No Inner Page URLs:
Slower Page Loading Times:
Poor User Experience:
Filed by Google Bots Only:
Poor On-Page Optimization:
No Link Value:
Hard to Measure Metrics on Google Analytics:
Utilize Multiple Flash Files:
Add HTML Element to Flash Files:
Upgrade Flash Sites for all Browsers:
Abstain from Using Flash for Site Navigation:
Utilize Proper Sitemaps:
What is a Text to HTML Ratio?
What is the Ideal Text to HTML Ratio?
How Does it Affect SEO?
These related variables are:
- Check if your HTML code is valid
- Remove any unnecessary code
- Remove huge white spaces
- Avoid lots of tabs
- Remove comments in the code
- Avoid tables. Use tables in your layout only if absolutely necessary
- Use CSS for styling and formatting
- Resize your images
- Remove any unnecessary images
- Keep the size of your page under 300kb
- Remove any hidden text that is not visible to people
- Your page must always have some amount of plain text. Include easily readable – text with quality user information
- It is easy to implement.
- It does not cause code bloat.
- It is part of standard coding, hence it will not become outdated.
- It helps some internal search engines to improve search and usability within the site.
Group of onlookers:
- It stops content from being indexed and shown in search results.
<meta name=“robots” content=“noindex”>
- It protects private content.
- It guarantees no duplicate content indexing.
- It guarantees the blocking of all robots.
Utilizes for Robots.txt:
- To discourage crawlers from visiting private folders.
- To keep the robots from crawling less noteworthy content on a website. This gives them more time to crawl the important content that is intended to be shown in search results.
- To allow only specific bots access to crawl your site. This saves bandwidth. Search bots request robots.txt files by default. If they do not find one they will report a 404 error, which you will find in the log files. To avoid this you must at least use a default robots.txt, i.e. a blank robots.txt file.
To provide bots with the location of your Sitemap. To do this, enter a directive in your robots.txt that includes the location of your Sitemap:
Cases of Robots.txt Files:
<meta name=“robots” content=“noindex”>
<meta name=“robots” content=“noindex,nofollow”>
When you use a forward slash after a directory or a folder, it means that robots.txt will block the directory or folder and everything in it, as shown below:
- Verify your syntax with the Google Webmaster Tool or get it done by someone who is well versed in robots.txt, otherwise you risk blocking important content on your site.
If you have two user-agent sections, one for all the bots and one for a specific bot, let’s say Googlebots, then you must keep in mind that the Googlebot crawler will only follow the instructions within the user-agent for Googlebot and not for the general one with the wildcard (*). In this case, you may have to repeat the disallow statements included in the general user-agent section in the section specific to Googlebots as well. Take a look at the text below:User-agent: *Disallow: /folder1/
Disallow: /folder3/Disallow: /folder1/
User-agent: googlebot Crawl-delay: 2Disallow: /folder4/
Disallow: /folder2/ Disallow: /folder3/Disallow: /folder5/
What is Duplicate Content?
- Your blog content syndicated (copied) onto another website.
If your home page has multiple URLs serving the same content, for example:
Pages that have been duplicated due to session IDs and URL parameters, such as
Pages that have sorting options on the basis of time, date, color or other sorting criteria can produce duplicate pages, such as
Pages with tracking codes and affiliate codes, such as
- Printer-friendly pages created by your CMS that have exactly the same content as your web pages.
- Pages that are http before login and https after.v
What is Not Duplicate Content?
- Quotes from other sites when used in moderation on your page inside quotation marks. They must preferably be associated with a source link.
- Images from other sites or images repeated on your own site(s). (This is not considered duplicate content as search engines cannot crawl images).
- Infographics shared via embed codes.
- Lose Your Original Content to Omitted Results: If your original blog has been syndicated onto many third-party websites without a link back to your content, there is a good chance that your original content will be omitted and replaced by their content. This is especially true if the third-party site has a higher PageRank, higher influence and/or higher-quality backlinks than your site.
- Waste of Indexing Time for Bots: While indexing your site, search engine bots treat every link as unique and index the content on each of them. If you have duplicate links due to session IDs or any of the reasons mentioned above, the bots waste their time indexing repeat content rather than indexing other unique content on your site.
- Multiple Duplicate Links Means Diluted Link Juice: If you build links pointing to a page that has multiple URLs, the passing link juice is distributed among them. If all the pages are consolidated into one, the link juice will also be consolidated which could increase the search rankings of the web page. For more information, see SEO Guide to The Flow of Link Juice.
- Traffic Loss: It is obvious that if your content is not the version Google chooses to show in search results, you will lose valuable traffic to your site.
By what method Can You Detect Duplicate Content on Your Site?
2. Outside Tools:
3. “Site:” Search Operator:
By what means Can You Get Rid of Duplicate Content? Here are 7 ways:
<link href=“Page A URL” rel=“canonical”/>
2. 301 Redirects:
3. Meta Robots Tag
<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”>
4. Google Webmaster Tools:
5. Hash Tag Tracking:
6. Content on Country-Specific Top-Level-Domains:
- If possible, use a local server for each country-specific domain.
- Enter local addresses and phone numbers on each of the country-specific sites.
- Use geo meta tags. These tags may not be used by Google, as you have already set the target users option in Google Webmaster Tools, but they may come in handy to let secondary search engines, such as Bing, know that your site targets a specific country.
- Use rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” to let Google bots know more about your foreign pages with the same content and to show which page should be returned for which audience in search results.
7. Paginated Content:
What is Pagination?
Why is Pagination a Problem for SEO?
Pagination for SEO: The Ultimate Solution
1. Pagination in SEO: NoIndex
2. Pagination in SEO: View All
3. Pagination in SEO: Rel=”prev”/”next”
_<link rel="prev" href="http://www.examplesite.com/page1.html">_ _ <link rel="next" href="http://www.examplesite.com/page3.html">_
Robots.txt and Sitemap
How Are Robots.Txt And Sitemaps Related?
How To Create Robots.txt File With Sitemap Location?
Step #1: Locate Your Sitemap URL
Step #2: Locate Your Robots.txt File
Step #3: Add Sitemap Location To Robots.txt File
Imagine a scenario in which You Have Multiple Sitemaps.
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