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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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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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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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Working around Flutter's Lack of SEO Support

I wanted to familiarize myself with Flutter, and began working on a webapp in Flutter Web and have completed a fair amount of work in the language at this point. It wasn't until very recently that I ...
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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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CSS & Image Files Are Blocked by Googlebot after Rendering

When rendering my website in Mobile-Friendly Test, I saw that my sites' CSS + Images are blocked. See This Screenshot See This Screenshot The site is built on Elementor, there isn't a cache plugin. I ...
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Google Bot seems to often fail at loading jQuery?

I am using Google Search Console's "Test Live URL" function to see if Google crawler can correctly read my pages. I find out that for a single page (in this case https://cchc-herald.org/...
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Does Google PageSpeed Insight tool use the same results as Lighthouse with my computer or a remote test?

For the Google PageSpeed Insight tool: LAB Data in Google Speed Insight results are same like Lighthouse results in my chrome browser? Do they use same formula? LAB Data in Google Speed Insight - ...
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Should I block the '_next' directory in a site using Next.js with robots.txt?

We are using Next.js for our website. A major part of its advantage is that it loads all linked pages on the fly as the user is viewing the page. It does so by making different calls to: /_next/xxx ...
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no-follow restriction removed by admin - user-generated or editorial?

On my forum website, I allow users to add their website link to their profile page. But as most forums do, I add no-follow to the link. I am planning to implement a feature wherein I will remove the ...
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Website performance gone down after cloudflare cdn activated

I wanted to checkout Cloudflare CDN free version for old website and activate CDN for it and noticed that website performance was hit after activating CDN. What could be reason as I am new to ...
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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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Can a Vue application have a competitive SEO?

Supose you have a Vue application, that fetches and alters data through a REST server. So, on one hand, you have a Vue single-page app, and on the other, a server responding to an HTTP REST interface. ...
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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 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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Shrinking site's size by removing pages from sitemap and from internal links

We are an eCommerce site with about 50,000 pages. We decided to focus on about 2,000 so google will crawl our site better. We planning to remove 48,000 pages from the sitemaps and from the site links, ...
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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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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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What to do with my RSS sitemap & PubSubHubbub for fast URL indexation in Google?

I've read on several places, that by using Google PubSubHubbub will get the newest pages posted in RSS feeds ultra fast indexed by Google. So, I have my RSS sitemap with lots of new pages added daily ...
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Are (non-escaped) URL fragments bad for SEO?

I have a product search page with a search filter with a fair number of different options. Each time the user changes the filter, the search results are updated in-place by JavaScript, and the URL is ...
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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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How can you a optimize stock photography and graphics website without text content for search engines?

I've found lots of SEO articles for blogging based websites. There are also many courses and YouTube videos that cover that. However, no one teaches how SEO is done for stock photography or graphics ...
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Is it ok to add an AggregateRating schema with Google Reviews according to Google guidelines?

Google Technical Guidelines for Review Snippet state: Don't aggregate reviews from other websites. Should I understand here that they do not want third party content here ? Like the former Facebook ...
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Are there best practices to embed c3.js charts seo friendly?

We have a website with a large amount of inline svg charts made with c3.js. Is there a best practice how to embed them user- (links effects on hover etc.) and search engine (indexable in image search)-...
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Is it possible to reuse a site with a different domain name, even if the domain that was attached to this site before is now on another site?

We have moved our domain name to a brand new site and we would like to use the old site (now without a domain) with a new domain name and use the same template we used before with the previous domain. ...
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Are orphan pages on a job board an SEO problem?

Working on a website that also has a job board, and over 4000 active job ads. All of these ads are listed on a single "job board" page, and not linked to from anywhere else. Both Ahrefs and ...
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Avoid unnecessary crawling of ad landing URLs by disallowing query string with robots.txt

Will the following configuration allow me to run an Ads campaign for products with the ?string parameter in the URL? User-agent: * Disallow: /*?string User-agent: AdsBot-Google Allow: / User-agent: ...
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How can I add a missing website to Google Maps for my business

I added my business on Google, but it shows my website information is missing and I don't know why. Please check here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hit+Infotech+LLP I already added my website many ...
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Does Google search console assume there must be a retina image?

We noticed a considerable proportion of 404-s in Crawl stats report and upon inspection it turns out that pretty much all the images on our WP blog yield a 404 for their "retina" version, i....
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Is there any evidence that summary headings affect either SEO or user retention?

Many sites use key item Summary or Takeaway "headings" that summarize a blog page's content. You can see an example at Investopedia (see section "Key Takeaways"). They will have ...
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Bing Caching - 125 KB Limit

In Bing's Webmaster Tools, they have a warning if your html is over 125KB. It states: Evaluated size of HTML is estimated to be over 125 KB and risks not being fully cached. Recommended action Ensure ...
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Does having the same keyword for two different countries count as keyword cannibalization and consequently affect ranking on Google?

I've got a website that sells different kinds of industrial belts. It features a collection of products we sell and information about those products. Our website doesn't have a store and the primary ...
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When changing domains, should Google Search Console change of address also be used for domains that redirect to the main domain?

I have site A redirect 301 to site B, now I have site C and want to redirect B to it, what is the best way to change of address with google search console? Should I set only change of address B to C? ...
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How to show same company's different office address in google based on the user's country?

our company has five offices in five countries , once the user search in google, I need to show the office address based on the user's country, for example if the user search from US , I need google ...
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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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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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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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Why are my US Google rankings so much worse than UK rankings and what can I do about it?

My Google rank for people searching for my website 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. But For people searching ...
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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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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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