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HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages. In modern web pages, HTML is used to markup the contents of the website, while CSS and Javascript are used to define the styles and behaviors respectively.

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reason for wrapping an anchor in a form?

This is one of those "found in someone else's code and wondering what they're thinking" questions... The HTML being generated is of the form <form method="post" action="#"> <a href="?...
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Loading multiple pictures as sprites?

I've read it's a good idea to combine images as sprites (and use background positioning) to have less dns lookups and therefore speed up your site. But it seems all the images are loading ...
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Why does the SDTT tell me that the image field is missing?

I created a recipe on Drupal 8. When I test my page with Google Structured Data Testing Tool, it tells me that the image field is missing: Yet when I open the link of the image in my internet browser,...
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Is email obfuscation still helpful in 2019? [closed]

Historically, even simple tricks would prevent mailto: links from being harvested by web crawlers, but I'm curious to know if modern bots are too advanced to be beaten. Is the effort to obfuscate ...
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generating part of html with javascript to increase the page loading speed

I've got picture gallery on my website that contains few hundreds of images. These are miniatures that are enlarged when have been clicked. The images are well optimized (they are compressed using one ...
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Does Fetch as Google have a charchters / lines limit? And does it matter?

I have a test page with text only. No JS. No CSS. Just the html, head, body and p tags and a lot of lorem ipsum text. Now when I try to use Fetch as Google tool, the HTTP response is cutted at the ...
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Browsers load actual website from external server and keep in cache [closed]

So, currently, I'm using 000webhost to host my website, but they only allow 1000 MB to store all the files for my website, which IMO is a little small. So, what I want to accomplish is something like ...
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Can I use <icon> element in HTML5? It fails the W3C validator

When I go to the W3C validator service, to try out if it complains about using an <icon> element, with this example: <!doctype html> <html lang="en"> <head> <title>...
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Google showing dynamic page title set by JavaScript rather than the static title embedded in the HTML

On my website the title is initially set through the title tag in the html served by my server. It is then changed to its dynamic equivalent through JavaScript. I want Google to show my website's ...
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How many internal links does Googlebot care about per page?

I read somewhere something like this: Penguin (Google algorithm) indexes (cares/reviews) only the first 5 internal links in the DOM from the top. I that true? You know, I have a "related posts ...
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Does having a <span> tag around a portion of a word hurt SEO?

If I do <h1>H<span style="font-size: 12px;">ello</span> W<span style="font-size: 12px;">orld</span></h1> Will search engines read it as "Hello World"? Will this ...
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HTML SEO: “alt” text attribute for related photos

If I have a photo gallery where each photo in the gallery has a mini-feed of 'related photos', should the alt text of these related photos describe these related photos or should they describe the ...
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How can I use canonical tags to resolve duplication between the home page, category pages, tag pages, and article pages?

On my site I have something like little blog (PHP and MySQL dynamically loaded posts), with categories like "life", "business", and "health". Each article has added tags. Tags allow to find articles ...
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SEO method to set page titles differently? (same header PHP)

My PHP-based site files start off with <?php include("PHP/header.php"); ?> which includes all the HTML (metadata, scripts, etc.) shared by every page - along <head> and <title>. The ...
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GTmetrix complains of un-optimized images in responsive design

The website GTmetrix is giving me low score on "Optimize images" for the following reason: On my main page I have 4 columns with images. Each column takes 25% of the screen resolution so on my ...
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What if to load duplicated blocks e.g. header and footer by JS

If we use static site generators (SSG) and edit some block duplicated on many pages e.g. header or footer, we need to regenerate all the HTML pages using this block. Regardless of the speed of our SSG,...
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How to markup with Microdata a “table of contents” and “embedded content” for a PublicationIssue?

Suppose I have a PublicationIssue of a Periodical, and I display a webpage with a ToC/summary with a list of Articles and a file document embedded with an iframe. The issue content is not coded on the ...
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“Under construction” pages and multiple canonicalization tags

My website has a few pages that are still "under construction" and I want to go online. What is the best practice to redirect all HREF links to a common "under construction" page? Can it be done ...
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Will it hurt SEO to remove the '.html' extension from static pages such that they get served as 'text/x-generic'?

If we want to go with static website, we generate static html files of pages with names like contacts.html and we may add to our .htaccess file the lines like RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^(([^/]+/)*[...
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html file fails once loaded [closed]

I'm encountering an error that i can't figure out. I have some html files that I open perfectly withthe browser (falkon) on my pc. But, once i upload them to the website, they give me Internl Server ...
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How much critical CSS can be inlined before there is a negative performance impact?

I've heard that to avoid render-blocking issues, it's good to inline critical CSS directly in the <HEAD> tag by including the actual CSS in <STYLE> tags, and then load the rest of the CSS ...
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How can I meta tag properly in a CMS where every page has the same <head> code?

I'm helping someone update their website with code similar to this <title>keywords | brand</title> <link rel="shortcut icon" type=" "/> <link rel="canonical" href="http://website....
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Is using nested spans in HTML 5 valid?

Is it standard in HTML 5 if we use span in span? <span class="fake-input"> <span id="fake-input"></span> <span id="deftext">No file selectedspan</span> </span>
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Form submission without page refresh

I have a form and the details gets updated after submitting it and the page refreshes after that automatically and the details of the form will be shown at the bottom of the form. That means all the ...
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How to do an accessible and SEO-friendly image header?

given these two classes (which I've copied from bootstrap 4.1.3): .sr-only { position: absolute; width: 1px; height: 1px; padding: 0; overflow: hidden; clip: rect(0, 0, 0, 0); white-...
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How can I create a list with hyperlinks to files in my website automatically?

I'm a total newbie creating a website as a school project. If in my website I have a number of documents in HTML format inside a folder and want to create a list with hyperlinks to those documents (...
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How to hide HTML tags from SEO spiders

I understand and know how hiding things from your website works and how the search engine spiders will still be able to ¨see¨ this hidden element and penalize your website for it. Thing is, I did not ...
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Will random text and links hidden by CSS around our content to prevent it from being crawled and parsed prevent Google from indexing those pages?

I have a Q/A website which is lunched for about 3 months. I don't know why the single pages will not be indexed in the google. For example when I search for جهت مستفیض شدن از ماه محرم, I will see the ...
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Opening a pop up window automatically on the date mentioned in the function [closed]

I want it to remain open from the specified date onwards. This is the code I have. <script type="text/javascript"> function newPopup(url) { popupWindow = window.open(url,'popUpWindow','...');...
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Should itemprop be on innermost HTML tag?

I wonder if it makes any difference whether I markup an item on my site like this: <h1 itemprop="name"><a href="some-page.html">Joe Doe</a></h1> or like this: <h1><...
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html use multiple tag in a tag [duplicate]

My code is : <article class="product"> <a href="#"> <h2>My product title</h2> <p>My product small description and text</p> <span>...
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How should menu links to the current page be handled for SEO?

I would like to ask, how you link to the current page? I saw href="#" method, I saw someone using href="./" and at another site, an item which represents current page does not have href. Which method ...
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My download link I crafted on my site does not work on new browsers yet follows standards

In an effort to serve excellent image files to only legit guests of my site, I needed to make PHP code. I narrowed the problem down to a few lines of code as follows: The first piece is a simple web ...
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Programmatically generating tags to mark content as paywalled

We are trying to implement the flexible-sampling feature to help the search engine to index paywalled content. The example on Google Developper is quiet clear but maybe to simple: https://developers....
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Correct HTML when translate website via Google Translate API? [closed]

When translating a URL (such as https://www.straatmakershop.nl/) via the free Google Translate tool (https://translate.google.com/) this often results in 'broken' pages. It seems Google is trying to '...
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Saving all images from a website in nested folders

I've been asked by my supervisor to save all of the images from a website for backup purposes. I've been given admin privileges to the site, and there are 132 images, spread across several nested ...
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How to combine multiple “Person” structured data in one HTML page?

Is it possible to add more than one Person structured data in one page? I have a website that shows search results for individuals' profiles, hence I want to know if it's possible to add structured ...
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How are the <!DOCTYPE> and <html> tags important for SEO ranking?

I'd like to compare the two sites: Site A: <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=en_US> <head> Site B: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/...
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fonts.googleapis.com called before every heading - is this normal? [closed]

I'm seeing this behaviour in one of the websites I manage: <link href="//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Abril%20Fatface:regular" rel="stylesheet" property="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all"...
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Can I add JSON-LD code to the body of my HTML page or does it need to be in the head? [duplicate]

Can I copy and paste JSON-LD (using Schema.org) into the head section or body section?
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What's the SEO cost of rel=canonical references leading to redirects?

On www.ubuntu.com we recently started including rel="canonical" tags on every page by default, following Google's recommendation. However, as you can see on e.g. https://www.ubuntu.com/cloud, the ...
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HTML Links: noopener vs noreferrer [duplicate]

I am learning about the merits of including rel="noopener noreferrer" for external links. What is the difference between these two attribute values?
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Same link twice on the same page, which will be chosen?

As far as I know, two links with the same URL don't hurt SEO, Google will only see and consider the first one, and SEO benefits will be passed only to this. But what about, if I have two links, one ...
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Will using div tags around text rather than p tags hurt SEO?

I currently have a description at the top of my category pages (woocommerce) of the form <div><input id="post-1" class="read-more-state" type="checkbox" /> <div class="read-more-...
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Using mySql database data directly into generating articles for my website? (newbie, needs to know where to start))

Hi all I am fairly new to web development, I've made a couple of my own sites over the years with simple html tables and free webhosts. This time, I have decided to try to host my own site using WAMP ...
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What directory structure is typically used for domains and subdomains on a Linux Apache server

Although I've used MAMP and AMPPS before on OSX, simply for testing purposes, this question is about actual production websites on Apache servers. If I had the domain name www.example.com - if this ...
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Tags that can be added to drive organic SEO [closed]

Just working on a page template just wondered if there is any more useful tags/codes that can be added to drive organic SEO. We are planning to use Google/Bing Adwords, Google Merchant as well for ...
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How to replace thousands of old JS ad tags in a directory full of static html? [closed]

We're taking over another company's website and we plan on creating an archived version of their old site using wget to mirror the site into an archive.example.com website. Since there are several ...
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Will “dofollow” work for non-anchor tags?

I'm developing a SPA using Ionic, and for performance, UX, and indexing reasons I'd like to use <span> tags instead of <a> tags, as the latter doesn't work very well with Ionic's stack-...
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Server side include (SSI) directives work in index.html but not in files in a sub-directory

I was wondering if someone could explain/have a solution for why my SSI's do not work if the file I'm including is back a directory. e.g. index.html gallery/pictures.html ssi-files/navigation.html ...