Should we us canonical urls in seo?

Should we us canonical urls in seo?

asked in
Search Engine Optimization

There seems to be a new setting in SEO about using Canonical URLs and another message says that Keywords are not as important any more to Google.

Does anyone know if we

Hey Rick,

If you are referring to settings in the All In One SEO plugin, here's Kyle's training: In checking my settings, I use the settings Kyle suggested. See screen print below...

To select the second option for canonical... see second screen print below...

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you. I can see that the Canonical URL box should be selected now and maybe I had inadvertently selected the wrong thing when I was setting up the website but I was pretty sure I had done the same thing.

I was also curious that a message says that Google is not giving as much weight to keywords any longer, or at least keywords that are listed in the SEO keyword field.

This all seemed like a slight but new change and I wanted to make sure before going on.

The other reason I bring this up is because I did not pay attention to the field before, because it was always the keyword field but if you don't enter the right Canonical URL then you get some strange URL which has never been an issue for me in the last two years, and I follow Kyle and Jay's training very closely.

I guess it could still be operator error. Thanks for your feedback.

Rick

Here's a tutorial about keywords: Personally, I use them when I can but if I already have an easy title, such as reviewing a product, then I don't worry about keywords.

Nor do I list my keywords in the All in One SEO plugin textbox provided, as Matt Cutt claimed keywords were no longer that important to Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBTBEfd7z_Y
Note that this video was created in 2012.

Think if you review Kyle's training (link provided above) you will hear him mention about the keyword field.

Good question Belden!!
I turn to agree with you, if you check some our trainings they are not exactly as per latest one, due to as when and how was done by then.Sure, there could be some changes not noted, but make sure you do not confuse the process soon...before you understand the basics thereof.

I will find out more information about it and get back to you. It is a Good question. Thanks.
Sham

The reason I'm bringing this up is in the past, under SEO, after our site or post description, there was a keyword field. One one of my sites, that keyword field is no longer visible and the Canonical field is displayed, but it shows up as a junk URL if you don't put your URL in it.

I know where to change it in the SEO settings but I don't want to mess things up if Google is making some changes.

It has me wondering what's changed recently.

Rick

I seem to be a dummy today, but I want to know too, Richard--it seems that I'll be reading a lot of post comments today to see what we get!

Jeff

See more comments

How do you display a dynamic map on home page?

How do you display a dynamic map on home page?

asked in
Website Development & Programming

I want to display a dynamic map of Colorado on my home page with all of the trails I have taken and created a review of. I want to be able to add more trails to it and be able

You can try out this free program too
https://www.genial.ly

Genial.ly – Make any part of your own image clickable, or create awesome interactive infographics (templates)

Thank you. I will check it out today.

Rick

Great platform, Loes! So many things you can do there, and it is quite inexpensive for what you get! Cheers! Dave : )

That's right, made a few infographics there

Check out the Google Maps service. I know that you can use their dynamic map features to create what you are looking for...We use their map on our Corporate website...

There likely will be a cost involved, but unless you have thousands of people who use it on your website, it will not be expensive...You also may have to sign up for some services and jump through some hoops to get everything set up...

Bottom line it is possible...Have fun with this - it sounds like a great idea (you can add in images at certain points, all kinds of neat things, etc.),

Here is a post you may want to check out as a guide:

Use https ... ://www.globema.com/short-guide-understanding-google-maps-platform-products-maps/

Cheers!
Dave : )

Thank you Dave. I have been wondering how to make my website more interesting and user friendly. Someone from WA gave me the idea. This site is only about 2 months old and I found a great .com that wasn’t being used. I’m want this to be significant within a year or two.

Thank you for the advice and link.

Rick

Best of luck! I love the idea and do think this is a winning idea! Cheers! Dave : )

Thank you.

Rick

See more comments

What is the best way to make a video and show laptop screen?

What is the best way to make a video and show laptop screen?

asked in
Video Marketing

What is the best way or best software to use to make videos and be able to show my screen and also have me in a second window?

Hi Richard, I use ScreenCastOmatic on a Mac, which allows you to show your screen, Alan.

Hey Richard,

If you are still open for suggestions, here is what I use: Hope you find this helpful.

I'm always open to suggestions and learning.
thanks,
rick

I use Screencast-O-Matic pro.

Thank you. I appreciate the help.
Rick

I use Monosnap, it is a free program and you can choose the size of the screen for recording. You can place you face video in the corner if you wish, just like Jay does in his.
John

Thank you very much.
Rick

Does not have an editor though, it does take a little work to get set up the way you would like it to look.
John

I use screen castomatic Pro version as I use Windows

Thank you.
Rick

See more comments

My images from my homepage are cutoff when viewed on mobil?

My images from my homepage are cutoff when viewed on mobil?

asked in
Website Development & Programming

I am having trouble with my static homepage images, that look great in PC mode, but are cutoff when viewed on a tablet or mobile device.

I am using the GeneratePress th

Hi, Rick, in the top right-hand corner of your mobile or tablet you should see three dots, click on them and in the drop down click on "Request Desk Top Site" and see if that works. Best wishes.

Thank you.

Rick

Hi Belden 22
You may want to see if it's doing in other themes too. It maybe something wrong with just that theme site. I would check with support for assistance.

Thanks, It wasn't the theme, is was the user.

I figured it out by changing some things in the customization menu.

Rick

Your site cannot be mobile friendly.
I suggest you read these by my good friend Loes

Thank you. I found the problem. I was using sections for my header and when I deleted that and used a header under the customize option, it works.

Thanks,
Rick

Okey Dokey, but no harm in making sure your site is Mobile friendly.

The site is mobile friendly. I checked and it turns out that the problem was operator error.

Rick

The smallest things can give big time headaches.
Good you got it sorted.

Hi Richard, see if their support team can help you?
https://generatepress.com/support/

They are usually very responsive.

I have asked a question in the GeneratePress forum to start with but I thought I would see if this was easily answered here at WA. I can't image that this is not a common problem. I will follow up at GeneratePress though.

Thanks,
Rick

See more comments

Will the php update be part of the theme update?

Will the php update be part of the theme update?

asked in
Everything Wordpress

Will the PHP update that is showing up in my dashboard now be something that the WordPress Theme will update or is it a plugin I have to install?

I have the same message in my dashboard.

After submitting a ticket to the Site Support, they got back to me and asked me if any installed theme or plugin requires the updated PHP version then let them know. Otherwise just ignore the warning.

Hope this helps.

Hugh

Thank you.

Rick

You're welcome, Rick.

See more comments

Login
Create Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Account Today!
icon
4-Steps to Success Class
icon
One Profit Ready Website
icon
Market Research & Analysis Tools
icon
Millionaire Mentorship
icon
Core “Business Start Up” Training