Martin Senko

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Dec 17, 2017
  • Martin Senko replied to thread Duplicate keyword in URL

    There is no point to implement such a redundant URL structure. It's over-optimization, and it could be bad for your site, even though this isn't ordinary keyword stuffing. I'd suggest using simple URLs. Make em easy to read, short and descriptive. Do not overuse keywords just for sake of optimization. Think visitors-first, just like Google does, and you'll be good. It's honestly bad looking URL structure, and I'd avoid it if possible.

Dec 10, 2017
Dec 7, 2017
  • Martin Senko replied to thread SEO Forum Feature Requests

    @martinkhan Sounds good to me. Having upvoted content one click away from homepage could be good for quick navigation through your favourite content without digging deep in your profile or so. Right now, you can only get upvoted threads or replies searching them through your activity feed, which is definitely time consuming and not very practical. So, thank you for smart and useful suggestion. Putting it on my to-do list.

  • Martin Senko upvoted Re: SEO Forum Feature Requests

    How about having list of upvoted threads and replies? I don't see favourite or like feature, so I could revisit my favourited threads and replies. But I think list of upvoted stuff could do that. Just an idea.

  • Martin Senko upvoted Duplicate keyword in URL

    Can duplicate keywords in URLs boost page importance on that keyword? Or is it potentially subject to penalisation? Think of some-product.com/some-product/some-product-{specific} where product specific would be either color, size, model, version or so. To me, it looks quiet spammy, but saw that on a site. They do well in G's SERP. I would rather not post their actual website for now, but you know get what i mean.

  • Martin Senko upvoted Re: Let's Encrypt: Is it equally good for SEO as any other paid certificate?

    If you are asking, because you are considering https over http, then **the answer is https**, regardless the certificate. Read more details about [https vs. http](http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2015/03/03/https-vs-http-website-ssl-tls-encryption-ranking-seo-secure-connection/ ). If you're comparing any paid vs. Let's encrypt the more important question here is, what is the acceptance of the Certificaton Authority (CA), that issued your certificate. Talking about Google an their Let's Encrypt, these days you're good to go with it. And yes, it does equally good job securing your website as virtually any other certificate, assuming same parameters. If you are a bank or other financial (security critical) organization, there are better options though. However, I don't think that's the case.

  • Martin Senko upvoted Re: Let's Encrypt: Is it equally good for SEO as any other paid certificate?

    SEO Forum uses Let's encrypt as well. It's just pretty common solutions these days, and it works for 99% of websites. I don't think there is anything wrong about LE certificate, even if you are bigger website. It's all about the security first, not the name of CA, and in LE case, it uses same encryption, same algo, ... so why pay for it? LE is well spread out certificate, so unless you need EV, which you likely do not, use LE and enjoy.

  • Martin Senko replied to thread Let's Encrypt: Is it equally good for SEO as any other paid certificate?

    SEO Forum uses Let's encrypt as well. It's just pretty common solutions these days, and it works for 99% of websites. I don't think there is anything wrong about LE certificate, even if you are bigger website. It's all about the security first, not the name of CA, and in LE case, it uses same encryption, same algo, ... so why pay for it? LE is well spread out certificate, so unless you need EV, which you likely do not, use LE and enjoy.

  • Martin Senko upvoted Does Google index hash URL segment?

    Hash in URL means anchor on that page. But if I use links like `something.com/page.html#section` does Google index this link as a separate page, so index would now contain both `something.com/page.html` and `something.com/page.html#section`? Obviously, where I see problem with that is duplicate content, which could be big issue for some sites (including my sites). I just don't believe Google would be so stupid and index it that way. Or at least, there must be a way to fix it (something like `rel=canonical`). I have no evidence that I was penalized for using #section, but it got me thinking lately...

  • Martin Senko upvoted SEO and analytics tools you use

    This is probably secret stuff that most people won't share, but if you don't mind sharing: What apps do you use for monitor and analyze your SEO, ranking positions, backlinks, social signals and traffic in general? No need to state the obvious - I know most or maybe generally all webmasters use Google Analytics. I am more interesting to learn about new, maybe bit specific stuff like Mixpanel, if you know what I mean.

  • Martin Senko replied to thread SEO and analytics tools you use

    I try to keep it simple. Too much of analytics tools makes me overloaded with data that I can't really use, and it takes so much time to actually analyze all the data to make good use it. This is my list of tools I use, sorted by priority: 1. Google Analytics 2. Google Tag Manager (for any website having more than one tag, that one tag would be Analytics. If I need only Analytics, I don't use Tag Manager) 3. Facebook Pixel (for remarketing) 4. Other remarketing Pixels 5. Custom Analytics tools for tracking conversions on third party websites Have no experience with Mixpanel, but from what I heard, it seems to be really comprehensive tool for nearly anything one could think of. @martinkhan do you use Mixpanel? Do you recommend it? If so, why? What's best about it?

Dec 4, 2017
  • Martin Senko upvoted Hreflang on multiple domains

    I need some help and guidance regarding **Hreflang** tag. We are working on a website, say example.com. We are planning to launch the same website in the german language with different domain - example.de. The content should remain the same on the .de website. We don't want to get into the Google penalty for duplicate content. How can I use hreflang tag on both of the websites? I am confused using the hreflang tag on both websites. Should I need to add both tags on two domains? I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks guys

  • Martin Senko upvoted What does soft 404 error mean?

    I see this quiet often in SEO discussions, blog posts, etc. > Soft 404 error But what does that really mean? Is there an hard 404 too? How are these different?

  • Martin Senko replied to thread What does soft 404 error mean?

    Hi Lisa. Guys at Search Engine Journal published nice article about 404 errors / error pages. I highly recommend it to read it, so you better understand what are they and when you should use 404 or eventually, how to fix 404 errors. Check the full article here: [404 vs. soft 404 errors](https://www.searchenginejournal.com/fix-404-vs-soft-404-errors/) However, to answer your question; 404 error means the page is missing, but the server responded with 200 (even it probably should be returning 404 or other 4xx HTTP response code). Google, with all the data, knows what are common patterns of 404 pages, so even after getting 200, they may flag the page in their index as missing (404). What you should do is: return 404 code AND show 404 page, when the page is missing. Otherwise, you're telling user/search engine, that the requested page exists.

Dec 3, 2017
Dec 2, 2017
  • Martin Senko upvoted How different is using subdomain vs. new domain in terms of SEO?

    I read many opinions that search engines doesn't pass nearly any of main domain authority to a subdomain, because it's basically different domain. Some people say that subdomain receives some of its main domain authority. I have no real experience with this, but I think that it makes sense that subdomain is much closer to the main domain and therefore should take at least some advantage over newly registered domain. What do you think?

  • Martin Senko published thread Site Issues and Errors

    SEO Forum has been developed by people. People make mistakes. Therefore, SEO Forum surely has some bugs and eventually may throw an unexpected error or behave the way it is not intended to. The best thing you can do in such a scenario: 1. Navigate to this thread (Site Issues and Errors) 2. Post issue you experienced here. OR (if you want it to be more of a discussion than a plain issue report) 1. Create new thread 2. Tag it `Meta` & `Site Issues and Errors` 3. Post issue in separate thread. We will do our best to fix it ASAP. Thank you for reporting!

  • Martin Senko published thread SEO Forum Feature Requests

    Once again, welcome to SEO Forum! It's a pleasure for me to welcome you here, in our own tiny piece of the internet where we meet to brainstorm and exchange our experience with nearly anything, but mostly connected with **internet marketing**, **search engine optimization** and related topics. To make sure you enjoy your stay, this is thread for you - guys with ideas. Feel free to suggest new features, changes and edits to the site, so we can grow together and make this even better and nicer place to be. I will personally try to go through all of your requests, and prioritize them according to how you upvote. Don worry to post anything. Really.