A common practice for many blogs is to use date-based archives for their archive pages. These long lists of links, sorted by month and year, group posts that were made during that period. Although this initially might make sense, it can have an adverse impact on your archive pages’ SEO. Your archives could be an …Read: "Archive SEO: archive by topic, not by date"
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When we say “related posts for WordPress“, we say “bad performance”. Without using an external service like ElasticSearch, it’s practically impossible to have related posts work fast in WordPress. That’s why we’ve always stayed away from including any related posts plugin on our site. It’s also the reason we haven’t tried to come up with a solution ourselves before. In the …Read: "We’ve created the fastest related posts ever"
Links are valuable for search engines. So, how do Google and other search engines use links? To put it simply, they use the number of links pointing to a webpage to determine how important that page is. Not only external links help to rank a page in Google, but internal links as well. That’s why …Read: "How many (internal) links on a page?"
Related posts are a way to keep a visitor on your website. People use related posts to reduce the number of visitors that leave your website after reading an article. A related posts section is the glue that binds posts together. Does that mean you have to install a plugin that takes care of this for …Read: "Related posts need to make sense, not just be there"
Your tag and category pages could be very important pages on your site. If you use these pages right, they can boost your site’s SEO. They can make great landing pages that could also prevent your individual pages from competing. You may wonder if you should also include these taxonomy pages in your XML sitemap. In this Ask …Read: "Include taxonomies in XML sitemap?"
The one page that often seems to be forgotten in the optimization of eCommerce sites is the shop category page. We see this very often: category pages just don’t get the love they deserve. In this article, I’d like to break down the elements of a perfect category page. The shop category page: just a …Read: "Crafting the perfect shop category page"
Homepage SEO does not exist. That was the statement in my post on homepage SEO. However, a lot of the people that commented on our site, and on Twitter and Facebook, still feel that a homepage should be optimized for a keyword. Perhaps optimizing your homepage for search engines works for some of you, but ranking in Google …Read: "Homepage optimization"