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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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Make google search term with forward slash

Wanted to see if it was possible to make my site searchable including a special character, in this case it's a forward slash '/' Say i have a common 2 character term like 'AB', but I want to optimize ...
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Is it good for SEO to have domain alias that describes company service? [duplicate]

I have bought a domian that is like service.city.example Where service is eg. "haircut". Is it good to have this kind of domains as aliases to main domain company.example? What would be best for SEO,...
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Why Google deindexed all images on my website? [duplicate]

Lately i have been looking google deindexing images on my website and everytime it is shown on graph on Webmaster Tools. Now from about 7000 Submited images through the sitemap only 6 of them is still ...
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What Else Can I Test When Troubleshooting a Fetch Issue in Google Search Console? [duplicate]

For the last couple months, I've been unable to fetch any pages of my site in Google Search Console. (The error message says "Temporarily Unreachable") Here are the possible causes I've come across ...
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Organic search for landing page, how to improve it SEO

I have few landing pages, each page contains contains unique article and description about person(same on each LP) - who will do the service explained in article. LP are posted to google by sitemap, ...
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Google displaying business for search terms related to a totally different business

Google is displaying our business for searches related to a totally different business. We display for the terms "next lincoln, next opening times" & emrsh says we get a lot of traffic from these ...
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01-Aug-2018 August Google Algorithm Update (Medic)

Is there anyway to first check for the market categorisation and second to correct the categorisation with Google? Our site was affected, lower organic traffic, after the August "broad core algorithm ...
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Why does my website keep getting pulled down in the SERPs? [duplicate]

My website is: https://www.rgraph.net For years now I've had no luck with getting my site to rank for the term "javascript charts". The best I can seem to do is 18th. Which is effectively nowhere. ...
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Will it help SEO to use <strong> tags just around a keyword while making a larger containing phrase bold using CSS?

I'd like to make keywords in the text more relevant for crawlers, and also to enhance some parts in the text to get an easy readability avoiding keywords dilution. I was thinking to do it this way: &...
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How can I move the eCommerce section to Shopify while preserving an image subfolder without breaking SEO?

I have a pretty unique situation so I'm wondering how to properly get this handled. Basically our old site consists of 2 things: An eCommerce site hosted directly on the domain (ex: mysite.com). A ...
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Download link expired, going back to software presentation page, what redirect method to use?

When someone (user or bot) reaches an old download link like /download/yellow-wallpaper.zip?key=some-expired-download-key , user is sent back to file details page, e.g /yellow-wallpaper.html, where ...
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Does google index content of datalist tags

Does google index content of datalist tags? https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/datalist
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How can I migrate a single page application to a site with many URLs for SEO?

I will be migrating a single page application (SPA) to a normal URL structured site. Usually I would map the old URLs to the new URLs and use 301 redirects to the relevant URLs. In this case, that ...
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SEO Multilingual Sitemap structure

I have noticed in a few articles that xml sitemaps for Multilingual websites are setup like this... http://example.com/sitemap_fr.xml http://example.com/sitemap_en.xml http://example.com/sitemap_es....
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What if to load duplicated blocks e.g. header and footer by JS

If we use static site generators (SSG) and edit some block duplicated on many pages e.g. header or footer, we need to regenerate all the HTML pages using this block. Regardless of the speed of our SSG,...
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Are hreflangs needed in the XML sitemap if they are used in the head of each page?

I have a multi-language website like this: example.com/de/about example.com/fr/about example.com/about (English) I decided to put the hreflang link elements in the <head> of each file. Now I ...
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Will changing a favicon daily destroy SEO or raise any concerns with search engines? [duplicate]

I've been reading this question on StackOverflow Can I change a favicon daily, but I'd like to know if changing the favicon daily mess up any SEO or raise any concerns with search engines? I am ...
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German site is not indexed, Search Console says it is duplicate of the English site, even though it is different language content

I have problems to understand why my website isn't ranked correctly. I have 2 domains which open the site in 2 different languages: DE: https://ausgaben-rechner.de/ EN: https://expense-calculator.com/...
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Google Structured Data testing tool doesn't show questions and answers linked together for a Q/A website with markup

Please take a look at this: See? Answers and its question are separated. I mean, they are not link to each other. Also when you open one of the answers, you will see this warning: Which clearly says ...
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Hreflang & duplicate content on a multi-language website

I have a multi-language website like this: example.com/de/about example.com/fr/about example.com/about (English) On this website there are about 3000 users. Many of them have a profile picture, a ...
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Is this a bounce rate attack? [duplicate]

I see unusual traffic to one of my sites... Many bots with windows XP user-agent are visiting the site for short period of time and they are all from different IPs from USA. Is this a "bounce rate ...
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Will an animation built from a series of images cause Google to misinterpret the page or hurt SEO?

I am currently creating my website and I have a problem. During the first visit to the website, an animation is played, it is a sequence of images that follow each other in full screen that disappear ...
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How to remove old domain that we don't have control over for branded searches that should only show our new site?

I changed my company website URL from www.tirnav.in to www.tirnav.com. Google Webmaster had already indexed my earlier website i.e tirnav.in and now when i search google for Tirnav Solutions it still ...
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Does different IP address of similar sites affect SEO?

I am administering two similar sites on two domains, XX.cz for the Czech language and X-X.sk for the Slovak language. Both sites are on different servers with different IPs. I suggested to move the ...
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Copy content of expired domain

Are there problems with using copied content from an expired domain which was crawled by Google, but now that domain is closed (website is closed by owner)? I want to use that content on my new ...
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“Under construction” pages and multiple canonicalization tags

My website has a few pages that are still "under construction" and I want to go online. What is the best practice to redirect all HREF links to a common "under construction" page? Can it be done ...
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Are there any issues with using the contents of a PDF file on my web pages?

When I search for an item, results in PDF format are suggested by Google. How does Google identify PDF content? And is there any issue with using the contents of a PDF file on my website? Will the ...
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Search traffic significant drop since HTTPS migration [duplicate]

My website has seen a dramatic drop in search engine traffic (over 50%) since swapping to https 2 months ago. I have .htaccess rules for 301 redirects and since it is a Wordpress site, I also have a ...
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How can I substitute our site name in the place that the URL usually appears in the Google search results?

Below is a screen shot of a query on Google. The URL usually appears where the green text is. How do you control what that says? For my specific site it displays the URL. I want to put my business ...
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Will Google Search penalize a sudden increase of reviews?

I have a site with reviews / ratings. Now I have a lot of ratings to import from a gdocs survey and I need to update the total of aggregate ratings to include this new data. Today I have, let's say, ...
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Locale code in route versus in query string for i18n

So I came across a library that helps with adding locale code to the route of your website. eg website.com/en-US/about/ The library claims that one should do it this way because "Google needs ...
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Will it hurt SEO to remove the '.html' extension from static pages such that they get served as 'text/x-generic'?

If we want to go with static website, we generate static html files of pages with names like contacts.html and we may add to our .htaccess file the lines like RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^(([^/]+/)*[...
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Will suppressing breadcrumbs on mobile website work from an SEO perspective?

We have an automobile website with pages in following hierarchy: Home > Make > Model > Variant i.e. Home > Audi > A4 > TFS1 Premium Plus We are showing the breadcrumbs on our desktop page but not ...
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Should redirects to the home page including a trailing slash?

The website URL is http://example.com but some pages have been redirected to http://example.com/, the version of the URL with the trailing slash. Should I change all redirects to the non-trailing-...
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How to migrate from HTTP and HTTPS old sub domain to HTTPS root new domain in htaccess with least SEO risks?

Looking for the best site migration strategy for SEO, which consider these specific combinations of elements and challenges: *note: site is in Wordpress. Htaccess redirect code to go from sub ...
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Use of rel=“alternate” on multilingual site

I operate an English website handling multilingual content (up to 13 other languages), with a large amount—but not all—of our content translated into those other languages. We use rel="alternate" to ...
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SEO - Custom error pages & status codes

My website uses a custom error page with the <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> meta tag. Am I right in thinking this tag will tell crawlers, such as Googlebot, to remove the page from ...
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Magento 1 adds a trailing slash at the end of CMS page

I am using Magento 1.9 and I have a problem with one of my CMS pages. I found out that the page is available under two versions: www.example.com/MyCMSpage www.example.com/MyCMSpage/ I am not sure ...
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The effect of removing many URLs from google search console

I have been working as a web developer for several years, fixing issues, errors, and increasing page load speed etc. but I'm kinda new to SEO and Google Search Console. I have a client who is using ...
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How do several URLs become grouped under one roof in search results? [duplicate]

Sometimes in the search results, especially for brand names (even for not so well-known names) the main URL comes in the result encapsulating several secondary URLs, just like in the image below. I'...
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How can we know what phrases visitors search for on before visiting our site and which search terms we rank on the first page in Google?

To visit our site, what phrases have visitors searched for on Google? How do I know? How do I know than What words do we have on Google's first page?
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Schema.org Event does not appear in Google Search and Bing [duplicate]

I always wondered how freelancers and businesses add their events to Google and Bing to make them searchable like this: Finally I found some forum explaining that Google read them from JSON-LD format ...
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Google ignores canonical and selects alt but still shows canonical

This is kind of complicated scenario. I have this URL: www.example.com/this-is-page-A Which has correctly implemented canonical and hreflang directives. On Google console i can see Google decided ...
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When replacing our website with a temporary news feed during a crisis, what is the best way to preserve SEO?

Together with our "Crisis management" Team, we plan to make an "Twitter-like" frontpage for our website only activated during an "disruptive and unexpected event". Whats the best way to not lose ...
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Is it possible to redirect a domain while keeping that domain in Google search results?

I have a domain name, https://seo.example.com/, that is currently showing up in Google Search results. I want to set up a redirect such that when visitors view that domain, they are immediately ...
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SEO for a single page application with next and previous - Canonical strategy. I am using vue.js

This is not a SPA (single page application). It has different pages for categories but the filter on left (like amazon) is used for searching. It shows 10 results in one page and has a previous and ...
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Indexing but not ranking in search [duplicate]

I’ve run into an SEO issue and I’m just completely stumped. I currently am working on a website. This is the 3rd round of SEO work being done and I just can’t comprehend why we our pages aren’t being ...
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Google site-related links [duplicate]

I have a website I'm currently working with, I was wondering about the default behaviour of search. Currently, to show a subset of links related to the page under the same search result, I have to use ...
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Should the website migration be postponed to after Google major algorithm updates?

For the major updates in Google algorithm like the recent one for medical websites, Is it better to postpone the website migration to after update launch or to speed it up to do the migration before ...
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What is the effect of Google new algorithm for health related websites on ranking? [closed]

My client has a dental services website and they did a website migration recently. They have lost ranking from 1st to lost for so many keywords. Now the web agency mentions the new google algorithm ...