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How to protect my site's SEO reputation from random 404 backlinks [duplicate]

After I read some articles about SEO 404 issues, I found that 404 pages can hurt a site's SEO reputation. I think if Google finds a lot of 404 pages on a domain, Google will decrease its SEO rank for ...
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Add Wordpress subdomain sites and mapped domains to Google Search Console [duplicate]

I have a WordPress subdomain network with 14 sites like this: https://mynetwork.example/ https://site1.mynetwork.example/ https://site2.mynetwork.example/ https://site3.mynetwork.example/ ... https://...
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Google is indexing the page title but not the meta description

The pages on my clients website, are built with SEO best practices. Please note that I am not an SEO expert, more of a web dev but make sure the SEO practices like proper title, description, hreflangs ...
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SEO: Google Search Console Redirect [closed]

i'm facing some serious problems when I try to myke our multilangual website SEO friendly. When you access our website https://url.com You get immediately redirected by your current browser local ...
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Root domain missing description in Google's index after redirecting to subdomain

I have set up my site at www.mysite.example. Google did index it and I can search it, find it and view the site description and title. I have created a redirect rule from mysite.example to www.mysite....
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Many sites, same IP address, all linked together

Our client will have 5 domains on the same IP address. he uses Shopware (e-commerce platform). He wants to migrate his shops to a single shop with sub shops. So he can access them all from single /...
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How would Google react if I redirected currently ranking landing pages to the home page?

I have some tag pages on my website which contain specific keywords. They appear in the Google search results for those keywords. Those pages bring in a fair amount of traffic but the bounce rate is ...
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Get expanded results from Google.com searches for your own site [duplicate]

For some pages, when I search for them on Google.com, I get a form of expanded result with a search box and links to some of the main site's subpages (see image below). Is it possible to get ...
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Will keywords written into a page using JavaScript replacing placeholders in the page source affect SEO?

Website pages use SEO content (words) that are dynamically generated. Like the store name (on a multi store site). However the dynamically generated words only show when you inspect element, as below....
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Google SERP ranks wrong URL for target keywords [duplicate]

I have [1] https://www.example.com/landing-1 ranking for "landing-1" keyword. I have created [2] https://www.example.com/landing-2 page for "landing-2" keyword. When I observed my rankings in google,...
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Telephone number displays below description in Google

I've noticed that Google is displaying a phone number immediately below some descriptions in the organic SERPs. It displays as a line below the description with the telephone icon next to it. ...
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Index Bloat Killing SEO [duplicate]

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. I’m currently in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over 400 ...
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Why Google search console shows wrong SERP position for keywords and pages?

google search console data shows lots of 1st positions for example but when I check it really in google SERP by my self manually, I see its wrong. Can anyone know what is the reason and how I can ...
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Google's Inspect URL shows incorrect source code for my page's “Google Index”, but correct for “Live Test”

My web page is incorrectly indexed and is showing a different header than the one that is actually updated in my website. When I used the URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console, The index shows ...
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Google Search Console says page is “Not on Google” but shows in search results

A client asked me to make sure his old, nonexistent pages got removed from the Google search results. I made sure all the old links returned a 404/410 error or have the noindex tag and then used the ...
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Competitor websites in the “recent” results for a Google search on my business name

I try to keep aware of my online presence with things like Google Alerts & checking for mention of my business name within the past 24 hours etc. Recently I noticed two competing websites appear ...
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Does google search index by IP address or domain name? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of moving a mostly static website from homestead to heroku (using their free dyno plan to save monthly hosting costs). All else equal (e.g. let's say the content and files all remain as ...
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Google keeps crawling old site, ignores new (& better) one

Searching 'Dragon Notes' in Google predominantly yields (1) rather than (2) - even for images; (2)'s almost non-existent. Differences: (2) is more up-to-date, has a better sitemap and source code (2) ...
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How do I remove old ip address URL from Google search results?

I have a simple blog. In google search engine page ranking, I notice it ranks the IP address URL of dev server. Whoops. However, the final site was moved to different server and is live there. ...
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Google Search is showing my website in Japanese instead of English

When my site is searched for in Google, it shows the website in Japanese (see the second link in the screenshot below), however the entire website is in English. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Upper/lower case ranking problem in Google - How to remove in Webmasters?

I have only this single URL on my website: https://www.aadseducation.com/isms-lead-auditor-training/details Previously, this URL because of a mistake done by developer, Google started ranking the ...
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How to show website in only one country Google

My client has 3 websites, each has it's region. eu.ralphkerlesart.com - for Europe countries us.ralphkerlesart.com - for USA and Canada ralphkerlesart.com - for other regions I need only one website ...
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Remove a site from Google search once it has been retired and shut down

I’m shutting down my website which has a few thousands pages. What is the best way to remove my entire site and related pages from Google search results? Removing full site from Google index has ...
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Mobile usability issues reported by Google at Search Console [duplicate]

Our website is responsive but it is showing the below mobile usability issues at Google search console. Content wider than scree Clickable elements too close together When tested using mobile ...
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Would a JavaScript redirect for location based on the IP affect SEO?

So, we've got 2 separate-but-identical sites (one for US, one for the rest of the world), and were planning on redirecting visitors to their correct one, provided we can guess their location by their ...
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I have an arabic website, but my target keyword impression mostly searched from non Arabic country, India

In search console, One of my target keywords with very high impressions mostly seen from a country with non arabic language, India. it is very strange, and also the google trends show different ...
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SEO domain setup for network of locations

I am looking for some industry expert weigh-in on best practices to how to best approach the business scenario described below. Tim runs a business, timsbusinesswebsite.com. Tim's business has ...
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Could it be good for SEO to use keyword rich domains under the .forsale TLD?

One of the top level domain (TLD) that I came across ".forsale" caught my attention. If we are to buy "accessories" domain, and apply different subdomains like mobile, laptop would that have any SEO ...
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Looking for key-value rich result documentation

Do you know where I can find documentation or any kind of information for key-value (under the description) SERP rich result? I've checked Wikipedia (and other websites that give the same results) ...
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What determines which 404 errors gets listed on a website's Google Search Console?

If I put https://example.com/french-fries in a browser, I get a 404. Will that 404 get listed on example.com's Google Search Console? Or does /french-fries have to be a coded link, get crawled and ...
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No cached date in Google cache for PDF files

Google displays no cache date in their cached version of PDF files. Does somebody know any way to determine when a certain PDF file was cached?
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google ignores our landing pages [duplicate]

we have a website with a directory of addresses. The main purpose is the search of for addresses matching different criteria. now we wanted to build some special landing pages for (google) searches ...
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Would Schema.org 'Comment' be indexed by Google?

I'm considering to output comments on my blog post as Schema.org Comments. Google doesn't seem to list Comment in their structured data documentation, and more specifically doesn't mention it on the ...
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What is 'source=user_profile---------------------------' on URLs in Google results?

Just recently I've found my website showing in Google as www.example.com/?source=user_profile--------------------------- I thought this might be something I'd inadvertently done in my code, but a ...
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URLs appearing twice in Google Search

While checking using site:example.com in Google, certain URLs are seen twice. The URLs are exactly the same. Can anyone explain why so?
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Do follow link redirection

I am new to SEO and using WordPress. I got a do-follow back link from a website. The link's structure was /2018/03/03/abc/. After that I changed the permalink structure. So the link became /abc and ...
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Google has dramatically decreased crawling of our site

We made some changes a month ago to make the site faster and general SEO fixes. Right after we did, Google said our site was taking 2-3x as long to download a page and slowed the crawling of our site....
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Is bad for SEO if browser need to run synchronous JS to get content?

I'm developing a site using symfony + Vue. The problem is that this HTML with non-standard tags (components) gets into the browser. All that contained in the <div id="app"> element must ...
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Why are some google snippet results bold? [closed]

Recently, when I search for keyword "best mlm software" I got a featured snippet having "List of Multi Level Marketing Software". I noted that two of list's item were BOLD text. Didn't know why??? Can ...
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. “Google My Business”

From my point of view there are two major possibilities on how to provide information about your business/organisation to Google: Use structured data on your website like "Organization" and " Local ...
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Does updating already well-ranked content hurt SEO?

I have some 10 to 15 pages that rank well for certain keywords. These pages receive consistent traffic from Google. These pages are about a year old. I want to update these pages with additional text ...
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Title multi-page articles such that users can search Google for all the pages of the article, or any single page unambiguously

I am using a custom .com domain with Blogger so my site appears as regular web site. I have not modified the search code. Some of larger articles will be divided into multiple chapters. I don't wish ...
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Google search results snippet for our site is a warning about not being able to play HTML5 video

All of a sudden, without any change in the index.html, our site is showing up in Google search results (on multiple browsers and devices) with Google Preview text that, instead of giving a summary of ...
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Does it make sense for a low authority website to compete against a high authority website with the same website name but different domain? [closed]

Let's say I buy a website name (.com) and compete against other low authority websites with the same name but different domain (.co), and then manage to get to the top. Would it make sense for the low ...
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How to know which URL/Landing pages are gaining traffic in Google using analytics?

When we get more traffic, i.e increase in Google organic results, How do we know, Which URLs are gaining traffic and how much traffic is gained over the last few weeks ? And in similar way, How do we ...
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How do I show “410 Gone” status for old product pages with ?product query string from a Netlify _redirects file?

I'm having problems removing old content from Google search results. One of the suggestions was to redirect the old pages to 410 error page so google would know to drop these pages.The original ...
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How does google choose default site search URL for website

My client has recently launched a completely re-designed site. The new site and old are running in parallel at the moment to help users make the transition. I have a question about how Google chooses ...
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Rich Snippets only appear with “site:” search in Google

I am confused about the rich data results that Google displays. I run an e-commerce store and am trying to get search results, that return products, to show pricing, stock, rating etc. I have run ...
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Why does Google index a URL with UTM parameters when the canonical URL does not include them?

I've noticed some strange behavior in the search results, where Google includes only the "duplicated" landing page in the search results. Searchmetrics website status then also picks up this page, but ...
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

I'm testing the Schema.org Article schema on our site. The problem I encountered is that we serve our content over two different domains (one for desktop site.domain, and site.m.domain subdomain for ...