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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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Is it non-beneficial for my website if I pass do follow link to another website?

If I provide outbound link to a similar niche website with do-follow tag, that website will sure be benefitted but will it harm my website in any ways ?
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If all web pages are interchangeably linked by taxonomy (categories), do I still need a sitemap for SEO?

I have a mediaWiki web site with about 350 web pages. If all web pages, without exception, are interchangeably linked by taxonomy (categories), and moreover, there are also other indicators for web ...
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Pagination without pagination URLs - is it bad for SEO?

I've read a few articles about pagination pitfalls but none really describe my situation. I have a products page rendered with ReactJS with about 300 products and pagination (I am also using server-...
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Google Structured Data Reviews without penalize SEO

I was implementing structured data in my companies website when I found this guide: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/sd-policies Well, there's a point that bothers me: note that ...
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How am I supposed to add support for “next-gen” formatted images?

No matter how much unnecessary css/js or general load time I shave off my website, Google Audits always penalises me massively for not using "next-gen formats" such as JPEG2000, JPEGXR and WebP in my ...
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In Google Analytics direct traffic has only 12% of returning users. How could it be? [on hold]

For quite a long time (at least a year), the statistics of our site is very stable: more than half of the site’s traffic is Organic, with 16% of returning users (the average for the entire site is 14%)...
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Google SEO search keyword. get to know how each word is converting

Is there any way to pull the SEO keywords from Google and merge it with my data and understand the conversion rate of each keyword? I want to try and focus on promoting only relevant keywords. Not ...
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Website in 2nd page for only one keyword lost ranking in top 10 pages [on hold]

One of my client's website lost it's ranking.It was ranking on one keyword at 14th position.Now it's not even in 10th page.Also google webmaster doesn't suggest any things.It's ranking is good in ...
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SEO: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or example.com/keyword1-keyword2 [duplicate]

For search engines, mostly Google, which is better: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or: example.com/keyword1-keyword2 This specific page has to rank high for keyword 2, and possibly keyword 1 too.
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what are the current tools to decide on a domain name? [on hold]

Could you help find tools to decide on which domain name to choose? "firstname"+"lastname".com (e.g. tomhanks.com) or "firstname"+"lastname"+"art".com (e.g. tomhanksart.com) Content will be art ...
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Japanese keyword hacking error on website causing multiple URLs(not associated with our website) appearing in SERP [duplicate]

Our website has showing Japanese keywords in Search engine result pages, there are multiple URL's that are appearing on the result page which is not associated with our website In starting the URL's ...
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Does deleting old posts harm to website seo?

I have a auto feed news website that get new posts from some other websites and publish in my website automatically.I want to know is it OK if I delete posts older than 6 months - 1 year or it will ...
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I use curl to submit sitemap but doesnt get reflection in webportal [duplicate]

this is TWO things confused me that how should I submit my sitemap. First. It is understood that a sitemap can be submitted with cURL. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668?hl=en ...
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How do you get this type of backlinks? [on hold]

In this case, Wikipedia giving a backlink to one news site and that news site is giving a CANONICAL link to another site... I am not able to understand how is that possible? p.s: the content of ...
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Genuine Google Bug - Sitemaps

Posting this here because this post doesn't seem to show up on the Google Webmaster Community forum (must have some sort of keyword that causes it to be shadow banned). I want to stress that I would ...
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My website is hidden for using copyright content under DMCA complaint. How can i get it back?

My website is hidden for using copyright content under DMCA complaint. How can i get it back ? now it is showing "In response to a complaint that we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright ...
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How do I ensure that my site appears in the knowledge graph of Google for queries such as “LMS Software”? [duplicate]

I have tried various approaches to ensure that my site gets included in the Google knowledge graph for "LMS software". Can you help me with this?
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Why is meta description not showing properly on Google? [duplicate]

Weird discrepancy in meta description. On the website source code, meta description is "Insurance Brokers provide Insurance for Films, Photographers, Events, Theatre Producers, Music Performers, and ...
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what is the best practice for indexing the pages that can be edit or delete by authenticated users in any time?

consider a website that authenticated users can create a content for example "bmw 1987 tuning for sale" and I need this pages to be index by google so if some one looking for this car in google can ...
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Google ignoring Canonical tag

I have two pages on the site that are 100% identical: MyDomain.com MyDomain.com/Keyword MyDomain.com/Keyword exists solely because I had to give the page I created in the CMS a url, and that page is ...
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Web site name and domain name not taking to the website itself in google [duplicate]

I have a website, let's say makeyoueat.com. when you search in google makeyoueat or makeyoueat.com you get other websites referring to me (PR and independent articles), but not my site. Only the 4th ...
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Google selecting wrong canonical

This page addresses the question of duplicate content, but does not describe what I'm facing. After first encountering the Google "canonical algorithm bug" 2 months ago, I've made only a little ...
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Isomorphic (Universal) web application and SEO

I am developing an isomorphic web application using React (SSR). However, I need to render some of my components on the client side. Therefore, the things that a Google bot sees may be different from ...
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Why my different product pages with similar content have different ranks?

We have a product based automobile website where we publish content for cars and bikes. This includes automobile's images, videos, pricing, reviews, similar offerings. We want to improve our Google ...
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Handle legacy URLs that now are not found 3 years after migrating site from Blogspot to WordPress

Google still detect old URLs from blogspot: /2016/07/example-title-post-here.html /2016/07/example-title-post-here.html?m=1 But when I try access old data URLs, it's already a 404. That leads to so ...
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Alternative domain name and Google Search Console

I have a mydomain.com domain that I've been using for years. Recently I purchased mydomain.it on which I applied a 301 redirect (mydomain.it -> mydomain.com). Do I have to do something on Google ...
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why impression drop after submitting sitemap [closed]

we newly launched a new webiste in the last month, and we are using google search console to investigate how to improve the traffic. we found that there was a big increase after we submitting the ...
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Can a GIF/Video banner be as good with SEO as an animated HTML text one? [closed]

From an SEO perspective, is a large full page banner made of 10 slogans or company 'brand values' better as animated HTML text or as an animated gif/video? What's the modern take on this? The gif/...
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SEO using subdomains [duplicate]

I have a website which is mainly a blog, shop catalog, and reminder app. The blog is WordPress - for generating traffic The catalog is Woocomerce - for generating income The reminder app is custom ...
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SEO - Website relaunch. Is it wiser to change things gradually? [duplicate]

I'm about to do a website relaunch in a couple of months. It's a WordPress site. The relaunch will include these changes: changes in content, both text and images a new WP theme, thus changes in the ...
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What's the best URL structure for a travel blog? [closed]

I have a travel blog where I write about things to do in several cities around the world. Currently the URL of those pages is like this site/country/country-name and then I have several cities ...
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SEO impact of using one image for several different posts on my site

What is the impact of using one image for several post on my site? Does it have a negative affect on SEO? For several posts, I use one picture. because all of them are Q & A. Am I wrong? is it ...
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Is duplicate H1 tags from other websites duplicate content?

i was thinking about the problem of the scenario. lets think that i own this website: example.com. and i have a section that has some list of titles like below: Title one Title Two Title Three Title ...
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How to block website pages using .htaccess [closed]

I am trying to block my website inner pages using .htaccess Instead of Robots and Meta tag, but the code is not working.RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} AltaVista [OR] RewriteCond %{...
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SEO Best Practices for Portfolio Website

I have a portfolio site show-casing design and development work. Each portfolio piece has its own URL. For example, if I've designed a site for Joe's Pizza, and my site is mysite.com, then Joe's Pizza ...
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URL Parameters in GSC contains strange values for recently crawled URLs

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for quite some time. One advice I received is to set GSC URL Parameters to "Every URL", since we use a page generation script with a "page" ...
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invoke a URL Perl script silently, without changing URL visible to client

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for 2+ months. Following various forum advice and suggestions haven't solved it yet, although for sure they've made our website better. One ...
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Fast-moving “Trending” listing of “mixed” content - is its SEO even possible?

I'm a server side developer who's new to SEO. There's a website I maintain where users post text and image content on a variety of subjects. All the content is voted on, and the best bits make it to ...
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Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? [duplicate]

Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? In other words, could anyone explain which one is better and why? https://example.com/category/product https://example.com/category-...
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Could it be possible for a site to be indexed and cached but not show up in google search result? [duplicate]

My site is cached and indexed by Google.I have couple of thousands visitors per day. I have done every SEO check online but one problem persists. Despite abiding by Google webmasters' guide, my site ...
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How can I make a GSC change of address from a TLD to subdirectory? [duplicate]

I am moving from https://www.exampleA.com/ to https://www.exampleB.com/directory/. This is because the old site is now a part of a larger company so we are moving it into its directory. For this ...
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So My Indexation Has Been Rapidly Dropping in Site Search, But It's Been Consistantly At 14k pages in GSC, What Is Causing The Difference? [duplicate]

So My Indexation Has Been Rapidly Dropping in Site Search, But It's Been Consistently At 14k pages in GSC, What Is Causing The Difference? Details: This is a problem that has been going on for a ...
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Google selects one unrelated page as Canonical for many other pages, blocking our pages from indexing

Since start of April, we have many pages such as: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=directcore for which Google continues to select this page as canonical: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=...
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Ajax Request with Push State to Current URL SEO Friendly?

After reading up on getting content indexed in Google that is pulled into a page from an AJAX request, I have found that you can use pushState to change the URL and this will allow Google to find it. ...
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Google removed me from search results after title SEO?

I am improving the SEO for out website. According to the best practices, I have changed more than 3 thousands of our content titles to become SEO friendly: Shortened them to under 70 characters (they ...
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Is it necessary to install Yoast for a website which is installed inside an existing WordPress installation folder?

I am setting up a new website inside an already installed WordPress website folder (e.g., www.example.com/newsite/). I am using the Yoast SEO plugin for my old website (www.example.com). Is it ...
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Why would Google canonize between hreflang pages?

So as far as I know, one of the most important use cases, and basically the whole point of hreflang is to be able to control which domain should rank where when it is not obvious. I notice that from ...
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Website appears in chinese when I search on google

My WordPress site got hacked recently and I removed the hacked files and did everything what Google requires to do to recover it, but still, when I search my website, it appears with some chinses ...
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How to update a dynamic sitemap?

I am working on an e-commerce website, where users can create a new product to sell. When a user creates a new product, that new product gets an auto-incremented Id, let's say 25, so the link for the ...
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Canonicals and SEO for similar content across multiple environments

I have a VPS with multiple sites all using 1 shared IP. I also have a dedicated IP I can assign to 1 site. I have development (DEV) and production (PROD) environments for each site. I avoid duplicate ...