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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 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 ...
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Is setting the width and height of an SVG important for indexing?

Generally, when SVGs are displayed responsively, we only need to set the viewBox attribute on the <svg> and can entirely omit the width and height attributes (i.e. something like <svg viewBox=...
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does implementing canonical tags on pages with high page view drop the traffic to them? [duplicate]

My client has a bunch of duplicate content. The problem is all of them have high amount of traffic. So if I implement canonical tags on them, will it hurt the performance?
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How much critical CSS can be inlined before there is a negative performance impact?

I've heard that to avoid render-blocking issues, it's good to inline critical CSS directly in the <HEAD> tag by including the actual CSS in <STYLE> tags, and then load the rest of the CSS ...
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Is it bad for SEO only link to non-canonical URLs such that the canonical pages are orphaned?

I have an e-commerce website, and a lot of products. For duplication matters, every variance of a product have a canonical on a generic product page. For exemple, my specific product is at https://...
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what factors can cause major drop in ranking after site migration? [duplicate]

My client has implemented the changes below: website platform URL path structure (adding some subfolders) removing www from the URL content (meta tags) They have lost theirs ranking even for branded ...
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Missing reciprocal hreflang (no return-tag). Some pages don't include hreflang links to all the other pages of the group

There is some error when testing my site in https://ahrefs.com/: Missing reciprocal hreflang (no return-tag) It suggests: Why and how to fix Issue details Confirmation (...
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Is it bad for SEO to 301 redirect the homepage URL to a deeper URL?

For some reason we need to 301 redirect homepage URL to another URL for a while. Eg: we would use a 301 redirect from www.example.com to www.example.com/a-catgory/b-catgory we would add a canonical &...
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How can I meta tag properly in a CMS where every page has the same <head> code?

I'm helping someone update their website with code similar to this <title>keywords | brand</title> <link rel="shortcut icon" type=" "/> <link rel="canonical" href="http://website....
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Is a cross domain canonical appropriate when an API is used to pull in data from a page on another site?

This is simply a question to figure out if I am understanding this and my approach is correct. www.ticketwebsite.example/event/event-name - Event ticket website www.mysite.example/event/event-...
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Hide the date in serp wordpress

In what way can I hide date in google serp for one specific page in my wordpress. I can't figure how to delete it because none date is visible in whole page.
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Translation with less words can inflict SEO?

Can I translate a website in a foreign language reducing the content (in the translated version) from the original language? For example, the original website in English has 30.000 words; instead the ...
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404 to 301 Permanent Redirect a good idea?

I have a domain which I bought in 2013 and stopped working on it in 2015. I recently started to work on it again. The website had around 150 articles which I deleted a long time ago. While none of ...
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What's the best practice (from SEO perspective) to remove pages from your website

Removing products from Shopify resulted in 404 when google kept redirecting traffic to indexed links which resulted in gradual drop in the site ranking as well as organic traffic. Right now we're ...
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Will using images from other sites (with permission) hurt search engine rankings?

Can you tell me whether Google's algorithm flags plagiarism for using images on your website from other sites? I don't want to get penalized, for cases where the image owner allowed it to be used on ...
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Lost SEO after domain change. Can it be duplicate content?

So, I have a niche blog started in June 2017. After the first year (with around one day before the expiration date), I have changed the domain, because the old one wasn't related to the niche. But, I ...
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Should I submit the redirects in XML sitemaps in the old website search console?

I have redirected https://www.example.com to https://example.com. Should I exclude all the redirected pages of the first website in its own search console? For instance should I include https://www....
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Page Speed Insights: SPA receives 66/100 on mobile however 0/100 on desktop

I've created a single page application using AngularJS but noticed that on desktop the Google Page Speed Insights is ranking the Desktop as 0/100 even though there is no change between scripts/...
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Why indexed links from sitemap are constantly falling? [duplicate]

One week ago, I've added some sitemaps for my website. It's a dictionary website. Please take a look at this image: When I added sitemap, 1,00,443 links submitted and it is unchanged so far. The next ...
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Can the positioning of the navigation bar influence SEO?

Placing the navigation bar in the html code not near the head, or even on the bottom to favor the contents (the users would view the menu as a topbar using flexbox source ordering), can improove SEO? ...
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How long does it take till Google changes the snippets in the search results?

I have changed the meta description and title tags a couple of weeks ago but still in search results the previous ones are shown. Did I make a mistake or takes time?
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Google has is linking to the old e-commerce store which is 404 not found, what's the process for updating the URL in the search results?

My parents have an e-commerce website and they're pretty high in Google results. If you Google one of their products, their store is showing up on the first page but links to an old URL https://www....
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Is GA data for country specific URLs of the same domain combined in one GA account?

My client has redirected all the pages from his (.nu) website to his (.se) website. I can not find the information like the best performing pages of the (.nu) website in the GA account. Does GA differ ...
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Will be a identical title for the same url with different parameters known as duplicate title?

As you know google will punish you when two different pages of your website have the same "title". Now I want to know, is having "questions list" title for these pages known as duplicate titles? ...
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Should I load a large category menu structure via ajax

I'm trying to understand what is best practice for rendering large quantity of navigation links. If a site has 100+ categories in a menu system each containing a link to the category (placed within a ...
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Sitelinks showed for both search keys: with and without space [duplicate]

I noticed that, for some sites, if I look for i.e.: "benny ben", I don't see Sitelinks, instead if I look for "bennyben" (which matches with the domain name) then I see them. How can I make Google ...
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Alternative languages redirecting

Serving a page in English, EG: https://www.example.com/en/make-games Has the following meta tags: <meta rel="alternate" href="https://www.example.com/fr/make-games" hreflang="fr" /> <meta ...
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301 redirect not seen by googlebot

I have made a function on a wordpress site. The functions purpose is the following. 1) if the post is not found, redirect to the archive of the post. Should be fairly easy right? Well - according ...
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Wordpress Domain name appending on all links as shown on ANALYTICS and SEM RUSH

I need your help. For some reason Google Analytics is showing that our page views all went to URLS that end with our appending URL again in the end. Our website is in wordpress and uses SEO Yoast ...
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Can I have duplicated markup using schema.org?

I have this: <span itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/NewsArticle"> <meta itemprop="mainEntityOfPage" content="true"> <span itemprop="author publisher" itemscope itemtype="...
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How do I adhere to Google's expectations for Organization schema when marking up a brand that has a parent company?

I'm curious to the best approach of writing up structured data for a website that is for a brand of a parent company and its products. Using the first example I could think of - Oreos are a brand of ...
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Should the brand name appear in each tag title even if it repeats keywords or dilutes from the targeted keyword phrase?

I found in other question that the brand name repeated in every tag title doesn't add any value for SEO. But I'd like to include the brand name in tag title to give strength to the name of the company ...
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Indexing pages with few text (like tags with just one article) is penalizing for the SEO?

Have you done any experiment or read of any case study to check if too many tags are really damaging the SEO of a website?
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Google index spamming with our company name

One of our competitors has somehow spammed our full company name into the Google index like this: http://www.competitorwebsite.example/our-full-company-name/ When we visit the link, though, it goes ...
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What's the difference between og description and meta description?

Should we have both for better SEO? Does having og description, override meta name description?
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Will CDN affect my SEO?

I'm planning to use a CDN for hosting all my website files. This is because it makes the site load faster. My boss asked me a question before implementing this. Will this affect the SEO in any way. My ...
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Can my country level domain beat the same .com domain which is own by a different company overseas? [duplicate]

I own a country level domain called example.lk in Sri Lanka. Also there was a site called example.com which is own by a reputable company in India. Sadly it is the .com version of my domain. But ...
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Can I use a rewritten directory style site search with SearchAction markup?

Is there any problem if I rewrite search URLs to something like: example.com/search.php?q=search+term to example.com/search-site/search-term/ I mean negative effects for search engine, Google ...
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Can I use an image with text to prevent search engines from showing that text in the search results snippet?

I have content on my website that is being picked up by search engines and shown the in the search results snippet. I'd rather noth have that text shown there. Is putting this text in an image a ...
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How does it impact SEO to provide multiple custom domains for portions of our main site?

I have an ecommerce i.e www.mainsite.example which has various products from merchants when clicking on merchant profile the URL is like www.mainsite.example/company-name-products. We need now to ...
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Google is showing a date from ten years ago in the search results when the page is much newer

Recently I find out google shows my blog post with wrong date (1997) I search content for this year(1997) but nothing found Sitemap <url> <loc>http://go2tr.com/blog/ZzNxAH34/...
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How to find out website protocol change date?

Is it any way that I can find out the date my client changed the website protocol?
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What is the optimal length of the H1 and H2 for a good SEO?

I read a lot and understand that headings give my text lots of value for rannkings. Is the length of the content in H1 and H2 is relevant? Are there indications about it? Many people say that the ...
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Do lots of redirection chains affect the site speed?

My client has lots of redirection chains. As I know redirection chains affect SEO link equity. But since they have done the redirections 4 years ago I assume they wont have any effect on SEO anymore. ...
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H1 followed by H2 without text among the titles afflicts the SEO?

Is it a correct way if I write a H1 without any text under and then immediately after I write the H2? The H2 will be instead followed by the text of my page. To be clearest as possible the structure ...
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should I submit the same sitemap for all the search console accounts?

I'm gonna have 4 properties in my search console for my website as below: http://example.com/ http://www.example.com/ https://example.com/ https://www.example.com/ The main URl is: https://example....