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

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How can pages behind a search input field be accessible to search engine bots?

Maybe the situation I am facing is weird, but I have an application where product pages are found via an search input field and there isn't any kind of products list with their respective links ...
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Should I use the "nofollow" attribute for external links (for more link juice)? [duplicate]

My main question is: Should I use the "nofollow" attribute (rel="nofollow" inside links)? My aim, of course, is to get my pages on my site better ranked by Google. So what are the ...
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Will outbound external links reduce the link-juice of an article? [duplicate]

In terms of SEO, the use of external links with the nofollow attribute could reduce the link-juice of my internal linking? I have two options about how to link external sources with related ...
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Why is https://is.gd/oArdcv translated to https://myaccount.google.com/device-activity? [closed]

The link https://is.gd/oArdcv is meaningless. I accidentally clicked it from a page that explained how to logout all Google accounts. This link was translated/redirected to https://myaccount.google....
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Does linking articles from the homepage help their SEO?

Does linking articles from the homepage help article positioning in Google? Are there any studies that tell what is the optimal time to keep such a link to an article on the homepage? Will a button ...
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Change URL in pagination without refresh but detectable by Google

We have a pagination. Right now we use buttons for the next, previous and page numbers in the pagination. But since we change the page number in in an onclick of a button and the Google bot doesn't ...
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What would be the proper rel value for an api endpoint?

I need to expose an API endpoint in the html documents, so I can later do client-side rest calls (for search and/or subsequent pagination). As the JS needs to stay agnostic of config files, I suppose ...
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How can i add rel="nofollow" in img tags?

Does it make sense to have a rel="nofollow" attribute in img tag? Do search engines' crawlers use this attribute in some way for calculating PageRank score? What is the practical sense for ...
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Personal blog vs Medium

I would like to start a blog. Being a developer, I would like to write about new technologies and best practices. I plan to link articles with code repositories on my GitHub or to link my ...
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How should I implement links in Angular so that Google can follow them?

Google's official doc says that Google cannot follow links unless the link has an href attribute. It explicitly says that routerLink cannot be followed: Google can follow links only if they are an &...
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Why might Google analytics behavior flow show visitors going from the homepage to a page that isn't linked from it?

I was looking at my behavior flow chart and I noticed that people are going from the homepage to a page that can't be accessed from the homepage at all. What do you think could be the reason for this ...
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Is it possible to get a list of files under a directory of a website? How? [duplicate]

Say I have a website www.example.com. Under the website directory there is a page secret.html. It can be accessed directly like www.example.com/secret.html, but there are no pages that link to it. Is ...
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Are orphan pages on a job board an SEO problem?

Working on a website that also has a job board, and over 4000 active job ads. All of these ads are listed on a single "job board" page, and not linked to from anywhere else. Both Ahrefs and ...
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Do "add to cart" links with nofollow in woocommerce hurt SEO?

In WooCommerce, add to cart URLs are like example.com/?add-to-cart=3061. These URLs are set to nofollow, which IMO, means they shouldn't cause any SEO related issues. I went on a little WooShop hunt ...
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Should a separate link or a single link be given to the image and text?

I have a local news site, on the homepage, I link to the thumbnail and the post title. Is it better for SEO to have single links or separate links? We can explain this with an example; Single link = &...
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How to deal with spammy links to an article I wrote in a different niche than the rest of my site?

I made the "mistake" of writing an article related to crypto (different from my main niche) and got tons of Blogspot backlinks from spammy blogs. Is it going to help if I just delete the ...
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Understanding role="complementary" attribute and <aside> tag

In MDN the documentation for ARIA: complementary role says: The complementary landmark role is used to designate a supporting section that relates to the main content, yet can stand alone when ...
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Should I put hreflang in the sitemap if my site already has link tags containing hreflang?

I am using hreflang between languages on a global website. My hreflang code is: <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://example.com/en/” hreflang=”en” /> <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://...
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The click URL variable in Google Tag Manager is always returning a Facebook URL rather than the actual clicked URL

Built-In {{Click Url}} Variable in GTM is returning www.facebook.com/tr and not the href or action value of the click. What could be going wrong?
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How does google handle dead canonical links?

Google recommends adding link-rel-canonical tags for pages with duplicate content, but before this was the standard, duplicate pages are used for mirroring websites to ensure information availability ...
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Should I add link to copied text for SEO?

Should I prevent my users from 'stealing' my content by adding a link as a source when a text is copied? I am just wondering, because I see a lot of spammy website using my content. If I would do this,...
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How to optimize SEO for reddit-like sites with many of ouf outgoing links and "copy pastes"

Reddit is quite popular and generates a lot of traffic. However, they must have invented some interesting strategies how to deal with SEO issues. I mean they have two SEO antipatterns as features. ...
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Direct links to Google translate blocked

I have a blog where i post articles gathered from the net (french) and sometimes when i want to add a foreign language but interesting article, i just put the href value as : https://translate.google....
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How do I track traffic from TikTok?

I've got a channel on TikTok with over 8,000 followers and over 350,000 views. My URL is in the profile but I don't see traffic referred by TicTok in Ionos > Referring pages. How can I figure out ...
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How to Remove Resume Pic from Google Results

I created an online portfolio in Wix and created SEO optimization in Google Analytics. A pdf of my resume with personal info was part of the site as a link, and now its image is showing up in google ...
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Do links to the home page need to be consistent about the trailing slash?

If some pages on my website link to example.com and others link to example.com/, should I make sure that all internal links point to one version, or it doesn't matter?
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Are absolute or root-relative internal links better for SEO?

Does website seo score changes the way writing internal links as: <a href='http://example.com/def' title='abc'>Abc</a> or <a hef='/def' title='abc'>Abc</a> I know that ...
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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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Googlebot doesn't see links in Angular SPA because routerLink is rendered with an href starting with a hash

In my Angular SPA (Single Page App), I have links like: <a routerLink="/en/my-page" ... When I check it in Google Search Console, I'm finding that Googlebot sees the link as: <a href=&...
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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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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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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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