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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Should I add a language code in my HTML if I have just one language?

Should I do this? <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=en_US> <head> Instead of my current code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> If I only use just one language (meaning: ...
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Using nginx as a proxy have some bad affect on SEO?

I have website hosted in ovh france, I want to use digitalocean los angeles droplet only like nginx as a proxy, so if someone try whois will see my digitalocean ip, this can somehow affect bad on seo ...
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Google Search Console shows two different “Last crawled” dates for the same URL. Which one is correct?

For the same URL (x): Coverage > Indexed, not submitted on sitemap > Examples > URL x > Last Crawled shows "Mar 29, 2020". Inspect URL > URL x > Coverage > Last crawl shows "Apr 4, 2020, 2:47:23 AM"....
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How to validate microdata is improving the search ranking?

I have recently updated our website FAQ section using microdata. Once the page was pushed into production, I used the following tools to validate my schema markup Google Structured Data Tool Rich ...
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Can I on my website promote other my new website without google penalty?

Can I on my website promote link of my new website who have completly other content? I want to add this type of promote on front page, profile pages, post pages, tag pages... what you think google ...
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Should we use a canonical tag even if we are sure the page doesn't have any duplicate?

If my pages don't have any duplicates, and their URLs are all clean (no '?id=123456' stuff), should I still use canonical tags? (from a SEO perspective) In other words, would bots downgrade me (or ...
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why is only 10-15 pages in my website is getting the traffic and not others?

I have a website, and I have around 1500 pages, and am getting 5k visitors per day. Its nearing a year now. But all those visitors come only from 10-15 pages. Other pages don't get any visitors nor do ...
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mod_pagespeed multiple format of image then? [closed]

i install on my server apache mod_pagespeed to compress image in format .webp, all images have this format but it's seems that mod_pagespeed install multiple format on the website you see that here :...
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How to limit Google crawling certain URL patterns?

recently we have updated our e-commerce website, where each product category has product filter. There is around 30 attributes which can be used for filtering products shown in category. These ...
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Subdomain vs Subfolder for Billing Software; Specifically Knowledgebase, Downloads, Status Pages

Intro "Subdomain vs Subfolder" Yes this question has been asked many, many, times but I will try to ask this in a way which is not considered a duplicate as my question pertains more to some of the ...
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Correct asset naming for image SEO

This question is about image SEO. Background: I'm a server-side dev dabbling in SEO. I maintain a social web application where users submit interesting images (mostly memes, motivational quotes, ...
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How can i get my webpage in the results of the Google search news tab

My website is indexed by Google. It shows up pretty ok in the search results. But my website is a local news website and i want the articles to show up in the news tab of the Google search engine. ...
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Can i use Organization schema for external site?

Lets say i am developing a website that reviews organisations (Something like Glassdoor). On pages pertaining to the organization, could i use Organization markup to describe details about that ...
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Google ignoring our page title / meta desc after moving to SPA (SSR) architecture [duplicate]

Ever since we moved our site to a SPA architecture (SSR based, Vue+Nuxt), google chose to completely ignore our carefully written page titles and meta descriptions. Obviously we checked the sources, ...
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Google is not indexing an original post, but indexing pagination page and facebook post [duplicate]

I built https://talksub.com/, and I am having trouble with SEO for individual posts. I implemented JSON-LD and have all necessary meta tags like (title, description, canonical url, og, twitter ...) ...
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SEO: page just not appearing [duplicate]

I have an urgent situation because despite adding my client's site to the Google Search Console, using The SEO Framework plugin, checking to make sure that the "Prevent search engines..." checkbox is ...
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Do I need to provide an accessible label for a link whose meaning cannot be derived from its content?

For example, let's say I have a link whose text, by itself, doesn't do a great job of explaining its meaning: <div>To complete your transaction, please click <a href="#">here<a>.<...
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Site Indexing Issues Since Google Search Update December 17th [closed]

Since December 17th, 2019, my site Wishme29 has an indexing issue. If we look at Wishme29 it uses to have around 912 pages indexed in google search. Since the update, Google released around 17th ...
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SEO advantages of having content in a WordPress subpage?

I'm creating a WordPress-Website for a massage parlor. The website is in German (I'm from Switzerland). I decided to not have a hub page for "services" but have the two main service "categories" ...
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Increase of Googlebot response time after CDN implementation

Problem: We have a site hosted in Germany that is suffixed with ".de". Recently, we implemented a CDN with Cloudflare. Shortly after our Googlebot response times increased from 60-100ms to 400-500ms. ...
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Image SEO: Do more internal links improve ranking?

1. Let's say I use the same image (with the same path on my webspace) in several articles (instead of only one). Does this improve the rankings of the image? Example The file horses.png is used in ...
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Google crawler indexed homepage, but not the internal links on it

Google Search Console tells me my homepage is successfully indexed, but that's the only one. Homepage has around 25 internal links, all working properly, and none of those show on "coverage" tab. ...
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Why did my site which placed in the 1st in search result disappear from Google SERP? [duplicate]

everybody. I built a wix site since 3 months ago, conducted seo works for 2 months, after all my site placed the 1st in search result of my purpose keywords. However, 5 hours ago, my site disappeared ...
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International SEO with different TLD's, and some same language - HREFLANG question

My business is located in Asia although 50% of my clients are from the UK, 27% from Australia and the remaining in the country i am located. After doing research i have concluded that i would like to ...
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product spotted as article in google structured data

i have fixed all errors and warnings of my website with Schema & Structured Data For WP. problem is that product pages defined as article so i got bad rank. i'm not very familar with coding. is ...
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Would spam on Stack Overflow developer story increase SEO ratings for my websites? [closed]

Imagine I start creating hundreds of Stack Overflow accounts. (I am not and I do not intent to do so in reality). I add a link to my site in the personal website space on the profile. I then make the ...
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Good SEO practices for a root page that detects language and redirects [closed]

I have a multilingual static website; the pages for each language live in specific subfolders such as /en, /es, /fr, etc. In my root idnex page I am dynamically detecting the user language (via ...
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Is hiding content using CSS could impact SEO? [duplicate]

Recently I developed my own plugin to animate contents on scroll - when the page is scrolled down to an element, a class will be added to it (a class with animation that changes the element's opacity ...
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How to check if sitemap index has been successfully submitted and can be properly read

Recently, I have submitted a sitemap index with a slew of xml files and URL links. I see that the sitemap index has been successfully submitted and I understand that the discovered URLs is possible ...
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Does anyone know how to make the extra data, about the number of jobs on page, show in google search results?

I have noticed that when I google for jobs for example 'plumber jobs in Melbourne' some results have a prepended piece of data '407 jobs' before the normal meta description is shown. Anyone know what ...
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Is there an SEO or pagerank benefit in grouping (rel=“alternate”) multi-language websites (using multiple domains) together?

I'm building this website that will be multi-region / multi-language. And for that, Google suggests the following: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en Since, my domain will ...
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Why would my site redirect back to the same page but with a trailing slash on the URL?

I'm working on a website that is new to me and I'm trying to make sure there is not practical reason why the site has been set up the way it is before I change it. Many pages have been set up with ...
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Can I see a history of site index from Bing?

I'm at a small internet company that has several apps. Our customers (all businesses) each have their own app-name/customer-name url. Currently, if you request a page preview from Bing's link preview ...
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differences in terms of SEO and effectiveness [duplicate]

I just wonder if there are any differences in terms of SEO and effectiveness if you display a URL like: example.com/keyword1/keyword2/id OR example.com/keyword1-keyword2-id Are both supporting ...
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Is there any evidence that Google prioritizes indexing for more urgent topics?

I'm curious to know if there's any evidence or comments from Google indicating they prioritize page indexing based on urgency of the topic? For instance, there's lot's of COVID-19 information that is ...
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SEO risks factor analysis Moving Blog URLs from SubDomain to SubDirectory

We’re in process to move WordPress blog URLs from subdomains to sub-directory. We aren’t moving blog physically, but using reverse proxy and 301 redirection to do this. What I mean is: Our main ...
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Image naming for Baidu SEO

Will it be helpful if we put chinese filenames instead? Like 运动健身.png Or will it be better if we use alphabets that tells chinese characters instead? Like yundongjianshen.png Or will will English ...
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Does number of nameservers affect seo?

My domain service provider requires at least 2 of nameservers (DNS), but I can provide 4 of them. Will that make any difference in SEO?
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Are there SEO repercussions of using ::before selector to add content to the page?

I'm working on a website where I don't have full access to the code. I'm having to use a ::before content selector to add a sub-header. Are there any known SEO repercussions from doing this? ...
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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...
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Multilingual SEO and Single-page application

I have a website (Single-Page Application) in VueJS, and want to implement localized versions with URLs like these: http://example.com/en http://example.com/de http://example.com/it I'm trying to ...
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Why are new web pages and sitemap not being crawled? [duplicate]

We recently migrated our website keeping a few old pages (URLs) with new pages added to the site. We submitted the sitemap on Google search console but we see that we have crawl issues on most of the ...
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Can I use a wildcard rule to prevent Yandex from indexing all tag and date URLs created by Joomla K2?

I have a site based on joomla and K2 component. I use K2 Tags and Calendar, but i have problem with pages indexing When yandex.ru begin to index it i find out that it index my tags and SEO test sites ...
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Lazy Loading Images and Source Code

I have a question in regards to lazy-loading. To improve our site speed, we would like to convert all the images on our website to be lazily loaded. My question is since the images that are lazily ...
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How can I ensure that Google finds and indexes dynamically created URLs for user generated content?

I have blog site and I generate different URLs for each post like, example.com/p/14324123512 example.com/p/53452313212 How does Google find these variable URLs and index them? If google cant find it,...
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i18n marked as duplicated content on Google Search Console

We have an e-commerce website running on Wordpress with Woocommerce, WPML & Yoast SEO. Our website is currently translated in 2 languages: French (on /) English (on /en) Our slugs are ...
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URL SEO /id/slug VS. /slug-id [duplicate]

Where to put unique ID in URL of a database-driven website for best SEO? In short, I was wondering about which is best for good SEO? https://example.com/articles/{id}/{slug} https://example.com/...
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Is hiding the H1 after first time visit bad for SEO?

For search engines and new users I would like to display a H1 and some intro text for each page, but for regular users I don't want to display this content - is this likely to result in a penalty of ...
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Can two key phrases for which we wish to rank be combined into one phrase with a comma to remove duplication for Google?

I am setting up a website for a company that hand makes curtains. From research it seems that we want to target these keywords; Handmade curtains Custom curtains "Hand made" probably explains it the ...
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301 redirect to robots.txt file to a different domain , may be to a cloud front layer

I would like to know if i can put a 301 redirect on robots.txt file and navigate it to a different location? example site= https://www.example.net/robots.txt redirects to https://differentdomain.net/...

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