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Action to get a position in results of search engines (for a web site or a web page).

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301 Old content to New Content but now different language (negative SEO effect?)

I have a question. I have a Dutch website and used to receive backlinks from good and high-quality websites. Now, I want to 301 redirect the Dutch page to an English page. Will this affect my website'...
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Google Search Console: My "indexed" and "not-indexed" pages have flipped. I now have more "not-indexed" pages

Web App Google Search Console Index: Crossover I have a web app with a lot of dynamically generated pages. Each page has similar html layout with different text/image content, as well as a unique url. ...
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Site's Impressions, click and ranking were drop to 0 in one day, without any visible technical problem. What might be the reason? [duplicate]

My site is about 6 months old. During that time its impressions and clicks increased. Over time the site gained momentum and the number of impressions and clicks has increased in the last two months. ...
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Does posting my work to other sites jeapodize my site's traffic?

My website primarily showcases artwork that I make. But I also post my art to other pages (such as Instagram, Artstation) to try and get a bit more traction (forums too, but that's also for community ...
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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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Could X-Cache: STALE affect Google rankings?

Could the presence of X-Cache: STALE response header decrease my Google rankings ? I am the second time when ... while working on cache servers configuration I see rankings drop even thou response ...
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How can my marketing domain benefit from SaaS platform domain rating?

I have a marketing domain that has 3,600ish backlinks. My platform domain (product site) has to 92,700 backlinks and a much higher domain rank (according to ahrefs.com). Is there a way to have my ...
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Google rankings tanked a month ago, can't understand why [duplicate]

Started my site in July 2022, but it never started to rank. Might be because I messed up trying to make it multi-language. 301 redirect Because my site never started to rank, I did a 301 redirect to a ...
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People search in English, but site language is Foreign, what is the best approach to rank such sites?

I am working on a news website, the articles are in foreign language, but the readers who look for the articles search the foreign language terms in English, the people who search for articles rarely ...
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What is the impact on SEO if a blog post has both a published date and a last updated date, and which date will search engines prioritize?

We have a content blog application where we recently added two date fields: originally authored date and last updated date. The originally authored date signifies when an article is created, while the ...
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Is it possible to prevent being ranked for nonsensical, detrimental keywords in Google search results?

A (somehow) related question was posted 4 years ago, but couldn't get any answer at the time. So I hope some experts have come up with a solution since then. Our website ranks for the wrong keywords. ...
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How can I get Google to rank some pages on my website higher than other pages on the same site?

Every year I release new content on my Wordpress website that I would like Google to rank higher than the previous content on the site. Older content seems to rank higher right now, maybe because it ...
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How can I remove the indexing to my site of a secondary domain no longer owned by me whose only function was to redirect to the main one from Google?

I had a series of domains that redirected to a main domain (let's call it A) where the website is located. One of them is no longer owned by me, and a few hours after being removed from the previous ...
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Does linking to sister websites help or hurt SEO? [duplicate]

I have a traveling website, so I want to discuss some issues which I am facing on the website. The problem is that the website keywords ranking is at the top of the search engine for the previous ...
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How to detect whether a hidden content will cause a penalty from Google or not?

I've read the answers here and here both saying that Google penalizes for a hidden content when it is done for the purposes of manipulating the search engines But there are at least two reasons why ...
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If I link some specific words on my website to Wikipedia will it increase site SEO?

Possible if it's duplicate (however didn't got my answer when searching on this community) Example: I create a hyperlink for my word 'Earth' to Wikipedia's earth's definition will it improve my SEO?
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When a business closes, how to transfer the rankings and domain authority from its website to another?

We have two restaurants A & B, restaurant A is closing and we want all the traffic to redirect to restaurant B website. As restaurant B will offer some of the menu offered by A. Restaurant A has ...
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What are the factors that lead to a listing in Google's shopping graph ranking?

I work for an online retailer that sells thousands of products from hundreds of brands. We've been advertising with AdWords (Google Ads) and Shopping for the better part of a decade with great results....
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Show pickup locations on Google Maps and SERP

Having trouble getting a clear answer to this but wondering how do places like Zipcar get their locations on google maps without having a physical location there? Is this all done organically by ...
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10 ranking places of difference between Safari@MacOS and Chrome@Win10

My client's site is differently ranked on MacOS and Windows. Safari@MacOS displays his site on place 7, Chrome@Win10 display him on the place 17. Both surely incognito windows. This ranking difference ...
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Should I exclude countries with poor page speed to prevent Google PageSpeed Insights using aggregate data?

Google has mentioned they use the aggregate data to rank a site. I have poor scores and flagged in search console. When viewing google analytics it shows countries like India increasing the overall ...
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Does ARIA help SEO? Have you experienced any benefits for organic search?

I've seen mention of ARIA benefitting SEO, but the author cites no evidence — none of the articles cited mention this. I have also searched and haven't found any reliable resources to suggest that ...
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How can I tell if a site was penalized by Google's Page Experience update? If it was, how can I fix it?

I have a site that was doing well until around July (2021). Since then, I've seen target keyword rankings dropped from the 1st and 2nd page, organic traffic has decreased significantly. I know that in ...
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Does a good but less than perfect Pagespeed Insights score hurt the chances of a page ranking in Google?

I put my portfolio website through the google speed test and it got a 86. What does this exactly mean? 86 out of 100 strikes me as a good score, what does this mean for the chances of a website with ...
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SVG inline title in H1 for SEO

I would like to use in my H1 a SVG inline using title to put my text/keyword. eg: The classic way <h1>My Title</h1> My idea <h1> <svg> <title>My Title</title> ...
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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

For example I own a website with thousands of pages, mainly categories and detailed information of products belonging to those categories. My website is a multi-country site, so each category exists ...
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Can domain authority help very deep pages?

My website is a large one with lots of pages. There are several deep pages that human visitors can easily find by using on-site search. Humans and crawlers can reach these pages from the home page ...
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Sitemap and 2 URLs pointing to the same page

I have recently put my site of 17 years with Wix. It is going down fast in Google rankings. My home page in Wix has the slug /home-1 but my site is just example.co.uk/ when I search the home-1 it ...
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If I use content from one domain on my other domain, but spread it - how do I implement the canoncial tag?

I used the content of one of my domains (nameA.example/ContentA) and copied it to another domain, but on several pages: nameB.example/ContentA1 nameB.example/ContentA2 nameB.example/ContentA3 and so ...
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Could a page with little meaningful content hurt the SEO and rankings of other more important pages of my website?

I have a blog and affiliate links website. I have lots of posts with niche content and some posts with product reviews. And that's my main source of traffic: search engine results that are shown to ...
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Do I get back all the search engine rankings I had after having blocked a domain using robots.txt?

I blocked Google from crawling my domain using a robots.txt rule User-Agent: * Disallow: / by mistake. Just recently I noticed, two months later, and I removed the robots.txt file. The website was ...
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Link exchange with your competitor

Is it smart to trade links with competitors in the same profession? In my particular case that of relationship therapists? Does it matter whether those competitors come from the same city and / or ...
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Why are there multiple instances of my domain ranking #1 for a keyword but not even ranking rank#100 for a typo or plural version of said keyword?

Yesterday I realised that my domain won't rank for different version of the same keyword. Example: example.com ranks #1 for "Keyword" but is beyond rank#100 for "Keywords". ...
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Ahrefs reports that a page a few weeks old is ranking for few organic keywords

We recently created a web page. It's indexed on google and everything looks right when we check it through the search console but, for some reason, tools such as ahrefs and moz show there is are no ...
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What's After ranking with low difficulty keyword?

I heard and experience that, new blogs can not rank on high difficulty keyword, in the name of "Untrust", gooogle keeps the new website on hold, which are defined as - Google Dancing or ...
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Regarding SEO, is there difference between em and i, strong and b tags

HTML tags, strong and b tags result visually same to bold, em and i tags for italic. Does the search engines or browsers treat them differently or give priority one on another? What to alternate tag ...
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Is there a Google penalty for changing domain name?

I am thinking of changing my primary domain name but redirect the existing domain name to a new primary name. Would there be a Google or search engine penalty for doing this?
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Are people searching for educational resources online likely to use just the name of the subject as their query?

People willing to learn physics might search for something like "physics books", "physics courses", "high school physics", "guide to learning physics", and ...
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Almost Duplicate Description but different images, internal links and meta title and description

I am creating a real estate website and I have thousands of property pages in the similar location. For the property in the same locations, the property descriptions are almost similar like as follows ...
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Does googlebot index base64 encoded images

I was wondering if google can crawl image like this: <img src="data:image/png;base64..." title="relevant title" alt="relevant alt" /> I found this link that says no:...
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How to optimize keywords against inferior websites

I have a website that ranks well for several long tail keywords. These keywords attract a few customers, but mainly provide good content for readers. Additionally, according to Moz, Ahrefs and ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com TLD

Certain page on my site shows up on the first page of 'google.com' but when I'm searching for the same phrase in google by changing the country in the Google's search settings, it doesn't show up on ...
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SEO How To Handle Pages That Require Login & Payment?

If you have URLs on your site that require a login but a user who is not logged in tries to access those login required URLs, how do you handle it? 401, 403, 404, 301 to a login page? If the page ...
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Will reverifying a new owner in Google Search Console cause data loss or ranking problems?

I want to add a new owner to Google Search Console using re-verification. Will I lose data and rankings if I do that?
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Is there an app that would detect my over- or under-optimization errors in my unpublished article?

I know of Website Auditor, SEO Spyglass, Rank Tracker, and Link Assistant - I downloaded them all. But Website Auditor is only good for keywords, Rank Tracker only works on published articles, the ...
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Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? [duplicate]

Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? Eg: 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts with 1,000 indexed quality posts. Can those 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts affect for 1,000 ...
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What does “no data” in search appearance of google webmaster tool/search console mean?

Search appearance section has no data to show. It has been months since some of the pages and posts of my website got indexed to google. But I see no data in search appearance. Does this mean that ...
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Subdomain hijacked for spam. How to restore Google ranking?

I just discovered that a subdomain of my personal domain name had been hijacked and abused by SEO spammers since November last year. I did not discover this until I added my site as a domain property ...
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Best way to move ranking from one domain to another

Domain learn-blazor.com appears on the first page in Google given a specific search word (Blazor), whereas site my site (blazor-university.com) appears on the 5th page. learn-blazor.com is an ...
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International Targeting in Search Console - we want to mainly target the USA

we want to target global traffic but prioritise traffic from the USA. At the moment 'International Targeting' in Search Console is not set. The site is hosted on a server in Europe. We use Cloudflare ...
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