Creating a valid sitemap.xml file for SEO

A sitemap is a great way to show search engines a list of all the webpages on your domain. It’s a best practice for Search Engine Optimisation! I always suggest to use the Google Search Console dashboard to submit a sitemap to Google, and the Bing Webmaster Tools as well. By adding your sitemap to these Keep reading →

 

Check if a website supports HTTP/2

The web is ready to get a whole new protocol! Since about 1997, the web has been mostly powered by HTTP/1.1. Back in the 90’s, the web had other needs than we have today. The new protocl version, HTTP version 2 or in short HTTP/2, has some much needed improvements in terms of speed, reliability Keep reading →

 

Define social media profiles with schema.org markup

Google uses schema.org structured data to show information about a website on their search results pages. Needless to say, it is a good pratice from an SEO point of view to use schema.org microdata when possible. When performing a Google search for a brand name, you are often greeted with an information box on the right Keep reading →

 

Redirect if the URL does not match with .htaccess

This blogpost will briefly explain how you can redirect your website if the domain name does (not) match a certain word or words. For example: you want to redirect old.example.com to new.example.com and of course, because you take SEO into consideration, you want all of your pages to redirect from one domain to the other one Keep reading →

 

Check for valid schema.org microdata markup

Microdata, for example with the use of schema.org, is a great way for search engines to better understand what your webpage is all about. In the ‘Getting started with schema.org using Microdata‘, the creators/sponsors of schema.org (Google, Inc., Yahoo, Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Yandex) do a great job explaining why it matters to introduce schema.org Keep reading →

 

Add language attribute per post in WordPress

There are numerous ways to create a multilingual WordPress website. However, there is not much information to be found if you just want to have WordPress website in one language, while only writing specific blog posts in another language. For example: your mother tongue is Dutch. To gain an international audience for your website, the Keep reading →