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Getting Started

Hello WA friends,

I am wondering if renaming an image is worth my time? Do making changes (deletes etc...) on posts create more new pages, thus creating 404 errors etc..

Last question first - updating the image in Media Library doesn't update the version in a post.
When you ask about "renaming an image" do you mean the URL or the filename or the description in the image?
No need to update the URL so no need for redirection.
If you want to update the Alt Text, the best way is to select the image in the post, click REPLACE, you can then go to media library, re-select the same image and update the Alt text before replacing the image.
Is it worth your time? Well, I think only if you're correcting the Alt text or adding your focus keyword to the Alt text.
:-)
Richard

If an image has not been indexed, changing the name could help. Perhaps the image wasn't named, or the alt tag didn't match the image title. Changing the title of an image should not result in a 404 page because you are not changing the URL, only the image title.

This would be the same for any images that you change, they would not result in a 404 page because you did not change the URL.

Name the image so that it relates to the content - images must relate or they are useless, just another pretty image that serves little purpose. The goal is to attract readers visually, to the content you want them to read/view.

Hope that clarifies question!

Rudy

You say it hasn't, so it is safe. You may want to change the URL naming.

Is renaming an image that hasn't been indexed worth it?

Is renaming an image that hasn't been indexed worth it?

asked in
Getting Started

Hello WA friends,

I am wondering if renaming an image is worth my time? Do making changes (deletes etc...) on posts create more new pages, thus creating 404 errors etc..

Last question first - updating the image in Media Library doesn't update the version in a post.
When you ask about "renaming an image" do you mean the URL or the filename or the description in the image?
No need to update the URL so no need for redirection.
If you want to update the Alt Text, the best way is to select the image in the post, click REPLACE, you can then go to media library, re-select the same image and update the Alt text before replacing the image.
Is it worth your time? Well, I think only if you're correcting the Alt text or adding your focus keyword to the Alt text.
:-)
Richard

If an image has not been indexed, changing the name could help. Perhaps the image wasn't named, or the alt tag didn't match the image title. Changing the title of an image should not result in a 404 page because you are not changing the URL, only the image title.

This would be the same for any images that you change, they would not result in a 404 page because you did not change the URL.

Name the image so that it relates to the content - images must relate or they are useless, just another pretty image that serves little purpose. The goal is to attract readers visually, to the content you want them to read/view.

Hope that clarifies question!

Rudy

You say it hasn't, so it is safe. You may want to change the URL naming.

asked in
Search Engine Optimization

Hello WA friends,

I don't know how to formulate my question. I recently watched a training that advised that each time we had an internal link to a new post, we should a

Hey Anne-Caroline,

NO!!!!!

Do NOT specifically just link to an article from your new article and then link back from the SAME "older" article to the SAME "new" article, EVERY SINGLE TIME

That simply ISN'T natural internal link building.

The point being made is that Google discovers new content through LINKS.

It really has nothing to do with "requesting indexing" in GSC, sure this may help, but Google still finds content through links.

Therefore, it makes sense to "edit" an older article to link to a "new" article EVERY SINGLE TIME.

However, it should always be a relevant article.

The example you've given, sure, that IS relevant.

BUT

If you always link "new" article to "old" article and then link from EXACTLY THE SAME "old" article to the "new" article EVERY SINGLE TIME, this DOES NOT look natural.

In fact, this could be seen as "link manipulation", which is something that will get picked up and potentially punished during Google SPAM Updates (there is one currently running until approximately 19th March, the CORE update will run for another 2 weeks on top of that).

So, YES, Always link from an old article to a newly published article, but do it with RELEVANCE in mind, and NOT simply like-for-like "link looping".

Furthermore, sticking with "Google finds new content via links", this can be ANY link, especially on high authority websites and platforms that get indexed immediately.

Therefore, links from social media, YouTube, Medium, Quora, Reddit, will also count as "links pointing back to a newly published article".

The point being, LINK NATURALLY & RELEVANTLY, do not link "using a specific system"

Partha

Thank you Partha! Appreciate your help!

Do you use Link Whisper?

https://wordpress.org/plugins/link-whisper/

nope, what is it?

It is a smart internal linking tool that suggests relevant internal links when you start writing.

ok will look at it. :) but should I go edit and add my new related link also to the older post? I am confused whether it's good or not. I didn't use to do that.

Post A to Post B
then Post B to Post A

It depends on whether the internal links are relevant, have a purpose, and convey a message. You also want to check out this resource.

Thanks Abbie for your help! Will watch the video :)

You're more than welcome, Anne-Caroline :)

Wow! That seems like a very good plugin.

You're welcome, Brad :)

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Is this considered internal backlink looping and is it good or bad ?

Is this considered internal backlink looping and is it good or bad ?

asked in
Search Engine Optimization

Hello WA friends,

I don't know how to formulate my question. I recently watched a training that advised that each time we had an internal link to a new post, we should a

Hey Anne-Caroline,

NO!!!!!

Do NOT specifically just link to an article from your new article and then link back from the SAME "older" article to the SAME "new" article, EVERY SINGLE TIME

That simply ISN'T natural internal link building.

The point being made is that Google discovers new content through LINKS.

It really has nothing to do with "requesting indexing" in GSC, sure this may help, but Google still finds content through links.

Therefore, it makes sense to "edit" an older article to link to a "new" article EVERY SINGLE TIME.

However, it should always be a relevant article.

The example you've given, sure, that IS relevant.

BUT

If you always link "new" article to "old" article and then link from EXACTLY THE SAME "old" article to the "new" article EVERY SINGLE TIME, this DOES NOT look natural.

In fact, this could be seen as "link manipulation", which is something that will get picked up and potentially punished during Google SPAM Updates (there is one currently running until approximately 19th March, the CORE update will run for another 2 weeks on top of that).

So, YES, Always link from an old article to a newly published article, but do it with RELEVANCE in mind, and NOT simply like-for-like "link looping".

Furthermore, sticking with "Google finds new content via links", this can be ANY link, especially on high authority websites and platforms that get indexed immediately.

Therefore, links from social media, YouTube, Medium, Quora, Reddit, will also count as "links pointing back to a newly published article".

The point being, LINK NATURALLY & RELEVANTLY, do not link "using a specific system"

Partha

Thank you Partha! Appreciate your help!

Do you use Link Whisper?

https://wordpress.org/plugins/link-whisper/

nope, what is it?

It is a smart internal linking tool that suggests relevant internal links when you start writing.

ok will look at it. :) but should I go edit and add my new related link also to the older post? I am confused whether it's good or not. I didn't use to do that.

Post A to Post B
then Post B to Post A

It depends on whether the internal links are relevant, have a purpose, and convey a message. You also want to check out this resource.

Thanks Abbie for your help! Will watch the video :)

You're more than welcome, Anne-Caroline :)

Wow! That seems like a very good plugin.

You're welcome, Brad :)

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Everything Wordpress

Hello! Since Jan 2024, Google has been displaying its cookie notice on my website and I am wondering if I could now delete my cookie notice plugin that takes so much space. Is

Hey Anne-Caroline,

NO.

You must keep your cookie consent plugin, as users still need to "consent".

You're seeing the "Google TEST" privacy feature that has only been rolled out to JUST 1% OF CHROME USERS.

TEST = This is NOT a permanent feature (currently)

CHROME = Not everyone who visits your website will see the "new" Google feature, only those using Google Chrome.

Partha

Also, can you show us a screenshot of how it is displayed? Thanks :)

Here's the screenshot :)

Thank you :) Strangely, I haven't seen it... But I'll keep a lookout.

I will keep it if it fails. But if you know for sure, you may then. I have not heard of such an update.

Do you mean to say that as of January 4, 2024, Google has started to phase out third-party cookies for Chrome users by restricting them by default?

Yes, that's what I mean :)

Yeah, what about the other browsers?

I have only 2 browsers, Google and Microsoft Edge and it does the same to both

That's brilliant. I am thinking about your visitors; if Edge has covered it, maybe it is okay.

Yes, you can delete the plugin if google is doing it on their end. That's how my site delivers the cookie notice too.

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Should I remove my cookie plugin now that google automatically displays one since jan 2024?

Should I remove my cookie plugin now that google automatically displays one since jan 2024?

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Everything Wordpress

Hello! Since Jan 2024, Google has been displaying its cookie notice on my website and I am wondering if I could now delete my cookie notice plugin that takes so much space. Is

Hey Anne-Caroline,

NO.

You must keep your cookie consent plugin, as users still need to "consent".

You're seeing the "Google TEST" privacy feature that has only been rolled out to JUST 1% OF CHROME USERS.

TEST = This is NOT a permanent feature (currently)

CHROME = Not everyone who visits your website will see the "new" Google feature, only those using Google Chrome.

Partha

Also, can you show us a screenshot of how it is displayed? Thanks :)

Here's the screenshot :)

Thank you :) Strangely, I haven't seen it... But I'll keep a lookout.

I will keep it if it fails. But if you know for sure, you may then. I have not heard of such an update.

Do you mean to say that as of January 4, 2024, Google has started to phase out third-party cookies for Chrome users by restricting them by default?

Yes, that's what I mean :)

Yeah, what about the other browsers?

I have only 2 browsers, Google and Microsoft Edge and it does the same to both

That's brilliant. I am thinking about your visitors; if Edge has covered it, maybe it is okay.

Yes, you can delete the plugin if google is doing it on their end. That's how my site delivers the cookie notice too.

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asked in
Search Engine Optimization

So here's the situation: I am editing older posts that have lost ranking or making them better that have a list of benefits, and for example, I want to add one benefit to a lis

I agree with Frank and will try to do more internal linking to highly ranked posts to give them a chance to rank. You can always get creative as far as Pinterest.

Thank you for the advice!!

You're most welcome, Anne-Caroline :)

Hello! I would listen to the other 2 people commenting sounds pretty good. I see you have been on here since 2018. I have not put any year date on any of my articles. Hope your website is doing well for you. I just started my 2nd year and did the yearly black Friday offer they offer. Best of luck to you and your website

Hi Anne-Caroline

I would start with the posts that have lost the most impressions in the past month or two and work my way to the opposite end of the list.

Frank 🎸

Hey Anne-Caroline,

Google searching your question, I found a few very interesting posts that may interest you to read up on, to see how you can save your highly ranked image from losing rank when replacing it. See screen print below...

A tip that I would like to share with you here, I discovered some years ago when someone helped me, and I think this could easily apply to images too.

In my post title, I can use a year... such as "the best ____ in 2023" but in the URL of that post I would simply have "the-best-____", and not state the year. In this way, I can EASILY update the year IF "the best" applies in the following year, without effecting how my post ranks in SERPs (search engine result pages).

So, in the future, make sure to use similar file labeling for your images, so they are more flexible.

For THIS one though... verify what I'm saying by READING those posts... by keeping the EXACT same file name, the image rank should remain unharmed.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you! Yes, I had stopped putting numbers in URLs but didn't in images... Now I know better. :)

If it was me, I would likely leave them alone. Perhaps you will get some better answers soon! Keep succeeding!

Jeff

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Is it ok to edit and replace an image that is ranking page 1 ?

Is it ok to edit and replace an image that is ranking page 1 ?

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Search Engine Optimization

So here's the situation: I am editing older posts that have lost ranking or making them better that have a list of benefits, and for example, I want to add one benefit to a lis

I agree with Frank and will try to do more internal linking to highly ranked posts to give them a chance to rank. You can always get creative as far as Pinterest.

Thank you for the advice!!

You're most welcome, Anne-Caroline :)

Hello! I would listen to the other 2 people commenting sounds pretty good. I see you have been on here since 2018. I have not put any year date on any of my articles. Hope your website is doing well for you. I just started my 2nd year and did the yearly black Friday offer they offer. Best of luck to you and your website

Hi Anne-Caroline

I would start with the posts that have lost the most impressions in the past month or two and work my way to the opposite end of the list.

Frank 🎸

Hey Anne-Caroline,

Google searching your question, I found a few very interesting posts that may interest you to read up on, to see how you can save your highly ranked image from losing rank when replacing it. See screen print below...

A tip that I would like to share with you here, I discovered some years ago when someone helped me, and I think this could easily apply to images too.

In my post title, I can use a year... such as "the best ____ in 2023" but in the URL of that post I would simply have "the-best-____", and not state the year. In this way, I can EASILY update the year IF "the best" applies in the following year, without effecting how my post ranks in SERPs (search engine result pages).

So, in the future, make sure to use similar file labeling for your images, so they are more flexible.

For THIS one though... verify what I'm saying by READING those posts... by keeping the EXACT same file name, the image rank should remain unharmed.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you! Yes, I had stopped putting numbers in URLs but didn't in images... Now I know better. :)

If it was me, I would likely leave them alone. Perhaps you will get some better answers soon! Keep succeeding!

Jeff

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Website Development & Programming

Google search console sent me a message "video outside the viewport" for 15 videos. I fixed it using embedresponsively.com, then asked for validation after checking if the vide

Keep moving forward, my friend!

Jeff

You are well covered here with some excellent advice, and guidance.

Please let the community here know if you still have any further questions.

-Mike

Hey Anne-Caroline,

Google searching the prompt your received, I was shown several tickets that were sent to Google support that may offer you the help you seek.

See screen print below...

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks for your help!

if you add width ="80%" then it automatically adjusts to 80% of the width of the screen....
from my point of view it is about viewer experience rather than indexing the video...
so anything you can do to improve that ....for the viewer and the search engines...
it cleared my error....

Good to know!!

So I simply add ="80%" at the end of the embed? or is it in the code editor? Thanks for clarifying!

<iframe width="80%" height="315" src="

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cdKU5avdtZ0?si=qKx9UN1A8bxjIvuB

" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>

top line changed from 540 to 80%

Hey Anne-Caroline,

If you're EMBEDDING videos

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

This is more geared towards those who are adding THEIR OWN videos to their articles and want their videos to be INDEXED.

If you're EMBEDDING, you don't really care whether the video is indexed or not.

You just want your site visitors to be able to view the video (they can still view it even if it's not indexed) or even to click through to YouTube to watch the video (they can still do this even if it's not indexed).

See my response in the below thread to Denis AND I also link to my previous response to Jenny in another question thread. Partha

Awesome info, PP!

LJoB

Thanks for the info Partha!

Yes, they are videos I embed and some are mine that I embed from YouTube.

Here's a one-month old resource that could help

Oops I did it again, I forgot to check if someone else here on WA had the same problem... Thanks!

You're awesomely welcome :) Enjoy your Sunday.

I went into the code editor and changed the size of my video to width="500" height="270"

I also moved my video up 1/4 of the page and gave it an H3 headline title

This seemed to fix the problem...Google re-indexed my article and it's now back at the top of the first page

Just thought I'd share, good luck

Thank you for the info! So helpful!

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Why do I still get "video outside the viewport"?

Why do I still get "video outside the viewport"?

asked in
Website Development & Programming

Google search console sent me a message "video outside the viewport" for 15 videos. I fixed it using embedresponsively.com, then asked for validation after checking if the vide

Keep moving forward, my friend!

Jeff

You are well covered here with some excellent advice, and guidance.

Please let the community here know if you still have any further questions.

-Mike

Hey Anne-Caroline,

Google searching the prompt your received, I was shown several tickets that were sent to Google support that may offer you the help you seek.

See screen print below...

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks for your help!

if you add width ="80%" then it automatically adjusts to 80% of the width of the screen....
from my point of view it is about viewer experience rather than indexing the video...
so anything you can do to improve that ....for the viewer and the search engines...
it cleared my error....

Good to know!!

So I simply add ="80%" at the end of the embed? or is it in the code editor? Thanks for clarifying!

<iframe width="80%" height="315" src="

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cdKU5avdtZ0?si=qKx9UN1A8bxjIvuB

" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>

top line changed from 540 to 80%

Hey Anne-Caroline,

If you're EMBEDDING videos

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

This is more geared towards those who are adding THEIR OWN videos to their articles and want their videos to be INDEXED.

If you're EMBEDDING, you don't really care whether the video is indexed or not.

You just want your site visitors to be able to view the video (they can still view it even if it's not indexed) or even to click through to YouTube to watch the video (they can still do this even if it's not indexed).

See my response in the below thread to Denis AND I also link to my previous response to Jenny in another question thread. Partha

Awesome info, PP!

LJoB

Thanks for the info Partha!

Yes, they are videos I embed and some are mine that I embed from YouTube.

Here's a one-month old resource that could help

Oops I did it again, I forgot to check if someone else here on WA had the same problem... Thanks!

You're awesomely welcome :) Enjoy your Sunday.

I went into the code editor and changed the size of my video to width="500" height="270"

I also moved my video up 1/4 of the page and gave it an H3 headline title

This seemed to fix the problem...Google re-indexed my article and it's now back at the top of the first page

Just thought I'd share, good luck

Thank you for the info! So helpful!

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