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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 site was removed from one keyword

one day I noticed that my site was crawled by google and after this crawl my website was removed from one keyword. It may have been error on my part because I made menu item with thas tag as H1, maybe ...
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Error in search console!

the new search console is pointing out usability errors on mobile devices on wordpress upload pages, that is, pages where I can not change font size, viewport window and things like that, how do I ...
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Who will get more benefit if domain1.example is linked to domain2.example

I have two websites, domain1.example and domain2.example I have placed a link of domain2.example on homepage of domain1.example. I am noticing that domain1.example is getting more benefits of that ...
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Impact of reviews on SEO

What's the impact of third-party reviews on SEO for non-local e-commerce websites? We already use our own rating system. It's a non-biased and honest system. We display the ratings on our pages and ...
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Repeated Anchor Text while internal linking for SEO

We are building a review based website. We were currently building internal links to improve our SEO. From the information available on moz, it is mentioned that having the same anchor text from ...
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“video markup” vs “video sitemap”

I already implemented a video sitemap, based on Google's recommendation. Now, I am reading about video markups. The only information, I got on the relationship of both approaches to each other, is: ...
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How to Redirect 301 from old domain to new domain without lose seo [on hold]

I make a new domain and i transport my wordprees website to the new domain. i want to use redirect 301 and then, change address from search console. but i have some trouble. i have tried some ...
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Handle canonical when multiple document revisions are available?

On my page I'm making all versions of the manual of my project available: https://example.com/manual/0.10/index.html https://example.com/manual/0.11/index.html ... https://example.com/manual/0.22/...
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Bad robots kill my SEO with high bounce rate on certain pages [duplicate]

They open a page and then leave immediately. What's the best practice to fight it? Time 1-2 s, bounce rate = 100% I googled several services, for example this one shows this IPs like spam, but they ...
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Pages or posts for reference site

I have a suburban farm website that I made using wordpress. It is really just for fun but I want to build it with best practise in mind in case I ever want to do more with it. To this point I have ...
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How to overcome the situation of having lack of content and not updating regularly?

I have already read What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?. I have applied most possible things from that page. This is a hotel website. My client doesn't want to add a ...
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When my maindomain is targetted for India and I want to target my subdomain worldwide, How to achieve this?

My main domain is targetted for India, Can I use my sub-domain to target throughout the world ? How can I achieve this ?
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Do search engines crawl PDFs and if so are there any rules to follow when making them

The website I am working on has a few hundred PDFs in it. I don't think I have ever seen any of them come back in a search but there are linked to directly from out site. They are also full of ...
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Word Count isn't a ranking factor, is there any case study or proof? [duplicate]

According to many information like Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? and https://twitter.com/JohnMu/status/1021690796691607552 word count isn't a ranking factor. But I have never seen ...
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Google Business Sub Categories for Cleaning/janitorial Company

Is there a place that defines each Google my business category? I am working on SEO for a Cleaning Company that provides janitorial services to local businesses/schools/hospitals.. Upon obtaining ...
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SEO consequences for using IIS Rewrite rule to redirect to static content for crawlers only

I have an AngularJS site that's pretty slow which is causing the SEO to be rather poor. Not to mention, the metadata doesn't render correctly. To fix this, my thought was to use IIS rewrite rules to ...
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Place language slug in URL or not?

I see that https://developers.google.com/ offers articles in different language. They get the language from browser setting and don't place any language slug in the URL. Is this really a good practise?...
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Is it harmful to have irrelevant xmlns attributes in a sitemap urlset element?

For example, if a site has absolutely no videos and is not a news site, is there any negative (or positive) impact to having a sitemap urlset element like this: <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps....
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Migrating out of Medium

I'm moving my company's blog out of Medium to a subdirectory of our domain name. We have three blogs, one on a subdomain (when Medium still allowed it) and two as regular Medium organization blogs. ...
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How can this be considered as web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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AngularJS based SPA page indexing

I recently worked on a AngularJS based portal. One of the main areas of portal is to list available job opening for the organization. Right now, Google does index some of our job listings. Since jobs ...
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Translation of website: new top level domain vs subfolder of current

About 3 months ago, we translated our website to Spanish. Because our brand name has a meaning on its own, we decided to translate the brand name as well. The hope was that it would benefit our SEO. ...
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URL is not on Google - what does it mean and how to fix? [duplicate]

ANOTHER POSSIBLE DUPLICATE: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical after changing domain I'm new to optimizing pages for ranking in search engines and I've recently got in Google ...
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Implement 2000 redirects in an SEO friendly way without slowing the site down [duplicate]

I currently have two e-commerce websites, a new one, built on WooCommerce with ~1700 products and an old one, custom built with ~2100 products. I want to delete the old one and use it's domain and ...
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Prevent google indexing dev sites

My webhost lets me set up site aliases (for example, example.111.222.333.444.sth.co) as urls to access websites i'm developing. Without me doing anything, google seems to index sites/pages on here. ...
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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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Should Website and Organization be linked?

I'm wondering what the effects/benefits/issues are with linking Website and Organization structured data (specifically in JSON-LD). On the homepage of my site I have something like this: <script ...
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How to NOT offset impressions while doing SEO and research?

I'm optimizing my website mainly for ranking in the google search and I've noticed something that bothers me. So I've had about 300+ impressions for all my pages before starting the optimization. Of ...
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Will fast duration visit user with happy experience can lower my page ranking? [duplicate]

Hello I'm currently running page wish has regular traffic, this page has made only for linking or referring to other websites, The users can find what they looking for in my page, but the user bounce ...
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Do Google crawlers/extractors read attributes in React props?

We have a use case where we are displaying a certain product price when a page is rendered. And when a radio button is clicked on the page (product upgrades), we display additional prices. The "...
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Same og:title and title on a page

Does it make sense to render og:title and <title> that have the same value on a page? Facebook & co take the <title> tag as fallback.
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Big drop in valid pages in GSC

I have a very small site with only about 70 pages. About 4 days ago GSC shows a 40% drop in the valid of number indexed pages. When I probe into which pages, it shows pages that I'm still ranking ...
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Does a surplus of low-visit content positively or negatively impact overall SEO of your site?

There is a surplus of content currently on my site, and I was looking at doing a reduction in the amount of active content to make "good" things easier to find. Would my site's overall SEO rankings ...
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SEO - Updated Site title and meta description, how long until changes take place on google

I am using the Yoast plugin to help with the SEO of my site. I just set everything up and am wondering how long it takes for google to update the information. As you can probably tell already the only ...
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Question about getting URL backlinks optimized by UTM parameters and its affect on SEO

I am starting to promote my blog posts on forums etc... I have two these questions: When I trying to get backlinks from forums or comments and contributing as a third person talking about our brand ...
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Shrinking site's size by removing pages from sitemap and from internal links

We are an eCommerce site with about 50,000 pages. We decided to focus on about 2,000 so google will crawl our site better. We planning to remove 48,000 pages from the sitemaps and from the site links, ...
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Redirecting main domain to another

Running new site on Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS. I have a domain which i have had for several years and is registered with search engines and is hosted with "Host 1", for this example i will call it ...
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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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How do I access an entire website list that is continually generated when scrolling? [closed]

I am trying to acquire all the information from a list of songs on ranker, however as I keep scrolling down new songs appear in an ever growing list, as the name suggests its a voting website so I am ...
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How can I know which page is the “Duplicate page without canonical tag” GSC is reporting

The new GSC (Google search console) is showing me a report of "Duplicate page without canonical tag" and sharing a list of URLs. Is there any way to see what's the other url he believes is duplicate ...
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How to fix warning messages in the SDTT if the data is not available?

One of my client is e-commerce marketplace. For their offer listing pages, I have provided a JSON structured data Product markup using aggregateRating as follows: <script type="application/ld+json"...
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It must indicate “offers”, “review”, or “aggregateRating” [closed]

Problem with google search console : structured data :" It must indicate "offers", "review", or "aggregateRating"
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After updating Meta Description of my blogs, would google recrawl it in some time or do I have request re-indexing?

I have published a few blogs that have value to offer it's receiving significant impressions on Google SERP but not influencing CTR, so my question is after updating meta description would google ...
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Domain Authority and Page Authority staying on 1

For some reason, my DA and PA of my website (https://codetheweb.blog) are 1, according to: http://www.seoreviewtools.com/website-authority-checker/ http://www.checkmoz.com/moz-metrics/ When I try ...
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TripAdvisor use two H1 tags, why is this and is it ok? [duplicate]

I'm guessing its probably ok if TripAdvisor are doing it, I am slightly confused as to why the H1 on the line of the breadcrumbs is a H1 (is it just TripAdvisor trying to rank higher for keywords?)
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Do HTML comments (<!— -->) affect SEO?

Is there any way that too many HTML comments in a document can effect search engine rankings? <!-- This is a comment --> Do the spiders ignore all of them?
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Problem with Google index in my multilingual site

Well, I have a multilingual site, in English and in German. But recently I found that, Google displays the German Page no longer. Even I search my site in German, it shows all English Page. Is there a ...
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Hidden Body to prevent flash of unstyled content

We want to implement Critical CSS on our site using the guidelines provided by Optimize CSS Delivery on our site. We were able to get it setup so that it works by adding the above the fold css within ...
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What is the difference between “nofollow noopener” vs. just “nofollow”?

I use the WordPress plugin Ultimate Nofollow to easily make links as nofollow. So I expected that plugin will add rel="nofollow". But it added rel="nofollow noopener" Is there a difference between ...
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What I need to pay attention to when generating a XML sitemap file [closed]

I want to generate an XML sitemap for my website. After a lot of searches I found that the XML file has a lot of tags like loc, lastmod, changefreq, priority etc. And there's an images sitemap.xml, ...