Technical SEO

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

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  • How To Audit A Site With Ahrefs Site Audit
    Last updated on June 5, 2022. A to-the-point guide on how to perform a basic technical SEO audit with the help of Ahrefs Site Audit.  Ahrefs – as part of its toolset – offers a very nice SEO crawling tool – Site Audit – that lets you easily identify the most common technical, on-page, content,…
  • Top 100 SEO Mistakes I Identified In My Last 100 SEO Audits
    Last updated on May 28, 2022. Looking to acquire some practical SEO knowledge? Here is a list of top 100 SEO mistakes I identified in the last 100 SEO audits I conducted. I am a technical SEO specializing in performing advanced and in-depth SEO audits that often take me 20-40 hours to complete.  I use…
  • Technical SEO Issues: 15 Examples & Fixes
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 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 come across a lot of various technical SEO issues every day. Some of these issues are clearly more common and…
  • 180+ SEO Best Practices (From Google)
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. Here are 180+ best SEO practices based on the Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide.  If you don’t have time to go through the entire SEO Starter Guide from Google or you need a refresher, you are just in the right place.  Here I am sharing with you…
  • 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 for you.  Google has recently been very fruitful when it comes to the number of confirmed algorithm updates. However, that…
  • 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 or/and Semrush Site Audit as the main tool and a bunch of other SEO tools. But is it possible to…
  • A Complete Guide To Core Web Vitals
    Last updated on June 22, 2022. This Core Web Vitals guide will help you better understand what CWV metrics are and how you can help your website pass this assessment. 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…
  • 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 (the other two being Largest Contentful Paint and Cumulative Layout Shift) that are part of Google page experience signals. In…
  • How To Check If A Website Is Mobile-Friendly
    Last updated on June 11, 2022. 6 quick and easy ways to check if a website is mobile-friendly. The mobile-friendliness of a website is one of FOUR Google page experience signals that also include Core Web Vitals, HTTPS, and no intrusive interstitials. Mobile-friendliness is more important than ever. This means that your or your client’s…
  • 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 to assess how a user “experiences” or perceives a web page, beyond the value that the content of that page…
  • 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 a website’s perceived loading speed. LCP is one of three Core Web Vitals metrics (the other two are Cumulative Layout…
  • 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 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 22, 2022. In this short guide, I’m showing you how to find the sitemap of any website in 7 easy ways.  Identifying and analyzing the website’s XML sitemap is one of the basic tasks every SEO performs when auditing a website. In 95% of cases, it is very easy to find…
  • 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 the visual stability of the website by summing all layout shifts that do not occur as a result of user…
  • Core Web Vitals Audit (35+ Steps)
    Last updated on June 11, 2022. A full Core Web Vitals audit checklist with explanations, examples, possible fixes, screenshots, and more.   Here I am sharing with you a 35-step Core Web Vitals audit checklist that you can use to audit a website in terms of Google speed and performance metrics known as Web Vitals.  The…
  • Technical SEO Audit (188+ Steps)
    Last updated on March 18, 2022. The guide on how to perform an in-depth technical SEO audit that only experienced SEO experts can do. 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 checklist every time I do a technical…
  • How To Access Robots.txt In WordPress
    Last updated on May 15, 2022. 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 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 other words, it describes the number and frequency of times that Google decides to search for pages on a website….
  • 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 areas of the user experience. Along with other signals such as Core Web Vitals, mobile-friendliness, safe browsing, and intrusive interstitials,…
  • Bing Search Operators
    Last updated on June 11, 2022. 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….
  • 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 report. The crawl stats report is here to help you better understand how Google crawls your website by providing detailed…
  • 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, the below Google search operators will make you a smarter and more efficient Google user in no time.   I…
  • 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 tool that every website owner should use to monitor the performance of their websites. There are a few verification methods…
  • 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 into the search box together with your search query to get more relevant and detailed results.  Search operators are not…
  • Is Your Rank Math Sitemap Not Working? Here Is A Fix.
    Last updated on May 15, 2022. 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 page and that Google Search Console couldn’t fetch their Rank Math XML sitemap.  Fortunately, this is not a serious problem…
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