Do you have broken links on your website? Do you even know if you do? I thought I had my linking structure under control and perfect…until I installed the Broken Links Checker Plugin, and let it loose on my database. Wow! It was a revelation. And when I checked, it was all true! All the Broken Links and Link Errors that this plugin reveled were indeed dodgy (a technical term) or not working at all and going to Page 404 Errors – all broken links.
So why did I think my Linking structure was fine? Because I frequently check my Attracta Broken Links Report that comes as an Extra Tool with most Website Hosting Accounts, and here is what it was showing before I installed the Broken Link Checker Plugin. Continue reading
Do you have missing Alt Texts on any of your images? You probably think you don’t . That’s what I thought, anyway, because we all know we have to add Alt Tags to images. That is basic SEO. So of course we always add Alt Tags, (also known as Alt Texts), to all the images we upload, right? Of course we do.
However….when I went to the AboutUs website, and got a Free SEO WebSite Report, there it was in black and white (it might have been red) ‘Some of your Images do not have Alt Tags!’. Aaaah!
If you haven’t already visited the AboutUs.org website to get a Free Website Report and Dofollow backlinks, check out my article: How to Get Free SEO Site Report AND Juicy Page Rank 5 Dofollow Links. Continue reading
Free Site Reports AND Juicy Dofollow links? That sounds too good to be true, but that is exactly what you can get at the AboutUs.org site. We all like free stuff, right? And we all need to know that our SEO is well optimized, because that will increase our online visibility in Search Engine Results, right?
That’s the theory, anyway. It’s a brave blogger (stupid blogger?) who ignores their SEO – Search Engine Optimization.
The purpose of SEO is to make sure that Google web crawlers, and other web crawlers, will be able to ‘see’ all the goodies that we have posted on our blog – and see them easily because we have a well organized and well Optimized Structure for our blog with all our Title tags, Alt tags and Meta tags in place, exactly how Google likes them.
If you are not sure why it’s important to know how web crawlers ‘see’ web pages, and why they don’t see your website in the same way that humans do, you need to brush up on your SEO knowledge. My Category called SEO: Optimization covers much of the basics that every blogger needs to know about. Continue reading
Many bloggers don’t know how to do a Website Health Check. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to know basic SEO, always do what you’re supposed to do, and then just hope for the best. Nobody’s perfect. And everyone needs to be able to know exactly what Google’s web crawlers will pick up as ‘errors’ when crawlers crawl your site.
Solution: every website owner needs to have a few online Health Checking Tools in their Tool Box. Health Check Tools will give you objective, factual reports about the true health of your website. And you do need to have those objective third party Reports, because they show you how your blog really gets ‘seen’ through the objective eyes of web crawlers – not just how you think or hope that it is seen. Continue reading
Setting up Google Publisher is the final step in the 3 step branding process of verifying ‘You’ as Author, all your online Content as Yours, and your website or business as a verified Google Publishing Platform. Linking all these three branding opportunities together, promotes you and your products across the whole Google Plus Social Network system.
This article explains how to implement the third step: Google Publisher, to promote your blog, business or products. Once you have set up your Personal Google+ Profile Account, and have Google Plus Pages set up, you can now set up your Google+ Publisher links. You do that by
- Creating Google+ Pages inside your personal G+ Profile account
- Adding rel=”Publisher” to your website, and the
- Linking the two together. Continue reading
Are you confused about Google Publisher? Do you know why you need Google+ Publisher, as well as G+ Authorship? Have you created a G+ Page for your business yet? How about adding the rel=”publisher’ attribute to your website? Hmmm…maybe you still haven’t set up Google ‘Author’ markup for branding everything you write online, by getting Big Daddy’s Seal of Approval? – Big Daddy is Google, in case you’ve been living in a shoe-box.
Do you have your photo appearing next to your SERPs yet? With the increased traffic that your photo generates? Or maybe you haven’t managed to set up your Google+ Account yet? Are you struggling with setting up your Google Authorship with your Google+ Profile Account? Or your rel=”me” links? Maybe rel=”author” linking is where you are having a problem?
You can leap over all these hurdles in a single bound, if you check out Idiot’s Guide to Setting Up Google+ Authorship. And if you are still confused about Google+ and how all these pieces of the Google+ jigsaw fit together, see Google+ Explained. Continue reading