What are the techniques for SEO

SEO: The right technology makes the difference

Search engine optimization is a constant process, but with a stringent approach it is rewarded with increasing visibility and good findability on search engines such as Google and Co. The right technology is often neglected here. Our expert sheds light on the technical procedure in the SEO process and shows what influence SEO technology has on success.

If you want to improve your ranking in the search engine, you should first think about what the overall goal of the website is. Once the target groups have been defined and the keyword concept is in place, search engine optimization can be implemented on a technical level.

TECHNICAL SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

Search engine optimization on a technical level means giving the search engine - and thus also the user - optimal access to the existing content. The technology of the website forms the basis of all successes in search engine optimization, since the search engine is only able to correctly record, evaluate and thus index URLs through effective crawling. This means: If the search engine crawler can optimally read the content, the basis for increasing visibility and correspondingly better rankings for relevant keywords is created.

In order to filter user-relevant content, Google has carried out various updates in its search algorithms over the past few years. Even the latest Google Hummingbird not only looks for interesting content, it also takes into account the functionality of the website and user-friendliness.

THESE ASPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN THE SEO TECHNIQUE

First, the status quo of the existing website should be defined and, based on the initial situation, appropriate optimization potential should be derived and prioritized.

When optimizing on a technical level, one should pay attention to the following aspects:

■ Internal duplicate content
■ Near duplicate content
■ External duplicate content

Internal duplicate content is the same content within a domain. Near-duplicate content describes similar content. As a result, the uniqueness of the content for the search engines is lost. Often, content is duplicated on category pages, internal search results or filter overview pages. Internal content can easily be avoided if the website is designed carefully. Similar or identical content makes it difficult for the search engine to assign the respective content to a page. This means: If the content is not clearly distinguishable and cannot be clearly assigned to a page, the search engine crawler does not know which URL should rank for the term. This is then reflected in the position of the search term.

Furthermore, a technically flawless website is the basis for the readability of the search engine and the subsequent indexing. It must be ensured that no error pages are hidden behind individual content sub-pages, i.e. that pages can no longer be accessed.

THESE FACTORS CAN INCREASE THE READABILITY OF YOUR PAGE:

You can map the structure of your website with a sitemap. This enables the search engine crawlers to quickly recognize the structure and to check that it is up-to-date and that it is linked. Alt texts from images are not only useful in the event of loading errors, search engines also use these texts to record the content of images. It is similar with headings. HTML headings, H1, H2 or H3 not only create a clearer structure for the user, they also play a role in the ranking of your page, as they reflect the content and structural hierarchy of a page. The main heading can only be identified as such by the crawlers if it is displayed in the correct format

h1

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In addition to these classic elements, the loading time can also be a technical barrier. Long loading times are not only an obstacle for the user to stay on one page. It is also a ranking criterion for a page that has been confirmed by Google. Images with a file size that is too large are, among other things, a trigger for slow performance. Javascripts or awkwardly structured HTML codes can also cause slow page loading.

CLEAR STRUCTURES INCREASE VISIBILITY

Page structures must be set up in a clear and comprehensible manner. This is the only way that Google can optimally read your website and evaluate it accordingly. A technically and structurally clean website is the basis for your online success and lays the foundation for your content to be rated according to relevance.

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