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List of interesting tech SEO links

I made this list purely out of interest because there is great content in technical SEO that is severely under-rated and I wanted to do more justice than a bookmark 🙂

A perspective on .htaccess based redirect performance implications and why you should not use .htaccess for redirects:
https://www.danielmorell.com/guides/htaccess-seo/basics/dont-use-htaccess-unless-you-must

An interesting case-study on the impact on how SSR can affect crawl-rate-optimisation and why JS-heavy content can be a recipe for disaster:
https://dev.to/kunnendavid/how-to-get-250k-pages-indexed-by-google-57ep

Some nice ideas around Edge SEO use-cases:
https://dantaylor.online/edge-seo/

MERJ technical SEO roundups are consistently amazing – eg:
https://merj.com/blog/technical-seo-roundup-january-2020

How to write for PAA

snip from a Google SERP on “types of rice” showing the People also ask feature

This is a quick summary for my own reference around how to write

TLDR;

  • Write complete questions and answers. Make sure that each question is asked and answered fully.
  • Use plain language.
  • Avoid sales language.
  • Add Q&A schema.

Answer the question

  • Be concise, and answer upfront
    • You usually only have ~3 sentences to fit an answer into (look at how many words/chars are in some example answers).
    • Make the first half of the first sentence the answer, then elaborate.
  • Meet the search intent
    • Yes/No question, answer Yes/No. If there is more complexity, then elaborate. “Yes, but” is better than no answer at all.
    • numerical question – give a numerical answer
    • time/date question – give a time/date answer
    • price based question – give a $xxx answer or a range, or a from $x

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