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Advanced SEO: Developing an SEO-Friendly Website

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Overview

Learn advanced SEO techniques to build an SEO-friendly website from the ground up. Find out how to optimize your site architecture, URLs, speed, and more.

Advanced SEO goes beyond keyword research and tagging. It goes to the very heart of your website: its architecture, code, and data. Learn advanced SEO techniques to build an SEO-friendly website from the ground up. Marketing expert Brad Batesole explains how to optimize your architecture to improve site indexing and crawling, understand the impact of canonical URLs and smart URL management strategies, build keywords into images and alt text, and use structured data to help search engines like Google understand your pages better. He introduces tools and resources to help you audit and improve the technical aspects of your site, such as the Screaming Frog SEO Spider, PageSpeed Insights, the Ryte TF*IDF analyzer, and Chrome Developer Tools extensions like Lighthouse. Plus, discover how to optimize site speed and rendering, and explore how the future of the web—technologies like HTTP/2 and progressive web apps—will impact SEO.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before getting started
  • What is an SEO-friendly website?
1. Optimized Website Architecture
  • Components of on-site SEO
  • Optimization from the perspective of Google
2. Creating Your Information Architecture
  • Indexable content
  • Improving site indexability
  • Crawlability
  • Robots.txt
  • Site information architecture
  • Creating your site architecture
  • HTTP vs. HTTPS
  • Subdomains
  • Picking a domain name
  • Site maps
3. Managing Your URLs
  • URL structure
  • Canonical URLs
  • Pagination
  • HTTP status codes
  • Mobile and desktop friendly
4. Optimizing Your Content Structure
  • Site tags
  • Term Frequency–Inverse Document Frequency (TF-IDF)
  • Image filenames and alt attributes
5. Introducing Structured Data
  • Structured data
  • Schema.org
6. Technical Makeup
  • Site speed
  • JavaScript and the DOM
  • Critical rendering path
  • HTTP/2
  • Progressive web apps
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Brad Batesole

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