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Can the positioning of the navigation bar influence SEO?

Placing the navigation bar in the html code not near the head, or even on the bottom to favor the contents (the users would view the menu as a topbar using flexbox source ordering), can improove SEO? ...
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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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Is there a 'best practice' when it comes to how deep an eCommerce site should be? [duplicate]

Do search engines pay any attention to the depth of a website, or are they more concerned about how site pages are internally linked as well as the ease of its navigation? Let's say a website, has ...
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Should Faceted Navigation be approached, exclusive of SEO? Focusing, solely, on user experience?

For a while now, I have been trying to get my head around Facet Navigation; asking and reading many questions on this Forum. Whilst I have a better understanding of its function and implementation, I ...
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Has anyone ever noticed a meaningful SEO difference, between the use of A 'hierarchical' URL and its shorter variant? [duplicate]

When putting together an ecommerce website structure, one of the ongoing questions I keep asking myself, is: What would I need to do, in the event of future product expansion. Ideally, how can I '...
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Why do some eCommerce sites fail to include Product Categories within any Navigational Links? Error or a strategy?

I have come across many eCommerce websites, often large established ones, which have many Product Categories which do not appear within any of their Navigational Links. Furthermore, I cannot seem to '...
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Are facets and categories the same thing?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website, which typically have the following URL structural examples: 1. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/ 2. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/...
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What is the difference between a facet and a category?

I am currently working on a relatively small eCommerce site at present, although there are plans to increase its inventory to over 5,000 products, over the coming months. I am curious to understand ...
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Many websites miss the HTML id or name attributes (no support for fragment URI's), what to do about it?

I like the idea that HTML header elements have the id attribute. It allows to share links with fragments like for example with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragment_identifier#Proposals ...
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Will adding an external ecommerce link to a site navigation effect seo?

I have an ecommerce store built with an external vendor on a different URL than my main site. If I add a link to the store in the navigation of my main site, will this be seen as malicious by Google ...
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Can you change your URL when clicking links to different sections on the same page?

Can you change your URL when clicking links to different sections on the same page? I have a product list separated by different categories on the same page... these categories are using the ...
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How to make a <select> navigation search engine friendly?

I have part of navigation in an HTML page that is routed by a select: <select id="archive" name="archive"> <option value="">Select an option</option> <option value="1">001&...
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Adsense rejects my blog for difficult site navigation [closed]

My blog is getting rejected for two things: Insufficient content Difficult site navigation How can I resolve this problem with difficult site navigation?
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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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Are header navigation menu links considered to be internal links by Google?

Are header navigation menu links, which occur on every page, considered to be internal links by Google, or would it be better for me to add same link to page content to get better page ranking?
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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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Link to full domain on each website menu - does it affect Analytics or SEO

I am looking into creating a web portal for my website. The web portal will be inside the directory of the main site and the web portal includes the navigation menu of the main site. e.g. the File ...
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Could moving the text off screen be an SEO workaround to not having text in the nav?

Having anchor text in the main nav linking to a page is SEO best practice but, if a developer was to 'hide' the text by setting the CSS text indent to -9000px, would this be seen as hiding the text ...
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Google Sites defined dropdown items close immedately when used on Android device

I used standard Google Sites definitions for my horizontal navigation bar. The result works as expected on a normal browser on my PC. The dropdown items "Start the App" and "Serial number ...
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Is link juice distributed equally to all links on the root page?

How is link juice divided from the navbar? I have inner pages in the navbar that are example.com/product1/ but I am concerned that because it does not have a /subdir/product1/ that it is just seen ...
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How does the home page work at the top of a website navigation hierchy? Is that for dropdown menus?

This might be a simple question BUT - I'm having a hard time understanding internal navigation, specifically navbar links which apparently should form a hierarchy, as seen by image below from MOZ My ...
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Building menus without nested lists impacts on SEO?

It's common to create a nested menu like this: <ul class="menu-level0"> <li> Shoes <ul class="menu-level1"> <li> Converse <ul class="menu-...
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Google bot and navigation on a one page website

Given the following code: <section id="about-us"> <div class="Employee"> <h2>Lorem</h2> </div> <div class="Employee"> <h2>Lorem&...
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Do you need to put your product category pages link in the nav menu bar for better SEO?

Our current product category pages are not in our nav menu and can only be reached via filters on our product page. Does having direct links from the nav menu to the product category pages improve ...
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SEO impact of breaking one nested menu into two flat menus

So, I have a menu with this structure: <ul> <li> <a>First Level Menu item</a> <ul> <li><a>Second Level Menu Item</a></li> <...
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Menu code in footer, visually fixed on top

For a long time I wondered if navigation links would negatively impact SEO, and as a precaution in designs that allowed for this solution, I've put the entire navigation at the bottom of the source ...
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Menu / URL structure for SEO

I am planning to structure my menu and following 4 types came into my mind. Menu 1 Extensions (/extensions) |-- Magento Extensions (/extensions/magento) |-- Prestashop Extensions (/...
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Prevent main menu in shop to negatively affect internal link juice

When analyzing our shop system, all SEO tools complain unanimously that there are too many internal links. We have a main menu bar integrated into all shop pages, containing links to our about 900 ...
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Is it ok, from an SEO and UX perspective, to have Headings as links?

I have created a Parent Article, which briefly talks about its allocated Child Articles. Here is, typically, how I have structured the Parent Article's page ... H1 - Parent Article A small ...
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Is adding SiteNavigationElement properties to child menu items required?

I would like to add SiteNavigationElement to my nav. The question is, do I add url and name properties to primary menu items only or do I also add them to the child nav items as well? <nav ...
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Bad to add external link in the navbar?

Is it considered a bad practice to have external links in the navbar of a website? In my case, I am thinking of selling some of my items on a new website that I previously sold on my current website....
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Absolute vs relative URLs for SEO [duplicate]

Am developing a website, I have used many anchor link in menu navigation and given absolute URL. Somewhere I read we can also use relatives URL in menu navigation. From SEO point of view, which is ...
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Breadcrumbs without links?

I think breadcrumbs can be used for two things: navigation, showing some kind of hierarchy. Is it possible to use breadcrumbs only to show hierarchy? For example consider webpage which aggregates ...
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Can writing a floating navbar's HTML at the bottom of the page increase SEO?

In my entry into SEO (and admittedly the subject is in constant change) I had read SEO Warrior. In that book it explained the concept of increasing a page's SEO value by placing navigation at the ...
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Will Google skip nav tags when considering what content to use as page descriptions?

Pre-HTML5 we used div and ul tags to markup navigation bars and a lot of times the navigation is at the top of the HTML document. In the absence of meta description content, Google uses its own logic ...
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Will Google punish me for not using <ul><li>?

Expanding on https://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/ -- I'm quite against using lists to clutter ones markup, unless we're talking actual typographical (bulleted, numbered) ...
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Indirect site navigation via sections of my front page - bad for SEO?

I am experimenting with constructing a "user journey" via navigable sections on my front page, as discussed by this answer over in the UX SE. Unfortunately, the scope of the site (it is for a large,...
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Correct method for styling screen reader page text?

The following markup is rendered by WordPress’ the_posts_pagination(): <nav class="navigation pagination" role="navigation"> <h2 class="screen-reader-text">Posts navigation</h2> ...
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Is page navigation in JSP with javascript against standards?

I have a multi-language website (JSP) which asks users to choose language in the very first page. I finalized a reveal modal with hyperlinks showing each language in its original script. I need to ...
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Do search engines penalise for multiple main menu markups?

I have a website where the front-end developer has added 3 times the menu in the markup, e.g.: div.menu>home+about+news+contact us" Update 1: The HTML markup is repeated 3 times <div class="...
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Can I use words like “Facebook”, “Twitter” in my site navigation?

I have a website where one section of website has top menu links in this manner <li><a href=../memes/index.php>MEMES</a></li> <li><a href=../facebook/index.php>FB&...
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Does Google penalize sites for showing a different menu for mobile compared to desktop?

I'm really concerned about a design I have been handed by a designer. It changes the menu for mobile and desktop. On mobile you can only access the main categories, that will lead to all the content ...
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SEO - Responsive Website and Duplicated Menus

Whenever I create a Responsive Website I usually create 2 menus: 1 hidden and used for mobile and the other displayed as the main menu, then hidden to show the mobile menu. Whenever it comes to SEO ...
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Could multiple navigation sections with the same links hurt SEO?

I'm working with a site design that calls for two distinct headers and accompanying sets of navigation; however, the nav links within both are identical. I have one header with the id "main" ...
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Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [closed]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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SEO - All navigation links or just relevant navigation links

I'm trying to decide what the best approach is for rendering the static HTML for the websites navigation links. I have two possible options 1) render all links for every page, and hide non-relevant ...
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Archive structure and effects on SEO

With a wordpress setup as follows of pages, custom posts, a custom taxonomy of colours and rewrite rules in place: Pages: Archive: -fruits Single: --fruit/apple --fruit/orange Archive by colour: --...
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Root directory and on page word count

I have a page featuring previews of weekly sporting events Example: week-1 round-1 will have 7 fixtures I will write about a 1000 word previews about each fixture. Week-2 round-2 has 7 fixtures I ...
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Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure (vol. 2)

This relevant question deals with whether a site URL structure is better (SEO-wise) to be flat or hierarchical. How much important is it for a site ranking if the overall structure is flat or ...
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Providing search engines with hints on contents vs navigation and sidebars

Currently, certain search engines prefer showing sidebar information instead of content in search results. Is there a way to hint the search engines which <div> represents content on the ...