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How To Verify Automatic Signed Exchanges (SXGs) Implementation With Google Search Console

Automatic Signed Exchanges is a recent transformational feature from Cloudflare, aiming to revamp the traditional model on how web pages are loaded. This functionality is in partnership with Google, who initiated Signed Exchanges (SXGs) in the first place. If you aren’t aware of this or need a quick primer, check out the post titled “About

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5 Methods for Permanently Removing URLs From Google Search

Every now and then, you might find a need to either remove a URL, or a set of them from Google Search. And while it may take some time to complete the entire process, and there are some things you can do to speed up the process, one of them comes straight from Google in

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A Visual Guide to Google Search Console Removals Tool

Google Search Console is informative and a convenient avenue to control a few aspects of how your web presence appears in their SERPs. One of those is the Google Search Console Removals Tool (mostly informative, but also allows you to take some direct actions). What Can You Do With the Google Search Console Removals Tool?

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How to Upload Google Search Console HTML File for a WordPress Site

Google Search Console is paramount to any SEO who’s serious about organic growth and performance. And to that end, most WordPress users are either likely wanting to integrate Search Console Data via some plugin, or are looking to somehow get easy access to it via some setting in their WP dashboard. However, the first step

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How to Add Users and Owners in Google Search Console

How to Add Users in Google Search Console Adding an additional user in Google Search Console isn’t actually that hard. As of today, adding someone else lies under your property’s “Settings > Users and permissions.” Once you’re inside the users and permissions section, you can add a user, with either of the two following permission

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SEO Diagnosis: How to Read the GSC Crawl Stats Report

When it comes to SEO ROI, the first step is always discoverability. Simply put, if you aren’t found in search engines, people won’t come to your site. Traffic is step 2; a step before that (step 1), is ensuring your site is technically sound for crawling. To that end, speaking strictly about Google, in its

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Google Search Console Internal Links: What It Tells You About Your SEO

Utilizing and optimizing your internal linking strategy can do SEO wonders for you if used correctly, and if it doesn’t cross the line of spam. And while we all love and rave about our favorite SEO tools (believe me, I have one too), the Google Search Console Internal links report is a valuable resource. Of

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A Guide to Understanding 410s, 404s, and Soft 404s

Note: For the purposes of this post, please assume that non-existent URLs can be referred to both 404s and 410s. Every SEO will, or has already, grappled with non-existent URLs, or some variations of it. In recent years, it has become more clear on how to deal with these pages; however, even today, a lot

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What Is a Broken Link in SEO? Everything You Need to Know

What is a broken link in SEO? Broken links (SEO or not), are essentially URLs in plain and easy terms, that do not work anymore. You can identify a broken link in two easy ways: Front-end: When you navigate to a broken links/a.k.a a URL that doesn’t work. You know it’s not working because you

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What Should Be the First Step of a Structured SEO Plan (for New Websites)

SEO happens to be one of those marketing channels where usually, no one is always right or wrong. Depending on who you talk to, you might get different answers for what a structured SEO plan should be. In fact, a lot of SEOs might even tell you that the first step to a structured SEO

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Are Subdomains Bad for SEO?

Note: When I mention things like the main website, primary website, primary version, and similar, I am referencing to the preferred subdomain or an existing version of the site. Are subdomains bad for SEO? Technically speaking, no. Google has also stated that they treat them equally. However, a lot of SEOs don’t prefer the use

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Google Disavow Tool: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re not familiar with the “Google Disavow Tool,” you may not be the only one — especially for someone new to SEO. For the experienced, you may have encountered this tool (I am guessing in unfortunate circumstances). With all the recent penguin updates, along with other core updates, I feel that this tool is

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Mobile-First Indexing: Now That It Has Rolled Out, What Should You Do?

Mobile-first indexing has clearly rolled out to almost everyone. So rather than discussing a lot about what to expect, and how to prepare for it, this post will aim to delineate what should SEOs be doing today — now that this indexing has rolled out. However, before doing so, let’s super briefly touch on a

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How You Can Find Out Exactly How Many URLs Has Google Indexed From Your Sitemap Files

Almost any SEO would know how to get to the coverage report in Google Search Console, and either look at the total indexed URLs, or specifically, look at the total of “indexed and submitted” URLs. Sounds a little blurry? Let’s work with a screenshot (below) that almost anyone would be familiar with. Per the image

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Everything You Need to Know About Canonical Tags

Website owners, especially large eCommerce website owners, have always struggled in battling duplicate content issues. Depending on the CMS settings, server settings, and the handling of query parameters, duplicate content can be a big pain in the, you know! In my professional experience, and readings, I have seen the following commonly occurring duplicate content issues:

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How to Create and Submit XML Sitemaps to Google

XML sitemaps are one of the crucial pieces of information that search engines rely on to read your URLs accurately. The most significant advantage comes to fruition when your URLs aren’t linked throughout your website. In such scenarios, you can have more of an assurance that your URLs will be indexed. Having that stated, outside

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The Power of Google Search Console’s URL Inspection Tool

Almost everyone probably knows about the GSC’s URL inspection tool. In fact, one of the core purposes it’s used for is to submit an URL for getting indexed. While that’s certainly helpful, the tool serves a lot of different purposes. For those of you who aren’t that aware, Google’s URL inspection on a high-level can

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