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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Could it hurt SEO to remove a WordPress plugin that lists all categories using a <select> dropdown?

I'm redesigning WP Site and there's a plugin listing all categories in select box. The option code looks like this: <option class="level-0" value="2926">AAA</option> ...
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Moving text content from one website to another [closed]

Can I use content from the old canceled website? Do you think that the new website with this transferred content will be not penalized? Do you think that I have to wait at least half year so the ...
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Data about traffic from Google Organic does not correspond in GA and Search Console [duplicate]

The trends are completely different in GA and SC. Does anyone know why? [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/w9L5Z.png [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/aCr1e.png
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Recent Google News Transparency requirement change - SEO Byline Question

Google News recently announced they'll be updating their transparency requirements (SEO) for publication websites to maintain their ranking. The gist is they want you to be clear about who you are, ...
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Do I need to submit separate sitemaps for language based subdirectories?

my company uses a site that targets the different regions we are based in using subdirectories (www.example.com/en-sg/) instead of subdomains (www.en-sg.example.com). Can I ask if I will need to ...
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Related articles links at the end of each article - SEO

I have some blogs and I was wondering if adding a list of internal "related articles" at the end of each article can be a good SEO practice. From the visitor's perspective, they might be ...
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Why is the service area in a Google My Business profile displayed in the Ukrainian language? [closed]

I have an issue with a GMB profile. Although English is chosen in language settings, the Service Area is displayed in the Ukrainian language. Have you happened to have this problem when some ...
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Why Safari search querys are added on google analytics

On Google Analytics, we can track search queries. /illinois/weekly-claims/?back=https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&as qdr=all&as occt=any&safe=active&as q=How+do+you+answer+...
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Will Google Analytics maintain the data history for pages if I change my URL pattern?

I am considering simplifying the URL pattern for my website from: example.com/journal/posts/42-article-title to: example.com/posts/42-article-title But, I am concerned that the history of activity on ...
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SEO/Schema/JSON-LD: In order to better index/rank, should I use: Yoast with JSON-LD? Microdata with JSON-LD? or everything with JSON-LD?

Context: 1 - Our corporate website is custom developed on Wordpress, with AMP in mind. 2- The website has the following structure, and JSON-LD Schema lineup: Home Page - 1 page - Website, Webpage, ...
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SEO/crawlability impact of HTML Streaming

With the rise of HTML Streaming (e.g. React 18 Streaming), I'm wondering how crawlers handle HTML streams. Most importantly, do crawlers wait until the stream has ended? How does the Google crawler ...
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How to show same company's different office address in google based on the user's country?

our company has five offices in five countries , once the user search in google, I need to show the office address based on the user's country, for example if the user search from US , I need google ...
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If a user lands on my page, stays for 2 mins, then hits a reload link, stays on the same page for 3 mins, what's my page's avg. visit duration? [closed]

Say I have a user coming from Google search or whatsoever. He/She is a first visit to my website. The landing page is thispage.html. He/she stayed for 2 minutes on my site, viewed this and that, and ...
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Sitemap URLs with different domains

I have a website build in Angular 8, which among other things has a blog section. I have a sitemap.xml file that contains all the pages except the blog. The blog is created on WordPress so in order to ...
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Will moving a PDF and Word Document library to a CMS negatively effect SEO on site redesign? [closed]

I'm redesigning a website built on an outdated platform, going from Asp.Net Web Forms to Gatsbyjs. The site has a PDF and Word Document library that is stored locally on the web host, so a link to a ...
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Do 'alternative' domains negatively impact international SEO?

As far as I understand, if your website ends in e.g. .co.uk, it potentially makes you more likely to rank for searches made in the UK as this is a signal to google this website may be more relevant. ...
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LocalBusiness Schema - difference between @id and @url

We include the localBusiness data across all pages on our ecommerce site. What values should be set for id and url on different pages e.g. example.com/about-us example.com/shop { "@...
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What is the affect of changing robots.txt file access permission?

I want to change access permission of robots.txt file to 403. Just my static ip can access directly not any one. This position is true? why some people do that? if it is true, What is the affect of ...
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How Important Are <main> Tags for SEO?

What do you think? Seems to me that adding <main></main> tags around your page content tells Google what content is most important and unique to this page. Google then knows to only look ...
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How to organize category tree in my e-commerce for best SEO results? [closed]

My store sells just one type of product (e.g. Computers). What's the best way to organize the category tree? Should I include the main topic in order to permit my customers to browse all my products ...
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Can domain authority help very deep pages?

My website is a large one with lots of pages. There are several deep pages that human visitors can easily find by using on-site search. Humans and crawlers can reach these pages from the home page ...
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URL redirection for duplicate content

I have submitted a site to Google and a lot of pages which I was never aware of, got indexed. These are duplicate contents: Example: site.com/photos-menu/content/photos1/?start=210 site.com/photos-...
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Best way to include Youtube videos in a website for SEO purposes

I am aware of Does embedding youtube videos help SEO? - from 2011, and wonder if this answer is (still) valid. I suspect the answer is no longer as accurate as it may have been as I know Google is ...
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What is the impact moving from www to non-www… and is it worth going back to www?

From 2013 through 2020 we had a website that was performing pretty well in terms of traffic and sales. The website was then taken down due to unforeseeable life events. After 2 or 3 months offline, we ...
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What impact do text-based accordion elements have on SEO?

I'm looking for some consensus on what the current school of though is about accordion elements. Here is a page that uses them as an example: https://www.goaskeve.com/venues/goldsmiths-centre/ I'm ...
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Are there any shortcomings and/or risks using metadata in querystring?

I have a search page for our sites that carries out search depending on the values of the following parameters in the query string; q: search string cats: comma separated string matches products ...
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Fixing broken alt attributes and about SEO [closed]

One of my clientd asked freelancers to add alt attributes for SEO for his EC website. (His web site is like in 3rd page in google even I searched "TA-6632" with product ID :-) , although it ...
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HTML sitemap with noindex, follow: Matt Cutts vs John Mueller

Ref: Do noindex,follow pages pass pagerank / link juice? I have a requirement wherein I want to create an HTML sitemap to help users navigate to deep pages. This sitemap page will be linked from ...
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Do tags that are not recognized by HTML affect SEO?

For some reason, I'm trying to use tags that are not included in HTML tags, for example <new_tag>This is new to html</new_tag> Everything seems to work as I wanted across all browsers, but ...
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How should I choose which URLs I want indexed to include in my sitemap?

I am working on a sitemap. I have read it should contain the URLs that you want indexed by Google. But which pages do I want indexed? It seems to me that makes sense to index pages such as the root ...
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Backlinks and Cross-Domain Canonical

I have two domains let say a.com and b.com I'm doin SEO for a.com and got many quality backlinks to it, but now I want to change domain to b.com and I'm using cross-domain canonical so a.com still can ...
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How to remove the duplicate URLs from the XML sitemap in All in One SEO?

I am using an All In One SEO plugin on my website. I am getting the duplicate links on my XML sitemap. The below is the screenshot. Is there any way to remove the duplicate URLs?
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Trying to get large sitelinks, I have small sitelinks

I'm at my wits end and I have no idea what I can do to my site to get sitelinks. I've done everything the SEO "experts" say you should do: Site is indexed and has over 300 clicks per day, ...
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Does a sites URL structure need to match its breadcrumb structure? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a page on my site with the breadcrumb order: Site Name --> Products --> Product 1 Should I have the URL be https://example.com/products/product-1, or should I have the URL be ...
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Google Search result with changing URL with JS pushState?

I have a WordPress blog on a specific site, lets say example.com/blog. It is installed in a subfolder /blog on my server. The main site example.com is hosted elsewhere (where I have no access) and ...
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Which pages get their own canonical URLs?

I am currently working to improve my site's SEO and I need to use canonical URLs. My doubt is related to which pages need to be canonical. I know for sure that my root home page needs its own ...
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Why does Google Page Experience show 0% Good URLs when most of the URLs have green scores in Pagespeed for FCP, LCP, FID etc.?

The website has around 300 URLs. There are no Mobile Usability Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Security Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Ad ...
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Can tawk.to title tag flashing drop SEO ranking

If we are using live chat support, most likely we end up using tawk.to I am using the same for most of my projects but one thing I am skeptical about: That when a message comes to tawk.to, it toggles ...
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Does separator (?) in URl affetcs seo? [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to build a websites that list all the states in the country. When a user click on a specific text(state) it redirected to a new page and where all the state in the country are ...
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How Google bot analyzes dialog tag's content (for SEO)?

In order to improve the indexing of pages of a website and in particular for content (presentation of events) inserted in, I would like to know how Google bot reacts to the content of a dialog tag? ...
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Why does Google Page Experience show 0% Good URLs when most of the URLs have green scores in Pagespeed for FCP, LCP, FID etc.? [duplicate]

The website has around 300 URLs. There are no Mobile Usability Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Security Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Ad ...
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Should the same hreflang localization links be repeated under the <loc> for different languages in an XML sitemap?

So I know that alternative links should be put like the below in a sitemap... <url> <loc>http://www.mywebsite.com/lang/french/</loc> <xhtml:link rel="alternate&...
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Infinite Scroll with changing URL, Good or Bad for SEO?

I have a website, image gallery, with 10s of thousands of images. When a user makes a request to the website www.example.com he is returned with a paginated results, lets say 20 images. When the user ...
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My website with title is not appearing in google search [duplicate]

When I search my company name "XYZ" in google, it is not appearing. I have submitted sitemap to google search console and have done SEO Yoast optimization. What am I missing ?
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Article url linked via 100s of comment spam - Delete the article or not?

I just noticed that someone has generated hundreds of links to one of our articles through comment spam. I wanted to know if it would be a good idea to delete this article and repost it, thereby ...
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Google-selected canonical is my original site rather than my multilingual site

Google-selected canonical is my original site rather than my multilingual site! I built a website www.example.com, then I made it a multilingual site, with an "en" at the end. (original ...
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Old business name appearing at the end of page titles on Google - how do I get rid of it? [duplicate]

I’m having some issues with how page titles are appearing on Google. Some pages have our old business name added onto the end of their titles, even though the old name doesn't appear anywhere on our ...
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Does the order of elements within an <article> matter? [duplicate]

I'm currently building a new WordPress theme for a client who receives a lot of traffic. This is how their articles are currently structured throughout the site: <article> <header class=&...
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no-follow restriction removed by admin - user-generated or editorial?

On my forum website, I allow users to add their website link to their profile page. But as most forums do, I add no-follow to the link. I am planning to implement a feature wherein I will remove the ...
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Setting up a classic webring — should I add `rel=sponsored` to the links?

Back in the day, when backlinks weren't such a spam vector, sites (usually small personal sites) used to be part of webrings; they'd dedicate part of their pages to promoting other sites in the same ...

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