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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How to exclude a site address without url prefix from being crawled by search engines?

Let's assume, i have a website on the following domain: example.com When a user visits example.com, it will be redirected by my script to one of 3 languages, based on their navigator.language, if he ...
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Using `noindex` for recently purchased domain we are migrating to

We recently purchased the .com version of our domain. So we are migrating from oursite.org to oursite.com, but this will take several weeks. The site was previously indexed, and a Google search ...
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Can I be notified when Google indexes a web page (either mine or a competitor's)?

Is there a way to be notified by Google (or someone else) when Google indexes a new page on a website? I have a few websites that I want to keep track of and be notified when they add new products ...
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Generating backlinks through a javascript video widget without getting manual action penalties?

I'm finishing an API project that will allow website owners to display related videos on all of their pages with a simple javascript code. The related videos are completely related to the page's ...
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Problem with Google index in my multilingual site

Well, I have a multilingual site, in English and in German. But recently I found that, Google displays the German Page no longer. Even I search my site in German, it shows all English Page. Is there a ...
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Why am I ranking on last page in SERP for every keyword? [closed]

I couldn't find this question anywhere. Everyone is talking about ranking and how to rank on top in SERPs. I used to rank on top 2 or 3 pages a lot but Now I don't rank anymore. My content is ...
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Are there any negative implications of redirecting a URL on one domain to a URL on a different domain?

For context, my company uses a 3rd party website to house Instructions for Use manuals for the products we manufacture. We use a 3rd party to house these manuals as they are very large and often need ...
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The website is facing a Japanese keyword hack issue. What to do? [duplicate]

We are currently facing a Japanese keyword hack issue on our website (https://example.com/). The issue is faced on 25-11-2019 when we got the mail that shows someone is the new google search console ...
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Wrong favicon displayed on Google's mobile SERP

For some time now, Google has been displaying a website's favicon next to its title on the mobile SERP according to this answer. But, for one website that I am managing, it is showing a completely ...
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SEO Implications using different domains for same website ecosystem

First off, I know next to nothing about SEO (I'm an application developer), but I have questions regarding the implications of having certain locations on a website directed to a different domain and ...
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Why would Google Search Console report many times more indexed URLs than a Screaming Frog crawl finds?

I've just crawled my website in Screaming Frog and I have around 6K Internal URLs and 4K external URLs. Then I looked in GSC and saw that Google indexed 50K pages. How is that possible?
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Should en and x-default be included on the same page for hreflang tags?

We are using a tool called SEMRush where it is flagging that the en and x-default values for the hreflang are causing conflicts. Should both en and x-default be included for the hreflang tags? This ...
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How to apply SEO on PDF based page

I run a website that is based on two main content types: Articles: containing common articles with images, lists and paragraphs. Special content: which are articles that contain a text-introduction ...
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Is 302 redirect before 500 a bad practice from SEO perspective?

I want to display 500 error information to the end-user For instance, it should happen when I request a page https://website.net/crashedPage There are 2 options: Option 1 Perform redirect to the ...
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Separate site in two domains to optimize SEO

I have a blog and a forum in the same domain. The forum has over 300.000 topics with millions of posts. A fair share of this content could be treated as thin content with lots of pages being around ...
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Search Console error “uncommon download”

I get this alert in my Google Search Consol: 1 issue detected Google has detected harmful content on some of your site’s pages. We recommend that you remove it as soon as possible. Until then, ...
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How to delete a Google Search Console property

Is it possible to remove a property from Google Search Console?
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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, without any change in the 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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Will a url-shortened link to my-name.com on some-site.com make some-site.com appear in google search results searching for 'my name'?

Bear with me as the question is more specific than mentioned in the title (otherwise too long as a title). Imagine this setup: Site B contains a shortened url that links to my personal site (site A)...
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How to make google show my home page instead of about or contact

I have a wordpress website for my girlfriend, who is a photographer. It has a starting page, which is basically just a portfolio filled with pictures. Unfortunately, when searching the website in ...
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Allow all bots except Googlebot which should only be able to crawl the home page

I want to allow all bots to crawl and index a site, except Googlebot. I want to allow google to index only the home page (/) URL, but nothing else. I'd prefer to do this in robots.txt. How can I ...
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How do I redirect thousands of WordPress URLs to a subdirectory?

I have a WordPress website and it has almost 22,000 blog posts. It has been running with good SEO for the past 6 years. The contents are scattered in almost all social media and backlinked in a lot ...
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How to affect a domain's title in Google Search?

Recently, Google has been replacing many domains in SERPs with website titles, e.g. "Stack Exchange" instead of "stackexchange.com". However many smaller sites, including my own, only show a URL and ...
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From target blank to self: do I need to measure differently?

I saw that my website is using target="blank" on internal links due to something I totally missed in the code. So, I changed that to "self", as there is no need to target a new window while they are ...
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Is a child element set to visible while its parent set to hidden bad for SEO?

To modify the style of a component within a framework, I need to set the visibility of the parent container to hidden and the visibility of its child that contains the content to visible. Is that bad ...
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When translating a site into multiple languages, can we redirect our original language URLs to include the language identifier and maintain SEO?

We're in the process of localising our website into FR, DE and ES. As part of the current design, all URLs in the website will include the locale e.g. example.com/fr or example.com/es. Our developer ...
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Duplicate problem on Google Search Console

I use free hosting and a free site maker. After a while, I added my own domain via DNS settings. I faced a major problem after this. My new pages are not being indexed because Google detects duplicate ...
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How does removing pages from a site affect Google SEO?

I have been told by one of my clients that Google must be notified if you intend to remove pages (e.g. discontinued product pages) from a site, because Google will penalize your search results if you ...
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What are the SEO implications of an established website shifting from server-side rendering to client side?

I run a decently established website (20k monthly users, already indexed by Googlebot, etc) that has been built on Django a year and a half ago. The vast majority of traffic on my site comes from the ...
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Added a second office to the page with address schema for both and original business listing ranks worse

I have a site which has recently grown and have a second office. They have registered for business listings (so they tell me) but their business listing has dropped. As well as having an individual ...
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How do i add custom fields in google search results?

I want to display custom fields like how search results pointing to wikipedia. For example, try searching Tesla on Google and check the search results, One of the search is like this, See the ...
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Does Google index page URLs with languages parameters as a different page?

If I implement multilingual access to the resource through the parameter: 1) https://example.com/en/article-1 2) https://example.com/article-1?l=en So, does Google index both of them as a single ...
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Duplicated content in Google after updating my URLs

I have a prestashop 1.6. Due a I had dirty URLs with ids, last week I bought a module to clean those URLs. A couple of days ago, I noticed a ranking drop in Google. I have checked Google Search ...
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

I was browsing through a VPS provider and came across this information for additional IPs. Is this true? One of the main criteria Google takes into account when ranking every website is loading ...
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How to optimize site like Digg (Less Content but High Qulaity Links) [closed]

I already read What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? But what is going to build isn't a normal blog or a normal website. I want to build a site like Digg for a specific ...
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Google Sites: 301 Redirect broken links to the home page

Several months ago, I migrated my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and now use Google Sites. Several broken links from the old GoDaddy webpage highly ranked on Google Search persist. I would ...
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Is it bad to have a 'coming soon' page before launch? [duplicate]

I bought a domain name and for the moment the page only says something like 'this domain is registered' but does it have a negative impact on SEO if I keep this page for some months, before I'm ready ...
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How does geo targeting affect SEO if I set it or leave it unchecked in Google Search Console?

I have a tech blog which is aiming to get a global audience just like the gsmarena (popular tech blog) does. Do I need to set any specific geolocation or leave it unchecked? I don't want to rank ...
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Do errors in Javascript (console errors like reference errors) affect SEO?

Suppose I have an error in my console on a couple of pages, like the following: (index):239 Uncaught ReferenceError: incom is not defined at (index):239 at dispatch (jquery.min.js?ver=1.8.3:2)...
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Would there be any SEO or accessibility repercussions for having a blog article title appear twice in the HTML markup but only once visually?

On pages where I display a single blog post, my HTML markup structure can be broken down into the following: <body> <header><h1>Site Header</h1></header> <...
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Will robots- noindex meta tag completely prevent searching from indexing page

I am wondering if meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> will completely prevent website page from being indexed. i noticed one of the website has following noindex meta tag on ...
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How can I solve the same meta title for different subdirectory domain?

I have multiple subdirectory domain (example.com/au, example.com/us,etc) with the same language. I have updated the same title for all of subdirectory domains, but Google just only change 1 of them. ...
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What is the SEO effect of one URL serving both English and French content?

I am working on a website which caters to both English and French users. Client is currently serving both the French and English content on 1 URL. For ex - www.example.com is English but it has ...
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Registering multiple domains vs. subdomains

We are currently planning on registering multiple domains for different parts of the website we own. For example consider that we have example.com as the main domain and have assigned all the sub-...
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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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Googlebot intermittently fails to download ressources from AWS CloudFront CDN

I have a weird issue and after a few weeks of investigation I think I may have found the cause : Cloudfront & Googlebot. Context : I launched a French website that compares and combines all ...
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Can I request a site removal from Google and then re-index a new site on that domain?

. Basically I have replaced my site completely but upon searching Google, it returned some old pages that didn't exist anymore, so I have used the Google index -> Remove URLs from Google Webmaster ...
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If a page has links to itself, is it good for SEO or bad? [duplicate]

I want to know if I get a link to the same page, how would it affect the SEO for that page? Is it a good practice or bad? for example : making this link "site.com/aa" to the same page "site.com/aa"
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Issue in Indexing the Meta tags in Google [duplicate]

I have created new website. The website has vast and valuable content. It's been 5 days, i just check that google has indexed new website. But its not showing the meta title and description. 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://...