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Encouraging self-canonical on international websites with legitimate duplicate content

We are selling the same products on several websites having country-specific domain names. The website template is always the same, and the content language normally differs based on country, except ...
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How to remove Discourse forum safely from the internet to prevent SEO or Google problems in the main site?

I have a Discourse forum that hasn't really taken off, so I want to remove it from the internet. The problem is that it's a subdomain from the main website. So, my question is how to can remove it ...
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Increase in average CTR but decrease in average position in Google Search results

In the last few months, we have had created new content for some given pages of a hotel microsite. Upon comparing the performance of those pages (last three months to the previous period), it shows a ...
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Does the content on niche like festivals, wishes or quotes be considered as duplicate content?

Recently, I have started a Festival Wishes based blog as a starting step to drive traffic to something in future. I have some SEO experience (5 years back) but this niche is new for me. It's not easy ...
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NPM package not showing up on Google [duplicate]

I have published my NPM module detect-file-encoding-and-language 18 days ago. It has a title, description, and keywords. But if I search for detect-file-encoding-and-language npm on Google, it does ...
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Rich snippets appear in Google search results for pages without structured data

I was wondering if there's a way to get Google to display rich text results without implementing any kind of structured data. When Google displays a link to a page, it may also display some extra ...
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Incorrect Title on Google Search Results [duplicate]

We have just created a new website and have submitted a sitemap via google search console. When we run site://example.co.uk the search results have appeared but for some unknown reason they have "...
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Does Google consider a website that publishes data reports (same words, different numbers) as duplicate content?

I am working on a website that generate reports from a template. This template will be using the exact same keywords but different numbers to generate webpages that contains reports. The generated ...
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Given the login wall, why do Instagram pages show in Google SERPs?

If you search for Cristiano Ronaldo on Google, one of the search results is his Instagram page. When you click on that search result, you are met with a login wall (at least on desktop). You cannot ...
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Do the <detail> and <summary> HTML tags which hide text until clicked have any effect on SEO?

For example: <details> <summary> short summary </summary> long details </details> Will Google treat "long details" normally or will it ...
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I'm being outranked by iframe of my ownsite

My website is being outranked by another third party website through an iframe of my website. Their website is featuring my website through an iFrame on a basic page. This page consists of a header, ...
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BreadcrumblList JSON-LD Schema Should I include First Home Page in All Category's Page?

I am looking for a perfect website BreadcrumblList JSON-LD for e-commerce I am read this google article and I got confused https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/breadcrumb The reason ...
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How to change my website's map data image (maybe from knowledge graph) in the search results?

I'm trying to change the image shown in a website's SERP, when using Google. I installed the JSON-LD Knowledge Graph application script already. <script type="application/ld+json"> { ...
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Can I Use Local Business Schema Without Google My Business

There is any way to use Local Business Schema without Creating a business profile on google my business. How to use Schema and where to place this code on the website. should we do or not? <script ...
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What is the longest a page can be in the Google Search cache before it is re-crawled?

The more popular a page is, the more often Googlebot crawls it. For less popular pages, Googlebot can go many months between crawls. If the page were taken down in between crawls, the page could ...
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Display the name of the developer when we search for the website on Google [duplicate]

I am very curious about SEO for the past few days. I noticed that when searching the Laravel website, below the website description, the name of the developer appears. I tested three search engines, ...
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If the link is not visible in the google SERP, does it count as impressions in Google Search Console?

Does it count as impressions if for example I have a link appearing in the 7th page of SERP but a user did not bother checking the SERP until the 7th page? For example in the image below, I know that ...
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Remove Google suggestions and links from search results [duplicate]

How to remove / delete google suggestions and related keywords links. As some results showing my personal data into some sites , need to remove those pages or links from search results showed by ...
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Google displays an event info box saying that its canceled when its not

I manage a site for a trade show and with COVID we switched from an in-person event to a virtual one. The event is now over and we are marketing for next year's event. When I search for the event name ...
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Should a job listing site use structured data in a country which Google Jobs doesn't cover?

Firstly, I suspect ‘Google for Jobs’ may be the incorrect term, is it called 'Google Jobs' now? I'm in Europe, Ireland to be precise. We don't have ‘Google for Jobs’ here, and I read that we may not ...
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I appear to be completely invisible on google despite their search console claiming that I am indexed [duplicate]

I recently put the site for my web design business up on google. It's been online for about two weeks and according to Google Search Console, has been indexed several times. Despite this, I can only ...
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Why is the link from a featured snippet not behaving like one from a regular search result?

When I run the search "rick ross net worth" the featured snippet is an article from theexchange.africa. When I open the link on mobile, there are no ads shown. If instead I search "in: ...
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Google search results is not displaying my events rich snippets [duplicate]

I have built an event listing website. I have already added Json ld for displaying rich snippets on google search. I validated the result using Google Rich Snippet test tool. It is displaying all ...
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SEO friendly best practice for putting id and title in different language

I know there are very similar questions like this, but I didn't find the best answerer. I have url like site.com/:id1/:id2/:id3 For having best result in SEO, someone told its better to put titles in ...
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Google knowledge graph not properly showing two companies have merged, it shows one aquired the other

My org recently merged with another org. A joint press release was issued and everybody has gone out of their way to stress that this is a merger and not an acquisition. However, when you search for ...
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Should translated English keywords pointing to local language landing page be in a separate Campaign / Ad group or same as original?

We have done quite a bit of testing with driving local traffic using English terms (eg. used cars Stockholm) instead of local language terms (begagnade bilar Stockholm). Basically, English keywords ...
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How Google decides the image results for the Image tab?

Whenever I search on Google, Google shows the results cards in All tab at SERP and Images at Images tab. So how Google decides which image will be placed at first position or at first row according to ...
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meta data / tags for bootstrap modals

I created a website on bootstrap and a lot of content is in the modals (pop ups) of the webpage, I was wondering how do I tell search engines that for example Contact Us page www.example.com/#...
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Search Site name on Google, my FB page appear top of the site, not the site

When I search my site name on Google, its first result is my Facebook page which I created. I never built any backlinks to my FB page. This is not a new site, I have purchased it in 2015 and I use the ...
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Get Google to index new URLs after migrating to Godaddy Simple Website Builder which doesn't support redirects

I recently updated a website for my company from its extremely outdated design (last edited in 2009). After the update, when you click on the page in the google search it says that there is nothing ...
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Google shows image alt text in the search result rather than the meta description

Google search shows random alt text of images in my site instead of the meta description tag text. I couldn't find similar problems on the net so I guess I'm doing something wrong, but what is it? If ...
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Rank for a my name and surname when it's not in the content?

I have a website which has the post of the results of some research I do on a monthly basis. It is basically survey results. My name does not appear in my site, and I want my website appear in Google ...
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How to find elements which harm Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) after a GSC warning

Within Google Search Console (Core Web Vitals), I've received a warning, with 200,000+ webpages, under the message "CLS issue: more than 0.25 (mobile)". I did some changes, and I managed to ...
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how to specify all values for a parameter in robots.txt and sitemap.xml?

I have a php file that extracts a post id from a url's parameter to show a specific post content. for example it uses the postid parameter from the following url to show the post content with id of 21:...
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Google shows IP instead of domain

I've tried breaking my problem down into some smaller stuff that I asked here but I couldn't figure it out so I am looking for a complete solution now. Google is showing my website's IP address https:/...
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Can I change the name of my site as shown in the mobile search results on Google?

I'm working on a wp site that is displaying the incorrect name of the brand for Google search results. This only happens on a phone/mobile. Each search result is in a card with a little breadcrumb ...
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How to manage my site appearance in serp like this examples? [duplicate]

So for example when you Google the name "Microsoft", you'll see a sidebar on the right showing information and links etc., and below the main link on the left, you see the main categories of ...
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Browsers shows my website's IP instead of domain name in search results

My website's IP address shows up when searching on google. Google knows the site exists, if I search for my website. Bing doesn't though, if I search for my website on bing. my nginx config file: ...
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How do I ask google to purge / reindex / flush their cache of a URL I do NOT control?

How do I ask google to purge / reindex / flush their cache of a URL I do NOT control? I am helping out a busy, important webmaster who has corrected an error in the content in a vital PDF. I noticed ...
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In robots.txt, should I use a wildcard at the end of a disallow directive?

I want to disallow a specific folder and all of its files and subdirectories but I don't know the difference between Disallow: /somedir/ and Disallow: /somedir/*. which one of these lines should I use?...
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If I remove a property from Google Search Console and re-add it few days later, will it have any future bad impact for indexation / SEO?

I made the mistake of adding a property without thinking of a few things I wanted to take care of before the final site goes live. I'm in the process of getting an SSL certificate, replacing some ...
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Remove a old indexed keyword from google search for a website [duplicate]

A webpage X had a text : old-text and it got indexed with this keyword old-text Now that content is removed from the page X but page is still active with different content. Still if user is searching ...
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150 'no-follow' links to another site I own. Will I get a penalty?

I have two websites. One website has 50 articles published and is doing quite well. In all the articles published, I have 2-3 links that go to a subdomain of that website. Now I just started a second ...
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If I hide some scripts from Google bot, will it be considered as cloaking?

I have a website built with Gatsby.js. After building it, I receive a lot of static HTML files, with React app bound to them. All content is in HTML already, JS is needed for some fancy transitions, ...
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Why my website is not showing up when searched for in Google Maps pack in Google Search

I have a client and we've been doing SEO for them since more than the past 6 months now. We're almost getting them on the first page for target keywords. It's a local business and, thus, we're doing ...
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Use XML Based Sitemap and/or Static Page Sitemap?

I have a question about which sitemap to use - XML based that is sent to Google Search Console or static HTML based sitemap that is added to the website footer. If you search "dump trucks for ...
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Google picks wrong canonical url in search results

When I do a search in google I receive results as expected. When I hover over the search result I can see the correct url. But when I click on it I'm redirected to the homepage. In the search console ...
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How do I “noindex” a text (.txt) file?

I have a directory full of .txt files that are used as part of a larger javascript application. The text files are not inteded to be directly accessed, and are used as includes on separate pages as ...
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Affecting text content of list items in Google's search results preview

First time asking this kind of question, I hope it is the right place. One of my pages is showing like this on Google search results: Which is great. But it has redundant text (SaveRemove from List. ...
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So, what's left to do? (GSC Performance Drops) [duplicate]

As a developer, I am quite new in SEO area. I published my website 40 days ago. Before to start this goal, I read and learn much about SEO. I am still learning but actually I can not find so much ...

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