SEO

Tutorials to help you learn about SEO, and optimize your site without resorting to aggressive linkbuilding.

  1. The changefreq element is optional and irrelevant when you include timestamps in your sitemaps.
  2. Website traffic may fluctuate depending on the time of year, but doing weekends fluctuations are, perhaps, the most noticeable.
  3. Traffic has drastically dropped again, and this is what I personally plan to do about it.
  4. HTML class names does not have any influence on SEO, but other coding practices does have some limited influence.
  5. Subdomains may be more flexible than directories when deciding for a location for a new web application, the main reason is that you can more easily setup extra servers as needed.
  6. One of the best things you can do to increase engagement with your articles or blog posts is that you can pick an image to represent your article. Learn more about how I do this in this article.
  7. The idea that there is some kind of magis minimum word count for pages, before they will rank, is mostly wack, and here is why!
  8. Why using multiple h1s is still not going to harm your SEO.
  9. I think people seem to obsess too much about their backlinks, ignoring other quality signals that are more important.
  10. A simple guide to using the Canonical URL tag, and tips on avoiding duplicated content in the SERPs.

About SEO

These tutorials do not necessarily represent everything there is to know, so check with other sources as well.

Warning:

  1. Be careful about accepting SEO offers via telephone or e-mail. (Because of: Scams and clueless clowns.)
  2. Always consult official sources. (I.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, and so on.)

A good web- developer / designer should be able to handle SEO from the beginning, so you should not have to hire third party SEO consultants.

Links

  1. Google Webmaster Help - (Official YouTube Channel)
  2. Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide - (PDF by Google)