This tutorial explains how you can use robots.txt file to block Google and other bots from indexing the internal search results pages on your website.
SEO, short of Search Engine Optimization, is a process that can help improve the ranking of your website in the organic search results of Google and other search engines. Higher ranking means more visitors.
Google search on mobile now marks websites that are mobile friendly. How do you test if your sites are considered so by the Google spiders?
Does Google read EXIF meta tags of photographs for determining the search ranking of images? Do they use EXIF to detect duplicate photos?
Find out which other websites are linking to your web pages with the help of Google Analytics. These are also known as incoming links or backlinks.
Google offers simple but effective SEO Tips to help improve your website's ranking in web and image search results.
You can pass more Google PageRank to your blog posts if you decrease the number of links on your blog's homepage and archive pages.
Google can now display the author's name and profile picture in search results next to blog posts / news stories that they may have written. The photo links to their Google Profile page.
You may prevent search engines from indexing your XML sitemaps with the help of x-robots-tag set to noindex.
Content scraping bots take your original content and republish it. Learn how you can beat them with Fat Pings or Pubsubhubbub.
If your website is hit by Google Panda Updates, Matt Cutts of Google offers advice that may help recover your site from the Panda effect.
Google will no longer share your search queries or keywords with other sites as long as you were logged into your Google Account while performing the search.
Google has started including information about the authorâ€™s Google+ circle count in search results.
If your website position in Google has suddenly dropped from the first page to, say, the fifth page, your site could have been manually penalized for spam.
The Bing Webmaster team has written a detailed guide on what you should do to get your site ranked in Bing.
It is not uncommon to find websites that republish RSS feeds of other blogs without permission. Why they do this is anyone's guess but as a content owner, this is something to worry about especially when you publish full feeds.
If you want your photographs, illustrations and screenshots to rank well in Google Images, here are some simple but useful SEO tips that may help you do better in Google for your images.