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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Are anchor tags an option to index lazy loaded images?

I am using a gallery that has lazy loading implemented. Only the thumb images are indexed by Google, the large images are not. Functionality, for context: Many thumbs are displayed, when a thumb is ...
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Can I Prevent Adsense Loading For GoogleBot?

I have been working on lots of performance updates to my site and I have gotten pretty much every page type to load in under 2 seconds. Most single post pages are coming in at around 1.5 seconds.When ...
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Are p tags important inside the article tag?

Since you can't put h tags and list and such inside p tags. How to go about creating articles with h2 tags and lists. Can I replace the p tag with a div? Or just leave out the p tag altogether?
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Does “Last Painted Hero” time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings?

Does "Last Painted Hero" (LPH) time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings? For instance, a 3rd party vendor decreased our LPH time from 16.200s to 1.200s. We're running a separate SEO ...
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What is the best way to redirect from page to page for a multilingual site?

I have 5 language on my website example.com (main page on english) example.com/esp (Spanish) example.com/ger (Germany) example.com/ru (Russia) example.com/it (Italy) The question is what the ...
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New competitor websites outrank me even though I have good DA, PA and write good content [duplicate]

My domain is quite old and it should be ranked better compared to the newcomers in my niche. I write good content than some top-ranked domains (they even have less DA and PA or Trust score). I design ...
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Consequences of adding more URL query parameters?

I'm developing a website to display data in a database. As I add features I find that I need more and more query parameters. Are there negative consequences in terms of site visibility, SEO, etc. if ...
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Do wordpress tags urls affect SEO? [duplicate]

Wordpress generates url for each tag. I read a discussion where someone says these urls are "not important" and they negatively affect SEO. Is this true?
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In Google Analytics report it is showing $1M can anyone help how to get it? [closed]

In Google Analytics report it is showing $1M can anyone help how to get it? What this report means? Is this real report? Does it means in my Google account this amount is there... somewhere? Can ...
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On Bing Webmaster Tools, how do I move a site from http to https without losing webmaster data?

I'm being asked to move the site to https from http under Bing Webmaster Tools. The site has been https for a long time with 301 redirects already in place. In Google, we have both URLs but in Bing ...
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Purchasing a domain directly from the owner shortly before a renewal date

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. How relevant is it that domain registration expires in 7 weeks? Should I expect a renewal fee even if I purchase before? If so, which ...
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An old page is ranking for a keyword, but I'd prefer my new page to rank

I recently created a page on my website with compelling content and proper SEO. Now, about 10 days later, I realize that I had another page targeting the same keyword that is a few years old. The old ...
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What should I check when buying a used domain in order to reduce the risk of buying domain with a bad history

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. Domain is 20yrs old. Domain is not used for anything in particular, just a few ads on it. Not able to track backlinks as looks like ...
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Google has more than 500k cached indexes of my ex website. How can I remove them? [duplicate]

My client's ex website was full of copy-pasted news and the website's reputation was 0. Also, he wanted to get rid of Wordpress, so we re-developed his website and did not use old data. But Google's ...
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Which Schema.org hierarchy should I use for my page?

I have a website with all handy tools, for example, Random Word Generator, Separate a list, etc. Now I want to boost my SEO and one of the things I want to add is Schema.org markup. So I've taken a ...
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Can alternate URLs for hreflinks be in different XML sitemap files when using <xml:link rel=“alternate”

Regarding the XML sitemaps (that use alternative languages), in this page it is specified the following: Common Mistakes Here are the most common mistakes with hreflang usage: Missing ...
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SEO best practices for domains in multiple languages [duplicate]

I have a domain https://www.understandmydreams.com (online dream interpreter) and I wish to expand the service to more languages. The content will be different in each language, not just simple ...
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Drop in traffic due to duplicate content? [duplicate]

I have a blog post on my site, and then a few months later I got asked by another (much larger) website, if they could put that same post on their website as a guest post. Seeing as their site is ...
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Using the clicks/impressions list from Google Search Console

Google Search Console → Performance → Queries shows these in the clicks/impressions list for my site: non A Cs 2,066 7,181 non-A Cs 679 2,410 non-A C ...
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Bizarre rankings drop in Google [duplicate]

I have a legal site started in 2011, which used to rank top 5 for a particular keyword now disappeared to 6th page in google organic rankings. The site hit its peak in 2017, but dropped in rankings ...
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Move a site from a subdomain of another domain when we won't be able to obtain a redirect

Good morning, I'd appreciate if you guys could help me with a situation I have at the moment with the company I work in. We're an online newspaper focused in Technology articles, so have our own ...
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Is there a way to display the name of a website in uppercase in Google search results?

I am creating a website and I'm wondering if there is a way to display the name of a website in uppercase in Google search results.
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Can alt text be the same for multiple product images?

On our product pages, we have a main image of the product as well as several "zoomed in" images that highlight different parts of the product. I am assuming that using the exact same alt text for the ...
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Is there a way to use js templating with wordpress without impacting seo or ux?

I have one JSON file that contains the text content for my hundreds of Wordpress posts. I am using templating, mustache.js, to insert the text content and render the posts. This saves me a lot of time,...
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Is it possible to programmability ping search engines for specific updated pages?

I spent a lot of hours into making my website useful to the user and extremely friendly. However, Google seems to not update the indexed content and is not indexing new pages fast enough. The website ...
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SEO friendly multilanguage approach with Webshop host

I'm setting up a multilanguage regional based webshop via Wix. SEO is important. Wix' "solution" to SEO multilanguage support is over URL parameters (?lang=en) and Google / Moz documentation says that'...
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Can I prevent my website from being loaded as AMP?

For some unknown reason, Facebook has decided that it wants to load my blog website as an AMP website, which only shows an excerpt and there's no way for the user to see the entire article. The ...
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Would google handle querystring parameters in a image filename as seperate images?

We have images which we would like to name like: product-category-id.png?width=500&height=100 Example: nike-air-span-2-premium-shoes-men-123456.png?width=500&height=400 Now the server will ...
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SAME CONTENT IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES [duplicate]

ADVICE NEEEDED Building website about city data in multiple langs. What would you guys recommend citydata.com/it/rome it.citydata.com/rome-info or a different domain altogether, for different ...
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Make search engines show related businesses(by name and otherwise), in the search results

So, I manage the website of a restaurant, "ABC". They have recently opened another outlet in a different area. They called it, "ABC Express". Both restaurants have their own Google My Business pages. ...
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Is it an SEO problem if I overuse a keyword in my page text when it is my domain name?

I have a domain name which is also a keyword. like clothes.deals. My page has 2000 words, and the domain keyword ("clothes.deals" with a dot) is found 14 times on my website text. I rank for my domain ...
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Google image site search doesn't show the images I'd like to have indexed, instead mostly pdf images and video thumbnails

On my magento 1.7 site, the images aren't visible on Google image search. When I search for site:example.com, I find mostly PDF images and pictures from videos. How do you configure Magento to for ...
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Representing a free trial in structured data

Trying to set up the structured data for a software application on the website and am having trouble with how to represent a free trial as an offer if it is at all possible. The product has a free ...
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Proper way to avoid Google from indexing wordpress attachment pages

I recently noticed that the attachment pages of my friend's website appears in Google search. I applied the Yoast plugin solution to redirect those pages to post itself but I want to guarantee that ...
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Should I have my own mobile app for a [dot]app domain name?

I plan to buy a .app domain name (e.g., www.example.app), however, I don't have a mobile app for that website. Is it really that important to have an app for a .app website? This get.app success ...
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Can a post with low word-count be bad for SEO?

I know that word count isn't a ranking factor. Source: Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? I am going to add a Question and Answer Section for my website. Some questions like "Do meta ...
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Duplicate content snippets within same website

I have a pricing table and FAQs which I will be using on multiple pages within the same website. I cannot re-write the content for each page as the services I offer are the same and so are the FAQs. ...
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Website not appearing in Google search results

I just recently took over a website that is hosted on GoDaddy to make enhancements to it. However, I am new to SEO and believe that I may have accidentally removed it from Google searches. As stated, ...
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Google Search Console reports it is not crawling the hompage but it shows up in a site: search

I recently retouched a corporate site for a client. They also have an ecommerce version of their site at another URL. I've submitted the sitemap and did a manual re-crawl request for the homepage of ...
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Does traffic exchange software that automatically visits network sites in the background affect SEO?

Does traffic exchange software like JingLing affect SEO? Traffic exchange software controls your web browser and automatically visits sites in exchange for other people running the software visiting ...
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Change image names or create an image sitemap? Or both?

The environment is a classifieds site, where there's products with their description, title and photos and, except for images, all data is stored in a MySQL database. Although there's friendly titles ...
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Would search engines consider footer links to my other websites to be toxic?

I have a bunch of websites with recipes from around the world. On the footer of each one of them there are links to the others. I was wondering if this technique is good or not for SEO. I own all of ...
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Redirect directory olddomain.com/my-site/ to new domain newdomain.com (SEO)

I am in the process of creating a new website newdomain.com. My old site was located within a directory of another domain olddomain.com/my-site. With regards both technical aspects, and SEO, what is ...
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How can I solve the same meta title for different subdirectory domain?

I have multiple subdirectory domain (example.com/au, example.com/us,etc) with the same language. I have updated the same title for all of subdirectory domains, but Google just only change 1 of them. ...
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AMP pages in Google search results on desktop

I have a WordPress-based website with the "AMP for WP" plugin installed. It seems to be configured properly so that AMP pages point to respective non-AMP pages with "rel canonical", but I noticed some ...
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Does changing wordpress settings general language affect seo?

When I did an SEO check on my website, it was recommended that... The given language en does not conform with the detected language de. I know I can change the language under Settings>General&...
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Do search engines consider the length of longer percent-encoded URLs or shorter non-English character URLs for SEO?

Do search engines consider the length of non-English characters or do they consider the length of percentage-encoded characters for an SEO score? For example: http://example.com/%d8%b1%d9%88%d8%b3%...
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How can I confirm if my security review request has been submitted properly in Google Search Console?

I submitted a security review request in Google Search Console after my website was hacked but I can see no confirmation anywhere that the issue is pending a review. The only way I can get a message ...
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Is it OK for SEO to create multiple pages that each use the main keyword but focus on different phrases?

I won't give away my real target keywords here or what it is im trying to rank for. But this example lets say my company provides hairdressing & hairdressing training. example.com/hairdressing ...
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Will google blacklist my website for pasting relevant but duplicate articles?

I work at a small startup, and we are struggling to get high ranks on google, in searches relevant to our website. Since "content is king" when it comes to SEO, we want to add articles to our website ...