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Want to rank better? Here are some items to look into for your site.

Resources for Site Speed

A slow site is the number one reason for bounced visitors. Pay attention to site performance and gain ground and ranking!
Read more about performance here: https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/faq/performance/

Sitemap with Yoast

Use Yoast to build a sitemap and gain access to some easy to use utilities for managing your site’s search engine exposure.
Read more here https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/integrations/yoast/

Titles and Metas

Unique, informative page titles and meta information are important so make sure to review your settings regularly to take advantage of all that content you are building into your site.
Read more about Titles and Meta settings here: https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/geodirectory/settings/general/#titles-and-meta

Category Description

Add unique category description information to your archive pages with the category description field and GD Category Description element.
Read more: https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/places/categories/

Location Description

Add unique information to your location pages with the location description field and GD Location Description element.
Read more: https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/addons/location-manager/#location-data

Location Tuning

Merge locations that don’t have any listings in them to remove the URLs from your sitemap. We always recommend merging instead of deleting. Read More

Hide Empty Category Links

When you use GD Categories on the Archive or other page, always choose the option to hide empty categories. That will ensure that your users don’t end up on an empty page.

If you aren’t using the category, remove it from your categories so it doesn’t show up in your sitemap.
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Addressing Challenges

Use noindex in your SEO strategy
Want to hide some pages from search engines until you have the time to add unique content? Want to temporarily deal with duplicate content errors?
Try using a noindex strategy – See https://moz.com/learn/seo/robotstxt

PageSpeed or other Perfomance Critique
Got an itch to improve your score with one of the page speed tools? First take a look at our performance page here. Want to do more? Want to get a CDN running or change the queue for site files like libraries or need help with a cache plugin setting?
Hire a GD expert to tune your site for better scores: https://geodirectoryexperts.com

WordPress Feeds
WordPress generates feeds automatically for archive pages. Disabling them is not recommended but a quick search shows lots of ways to do it:
https://www.google.com/search?q=wordpress+how+to+disable+rss+feed

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