A few months ago, we launched a spandy-new post editor, updates to the WordPress.com Reader, and a WordPress.com desktop app. They’re all designed to make publishing and managing your sites easier, from more effective auto-saving to quicker creation of image galleries.
Have you discovered everything the new and improved WordPress.com can do? Here are four of our favorite tricks.
Preview your site on any device, right from your editor
As more people access our blogs from phones and tablets, it’s increasingly important to make sure yours looks good no matter how large (or small!) the screen. You can buy a dozen devices to test how your site looks, bug your friends to check your blog on their phones — or preview your site on different screen sizes from right in the post or page editor.
When you click “Preview” in the editor, you’ll see a few icons across the…
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- Don’t cloak to Googlebot
- Use rel=canonical tag
- Avoid the AJAX-Crawling scheme
- Avoid using “#” in URLs (outside of “#!”)
- Ensure that all required resources aren’t blocked by robots.txt
- Limit the number of embedded resources in site
- Use sitemap file with correct “lastmod” dates
Checked with reference to the documents mentioned below…
- Progressive Web Apps: https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps
- Progressive Enhancement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_enhancement
- rel=canonical: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066
- AJAX Crawling Scheme: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling/docs/specification
Google has posted on the Webmaster Central Blog that mobile sites are ranked even higher in May than previously.
Klemen Kloboves, a Google Software Engineer, wrote:
Getting good, relevant answers when you search shouldn’t depend on what device you’re using. You should get the best answer possible, whether you’re on a phone, desktop or tablet. Last year, we started using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal on mobile searches. Today we’re announcing that beginning in May, we’ll start rolling out an update to mobile search results that increases the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.
If you’ve already made your site mobile-friendly, you will not be impacted by this update. If you need support with your mobile-friendly site, we recommend checking out theMobile-Friendly Test and the Webmaster Mobile Guide, both of which provide guidance on how to improve your mobile site. And remember, the intent of the search query is still a very strong signal — so even if a page with high quality content is not mobile-friendly, it could still rank well if it has great, relevant content.
If you have any questions, please go to the Webmaster help forum.
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