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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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Make search engines show related (by name and otherwise) businesses in search results

So, I manage the website of a restaurant, "ABC". This restaurant has recently opened another outlet in a different area. They called it, "ABC Express". Both restaurants are having their own Google My ...
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Is it an SEO problem if I overuse a keyword in my page text when it is my domain name?

I have a domain name which is also a keyword. like clothes.deals. My page has 2000 words, and the domain keyword ("clothes.deals" with a dot) is found 14 times on my website text. I rank for my domain ...
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I don't find my image on google image

I have a little problem on my magento 1.7. My images aren't visible on google image. When i tape "site:evol-mobilites.com" i found a majority of pdf image and picture video. Have you a tips to ...
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Representing a free trial in structured data

Trying to set up the structured data for a software application on the website and am having trouble with how to represent a free trial as an offer if it is at all possible. The product has a free ...
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Proper way to avoid Google from indexing wordpress attachment pages

I recently noticed that the attachment pages of my friend's website appears in Google search. I applied the Yoast plugin solution to redirect those pages to post itself but I want to guarantee that ...
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Should I have my own mobile app for a [dot]app domain name?

I plan to buy a .app domain name (e.g., www.example.app), however, I don't have a mobile app for that website. Is it really that important to have an app for a .app website? This get.app success ...
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Can a post with low word-count be bad for SEO?

I know that word count isn't a ranking factor. Source: Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? I am going to add a Question and Answer Section for my website. Some questions like "Do meta ...
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Duplicate content snippets within same website

I have a pricing table and FAQs which I will be using on multiple pages within the same website. I cannot re-write the content for each page as the services I offer are the same and so are the FAQs. ...
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Website not appearing in Google search results

I just recently took over a website that is hosted on GoDaddy to make enhancements to it. However, I am new to SEO and believe that I may have accidentally removed it from Google searches. As stated, ...
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Google Search Console reports it is not crawling the hompage but it shows up in a site: search

I recently retouched a corporate site for a client. They also have an ecommerce version of their site at another URL. I've submitted the sitemap and did a manual re-crawl request for the homepage of ...
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Does traffic exchange software that automatically visits network sites in the background affect SEO?

Does traffic exchange software like JingLing affect SEO? Traffic exchange software controls your web browser and automatically visits sites in exchange for other people running the software visiting ...
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Change image names or create an image sitemap? Or both?

The environment is a classifieds site, where there's products with their description, title and photos and, except for images, all data is stored in a MySQL database. Although there's friendly titles ...
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Would search engines consider footer links to my other websites to be toxic?

I have a bunch of websites with recipes from around the world. On the footer of each one of them there are links to the others. I was wondering if this technique is good or not for SEO. I own all of ...
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Redirect directory olddomain.com/my-site/ to new domain newdomain.com (SEO)

I am in the process of creating a new website newdomain.com. My old site was located within a directory of another domain olddomain.com/my-site. With regards both technical aspects, and SEO, what is ...
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How can I solve the same meta title for different subdirectory domain?

I have multiple subdirectory domain (example.com/au, example.com/us,etc) with the same language. I have updated the same title for all of subdirectory domains, but Google just only change 1 of them. ...
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AMP pages in Google search results on desktop

I have a WordPress-based website with the "AMP for WP" plugin installed. It seems to be configured properly so that AMP pages point to respective non-AMP pages with "rel canonical", but I noticed some ...
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Does changing wordpress settings general language affect seo?

When I did an SEO check on my website, it was recommended that... The given language en does not conform with the detected language de. I know I can change the language under Settings>General&...
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Anchor text distribution 2019 [closed]

Could anybody recommend an up-to-date natural anchor text distribution chart?
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Do search engines consider the length of longer percent-encoded URLs or shorter non-English character URLs for SEO?

Do search engines consider the length of non-English characters or do they consider the length of percentage-encoded characters for an SEO score? For example: http://example.com/%d8%b1%d9%88%d8%b3%...
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How can I confirm if my security review request has been submitted properly in Google Search Console?

I submitted a security review request in Google Search Console after my website was hacked but I can see no confirmation anywhere that the issue is pending a review. The only way I can get a message ...
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Is it OK for SEO to create multiple pages that each use the main keyword but focus on different phrases?

I won't give away my real target keywords here or what it is im trying to rank for. But this example lets say my company provides hairdressing & hairdressing training. example.com/hairdressing ...
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Will google blacklist my website for pasting relevant but duplicate articles?

I work at a small startup, and we are struggling to get high ranks on google, in searches relevant to our website. Since "content is king" when it comes to SEO, we want to add articles to our website ...
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New website ranking problem [duplicate]

I have a 2 week old blog with 10 articles. Submitted to google search console and sitemap is also submitted. Used yoast seo plugin and on page optimization is good. The problem When I type one of ...
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Google Search Console change of address: failed 301 redirect from homepage test [closed]

I try to change my website address on the Search Console and i can’t... The console return an error : « 301-redirect from homepage : Couldn’t fetch the page http://myoldwebsite.example » ...
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How can I indexing sitemap my website?

I want to optimize the sitelink on my website through the search console / webmaster I want when searching on Google that appears are certain menus. for example menus, a, menu b and menu c I am ...
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URL Character Counting - Where to start counting?

I'm rewriting URLs for a website, I know it could affect SEO, but I've no choice but to rewrite them, and 301 redirect the old ones to their new URLs. I want to try to keep the new URLs short and to ...
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How keyword density is calculated in this case?

Example: I have the keyword: "how to download advanced systemcare 6.3" And I use the broad match "advanced systemcare 6.3" in my text; I'ts is counted as 3 times ("advanced", "advanced systemcare",...
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Product information produces duplicate content (SEO)

Scenario There are thousands of products with individual text blocks but also additional information where some paragraphs stay the same for large groups of products. Examples: there is an ...
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Would a WhatsApp chat popup affect rankings?

One of my new websites is now ranking on the 1st page. If I put a WhatsApp chat popup on the website, would it affect the rankings? Do Google algorithms consider that chat as lead generation and ...
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Does using an img title attribute in addition to the alt attribute help image SEO?

Is there any SEO reason to add title after alt attribute of image? <img src="./cat.jpg" alt="Funny Cat" /> vs <img src="./cat.jpg" alt="Funny Cat" title="Funny Cat" /> I know the title ...
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Job Search website - pop-up window vs new page?

I am a CS first year student and I am building a job search website for a friend of mine. A page search list of the positions available, a user can click on a position and a pop-up window will appear ...
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Redirecting URL with & without query string?

If I setup a 301 redirect for the first URL path below will that also redirect all the paths below that contain a query string? For example: /6-light-oval-chandelier-espresso?pp=0&epik=...
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Can I run multiple sites with customized look and feel from a single code base and database?

I want to create a main website say, www.myweb.example which has the main functionality such as admin panels, db's etc. Then I want to offer clients a customised front-end (change of css and logo) ...
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Does Reverse proxy in IIS effects SEO in any way

I'm creating a website using Angular and have enabled server-side rendering which uses a Node JS server. Our site is deployed on an IIS server. To get content from the Node server we are using a ...
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Will a loading indicator over a content before bootstrapping an app will affect my SEO?

I built a landing page using Angular. Since you may know, without Client/Server-side rendering, crawlers can't obtain any data since all the dom is being manipulated by Javascript. Therefore, I ...
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Does having the name of a country in the site HTML <title> based on geolocation hurt SEO?

My website detects where the visitor is coming from. If the visit is from Guatemala, the title is: <title>[Company name] | Discounts in Guatemala</title> If the visit is from El Salvador,...
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Can a pillar page also be part of a content cluster?

I am new to topic clusters, and I have a pillar page that can be a clusters to another pillar, hubspot explained it as every pillar linked to its clusters only. However overthinkgroup confirmed that ...
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Local SEO - how to name subpage [duplicate]

quick question. I want to seo local service (one city but maybe more in the future). Which url structure is better? example.com/city/service example.com/service-city
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Page ranks for a keyword that does not even occur in content

I am currently experiencing weird ranking fluctuations with google for some of my pages. The scenario is the following: There are landingpages like www.example.com/topic/destination There are ...
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Neil Patel's ubersuggest report showing that I have duplicate title tags

I am not sure if anyone on here has used Ubersuggest to help with their SEO efforts? I am currently using this tool and have conducted a website report. However one of the concerns from the report ...
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(JSON-LD) Adding recommended fields that are not visible on page

I'm using the type "GovernmentOrganization" to describe some content on my homepage. I have subOrganizations of type "GovernmentOffice" listed and the following fields filled out for each of them: ...
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Is there any point to use absolute URLs for asset files like css/js for SEO optimization?

Should I use absolute paths for CSS or JS resources in <link and <script tags? Is there any reason? Some SEO optimization say fix it, should I do it for any reason? I do not know why, if ...
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Will adding keywords and description tag in my html page help on search engine results? [duplicate]

I am trying to improve my search engine results on Google and Bing. The content of my site has microdata to define the content. Currently, I have a keywords tag on every page on my website. However, ...
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What's the UK equivalent of the Better Business Bureau?

I am currently reading "SEO 2019" by Adam Clarke, and I was reading about signing up to the Better Business Bureau to help with link building. I am based in the UK - what is the equivalent here? Is ...
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Google can't fetch large sitemap with 50k URLs, nor will browsers render it

My sitemap contains 50K URLs/7,8 MB and this following URL syntax: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3....
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Is it a good practice to deindex 20,000 pages in 1 go?

If I found that 20,000 pages on my website are not generating any traffic from organic. Is it a good practice to remove those 20,000 pages in one go or do it over the period of 3 to 4 months. Is, it ...
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Which second separator to use in URL?

I'm already using - as a separator in my URLs, for some reasons I need to add a second one. According to RFC 3986 I can use ., _ and ~. I also have seen some sites using + as a separator. I'm ...
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Using prerender.io for SEO on my AngularJS app - Dynamic and static web pages

I have a website that was built with AngularJS. I want the website to be crawled by search engines (with the dynamic content). I've tried to use Google services to do the crawl (from a sitemap.xml ...
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Does domain name change effects seo or ranking? [duplicate]

I have a website (on vpn) which is doing well and has some potential to increase ranking. Lately i've come up with a better name/domain and would like to rename my site. I wanted to know if by ...
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Move blog to subdomain: SEO impact? [duplicate]

We have wordpress blog at site.com/blog which is routed to dedicated VPS with wordpress. For security reasons we consider move it to blog.site.com. Main reason - do not share authorization-related ...