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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does geo targeting affect SEO if I set it or leave it unchecked in Google Search Console?

I have a tech blog which is aiming to get a global audience just like the gsmarena (popular tech blog) does. Do I need to set any specific geolocation or leave it unchecked? I don't want to rank ...
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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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Is it possible to programmability ping search engines for specific updated pages?

I spent a lot of hours into making my website useful to the user and extremely friendly. However, Google seems to not update the indexed content and is not indexing new pages fast enough. The website ...
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Make search engines show related businesses(by name and otherwise), in the search results

So, I manage the website of a restaurant, "ABC". They have recently opened another outlet in a different area. They called it, "ABC Express". Both restaurants have their own Google My Business pages. ...
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SEO nexj.js vs MPA difference?

I'm thinking about a new stack for the project and I don't know if there is any difference between SEO web apps with next.js and classic multi-page application, including the price when engaging a ...
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What's the impact of HREFLANG pointing to a redirected URL for EN-US?

I'm doing some international SEO work on a Drupal site. I noticed this on the EN-US home page: <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.example.com/" /> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-us"...
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Will a url-shortened link to my-name.com on some-site.com make some-site.com appear in google search results searching for 'my name'?

Bear with me as the question is more specific than mentioned in the title (otherwise too long as a title). Imagine this setup: Site B contains a shortened url that links to my personal site (site A)...
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Is it safe to do a htaccess rewrite for mobile traffic to amp pages?

I have a requirement to use the same URL for both desktop and mobile devices. On mobile, I want to serve amp HTML while on the desktop I want to render normal HTML. In such case is it safe (from SEO ...
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HTTP Impressions increasing in Search Console since move to HTTPS

In August last year I moved a site to HTTPS. I have recently noticed that I am still getting impressions for HTTP pages in Search Console. In fact the number of clicks and impressions seems to be ...
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Do Content-Security-Policy errors affect SEO rankings?

There is a website that allows users to post content and embed images from external links. This website has a Content-Security-Policy that allows only a small list of other websites in img-src. If a ...
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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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Competitor websites in the “recent” results for a Google search on my business name

I try to keep aware of my online presence with things like Google Alerts & checking for mention of my business name within the past 24 hours etc. Recently I noticed two competing websites appear ...
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Moving homepage to subfolder without affecting seo

I have website that focus in first time in negociation techniques. I have invested a lot to make homepage well ranked on Google. Now I want to make site bigger. I want to extend it to be about ...
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Would a JavaScript redirect for location based on the IP affect SEO?

So, we've got 2 separate-but-identical sites (one for US, one for the rest of the world), and were planning on redirecting visitors to their correct one, provided we can guess their location by their ...
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Will crawlers index my paginated collection of items using just rel=next and rel=prev?

I have a list of items that I have to paginate. In <head> I added rel="prev" and rel="next" links. At the moment I have a built-in pagination component where the buttons to go to a certain ...
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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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Avoiding distortion of Google Search impressions

I'm primarily a software and web developer, but a client asked for SEO help with his low-traffic site. So, using Google Search, I could see their ranking for various search terms. But, doing so will ...
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What is the recommended way to make inline SVG images indexable?

On pages that have many SVG images, it would be desirable to inline all the svg images since this will reduce the number of HTTP requests and significantly reduce the size of all SVGs combined because ...
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Putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast) can be problematic?

I consider putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast). I have a webpage with the h1 of "Questions and answers" and I'd like the webpage path to be just q&a (like ...
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Should be there nofollow vs. dofollow backlink ratio?

Ratio of No-follow & Do-follow Backlinks asked about obtaining backlinks, I am asking about giving backlink. Most of my posts are list posts like "Best Forums", "Best Sites to Learn Photoshop", "...
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How can we change a subdomain to a subdirectory when we can't host on the same server

I have a client that have a site: https://www.example.com. He has a blog on an another provider with a subdomain: https://blog.example.com. The SEO on the two is divided, so I'm wondering what is the ...
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Google ranking site for finding prostitutes rather than for the humanitarian news we actually offer

I've just started working for a client who has a website with editorial content on various humanitarian subjects. For example, some of these articles are highlighting the issue/problem with '...
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Should we keep PWA and Mobile Website URL Same?

Hi We want to implement PWA technology on our website. But, we don't know how much it impacts our Website's SEO (Ranking, Indexing and Crawling etc.) Please help.
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Prevent Google from listing all pages as video results just because the header uses a video

I have embedded a <video> in the header of a website. It is only used for cosmetic reasons and is present on almost all sub pages. Now I noticed that whenever I enter a search term in Google's ...

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