Playing with linking and how to rank businesses

Man!  It can be so tough to get websites to rank in the search engines.  Everyone seems to have some voodoo way to get things to rank and I have tried many.  I’d say that I’ve tried them all – but theres just way too many to count at this point.  My main goal is to get my Reno plumbers site to rank.  But geez.  It feels impossible some days.  I have so many high powered backlinks and yet, it still seems stuck. (more…)

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Content Management for SEO

Did your WordPress site get un-indexed at Google? Here’s a fix

If you find that you’re website hase been un-indexed at Google, or de-indexed, as long as you have not been totally blocked because of an SEO issue, this might be the issue.

 

This is pretty amazing!  If you don’t block your archives from being indexed, it looks like the same content repeated many times.  And Google hates that!

So, if you have Yoast SEO on your website, follow the steps in the video so that you can clean it up.  If you don’t have Yoast SEO installed – you should do so, and then make the changes outlined in the video.

Thanks to the guys at Source Wave for pointing this out in their video.  It’s amazing how this can be biting us in the bottom regarding ranking at Google.

So, here’s the steps, just in case you have no desire to watch the video:

  • Go to taxonomies in Yoast SEO plugins.  Click on no-index under all the items listed there. This includes Categories, Tags, Format, etc.
  • Go to Archives and click on the settings for author archives and archives.

Pretty simple, right?  Give it a go.  I’m pretty sure it will help you to get re-indexed ad Google.

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Heroku announces Dropbox to Heroku feature (beta)

So this is pretty cool.  Imagine you have an app on Heroku and you want someone ‘non-technical’ to be able to drop materials in.  This would make an awesome solution for that,

Heroku’s new Dropbox Sync, just released in beta, enables you to create a deployment workflow that works for multiple situations and for every member of your team.
Why is this useful?

  • ​Makes it easy for designers to deploy changes to stylesheets and images for your app
  • Hack your app in an emergency on the go from your mobile device
  • Add new content to your static app by just dropping in a new file

​Getting set up for Dropbox deploys is incredibly simple, and can be done from the comfort of a browser window. Just navigate to the Code tab in Dashboard for any given app and click Connect to Dropbox:

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Don’t have an app? Then try the following Heroku Button, which deploys a simple app built using Node and Harp:

Once it’s deployed, in one browser tab open the app by clicking “View,” and in another click “Make your first edit”, which opens the Code tab. Then just click the “Connect to Dropbox” button.
Now make a change. In this app you can change the slideshow by editing index.jade in the public directory, and then click “Deploy” from the Code tab.
Here are some resources to learn more:

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