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  1. Google Webmaster Tools Now Finds Smartphone Crawl Errors

    Not found errors and soft 404s: A page can show a "not found" message to Googlebot, either by returning an HTTP 404 status code or when the page is detected as a soft error page. It can be bit complicated for websites with a high number of...

  2. SEO Audit Findings: 4 Hidden Technical Problems That Can Send Dangerous Signals to Search Engines

    For example, during a recent audit, I found large sections of a subnavigation that wouldn't trigger when mousing over its top-level category. I once audited a site with an entire navigation found in the code, but users couldn't access that content...

  3. Website Launch Checklist: 25 Things to Test Before Your Site Goes Live

    When a 404 (“page not found”) error occurs, make sure you have a custom page to help your visitor find something else of use, even if it wasn’t what they were looking for. You’ve got many ingredients coming together, and before you’re done adding...

  4. 10 Website Quality Indicators That Can Sink Your SEO Battleship

    Especially check for “404 page not found” issues or “500 server issues”. First place to check is your Webmaster Tools, see if Google has sent you a “WE FOUND BAD THINGS ON YOUR SITE” email. Your site is fantastic.