Alex McFarlane

Useful Stuff

Optimising a Jekyll Blog for Google

Time Saver
Fork my site and customise it yourself

Jekyll Plugins

The following gems will help in particular

  - jekyll-sitemap
  - jekyll-seo-tag

The first will create a sitemap for a crawler bot with no other effort. The latter requires the following line top be present in the <head><\head> section of the site

 {% seo %} 

see the official docs for more information

Google WebMaster Tools

This is the proper way of getting ‘crawled’ by Google. In fact, Google also provide a lot of helpful tips through this tool to aid your search discovery.

Alternative without verifying

It is also possible to submit a request for the google crawler to map the site through this form without any verification procedure. I did both.