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Thursday 1 April 2021

ZOMDir's Page inspector to the rescue

Recently I launched ZOMDir's Page inspector. This tool gives insight in the structure and the 'hidden' content of any web page.

When I tested it on the many subdomains of ZOMDir, I discovered that there was room for improvement in the JSON-LD code used.

It was a small change in de code, hence I updated, by hand, the JSON-LD code and without any checks I published the code. 

Oops ... a few days later Google mailed me ...

Unparsable structured data issues detected on https://rustyresults.zomdir.com/

To the owner of https://rustyresults.zomdir.com/:

Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 1 Unparsable structured data issues:

Top Errors

Errors can prevent your page or feature from appearing in Search results. The following errors were found on your site:

We recommend that you fix these issues when possible to enable the best experience and coverage in Google Search.

So I checked the code with ZOMDir's Page inspector and indeed there was an error. However the error given was much more detailed. 

ZOMDir's Page inspector stated that there was an 

Unexpected token / in JSON at position 554 

and showed the JSON code. 

Handy. In a few seconds the bug was fixed and checked :-)   


Wednesday 13 January 2021

CSS Secrets

Some CSS code is so amazingly useful, I wonder why not every site uses it.

For example word-wrap:break-word; is useful to prevent horizontal scrollbars.

Monday 11 January 2021

How important is the technical quality of a website?

January 11, 2021 I started a project to test the importance of the technical quality of a website. With Mobile SEO factors that matters I have created a technical almost perfect website regarding mobile SEO.

This website doesn't rank in Google at this moment because it is brand new.

In this blog, I track the position of 'Mobile SEO factors that matters' in Google search results over time when you search for 'Mobile SEO'.

So I'd say ... Stay tuned.

2021 March 29. Updated the web page. The fieldset / legend structure used before is replaced by a classical header / paragraph structure.

2021 March 29. "Mobile SEO factors that matters" is not found at the first ten pages of Google.

2021 March 17. Google mails me "Google systems confirm that on Mar 15, 2021 we started collecting Google Search impressions for your website in Search Console. This means that pages from your website are now appearing in Google search results for some queries."

2021 January 26. I got a redirect error from this blog for "Mobile SEO factors that matters". It's to soon to get results and indeed. The site is not found.

2021 January 13. "Mobile SEO factors that matters" is not in Google's index, so I requested indexing. The url is now in the priority crawl queue.

BLaaG for Blogger

Recently I finally had time to update and maintain ZOMDir.com and all related subdomains. 

That included find and correct broken and redirected links at this blog. 

However I learned that it is hard to find the broken links at a Blogger blog. There are to much false positives. Hence I decided to create a variant of the broken link checker Broken Links at a Glance optimalized for blogger blogs. 

The result is BLaaG for Blogger.

Please let me know what you think of this broken link checker.

Thanks, and best regards,