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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Back links from a number of non existing domains pointing to my site,What should i do?

In google webmaster tools, 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 loosing organic traffic day by day, kindly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will my SEO be affected if code is changed? [closed]

I want to buy server on digitalocean and can someone explain me, will my server be indexed on google if i test projects? I want to test various projects and will be my ranking ruined on google if i ...
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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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Should the portfolio be separated with the canonical tag? [closed]

sorry for my bad English we have business website , for our portfolio pages Should we separate every single page and make them distinct via canonical tag or no?its better for search engine to read ...
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Which elements does Googlebot read on this AngularJS webpage [closed]

I have this page and I want to know which elements are readable / unreadable by google's web crawler. I understand that Googlebot has trouble understanding some advance Angular features. I tried to ...
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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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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. ...
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Localization by language without translating

I would like to localize content on a few of my landing pages by making some slight changes to the dynamic content that I show (the website is a marketplace website and the products are very dependent ...
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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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SEO - tailoring recommendations based on accept-language header

It appears that Google strongly recommends providing a separate URL for content that's fitted to a user's locale: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-locale-aware-geo-language-pages-19780.html ...
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Hide /path from search engines, except for /path/that-i-want-indexed

In our robots.txt we have something like User-agent: * Disallow: /v6.0 Disallow: /v5.8 Disallow: /v5.7 Disallow: /v5.5 Disallow: /v5.1 Disallow: /v5.0 Which properly prevents search engines from ...
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Multiple products in an article - how to use structured data

I have an article containing several products. Let's say 'Bulb page' with 'White bulb' as a product, 'Yellow bulb' as another product and so on. It seems that the product schema must be used when a ...
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Average position and click through rate (CTR) improved after Christmas

I'm newbie with SEO and I have observed that around Christmas, my CTR% and average position for my website decreased considerably. Before Christmas, at the beginning of December, I updated my sitemap....
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Canonical instead of canonicalized in the index - is it a rule?

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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Is it a duplicate content if i use learn more system?

I ask myself a small question, I can't formulate it for google, so I can't find an answer about it apart from several results on duplicate content. If for example I have on a page, a half text with a ...
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Ahrefs reports that new blog posts are “orphan pages”

I have one custom PHP website and an integrated Wordpress blog with the website. When I publish any blog on the website, Ahrefs treats that blog as orphan pages. I have done interlinking all the blog ...
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Showing other products with my website link [duplicate]

I have a website named Innvokraft which is a single-page website. When I try to find the website using the site link I got the other products links as shown below Link 1 Link 2 and you can see ...
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Adding IDs to urls to open up namespace - SEO considerations?

I'm working with a site that has millions of pages along the lines of: domain.com/entity/John_Smith domain.com/entity/Google domain.com/entity/HTML One of the problems is that particularly for ...
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lost positon on google [duplicate]

i have a small shopping website. 'http://gym.sazito.com' i made that on a free web hosting and free site maker with minimal controls. they gave me a sub domain to start job. i started my shopping web ...
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How to change website display layout in search engines? [duplicate]

Pardon me. My question might be wrong. I didn't know what that thing is called and gave a try. Image below shows search result of a news site and you can see the layout. Site name is at top ...
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Launching a new website on a subdomain but keeping exsisting website running

We're about to launch a new Drupal 8 website for a client, as not all areas of the current website will be on the new platform, and due to apparent legacy complications, the decision has been made to ...
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Google is indexing my website pages with hash bang fragment parameters not used in my web application

In the Google Search Console I have a lot of "Alternate page with proper canonical tag" (34k for 46k valid pages) with these weird fragment identifier parameters: https://example.com/somepage#!&...
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› vs - vs | , which title separator is suggested for the best Google SEO practice?

Try to compare these 3 titles: What Is My IP Address - See Your Public Address What Is My IP Address › See Your Public Address What Is My IP Address | See Your Public Address Which one is best for ...
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Does Google index hidden pages based on direct visits on Chrome?

Suppose I have a "hidden" page on a website, but I don't explicitly tell bots to ignore it (no noindex tag, not disallowed in robots.txt, etc). It's not linked to anywhere, doesn't appear on the ...
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How to deindex an URL with specific parameter?

While I was doing an audit of my website SEO, I found a warning for a page that is most of the time blank. Basically, this page serves for storing articles for visitors who would like to read their ...
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Why is my noindex tag not working?

I've implemented a no index tag in my staging website header because I've realized it was being indexed. But when we run this page in screaming frog or this tool here to verify the noidex is present ...
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Does an redirected anchor link counted as backlink?

If another website puts an anchor to our app to https://URL1 and this link redirects to our website at https://OURCOMPANY, does Google count this as a backlink to our website?
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Does navigation to a site NOT from google increase its ranking in google search?

Let's stay I have a website with the link www.example.com If I navigate directly to this website, not from google, will it google search ranking increase? Or do I have to enter this website from a ...
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Improve SEO for a public npm package [duplicate]

I have a simple public npm package (mui-image-slider) and for learning purposes I wonder how can I improve the SEO of this package, or at least it's demo page? What I have done so far is adding ...
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Google search console error: Sitemap couldn't fetch

My webpage (https://www.example.com/, sitemap can be found here: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml) is heavily reliant on organic traffic, but my SEO updates haven't been captured since November ...
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Impact of country code domains on SEO when used for clever naming [duplicate]

Unfortunately, most of the .com domains are taken so often we're forced to get clever using different country codes. For instance, suppose I registered the following domains (which are probably ...
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Google shows “General HTP error” fetching sitemap and no pages indexed from my site

I am working on a project that just rebranded. Using Google Search Console I am getting some weird errors. Despite my sitemap_index.xml and robot.txt working properly, google cannot seem to fetch it ...
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Please I want to Restructure this php URL to SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have this is the listing page: <div class="group"><a href="/category?id=<?php echo $data->slug;?>"><?php echo $data->title; ?></a></div> I have this https:/...