All posts by Patrick Stox

How to keep your staging or development site out of the index

You generally wouldn't want your staging site appearing in search results, so how can you prevent Google from indexing this content? Columnist Patrick Stox offers some tips. The post How to keep your staging or development site out of the index appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Tips to troubleshoot your technical SEO

Stumped by a technical SEO issue? Columnist Patrick Stox has some tips and tricks to help you diagnose and solve some common problems. The post Tips to troubleshoot your technical SEO appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Canonical tags gone wild

What happens when canonical tags get out of control and how can you rein them in? Columnist Patrick Stox shares his findings and insights. The post Canonical tags gone wild appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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20 of Google’s limits you may not know exist

Don't get caught off guard by limitations you weren't aware of! Columnist Patrick Stox shares 20 Google limitations that may impact SEO efforts. The post 20 of Google’s limits you may not know exist appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Designing content for the mobile-first index

Your mobile pages will soon become the default versions used in Google search rankings. How can you make sure they provide good content that's easy to read on a smaller screen? Columnist Patrick Stox has some ideas. The post Designing content for the mobile-first index appeared first on Search...

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The AMP is a lie

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are a hot topic right now, but are they really the answer to your mobile page speed issues? Columnist Patrick Stox weighs in. The post The AMP is a lie appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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What you need to know about Referrer Policy

Seeing some confusing referrer data in your analytics program? It might be the result of an issue with 'noreferrer.' Columnist Patrick Stox explains Referrer Policy, which lets webmasters define the value of the referrer header in outbound links. The post What you need to know about Referrer...

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Canonical tags are easy, right? What’s the worst that could happen?

Columnist Patrick Stox outlines when to use the canonical tag, as well as some common problems that occur during implementation. The post Canonical tags are easy, right? What’s the worst that could happen? appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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1,000 ways to redirect

What's in a redirect? Columnist Patrick Stox provides a primer on redirects, showing why this critical technical SEO task can often trip up even the most experienced SEO experts. The post 1,000 ways to redirect appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Easy visualizations of PageRank and Page Groups with Gephi

Contributor Patrick Stox walks us through how to use a cluster analysis tool to visualize websites and identify opportunities for improving their link structure. The post Easy visualizations of PageRank and Page Groups with Gephi appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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