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John W.
John W.
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SEO for the website Blog  en

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Now that I am catching up, I can mess around a bit with my website's blog.

The tools for the blog are very nice. The cover, the full word processor tools when writing, and I very much
like the automated canonical tag it inserts into the HTML.

Two thoughts / questions:

When you choose a cover (per post), is there any way to set an ALT tag for that graphic?

And, in terms of SEO and getting noticed, I presume that each blog post just keeps adding to the index.php
file. I could not find the individual blog names I created as separate files on the server. Thus even though
each blog post has a unique URL, each post does not seem to be an individual HTML or PHP file on the server.
So the question I am leading up to is: The www.domain.com/blog entry was automatically added to the
sitemap.xml file. That is great. But what about each new post? Is there a way to get the URL string for
each new blog post to be added in to the sitemap.xml file?

Google keeps telling us all it adores new content. How is Google informed that a new blog post was just
added?

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Aleksej H.
Aleksej H.
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Najlepszy Użytkownik miesiąca RU

Hello.

"When you choose a cover (per post), is there any way to set an ALT tag for that graphic?" - no.

"But what about each new post? Is there a way to get the URL string for each new blog post to be added in to the sitemap.xml file?" - you can use third-party tools to generate a sitemap.

"How is Google informed that a new blog post was just added?" - You can place the Blog Widget object on all the pages of the site or only on the main one.This object will contain links to your posts.Or you can add links to a regular text object. You can also manually add new links to Google Search Console.

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John W.
John W.
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Okay, thanks. I will check this Blog Widget object.

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John W.
John W.
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Aleksej,

That Blog Widget object, when used, does it turn the page it is on into a .php page and no longer an .html page?

When I attempted to use it, it gave me a message about the php setting and would I like to automatically have
the program create it. Just wondering what happens to the page that it is placed upon.

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John S.
John S.
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Hello John

When an existing html page is made into a php-page, a new "copy" is made. So that the "old" html page will still be there together with the newly created php-page. And the php-page will still be there in case you make the page type "back" to html.

The links in the menu and so, will automatically be updated to the correct page - but - if you make changes and then upload, it can be confusing. Be sure you refresh your browser, and keep an eye on the page type seen in the url. If a refresh of the browser is not done, then you will maybe think - where did my editing go?

Especially when changing the type of the homepage page, can be confusing. 

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Aleksej H.
Aleksej H.
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Najlepszy Użytkownik miesiąca RU

"If a refresh of the browser is not done, then you will maybe think - where did my editing go? Especially when changing the type of the homepage page, can be confusing." - I agree, this can be.To avoid this situation, you can configure 301 redirection in the ".htaccess" file.

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John W.
John W.
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I think I will just let the blog.php file just keep adding to itself and not worry about the sitemap.xml. I have the option of adding the URL's manually to the sitemap.html page accessible from within the site as a table
of contents. I will have to see if Search Consule still allows adding individual URL's. Google has changed it around
so much that it takes time to figure out where they are hiding the tools.

Thanks,

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Aleksej H.
Aleksej H.
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Najlepszy Użytkownik miesiąca RU

"I will have to see if Search Consule still allows adding individual URL's." - this can be done here:

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John W.
John W.
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Aleksej,

Seach Consule does allow it, and it proved today that a couple of URLs were not indexed and some were.
So Google is finding the blog posts on its own when it chooses to look.

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Aleksej H.
Aleksej H.
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Najlepszy Użytkownik miesiąca RU

"So Google is finding the blog posts on its own when it chooses to look." - Yes you are right.

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