Some of my blog post titles are long -- will that affect my SEO?
No, you won't be penalised for having too long a title, even if you get a warning in your WordPress editor.
SEO plugins will give a warning on long titles because Google will truncate it after a certain number of characters and your whole title won't display. It's not a ranking factor, but a minor concern from a user experience standpoint.
How long should my articles be?
One of the big SEO questions we're often asked is: how long should my posts be? Specifically, do longer posts cause problems with pageload speed? Since search engine algorithms are always changing, the answer to this question will vary too. However, ...
What happens when I change the URL on a post?
It's not uncommon (for me anyway) to hit publish on a post and then realise that I don't like the automatically created URL. For example, it might include all the words in the title of the post (e.g. ...
Will I lose my share count if I change plugins?
There are many plugins available that allow you to display your social shares on pages and posts. We recommend Social Pug, Scriptless Social Sharing, Sassy Social Share or Jetpack, but you may be using Monarch or Easy Social Share Buttons for ...
Will moving to https affect my share counts?
There have been reports of social share counts on some sites being affected when an SSL certificate is installed. This is because social sites see the http and https versions of websites as two completely different sites. Some social share plugins do ...
My automated SEO report is really negative!
We’re all looking for ways to improve SEO, right? Using a report service like Deep Crawl, Moz, or SEM Rush can be a good way to get an idea of where your site stands with regards to SEO and what you can do to improve it. Unfortunately, sometimes the ...