Top 10 Technical SEO Issues (and How to Fix Them)

SEO experts share insights on the most common website technical issues that can negatively impact search rankings and offer advice on how to fix them.

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Taking advantage of Structured Data Markup can help your site's search results through "rich snippets." An example of Structured Data Markup at work could be a list of upcoming events at a nightclub, positioned directly underneath the main search result listing for that nightclub. Though rich snippets and Structured Data Markup may not affect search result rankings, they can help improve clickthrough rates, according to Korneitchouk.

10) Too Much Flash

Though Flash is less common on today's websites, it's still around -- and it can still hinder search engine robots that are trying to index your site's content.

"If the search engine bots can't read or understand your website, they'll have a hard time trying to figure out what to rank it for," says Sameep Shah, founder of SimpleWebDesign. "The best advice for solving this is to not use Flash or to use it sparingly. There are technologies such as HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript that can be used instead, and if you really need animation, consider using a video."

James A. Martin is an SEO and social media consultant and writes the CIO.com Martin on Mobile Apps blog. Follow him on Twitter. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, on Facebook, and on Google +.

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