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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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Is this a penalty? [closed]

In the last months I noted that one of my main keywords (website section) was dropping quickly, did I do maybe something wrong? For instance to add a menu entry and a h1 with the exact keyword which ...
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Structured data implementation using GTM (removal of old codes)

Consider we have created structured data using JSON-LD. After coming to know that we can do it using Google Tag Manager (GTM). We are planning to do it using GTM. What measures & precautions we ...
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Google Search with Image [duplicate]

I am running Rent a car bussines and I am wondering how to setup image for google search... When someone search for Skoda Fabia, I am SEO optimised enough to be shown on the first page of google ...
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Is it possible to have a better position on Google then my partners sites

I have a site like a marketplace. I sell what my partners sell on their sites. When someone search for some partner company name on Google, my partners site appear at first position and my site at ...
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Can I use a rewrite rule to send all requests to a single file?

Can I make a single regular expression for all my RewriteRules? I'm rewriting everything to a single file and this this acts like a front-controller. My example: RewriteRule ^de/kontakt/anfahrt$ ...
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Duplicated content as guest post

I wrote an article in my blog. Then another site in the same niche request me to re-publish the same text in their blog, as guest post, with my bio profile included and backlink to original content. ...
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Issue with language subfolders ranking in wrong country

I have a multi language website with subfolders: /uk/ /au/ /us/ /ca/ Unfortunately in the US, our UK subfolder is ranking causing users to go to the wrong version of the site. What's the best way to ...
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Website wrongly categorized as “Adult Content”

I have in the last few months I have placed my website content for micro blogging like zapier, tumblr,etc and pitching the same on many such sites. However few of these sites have not allowed the ...
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Can switching images and documents to an Azure blob hostname affect SEO?

Hear me out, I know it's a strange question. Consider a scenario in which all the images and PDFs are hosted on the same domain as the pages: https://www.themainhostname.com https://www....
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Sitemap “Couldn't fetch” in Google Search Console

I've submitted a sitemap to my website and Google Search Console status is "Couldn't fetch". I've had my xml verified by XML Validation, and my xml is also publicly available to be viewed. Google's ...
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What lengths do I need to go to avoid display:none [duplicate]

So after almost a decade, I'm totally revamping my company website, largely to make it mobile friendly. The responsiveness I've added works great, except for the header, for which I use text so Google ...
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Can I duplicate product schema markup on my home page because Google is preferring to rank my home page for product terms?

I have a website with product pages that have Schema markup. Unfortunately, my home page ranks better for my main product's search term, but Google's search snippets don't show the product image, ...
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Why is converting images from jpeg to jpeg2000 making them larger when it is supposed to help my loading speed?

www.thinkwithgoogle.com says my website is slow (3.9sec loading speed, yea it's truly slow...). To increase loading speed it tells me to use "next-gen" format for my pictures, e.g. jpeg2000 instead of ...
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Intentional duplicate content. Google indexes the wrong domain

We have a group of websites that are very similar to each other. All the websites are for the same type of business and they all have mostly the same products etc. The websites are supposed to be 90%...
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Google appending “back_url” GET parameter to URLs and marking them as duplicates

I have a URL on my site that looks like http://example.com/articles/anatomy and it has pagination which is done by appending ?page=1, ?page=2 etc. Each page has a listing of articles, when you click ...
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Should I use nofollow on links to my other sites? [duplicate]

I have a portfolio page, which includes websites that I made with links to them. Should I make nofollow links to them? Or does having do-follow links help me?
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Use forward slashes (/) or dashes (-) for URL design in 2019? (for categories in e-commerce)

What is a better URL design for an e-commerce website? Case a: http://example.com/shoes-women http://example.com/shoes-women-red http://example.com/high-heels-red http://example.com/high-heels-red-...
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Does duplicate linkage of the same page causes SEO penalty?

We have an automobile website with a product page for each bikes/cars available in the Indian market. The product page has product description and different slugs to show other relevant products too i....
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Meta Description says “Your browser does not currently recognize video format”

My site is indexed on google search but the description is "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 ...
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Session per User (LTV) calculation?

I have one diagram in google analytics: and others as: My question is how Day 0 is calculated as 1.09?
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Help with URL structure [duplicate]

I have a site with 3 category levels in some areas, 2 category levels on another areas and only one category level in other areas prior to the content. I am trying to settle in on the most consistent ...
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Is it bad for SEO to create a website without a domain (just on an IP address)?

I'd like to create a Drupal 8.x.x website without a domain. The website is on a quite non-competitive field (only 4-5 competitors if at all) The website generally follows any standard of (Google's) ...
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Changing one of the routes that have the same number of path segments

I have the following two routes: get: /products/{id}/{slug} get: /products/{category}/{subcategory} Of course they collade. What would you do? I don't feel like changing neither of them. First I ...
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Google SEO / Search - Returning Sub Categories with Search ? SiteMap ? XML ? Yoast? [duplicate]

What is the correct way to get Google to display a search result like (syncfusion) shown below ? Is there a sitemap layout ? XML pattern one should use ? Secondly.. if you use Wordpress + Yoast SEO (...
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Where can I find a list of all Notices of DMCA removal from Google Search?

We received some emails from google about DMCA removal from Google search results notice. Google has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that ...
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Backlinks to site root versus separate sub pages

From an SEO perspective, are backlinks links to the root of your domain any different than links to subpages? I.e., example.com versus example.com/widget1, example.com/widget2 and example.com/blog/...
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What is the differece between .com and .in in SEO [duplicate]

I am starting an e-commerce website for local customers and the .com I want for the website has been taken (however the .in is available). I want to know whether it is going to affect my SEO rankings ...
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I live a period in one country and a period in another; what do I do with both local websites?

I live in country X for 6 months and in country Y for 6 months. I have a local website for country X and a local website for country Y. Both websites have local phone numbers; so if people visiting ...
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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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Is an H1 tag that contains a style block with CSS as well as an image with alt text Google-friendly?

Here is how my website's H1 tag shows up in the Moz tool (or any other SEO tool I used so far): The website is build through Shopify platform and Shopify says it's perfectly fine but I have my doubts,...
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Is YouTube video fetching by API (WordPress plugin) indexed by Google?

I have a WordPress website. I displayed all videos thumbnail (25 videos) from a YouTube channel by `API (WP plugin). The video is in a popup and start playing when I click on this thumbnail. That ...
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How to protect my site's SEO reputation from random 404 backlinks [duplicate]

After I read some articles about SEO 404 issues, I found that 404 pages can hurt a site's SEO reputation. I think if Google finds a lot of 404 pages on a domain, Google will decrease its SEO rank for ...
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Add Wordpress subdomain sites and mapped domains to Google Search Console [duplicate]

I have a WordPress subdomain network with 14 sites like this: https://mynetwork.example/ https://site1.mynetwork.example/ https://site2.mynetwork.example/ https://site3.mynetwork.example/ ... https://...
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Two steps have pages with similar titles which gives a warning from Yoast SEO

my custom product designer web application is in the following page of my site: www.example.com/designyourself This page can show different designable product based on Query String, example: www....
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Errors in Structured Data

We are updating Structured data manually to 100s of our articles created daily. Can we automate this process by any means? And also another worry is that current structured data shows many errors. ...
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How to set Google Images Visit button link

I have a webpage with a lot of images which I want to show up in Google Image search. I have submitted a sitemap with each image indexed as shown below. Google shows the sitemap indexed successfully ...
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How to merge 2 domains without causing SEO issues? [duplicate]

We have 2 stores with similar products (mostly duplicated content) and decided to merge them into one. example.com - is older and we would like to keep it as our main store. demo.com - is newer, we ...
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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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Is RSS feed submission a search engine ranking factor now?

Is RSS submission worth doing now? Is it still considered as SEO ranking factor?
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Active user meaning when combine all togethers?

I know active users is unique users that in the data range visit our site. but my misunderstanding point is that what is the interpretation when we use 1-day, 7-day, 14-day together? what is the ...
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What happens if we forgot to write meta tags?

If we forgot to write meta tags, especially meta title and meta description, how will search engines crawl and index?
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SEO - URLS submitted in sitemap is excluded( 'Discovered not indexed ') in coverage report [duplicate]

I submitted a new sitemap for the items that should be listed in google. But it is seen that out of 300 only 21 is indexed. Rest went to 'Discovered not indexed'. The urls in sitemap are not duplicate ...
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Can we automate internal links of large websites?

Consider a Large website with more than 2,00,000+ Pages like News websites. In News websites we are updating the content daily. Means more than 100+ articles are updated to website daily. Interlinking ...
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SEO impact on switching the landing page language

Say you had a .com website which is currently not in English, and that you decide to both add English and make it the default language for the landing page. Would there be any SEO impact ? The ...
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Is <a> in <noscript> wasting linkjuice?

One simple question due to a delayed loading (lazyLoad extensions) of images. Does the usage of an a element within a noscript element influence the internal link juice of a webpage? (yes, Google will ...
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Can I assign multiple HREFLANG Attributes to the same Domain? [duplicate]

I am working on a website, which is looking to targeting multiple Regions and Languages, using the following Domains: www.example.com (American English targeting US Traffic); en-gb.example.com (...
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How do search engines behave with canonical URLs between an SPA and a server-rendered version?

I'm planning to build an application which will end up displaying duplicate content. app.domain.com/content/ID # Completely rendered on the client, behind a wall of JS www.domain.com/content/ID # ...
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Seo Breadcrumbs in Google showing only 3 and not the correct 3 of our breadcrumb path: how to change?

google only shows 3 breadcrumbs in search something like Our paths are 4 breadcrumbs deep and the complete string is https://store.com › Cars › Colors > Blue The problem is that for the below ...
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Is it bad for SEO to embed static sections of a page in a JavaScript file so that they can be cached?

Is it a bad idea to embed unimportant static HTML code in a JavaScript file? Could it harm SEO? For example, the footer or header HTML code is constant and those sections load for many different ...
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Unknown Spam Backlinks Linking to my Website, affecting rankings

From the middle of February 2019, I started noticing drop in the traffic we generate for our website. I heard that some Google SE updates are around and I don't really know if my traffic drop is ...