Great, simple, easy to read article about categories and tags in WordPress. However you feel about Divi/ET, this is a good read! Notice my restrained use of only one category for this post, btw.
Site for a small (but great!) local fire company. Strathmere FD, helping out since 1924.
Briefly – maybe…so why risk it?
Great article trying to puzzle out if Google will put a black mark on your Permanent Record for duplicate content on multiple pages on your site. Their mouths/Twitter account say no…but their hearts say yes.
For SEO, it is not necessarily the abundance of duplicate content on a website that is the real issue. It’s the lack of positive signals that NO unique content or added value provides that will fail to help you rank faster and better in Google.
Like when your dad says, “I’m not angry…just disappointed…” and you feel even worse. I think in essence Google is saying, just try your best to have a good site with lot of quality, original content, frequently updated. And we won’t explicitly deduct points for duplicate content if you have some.
I had occasion recently to need to search a site that didn’t have a search bar. Hmmmm… How to look for particular topics or phrases, only from within this site? Maybe you already know this trick, but it was a new one for me. And if you did know it, maybe you forgot it, so here is it again. To give credit where credit is due, I found this on AskLeo.com
To use Google to search within a site, you simply limit the engine’s search to within that site. In the browser search bar, you type the word “site” and a colon, the domain of the site you are searching within, and the term you are looking for. So simple, so handy. For example, if you are searching for an article on tortoises from within a large, poorly organized site, you’d type:
And Google (or whatever engine you’re using in your browser…so, again I say, Google) will deliver you all the results from within that site that have to do with your search term or phrase. This is a handy little trick to file away in the back of your mind in case you need to quickly find something within a large site.
I’m usually too undisciplined to read these sorts of articles, and I just skip ahead to any words I see in bold. However, I forced myself to read at least the first half of this Google Guidelines article. It’s worth your time, really! Depending on the complexity of the layout of your site, you might need to enable canonical URLs, and Google explains some ways to go about it.
Since Google calls the shots in a lot of ways, if they are kind enough to spell out the rules of the road for us, it behooves us to give it a read.
Next post I’ll try to read the whole way through.
A simple, clean layout for Solesis, a medical technology site.
Project Back School is a non-profit organization helping kids and families in Bucks County, Pennsylvania have everything they need to head back to school.