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 do SEO for dynamically user generated content? [duplicate]

I've read tens of SEO guides and none of them seem to talk about this kind of stuff, I understand that if I have a static website like a blog, I got to pay attention to keywords, title, relevancy all ...
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crawl-delay: x ------— has someone here managed to understand how the math works there?

From prior research of reading different articles, I understand that a robots.txt crawl delay such as crawl-delay: 1 allows a given search engine to crawl x number of webpages per one second, and than ...
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Search Console Shows “Indexed, Not Submitted in Sitemap” while The URL is actually in Sitemap

I encountered this problem with search console. It is showing Indexed but not submitted in sitemap when the URL is actually present in the website. What is going on?
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Impact on SEO for scraped news content

I'm making a finance website and apart from our core features, I also want to show the latest news. These news articles are scraped from RSS feeds (full-article scraping) of some reputed news ...
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Are these expiration headers wrong or could they hurt SEO?

I cannot figure out why my rankings dropped, at the same time I deployed 4 Nginx cache servers on different continents. When I serve the PHP pages, I set this expiration header from the origin server,...
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Restrict crawling of region/lang combinations other than the provided ones in robots.txt

I want to allow crawling of my website only if the URL starts with accepted region/language combinations which are us/en, gb/en and fr/fr. Other language combinations must be restricted. On the other ...
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HTTPS migration: thousands of “Duplicate without user-selected canonical”

I migrated a website of 500,000 URLs from HTTP to HTTPS in 2017 (through a 301 redirection via htaccess). Today I've been checking the 'Coverage' section of the old HTTP property (within 'Google ...
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What is the proper metadata to set on temporary 500 errors?

Context I am building a web application with server side rendering on top of a headless CMS. Sometimes the CMS is down and the frontend has no idea what to display to the user, other than showing a ...
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How much time does a search console take to show mobile and desktop speed(experimental)?

I have submitted my one of the website on google search console in Nov. 2019 but right now(Feb 2020) they not show mobile and desktop speed(experimental) data. why? How much they take a time?
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How to use the same base url prefix for category and product pages in Woocommerce?

I checked out this article https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/removing-product-product-category-or-shop-from-the-urls/ which explains that it is not good to remove the product and category bases ...
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Are <button role=“link”>s indexable by Google?

For complicated reasons, we can't use <a href=""> tags on part of one of our pages. If we use <button role="link">, will Search Engines crawl the page? If not, is there another way to ...
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Shop product structured data, does it need a certain product image aspect ratio or size?

I am building an online shop for a client and I was taking a look at google's info in regards to the "product" structured data. I noticed in their article they specify to point to a product picture ( ...
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How should I restructure my URLs to make development easier while preserving SEO?

I am trying to fix the URL structure of an ecommerce site that has about 90k part pages. The site has no URL directory structure. Thus, all 90k pages are under the root like example.com/part-page-one. ...
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Numbered lists using <h2> and <h3> tags

I have several blog posts with list or a series of steps. I.e., 1. First Item/Step blah, blah, blah 2. Second Item/Step blah, blah, blah 3. Third Item/Step blah, blah, blah These steps are ...
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Should I have separate pages for different categories or one page with multiple unrelated categories for SEO?

If my website caters to multiple categories which are mutually exclusive to each other, then which of the following is more preferable in terms of SEO? having one page with important keywords from ...
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Do subdirectory URLs need to work for SEO if there are other URLs within that subdirectory? Does time of indexing subdirectory matter in search result

I have a website where I built a sub-folder structure on my links, like this: /category/city/postname Does it matter if /category/city doesn't have a page, even if there is no link to it on the ...
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Benefit of Add Image By URL in wordpress?

In wordpress we can add image by three method. 1.Upload, 2.Media Lib. and 3.Insert image url. my question is, what is benefit of SEO when you choose 3 option(Insert image url). because i use 1st ...
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From an SEO perspective can you redirect away from an old site that cannot be reached to the new site

my client has an old site that cannot be reached. it was registered by a company that is out of business for at least four years, and the host and registrar will not allow the business owner to even ...
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Google Search Console is not fetching the sitemap correctly?

Search Console is not fetching the sitemap when it is named as “Sitemap.xml”, after we renamed it as “Sitemapnew.xml” sitemap is submitted successfully?? 4,630 URL”S were discovering even after we ...
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“URL not in the property” message is showing even if it is in the correct property? [closed]

What will be reason for these issues?? Kindly provide some suggestions.
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Does google prioritize exact matches over synonyms?

I'm about to release some pages with the title 'Top Rated ....' instead of 'Best....' since 'Best....' is a lot more saturated but there are hardly any pages using 'Top Rated....' in the title. ...
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Google Top Stories Listings [closed]

So for the past year, we have been approved and listed in Google news. Majority of the time we are the leader of the pack (top listing) for our desired term on the actual news tab. But when it comes ...
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GSC Coverage vs Mobile Usability discrepancy in count

I ran Excel VLOOKUP against all of the files GSC Coverage lists, versus all of the files GSC mobile usability says are mobile friendly. About 30% of the pages listed in Coverage are not included in ...
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How i can Develop Website Search Structure of Some Links in Google Search Results on Main Keyword of website? [duplicate]

Please Check this Snapshot. How i can build structure of my website like this what is startegy?
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Is more pages with less content better than less pages with more content for SEO?

I'm creating a WordPress website with 14 languages. I have FAQ's with about 12 categories and about 70 (so far) questions/answers in them. Since it is very painful process to create for each language /...
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Hreflang Strategy

I have a very complex question and would like to get some help from advanced webmasters and SEO specialists :) I have a website in both English 'website.com' and in Chinese 'website.com/cn' I've ...
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Google Search Console Showing No Search Impressions and No Clicks, something doesn't make sense

I have a website running passively and receiving good search traffic. Its been a while since I have been optimising, but i recently decided to get back into the project. I loaded Google Search ...
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How to make sure Google doesn't think index.html and homepage pages are duplicate content?

I have a website built with html CSS and JavaScript, its working on Firebase platform. I did a duplicate content test on siteliner.com, the results showed me 100% duplication between index.html file ...
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Are CSS galleries (for inbound links) still a thing?

I've recently returned to freelance and I'm looking at ways to boost my web traffic. Years ago I used to submit my website to CSS galleries in order to get more inbound links. But I feel like CSS ...
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Google PageSpeed insights disregards rel=“preload” for mobile only

As PageSpeed insights tool report claimed my page could be improved by preloading 2 of the fonts on my page, I added rel="preload" to the <link> tags in question. However, PageSpeed Insights ...
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Itemprop will help to avoid the plagarism?

My website is a real estate listing website where many users sign up and list their property each day. In some cases, they already listed their property on some other website and they also use same ...
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site resurrected looks like clone therefore no google ranking (i think) used to be page 1 [duplicate]

It's late please don't shoot me for lack of research on this one but SEO is a whole field of it's own and I have no idea where to start. I have a site (fightingfantasy.net) that used to be ...
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Can content loaded from amp-state JSON get indexed?

We're building a 100% AMP website and some of our pages load content with amp-state. Will the content get correctly indexed by Google or other search engines? It looks like the example in AMP's ...
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Structured data and SEO: mulitple article authors

We sometimes have multiple authors contributing to a single article / webpage. We incidently want to list more then one author. Now we have tagged all authors as author @type Person name name of ...
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Whole section hidden with keywords VS Seo [duplicate]

So we have a page, that has several Click Here buttons, to display a hidden section that contains paragraphs. Like for example, Click Here 1 will display Section 1, Click Here 2 will display Section 2,...
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How do I prerender on Netlify which is compliant for SEO?

Netlify documentation shows using an escaped fragment is best practices for quickly rendering an seo-friendly page, however Google recommends sites don't use escaped fragments. Which is the best way ...
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International Site Migrations and SEO Drops

Our company maintains several blogs, each with similar content, but localized into 3 languages. Some content exists in all 3, but there are variances. I'll call those languages and their sites A, B, ...
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How do I find pages in my own site that I should edit to create links to new content I'm writing?

I'm trying to pay attention to internal links in my own content to improve my SEO ranking. I use Yoast/WordPress for my site. Yoast does a good job when writing articles to suggest other articles I ...
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Manually adjustment of the crawl rate after boost of the “Time Spent Downloading a page”?

I started to use Cloudflare, and automatically the "Time Spent Downloading a page" increased from 180 ms to 610 ms. It started to hurt the Crawl Budget of my website, which has 2,000,000+ pages. I ...
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What is the meaning of itemprop=“contentUrl” in HTML img tag?

I see a attribute called itemprop="contentUrl" in a image. But I don't understand the meaning of this.
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Indicate that content shouldn't be indexed… an improved <noscript>

I have a web-based app (not primarily content-based) that relies on some modern browser tech to function. I want to show a default message in the markup for when the browser isn't running JavaScript ...
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Posting links in classified ads website in 2020?

Regardless of any other parameter, does posting ads with a link to my site on a classified ads website will still help with referencing nowadays? Or are these types of backlinks filtered by search ...
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CTA Label: “Buy Now” vs “Buy PRODUCT NAME Now”

It seems for eCommerce CTAs, the most common label for buying products is "Buy now". From a marketing/SEO point of view it seems like the best option with highest CTR, but from an accessibility point ...
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Is it worth handling SEO friendly URLs that might change over time? Or should I use generic ones that will not change?

I will use SEO friendly URL slugs for my website pages. But I would like to know how far should I go down this road. My specific question is about whether I should be choosing SEO friendly URL's ...
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Lost rankings after redirecting keyword page to home page, can I optimize my home page for that keyword?

I had been ranked for a desirable phrase in the past, but I redirected that page to the homepage. This was a bad mistake. Now my homepage isn't ranking in the search results nearly as well for that ...
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Question on switching domains and how to trigger search engines to reindex for an Rails app

For an app I recently switched domains. I deleted the links between the old domain and heroku and then added a new link between the new domain and heroku, but I didn't put any redirects. After the ...
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SEO Ranking for a website under DDOS attack

Our website was under a DDOS attack and the attacker demanding $5000 to stop it. Under this condition, we have blocked all the traffic from outside India. Our customers are from ONLY India and we ...
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Changed URL for a page that was indexed by Googlebot. Will redirect 301 from the old URL to the new one. But what to do with my Sitemap?

I'm planning to change a url for one of my site's page. Example: From: https://www.example.com/old-post-slug To: https://www.example.com/new-post-slug The fact is that Google has already ...
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Implement redirects properly for SEO in Angular

I'm developing a website where it's really important, that the subpages of the site are indexed properly in Google. A few months ago, we changed the url structure, we added a /<language>/ after ...
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What are the SEO ramifications of duplicate content on the same page?

My question has some similarities to this one. But since I am asking about a very specific type of section on the page I think it warrants some thought as to whether the approach I am looking to take ...

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