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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to SEO to display sub-pages as well in the search result [duplicate]

I have seen this many times for variaous website, but have no idea what to do to format the search results to come like this. (See the attached image) In my website, I have included Page Titles, ...
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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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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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Is it good for SEO to have domain alias that describes company service? [duplicate]

I have bought a domian that is like service.city.example Where service is eg. "haircut". Is it good to have this kind of domains as aliases to main domain company.example? What would be best for SEO,...
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Organic search for landing page, how to improve it SEO

I have few landing pages, each page contains contains unique article and description about person(same on each LP) - who will do the service explained in article. LP are posted to google by sitemap, ...
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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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How can we know what phrases visitors search for on before visiting our site and which search terms we rank on the first page in Google?

To visit our site, what phrases have visitors searched for on Google? How do I know? How do I know than What words do we have on Google's first page?
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Should the brand name appear in each tag title even if it repeats keywords or dilutes from the targeted keyword phrase?

I found in other question that the brand name repeated in every tag title doesn't add any value for SEO. But I'd like to include the brand name in tag title to give strength to the name of the company ...
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Does using keywords in the image URL help the image rank for those keywords in Google image search? [duplicate]

I've always been told to use URL Rewriting on my sites because it was better for SEO. (http://example.com/articles?id=255 => http://example.com/articles/rewriting-img-links) Now, I can see on this ...
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Will duplicate articles with changed titles help me rank for multiple keywords?

For example, I have an article about how to take photos in low light. This article is applicable to several cameras. The explanation is exactly the same for all these cameras. I currently have a ...
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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 keywords comparison tool

Is there a Google tool to check or to compare two keywords? I would like to know if "string1" is more searched than "string2". Or how many times "string1" is search in last 30 days, or something like ...
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Is it OK for SEO to write page titles with the company name in English but the keywords in some other language?

Does writing titles in pages of the form: company name in English | keyword in page language | keyword in page language Have bad effect on SEO?
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How do you use keywords in a link to a page without making the page containing the link start to rank for those keywords?

How do I write a good descriptive link, without ranking the linking page for the same keywords of the same article?
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google search console not showing clicks

I was sadly surprised to see that google removed the search keyword queries from the referer / referrer quite a while ago. Now they do provide us with google search console but it is kind of useless ...
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Will creating more pages around keywords for which we are already ranking help SEO or hurt?

I have researched this but got mixed and confusing information. We are trying to rank our India based company which provides the following services: Engineering Design Services Architectural Design ...
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Should I have brand search terms in separate ad group?

Scenario: Adwords campaign for Quality Management Software. I have set up Adwords groups for different aspects: QMS general, ISO 9001 QMS and 13485 QMS. Should I set up additional groups for each of ...
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Keyword Planner Tool: How can Exact Match Keywords produce a greater volume of impressions than its Broad Match variant? Bug or misunderstanding?

Earlier, I wanted to check out how many impressions were being generated for the keyword 'Canvas Prints', for SEO purposes. Here are my findings: Exact Match > Broad Match and Phrase Match? I am a ...
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Multiple keywords in SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have a website with the domain as ‘domain.tld’. I have a product let’s call it as ‘Name A’. The product is used for purpose say ‘Purpose 1 software’. Now I need to optimise the SEO of the product ...
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Is there a right or wrong approach to choosing the right synonym for a Product Category?

Let's say I am looking to sell Curtains, Mirrors and Clocks for example. As such, I would like to create a new Parent Product Category to house these products. The two that would instantly come to ...
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Can the “People also ask” google snippet be used for keyword research?

I tried running keywords I found under the "people also ask" google snippet. One was "How do you take the bitterness out of tea?". Since it's a snippet I assumed people search for this query, but two ...
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Is there an SEO difference at targeting a keyword with a Wordpress page versus a post?

My questions are, what is best practice for targeting long tail keyword phrase with pages or posts. Text content WordPress page optimized for keyword phrase, linked to homepage, category page or post....