Questions tagged [seo]

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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sitemap and canonical url for website that has only one page: "index.html" hosted using GitHub Pages

I have the almost same question as this: How do I correctly add index page to xml sitemap - do I need a canonical expression? But I am confused with the accepted answer, as for my case, the website ...
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Yoast installation asks me for my SFTP/FTP details

I am a WordPress user and I made a website using WordPress and I got the paid hosting and paid domain from godaddy. I wanted to do the SEO for my website. After seeing many tutorials most of them ...
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How to change domain name and retain SEO rank? [duplicate]

I have web page ranking high on Google. Want to change domain name, keep the web page identical. Will this affect the page’s SEO ranking? How should I do this to retain my SEO ranking?
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Avoid unnecessary crawling of ad landing URLs by disallowing query string with robots.txt

Will the following configuration allow me to run an Ads campaign for products with the ?string parameter in the URL? User-agent: * Disallow: /*?string User-agent: AdsBot-Google Allow: / User-agent: ...
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Do "add to cart" links with nofollow in woocommerce hurt SEO?

In WooCommerce, add to cart URLs are like example.com/?add-to-cart=3061. These URLs are set to nofollow, which IMO, means they shouldn't cause any SEO related issues. I went on a little WooShop hunt ...
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SEO and not accepted cookie banner

I have a generic question about SEO and cookies. Particularly when the site is hosted in the EU (like my private homepage). I'm currently redesigned my page and also improved the underlying PHP code. ...
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Schema.org - How to present Statistical data in markup

I have a website where I visualize statistical data with geoJSON. The description of a statistic e.g. is Graduation ratio of primary education and the data looks smth. like: features: [ { geometry:...
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How can I use a blog to improve domain authority for a multi-domain business?

Over the past two years, I have had great success with my local, service-oriented business in building domain authority and climbing in the SERP rankings. I believe this success can be at least ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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Does noreferrer or noopener impact SEO [duplicate]

I was wondering if the html attribute tag noreferrer or noopener had an impact on my google SEO, and if yes, how?
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Linking relevant ecommerce links with nofollow

I have a price comparison website which lists different products. On the product pages it lists 10-20 webshops per product where the item can be purchased. At the moment I am linking these sites with ...
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Will lots of thin content pages affect the ranking of the main pages which are not thin content, and should I delete them? And how to do that safely?

I have a plan to delete many thin content pages (more than 8000-10000 pages) from my websites. These pages created automatically by WordPress system, they are ATTACHMENT PAGES automatically created ...
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Will bots crawl my page generated by javascript

I use simple javascript to generate pages based on thousands of products stored in a JSON object. The page URLs will be like /productList?keyword=XXX&page=x. The keyowrd is what uses input through ...
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In terms of SEO, what are the implications if you mix h1, h2, etc with role="heading"?

In terms of SEO, what are the implications if you mix h1, h2, h3, etc with role="heading", if any? For example: <div role="heading" aria-level="1">Header 1</div&...
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Prevent Google from thinking my own bot is faking traffic on my website

I have a large website which I want to be visited by my own bot early on the morning, every day (for caching purpose). I want my bot visits 10,000 pages per day. My natural traffic is about 5000 pages ...
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Hreflang & multiple URL path [closed]

I manage a multilingual blog and the URLs of my articles are generated from the title of my articles. Here are some exaples: FR > example.fr/la-grande-maison-verte-est-super EN-GB > example.co....
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Should I set up subcategories on my website from start?

Currently, I'm setting up my website and I'm wondering if it would make sense to directly set up subcategories (i.e. Real Estate Investments, Stock market investments, Crypto Investments) or go with ...
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Semantic HTML5 tags for SEO

Are the new HTML5 tags like <header>,<footer>,<hgroup>,<nav>,... ... really useful for SEO? How do google and other search engines treat these tags in terms of SEO?
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How do I prevent Google from serving a cached version of my site? [duplicate]

From what I understand I can tell Google to remove pages from their archive if I add the header: <meta name="ROBOTS" contents="NOARCHIVE" /> But won't this also remove the page from search ...
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Auto generated FAQs - Does "unnamed item" in schema hurt SEO?

I'm using FAQ schema in a collection list template, so dynamic tags for the Question and Answer. On pages without FAQ my page still contains the schema script but without any content. It's therefore ...
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I submitted Sitemaps from AIO SEO to google search console, if I now delete the AIO plugin, do my sitemaps become invalid?

I use Yoast as SEO for my new Wordpress website, however I couldn't get the sitemaps with Yoast as it was giving me error 404, and regardless of what I tried, it wasn't working. So I then got the All ...
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Does google index content that's inserted using setTimeout after the page is loaded?

Let's say we have this code <body> content-1 </body> <script> setTimeout(changeBodyContentTo("content-2"), 5000); </script> In this case will google crawl and ...
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how to support google and social media schema of my main domain which redirect to language [closed]

I have my main domain example.com but if any one go to example.com will be dynamic redirect to preferred language like example.com/en for English example.com/fr for French Now my problem with SEO is ...
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Creating a blog hurts my product page?

So I created a blog at the end of March 2021 and started posting 2 to 3 posts per month. In August 2021, I started posting more often. My whole goal with the blog is to bring new potential customers ...
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Display SEO-friendly musical chords above text in HTML

I'm currently rendering guitar chords above lyrics on my website like this: span.chunk { position:relative; top: 15px; display: inline-flex; flex-direction: column; vertical-...
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Why should we use semantic HTML5 elements such as header and footer instead of div?

I'm designing a website, but some websites use semantic HTML5 tags like <header> or <footer> instead of div. My question is, why do they use them like this, is there any harm in terms of ...
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How can Google know if a site has paid for links

I know that Google penalizes sites that participate in link schemes. I imagine PLNs are very easy to detect, but like if someone contacts another website that that doesn’t publicly offer guest posting ...
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Changing host's location and company affects SEO? [duplicate]

I have an e-commerce site to sell products to the USA but my host is located in Germany at the moment. Unfortunately, I'm not satisfied with it and thinking to change this. If I will change my host ...
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Do categories affect subcategories as much as homepage affects categories from an SEO pov

Say we have two identical websites, one with backlinks and traffic on the homepage which has categories x y z and one with a category which includes the x y z subcategories. The navigation sidebar ...
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For SEO, is role="heading" aria-level="1" the same as H1?

On our website, for all instances where I would normally put h1s, it is implemented as a div with a role="heading" aria-level="1" Is this the same as a h1 in terms of SEO? The ...
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Can a Vue application have a competitive SEO?

Supose you have a Vue application, that fetches and alters data through a REST server. So, on one hand, you have a Vue single-page app, and on the other, a server responding to an HTTP REST interface. ...
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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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What are the SEO rules for HTML 5?

What are the rules of engagement with respect to SEO in HTML 5? Examples of things we have been mulling over with no conclusion: Are you penalised for not using <head> and <body> tags? ...
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SEO benefits of HTML5 semantic tags [duplicate]

It's widely know that HTML5 offers some elements primarily for semantic purposes. These include: section, article, aside, header, footer, nav, figure, figcaption, time, mark & main. Do any of ...
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Which one is the correct way to use h1 tag?

In a website that provides content which is divided into parts, what is the more correct way to use the H1 tag? <div class='header'> <span>Episode 2</span> <h1 class='large'&...
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Impact of visitors on a 'noindex' page

I have a page which has a 'noindex' attribute. So google will not index this page at all. But this page has lots of visitors. Does this number of page views have any impact on my SEO?
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How to make a sitemap with Laravel

I am making a sitemap for a site made with Laravel and do not know if I am going the right way. I read an article from Google (https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/sitemaps/build-sitemap#...
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Google is Indexing Some Pages With IP Instead Of My Domain [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress website and for some reason Google is indexing 50% of my pages with the servers IP address instead of the domain. For Example: https://3.333.33.333/products instead of mysite.com/...
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Figure or Div, which should I use?

I'm designing a news site. I use thumbnails of news on the homepage. Should I use the div or figure tag for them? Sample figure, <a href="/news_url"> <figure> <img src="...
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Google SERP not showing my metatags OR auto-generated ones

I manage a multilingual e-commerce Drupal website which is now included in Google's index, but Google SERPs show URL and page title but no text at all where the meta description (or auto-generated ...
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How can I make a URL on one domain "front" content from another domain?

Let's say I have name.example.com and example.com set up using different CMS's I would like name.example.com/supercool-landing-page to resolve as (www.)example.com In other words, when you visit (www.)...
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<title> tag and favicon aren't correctly showed by Google Search [duplicate]

I'll go straight to the point. For a few days I've been working on the SEO on my website and I noticed that the favicon still isn't showed by Google Search and that the <title> tag is showed ...
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Correct image dimensions when using Schema.org's logo/image

What are the correct image dimensions when using Schema.org’s logo/image (e.g., for a Brand)? I want to create a logo for the brand with correct dimensions so that it doesn't look too distorted when ...
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Search Console reports article is indexed, "site:" operator doesn't. Why? [duplicate]

One of my latest articles had gotten indexed and was showing as indexed via the "site:" operator too, but it is now showing as indexed in Console only, not via the "site:" ...
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Should a separate link or a single link be given to the image and text?

I have a local news site, on the homepage, I link to the thumbnail and the post title. Is it better for SEO to have single links or separate links? We can explain this with an example; Single link = &...
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How can I add a missing website to Google Maps for my business

I added my business on Google, but it shows my website information is missing and I don't know why. Please check here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hit+Infotech+LLP I already added my website many ...
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Nextjs slugs are indexed in search console

I'm building a webapp using Nextjs. As some parts of the app is server side rendering, I have two sitemaps. One generated by Next and the other one generated dynamically. All pages are successfully ...
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Does having many CSS classes in a webpage affect SEO?

Given that we have to use many classes in a webpage in order to use TailwindCSS, does this have an effect on SEO? Will GTmetrix display errors for this number of classes? This for example is a small ...
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Should I block .in or .pw malicious websites on my disavow list?

I have malicious links like .pw and .in on my google reject list. Everyone already knows these sites. It hurts my site as there are too many links on these sites. That's why I block them on my reject ...
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What should I do to have my website show an automatic language page in search results?

When you search for the word Pinterest in Google search results, tr.pinterest.com comes up first. I'm in Turkey, it's very normal for it to come out like this and actually this is what I want. What I ...

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