What Do the Noodp and Noydir Meta Tags Do?

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Noodp and noydir are tags that are often found in the code on websites. Here’s what they stand for: Noodp = No Open Directory Project Noydir = No Yahoo Directory Put simply, noodp and noydir are instructions to search engines not to use information from these web directories when showing your site in the search … Read more

10 Ways to Recover From Google Algorithm Updates

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Google makes minor changes to its algorithm pretty much every single day. Back in 2017, Gary Illyes from Google said that they make 3 updates per day, on average. However, Google has been pushing out BIG updates every few months now, which have been termed “core” algorithm updates. Sites that get caught up in these … Read more

How to Use Robots.txt to Allow or Disallow Everything

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The robots.txt file is a file located on your root domain. It is a simple text file whose main purpose is to tell web crawlers and robots which files and folders to stay away from. Search engines robots are programs that visit your site and follow the links on it to learn about your pages. … Read more

11 Things to Do If Your Website Isn’t Showing in Google

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There are several reasons why a website may not be showing in Google search. The most common reason is that the website is new and Google simply doesn’t know about it yet. In other cases, technical problems or content issues may be preventing the website from being accessible by search engines. Here are 11 things … Read more

10 Charts That Show The Importance of Site Speed

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The fact that site speed is important is pretty much common knowledge at this point. It simply makes intuitive sense because most people online are impatient and hate waiting for things to load. In addition, Google has officially announced that site speed is an important SEO ranking factor, especially on mobile. But just how important … Read more

Are Blog Comments Good or Bad?

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Having comments on your blog is generally a good thing, but it can also have some major downsides. If you ask different bloggers about this, they will have different responses. Many high-traffic sites have comments, while others have disabled them for various reasons. In this article, I look at the pros and cons of having … Read more

10 Ways The SEO Framework Beats Yoast SEO

I have used the Yoast SEO plugin to optimize my sites for many years. However, the plugin and customer support have really gone downhill recently. The plugin is not very customizable anymore, despite having become massively bloated. Even the paid version is now full of ads and annoying notifications. Plus, as a paid user of … Read more

Google Analytics: A Quick Guide for Beginners

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Knowing your website visitors is crucial in order to create better content and get more traffic. The best way to get this information is by using Google Analytics, a free web analytics tool from Google. In this guide, I will list a few important questions that Google Analytics helps you answer about your visitors. Then … Read more

12 Key Things That Make a Website Good

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Not all websites are created equal. If you want to build a website that naturally attracts traffic and gets people to return, then it needs to be exceptionally good. But what is it that makes a good website? Here are 12 key things to keep in mind. 1. Have a clear topic and stick to … Read more

How to Buy a Domain Name: 6 Simple Steps

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Buying a domain name is the first step of starting a new website. Fortunately, it is both very easy and super cheap to buy a domain these days. In this step-by-step guide, I will show you how to do this in a matter of minutes. Just follow the 6 steps and you will own your … Read more