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External stub links vs on-click partial page replacement for SEO

I'm not sure anyone has asked this but here goes. I made a website where the goal is to sell tickets. The pages are as follows: The main page that's loaded contains the event name, location basic ...
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Will using this CSS solution for Facebook Page Follow plugin violate search engine guidelines?

I encountered a problem with the Facebook Page Follow plugin on my website where the plugin would disappear when I rotated my device (changing orientation), despite initially appearing correctly. To ...
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Does NOT outputing HTML for a navigation menu in mobile hurt SEO?

I have a menu visible in Desktop and Tablet, which shows all the categories available (in a Category Page). That menu is hidden by a button in Mobile, and I use Javascript to NOT output the menu HTML ...
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How to detect whether a hidden content will cause a penalty from Google or not?

I've read the answers here and here both saying that Google penalizes for a hidden content when it is done for the purposes of manipulating the search engines But there are at least two reasons why ...
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Is content inside a zero height element bad for SEO?

I have a website about math problems and its solution. At first, I only display the problems, empty div for solution later, and button that will use AJAX to display solution when clicked. But, since ...
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Can I use H1 with logo alt text or font size zero if I don't have a good place on the page to show big text?

I am wondering what is the best approach in SEO when I don't have a good place for H1 tag for example on my Home Page. I have several H2 tags and a lot of H3 tags but in terms of design I don't have ...
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Include a URL is in the page so JavaScript can access it without users viewing it

I have a media URL in each page from my database. I play the media with JavaScript code and I have to include it in my page so the JS cat get the media URL and play it. Is it OK to include the URL in ...
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Should I use CSS to hide a duplicative menu or does it need to be removed from the page source for SEO?

The only thing I have in my sidebar menu is a navigation menu and the only thing that makes that navigation menu unique is a link to my contact form instead. I think to remove the burger-sidebar (...
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SEO Friendly Way to Hide Vehicle Year Range

I’m working on a site that sells products that fit cars of various years. We want the human visitor to see something like: Fits 1916-1933 Chevrolet Cars & Trucks Unfortunately, this is poorly ...
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Is duplicated content hidden with visibility:hidden penalised by search engines? [duplicate]

Was not allowed to post this in the place I posted it originally as "too general" and was redirected to this Forum I have read a lot of SO and other (also google) articles talking about ...
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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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Showing more text with JavaScript - Google and SEO aspects

I have a page with several lists. Each list has "Read more" button or link. When clicking the "Read more", additional elements are added to the list (sometimes by just changing the ...
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Can display:none CSS be used on a div with a rich snippet?

I'd like to use the following code: <div itemprop="aggregateRating" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/AggregateRating"> <div> <span itemprop="ratingValue">[rating]<...
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Is it bad for SEO to use CSS to hide the H1 tag for mobile visitors?

I have a slider which is hidden by 'display:none' when viewed on mobile phones. This slider contains our H1 tag. Is this bad practise? The H1 tag itself is not hidden, but the div containing the ...
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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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Because alt is not allowed on SVG image link, can I add a second display:none image to let Google see alt text?

My developer has created a product page with images managed in this way: xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" class="original"> <image width="100%" height="100%" preserveaspectratio="xMidYMid ...
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Is it okay to hide some Schema.org content?

On our site, we are using LocalBusiness. We are using 20 properties from the list but we only want to display (have visible), as content, 3 of those properties. The remaining 17 properties should ...
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What is the SEO impact of text appearing on mouse over

As a webdesigner, I wonder if a design where the texts is displayed only when your mouse is over an image would be impacted in term of SEO. (it would be almost all the texts, except on device without ...
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Hiding the text that is already shown in a preview image

I've got a page, in which I have a preview of a document, as JPG. Also, I've got the content read of that image. I am doing it like this, but I have no idea if this is a way Google won't hate me: &...
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Can problems with inline styles in Google webcache text only view affect SEO?

I have a page that due to CMS requirements has an embedded background color style on an element that contains text <span style="background-color: #000">[text]</span>, the colour varies but ...
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Does Google index or see data used by JavaScript in a hidden <p>?

I'm working on a site that has a speedbump set up to give a disclaimer when visitors leave our site for another. We then have a whitelist of URLs for external sites where this speedbump does not pop ...
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Are Googlebot and other search engine crawlers able to detect if element is hidden after page load by JavaScript?

So, we all know Google hates hidden elements, and rightly so. But I am curious, what if the element is present in DOM normally in the static form, but after page load, it is hidden by JavaScript? ...
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Using the same word in multiple links to other pages -- avoid looking spammy while getting the benefit of linking using that keyword

We have top level categories on our site that have a bunch of child categories within them. So for example we have a category called "Aquarium Supplies" with like 50 categories within it (i.e. ...
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Printable characters between two links. How to legally hide so my page still appears correctly?

Once again, I'm trying to follow standards... Here's another issue. On one page of my site, I have a grid of clickable images. In HTML code, the grid is partly as follows, and the images are ...
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Hidden "< prev" and "next >" pagination links on first and last page respectively

I'm using the Yii Framework, with Bootstrap 3, and have noticed the default pagination behavior on the first and last pages is a little strange. On page 2 of 3 the links look like: < Prev | 1 | 2 ...
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Will underlying content (hidden by z-index until exposed by user action) be ignored by Google?

In my web app the application itself will take up most of the screen estate (the pink layer in the below picture), while the about page (the blue layer) is hidden below it, thanks to z-index. If the ...
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Does bootstrap hidden-sm effect SEO consequences

So hiding text can be seen by Google as a black hat SEO trick, that's what I have read on many articles out there. So when a user is viewing my website on their mobile, There are usually a few things ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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Hide text ONLY for screen readers

The WCAG says it can be done by aria-hidden tag, but I've read it's not working at many screen readers. Can't get how display:none can help to hide some text only for screen readers (=visible to ...
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Why is hidden content not always indexed?

I've read several blogs discussing the 'hidden content' issue. This article experimented with several options. It concludes that Google DOES index hidden content. The issues is also discussed here. ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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For SEO of the company name, should we use a logo with alt text or a company name div replaced in CSS with an image?

Which of these alternatives would be the less negative to Google search engine? <h1> <a href="#" title="Company Name"> <img src="img/logo.png" alt="Logo" title="Company ...
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Is hiding text in links bad if the links are icon fonts?

I've done a few quick SEO tests of a page and they all suggest "consider adding text to links". The links they were referring to are all social icons, and are displayed using icon fonts. I've read a ...
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Do loading screens positioned above site content harm SEO?

I use a white div covering all screen before the page loads on a website. Will this hurt my Google Search position? It's not like I'm hiding links on purpose, and I've seen loading screens on many ...
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SEO - aria-label vs .sr-only

For SEO purpose, I read that invisible content has less weight that visible. Because of that, it means that using Twitter Bootstrap's .sr-only class can be, in the worst case of course, treated as ...
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How to make hidden contents important for google?

I am using a book plugin to showing some contents. At first all of pages except first one are hidden. But my contents are in other pages that are hidden. My solution is to write all of my contents ...
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How to not hurt advertisers AND comply with webmaster guidelines

I'm looking for new ways to filter out bad bot traffic so that advertisers don't get harmed with artificial impressions. I look at the adsense support site at: https://support.google.com/adsense/...
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Two duplicated <h1> tags and one hidden

Is that bad for SEO? <h1 class="responsive-hidden">This is my title</h1> <h1 class="hidden responsive-show">This is my title</h1>
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Would Google think a hidden "skip to content" link is deceptive?

When I tested my website in the past with powermapper tools, It suggested I should add a "skip to content" link hidden off-screen to help people with screen readers use the website. I can completely ...
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Correct method for styling screen reader page text?

The following markup is rendered by WordPress’ the_posts_pagination(): <nav class="navigation pagination" role="navigation"> <h2 class="screen-reader-text">Posts navigation</h2> ...
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Using display:none legitimately. Still a SEO risk?

My webpage has a certain text on the footer, about 2 paragraphs. However, it is only relevant to pages and not posts. I would like to hide it on posts. If i do this using CSS display:none will I get ...
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SEO penalty by hiding text for sighted people but not for screenreaders

Let’s say I have this setup: HTML: <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS: .hidetext { height: 1px; width: 1px; position: ...
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SEO: Using media queries to hide links

I've heard lots of discussion around Google and hidden text. My problem is similar but involves links. My website's footer is pushed for space at mobile screen size. I could really do with using ...
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Will inserting dummy hidden text via CSS for layout purposes harm SEO?

I have a website with a rather complicated input form, which can vary a lot (it has different fields depending on what the user has entered until now). When I was making the CSS, I noticed that there ...
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Hidden text and links appearing just on click for SEO?

I am working on a site that has neat clean/minimalistic design/layout. Menu items are "hidden" behind an icon, to see them, users need to click on that icon to get a javascript toggled overlay with ...
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Will using same colour H1 as background hurt SEO if I use background image?

Can it hurt SEO if H1 headings are the same colour as the standard body background colour, even if all H1 headings are placed in divs that have a contrasting background image? (So to be clear: the ...
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SEO-friendly masthead with a hidden <h1> and <h2>

I have built a website and the masthead uses an SVG that contains the site title, logo and support graphics. The masthead still contains the logo as an inline image, and <h1>, <h2> tags. ...
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Does Microdata have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results?

Does Microdata (for rich snippets) have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results? I want to add the rich snippet to my page, but I don't want it in the format that is ...
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Is hidden content (display: none;) -indexed- by search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? We've established on this site before (in this question) that, since there are so many legitimate uses for hiding content with ...
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Does google always downrank pages with hidden texts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are temporarily hidden elements bad for search-engine rankings? I'm creating a FAQ for my page. To help the user to get a better overview I want to hide all answers and only ...
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