SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ SeoChat where SEO Professionals separate myth from fact. Where seasoned pros have been helping beginners learn proper SEO since 2003. en Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:58:51 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.seochat.com/images/misc/rss.png SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ Can wiki backlink help in Ranking? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/can-wiki-backlink-help-ranking-500866.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:30:25 GMT Hello Everyone, If i create some wiki backlinks, can it help in SEO and website rank high in results? If not then which other good and high DA websites you suggest me to create a backlink from them. Hello Everyone,

If i create some wiki backlinks, can it help in SEO and website rank high in results?

If not then which other good and high DA websites you suggest me to create a backlink from them. ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Whitevoxindia http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/can-wiki-backlink-help-ranking-500866.html
Is Off Page SEO is still effective in 2019? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/off-page-search-engine-optimization-still-effective-2019-a-500864.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:03:35 GMT Hello Guys. I am thinking about doing SEO for my newly established business but before this, I want to clear my doubts. Is Off-Page SEO is still effective or not in 2019? Any advice will be highly appreciated by me. Hello Guys. I am thinking about doing SEO for my newly established business but before this, I want to clear my doubts. Is Off-Page SEO is still effective or not in 2019? Any advice will be highly appreciated by me. ]]> Search Engine Optimization deanrob0911 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/off-page-search-engine-optimization-still-effective-2019-a-500864.html Important questions about Schema tag http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/important-questions-about-schema-tag-500861.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:58:04 GMT Hi,

I have two questions:

1) Can we use PlayStore reviews to show starts with Schema on a specific webpage?
For example, I want to have these starts on our app page.

2) If so, is there any way to connect Schema to PlayStore reviews to gather & show reviews or we must handle it manually? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization IT_Master http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/important-questions-about-schema-tag-500861.html
<![CDATA[Domain Name Change & Canonical Tag Isssue]]> http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/domain-name-change-canonical-tag-isssue-500860.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:03:28 GMT Recently, I changed my domain name and a few days after changing a few of my pages are excluded. The error showed that Google selected the old URL canonical tag and now my new pages are excluded as duplicated pages. Can anyone tell me how should I cope up with? Recently, I changed my domain name and a few days after changing a few of my pages are excluded.

The error showed that Google selected the old URL canonical tag and now my new pages are excluded as duplicated pages.

Can anyone tell me how should I cope up with? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Aleeza_William http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/domain-name-change-canonical-tag-isssue-500860.html
Post Frequency and Promotion Question for Evergreen blog articles http://forums.seochat.com/content-writing-marketing-114/post-frequency-promotion-question-evergreen-blog-articles-500858.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:30:08 GMT Hi all!

I have a quick question regarding releasing content.

I have written eight in-depth evergreen guides that are between 4000 and 5000 words.
The guides that I have created are much more readable and detailed than many of my competitor's guides on the first page.
After reading through their guides, I noticed that many of their guides are obviously not written by native English speakers and lack proper punctuation and grammar. On the other hand, the blogs are easy to follow, contain relevant pictures and videos, and are appropriately formatted with keyword rich subheadings that were adequately researched, so I'm relatively confident that my blogs will rank well and generate traffic. I have applied this strategy to my product pages, and I am
ranking on the first page for quite a few terms, for the past few months. Now I am ready to take it to the next level and use informational search queries to convert curious shoppers into customers.

In addition to this, I have read that Google prefers sites that are updated regularly.

So my questions are:

Has anyone observed adverse effects if significant changes to sites all at once are preferred by Google or slow steady changes, in terms of weekly content distribution?

Should I get all of this information on my site right away or release it on a controlled schedule since Google prefers that publishers follow a predictable routine when releasing new work? I assume this helps with scheduling bots to crawl pages since Google has a limited budget to index the trillions of pages on the web.

Lastly, I intend to promote my blog posts via my social media channels, mailing lists, and affiliates. Are there any other services that I should be aware of to help promote my blog?

I work in the vape industry, so boosting posts on Facebook and Instagram may be out of the question unless they make exemptions or informational articles.

It's competitive in the niche any advice is much appreciated. I am looking forward to hearing the experience of more seasoned SEO's.

Thanks in advance for your time, ]]>
Content Writing/Marketing ltsand3 http://forums.seochat.com/content-writing-marketing-114/post-frequency-promotion-question-evergreen-blog-articles-500858.html
will google punish me if I put links in soial media http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/will-google-punish-me-if-i-put-links-soial-media-500857.html Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:04:52 GMT Hello will google punish me If I share a lot of links to my site in youtube, facebook, twitter and ETC.? I know that google ignores those links as links for SEO, and I am sharing them for traffic but if I put a lot will it punish me actually? Hello

will google punish me If I share a lot of links to my site in youtube, facebook, twitter and ETC.?

I know that google ignores those links as links for SEO, and I am sharing them for traffic

but if I put a lot will it punish me actually? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization lowead00 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/will-google-punish-me-if-i-put-links-soial-media-500857.html
Migrating Site - go with new domain or 301? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/migrating-site-go-new-domain-301-a-500849.html Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:08:05 GMT Hi,

I've got a site that's been fairly well ranked for a number of years - I didn't want to mess with it too much but its development has become scrappier and scrappier over the years.

I feel it's come to a point the benefits of redeveloping would outweigh any ranking hit, so, I'm having it re-built in Wordpress. We're going to migrate as much of the good content as possible.
To make things more interesting, I'm also going to re-brand.

My question is what domain for the new site to reside under?
Do I keep it operating under the previous URL and redirect my new brand's URL to the old?
Or do I operate it under the new brand's URL and 301 the old domain?

Additional info: the old site is keyword rich - I know Google is less inclined to favour that these days (I do think the algo must make allowances for sites that were index over 10 year ago, like mine, though).
Would rather not give the URL here but, for example, the old site was:

bigredsocks.com (where "big", "red" and "socks" are all important keywords)
the new site is goofsamazingsocks.com (i.e. new brand's domain only feature's 1 keyword).

Would appreciate everyone's thoughts! ]]>
Google Optimization goof http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/migrating-site-go-new-domain-301-a-500849.html
most of my google results disappared http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/most-my-google-results-disappared-500845.html Thu, 20 Jun 2019 02:45:16 GMT a little more than ago i changed my site url from wordpress in the url, to a URL without it I also, until about 3 weeks ago, rewrote all my articles in my blog because they were written very badly until then many of my google results were 4, 3 or 2nd page. now most have disappeared.... ... a little more than ago i changed my site url from wordpress in the url, to a URL without it

I also, until about 3 weeks ago, rewrote all my articles in my blog because they were written very badly


until then many of my google results were 4, 3 or 2nd page.

now most have disappeared....

there are still some results in the google images.

my question is does it come back to normal at some point? do I get back the search results?? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization lowead00 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/most-my-google-results-disappared-500845.html
<![CDATA[SERP for "Wikipedia"]]> http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/serp-wikipedia-500842.html Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:36:29 GMT Searching for "Wikipedia" found 29 results in Google.

Where are the rest results?! ]]>
Google Optimization porton http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/serp-wikipedia-500842.html
Nationwide companies and GMB http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/nationwide-companies-gmb-500840.html Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:45:11 GMT Just wanted to make sure this is correct as my research isn't really turning up anything definitive:

Adding a nation-wide company with one physical location that doesn't even take "walk-in" customers (think eCommerce) to Google My Business is not only pointless, but it can actually be harmful.

Right? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization josh.epagecity http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/nationwide-companies-gmb-500840.html
Problem with Cache-Control http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/problem-cache-control-500838.html Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:10:09 GMT Header set Cache-Control "max-age=31536000, public"]]> Hi,

I cached my fonts via "Cache-Control" method but I dont see the results in DevTools (Chrome).
This is what I used in .htaccess file:

Code:

<filesMatch ".(jpg|jpeg|png|gif|ico|svg|woff|woff2|eot)$">
Header set Cache-Control "max-age=31536000, public"
</filesMatch>

And for "WOFF / WOFF2" this is what I see in Chrome:

Response Headers:

Code:

Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 2416
Content-Type: application/font-woff
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 05:07:57 GMT
ETag: "970-579ecf66cb9b6"
Last-Modified: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:58:57 GMT
Server: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)

]]>
Search Engine Optimization IT_Master http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/problem-cache-control-500838.html
SEO powersuite vs others http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/search-engine-optimization-powersuite-vs-others-500831.html Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:48:47 GMT Hi, The SEO tools I currently use are Moz and SEMrush. But I have been looking at the SEO power suite recently. Can this do everything the other tools can do? Because If I change to power suite it would save me significant costs. Hi,

The SEO tools I currently use are Moz and SEMrush. But I have been looking at the SEO power suite recently. Can this do everything the other tools can do? Because If I change to power suite it would save me significant costs. ]]>
Search Engine Optimization PInder325 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/search-engine-optimization-powersuite-vs-others-500831.html
Many identical version differing by lang= attribute http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/many-identical-version-differing-lang%3D-attribute-500823.html Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:52:49 GMT I have a list of 8115 languages.

Is it a good idea to submit 8115 versions (differing by lang= attributes) of my site to Google? In the future they are to be filled by content in different languages, but for now they differ only in lang= and also "supplementary" labels (such as names of menu items) only for English and Russian.

What will Google do if it sees 8115 versions differing mainly in lang=? Will it penalize me? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization porton http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/many-identical-version-differing-lang%3D-attribute-500823.html
Local SEO blogging doing more harm than good? http://forums.seochat.com/local-marketing-82/local-search-engine-optimization-blogging-doing-more-harm-than-good-500809.html Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:28:58 GMT Hello, Consider a family photographer who works in their home town, and also offers shoots in the surrounding area. Their website has 5 location pages, each targeting a specific local town (/family-photography/town-name). These work quite well in attracting traffic from these locations. ... Hello,

Consider a family photographer who works in their home town, and also offers shoots in the surrounding area.

Their website has 5 location pages, each targeting a specific local town (/family-photography/town-name). These work quite well in attracting traffic from these locations.

The photographer also blogs, and constantly references these towns in posts ("Today I did a shoot in ABCtown" etc). Her thinking is that if she has lots of posts that reference a town, this will improve her rankings for this location. So each targeted town might also have 20+ blog posts with the town in the URL, title, content.

But I wonder whether this approach weakens/cannibalises the location pages? Perhaps it is better to build really strong location pages, and use blog posts for other long-tail keywords, genuinely useful content etc. Maybe mention a town here and there, but don't over-egg it?

Any thoughts welcomed - thanks! ]]>
Local Marketing bangontime http://forums.seochat.com/local-marketing-82/local-search-engine-optimization-blogging-doing-more-harm-than-good-500809.html
Google API for Site Visitors http://forums.seochat.com/analytics-analysis-76/google-api-site-visitors-500804.html Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:13:07 GMT Hi, Anyone knows of API from Google Analytics that will allow to retrieve all time site visitors and the value could be retrieved as a JSON object. Thanks in advance. Hi,

Anyone knows of API from Google Analytics that will allow to retrieve all time site visitors and the value could be retrieved as a JSON object.

Thanks in advance. ]]>
Analytics Analysis jandesigner01 http://forums.seochat.com/analytics-analysis-76/google-api-site-visitors-500804.html