For best google indexation and search engine crawler bandwidth management, please read this post and then check your events website:
Events date navigation and rel=”next” and rel=”prev”
- Version of amr-ical-events-list 4.0.26 or higher will have rel=”next” and rel=”prev” tags in the date navigation where meaningful – similar to wp default theme archive navigation (if using amr-events must have version 3.0.9 or higher with 4.0.26)
- if you code your own date navigation links, please bear this in mind
Main calendar canonical tag
- Your main calendar page should have a canonical tag in the header
- wp default themes already generates a canonical tag for pages
- Assists in telling google that alternate views are just that – ie: “alternate” and not duplicate data. EG: if you are showing views like agenda and calendar, the default first view will have the canonical tag.
Use Google webmaster parameter tools
You may wish to tell google to ignore certain parameters (eg not to ‘crawl’ into the future? ) – or maybe not… your call
- this could maybe reduce the impact of google crawlers – else they get so clever now, they try t o follow all GET and POST parameters.
- some parameters that may be in use in your calendar and widget date navigation are:
Judicious use of upcoming events widgets
Think carefully about Seo, sidebars, widgets and what pages have sidebars. Should that events calendar and upcoming events list be on every pageand post? Some notes: