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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Search Console: What to do when changing from subdomain to TLD

I found this post but I it doesn't answer my question completely. I have https://de.example.com https://es.example.com and others which I moved using 301 to https://example.de https://example.es ......
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Effect of 301 redirecting many pages from one directory/folder to another (same domain)?

I'd like to see the effects of 301 redirecting a bunch of pages from one path to another on the same domain. Example: From: mysite.com/stuff/[product_id] To: mysite.com/products/[product_id] I would ...
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Will Google Searchbot SEO also crawl my content APIs? Or do I really need nextjs SSR?

I am building a social media blog react website (basically like Medium.com) with virtual routing. E.g if user visits my-website.com/user456/post478 react will make an API Call to my cloud function to ...
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Will changing a site from no-www to using www affect SEO?

My client wants to switch their site from https://example.com to https:///www.example.com. I know how to make the switch to having www in front of the domain - but does anyone know if making this ...
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How can we find 404 pages on a website without google search console or conducting a crawl?

How can I find 404 error pages on a website to which I don't have access to conduct a crawl on or check google search console?
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Redirecting old website with multiple pages to a one page website

I've created a website for a client, they said they didnt't care that SEO would be affected so I decided to create a completely new website with a different structure than their old website. They said ...
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Google results for my site are showing the title of a hidden modal element instead of my meta description

I have a site that features a listing of companies. Every company has its own page. Every page has its own meta description. There is no nofollow or noindex tag or anything like that. Yet, instead of ...
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How can I increase the value of one page compared to other pages?

I have the following structure in my website : example.com | ---------------------------------------------...
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Instagram 429 Error during SEO Scanning

All pages (14000+, due to master layout) have a link to the Instagram brand page, and for some reason the SEO scanning tool is citing a 429 error for only one of the pages. I'm thinking it's rate ...
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Is it OK to re-write content and if so how much?

I've got a new client, they have an existing website which is functional and informative but it's not very well search engine optimised. They've got years of articles in their news/blog archive. I'm ...
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How do you remove the trash left by previous domain name owner?

So, I recently bought a domain name from Bluehost. Soon, I realized the domain name used to belong to someone else before I bought it. Now, the problem I am facing is that there are a few trash files ...
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Encouraging self-canonical on international websites with legitimate duplicate content

We are selling the same products on several websites having country-specific domain names. The website template is always the same, and the content language normally differs based on country, except ...
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SEO impact of an invisible text over a carousel

I am currently working on a Joomla website using SPPageBuilder and I decided to use a carousel to display multiple images of a product. However, I cannot add "alt" attributes over a carousel ...
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How to remove Discourse forum safely from the internet to prevent SEO or Google problems in the main site?

I have a Discourse forum that hasn't really taken off, so I want to remove it from the internet. The problem is that it's a subdomain from the main website. So, my question is how to can remove it ...
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Is stuffing keywords into the bottom of my page going to hurt my SEO or help my site rank for those keywords?

I trying to get most visitors in least effort and least money. Does spamming on site like this improves search results I see lots of site use that get boosted in very high in results the drop on ...
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Google Lighthouse Contrast Ratio - bad contrast ratio but it's not

I have a site where chrome dev tools light house is saying stuff does not have a sufficient contrast ratio: Steps: Go to https://curtainrodclub.net/product/architrac-94001-overlap-master-left/ Open ...
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SEO - very low Domain Authority

I've a website for about 10 years ... we're a team developing websites .... we've been on the first page on google for the keywords we wanted but it has been 40 days that we moved to page 2 on google ...
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Which property should I use in Google SearchConsole

From my point of view is redundant to add all versions of a website URL like: example.com www.example.com http://www.example.com http://example.com https://www.example.com https://example.com My ...
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Disallow dynamic URL paths ending in a common suffix using robots.txt

I want to block Google from crawling the following URLs: https://www.example.com/tonga/posts https://www.example.com/india/posts https://www.example.com/usa/posts https://www.example.com/uae/posts ...
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How do I show rich snippets for workshop events in the Google search results?

I have a Workshops date in the Website, I want to show those workshop dates in Google search as shown in attached picture. How can i achieve this?
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Increase in average CTR but decrease in average position in Google Search results

In the last few months, we have had created new content for some given pages of a hotel microsite. Upon comparing the performance of those pages (last three months to the previous period), it shows a ...
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Can I Localise Content for Different Markets on a Single Domain? [duplicate]

Is there a way to localise content for different markets on a website that only has a single domain and no geo-targeted subfolders or subdomains? For example, I have a website that is a .com TLD, is ...
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Is duplicated content hidden with visibility:hidden penalised by search engines? [duplicate]

Was not allowed to post this in the place I posted it originally as "too general" and was redirected to this Forum I have read a lot of SO and other (also google) articles talking about ...
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Will removing a HTML section block from my all website pages, affects SEO and my website rank?

So I have a hidden HTML section block that is heavy and requires multiple HTTP requests, which slowing my website page speed load. So I am trying to implement a lazyloading methodology for this ...
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Switching from single to multi language website - indexing problem and lost rank

I have a website which used to be to available in a single language website: French. We wanted to purpose our product in other language (English, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.) First, we have changed the ...
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Is “cbsearch.site” a web robot, and if yes, how do I block it?

I saw invalid traffic in my Google AdSense account. I read some articles from the web, which all made it clear that invalid traffic could be caused by web "robots". So I tried to read on how ...
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Does the content on niche like festivals, wishes or quotes be considered as duplicate content?

Recently, I have started a Festival Wishes based blog as a starting step to drive traffic to something in future. I have some SEO experience (5 years back) but this niche is new for me. It's not easy ...
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The white label SEO conundrum [closed]

I've been webmaster of a site for a few years that contains a large listing of holiday properties. Against my will the powers that be want to implement a white label product that would for many ...
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Purchasing a high Domain Rating domain for a 301 redirect

I'm considering purchasing a domain that has a high Domain Rating (78) by ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/website-authority-checker) The domain is a good domain in terms of not just its domain rating but ...
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Would removing a domain-verification tag specific to a social media platform (Facebook) have negative effects on SEO?

Our company previously had a Facebook page, complete with FB business and advertising account, so naturally, years ago, I installed a facebook-domain-verification tag on the website using a TXT record ...
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NPM package not showing up on Google [duplicate]

I have published my NPM module detect-file-encoding-and-language 18 days ago. It has a title, description, and keywords. But if I search for detect-file-encoding-and-language npm on Google, it does ...
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What do you do when you find out some one has created hundreds of low quality backlinks to your website?

For the last couple of months, I noticed that the backlinks to a website I manage as reported by https://semrush.com increased by more than 800. When I checked, I found that there were hundreds of new ...
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SEO Impact of two different systems of shopping cart under the same domain?

I had an old shopping cart website, url is something like www.example.com/shopsys/. Later I have a new one using Opencart, still using the same domain name, but the landing page is at the root, i.e. ...
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How to get duplicate geo-targetted sub-directories indexed when Google is ignoring the canonicals?

I have a main website example.com which is mainly used for targeting one country. We recently started creating sub-directories for targeting other countries i.e, example.com/us/, example.com/ph/ etc., ...
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Can I integrate an exiting blog platform into my website

I had asked this question on Software Recommendation but did not get any answer. I am working on an e-commerce website, which is developed in ASP.NET MVC... I want to build a blog for the website and ...
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How to add my Blogger page to search engines? [duplicate]

I've written a short post on the blogger.com platform about 2 weeks ago. But I still can't find it on any of the search engines. (I've been searching by a specific phrase in it in double quotes.) I ...
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Sub-directory or sub-domain for blog? [duplicate]

I am working on an e-commerce website (written in ASP.NET MVC). I want to build a blog for my website to create some content and improve the Search Engine Ranking of the website/ I can think of 2 ...
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Error message “Canonical is empty” despite canonical URL has been set in <head> section

My website has canonical link, but a SEO website reports that it has not. Is the place of the canonical link important? I placed it in the <head> tag after other meta tags and links.
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Are <figure> and <figcaption> ignored by search engine crawlers?

It is said that search engine crawlers would ignore heading titles (h1~h6) in <figcaption> because html5 outline algorithm doesn't parse them. So we should avoid using <figure> or <...
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Is placing the folder after the page in the URL better for SEO?

I read on https://moz.com/learn/seo/url that google prioritizes the folder over the path/page. Which wold mean that a url such as: coffeeshop.example/*home-brew-coffee*/**types** would perform better ...
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Is it a good practice to use an SVG as a logo?

I am building a website for a brand. The designer sent me the company logo in an .svg format. I rarely see SVG logos on websites, and I usually work with PNG images so I have two questions : Is it a ...
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Parallax effect on a webpage - SEO and accessibility

WCAG 2.1 has some guidelines and success criteria on animation and I've been able to read some articles that mention parallax, but were not able to detect clear instructions on how to make the ...
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Website not properly indexed by Google search console says “'noindex' detected in 'robots' meta tag” while this is not the case

TLTR I have a website (SPA) where SEO is very important. It was very poorly indexed and search console tells me it is due to 'noindex' in the robots meta, while I cannot see how Google comes to that ...
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Can a sitemap be used only to index the latest content?

I am working on a rapidly growing social network and generating a sitemap with millions of links is becoming unfeasible. I was wondering if we could just include the last X created / updated user ...
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For SEO, can the home page contain summary text about several categories with multiple paragraphs written on more specific pages?

What are the rules in 2021 for writing text for SEO? How much text is needed about a certain topic? How much should you repeat yourself? How does Google punish you if you write too much of the same ...
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Does Google consider a website that publishes data reports (same words, different numbers) as duplicate content?

I am working on a website that generate reports from a template. This template will be using the exact same keywords but different numbers to generate webpages that contains reports. The generated ...
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How to hide from Google indexing part of HTML document, RODO pop up window? [duplicate]

I noticed, that Google is displaying my RODO pop up text in the search results for my page. Is there any way to hide certain <div> in the document for robots?
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Can search engine fetch/index website that using ipv6 only?

I see some host providers offer cheap server but only support ipv6. I want to rent it, but I am still considering the SEO impact. Can google and other search engine crawl and index it? If yes, will it ...
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Does HTML5 Custom Tag impact SEO?

For example if to wrap a heading in <product-title> and </product-title> instead of h1...h6. Is there a mention of the issue somewhere on the Internet?
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Can “Corporation” structured data on pages about other companies get rich snippets for my site?

On my website I have a list of several hundred companies. And after you click any of them, you are navigating to the page, where you are able to see their details. For SEO on each company page, can I ...

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