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A generic term for the text, images, video that make up the information on a web site.

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Is it black hat SEO to add content (self hosted ad images) after window onload

There are about 12-15 Ads:Images(mostly GIFs, self hosted on same server and domain) and appear on all the pages. Since the file size of GIFs are relatively larger(some upto 2 MB), they have started ...
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Do back links to a language subdirectory affect the rankings of all languages on the site?

Consider example.com as the root of my French site and example.com/en/ as the English version, and example.com/ar/ as the Arabic version. All language versions are generated manually (not IP-based ...
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Is there any evidence that summary headings affect either SEO or user retention?

Many sites use key item Summary or Takeaway "headings" that summarize a blog page's content. You can see an example at Investopedia (see section "Key Takeaways"). They will have ...
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Moving text content from one website to another

Can I use text content from my old canceled website? Do you think that the new website with this transferred content will be not penalized? Do you think that I have to wait at least half year so the ...
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Can I split my target keyphrase to make grammatical sense, or do I need to use it verbatim for SEO?

My keyword is "website performance zurich". My content should be about to say that we are a web agency in Zurich that can optimize the performance of your website. If I use the keyword ...
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How to create content for an e-commerce website which has a lot of expiring content?

I am working on an e-commerce website. Our website is similar Ebay. Users can list ad and advertise their products. For example, an employer who is looking for a SQL developer, would create a job ...
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Would search engines penalize migrating to a new blogging platform while keeping the same content and URLs?

How much does Google penalize search rankings if one takes their blog from WordPress/Square/Webflow/Hugo/etc to another platform - while keeping the same article text body and keeping the same article ...
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Can I integrate an exiting blog platform into my website

I had asked this question on Software Recommendation but did not get any answer. I am working on an e-commerce website, which is developed in ASP.NET MVC... I want to build a blog for the website and ...
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Sub-directory or sub-domain for blog? [duplicate]

I am working on an e-commerce website (written in ASP.NET MVC). I want to build a blog for my website to create some content and improve the Search Engine Ranking of the website/ I can think of 2 ...
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A domain I used to own has been registered by someone else and they are using my old website content

I built my own website a few years ago for my own business. It was registered with IONIS 1&1, I Cancelled the domain as the business closed. The domain has been registered with a provider called ...
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Google Verified Reviews for non online services

I'm seeing websites with images of reviews with a Google Verified Review logo. However, these are service companies, not online e-commerce stores. From what I've been able to research, these types ...
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Is it OK for SEO to also use the page title as the meta description?

I am new at content writing and SEO. I am bit confused with the meta tags. When I write the meta tags for my website, is it OK to have the title same as the description? When I am writing about the ...
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What is the correct way to use image in place of the H2 tag without affecting the SEO ranking in a bad way?

I'm designing a WordPress post template where I have more than one section on the page each section has a picture as it's main heading. my question here is what is the best practice to implement this ...
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What specific criteria does Google use to identify and measure great content when it comes to ranking? [duplicate]

One of the primary advices I've been reading about SEO is to put out great content. But how exactly does Google measure that? What specific metrics does it use? I understand how it identifies bad ...
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Blocked URL in Bing still showing up in search results

I am trying to block a URL from showing up in search results. I am the webmaster for the site, and the content has been deleted. I used the "block URL" link 2 days ago and the URL is still showing ...
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Are there SEO repercussions of using ::before selector to add content to the page?

I'm working on a website where I don't have full access to the code. I'm having to use a ::before content selector to add a sub-header. Are there any known SEO repercussions from doing this? ...
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Save the rendered tweet, or the raw <blockquote> to database?

I have a CMS where authors write articles, and the text editor allows for embedded tweets. Embedded tweets normally consist of a <blockquote> element with raw text of the tweet, requiring an ...
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Does multiple domains with different content hurt SEO?

I have a website name abc.example, now redesigning it but keeping same domain name. For a content infringement problem, I want to redirect abc.example for one particular region to a different domain, ...
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Are more pages with less content better for SEO than fewer pages with more content?

I'm creating a WordPress website with 14 languages. I have FAQ's with about 12 categories and about 70 (so far) questions/answers in them. Since it is very painful process to create for each language /...
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What if Remove page from Google index after the new search console update?

According to the new update in search console, url can be temporarily remove for 6 months or less as 3 month. Can be removed permanently from site also. I have pages that already indexed and ranked. ...
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How to search and retain news data for the purpose of curation without any copyright issues

I am currently using The Bing News Search API with Rakuten RapidAPI in order to get news articles and curate them on my site. However, I just read the API's display requirements which has restrictions ...
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

I need to create about 15,000 articles consisting of 300 words each. The content is for a so called location template (place in the world). For each location, I would like to have some generic content ...
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Any SEO penalty for creating a new website and having no content for years?

I have a domain with hosting (supposed to be a blog) which has been live for 2 years with zero posts. I finally have created the content for it. Is it wise to post to the same website or should I buy ...
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SEO for pages with no content like cart, checkout, or "my account"

How do you optimize pages with no content for search engines. I have pages that are functional, but have no content like cart, checkout, "my account". I am using Yoast SEO
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How can I create enough content on an e-commerce site to qualify for Google AdSense?

I have an e-commerce site that is basically a catalogue of products. The only pages that have a lot of text are the privacy policy and terms and condition; the rest have images of products with their ...
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How can I add the option of live audio chat in my website? [closed]

How can I give users the option to use live audio chat. I don't want it to leave a watermark on my site. And I would prefer it free, and quality audio. But if that's not available, then, in shaa Allah,...
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Can it be destructive to disallow all MediaWiki:Special pages in robots.txt?

I consider preventing indexation of all of MediaWiki 1.33.0's Special pages; (In Hebrew, "מיוחד" means "special"): Disallow: /מיוחד:* Disallow: /index.php?title=מיוחד:* Disallow: /index.php%3Ftitle%...
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rel canonical for http and https

For some reason I need to keep both http and https versions of my site. I am using wordpress. Can I add a rel=canonical for https version through the .htaccess? What is the easiest way to avoid ...
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MediaWiki destroys CSS aesthetics for <code> tag

In MediaWiki:Common.css I gave these essential directives: code { display: block; } then I created an article with this content: <code> <x> <y> <z></z> ...
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How should sources be cited in an article for good SEO, especially when there might be a lot?

I think there are two ways of citing sources in an article: links distributed in the article body, or links listed at the end of the article. Example with links in the article: This is some text ...
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How to prioritize which pages to optimize in existing website

I'm hoping this is not an entirely opinion based question, as I think it has value. I'll remove it if the consensus is that it's just opinion based. I'm looking at optimizing an existing website's ...
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Are money words considered poison words in SEO?

It seems like in the long distant past, I read that money words like price, sell, and buy were bad for SEO. When googling for this I cannot seem to find anything other than some very old articles and ...
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How can I check if certain text-based content is being used somewhere else? [closed]

I have ordered a blog article for my website, which has been written by someone else. Now I've received the text from the original author, but I'm a little bit concerned about if he has copied the ...
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When a Google Search Console removal request expires, could that content return to the Google index?

I had content removed using the google search console and removal requests because the links and images were outdated. It has expired on some of them now. Does that meant the links could return onto ...
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Content hidden on mobile responsive design

As much as this should have been a well-covered issue, I couldn't find a definite answer to this specific question anywhere. We run a scientific website which displays lots of well-established data ...
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does using copy content harmful for my website's seo? [duplicate]

I am using copy contents from another similar websites but I always change the title a bit.But I want to know is this way good for my website that get result by google or not?! Do I get visitors from ...
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Will having short news articles on my site hurt the SEO of my more in depth articles?

My research says long thorough articles on a topic like 2k+ words really rank well in Google search results. Google's algorithm doesn't treat short articles like 200+ words really well. Also, they ...
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Show content from a back end server on another host in a Wordpress sub directory without changing the URL

We currently have a bunch of ASP.NET applications which are all accessible through one domain. So www.example.com connects to the main website. www.example.com/documents is a separate application ...
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Will an animation built from a series of images cause Google to misinterpret the page or hurt SEO?

I am currently creating my website and I have a problem. During the first visit to the website, an animation is played, it is a sequence of images that follow each other in full screen that disappear ...
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Indexing pages with few text (like tags with just one article) is penalizing for the SEO?

Have you done any experiment or read of any case study to check if too many tags are really damaging the SEO of a website?
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Does having two pages under different URLs affect SEO? [duplicate]

I've always thought that having duplicate content within a site is a bad thing for SEO. However, after doing some research I found that Google doesn't have a penalty for having duplicate content and ...
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Can hidden lines in heading tags and content sections help SEO? [duplicate]

Will the hidden lines in this H1 tag and content section help SEO? For example: <h1>Red Carpet <span style="display:none"> Made to measure floor carpet in England with Premium quality <...
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Will creating more pages around keywords for which we are already ranking help SEO or hurt?

I have researched this but got mixed and confusing information. We are trying to rank our India based company which provides the following services: Engineering Design Services Architectural Design ...
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What exactly is a 'Topic', when it comes to website content?

What exactly is a 'Topic', when it comes to website content, and how should it be integrated into a website? My current understanding is, that a 'Topic' is larger than a single blog post but too ...
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What should I do with old (project) websites / historic content?

I have a few old websites with some nice content, artist projects. Not relevant for business but quite interesting in a historical way. My feeling says it would be not enought to keep the page alive, ...
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How can I address my website product content being considered duplicate because it's on retailer websites?

Currently I provide retailers (e.g. Amazon) with the same product content that's on my website. However, I want to do my best to get my website ranking over retailers, especially for brand terms. ...
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Keywords and semantic tags : put relevant content in the right tags

How to place content as optimzed as possible for Search engines? My client has a product with a very generic word: Mosaic, he writes it differently but it's still very generic. The text I was given ...
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Writing page titles, headings and meta descriptions effectively

I read somewhere that page titles and main page heading shouldn't be identical, but they should be consistent with each other, and it's this idea of consistent that has me a little confused. If I ...
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Is it better to archive posts rather than unpublish them?

My supervisor and I are working on the creation of a small website whose main purpose is to inform users about the latest social activities offered by the client, such as trips, concerts, sports ...
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Does gated content (webinars, whitepapers) hurt organic rankings?

I have this logic-based assumption that gated content like webinars and whitepapers should not be included in the organic journey, e.g. the natural, crawlable web journey through the main navigation ...
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