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 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:44:12 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.seochat.com/images/misc/rss.png SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ article publishing frequency http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/article-publishing-frequency-497865.html Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:32:23 GMT Hi.

we have a CCTV online store.
every 3 days exactly at 10 am, an article is published.

our competitors don't publish articles often, maybe an article every month. with keeping this in mind,


my question:

Is it necessary to publish articles every 3 days?

if we publish an article every 5 or 7 days, we have more time to edit old articles and work on their content quality, on-page seo, page title, meta discreption and so on.

what do you guys think about this? isn't doing this better? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization kiasati http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/article-publishing-frequency-497865.html
Google Detecting Real Page as Soft 404 Error http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/google-detecting-real-page-soft-404-error-497864.html Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:17:24 GMT We've migrated my site (E.g page: https://bit.ly/2xBjy4J) from HTTP to HTTPS protocols in Sep 2017 but I noticed after migration soft 404 granularly increasing.

But these soft 404 error pages are real pages but Google still detects them as soft 404. When I checked the Google cache it shows me the cache but with HTTP page.

We've tried all possible solutions but unable to figure out why Google is still important to HTTP pages and detecting HTTPS pages as soft 404 error.

Can someone please suggest a solution or possible cause for this issue.

Thanks,
Nilesh Shirke ]]>
Search Engine Optimization nileshshirke http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/google-detecting-real-page-soft-404-error-497864.html
How do I rank a blog style homepage? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/how-do-i-rank-blog-style-homepage-497862.html Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:18:53 GMT I have a magazine style website where the inner content is being ranked but the homepage is nowhere to be seen. The reason for this is because the content on the homepage is just snippets leading to the articles in the inner content. Any ideas on how I would get the homepage to rank for... I have a magazine style website where the inner content is being ranked but the homepage is nowhere to be seen.

The reason for this is because the content on the homepage is just snippets leading to the articles in the inner content.

Any ideas on how I would get the homepage to rank for general queries relating to the niche the website is about?

Thanks ]]>
Google Optimization Kain http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/how-do-i-rank-blog-style-homepage-497862.html
<![CDATA[Errors with "ItemList" Schema]]> http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/errors-itemlist-schema-497853.html Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:36:18 GMT { "@context":...]]> I'm wanting to implement Item List schema. The issue is, schema.org's markup (according to Google's structured data testing tool) is incorrect.

JSON example (as seen on schema.org here):
Code:

<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "ItemList",
  "itemListElement": [
    "HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl",
    "Dell XPS 15 (Sandy Bridge)",
    "Lenovo ThinkPad X220"
  ],
  "itemListOrder": "http://schema.org/ItemListOrderDescending",
  "name": "Top 10 laptops"
}
</script>

which brings this error:






So I thought, ok. I'll settle for Microdata, but nope. Again the horse's mouths example is incorrect.

Code:

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ItemList">
  <h2 itemprop="name">Top 10 laptops</h2><br>
  <link itemprop="itemListOrder" href="http://schema.org/ItemListOrderDescending" />
  <p>1. <span itemprop="itemListElement">HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl</span></p>
  <p>2. <span itemprop="itemListElement">Dell XPS 15 (Sandy Bridge)</span></p>
  <p>3. <span itemprop="itemListElement">Lenovo ThinkPad X220</span></p>
  ...
</div>

which brings this error:



I've tried to order them in JSON and Microdata but it just spits back different errors. Just wondering if anybody has come across this / or has good knowledge in either language who could hopefully slap me and tell me what I'm doing wrong here. Really is a pain that their own docs are incorrect. ]]>
Search Engine Optimization matt1966 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/errors-itemlist-schema-497853.html
Hacked page, spam links discovered, but what about SERP? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/hacked-page-spam-links-discovered-but-what-about-serp-497839.html Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:18:28 GMT At one of the pages that I manage, I have recently noticed at GSC a huge increase at Indexing. Around 16.000 of pages were added in just a few days. By checking some of the links, I discovered that they were showing some University page, promoting some exam training packages. Our IT is informed... At one of the pages that I manage, I have recently noticed at GSC a huge increase at Indexing. Around 16.000 of pages were added in just a few days.
By checking some of the links, I discovered that they were showing some University page, promoting some exam training packages.

Our IT is informed and they handled the problem, but I wonder now what I should do with do the indexing of all these pages.
We are talking about thousands of different links, based on our domain, like : www.ourdomain.com/?_xxxx_Pdf-Exam.html

Just checked a few of them at SERP and they are still loading with the exam metadata info. Should I do some deindexing? Or just leave this and Google will remove them gradually? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization rastaviper http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/hacked-page-spam-links-discovered-but-what-about-serp-497839.html
Website deindexed http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/website-deindexed-497833.html Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:32:39 GMT I am running a website with a lot of traffic. Today i was checking and my complete website is deindexed. organic traffic is still coming and even the search console is showing no errors. Unable to identify the issue. I am running a website with a lot of traffic.
Today i was checking and my complete website is deindexed.
organic traffic is still coming and even the search console is showing no errors.

Unable to identify the issue. ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Anaskarim http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/website-deindexed-497833.html
Correct HTML Tagging for Company Name, etc http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/correct-html-tagging-company-name-etc-497824.html Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:13:17 GMT structure tags. 1) Name of company a) An image logo, should it be alt tag, title tag, or something else, or both. b)...]]> For any website, what html tags in the body (not the head of the document) should be applied for the following. I would be placing these inside <header></header> structure tags.

1) Name of company
a) An image logo, should it be alt tag, title tag, or something else, or both.
b) Plain text name of the company

2) A company tagline underneath the company name / logo.

Both 1 and 2 would be on all pages of the site.

3) The name of the page (such as the title of the blog page, article, etc). My guess is h1, but I'm not sure because of what would be recommended for 1 and 2.

Thanks! ]]>
Search Engine Optimization gigaboy http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/correct-html-tagging-company-name-etc-497824.html
My page rank and visits dropped suddenly.. http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/my-page-rank-visits-dropped-suddenly-497809.html Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:02:22 GMT My page was at the top of 1st page the last years but suddenly it appears in the 2nd - 3rd page. I did not chane anything, no errors in console.. Any idea what could have caused this? Thank you! Image: https://i.imgur.com/2kKEtfK.png My page was at the top of 1st page the last years but suddenly it appears in the 2nd - 3rd page. I did not chane anything, no errors in console.. Any idea what could have caused this?
Thank you! ]]>
Google Optimization hariskar http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/my-page-rank-visits-dropped-suddenly-497809.html
Mobile-First causing Mobile Usability Issues? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/mobile-first-causing-mobile-usability-issues-497795.html Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:00:38 GMT All of my clients have been getting the mobile-first message in Google Search Console. Along with this, they're seeing a spike in the number of Mobile Usability Issues appearing in Search Console as well. Nothing about the pages has changed and, quite frankly, they're aesthetically sound.

For one particular client this seems to have affected their rankings.

Is anyone else observing this trend? ]]>
Google Optimization Adam.W http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/mobile-first-causing-mobile-usability-issues-497795.html
Confusion in checking Keyword ranking ? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/confusion-checking-keyword-ranking-497792.html Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:21:17 GMT I check ranking of the keywords manually and I also tried keyword ranking checker tool... So I want to clear my confusion which one is the right way to find the correct ranking of keywords and free keywords ranking checker tools shows correct result or not ? Please share your opinions ... I check ranking of the keywords manually and I also tried keyword ranking checker tool...
So I want to clear my confusion which one is the right way to find the correct ranking of keywords

and free keywords ranking checker tools shows correct result or not ?

Please share your opinions

Thanks ]]>
Search Engine Optimization steverobert http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/confusion-checking-keyword-ranking-497792.html
Using exact keyword in permalink? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/using-exact-keyword-permalink-497781.html Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:24:32 GMT For seo should you use exact keyword in permalink? My keyword has stop words, I'm worried if I don't use exact keyword it will affect ranking, is this true? ]]> Search Engine Optimization appplayer http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/using-exact-keyword-permalink-497781.html How to let Google know about new pages when dozens of new pages are created daily. http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-let-google-know-about-new-pages-when-dozens-new-pages-created-daily-497776.html Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:29:45 GMT Hello, I run a social news website in the style of Reddit, where people can submit links and post self posts with text. Each story has its own perma link. Problem is that Google does not index these pages quick enough, by the time it has indexed them, the news from the articles is already... Hello,

I run a social news website in the style of Reddit, where people can submit links and post self posts with text.
Each story has its own perma link.

Problem is that Google does not index these pages quick enough, by the time it has indexed them, the news from the articles is already outdated.

Should I force google to crawl my website more often? The site is relatively new, I'm not sure how to approach this.

Any advice? ]]>
Search Engine Optimization Fatabbot http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-let-google-know-about-new-pages-when-dozens-new-pages-created-daily-497776.html
Have Google used us? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/have-google-used-us-497775.html Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:42:00 GMT Hi all - I built and manage an online store in Australia for my mum which is going well, and recently Google flew over from the states and shot a video with my mum, all about her story etc. It took 2 days of her time and there was a big gala launch which has been exciting for my mum, but... Hi all -

I built and manage an online store in Australia for my mum which is going well, and recently
Google flew over from the states and shot a video with my mum, all about her story etc. It
took 2 days of her time and there was a big gala launch which has been exciting for my mum,
but obviously took a lot of her time and energy. The video is essentially an emotive ad for
google ads, but we didn't receive any adwords credits. The video has also been posted
on Google's official youtube channel, but there are no mentions of the business or links and I can't
find any blog articles about it or other mentions of it on any of their social channels.

I'm realising I've dropped the ball here and should have ensured a few things to start with (I
oversee all the digital stuff for my mum) but I'm wondering if I should be a bit miffed here more
wasn't done for our benefit SEO/publicity wise, and if there's anything I should be reasonable requesting
now. For example, if the business name is mentioned in their video description does that bear any seo
weight citiation wise? (Obviously a hyperlink can't be included as it's plain text). Or should I be requesting
a blog etc? Or is this just how these things work? I think it'd be fair if we got something out of it
more than a nice video that gets shown at 1 conference!

Many thanks ]]>
Search Engine Optimization dilby http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/have-google-used-us-497775.html
How to remove my website link from web directory? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-remove-my-website-link-web-directory-497774.html Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:21:57 GMT Few days ago, I had submitted my site into some directories. Today, just I am shocked. Some of the directories are create 200/300 links of my site with one anchor text. I couldn't find any way to remove my links from them. Because, they don't remove link before 1 year. Is there any way to remove link without requesting directory owners. Plz, help me. ]]> Search Engine Optimization sadia http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/how-remove-my-website-link-web-directory-497774.html Span tag nested in heading http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/span-tag-nested-heading-497758.html Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:48:30 GMT

or

with a span nested inside of it (see below) do search engines see just L8 Class or do they see L8 Class ? If they see it as the latter, are there any ways around it? Code: ---------

L If I have a heading tag ie: <h1><h2><h3> or <h4> with a span nested inside of it (see below) do search engines see just L8 Class or do they see L<span class="big">8</span> Class ?

If they see it as the latter, are there any ways around it?

Code:

<h3 class="hG2 slantTitle">L<span class="big">8</span> Class</h3>
]]>
Search Engine Optimization pfar54 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/span-tag-nested-heading-497758.html