User-agent: [user-agent name] Disallow: [URL string not to be crawled] User-agent: [user-agent name] Allow: [URL string to be crawled] Sitemap: [URL of your XML Sitemap] You can have multiple lines of instructions to allow or disallow specific URLs and add multiple sitemaps. If you do not disallow a URL, then search engine bots assume that they are allowed to crawl it. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize Your WordPress Robots.txt for SEO
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In addition to disallowing bots from exploring certain areas of your site, you can also specify a ‘crawl delay’ in your robots.txt file. This will prevent server overloads caused by bots loading and crawling multiple pages on your site at once. It can also cut down on Connection timed out errors, which can be very frustrating for your users. … [Read more...] about Understanding robots.txt: Why It Matters and How to Use It
Assist search engines in recognizing the primary language you want to use by consistently incorporating it for the navigations, banners, and other content. Create fresh and compelling content rather than using standard translation Avoid the use of language attributes. Search engines detect the language of your website by the content that is visible on a page. With the help of robot.txt, restrict the search engines from reading pages that are auto translated. Avoid cookies for displaying the translated versions of a website. a good practice is to assign a separate URL for each language. Do not implement side by side translation. Use cross-linking to assist users in switching to a language they are more familiar and comfortable with. It can also take them to the right page if a wrong redirection happens. Do not implement auto redirection for your multilingual website, as it can hide other language based versions of your website from the users as well as search engines. … [Read more...] about Should We Do This or Not?
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Advanced SEO > Advanced > Breadcrumbs Breadcrumbs are navigational aids that help humans orient themselves within a site – understanding what section or sub-section they are in. They also provide help to bots in discovering all the content on your site. For most personal blogs, or small sites, breadcrumbs wouldn’t really be necessary. But if your site has a more complex structure that goes several sub-sections deep, or provides many ways to get to the same content, as many ecommerce sites do, for example, you may find them useful. This is what breadcrumbs look like: … [Read more...] about The Complete Guide to Using The Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin