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Uncovering 3 Sneaky Technical SEO Issues That Can Harm Your Rankings

Uncovering 3 Sneaky Technical SEO Issues That Can Harm Your Rankings

In technical SEO, every detail matters. On the surface, everything might look right but in reality, there are issues that are negatively impacting crawling, indexing and ranking.

The hardest thing is to know what to look at to identify these issues.

This talk will cover 3 technical SEO aspects that are often overlooked but are very important to get right. You’ll learn what aspects these are, how to debug any website to uncover these issues and most importantly - how to fix them.

By Kristina Azarenko

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinaazarenko/
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Kristina Azarenko

September 14, 2023
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  1. A Technical SEO Consultant turned a
    course creator and LinkedIn Learning
    instructor with over 45k students
    Creator of the Tech SEO Pro and SEO
    Website Migrations Courses
    International speaker
    A dog person
    Kristina Azarenko

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  2. techseo.pro
    Kristina Azarenko @azarchick
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    SEO Pro Chrome
    extension
    60k+ users
    bit.ly/SEO-Pro-Ext

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  3. Have you ever faced a
    critical technical SEO
    issue?
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    A technical
    SEO issue

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    Like this...

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    Buttons

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    Buttons
    Links
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  17. Buttons Links
    UX
    Trigger an action
    Code
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    Buttons vs Links

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  18. Buttons Links
    UX
    Trigger an action Point Page A -> Page B
    Code
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    Buttons vs Links

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    A link or a button?

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    A link or a button?

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    A link or a button?

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  24. link
    button link
    button
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  25. Buttons Links
    UX
    Trigger an action Point Page A -> Page B
    Can be styled as links
    Code
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    Buttons vs Links

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  26. Buttons Links
    UX
    Trigger an action Point Page A -> Page B
    Can be styled as links Can be styled as buttons
    Code
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    Buttons vs Links

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  27. techseo.pro
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    Kristina, do I need
    to think about it
    too now?

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    Yes, girl!

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  29. Buttons Links
    UX
    Trigger an action Point Page A -> Page B
    Can be styled as links Can be styled as buttons
    Code
    Are added with
    or
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    Buttons vs Links

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  30. Buttons Links
    UX
    Trigger an action Point Page A -> Page B
    Can be styled as links Can be styled as buttons
    Code
    Are added with
    or
    Are added with

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    Buttons vs Links

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    class="button"

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    Google can see links added with:

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    window.location.href=‘/page-url‘
    Google can NOT see links added with:

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    window.location.href=‘/page-url‘

    Google can NOT see links added with:

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    A link or a button?

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    A link or a button?
    Use links to direct people to other
    pages.

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    A link or a button?
    Use links to direct people to other
    pages.
    Use buttons to trigger an action.

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    A link or a button?
    Use links to direct people to other
    pages.
    Use buttons to trigger an action.
    Don’t confuse the two.

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    Images as Backgrounds

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    Category page

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    Category page
    Search results

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    Image search

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    But this only
    works if...

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    Google can index
    the images

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    Web
    standards

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    Google can index images added with:

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    Google can index images added with:

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    Google can index images added with:

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    Image as a background with CSS

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    Indexable image or background?

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    How to add images?
    Use url > if you want
    Google to index and
    rank your images

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    How to add images?
    Use url > if you want
    Google to index and
    rank your images
    Use or CSS to<br/>add an image as a<br/>background for visual<br/>purposes only<br/>

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    Lazy loading

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  74. How you see a page

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  75. How you see a page How Googlebot sees a page

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    The problem
    starts...

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    When Google sees a page like this

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  79. Google
    doesn't interact
    with content
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    Google
    doesn't scroll

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    So if you rely on Google to take some action to see
    your content, you'll be disappointed

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    Decrease of image search traffic after lazy loading
    implemented incorrectly


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    Or...

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    Placeholder
    images get
    indexed

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  87. A placeholder image
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  88. A placeholder image
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    Googlebot
    indexes
    placeholder
    images below
    the fold

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    Google Search Central Live:
    A live lazy loading case study
    SCAN ME

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  91. How?
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    Lazy loading done right
    Don't rely on Googlebot to scroll or
    interact with your content to see it

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  93. How Googlebot sees a page

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    Lazy loading done right
    Don't rely on Googlebot to scroll or
    interact with your content to see it
    Have all images available to
    Googlebot using web standards

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    Google can index images added with:

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    Lazy loading done right
    Don't rely on Googlebot to scroll or
    interact with your content to see it
    Include the right image in your src= "the-right-image-url" >
    Have all images available to
    Googlebot using web standards

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    Shows the path to the image

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    Shows the path to the image
    Specifies a list of image files to use
    in different situations (e.g. screen
    resolutions)

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    Source: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/appearance/google-images#responsive-images

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    Source: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/appearance/google-images#responsive-images

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    What makes you a great technical SEO
    You know how to debug issues

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    What makes you a great technical SEO
    You know when an issue IS an issue

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    What makes you a great technical SEO
    You know the best approach to
    solve it

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    CODING

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    Kristina Azarenko
    SCAN ME
    THANK YOU
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