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SEO Basics

(12 articles)
Overview
Google Quality Rater Guidelines: How the Algorithm Recognises Quality
What is SEO? The SEO Beginners Guide
The 8 Most Common SEO Mistakes Made By Beginners
What is a captcha?
What is Baidu?
What is the World Wide Web Consortium – W3C?
What Is A DNS Record And What Is It Used For?
What are interstitials?
What is JavaScript?
What is Pop-under advertising?
What is a metasearch engine?
What are affiliate codes?

Google-Index, Google-Bot and the Crawling Process

(27 articles)
Overview
What is the Google Everflux?
Our web site is no longer in the index – have we lost our rankings?
These are the CTR’s For Various Types of Google Search Result
Crawl Budget: What does this mean?
Can the Google-Bot fill out and crawl forms?
Rich Snippets: What are the advantages?
What is the Mobile First Index?
Crawling and Indexing for extensive websites
What is the X-Robots-Tag?
Robots meta tag vs. robots.txt: what are the main differences?
Web Crawlers: How do They Work?
What is Google Search Console and How To Get Started
What is a User-Agent?
Changing Google Search through Entities
What is an HTTP referrer?
Google SERP Features: Result Types in the Search Results
Why does the amount of indexed pages fluctuate so much?
Find out how many pages of a domain are indexed by Google
How can I prevent the Google-Bot from crawling my website?
How can I remove a URL on my website from the Google Index?
Why am I getting different values for indexed pages in the Google search, the GSC and SISTRIX?
The consequences of negative user-signals on Google’s rankings
How can I quickly get a new page into Google’s index?
Shelf space optimisation on Google
Is a website with and without the www harmful?
Why does a blocked, noindex URL show up in the search results?
Why does a Google search with quotes sometimes deliver more results than the same search without it?

OnPage-Optimisation

(34 articles)
Overview
Content marketing
Learn About Structured Data
HTML headings (H1 – H6)
HTTP Status Codes
Title Element (Title Tag)
nofollow attribute value
Top-Level-Domain (TLD)
Google PageSpeed – the loading speed of a website
Duplicate Content
Meta Element (Meta Tag)
Domain move risks, and Google rankings: 6 Examples of problems
How do I safely move or migrate my website to a new domain name?
Website relaunch – Always use redirects
Image titles, alt and formats – Current best practice
Internal link optimisation
Anchor Tags And In-Content Linking
How to Use Rel Attributes for Better SEO
How do I use the x-default hreflang attribute for international content?
How should I handle my online-shop’s multilingual content?
What Is Breadcrumb Navigation?
How to Use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test Tool
What is a Footer and why you should use it
What is HTML validation?
What Is A Website Header And Why You Should Use It
What does rel=”author” mean?
What are Featured Snippets?
What is a favicon?
What is the optimal pagination for sites with a lot of content?
CSS – What are Cascading Style Sheets?
Do blog comments boost SEO? The pros and cons
Should a domain’s homepage rank first for a site:-query?
What is PageRank Sculpting?
What is the difference between SEO, Ads and Universal Search?
How do I optimise my website for Google News?

Searching With Google

(9 articles)
Overview
Google Search Operators – Tricks for Better Search Results
What is Google?
What was DMOZ?
Alternative Web Search Engines
Google Autocomplete
All About Google SafeSearch
What is Google My Business?
What is Organic Search?
What is Year in Search (formerly known as Google Zeitgeist)?

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