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  1. SEO for Startups & New Businesses: An 11 Step Plan

    Most content management systems can also create sitemaps – be sure to activate them, submit them to Google, and validate them using Google Webmaster Tools. It's interviews, it's getting your employees to link to deep pages from their Google...

  2. Matt Cutts Says 'Stop' Guest Blogging for SEO: Here's Everything You Need to Know

    One anonymous (and somewhat trollish) comment left on Cutts' blog was by someone who took exception to the fact that Cutts accepted a guest post on this blog before, albeit from Vanessa Fox who worked for the Google Sitemaps team at the time.

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

    During audits, I dig into the XML sitemap reporting in Google Webmaster Tools, while also crawling the sitemaps. Your Sitemaps are Dirty When submitting XML sitemaps, the last thing you want to do is feed the engines bad URLs.

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

    XML Sitemaps/HTML Sitemap Browser share is a moving target so to help prioritize efforts, here’s a site that continually examines it. When giving a critical eye to the pages within the site, ask: But this step – the testing – is often ignored...

  5. SEO in the Age of Apps: Diversifying Your Mobile SEO Strategy

    The challenge here is that Foursquare content is difficult for bots to crawl – SEO is reliant on submitted XML sitemaps to enable search engine visibility. Ensuring that you're well-optimized for Google+ Local in general is the main concern and you...

  6. How to Check the Status of Google Penguin Link Removals Using Screaming Frog or Deep Crawl

    I use it for a number of important tasks related to crawling websites, checking XML sitemaps, flagging crawl errors, checking on-page optimization in bulk, etc. For example, Majestic SEO, Open Site Explorer, Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster...

  7. Top Google Website Optimization Resources

    Creating & Submitting Sitemaps Please note that none of these search optimization resources will provide you with secrets that'll automatically rank your site first for queries in Google. Following these quality guidelines will help Google find...

  8. SEO Diagnostics: Urgent & Preventive Care

    Another thing you can do to help your crawl efficiency is to monitor your indexation accurately by using segmented XML files ‐ you can do this by splitting your XML sitemaps into categories, then use the following search operators – site: geturl...