Technical SEO

Here you will find in-depth articles about different aspects of technical SEO. This is by far my favorite SEO area!

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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….
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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….
  • 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…