SEO Chat Forums - Google Optimization http://forums.seochat.com/ Google Optimization forum discussing techniques to increase rank in Google. Find help for defeating spam pages, building site trust, and figuring out the Google algorithm. Also read about the best SEO tools to help with Google search. en Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:57:51 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.seochat.com/images/misc/rss.png SEO Chat Forums - Google Optimization http://forums.seochat.com/ Installing translation plugin on wordpress: Any checklist and risks? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/installing-translation-plugin-wordpress-any-checklist-risks-499788.html Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:46:10 GMT Hi,

We are going to install a translation plugin on our wordpress hosted website. It's going to generate sub directories like website.com/it/ or website.com/fr/. The plugin will create hreflang tags automatically in the pages and canonicals will be pointing to same pages. Is there anything to check before deploying this plugin? We are going to generate more than 30+ languages pages which will increase our website pages to 30 times in Google index.

Will this dilute the page ranking or have any duplicate content issues?

Thanks ]]>
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Google Florida 2: The First Major Algorithm Update http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-florida-2-first-major-algorithm-update-499756.html Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:29:11 GMT https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-algorithm-history/florida-update/ Anyone has noticed? Thanks https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...lorida-update/

Anyone has noticed? Thanks ]]>
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Is this strategy still okay? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/strategy-still-okay-499751.html Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:19:20 GMT About 10 years ago I designed a website for my father regarding carpet cleaning. I researched SEO on this site a lot and had some very good success with my strategy. *Basically this is what I did:* Directed page content: One topic per page. I had around 75 pages of content on his site. ... About 10 years ago I designed a website for my father regarding carpet cleaning. I researched SEO on this site a lot and had some very good success with my strategy.

Basically this is what I did:

Directed page content: One topic per page. I had around 75 pages of content on his site.

Keyword research: I used tools like Google Keyword tool to come up with 3 terms per page/topic that I wanted to rank for. Some times it was a two word phrase and some times a 3 word phrase.

Page Title (80 chars): I put the page title content like this... User readable title that included my TWO OR THREE WORD PHRASE | three word phrase

Description: I would type a description about 250 characters or less. In this description, I would try to "naturally" have my two or three keyword phrases included. It was typed as natural sentences though, not just Keyword 1, Keyword 2, Keyword 3

H1 Tag: I would have 1xH1 tag on the page that was a Sentence/phrase which included my keyword phrase

2-3x H3 Tags: These would break up the content to be more readable. I would then Include int he H3 tags a sentence that included one of the phrases

Basically... My goal was to have the keyword phrases repeated 2-3 times each in the page, but made sure that the keyword inserts made sense with the content and was readable (user experience).

I had some fantastic success with this. I was highly ranking within bigger local cities as the 1-3 spot consistently. In fact, it was so good that even though nothing has been done with that SEO/site in about 4-5 years it is STILL ranking for some of the terms and dropped to probably about 6-8 for some of the other terms. I also followed that up with writing articles about say, removing ____ stains from your carpet. Then give the directions on how to do that. But in that article I would link back to the appropriate page on the site. This helped a lot with ranking.

QUESTION:

Is this strategy still okay? Note that I make sure that EVERYTHING makes sense when you read it. It sounds natural.

I was talking to a marketing company recently and I they said that this is "keyword stuffing" and that I will be slapped for it. I don't think they are correct because it is "natural content". My guide has always been if you read it and it sounds natural then it is okay. Am I wrong with the way SEO is today? ]]>
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Google SERPs Update March 12, 2019 http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-serps-update-march-12-2019-a-499739.html Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:12:28 GMT Google's latest SERPs update which appeared to start March 12, and currently is continuing today, will need to settle before we can make any observations.

Quote:

This week, we released a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year.
https://twitter.com/searchliaison/st...42166788587520

What specifics have you noticed have changed? ]]>
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After 301, keep or delete? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/after-301-keep-delete-499664.html Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:21:07 GMT Hi All Advice needed regarding 301ís. My client has two sports centres that used to have two locations. One of them is now closed but there are still two websites because there were two specialities and the websites could focus on each of them. However, things have changed and the single... Hi All
Advice needed regarding 301ís.

My client has two sports centres that used to have two locations.
One of them is now closed but there are still two websites because there were two specialities and the websites could focus on each of them.
However, things have changed and the single centre now caters for both specialities.
Would it be best to 301 any relevant pages on for the closed centre and then keep the site.
Or would it be best to 301 any relevant pages and then delete the website of the closed centre?

Thanks, Nick ]]>
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Drop in the traffic from Google Search during the last 10 days http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/drop-traffic-google-search-during-last-10-days-499651.html Wed, 06 Mar 2019 19:06:48 GMT Hi.

I'm suffering a daily drop in my visits from Google Organic Search, 15-25% since 23 February, and the traffic is lower than in the same period of 2018.

My website is focused in Northern side of Mexico, along with California, Arizona and Texas. I wondered if there is any special event in the region (or even an abnormal rise of temperatures) which can justify such traffic decrease.

Any similar experience? I'm just trying to dismiss suspicions. Thank you very much ]]>
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Google adding main site name the title tags of pages in the subfolders: How to handle http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/google-adding-main-site-name-title-tags-pages-subfolders-how-handle-499630.html Tue, 05 Mar 2019 09:58:57 GMT Hi community,

Ours is a WP hosted website. We have given our site title which reflects across all the website page title suffix. Like "Moz SEO" will be default at the title for pages like "Local SEO - Moz SEO".

We have given different page title suffix to our sub-folders' pages like blog and help guides. For blog we have given "Moz blog" as title tag suffix which was working fine. But Google suddenly started showing main website's title as suffix in pages of sub folders. Ex blog: "How to rank better - Moz blog - Moz SEO". Here we can see "Moz SEO" has been added which is not required. How to handle this?

Thanks ]]>
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New Without slash URLs not redirected with slash URLs; but canonicalised: Any harm? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/new-without-slash-urls-not-redirected-slash-urls%3B-but-canonicalised-any-harm-499574.html Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:21:02 GMT Hi friends, Our website pages without slash are not redirecting to with slash and vice-versa. Both the versions are returning 200 response code. Both the versions are pointed to with slash URLs with rel-canonical tags. Is this right setup? Or we need to redirect one another to slash or without... Hi friends,

Our website pages without slash are not redirecting to with slash and vice-versa. Both the versions are returning 200 response code. Both the versions are pointed to with slash URLs with rel-canonical tags. Is this right setup? Or we need to redirect one another to slash or without slash versions?

Thanks ]]>
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New Google tool to test your site for mobiles http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/new-google-tool-test-your-site-mobiles-499556.html Tue, 26 Feb 2019 09:20:25 GMT Anyone has tried and got any feedback? Anyone has tried and got any feedback? ]]> Google Optimization universo http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/new-google-tool-test-your-site-mobiles-499556.html Spam score 65% on MOZ http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/spam-score-65%25-moz-499550.html Mon, 25 Feb 2019 20:00:04 GMT Hi All, just subscribed for a 1-month free trial on Moz.com and ran my website through. The results are not promising to be honest. Some of you were right - I lost a decent amount of backlinks (both high-quality and toxic) and experienced a significant drop in ranking. Further to this - my... Hi All,

just subscribed for a 1-month free trial on Moz.com and ran my website through.
The results are not promising to be honest. Some of you were right - I lost a decent amount
of backlinks (both high-quality and toxic) and experienced a significant drop in ranking.
Further to this - my spam score (Represents the percentage of sites with similar features
we've found to be penalized or banned by Google) sits at 65% which falls under red/risky category.
Does anyone know what attributes effect this score? Can I somehow get rid of this in future?

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HTTP 403 error (Forbidden) in Sitemap http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/http-403-error-forbidden-sitemap-499543.html Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:39:45 GMT Hello guys! I'm getting HTTP 403 error (Forbidden) in my sitemap, how do I resolve this issue? ]]> Google Optimization airnest http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/http-403-error-forbidden-sitemap-499543.html <![CDATA[Interesting wording from one of Google's AI products]]> http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/interesting-wording-one-googles-ai-products-499534.html Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:15:25 GMT https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-t...s/data-logging

First paragraph, last two lines ^


See I instantly thought they were talking about CTR here - but then somebody shook me a little and said it's more likely referring to personalised results (and they're probably right). Either way, thought I'd share.


For lazy sods:
"Google works continuously to improve its products, including the use of customer data from Google consumer data to refine those products. For example, when you click a link in Google Search, Google considers your click when ranking that search result in future queries." ]]>
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Testing Dwell Time -participants wanted http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/testing-dwell-time-participants-wanted-499513.html Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:03:39 GMT Conducting a dwell time test, need approximately 15 people to help, need 2 thirds to be located in North America, USA and Canada. If interested pm me and I'll send you the details. If this turns out like I expect it will we should be able to raise the rank for Just about any site. Pm me your name and location.
Thanks ]]>
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Two H1 tags - does this impact SEO ranking? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/two-h1-tags-does-impact-search-engine-optimization-ranking-499506.html Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:14:24 GMT Hi All, I have spotted two H1 tags on the website. Although the fix is very simple - change the other H1 tag to either H2 or H3, etc. - I have actually removed one H1 (which was the title of the site) and left the other one which is the title of the home page. Both titles are in H1 by... Hi All,

I have spotted two H1 tags on the website. Although the fix is very simple - change the other H1 tag
to either H2 or H3, etc. - I have actually removed one H1 (which was the title of the site) and left the other one
which is the title of the home page. Both titles are in H1 by default. The funny part is that audit report still counts
this as two existing tags - hence poor page score and critical errors. I ran the check through sitechecker.pro



Are H1 tags important for SEO ranking? Do I need to keep only one H1?

Many thanks,
S ]]>
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Migrating from old Search Console to new Search Console http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/migrating-old-search-console-new-search-console-499500.html Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:50:11 GMT The main differences between old and new Search Console. by google https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9073702?hl=en The main differences between old and new Search Console. by google

https://support.google.com/webmaster.../9073702?hl=en ]]>
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