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How SEO for News Websites Can Help All Websites

How SEO for News Websites Can Help All Websites

Slides from my talk at Digital Elite 2019 where I spoke about what 'classic' SEO can learn from the unique SEO challenges faced by news publishers.

Barry Adams

June 06, 2019
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  1. @badams #DigitalEliteDay @badams #DigitalEliteDay How SEO for News can help

    all Websites Barry Adams Polemic Digital
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  3. @badams #DigitalEliteDay Regular SEO

  4. @badams #DigitalEliteDay News SEO

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  7. @badams #DigitalEliteDay History of Google News • 2002: initial beta

    • 2006: official launch • 2007: Universal Search • 2015: Accelerated Mobile Pages
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  15. @badams #DigitalEliteDay Google’s Search System Crawling Indexing Ranking

  16. @badams #DigitalEliteDay Two-Stage Indexing Crawling Indexing Ranking 1 2

  17. @badams #DigitalEliteDay 1st Stage: HTML Source

  18. @badams #DigitalEliteDay Googlebot = Crawler + 1st-Pass Indexer? Indexing Ranking

    1 2 Crawling
  19. @badams #DigitalEliteDay Google News Indexing: HTML Only

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  21. @badams #DigitalEliteDay Article HTML 800-word article on www.news1.co.uk 800-word article

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  47. @badams #DigitalEliteDay @badams #DigitalEliteDay Summarised…

  48. @badams #DigitalEliteDay @badams #DigitalEliteDay Optimise for 1st Stage Indexing

  49. @badams #DigitalEliteDay @badams #DigitalEliteDay HTML should be Clean and Lean

  50. @badams #DigitalEliteDay @badams #DigitalEliteDay Build Topical Expertise Over Time

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  53. @badams #DigitalEliteDay Barry Adams ➢ Doing SEO since 1998 ➢

    Specialist in Technical SEO & News SEO ➢ Co-Chief Editor at StateofDigital.com ➢ Columnist for SearchEngineLand.com
  54. @badams #DigitalEliteDay @badams #DigitalEliteDay Thank You [email protected] www.polemicdigital.com www.linkedin.com/in/barryadams @polemicdigital

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