Question: My SEO team recently located a large number of pages on my website that needed to be blocked from Google crawling, so they suggested that I added those pages and directories to my website’s robots.txt file. The pages not only need to be blocked, but removed from Google’s index as well. I’ve already done […]
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Technical SEO Case Study: Why Do Website Rankings Keep Dropping?
Let me guess – this is your situation: Your website experienced a ranking drop and you made some changes to it in an effort to raise them back up again. The problem is, they kept on dropping. Lower and lower and lower. It seems like everything you’ve done to get the rebound you’re after has […]
Robots.txt vs. Noindex
The big question is, which is a better course of action to take when you don’t want a web page indexed in the Google search index, block the page in the robots.txt file or add a noindex meta tag to the page? The answer is, it depends. And to be completely honest, not many people […]
Pagerank Sculpting & Evaporation
If you’re a long time SEO, you remember all the hubbub about pagerank sculpting back in (around) 2010. I can’t remember the exact date, but it was a while ago. I remember when Google (and others) came out with the nofollow attribute and then shortly thereafter SEOs all over the place began using it on […]
7 Search Engine Optimization Tips For Small Business
I’ve already written a few articles that have offered help and advice for a variety of websites when it comes to search engine optimization, but I thought it was about time to write one more. Perhaps this time, I’ll use a slightly different angle. If you have a small business and have a website that used […]
SEO Tips for Small Business
This post is all about fantastic SEO tips that small businesses can use today. Read on down below and ask questions/comment away. 6 Amazing SEO Tips For Small Business You don’t need to have a huge SEO budget to have a strong web presence. If done correctly, even the smallest of businesses can push their websites out […]
New Website SEO Checklist
There are a few things every new website needs right off the bat. If I were in the business of creating a new site every day, I surely would have a notepad on my desk that has certain things listed. It’s what SEO firms and web developers have been doing since the beginning. It’s called […]
3 Website Link Building Tips You Never Thought Of
I’m going to throw out some pretty solid advice that may immensely help your startup (or languishing) website get off the ground. And it all has to do with link building. I’ve been working on websites since 1999. Back then, things were relatively simple. Search engines didn’t really know what they were doing and there […]