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  • Five rich snippet strategies for ecommerce sites

    With Christmas just a couple of months away, many businesses are planning dedicated promotions and sales events in an effort to maximise their revenues over the next quarter. Dedicated events such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the Boxing Day sales are some of the busiest days for ecommerce, yet you can’t just turn up […]

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  • Managing successful website migrations

    Website migrations are a naturally occurring and common event on the internet as companies upgrade (or change) their platforms, rebrand, or merge with others. This is why it’s important to have a defined, phased approach to website migrations, and using past experience (and learnings) to continuously improve and refine processes. Collectively at SALT.agency, we’ve handled […]

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  • Do 404 pages negatively affect SEO performance

    Confusingly, 404 pages are treated with varying levels of importance across the SEO industry. Some reports and audits categorise them with high levels of severity, and others state that they should be fixed as soon as possible. However, 404s are a very natural part of the internet and can be very useful. TL;DR Do 404s […]

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  • Local landing pages & local SEO

    Local SEO is the process of improving technical, content, and offsite factors with a focus on locality to improve rankings in specific areas. One thing that can be used to significantly help this is creating (or optimising) local landing pages. Local landing pages are simply (commercial) webpages with local intent. This means that the page […]

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  • Preparing your eCommerce site for the January sales

    When entering such a busy time, your website must perform to the best of its ability to cope with the additional user demand. As well as being optimised to provide the best user experiences, the site needs to be as competitive as possible against Google Shopping and major marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. While […]

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  • Robots.txt guide for SEOs

    The robots.txt file is commonplace in any standard technical SEO audit, and the robots.txt standard gives webmasters the ability to control which robots (user-agents) are able to crawl their websites, either in part or entirely. It’s a plain .txt file, which is most commonly found through the /robots.txt URI extension; e.g. salt.agency/robots.txt A robots.txt file […]

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  • SALT.agency to host technical SEO meetup in New York City

    We’re pleased to announce that SALT.agency will be hosting a New York Technical SEO Meetup on 8 November in Manhattan. The event will host a light panel discussion and open SEO forum, discussing current trends, the future of technical SEO, and the role of the SEO professional in the modern marketing ecosystem. Panellists to be […]

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  • Introducing the Magento SEO checklist

    Magento is an eCommerce platform that enables users to customise its features to create tailor-made online stores to match their needs and to create unique user experiences. According to BuiltWith, Magento is used by 16% of the world’s top 100,000 online retail platforms, used by household names such as Coca Cola, Rebecca Minkoff, and Ford. […]

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  • How to avoid crawl depth issues

    For websites to be indexed within the results pages of search engines, search engine web crawlers (often called a “spider” or “spiderbot”), must first explore their pages. These crawlers provide essential information to search engines so that the engines can supply users with the most useful and accurate results. In order for crawlers to efficiently […]

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