By

Can the canonical tag pass social strength?

rel-canonical-tag

Do you ever get an opportunity to guest blog for a great publication, but they do not use a rel=”author” setup? Well, I was lucky enough to be asked to guest blog on The Metro lasts season as I have a few football blogs (which no doubt, I have mentioned before!). The Metro have incorporated a blogger strategy so that all clubs in the Premier League have a resource to discuss important issues.

I’m going to run a test to see whether or not I can pass across social strength using the canonical tag on a blog that does use the rel=”author” setup. Read on to see the test!

Read More

By

Canonical tag used for pagination – is it right?

rel-canonical-tag

Apologies for the lack of posting, although I have a decent excuse as I broke my arm playing football two weeks ago! One handed typing does take its toll! I should have posted this earlier, but I did a blog for Intelligent Positioning on “Who is winning the early Christmas race?” and I noticed that Firebox had ignored the pagination rules and placed a canonical tag from all archived page to an “all” page. I’ll explain the methodology a little more and then you can have your say on whether this works or not.

Read More

By

XML sitemaps support rel=alternate tag

Google logo

Apologies for the lack of posting in the past month, I’ve been so busy and have just come back from a wonderful weekend in the Cotswolds with my wife. But enough about that – you’ve come here to read about a new way to setup your alternate content through an XML sitemap. Google recently blogged about a new standard and method to setup rel=alternate tags through your XML sitemap. Here we’ll do some testing as we did with the original rel=alternate blog to show you how it works – also for cross domain setup.

Read More

By

rel=alternate tag cross domain study

Google logo

Having created an original rel=alternate study that focused on internal content, I wanted to test whether or not you could setup this on a cross-domain basis. I’m very pleased to announce that you can indeed set this up on a cross domain basis and I’ve included my results below.

Read More

By

Should Google use rel=alternate on insights?

Google logo

I use Google Insights quite a lot and I think that the data you can extract from it, in its most basic form, is the first obvious step to keyword discovery if you embark on a new SEO project. Looking in the SERPs today, I noticed that Google.co.uk now has a version of insights, which is identical to Google.com.

I checked the backend code to look for a canonical tag and more importantly a rel=alternate tag. Both were not present, so I ask the question – why isn’t Google using the tag on their own products but are recommending webmasters use it on multi lingual and multi regional websites?

Read More

By

New Twitter design is now live

Twitter

Twitter has just launched its brand new interface with a new ‘discover’ option in the top menu bar. The transition from the old layout to this new one looks to be a lot smoother than the last time Twitter attempted to jazz up their style. There is far more page equity given to tweets; a welcomed move by Twitter if you ask me.

Read More