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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Should canonical tags point to the guest post on an external site, or the copy on my own site?

I'm guest posting on a blog related to my niche. The end result would be fresh new content for the blog, and I get a back link to my blog. I'm also planning on posting the same article on my own ...
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Is CDN bad for image SEO?

I found a blog post on Shopify about image optimization with the following statement: By placing your images on a CDN, you are most likely removing the image from your domain and placing it on the ...
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Does Pagination with Infinite load affect SEO

I have a website developed in React for the frontend. I can see links on the pages with NO infinite load have got indexed on Google. However, links on the ones which have infinite loading for ...
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Does google consider an article post without a link? [on hold]

I planning to build backlinks in high authority websites without giving any link to the website. By doing this it improves keyword position? Or it improves brand reputation?
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Will search engines penalize spam links in Facebook comments for websites?

I have many static HTML web pages in which I had used Facebook comments. A user had posted a spam link in one of the page's comments. I logged in as a moderator and deleted it, banned the user, and ...
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How do I implement Schema.org to treat main page as the canonical URL and not the blog homepage?

The goal of our blog is to give authority to www.example.com. Context Homepage: www.example.com Blog homepage: www.example.com/blog Article: www.example.com/blog/category/title The blog homepage ...
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My homepage goes through an unnecessary re-direct after typing in www.mysite.com and landing on the page [on hold]

Hello stackexchange community. My website goes through an unnecessary re-direct chain when I type in www.example.com on my address bar and land on the homepage. See, if I just go to example.com ...
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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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Which canonical URL for language subdirectories with gTLD?

If I have pages with same content and different languages, for example: https://www.example.com/en/page/ https://www.example.com/de/page/ https://www.example.com/fr/page/ What will be the canonical ...
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link rel=“alternate”, multiple languages and canonical urls

Context: We've got a website which is available in multiple language versions. However, the content is the same. Each translated version of the site is available on a distinct subdomain. On some ...
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Can we share one article in multiple submission sites for link bulding? [on hold]

If I submit same article multiple websites means what will happen
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Rich Snippet last breadcrumb is not appearing in search result

I am struggling with rich snippet for breadcrumbs and how these appear in the Google SERP <ul class="breadcrumbs colored-links" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BreadcrumbList"> <li ...
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Google using logo alt text rather than meta description in search results when searching for our brand name

I have a page (not well ranked though) that if I search for using the name, so let's say my page is www.example-example.com, when I search for example-example, the title is correct, but in description ...
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Google Search Console says URLs blocked by robots.txt even after robots.txt is updated [duplicate]

Yoast SEO had created a sitemap and robots.txt that did not suit my page. I have since replaced both and waited a few weeks but my robots.txt is still blocking 13 pages. Can anyone help me with what I ...
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Hide a privacy policy banner from GoogleBot

I want to hide a privacy policy banner from Google. A similar question has been asked over here however a lot has changed since then. In our case, we have been advised by our lawyers to ensure that ...
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Do I have to include the file extensions in the canonical links?

I submitted a page to Google Search Console and got an error message "Duplicate without user-selected canonical". The full URL is https://vidalingua.com/french-english-translator-iphone-ipad.html but ...
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Does Javascript Obfuscating effect SEO?

Does protecting Javascript source code using an obfuscator (so it will be harder to read it by visitors) can hurt Google Ranking?
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Do ads that pop up in a new tab hurt SEO?

Today a lot ad companies offer propeller ads instead of popup ads. I read how popup ads can hurt Google rankings. Those articles say that Google hates ads that pop up in new window. However, ...
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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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How rank a product based based on year or certain variant related keywords?

We have an automobile product website. Earlier people used to type i.e. "cbr 1000" when looking for bike but now lot of queries are like " abs" i.e. "cbr 1000 abs" and like " year" i.e. "cbr 1000 ...
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Old website still found on google but redirects to new site

We have launched a new website replacing our old one, and Google now finds the new and the old website. Our old website was published under /public, the new one is published under /web: Setup until ...
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Error with all pagespeed test tools [closed]

I'm trying to reduce my pagespeed loading time However all tools I try to use give an error. Google pagespeed insights gives a backend error, pindom tool just says it does not work and webpagetest....
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When to use the specified type of json-ld [closed]

I wanna to implement json-ld into my website, but I have some question about it, before I do that. What @type should I use for a page with a list of sub-categories, also that page represent category ...
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301 Redirect vs Canonical Link - which is preferred?

Let's say I have the following three URLS. Url1: Domain/Home Url2: www.domain/home Url3: domain/home <-- Canonical With respect to SEO, is it preferred to add a canonical link to Url1 &...
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With respect to SEO, is it preferred to use hyphen instead of period in the URL?

I have a complex class on my server side, for example class Car has Properties Make and Model. There is a form that user can fill (Make and Model are input textboxes), then I pass all these inputs as ...
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Do we have an “m-dot” site?

Attempting to follow Mobile First Indexing Dynamic Serving / Separate URLs I currently work for a company that dynamically serves content based on the user agent. However, it is not divided by ...
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Should “Rooms”, “News”, “Prices”, etc be inside the “Hotel” Schema, or in another namespace?

I want to mark up a small hotel website using Schema.org. I wrapped the main page in <div itemscope itemtype = "http://schema.org/Hotel"> </div> Internal tags, such as address, name, etc....
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How do blog pages feature in `google discover` in android and iphone

Blog pages how does this get featured in google Discover
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Canonical tag on coupon site [closed]

I would like to hear your opinion. I have a deal/coupon website. This is store URL: https://www.zlavobook.sk/zlavove-kupony/booking/ - canonical set to: https://www.zlavobook.sk/zlavove-kupony/...
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How to mark canonical tags for multiple versions of the same product?

We have an automobile research website where we have product pages. Also, few products have some different variants with subtle differences. The case is similar to amazon iphone If you click on ...
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For SEO which should I use faster performing A records, or can I use CNAME?

It occurs to me, that hosting a website on www.domain.com will result in duplicate, unnecessary DNS lookups if www is a CNAME and not an A(AAA) Record. If the CNAME points to another CNAME, things ...
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Does Google consider a domain's TLD when matching keywords?

There are two cases I'm thinking of: If the search string is "we buy homes", and the domain is webuy.homes Same search string, but the domain is webuyhom.es I see more and more domains using the 2nd ...
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“video markup” vs “video sitemap”

I already implemented a video sitemap, based on Google's recommendation. Now, I am reading about video markups. The only information, I got on the relationship of both approaches to each other, is: ...
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Which One has more chance to rank in google image post vs text post?

Which post will rank in Search Engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)if I create two posts one is with the full-page image with alt tag and title tag and another one with full text-based. I Know that ...
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How to rank pages that require user input?

We have an automobile product page where we describe details about the specific car / bike like it's images, videos, news, reviews etc. Now, we are planning to show the price and EMI of these ...
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Question about getting URL backlinks optimized by UTM parameters and its affect on SEO

I am starting to promote my blog posts on forums etc... I have two these questions: When I trying to get backlinks from forums or comments and contributing as a third person talking about our brand ...
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Wrong Website name In Chrome Content Suggestion (Articles for You) [closed]

Recently I show my website's article in Chrome Recommendation (Article for you), but I noticed website name was not correct (I identified it through article image that is my website). My Website name ...
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When my maindomain is targetted for India and I want to target my subdomain worldwide, How to achieve this?

My main domain is targetted for India, Can I use my sub-domain to target throughout the world ? How can I achieve this ?
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How to remove indexed pages from google effectively

My site was getting traffic and it was on the rise, then I added https and somewhere in that time I also created tons of extra link for google to crawl, thinking this will increase traffic in those ...
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Google Business Sub Categories for Cleaning/janitorial Company

Is there a place that defines each Google my business category? I am working on SEO for a Cleaning Company that provides janitorial services to local businesses/schools/hospitals.. Upon obtaining ...
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How do I migrate my Blogger blog to WordPress without losing my present search engine rank?

I presently own a Blogger blog which is already ranking on Google for some keywords. I want to migrate to WordPress because of low SEO quality of Blogger but I have some few concerns about the best ...
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Favicon won't appear on Google search results, after migration to https

I've recently migrated a website of mine to https and now the favicon in Google's search results shows the general globe instead of the site's favicon. This is how the favicon is defined: <link ...
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Is it harmful to have irrelevant xmlns attributes in a sitemap urlset element?

For example, if a site has absolutely no videos and is not a news site, is there any negative (or positive) impact to having a sitemap urlset element like this: <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps....
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Google Pagespeed test, image slowing speed

I have to test the speed from my Website with PageSpeed Insights, it found what slow my sites, I have to try how here to say, but nothing to change... My Website has with SSL, https://linuxusers....
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Creating a sub domain to rank in google search carousal

i manage a media/news website. It was hit by google penalty in the past, due to which we never get featured in google search carousal listing again. our website primary is in English. I have a sub ...
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Which Schema should I use on a website that displays soccer's results?

I was looking for a schema to include on a website that displays soccer results. I was thinking about Article, but I'm not sure if it's the right schema. Could someone tell me if there is any other ...
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Does Google consider deep URLs with and without a trailing slash to be the same? [duplicate]

Will it hit my ranking if I have the same URLs where / on the end is the only difference? Those URLs return the same content and one redirects to another or they both redirects to some 3rd URL. ...
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Drop in traffic in high traffic site after 301 redirect

Here are the steps I took 301 redirect w/wildcard from old domain to new domain Updated & verified Google Search Console for new domain, submitted change of address, etc. Updated Google Analytics ...
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Stop googlebot crawling URL more than once?

I have a site that usually creates a few thousand pages a day, which don't change after they have been created. Recently my dedicated server has crashed due to googlebot crawling the site too often. ...