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How to Migrate a Website and Improve Traffic and Rankings

2017-11-29T16:51:06+11:00Categories: SEO Tutorials|Tags: , , , , |

I've never believed that SEO migrations cause traffic and rankings drops. If you approach and execute your SEO website migration correctly and well, you are likely to increase traffic and rankings. I've done it numerous times for big websites and small ones. Generally, the bigger the technical cruft, the bigger the uptick you might see, if you can resolve the issues. Read this tutorial to find out how to do it. #SEO #SiteMigrations #Redirects #GoogleSearchConsole #XMLSitemaps

Python SEO URL Checker for Canonicals & Redirects

2018-10-17T16:58:09+11:00Categories: SEO, SEO Tools|Tags: , , , , , |

So, I got really bored and frustrated checking a bunch of domains for a client to see if their domains 301 redirected all variants from http to https and from non-www to www. There are only so many times you can type: curl -I http://domain.com Using my limited knowledge of Python, I crafted this simple little script to do the leg work for me and report back its findings in a readable format which can be slapped straight into an email that even devs can understand (j/k). #SEO #SEOTools #Python #CanonicalURLs #Redirects

301 Redirect PageRank Dilution Myth Resurfaces

2017-09-28T10:43:26+10:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , |

I'm full of back and forth this week, as Google yet again makes the point that 301 Redirects don't dilute PageRank. And yet again, a number of webmasters are keen to decry Google's message-bearers - and they have yards of stats to "prove" it. I'm kind of in the 'Google's right, but I don't think they're being wholly accurate' camp, which is full of marshmallow, twinkly stars and the like. Click the link to read about the dilution row rearing its head yet again. #SEO #SEONews #Redirects #SiteMigrations #SEOMyths

TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 22 Sept 2017

2023-12-11T16:20:56+11:00Categories: SEO News, The Week In Search|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I enjoyed writing this week's SEO News & Updates. So much so, I thought I'd share them with you lovely people ;-) This week: Google likes the algo monitoring tools - kinda. 301 redirects don't dilute PageRank. Or do they. Bing says links still important. Who Bing? Google doesn't use disavow for linkspam. *cough* This week Google says it doesn't use click data for search rankings. Sigh. As well as some toptastic SEO Bits & Pieces. Read it all right now. #SEO #SEONews #Redirects #PageRank #Links #Bing #LinkSpam #SERP

Google Publishes m-dot to Responsive Migration Guide

2023-12-07T18:12:59+11:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm afraid this is a poor guide from Google. Still, it leaves more room for people like me who are good at SEO website migrations, especially as people rush towards SSL certificates at a rate of knots with Chrome62 looming. Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 15th Sept 2017 to find out what you should be doing. #SEO #SEONews #SiteMigrations #HTTPS #SSL #Chrome62 #Redirects #Google

How to Migrate Your Website from HTTP to HTTPS

2017-09-06T14:32:43+10:00Categories: SEO Tutorials|Tags: , , , |

It's likely you have done the sensible thing of reading my post about how your website needs updating from HTTP to HTTPS, and now want to know how exactly to go about doing it. Like all website migrations, it's not always hard, sometimes it is a bit fiddly. It is exacting and you want to do it right so you don't lose traffic and rankings. I've yet to lose traffic and rankings from a website migration of any size. Read this post for the full guide on how to do it. #SEO #HTTPS #Redirects #SiteMigrations

HTTP to HTTPS Website Update Required Due To Chrome 62

2017-09-07T11:43:06+10:00Categories: SEO, Technology & Development|Tags: , , , , , |

I want to help people deal with the upcoming Google Chrome update. If your website is served on HTTP, you need to ensure it is served via HTTPS by October 17th 2017. Google Chrome v62  will mark URLs served via HTTP as "Not Secure" when a user enters data into a form. In Incognito mode, the URL will be marked as Not Secure when the page is loaded. This will affect your website's conversions, revenue and lower the user's trust in your brand / site / service / product. #SEO #HTTPS #Redirects #SiteMigrations #WebsiteSecurity #DataPrivacy

SEO Website Migration Checklist To Do It Properly

2023-12-11T16:48:09+11:00Categories: SEO Tools, SEO Tutorials, Technology & Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I've been listening to various SEOs and webmasters recently espousing how they do SEO Site Migrations and how they worry because they normally lose rankings and traffic for a while. I don't understand that. I've done a large number of site migrations and I have never lost traffic or rankings - not once. In fact, the usual state of affairs is that I have gained traffic and rankings. This tutorial covers how I do it, with an Excel checklist into the bargain. #SEO #SEOTutorials #SiteMigrations #Redirects #HTTPS

How to Block Your Staging Server

2017-11-29T09:35:49+11:00Categories: SEO, SEO Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |

Click here to discover how to block your staging server from Google's index, and how to remove URLs if it does get indexed. Contact me to get help removing your URLs from Google's index, or preventing your staging and development URLs from getting indexed in the first place. #SEO #SiteMigrations #WebDev #Redirects #Indexation #GoogleSearchConsole

Menu Tab Hits Google My Business

2018-11-13T15:34:11+11:00Categories: SEO, SEO News|Tags: , , , , , |

At last! Google Local, in the US at least, is showing a menu tab for some restaurants. I can't wait to be rid of the horrible PDF download, pinch and zoom. Read about it & how to move from PDF to HTML and structured data. If you would like to discuss ways to structured data can help your web visibility, please feel free to contact me. #GoogleLocal #StructuredData #Redirects

Google Gives Incorrect 301 Redirect Advice

2023-12-05T18:32:54+11:00Categories: SEO|Tags: , , , , , |

Wow. Google gave some incorrect 301 redirect advice, which you can read in this post. It centres around redirecting 404s and speaks from a Google perspective, rather than a webmaster / user perspective.  If you would like to discuss the ways you should implement 301 redirects and the impact not doing them could have on your web business, please feel free to contact me. #SEO #Redirects #SiteMigrations #TechnicalSEO

SEO News: The Week In Search w/e 24 Feb 2017

2024-02-07T06:24:17+11:00Categories: SEO, SEO News, The Week In Search|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This week’s updates and search snippets include: a Google My Business service area update; an announcement that Google and Bing take action on UK Piracy; findings that proximity upweighted in Local Pack ; a reduction in Google Star Rating threshold and advice to use caution [...]

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