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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How rank a product based based on year or certain variant related keywords?

We have an automobile product website. Earlier people used to type i.e. "cbr 1000" when looking for bike but now lot of queries are like " abs" i.e. "cbr 1000 abs" and like " year" i.e. "cbr 1000 ...
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Semantic markup itemprop name / description on multilingual website

I would like to set up semantic markup for products such as accommodation on a language stay on a site available in fr, en and es. I wonder if I can have the name of the Product and its description ...
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Crawled currently not indexed sustain indexed pages decrease! What could be causing this?

Crawled currently not indexed sustain indexed pages decrease! What could be causing this? These pages are getting deindexed slowly. I lose a few hundred pages a week. These pages go from submitted ...
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Which page speed google SEO uses? [duplicate]

My SEO team told me Google SEO engine uses the page speed in its algo to rank the pages. It is confirmed by this blog too. In my case, page speed is different for end-user coming from browser than ...
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Huge differences between webmaster tools' crawl stats and apache logs

We noticed huge difference in the metrics. For example, last saturday : According to Webmaster Tools : 6,082 pages crawled 76,119 kilobytes downloaded 1,550 ms in average to download a page Now ...
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How does Google analytics consider an organic session that pays after 3 hours?

I am wondering how Google considers traffic in the described situation: A user visits the site through organic search, visits a product and leaves the page opened for more than 30 mins so that the ...
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Do search engines track click depth and how?

I was told that Google tracks how many times a user clicks on links in a given site and how deeply they go. How can Google technically do that? Clarification: I am a web-developer and my colleague ...
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Add empty or null values in Schema.org or keep them omitted?

In my Googse Search Console I have warning that some of the keys-values of Schema.org (using JSON-LD) on my website are missing. However, they're missing on purpose -- there's no data to be added to ...
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It's possible to Index by google page's anchor (#) as a page

I have a frequent question page (www.example.com/faq#top-inviters), that has every question bellow an anchor. Google index all the content, but when I find a specific question google give the parent ...
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The titles of my articles are not indexed on google [duplicate]

My site is istorikathemata.com a Greek history site and has been founded at 2009. In the last year roughly google search engine has stopped displaying my articles. I create an article, publish it in ...
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Hierarchical vs Flat sitemap

I want to create a sitemap for my e-commerce website. On the home page, there is a multi-level menu like this: User can click on any of the following links from the Home Page: Fashion: enter ...
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Angular 7 - will removing hash on my angular app make my website SEO friendly?

I have an angular website thats been running for more than 2 years but sadly when i checked, only the homepage was indexed. My about us, contact us page which are serving static content was not also ...
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Different keywords on my sub pages and their impact on my SEO

I am new to SEO and I am trying my best but I have few questions. My website is familiar with gaming industry and I have 5 gaming niches on it (5 main sub pages) to make it simplier: 1. Mydomain.com ...
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Shutting down a website properly while keeping localised versions on different tld's

I have a website which is available in 6 countries. All versions operate under the proper country tld with different content and language (except the english version that uses .com). For example the ...
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Error with all pagespeed test tools [closed]

I'm trying to reduce my pagespeed loading time However all tools I try to use give an error. Google pagespeed insights gives a backend error, pindom tool just says it does not work and webpagetest....
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How to mark canonical tags for multiple versions of the same product?

We have an automobile research website where we have product pages. Also, few products have some different variants with subtle differences. The case is similar to amazon iphone If you click on ...
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For SEO which should I use faster performing A records, or can I use CNAME?

It occurs to me, that hosting a website on www.domain.com will result in duplicate, unnecessary DNS lookups if www is a CNAME and not an A(AAA) Record. If the CNAME points to another CNAME, things ...
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Does Javascript Obfuscating effect SEO?

Does protecting Javascript source code using an obfuscator (so it will be harder to read it by visitors) can hurt Google Ranking?
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Get Google to forget site [duplicate]

Is it possible to make Google "forget" a site and reindex it? I have a site that I changed dramatically, and I want to do SEO on my new site, but Google isn't deindexing the old site. How could I do ...
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GSC: Sitemap Couldn't Fetch

I'm trying to submit a very simple sitemap (for testing only) to Google Search Console but, unfortunately, I'm constantly receiving the following error message: ╔══════════════╤═════════╤═════════════...
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Is CDN bad for image SEO?

I found a blog post on Shopify about image optimization with the following statement: By placing your images on a CDN, you are most likely removing the image from your domain and placing it on the ...
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Know which keywords google has associated to my website

I recently opened my website. I know it has been crawled by google bot (from the search console and the "site:www.example.com"). NOTE : this is not a blog but an app where users login. Their data is ...
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Is there any point to compressing HTML when using GZIP?

I was considering using a ruby gem to compress my HTML, but we're already serving gzipped files, and I was wondering if there is any reduction in served file size by doing both HTML compression and ...
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just to set it straight, understanding canonical URL [duplicate]

I have a question regarding canonical URLs. My problem is that I think I understand canonical URLs but I am also not entirely sure. I have a website that is starting to score really well in Google. ...
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Schema in HTML: in meta, or with JSON-lD, and in content

This is for a Magazine website. Each page belongs to the magazine so we have the overall html level schema as type Organization. However, we are now beginning to question if this is sensible. ...
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How do I migrate my Blogger blog to WordPress without losing my present search engine rank?

I presently own a Blogger blog which is already ranking on Google for some keywords. I want to migrate to WordPress because of low SEO quality of Blogger but I have some few concerns about the best ...
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Google Pagespeed test, image slowing speed

I have to test the speed from my Website with PageSpeed Insights, it found what slow my sites, I have to try how here to say, but nothing to change... My Website has with SSL, https://linuxusers....
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Creating a sub domain to rank in google search carousal

i manage a media/news website. It was hit by google penalty in the past, due to which we never get featured in google search carousal listing again. our website primary is in English. I have a sub ...
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When to use the specified type of json-ld [closed]

I wanna to implement json-ld into my website, but I have some question about it, before I do that. What @type should I use for a page with a list of sub-categories, also that page represent category ...
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Duplicate Content

I have a client that is a Tour Operator. They have a wordpress custom post type for tours, that include a description of the tour, flight and other journey details and the itenary. Since there are ...
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How to rank pages that require user input?

We have an automobile product page where we describe details about the specific car / bike like it's images, videos, news, reviews etc. Now, we are planning to show the price and EMI of these ...
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Do ads that pop up in a new tab hurt SEO?

Today a lot ad companies offer propeller ads instead of popup ads. I read how popup ads can hurt Google rankings. Those articles say that Google hates ads that pop up in new window. However, ...
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Do search engines understand/follow “buttons” that modify the history, for a SPA application?

Well our website has a very minimal content of itself. It is basically an overview of organizations and an event calendar. Almost all data is "hidden" through dynamic content, and to greatly improve ...
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What to do when changing or moving off of a CDN to redirect images?

I am moving a site off of a CDN where all the images are cached and served: https://some-cdn.example/my-image.jpg The image will now live here: https://myurl.example/my-image.jpg Many of these ...
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What is the effect of HTML tag increase using Flexbox to SEO?

As you all know when HTML tags increase, it negatively effects SEO. The ratio of the number of tags to content size needs to be below 0. When i use Bootstrap or Flexbox-based discovery the number of ...
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My tittle on SERP do not exact match with my tittle tag [duplicate]

Can anyone here help me about my title problem in google? My title in google result page do not exact match with my title tag. If you search with keyword "itclax furidacchi" in google, my title there ...
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How can I change description Google shows in the search results for a 301 redirect URL?

We transferred our domain from our old CMS to our new one but we still have the same domain. Let's say our domain is now example.com. I Googled our domain protein powder and a page from our old site ...
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Getting schema validation error for BreadcrumbList

For itemlistElement when the href is same as the URL, schema validator is throwing error I have created an example to demonstrate the issue I'm facing. Here is the link to example https://glitch.com/...
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301 Redirect vs Canonical Link - which is preferred?

Let's say I have the following three URLS. Url1: Domain/Home Url2: www.domain/home Url3: domain/home <-- Canonical With respect to SEO, is it preferred to add a canonical link to Url1 &...
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“Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available..” only in Google Search Results

Why am I getting this search description in Google search (on any browser): "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently ...
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Do I have to include the file extensions in the canonical links?

I submitted a page to Google Search Console and got an error message "Duplicate without user-selected canonical". The full URL is https://vidalingua.com/french-english-translator-iphone-ipad.html but ...
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Google Search Console crawled my shopify site but not appearing in google search with site: prefix

About 1 month ago i submitted my Shopify site to Google Search console, i set the sitemap.xml path which points to the Products, Blogs and Collection. I used the site: prefix on google as follows: ...
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Will a url-shortened link to my-name.com on some-site.com make some-site.com appear in google search results searching for 'my name'?

Bear with me as the question is more specific than mentioned in the title (otherwise too long as a title). Imagine this setup: Site B contains a shortened url that links to my personal site (site A)...
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What to do with malformed URLs crawled by Google and other bots?

Sometime back due to a bug on our website, we end up exposing below URLs to Google. By the time realised and fixed this issue on production. They were crawled by Google. /10695-Dilemma%20in%...
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Getting this in Google SDTT Tool: “The URL could not be rendered. Some markup may be missing.”

Structured Data Testing Tool giving error in testing via fetch url but working fine when pasting the code. I have some JS code which fetches some content and dynamically inject in the HTML. So I am ...
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With respect to SEO, is it preferred to use hyphen instead of period in the URL?

I have a complex class on my server side, for example class Car has Properties Make and Model. There is a form that user can fill (Make and Model are input textboxes), then I pass all these inputs as ...
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Unknown URL Parameter got indexed on Google

I already checked my site URL source code and I can't find any URL parameter like in screenshot. And my site is safe from malware, I already test it with sucuri. I'm using yoast plugin so already ...
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Separate site in two domains to optimize SEO

I have a blog and a forum in the same domain. The forum has over 300.000 topics with millions of posts. A fair share of this content could be treated as thin content with lots of pages being around ...
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Should I use a xml sitemap instead of a txt one for a site with deeply nested product pages?

Context I have a B2B spare parts website with around: 25 parent categories (hierarchically organized) 150 leaf categories (models) 250 products (unique items, each with quantity = 1) Targeted ...
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Should I mention my products on marketplaces as <link rel=“alternate” … >?

Assume your are selling a product on both own webstore and marketplaces like eBay. The marketplace will insert a canonical link in your product page on its sites. So far I know, one can't do anything ...