url without breaking it This makes your 3 examples rather easy: A http://www.example.com/category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/article/ID B http://www.example.com/ID/category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/article C ...


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Most blog software will do both for you. Your post link should be traditional in that the link is the title of the post with a snippet of the the content. If that is the case, users expect to go to that page and read your post. Do not disappoint them. Each post should have tag links that if a user wants to read more of your posts on a particular topic, then ...


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You say you have checked Google's multilingual guidelines pages, but have you implemented the rel="alternate" hreflang= mark up, either on the pages source code or in sitemaps? If not you should do that, as it can help Google discover and understand the connection between your translated pages. If you haven't already, make sure all your URLs are in a ...


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Google places sites into the Google sites with various TLDs according to interest/performance and language. For example, there is not much need for Chinese language .cn sites in Google.com mostly because of the language. For this reason, many companies in China have begun registering and moving their sites to .com TLDs with English language sites to expand ...


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The only case in which I know that Google prefers some top level domains over others is in the case of geotagetable country domains. Google has a list of generic top level domains. As long as the top level domain is on this list, Google will show the site globally in search results. For country code domains not on the list (eg .de, .it, .br), it will ...


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Another way to do it: /content/ -- current content with no redirect /content/content-2013 -- last years content Then when 2015 rolls around, you move the contents of /content/ to /content/2014 and put the 2015 content in the place where it used to be. If people are linking into 2013, you don't get the direct benefit of their links this year, but that ...


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Google will always associate content crawled with the domain from which it originates. Therefore iframe content from another domain would not be associated to your site. A better solution therefore might be to retrieve the content from your supplier using the link you would have used for your iframe, and then either insert it directly into your page (for ...


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Interesting article, which suggests (at least at the time of writing) that there may be some benefit in re-submitting, despite Google saying otherwise. http://www.lauradhamilton.com/resubmitting-your-sitemap-to-google


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I use primarykeyword, secondarykeyword, tertiarykeyword - mybranding Using a comma is good. it is a continuation.


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Google have said that they will and can follow a chain of redirects, but you should keep the amount below 4 or 5 different 'hops': Is there a limit to how many 301 (Permanent) redirects I can do on a site? However as John Conde notes, it always make sense to redirect to a final URL if you can. 301 redirects and canonical tags carry over most of the ranking ...


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Most of the comments on this are actually from 2013 so I thought I'd provide an updated perspective. I just did an experiment on this. Here's what I found: Published blog post date (and not necessarily index date) definitely affect SEO If the published date is very recent, you may see a significant increase in traffic (I saw 45% boost sitewide - some ...


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This should not result in any spam penalties from Google. You are not creating duplicate content - the post still exists only once on the site - so the only issue will be how Google recalculates the page based on the republished content.


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From my experience, linking from within the same industry does not provide value. In some cases can incur a penalty. I once worked on a project where, we'll say plumbers, started linking to other plumbers not in their area, for SEO purposes. This ended up getting all of the plumbers banned from the index. This ban took 2 years to fix, and required some ...


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Using hyphens (-) and pipes (|) are always beneficial from SEO point of view instead of Bullets and Underscores. They should be clean, simple and understandable. Using Bullets affect SEO in the terms of non-understanding and dirty URLs. Adding, You do not need to include Topic in the Title. It gives a very unprofessional look.


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Tag pages vary a lot in quality because you may or may not have many posts tagged. Because of this, tag pages need careful attention for SEO purposes. They can really lower the quality score of your site if users are landing on tag pages without much content listed. Even tag pages that have five or ten posts listed on them are not usually going to be ...


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As a programmer I can tell you this. Programmers parse text using word boundaries and checking that a word is really a word. In other words, the non-word characters will be completely ignored from a search perspective but not from the SERP link. This is because Google, Bing, and all search engines are not concerned with formatting characters but words, word ...


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Since this is an AJAX application anyway, write the data into the pages separately from your escaped fragments. Users would generate two AJAX requests: GET /fragment?id=12345 that would contain the text and HTML for the screen with a placeholder for the data GET /data?id=12345 that would be the actual data to write into the screen (maybe the data would ...


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In my opinion, you shouldn’t serve different content for users and search engines; it’s called cloaking and as you most probably know, it’s a bad SEO practice. And even if you don’t want to manipulate search engines results, I think Google bots couldn’t make any difference; as you know, they’re only bots. When you say search engines wouldn’t care about fake ...


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Anyone can do what they like on their sites and as far as I am concerned and this should be okay, but that is not the reality in search. If performance is a priority, it is often best to choose a topic and stick with it. You can choose related topics that compliment the primary topic, and if done well, this could increase performance especially for long-tail ...


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Instead of using iFrames, you could load the content into the page using AJAX. Then you could implement Google's crawlable AJAX. That way both users and bots would be able to get the content.


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No. That would be serving content specifically for the benefit of search engines (i.e. to manipulate your rankings) which is against the terms of service of the search engines (i.e. this is black hat SEO). You either need to make this content available outside of an iframe, link to the iframe in your XML sitemap (assuming the contents can be loaded as a ...


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Repeating a link will not cause extra PageRank to be passed to that page, nor will it cause link juice to get lost. Google usually only pays attention to the anchor text from the first link. If one of the links has a rel nofollow on it, then Google treats all the duplicate links as if they were nofollowed. (Why should they trust any if you say they can't ...


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Page speed is a ranking factor to some degree, as mentioned by Matt Cutts in this related video (Aug 2013): Is page speed a more important factor for mobile sites?. However, pages are also ranked on their own merits. So that one page may not (should not) bring down the ranking of the other (fast) pages on your site (if that is what you are implying). But ...


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In my experience, using Schema Breadcrumb data has always resulted in Google Site Links and categories (such as your picture). Now this is not to say that this will always work for you, because I am sure that I have other factors that lead to this, but yes it is a key point I believe. I do also think this only happens if you have a fairly deep navigation - ...


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My experience has been this. Last year, Google scrambled to implement mark-up fully. Much of what Google suggested on it's site did not work or was not implemented and that frustrated early adopters. Google did a fantastic job of implementing mark-up and the work was done extremely fast. Today, it seems that mark-up works as advertised. Prior to that, I ...


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Yes. Whatever the web root for the subdomain is where you would put a robots.txt for that subdomain's contents. It will not affect the root domain and the root domain's robots.txt will not affect the subdomain.


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If Google isn't indexing words contained within scripts, then the words need to be added to the HTML where Googlebot does pick up on them. So that all the data isn't duplicated, it can be removed from the script. The JavaScript can pull the text out of the HTML document and use it. The text in the page can be hidden via CSS. This should not be ...


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I'm pretty sure the content in an iframe it's always going to be read as coming from the iframe page, and not the page the iframe is embedded on. I have tried in the past defining a canonical tag on the iframe page referencing the page with the iframe on to try and associate the content with that page (as you mentioned in the comments). However every time I ...


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In May, the Fetch as Google was updated. There are no details on the update other than adding the render feature. Prior to that, it was an older version of the googlebot moved outside of the queuing process. The differences were slight. It is good when you want a page indexed right away but not something I recommend unless it is important to update Google's ...


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Your challenge will be whether you have internal teams (or old visitors) that will be unhappy about seeing new content if you redirect and archive. We were doing this with great success, but the fact that the FB open graph objects locked in with the older meta and like counts really challenged our analytics. We had to discontinue doing this but it ...


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Is it smart to redirect 301 old content 2013 --> 2014 and make a new archive page? Or keep it like this? I would keep it like this because users would be unhappy to see their link pointing to something new without warning. Now, if link juice is your concern, there would be nothing wrong with putting an internal link from older years pages to current ...


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Google does not treat CSS content the same as that on page Generally Google will only attempt to index content that is actually embedded within the page content associated with an appropriate tag such as <img>. You can however attempt to force Google's hand by adding the path of the background image into a image sitemap. Some Schema markups require ...


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The reason this happends is because of (amongst things) duplicate content. You know that the http and https version are the same page, but Google treats them as two pages, thus duplicate. What you need to do is send a redirect with 301 header. 301 means 'permanent redirect', or simply put: 'dont use this url anymore, use the one I send you to: ...


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Well, how that page can hurt your SEO process if that do not exist in web? Right. hen you have made a proper redirect from blog page to domain, then there should not be any issue of duplicacy even if they have same content or titles.


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I am not having a deep knowledge of this implementation as i have not performed it yet on any of the client's site, but i think i can help you. So, here you go: You need to make a 301 redirect on all the URLs in .htaccess One thing that need to make sure is the sitemap of the site.You need to change with all the new URLs with HTTPS Make sure that all the ...


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If Google Webmaster Tools is telling you that the average position is 2.4, that is the average position for your page in the SERPs for the queries where your page had an impression in the SERPs. It is not uncommon that pages with high positions not to convert. The image bar you are seeing has nothing to do with your performance. I did a search using your ...


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According to my tests Bing/Yahoo support hashbang Url (#!), but they do not support pretty Url (pushstate) with the meta tag fragment has Google does. (meaning you have regular url, host/Category/Product/, but the crawler will crawl host/Category/Product/?_escaped_fragment_= which enable you to serve a static html snapshot) This is quite an issue since, ...


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Yes, if you are having seo friendly keywords that are globally searches, then you need to put them in the language of the country as local people know their language only. You can change the language of your website as per country. showing keywords in their language is definitely going to help in regards to SEO. Do not forget to change the Meta tags of the ...


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No, this wouldn't be recommended or beneficial in terms of SEO. Search engines need it quite clear that one page is the single most important page for ranking for terms X, Y and Z. If you start duplicating category names in the page titles for product pages, this essentially dilutes the relevancy for those category terms on the category pages. I.e - the ...


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It doesn't matter if they aren't translations, they can be used for location specific URLs too: Use hreflang for language and regional URLs Your content has small regional variations with similar content in a single language. For example, you might have English-language content targeted to the US, GB, and Ireland. I would use hreflang in this ...


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Update: This question was originally about links and not titles- the answer is the same. Only if "life style", "buy and sell", "Moms to moms", and "jobs" are important keywords for the pages you are linking to. Yes. I said the pages you are link to! Not the site. It can dilute the potential of each page. For example, if a page is about meat-loaf (bare with ...


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The characters [ and ] are not allowed in the query component of a URI. If you want to have these brackets displayed, you’d have to percent-encode them, i.e.: http://example.com/search/?Search%5Bterm%5D=go&Search%5BStore%5D%5Baddress%5D%5Bcity%5D=Oslo&Search%5BStore%5D%5Baddress%5D%5Bcountry%5D=NO Your SEO question doesn’t seem to be so much ...


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Adwords conversion tracking tracks conversions of Adwords, that can be seen on the Adwords platform. But it doesn't mean that you don't want to see these goals on Google Analytics as well. Anyhow, In your case you indeed have to use Google Analytics and track conversions as goals, and those will get conversion of visitors from Adwords as well as of any other ...


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Some things you can do: a. 301 redirect all URLs, so that .ac.uk/anything goes to .co.uk/anything (yes, including /sitemap.xml, /robots.txt, etc. The one exception could be your Google Webmaster verification file, but it's probably easier to handle verification through DNS in this case). b. Use Google Webmaster Change of Address tool c. Try to change as ...


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From a technical sense, it is duplicated content. Another word for content that appears on every page on your site is "boilerplate". Duplicating content internally on your site is a common practice. Pretty much every website does so. Search engines (including Google) do not penalize for having some content on each page that appears on other pages. ...


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Sure they do. If a site in a different language is linking to yours, and it isn't spammy in nature, it's a vote for a quality page. How much value they give may be different (or not). But as far as I know nothing pertaining to that is known outside of Google. But you could argue that to link to a page in a different language is a strong endorsement of its ...


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Some notes about your markup: This HTML nesting has no effect on the Microdata parsing. You have to use a property if you want to denote a relationship between the two items. The time element can’t have a value like "Fr 12:15-13:15" (although schema.org’s documentation has similar examples; see my issue). You could use the data element or the meta element ...


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Could your app developers check for connectivity on a page like "testconn.php" instead of "/". That way you can just exclude that page from your reports. You can filter if the hits are coming from the same host/network/provider, IP address/IP range or maybe a unique browser version. If you can find a common factor in these then you can filter it this way.


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Here are a few options: 1) Update your Meta Tags to include the graph info. 2) Write some content that explains the graph in detail. 3) Use something like Swiftype for your internal search. You can make custom queries or adjust weight of things like title, excerpt, tags and much more. Honestly, I would just do all 3 or at least the first two.


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Google seems to be much more forgiving of cross-domain sitemaps that Bing. Bing does support cross-domain sitemaps, but with a bunch of caveats. According to that document, to get your cross domain sitemap to work with Bing, you should link to the other domain in your robots.txt file rather than linking to the URL on your site that then redirects.



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