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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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Coverage error in Search Console after modification of htaccess

In the last year, my website has had a problem with many 404 errors where .html was added to URLs that shouldn't have it. To resolve this problem I modified the HTACCESS with this line: RewriteEngine ...
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Is nested reference of URLs in sitemap.xml good or bad for SEO?

I am having thousands of URLs in the website, If I put all URLs in sitemap.xml it's getting too large in size. There is some suggestion to split those URLs into different files and referring in main ...
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To pass Core web vitals you need a website close to amp level [closed]

So Google is rolling out AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) but increasing the pressure on CWV with new experimental metrics. To pass CWV, you will need to render a page almost identical to amp level. Do ...
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How does a "28 day window" work for core web vitals? [closed]

I'm lost in understanding the 28-day window for core web vitals. When did the 28-day collection period start for CWV? Then, if a site has fluctuations on a metric between the 28-day window. For ...
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How does CWV pass P75 threshold if FID & CLS needs interaction from the user?

How does Core web vitals pass the 75% threshold if FID & CLS needs interaction from the user? For example: If we got data for 1K page views with LCP and only 100 page views were recorded for FID ...
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How to modify Social media sharing thumbnail grid?

I am not a SEO guy, but desperately finding an answer in web without any clue. How can I make this kind of Social media sharing view instead of this This is what I tried: <meta property="og:...
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When using country and language codes in a URL, which goes first?

When running multiple international Websites, is the best practice in language tags to specify firstly the language code then the country code, or vice versa? For instance: http://www.example.com/en-...
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Putting special content to search engine indexers [duplicate]

Is it OK to give specially modified content to WEB crawlers? For example, you give full page content to a search engine indexer, but when anonymous user comes to the page, you show them only part of ...
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How to customize a site in search engine results?

Is there a cross search engine solution to customize the name&description of a site in search engine results without them explicit declaration on the index page? StackOverflow is displayed in the ...
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Does Bing penalised sites for too many H1 Tags?

My site was penalised for many weeks in bing, yahoo ect ect I spent sleepless nights trying to work out why it was not apparently complying In the end. It turned out they were detecting 6 H1 tags on ...
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How can I get search engines to index a website that is inside a virtual tour made in 3D vista?

I have a virtual tour made in 3DVista, and inside there's a website and I would like the content of that website to be indexed by Google. The tour is currently displayed through an iframe.
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How to solve the problem of short-lived item, in SEO [duplicate]

I sell these two products to my customers: online shops online real estate ad platform I have encountered a big challenge in SEO. For shops, products are usually permanent. If you sell a purse, you ...
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Getting Robots.txt Not Found 404 Error on Google Search Console

I have created robots.txt in my root directory and when I navigate to my website address like https://example.ca/robots.txt I am able to see the rules User-agent:* Disallow: /captcha/ Disallow: /...
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Geolocation Redirect Popup SEO

What is the correct SEO way of redirecting customers to other websites based on their IP? We currently have 2 websites, one is for brazil and one is for other Latin America. The 2 websites are ...
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How can pages behind a search input field be accessible to search engine bots?

Maybe the situation I am facing is weird, but I have an application where product pages are found via an search input field and there isn't any kind of products list with their respective links ...
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Googlebot is crawling unpublished pages from Adobe AEM and getting 404 errors

My company is currently using Adobe AEM as a CMS for our company website. We are currently having issues with 4xx errors appearing specifically 404 as unpublished pages are still being crawled. What ...
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Is it possible to redirect Cloudflare's pages url to the main domain (from someurl.pages.dev to someurl.com)?

Is it possible to redirect example.pages.dev to example.com using Cloudflare's DNS dashboard or pages? So basically what I want is if someone visits example.pages.dev, the person should be redirected ...
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Google webmaster Tool showing : 170 not found 404 errors! [duplicate]

I have a website which is 2 years old and it is simple PHP pages. I had set up Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools for it. Just last week I removed that PHP website and installed a new ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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Accidentally submitted broken URLs in a sitemap. How can I stop Google crawling them?

We recently added a sitemap to our site but didn't exclude unpublished items (which, unless you're logged in as an admin, will 404). Google started trying to crawl them and as a result, we saw a huge ...
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Hurting my SEO : My pages DO exist still I am getting 404 status on few pages. Why?

I really need your help in resolving this, my ranking dropped, I diagnosed and it came that there were around 80 - 404 pages in google webmaster tool. They all exist.
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Are penalties applied if you have too many 404 errors on your site?

Do the search engines take the number of 404 errors returned by a site into account when calculating the site rank? For example I have 8,000 404 errors and I am thinking that that's affecting my SEO ...
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Do CSS class names have any effect on SEO?

I have seen some of our competitors using keyword-rich CSS class names. As an example, if I were in the pet grooming business, I would name my #menu as: #menu.pet.grooming.moreKeywords.etc { ... } ...
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SEO-friendly duplicated (decorative) text

is there any "SEO-friendly" way to show a page title like below? It's easy to implement with an HTML code like this: <h2>Sample Title</h2> <span class="shadow">...
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Am I adding canonical links correctly?

I have set pagination on index page of my website so Urls are like https://www.myWebsite.com and https://www.myWebsite.com?page=2 and https://www.myWebsite.com?page=3 so on . I am little confused how ...
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Lighthouse SEO score does not improve when sitemap.xml is expanded

I am currently working on improving my sites SEO score by identifying to Google which pages are canonical, and based on my research and feedback the best and easiest way is to expand our sitemap.xml ...
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Do clicks on search results increase rankings?

I'm wondering if it helps to click on my listing in the search results to improve rankings on Google? If my page has content with keyword abcde, and somebody types "abcde" in Google and ...
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Lighthouse in Chrome vs PageSpeed Insights and Core Web Vital Metrics

From what I understand, Core web vital assessment (the top section of PageSpeed Insight result) uses field data and the lighthouse section uses lab data. And the core web vital assessment is what ...
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Should user-generated-content be noindexed when it appears on localized versions of the site that don't match its language?

I am working on a site with hundreds of thousands of pages in multiple languages. Most of the content is user generated, the problem is that this creates a lot of duplicates. For instance, a German ...
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A lot of weird websites have linked to my domain, do I need to be careful?

I recently found that a lot of (more than 30) websites are linking to my domain. Those websites are mostly from India and there are hundreds of links on each page. The content is "top websites&...
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Is click through rate from the search results an important ranking factor for Google?

I came across this video Attracta claim that the number ONE ranking factor is click through rate i.e. the title and meta description should be compelling, according to the video it claims that it ...
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CDN changes URLs to cdn.example.com

I am testing a CDN. All the website URLs are being changed from www.example.com to cdn.example.com and this will lead to a SEO drop. I have followed the procedure and asked the support service, with ...
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Should I avoid tracking parameters completely for optimal SEO?

I have been using URL parameters for years to track user behavior more accurately on my and my clients' websites, but recently a number of those small sites I'm trying to rank on Google are really ...
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Remove my website from google search results [duplicate]

My website had a negative reference to it in comments on a prominent website. I contacted their admin (not the site owner who I cannot get hold of) and the comment was removed. However, 2 weeks later ...
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The Value of SiteNavigationElement Structured Data

I've been researching https://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement markup and there's a lot of conflicting information out there as to its value. Some people are suggesting if you define this data in your ...
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Seo: tell search engines to prioritize a given subdirectory

Imagine a website of a recurring event. The URL structure is: http://example.org/2022/ - subdirectory about the 2022 edition of the event http://example.org/2021/ - subdirectory about the 2021 ...
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Losing Rankings Of Top Pages After Adding New Property To GSC

Have you experienced some of your pages disappearing in rankings right after adding a new property in GSC? In GSC I am getting the notification that 'Duplicate, submitted URL not seleected as ...
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What is the correct way to implement a hero with changing H1 (correct = accessibility and SEO)

Background I have an application using Gatsby. The home page uses a video with text over the top. This text changes on a timer. The text is also the pages h1. So the static site generated by gatsby ...
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Display last modification date for non-Wordpress website in Google Search results

I have a simple HTML+PHP website. Google prefers the fresh content in my niche .. but I don't know how can I tell google the published date or the last modified date of any page on my website. I ...
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Do CSS libraries like Bootsrap hurt SEO and Google rankings?

Recently one of my coworkers, insisted on that i should rework a project, just because I used Bootstrap as a grid system. He argued "that usage of CSS libraries (especially Bootstrap) is the one ...
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Is it ok to build a simple page with dynamic content in Gatsbyjs?

I have a page in React that shows different cards that are built using info from an API, like so: Now I want to migrate it to gatsby, I've learned that I can use gatsby-source-rest-API. Is it ok if I ...
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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 StackOverflow and show my URLs in google my site is like StackOverflow when I can add questions for each question a URL ...
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Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML document?

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML page? I tried to find the answer to this question, but found contradictory information. When adding Schema.org microdata markup to an HTML page, I ...
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Temporary domain for new version of a website

I'm redesigning a website. Many parts of the old (current) website are still useable, but some other critical parts (say product page & purchase flow) are broken and the new, redesigned website ...
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What is best for an URL: upper case or only lower case

At this time we have URLs formed with upper cases like this: mywebsite.com/us/Fine-Art/ And we want to add artist names like Van Gogh, so is the best for SEO to continue with a mixed of upper case ...
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How to redirect after doing an action (submit) to the same page without getting a redirect error in Google Search Console?

On the course page, there is a button for registration, and after clicking, it takes the user to another link to do the registration algorithm, then redirects the user to the same course page with a ...
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Does it matter for SEO whether URLs are human-readable?

In terms of a site's SEO, is the following format best: https://www.example.com/query/who-is-the-hippo-in-Moon-Knight Or can a website do just as well SEO-wise if it has URLs like this? https://www....
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How much of a benefit does a changing landing page give in terms of SEO?

I have a friend with a small business with a website. He asked me if he should make a put a section on his landing page under the fold that with his most recent review (or something along those lines)....
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Is your IP address neighborhood important for SEO?

Can other websites on your shared host affect the rank of your website in the Google index? (same IP address as yours, potentially malicious/low-trust content) Can other websites on your IP class ...
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How do I find out if I made my Google account correctly? [migrated]

When you sign up for a Google account it asks you whether the account is for yourself or your business and I can't remember what I used. How can I check whether my Google account is for business or ...

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