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  1. @KateMouse I think the issue here is that you've already created a GA4 property. The option to choose the previous UA instead is only available as you are setting up a new property for the first time. If you're looking to run a UA tracking property on your website, your best bet is to create a new property (by clicking the blue "+ Create Property" button you can see in your screenshot. Then as you go through the Property creation process you'll see the advanced options to adjust it to a UA property instead. Hope that helps!
  2. @Jeremyn - kind of depends what kind of events you want to track with the Facebook pixel. Squarespace doesn't have built-in Google Tag Manager support, so if you want to use GTM you have to add it using the Code Injection feature. This means GTM *will not* load on the cart/checkout pages, which Squarespace has pretty much locked down. So if you want the Facebook Pixel to track ecommerce/order related events, you would need to use the built-in Facebook Pixel integration that Squarespace provides. However if you wanted to just track some pageviews, or some other more custom events or "conve
  3. @zebbieg - can you say more about where the user would be directed to when clicking on this CTA button? I tried loading the link in the CTA code you pasted and it looks like it simply loads the existing Learn More page on your site. Assuming you're on a paid Hubspot plan, I wonder if a different way to achieve your goals around integrating Squarespace and Hubspot for lead gen would be to replace the Squarespace contact form with a Hubspot generated form?
  4. @KateMouse - you can still create a new UA property if that's the tracking code you want to implement. This post includes a couple of screenshots showing where how to create a UA property instead of GA4.
  5. Hi @TFC - it's easy to get confused about how to implement Google Analytics on Squarespace right now! From your post it sounds like you had Google Tag Manager (GTM) code installed on your site previously and you are looking to add a GA4 property? If that's the case, first you would want to reinstall your GTM code snippets, and then second, use a new GA4 Config tag within Google Tag Manager to start loading the GA4 tracking code on the site. We just published an updated guide to implementing Google Analytics on Squarespace here (although this doesn't cover the GTM option yet). Reply i
  6. Hi @incontrolcc - like Glyn said you can add canonical tags to pages in Squarespace using the page header code injection feature. However if I'm following you correctly, you might want to be cautious — it sounds like just one section of your homepage contains this information about packages which is then replicated on a separate Packages page. You wouldn't necessarily get penalized for duplicate content here, since I'm assuming the homepage also includes other sections of content that are distinct from the Packages page? It's not unusual for a website's homepage to "preview" info that is
  7. Hi @Estela - you can see how Google is currently indexing your website if you run a search for site:https://www.seaforestation.com/ (see screenshot below). If Google is displaying your "About" page with a higher position than your homepage, that's probably a signal that your About page is viewed as a better search result for that search query. There are a few things you can do to optimize your site and encourage Google to crawl and index the pages accurately, but ultimately you can't force Google to re-index a site or display additional sitelinks — Google's algorithms will choose to do th
  8. Hi @MTakai - you probably already did this, but just to be sure: If you don't want pages on your Squarespace site to be indexed by Google or other search engines, you need to set the noindex tag on each page. Do this in the Page Settings > SEO tab (I think there's a toggle there that says "hide this page in search results" or something like that) You can also help Google accurately index your site by setting up a property for your domain in Google Search Console (free tool) and submitting your Squarespace website sitemap. We have a detailed guide/video for this process here.
  9. If your Google Ads and Analytics accounts are linked and you have imported your GA Goals as conversions in your Ads account the two systems should work together pretty seamlessly to attribution conversions to your Google Ad campaigns. You don't need to manually add any UTM parameters to the URLs you're using in Google Ads in the same way you would for other PPC conversion sources like Facebook ads. Couple of other thoughts that might be helpful: There is definitely a lag time in conversion reporting between Google Ads and Analytics – you'll often see a Goal / conversion in GA pretty
  10. Hi @DCaamano - what user actions are you trying to record as conversions? If you can get those actions (I'm guessing demo request form submissions?) set up as Goals in Google Analytics, then your Google Ad account should automatically start recording those once you link the two accounts up. Happy to provide more support with the configuration if you need it - just msg me and I can provide more info.
  11. The Mailchimp integration is only available on Business and Commerce plans. Guessing you’re on the “Personal” plan, and that’s why you don’t see it?
  12. @salmonuhhhhhh - Google will grab this text first from the Page Settings > SEO Description field in Squarespace. If that field isn't populated with a description, it will default to text from the page itself, which I'm guessing is what happened here. Make sure all the pages have an SEO description set (from the pages menu, click the gear to get to page settings, and then click the SEO tab). Once this is updated, it may take a while for Google to update the search results and there's no way to force Google to reindex those pages immediately. However it will help to set up a Google Searc
  13. Hi @Boise_Jim - the Screaming Frog tool looks for the first TWO <h1> tags on each page, so my guess is that the h1s you're looking for are in the "h1-2" column of the Screaming Frog report. Squarespace sometimes wraps the site-title or logo (depending on layout) in a <h1> tag, which makes the page title h1 the second one on the page. This shouldn't be hurting your SEO though – Google is likely smart enough to figure that out.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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:
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. @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
  25. @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 :)
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