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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"Homepage" added to title tag on site using Yoast SEO WordPress plugin

I am working on a site where the homepage title tag says: Homepage - Funds, De-risks Capital Projects & Reduce Carbon Emissions However, the SEO title in the Yoast module is: Funds & De-...
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MY wordpress website cannot be indexed by google [duplicate]

I have been trying to index my newly created website on wordpress for some time. It was released in early December and only two pages have been indexed. Overall, the site has 9 pages and only two have ...
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Core Web Vitals - Field data difference Mobile vs Desktop

I am observing a strange problem related to Core Web Vitals, I have same website for both mobile and desktop(same server/same page/same DOM size) but I when I look into search console I get different ...
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Why Google Isn’t Indexing our Site? [duplicate]

Google is having a hard time indexing our website. Even the articles we put in free blogs are hard to index. Our content is completely unique and we use a sitemap. We also request indexing in the ...
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My website's main content is in iframe, what can I do to improve my SEO? [closed]

I have created a website for foreigners to learn French language. I create lessons on Genial.ly, which is a great tool to create interactive en dynamic presentations, allowing the user/student to have ...
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Does schema.org mandate fields?

In the schema.org I can not see any information that tells us a field is mandatory or not. For example, the FAQPage has no information about mandatory fields. However, the Google Developers Doc claims ...
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Does Google care about query string case sensitivity, and also does it care about correctness of casing?

Consider these two query string parameters: ?category=healthAndBeauty ?category=healthandbeauty Does Google differentiate them? What is Google's behavior if it finds both of them in my website for a ...
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Should you use nofollow links to original sources?

When you link to resources or original source, and in particular.... Well, lets just do it this way. I have two particular examples: Situation 1 Say I have a website about boats and have an article ...
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Rich Snippets and MovingCompany Schema

i am trying to implement rich snippets on company website. Main business is moving services and storage. As i know there is "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": ...
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How can Google Search Console traffic > Google Analytics traffic?

I have worked with Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA) for long enough to know that organic GA traffic to a specific page is typically higher than GSC traffic to the same page. ...
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Correct use of canonical-tag in two shops

I have a question regarding canonical-tags where im not pretty sure. I have a main-website and a main-shop and a brand-website with its own shop. The products of one brand are in the brand-shop and in ...
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creating dynnamic urls in next js and google bots showing urls in google [duplicate]

i am creating dynnamic urls in next js i want google bots to crawl my sites like stackoverflow and show my urls in google my site is like stack over flow wheni can add questionsfor each questiion a ...
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Do crawlers/bots treat the normal url and the uri encoded uri as the same for page ranking?

We want to start uri encoding using encodeURI() our URLs during 301 redirect handling on our server. We have to handle special characters in other languages. We want to make sure that we don't ...
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how to stop web pages from appearing in google search results [duplicate]

There are certain pages/routes of a node application I have which I do not want to be displayed in google search results - to do this I have added meta name=”robots” content=”noindex” in the head of ...
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Core web vitals - LCP is being recounted on element outside viewport

I have been trying to control LCP on my website but unfortunately a strange phenomenon is continuously occurring, An element which is not in viewport is considered to be an LCP. Opposite to that ...
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Would text references to unsafe (http) urls negatively affect SEO?

I've read from numerous sources that unsafe hyperlink urls that use the http scheme may cause google to flag your website as having 'unsafe content'. This is why my website does not allow its users to ...
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Associate Contentful assets to my webpage domain

So I have a website (let say it is example.com) that has it's content managed by Contentful. That includes assets like images and PDFs, which currently can be accessed through images.ctfassets.net/... ...
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Contents and seo with Firebase Hosting, flutter and contents from Firestore

I'm creating a website using flutter with most of the content being fetched from Firebase Firestore and storage. I want to host it using firebase hosting. I'm very new to this so I really need to know ...
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How should url be when giving internal link [duplicate]

I saw in an article that when internal linking, it should be given from the home page. If I give an example... suggested url: /category/article normally existing: www.example.com/category/article ...
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What proportion of a page should minimally be in given a language to warrant the use of lang and hreflang tags?

I am building an angular social media website that is intended to be used internationally. People will be able to post multiple translations of the same page if they choose to. Next to this people who ...
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If we use parameterized url as canonical url, will it be a problem in terms of seo? [duplicate]

I am a Blogger user, Blogger redirects from the standard url and adds the ?m=1 parameter to the end of the url for logins from mobile devices. This redirect causes page speed delays. I'm using a ...
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Is it a no-no to have two sites with the same HTML and modify the content with JavaScript?

Let's say I have 2 sites /MergePDF?csharp and /MergePDF?java. They have the exact HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The only difference is the difference in content provided by the JavaScript. Is is it ...
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Do i need hreflang or rel for translations in different domains?

I have a page in russian and I've decided to translate it using a completely different domain, so that it can be easier to remember. However, I'm using a page builder (elementor) which makes it really ...
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Google Search Console Sitemap Errors in redirects

I have a short url website with over 700.000 shorts urls in it. I have created sitemaps for these short urls which i have uploaded to Google Search Console. the short urls looks like the examples ...
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Why is my page title appearing in lower case on Google?

My page title, in google search results is now in lower case, with the exception of our company name. The title tag is in title case: <title>Free Mobile Home Value - Used Mobile Home Book Values&...
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Should the locale en_US be used if targeting a global market?

When authoring site meta data, if targeting an international market of English-speakers, is it better to use the common en_US, or simply en, or is there some locale code for specifying that the region ...
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How Can I Debug a Redirect Error in Google Search Console?

I'm getting a pesky redirect error from my Google Search Console: Sadly, the report above doesn't give me much information as a developer about what's causing the error. When I click on Inspect URL, ...
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Should I exchange articles for back links with a website exchanging articles with sites unrelated to mine?

For a few weeks I have been approached by start-ups to do some article exchange for back links. My first thought is that it is interesting as backlinks are important for SEO. However, here’s the ...
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How to show Google reviews on my website properly [closed]

Google offers data like photos or up to 5 reviews via their Places API. I just want to know, if I can use this data on my website without SEO penalization... Do I need include source of that data ...
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How can i add rel="nofollow" in img tags?

Does it make sense to have a rel="nofollow" attribute in img tag? Do search engines' crawlers use this attribute in some way for calculating PageRank score? What is the practical sense for ...
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Will changing the hierarchy of my heading structure (h3 to h5 -> h1 to h3) improve my SEO?

I'm currently developing a website using h3, h4, h5 only (based on labels from the design department). The header hierarchy itself is fitting but I'm wondering if it would have a positive effect on ...
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Block crawling of URLs with "tag" using robots.txt

I want to block robots from crawling URLs that contain the word "tag" on my website. Here are some example URLs: https://www.example.com/six-senses-fort-barwara-a-glimpse-into-the-...
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Should I change my Javascript API calls to a backend rendering system?

Currently I have an API setup where I fetch values from to populate items on the page. However, after reading many mixed voices about whether or not Javascript is executed by a crawler, I was ...
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The difference in the number of GA and GSC clicks

I have a problem that in GA in the tab Acquisition -> Search Console -> Landing pages in the column Clicks I have the value 679, while in the tab Acquisition -> Search Console -> Queries I ...
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Is There A Benefit Or Harm To Submitting Multiple/Individual Sitemaps?

I use WordPress for most of my projects and I typically submit the "mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml" to Google Search Console but noticed that Posts on a couple of sites weren't being noticed ...
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Landing page vs blog post - which to choose [ Content marketing ]

When it comes to content marketing I keep on reading about the great use of landing pages that companies like Zapier or Canva do. But blog posts is also everywhere and it seems to work well too. My ...
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"URL is not on Google" but I don't understand why? [duplicate]

I made several websites in the past and never had this problem. My url is not on Google at all. What is really weird is that when I ask for a live test in the Google Search Console, it says URL is ...
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How should canonical and alternate links be defined?

I'm afraid I couldn't understand the information available about this feature. A canonical link should be the "canonical" or "preferred" version of a web page. An alternate link ...
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Should we skip extra scripts (trackers, CRM, ..) when page is crawled by a bot?

We can identify bots with their User-Agent (1, 2), but that's not so straightforward. The benefit is to skip large and probably useless resources for bots, and just serve core content What's the best ...
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Google Search Console rejects sitemap as "invalid path" when it is hosted on a backend server from another domain

I have a site where I create new URLs based on new questions asked. I am trying to add the new URLs created to sitemap.txt and submit them to Google Search Console. I am generating new URLs and new ...
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If Google fail to show updated titles from sites for a particular search, is it likely to be less competitive for me to rank?

So noticing I clicked a page and got redirected to a different URL from the Google search result, where the search term is what I'm currently trying to jump in to the ranking, I'm wondering that is ...
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Personal blog vs Medium

I would like to start a blog. Being a developer, I would like to write about new technologies and best practices. I plan to link articles with code repositories on my GitHub or to link my ...
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Why is google search console misreading my URLs and sitemap.xml?

I have a very stranget issue on my site with Google Search Console. I've added my sitemap here: https://formulastocks.com/sitemap.xml which links to 2 other site maps: https://formulastocks.com/...
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Does HTML Document style affect SEO?

Does a non-styled HTML Document affect SEO negatively? Which of these examples is better for SEO? Example 1 Example 2 Here is a lighthouse result for both examples Example 1 Example 2 As you can ...
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I want to measure websites with restricted access with Page Speed ​Insight

I want to measure websites with IP access restrictions in the development environment etc. with Google's Page Speed ​​Insight. Is it possible to use the above web services and APIs? If the access ...
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Do search engines crawl the contents of the details tag?

I'm working with some pages that are only partially visible because most of the content is behind a paywall. In order to help the page be discoverable in organic searches, I am in the process of ...
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Do smaller file sizes for webp really make it better than jpeg when rendering speed suffers?

Google claims that their WebP format is 25 to 34% lower than the equivalent JPEG quality. But in practice, using it significantly reduces the page rendering speed. Does it makes sense to sacrifice ...
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What's the use of obscure Open Graph (og:) meta tags?

I've seen and used Open Graph properties, such as og:title, og:description, and og:image, because the effects they have are obvious and desired. However, in the official Open Graph document, there are ...
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Best practice for dealing with shopify canonical url mess [redirects?]

What is the best practice for dealing with "no internal links to canonical URLs" SEO issue. Linking to the canonical URL is not a viable solution for me so I was considering using 301 ...
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Sitemap for multilingual e-commerce site with multiple markets

I have an e-commerce site which have multiple languages and markets, using the following URL structure: site.com/{market}/{language}/some/page, e.g. site.com/eu/sv/some/page. Currently, the users can ...

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