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Here are all the articles from the SEO blog in the chronological order.

  • Google SEO Tools (A List Of 49 SEO Tools From Google)
    Last updated on June 18, 2021. Here I’m sharing with you the list of 49 Google SEO tools that you – as an SEO – should know about and use.  Together with setting the bar higher for websites, Google – fortunately –  is kind enough to provide us – SEOs – with more and more…
  • 79 Best Chrome Extensions For SEO
    Last updated on June 13, 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 a week to compile this list and select the best extensions for you. I’ve personally tested each and every SEO…
  • How To Perform An SEO Audit Using Google Search Console
    Last updated on June 15, 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 or/and Semrush Site Audit as the main tool and a bunch of other technical SEO tools. But is it possible…
  • SEO Takeaways & SEO Tips From Google I/O 2021
    Last updated on June 13, 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 especially useful for SEOs who want to update and refresh their knowledge and learn new things. I really learned a…
  • How To Check If A Website Is Mobile-Friendly
    Last updated on June 10, 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 Web Vitals, safe browsing, HTTPS, and no intrusive interstitials. Mobile-friendliness is more important than ever. By the end of August…
  • Tools To Measure Core Web Vitals
    Last updated on June 13, 2021. A list of 21 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 know what tools to use and how to use them.  In this guide, I’m sharing with you a list of…
  • How To Audit A Site With Sitebulb
    Last updated on June 18, 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 been following me for a while (I hope you have), you know that I’ve recently added Sitebulb to my daily…
  • How To Find The Sitemap Of A Website (In 8 Ways)
    Last updated on June 13, 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? If you do, then this is the guide just for you.  Finding a website’s sitemap is a pretty straightforward and…
  • Google Product Reviews Update & E-A-T Audit (And Audit Template)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 update has come as a surprise to many websites. If you see increases, congratulations. Great job!  Unfortunately, I see lots…
  • On-Page SEO Checklist For 2021
    Last updated on June 13, 2021. The essential on-page SEO checklist (70+ items) that every SEO should always have at hand. SEO is the heart and soul of ranking organically on the top of Google’s SERPs. Since content is KING when it comes to on-page SEO (or on-site SEO for that matter), many people neglect…
  • Website Redesign SEO Checklist For 2021
    Last updated on June 13, 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. Recreating something complete and functional that already works but can improve is often more challenging than creating something from scratch. …
  • How To Add And Remove Users In Google Search Console
    Last updated on June 10, 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 Console provides the most valuable data about the website when it comes to SEO. That’s why every SEO analysis should…
  • Alternative Search Engines: 25 Alternatives to Google
    Last updated on June 13, 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 is just the article for you, as I will be showing you some of the best alternative search engines that…
  • 19 Search Engines That Do Not Track (Privacy Search Engines)
    Last updated on June 9, 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 invariably turn to Google. However, as good as Google is at web searches, it is not as proficient at respecting…
  • How To Access Robots.txt In WordPress
    Last updated on June 13, 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 if you have a bigger website), you should definitely control its robots.txt file. With WordPress websites, fortunately, it is quite…
  • Crawl Budget Optimization Guide
    Last updated on June 13, 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 other words, it describes the number and frequency of times that Google decides to search for pages on a website….
  • Guide To Google Instrusive Interstitials
    Last updated on June 13, 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 content you were looking for, you were forced to look at an annoying pop-up? That’s an intrusive interstitial. A lot…
  • WP Rocket Review: The Best Caching Plugin For WordPress
    Last updated on June 13, 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, and compares WP Rocket with other popular caching plugins.  WP Rocket is a paid WordPress caching and speed plugin that…
  • Google Page Experience Guide
    Last updated on June 13, 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 to assess how a user “experiences” or perceives a web page, beyond the value that the content of that page…
  • First Input Delay Guide (Optimization & Measurement)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 (the other two being Largest Contentful Paint and Cumulative Layout Shift) that are part of Google page experience signals. In…
  • Core Web Vitals Audit (35+ Steps & Audit Template)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 your site ready for the upcoming Google page experience update is to get your head around Core Web Vitals.   Here…
  • How Long Does SEO Take To Work?
    Last updated on June 13, 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 happens to be the question that is best answered by the infamous “it depends”.  On average, you can expect to…
  • Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS
    Last updated on June 13, 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 areas of the user experience. Along with other signals such as Core Web Vitals, mobile-friendliness, safe browsing, and intrusive interstitials,…
  • Google Page Experience Audit (15 Steps & Audit Template)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 experience signals measure how website users perceive their interaction with a web page. Currently, page experience signals include Core Web…
  • Largest Contentful Paint Guide (Optimization & Measurement)
    Last updated on June 13, 2021. The Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) is a crucial user-centric metric used by Google to measure a website’s perceived loading speed. LCP is one of three Core Web Vitals metrics (the other two are Cumulative Layout Shift and First Input Delay) which are part of the metrics that Google uses…
  • How Long Does It Take To Learn SEO?
    Last updated on June 13, 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 first job as an SEO? Yes, these are the famous “it-depends” types of questions about SEO.  Fortunately, thanks to many…
  • Semrush Review: An In-depth Review Of Semrush
    Last updated on June 13, 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 is a professional all-in-one SEO toolkit that has 40+ different tools that will help you with SEO and digital marketing…
  • Cumulative Layout Shift Guide (Optimization & Measurement)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 the visual stability of the website by summing all layout shifts that do not occur as a result of user…
  • SEO FAQs: 39+ Frequently Asked Questions About SEO
    Last updated on June 13, 2021. In my day-to-day job as an SEO, I come across lots of questions about SEO, the SEO industry, work as an SEO, SEO best practices, SEO tools, and more. Many of these questions appear time and time again. They are asked mostly by beginner SEOs who are only starting…
  • Guide To Core Web Vitals (Optimization & Measurement)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 as Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS), which – respectively – relate to…
  • Guide To Google Safe Browsing
    Last updated on June 13, 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.  About six out of ten people on the globe are active internet users. And a relatively small proportion of them…
  • Serpstat Review: An In-Depth Review Of Serpstat
    Last updated on June 16, 2021. Here is a really in-depth review of Serpstat, one of the most popular professional SEO tools.  As an SEO expert with more than 8 years of experience under my belt, I took a very thorough and deep look at Serpstat. This was the look of an SEO professional who…
  • Technical SEO Audit (188+ Steps & Audit Template)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 technical SEO audit checklist that will let you perform an in-depth technical SEO audit of any website. I personally use this…
  • Google Passage Ranking & Indexing
    Last updated on June 13, 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 generated a lot of discussions and misconceptions almost immediately.  It was all due to the unfortunate wording “passage indexing” that…
  • Guide To Google Search Console Crawl Stats Report
    Last updated on June 13, 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 report. Google has recently (November 2020) launched a new version of the crawl stats report in Search Console.  The new…
  • 50+ Google Search Operators
    Last updated on June 19, 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, the below Google search operators will make you a smarter and more efficient Google user in no time.   I…
  • 50+ Gmail Search Operators
    Last updated on June 19, 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 refine and filter your Gmail search results. Thanks to them, you can easily find a specific email or group of emails…
  • 25+ Google Drive Search Operators
    Last updated on June 13, 2021. Google Drive search operators are special commands you type in the Google Drive search bar to refine and narrow down your search. Thanks to these operators, you will have no problems searching your Google Drive and finding exactly the files you are looking for. No need to manually search…
  • 50+ Advanced YouTube Search Operators
    Last updated on June 13, 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 refine and narrow down your searches on YouTube.  Thanks to these operators, you will be able to find exactly the…
  • How To Verify Google Search Console Via WordPress
    Last updated on June 13, 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 tool that every website owner should use to monitor the performance of their websites. There are a few verification methods…
  • 30+ Bing Search Operators
    Last updated on June 13, 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 refine, narrow down and filter your search results. Many Bing search operators also work with Google and other search engines….
  • 25+ Yandex Search Operators
    Last updated on June 13, 2021. Yandex search operators (or search parameters) are special commands you type into the search box together with your search query to get more relevant and detailed results.  Search parameters are not unique to Yandex, of course. They work with other search engines, such as Google or Bing as well….
  • SEO Glossary: 130+ SEO Terms And Terminologies
    Last updated on June 22, 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 at the start of my SEO career. This would have made things so much easier and clearer.  I’ve created this…
  • How To Find Organic Traffic In Google Analytics (& Filter Out Spam Bot Traffic)
    Last updated on June 13, 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 data. Google Analytics (GA), a free web analytics tool provided by Google, gives you a ton of useful information about…
  • Is Your Rank Math Sitemap Not Working? Here Is A Fix.
    Last updated on June 13, 2021. Rank Math is a really awesome WordPress SEO plugin which I use here on SEOSLY. Some users of Rank Math report that their Rank Math sitemap returns a 404 page and that Google Search Console couldn’t fetch their Rank Math XML sitemap.  Fortunately, this is not a serious problem…