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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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“Under construction” pages and multiple canonicalization tags

My website has a few pages that are still "under construction" and I want to go online. What is the best practice to redirect all HREF links to a common "under construction" page? Can it be done ...
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Are there any issues with using the contents of a PDF file on my web pages?

When I search for an item, results in PDF format are suggested by Google. How does Google identify PDF content? And is there any issue with using the contents of a PDF file on my website? Will the ...
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Search traffic significant drop since HTTPS migration [duplicate]

My website has seen a dramatic drop in search engine traffic (over 50%) since swapping to https 2 months ago. I have .htaccess rules for 301 redirects and since it is a Wordpress site, I also have a ...
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How can I substitute our site name in the place that the URL usually appears in the Google search results?

Below is a screen shot of a query on Google. The URL usually appears where the green text is. How do you control what that says? For my specific site it displays the URL. I want to put my business ...
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Will Google Search penalize a sudden increase of reviews?

I have a site with reviews / ratings. Now I have a lot of ratings to import from a gdocs survey and I need to update the total of aggregate ratings to include this new data. Today I have, let's say, ...
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Locale code in route versus in query string for i18n

So I came across a library that helps with adding locale code to the route of your website. eg website.com/en-US/about/ The library claims that one should do it this way because "Google needs ...
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Will it hurt SEO to remove the .html extension from static pages such that they get served as text/x-generic

If we want to go with static website, we generate static html files of pages with names like contacts.html and we may add to our .htaccess file the lines like RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^(([^/]+/)*[...
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Domain name is being placed at end of URLs in WordPress site according to Google Search Console

I have the same problem of this guy but, checking my code, I have no anchor link that and my .htacces seems ok This problem happens only in the smartphone tab under access denied <IfModule ...
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Will suppressing breadcrumbs on mobile website work from an SEO perspective?

We have an automobile website with pages in following hierarchy: Home > Make > Model > Variant i.e. Home > Audi > A4 > TFS1 Premium Plus We are showing the breadcrumbs on our desktop page but not ...
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My 3500 page ecommerce site wont show up in SERP for branded searches [on hold]

I run an ecommerce site, kaamastra.com with more than 3500 products(mainly branded as Kaamastra - my self-owned brand) and 300 backlinks. Site is based on Magento 1.9 and the domain is 6 years old and ...
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Should redirects to the home page including a trailing slash?

The website URL is http://example.com but some pages have been redirected to http://example.com/, the version of the URL with the trailing slash. Should I change all redirects to the non-trailing-...
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How to migrate from HTTP and HTTPS old sub domain to HTTPS root new domain in htaccess with least SEO risks?

Looking for the best site migration strategy for SEO, which consider these specific combinations of elements and challenges: *note: site is in Wordpress. Htaccess redirect code to go from sub ...
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Use of rel=“alternate” on multilingual site

I operate an English website handling multilingual content (up to 13 other languages), with a large amount—but not all—of our content translated into those other languages. We use rel="alternate" to ...
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SEO - Custom error pages & status codes

My website uses a custom error page with the <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> meta tag. Am I right in thinking this tag will tell crawlers, such as Googlebot, to remove the page from ...
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SEO: Heavy request response affects index position? [closed]

I have a project in wich the backend area is not very developed. Strong frontend but simple backend. I make a few but big requests to backend to retrieve the state data of the application. Those ...
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Magento 1 adds a trailing slash at the end of CMS page

I am using Magento 1.9 and I have a problem with one of my CMS pages. I found out that the page is available under two versions: www.example.com/MyCMSpage www.example.com/MyCMSpage/ I am not sure ...
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The effect of removing many URLs from google search console

I have been working as a web developer for several years, fixing issues, errors, and increasing page load speed etc. but I'm kinda new to SEO and Google Search Console. I have a client who is using ...
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Google webmaster tools: Sitemap submitted but only 2 URL are indexed [duplicate]

I have eCommerce website in Magento, And its 5 years older site. I have submitted sitemap.xml in webmaster tools, sitemap submitted 535 URLS (webpages), but only 2 URL are indexed. This indexing ...
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How do several URLs become grouped under one roof in search results? [duplicate]

Sometimes in the search results, especially for brand names (even for not so well-known names) the main URL comes in the result encapsulating several secondary URLs, just like in the image below. I'...
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How can we know what phrases visitors search for on before visiting our site and which search terms we rank on the first page in Google?

To visit our site, what phrases have visitors searched for on Google? How do I know? How do I know than What words do we have on Google's first page?
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Schema.org Event does not appear in Google Search and Bing [duplicate]

I always wondered how freelancers and businesses add their events to Google and Bing to make them searchable like this: Finally I found some forum explaining that Google read them from JSON-LD format ...
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Google ignores canonical and selects alt but still shows canonical

This is kind of complicated scenario. I have this URL: www.example.com/this-is-page-A Which has correctly implemented canonical and hreflang directives. On Google console i can see Google decided ...
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When replacing our website with a temporary news feed during a crisis, what is the best way to preserve SEO?

Together with our "Crisis management" Team, we plan to make an "Twitter-like" frontpage for our website only activated during an "disruptive and unexpected event". Whats the best way to not lose ...
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Is it possible to redirect a domain while keeping that domain in Google search results?

I have a domain name, https://seo.example.com/, that is currently showing up in Google Search results. I want to set up a redirect such that when visitors view that domain, they are immediately ...
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SEO for a single page application with next and previous - Canonical strategy. I am using vue.js

This is not a SPA (single page application). It has different pages for categories but the filter on left (like amazon) is used for searching. It shows 10 results in one page and has a previous and ...
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Indexing but not ranking in search [duplicate]

I’ve run into an SEO issue and I’m just completely stumped. I currently am working on a website. This is the 3rd round of SEO work being done and I just can’t comprehend why we our pages aren’t being ...
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Google site-related links [duplicate]

I have a website I'm currently working with, I was wondering about the default behaviour of search. Currently, to show a subset of links related to the page under the same search result, I have to use ...
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Should the website migration be postponed to after Google major algorithm updates?

For the major updates in Google algorithm like the recent one for medical websites, Is it better to postpone the website migration to after update launch or to speed it up to do the migration before ...
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What is the effect of Google new algorithm for health related websites on ranking? [closed]

My client has a dental services website and they did a website migration recently. They have lost ranking from 1st to lost for so many keywords. Now the web agency mentions the new google algorithm ...
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Is setting the width and height of an SVG important for indexing?

Generally, when SVGs are displayed responsively, we only need to set the viewBox attribute on the <svg> and can entirely omit the width and height attributes (i.e. something like <svg viewBox=...
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does implementing canonical tags on pages with high page view drop the traffic to them? [duplicate]

My client has a bunch of duplicate content. The problem is all of them have high amount of traffic. So if I implement canonical tags on them, will it hurt the performance?
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How much critical CSS can be inlined before there is a negative performance impact?

I've heard that to avoid render-blocking issues, it's good to inline critical CSS directly in the <HEAD> tag by including the actual CSS in <STYLE> tags, and then load the rest of the CSS ...
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Does accents (é, è, à) in filename affect SEO [duplicate]

In French, a lot of names have accents (é, è, ê, ô, etc.). For a project, we've uploaded the image of every team member with their full name, so it looks like this: jean-léger.jpg agnès-tremblay.jpg ...
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Is it bad for SEO only link to non-canonical URLs such that the canonical pages are orphaned?

I have an e-commerce website, and a lot of products. For duplication matters, every variance of a product have a canonical on a generic product page. For exemple, my specific product is at https://...
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what factors can cause major drop in ranking after site migration? [duplicate]

My client has implemented the changes below: website platform URL path structure (adding some subfolders) removing www from the URL content (meta tags) They have lost theirs ranking even for branded ...
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Missing reciprocal hreflang (no return-tag). Some pages don't include hreflang links to all the other pages of the group

There is some error when testing my site in https://ahrefs.com/: Missing reciprocal hreflang (no return-tag) It suggests: Why and how to fix Issue details Confirmation (...
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Is it bad for SEO to 301 redirect the homepage URL to a deeper URL?

For some reason we need to 301 redirect homepage URL to another URL for a while. Eg: we would use a 301 redirect from www.example.com to www.example.com/a-catgory/b-catgory we would add a canonical &...
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How can I meta tag properly in a CMS where every page has the same <head> code?

I'm helping someone update their website with code similar to this <title>keywords | brand</title> <link rel="shortcut icon" type=" "/> <link rel="canonical" href="http://website....
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Google Web Cache Issue [duplicate]

Need your help. Why my Google webcache is showing all my links broken. How to fix this? https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:d-mCHB9Q2K0J:https://www.bluentcad.com/+&cd=1&hl=...
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Image path and seo [duplicate]

We can right click on image and view image as a new tab. So google consider as this as a page? How important image path(url) to seo?
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Cross Domain Canonical

This is simply a question to figure out if I am understanding this and my approach is correct. www.ticketwebsite.com/event/event-name - Event ticket website www.examplesite.com/event/event-name-123 - ...
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Hide the date in serp wordpress

In what way can I hide date in google serp for one specific page in my wordpress. I can't figure how to delete it because none date is visible in whole page.
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Translation with less words can inflict SEO?

Can I translate a website in a foreign language reducing the content (in the translated version) from the original language? For example, the original website in English has 30.000 words; instead the ...
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Page Not Ranking in Google [duplicate]

I created this page (Interior design companies in Dubai on the website. And it has been more than three months but it is still not coming in the top 100. Can you please tell me where I am going wrong?...
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404 to 301 Permanent Redirect a good idea?

I have a domain which I bought in 2013 and stopped working on it in 2015. I recently started to work on it again. The website had around 150 articles which I deleted a long time ago. While none of ...
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Will adding a “designed by” link in our client's footer impact our SEO? [duplicate]

What happens if we put designed by link (e.g, "Design by example.com") in our client's website footer - will that affect our website's ranking? Our client's website is new, with a new domain that ...
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What's the best practice (from SEO perspective) to remove pages from your website

Removing products from Shopify resulted in 404 when google kept redirecting traffic to indexed links which resulted in gradual drop in the site ranking as well as organic traffic. Right now we're ...
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Will using images from other sites (with permission) hurt search engine rankings?

Can you tell me whether Google's algorithm flags plagiarism for using images on your website from other sites? I don't want to get penalized, for cases where the image owner allowed it to be used on ...
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Lost SEO after domain change. Can it be duplicate content?

So, I have a niche blog started in June 2017. After the first year (with around one day before the expiration date), I have changed the domain, because the old one wasn't related to the niche. But, I ...
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Should I submit the redirects in the old website search console?

I have redirected https://www.example.com to https://example.com. Should I exclude all the redirected pages of the first website in its own search console? For instance should I include https://www....