Questions tagged [links]

A reference to another webpage that the user can follow (click on) to access that document.

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Is it better for SEO to link an entire section, or just the “read more” inside it?

I have an question that I'd like to get an in-depth answer for and could not find an answer. If we assume that both of the following are styled exactly the same, which is better/worse/right/wrong ...
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How can I make a card element to be a link in Boomla?

I have a card element in Boomla UIKit, and I want it to become a clickable link that leads to another site (and also set target=_blank possibly). I've searched for the available elements, but couldn't ...
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Does changing an external link to point to a different page hurt the SEO of the other site?

I am responsible for editing posts on a website and right now am assigned to edit a post which has a backlink to the post of another domain. I was told to fix it, since apparently the wrong post was ...
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Screaming Frog reports internal links are unsafe cross-origin

I've just run a Screaming Frog spider against a client's website and it has returned 370 links that are Unsafe Cross-Origin Links. However when I have investigated the links they don't match the ...
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I would like to set up a subdomain for my website that redirects to my discord invite link

Is there a way to Set a subdomain on my website to redirect to my discord invite? Is it possible and is it allowed?
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

Would it be possible for one to strengthen certain internal links by getting rid of the excess ones? I am aware of the old advice of some google employee which went by the lines of hundred being a ...
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Should I use anchor tag with next/link in Next.js for SEO?

Is there some SEO advantage to using an anchor tag inside next/link? For example if I prefer to use a button like this import Link from 'next/link' <Link href='/somewhere' passHref> <...
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Link preview not shown on any social media

I was testing to see how my links appear when they are shared on WhatsApp or other social media. I found that it only shows the link, but not the meta description and page/post image etc. I am using ...
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Using Anchor Links aka Jump To Links with Internal Linking Strategy

Do anchor links that link to another page help or hurt SEO internal linking strategy? For example, let's say I have two pages: example.com/services and example.com/services/subtopic-service. And, on ...
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How I can ensure that a link sent via email is opened only via user clicks from a mail client and not by bots?

In my web application I generate links in the following format: https://example.com/^token^ Each link according to my specs is sent via email and should not allow robots to scrape it. In order to ...
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Problem of URLs with internal links with 'base href'

I've got a website with includes the following directive in the HEAD section: <base href="https://example.com" /> Now, I want to create internal links to sections within the page '...
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Does bit.ly pass info about referrer? [duplicate]

So that I will be able to see where people that used my bit.ly link come from? I already checked it with Chrome dev tool in Network tab but there is no info.
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wetransfer link to our website showing our branding and making the “to” field from us and the “from” field clear for the customer to add

We just purchased WeTransfer ro for our company. We receive a lot of files as we are a printing company. So I am trying to figure out how to embed our WeTransfer link on our website that shows our ...
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Payment shortcut link for Google Pay?

Does Google Pay support a shortcut link to sending a payment to an email address? I want to put a payment link on my website. For example, Paypal supports a link format like https://www.paypal.me/...
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Long after the demise of Google Authorship, is it now both valid and viable for a document to include multiple <link rel=“author”> links?

When Google Authorship was very much still a thing several years ago, the conclusion was that it was better not to include more than one <link rel="author"> on any given page. See: ...
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Is it worth changing external outbound links from http to https if the other site redirects properly?

Many of the outbound links on my site have changed but only from 'http' to 'https'. Do I need to add the 's' to all the links if they 301 redirect to HTTPS?
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Can I use favicon of other websites when I link to them on my site?

I'm creating websites catalog and I wonder whether or not I can use favicon of other websites as an icon next to its domain name. As far as I know I can use screenshots of websites without the owner's ...
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Relation between a page Click-Through Rate and the average number of clicks necessary to reach it from any other page of the site

In Search Engine Optimization: Comparison of Link Building and Social Sharing (Sonya Zhang & Neal Cabage, 2016) I found a troubling id est relation: Using well-structured pages including sections ...
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Can in-page anchors link to themselves for SEO?

My page has a lot of sections. Each section has a unique anchor tag like <h2 id="anchor-text">. Is it a good practice to link anchors to themselves <h2 id="anchor-text">...
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Why don't SEO tools such as Screaming frog crawl some of my links?

I have several internal links in my inner pages, for example Interlaken, Switzerland. I used several SEO tools including Screaming Frog to generate sitemap. All SEO tools index links under the "...
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Internal Linking Help | Multiple Collections in Shopify

We sell products online using Shopify and I have a question related to internal linking. We have several "Collections" and all of these collections have product overlap. For example, we have ...
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Why are unknown sites to which I don't link listed in Google Search Console's “Top linking sites” report?

I checked my website on Google Console and I found something strange. I checked the links of my website in the console and in the box that shows Top linking sites. There are two link that when I open ...
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Facebook preview content appears to not be processing the javascript

When a Facebook user posts a link to the page a preview of the page is displayed. This tends to have the first image from the page. The page I have has one canned image at the top and the rest of the ...
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How to get rid of unnecessary url's from google search console?

66 pages of my website which are all deleted still appears in page report of google search console. My eagerness is knowing all the possibilities. Questions include: 1. does this affect SEO? 2. How ...
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Can I use the “UGC” link attribute to mark paragraphs of content submitted by users?

Google recently advised us to use the following link attributes: nofollow sponsored ugc "dofollow" is by default if not stated. So, sponsored is for affiliate links (for example) and "ugc" is "...
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Will Google value links to expired domains that have been down for months if I create a new site there?

I found some new dropped domains that I buy that have decent links that are all 404 of course. When a domain is dropped and the link has been 404'd for over 100 days does Google 100% ignore that ...
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Does using links to other pages dilute the linking page's link juice/page rank?

There are lot's of questions here about passing link juice to other pages, including Does how deep a page is in the page hierarchy affect it's ranking?. I've read several of them over the months, ...
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add the same internal link multiple times in the same article

Is there any SEO negative effect if I used the same internal link multiple times in different contexts in the same article. Ex: you should configure webmaster to be able to crawl and indexing ...
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How can a file download link download an old file that doesn't exist?

Early last year, I created a website that parses a CSV file and parses / displays it in a certain way for internal use. One page of this website provides an upload / download function so that the CSV ...
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Would adding links between pages help Google index more of our site?

We have a hotel search website. We have identified some concepts that we would like Google to index, for example, we have a landing page for "Boutique Hotels in Chicago, IL", Given number of cities in ...
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Can a list of internal links be partly hidden in a scrolling container and repetitive anchor text removed without hurting SEO?

We are re-designing our home page and for some aesthetic reason deciding to make access to rest of our internal links (inside cards categories) by scrolling the cards and normally a portion of these ...
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Is it legitimate for rel prev / next links to indicate a circular sequence of pages?

Before anything else, yes, Google no longer takes note of rel prev / next and has not done so (officially) for nearly a year. Google officially deprecated rel prev / next as a crawl / indexing factor ...
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Can I use the thumbnails of external links in a news aggregator website?

I'm building a site where I need to post some news (links) about a specific subject. I'll gather them around and aggregate them on my site. The question is: Can I use their thumbnail to promote ...
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Are <button role=“link”>s indexable by Google?

For complicated reasons, we can't use <a href=""> tags on part of one of our pages. If we use <button role="link">, will Search Engines crawl the page? If not, is there another way to ...
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Tracking outbound links with Google Tag Manager without hurting SEO

My website contains a widget with links to social media and I'm using a script to open the links. Because I'm not adding the links directly into href attribute I think the web crawlers may be missing ...
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Do links from every page on my main domain to subdomain hurt SEO?

I have a WordPress website (eg example.com) which is basically a blog with weekly educational posts about a specific subject. I also have a subdomain (eg courses.example.com) which offers online ...
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Is a maximum of fifty links in my situation desirable, or every high-quality work I want to include?

I have an old domain A.com which has PageRank 4 and newer domain B.com which has PageRank 2. I have been redirecting from A.com to B.com. Now I am in the process of adding a non-redirected homepage ...
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AWstats reports URLs appended to other canonical URLs, why?

I've been running a site for a while now and my AWstats page is starting to present pages with... some sort of endless stream of references to pages. It's a bit bizarre, I'm not sure what's happened.
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Will changing from target=_blank to target=_self affect SEO or analytics?

I saw that my website is using target="_blank" on internal links due to something I totally missed in the code. So, I changed that to _self, as there is no need to target a new window while they are ...
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Can I hide my backlink profile from my competitors?

If you are ranking high then competitors try to check your backlinks and just go on creating links from where you have created. Is there any method to hide links from competitors?
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Should I use the 'noreferrer' attribute on my website links (to open in a new window) as a safety measure?

There are many sites on the internet that recommend you to add the noopener noreferrer attributes to your link as a safety measure. This is to avoid malicious scripts from other domains to take ...
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How do I share my site so it is available to people looking at my resume, but not on search engines?

I need to show a static web page created from scratch (HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap 4, Google APIs, pictures) to potential employers. I already purchased a domain name from Hover.com and the next step will ...
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How to check if a page is indexed for getting a backlink from it?

I have been creating backlinks for a website for the last 2 months. However, I am unable to see any improvement in rankings. How can I check before creating a link on any website, whether or not ...
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

A few of my website's articles have gone "viral." In the process, they got backlinks from other sites. Will these external links help with the ranking of all my articles, including the ones that ...
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Would search engines consider footer links to my other websites to be toxic?

I have a bunch of websites with recipes from around the world. On the footer of each one of them there are links to the others. I was wondering if this technique is good or not for SEO. I own all of ...
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Wordpress Permalink Structure in the Scheme of a Content Clustering Strategy?

We're in the early stages of planning an information architecture rework with the goal of implementing a content clustering approach and a better internal linking strategy. What it looks like now: ...
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Does backlinking to an IP address affect all domains hosted on it?

If I make a link pointing to a shared hosting IP address, does it have any effect on all domain hosted on it?
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Would google index our page if we have it in sitemap but do not have any links for that on website? [duplicate]

Short Would google index my web-page if it's not on my website but it's in the sitemap? Long We have a few product price pages i.e. for product bwm-x3, following are 3 URLs: -> bmw-x3-price-in-...
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How to rank pages that require user input?

We have an automobile product page where we describe details about the specific car / bike like it's images, videos, news, reviews etc. Now, we are planning to show the price and EMI of these ...
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Will using x-Robots-Tag on a 302 redirect URL from advertising prevent Google penalties when the publisher doesn't support nofollow links?

Usually we buy ads banner on some website (not with SEO purpose) and we use this approach: publisher-website.example -> banner -> short-link.example/1234/ On this domain we have configured a ...

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