Search Engine Optimization

Optimizing Images in WordPress for Google Image Search

Ever wondered how to get your images to appear in Google Image Search? The process is similar to getting a web page to rank well in Google Web Search: optimize your image so that Google sees your image as relevant content. Let me walk you through a few things that you can do when adding images from within WordPress that will help your images get noticed by the search engines.

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Search Engine Optimization

Redirect Old Domain to New Domain via .htaccess

When you migrate a site from one domain to another, it is very important that you don’t break all the links that you built to your old domain. Proper redirection of all the pages on the old domain to the same location on the new domain will ensure that visitors to the old domain will end up in the right place.  A failure to redirect will result in a loss of visitors as well as search engine rankings.

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Search Engine Optimization

Google Uses Website Speed as a Ranking Factor

If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news in search engine optimization, you might not realize that Google is now using site speed as a ranking factor.

You can see the official announcement on the Google Webmaster Central Blog.  It began when Google announced that it wanted to make the web faster, now they are beginning to enforce the speed of the web by using it as a ranking factor.

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