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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Duplicate content for different subdomains for different countries that use the same language?

I have this website which is intended to target users around the globe using different languages. And this is how I'm splitting the languages so far (using languages ISO codes): example.com/content-...
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Overriding user-provided captions for image SEO purposes

I maintain a web app where users share interesting images (memes and such) for others to upvote and comment on. I'm endeavouring to improve my image SEO - that's what this question is about. The ...
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Is there any way to separate secondary websites language traffic data on different search console property from top level property?

I want to add second language to my website. Now my search console properties are like below: http://mywebsite.com http://www.mywebsite.com https://mywebsite.com https://www.mywebsite.com I ...
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Github Pages Personal Website Does Not Appear on Google Search Results [duplicate]

I created a personal Github Pages site a few weeks ago (https://joezbub.github.io), and I am having trouble getting Google to index it. When I entered site:joezbub.github.io, nothing shows up on the ...
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How VPN can affect the position of keywords in search engines?

I am trying for a keyword in google. When I use VPN, the keyword positions well in google results but without using VPN, the results differs and the keyword position is not acceptable. Why the keyword ...
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In terms of Seo what is the difference between the nofollow link / noreferrer link / noopener link? [duplicate]

While i was doing Seo for my website while getting backlinks i inspected that sometime we get nofollow link / noreferrer link / noopener link. So let me know the difference for all of this! Thank you ...
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SEO - Canonical url and hreflang in multicountry and multilanguage website

So, i'm trying to set up a canonical and hreflang structure to my website in order to improve SEO but to be honest i'm completely lost, so any help would be great.The website is organized by a choose ...
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SEO: Moving content from wordpress.com to your new website

I have created a WordPress.com blog a few years ago. It is still live but I have not posted any new content in the last many years. However, things have changed now, I have time and I am ready to ...
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Can showing a popup with my other site when users perform a search give me Google penalty?

I have photos search engine. I want promote my other page with funny videos (completly other content) on my photos search engine. When user writes something in search input and then clicks on search ...
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Routine SEO audit process [closed]

I'm hoping this isn't entirely opinion based or too broad, but is there a general process for doing a routine SEO audit? I know there's lots of SEO experts here and I'm sure you do routine SEO audits....
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Should I add a language code in my HTML if I have just one language?

Should I do this? <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=en_US> <head> Instead of my current code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> If I only use just one language (meaning: ...
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Using nginx as a proxy have some bad affect on SEO?

I have website hosted in ovh france, I want to use digitalocean los angeles droplet only like nginx as a proxy, so if someone try whois will see my digitalocean ip, this can somehow affect bad on seo ...
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Google Search Console shows two different “Last crawled” dates for the same URL. Which one is correct?

For the same URL (x): Coverage > Indexed, not submitted on sitemap > Examples > URL x > Last Crawled shows "Mar 29, 2020". Inspect URL > URL x > Coverage > Last crawl shows "Apr 4, 2020, 2:47:23 AM"....
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How to validate microdata is improving the search ranking?

I have recently updated our website FAQ section using microdata. Once the page was pushed into production, I used the following tools to validate my schema markup Google Structured Data Tool Rich ...
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Can I on my website promote other my new website without google penalty?

Can I on my website promote link of my new website who have completly other content? I want to add this type of promote on front page, profile pages, post pages, tag pages... what you think google ...
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Should we use a canonical tag even if we are sure the page doesn't have any duplicate?

If my pages don't have any duplicates, and their URLs are all clean (no '?id=123456' stuff), should I still use canonical tags? (from a SEO perspective) In other words, would bots downgrade me (or ...
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why is only 10-15 pages in my website is getting the traffic and not others?

I have a website, and I have around 1500 pages, and am getting 5k visitors per day. Its nearing a year now. But all those visitors come only from 10-15 pages. Other pages don't get any visitors nor do ...
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mod_pagespeed multiple format of image then? [closed]

i install on my server apache mod_pagespeed to compress image in format .webp, all images have this format but it's seems that mod_pagespeed install multiple format on the website you see that here :...
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How to limit Google crawling certain URL patterns?

recently we have updated our e-commerce website, where each product category has product filter. There is around 30 attributes which can be used for filtering products shown in category. These ...
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Subdomain vs Subfolder for Billing Software; Specifically Knowledgebase, Downloads, Status Pages

Intro "Subdomain vs Subfolder" Yes this question has been asked many, many, times but I will try to ask this in a way which is not considered a duplicate as my question pertains more to some of the ...
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Correct asset naming for image SEO

This question is about image SEO. Background: I'm a server-side dev dabbling in SEO. I maintain a social web application where users submit interesting images (mostly memes, motivational quotes, ...
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How can i get my webpage in the results of the Google search news tab

My website is indexed by Google. It shows up pretty ok in the search results. But my website is a local news website and i want the articles to show up in the news tab of the Google search engine. ...
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Can i use Organization schema for external site?

Lets say i am developing a website that reviews organisations (Something like Glassdoor). On pages pertaining to the organization, could i use Organization markup to describe details about that ...
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Google ignoring our page title / meta desc after moving to SPA (SSR) architecture [duplicate]

Ever since we moved our site to a SPA architecture (SSR based, Vue+Nuxt), google chose to completely ignore our carefully written page titles and meta descriptions. Obviously we checked the sources, ...
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Google is not indexing an original post, but indexing pagination page and facebook post [duplicate]

I built https://talksub.com/, and I am having trouble with SEO for individual posts. I implemented JSON-LD and have all necessary meta tags like (title, description, canonical url, og, twitter ...) ...
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SEO: page just not appearing [duplicate]

I have an urgent situation because despite adding my client's site to the Google Search Console, using The SEO Framework plugin, checking to make sure that the "Prevent search engines..." checkbox is ...
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Do I need to provide an accessible label for a link whose meaning cannot be derived from its content?

For example, let's say I have a link whose text, by itself, doesn't do a great job of explaining its meaning: <div>To complete your transaction, please click <a href="#">here<a>.<...
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SEO advantages of having content in a WordPress subpage?

I'm creating a WordPress-Website for a massage parlor. The website is in German (I'm from Switzerland). I decided to not have a hub page for "services" but have the two main service "categories" ...
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Increase of Googlebot response time after CDN implementation

Problem: We have a site hosted in Germany that is suffixed with ".de". Recently, we implemented a CDN with Cloudflare. Shortly after our Googlebot response times increased from 60-100ms to 400-500ms. ...
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Image SEO: Do more internal links improve ranking?

1. Let's say I use the same image (with the same path on my webspace) in several articles (instead of only one). Does this improve the rankings of the image? Example The file horses.png is used in ...
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Google crawler indexed homepage, but not the internal links on it

Google Search Console tells me my homepage is successfully indexed, but that's the only one. Homepage has around 25 internal links, all working properly, and none of those show on "coverage" tab. ...
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Why did my site which placed in the 1st in search result disappear from Google SERP? [duplicate]

everybody. I built a wix site since 3 months ago, conducted seo works for 2 months, after all my site placed the 1st in search result of my purpose keywords. However, 5 hours ago, my site disappeared ...
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International SEO with different TLD's, and some same language - HREFLANG question

My business is located in Asia although 50% of my clients are from the UK, 27% from Australia and the remaining in the country i am located. After doing research i have concluded that i would like to ...
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product spotted as article in google structured data

i have fixed all errors and warnings of my website with Schema & Structured Data For WP. problem is that product pages defined as article so i got bad rank. i'm not very familar with coding. is ...
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Is hiding content using CSS could impact SEO? [duplicate]

Recently I developed my own plugin to animate contents on scroll - when the page is scrolled down to an element, a class will be added to it (a class with animation that changes the element's opacity ...
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How to check if sitemap index has been successfully submitted and can be properly read

Recently, I have submitted a sitemap index with a slew of xml files and URL links. I see that the sitemap index has been successfully submitted and I understand that the discovered URLs is possible ...
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Does anyone know how to make the extra data, about the number of jobs on page, show in google search results?

I have noticed that when I google for jobs for example 'plumber jobs in Melbourne' some results have a prepended piece of data '407 jobs' before the normal meta description is shown. Anyone know what ...
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Is there an SEO or pagerank benefit in grouping (rel=“alternate”) multi-language websites (using multiple domains) together?

I'm building this website that will be multi-region / multi-language. And for that, Google suggests the following: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en Since, my domain will ...
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Why would my site redirect back to the same page but with a trailing slash on the URL?

I'm working on a website that is new to me and I'm trying to make sure there is not practical reason why the site has been set up the way it is before I change it. Many pages have been set up with ...
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Can I see a history of site index from Bing?

I'm at a small internet company that has several apps. Our customers (all businesses) each have their own app-name/customer-name url. Currently, if you request a page preview from Bing's link preview ...
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differences in terms of SEO and effectiveness [duplicate]

I just wonder if there are any differences in terms of SEO and effectiveness if you display a URL like: example.com/keyword1/keyword2/id OR example.com/keyword1-keyword2-id Are both supporting ...
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Is there any evidence that Google prioritizes indexing for more urgent topics?

I'm curious to know if there's any evidence or comments from Google indicating they prioritize page indexing based on urgency of the topic? For instance, there's lot's of COVID-19 information that is ...
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SEO risks factor analysis Moving Blog URLs from SubDomain to SubDirectory

We’re in process to move WordPress blog URLs from subdomains to sub-directory. We aren’t moving blog physically, but using reverse proxy and 301 redirection to do this. What I mean is: Our main ...
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Image naming for Baidu SEO

Will it be helpful if we put chinese filenames instead? Like 运动健身.png Or will it be better if we use alphabets that tells chinese characters instead? Like yundongjianshen.png Or will will English ...
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Does number of nameservers affect seo?

My domain service provider requires at least 2 of nameservers (DNS), but I can provide 4 of them. Will that make any difference in SEO?
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Are there SEO repercussions of using ::before selector to add content to the page?

I'm working on a website where I don't have full access to the code. I'm having to use a ::before content selector to add a sub-header. Are there any known SEO repercussions from doing this? ...
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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...
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Multilingual SEO and Single-page application

I have a website (Single-Page Application) in VueJS, and want to implement localized versions with URLs like these: http://example.com/en http://example.com/de http://example.com/it I'm trying to ...
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Why are new web pages and sitemap not being crawled? [duplicate]

We recently migrated our website keeping a few old pages (URLs) with new pages added to the site. We submitted the sitemap on Google search console but we see that we have crawl issues on most of the ...
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Can I use a wildcard rule to prevent Yandex from indexing all tag and date URLs created by Joomla K2?

I have a site based on joomla and K2 component. I use K2 Tags and Calendar, but i have problem with pages indexing When yandex.ru begin to index it i find out that it index my tags and SEO test sites ...

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