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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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For SEO, are clickable divs better than hashtag href anchors when the click triggers an in-page action?

Let say you have a menu and when you click an element, the menu change to show something else (a menu part2 for example) Is it better to use a classic <a href='#'> or a js clickable <div>?...
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SEO impact of usage of many spacers/formatters/… class in HTML instead of in css static file

We're working on redesigning our full website, we have a critical impact on our business from SEO. We are trying to use a lot of formatters, spacers, etc classes from SASS like suggested by bootstrap. ...
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How to prevent a competitor from cloning my website

I run a website that provides meta-data from specialized electronics (data like weight, dimensions, applications, voltage, etc). It also compare products using all this data so user can see the ...
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Why is “User-declared canonical” URL different between “GOOGLE INDEX” versus “LIVE TEST” in Google Search Console?

I work on a site that has experienced a drop in search traffic lately. On digging into it, we've noticed that our recent content isn't getting indexed. When I check some of the URLs for new content in ...
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301 redirects to a similar domain

My company has two similar but not identical sites. Similar page hierarchy and content but different brands. We want to shut one down and 301 the pages to what we feel is relevant on the better site. ...
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Crafting url based on parent/child hierarchy

I've put together a music based website that features discussion boards for every artist and album. I'm a little conflicted between two approaches I had in mind. The first option would involve ...
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Tell Google an alternative to an English word in a French content

What I want (if possible) is to use something like an alt attribute to my titles when they contains an English word. Something like this: <h1 alt='mes boutiques de jeux vidéo préférées'> ...
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Could it be good for SEO to use keyword rich domains under the .forsale TLD?

One of the top level domain (TLD) that I came across ".forsale" caught my attention. If we are to buy "accessories" domain, and apply different subdomains like mobile, laptop would that have any SEO ...
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How to interpret Google PageSpeed Insights loadingExperience distributions and percentile scores?

After requesting metrics for a specific URL via the Google PageSpeed Insights API, it returns a series of metrics under loadingExperience. Each of these metrics has an associated percentile and ...
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Google SERP showing different titles when I Search Site's Post [duplicate]

When I search my Site's Post URL in Google then Google SERP showing different titles of My website, I checked There are no one added that topic in my site description, For Example My site Title is ...
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Similar URLs for two different pages hurt SEO, if pages offer different information?

I have written a guide to a particular subject, and it's over 6000 words. I decided to split up the information into two separate pages, as the information really falls under two categories for end ...
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How can i rank a australian website in google? [duplicate]

I am workign on a australian website can i use normal bookmarking ,directory article etc available on seokhazana or should i use australian bookmarking directory article
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How to structure a multilingual site? [duplicate]

On my Drupal 8 site, I activated the French and English language. See the 3 available URLs for languages : https://www.example.com (in french) https://www.example.com/en (in english) https://www....
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What is the SEO impact of multiple redirects that return to the current page after setting a cookie?

We have a situation where we need to set a cookie on a user's session. In order to do this we currently have a series of redirects in place: Initial request > 30x to get the cookie > 30xset the ...
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Does Google pull ratings from Google My Business and show rating in SERPs or only with Schema.org?

I manage a low volume website, but with good SERP position. So far I have only a few reviews in Google My Business (GMB). My primary question is, does Google use the reviews/stars from GMB in the ...
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Should links to PDFs have the 'nofollow' attribute?

I have some PDFs on my site. They contain relevant content to the site and are legitimate documents people will want to read (especially as the site is written in English and the majority of the ...
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Should URLs or a multilingual site be in the in the regional language? [duplicate]

What would be the best way to use a URL for multilingual site? www.example.com/en/its-a-good-day www.example.com/hi/यह-एक-अच्छा-दिन-है (in Hindi) www.example.com/hi/yah-ek-achchha-din-hai (Hindi in ...
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Search site by two possible abbreviation combinations - with space and without

I have a case where company name is registered as abbrevation, lets call it KUBER. But first two letters represent names of two founders so the client wishes that website will be found on search ...
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How to manage external links for SEO?

On my Drupal 8 site, I created pages with a Leaflet card that uses open street map data. When I go to google search console, it tells me that the following links are blocked "Pages with blocked ...
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Is this the maximum revenue i can make from a website?

I am using an ad platform to serve ads on one of my website which is having around 5000 page views a day through organic search alone I am getting around one to two $ in a day Am I lacking something ...
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Parameter Links Issue That Is Generated by Faceted-Navigation

In our client case, the website has a sub-brand page and also faceted navigation. This parameter URL which is generated by faceted navigation creates an issue like duplicate content, sending Google ...
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Why is the same page referenced 3 times?

On my Drupal 8 site, I activated the French and English language. When I type in google : site:example.com I get 3 times the same results per page of my site : https://www.example.com https://www....
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Using canonical for drill down pages of a list?

I have around 2000 pages on my site that are lists of items (15-80 items per list). Each item has a name an image and a description which get displayed in full, on the list page. Each item on the ...
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Do noindexed pages contribute to relevancy of page they link to?

Imagine following setup: 1 There is a category page, like canon-inc-cartridges.html. This page has content pieces, like `<a name="canon-1234-inc-cartridges"><h3>canon 1234 inc cartridges&...
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If you can place hidden text and HTML on page for SEO in white hat case

Say you have your website built all in WebGL or SVG. All your text is in there like that too. I'm wondering, then, if you could put duplicate text in HTML but just make it invisible. So you would have ...
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Do non-existent 'category' pages in URLs present a problem for search engines?

Say for example if I have a news site and my URL structure is: example.com/news/random-article If there is no page at example.com/news/, in other words it results in a 404 error, is that problematic ...
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An SEO agency suggests removing a keyword from the title of a ranking page to get another page to rank. Is this good advice?

I'm technically responsible for a small website. There are two pages which have a title containing the same word ("Stammbücher"). Now an SEO agency is telling me that this is a severe problem and we ...
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Loading multiple pictures as sprites?

I've read it's a good idea to combine images as sprites (and use background positioning) to have less dns lookups and therefore speed up your site. But it seems all the images are loading ...
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Republishing long blog post chapters as individual posts - duplication penalty? [duplicate]

I have a 5,800 word blog post formed of 7 chapters, if I republish each chapter on its own will google penalise me for duplication? I'm using the long one as a lead magnet and have it hidden from ...
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My website's name doesn't appear on google [duplicate]

My website has been online for 10 days. (content complete) I've allowed Google boots. I also sent a sitemap to the search console. (I use yoast seo by the way) In this 10 days pages were added to ...
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What is appropriate video structured data when using HLS or Dash?

This is an example of standard structured data for video by Google: { "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "VideoObject", "name": "...", "description": "...", "thumbnailUrl": "...", ...
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JSON-LD script is showing on Google Structured Data Testing tool and page source but not in Mobile Friendly Test

We have an Angular Universal application which has dynamically loading JSON-LD script tags. These script tags are showing in the page source. We've tested the same using the Structured Data Testing ...
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How Does Prebuilt SEO Work?

As a web developer, I know that when it comes to ranking in Google a big part of your SEO is the content on each page of your website. Obviously, when I’ve built websites for clients in the past I ...
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Can a website built entirely in SVG have good SEO?

Can a website built entirely in SVG have SEO as good as a website built in HTML? If not, what are the drawbacks to using 100% SVG for a website?
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What is the proper hreflang setup for translated pages?

We are trying to figure what is the correct hreflang attributes that should be displayed on our pages. We have 4 languages that we will enable for all our pages: English, French, Spanish, German. Our ...
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Does Google index HTML title attributes that are shown as tooltips on mouseover?

I have a choice of representing list of links on the site page: I can show them as a two column table (the first column for the link itself and the second for the referenced site description) or ...
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What should we do with URLs that are desktop only from our separate mobile site?

We have a couple of desktop pages that don't have a corresponding mobile version (while the rest of the website does). How do I handle these desktop only pages for mobile devices? Which of the ...
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Should permalinks be in English on a non-English website for better SEO? [duplicate]

On a Polish website where the title and content of the "Services" page is all in Polish, should I use an English permalink (www.example.com/services) instead of a Polish permalink (www.example.com/...
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One site, multiple domains pointing to one CDN, search console questions

My company currently has one main domain abc.com which is pointed to a CDN server using CNAME. However for our affiliates we have multiple domains that are pointed to the same CDN server using CNAME ...
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Which Schema Should I Use for Ferry Travel?

I need some help on which schema to use. These pages aren't live yet, but I want to brief our developers on schema when we start to build them. Page Example - Ferries to Jersey The pages will ...
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google ignores our landing pages [duplicate]

we have a website with a directory of addresses. The main purpose is the search of for addresses matching different criteria. now we wanted to build some special landing pages for (google) searches ...
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Content hidden on mobile responsive design

As much as this should have been a well-covered issue, I couldn't find a definite answer to this specific question anywhere. We run a scientific website which displays lots of well-established data ...
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How to add blog in URL (Blog page, Taxonomy page and Single page ) with pagination using WordPress

I want to this structure in default post type. Archive Page (Blog page) - example.com/blog/ pagination link - example.com/blog/page/2/ Taxonomy page - example.com/blog/taxonomy-slug/ pagination link -...
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Would Schema.org 'Comment' be indexed by Google?

I'm considering to output comments on my blog post as Schema.org Comments. Google doesn't seem to list Comment in their structured data documentation, and more specifically doesn't mention it on the ...
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generating part of html with javascript to increase the page loading speed

I've got picture gallery on my website that contains few hundreds of images. These are miniatures that are enlarged when have been clicked. The images are well optimized (they are compressed using one ...
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Does it consider republishing(not the whole content) news with source as copyright? [duplicate]

Eg: According to BBC, China has said that it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such landing. The more information about this was published on ...
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Community homepage: domain root redirect to subpage for logged-in users bad for SEO?

I run a community website. I plan to distinguish between guests (wich also contains search engines) and logged-in users for the domain root, because logged-in uses should see an overview of new ...
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Google SDTT doesn't accept SVG as image in 'Article'

Currently I'm creating a review website on which the items that are reviewed have their logo / main image as an SVG object. Unfortunately Google's Structured Data Testing Tool doesn't allow SVG as ...
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Does having a keyword in the domain repeated again in the path of the URL hurt SEO? [duplicate]

Which of the following URL structures would be best for a non-ecommerce site: fishingbob.com/fishing-lure-companies or fishingbob.com/lure-companies Would repeating the keyword in the first URL be ...
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Does Fetch as Google have a charchters / lines limit? And does it matter?

I have a test page with text only. No JS. No CSS. Just the html, head, body and p tags and a lot of lorem ipsum text. Now when I try to use Fetch as Google tool, the HTTP response is cutted at the ...