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, 14 Dec 2018 03:53:43 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.seochat.com/images/misc/rss.png SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ Deleted Parent Category But Still Serving (w 404) http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/deleted-parent-category-but-still-serving-w-404-a-498777.html Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:06:31 GMT Hi, can somebody help me out please...

I had this structure /new-cars/car-reviews and /new-cars/auto-news

And wished to remove the 'new cars' parent category so I simply deleted the category, hoping to return /car-reviews and /auto-news
parent categories, along with all child categories (/auto-news/ford, etc.)

Problem is, I am still seeing the random /new-cars/auto-news etc urls still serving, with 404 pages..?

While some have resolved, majority are still showing 'new cars' in the url.

How can I fix this? Thank-you! ]]>
Search Engine Optimization autozone http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/deleted-parent-category-but-still-serving-w-404-a-498777.html
Google CEO Answering questions http://forums.seochat.com/water-cooler-118/google-ceo-answering-questions-498776.html Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:44:32 GMT Firstly, I think this is hilarious: https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/videos/705284499857188/ US Congress seems to be very much like the UK gov, a punch a dinosaurs making internet laws (Like GDPR) with next to no knowledge in tech, or how it works. Secondly, from an SEO point of view, at... Firstly, I think this is hilarious: https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/v...5284499857188/

US Congress seems to be very much like the UK gov, a punch a dinosaurs making internet laws (Like GDPR) with next to no knowledge in tech, or how it works.

Secondly, from an SEO point of view, at 2:35 he explains how Google's Algorithm works. "Things like relevance, freshness, popularity, how other people are using it" ]]>
The Water Cooler matt1966 http://forums.seochat.com/water-cooler-118/google-ceo-answering-questions-498776.html
Duplicate Meta Descripitoins http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/duplicate-meta-descripitoins-498773.html Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:59:30 GMT So I am in the process of updating all of the meta descriptions on all of my pages on a ecomerce store. My SEO software SEO powersuites say no page should have duplicate meta tags, then has a quoete from Matt Cluff who says it's better to have no meta tag the an duplicate.

Each page I have currently has it's own meta tag, however, on product pages that have more then 1 page, it will have a duplicate tag on page 2,3,4 etc. Should I be worried about these? Or should I be focusing on other things first?

Thanks! ]]>
Search Engine Optimization cooperh http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/duplicate-meta-descripitoins-498773.html
<![CDATA[Bing Analytics Tool, "Clarity"]]> http://forums.seochat.com/bing-yahoo-search-optimization-61/bing-analytics-tool-clarity-498771.html Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:56:59 GMT Bing has a new analytics product, called Clarity. It's currently in beta, but if you want to sign up for it, head over here https://www.clarity.ms/

More info here https://blogs.bing.com/webmaster/nov...lytics-product ]]>
BING/Yahoo Search Optimization engine http://forums.seochat.com/bing-yahoo-search-optimization-61/bing-analytics-tool-clarity-498771.html
PDF Library getting best impression rate - How to utilize this to my benefit? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/pdf-library-getting-best-impression-rate-how-utilize-my-benefit-498770.html Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:37:25 GMT Hi! I run a site for a friend (creditscoremaestro.com), and have optimized for SEO to the best
of my ability. We offer a credit resource library, in the form of pdf's. I noticed that on Google
search console, I'm getting the most impressions and clicks via these pdf's. The problem is,
google links straight to the pdf rather than the page that shows the list of pdf's, so this doesn't
help much in the way of conversions or getting users to browse the site.

I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to how I could utilize these clicks and impressions
to my benefit? I was thinking, maybe I could modify the pdf's to include a link to pages on my
site. I'm not sure if there would be a copyright issue here though.

Any ideas welcome. Thanks! ]]>
Google Optimization SilenceDogood http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/pdf-library-getting-best-impression-rate-how-utilize-my-benefit-498770.html
A Challenge Worthy of A True SEO Expert http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/challenge-worthy-true-search-engine-optimization-expert-498768.html Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:47:19 GMT A provocative title, yes. I come to shamelessly ask for your help.

I can't for the life of me find out why this pages structured recipe markup will not show up in SERPs-

https://greenhealthycooking.com/instant-pot-rice/




Things we know

- It's not a recipe plugin issue, the vast majority of recipe cards are showing for this site
- It's not a validation issue- Google structured data validator tool can recognize the markup

Our Hunches

- It could be a performance issue. The page is long, and GTMetrix has the page at load at 4.2s size- 1.26mb. While we think this may be it, we're not sold.
- The recipe card is found at nearly the bottom of the page. Could Google perceive this as an attempt to burry it? so they're not showing it?

Thanks for your feedback! would love to hear any and all ideas. ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Mpond2 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/challenge-worthy-true-search-engine-optimization-expert-498768.html
<![CDATA[Top 36 SEO Insights of the Year from Google's John Mueller]]> http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/top-36-search-engine-optimization-insights-year-googles-john-mueller-498763.html Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:36:00 GMT https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...ily-newsletter ]]> Google Optimization universo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/top-36-search-engine-optimization-insights-year-googles-john-mueller-498763.html What could be the reason for this keyword fluctuation? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/what-could-reason-keyword-fluctuation-498757.html Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:40:03 GMT We were ranking on No. 9th position for one popular - high search volume - keyword. Suddenly we dropped to 87th position 5 months ago. Then we found some toxic links anchored with this keyword and removed. Then we went back to 14th, 18th, suddenly 4th (for 3 days) and now went back to 18th. (3 days... We were ranking on No. 9th position for one popular - high search volume - keyword. Suddenly we dropped to 87th position 5 months ago. Then we found some toxic links anchored with this keyword and removed. Then we went back to 14th, 18th, suddenly 4th (for 3 days) and now went back to 18th. (3 days ago). This all going on for a month. I know the details here are less but did you have any similar experience like this? what do you think about this? ]]> Search Engine Optimization sriram.on http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/what-could-reason-keyword-fluctuation-498757.html Hosting http://forums.seochat.com/water-cooler-118/hosting-498739.html Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:49 GMT Hi I am having a few issues with my hosting site being a little bit slow and they have to many site per IP so am wanting to move sites. The problem is there are so many out there and everyone has a different view of who is best ,or good. I am only after fast load times and maybe be a dedicated... Hi
I am having a few issues with my hosting site being a little bit slow and they have to many site per IP so am wanting to move sites.
The problem is there are so many out there and everyone has a different view of who is best ,or good.
I am only after fast load times and maybe be a dedicated IP for my 2 sites.. I don't mind paying up to around 10 a month.
I've found blue host for 11 a month ,but was wondering if there was a better option out there that is reliable.
I only ask as my original hosting was bought out by go daddy and since then Time to first byte is just way to long on 2 different sites ]]>
The Water Cooler Andy-C27 http://forums.seochat.com/water-cooler-118/hosting-498739.html
How to choose the best SEO training course? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-choose-best-search-engine-optimization-training-course-498736.html Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:56:25 GMT Hello, I plan to attend an SEO training course, and I am a bit confused by the huge diversity of offers. Could you please suggest me some tips/criteria/key points to consider before giving my money to a training company? Any piece of advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you Hello,

I plan to attend an SEO training course, and I am a bit confused by the huge diversity of offers.

Could you please suggest me some tips/criteria/key points to consider before giving my money to a training company?

Any piece of advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Sburator http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-choose-best-search-engine-optimization-training-course-498736.html
Log file from a SEO point of view http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/log-file-search-engine-optimization-point-view-498735.html Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:27:11 GMT Hi everyone Anybody can help me to identified what information do I need from a log file that from a SEO point of view? Thanks Hi everyone

Anybody can help me to identified what information do I need from a log file that from a SEO point of view? Thanks ]]>
Google Optimization universo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/log-file-search-engine-optimization-point-view-498735.html
Switching from http to https in analytics http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/switching-http-https-analytics-498732.html Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:38:37 GMT We are moving our site from http to https. I know how to switch this in google analyitcs. My question is that when we are switching, we are also cleaning up the urls making them more user friendly. For example, www.boardsdirect.co.uk/store/white-boards is switching to... We are moving our site from http to https. I know how to switch this in google analyitcs. My question is that when we are switching, we are also cleaning up the urls making them more user friendly. For example, www.boardsdirect.co.uk/store/white-boards is switching to www.boardsdirect.co.uk/whiteboards. When I switch my site from http to https and change these urls is there anything else I need to do in google analytics apart from change the property settings to https? ]]> Search Engine Optimization PInder325 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/switching-http-https-analytics-498732.html <![CDATA[What website changes (technical) SEOs can ignore confidently? Google's perspective!]]> http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/what-website-changes-technical-seos-can-ignore-confidently-googles-perspective-498721.html Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:28:10 GMT Hi community members,

I am looking after SEO at our company and there are lots of changes happening about our website; especially technical changes. It's hard for me to look after every deployment of the website like change of server location, etc. We generally agree that every change related to website must be notified by SEO to understand the ranking fluctuation and how search engines welcome them. I just wonder what technical deployments of a website I could confidently ignore to save time and give a go ahead to technical team without interrupting or waiting for my approval.

Thanks ]]>
Google Optimization satish.seo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/what-website-changes-technical-seos-can-ignore-confidently-googles-perspective-498721.html
Is there a way to find the rating (not review) history of a competitor app? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/there-way-find-rating-not-review-history-competitor-app-498717.html Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:18:33 GMT If its not possible to find the rating history of the play store app, is there a way to find the number of downloads of a third party play store app? If its not possible to find the rating history of the play store app, is there a way to find the number of downloads of a third party play store app? ]]> Search Engine Optimization sriram.on http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/there-way-find-rating-not-review-history-competitor-app-498717.html Query tag in URLs causing 400 Bad Requests http://forums.seochat.com/seo-help-general-chat-16/query-tag-urls-causing-400-bad-requests-498697.html Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:31:23 GMT I'm working on a client's website using website auditor. It's showing 113 resources with 400 bad requests and all the links shown contain this query tag added to the urls: %PRIVACY_URL%.

https://www.cbradio.co.uk/%PRIVACY_URL% for example. I'm trying to figure out what's adding this privacy url query and creating page versions with that query but can't find the cause. I noticed their website is protected by reCaptcha, my inkling is it's some problem to do with that. Can these types of links be bad for seo? Anyone come across this kind of query tag before? ]]>
SEO Help (General Chat) Remnt http://forums.seochat.com/seo-help-general-chat-16/query-tag-urls-causing-400-bad-requests-498697.html