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 to make existing React app seo friendly? [closed]

I have created a complete React+Node app. I want to make it Seo friendly. I have done the meta and title tags (internal seo) using Helmet but I don't exactly know how to make it available to google ...
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infinite loader with console error on a page will harm SEO [duplicate]

I have a single page application where some of the category and brand pages are infinite load on the screen (those pages are older now no more available) I want to avoid them. should I use 404 not ...
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What is the best practice for old pages that no longer exist on an Angular site?

We built our eCommerce web site using Angular as a single page application. We have implemented a spinner that runs until the page is responding with the expected content. We have some category pages ...
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Should I fully convert my website to AMP? [closed]

I have a WordPress website that consists of 2 parts, a user dashboard and the rest of the website. I was thinking about converting the entire website but the dashboard to AMP and using it both on ...
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How do I manually calculate average session duration?

can anyone help me tell the exact formula of the average session duration where to get from? I'm having trouble finding a manual calculation of the average session duration For example, from the ...
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How does CrazyGames.com get so much organic traffic? [closed]

CrazyGames and similar websites essentially load other websites using iframes. Even though they're showing other websites within theirs without original content they still pull in millions of organic ...
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SEO for websites with similar content

We have 3 businesses, located in different areas, with different names. They have different domains, and do not cross reference each other. The business is the same function (medical), and branded ...
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How to reduce spam score [closed]

While i am checking my website spam score its showing 13%. My website SEO and other digital marketing things were done by a third party. Does it affect my website or the ranking on google? what will ...
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How does changing to a new host / changing IP address affect SEO? [duplicate]

I am looking to change hosts (transfer fron a dedicated cloud to a dedicated cloud), but I'm worried my high traffic site will lose a lot of SEO authority due to changing the IP address of the the ...
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Angular 4 Lazy Loading SEO-behavior

I have an application developed in Angular 4, which previously had the information of the keywords in the main module of the application (Before implementing the lazy loading), which appeared on the ...
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High rankings and impressions but very low clicks [closed]

My website is ranking top on google (organic results) like in the first or second position and also i am getting high number of impressions for each keywords but the clicks rate is too low. What will ...
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Encoding spaces in urls for SEO when hyphens are already present in text

From my research it seems that hyphen - chars are the preferred word breakers in urls in respect to SEO. I'd like to use text in my urls for both SEO purposes and for functionality, consuming the text ...
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How to build link in meta tag? [closed]

I want to know how to build link for the purpose of SEO using meta tags. Suppose I have build site for my client and i want to create meta tag in client's website so that link could be crawl by search ...
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How do bounce rates on different DNS A records affect SEO for a single domain name?

I would like to know what effect DNS A records have on the SEO ranking of a single domain name, when each A record has drastically different bounce rates. Let's say a URL has two DNS A records ...
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What shall I do in order to improve my site' google ranking from 3~4th to 1st? [duplicate]

I have one site made by Wix, have been seo working into this site for about 7 months. My site got ever 1st position in google search result for targeted keywords. But after 301 redirection and ...
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During server migration does DNS propagation delay negatively impact SEO

I am migrating my website to a new higher configuration machine for want of performance. I understand changing machine/IP doesn't impact SEO. However, my concern is regarding the period of DNS ...
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I have 2.1 million pages, how to get crawled by googlebot more frequently? [duplicate]

I have a project which aggregates public information on companies, startups, founders etc. for a total of >2 million tracked entities worldwide. Yes, every single page is high quality, manually ...
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Why do my two sites targeted at the same keywords never appear in the Google search result together?

I have two sites now, and had been doing Google SEO working about 6 months. One site appeared on the 1st page of google search result of target keywords. The other site also appeared for some ...
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Can in-page anchors link to themselves for SEO?

My page has a lot of sections. Each section has a unique anchor tag like <h2 id="anchor-text">. Is it a good practice to link anchors to themselves <h2 id="anchor-text">...
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SEO impact of h2 or h3 tag above h1 tag

I have several hundreds of pages with good SERPs. I have a requirement to add a common sub section (kind of note) with a single heading and and a couple of lines beneath the heading. I will be using a ...
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How to remove site from google index after updating robots.txt?

I submitted my site to google, but I initially didn't have a robots.txt file. I added a robots.txt file disallowing some pages a few days later, but those pages are still in the index, e.g. when I do ...
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How can an online store provide the “awesome content” Google's officials propagate as crucial for good rankings? [closed]

I'm talking about a very average online store offering everyday products you can buy in numerous other shops, too. Product descriptions, photos etc. are taken automatically from the supplier's ...
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Google Search and YouTube search change spelling to spelling with zero results [duplicate]

NOTE: How to remove "Did You Mean:" from Google Search? does not answer this question. The suggested fixes in this question is to set up FB, IG, and other social media pages. We have had ...
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Re-indexing pages after 5xx error?

Q: Will Google's bot attempt to recrawl the pages as a result of my (re)indexing request or not? A couple of weeks ago we had a big problem with a website and it was offline for two days. Two weeks ...
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Multi-Language Website Language Redirect Google Index Compatibility

My website is localized in three languages: en, de, fr. The language versions are appended to the URL as folders (e.g. website.com/en/, website.com/de/, website.com/en/contact/, etc). The root page (...
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Unique Canonicals for related product Webpages [duplicate]

For a site that carries "lists" of products, what is the best approach to using canonicals? example.com/green-watches.php - this is the MAIN page (by main, it means that this should be ...
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Google news - publishercenter not indexing our English speaking articles

Is it possible that google automatically disbands non international domains for English language in google news? We have a website in Croatian language, with one English subsection. We have 2 news ...
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Can I use structured data for FAQ at the same time as markup for WebPage?

I have an FAQ widget on my e-commerce website, which has 10-15 questions/answers about the products, shipping, etc. I want to add the correct schema tags for SEO purposes (maybe I get some rich ...
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Showing more text with JavaScript - Google and SEO aspects

I have a page with several lists. Each list has "Read more" button or link. When clicking the "Read more", additional elements are added to the list (sometimes by just changing the ...
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Google autocorrect spelling of search terms

I have reviewed this: How to remove "Did You Mean:" from Google Search? but it does not answer my question. The suggested fixes in this question is to set up FB, IG, and other social media ...
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Google ignoring LocalBusiness sub-categories?

I'm working for a review website, where we (of course) want a reference to our reviews to show up in the Local Business listing in the Google search results. The local businesses are various medical ...
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Image thumbnails blury on mobile search results

I am having an issue with an image appearing extremely blurry on google search results. The original image is not small and is not blurry yet it is hardly recognizable in the search. Please does ...
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PDF file has top Google search ranking—if replaced with another file with same name, are there any implications?

I have a pdf file at Website.com/file.pdf (which is a url with a top google search ranking for my keywords) I added more content to the pdf since it’s outdated. Can I simply replace the file via FTP ...
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Is it OK for SEO to also use the page title as the meta description?

I am new at content writing and SEO. I am bit confused with the meta tags. When I write the meta tags for my website, is it OK to have the title same as the description? When I am writing about the ...
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Maintaining 1 sitemap.xml in two subdomains

Im trying to include an auto-generated sitemap.xml file whenever we build our frontend application. Unfortunately due to legacy reasons, we use the same frontend build script on our production and ...
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Will Google index AJAX content as part of the page when it loads into the page on click and Googlebot crawls the content at its hash bang URL?

I'm trying to implement ajax calls to load parts of a page only when a user gets to that part of the page and make sure at the same time that Google is able to read the content. Here is what I have ...
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Could styling <abbr> tag with CSS penalize SEO?

I heard that styling <strong> tag with css (for example to make in in normal font weight) could lead to penalties in ranking. I am wondering if I can css styles <abbr> tag without be ...
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Does changing the publication dates of the posts on my recipes website penalize me on the SEO?

I have a website about recipes made with Wordpress. I recently gave a new fresh look to my website by changing the theme and I also started to improve the pictures of the recipes to make them look ...
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Google showing an old logo even though I've added the new logo in the JSON-LD

My site has a logo in .svg format: Image: The new logo (svg) The client has requested for the old logo also to be present for a while. That one is a .png. Now Google has indexed that old logo as the ...
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How to estimate the search volume on Google given a keyword?

I came across many SaaS products or Chrome extensions, which could show estimated search volume given a keyword. Then I start thinking how they are built and work, but not sure exactly, hope people ...
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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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Redirect shop.mywebsite.com to mywebsite.com/shop

I am looking for the cleanest/SEO friendly way to redirect a subdomain (i.e. shop.example.com) to a sub-directory on the main domain (i.e. example.com/shop). Further information I will not keep the ...
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Negative impact on SEO when mobile website version does not display full breadcrumb?

We want to customize the mobile website view of an insurance provider. For space reasons we would like to display only the last part of the breadcrumb on the mobile website in the future. Before we do ...
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Pagination (archive posts) getting out of hand - what to do from an SEO POV?

WordPress as many of us know creates an archive loop of old posts. From an SEO POV, some of my categories are now at 100+ pages which is a lot of bloat... Sure, I can set each of these paginated pages ...
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Why don't SEO tools such as Screaming frog crawl some of my links?

I have several internal links in my inner pages, for example Interlaken, Switzerland. I used several SEO tools including Screaming Frog to generate sitemap. All SEO tools index links under the "...
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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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Is it okay to host sitemap.xml outside the domain root?

Let's say I have a website www.example.com. Is it okay to host the sitemap.xml outside www.example.com such as https://example.cloudstorage.com/static/sitemap.xml? All the entries in the sitemap ...
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Subdomain not appearing without writing name of main domain [duplicate]

So I have a main website, example.com. I created a subdomain for a client. Let's say it is called client.example.com. This client is a coffee shop website. I already registered it and it is indexed on ...
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Are too many empty anchor links bad for SEO?

It sounds like a stupid question, but I couldn't find an answer: Are too many empty anchor links bad for SEO? We have 4-6 empty anchor links per page that trigger actions like a contact popup form, ...
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Where in the path may I put the language identifier?

My organization has an SEO Auditor telling us that we need to create subdirectories for languages that we support on our website. That requirement is fine. Our organization's site is comprised of a ...

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