Tag Archives: SEO for Developers

Introducing SEO for developers. It's time.

Computer programming is making enormous innovative leaps on the web, evolving from crusty old-school AJAX, to jQuery, to reactive views that synchronize app states with single language frameworks. React and Vue are highly optimized for comparing pages loaded up in browsers and app data representations through a literal “Virtual DOM …

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Getting started with Google Search Console

This is the first part of an in-depth series exploring the new Google Search Console interface and all of the functionality to be found therein. We’ll start with an overview and will proceed by exploring all of the sections of the tool. Once we’re done, we’ll update the resource regularly …

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Managing Sitemap XML with Google Search Console

With this next installment of our series on Google Search Console, we’re going to cover how Google reports your site’s indexing. Simply put, indexing describes which pages Google stores from your site — it’s the database from which the search engine draws when it’s assembling search results pages (SERPs). (If …

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Service workers and SEO: What developers should know

Developers working on websites, as compared to native apps, were long at a disadvantage because they were limited to using web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. But that’s changing as these technologies are being adapted to deliver more app-like experiences. In this column, I’ll look at service workers and …

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A WordPress safety plan for SEOs and developers

WordPress powers an astonishing one-third of all websites these days. It has been the CMS platform of choice for our community since the mid-aughts when many of WordPress’s SEO features were implemented. It is therefore relentlessly attacked, largely for SEO spam reasons, but attacks can escalate to much worse. Here’s …

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The SEO Advantages of Machine-Readable HTML5 Semantic Markup

Semantic HTML5 provides us with an opportunity to improve our websites and optimize for search engines. We can take full advantage of these opportunities by using machine-readable semantic HTML5 elements to describe page outlines. Specially-named containers can help search engines and browsers more easily identify how our pages are arranged. …

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