How to make your Drupal site rank better?
BY Bipasha Baijulal
5 years ago
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The World Wide Web is getting cluttered with numerous brands and products. In this scenario, how will you get search engines to favour your Drupal website? Search engines are obsessed with quality content and so your “content” is ultimately going to decide how well your website gets ranked in search engine results. Drupal is the best and most efficient platform for you to easily create and manage your content.

Below are the four steps that will make your Drupal site rank better:

Create readable URLs: Simple, easy-to-remember, readable URLs are favoured both by people and the search engines as it enhances their ability to recognize the relevance of the content. Using specific keywords in URLs gives an idea about the content of your page, which results in higher click rates by users in search engine results.

Drupal’s Path Auto module automatically creates URL aliases for different content without manual intervention.

Know your keywords: Identifying and using the right keywords and related keywords is essential for better ranking. Drupal’s Keyword Research module helps you to select the best keyword phrases for your content from your website. You can also make use of Google’s Keyword planner or Word tracker to find highly popular keywords.

Make use of top 6 Drupal SEO Modules: Drupal has a number of modules that you can make use of for better search engine visibility. Here is a list of top 6 SEO modules in Drupal.

Global Redirect: It fixes all the common URL problems.

Metatag: Enables full control of meta tags on your site, nodes, categories, views, etc.

Path Auto: Creates clean URL for your website.

SEO Checklist: This module allows you to keep a checklist with which you can monitor all the SEO measures and arrangements you have taken and also know what you need to do to further improve your site SEO.

XML Sitemap: Generates search-engine friendly, readable, dynamic sitemap that is compliant.

Search 404: The Search 404 module replaces standard ‘404 page not found’ error pages with a search results page based on the keywords in the URL.

Create external links to reputed sites: Links play a major role in getting search engines notice your website. When you create links to other related domains, it helps the search engine understand your niche and also reinforces the credibility of your site. By following these on-page optimization tactics, your site will be able to achieve greater visibility in search results.

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on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sean (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks. Add new comment

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where and leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but will redirect you to with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 Hello. I'm trying to make show as, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301] When I go to, I get (as expected). However, when I go to (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to Same thing with Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 This is really nice and helpful. Add new comment

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish webmaster access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 01:01 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks Add new comment
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