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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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Fallback URL if the desitination URL is Down or Unavailable [closed]

What app or a 3rd party website I can use to check first a destination link/page if it is down or unavailable and redirect them to another page if that url is down. Example: User clicks a link which ...
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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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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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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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Track Email with Google user contents img resource and redirecting to my website

I'm using Email tracking services of some Email sender company. It is achieved through requesting img resource when opening email. Here is the code inserted into HTML message: <img src="https://...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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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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Can I use asterisks in URLs?

Are there any reasons I shouldn't use an asterisk (*) in a URL? Background: With asterisks, I could provide these nice and user friendly (or what do you think??) URLs: example.com/some/folder/...
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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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Website being bombarded by non-existent URLs

I noticed a newly registered domain is being hit by non-existent URLs like /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /2015/150728.html etc... It's being hit for thousands per day which is ...
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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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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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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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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 to avoid “click here” links

I know that I should try to avoid links that have the text "click here". But how do I avoid that? What are good alternatives to You can find more information about certain topic over here. For ...
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Why do some websites not allow “deep linking”, and consider linking as a privilege (that requires permission)?

Please note that a "link" in this context is a direct text hyperlink to another website, not framing web pages or hotlinking images (which many web sites obviously hate). A "deep link" is, according ...
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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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Should query string parameter values in a URI have single quotes around them?

I'm passing variables through the URI string, like this: example.com?a=first&b=second Everything works as intended, but when I pass the source code through the W3 validator, it's flagging them ...
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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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Is hiding text in links bad if the links are icon fonts?

I've done a few quick SEO tests of a page and they all suggest "consider adding text to links". The links they were referring to are all social icons, and are displayed using icon fonts. I've read a ...
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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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Dynamic URLs and links to many affiliate links from one PHP page

I am trying to figure out how to create dynamic links and URLs for a static webpage. What I want to do is the following. I have a single webpage for example: http://example.com/INDEX.HTML that will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does rel=“nofollow” link helps in SEO

I have read that links to rel="nofollow" doesn't help in pagerank or SEO. I used google webmaster tool to find out the external links pointing to my website. In results i found some links from ...
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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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How do I handle broken pagination links for SEO when the number of paginated pages falls?

Example I have A, B, C page dynamically generated based on the 21 rows page A contains 10 rows page B contains 10 rows page C contains 1 row Google suggested pagination has been implemented page A &...
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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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rel=“noreferrer noopener” in target=“_blank” external links

In numerous sites I have been reading, they say that you must use rel="noreferrer noopener" when using target="_blank" within external links. I can understand why you should use noopener as a ...
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I want to trace the activity of my customize link sent via email or on chat to my custome

I want to trace the activity of my customize link sent via email or on chat to my customer. Activity like : whether they opened the link or not? How much time they were on page? examples: I have ...
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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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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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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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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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SEO value in links from same hosting account

I have a number of websites on my hosting account - all of these belong to me. One of these websites is a website development consultancy / agency - assume this is my day job. The other websites ...
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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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Linking to site from same server SEO impact

I've heard that linking to a site from the same server is bad for SEO. If the link is set to rel no-follow, would that be OK?
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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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How to change nofollow links to dofollow links in WordPress

I am running a self hosted WordPress site and almost all settings run on default. One of my guest author asked me to change the nofollow links to dofollow links. I don't know how to do that for my web ...

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