Questions tagged [keywords]

Keywords (or "keyphrases") are words which describe or refer to a thing. In the context of SEO, keywords are the metadata used by search engines to rank webpages.

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Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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Is Avg Monthly Searches = Avg Monthly Users in adwords keyword tool

Hi While doing keyword research for my website TFTH, I encountered with an confusion and need your solution. In adwords keywords tool, for every keyword we get Avg Search Volume. My query is can we ...
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Google Search Console still reporting spammy keywords on our site even after cleaning up a hack

Just before the previous Christmas our website was hacked, and our Christmas present was some files put on our server and a redirect to an online pharmacy selling viagra! Happy Christmas us! Luckily ...
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Why Google analytics show zero result in search console section in acquisition?

Google analytics show zero result in search console section in acquisition, While i applied no segment on my result and also long tie a go I connected both GA and Search console by each other. You ...
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How to increase landing page quality score for the keywords people actually use, when they are not exact matches for official name of my product?

I'm creating an Google Ads search campaign for a website that sells PVC and wooden windows and doors. In general it works fine, but I noticed that people are actually searching mainly for "plastic ...
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Can two key phrases for which we wish to rank be combined into one phrase with a comma to remove duplication for Google?

I am setting up a website for a company that hand makes curtains. From research it seems that we want to target these keywords; Handmade curtains Custom curtains "Hand made" probably explains it the ...
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Lost rankings after redirecting keyword page to home page, can I optimize my home page for that keyword?

I had been ranked for a desirable phrase in the past, but I redirected that page to the homepage. This was a bad mistake. Now my homepage isn't ranking in the search results nearly as well for that ...
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“Brand® product” or “Brand product” in title?

We have always used Brand® product in the title element (because this is what it is). People of course search for Brand product and not Brand® product. I am in doubt. We are being advised to remove ...
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Will it help SEO to use <strong> tags just around a keyword while making a larger containing phrase bold using CSS?

I'd like to make keywords in the text more relevant for crawlers, and also to enhance some parts in the text to get an easy readability avoiding keywords dilution. I was thinking to do it this way: &...
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Is it necessary for all the keywords in a meta keyword tag to be included in the page's content?

I heard from a guy at work that it's forbidden to add keywords to a keyword meta tag that do not exist in the page's content, and that hurts your SEO ranking, which sounded pretty odd to be honest. ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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Google initially ranks new pages for a keyword, but then reverts to ranking our home page

I have a WordPress site and every page we build under a specific keyword keeps getting exchanged for the homepage. We manually add every page to Google Search Console and a couple of minutes later it'...
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If my website rank for bad words (like piracy) on Google can it effect SEO?

My website is a legal site, but since I have a message published on some articles with sentences like "we don't publish pirate tools...", my website now ranks for piracy keywords ("something crack" ...
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What is the traffic difference for ranking in various positions in search results?

What is generally (some kind of average) difference between the number of website hits and its ranking in search results? Example: Let us consider the hypothetical query "example". Now, If a website ...
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Targeting popular keywords for Google Ads and less popular keywords for Google search

I'm a web and mobile app developer with some SEO experience but I'm certainly not an expert. Lately I've been putting more thought into our property management website's SEO, and specifically keyword ...
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An old page is ranking for a keyword, but I'd prefer my new page to rank

I recently created a page on my website with compelling content and proper SEO. Now, about 10 days later, I realize that I had another page targeting the same keyword that is a few years old. The old ...
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A/B Testing Keyword variations on same root domain

Is it possible to A/B test keyword variations on the same root domain and see meaningful statistics for search console, or would google treat it as duplicate content and always show one over the other?...
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Is it a good idea to always use bold or italic keywords for SEO?

Is it a good idea to always use bold or italic keywords in the page contents for SEO (Google)? (not programmatically, but in the most of cases, near the totality)
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Is it possible to block being ranked for a specific keyword in Google results without blocking all of your results?

I operate a site that ranks for a keyword that isn't actually anywhere on the site. I'd like to NEVER show up for any searches including this keyword, but otherwise remain in the index for other ...
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Is it an SEO problem if I overuse a keyword in my page text when it is my domain name?

I have a domain name which is also a keyword. like clothes.deals. My page has 2000 words, and the domain keyword ("clothes.deals" with a dot) is found 14 times on my website text. I rank for my domain ...
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Google Search Console reports my site is only appearing in the search results for 8 keywords

Google Search Console is only showing 8 keywords in the search analytics report. It's been more than two months since last keyword appear there. I want to know the reason why that report isn't listing ...
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Is it OK for SEO to create multiple pages that each use the main keyword but focus on different phrases?

I won't give away my real target keywords here or what it is im trying to rank for. But this example lets say my company provides hairdressing & hairdressing training. example.com/hairdressing ...
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How keyword density is calculated in this case?

Example: I have the keyword: "how to download advanced systemcare 6.3" And I use the broad match "advanced systemcare 6.3" in my text; I'ts is counted as 3 times ("advanced", "advanced systemcare",...
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Will adding keywords and description tag in my html page help on search engine results? [duplicate]

I am trying to improve my search engine results on Google and Bing. The content of my site has microdata to define the content. Currently, I have a keywords tag on every page on my website. However, ...
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Does using focus key phrase slightly too much (as warned by Yoast) hurt SEO?

My company has an issue with the Yoast SEO focus keyphrase. When we write our blog content on WordPress, there is a warning saying we use too the focus key phrase too much in our post. But we only a ...
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Can Google Analytics be configured to merge keywords that differ only in capitalization / case sensitivity?

I'm looking at my company's paid keywords under Acquisition > Google Ads > Keywords in Analytics, and I notice that I have two separate results for my brand keyword, e.g. example ... (not the real ...
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Different keywords on my sub pages and their impact on my SEO

I am new to SEO and I am trying my best but I have few questions. My website is familiar with gaming industry and I have 5 gaming niches on it (5 main sub pages) to make it simplier: 1. Mydomain.com ...
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How rank a product based based on year or certain variant related keywords?

We have an automobile product website. Earlier people used to type i.e. "cbr 1000" when looking for bike but now lot of queries are like " abs" i.e. "cbr 1000 abs" and like " year" i.e. "cbr 1000 ...
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Does Google consider a domain's TLD when matching keywords?

There are two cases I'm thinking of: If the search string is "we buy homes", and the domain is webuy.homes Same search string, but the domain is webuyhom.es I see more and more domains using the 2nd ...
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Inadvertently stuffing keyword I'm not trying to rank for?

I have a couple pages that have been optimised and were performing well for x3 long tail focus keyphrases. I've been careful to avoid stuffing but all of these keyphrases include the same two words ...
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Know which keywords google has associated to my website

I recently opened my website. I know it has been crawled by google bot (from the search console and the "site:www.example.com"). NOTE : this is not a blog but an app where users login. Their data is ...
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What is Keyword Stemming?

While reading an article I got a word called Keyword stemming. Can anyone please tell me what is it?
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SEO: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or example.com/keyword1-keyword2 [duplicate]

For search engines, mostly Google, which is better: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or: example.com/keyword1-keyword2 This specific page has to rank high for keyword 2, and possibly keyword 1 too.
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Should I have separate business and personal websites?

I have my business website - I am a web designer and developer, and also buy/sell websites/domain names. As such my website links to 'Our sites' => the websites which we design and run as well as a ...
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Google Analytics dashboard won't show “search query” data even when linked to Search Console

My website's Google Analytics account is linked with Google Search Console. I see all search console data in the "Acquisition" report. When I create a custom dashboard and make widgets for getting "...
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Does it matter for SEO which keyword is first in the URL path? [duplicate]

Does it really matter in SEO if my URL is: https://example.com/test/18-apr-2019/author https://example.com/18-apr-2019/test/author https://example.com/author/test/18-apr-2019 Does it really matters ...
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Two steps have pages with similar titles which gives a warning from Yoast SEO

my custom product designer web application is in the following page of my site: www.example.com/designyourself This page can show different designable product based on Query String, example: www....
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How to find out what # you are for google keyword

I'm trying to find out if there's a way to form a Google query to quickly find out what position you are for a search term. I know that Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics has something ...
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Is there a way to find out the search keywords in YouTube with Google's Keyword Planner?

Google's Keyword Planner tool enable you to find out the popularity for any key words searched in Google. I want to know if Google's Keyword Planner tool or any other tool enable to find out the ...
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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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Does long tail keyword rank impact the rank of short tail keywords too?

We have an automobile website with product queries like:- 1) Audi A4 2) Audi A4 Images 3) Audi A4 Mileage 4) Audi A4 Finance We rank decently well on the 1st two keywords (rank 1 to 5 for most ...
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Use an aged domain or a new keyword rich domain for SEO?

This question is specifically about domain name choice. My client wants to maximize his site SEO, and he has two domain names, one of which he has for two years and is in the second page of Google ...
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Is redirecting homepage to a page with keyword it's targeting helps in SEO?

My site is fairly new, e.g. example.com. I need to optimize the home page(example.com) for a keyword, e.g. healthy-food. Does redirecting home page to example.com/healthy-food, would help in terms ...
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Tell Google an alternative to an English word in a French content

What I want (if possible) is to use something like an alt attribute to my titles when they contains an English word. Something like this: <h1 alt='mes boutiques de jeux vidéo préférées'> ...
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An SEO agency suggests removing a keyword from the title of a ranking page to get another page to rank. Is this good advice?

I'm technically responsible for a small website. There are two pages which have a title containing the same word ("Stammbücher"). Now an SEO agency is telling me that this is a severe problem and we ...
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Does having a keyword in the domain repeated again in the path of the URL hurt SEO? [duplicate]

Which of the following URL structures would be best for a non-ecommerce site: fishingbob.com/fishing-lure-companies or fishingbob.com/lure-companies Would repeating the keyword in the first URL be ...
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Will adding 100 meta keywords to the same page hurt or help SEO?

Is it possible to add several keywords to the same page? Will this penalize my page by Google? Example: What is the implication in adding many keywords? I am expecting I get traffic from all ...
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If my webpage has multiple internal links, will that affect my website's SEO?

So my website is a programming tutorial site, and some of my pages have multiple internal links using <a href=" ">. In my website, a list of programs will be show like this: program to print ...
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SEO tools report that the keywords in modal dialogs are important for my website

I noticed most of the notable keywords from our website's landing page comes from our term and conditions which is a modal embedded after the closing body tag. I used https://neilpatel.com/ to analyze ...
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How can I be outranked by another site that objectively worse in every way: metrics from majestic, Alexa rank, plus a poor design

My website: 29 trust flow 33 citation flow 15 domain authority 15 page authority 370 back links no Alexa ranking The other website: 1 trust flow 5 citation flow 3 domain authority 3 page authority ...

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