Category: SEO Talk

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How and Why To Set Up Google Search Console for Your WordPress Site

Google Search Console, formerly known as Webmaster Tools, is a must-have for your WordPress site. It is a free account which will give you a lot of useful information about the search health of your site.…

How to Add Schema Markup to Your WordPress Site

A website owner’s top priority should be ensuring that search engines are able to properly index their site’s content. In order to make that happen, the site must be set up to follow Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices.…
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WordPress Sitemap Guide: What It Is and How to Use It

If you’ve ever sat down and read an article on SEO, you’ve probably come across the terms sitemap and/or XML sitemap. But while sitemaps are a fairly common SEO recommendation, there aren’t a ton of deep looks at how XML sitemaps specifically work with WordPress.…
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WordPress Robots.txt Guide – What It Is and How to Use It

Ever heard the term robots.txt and wondered how it applies to your website? Most websites have a robots.txt file, but that doesn’t mean most webmasters understand it.…
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Negative SEO (Case Study) – Cleaning up an Attack With Ahrefs

Negative SEO is something no business wants to have to deal with. It’s not fun, it damages your site in search engines, and can be time-consuming to clean up.…
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The Complete Guide to Using The Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin

This guide is current as of  March 2017. Get The PDF: Download the PDF version of this guide for easy reading! The Beginners’ Guide to SEO for Business Yoast SEO is on most lists of ‘must-have’ WordPress plugins.…
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Be careful what you comment on

Over the last few months I have been receiving increasing numbers of emails which go along the lines of: Two years ago I made a comment on your article (TITLE HERE), which linked to my website.…
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Quick Tip: Google Keyword Tool Shutting Down

The Google Keyword tool which is an essential tool for researching keywords – finding search volume and related phrases etc is shutting down and is going to be replaced with their new tool called Keyword Planner.…
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WordPress Webinars & Classes Announced!

It’s been a little while since I’ve done any WordPress webinars or in-person classes. But I finally got around to setting up a few. Just to clarify, webinars take place online only whereas classes are conducted in small groups in the Los Angeles area.…
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XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The Basics

Most people have heard they need a sitemap so Google will like their site but what are they and how do you go about creating one?…