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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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PageSpeed reports that Google Analyics is “unused Javascript” when installed by GTM

I'm setting up a new Drupal 9 site. I have added Google Analytics via Google Tag Manager. I'm using Universal Analytics and these are my tags: Track link clicks Track page views Track scroll depth ...
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Best approach to have Google index content primarily generated by Javascript

I'm developing an app where customers can drop in a Javascript tag onto their website, and it will generate content. What is the best approach to have Google index this content and associate it with ...
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I'm being outranked by iframe of my ownsite

My website is being outranked by another third party website through an iframe of my website. Their website is featuring my website through an iFrame on a basic page. This page consists of a header, ...
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Google search results snippet for our site is a warning about not being able to play HTML5 video

All of a sudden, without any change in the index.html, our site is showing up in Google search results (on multiple browsers and devices) with Google Preview text that, instead of giving a summary of ...
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Fetch as google Content-length: 0 when using IIS with active request routing (ARR)

I'm very new to this and just had a new issue dropped on my desk which I could use help with. Basically all requests for domain name www.example.com are routed through an IIS with active request ...
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Lazy loading or pagination for wordpress comments

i have many Wordpress posts with over 200 comments, so i need to improve the speed of these posts. In particolar, i want to improve PageSpeed Insights score, because now it reports "Avoid an ...
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How can I influence what Google shows under the rich result “Latest from [example.com]”?

For the website that I am working on, Google has been displaying for a while a rich result consisting of three cards under the title "Latest from [name of the website]". The problem with ...
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“prev. next.” text in Google search results meta description

Strange things happend when I check my website in Google search results. I'm using Wordpress and Yoast SEO plugin. Meta description of site was typed in Yoast SEO plugin so everything is fine but at ...
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Do HTML elements with the boolean attribute hidden get picked up by search engines?

I recently learned of the existence of the hidden attribute. It basically hides elements that are not relevant in the current state of the webpage (e.g., a user that is not logged in): <p hidden>...
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Using display: none VS a SPA approach, when it comes to SEO and performance

Say I have a component like, // first approach (SPA) const Component = () => { const [show, toggle] = React.useReducer(show => !show, false) return ( <div> {show && &...
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Google showing pages for old out of date events rather than pages for the current events from our site

I manage a website for a company that offers classroom training in a niche topic. Our training page is well optimized and ranks on page 1. The page lists our upcoming sessions. We have json-ld ...
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How to setup site with second specialised domain name with same content

I got a website: company-name-counselling.co.uk I have setup all 4 versions of the domain to redirect to the https://www.company-name-counselelling.co.uk I have also bought nearby-town-counselling....
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How ensure that user lands scrolled down to the section of the page as shown in Google's featured snippet or description?

I have observed that google picks content from our page and shows it as a featured snippet. But once the user opens the link, the content in the featured snippet is at the bottom which would make it ...
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Pantheon Dev Site Trapped in Google Index (with injected robots.txt)

We have a bizarre scenario I'd like opinions on. A site at example.com is being built on pantheon, using their example.pantheon.io staging / dev URL*. Pantheon's development platform injects a ...
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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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Should my canonical URLs have only the ID with no slug so that they don't change?

Our URLs will be created by the user's content. Eg: www.example.com/bar-1234/i-went-to-baz-4321 The "i went to baz" portion is user generated, included with the aim of being helpful to the person ...
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Can you move content to a new URL when Google is using it in instant answer box?

If you move content that currently appears in the instant answer box in SERPs to a different URL on the same domain, do you risk losing that position? Not sure how big a role page authority may play ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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How do I prevent keyword cannibalization with href lang tag?

I'm afraid that "keyword cannibalization" takes place when for example I have the following two pages on my site: /en/shoe and /en-us/shoe. Can I assume with absolute certainty that Google's ...
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WordPress Yoast SEO canonical tag trailing slash on custom post type categories

In my theme is a custom post type for events. On the category pages for these custom post types no trailing slash is being added to the URL in the canonical tag when there should be. What could be ...
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Is “cbsearch.site” a web robot, and if yes, how do I block it?

I saw invalid traffic in my Google AdSense account. I read some articles from the web, which all made it clear that invalid traffic could be caused by web "robots". So I tried to read on how ...
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Purchasing a high Domain Rating domain for a 301 redirect

I'm considering purchasing a domain that has a high Domain Rating (78) by ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/website-authority-checker) The domain is a good domain in terms of not just its domain rating but ...
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What do you do when you find out some one has created hundreds of low quality backlinks to your website?

For the last couple of months, I noticed that the backlinks to a website I manage as reported by https://semrush.com increased by more than 800. When I checked, I found that there were hundreds of new ...
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Does content below the fold affect CLS (cumulative layout shift) score?

From what I've read on CLS it's worked out with the following formula (essentially stuff in the viewport): area of impact region / area of viewport = impact fraction max move distance / viewport ...
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Do the <detail> and <summary> HTML tags which hide text until clicked have any effect on SEO?

For example: <details> <summary> short summary </summary> long details </details> Will Google treat "long details" normally or will it ...
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Googlebot doesn't see links in Angular SPA because routerLink is rendered with a href starting with a hash

In My Angular SPA I have links like: <a routerLink="/en/my-page" ... When I check it in google search console I see that googlebot see the link as: <a href="#/en/my-page" ......
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Dynamic Serving via 'vary http': Is still valid? Why the industry prefer full responsive websites instead?

I have a client that asked me to develop a website using a dynamic serving technique, basically he uses the vary http header in order to serve different versions of the front-end discerning them based ...
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Will adding parameters to URLs with JavaScript to pass information to Google Analytics affect SEO?

I have written some simple js/php that adds WordPress taxonomies and categories of posts to the urls of blog posts so that we can search in google analytics which posts with matching taxonomies are ...
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SEO/Structured data: Tag whole page as review or only snippet

We write long reviews (+3000 words) on specific products (eg certain software), which also include a lot of general specifics etc etc. What will be better for rankings / SEO: tagging the whole page ...
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How can I use the backlink strategy to make my website get higher?

I have a new website and my competition is so hard among over than 300 websites on only one keyword. My competitors are using backlink strategy through posting their links in blog comments. I heard ...
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Why are my US Google rankings so much worse than UK rankings and what can I do about it?

My site address is https://www.rgraph.net My Google rank for people searching from the UK is currently 14th - which considering the last 10 years I've been ranking at 18/19/20 or lower is much better. ...
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What should the hreflang be for sites with more than 3 languages containing child pages?

We've got a domain: https://www.example.com/ Right now the domain is pointing directly to the page. We are based in Germany. So actually the site should be directing to https://www.example.com/de, ...
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150 'no-follow' links to another site I own. Will I get a penalty?

I have two websites. One website has 50 articles published and is doing quite well. In all the articles published, I have 2-3 links that go to a subdomain of that website. Now I just started a second ...
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What are Weiterleitungshinweis Backlinks in the Ubersuggest SEO tool?

Today I was checking my old backlinks and I saw my competitor making backlinks exactly where I have created it, so I tried to check his backlinks using the Ubersuggest tool (by Neil Patel) and I saw ...
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Does The Name Of The Subdomain Affect SEO

I want to ask if the name of a subdomain can affect search engine optimization (SEO) I am making a tech website like cnet.com and also adding a downloads page like download.cnet.com , which will have ...
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Why do my two sites targeted at the same keywords never appear in the Google search result together?

I have two sites now, and had been doing Google SEO working about 6 months. One site appeared on the 1st page of google search result of target keywords. The other site also appeared for some ...
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Does changing the publication dates of the posts on my recipes website penalize me on the SEO?

I have a website about recipes made with Wordpress. I recently gave a new fresh look to my website by changing the theme and I also started to improve the pictures of the recipes to make them look ...
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Should a hreflang site for a language also show pages for that language and a specific region?

It's the first time for me that I implement a multi-language and regional website. I read all the google information about how to implement hreflang tags and I also read a few other information on the ...
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svg vs canvas for SEO

While choosing a charting library for my react application, one of the criteria that I am evaluating is whether the library works with canvas or svg internally. Apart from the various other factors ...
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Images barely showing up in Google Search rich snippets, is it a subdomain problem?

I have a recipe blog running WordPress with Yoast SEO. A problem I have is that in Google Search images are not showing up in all the rich snippets for my website. I would say they show in about 50% ...
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Correct asset naming for image SEO

This question is about image SEO. Background: I'm a server-side dev dabbling in SEO. I maintain a social web application where users submit interesting images (mostly memes, motivational quotes, ...
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Can i use Organization schema for external site?

Lets say i am developing a website that reviews organisations (Something like Glassdoor). On pages pertaining to the organization, could i use Organization markup to describe details about that ...
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Image naming for Baidu SEO

Will it be helpful if we put chinese filenames instead? Like 运动健身.png Or will it be better if we use alphabets that tells chinese characters instead? Like yundongjianshen.png Or will will English ...
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Does your company name effect SEO and ranking?

This is a slightly odd question so bear with me... I work at a business where the word 'Free' is part of the company name (which is a made up word - actually the first 4 letters of the company name ...
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Query string parameter (?) after fragment identifier (#)

My dev is rewriting the filters plugin for my eCommerce site as our current plugin slows pageload, and part of this is to rewrite pagination and he has asked me how the query strings should be handled....
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HTTPS migration: thousands of “Duplicate without user-selected canonical”

I migrated a website of 500,000 URLs from HTTP to HTTPS in 2017 (through a 301 redirection via htaccess). Today I've been checking the 'Coverage' section of the old HTTP property (within 'Google ...
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How should I restructure my URLs to make development easier while preserving SEO?

I am trying to fix the URL structure of an ecommerce site that has about 90k part pages. The site has no URL directory structure. Thus, all 90k pages are under the root like example.com/part-page-one. ...
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Average position and click through rate (CTR) improved after Christmas

I'm newbie with SEO and I have observed that around Christmas, my CTR% and average position for my website decreased considerably. Before Christmas, at the beginning of December, I updated my sitemap....
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Google is indexing my website pages with hash bang fragment parameters not used in my web application

In the Google Search Console I have a lot of "Alternate page with proper canonical tag" (34k for 46k valid pages) with these weird fragment identifier parameters: https://example.com/somepage#!&...
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Would there be any SEO or accessibility repercussions for having a blog article title appear twice in the HTML markup but only once visually?

On pages where I display a single blog post, my HTML markup structure can be broken down into the following: <body> <header><h1>Site Header</h1></header> <...

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