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How rel=“next” and rel=“prev” helps in SEO if used for pagination?

How rel="next" and rel="prev" helps in SEO, if used for pagination? Is it really required ? i.e. imagine you're on page 2: <link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/article-part1.html"> &...
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Am I doing the SEO for pagination correctly?

On October 13th, I changed my domain from www.7tutorials.com to www.digitalcitizen.life. I made 301 redirects, kept the content, aliases, meta data, etc. The idea is that the new site is the old site ...
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What is the consensus on handling pagination in 2019 on big result sets?

According to my research, old methods of consolidating paginated URLs into one are not recommended anymore. Old ways: Using rel=prev/next, but: "Rel=prev/next is not an indexing signal anymore" (...
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'canonical' link type on paginated pages?

I noticed that Stack Overflow uses a rel=canonical attribute on page 2+ of answers. For example, see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6470651/creating-a-memory-leak-with-java?page=2&tab=votes#...
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Should paginated content have unique meta tags?

I have a category page that leads to an additional 100 pages. For example: www.example.com/category <- this is my category page www.example.com/category-2.html <- this is paginated content ...
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“Invented” URL parameters

This is a question on the best action to take when Google is indexing pages that don't really exist. I have a pretty simple pagination system on a set of news pages where the file is referenced news....
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Is pagination better than next/preview 20 results?

From a SEO perspective. Is it better to show a classic pagination Than "just" previous/next buttons
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rel=“next” in anchor tag is not working

I have 100's of duplicate meta description issue in google webmaster tool because of the pagination. Pagination pages are showing as duplicate in tool. So I added the rel="next" and rel="prev" to the ...
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Should I add category page number to breadcrumbs on product page

I am currently working on a website which has paginated content. It is a list of products. There are many categories, but for simplicity, let's assume that I have just one category with many pages. I ...
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SEO tips on changing blog pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: /blog/...
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Any good reason to noindex /page/2/ in archives?

In the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast, there is an option that could noindex the subpages of archives. From example, it would noindex the following: http://example.com/page/2/ http://example.com/page/...
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Should paginated sites be included in sitemap?

My website is ad listing for boats, boats' engines, boat rentals, etc (www.mynautics.com). There are ads listed on multiple pages. I have finished (not jet seen on link above) pagination: added prev ...
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Should rel=canonical point to page one of a set and still have rel=prev/next on the page as well?

I've got a page which displays search results and I've added rel=prev and rel=next meta tags to the page to cover the paging. However, someone is saying I should also add a rel=canonical tag to the ...
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Using rel = prev/next/canonical with the pagination of frequently updated content

I am confused about what would be the proper markup for a paginated series, even after reading quite a lot of advice, from google included. The common wisdom seems to be this: Use rel="next" to ...
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Meta descriptions for paginated single posts

I'm using the popular Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin. I can use a wildcard (%%page%%) for the title of paginated posts, so that the title becomes: 1st post page: The Title 2nd post page: The Title - ...
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Does rel=“next” have to be in the HEAD?

I'm trying to improve SEO on a platform i'm working with, and was advised to add rel="next" and rel="prev" links to my pages to make it clearer to google which URLS are paginated. My question to you ...
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Article over multiple pages with “see whole article” link

A trend often found on popular websites is to have an article spread over multiple pages, along with a "read whole article" link to see all the sections in a single page. Now, I was wondering, what ...
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Will google get upset if I have incomplete pagination links?

For technical reasons (this would be really hard to do given the software that I'm using), I am only able to generate rel=prev links and not rel=next links (those links tell google what page they are ...
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What is the correct order of previous - next buttons in paginated results?

We are developing an XML DITA content system that allows users to view their search results in a paginated form and navigate through these results backwards and forwards, page by page and we have ...
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How many web pages should I create for an online book for SEO and UI?

I'm currently designing an online book reader. I have two options: Every page of the book has its own webpage. This would mean millions of webpages. Upsides: it saves a lot of bandwidth as an ...
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Canonical URLs in sortable paginated lists

How should one use rel="canonical" in sortable paginated lists? An unsorted list of products is not the same as the same list sorted, nor are lists sorted in different ways equivalent. For example, ...
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Only rel=“prev” attribute

At my site I can set only <link rel='prev' /> without next part. Will robots index pages in appropriate way (show first page instead of random page from list) with only prev attr?
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Can Googlebot see pagination meta tags created with JavaScript?

I would like to render meta pagination links (<link rel="prev"../> <link rel="next"../>) with JavaScript. As Google Search Console does not show rendered meta data is there any other way ...
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Hidden “< prev” and “next >” pagination links on first and last page respectively

I'm using the Yii Framework, with Bootstrap 3, and have noticed the default pagination behavior on the first and last pages is a little strange. On page 2 of 3 the links look like: < Prev | 1 | 2 ...
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SEO best practice when using listing with multiple pages

I have a website with multiple product categories. Those categories can be sorted (Price, rating, etc.) showing a maximum of X number of products per pages. From the SEO point-of-view, what is the ...
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Should I use “Disallow”, “NoFollow”, or “NoIndex” for paginated listing pages?

I own a web site which has mainly two types of pages: Content pages: they are pretty much static, and link to the previous and next content page (chronologically). The structure is that of a double ...
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How can I use pagination in Woocommerce with a list of known product IDs? [closed]

when I click to a product tag in woocommerce (example: cats), it goes to the landing page (mysite.com/product-tag/cats/) which uses template (product-archieve.php), and that template creates a ...
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Technical SEO: tell google that pieces of blog are connected

I have a few pages of a blog series, for example; /games/finding-games/ /console/installing-games/ /play/starting-a-game/ All these pages are on different URLs but are a part of one sequential ...
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Can rel=“prev” and rel=“next” attributes be placed on elements other than <link>?

Is this the absolute ONLY correct way to indicate a paginated series of pages to search engines? <head> <link href="www.example.co.uk/news/?page=8" rel="prev"> <link href="www....
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Google search shows outdated results for a high-frequency changing paginated website

I have a paginated website that publishes links to news articles from different news sources in a specific niche every hour in a most-recent-first fashion. The website is paginated so www.example.com?...
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Should out-of-range pagination query produce a 404?

The answer seems like a plain-as-day yes, but I'd rather have a more certain idea. Should an out-of-range pagination query, e.g. 11 of 10, produce a 404? I'm working on a React.js application where ...
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Pagination meta tag rel next, vs link attribute?

I am implementing a product listing. Google recommends having rel next and prev meta tags. Would rel next and prev attributes on appropriate anchor tags, achieve the same result? Or is that ...
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Rel Canonical for multiple versions of pagination for desktop and mobile

My website is primarily a photo gallery presentation site where the photo thumbnails (that link to the photos) are divided into pages. To maintain compatibility for all users, I give them the option ...
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How to use NOINDEX,FOLLOW with paginated results except index page

I am running a classified website. At the moment I am using lazy loading with jquery to load content while scrolling. I got to know that using jquery loading is not good for search-engine bots ...
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do we have to add/remove a trailing slash for pagination page numbers in the url. how seo considers that?

My module is paginated. I want to either add a trailing slash or remove a trailing slash. For now i am thinking of adding a trailing slashes to all URLS. What will be the effect on adding a trailing ...
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Pagination and crawl depths

On a website with ~40 blogs, we have recently switched on pagination meanings blogs are on page 1-8. With google crawl being less likely to crawl over 3 clicks deep, will pages not immediately linked ...
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Can we have Google crawl but ignore our paginated category pages and prefer our individual post pages in the index?

We have a site with a massive content back-end (50.000+) with, lets say, posts. We want to make these posts available to users, so people searching for the content on Google will find one of these ...
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Implementing canonical URLs for pages using filtering [duplicate]

I'm implementing a filtering option on my website where users can post and upvote images. The filtering options are: trending (by default) and new. The URLs are like this: example.com/tags/sunset/ ← ...
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Changing pagination, and having more sections per page

I'm upgrading an old website, from having 25 results per page (40 pages), to having 50-100 per page (5-10 pages) This will change the pagination, and maybe affect search engines in a bad way.. So I'm ...
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Paging next/previous links with Google escape fragment

I have paging URLs below and the page uses AJAX to do paging. Do I need to add _escaped_fragment_= to the URL below or are those URLs fine? <link rel="prev" href="http://example.com/youth-...
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How can I remove duplicate SERP results for same domain?

When I search "example business near zip code" in Google, I get the following separate, distinct results for the domain: www.example.com/ny/new-york/10019 www.example.com/ny/new-york/10019/?start=10&...
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Will crawlers index my paginated collection of items using just rel=next and rel=prev?

I have a list of items that I have to paginate. In <head> I added rel="prev" and rel="next" links. At the moment I have a built-in pagination component where the buttons to go to a certain ...
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SEO Infinite scroll recommendation: does query string parameter matter for seo ranking of the infinite scroll page?

The google "Infinite scroll search-friendly guideline" recommends to place <link rel="next" href="fun-items?page=3"> <link rel="prev" href="fun-items?page=1">tags in the head section of ...
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How to block pagination when the URL is just one number?

I'm trying to avoid duplicate content on a website by blocking pagination via robots.txt, but it turns out the URL doesn't have a parameter passed into the URL I can simply block, it's just a number. ...
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How to randomize pagination results without hurting SEO?

I ve an tshirt e-commmerce page (wordpress/woocommerce) and I want to shuffle my shop page, which is listing all my products with a pagination. (30 pages total each has 50 products) I want to shuffle ...
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Can HTML popups, and other parts of the page not relevant to the user's query hamper SEO?

We have e-commerce mobile website where most of our traffic comes through SEO. Currently, when user types: "buy Samsung phones", Google ranks our website i.e. https://www.example.com/samsung-phones/ ...
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Listing content on one page or paginated is better for SEO

I should have to display a few thousand titles with one line description (that links to other pages) and I'm not sure how to structure it. Since there are no images it loads fast on one page, but it ...
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EM or I element is best in pagination?

What I have setup on my site is a pagination unit that consists of two clickable arrows representing previous and next pages, and in between them, I have clickable numbers. Each number is styled ...
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SEO pagination for items sorted in reverse chronological order

Let's have items I90, I89, ..., I2, I1 where I1 is the oldest and I100 is the newest. They are paginated and there are 30 items per page. Which is better URL from SEO point of view? 1) /items?page=1 ...
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Handling pagination, sorting and results per page with SEO-friendly URLs

We have an e-shop which has pagination, sorting, and a 'results per page' limit option. What is the most SEO-friendly approach to structure my URLs? My first thought was: http://www.example.com/...