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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Any SEO penalty for creating a new website and having no content for years?

I have a domain with hosting (supposed to be a blog) which has been live for 2 years with zero posts. I finally have created the content for it. Is it wise to post to the same website or should I buy ...
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How does Googlebot crawl pages having cookiepro integration

Google bot is appending the link present in cookiepro banner on my main product-details page and hence giving 404. On the webapp the link is going to the proper URL, but I can see a lot of URLS in my ...
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SEO Related i m doing seo of a website and got stuck with some error [closed]

For example my website is abcd.net when i start the seo i check it on google by typing on google abdcd and it is on top but when i m done with SEO i check it again many time and its on the top alike i ...
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Google has deindexed portions of our page after content copied [duplicate]

This year our website featured in a number of top design articles and has been subsequently copied extensively. Now, Google appears to have deindexed portions of our home page (and maybe other content)...
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Ubersuggest continuously finds newly created spammy backlinks to my site

I found some of the spam links in Ubersuggest backlinks report for my website.. The spam backlinks increase daily as measured by this tool. I removed all URLs from Google Search Console as well as ...
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Mark just a portion of the page as “canonical” when some blog content is used on product pages

Our site has blog posts and product pages. Some of our product pages contain, among some other information, part of the blog posts' content. I am not sure how Google will see it. Am I going to be ...
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SEO effects of redirecting from top level country domain to subdirectories on gLTD

I am developing a website which has 6-7 translations, the client owns the top level domain (.fr, .de, etc.) and wants to use these domains to direct users to the gTLD subfolder. I will be using ...
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html5 - <figure> element position importance

I am an advanced developer stuck with a simple question. Is the position of a <figure> element on a webpage Important or not? And what are some good use-cases of the figure element? Generally, ...
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Mobile Google Search Result Icon/Favicon Not Showing Up

I have put link rel=icon in the HTML with 48px icon size, tried with .ico and .png but the custom main site icon is not showing up in Google Search Result (Mobile). I have request reindex in Search ...
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How to exclude a site address without url prefix from being crawled by search engines?

Let's assume, i have a website on the following domain: example.com When a user visits example.com, it will be redirected by my script to one of 3 languages, based on their navigator.language, if he ...
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Why am I ranking on last page in SERP for every keyword? [closed]

I couldn't find this question anywhere. Everyone is talking about ranking and how to rank on top in SERPs. I used to rank on top 2 or 3 pages a lot but Now I don't rank anymore. My content is ...
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Using `noindex` for recently purchased domain we are migrating to

We recently purchased the .com version of our domain. So we are migrating from oursite.org to oursite.com, but this will take several weeks. The site was previously indexed, and a Google search ...
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Are there any negative implications of redirecting a URL on one domain to a URL on a different domain?

For context, my company uses a 3rd party website to house Instructions for Use manuals for the products we manufacture. We use a 3rd party to house these manuals as they are very large and often need ...
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Can I be notified when Google indexes a web page (either mine or a competitor's)?

Is there a way to be notified by Google (or someone else) when Google indexes a new page on a website? I have a few websites that I want to keep track of and be notified when they add new products ...
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The website is facing a Japanese keyword hack issue. What to do? [duplicate]

We are currently facing a Japanese keyword hack issue on our website (https://example.com/). The issue is faced on 25-11-2019 when we got the mail that shows someone is the new google search console ...
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SEO Implications using different domains for same website ecosystem

First off, I know next to nothing about SEO (I'm an application developer), but I have questions regarding the implications of having certain locations on a website directed to a different domain and ...
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How to apply SEO on PDF based page

I run a website that is based on two main content types: Articles: containing common articles with images, lists and paragraphs. Special content: which are articles that contain a text-introduction ...
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Is 302 redirect before 500 a bad practice from SEO perspective?

I want to display 500 error information to the end-user For instance, it should happen when I request a page https://website.net/crashedPage There are 2 options: Option 1 Perform redirect to the ...
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Should en and x-default be included on the same page for hreflang tags?

We are using a tool called SEMRush where it is flagging that the en and x-default values for the hreflang are causing conflicts. Should both en and x-default be included for the hreflang tags? This ...
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Search Console error “uncommon download”

I get this alert in my Google Search Consol: 1 issue detected Google has detected harmful content on some of your site’s pages. We recommend that you remove it as soon as possible. Until then, ...
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Why would Google Search Console report many times more indexed URLs than a Screaming Frog crawl finds?

I've just crawled my website in Screaming Frog and I have around 6K Internal URLs and 4K external URLs. Then I looked in GSC and saw that Google indexed 50K pages. How is that possible?
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From target blank to self: do I need to measure differently?

I saw that my website is using target="blank" on internal links due to something I totally missed in the code. So, I changed that to "self", as there is no need to target a new window while they are ...
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How to affect a domain's title in Google Search?

Recently, Google has been replacing many domains in SERPs with website titles, e.g. "Stack Exchange" instead of "stackexchange.com". However many smaller sites, including my own, only show a URL and ...
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Wrong favicon displayed on Google's mobile SERP

For some time now, Google has been displaying a website's favicon next to its title on the mobile SERP according to this answer. But, for one website that I am managing, it is showing a completely ...
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Duplicate problem on Google Search Console

I use free hosting and a free site maker. After a while, I added my own domain via DNS settings. I faced a major problem after this. My new pages are not being indexed because Google detects duplicate ...
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Allow all bots except Googlebot which should only be able to crawl the home page

I want to allow all bots to crawl and index a site, except Googlebot. I want to allow google to index only the home page (/) URL, but nothing else. I'd prefer to do this in robots.txt. How can I ...
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When translating a site into multiple languages, can we redirect our original language URLs to include the language identifier and maintain SEO?

We're in the process of localising our website into FR, DE and ES. As part of the current design, all URLs in the website will include the locale e.g. example.com/fr or example.com/es. Our developer ...
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What are the SEO implications of an established website shifting from server-side rendering to client side?

I run a decently established website (20k monthly users, already indexed by Googlebot, etc) that has been built on Django a year and a half ago. The vast majority of traffic on my site comes from the ...
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How do i add custom fields in google search results?

I want to display custom fields like how search results pointing to wikipedia. For example, try searching Tesla on Google and check the search results, One of the search is like this, See the ...
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Does Google index page URLs with languages parameters as a different page?

If I implement multilingual access to the resource through the parameter: 1) https://example.com/en/article-1 2) https://example.com/article-1?l=en So, does Google index both of them as a single ...
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How to optimize site like Digg (Less Content but High Qulaity Links) [closed]

I already read What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? But what is going to build isn't a normal blog or a normal website. I want to build a site like Digg for a specific ...
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Google Sites: 301 Redirect broken links to the home page

Several months ago, I migrated my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and now use Google Sites. Several broken links from the old GoDaddy webpage highly ranked on Google Search persist. I would ...
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Is it bad to have a 'coming soon' page before launch? [duplicate]

I bought a domain name and for the moment the page only says something like 'this domain is registered' but does it have a negative impact on SEO if I keep this page for some months, before I'm ready ...
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Added a second office to the page with address schema for both and original business listing ranks worse

I have a site which has recently grown and have a second office. They have registered for business listings (so they tell me) but their business listing has dropped. As well as having an individual ...
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Do errors in Javascript (console errors like reference errors) affect SEO?

Suppose I have an error in my console on a couple of pages, like the following: (index):239 Uncaught ReferenceError: incom is not defined at (index):239 at dispatch (jquery.min.js?ver=1.8.3:2)...
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Would there be any SEO or accessibility repercussions for having a blog article title appear twice in the HTML markup but only once visually?

On pages where I display a single blog post, my HTML markup structure can be broken down into the following: <body> <header><h1>Site Header</h1></header> <...
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How does geo targeting affect SEO if I set it or leave it unchecked in Google Search Console?

I have a tech blog which is aiming to get a global audience just like the gsmarena (popular tech blog) does. Do I need to set any specific geolocation or leave it unchecked? I don't want to rank ...
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If a page has links to itself, is it good for SEO or bad? [duplicate]

I want to know if I get a link to the same page, how would it affect the SEO for that page? Is it a good practice or bad? for example : making this link "site.com/aa" to the same page "site.com/aa"
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Issue in Indexing the Meta tags in Google [duplicate]

I have created new website. The website has vast and valuable content. It's been 5 days, i just check that google has indexed new website. But its not showing the meta title and description. Google ...
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How many H1 tag, Can we use in One html Page? [duplicate]

Some years ago, everybody who work in Seo field, Recommended that Use only One H1 tag in page, but I heard We can use as many as necessary H1 tag and it doesn't make any problem for Seo (Google search ...
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SEO relevance of content shared via iframe [duplicate]

I am working on a system to share the same content (with slight differences depending on the receiver) with a bunch of websites. The content will be delivered via iframe on the client-websites. How ...
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Will robots- noindex meta tag completely prevent searching from indexing page

I am wondering if meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> will completely prevent website page from being indexed. i noticed one of the website has following noindex meta tag on ...
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Is a child element set to visible while its parent set to hidden bad for SEO?

To modify the style of a component within a framework, I need to set the visibility of the parent container to hidden and the visibility of its child that contains the content to visible. Is that bad ...
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New professional blog; should I redirect from my personal blog, or leave content both places?

I've been an on-and-off (mostly off) blogger for years, mixing personal interest and professional topics on a personal blog. I've recently created a new professional website where I duplicated the ...
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Does adding a canonical URL affect underlying (subdirectory) URLs?

I am uncertain about a certain change. We have the following structure. Domain: ranks for keyword X /main-category (has strong relation to domain name itself and possibly cannibalizes the man domain ...
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How to create a sitemap for my sub-sites that duplicate pages from my main site?

I have a website containing around 8000 vacancies (and growing each day): https://www.example.com , this website consists (at the moment) out of 3 languages, www.example.com/nl-be/, www.example.com/fr-...
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How do I redirect thousands of WordPress URLs to a subdirectory?

I have a WordPress website and it has almost 22,000 blog posts. It has been running with good SEO for the past 6 years. The contents are scattered in almost all social media and backlinked in a lot ...
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Can a JS redirect to a not found page work in place of a real 404?

I need assistance with some issues on a Big Commerce site. To preface, it is not my site and the IT team has a complex technology stack being utilized to build the site. The issue is that adding an ...
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Google showing pages for old out of date events rather than pages for the current events from our site

I manage a website for a company that offers classroom training in a niche topic. Our training page is well optimized and ranks on page 1. The page lists our upcoming sessions. We have json-ld ...
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How to prevent duplicate content [duplicate]

I have a website build for two groups both groups are working on a different domain but this domain points to the same website en show partly the same and partly different content. Is this going to be ...