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SEO Blog Articles

  • SEO Tips (A List Of 60+ Best Tips For SEO)
    Last updated on November 20, 2021. Here is a list of the best SEO tips that will help you become a better SEO and always stay ahead. The below SEO tips mostly come from Google…
  • How to audit a site with JetOctopus
    Last updated on October 29, 2021. A full guide on how to audit a site with JetOctopus, an SEO crawler that you should add to your SEO toolkit.  A technical SEO audit is one of…
  • Review Of SEOcrawl
    Last updated on October 7, 2021. I am very happy to review SEOcrawl, a new SEO tool that has just entered my SEO toolkit.  I have revied the tool in the following 10 areas, each…
  • 180+ SEO best practices From Google
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Here are 180+ best practices for SEO based on the Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide.  If you don’t have time to go through the entire SEO Starter…
  • Example Technical SEO Issues & How To Fix Them
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. 15 examples of technical SEO issues together with tips on how to fix them and further explanations.  In my work as a technical SEO consultant and website auditor, I…
  • SEO Tools: A List Of Best SEO Tools
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. A list of 450+ SEO tools grouped into various categories of SEO to help you enrich your SEO arsenal. SEO tools are the bread and butter of every SEO….
  • SEO Basics Guide
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. In this guide, you will learn the SEO basics and get a basic understanding of what SEO is, how it works, what it involves, and why it is important….
  • SEO Audit Tools: 65 Tools For SEO auditing
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. The list of 65 SEO audit tools for both more and less advanced SEOs.  Here is the almost complete list of SEO audit tools. It took me a lot…
  • 15 Ways To Check Why Your Site’s Traffic May Be Down
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Is your site experiencing a traffic loss? Are you wondering if it’s because of the Google algorithm update? If your answer is YES, then this is the guide just…
  • SEO Glossary: 200+ SEO Terms And Terminologies
    Last updated on October 3, 2021. Here is the SEO glossary that contains all the SEO terms and definitions every SEO should know. I wish someone had given me a similar glossary of SEO terms…
  • Google Analytics 4 Basic (SEO) Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Here I am showing 10 simple and useful things that SEOs can learn about their sites from Google Analytics 4. Before I do that, I need to make a…
  • Google SEO Tools (A List Of 50 SEO Tools From Google)
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Here I’m sharing with you the list of 50 Google SEO tools that you – as an SEO – should know about and use.  Together with setting the bar…
  • 79 Best Chrome Extensions For SEO
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. A list of 79 Chrome SEO extensions together with descriptions, screenshots and download links. Here is probably the longest list of SEO Chrome extensions. It took me more than…
  • How To Perform An SEO Audit Using Google Search Console
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Here I’m showing you step by step how to audit your site with Google Search Console only. SEOs when doing SEO audits always use a site crawler like Sitebulb…
  • Guide To Core Web Vitals
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. The Core Web Vitals guide to help you get your site ready for the upcoming Core Web Vitals update. Core Web Vitals are a set of three metrics, such…
  • First Input Delay Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. First Input Delay (FID) is a user-centric metric used by Google to measure the interactivity (load responsiveness) of a website. FID is one of three Core Web Vitals metrics…
  • SEO Takeaways & SEO Tips From Google I/O 2021
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Here are the most important SEO takeaways and SEO tips from Google I/O 2021.  I binge-watched the SEO sessions at Google I/O 2021. This part of Google I/O is…
  • How To Check If A Website Is Mobile-Friendly
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. 6 quick and easy ways to check if a website is mobile-friendly. The mobile-friendliness of a website is one of FIVE Google page experience signals that also include Core…
  • Google Page Experience Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A full guide to the Google page experience signals with lots of pro tips and insights. The Google page experience signals are a set of signals that allow Google…
  • Largest Contentful Paint Guide
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Here is a full guide to Largest Contentful Paint with optimization and measurement tips. The Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) is a crucial user-centric metric used by Google to measure…
  • Tools To Measure Core Web Vitals
    Last updated on September 10, 2021. A list of 23 tools to measure Core Web Vitals (together with screenshots, instructions, and usage tips).  Measuring Core Web Vitals does not need to be tricky if you…
  • How To Audit A Site With Sitebulb
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. A full guide on how to audit a site with Sitebulb in 30+ simple steps with clear instructions, screenshots, and a lot of pro SEO insights. If you have…
  • How To Find The Sitemap Of A Website (In 8 Ways)
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. In this short guide, I’m showing you how to find the sitemap of any website in 7 easy ways.  Do you have trouble finding the sitemap of a website?…
  • Cumulative Layout Shift Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A full guide to the Cumulative Layout Shift and tips on how to measure and optimize CLS. Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) is a Core Web Vitals metric that measures…
  • Google Product Reviews Update & E-A-T Audit (And Audit Template)
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. The Google product reviews update & E-A-T audit checklist with 55+ items that dig deep into the tips and recommendations provided by Google. The recent Google product reviews algorithm…
  • Core Web Vitals Audit (35+ Steps & Audit Template)
    Last updated on August 23, 2021. A full Core Web Vitals audit checklist with explanations, examples, possible fixes, screenshots, and more.   Core Web Vitals are becoming a THING in SEO. The best way to get…
  • On-Page SEO Checklist For 2021
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. The essential on-page SEO checklist (70+ items) that every SEO should always have at hand. Thanks to this on-page SEO checklist, you will get to know 70+ on-page SEO elements…
  • Google Page Experience Audit (15 Steps & Audit Template)
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. A full guide on how to do a Google page experience audit to get your site ready for the upcoming page experience and Core Web Vitals update. Google page…
  • Website Redesign SEO Checklist For 2021
    Last updated on October 3, 2021. A website redesign SEO checklist that will help you preserve your rankings when doing site redesign.  Doing website redesign (properly) is a very difficult task most of the time….
  • How To Add And Remove Users In Google Search Console
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. In this mini-guide, you will learn how to add a new user to Google Search Console. I will also show you how to remove users, and more! Google Search…
  • Guide To Google Safe Browsing
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. The Google Safe Browsing Guide: what it is, how it works, why you should care, and how important Safe Browsing is in the context of Google page experience signals. …
  • Alternative Search Engines: 25 Alternatives to Google
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. The list of 30 alternative search engines (other than Google). If you have wanted to look for something online but wanted to go with search engines besides Google, this…
  • 19 Search Engines That Do Not Track (Privacy Search Engines)
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Here is the list of 19 search engines that do not track their users.  Whenever people want to look up something or learn something new over the internet, they…
  • Technical SEO Audit (188+ Steps)
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. The guide on how to perform an in-depth technical SEO audit that only experienced SEO experts can do. And a free technical SEO audit template. This is a complete…
  • How To Access Robots.txt In WordPress
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. In this short guide, I’m showing you how to create, access, and modify robots.txt in WordPress in 4 simple ways.  If you are serious about your website (and especially…
  • How Long Does SEO Take To Work?
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. My experiences and thoughts on how long SEO takes to work.  The question of how long SEO takes is indeed the most often asked question about SEO. It also…
  • Crawl Budget Optimization Guide
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. The full guide to the crawl budget and the crawl budget optimization with tons of pro tips. Google crawl budget is the number of resources Google uses to crawl a website. In…
  • Guide To Google Instrusive Interstitials
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A full guide to Google intrusive interstitials (and a lot of tips and best practices). Have you ever opened a website on your mobile phone, and instead of the…
  • WP Rocket Review: The Best Caching Plugin For WordPress
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Here is an in-depth review of WP Rocket, a WordPress caching plugin for making websites load faster. The review discusses the features of WP Rocket, its pros & cons,…
  • Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A quick guide on the difference between HTTP and HTTPS (and how it relates to SEO). HTTPS is part of page experience signals that Google uses to quantify key…
  • How Long Does It Take To Learn SEO?
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Wondering how long it will take you to learn SEO? How much time do you need to spend learning SEO to become an SEO specialist? Or to land your…
  • Semrush Review: An In-Depth Review Of Semrush
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. This is probably the most in-depth review of Semrush you can find on the web. A detailed review made by an SEO expert who loves testing SEO tools.  Semrush…
  • Serpstat Review: In-Depth Review Of Serpstat
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Here is a really in-depth review of Serpstat, one of the most popular professional SEO tools.  The purpose of my review was to decide if I want to add…
  • Bing Search Operators
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Here is the list of 30+ Bing search operators you can use to become an efficient Bing user. Bing search operators are special commands you type into Bing to…
  • Google Passage Ranking & Indexing
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Google passage ranking (also called passage indexing) is one of the biggest announcements around search in 2020. Even though this is only a small ranking change in Google, the topic…
  • Guide To Google Search Console Crawl Stats Report
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Here is the complete guide to the new Google Search Console crawl stats report. The guide is based on the documentation from Google and my own analysis of the…
  • 50+ Google Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. The full list of 50+ Google search operators to help you search more effectively and find exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are an SEO or not,…
  • 50+ Gmail Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. Here is the list of 50+ Gmail advanced search operators with specific examples and some extra search tips for Gmail.  Gmail search operators are special commands that let you…
  • 25+ Google Drive Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. Here is the list of 25+ Google Drive search operators that will help you become a more efficient Google Drive user. Google Drive search operators are special commands you…
  • 50+ YouTube Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. A full list of 50+ advanced YouTube search operators to help you find what you are looking for. YouTube search operators are special commands that you can use to…
  • How To Verify Google Search Console Via WordPress
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to verify Google Search Console using WordPress in 3 simple ways. Google Search Console is undoubtedly the number one SEO…
  • 25+ Yandex Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. Here is the list of 25+ Yandex search operators that will make you a more efficient Yandex user. Yandex search operators (or search parameters) are special commands you type…
  • How To Find Organic Traffic In Google Analytics (& Filter Out Spam Bot Traffic)
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. In this super quick beginner SEO tutorial I’m showing you how to find organic traffic in Google Analytics and make sure that spam bot traffic is not skewing your…
  • Is Your Rank Math Sitemap Not Working? Here Is A Fix.
    Last updated on October 13, 2021. Rank Math is a really awesome WordPress SEO plugin that I use here on SEOSLY. Some users of Rank Math report that their Rank Math sitemap returns a 404…