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  1. Hi @canaldingo, Thank you for your response. Yes, you're right. Based on your previous reply, I believe you are able to include all the business information on your website. Can you please let me know if you are still facing this error? I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Sadul Sifat.
  2. HI @KAPhotoGraphics, I'm glad to help you. I understand your concern. To update the SEO Title Format and SEO Description on Squarespace, follow these steps: Go to your Squarespace website dashboard Navigate to the page you need to update. Click on the page, then click the "gear icon" to access "Settings". In the "Settings" menu, go to the "SEO" tab, where you can update the "SEO title" and "meta description" for that specific page. For the homepage, you can update the SEO settings by: From your main dashboard, go to "Settings". Click on "Marketing". Select "SEO Appearance" to edit the SEO title and description for your homepage. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Best wishes, Sadul Sifat
  3. Hi @Lexer, I'm glad to help you. You're on the right track with your strategy. Creating a unique page title and H1 for each town page can help you stand out and improve your chances of ranking. Here are a few tips to optimize your titles and headings: 1. Page Title: It's a good idea to make your page title slightly different from your competitors. Ensure your SEO titles are 50-60 characters long, which is optimal for displaying on search engines. 2. H1 Title: Your H1 should be descriptive and include the main keyword you want to rank for. For example: "Replacement Windows in Laurel, Maryland" is a good choice as it clearly indicates the service and location. Addition resource: 30+ Essential Squarespace SEO Tips [Rank Page 1 2024]. How to Outrank Your Competition in Google (2024 Guide). How to Check Google Rank: A Concise SEO Ranking Guide 2024. I hope that helps. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Thanks, Sadul Sifat
  4. Hi @canaldingo, I'm happy to help! It sounds like you're tackling a couple of different challenges with your Google Business Profile (GBP) profile and Local Business schema. Could you please confirm me that you used custom code for the local schema? I'll be able to provide you with a potential solution. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Sadul Sifat
  5. Hi @AshleyAR, I'm happy to help you. Yes, this dropdown menu automatically creates a 302 redirect. It's a Squarespace functionality and won't affect your website's search engine performance. If you'd like to fix this with custom coding (though I'm not 100% sure), you can try the following: Add the below code into your Settings » Advanced » Code Injection » Footer area. This code will turn any folder, with a url that ends in -folder/, into a clickable folder. The url preceding the -folder/ will be the clickthrough url. For example, in the below example the folder will clickthrough to the page /pagename Code: <script> (function () { let folders; function rebuildAnchor(folder) { let parent = folder.closest('.header-nav-item--folder'), href = folder.href.includes('.com') ? folder.href.split('.com')[1].replace("-folder/", "") : folder.href.replace("-folder/", ""), anchorClone = folder.cloneNode(true); anchorClone.classList.add('clickable-folder'); anchorClone.setAttribute('href', href); anchorClone.style.cssText = ` opacity: 1; transform: unset; `; parent.insertAdjacentElement('afterbegin', anchorClone); if (href == window.location.pathname) { console.log() anchorClone.closest('.header-nav-item--folder').classList.add('header-nav-item--active') } } function addToMobile(folder) { let href = folder.getAttribute("href"), hrefAdjusted = href.includes('.com') ? href.split('.com')[1].replace("-folder/", "") : href.replace("-folder/", ""), text = folder.innerText, newText = `All ${text}`, mobileFolder = document.querySelector(`[data-folder="${href}"]`), backButton = mobileFolder.querySelector(".header-menu-nav-folder-content > *:first-of-type"), allButton = `<div class="container header-menu-nav-item header-menu-nav-item--external"> <a href="${hrefAdjusted}">${newText}</a> <div>`; backButton.insertAdjacentHTML('afterend', allButton) } /* Select All Folder Links & */ function setFolderLinks() { folders = document.querySelectorAll('.header-display-desktop .header-nav-folder-title[href*="-folder/"]'); for (let folder of folders) { window.addEventListener('load', function() { addToMobile(folder); rebuildAnchor(folder); folder.remove(); }); } } setFolderLinks(); })(); </script> If you've any further question, feel free to ask. Best wishes, Sadul Sifat
  6. Hi @The-Doctor, I'm happy to help. To update your Squarespace site's sitemap in the Google Search Console after making changes and wanting to expedite the process, you can take the following steps: Resubmit Your Sitemap: You can resubmit your sitemap to Google Search Console to prompt a re-crawl and indexing of your updated content. You can check this screenshot: https://prnt.sc/drGKblnaa79b Check Last Read Value: In Google Search Console, check the Last Read value for your sitemap to ensure it reflects the last time you submitted the URL. This can give you an indication of when Google last processed your sitemap and whether your recent submissions have been acknowledged. Google may still take some time to crawl and index the updated content, especially if there have been significant changes or additions to your site. Allow Google some time to process the request and update its search results accordingly. By following these steps and being patient, you can help ensure that Google re-crawls and updates your Squarespace sitemap in a timely manner. If you require further clarification, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks, Sadul Sifat
  7. Hi @evemarden, I’m happy to help you. I understand your concern. Below, I’ve added a few insights that might be helpful: Snippets are generated automatically from page content, emphasizing and previewing the most relevant information for a user's specific search. Google Search may present different snippets for different search queries. You can check out this article: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/appearance/snippet I hope these insights help. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Thanks, Sadul Sifat.
  8. Hi @KyKyKy, I would be happy to help you. Could you please share your website link? Is it connected with Google Search Console? That way, I can take a look and provide you with a suitable solution. Thanks, Sifat
  9. Hi @LANGEUNDLANGE, I'm glad to help you. Below, I've added insights that might be helpful: Using Weglot for a multilingual website with the same content, Google recognizes the unique pages and does not consider them duplicates. You do not need to create subdomains. Weglot automatically translates and displays your content, ensuring that each page is unique and indexed correctly by Google. But if you want to set up language-specific subdomains (e.g., a French website would be https://fr.websitename/French), then you need to create a subdomain. Would you mind letting me know? If you've any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks, Sadul Sifat
  10. Hi - @smilebeard I'm happy to help you. Based on my analysis it seems the issue you are facing with a Soft 404 error in Google Search Console is likely due to one of the following reasons: Your homepage is returning a 200 OK status code, but the content on the page is not substantial enough or is misleading Google to think the page does not exist. This can happen if you have custom coded elements or a background video that is not properly implemented. You may have pages on your website, such as empty search result pages, product category pages, or blog category pages, that have little to no content. Google may be interpreting these as soft 404 pages since they expect these types of pages to return a 404 Not Found status code. There could be issues with how your server is handling missing pages, where it is returning a 200 OK status code instead of a proper 404 Not Found. This can confuse Google and cause it to label the page as a soft 404. To resolve this issue, I would recommend the following steps: Review the content and structure of your homepage to ensure it has sufficient, unique and relevant content. Check your custom coded elements and background video implementation to make sure they are not causing issues with how the page is rendered for Google's crawlers. Your home page haven’t h1 tag. Make sure you place your keyword on h1 your home page. Check out this video: How to Optimize H1s for SEO on Squarespace. Ensure your meta description is 150-160 characters long and include the main keyword you want to rank for. Check out this video: How to Edit and Optimize Meta Description Ensure your SEO titles are 50-60 characters long - this is optimal for displaying on search engines. Check out this video: How to Edit and Optimize SEO Titles in Squarespace Examine any other pages on your site that may have little to no content, such as search result pages or category pages, and either add more content to them or return a proper 404 Not Found status code for those pages. Ensure your server is configured to return the correct 404 Not Found status code for missing pages, rather than a 200 OK. This will help Google properly identify and handle those pages. By addressing these potential issues, you should be able to resolve the Soft 404 error in Google Search Console and have your website properly indexed again. If you've any further question, feel free to ask. Thanks, Sadul Sifat
  11. Hi - @Brad_S, I'm glad to help you. Squarespace automatically generates a sitemap for your website, so you don't need to create one manually. But you can submit your sitemap by using Google Search Console. To submit your Squarespace sitemap to Google Search Console: Log into your Google Search Console account and select the website property you want to add the sitemap to. In the "Index" section, select "Sitemaps". Click "Add a new sitemap" and enter the URL of your sitemap. Click "Submit". You can check out this video from 3:19: Google will then start crawling your sitemap to index your website's pages more effectively. No further action is required on your part, as Squarespace automatically updates your sitemap whenever you add or remove pages from your website. Thanks, Sadul Sifat.
  12. Hi @please, I will be happy to help you. Could you please describe it in detail with your (product page) URLs? That way, I can take a look and provide you with a suitable solution. Thanks, Sadul Sifat.
  13. Hi - @jarrettweber, I'm Happy to help. Below, I've added a few potential insights and resources that might be helpful: Keyword Research: Keywords are the foundation of SEO. They help you understand what your audience is interested in and how they search for your products or services. You can use tools like Google Keyword Planner or Ahrefs to find keywords with good search volumes and relatively low competition. For more information, you can check this webinar: Keyword Research - Live SEOSpace Webinar. Quality Content: Quality content attracts and retains visitors, encouraging them to engage with your site. Google favors content that is helpful and relevant to users. On-Page SEO: On-page SEO helps search engines understand your content better and determine its relevance to search queries. Ensure each page has a unique title and description incorporating your main keywords. Use header tags (H1, H2, etc.) to structure your content. Check out these videos for guidance: How to Optimize H1s for SEO on Squarespace. How to Edit and Optimize Meta Description How to Edit and Optimize SEO Titles in Squarespace Off-Page SEO: Link buildings are a major ranking factor for search engines. They signal that other websites consider your content valuable and trustworthy. You can check out this article: What Is Link Building and Why Does It Matter?. Technical SEO: Technical SEO improvements help search engines access, crawl, interpret, and index your website without any problems, which is crucial for ranking. Improve your website's loading speed, ensure it is mobile-friendly, secure it with HTTPS, create a sitemap.xml, and optimize your robots.txt file. Regularly audit your site to find and fix crawl errors. You can use SEOSpace's tools, like the SEO audit feature, to identify and rectify technical issues. Their site audit tools are specifically designed for Squarespace platforms. Following these steps will create a strong SEO foundation that enhances your website's visibility and attracts more organic traffic. Remember, SEO is an iterative process that requires ongoing adjustments to improve website visibility. Thanks, Sifat
  14. Hi @martinrbk, I'm glad to help you. Your blog posts are indexed but not appearing in Google search results for your blog topics, and there could be several reasons for this issue. Below, I've added a few potential insights that might be helpful: Let's Discuss Some Findings From My End: On some of the blogs, you cannot properly describe product descriptions, benefits, features, and how products help the user. FAQ schema isn't found on these pages: - https://www.dinguide.no/snofreser-test/ - https://www.dinguide.no/panelovn-test/ This page has the "noindex" tag, meaning search engines do not index your page. Please remove the noindex tag from this page: - https://www.dinguide.no/brodder-best-i-test/ Your page speed is not optimal. This is one of the technical SEO reasons for ranking issues. Here are My Recommendations: Optimize your H1: Your blogs have only placed keywords like "Metal detector test 2024." However, in your content, you talk about many kinds of products, and the intent does not match your keyword. This can confuse Google Crawler. Optimize your H1 by adding related phrases or adjectives. Focus on Keywords: Ensure that your blog posts are optimized for relevant keywords related to the topics. Google ranks pages based on keyword relevance, so make sure your content includes keywords users are likely to search for when looking for information on that topic. You can check this article: How to Do Keyword Research for SEO: Complete 2024 Guide. Focus on Quality Content: Ensure your page content is high-quality, valuable, and relevant to your target audience. Google prioritizes content that provides real value to users. Ensure your main keyword is included in the page H1. Focus on Page Speed: In Wordpress, you can use the WP Rocket plugin to boost your website's page speed. Build Backlinks: Backlinks from reputable websites are an important ranking factor for Google. Acquire high-quality backlinks to your blog posts from relevant and authoritative sources within your industry or niche. Remember that ranking can take time, especially for new content. Keep an eye on your Google Search Console regularly for updates on ranking status and continue optimizing your website for better visibility. You will find the full SEO checklist here and If you prefer to receive personalized recommendations on your website, check out SEOSpace. I hope these insights are helpful. If you have any further questions. Please feel free to ask. Thanks, Sadul Sifat.
  15. Hi @abbiericher, I’m happy to help you. I understand your concern. Let me help you out. Here are a couple of potential solutions: Unfortunately, on Squarespace, you can’t implement the 410 status code. URL Mappings only allow us to implement 301 and 302 status codes. Consider the importance of the deleted pages: If they were valuable and had good traffic, it's advisable to implement 301 redirects to relevant pages to retain traffic and preserve SEO benefits. You can watch this video to see how to add the 301 redirects. Format: /OLD-URL -> /NEW-URL 301 To reduce the impact of the redirections, make sure you replace the old URLs from the other posts/pages (internal links if you've) with the new URLs. If they weren't significant and had minimal traffic, you can submit URL removal requests for the deleted pages via Google Search Console, and Google will remove those pages from the index and search results. Google Search Console's screenshot: https://prnt.sc/TbkdDzLpeXK0 Removals in Google Search Console: https://youtu.be/h223mCgbmf4 After submitting the URL removal request, remove all the internal links (if you have any) to those pages so that Google doesn’t crawl them. If you require further clarification, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks, Sadul Sifat.
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