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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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My www version has better metrics than the non-www, so I'm preferring it in search console now. What else do I need to do?

I am working on a website which was originally registered in Google Search Console as http://example.com/. After a few months I noticed that the http://www.example.com/ has higher domain authority (...
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Why does Google only find my site's domain name when it ends with .com? [duplicate]

When I am trying to find my site on Google by typing just a domain name, Google finds nothing. When I search with example.com however, it finds the site. I'd like that my visitors can search for my ...
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How do I tell Googlebot and Bingbot that there will be more links below the current viewport

So I have a blog post which is rendered on the server, so this should not be a problem. Now below the post there is a standard "Recommended Section" with related posts, but I fetch these posts only if ...
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Is bad for SEO if browser need to run synchronous JS to get content?

I'm developing a site using symfony + Vue. The problem is that this HTML with non-standard tags (components) gets into the browser. All that contained in the <div id="app"> element must ...
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is there really such thing as SEO friendly url? [duplicate]

I am working on a wordpress theme design and wanted to solve the problem of making mistakes with the title of blog posts where when you go and correct the title the url changes and old url will 404 ...
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Is it okay for SEO to wrap block elements in a link?

We have a request to have an entire block of content be clickable as opposed to just a link field. Questions: Is it good practice to allow for entire block of content to be clickable? If we wrap ...
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Google isn't finding content in paginated lists

We have a website which lists machine parts by code number. These show in a paginated list: /parts?page=1 has records 1 to 25 of 356736. We use canonical, next, and prev links. The list may be ...
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Why are some google snippet results bold?

Recently, when I search for keyword "best mlm software" I got a featured snippet having "List of Multi Level Marketing Software". I noted that two of list's item were BOLD text. Didn't know why??? Can ...
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My team wants to move news section of our website to subdomain [duplicate]

My team wants to move news section of our website to subdomain ex "news.website.com" does it affect SEO? Can anyone tell me pro and cons of this thing?
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How do I make my server-sider rendered Angular application not “flicker” when it transitions to the javascript application?

For our business, SEO is exceptionally important, so though we have an Angular 7 app, we use server-side rendering so that Google et al. can easily access our content. (I know they supposedly render ...
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Is it good for SEO to change an article's slug when changing its title?

I have the following URL view: example.com/article/{slug}-{id} If I change the title of the article, then the slug will also change so that there is no disagreement. Please note that the article ...
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Is SEO and Google AdWords dead when it comes to delivering results for traditional businesses? [on hold]

Is SEO and Google AdWords dead when it comes to delivering results for traditional businesses (doctors, lawyers, general contractors, etc.) that get their traffic mostly from people who are searching ...
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Can having a Pinterest Pinit button cause high bounce rate in Google Analytics?

I have a page with only images with the Pinterest Pinit button prominent on the images. I am seeing a high bounce rate. Is it possible every time someone clicks on the Pinit button to share an image,...
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Is it cloaking to use translated international content in different subfolders?

I already read all the recommended answers, but they don't give me any help on what I want to ask. I already read the following: Root index.html file of a multi-language website but it does not ...
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SEO friendly urls in online shop [duplicate]

Product pages in the website I build can have multiple categories/urls, so we will use canonical urls and the main product url will be unique and predictable like: /products/productname-id However ...
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For SEO should there be a web page for every URL path segment? [duplicate]

If I have a domain with the URL example.com/section-1/abc, should there also be a dedicated web page for example.com/section-1 from a SEO point of view? Assume that there is no bread crumb ...
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How many levels of sub-pages do Google bots crawl to when fetching and indexing linked pages in Google Search Console?

Let's say I submit a sitemap page that contains all the links I want Google to crawl, but instead of submitting a sitemap, I fetch the page and linked pages and let Google index them. How many levels ...
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Does a Q&A-section cause a problem with thin or duplicate content?

A client wishes to implement a Q&A section where users can ask questions about certain topics that will be answered by experts of that niche and then be published on his site. Each answered and ...
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No “Mobile Usability errors” but indexed pages are not showing in mobile usability report

I recently moved a site from non https to https. All pages have finally been indexed and I don't see any mobile usability errors. However, the number of valid pages shown in the search console ...
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Multiple rules to rewrite the url

Why both rules don't work together and how can i fix it? Only the first one works... I think that there's a conflict between the two rules, but i did not found a solution yet ?p= is the querystring i ...
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Can alternate language versions rely on canonicals to satisfy the requirement to point back to the original page?

Say I have 4 URLs: www.example.com/en/main-content www.example.com/en/almost-identical-to-main-content www.example.com/fr/main-content www.example.com/fr/almost-identical-to-main-content The ...
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“prev. next.” text in Google search results meta description

Strange things happend when I check my website in Google search results. I'm using Wordpress and Yoast SEO plugin. Meta description of site was typed in Yoast SEO plugin so everything is fine but at ...
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My site simply disappeared from SERPS! [duplicate]

my problem is this, my site missed the rankings it had a few weeks ago, It was not because of any manual action, because I did not receive any notifications in the search console, Some errors ...
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Move a blog on a different server from a subdomain to a folder using Nginx

I have a node js application that runs on a VPS, and recently we added a blog to the site, we choose WordPress for the blog CMS, for avoiding configuring VPS for PHP and WP we moved blog to another ...
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Can I use <icon> element in HTML5? It fails the W3C validator

When I go to the W3C validator service, to try out if it complains about using an <icon> element, with this example: <!doctype html> <html lang="en"> <head> <title>...
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Do Google and others care how much CPU/GPU is used by the web browser to render a webpage?

Let's say that I have a hypothetical webpage: I have an absolutely positioned HTML5 <video> tag that is set to automatically play. It is sized to occupy the entire browser window and ...
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SEO Rank, Why is my site invisible to Google in Search Engines [duplicate]

[Edit: I do not think this is a duplicate, as the specific problems my page has cannot be addressed by the answers in the alleged duplicate question. My site is a game. It has an intro page and the ...
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Reasons to use a custom 404 page that redirects with code vs a 301 redirect?

We are moving a website from Joomla to Mura and some of the pages are going to be located at different URLs. I can set up 301 redirects in the rules section of the web.config file in order to ...
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Is it advisable to redirect all similar websites to a single website now ? (Can It give a positive result in SEO rank)

Is it safe to redirect other similar domains I own to a my brand website now ? can it have a positive or negative impact on the ranking. I understand that, Google handles the 301 redirection ...
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. “Google My Business”

From my point of view there are two major possibilities on how to provide information about your business/organisation to Google: Use structured data on your website like "Organization" and " Local ...
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Do noindex tags on subdomain pages affect image indexing?

Maybe stupid question, but I have to ask: I'm hosting my images on a subdomain. My main site is example.com and images are stored on static.example.com. Subdomain is just a simple html page - when ...
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Does updating already well-ranked content hurt SEO?

I have some 10 to 15 pages that rank well for certain keywords. These pages receive consistent traffic from Google. These pages are about a year old. I want to update these pages with additional text ...
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Metadata Not Displaying

I've submitted my sitemap.xml file to Google Search Console and my website listing looked fine for a while but then suddenly (a day or two later) the listing no longer contained the metadata. <...
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Google de-indexing our desktop site after we launched a separate mobile site with fewer pages

Recently, we launched separate URL site m.example.com for mobile users. That was a mistake because we don't have corresponding pages on mobile for every page on the desktop version. We have fewer ...
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External link building using brand name anchor text

Monitoring my competitors show they build tons of external links. Many of these links consist of brand name anchor text. Is building links with brand name anchor text OK for SEO? Is it necessary to ...
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My website disappears from search results couple of days after indexing [duplicate]

I have a problem with the SEO on my website. I have set everything up - I've really spent quite a lot of time tweaking my website's SEO. I then fetched the new site using the Search Console, after ...
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Can i put pagination URL on sitemap? [duplicate]

I read here https://blog.spotibo.com/sitemap-guide/ on the section "Which URLs should be put in a sitemap" that i should exclude Paginated Pages, i seached it on google and i did'nt found a person ...
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Google showing dynamic page title set by JavaScript rather than the static title embedded in the HTML

On my website the title is initially set through the title tag in the html served by my server. It is then changed to its dynamic equivalent through JavaScript. I want Google to show my website's ...
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Domain/IP address blacklisted

I started a website last year and did not realise that the mail server was enabled. As a result the domain has been responding to EHLO/HELO requests with localhost.localdomain which Composite ...
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XML site map generator can't crawl my website

We used https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ to crawl our website to create a sitemap but for some reason, only a page can be found, but we have more than just a page. And this is our site (https://www.wgvs....
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Indexing a Webpage with programmatically generated content

So I am creating a serverless blog and I am concerned on the indexing issues that may occur based on the configuration. I am pretty familiar with the concept and technicalities of indexing, but I'm ...
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Does URL optimizations helps in SEO? [duplicate]

Current URL: example.com/renault-cars/duster/ What is the possibility of gaining an SEO advantage after optimizing above URL to? example.com/renault/duster Optimizations: Removed unnecessary "-...
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SEO tools report that the keywords in modal dialogs are important for my website

I noticed most of the notable keywords from our website's landing page comes from our term and conditions which is a modal embedded after the closing body tag. I used https://neilpatel.com/ to analyze ...
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Can I add third party reviews to our site for the purpose of aggregate review ratings without triggering duplicate content penalties? [duplicate]

Is there a good way to display reviews that people have left on sites like Yelp, City Search, Google, etc on your own website without triggering duplicate content issues? It's hard to get reviews, ...
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Will Google de-index pages with zero to very low traffic?

I am observing a pattern on my website where pages with zero to very less traffic for about 6 months are being de-indexed. I am not sure if this is just a coincidence.
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SEO when forward domain in global rank vs local region?

I have one .ir domain and google map services not works on .ir domains, I want to get .org domain and set SSL EV for this .org domain then forward .ir to .org domain. one web app is installed on this ...
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Will hosting part of my site with a third party on my subdomain result in SEO penalties?

I run my photography website with a VPS, but I'm looking to expand my offerings through a third-party photo hosting service Pixieset. Pixieset allows users to connect their Pixieset account/galleries ...
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Does having a <span> tag around a portion of a word hurt SEO?

If I do <h1>H<span style="font-size: 12px;">ello</span> W<span style="font-size: 12px;">orld</span></h1> Will search engines read it as "Hello World"? Will this ...
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Google search results snippet for our site is a warning about not being able to play HTML5 video

All of a sudden, changing nothing on our index.html, our site is showing up in Google search results (on multiple browsers and devices) with Google Preview text that — instead of giving a summary of ...
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Does it make sense for a low authority website to compete against a high authority website with the same website name but different domain? [closed]

Let's say I buy a website name (.com) and compete against other low authority websites with the same name but different domain (.co), and then manage to get to the top. Would it make sense for the low ...