Noindex Hide Page from Google and Sitemaps

The WordPress SEO plugin has 5 settings that make it super easy to keep special site pages out of search. for example, special sales pages or membership pages. They can be hidden from both your HTML and XML sitemaps. See how to do it in this quick video tutorial.


This is same kind of SEO info I teach in my 1-on-1 training classes.
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Upgrade to Google Universal Analytics

Google Universal Analytics Logo

Google Analytics will soon be known as Universal Analytics. There are two steps to upgrade. Plus, there are several ways to connect analytics to your website. This is not something you want to put off, as Google will eventually deprecate the old analytics code. I’ll show you a quick way to check your analytics account and site code, as well as do updates to your site. [Read more...]

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Google Penalizes Authorship Markup Abuse

Schema markup for authorship – it’s time for you to get serious about adding the proper tags to your site or face a Google penalty. Google now considers any page tagged with authorship code as rich snippet spam. There is a simple way for you to get right with Google. And I’ll show you how in this quick video.

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Microdata Essentials – Practical Examples You Can Use Now

Microdata RevolutionAdding microdata to your site’s content is a super way to make it stand out in search results. The most basic microdata properties can be added globally by your theme. But, you’ll want to get more specific than that for high-profile content on your site, such as your About page, events that you’re hosting like webinars, and products that you offer and/or review.

There are tools and tips galore to help you do that. There are even plugins for it. I’ll be covering several of those tools and plugins in detail in later posts.

But to pick the right tool for you, and get the most out of it, you’ll first want to know what you can do with microdata. So, in this post I want to help you understand the inner workings of microdata.

I know you’ll be as fired up as I am about all that you can do with it. I suggest you get a notepad handy to jot down all the ideas this is going to give you!

Here we go.

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Update a Genesis Child Theme for HTML5 and Microdata

microdata-revolution-300Some of us can’t wait for Genesis to roll out 2.0 compatible themes. We need to get the ball rolling on microdata for our clients and don’t want to revamp a theme later. There are easy ways to convert a theme and make it HTML5 compatible. In this post, I’ll show you exactly how I did it and the extra microdata results I achieved that will make Google crazy happy. [Read more...]

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Genesis 2.0 and WordPress SEO Plugin Microdata Test Results

microdata-revolution-300WordPress 3.6 and Genesis 2.0 now support microdata. SEO on your site changes instantly when you use them. And it’s important for you to know the difference in what microdata gives you compared to what you get by using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.

This is Part 3 in a series of posts where I’m methodically testing themes, tools, and plugins that will cause a marked difference in the type and depth of content that Google can index on your site.

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Baseline

In Part 2 of this series, I started with a fresh install of WordPress and the Twenty Thirteen theme. Then I added Genesis 2.0 and tested the markup I gained with the Rich Snippets Testing Tool. Now, I’m adding the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast and I’ve created the most basic authorship setup possible. In this post I’ll show you the results of all the SEO I’ve gained.

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