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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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Google SERP ranks wrong URL for target keywords [duplicate]

I have [1] https://www.example.com/landing-1 ranking for "landing-1" keyword. I have created [2] https://www.example.com/landing-2 page for "landing-2" keyword. When I observed my rankings in google,...
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Does using OpenGraph meta tags help webpages to get indexed better?

I have actually been reading and thinking about adding OpenGraph meta tags to help people who are sharing my blog posts, and different information of my site on Facebook. From reading, that will help ...
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Can a website harm the SEO of another? [duplicate]

Sounds strange because and indeed it is. I came here to ask for this because I am lost for words, in a negative way. The company I work for, created a new brand name. Let's call the company Foo and ...
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Should we improve time to first byte or Page Speed Insights score for SEO?

Google posted last summer that "page speed" will impact the search result rankings also on mobile devices. But I think there is a little confusion about the term "page speed". The test tool which ...
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Does Google use the types of visitors that click on a backlink as a measure of how powerful it is?

I want to get a back link from site B by asking them to publish a content about my website and insert a back link at the end of it. Two kinds of traffic enters site B that they may click on the back ...
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How to add important/inner pages on google search? [duplicate]

I have a domain i want to add on google search, I index domain on Google web master tool that is displaying well when i search my domain name. Now i want to added few more important/inner pages on ...
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Will keywords written into a page using JavaScript replacing placeholders in the page source affect SEO?

Website pages use SEO content (words) that are dynamically generated. Like the store name (on a multi store site). However the dynamically generated words only show when you inspect element, as below....
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Google Webmaster tool complains about blocked URL, but it isn't

We have recently integrated with google webmaster tools. Now, on one of the pages, google complains: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt Our robots.txt looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: /...
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Will changing my website platform affect search engine rankings? [duplicate]

I have a website, it's in asp.net platform we are going to change it into PHP platform?. how it will affect the site's SEO ranking and backlinks?
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One page website - Effect on SEO

I'm considering re-designing my personal website to promote my web services in my local area. My issue is whether to do a one page website with a scroll-to navigation system. What effect does this ...
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Is it bad for SEO to use a subdomain other than www as main domain?

Somebody told me recently "Subdomain generally ranks lower than domain", this is not the only one to say to avoid use subdomain. Can a subdomain rank as a root domain? Will it hurt ranking or SEO to ...
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Index Bloat Killing my Site SEO

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. For two months now in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over ...
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Page is not showing up in search results [on hold]

I have this page https://www.tripjohn.com/rent-a-car/abu-dhabi. I have included keywords in the title, meta description and wherever required. But still, it isn't able to come up in search results. ...
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Telephone number displays below description in Google

I've noticed that Google is displaying a phone number immediately below some descriptions in the organic SERPs. It displays as a line below the description with the telephone icon next to it. ...
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For a personal domain name better user lastname.com or firstname.lastname.com? [on hold]

my name is Pierre Aribaut (Aribaut is the last name), i own aribaut.com but i didn't really use it yet, as i used to use my nickname as domain name. I'm thinking of using this domain name instead of ...
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Use an aged domain or a new keyword rich domain for SEO?

This question is specifically about domain name choice. My client wants to maximize his site SEO, and he has two domain names, one of which he has for two years and is in the second page of Google ...
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How to build Backlinks for a multi directory website

When building backlinks for a multi language website, should it point directly to the language directory, or to the main “default language” page? I have a multi-language website with two directories ...
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What is the latest update of google in Feburary 2019 [on hold]

is there any update of google in Feburary 2019, lots of saying there is huge cahnge in ranking and traffic. So what is the latest change can anyone explain?
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Does google recognize city abbreviations in page titles?

All my competitors (as a small, local business) use the full - Los Angeles, but I'm wondering if I can't get away with LA County in my homepage title. I assume it's important for SEO to have that in ...
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Default Featured Image versus Custom Featured Image, which one is better for the SEO purposes?

I have a WordPress website. The 99% of mine content is texts, so I'm not uploading any images or videos to the post. I know that having the "featured image" on a post is crucial for SEO purposes(...
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Academic papers (PDF) not being indexed on site [duplicate]

I administer an academic website that has many journal papers in PDF format which are hosted on the site and can be accessed by links on the "publications" page. It's a Wordpress site where thing are ...
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Is this the maximum revenue i can make from a website?

I am using an ad platform to serve ads on one of my website which is having around 5000 page views a day through organic search alone I am getting around one to two $ in a day Am I lacking something ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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Is redirecting homepage to a page with keyword it's targeting helps in SEO?

My site is fairly new, e.g. example.com. I need to optimize the home page(example.com) for a keyword, e.g. healthy-food. Does redirecting home page to example.com/healthy-food, would help in terms ...
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One page but multiple top-level domain names: how to tag?

We want translate our .com site, and decided to use different country specific top-level domain names, like: www.mywebsite.com www.monsiteweb.fr www.misitioweb.es ... Now, from a maintenance ...
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How to reset Search Console Indexing to reflect correct reports?

My Search Console is old. It has been reflecting links and errors dating back to URLs from 2013/2015. In the new website, I have configured everything correctly and made sure there are no internal ...
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HTTP redirection target has Content-Disposition header so browsers show the redirecting URL. Does that affect SEO?

www.example.com/fpdfile/ gets a 301 to www.othersite.example/filepdf/ and there we have attached Content-Disposition header. The user sees only the www.example.com/fpdfile/ in address bar, but the ...
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Indexing Issue on our UK. site [duplicate]

We have noticed an indexing issue with our uk. (uk.example.com) site. We have noticed that our site is dropping off Google SERP's and it seems to be after Google started to change the URL's over from ...
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Hreflang on product pages, how Google will treat the rest of the site?

We're planning on introducing hreflang on specific pages on our site (mostly product). Scenario: Main US site: https://www.example.com/ Hreflang will be introduced only on product pages, example: ...
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A domain for each language or a single domain, which is better for SEO?

My project is in 7 languages. For each language, we bought a domain. The project already has some success. Some domains have many visitors from search engines, some not so many. When we launched, ...
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Dealing with Currency, Location and Language together

I currently have an eCommerce website, run on WordPress/WooCommerce, where I would like the website to reach out to different Locations, Languages and Currencies. At present, I have the following ...
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Crawled page's screenshot is blank in the Google Search Console

I set up a SPA page through Angular, and achieved the effect of Server Side Render through Rendertron, In the facebook debug tool, I could get my dynamically generated Meta data, but the preview of ...
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How stop google from giving too much link juice to particular URLs?

We have a product website with separate pages for product details, product images, product videos, product reviews. We want to design a card for our products which we can use everywhere i.e. on ...
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Related Snippet Card

I actually don't know the exact term for the same. I have attached a pic for the reference. If possible let me know how to do the same. Thanks
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Use canonical and alternate URL correctly?

Im not sure on handle the canonical link and the alternate tag correctly. Example: One product "tshirt" with multiple versions (blue, red) Version blue: DE URL: ..de/kleidung/tshirt-de-blue <...
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Master Sitemap holding child sitemaps on different domain

I have a master sitemap, index.xml on https://www.example.com/index.xml This XML contain childmaps pointing to a subdomain URL of mine like below: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <...
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I have to put my whole website name on Google to get results about my site [closed]

I have a website as "Talklast.com" and I have already added it to Google but when I search "Talklast" in google my site isn't gets displayed, but however, if I search "Talklast.com" then my site ...
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How to push google to update data about what I recently change in my page?

I change my page title and meta desc, and also change indexability status to index. Should I wait till google crawl again or change by itself? or I can notify google that I change something and ...
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How to fix BingWebmaster Sitemap: Failed Status?

In Bing Webmaster, I recently resubmitted my sitemap after doing my regular changes. Every time, I try to resubmit, it shows "Failed" status as shown below. Previously this used to not happen and the ...
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How to enable .htaccess Gzip? [duplicate]

#Gzip <ifmodule mod_deflate.c> # compress text, html, javascript, css, xml: AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/...
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Does using <h3> for subheader directly under <h1> page title impact SEO performance?

I'm working with wordpress and avada. In the page title bar settings of each page avada lets you enter a subheader text what is placed in the page title bar directly under the title using . I'm ...
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Competitor websites in the “recent” results for a Google search on my business name

I try to keep aware of my online presence with things like Google Alerts & checking for mention of my business name within the past 24 hours etc. Recently I noticed two competing websites appear ...
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Page URL Modifications and Google response [duplicate]

I need to change the address of one of the pages of my site. I will create a new page with absolutely the same content and the same structure of the page (no changes to the content of the page at all, ...
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How to SEO to display sub-pages as well in the search result [duplicate]

I have seen this many times for variaous website, but have no idea what to do to format the search results to come like this. (See the attached image) In my website, I have included Page Titles, ...
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Online SEO checker reporting no title

I am new to SEO. I have created a WordPress Website and I have used a SEO checker online and get this issue: Title: No Title. Important: Remember to set a title, never forget this However I have set ...
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Is a single Internal Link enough to tell search engines that a page is regional specific?

I am working on a multi-national/multi-lingual eCommerce website, with the following website structures: www.example.co.uk (UK Based English speakers) www.example.co.uk/es/ (UK Based Spanish ...
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Does google search index by IP address or domain name? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of moving a mostly static website from homestead to heroku (using their free dyno plan to save monthly hosting costs). All else equal (e.g. let's say the content and files all remain as ...
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Pages still showing on Bing despite using Block URLs tool

I have 12 pages which previously hosted PDFs. e.g. (www.site.com/downloads/category/PDFname1) We removed the files and have 301 redirected the URLS to homepage. Content removal was fine via Google ...
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SEO for blog articles not taking effect [closed]

My personal blog is developed with Nuxt.js, and hosted on Github Pages. In order to work on my SEO, I have filled my general meta tags and individual page meta tags like so: General: meta: [ ...