SEO for a Historical Website

SEO ( Search Engine Optimisation ) for the website which has a big history behind it. It is a kind of Website which has been active for a long period of time with regular activities.

Refining the Website Structure

  • Proper Internal Linking

Improving the User Interface of the Website

  • Making it possible for the user to navigate across the historical website and be able to get relevant information
  • Allowing Social Sharing
  • Making it more interactive

Fixing the 404 Error Backlinks

  • 404 is a HTTP status code, which tells us that the there is a broken backlink. Hence wasting the Link Juice
  • Using a redirect from the broken link to an appropriate page would add extra value to that page and the website

Off site backlink cleanup

  • Websites "Old Backlink" research,
  • And Removing unwanted backlinks

Improving the Title and Meta Description

  • Title Contributes more towards increasing Click Through Rate
  • Meta Description is the second important thing which contributes towards Click Through Rate

Implementing Rich Snippets

It is also called as "adding semantics to the website"

  • Making Google understand each part of the website
  • Highlighting to Google the meaning of each section of the website
    • Use Webmasters Tools to Highlight this information
    • Or It can also implemented via the backend coding

Other ideas for the Historical Website

  • Setting up a XML sitemap for Google
    • for Normal Pages
    • for Images
    • for News
    • and setting up its Priority and its frequency
    • Finally, Submit the XML sitemap to Google via Webmasters Tool
  • Check for duplicate Titles, Duplicate content, short meta description issues and fix it.
  • Check if Canonicalisation is necessary
  • Check if Cannibalisation is necessary