I client has asked me to 'add the addresses below (I have not included) to Google Pins, but have it so the actual addresses do not show'. Is anyone familiar with doing this? To my knowledge Google Pins isn't available in Oz.....
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I have a site which has 'state, city and suburb' urls that display businesses for sale. I'm thinking of building a html sitemap to include all suburb urls so Google can find them as they are not hard coded, but the issue is that there are THOUSANDS of urls. Is there a limit on urls in a sitemap.html?
XML sitemaps are super powerful +Peter Watson - they are the best way for Googlebot to find and keep finding the MOST IMPORTANT pages on your site. XMLs are always super no. 1 priority for me on big sites and work really well with location categorisation
Does the Google 'Honeymoon' period still exist? I'm seeing such results for a new site which is using old school, dodgy techniques (eg article submissions with EMA's, duplicating the site on multiple domains (doorway), etc............This site is only months old but ranking for main terms.........I'm confused.
Google certainly targets each niche with separate algo and have said publicly that their efforts/priorities are spent in areas of high consumer impact. Lately Google has been deindexing mp3 download sites, the pattern is easy to see when they target a specific niche.
Google is adding the site name to the end of some search queries in the search results, truncated the title in order to display a brand or site name at the end. Here is an example of a search which included “thesempost” in the search query. But what is pretty significant is Google is that …
So one of my students has two identical websites. One in Au and one in US.
The only difference is a few Zs versus S.
And they are both .com (the US version as the word US appended to the brand name)
The US version is outranking the AU version in Australia
Other than - Localising content - Checking hreflang tag - Setting up geo targeting in search console - hosting on a local IP - links to local content and from local content - Connecting / signing up to local search engines - targeting local keywords
Any thing else I can do? Would you recommend moving the au site to a .com.au address to differentiate more?
Just incidentally +Kate Toon Check the backlink profile for each of the sites and any links from one to the other. I have seen instances of one site passing authority inadvertently to other with links
For me, I load up AWR (rankings), Analytics (traffic) and the usual search blogs for interesting developments - I've gotten into the habit of loading up SE Roundtable because everything is reported there, big or small and it's nice to see what's happening. Lately I've been trawling through GWT data to iron out the kinks and fine tune how our websites work.
And that's a simplified version of my day! What's yours?