WordPress SEO Noindex Meta Tag article created March 2014 and is part of a series of tutorials related to the WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast. WordPress archives generate duplicate content that have the potential to cause SEO issues, some of which are easily mitigated at theme level (Stallion Responsive Theme has features built in to reduce duplicate content issues) and other issues that Google etc… normally manage with no extra input from website owners. Yet there’s an increasing tendency in the WordPress SEO plugin community to advise the inappropriate use of Noindex, Follow Robots Meta Tag and the even worse PR deleting Noindex, Nofollow Robots Meta Tag. WordPress archives include: Home page archives, categories, tags, author archives and dated archives […]
WordPress SEO Tutorial updated February 2014 A permanent 301 redirect informs search engines and browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer etc…) a page has permanently moved to a new location. A visitor to a website visiting via a link that’s been 301 redirected will click a link with one URL, but load another URL. For example I moved some articles from another site to here, if a visitor found a link to http://www.stallion-theme.com/wordpress-seo-tutorial-duplicate-content-and-canonical-urls (old location) it would load https://stallion-theme.co.uk/wordpress-seo-tutorial-duplicate-content-and-canonical-urls/ (new location) in a browser since there’s a 301 redirect on the old site (added to the .htaccess file) to here. Search engines like Google will pass any SEO benefit (PageRank for example) and traffic from the old URL to […]
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WordPress SEO Tutorial updated February 2016 Now that’s we’ve covered how great WordPress is as a general CMS on the first page of this WordPress SEO tutorial let’s take a look at how WordPress should be setup to run as a SEO CMS or to make a general WordPress blog do better in the search engines (especially Google). If your new to WordPress out the box your new WordPress URL’s will be along the lines of: www.domain.com/?p=1 This is called a dynamic URL and contains variables (?p=1 is a variable), when Google was first created their search engine algorithm couldn’t read URL’s like this, in layman terms you were pretty much stuck with URL’s lacking variables (meaning no question marks […]
It’s a common misconception there’s a difference between a WordPress Plugin and a WordPress Theme code wise, they are both code addons to WordPress Core and run in exactly the same way code wise other than plugins are run before the theme code (I’ve found that tends not to matter). Whether a plugin or a theme it’s just extra code WordPress core uses to generate a site. You’ll find many WordPress developers would consider the Stallion Responsive Theme an abomination :-) because it contains a LOT of plugin code and they believe themes should deal with styling and plugins additional features and functions. The only good argument for placing functionality outside a theme (so a plugin) is plugins can be […]