Why i stopped using wordpress Jetpack plugins

I discovered that the major websites using wordpress don’t have the Jetpack plugin installed. That’s the case for studiopress.com, wpbeginner.com, bbcamerica.com, starwars.com/news, sonymusic.com,mtv.com/news, 2createawebsite and coca-cola.com. In order to check that, i displayed the code of homepages and i looked for the work jetpack in it. if major companies don’t use jetpack, they have good […]

How to remove the Missing required field “updated” error from a Genesis theme

Some of you use Genesis child themes that generate two kind of structured data errors in Google webmaster tools. Error : Missing required field “updated”. Error : Missing required hCard “author”. Rather than adding those two class to all of your pages and posts, i suggest to remove all Hatom microformat class. Your title formats may change after the actions below. The […]

XML sitemap VS HTML sitemap benefits

Let’s get it straight. Xml sitemaps are useless for most of us. Today, XML sitemaps are only useful for big news websites like CNN.com I do think XML sitemaps are a waste of time. For several reasons: XML sitemaps don’t help to better rank Googlebot does not need XML sitemaps to understand your website If […]

Switching to https – Drop of Google traffic -

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My website is killcandida.org and i switched it to HTTPS on the 8th of october 2014. Every item has been switched to https in html contents. Meanwhile, i haven’t done anything else on the website during that time. I didn’t add a new plugin. I didn’t add a new post. I didn’t change the homepage.   […]

Can Googlebot crawls & indexes iframe links?

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Here is our experiment: We have create a blogspot page called http://ukhottubs.blogspot.fr with an Iframe in it pointing to linksyou.me/test1.html Code was <iframe src=”http://linksyou.me/test1.html”></iframe>   However we didn’t publish linksyou.me/test1.html anywhere on linksyou.me. After some days, we checked in google by typing site:linksyou.me/test1.html A result has been displayed showing that googlebot crawled & indexed this iframe […]

Nofollow are useless most of the time!

This title is justified. We think that internal and external links with a nofollow on it leak a bit of link juice. Consequently, it is useless to put a nofollow, except if you really talk about a website that you hate & if it is an advertisement. The advertisement link is rare today as everybody uses the […]

How to prevent cloaking penalty due to diff. between Mobile & desktop version.

fetch and render Desktop website result google webmaster tool

Go to Google webmaster guidelines. Click on “FETCH AS GOOGLE” Then, click on “FETCH AND RENDER”. click on partial or complete. Check the result you got in the embedded screen. Then, select smartphone rather than Desktop. Click on “FETCH AND RENDER”. Click on partial or complete. Check in the embedded screen to see whether you […]

403 error from proxy & cloaking penalty

The cloaking penalty may affect lots of people today. At the beginning, the cloaking penalty has been created by google to prevent webmasters to return different contents whether the request came from Googlebot or a visitor. Now, if you connect a website from a proxy and get a 403 error, you must be cautious, especially […]

Can Googlebot crawl iframe & javascript codes?

Fetch and render result webmaster tool iframe

Today, everyone can check that the googlebot crawler can actually follow DOT js files & iframe files in your html code. Go to one of your website in google webmaster tools and click on “crawl like Google”. You will see that the Javascript banner ads & iframe content are displayed when you click on “Fetch and […]

Mobile version of a website & cloaking penalty

In Google webmaster tools, under the category “crawl like google” you may have seen that you can crawl a website and display it just like on a smartphone. We think that if your website display different information than your desktop version, you may be penalized to do some cloaking meaning that you have different version […]