The New Google Search Console

New Google Console -- Index Coverage Section

You may have noticed that the Google Search Console gives you a link to a new version. Well! This new version is great for at least one thing: it actually tells you about your excluded pages, not only a link to them but the reason why they decided to exclude said pages from their index. This is super practical in order to be able to fix your pages quickly. Before there was no such information about why some pages would not make it and it was 100% guesswork to apply fixes. Since you did not even know which page, on a large website, there was close to no way to know what was happening. Period. Continue reading “The New Google Search Console”

SEO: No Categories & Tags. Why?!

(Important Note: This is an advance topic, please make sure to get your website ready before you delve in this topic and enhance your website even further.)

If you trust me, just jump to Completely Getting Rid of the Categories & Tags on a WordPress Niche Website and follow the steps to remove your categories and tags. If you need strong proofs for why, read the whole post. There are two main points if you want to cut to the chase: Your Readers Don’t Care and How Do Categories & Tags Do in Search Engines?

What Are Categories & Tags

Whenever you work with WordPress, it offers you to:

  1. Categorize your pages
  2. Add tags to your pages

In general you would create a small number of categories. One category represents what the article as a whole talks about. For example, for this website I could have created: Continue reading “SEO: No Categories & Tags. Why?!”

Niche Websites for Sale!

One way some people are making big money is by building a viable business, such as a Niche Website, and then selling it. The following should help you understand what to look for before selling or buying a Niche Website. Once you’ve done it 2 or 3 times, you’ll have a good feel for it and know exactly what to do. If you’ve been in business for only a little bit and are not sure how to proceed, this post helps you understand the various points to look at when contemplating a Niche Website transfer.

Note that when you are a beginner, you may want to first create your own website. You may have the money to purchase an existing website, but know that you may run into various problems that you would avoid, were you to create a new Niche Website from scratch. That being said, having a website with existing traffic and good content is not a bad decision to make. Creating your own website, though, may be helpful to you as a valuable learning experience. Continue reading “Niche Websites for Sale!”

SEO: Optimize Your Niche Website Pages

One thing that Google helps you with is to optimize your website. Some of the optimizations that they ask you to do are not all good ideas, especially placing your CSS at the bottom of your page. If you do that, your page will appear broken until the CSS loads and I think that’s not a desirable effect (although if your page looked like the background only until the CSS loads, it would probably be okay.) Continue reading “SEO: Optimize Your Niche Website Pages”

SEO: Swear and Negative Words Can Hurt Your Niche Website Ranking

There are more and more reports about Google not sending as much traffic (if any) to pages that include swear words and also that are rather negative (i.e. a long rant will get you nowhere.)

Since you are building a Niche Website, you should not have to worry about such, although if you do product reviews, think about how to talk about a product that’s not so good in a non-derogatory way*. Don’t insult the manufacturer or make fun of them. Unless you’re already big and have time on your hands to create such pages, just avoid that sort of pages altogether. If you just can’t talk about a product in a positive way, don’t talk about it. Period.

* Actually, also doesn’t like derogatory reviews. If for some reasons they decide to check your website closely, they could shut down your account. For them, all products are good products. It makes sense since they want to maximize their sales. Products that are not so good won’t sell much anyway and will automatically disappear.
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