What is RSS?
RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.
A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect which passes between 90-99% of link juice (ranking power) to the redirected page. 301 refers to the HTTP status code for this type of redirect. In most instances, the 301 redirect is the best method for implementing redirects on a website.
To explain the text that should be contained within your .htaccess file, I will start by using a very basic example such as renaming a page on your website.
For example, if you wanted to change a pages URL from:
To ensure the old page redirects to the new page, you would need to add the following code to your .htaccess file:
redirect 301 /old.html example.com/new.html
Here’s an explanation of what the code above means:
“redirect 301” tells search engines (and browsers) that your page has been moved permanently.
“/old.html” – provides the old location of the page
“example.com/new.html” – is the new location of the page you’re telling the server to redirect visitors to. This part of the code requires the complete URL to work properly.
A 301 redirect means that the page has moved to a new location, permanently. A 302 redirect means that the move is temporary. Search engines need to figure out whether to keep the old page, or replace it with the one found at the new location.
404 Not Found
The HTTP 404 Not Found Error means that the webpage you were trying to reach could not be found on the server. It is a Client-side Error which means that either the page has been removed or moved and the URL was not changed accordingly, or that you typed in the URL incorrectly.
A .htaccess (hypertext access) file is a directory-level configuration file supported by several web servers, that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration.
What do you know about LSI?
LSI stands for Latent Semantic Indexing. This technique is established to obtain the data by relating the word to its closest counterparts or to its similar context. For example, if you are searching something with a keyword “CAR” it will show all the related things like classic cars, car auctions, Bentley car, car race etc.
What is PPC?
PPC stands for Pay Per Click and is an advertisement campaign hosted by Google. It is segmented into two modules CPC ( Cost per click) and CPM ( Cost per thousand impressions) through flat rate and bidding respectively. In CPC, if the user clicks on the advert, only then the advertiser will be charged.
From SEO point of view, keyword density will definitely help to stand out your content from others. The formula to know the keyword density is ( Total number of keyword/ total number of words in your article) multiply by 100.
keyword density is 3% needed not more
What are doorway pages?
These are pages that are specially created to rank high on search engines using deceptive techniques.Doorway pages do not provide useful content but instead redirect users to the main page.
Which is the popular search engine in Russia?
Yandex is popular in Russia.
What is the difference between clicks and visits in Google Analytics?
Clicks indicates the number of times any user clicks on an ad while visits indicates the number of unique sessions each visits create.
Is there a limit to robots.txt file?
Yes, googlebot reads the first 500 KB present in the robots.txt file.
Can you differentiate between ‘nofollow’ and ‘dofollow’ link?
Nofollow links are not passed by search engines bot and therefore cannot be cached or indexed. Dofollow link is a kind of hyperlink and it passes through all search engines and it puts an impact over page rank.
Where do you put your robots.txt?
you should put this in same folder where first file is call when website load.
What is Googlebot?
Googlebot is the search bot (software) used by Google to Crawling, Caching and indexing of a webpage.
What is the difference between SEO and SEM?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization whereas SEM stands for Search Engine Marketing.
SEO provides organic traffic to a website with the help of search engines while SEM involves the use of Google adwords like paid services.
What is Google Sandbox?
Google sandbox is an imaginary area where new websites and their search rating are put on hold until they prove worthy for ranking. means it is used to checks the standard of the website.
Does Google uses keyword tags?
No, Google does not make use of keyword tags.
What is PPC?
PPC stands for Pay Per Click. It is a form of advertising methodology in which the advertiser pays for every click on their ads. Google uses this form of advertising in its channel of advertising called Adwords.
How will you increase the Pagerank of a page?
By building more backlinks from authority sites and high page rank webpages.
What blogs and sites do you regularly visit to update yourself?
I follow Matt Cutts blog. Seomoz blog, Seochat forums, Searchengineland.com,Seo book, Seosandwitch, Seroundtable, Seobythesea, seochat etc.
What do you understand by Frames in HTML?
A frame is a HTML technique which divides the content of a page onto several parts. Search engines see Frames as completely different pages and as such Frames have a negative impact on Seo. We should avoid the usage of Frames and use basic HTML instead.
How will you restrict the search engine crawlers from indexing a folder named “Secret” that is present in the root?
The following code when added on the robots.txt text file would restrict the crawlers from accessing the folder
What is a Pizza Box in terms of Google?
Google server comes in a standard case which is commonly known as “Pizza Box”.
How will you plan an Seo strategy for a website already affected by Penguin update?
Penguin update deals with scanning through the link profile of a website. I will scan the links pointing to the site using tools like ahrefs and prepare a list of low quality links. I will make every effort to get those links removed like emailing the webmaster. If somehow, I am unable to remove some links then I will use the disavow links tool to devalue the remaining links from harming the site. Apart from this, I will plan a link bait strategy to get some high authority links in order to increase the reputation of the site. This will surely help a site to recover from the effects of the Penguin update.
What is the difference between soft 404 and 404 errors? How will you find and remove these errors?
A 404 error is returned when the browser requests a resource from the web server and the server is unable to find that resource so it returns 404 file not found error. On the other hand, soft 404 error is returned when the browser requests a resource from the web server and the server returns 200 OK response for a file that does not exist on the server. Hence, in both the cases, file is not present on the server but in case of soft 404 the server returns 200 OK response code by mistake. We can find out these errors with the help of Google Webmasters Tool and we can either remove them by adding proper redirects and by creating a custom 404 page for helping the user in proper navigation while browsing the site.
What is the limitation of title and description tag in google, yahoo, bing, ask.
Google title = 50-60 Char. & Des. = 150 – 160.
Yahoo title = 60 – 72 Char. & Des. = 155 – 165.
Bing title = 65 Char. & Des. = 155.
Ask title = 70 Char. & Des. = 312
Your website is flagged as having malware, but you cant find the malware. How will resolve this issue or what will you do.
Very first step i will submit reconsideration request to respect search engine. If problem not resolve will post my problem in google webmaster help forum and take other advise and try another option via twiter @google.
Which is better Robots.txt or Meta robot tag?
Meta Robot tag is much better because its help in forcing the serach ebngine crawlers not to index and display the hidden pages in your server.
What is meta tags?
Meta tag is combination of several meta tags but it included 4 major meta tags which are meta title, meta description, meta keywords and robots tags. These play vital role in SEO of website.
What is Indexing?
Indexing is the process by which Google or other search engine store our website info in their database.
What are the key aspects of Panda update?
Panda is to improve the search in Google. The latest version has focused on quality content, proper design, proper speed, proper use of images and many more.
What are the key aspects of Penguin update?
Penguin is the code name for Google algorithm. Its main target is to decrease the ranking of that website that are violating the Google Webmaster guidelines. These guidelines are violated by using black hat techniques like cloaking and stuffing.
What is cloaking?
Cloaking is a technique which is used in Black Hat SEO that enables to create two distinct pages where the page content being presented to search engine spider is different from that which is being presented to the user’s browser. These techniques do not come under the guidelines of search engines.
Do you know about Blog Flipping?
Blog Flipping is the practice for sale a blog when it becomes famous and popular as well as driving healthy amount of traffic.
Important HTTP Status Codes for SEOs and search engines
The request has succeeded. This is considered correct for most scenarios.
301 Moved Permanently
The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI and any future references to this resource should use one of the returned URIs. The 301 redirect, as it is commonly called by SEOs, should be utilized any time one URL needs to be redirected to another.
The server is currently responding to the request with a page from a different location, yet the requestor continues to use the original location for future requests. This approach is not recommended. It is not an effective way to instruct search engine bots that a page or site has moved. Using 302 will cause search engine crawlers to treat the redirect as temporary and not give it the link juice (ranking power) abilities of 301 redirects.
404 File Not Found
The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent. This should occur any time the server can’t find a matching page request. Often times webmasters will display a text 404 error but the response code is a 200. This tells search engine crawlers that the page has rendered correctly and many times the webpage will get erroneously indexed.
The requested resource is no longer available at the server and no forwarding address is known. This condition is expected to be considered permanent. Clients with link editing capabilities SHOULD delete references to the Request-URI after user approval. If the server does not know–or has no facility to determine–whether or not the condition is permanent, the status code 404 (Not Found) should be used instead of 410 (Gone). This response is cacheable unless indicated otherwise.
503 Service Unavailable
The server is currently unable to handle the request due to a temporary overloading or maintenance of the server. The 503 should be used whenever there is a temporary outage (for example, if the server has to come down for a short period for maintenance). This ensures that the engines know to come back soon because the page/site is only down for a short time.
A breadcrumb is also important for all your pages because it allows users to navigate your website in a structured way since they always know where they are and how deep below the home page.
Google isn’t the only search engine where you can do this, Yahoo and Bing also run their own advertising network, called the Yahoo Bing Network.
What is a good link?
First, you should understand that link building it’s not only a matter of quantity but it is a matter of quality as well.
In other words, it no longer matters how many links are pointing to your website but it is more important from where these links are coming.
Switch your website to https
Changing your site from http to https will secure the connection with the user and protect their details. If any online cash transactions are to happen, they will remain safe through https only.
Also, Google gives a ranking boost to secure hyperlink transfer protocols. Do you really want to miss out on that?