SEO Tips

30 Oct Ignore dodgy SEO emails

You know these emails well. They're from people with sometimes ludicrous sounding names, purporting to be from a certain SEO company and they've graciously analysed your website and found some major problems and thought to alert you. They're light on details, citing issues that are generic in...

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10 Jul A Technical SEO Cheat Sheet

Handy Bits To Help You With Your Technical SEO Can't remember if a canonical link is self closing, or how to add a 301 redirect? Here's a quick cheat sheet to help you out. HTML noindex: <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> nofollow: <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" /> Note: They work together too: <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow" />  Canonical: <link...

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25 Apr Does your website have sitemaps?

One of the many issues we cover when we analyse websites of our new clients is the presence of sitemaps. Sitemaps come in 2 different formats, HTML (which users and search engine spiders can see) and XML (which is purely for search engine spiders). Their purpose is to provide an overview of all pages across your website. The HTML version has the added advantage of giving your website visitors another means of accessing pages on your site and when you set it up correctly, it creates a great user experience (something Google really loves!). Some websites have only the HTML version, some only have the XML version but many don't have either! So what do yo do?
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