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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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How can I use canonical tags to resolve duplication between the home page, category pages, tag pages, and article pages?

On my site I have something like little blog (PHP and MySQL dynamically loaded posts), with categories like "life", "business", and "health". Each article has added tags. Tags allow to find articles ...
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Best way to remove low quality pages?

We have a website with about 5000 pages. 1000 of them have high quality content. The other part is pretty bad : it's basically just category listing pages, with basic "generated" content. We have ...
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Remove indexed IP address from Google

I developed my website under /var/www/html (for the development part) so I can consult the website when I enter the server's IP address into my web browser. On the same server I have the same products ...
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How can I be outranked by another site that objectively worse in every way: metrics from majestic, Alexa rank, plus a poor design

My website: 29 trust flow 33 citation flow 15 domain authority 15 page authority 370 back links no Alexa ranking The other website: 1 trust flow 5 citation flow 3 domain authority 3 page authority ...
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Rich Snippets only appear with “site:” search in Google

I am confused about the rich data results that Google displays. I run an e-commerce store and am trying to get search results, that return products, to show pricing, stock, rating etc. I have run ...
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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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Why my blog is not ranking despite i use SEO? [duplicate]

My blog is 8 months old and i have put all my efforts for ranking it on google and have used seo to my best . Still i am not getting any traffic and i have to satisfy with less than 10 visitors a day....
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International Targeting Using Country Level TLDs [duplicate]

I have a domain with country level tld, for example "abc.in", now I want to target this website for my location as well as another country (for example US) What should be the best possible way? Is it ...
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How to get my website url in the search result of a company name as the company name is listed in my website [duplicate]

My website list a series of company names. How to get my website in the search result when the company names are given in the search engine.
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Few Websites are either Copying or crawling my content what Should I do? [duplicate]

I have noticed quite a change in my SERP over the months and came to know few sites have copied my content. How Should I Complain this to Google? Is there a General Criteria for this? There are ...
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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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Root index.html file of a multi-language website [duplicate]

I have a multi-language website and according to the Google guidelines for multi-language sites, I should keep the two or more versions of my website in two different subfolders, like: www.example....
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SEO: Is a redirect without using 301 but a PHP script, OK?

I've been reading about redirection, and how it can affect (or not if done properly) SEO. I'm changing my website's content platform from Drupal to a PHP custom made code. In my current site I have ...
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What URL structure should I use for best SEO? [duplicate]

I am working on a WordPress themes directory and my current archives structure is this. sitename/wordpress-themes/porfolio sitename/wordpress-themes/business Should these rather be sitename/themes/...
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Canonical declaration is being ignored by Googlebot

My site is structured with an /events/ url and then a event/slug-title-of-event;id-of-event url. In events there is a listing of event previews and by clicking on that preview you get to the full ...
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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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Will crawlers index my paginated collection of items using just rel=next and rel=prev?

I have a list of items that I have to paginate. In <head> I added rel="prev" and rel="next" links. At the moment I have a built-in pagination component where the buttons to go to a certain ...
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Title and description of my website don't change on Google [duplicate]

I have a problem: I have a website composed by 11 pages. When I created it I copied the same title and - meta name="description" content="..." - for every page. Now (last week) I've changed every page'...
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How to show 410 Gone status for subdomains that are already been deleted

I bought an auctioned domain to build my new project, from my analysis with Ahrefs, people that were behind this domain had a subdomain called "forum" for their forum, and somehow they didn't know how ...
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

I'm testing the Schema.org Article schema on our site. The problem I encountered is that we serve our content over two different domains (one for desktop site.domain, and site.m.domain subdomain for ...
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Should I provide structured data for the related products on a single product page?

In a single product page, should I provide Schema.org structured data for the related products, too? As an example, this is a page of my ecommerce. As you can see, there are 5 Product items in the ...
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Can many JobPosting items be placed in the same file?

Is this good way to code JSON-LD for Schema.org’s JobPosting? I place a number of JobPosting items in the same file. Is this working properly? Is this correct way? <script type="application/ld+...
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How to randomize pagination results without hurting SEO?

I ve an tshirt e-commmerce page (wordpress/woocommerce) and I want to shuffle my shop page, which is listing all my products with a pagination. (30 pages total each has 50 products) I want to shuffle ...
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SEO method to set page titles differently? (same header PHP)

My PHP-based site files start off with <?php include("PHP/header.php"); ?> which includes all the HTML (metadata, scripts, etc.) shared by every page - along <head> and <title>. The ...
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How do I disallow some but not all subdirectories of a folder using robots.txt?

I have one folder named Frontend and under this folder I have subfolder names. Like: Images CSS JS Font I want to disallow below folder: /forntend/css/ /forntend/js/ /forntend/font/ but I don't ...
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Remove old version of the site from Google index

I had a website with a few static pages and hundreds of products, it was indexed for quite a long time. A little while ago I've launched a brand new version of this site. The structure is the same, ...
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Will having short news articles on my site hurt the SEO of my more in depth articles?

My research says long thorough articles on a topic like 2k+ words really rank well in Google search results. Google's algorithm doesn't treat short articles like 200+ words really well. Also, they ...
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Would Google consider it door way pages to create pages for each menu item that are very similar and allow online ordering?

Let's say I have a food delivery business that offers pizzas, hot dogs, ice cream, burritos, etc. My website has a page titled "What food do we offer" and that page has a list of food types each ...
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How to tell Google that I'm merging 5 domains to create 1 new domain? [duplicate]

I own several .com domains (marketplaces) and decided to merge them to one domain example.my How do I do this without losing the SEO and monetize on the existing traffic earned?
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Is this far-right tabloid newspaper successfully gaming Google's news search results?

If you search for "weather uk" in Google's news tab, the top-three result fields look fishy. The only non-tabloid newspaper appearing there is The Independent: There no highly-acclaimed newspapers, ...
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Shop in subdomain or subdirectory [duplicate]

I've read a lot about the pros and cons of putting a blog in a subdomain or a subdirectory, but I didn't come across a lot of articles with regard to a shop addition. We started a news website a ...
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Can I reuse a URL after it's used for a 301 redirect?

Is it possible to 301 redirect a page and then reuse the redirected URL again in the future? What are the disadvantages of using the old link? For example: www.example.com/contact 301 redirect to ...
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Can I move a WordPress blog on its own domain to Medium without a custom domain and not hurt SEO

I'm planning to move my blog from WordPress to Medium. I'm hosting the blog on AWS EC2 currently and the domain name is sqlgossip.com I just want to move to Medium publication without any domain like ...
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Is there a benefit of specifying the canonical URL for the homepage, or can search engines figure out common index, www, and https variants?

Currently I am considering adding a canonical tag onto the homepage of my website as there appear to be a few other URLs that Google and other search engines are picking up on. Realistically the ...
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Search Console Showing different data on different devices for same project [duplicate]

I just checked my search console for same project on different devices. It is showing different data on different. Check the screenshots below. Can anyone tell me what's happening?
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What to do if Yandex marks the “privacy policy” page as low quality?

I setup a website by installing WordPress about two months ago. I did not post anything until yesterday, but prepared the "privacy policy", "terms of service" and "contact us" pages. Just after my ...
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Is a URL structure with a directory that contains all posts better than a shorter URL structure?

I recently read that shorter URLs rank higher in the search results, but I suspect it might also have an SEO advantage to sort posts, topics, etc... into folders. Do you recommend shorter URLs, for ...
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Google Tag Manager iFrame does that break SEO?

I have a question that I haven't yet found the answer on regarding iFrames and SEO. From what I have read, it's a general no-no to have them, but if I have the following snippet added into the body of ...
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What will happen to SEO if a blog has 100K attachment page redirects with 20k published articles?

Consider that there is an old blog, which has almost 10 or more images in every post they published. As everyone knows, WordPress creates an attachment link for every image we upload in a blog. For ...
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SEO - What to use for a site containing absolutely different topics: subdomains or subpages? [duplicate]

I've got some amount of unique information, that I think it might be useful for other people as well. I'm planning to split the information into 5-10 huge single-page articles (long-reads). The ...
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SEO Does my ranking is affected if I put links in the content to another website of my own?

I have a network of ecommerce sites.. All of them sell the same thing but I made one specific for a city. like for NY cars-new-york-1.whatever and have the main one for USA: cars-usa-1.whatever I ...
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Should I see the backlinks from my old redirected domain in Google Search Console?

I've 301 permanently redirected my old domain. Should I see the backlinks from my old domain in my new domain's Search Console property, or do they not show?
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Should I add my blog posts as regular HTML pages on my website

I have a main website (http://www.example.com) and a blog (http://blog.example.com), the blog is powered by Blogger. Sometimes users may do a search and it brings up the blog page but I think it would ...
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Precautions while redesigning site appearing in google search first page [duplicate]

One of our clients site need to be re-designed. The updates would be mostly presentational including graphics, page layout updates (re-order page elements), color, icons, fonts, making it responsive ...
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Use of word “buy” as focus keyword

I am building an e-commerce Website using WooCommerce and Yoast SEO. I am looking at the competition and I noticed that in my industry, if you type "buy adidas stan smith" on Google, results that ...
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Can the simple 301 redirect plugin for WordPress cause a redirect Loop when trying to redirect to the same path, but on HTTPS?

I want to redirect http://example.com/folder1/page1/ to https://example.com/folder1/page1/. In simple 301 redirect plugin in the request part I should write: /folder1/page1/. In the destination I may ...
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Does moving eCommerce platforms have the potential to tank SEO initially even if we expect better SEO in the long term?

We are currently re-platforming from an old e-seller pro eCommerce website to Magento. our domain has been registered for over 15 years and Google has indexed the existing website, we even show on ...
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Will Google consider it duplicate content if we re-publish our previously accidentally deleted content on a new URL?

Around 100 pages of our website got deleted accidentally due to the programming mistake. They then got deindexed from Google, since those pages were not accessible to Google for about a month. Now, ...
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Multilanguage and Effect on Live Website's SEO

I'm new and learning to SEO. My question is, if I already have a website that has a pretty decent rank with just one language and I wanted to add another language, do it affecting my previous rank? ...
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Should URLs omit a parameter with the default value like ?page=1

I have a blog and its URLs are paginated like www.example.com/blog?page=x I have pagination to create these links: www.example.com/blog?page=1 www.example.com/blog?page=2 www.example.com/blog?page=...