Questions tagged [seo]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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How can I indexing sitemap my website?

I want to optimize the sitelink on my website through the search console / webmaster I want when searching on Google that appears are certain menus. for example menus, a, menu b and menu c I am ...
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URL Character Counting - Where to start counting?

I'm rewriting URLs for a website, I know it could affect SEO, but I've no choice but to rewrite them, and 301 redirect the old ones to their new URLs. I want to try to keep the new URLs short and to ...
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How keyword density is calculated in this case?

Example: I have the keyword: "how to download advanced systemcare 6.3" And I use the broad match "advanced systemcare 6.3" in my text; I'ts is counted as 3 times ("advanced", "advanced systemcare",...
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Product information produces duplicate content (SEO)

Scenario There are thousands of products with individual text blocks but also additional information where some paragraphs stay the same for large groups of products. Examples: there is an ...
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Which is the best meta robots tags? [on hold]

Recently I found 2 more meta robot HTML tags, but I am not sure about which is the best one: <meta name="robots" content="follow,index" /> <meta name="robots" content="max-snippet:-1, max-...
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Where is initial site ranking generally? [on hold]

A month ago, I opened a site that has contents in Korean.Of course, I submitted site-map, robots.txt to google. I installed google search console and google analytics. Recently, my site appeared in ...
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Would a WhatsApp chat popup affect rankings?

One of my new websites is now ranking on the 1st page. If I put a WhatsApp chat popup on the website, would it affect the rankings? Do Google algorithms consider that chat as lead generation and ...
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Does using an img title attribute in addition to the alt attribute help image SEO?

Is there any SEO reason to add title after alt attribute of image? <img src="./cat.jpg" alt="Funny Cat" /> vs <img src="./cat.jpg" alt="Funny Cat" title="Funny Cat" /> I know the title ...
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Job Search website - pop-up window vs new page?

I am a CS first year student and I am building a job search website for a friend of mine. A page search list of the positions available, a user can click on a position and a pop-up window will appear ...
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Will having a lot of inbound links from low domain reputation websites help increase mine [on hold]

I have an opportunity to increase my inbound links from sites such as doctor's, local retail shops and everyone with low or no domain reputation. Should I do this or would google frown upon it? Would ...
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Redirecting URL with & without query string?

If I setup a 301 redirect for the first URL path below will that also redirect all the paths below that contain a query string? For example: /6-light-oval-chandelier-espresso?pp=0&epik=...
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Can I run multiple sites with customized look and feel from a single code base and database?

I want to create a main website say, www.myweb.example which has the main functionality such as admin panels, db's etc. Then I want to offer clients a customised front-end (change of css and logo) ...
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Does Reverse proxy in IIS effects SEO in any way

I'm creating a website using Angular and have enabled server-side rendering which uses a Node JS server. Our site is deployed on an IIS server. To get content from the Node server we are using a ...
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Will a loading indicator over a content before bootstrapping an app will affect my SEO?

I built a landing page using Angular. Since you may know, without Client/Server-side rendering, crawlers can't obtain any data since all the dom is being manipulated by Javascript. Therefore, I ...
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Does having the name of a country in the site HTML <title> based on geolocation hurt SEO?

My website detects where the visitor is coming from. If the visit is from Guatemala, the title is: <title>[Company name] | Discounts in Guatemala</title> If the visit is from El Salvador,...
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Can a pillar page also be part of a content cluster?

I am new to topic clusters, and I have a pillar page that can be a clusters to another pillar, hubspot explained it as every pillar linked to its clusters only. However overthinkgroup confirmed that ...
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Local SEO - how to name subpage [duplicate]

quick question. I want to seo local service (one city but maybe more in the future). Which url structure is better? example.com/city/service example.com/service-city
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Not getting appointment request from website. What should I check? [closed]

My website has an appointment form which used to generate 3 appointments per day. But since last 2 weeks I did not get any requests from website. Did not change any code or page content. What would be ...
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Page ranks for a keyword that does not even occur in content

I am currently experiencing weird ranking fluctuations with google for some of my pages. The scenario is the following: There are landingpages like www.example.com/topic/destination There are ...
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Neil Patel's ubersuggest report showing that I have duplicate title tags

I am not sure if anyone on here has used Ubersuggest to help with their SEO efforts? I am currently using this tool and have conducted a website report. However one of the concerns from the report ...
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(JSON-LD) Adding recommended fields that are not visible on page

I'm using the type "GovernmentOrganization" to describe some content on my homepage. I have subOrganizations of type "GovernmentOffice" listed and the following fields filled out for each of them: ...
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Is there any point to use absolute URLs for asset files like css/js for SEO optimization?

Should I use absolute paths for CSS or JS resources in <link and <script tags? Is there any reason? Some SEO optimization say fix it, should I do it for any reason? I do not know why, if ...
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Will adding keywords and description tag in my html page help on search engine results? [duplicate]

I am trying to improve my search engine results on Google and Bing. The content of my site has microdata to define the content. Currently, I have a keywords tag on every page on my website. However, ...
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Local GMB rank dropped from number 1 over night… help [closed]

Hi I have a GMB location that ranked no 1 on google for over 3 years it has been going up and down the past 2 months dropping to 10 position then climbing back up to number 1 for this 1 keyword any ...
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What's the UK equivalent of the Better Business Bureau?

I am currently reading "SEO 2019" by Adam Clarke, and I was reading about signing up to the Better Business Bureau to help with link building. I am based in the UK - what is the equivalent here? Is ...
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Google can't fetch large sitemap with 50k URLs, nor will browsers render it

My sitemap contains 50K URLs/7,8 MB and this following URL syntax: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3....
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Is it a good practice to deindex 20,000 pages in 1 go?

If I found that 20,000 pages on my website are not generating any traffic from organic. Is it a good practice to remove those 20,000 pages in one go or do it over the period of 3 to 4 months. Is, it ...
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Which second separator to use in URL?

I'm already using - as a separator in my URLs, for some reasons I need to add a second one. According to RFC 3986 I can use ., _ and ~. I also have seen some sites using + as a separator. I'm ...
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Using prerender.io for SEO on my AngularJS app - Dynamic and static web pages

I have a website that was built with AngularJS. I want the website to be crawled by search engines (with the dynamic content). I've tried to use Google services to do the crawl (from a sitemap.xml ...
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Does domain name change effects seo or ranking? [duplicate]

I have a website (on vpn) which is doing well and has some potential to increase ranking. Lately i've come up with a better name/domain and would like to rename my site. I wanted to know if by ...
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Move blog to subdomain: SEO impact? [duplicate]

We have wordpress blog at site.com/blog which is routed to dedicated VPS with wordpress. For security reasons we consider move it to blog.site.com. Main reason - do not share authorization-related ...
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“NOINDEX, FOLLOW” turns into NOFOLLOW eventually. Solution is Canonical?

I have recently discovered that Google treats "noindex,follow" pages as "noindex,nofollow" eventually -> https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/115879 I have a website with hotel listings. I provide ...
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How to setup site with second specialised domain name with same content

I got a website: company-name-counselling.co.uk I have setup all 4 versions of the domain to redirect to the https://www.company-name-counselelling.co.uk I have also bought nearby-town-counselling....
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SEO nexj.js vs MPA difference?

I'm thinking about a new stack for the project and I don't know if there is any difference between SEO web apps with next.js and classic multi-page application, including the price when engaging a ...
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Excluded from Google: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical

In google search console, it reports my URL is duplicate and excluded because the submitted URL is not selected as cannonical. In the inspection result page, it sasys: User-declared canonical: ...
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Does rewriting files negatively affect SEO?

I have a static website. I update the pages by uploading the upgraded versions with Filezilla on the server. When I do that the files on the server get rewritten with their new versions. I have ...
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Vocabulary - How to name a potential visitor viewing your link in a SERP?

When someone performs a search on a search engine and is presented a result page, he is a click away of becoming a visitor of one of the listed links. If you own site appears in the list, you could ...
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Wordpress Permalink Structure in the Scheme of a Content Clustering Strategy?

We're in the early stages of planning an information architecture rework with the goal of implementing a content clustering approach and a better internal linking strategy. What it looks like now: ...
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Google Search Console: URL is not on Google (page with redirect)

I have just created a personal website which I host as github page and recently hooked it up with a custom domain. (In this post I changed the actual URLs to webmasters-example.com and webmasters-...
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Is it better for SEO to use alt text or “screen reader only” text to describe an image that has text on it?

Whenever possible I try to turn images that have text on them into html/css to separate the textual content from the image for better responsiveness and SEO. However, sometimes this cannot be done as ...
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Is adding my business link to local business directory/listing good or bad for SEO?

I'm wanting to boost search engine rankings for a business website that offers bootcamp fitness classes in a specific area of UK. I'm aware that link building is a great way to improve search engine ...
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Is it possible to block being ranked for a specific keyword in Google results without blocking all of your results?

I operate a site that ranks for a keyword that isn't actually anywhere on the site. I'd like to NEVER show up for any searches including this keyword, but otherwise remain in the index for other ...
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Custom ads links and seo

I would like to display my own ads on my website, so I'm writing plugin to do that. But I wonder how better handle links to not lose page rank. Ads inserted via javascript. Is it okay to have just <...
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hreflang region targeting - multiple regions displaying in SERPS

I'm slightly stumped, with one of my websites. The hreflang appears to be installed correctly and the majority of the regions are targetted in the international targeting report, apart from with EU ...
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Will my SEO rankings be penalized for duplicate content on my subdomain?

I have a site called www.xyz.com and it has a bunch of WordPress Blog posts on it ranking pretty well in google. The only issue is they want to move the blogs over to news.xyz.com (also a WP site). My ...
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How do some subdomains have the same domain authority as their main site?

I was wondering how can some sub domains have the same domain authority with main site? for exampleaws.amazon.com have the same domain authority with amazon.com but a blog made by wordpress.com like ...
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How to update Google's index for AJAX fragments?

We replaced our old site with a Wordpress site around 6 months ago. Our old store plugin used links with AJAX fragments which were indexed in Google, like so: https://www.example.com/store.php#!/item/...
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How to serve Review and Rating to google after algorithm update [closed]

Recently, Google announced that it wont show Review rich snippets if they are "self-serving". When a review about entity A is placed on the website of entity A - either directly in their markup ...
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Alternatives for 301 Redirect to Inform Crawlers of New URL?

Question Are there techniques to let search engines know a page has moved other than 301 redirects? Background Hell Migration We recently migrated our knowledge base from one vendor to another ...
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Does rendered HTML from an angular app need to be styled and pretty when shown just to search engine bots?

I have an angular app, and while google does index those now, many other sites do not. I have built some middleware that intercepts requests from crawlers and serves static HTML pages that those ...