We all have our own interpretations of triumphs, our own definitions of success and this journey is all about finding the feeling that drives us. Whatever you’re in it for, we’re in it together. https://lnkd.in/inittogether2018 #InItTogether
Moving your site to HTTPS has its own advantages & disadvantages from a SEO point of view. There are many challenges associated with moving to HTTPS. It involves a series of 301 redirects. These redirects are usually associated with loss of link equity resulting in loss of rankings. Google is also emphasizing on switching to HTTPS & data has to be evaluated to see if the win/loss gain from switching.
Another problem is the loss of referral data. Referral data plays an imp role in finding who is the referrer, what kind of site & others. No referral data is sent when traffic is refereed from a HTTPS to non HTTP site.
Meta referrer tag can be used to send data in such situations. Traffic remains encrypted & HTTPS can also be used.
Using Google search console, you can find out how Google treats & understands your app content in its search results. Using the stats from the search console, you can improve your app for better traffic, downloads & others.
Add your app to Google search console through entering your app name: android-app://com.example to search console. This data is shown to authorized app owners only.
Connect your site to your app by associating your site with your app. It helps with understanding and ranking the app content better.
The new Search Analytics report provides detailed information on top queries, top app pages, and traffic by country. You can also filter it by country, device, search type & others to drill down for further information.
Cross check which content from your app actually matches with the content from search & getting more clicks. If they are matching, users are finding the content good else navigation need to be restructured or content needs to be fine tuned for better user experience.
If you have an android app for your business or services along with a website, Google now allows you to connect both the app & the website. This helps users searching on their smartphones & tablets to be directed to the respective app content. Once the users have installed the app, the users will be directed to the relevant part of the app. Many sites have already implemented this feature & Google has made it even more simpler to connect the website & app. These new features also help analyze the performance & find out the errors. The steps involved are
1) Add deep link support to your app
2) Connect your site and your app
With the normal crawling & indexing process, Google will discover app/site deep links & provide the deep links results in Search. A new feature has been added in Webmaster Tools to help find any issues during the app-site link. It will show you what type of errors have been detected for the app page-web page pairs & can be corrected to show correct links.