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edharris

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  1. Hi @GilesC - it looks like Google is currently indexing 43 URLs from your site - see the screenshot attached. Not sure how big the site is, but if Google's currently indexing most of your URLs then you probably just need to work on SEO overall to increase your search visibility — move those 43 URLs into higher ranking positions in the search engine results pages. If those 43 URLs are only a portion of your site, then there might be some underlying issues to address to figure out why Google hasn't indexed the rest of the site yet. Either way, I'd recommend adding your site to Google S
  2. Hi @Maxgrilling - when you have a new website it's helpful to create an account with Google Search Console and submit your website's Sitemap there. This will encourage Google to crawl the site accurately, and over time you should the inaccurate results replaced by the correct links (assuming everything on your site is configured correctly). We have a couple of videos about how to set up Search Console and submit a sitemap - I'll link them here: https://www.bluehillsdigital.com/articles/squarespace-google-search-console/ https://www.bluehillsdigital.com/articles/squarespace-sitem
  3. Not sure what the issue is with the social link error code — both are accurate URLs that resolve to the right place. People often run into issues with the way Squarespace handles navigation folder URLs for dropdown menus – this comment thread might help:
  4. Hi @TheSignBridge - the most common 3xx status code is a "301 redirect" - that's what you use to point an old, retired URL to a new location permanently so that anyone that clicks an old URL is still directed to a functioning page instead of an error page. I'm not sure what SEO check tool you were using, but it looks like this is a reference to internal links on your site. It wouldn't cause a major SEO impact, but it is worth fixing. Find the page that contains these old links, and update them to the accurate URL for that page – it looks like the accurate URL is https://www.thesignbridge.
  5. Hi @dev13 - if this is still an issue, here are a few things you can do. First, double check to make sure your homepage isn't set to be hidden from search engines. In the Page Settings, on the SEO tab, make sure the "hide from search engines" option isn't turned on (and check on your SEO Title and Description while you're there). Next, submit the Sitemap for your Squarespace site to Google Search Console. We have a quick video with instructions here if you need it: https://www.bluehillsdigital.com/articles/squarespace-sitemap-google-search-console/ The only other thing to suggest is worki
  6. Hi @RaffiatMixbook - I'm guessing maybe the blog post was initially perhaps accidentally published with "Nov 5" at the start of the title? If that's what happened, Google's crawlers may have indexed the page then, and not yet reindexed the page to catch the correct title. I can see from the page headers the SEO Title doesn't include "Nov 5" so you're all set there. I'd encourage you to register the site with Google Search Console (video guide to that linked below), and then use the Request URL Indexing tool to try and nudge Google to re-index that specific URL. Squarespace / Goo
  7. Hi @css_charlotte - based on some quick Googling, it looks like at some point in the past, Google has indexed pages from the site both with the www prefix included in the URL and without. It looks like generally Google has determined that the www version is the authoritative version, but it is still displaying the non-www version, specifically in the second screenshot you posted. In your Squarespace > Settings > Domain settings, did you chose to use the www or non-www version of your primary domain? Might be worth checking to make sure the primary domain is set to www. Also do yo
  8. Hi @David_Lopez123 - search engines have become a lot more sophisticated over the past decade and look way beyond simple keyword density now. Definitely avoid outdated "tricks" like trying to hide keywords with text that matches the background! My best advice is to focus on understanding what your audience (users/customers/clients) are looking for, and develop website content that answers those questions/meets those needs. It's definitely smart to develop a list of keywords or keyphrases that your audience is likely to use when searching for whatever your website offers, but you shouldn't
  9. Hi @marcmoscato - given that there were changes to the site structure and URLs, you'll likely need to wait for Google to reindex the site before things stabilize again. As @creedon just wrote, it's always important to set up URL redirects any time you change the URL of any pages, and dramatic URL structure changes can be difficult to pull off on Squarespace because there isn't an option to create complex URL redirect rules that apply to multiple pages. Based on what Google has indexed on your site currently, it looks like there may still be some clean up to do – there are some potentially
  10. Unfortunately I don't think this is possible just with Squarespace Analytics. You'd need a third-party tool like Google Analytics (and it sounds like you're aware of what the setup there would look like already). I've worked around this in the past by setting up GA and ecommerce tracking, and then sharing a link to a Google Data Studio dashboard with the client which can be a pretty self-service way of looking at the data.
  11. @Needery Hard to say what's causing this without looking more closely at the results in Google Search Console. I just took a quick look at the site and the majority of the URLs are indexable (not being blocked by to search crawlers) and you've done a good job with other SEO checklist items like page titles, descriptions, etc. Have you added the automatically-generated sitemap to Search Console? I'd also be happy to run a one-time site health audit for you – msg me for more details about that. I can either share info about how to do this yourself, or we offer it as a paid service if
  12. @ibisette Sometimes it can take Google a while to reindex a website, and currently the feature in Google Search Console that normally allows you to manually request that a URL be reindexed is disabled, and has been for several weeks. If you haven't already, I'd recommend creating a Google Search Console account and adding your website. Once you've done this you can submit the sitemap that is automatically generated by Squarespace — that should encourage Google to reindex the site periodically. Message me if you need help doing that :)
  13. Hi @Aitch congrats on being close to finishing the site! We wrote a guide to managing URL redirects through website migration to Squarespace that will answer a couple of your questions: https://www.bluehillsdigital.com/articles/squarespace-migration-seo-rankings For the other questions, can you share: Is the old site also hosted with Squarespace, or with a different host? Where are domains registered (the "before" migration domain and the "after" domain)? The article linked above outlines the steps for a migration if the root domain is staying the same, but since you
  14. Hi @Brandimore - you're on the right track, it can just take a while for Google to re-index a new website. When I search your name, I see the new site come up in the 5th SERP spot (after some social profiles), and when I add "coach" to your name, you have the 1st spot. That's a good sign that submitting the sitemap to Google has worked, and the bots now know to crawl your new website rather than the old one. There are some additional steps you could take to increase visibility of the new site in search. For example, I'd highly recommend setting up a Google My Business listing connected to
  15. In most cases Squarespace doesn't allow for parameters in URL redirects. See this note in the support article: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205815308-URL-redirects
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