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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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how to tell google to show a webpage only in specific countries

I have a website with a product information, let's say for example that the product URL is "www.website.com/product". How can I tell google that I want that product page to be shown only in specific ...
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How to determine which of these localization links should be made canonical?

I'm adding localization support for GoogleBot crawling to a page that already uses the default cookie approach of ASP.net Core to determine language. The expectation is that the new system will ...
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A logical usage of heading tags and SEO

I have a dynamic school website (feed from a database), and I have it structured with different sections, for example. Sports Academic life Our students At first sight, it is pretty obvious that I ...
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Multiple IPs for same domain world wide, should I use same SSL cert?

I placed my domain on different IPs on 3 continents, do I need to copy the same requested SSL certificate to all different servers or is it OK to use the different cert generated by each individual ...
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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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Is this a good Google SEO approach for multilingual website support?

I do want to automatically redirect users based on the browser locale settings, but at the same time allow users to change their preference and store it. subdomains for specific languages (en.example....
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How do I redirect a site for Google but not for users?

I have a saas app, where users can login to the app from example.com/app. Now I have created a new version of the app which will be example.com/dashboard. What I want to do is let Google know that ...
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Google ignoring Canonical tag

I have two pages on the site that are 100% identical: MyDomain.com MyDomain.com/Keyword MyDomain.com/Keyword exists solely because I had to give the page I created in the CMS a url, and that page is ...
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Website appears in chinese when I search on google

My WordPress site got hacked recently and I removed the hacked files and did everything what Google requires to do to recover it, but still, when I search my website, it appears with some chinses ...
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Canonical instead of canonicalized in the index - is it a rule? [duplicate]

I experienced in some cases, that if one page is canonicalized to the another one, then, if i search for the canonicalized page in Google, in SERP appears the canonical page, and canonicalized page is ...
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Disabling main page url from robots.txt

Example robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: / Would it work? I have urls, like https://example.com/en, https://example.com/de I don't want search engines to index https://example.com without ...
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Google Search Console reports back links from a number of non-existing domains pointing to my site

In Google Search Console, there are a high number of links from domains which actually do not exists,pointing to more than one posts on my site. My site is losing organic traffic day by day. Should I ...
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How can make sure my app Module will be always available to Google Search Console (AngualrJS app)

I'm trying to test some of my web pages on Google Search Console. Some of the times i can see the content of the page i look for (but without the dynamic HTML), and sometimes I'm getting errors like - ...
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Can noindex tags on several pages affect the overall SEO or ranking on Google?

Some SEO Gurus assured me that noindex attributes are good to devalue the unimportant pages. When I asked in the moz Q and A, they're quite sure that having noindex on the bulk of the articles on ...
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Are short expiration and lack of warranty disadvantages of cPanel's AutoSSL?

I am trying to make my site HTTPS due to SEO and integration support with websites such as facebook. For this, I need to purchase an SSL certificate. But I saw control panel & WHM gives me option ...
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Making HTML text dofollow link with JavaScript is effective for SEO?

I wanted to replace match text to html link in content area in each post on WordPress site. I implemented that by JavaScript as follows. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var selector = `...
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Do links from every page on my main domain to subdomain hurt SEO?

I have a WordPress website (eg example.com) which is basically a blog with weekly educational posts about a specific subject. I also have a subdomain (eg courses.example.com) which offers online ...
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Improve SEO by forcing web crawlers to read csv file searching for keywords

I am trying to improve the seo of my website and I recently used an online seo tester for my first custom-coded website. I am trying to improve the number of unique keywords and textual content ...
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Duplicate h1 on single post page, blog page and category pages in WordPress

I am working on SEO for a website - the site is built with Divi which uses h2 for the post titles on the single post page; I have changed the h2 to h1 by creating a child theme and editing the index....
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How to force deindex URLs from Google index ASAP? [duplicate]

Remove pages from Google index Hello, I have bought previously owned domain. Right now it have 150 - 200 URLs indexed by Google that are not related to my current website (powered by wordpress). ...
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Language problems with Symfony site in Google

I have i 2 language site, based on Symfony3. Currently I have there German and English langs. The problem is that Google indexing only english version on site and, as I seen in Google Webconsole, ...
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Angular SEO friendly product detail page URL

Hello folks currently I am searching for best SEO friendly URL for product detail page for our live site Right-on EC where currently we use the following pattern for product detail page it seems not ...
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SEO returning very different results according to which country you look from

A newbie question here. I just finished my first website for an artist and put in online. When I look for it by putting the name of the artist that the website is for, google returns the website ...
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How to Fix:Though favicons are added, it doesn't show in Google Search [duplicate]

First of all , it does show up in the browser tab.But when I search in google the favicon doesn't show next to the url. This is what's on the html <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="57x57" href="...
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If an old redirecting domain expires will it still redirect or affect SEO?

What happens if an old domain redirecting to a new domain expires? Will it still redirect? What is the effect on search engine ranking?
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Which structured data to use on pages with multiple news?

I have a page which lists 15 news briefly, and if you click on one of them, you can read the whole article. Right now I'm using CollectionPage (You can see that here: https://search.google.com/...
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Question about aligning website & URL architecture with topic pillars and clusters model

I'm working on restructuring our website, include all top level pages and blog topics and posts due to the topic cluster model. Our website is about medical treatemnts and offering best healthcare ...
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Google Structured Data: Which to add where?

The question ist not about "what they are" and "how to implement them technically", it is about where on a website I should put which of them? A website with a typical structure like Homepage (the ...
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Removing Some Content from website by giving 410 status code

I have some content to be permanently deleted from my website. This is a permanent deletion and I am planning to give 410 status code. I can very well return the status code in PHP page as header( "...
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If my website rank for bad words (like piracy) on Google can it effect SEO?

My website is a legal site, but since I have a message published on some articles with sentences like "we don't publish pirate tools...", my website now ranks for piracy keywords ("something crack" ...
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Is a CNAME from the domain apex to the www record the correct way to configure a site to use the WWW version?

Let's say I own example.com and want to use www.example.com as the default. I thought I could do this by using an A record to point the www version to the IP and using a CNAME record to point the ...
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What to do when a product page outranks the entire category

I have only recently begun to deeply optimize my product categories for SEO and making great headway. However there is a single product which, being very popular and amassing heavy backlinks and ...
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Does switching from specific domain extension to the TLD domain affects the overall SEO?

I had the domain extension that ends from .in and after a year I changed it to .com. So I wanna know if this whole process severely affects the SEO. I'm still ranking well in India but that's not what ...
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SEO for blog with async content

I have a blog website and I want to perform Search Engine Optimization on it. My website, which is built in Angular 8, takes part of the URL route and uses that to search for the blog. For example, ...
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How can I get rid of these outbound links slowing my YSlow score? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make my website faster and GTMetrix tells me that (among other things) these links are lowering my YSlow score due to Leverage Browser Caching not being enough. They're all third party ...
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Is it a good practice to deindex 20,000 pages in 1 go?

If I found that 20,000 pages on my website are not generating any traffic from organic. Is it a good practice to remove those 20,000 pages in one go or do it over the period of 3 to 4 months. Is, it ...
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dashboardhero.dev canonical URL [closed]

For the past days i've been trying to fix this. Indeed, we had duplicate site content in the root, but right now we only have 11 html files and the js/css/img elements. We've built our site starting ...
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GSC: Sitemap Couldn't Fetch

I'm trying to submit a very simple sitemap (for testing only) to Google Search Console but, unfortunately, I'm constantly receiving the following error message: ╔══════════════╤═════════╤═════════════...
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Is there a way to Index/Map a non crawlable Website? [closed]

I want to get all users of a website. Every user has a page, with the format xyz.com/@username. So far I have tried the following things Tried finding sitemap.xml by trying normal locations, ...
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How should canonical and alternate links be handled for color variants of products between separate desktop and mobile URLs?

Working on a large scale eCommerce site (15,000+ products), with separate URLs for Mobile & Desktop. On desktop product pages, we have canonicals set up for color variations, so /product/green/, ...
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SEO effect on forwarding from a similar domain name to our primary one

Our primary domain name is like MyDomains.example. We also own MyDomain.example that has never had anything on it. Is there any downside or risk to put a simple forward from MyDomain.example to ...
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Will “data-nosnippet” attribute work for inserted tags?

Google says that "data-nosnippet" works with div, span and section. But will it work for inserted tags? For example, will it work in this case: <div data-nosnippet> <p> Some text i want ...
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How to avoid indexing AJAX requested URLs without also blocking the page from which the call is made?

We use AJAX to include some dynamic, context based content into a normal HTML page. The answer of this HTML call is an HTML segment without HTML headers. The problem is that Google is indexing these ...
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Targeting popular keywords for Google Ads and less popular keywords for Google search

I'm a web and mobile app developer with some SEO experience but I'm certainly not an expert. Lately I've been putting more thought into our property management website's SEO, and specifically keyword ...
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What will happen to a SEO Website when it use a proxy from a No index & no follow pages [closed]

Currently Our website want to boost our pages in search engines Rank. Let say we have 3 site A, B, and C and this is the schema: A will be redirected to B using js such as window.location = 'B' B ...
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Unintentionally indexed subdomain. How do I remove from Google in the best way?

I was stupid enough to develop a new project on a subdomain of another domain while figuring out the domain name for the new project. Now, a few weeks into the new project on it's own domain I realise ...
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How do we stop Google Bot from crawling the paginated pages? [duplicate]

I just don't want to index paginated pages in the search result. I see there are already some pages like this one www.example.com/page/18/ being indexed. Maybe I can try setting a canonical Url but ...
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Do multiple pages with the same title and meta description but different content penalise the overall site?

I have been experiencing a ranking drop for my site in the last few days. I found there about six pages that have been indexed with the same eta tags but showing different content. Is this really ...
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Ubersuggest continuously finds newly created spammy backlinks to my site

I found some of the spam links in Ubersuggest backlinks report for my website.. The spam backlinks increase daily as measured by this tool. I removed all URLs from Google Search Console as well as ...
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Duplicating website on country subdomains with different prices and currencies OK for SEO?

I have a website of online courses. I have designed my website on 5 subdomain for different countries for price change, for currency change, and for tax change. The content is same on on subdomains. ...