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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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SEO - Website relaunch. Is it wiser to change things gradually? [duplicate]

I'm about to do a website relaunch in a couple of months. It's a WordPress site. The relaunch will include these changes: changes in content, both text and images a new WP theme, thus changes in the ...
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SEO impact of using one image for several different posts on my site

What is the impact of using one image for several post on my site? Does it have a negative affect on SEO? For several posts, I use one picture. because all of them are Q & A. Am I wrong? is it ...
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Is duplicate H1 tags from other websites duplicate content?

i was thinking about the problem of the scenario. lets think that i own this website: example.com. and i have a section that has some list of titles like below: Title one Title Two Title Three Title ...
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SEO Best Practices for Portfolio Website

I have a portfolio site show-casing design and development work. Each portfolio piece has its own URL. For example, if I've designed a site for Joe's Pizza, and my site is mysite.com, then Joe's Pizza ...
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URL Parameters in GSC contains strange values for recently crawled URLs

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for quite some time. One advice I received is to set GSC URL Parameters to "Every URL", since we use a page generation script with a "page" ...
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invoke a URL Perl script silently, without changing URL visible to client

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for 2+ months. Following various forum advice and suggestions haven't solved it yet, although for sure they've made our website better. One ...
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Fast-moving “Trending” listing of “mixed” content - is its SEO even possible?

I'm a server side developer who's new to SEO. There's a website I maintain where users post text and image content on a variety of subjects. All the content is voted on, and the best bits make it to ...
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Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? [duplicate]

Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? In other words, could anyone explain which one is better and why? https://example.com/category/product https://example.com/category-...
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Could it be possible for a site to be indexed and cached but not show up in google search result? [duplicate]

My site is cached and indexed by Google.I have couple of thousands visitors per day. I have done every SEO check online but one problem persists. Despite abiding by Google webmasters' guide, my site ...
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How can I make a GSC change of address from a TLD to subdirectory? [duplicate]

I am moving from https://www.exampleA.com/ to https://www.exampleB.com/directory/. This is because the old site is now a part of a larger company so we are moving it into its directory. For this ...
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So My Indexation Has Been Rapidly Dropping in Site Search, But It's Been Consistantly At 14k pages in GSC, What Is Causing The Difference? [duplicate]

So My Indexation Has Been Rapidly Dropping in Site Search, But It's Been Consistently At 14k pages in GSC, What Is Causing The Difference? Details: This is a problem that has been going on for a ...
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Google selects one unrelated page as Canonical for many other pages, blocking our pages from indexing

Since start of April, we have many pages such as: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=directcore for which Google continues to select this page as canonical: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=...
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Ajax Request with Push State to Current URL SEO Friendly?

After reading up on getting content indexed in Google that is pulled into a page from an AJAX request, I have found that you can use pushState to change the URL and this will allow Google to find it. ...
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Google removed me from search results after title SEO?

I am improving the SEO for out website. According to the best practices, I have changed more than 3 thousands of our content titles to become SEO friendly: Shortened them to under 70 characters (they ...
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Is it necessary to install Yoast for a website which is installed inside an existing WordPress installation folder?

I am setting up a new website inside an already installed WordPress website folder (e.g., www.example.com/newsite/). I am using the Yoast SEO plugin for my old website (www.example.com). Is it ...
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Why would Google canonize between hreflang pages?

So as far as I know, one of the most important use cases, and basically the whole point of hreflang is to be able to control which domain should rank where when it is not obvious. I notice that from ...
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Website appears in chinese when I search on google

My WordPress site got hacked recently and I removed the hacked files and did everything what Google requires to do to recover it, but still, when I search my website, it appears with some chinses ...
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How to update a dynamic sitemap?

I am working on an e-commerce website, where users can create a new product to sell. When a user creates a new product, that new product gets an auto-incremented Id, let's say 25, so the link for the ...
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Canonicals and SEO for similar content across multiple environments

I have a VPS with multiple sites all using 1 shared IP. I also have a dedicated IP I can assign to 1 site. I have development (DEV) and production (PROD) environments for each site. I avoid duplicate ...
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Should we apply “noreferrer” on “Read More” or “View All”?

I experienced years back a search engine crawler issue that Google started showing "Read More" as title of the page in it's search results. Because that page was linked through "read more" link on new ...
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How to properly add lists of content for SEO

A list essentially boils down to a query, which can be modeled as a SQL query. A SQL query has this form: SELECT * FROM LIST WHERE a = x AND b = y SORT a LIMIT 10 The first part is the ...
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Should I use two domains, or a main domain / subdomain for my app?

I've purchases 2 domains for my site: mysite.app mysite.to I first thought to put everything related to marketing and blogging in mysite.to and the app itself (SPA / no SEO needed) to mysite.app ...
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How could I tell Google Search that there are another 3 similar products on a Product web page with JSON-LD?

Our team are using JSON-LD to describe page content. Main SEO target is Google Search Engine. I have a primary Product on the web page for selling. At same time, I would like to display 3 similar ...
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Google indexing shows 'Soft 404' error on home page for Angular Site

We have a dynamic website built on Angular.js and node.js. The website's home page is not getting indexed on Google and gets a 'soft 404' error. Although the website is working fine and most of the ...
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How should sources be cited in an article for good SEO, especially when there might be a lot?

I think there are two ways of citing sources in an article: links distributed in the article body, or links listed at the end of the article. Example with links in the article: This is some text ...
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Sitemap on Google Search Console not helping top 6 links to change [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to alter the way Google will display the top 6 links when you search for our URL on Google's search engine. I have read about creating a sitemap.xml file and created the file ...
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Can format of Facebook page name affect SEO?

I was asked to set up a company Facebook page some time ago according the following format, with an underscore connecting the 2 parts of the business name: 'Companyname_aus' The company HQ is in ...
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WordPress: 2 meta description tag and Yoast

I am currently learning about SEO in general. I am studying a website that uses WordPress CMS. First question. When viewing the page source, I notice there are two meta tag for description in the ...
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Why doesn't Google index the diameter sign ⌀

I am using the diameter sign ⌀ in a few titles on my website but google did not index the sign, only skipped it and indexed the rest of the title. But i saw that other sites us the Ø sign for ...
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How can I create breadcrumbs with Google support?

I have never dealt with SEO before, and I found out recently that breadcrumbs have a connection with SEO. I would like to use the JSON-LD method, but I do not understand something - my question is: ...
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Website renewed, google still display old url structure [duplicate]

I've a site since 5 years I decide to change it completly and I removed every content on it, and now I'm reuploading everything with some criteria, the problem is I changed even the slugs but google ...
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SEO-Being penalized by Google Fonts

I'm using a font that is in Google Fonts on my site and I'm importing through css: @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat:100,300,300i,400,400i,600,600i,700,800,900'); The ...
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Is Subdomain Site and Main Website Bad or Good?

I have had a subdomain website for about 2 years built on wix. It is on page 1 for some related keywords. Let's say the website is specific to sports cars. Example URL: sports-cars.mywebsite.com I ...
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Is it bad for SEO to use CSS to hide the H1 tag for mobile visitors?

I have a slider which is hidden by 'display:none' when viewed on mobile phones. This slider contains our H1 tag. Is this bad practise? The H1 tag itself is not hidden, but the div containing the ...
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Will blocking bots other than those from the major search engines affect SEO?

I read a lot about this but I'm a bit confused since it looks like it's not a black or white thing. In some posts you can read that the more backlinks the better and other ones claiming the opposite. ...
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We are blocking bots, crawlers, spiders and scan tools in our servers. Can this affect DA (domain authority)?

I didn't know the concept of domain/page authority in SEO until 1 hour ago. We have been blocking bots, crawlers, spiders and scanners in general directly from Apache through ModSecurity rules (custom ...
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Partner referral sales have tanked two months after HTTPS migration, switch back?

On march 2nd I migrated my website from http to https and also put the site on a new VPS that I configured. I have 301'd all urls to https and I have no mixed content warnings. I have also added the ...
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Would linking back from an adult site to my main portfolio negatively affect rankings?

I recently obtained a customer who runs an adult based nightclub, and built a website for them which has a very large amount of organic traffic from Google. I would like to link from this website to ...
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SERP states “Parked”, but it's not

We're in the process of migrating our domain from A to B. This is the first time I have done this, so I started researching best practices. Going straight to the source, I watched Matthew Cutts "...
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Is stylised h1 tag SEO friendly? [duplicate]

I'm using this kind of markup to stylise my h1 title : <h1><span class="">M</span><span class="">y</span> <span class="">t</span><span class="">i</...
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Disallow URLs with an ID from being crawled

I have a website with around 100K URLs. I want to disallow crawling for all URLs that have an ID with this pattern: www.example.com/node/sport/category/id but not those without the ID: www.example....
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Multiple (same type) schema objects on the page - any way to set one property for all of them without repeating it for each object?

I'm setting up the Structured Data for a new site that publishes buyer's guides for products. These guides will be in the form of articles with roughly 10 items each, and I'm implementing Review ...
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How to Fix or deal with Dynamic Paginated Urls in Classified Website

We have a classified website where we have different categories like male clothes, female clothes etc Following are the url structure of the paginated pages: https://in.mywebsite.com/female-clothes?...
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Google shows redirected old pages

A few months ago, we have redirected some pages with 301 to their new urls. At the moment google shows both old and new urls. It is a simple thing and I cant figure out why old urls not getting ...
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Serving static HTML pages generated using Rendertron - Is it considered cloaking?

Preamble Hello, I'm trying to improve SEO of a web app built with Angular 7. Unfortunately, I can't (not allowed to) install node on the server it's being hosted on, so I cannot implement server-...
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SEO: Multilingual website with different subdirectories for each languages [duplicate]

I have a multilingual website with the following structure: example.com <--- Main english version example.com/fr <--- The french version Is it important for SEO reasons to put a ...
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Google is Crawling my url but the crawled page is the old version

Google is constantly crawling my site as it is constantly updated but the title tag and meta description are not updated in the SERP results. So, I checked the crawled page and it is not crawling the ...
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Does Google My Business free website influence the SEO of main website?

If a business has already built a dedicated website, does setup the Google My Business free website (name.business.site) influence the ranking of the main website (positively or negatively)?
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Permalink Structure change killed traffic - change back?

On my website I had a wordpress permalink structure that was as follows: http://example.com/2012/03/post-name/ Having read in many places that a simpler permalink structure could boost SEO rankings, ...
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how can i find place of link that find in screaming frog?

I use screaming frog for my site, some URL I find and I don't know where can I find place of these links? My mean from a place of these link is where these link source and where these links appear? ...