When you roll out the red carpet on a new website, you might be expecting visitors to start coming eagerly. In reality, before people start visiting your site, search engines need to find, index and rank it. In this article, I share some tips that could help you get your site indexed faster. A quick note …Read: "How to get your new WordPress site indexed"
Google Search Console
Google’s free tool Google Search Console can help you optimize your site and monitor how your site’s SEO’s doing. We’ve written a series on this tool, to help you get most out of it!
Recent Google Search Console articles
It can happen to anyone: You’re working on your site, fiddling on some posts here and there, and hit update when you’re done. After a while, you check back on how a post is doing and, to your dismay, it disappeared completely from the search engines! It turns out you’ve accidentally set a post or …Read: "Help, I’ve accidentally noindexed a post. What to do?"
A good XML sitemap acts as a roadmap of your website that leads Google to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, as they allow Google to quickly find your essential website pages, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect. This post explains what they are and how they help you …Read: "What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one?"
Google is rapidly expanding the capabilities of Search Console — its must-have tool for site owners/managers. Not too long ago it was a couple of new structured data reports and today we’re talking about an enhancement report dedicated to site speed. It’s important to have a fast site and Google’s new tool helps you monitor …Read: "New Google Search Console report checks site speed"
Google’s recent run of enhancement reports in Search Console gives you lots of insights into how your site is performing in search. Sometimes, though, it gives you stuff to think about, like errors or improvements to make. For instance, if you run an online store, you’re bound to have come across this structured data error: …Read: "Search Console showing errors in your product structured data?"
Google Search Console is an incredibly important tool for website owners. This tool shows you how your site appears in Google’s search results. It also shows you what to improve to make the most of your listings in the results. One of the many cool features of Search Console is the structured data analyses found …Read: "Google Search Console and the structured data Enhancements report"
Yesterday, Google announced a new addition to the rapidly expanding lineup of enhancement reports in Search Console. This time, it’s all about video! You can now not only see how your video performs in search, but also if your videos have valid structured data so they are eligible for rich results. Need help getting your …Read: "Get Google’s new video reporting with the Yoast Video SEO plugin"
I often get a request from our Blog team about one of their pages. Sometimes they want to know if the page has gotten more pageviews or they notice something weird and they want me to find out what’s going on. And this time they wanted more insight in the performance of one particular page. …Read: "How to do a one-page analysis in Google Analytics"
If you’ve noticed that your Yoast SEO Search Console report looks surprisingly empty, it’s because Google have shut down the system which provides data about their crawl errors. There’s no need to worry, though – we knew this was coming, and we have plans for the future. Your Search Console report won’t show any information …Read: "Where did my Search Console errors go?"
As we announced at YoastCon, we’re working together with Bing and Google to allow live indexing for everyone who uses Yoast SEO — free and premium. In the coming months, we’ll allow users to connect their sites to MyYoast, our customer portal. After that we’ll roll out live indexing, which means every time you publish, …Read: "Live indexing for Bing & Google coming to Yoast SEO"