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SEO Modules for Drupal 8 (August 2018)

Submitted by gazza on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:16

Below I have put together the SEO modules I am currently using in my projects. Drupal 8 is by far the best release to date, packed full of features and SEO implementations out of the box. Saying that there is always times when contributed modules are a life saver! This is mainly a list for me to refer to but it may help you too :) This is posted August 2018.

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Google feeds

What's the Difference Between a Facebook Like and Follow?

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 15/06/2018 - 12:46

If someone likes your Facebook business page then they are automatically added to follow the page. (You can only follow a page once you have liked it) The follow is set to default.

They then have the option to unfollow the page or see first. This means that "likers" can unfollow so they will not see your posts in their news feed. They can also set to "see first" which means your posts will be prioritsed in their feed. I wouldn't sweat it though because most people who follow a page don't bother using these settings.

So to clarify, by default, they will see your posts.

No referrer Attribute

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 27/04/2018 - 09:35

The rel="noreferrer" attribute indicates that the browser should not send a Referer header when following the link. It enhances privacy by allowing users to avoid leaking referrer information when they click on (or prefetch) links to external sites. It also enhances security by preventing the linked page from gaining access to the linking page via the window.opener object.

SEO and link building

Submitted by gazza on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:01

Over the last few weeks, due to Google's updated algorithms, I have had an increase in emails from agencies offering guest posts and text link proposals. These types of emails are now not just becoming annoying but the way they are initially worded appears to be legitimate interest in my websites and indeed offering money for advertising.

This of course is not new to me nor to anybody else with a website with regular traffic. But due to the way these emails are being worded and many coming from the UK appearing to be legitimate companies, I feel obliged to reply.

How I updated my Drupal site from Drupal 5 to Drupal 7

Submitted by gazza on Fri, 26/05/2017 - 15:34

After many attempts and learning curves I managed to update my Drupal site which was originally built in Drupal 5 to Drupal 7. Due to the my learning curves, late nights and lots of backing up my data and database, I would like to share with you how I managed to update my site that has many contributed modules, had been updated numerous times and to also congratulate Drupal and it community on how future proof Drupal really is.