Canonical Element was added a while go in 2009 by Google,Yahoo and Bing as a solution to on-site duplicate content. For eg. if you have the following URLs
all pointing to the same content then using canonical element you can indicate in the html code of the web page which page should be treated as original.
URL Canonicalization, however this does not work across domains. For cross domain content duplication issue – 301 redirect is the solution. Another situation where canonical element is quite useful is with URLs with session id. URLs with session id’s is an issue with many dynamic sites.
One of the common mistakes is not redirecting non-www to www to vice-versa. Search engines treat
domain.com and www.domain.com as separate URLs, so if you don’t set the redirect you are implicitly creating duplicate of your site in the eye of search engine spider. Another major issue to bear in mind is dilution of backlinks.
www or non-www preference could be set in Google Webmaster Central as well. Google Webmaster Central
For WordPress All In One SEO Pack for URL canonicalization provides the option to automatically select and apply canonical link attribute to to the preferred URL of every page.
URL Canonicalization Plugin for Magento,Wordpress and Drupal here Canonical URL Plugin
More Details in this video by Matt Cutts
WordPress provides the facility to block and unblock search engines like Google. Following picture is self descriptive.
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One of the obvious ways to increase visitors to a site is to bulk it up with content. When I say bulk it up it doesn’t mean spam. Add top quality content around the products or services like How-To’s, Tips, News etc.
I hear you ask, what is top quality content?
Well, it simply means content that is informative,engaging and ultimately useful to a human visitor. At the same time bear in mind the search engine spiders – at it’s core these are programs deciding where to rank your content based on various factors. Catering to both humans and spiders/programs is often a challenge.
To understand these factors, one of the tutorials which I still recommend is – SEO Tutorial
Once you go through that tutorial you will have a basic but firm understanding of various SEO factors like on-page,offpage etc.
Once you have this understanding the site structure and content/page layout could be easily done.
The blog look and feel could be completely customized to go with your existing site. Or as in this case Life Insurance Quotes the entire site itself could be in WordPress making it very easy and flexible to manage and add content.
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Why WordPress ? Why not WordPress? as it is the most popular content management platform with wide echo system of plugins and themes making it possible for us to make it sing and dance to any tune. Plugins like All-In-One-SEO,Easy WP SEO make it easy to handle the SEO factors easily and to a certain extend automatically helping you focus on adding content.
If you are using WordPress to run a regular website instead of a blog, you may be wondering how to customize WordPress sidebar for various page layouts of the site without extra coding,creating multiple sidebars and duplicating widgets by adding check boxes to each widget in the admin. The answer is
Another option Widgets Reloaded