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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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Purge css returning only commented code instead of used css

I am trying to use purgecss on windows however the code returns commented code when it should return css that is used Can someone tell me why?How to fix? The directory structure in the cmd command is ...
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Best practice for coding Age Verification pop-up?

SEO-wise, what is the best practice for coding Age Verification pop-up? As far as I understood: It needs to be on the same page, not redirect. It needs to be a Javascript overlay/pop-up. Are there ...
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My Video Related evens increase and drop largely in GA4, Why?

So, my website's video events have had big changes lately. Take the video_start event as an example: starting from Dec 31, it was stable, around 5 to 6K. Then, the next week (Jan 1 to 7), it went up ...
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Why my pages not show in google search when user search about keywords , i have added these keywords? [closed]

Why my pages not show in google search when user search about keywords , i have added these keywords ? note my website already indexed in google search console and i don't have an errors my main ...
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Will Google frown if I create sites to create backlinks?

I have several old unused domains which currently redirect to my website. It occurred to me that rather than having them redirect, I could make web pages for each one with links to my website, and ...
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Google Search Console: My "indexed" and "not-indexed" pages have flipped. I now have more "not-indexed" pages

Web App Google Search Console Index: Crossover I have a web app with a lot of dynamically generated pages. Each page has similar html layout with different text/image content, as well as a unique url. ...
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SEO for dynamic URLs in Next.js

I am creating dynamic URLs in Next.js. I want Google bots to crawl my sites like Stack Overflow and show my URLs in Google my site is like Stack Overflow when I can add questions for each question a ...
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Lighthouse says "Links are not crawlable" on the "Skip to content" link

When running a Lighthouse check on my site, I received the following error under SEO: Links are not crawlable Search engines may use href attributes on links to crawl websites. Ensure that the href ...
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Where Should I Publish Content for Better Traffic: High Domain Rating Site or Niche-specific Site?

We manage two websites: one with a domain rating of 56 and 300K monthly visits, and the other is a new website focused on publishing high-quality content. The site with the high domain rating has been ...
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Display a Single location that have two words in a URL

I have to show locations in a URL. The mentioned location has two words. Salvage fort What is the ideal URL structure? //test. com/search/aza/salvage%20fort-to-missipi //test. com/search/aca/...
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Is it possible to mark an entire page as "obsolete", specifying an updated page for SEO?

Say I have a program for which I have written documentation. I then release a new version of that program, and want any documentation searches in bing/google/etc to favor the updated documentation ...
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CSS direction property, actual page language and SEO

I have a menu with a vertical scrollbar in my HTML pages. This menu is on the left side of the HTML pages. In order to have the scrollbar on the left side of the menu, I used a trick I found on the ...
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Duplicate content for desktop and mobile

front end dev here. Quite often the design team I work with produces desktop and mobile designs which are quite difficult to create responsively. While it can be done, I feel like I am using an ...
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UTM Tracking in GA4 | Firing Problem?

I've created a few UTM links for social media tracking and have validated them as working/proper with multiple tools. That said, when I try to replicate an organic user with the UTM link on a ...
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Why Googlebot is crawling only one page?

I am trying to understand why Google bot is crawling only one page only on my website. At the Google console I registered a small XML sitemap with 9 URLs. Only one URL I marked as a high priority (0.8)...
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Redirect loop in .htaccess when removing trailing slash

I have the following .htaccess file: AddDefaultCharset utf-8 RewriteEngine on Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch RewriteBase / # redirect all www-requests to no-www # - RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\....
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Effect on SEO when placing social icons on the footer

This is my first website that I am trying to create. I am reading the SEO guides for websites, but the question that I couldn't find clear answer is the following: Does keeping the social icons and ...
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Different currencies in the snippet and in the markup schema.org

Does anyone know what could be the reason of such an issue? https://validator.schema.org/#url=https%3A%2F%2Ftile.expert%2Fru-dk%2Ftile%2Fmutina%2Fmews%2Fa%2Fbom61-mewschevronchalk
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How can I use "Google Earth" or "GPS exchange format" files to enhance my SEO ranking?

Google claims that it knows certain file types. This includes Google Earth (.kml, .kmz) and GPS eXchange Format (.gpx) files. I have some clients who are active regarding locations. For example, a ...
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How to fix the "Video is not the main content of the page" error for text contents

I have several pages with textual content (about 1500-200 words with photos) on my site, which rank high on Google in their keywords. We produced a video suitable for this content for each page that ...
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properly formatting an information-friendly URL [duplicate]

I have a problem with formatting a URL to make SEO tools happy with it. I currently have a URL similar to this: https://www.example.com/Toronto_The-Flatiron_M5E-1C9/February-16-2024_600pm_ages36-49/ ...
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Unable to preview Google rich results in the testing tool

I'm new to Google rich results, I'm playing around with the Article Example, when I test it out in the Rich Results Test , the Preview Results button is disabled, am I missing something to have it ...
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Duplicate URL 301-redirection: why not 308?

I avoid Google's complaints about duplicates by using a 301 redirect, according to numerous tips here and on the net. However, I'm curious as to why it's appropriate to use a 301 code rather than a ...
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LocalBusiness Schema - difference between @id and @url

We include the localBusiness data across all pages on our ecommerce site. What values should be set for id and url on different pages e.g. example.com/about-us example.com/shop { "@...
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Is it SEO-acceptable to do an automatic redirect based on Accept-Language header value

We are launching a big international web site, that has local web sites on other domains. We are planning to configure the web site to behave in the following manner: Of a user with German (de) ...
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google search console crawl stats average response time jump after temporary network change

I have one windows IIS server to serve my website images and it works good enough . for a part of time, starting from 27 Dec 2023 to 16 Jan 2024, I changed public or valid ip of IIS web server and set ...
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Competitive SEO Vs Multiple Websites / Domains [duplicate]

We are a tour operator providing tours in a specific location within the UK. Over the years we have focused on SEO on our site to ensure good Google rankings etc. We have been optimising our site (...
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Do I need to include all the pages of my website in the XML sitemap for SEO purposes?

Is it necessary for SEO purposes to add all the listings of my website to the XML sitemap? And will a page that is added to the sitemap definitely be indexed in Google Webmaster? I have a website ...
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How to optimize a website for Google Search Generative Experience SGE?

With the latest updates in AI, Google introduced its LLM Model in search called SGE Search Generative Experience, by which they are showing AI-generated content on the top of search results pages. I ...
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Would Schema.org 'Comment' be indexed by Google?

I'm considering to output comments on my blog post as Schema.org Comments. Google doesn't seem to list Comment in their structured data documentation, and more specifically doesn't mention it on the ...
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Does Google Analytics data affect SEO?

I have several pages on my site that I did not include the Google Analytics code. Will it improve my site's Google ranking if I include the GA on all of my pages and increase the number of visits on ...
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How to remove bulk urls from google index

I have URLs indexed by Google and I want to remove them from indexing. I found that I can use bulk remove option by providing a CSV file including all indexed URLs to Google Search Console. I have ...
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Google is trimming my page descriptions to 145 characters

I'm facing serious problems with my site's appearance on Google. I recently added different service locations to the end of the page descriptions, Google seems to have trimmed all of my descriptions ...
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Shall I use noindex for my redirected pages?

I had a lot of pages on my site with urls like example.com/help/page-name. Now I permanently redirect requests to those URLs to new URLs like example.com/api/new-page-name. I do this for a few months ...
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External stub links vs on-click partial page replacement for SEO

I'm not sure anyone has asked this but here goes. I made a website where the goal is to sell tickets. The pages are as follows: The main page that's loaded contains the event name, location basic ...
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Base64 encoded data url in <meta name=thumbnail>

Google says that you can specify a thumbnail image to be shown in search results by adding a <meta name="thumbnail"> tag to the head of the document. See https://support.google.com/...
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Does direct visits/traffic affect SEO?

I know Google loves sites with a lot of traffic (good traffic - visitors that stay for a while on my site). So my question is: Does Google know and take into account the direct links traffic also? For ...
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How to get backlinks from websites I create crawled and added to SEO?

I'm trying to increase the amount of backlinks for a website I have and to do that I have been creating other websites and putting backlinks in them to my original website. Unfortunately when I go on ...
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The changes of the "Affected pages" in Google Search Console?

I occasionally check the list of URLs that is "not indexed" and "indexed" for my own websites in Google Search Console. While it is useful to know what URLs/pages Google don't like,...
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Sitemap to display hash tag links or not?

I am just creating sitemap for my site and wanted to find out if I should include # links for SEO? For Example: www.mydomain.com/#comment1 www.mydomain.com/#comment2 Does this help with SEO or ...
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Google search console doesn't seem to be correctly scraping my sitemap index

I've created a sitemap index that programmatically generates paginated site maps based on the dynamic content on my site. Google search console has succesfully detected and validated that sitemap when ...
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Does dropdown navigational menu in smaller screen crawlable by search bots?

I am confused as a colleague of mine who is a SEO expert told me that navigational links such as (home, about, contact, etc.) inside dropdown menu (using bootstrap css) is not crawlable? Is this true? ...
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SERP Image Thumbnails (Gallery) in GOOGLE [duplicate]

n Google SERP we have seen many results of search kind of rich-snippets like Image-gallery or thumbnails. Have red a schema.org how to reach this kind of rich snippet. But didn't find any information ...
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Tools for internal linking management? [closed]

Internal linking is important for SEO, but as my website grows, it'll be impossible to comb through all the internal links. What are some tools/software analyze my internal linking structure and maybe ...
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Does Google rate the webpage by amount of visits?

There is quite extensive discussion about this topic on another website and I am really losing my confidence. The thing is that I claim that the amount (count) of visits is not a criteria for ...
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Google is accidently indexing query string URL parameters and causing my website bandwidth increase

Google is currently indexing query strings URLs of my website. Google has currently indexed almost 112k URLs that all are duplicate version of other URLs causing my website to slow down and negatively ...
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Does it make a difference if your URL path ends in a trailing slash or not?

Does it make any difference to SEO ratings what-so-ever if your url has a trailing slash: http://www.example.com/some/slug/paths/ as opposed to one that does not: http://www.example.com/some/slug/...
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Site's Impressions, click and ranking were drop to 0 in one day, without any visible technical problem. What might be the reason? [duplicate]

My site is about 6 months old. During that time its impressions and clicks increased. Over time the site gained momentum and the number of impressions and clicks has increased in the last two months. ...
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Impact of URL structure on SEO

I'm working on a major update on one of my website after a slow but continued lowering in google search rankings. I went from 1/2 on my major pages to being at 3 or 4th position. Currently my website ...
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Google indexed the redirection link of my website

I'm trying to fix a couple of problems of SEO on my website, the thing is that my website has several languages and the links of each language goes like this: Enlgish version: www.example.com/en ...

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