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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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Is adding a dedicated section for videos on the website good for SEO?

I have a video section on the website that includes all the videos that the company produces. We did it for the following: Increase the media presence to rank for videos. Rank for more keywords. Make ...
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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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Google search console error, index page cant be indexed

I have a website learn2hack.io and when i submit to google search console i keep getting errors, first it was duplicate without canonical now its page with redirect error. i have included <link rel=...
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I bought a domain that had many past DMCA violations. Is there anything I can do to improve the poor search ranking results?

I bought a domain that seemed great for an existing project of mine. After carefully redirecting the site to the new domain, I noticed that the organic search results (which were previously quite good)...
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How Do I Get Google To Uncrawl Malware Pages? Do I Still Have Malware?

My WordPress website was hacked. I had built a drupal website on the same server without security and they took out all the websites on my server. I found out all this happened when google ads pulled ...
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How to handle subtagline on landing page, above the fold, for mobile, without getting penalized by Google?

So I have a pretty good above the fold page for desktop, and it's structured like this: The issue is, I am changing my website to make it more mobile friendly. On mobile, when I use the same landing ...
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How do I ensure that all images are indexed by Google when using the carousel pattern?

This is how the main product picture appears on my website: and it has the following markup: <div> <img alt="Force Factor, ProbioSlim" class="dialog__trigger ...
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SEO Implications of blog on site versus offsite?

I recently added a blog to one of our company's websites, and was confident that this increase in content on the site would have only positive SEO results. My boss, however, feels that we should have ...
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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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Content strategy for 2 web shops with same content, to avoid duplicate content penalty

We're building two web shops where one web shops sells one cosmetic brand, and second one that one and two others. Part of our blog posts, categories, products, product categories and pages is 100% ...
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Can a press release have a positive impact on website SEO in 2024?

I have the option of issuing an important press-release to the Canadian market in the next month and was wondering if this might have the potential to have a positive impact on my website SEO. The ...
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Should I canonicalize image URLs for SEO purposes?

At the moment, you can load picture from my website using a path such as: /supplements/vitamin-d3-14016/images/label.webp I am working to add avif support, i.e. The same picture can now be loaded ...
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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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Which press release distribution service in Canada is most effective from an SEO perspective? [closed]

I will be issuing an important press-release for my small company in the next month to a Canadian audience and was wondering which distribution service you found to be most effective from an SEO ...
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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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"Alternate page with proper canonical tag" - Same page, different URL, should I use redirect to fix the issue?

I have recently came across to an issue with "Alternate page with proper canonical tag" in Google Search Console. I've got several pages that are been flagged here: Here is an example: The ...
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What is the best place to add the language folder in url from an SEO perspective?

I have a website with multiple languages so we added the language folder after the root domain directly, and then each folder after that is localized to the same language. For example: XYZ.com/en/blog/...
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Non-English German Website Indexation Issue On Google

We are having issues in indexing one of our non-english store. Here is the timeline of events: Event 1: Back 2022, we mistakenly made the website in english and english URLs got indexed Event 2: We ...
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Webmaster tools with Google, Yahoo and Bing

I am currently using Google webmaster tools. I submitted my sitemap using their tool, etc. I am aware of the fact that Yahoo and Bing offer theit own webmaster tools section. Can I use all three ...
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Will my site be penalized in search engines for using data from a public API?

I am developing a website that utilizes the CoinGecko API to display cryptocurrency coin prices. I would like to understand the potential pitfalls or common issues I should be aware of as I proceed. ...
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Does my website need a sitemap for SEO if links are not visible

I have a modern SPA programmed with Vue. There are links on the website that are not linked to by any page stemming from the home page. They are there for SEO landing page purposes. Do I need to write ...
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Not indexed by Bing [closed]

I registered my blog with Bing Webmaster Tools, but only the top page is indexed. Could you please advise on how to get other pages indexed? The error message is as follows: Blocked The URL cannot ...
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"@id" in schema.org

Schema.org says: All syntaxes have built in identifier" for example in json-ld we have: @id Can I use @id to mention to sections in my page? My page have 3 section with 3 id. Can I use @id as ...
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google search console not showing clicks

I was sadly surprised to see that google removed the search keyword queries from the referer / referrer quite a while ago. Now they do provide us with google search console but it is kind of useless ...
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Why an inurl: url is has the largest number of Google Search impressions in my website?

Taking a look to the Google Search Console in my website, it seems that inurl:mystery is producing the largest number of impressions: Is this a query people actually use or there is another reason ...
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Impact of geo-relevant backlink: Good or not really?

Looking at building some backlinks and have a question regarding the geographic relevancy. We have a website intended primarily for an Australian audience. When it comes to improving DA / DR, do we ...
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Best approach to have 2 domains at the same website ( my case is different ) read it [closed]

I have a problem so I decided to create two domains and redirect some of my users from google search results straight to the second domain by their geo location. The Problem : My problem is that my ...
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Can I add the same content in the same language under 2 different subdomains?

A website has 2 subdomains with the same language. We usually add the same content for each subdomain and I checked that both versions get indexed as we use Hreflang. So, is that correct, or should we ...
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SEO, Github repo not appearing in Google search results even after 6 months [duplicate]

I created a public repo EbaySharp 6 months ago, when I search by repo name "EbaySharp", I see my nuget package but I can't find github repo. Is there anything special I need to do so it can ...
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Can a cross domain canonical link or a meta refresh be used for SEO instead of a 301 redirect?

I prefer to use a cross domain canonical instead of 301: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.net/dirA" /> is it OK for SEO purposes? Is it better than meta refresh like this? <meta ...
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Best way to rank the highest on Google? [duplicate]

I am seeking advice and/or a business SEO consultant who truly knows the ins and outs of everything related to marketing in a niche industry. I formerly hired on upwork, but little SEO work was done ...
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Edit sitemap in google search console

i have put the sitemap URL into the google seach console, however the sitemap that the website generates is really bad (full of sites that are only visible after signing in as an admin) and I can not ...
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Should I optimize meta data for each URL in listings even the created by search filters?

On my website there are many products and each of them can be shown with many search filters. I made sure that they had canonical tags but should I change each page's title tag, meta description, H1, ....
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Should image directories be indexable or not, for SEO?

By default, I have directory indexing turned off via apache, to limit oracle attacks to find php scripts. Should I turn directory indexing on for /images/ folders, to make all the images on the site ...
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How do I deal with my old site suddenly being reindexed and causing problems with SEO?

Newbie here. This question is a little similar to a post from over five years ago (link at the bottom). In this instance, I've already taken some action, probably a little hastily, but need advice ...
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SEO-Friendly: Legacy SSR vs. Using SPA Frameworks

I'm developing a web application with a C# .NET core backend and am seeking insights into the SEO implications of choosing between legacy server-side rendering (SSR) and modern single-page application ...
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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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Does a "comments" link for each post on my blog hurt SEO?

Does it have any sense to have a link to comments for each post in a list (e.g. category page)? If so, does it have any impact on SEO? Here's an example of a posts list page snippet: <span> ...
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Adding meta tag keywords - the same or different on all pages?

I have 10 page php website. I want to add keywords to webpages. The website is related to hotel and having different-2 page like booking, rooms, places to visit etc. Question: Do we need to add same ...
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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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Wordpress: Reuse sections of post on another Wordpress post without hurting SEO

I have wine "trip reports" that are long Wordpress posts that contain stories about visiting specific wineries. Each trip report post is sturctured chronologically and each winery has its ...
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How solving the problem with three slashes in WordPress URLs

I'm writing because I have a problem that I can't find a solution to. Google Search Console tells me that my site has over 30 pages in the "Page crawled, but not currently indexed" section. ...
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Does changing hosting (I.P.) and website design at the same time affect SEO negatively

I'm starting a web design company and I understand through research that changing the hosting company for a customer will have minimal effect on the SEO of the domain (provided it is still the same ...
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Domain or Subdomain: does the choice affect traffic?

If I run a blog or something in my subdomain like www.sub.name.net is it going to have any decreasing affect like decrease traffic through search engines or low ranking through on engines?
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How to link subdomains to main domain to get SEO benefit

How can I link subdomains to my main domain to get the SEO benefit? I've seen examples using all sorts of clever redirects and PHP where you get the subdomain's content on the main site...but what I ...
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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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Google didn't update the search results after changing a URL with a permanent redirect

I have a simple personal webpage which I use to list my publications and link the corresponding PDFs (I work in academia). Until now, this webpage was hosted by my university: http(s)://...
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Multiple 301 redirect and massive loss of ranking

I just remade from scratch a website for a client, the client ask me to preserve their ranking by making 301 redirect from the original URL to the new URL. For example the following URL: plumber-...

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