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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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Does PageRank or link juice pass onto images?

Trying to decide if I need to nofollow links that link to images. Tried searching but could not find the correct answer anywhere. I'm not talking about links that have image within them instead of ...
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Would using mouse movement to change how the page is rendered be considered “cloaking” to Google?

My site can enhance itself to client side rendered (CSR) (ish) if a prediction can be made by mouse movement analysis. It can gauge a visitor's familiarity with the site, confusion, etc. The content ...
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Lose In Ranking During migration [duplicate]

Hi I have a very old website, with a country level tld, for example - xyz.us. I then migrated the told to .com, which became - xyz.com. But after doing this I lost all the rankings in a week (also DA ...
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Different Domains For Google and Users

We have a shopping cart site with a course attached to it like so: www.example.com is the cart Magento Platform www.example.com/course/ is the course Wordpress Platform Both the sites are linked both ...
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New business name and website - old site has 200+ backlinks - What to do? [duplicate]

For legal reasons I had to change my business name, and get a new site name and address (very long story). I had to forward my old domain to this new one, but the old domain has like 200+ back-links, ...
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When an attribute value ends in a slash, can I omit the quotes? It looks confusing when the trailing slash is next to the closing angle bracket

I have been thinking about this case: You want to use canonical on page A directing to example.com/: <link rel=canonical href=example.com/> If I wouldn't use quotation marks like that, could ...
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Will changing geographic target country in Google Search Console to “unlisted” cause search traffic from my previous target country to decrease?

My website is currently set to target country to India in search console settings. Currently my 95% organic traffic is from India and rest of it is mainly from US. (This info is from WP stats in ...
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Can I wildcard disavow all links from any site on a specific top level domain?

So lately I found more than 7,500 links our website that are coming from spam sites. I used disavow to get rid of them. In the future though, nobody stops a spammer to make abc.tk foo.tk bar.tk LOL....
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How can we prevent sites from loading our site in an iFrame which causes spammy links in out “top linking sites” report?

There are few websites which are loading our entire website in iFrame and generating lots of spammy links to our website from their domain. Check this link which has linked our pages and loaded our ...
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Schema.org for question and answer with two parts

I created a little question and answer website and I just learned about schema and would like to add it to my website to improve the SEO. My current Q/A pages have a question and then below it is an ...
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Can a website harm the SEO of another? [duplicate]

Sounds strange because and indeed it is. I came here to ask for this because I am lost for words, in a negative way. The company I work for, created a new brand name. Let's call the company Foo and ...
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How to add important/inner pages on google search? [duplicate]

I have a domain i want to add on google search, I index domain on Google web master tool that is displaying well when i search my domain name. Now i want to added few more important/inner pages on ...
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Will changing my website platform affect search engine rankings? [duplicate]

I have a website, it's in asp.net platform we are going to change it into PHP platform?. how it will affect the site's SEO ranking and backlinks?
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Will keywords written into a page using JavaScript replacing placeholders in the page source affect SEO?

Website pages use SEO content (words) that are dynamically generated. Like the store name (on a multi store site). However the dynamically generated words only show when you inspect element, as below....
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Google SERP ranks wrong URL for target keywords [duplicate]

I have [1] https://www.example.com/landing-1 ranking for "landing-1" keyword. I have created [2] https://www.example.com/landing-2 page for "landing-2" keyword. When I observed my rankings in google,...
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Google Webmaster tool complains about blocked URL, but it isn't

We have recently integrated with google webmaster tools. Now, on one of the pages, google complains: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt Our robots.txt looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: /...
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Is it bad for SEO to use a subdomain other than www as main domain?

Somebody told me recently "Subdomain generally ranks lower than domain", this is not the only one to say to avoid use subdomain. Can a subdomain rank as a root domain? Will it hurt ranking or SEO to ...
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Should we improve time to first byte or Page Speed Insights score for SEO?

Google posted last summer that "page speed" will impact the search result rankings also on mobile devices. But I think there is a little confusion about the term "page speed". The test tool which ...
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Does Google use the types of visitors that click on a backlink as a measure of how powerful it is?

I want to get a back link from site B by asking them to publish a content about my website and insert a back link at the end of it. Two kinds of traffic enters site B that they may click on the back ...
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Telephone number displays below description in Google

I've noticed that Google is displaying a phone number immediately below some descriptions in the organic SERPs. It displays as a line below the description with the telephone icon next to it. ...
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For a personal domain name better user lastname.com or firstname.lastname.com? [closed]

my name is Pierre Aribaut (Aribaut is the last name), i own aribaut.com but i didn't really use it yet, as i used to use my nickname as domain name. I'm thinking of using this domain name instead of ...
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Index Bloat Killing my Site SEO

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. For two months now in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over ...
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Academic papers (PDF) not being indexed on site [duplicate]

I administer an academic website that has many journal papers in PDF format which are hosted on the site and can be accessed by links on the "publications" page. It's a Wordpress site where thing are ...
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Default Featured Image versus Custom Featured Image, which one is better for the SEO purposes?

I have a WordPress website. The 99% of mine content is texts, so I'm not uploading any images or videos to the post. I know that having the "featured image" on a post is crucial for SEO purposes(...
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Does google recognize city abbreviations in page titles?

All my competitors (as a small, local business) use the full - Los Angeles, but I'm wondering if I can't get away with LA County in my homepage title. I assume it's important for SEO to have that in ...
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Index Bloat Killing SEO [duplicate]

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. I’m currently in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over 400 ...
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Indexing Issue on our UK. site [duplicate]

We have noticed an indexing issue with our uk. (uk.example.com) site. We have noticed that our site is dropping off Google SERP's and it seems to be after Google started to change the URL's over from ...
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Hreflang on product pages, how Google will treat the rest of the site?

We're planning on introducing hreflang on specific pages on our site (mostly product). Scenario: Main US site: https://www.example.com/ Hreflang will be introduced only on product pages, example: ...
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HTTP redirection target has Content-Disposition header so browsers show the redirecting URL. Does that affect SEO?

www.example.com/fpdfile/ gets a 301 to www.othersite.example/filepdf/ and there we have attached Content-Disposition header. The user sees only the www.example.com/fpdfile/ in address bar, but the ...
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Is redirecting homepage to a page with keyword it's targeting helps in SEO?

My site is fairly new, e.g. example.com. I need to optimize the home page(example.com) for a keyword, e.g. healthy-food. Does redirecting home page to example.com/healthy-food, would help in terms ...
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One page but multiple top-level domain names: how to tag?

We want translate our .com site, and decided to use different country specific top-level domain names, like: www.mywebsite.com www.monsiteweb.fr www.misitioweb.es ... Now, from a maintenance ...
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Related Snippet Card [closed]

I actually don't know the exact term for the same. I have attached a pic for the reference. If possible let me know how to do the same. Thanks
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Master Sitemap holding child sitemaps on different domain

I have a master sitemap, index.xml on https://www.example.com/index.xml This XML contain childmaps pointing to a subdomain URL of mine like below: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <...
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Use canonical and alternate URL correctly?

Im not sure on handle the canonical link and the alternate tag correctly. Example: One product "tshirt" with multiple versions (blue, red) Version blue: DE URL: ..de/kleidung/tshirt-de-blue <...
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How to fix BingWebmaster Sitemap: Failed Status?

In Bing Webmaster, I recently resubmitted my sitemap after doing my regular changes. Every time, I try to resubmit, it shows "Failed" status as shown below. Previously this used to not happen and the ...
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How to push google to update data about what I recently change in my page?

I change my page title and meta desc, and also change indexability status to index. Should I wait till google crawl again or change by itself? or I can notify google that I change something and ...
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How to enable .htaccess Gzip? [duplicate]

#Gzip <ifmodule mod_deflate.c> # compress text, html, javascript, css, xml: AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/...
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Crawled page's screenshot is blank in the Google Search Console

I set up a SPA page through Angular, and achieved the effect of Server Side Render through Rendertron, In the facebook debug tool, I could get my dynamically generated Meta data, but the preview of ...
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A domain for each language or a single domain, which is better for SEO?

My project is in 7 languages. For each language, we bought a domain. The project already has some success. Some domains have many visitors from search engines, some not so many. When we launched, ...
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Competitor websites in the “recent” results for a Google search on my business name

I try to keep aware of my online presence with things like Google Alerts & checking for mention of my business name within the past 24 hours etc. Recently I noticed two competing websites appear ...
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How to SEO to display sub-pages as well in the search result [duplicate]

I have seen this many times for variaous website, but have no idea what to do to format the search results to come like this. (See the attached image) In my website, I have included Page Titles, ...
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Page URL Modifications and Google response [duplicate]

I need to change the address of one of the pages of my site. I will create a new page with absolutely the same content and the same structure of the page (no changes to the content of the page at all, ...
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Pages still showing on Bing despite using Block URLs tool

I have 12 pages which previously hosted PDFs. e.g. (www.site.com/downloads/category/PDFname1) We removed the files and have 301 redirected the URLS to homepage. Content removal was fine via Google ...
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How stop google from giving too much link juice to particular URLs?

We have a product website with separate pages for product details, product images, product videos, product reviews. We want to design a card for our products which we can use everywhere i.e. on ...
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How to reset Search Console Indexing to reflect correct reports?

My Search Console is old. It has been reflecting links and errors dating back to URLs from 2013/2015. In the new website, I have configured everything correctly and made sure there are no internal ...
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Does google search index by IP address or domain name? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of moving a mostly static website from homestead to heroku (using their free dyno plan to save monthly hosting costs). All else equal (e.g. let's say the content and files all remain as ...
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Moving homepage to subfolder without affecting seo

I have website that focus in first time in negociation techniques. I have invested a lot to make homepage well ranked on Google. Now I want to make site bigger. I want to extend it to be about ...
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Move from HTTP to HTTPS and crawling requests

I have moved my web site from http to https, http is fully redirected to https and they are identical in content. I have added both properties to Google Search Console, when I ask Google for crawl (...
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Google keeps crawling old site, ignores new (& better) one

Searching 'Dragon Notes' in Google predominantly yields (1) rather than (2) - even for images; (2)'s almost non-existent. Differences: (2) is more up-to-date, has a better sitemap and source code (2) ...
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Application clone for various domain extensions hurts SEO?

On the server I have 3 different directories which are named by domains I own in hosting/domains provider. example.com example.co.uk example.de In every of this directory there is clone of exact ...