What Is Technical SEO?
Technical SEO refers to optimizations on your website or server that help search engine spiders crawl and index your website without any problems. Technical SEO has nothing to do with the actual content on the website, but instead focuses on the infrastructure of the site.
Technical SEO includes the following:
Lead Source Tracking
Lead source tracking utilizes a piece of code that is implemented on your website that tells you where your leads came from. With this piece of code in place, you will be able to see which channel is bringing in the most leads. Through this information, you can make strategic digital marketing decisions that will help increase conversions.
A Mobile-Friendly Experience
Another key part of technical SEO is ensuring that your site is mobile friendly. Most likely, a portion of traffic to your website will come from mobile, meaning it is crucial that your site is mobile friendly.
Additionally, mobile-first indexing means that Google will typically use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking. Therefore, in order to improve your rankings on Google, your site needs to be mobile friendly.
Site speed is a measurement of how quickly the content on a website page loads. Search engines prefer websites that load quickly, and Google has indicated that site speed is an important ranking factor.
Website visitors also prefer a website that loads quickly, and data shows that longer load times negatively affect conversion rates. Some of the ways you can improve your site speed include:
- Reducing image file sizes
- Decreasing redirects
- Removing any unused code or unnecessary characters
- Implementing browser caching
- Improving server response time
Metadata plays a key role in technical SEO. It’s important to have relevant and descriptive metadata on all of the pages on your website. Meta titles and descriptions help both the search engine and the visitor better understand what information is on a page.
No Duplicate Content
Another aspect of technical SEO is ensuring that there is no duplicate content on your site. If there are multiple pages on your website with identical content, Google may get confused and not know which page to rank, and therefore will rank all of the pages lower.
No only does duplicate content make you look spammy in the eyes of Google, but it can also confuse website visitors. There are a number of ways to resolve the issue of duplicate content on your site. Some suggestions include:
- Delete and redirect pages with duplicate copy
- Rewrite the copy
- Add canonical URLs
A sitemap contains all the URLs on your website and is essential for search engines to be able to read the pages on your website. You send this pertinent information to search engines through a variety of WordPress plugins, as well as Google Search Console or Bing Webmaster Tools.
Schema is a piece of code on a website that enables search engines to read your site with ease. There are a variety of types of schema and each provides the search engine with different information. Common types of schema include:
- Local business
An SSL certificate confirms that your website is secure, letting visitors know that it’s safe to enter their private information, such as an email address or credit card number, on the site.
Additionally, site security is one of the many factors that Google considers when ranking sites, making it a very important part of SEO.
Why Choose Our Technical SEO Services?
Curious what makes us different from other agencies that provide technical SEO services? We pride ourselves on the following:
- We craft a unique strategy to match your marketing goals and priorities
- Our team of writers, designers and strategists have over 25+ years of collective industry experience and all work in-house
- We have worked with clients in a variety of industries
- We focus on showing you results and always make strategic decisions based on data
Contact Us for Technical SEO Services You Can Trust
Located in Cleveland, Sixth City Marketing is a digital marketing agency focused on providing data-driven results to all of our clients. In addition to our technical SEO services, we also offer the following:
- Traditional search engine optimization
- Pay per click
- Web design and development
- Social media marketing
- HubSpot marketing
- Consulting and auditing
- Video Production
Contact us today to learn more about our technical SEO services. We are ready to help you!