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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, changing nothing on our 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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Is it harmful to have irrelevant xmlns attributes in a sitemap urlset element?

For example, if a site has absolutely no videos and is not a news site, is there any negative (or positive) impact to having a sitemap urlset element like this: <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps....
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How does it impact SEO to provide multiple custom domains for portions of our main site?

I have an ecommerce i.e www.mainsite.example which has various products from merchants when clicking on merchant profile the URL is like www.mainsite.example/company-name-products. We need now to ...
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Google Business Sub Categories for Cleaning/janitorial Company

Is there a place that defines each Google my business category? I am working on SEO for a Cleaning Company that provides janitorial services to local businesses/schools/hospitals.. Upon obtaining ...
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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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I want search-engines to prefer newer version of my webpage (301-Redirect and Canonical ignored)

I've a very curious problem with the index-status of my webpage. It's a little difficult to explain. I launched my webpage in summer 2008 with around 8K sub-pages. Until 2012 all of the 8K pages ...
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unique page URLs for FAQ page content and SEO goodness

I'm looking for guidance, options and ideas for an e-commerce site that is currently in production and is selling well. We sell primarily one product, but the business has three general categories of ...
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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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Will having lots of relevant internal links affect the ranking of pages, and is there a limit?

We are revisiting our internal linking strategy at my workplace. The current implementation takes a bunch links and puts them on a number of pages that are reachable from the header. Some links ...
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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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Is it necessary for all the keywords in a meta keyword tag to be included in the page's content?

I heard from a guy at work that it's forbidden to add keywords to a keyword meta tag that do not exist in the page's content, and that hurts your SEO ranking, which sounded pretty odd to be honest. ...
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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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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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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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Do mailto links count as backlinks for Google PageRank purposes?

I want link to another site with an email like admin@example.com. So the link will have the href=mailto:admin@example.com. Does that count as a backlink to example.com and transfer any Google ...
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Can I use a nofollow a tag in the my header to nofollow all links to a page?

<a href="http://example.com/wordpress/wishlist" rel="nofollow"></a> or <a href="http://example.com/wordpress/wishlist" rel="nofollow"> I want to nofollow all the links to http://...
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No “Mobile Usability errors” but indexed pages are not showing in mobile usability report

I recently moved a site from non https to https. All pages have finally been indexed and I don't see any mobile usability errors. However, the number of valid pages shown in the search console ...
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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 I add add a site to Baidu webmaster tools when I am not in China?

I have a site and want to submit it to Baidu console but unable to do so. How can I do that with step by step process? I already tried with by Indian contact number but I've been unable to create a ...
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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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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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“video markup” vs “video sitemap”

I already implemented a video sitemap, based on Google's recommendation. Now, I am reading about video markups. The only information, I got on the relationship of both approaches to each other, is: ...
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Semantically correct URL structure vs. user experience

I have spent some time on SEO, recently, focusing on site architecture and domain URL structure. Logically, they go hand in hand. Through the many contradictions, the two consistent theories are: ...
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Is it possible to serve static content of my SPA for SEO Purpose.

Is it possible to serve static content of my SPA for SEO Purpose. I have designed website in Angular4 and it is working fine. But I have used Material design and other libs which are not compatible ...
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Effects of replacing prerender.io with inhouse prerendering

I have a website built using MEAN(Mongo Express Angular Nodejs) stack. I was using the prerender.io to render the pages for the bots. The prerender server was running on the AWS EC2, however there ...
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Is Google smart enough to understand article and comment separately on WordPress blog?

One of my client's site totally depends on the comments. It is something like a Q/A site. Users ask questions, answers are given using WordPress default comment system. So the most important content ...
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Can Google see AJAX loaded content and how to test it?

Since I knew that Google had some issue with pages with pages that load contents via AJAX I tested my client website with Google Search Console and How Google use my pages. From that tool Google seems ...
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How bad is forgetting all old URLs when redesigning a site?

I got to redesign a website for a very popular furniture and appliances company in my country. Currently this site receives around 100k organic traffic per month and 75% for home page. There are ...
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Make the content of JavaScript and JSON powered review widget searchable in Google

I have created a review widget, which can be injected on any page. The widget will help a page owner generate content from visitors reviews and questions. I have to make this content searchable on any ...
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Get site listed in Google's categorized directory at the top of some search results?

When I googled School Information Management System (https://www.google.com/search?q=student+information+system+software&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS746US746&oq=student+information+system+software&aqs=...
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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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Does Google consider as duplicate percent encoded URL with different cases (upper and lower)?

We have the following two URLs: https://example.com/%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82 https://example.com/%d1%82%d0%b5%d1%81%d1%82 Both are identical except the the case (upper vs lower). Will Google ...
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though 301 website redirect from .de to .com, google indexes .de Website

I had a website example.de . Than I changed the domain with example.com . I added example.com also in google search console and than I did every steps in https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/...
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Django - html metadescription not translated while google searching

I have a weird issue and I still don't know why. I'm working on a website using Django 1.10. Default language is English and it is translated in French and Portuguese. The pseudo code of the index....
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Does placing of anchor tag impacts seo rank better than presenting same content to the user in a pop up

We have a new cars website where people come to check prices of various cars in cities in the USA. For example: example.com/bmw-in-newyork example.com/bmw-in-newjersey example.com/audi-in-seattle ...
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Implement SEO for new domain suppressing the other

I have an existing domain say www.existingdomain.com which shows up on top for a keyword say domain. But now I want to have a new domain say www.newdomain.com appear on top in google search for same ...
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Can search engine find ReactJS component when using with Laravel

I am new to ReactJS and Laravel and trying to build a web app using these both technologies. https://medium.com/@adelekandavid2013/reactjs-app-with-laravel-restful-api-endpoint-part-1-b3991dbf99f2 I ...
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Googlebot is not fetching and rendering all my content if I have a DFP ad in a list

I am working on reactjs. I have a an infinite scroll component to render and I am adding DFP ads at certain positions in the <li> tag. I have a DFP in my list like: <ul> <li>...
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SEO Infinite scroll recommendation: does query string parameter matter for seo ranking of the infinite scroll page?

The google "Infinite scroll search-friendly guideline" recommends to place <link rel="next" href="fun-items?page=3"> <link rel="prev" href="fun-items?page=1">tags in the head section of ...
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Will using same Google account hurt my new site if one site under my account is penalized?

Is there any problem for using same Google account if one of my site is penalized by Google? How carefully will my new site get looked over by Google. Would it be rigorous and the review of my new ...