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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Obscuring sub-domain

I have a site that is for a realtor and its URL is say, homesforsale.example but the actual listings are housed within an MLS/IDX system that is currently set to search.homesforsale.example. The ...
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Use of canonical tag on website with different language versions AND separate mobile versions for each page

I have a website where every page (http://www.example.com) has a separate mobile version (http://m.example.com). And I simply use the rel="canonical" tag on one of those two pages to avoid ...
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MODx issue, cannot be crawled [duplicate]

I have a page https://zabery365.ru/removal/bath for my client. Please look at the code. I have a big trouble - for a 3 weeks it has not been crawled, pagespeed also said that there are no data. GSC ...
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my website is working fine but the traffic keeps dropping and i can't find the reason [closed]

My website is being attacked by IP range 66.249.72 My website is experiencing a huge drop in traffic even though it's working properly. I found that the IP address of google bot accessing my website a ...
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Does adding in line breaks affect SEO? [duplicate]

If I put line breaks in a paragraph will that affect SEO? E.g. If I did this: Fruitcake biscuit jelly beans cupcake sugar plum toffee liquorice. Cookie chocolate bar topping donut sesame snaps ...
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What is the impact of using edge workers to serve static versions of a dynamic application before loading JS?

Here is my dilemma: I have quite a complex e-reader single page application. It uses rewrites to route say /book/page/2 to /index.html for processing behind the scenes. The JS payload is quite heavy, ...
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HTML markup in (FAQ) structured data

Is it allowed (and also consumed correctly by google) if I add HTML markup in my FAQ structured data? or should we strip out all HTML markup like etc..? How will content with markup be shown in the ...
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Can having two identical sets of navigation links affect SEO if they are utilised to display differently on smaller and larger screen sizes? [duplicate]

I'm constructing a static website using astro js and bootstrap. Displaying similar links in two distinct ways is giving me problems. On desktop, it shows up as a vertical navbar that looks something ...
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How to disallow URLs in Robots.txt that DO NOT end with a certain characters

My website has 2 types of URLs URLs that end with .html -> example.com/example.html URLs that do not end with .html -> example.com/example The .html version is the version I want to be ...
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Google chooses the home page rather than the language subdirectory to index and doesn't index any of the rest of the site

My website URL is text.example.com/en/ and the same URL is also defined in the canonical tag, but Google selects a different canonical URL by itself in which it does not include the language path so ...
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Can sitemap.xml be in another path different than the root path (/)? [duplicate]

Before starting to create my sitemap file I wanted to take a look at the sitemaps of a few webpages that I know (online shops, blogs, ....). For my surprise, 100% of them do not have a sitemap.xml (I ...
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Is there any problem with circular permanent redirects?

In e-commerce websites, we want to include product title in the URL for SEO benefit... however the title is not unique so we generally include an id along with the title. The title is determined by ...
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Is it OK for SEO to have an image title attribute wrapped by link with a different title attribute?

Does it matter if an image and the link that wraps it each have a title attribute with different text? <a class="cboxElement" title="xxx" href="yyy" rel="...
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Can I use canonical tags in place of 301 redirect that remove a parameter that had been used by a meta refresh?

For one of my sites, I had used a the meta tag refresh: ​​<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="...;url=..."> A few months ago, I removed this tag and instead implemented 301 ...
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x-default hreflang and canonical

I have a hard time on how to choose the canonical meta tag reference in combination with hreflang references in the following scenario: The server chooses the approprate language for the user via ...
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Best SEO sensible way of forwarding user when clicking an rel="shortlink"

I have a question. What would be the best SEO sensible method of forwarding a user when the shortlink is clicked? <link rel="shortlink" href="https://example.nl/&s=2415969336&...
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Structured data use for author on a medical website

We're setting up an informational website, with informative articles about medical procedures pages with info about specific medical clinics pages about specific doctors blog style articles category ...
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Why site instruction returns 4 results? [closed]

I have some junk websites, each of which has thousands of junk posts. When I search on google using "site:example.com", it returns 4 results for all these websites. I'm curious why it ...
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Why does my website keep sinking back after a rise in Google rank?

I have an awful time trying to rank my website on Google. Every so often, (usually corresponding with a Google update), it will rise in rank. But then, after a short period, it will always sinks back ...
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When users click on a website link which instead opens in a mobile app [Deeplink], does Google Analytics record traffic for website too?

I understand that deep-link to apps pages are managed by OS. so in the end, the user clicks on the website link, but eventually, he lands on the App. So in Google Analytics is this traffic counted for ...
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301 permanent redirect from keyword domain [duplicate]

I want to rank for the keyword widget with my website myownwidget.example. If I purchase the domain onlinewidget.example and make 301 permanent redirect to myownwidget.example will it help in terms of ...
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How to implement dynamic 301 redirects for 40,000 pages built in PHP?

I want to change my site URLs into meaningful ones, but many of them have back links from other sites. Will changing URLs will affect my back links or my indexing? What is the best way to do this ...
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Are singular or plural categories in a blog better for SEO?

I am using the singular form of the categories for my niche site. "Oven" not "ovens." "Blender" not "blenders." Eg: www.example.com/blender/what-are-the-best-...
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Category in URL. Is it a good practise? [duplicate]

I am running a multi-category niche (just started. So I can do all the modifications). Lets say I have blender and oven categories. Currently my URL structure is set to like below {site name}/{post ...
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URL structure and singluar plural issue of a multi category niche site [duplicate]

I am running a multi-category niche (just started. So I can do all the modifications). Lets say I have blender and oven categories. Currently my URL structure is set to like below {site name}/{post ...
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React Native Web SEO Optimization

I am trying to better optimize my react-native web app project for the internet. I have it built successfully and launched on the internet. I had originally created this project as an app and have ...
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Citing or embedding a summary of a movie review from another website on my blog. What SEO issues might I encounter?

I'm stuck because I want to show summaries of movie reviews from various sources on one page of my blog. Giving a backlink to the original link so that people can read the review on that website. Is ...
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Removing subdomain from Google crawling

Our example.com and example.com/blog links to our web app at app.example.com. The issue is that app.example.com returns a 404 on an uncached load, but the correct page does load — it's a weird setup ...
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Using URLs as anchor texts

If using a URL as anchor text (= visible link text) - is this bad practice and why? Are there any good reasons to use a URL as anchor text? Example: URL as anchor text: <a href="https://...
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How to configure robots.txt to disallow any URL/file/directory with a certain word in it?

I've seen basic articles online about allowing/disallowing certain subdirectories in robots.txt, but I have a more detailed need than that. Google search console keeps trying to discover/crawl certain ...
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Do I have too many pages with canvas/svg tags on them?

Being documentation for my charting software, I have a lot of pages on my website that have SVG and/or canvas tags on them (you can see my site here: https://www.rgraph.net ) I recently learned from a ...
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Is making many tags for product description with same keyword hurting SEO?

I'm working on writing product description, my question is if I make many tags with the same keyword that included in product title, such that in each tag I write the main keyword with one LSI for ...
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Multiple Selection in Faceted Navigation - How to Handle? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what is the right way to handle URL structure when users are allowed to select multiple values from the same key? Based on this article in SEJ, hyphens are recommended to separate values ...
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Page Fetch: Redirect Error on Google Search Console - Getting error on some new pages but not on others

So, I know there's been a few iterations of this same question with this particular Google Search Console indexing error, but after sifting through a few of these, I couldn't find anyone having the ...
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How to manage SEO content pages for a similar content hierarchy?

For example, we have the following search phrases in Google: "Best vehicle for builders?" - 200 Monthly Searches "Best truck for builders?" - 400 Monthly Searches "Best small ...
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Google Search Console Page index chart not updating

. The chart in the "Pages" section does not get updates. It's been almost a week. When I search for my website on Google (site:mysite.com), I see it is getting indexed but GSC does not give ...
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Is serving JPEG, WebP and Avif under the same URL OK for SEO?

Our website only shows image URLs with the .jpg file extention. When the .jpg request hits the server, we read the accept header in order to find out the best format for the browser. For example: if ...
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How to solve "Links do not have descriptive text" for Read More links that already have enough description in the context?

It's prevalent to have sections like features, or recent posts or our skills on a website's home page and these sections have short explanations and then usually have a Read More link: This image ...
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Do search engines perform JS rendering while crawling?

I have couple of websites recently created (~8 months) and Google is marking them as "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" or "Page with redirect" errors How I implemented: ...
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Page load speed vs requests

Interestingly enough, in Wordpress, I have installed an update for a plugin which allows my website to be loaded 0.1s faster (structurally). However, when I check the performance logs (before after), ...
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Shopping Page in Search Query

I originally wanted to do eccomerce for my website but I switched it to a service-based website, the site is now live but when I search on Google, the shop is showing up on the organic query(that wasn’...
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What are the best practices for converting php website to nextjs website?

I have a website built using HTML and PHP. I want to revamp the design of the website but the code is literally messed up. It contains a lot of duplicate and junk code and cleaning it will be too much ...
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Is there a way to make Google list specific pages in site links? [duplicate]

Is there a definite way you can control which pages (privacy Policy, About Us etc.) Google includes in the site links section of the search results for your site?
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Internal links to homepage: Should we point to root domain, or to our (required) final (redirected) homepage URL /home?

Due to web app development constraints, we can't serve our marketing website homepage at https://example.com, but instead must redirect requests for https://example.com to https://example.com/home I ...
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What does Google and another search engine do with sites that collect information

What do Google and another search engine do with sites that collect information and display it in categories? This information is not unique in the internet. How well those sites rank? Do they get ...
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How to make my percent encoded URL work with the Google Rich Results Test without removing the question mark?

When I pass my URL to the Google Rich Results Test or in Google Search Console, the URL automatically changes. Here's an example: https://example.com/blog/Jak%20zainstalować%20WordPress%20na%20swoim%...
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Do .com websites get better SEO results than a .net website?

Nowadays a lot of .com websites are already taken. Can I expect the same natural SEO results for a .net website for example?
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About using singular & plural version of a word in meta description

Here is an example (for page description ) Prayer To obtain goals. Blessing to open divine channels to ensure you attain your objectives. Pray this to acquire your objective and goal. Trying to rank ...
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Does font choice affect SEO other than through usability?

Does my choice of font have any influence on natural search engine results? Is using a Web Safe font better for SEO? What about the use of imported fonts? I am not talking about user experience here ...
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Nextjs Link and SEO

Nextjs Link (next/link) seems to be a client-side redirection (as in SPAs). Looking at News Website such as CNN, every time a link is clicked, a document is fetched as a Static Html and later the js ...

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