There are a number of websites that you can use to check the speed your website loads at. You can use Google’s PageSpeed Insights, GTMetrix, Pingdom and Webpagetest all free of charge. Whilst using Webpagetest’s website, I noticed they have added a new metric of “Security Score” when you run a test. When I first […]
The Technical aspects of Search Engine Optimisation totally intrigue me and I am constantly learning what is best for websites and SEO methods.
If you want to get ahead, get a hat! What on earth am I alluding to, you might ask? Well, hats are very important when it comes to SEO, but not the ones you wear.
There are quite a number of techniques that can be used in SEO work and the industry has classified these loosely as White-Hat and Black-Hat SEO. I use only White-Hat techniques and these are transparent, industry standard, Google approved methods of SEO practices.
However, as in all industries, there is that "shady" side where some groups use Black-Hat tactics which run close to the wind or are downright wrong. They are looking for the quick fix that gets websites onto the front pages of search engines and will use basically any method to do this. This is very short term thinking on their part and definitely not something you want to be associated with.
Better to use good SEO practises throughout and see your website grow slowly and steadily and continue to be in the rankings for a very long time. This way you will have no fear of the dreaded Google penalties and will be able to sleep in bed at night too!
I always have done and will always stick to good SEO techniques, practises and technical SEO methods on all my websites and I would advise you to do the same.
Have a look through this group of pages on technical SEO problems and solutions I have come across whilst making and maintaining my own websites. I keep adding pages as and when things occur on my sites and it is worth checking back for updates. Have a look at the article on Anchor Text.
What Are WordPress Pagination Archives Best SEO Settings? I wonder how many times you have searched Google to find out the best settings for paginated archives for a WordPress website? Index, noindex, follow, nofollow? It is a topic that is well discussed and debated amongst the SEO community and there are a lot of differing […]
How to delete WordPress Theme completely is a fairly simple operation to do, but I suppose it is only simple if you know how to do it! There are so many new people starting to use WordPress and finding there way around that I thought it might be useful to throw this brief one in. […]
How To Get Your Pages Indexed By Google – after starting a new website or blog and producing some good pages and posts, what you really want next is the whole world to see them as soon as possible. This means you need to get those pages and subsequent ones indexed by the major search […]
Best WordPress Theme Fastest Page Speed – I’m not sure about you, but are you ever satisfied that you have the best theme AND the fastest loading page speed possible? A Never Ending Aspiration to have the best WordPress Theme Fastest Page Speed That is the way it appeals to me, as you are always […]
Perhaps something you do not think of doing on a regular basis, but it is good practice to check best PHP version for your WordPress website. Things never stay the same in the on line world and there are updates for everything you use today. PHP 7 PHP 7 has just been released and I […]
Block Motherboard.vice.com Google Analytics – are you seeing this website in your Google Analytics stats recently? The Russians are Coming! It would appear that there is a Russian spam artist called Vitaly Popov that is behind all of this. It started just before the results of the US election and has continued citing some kind […]
So what should I put in my Robots.txt file you might ask? Good question and as with most things, “doctors differ, patients die” well maybe that’s a little bit extreme! Read on a bit further to see your options and find the best code to suit your on website. Yoast’s Recommendation for Robots.txt Yoast is […]
Have you every asked yourself the question, “how do I make Keywords rank in search engines using posts and pages in WordPress?“. We are going to take a look at this much asked question. A Brand New Website I you are in that very favoured position of just about to launch a brand new website, […]
Comparing the WordPress Genesis Framework Vs MyThemeShop and which is best or better. Well, I have to say that for the majority of my blogging life I have used the Genesis Framework SEO with a StudioPress Theme on all of my websites. Explore WordPress Genesis Framework Vs MyThemeShop I have found Genesis to be a […]
Cloudflare Free Review – CloudFlare has a totally free service that quickens and secures your website against malicious visitors, save bandwidth and reduce average page load times. I will try to point out a few interesting and helpful things in this Cloudflare Free review. How Does Cloudflare Work? It is designated as your authoritative name servers […]
What is Anchor Text and Do I Need to Use It? – What exactly is Anchor Text? Here is an example of anchor text within a sentence: Can you spot that this is the anchor text in this example. Yet, as users, we are able to see no more than the clickable area of the anchor […]