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Over 100 internal links according to SEO testers, but we only have 36 pages

According to a few SEO testers we use, we have over 100 internal links on our homepage, but we only have 41 pages linked on the homepage. How can I work out where the duplicate internal links are ...
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Something or someone fuzzing links in emails

We have a system that sends emails to people inviting them to visit our site to fill in a survey. Each person is sent a unique link so we can customise the survey for them. We also include some ...
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Prevent search engines from indexing the text in the sidebar that isn't related to the main content but still allow them to follow the links there

I am developing a CMS in PHP. I have a sidebar on most pages and also some other widgets. For example "read other articles" or a list of categories. Google does index that random-like content as part ...
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Google sees links that are not encoded

I'm working on an already existing project from a new client, so I am not very aware of the websites history. Also I barely ever touch SEO topics so I do lack knowlegde in this area. There are couple ...
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Will cross linking three subdomains to each other be good for SEO?

I have 1 domain with 2 subdomains. for example: example.com news.example.com video.example.com Would linking these three domains to each other through the menu, content, and pictures with do-...
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Will posting on a powerful site with keyword rich links to our homepage help or hurt SEO?

We post content three times a week on a powerful site related to our site and link in all content with a fixed phrase to the home page of our site. Will SEO be beneficial or harmful?
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In the schema for an article page, what markup should I use for links to other articles?

I believe I understand how to set up the structured data for an article page. But I have links in these articles to 1) other articles on my site, and 2) articles on other external sites. I know I can ...
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Change the Xpert Gallery Joomla module to show images in their own pages with href links to them

I have Xpert Gallery module in Joomla. When you click on it, i want to redirect it to another link, not the actual photo. What I want is when you click on it, to go to another page. Simply put, I want ...
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Linking Words in Category Archives to Tag Archives Instead of Pages

Does internal linking of text to tag archives instead of pages hurt SEO? My Wordpress category archive pages have a few paragraphs of text that give more insight about the category. Within that text,...
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What anchor text should I use to my site's home page from guest posts I write for other sites?

What terms do I back link to my home page of my site in the publication of links guest post on big and valid sites? Can we use our site brand as a keyword? For example, "google" word for address "www....
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Is there such a thing as cross-linking within one site?

I'm wondering whether there is such a thing as cross-linking between two pages with internal links. So I know that in terms of SEO, it's bad to link two pages back and forth from two separate ...
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Redirect IPSuite “?/topic/” URLs to “?thread/” for Woltlab

I moved from IPSuite forums system to Woltlab burning board forum system. What happen next was that my old links that start with: example.com/index.php?/topic/ Now start with: example.com/forum/...
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In terms of SEO, what happens when I use a tag/category which does not otherwise appear in my content?

I'm wondering whether someone here conducted some tests (or heard of someone who has done so) to see whether a totally mislabeled tag on a WordPress post has some SEO impact. WordPress offers us to ...
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Tracking external links with internal redirect URL - best practice?

We operate a site that lists service providers and serves as a lead generation platform for them, specifically via external links that point to our partners. (~90% of our pages contain 1-3 such ...
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Will buying links pointing to our main domain also help SEO of sub-pages and sub-domains?

If we buy several back links for the home page of the main domain, will it also help the sub-domains and sub-pages of our site?
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Generating backlinks through a javascript video widget without getting manual action penalties?

I'm finishing an API project that will allow website owners to display related videos on all of their pages with a simple javascript code. The related videos are completely related to the page's ...
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How do I link to a “bitcoin:” URL from my WordPress.com site? Can I use a redirect?

I'm having a slight problem, Wordpress.com doesn't play nice with bitcoin: URLs (it mangles them into http://{current page url}/{wallet address} ), so I need to do a redirect of some sort. I found ...
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What is better: one page or some pages?

What do you mean is better in terms of SEO (all aspects of it: internal linking, content, index management): to have one page with unique content or to have some pages with similar content to the ...
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Does Google use AJAX powered hash fragment links in sitelinks?

On my website, I use anchor tags to navigate as it's a single page. With that in mind, my links for the main nav look like: https://www.example.com#about https://www.example.com#contact https://www....
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What needs to be done to user generated outbound links to prevent hurting SEO?

I have a site that contains user/external application generated content (content from SMS messages). I want links to be clickable for user friendliness, but I don't want any potentially "spammy" ...
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Is it SEO friendly to disable link clicks in JavaScript when the click is handled with AJAX or Angular?

If I use the anchor tag as: <a href="/page1" onclick="return false;">page 1</a> Will the Search engines see it? Will pass the link juice to it? Is it OK for SEO? I'm using angular4 to ...
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Should you wait until peak traffic season to move traffic when you can't use SEO friendly redirects?

I have been running a Google Site for some time now and it has managed to gain decent traffic as well. At this Google Site, I have some content on the website itself and some content is uploaded to ...
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Will unlinked pages on a WordPress site get indexed by Google?

When you add a page to WordPress but you don't create a menu item for it and you don't have any link on your website to the page, will the page still be indexed by Google?
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Thousands of broken external links - SEO penalization?

I'm facing a SEO problem: I'm wondering if manually fixing/removing broken external links (pointing to expired domains, 404 pages, etc... of course not managed by me) is useful. Does EXTERNAL broken ...
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Indexable anchor links

I have seen that anchor links can not be indexed since the crawlers read www.example.com/page#someanchor as www.example.com/page. It is the web browser that then interprets the anchors to jump in the ...
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Do descriptive over basic anchor links have any bearing on SEO?

I have a page containing several different products, one after the other, each one on a separate line. Each product has a unique anchor in the form "pX", where X is the product ID (e.g. p123), so any ...
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The impact of broken links in PDFs - how it affects site ranking

So I know that Google frowns upon broken links on web pages. But how does Google feel about broken links inside PDFs on my website? What I'm trying to figure out is if my site's ranking will be ...
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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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Facebook Links being blocked from preview

Someone in Facebook posted a link to my site. Facebook tries to show a preview of the page with the link but it only shows "403 Forbidden". I am sure that I am somewhere blocking this Facebook request ...
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How To Track Outbound Clicks On Banner Ads Without GA

I cannot use Google Analytics or other premium analytics tools. I can only use AWStats or internal tracking with a PHP script or something like that. First attempt: I have already read about how to ...
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Can a tracking script hurt your SEO?

In this case the script that I'm talking about is as below. It contains a redirect that shows the original url, but actually is a cloaked URL that can be ignored by adding data-pzz="false". So a SEO ...
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Would there be an SEO problem with having a section of “recommended” or “popular” links?

Is there any negative impact of having a "recommended" or "popular" links at the end of an article (in the bottom of the page or in the sidebar)? I am thinking about that because the popular "block" ...
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Is creating high quality pages on a Wiki and linking back to my site a good link building strategy for Google?

I recently found two wiki sites that use do-follow links. I want to post a few high-quality pages there and link back to my site within them. Is that okay with Google?
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How to indicate the source of the link is your website?

Let's say you own website A which includes a link to website B. How can you tag your links on A so that when a user clicks on them, the owner of B, by looking at his/her Google analytic data, can ...
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Link to External Sites as HTTP or HTTPS?

While migrating from HTTP to HTTPS, I am recreating all internal links and canonicals as HTTPS, but it is not clear what to do for external links. Some links point to sites that support both ...
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How can I internally link to pages while keeping minimalist aesthetics?

I have an e-commerce client who's CEO, owner, clothing designer refuses to have a navigation which links to sub-category pages which help users find more specific products they are looking for. He ...
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Will removing footer links hinder my site's SEO performance?

I have a site which has key location landing pages in the footer which have been there for a long time. I know that these are not best practice and we should remove them. However, this could have a ...
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How can I stop Google from indexing “pretty links” external redirects from my WordPress site?

When I search site:[example].com in Google for my blog, the majority of the pages that are being indexed are "pretty links" to external sites. I created these links using the Pretty Links plugin so ...
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Do the backlinks for a post with re=“canonical” have any effect?

Let's say I have a syndicated post on site A that has a rel="canonical" towards the original post from site B. Do the backlinks to this syndicated post bring any value for the site A Domain Authority?...
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SEMrush flagging some external links as broken (error code 403, 500 etc) even though link is working fine? [closed]

SEMrush is flagging some of our pages as having broken external link even though the link is opening fine. This particular example is being flagged with http code 403 but we can open the link given on ...
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Is there any difference in a plain text link on a page, and a hyperlink SEO wise?

So I am making an HTML sitemap for my users, mostly to see how it affects SEO, and to see if it would be beneficial visitor-wise. Is there any difference between the two types of links, and how ...
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Adding breadcrumbs on a particular section of the website but not another

We have a website with multiple product verticals which are independent sections (first section has sub-directory example.com/section1, second one has example.com/section2 and so on for other sections)...
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Make .URL shortcuts into functional links within a Directory Listing

I use a lot of directory listing on my website and want to make .URL shortcut files into functional links. These .URL shortcuts were made by dragging the websites' icons from my Firefox URL bar to my ...
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SEO benefits of linking directly to a scientific paper opposed to linking through a more stable digital object Identifier (DOI) redirect

Different sources show that the type of outgoing links on a site have a minor effect on its ranking (https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/11/02/guide-to-google-ranking-factors-part-9-outbound-links/). ...
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External links to internal link and redirect

There is s similar question for this (Does external linking with internal link and redirect benefit the target website?) , but it is not extracly similar to this question and it did not give a answer ...
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Is it OK for SEO for a blog post to link to an ecommerce product page and vice versa?

I am referring to an e-commerce environment, there is the blog part and the website part. I know that the blog should link to the product page, but is it a wise choice to link a product page back to ...
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Buying and redirecting domains - White Hat Linkbuilding?

There was a time when buying snapped/old expired domains with a lot of backlinks and just 301-redirect them to your website was a thing. This was risky, black hat and no longer work. Non-expired ...
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SEO impact of footer links versus side navigation panel

Is there any difference in impact of adding a set of links as a block in footer vs keeping them as a block in the right or left hand side navigation of the site?
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How to block my cpanel link for the users who are accessing my website.

I want to block my cpanel link i.e www.example.in/cpanel for the users who are trying to access it, but it should be accessible only for me. Is there anyway to block it. I don't know anything about it....
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Toxic links between sites inside my server

Recently one of my web sites shows in Google results but the url connected with the Google result is from another website in my server. so i have url-A and url-B So when i hit url-A in google , I ...