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There is nothing worse than finding out that Google hasn’t indexed one of your wedding business website pages. Without a page being indexed no one (and I really do mean no one) will be able to find your page. That is why good SEO is important.

The thing about SEO however is that there are a million facets to getting it right, and messing up even one of the steps can result in your page not getting indexed. This is why Google has created their free analytics tools, allowing you to catch your mistakes. However, even with all of that there is one tiny issue that can create major SEO issues and that is the format of your URL. Like everything else on your webpage the URL effects your SEO and whether Google indexes your page. To learn how to create a good URL make sure to check out this great article by Ani Lopez. What do you think? Do your urls work correctly?

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6 thoughts on “One Easy To Miss SEO Tactic”

  1. URL structure is definitely overlooked. I created my website through Yola, and they create my URLs for me. Unfortunately, it looks like they are using the “non-structured” way of doing it. Looks like I need to do some investigating to make sure.

    1. Wedding SEO says:

      I couldn’t agree more with Ani, great article….thanks for sharing. And I’ll add another important reason you’ll want to structure your URLs…it makes your life easier! I always tell our clients when we’re creating a new website that the benefit of using 1 or 2 levels of folders (directories) is that it keeps pages organized nicely and helps you find what you’re looking for when you want to update that page! You’ll be far more likely to keep your website updated and current (as Stephanie suggests), if its easier to manage in the first place 😉

      – Kathy, Bride Appeal

  2. Having a suitable site map on your site will prevent pages not being indexed:- http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

    1. [quote name=”Wedding DJ Kent”]Having a suitable site map on your site will prevent pages not being indexed:- http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/%5B/quote%5D
      Having a sitemap can help…as long as the search engines are visiting your website regularly.

      If you don’t have new content, even a sitemap won’t be enough to get you indexed quickly.

      1. [quote name=”Stephanie Padovani”]Having a sitemap can help…as long as the search engines are visiting your website regularly.

        If you don’t have new content, even a sitemap won’t be enough to get you indexed quickly.[/quote]

        Getting ‘indexed quickly’ is a different subject to ensuring that your pages are indexed – pinging your sitemap will help getting your pages indexed quickly. Having new content is not enough – having regular new content will encourage the ‘google bots’ to visit you site more often.

  3. Ani Lopez says:

    Thanks for mentioning the article and glad you liked it.
    Cheers

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