Technical SEO

Why is it important to learn technical SEO?

There’s a lot more to SEO than “optimizing” a page. You could have the most optimized page on the web, and your customers will never see it if Google can’t read it. Technical SEO is the practice of making sure Google can read your website. Once Google can read your website, it can serve it to your customers- as they look for what you have to offer.

Is SEO a technical skill?

While you don’t need to be a web developer to do SEO, there are some technical things you need to do to ensure your SEO success. The best place to start is using a WordPress website. WordPress (out of the box) is ready for an SEO campaign.

However, even if you don’t use WordPress, Curious Ants can give you the technical SEO training you need. We will show you what to look for and what you need to do to fix it. While Curious Ants isn’t trying to teach you how to build your website, it does want to teach you how to clearly and precisely communicate with your web developer. That ensures that any technical problems can be fixed quickly (which is also less expensive). In other words, you don’t have to be a programmer to do SEO, but Curious Ants will teach you how to ask the right person for precisely what you need.

What comes under technical SEO?

Google Search Console will be your primary source of information to learn technical SEO. With that information, Curious Ants’ technical SEO course will show you what to do with that information. If you read below, you’ll get a good sample of some specific parts of technical SEO.

Does technical SEO work?

Yes. Technical SEO makes sure Google can read your website. If you understand the principles of technical SEO, Google will have no problem reading your website. That is how technical SEO works. There’s more to SEO than just the technical aspect, but it’s the best place to start.

How do you do technical SEO?

If you’re just getting started in SEO, I recommend you start with Google Search Console. It will tell you if Google has any problems with your website- primarily technical SEO problems. Once you have this information, you can fix the issue yourself or work with an experienced web developer to help you improve it.

Curious Ants will teach you how to do technical SEO using Google Search Console. It will show you what reports to look at and what you should do about each of these reports.

How can I learn technical SEO?

The best way to learn technical SEO is to jump in! Curious Ants will guide you all the way. We will show you what to look for and where you can get help.

If you run into a unique technical SEO issue, you can always bring it to the weekly Office Hours call. That’s where you can ask about your specific issue and find the answers you need. You might find you’re not the first person to run into that problem!


Weekly Technical SEO Audit

Last updated on October 11, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

There are some important technical SEO issues for which you should check weekly.


Website Design Best Practices (Updated 7/2022)

Last updated on July 11, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

While SEO does not end with building a website, how a website is designed and constructed can affect its ability to get traffic from the search engines.


Website Launch Checklist (Updated 7/2022)

Last updated on July 11, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

When we launch a new website there are several things we need to do to preserve our organic search traffic (and leads). The checklist, below, will help us reach this goal. 


The Comprehensive Guide to Google Search Console Coverage Errors

Last updated on April 6, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

The Google Search Console’s Coverage error report is very helpful but can be confusing. What do each of these errors mean? What should you do about them?


The Comprehensive Guide to Google Search Console Coverage Warnings

Last updated on April 6, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

The Google Search Console’s coverage report tells you when a page is valid with a warning. What do these warnings mean? What should you do about them?


The Comprehensive Guide to Valid Pages in Google Search Console’s Coverage Report

Last updated on April 6, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

Google Search Console’s coverage report lists several reasons a page might be “valid”. What does this mean? Is there something you need to do about this?


The Comprehensive Guide to Excluded Pages in the Google Search Console Coverage Report

Last updated on April 6, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

It’s important to keep track of pages Google has excluded from their index. Thanks to the excluded pages section within the Search Console coverage report, you can see why a page as excluded. What follows is an explanation of all the reasons a page might be excluded from Google’s index. It will also explain what […]


Bing SEO Report Recommendations

Last updated on March 28, 2022 | Posted in Technical SEO

The SEO Report, in Bing Webmaster Tools, can provide you with several recommendations to improve your SEO results- whether on Bing or Google. Below is a list of all the possible recommendations you might find there. With each recommendation you’ll find: How serious the issue might be (according to Bing and from my own experience). […]


How to make your website load faster

Last updated on April 20, 2021 | Posted in Technical SEO

Ain’t nobody got time to wait for your website. Make sure it loads quickly!


The Definitive Guide to XML Sitemaps

Last updated on June 23, 2020 | Posted in Technical SEO

Here’s everything you need to know about XML sitemaps and your website.