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Counterintuitive SEO Recommendations That Might Work

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Counterintuitive SEO Recommendations That Might Work


A couple of months ago, Aleyda Solis posted a thread on Twitter (I was waiting for a slow week to post it here) asking “what’s the most counterintuitive SEO recommendation/implementation you’ve done that actually made sense in the context you were working and paid off as you expected?”

The thread is a good read and include these counterintuitive SEO recommendations and implementations:

  • Very little content on e-commerce category pages.
  • Removed a footer link that was pointing back to the home page with same target anchor text on over 100M pages.
  • Left 1000s of meta descriptions blank to prioritize time elsewhere (important tech fixes).
  • Agency recommended the consolidation of similar articles into a single article… Turns out traffic fell through the floor for all the keywords they previously ranked for…
  • Increased page speed by adding larger images + removed depth of content = big ranking boost.
  • Added fairly generic stock photos to articles. Articles got slower. Web traffic (exclusive of image traffic) increased in 90% of the sample.
  • Remove hreflang tags and Google is more likely to figure out which country/lang URLs to show.
  • I advised to delete around 5 years of news articles and all pages on level 4 of the site. Worked

And there is so much more – these are fun and worthy of a read, so click through to the Twitter post to scan through all the responses, I only posted some of them above.

Forum discussion at Twitter.





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Google AdSense Won’t Help Your Site Rank Better In Google

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Google AdSense Won't Help Your Site Rank Better In Google

Google has once again said that placing Google AdSense ads on your site will not and does not help your site rank better in Google Search. Danny Sullivan of Google responded to this one on Twitter confirming that Google Search does not look if the site has AdSense ads on them for ranking.

The question asked was does “hosting Google AdSense on my own site will help my SEO ranking?” Danny Sullivan responded by saying “nope.”

Here are those tweets:

We have covered this before, the most recent time was in 2016 when we covered of AdSense penalties do not impact your Google Search rankings.

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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