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loads of random 404s on my site, e.g. /PMG2_00RxzxTHnoN/

Every day we get several hundred 404 errors reported when someone/somebot tries to access seemingly random URLs on our site, eg today we had: /PMG2_00RxzxTHnoN/ /xcUT0qMO9A2omxN-/ /JfqxLE9JNU1bHkI7/ ...
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Singular vs plural forms for entities in CMS website

Let's say I have a (frontend) website where users can register and post, just like StackExchange, which makes use of a REST API to fetch the data. So the website is located at https://www.example.com ...
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Are links like /rooms/6-30/One-Bedroom-Suite bad for SEO?

So I am trying to optimize a hotel website for SEO, and I have a question regarding the room links. I want to put the room title in the link, and I was going to do something like "/rooms/5-One-...
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Table of contents in compliance with usability.gov 7.3

I'm trying to make the long pages on my site comply with usability.gov section 7:3 which is described here: https://www.powermapper.com/products/sortsite/rules/usegov7.3/ So I went ahead and started ...
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When to use noreferrer in a link ? Am I using it correctly?

I noticed that one website that I own uses rel="noreferrer" in all the links pointing to the same domain (so trustworthy links not outgoing) <a href="/blog" target="_blank&...
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Use passive listeners to improve scrolling performance

Google's Lighthouse tests for CWV ran on my website include an issue stating that touch and wheel event listeners are not marked as passive. How and where to fix this? I have tried to check my file ...
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Will redirecting a URL that has been 410 for months pass its link juice and help SEO?

Is it too late to pass the link juice to the new URL from the old ones when the old URL was set as 410 content for the past 5 months? Does Googlebot delete the old ranking of previous URLs after this ...
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Why is it that in folder structure used for Websites generally Web Pages are on same level of hierarchy as additional content related to them?

As someone getting started with web development seeing that web pages themselves and content related to them is on same hierarchy level in folder(directory) structure used for website development is ...
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Is there a way to stop Google from indexing spam internal search results?

I've just seen in Google Search Console that Google is doing 3 things with spammy internal search links. The link structure is always www.example.com/search?q=[spammy link here] Around 500 are green ...
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Best way to handle link for login-protected pages

I have a e-learning website with free and paid courses. On my course page, there is link to the lessons. If it is a paid course, when you click on the link you are redirected to the shop. See this ...
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Two links to same page in HomePage

Can two links to a specific path on the site on the home page be harmful for SEO? For example: <html> <body> ... <main> <div> ......
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How to add something crawlable to JavaScript links in order to satisfy Google Lighthouse

I'm doing some Google lighthouse analysis on my site and the tool is complaining about our "add to cart" links. We use a pre-fab PayPal cart system called Vibracart, which is great but is ...
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Using URLs as anchor texts

If using a URL as anchor text (= visible link text) - is this bad practice and why? Are there any good reasons to use a URL as anchor text? Example: URL as anchor text: <a href="https://...
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Add css-class to href-link according to the target URL

Imagine you put a link in your WordPress post, for example to https://green.example. You also set a link to https://red.example and to https://yellow.example. I would like to make it such that ...
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How to solve "Links do not have descriptive text" for Read More links that already have enough description in the context?

It's prevalent to have sections like features, or recent posts or our skills on a website's home page and these sections have short explanations and then usually have a Read More link: This image ...
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Finding links without descriptive text

Through a few Lighthouse tests I was alerted to some links without descriptive text on one of our pages. These links had text such as "Read More" or "click here" and Google flagged ...
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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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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 with IONOS?

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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