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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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Best way to rewrite URL? [duplicate]

Which one of the following URLs has the best influence on SEO? http://example.com/post-ID/ http://example.com/title-of-this-post http://example.com/post-ID/title-of-this-post http://example.com/...
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How to do an accessible and SEO-friendly image header?

given these two classes (which I've copied from bootstrap 4.1.3): .sr-only { position: absolute; width: 1px; height: 1px; padding: 0; overflow: hidden; clip: rect(0, 0, 0, 0); white-...
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Webshop closed on Sunday, HTTP 503? [duplicate]

One of my customers wants his webshop to be closed at Sundays. We've made a page that will be shown on Sunday, but what is the best practice concerning SEO? Return HTTP-status 503 (with a 'Retry-...
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Google Search Console - URL Errors [duplicate]

For one of my clients, I am getting many URL errors which doesn't exist in my database, for example- In URL errors (others) - I am getting sitemap.php & sitemap.jsp, which doesn't exists, would be ...
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Same pronunciations but different letters will lead to Legal case?

There is a classified website called Quikr.com in India. It ranked perfectly on google too. I am from an another country. I also have a classified ad listing site and I bought my domain as Quickr.XXX (...
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Is it good idea to develop websites on Angular? [duplicate]

I developed a web project which is a web service that helps pupils and abiturients to find the most appropriate university based on their needs, grades, preferences. The tech stack is using AngularJS +...
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Should my homepage's url contain the “home” keyword?

I'm thinking about making an SEO improvement. Which URL is better for my homepage? http://example.com/home http://example.com/ Since both URLs provide the same content, should I redirect /home to /,...
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How long to recover Google traffic after period of out of stock in webstore?

I have a webstore and recently went on holiday so just placed all of the products out of stock and left the website open. In this time my traffic, which is almost entirely from google, dropped from 5k ...
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Is Angular 6 Universal SEO friendly?

I like to create a friendly SEO web application, so I choosed Angular 6 framework Universal to render pages on server side, that's make my applications pages reachable to Google crawlers. But even if ...
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Google links and seo [duplicate]

Google suggested that we use either noopener or noreferrer for external links [source], my question is what is the different between this two and nofollow?
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Pointing multiple domains to a single domain as it relates to SEO [duplicate]

I've been wondering about something for a while. When registering new domain names for clients, there are several top-level domains that are free (.tk, .ml, etc.). Is there any added value or ...
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Redirected page need to make no-index on google

All images used in WordPress website have got a URL and WordPress automatically created a URL for a landing page using the image.php file. So protecting to index all images with dedicated pages URL I ...
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How to hide HTML tags from SEO spiders

I understand and know how hiding things from your website works and how the search engine spiders will still be able to ¨see¨ this hidden element and penalize your website for it. Thing is, I did not ...
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what is negative Position number meaning google webmaster tools

today i review my Search Analytics in google webmaster console i see some keyword has negative Position number what does it mean??
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what is url robot search engine when enter to my website [closed]

what is url search engine robots when enter to my website for example i add this code in .htaccess this code just allow google robots read the robots.txt i need to add url ( msn , yahoo , bing ) ...
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Google started to reports root url blocked by robots.txt - but it's not -

My website has been running for multiple years without problem, however I recently noticed my root url on Google does not show any description/title. The Webmaster Tool reports this error: Crawl ...
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How do I handle many duplicate pages created over the time for some valid reasons?

We have 6 years old website, we have created some pages for various reasons such as running a new campaign, trying new things and many other reasons for about last 6 years. Now, it looks like a ...
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Google SERP showing same page with different titles and URL pointing to the same website page

I encountered a problem for my website page in Google SERP. I noticed that Google shows two different titles and URLs in the SERP. Both URLs point to the same page on my website. This page was ...
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How to verify traffic and Google search results when purchasing a domain from a private party?

I have my eye on a domain that is for sale. After some research I've determined that traffic is the biggest bargaining chip the owner has. The domain is a 6 character .com and consists of two "...
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Will random text and links hidden by CSS around our content to prevent it from being crawled and parsed prevent Google from indexing those pages?

I have a Q/A website which is lunched for about 3 months. I don't know why the single pages will not be indexed in the google. For example when I search for جهت مستفیض شدن از ماه محرم, I will see the ...
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Is https required for normal blog post? [duplicate]

So we often heard words like "https is great, and you should always use them since we have free ones now (LE). Plus it makes you rank higher in Google. But the question is do we really need to force ...
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lots of 302 redirections google search console excluded URLs

My client 302 redirected all the pages from http to https few years ago. All the http links are accessible in google search console as the excluded links. Should I do anything to get rid of the 302 ...
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Why the Download Pages of our products are not indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I have a question about pages indexed, hope you can help me out, thank you in advance. Recently, we found our French site's two download pages are not indexed by Google. The URL of the French site ...
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SEO effects of footer attribution link to website builder's site

I work for a web design business and we have been adding links in our clients' website footers to our own as attribution (e.g.: "Website by Acme Co", as plenty of other agencies do). What are the SEO ...
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Is it ok to put canonical tags on 301 redirected pages?

I redirected my e-commerce website from Http to Https. Now I want to implement canonical tags for similar products to avoid duplicate issue. In my product pages the permalink is the HTTP version but ...
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Why google cannot detect QApages for a title?

I'm testing Stack Overflow website using Google schema tester tool and it throws an error for the title: Any idea why Google cannot determine that title as a QAwebpage? What's wrong with it?
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Why is Google not indexing my thumbnails? [duplicate]

Hello Webmaster community! I recently began a new job and have been making some adjustments to a very old and very cluttered website. The idea is to eventually rebuild from the ground up, however, ...
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Simple A/B testing tracking question for GA

I'm wanting to do simple A/B testing for my website and curious how I can leverage the basic features of google analtyics to do this. I found a very close question that already asks what I want, but ...
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SEO URL structure [duplicate]

I'm in the process of restructuring some of the content on a site (specifically the URL structure) so that it is formatted best for SEO. The section of the site that I am restructuring is a parts ...
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Why are my PDF pictures indexed by Google showing 180 degrees rotation in image search results?

I'm working on a classic ASP site where we have a PDF bank of links to our product datasheets for visitors to download (approx 30 documents). When I search for our product name in Google, then switch ...
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Use less specific type from core or more specific type from extension?

I'd like to mark up a bit of a web page displaying info about a PhD thesis. I see in the Schema.org vocabulary, after clicking "Core plus all extension vocabularies", that there's a type Thesis ...
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SEO - localized url - best pattern [duplicate]

I want to support languages (fr,en,de). My home page: https://example.com/ (content localized based on webBrowser settings) Language selection links available to set language in a cookie: http://...
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2 domains, same content, same region, multilingual

I am soon launching a multilingual site under 2 different domain names, in the same region (country) and would like to know if I am taking the wrong approach and running into a wall. I would also like ...
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Geolocating pages for SEO with geo information in page name or URL [duplicate]

I'm building a site that's offering a service tied to geography. At the moment, I have some pages that are currently not tied to geography and from which I want to dynamically generate new pages with ...
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Does using keywords in the image URL help the image rank for those keywords in Google image search? [duplicate]

I've always been told to use URL Rewriting on my sites because it was better for SEO. (http://example.com/articles?id=255 => http://example.com/articles/rewriting-img-links) Now, I can see on this ...
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Angular2 - Google indexing loader instead of redirected home page

I'm working on a multilanguage app in Angular. Universal is already setup and working but I have issue with googlebot indexing the page. When user navigates to url https://example.com only loader ...
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Problem with Google index in my multilingual site

Well, I have a multilingual site, in English and in German. But recently I found that, Google displays the German Page no longer. Even I search my site in German, it shows all English Page. Is there a ...
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Will duplicate articles with changed titles help me rank for multiple keywords?

For example, I have an article about how to take photos in low light. This article is applicable to several cameras. The explanation is exactly the same for all these cameras. I currently have a ...
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Google search console issue “redirected”

I have a website made with wordpress that I approved that to google search console with www version and without www version and without www is my preferred version. My website language is Persian. ...
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Google is showing my site in the search results with dashes in the www subdomain

I'm experience something I find weird. On google searches, my links are alright but for some reason some of them are showing like this: w-ww.example.com www-.example.com
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Can deleting less visited content help recover from Google's algorithmic penalties?

A health website has 3,000 articles, but about 1,000 of them get less than 10 visits per month. This is mainly because the writers have decided to write about topics that are too hard to rank. The top ...
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Does having two pages under different URLs affect SEO? [duplicate]

I've always thought that having duplicate content within a site is a bad thing for SEO. However, after doing some research I found that Google doesn't have a penalty for having duplicate content and ...
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SEO - How to signal to Google that snippets of texts are coming from a “canonical” source

I have a website with the follwwing structure Homepage shows big list of apartment listings: each line show in the feed has details about each apartement (size, description, city...). The ...
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Page gets indexed by Google, then it's gone after 2 days, then back again after 1wk. Why?

I've recently (2 months ago) launched a new website on WordPress with https. I submitted it in GWMT and it got indexed just fine. Then I noticed that every time I publish a new post and submit it via ...
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Google caching not complete

I have a web page where I had used the URL inspection tool to request Google to crawl it. The HTML code has for the meta tags as shown below: <meta http-equiv="Cache-control" content="private"> ...
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Using both JSON+LD and Microdata to markup the exact same information on a page

This Quora Answer: https://www.quora.com/Can-I-mix-microdata-and-JSON-LD/answer/Aaron-Bradley The above answer from 2015 mentions there being a potential problem when marking up the same entity with ...
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Would modifying my website when used by our app with a custom user agent affect SEO?

Here is the deal, I have an app that gets content via a webview of my website on the internet. The only thing am changing is that am setting a custom user-agent for this webview app, so I am able to ...
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Is competitor's name in website URL allowed?

Is it allowed to use your competitor's name in a path of your website URL? For example: If I am competing for the same product as a product name "ABCD" and my product's name is "EFGH". Can I have a ...
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How deep do search engine crawlers go?

I have 2 sites with very similar HTML structure and I would like to know how google or any other crawler rank these 2 sites. Will they penalize me due the sites sharing a structure? The content ...
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Does a Web Application Firewall impact SEO?

Our site recently got hacked and after hardening the site we installed a web application firewall. My question is does a web application firewall negatively impact SEO and rankings? I.e. in terms of ...