YES, YOU CAN DO SEO WITHOUT CPANEL ACCESS
If you don't have access to your site's cPanel, that's okay. However, I recommend looking into getting it soon.
The benefits of having access to your site's cPanel are numerous:
-You can use the built-in 301 redirect tool to create permanent 301 redirects for old links and pages that no longer exist on your site (this is something you should be doing anyway). You can also use this tool if you want a specific page published under a different URL than what was originally planned. This makes sure that Google knows where this content has moved and indexes it properly.
-You can set up robots.txt files using the file manager in cPanel so that search engine crawlers do not index certain parts of your website (like an ecommerce store). This prevents duplicate results from appearing in search results when someone searches for products available on your store and being shown other similar products from competitors' sites as well
Accessing cPanel allows you to manage other aspects of SEO such as link building by adding/removing links where needed or removing outbound links altogether if necessary.
You can also use it to manage redirects, edit page titles and meta descriptions, set up 301 redirects (these are important for SEO), create sitemaps and submit them to Google Webmaster Tools.
You can use cPanel to change your site’s name servers and these are important when migrating sites. Keep in mind that if you have an SSL certificate installed on your site (this is another must-have for SEO), then you will need to purchase custom DNS records from your host instead of using the ones they provide by default which means additional fees.
The good news is that most hosts will provide you with a free domain name when you sign up for hosting services. If they don’t, it’s easy to find one on sites like GoDaddy (which gives you a discount if you use their promo code).
CPANEL PROVIDES A LOT OF VALUABLE TOOLS
If you don't have access to your website's CPanel, you will be missing out on a lot of valuable tools and information.
For example, if you want to make changes to your Redirects or Robots.txt files (both are important), you will not be able to do so without access to the cPanel. Likewise, if there is an issue with your site and they need help from Wordpress support or other technical issues regarding the content management system itself, they won't be able to get in touch with anyone unless they too have access to the CPanel.
The bottom line? It is highly recommended that you access your cPanel if possible.
It's not just a matter of convenience, either. It is also a matter of security. If you don't have access to your cPanel, your site could be at risk of being hacked.
While it is not the most important thing (after all, it won't help your site to be hacked), it can be a huge pain in the neck if you have no access to your cPanel. If you don't have access and need help from Wordpress support or other technical issues regarding the content management system itself, they won't be able to get in touch with anyone unless they too have access to the CPanel. The bottom line? It is highly recommended that you access your cPanel if possible. It's not just a matter of convenience, either. It is also a matter of security.
USE "VIEW SOURCE"
You can view your page source code in two ways:
-Using Google Chrome, right-click on the page and select “View Page Source.”
-In Firefox, it's Ctrl+U. This will open a new window with a list of all the coding behind your web page.
This is the best way to see what Googlebot sees when it visits your site.
Google has stated that they don’t use view sources to crawl the web, but it is a quick and easy way to see what you should be looking at in your code.
This is a good place to start, but it can be overwhelming and difficult to see what’s really going on. If you want more information about how Googlebot sees your site, there are two tools that can help:
Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and Screaming Frog SEO Spider. Both of these tools allow you to see how Googlebot sees your site, but in a more organized fashion. Using these tools will help you find any problems that might be causing issues with crawling or indexation.
Using Google Search Console, click on “Crawl” and then select “Fetch as Google.” This will show you a list of all the pages on your site that Google has seen and where there are issues with them (if any). It does not tell you why there are problems, but it can help you determine which pages need attention.
Screaming Frog is a free SEO tool that allows you to see how Googlebot sees your site. In addition to seeing all of the URLs on your site, it also shows you the HTML code for each page so you can get an idea of what’s going on behind the scenes.
YOU CAN'T USE REDIRECTS & ROBOTS.TXT FILES
Redirects and robots.txt are two of the most important files on your site for SEO. They allow you to control how search engines crawl your site, and they allow you to solve problems with broken links.
You will not be able to use these files if you do not have access to cPanel, because these files are located in the root directory of a website that is hosted on cPanel servers. You can use any text editor (such as Notepad or TextEdit) or Dreamweaver or some other web page editor program that allows you to edit the html code by hand instead of using an interface like Dreamweaver's design view mode will work just fine too!
How to Use Robots.txt and Meta Tags to Improve SEO
If you are using cPanel as your hosting platform, then it's very easy to update the robots.txt file. All you have to do is go into the folder where this file is located and open it up in a text editor program like Notepad or TextEdit. Then simply add in the new information at the top of this file before saving it. Your website will now begin crawling differently for search engines by following these rules that you have just set up!
You can also use this same method to update your meta tags. However, unlike the robots.txt file, which is located in the root directory of your cPanel hosting account, you will need to go into a different folder for the meta tags. For example, if you want to edit your meta tags then you will have to go into the folder called “home” first and then open that up as well.
Once you have the folder open, you will see another text document called “meta-tags.txt”. Just like with the robots.txt file, all you have to do is add in your new information and then save it. Your website should now begin crawling differently for search engines by following these rules that you have just set up!
301 redirects are used to redirect from one URL to another. They are also used to transfer link equity from one page to another. This can be done in order to maintain the ranking of a moved web page in search results.
On top of this, you can use robots.txt files so that certain crawlers are allowed or disallowed from accessing certain pages on your website. A robots.txt file is usually located at the top-level directory of the domain hosting the website and tells crawlers which pages they are allowed or disallowed from accessing
on the server. It’s important to note that if your site uses multiple subdomains, you will need to create a separate robots.txt file for each one.
The robots.txt file is a simple text file that tells search engine crawlers which pages you want them to crawl and which ones they should avoid. If you’re not sure how to create one, here are some basic guidelines:
-The file should contain one or more lines of text that specify which URL patterns are allowed or disallowed.
ROBOT.TXT FILES HELP SEARCH ENGINES
Backdating blog posts is a common pracThe robots.txt file tells search engine crawlers which pages they are allowed or disallowed from accessing. It is usually located at the top-level directory of the domain hosting the website. This file is important because it gives site owners control over how their websites are crawled.
Robots.txt files can be useful for several reasons:
You can use them to prevent search engines from indexing certain pages that you don’t want them to index (i.e., login, private members only content)
You can block specific search engine crawlers from crawling your site (i.e., Googlebot)
You can prevent search engines from crawling your site altogether (i.e., Googlebot)
You can use robots.txt files to prevent search engines from crawling your site at all, which is useful for sites that are still under construction or for staging sites.ice, but one should be careful to not overdo it. If you use this strategy, make sure your content is updated before publishing. If you are using backdating as part of a discovery strategy, make sure that the content has been updated and optimized for search engines. This will help establish trustworthiness for your brand with readers and search engines alike!
Backdating is one of the most popular content marketing strategies in the industry. It’s a way to boost your SEO and drive more traffic from search engines. What’s more, backdating your blog posts can be a great way to increase brand awareness and build trust with readers.
The biggest benefit of backdating is that it helps to boost your SEO. This is because search engines favor new content over old; therefore, if you have newer content on your site, it will be ranked higher than older posts. The other big advantage is that it allows you to create more blog posts without having to do as much work!
USE AN OPEN-SOURCE TOOL
If you don’t have access to CPanel, then as an alternative, you can use an open-source tool like Apache Htaccess for redirects and robots.txt for controlling crawling on your site.
Apache Htaccess is a text-based configuration file that allows you to set up 301 redirects, alter META tags or even block entire countries from viewing your site if they’re known FFA (Free From Advertising). If this sounds complicated at all, don’t worry; it isn’t! Here's how:
Open up the .htaccess file located in the root directory of your website using Notepad++ or WordPad (two programs I recommend using when editing PHP files).
Add this line in between the and tags: Redirect 301 /oldpage/ http://www*.exampledomainname.*/*newpage*/?go=http%3A//www*rocketlabs*.com/&q=
ACCESSING YOUR CPANEL IS HIGHLY RECCOMENDED
As a general rule, it's best to use cPanel. Not only will you be able to easily manage things like redirects and robots.txt, but you'll also be able to access your email accounts through the interface as well.
However, if you're unable to do so for some reason or just don't want to install cPanel on your server (which is understandable), there are several open-source tools that can help:
[Redirect Manager](https://www.redirectmanager.org/) – This tool allows you manage any redirects from one page on your site or blog to another without having access to cPanel or other hosting administration software such as Plesk/HSPC/cPanel.* It supports 301 redirects which are best practice for SEO.* You can add multiple destination URLs and set up permanent redirects or temporary ones based on conditions such as time of day or user agent type.* You can schedule regular updates so that the new destination URLs always point back at their original locations after being redirected elsewhere in order not lose any traffic while they were down temporarily due technical issues with their main hostname URL structure changes caused by moving content around within different subdomains; this means less downtime because everything continues running smoothly even though sometimes it takes awhile before all parts line up correctly again after making significant changes.*
The tool also allows you to view a list of all redirects in one place and export them as a csv file if needed for backup purposes.
If you want to add a URL redirect, simply enter the old destination URL and the new one that you want visitors sent to when they click on it. It’s important to note that Yahoo! will only make this change once so be sure these are exactly what you want before proceeding with this process.
Redirecting your website using the Yahoo! page manager tool is a simple process that will allow you to change where visitors are sent after clicking on any link within your site. This can be used for a variety of reasons such as:* Moving content around within different subdomains* Ensuring all links still work after making significant changes like adding new pages, moving old ones around or even merging with another domain.
In conclusion, more often than not, having access to your cPanel is highly recommended. However, we understand that sometimes this is not always possible and you need to find an alternative way of doing SEO.