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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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SEO Implications Of Canonical Link Requiring Login

Is it considered bad practice for a canonical link on a page return a 302 redirect to a login page? Example: If https://foo.com/bar/slug?version=2019-02-01&signature=XXX returns HTTP/1.1 200 OK ...
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How to deal with great number of URLs that will not be in anchor and should be known only for friendly crawlers?

I have a hypothetical page, that contains pages like: example.com/see/cat example.com/see/mouse example.com/see/<basically anything> I can have thousands of such pages. The number of pages ...
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Google SearchConsole can't see my sitemap

I have created an xml sitemap. I have used Google SearchConsole to send it in, but the SearchConsole status says it can not be fetched. I cannot see why. Anyone who can spot the error, or have some ...
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Do it yourself SEO [duplicate]

I started a new business (eCommerce site with approximately 7000 products) and I cant yet afford to hand over the SEO to an agency etc.. In my spare time I would like to start my own SEO on my site, ...
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Is encrypting source URL considered malicious practice for search engines?

My client has articles rewritten and translated from some website. I show reference to the original articles at the end of the contents, but the URL is encrypted (it is decrypted by JavaScript so ...
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How to configure the robots.txt file with a multilingual site?

I have a site with Drupal 8 and I activate English and French (Language from the URL path prefix). Here is what my url resembles : https://www.example.com/en/node/add https://www.example.com/fr/node/...
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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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Upper/lower case ranking problem in Google - How to remove in Webmasters?

I have only this single URL on my website: https://www.aadseducation.com/isms-lead-auditor-training/details Previously, this URL because of a mistake done by developer, Google started ranking the ...
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Is HTTP to HTTPS redirect required even if site is only on HTTPS?

I have a new website and from day one, it was on HTTPS. For example: https://www.example.com/ Do I still need to redirect HTTP to HTTPS to avoid content duplication? For example, should I still set ...
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Would changing the image extension have any effect on current image indexing and ranking?

I am thinking about changing my images from PNG to JPG but i am worried as it will technically change the image URL. Old: www.website.com/image.png New: www.website.com/image.jpg So, will it also ...
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Who is responsible for implementing Structured Data?

I am trying to get a clear idea of the difference between a Webmaster and someone who works in the capacity of SEO/SEM. On the surface, I would say that a Webmaster would be responsible for ...
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Cause of recent shift from localized Google to google.com

I've noticed a recent trend in many of our web properties (which have regular .com domain) that show referral traffic going from localized Google sites (like google.co.in, google.co.uk, etc) to google....
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How to show website in only one country Google

My client has 3 websites, each has it's region. eu.ralphkerlesart.com - for Europe countries us.ralphkerlesart.com - for USA and Canada ralphkerlesart.com - for other regions I need only one website ...
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Remove a site from Google search once it has been retired and shut down

I’m shutting down my website which has a few thousands pages. What is the best way to remove my entire site and related pages from Google search results? Removing full site from Google index has ...
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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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Is it worth changing my blog URL structure for better SEO, or could that cause a ranking loss?

My blog URL structure is like below: www.example.com/blog/postkeyword www.example.com/blog/category/category-name/subcategory-name Example: www.example.com/blog/category/marketing/seo Does it ...
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Google show warning for duplicat title of two pages with rel next rel prev [duplicate]

In search console there is a warning for two pages with the same title, in such these case we mostly use rel next rel prev, we did it, but google still show this warning. How should we correct it?
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Should I bother with AMP if my website is lighter?

I have a webpage with almost only static content that weight a compressed size of 25ko. Should I bother with AMP for pure SEO reasons ? I could very easily opt-in for AMP since the page is AMP-...
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Get the pdf doc url indexed [duplicate]

I have a URL to a PDF document which I uploaded to the public_html/docs folder. How do I get search engines to index this link and PDF document? When I submit the URL to the search console it does ...
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Different URL syntax for multilingual SEO with 2 languages

Is there any difference between the syntax here; example.dk/ (danish) example.dk/en and example.dk/da (danish) example.dk/en I realise that in the top example, the domain is Danish .dk, which ...
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Should tag and author pages be disallowed in robots.txt?

According to some articles that talk about crawl budget, we should decrease the number pages crawled and provide the only important and valuable pages to search engine crawlers. We have 3,000 ...
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Brand name is an otherwise unused acronym however Google only ranks my site when searched with an added space

How does google index website names? I'd like my website to appear in Google search like this: Yet when we search by the full name without any spaces, Google is completely clueless. Only when we ...
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Two pages have same title, same description, different content. Are they duplicates?

We have release our website from our mobile app in a very short amount of time. The website is quite good, but not at all optimized for SEO. For example, there is absolutely no care for meta tags. All ...
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Is a hreflang tag needed for a single international site

I have a website, and it is a single website with a .com TLD which I want ranking in the US and UK. Do I need to create a hreflang tag even though there is only one version of the website and all ...
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New Google Search Console does not load any resources such as CSS and JS while it worked fine in the old Search Console tool

When using URL inspection and Live Test in the new Google Search Console the Googlebot does not load most resources (Javascript, CSS and Images). This results in the Search Console telling me my pages ...
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Firebase redirects http to https with 307 code (Temporarily Moved), which is bad as per SEO. How to configure it to use 301 code (Permanently Moved)

My website is hosted with Firebase. It offers https out of the box. When a user hits http://example.com, it redirects to https://example.com with 307 code (Temporarily Moved). As per various SEO ...
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Ok to use meta noindex on 404 pages?

I have a custom 404.html file on my website that gets served with a 404 status code when a URL is not found, standard stuff. But if you visit the exact path /404.html on the server, the server says "...
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htaccess category seo url redirecting to 404 page in localhost [closed]

I am trying to edit my htaccess. All urls working fine on server, but same htaccess setup redirecting category/cat_name/ url to 404 page without giving any error. all other urls working fine accept ...
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Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO? [duplicate]

When you click to read a Yahoo news article, the URL is suffixed with .html Why Yahoo does not opt for pretty URLs instead? Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO?
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Avoid duplicated content include/require [duplicate]

Greeting, I am aiming to do a website with a "onePage style". As I have 3 different pages I want to display, I want the first section of the page to be the content of those 3 pages and the other ...
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Shall I use different IP addresses for different websites for SEO? [duplicate]

I have a windows VPS. I already have a website running on it. Its run on a specific IPv4 IP address. Now I want to deploy another two websites on the same server. Now this hosting company offer to ...
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Google results shows two different versions of my site with different snippet, how do i make it so its the same snippet?

My website shows up on google with two different ways.For example say this is my site megaexample.com When I search example in google my shows up with this snippet "good snippet text" from my meta:...
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What is the most SEO friendly way to redirect the main domain to different subdirectories?

I have a multilingual website (English / Hungarian). I need to redirect my domain (mysite.hu) to subdirectories (/hu, /en), based on chosen user language preference (the default is Hungarian). For ...
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The symbol | on a title of a website and its semantics

In Google Search if you search for "Dog | Golden Retriever" you get results for exactly that. Basic topic | More specific subcategory. Assuming we got a A | B type title on a site. Example: <...
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Would a JavaScript redirect for location based on the IP affect SEO?

So, we've got 2 separate-but-identical sites (one for US, one for the rest of the world), and were planning on redirecting visitors to their correct one, provided we can guess their location by their ...
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I have an arabic website, but my target keyword impression mostly searched from non Arabic country, India

In search console, One of my target keywords with very high impressions mostly seen from a country with non arabic language, India. it is very strange, and also the google trends show different ...
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Seo affect after migrating website from old to new URL structure [duplicate]

I have one website having ,OK Alexa ranking and back-links. I have created new design with new URL slugs of products. if i replace old one to new one does it affect SEO?
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Is “overflow hidden + javascript scrolling control” affect SEO

I have an html page with a css overflow:hidden affected to body My <content> is at top:100% positioned in absolute. When I scroll, a javascript code change the <content> top position to ...
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Can you put all the text in a static tag for SEO but completely re-write the page with JavaScript?

Can our website used the trick: putting all SEO data in some tag, but rendering all the web page elements with JavaScript? How would that work for SEO? May be like: <div> <a href="/about"...
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Do forum signature link count as backlink? [duplicate]

I am new on SEO so there are many questions arises on my mind about SEO. I have seen there has a signature area where I can paste a link. Does this link will count as a backlink? If I post 500 ...
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SEO domain setup for network of locations

I am looking for some industry expert weigh-in on best practices to how to best approach the business scenario described below. Tim runs a business, timsbusinesswebsite.com. Tim's business has ...
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Page Title in URL - What do I do if the page's title changes?

Let's say I have a web site with a bunch of articles on it, with each article on its own page. Also, each page's URL has the title of the article in it, like this: http://www.example.com/article/how-...
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Facet filters URL structure for ecommerce site for SEO

I am working on implementing facet filter for e-commerce site and I am not sure which schema of URL structuring is better for SEO purposes. There are three options I have in considerations as of now, ...
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SEO friendly URL delimiter for ecommerce sites for multi faceting

I am working for a project that has multi facet filters. The url that will be build when faceting applied will have several delimiters. I am not sure what characters should I use as delimiter that are ...
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How to set base and canonical tags properly? [closed]

I found some urls indexed by google wich doesn't have in my site, so I tought its because of the canonical tag and base tag. I need an explanition for base tag and canonical tags. Here are my ...
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Booking Engine Pages Being Indexed

I have loads of booking engine pages being indexed. I don't want to block the actual booking page from Google as it's helpful for Organic traffic, but I have lots of useless pages from the booking ...
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How do I make dynamic pages powered by WordPress Search filter pro SEO friendly?

I have a website which offers different services in different places. So I have a search page that filters services and places. I use wordpress CMS and Search filter pro plugin. My urls are something ...
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Should base page and pagination page contain same SEO content

I have an ecommerce website where base category page (category listing page) is optimized for SEO and I want only base page to be indexed and visible in search results. At the bottom of these pages, ...
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What is less bad for SEO: to have a <section> with no heading, or to hide the heading with CSS? [duplicate]

I have my document outlined in several <section>s, but according to the spec The theme of each section should be identified, typically by including a heading (h1–h6 element) as a child of ...
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Do mailto links count as backlinks for Google PageRank purposes?

I want link to another site with an email like admin@example.com. So the link will have the href=mailto:admin@example.com. Does that count as a backlink to example.com and transfer any Google ...