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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SEO ranking and site traffic

I would like to know the experience or review of any RankSnap user here. Is it worth the case? Does it do what its advertised for? And is it a good idea?
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How to estimate the search volume on Google given a keyword?

I came across many SaaS products or Chrome extensions, which could show estimated search volume given a keyword. Then I start thinking how they are built and work, but not sure exactly, hope people ...
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In terms of SEO and content. Is the site better or the blog? [closed]

Is the site stronger or the blog? Which one will come to the first page of Google sooner? Do keywords come up faster on a blog?
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Are people searching for educational resources online likely to use just the name of the subject as their query?

People willing to learn physics might search for something like "physics books", "physics courses", "high school physics", "guide to learning physics", and ...
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Redirect shop.mywebsite.com to mywebsite.com/shop

I am looking for the cleanest/seo friendly way to redirect a subdomain (i.e. shop.mywebsite.com) to a sub-directory on the main domain (i.e. mywebsite.com/shop). Further information I will not keep ...
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Negative impact on SEO when mobile website version does not display full breadcrumb?

We want to customize the mobile website view of an insurance provider. For space reasons we would like to display only the last part of the breadcrumb on the mobile website in the future. Before we do ...
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Pagination (archive posts) getting out of hand - what to do from an SEO POV?

WordPress as many of us know creates an archive loop of old posts. From an SEO POV, some of my categories are now at 100+ pages which is a lot of bloat... Sure, I can set each of these paginated pages ...
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Why don't SEO tools such as Screaming frog crawl some of my links?

I have several internal links in my inner pages, for example Interlaken, Switzerland. I used several SEO tools including Screaming Frog to generate sitemap. All SEO tools index links under the "...
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Almost Duplicate Description but different images, internal links and meta title and description

I am creating a real estate website and I have thousands of property pages in the similar location. For the property in the same locations, the property descriptions are almost similar like as follows ...
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Is it okay to host sitemap.xml outside the domain root?

Let's say I have a website www.example.com. Is it okay to host the sitemap.xml outside www.example.com such as https://example.cloudstorage.com/static/sitemap.xml? All the entries in the sitemap ...
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why does a website has only 1 “hreflang” tag?

Can anyone suggest why would a website with thousands of pages have only 1 hreflang tag (in Google Search Console)? All pages have by default same hreflang tags, while the Google Search Console is ...
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Subdomain not appearing without writing name of main domain [duplicate]

So I have a main website, example.com. I created a subdomain for a client. Let's say it is called client.example.com. This client is a coffee shop website. I already registered it and it is indexed on ...
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Are too many empty anchor links bad for SEO?

It sounds like a stupid question, but I couldn't find an answer: Are too many empty anchor links bad for SEO? We have 4-6 empty anchor links per page that trigger actions like a contact popup form, ...
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Where in the path may I put the language identifier?

My organization has an SEO Auditor telling us that we need to create subdirectories for languages that we support on our website. That requirement is fine. Our organization's site is comprised of a ...
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How Google search engine's algorithm determines the desirability of a website [duplicate]

This is a very general question: How exactly does Google determine the desirability of the content of a website to users (and therefore rank websites), given some search keywords? I kept seeing people ...
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Generating URLs according to the search engine query

What is the name of following technique: When you search a multi word keyword, for example "download physics book edition 218324", the search engine finds a page from a website with exactly ...
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How to avoid that H1 tag is used for SEO, “fake” H1 with CSS

What is the best and easiest way to provide something like the H1 tag but in a way that it doesn't affect google rankings? Our homepage sometimes is used for advertisement, this should be in the H1 ...
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Dynamically loading list of links with JavaScript (SEO)

An item belongs to a potentially infinite number of categories (usually most of them are spam). After the item page loads, it shows one category link with the highest score (and thus probably non-spam)...
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Auto generated FAQs - Does “unnamed item” in schema hurt SEO?

I'm using FAQ schema in a collection list template, so dynamic tags for the Question and Answer. On pages without FAQ my page still contains the schema script but without any content. It's therefore ...
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no view with 500 unique content . why? [closed]

with one of my websites that is a shop i have a blog which contain 500 unique content. this huge content just bring to me 20 visitor per day . after 2 years . why ? my main page is a shop but I add ...
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SEO Keyword Density Issue

I have a website that has a keyword density of 8% and 4% for my keywords, but I only used the keyword once. The website doesn't have a lot of actual text. Does this high keyword density hurt my site's ...
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Does googlebot index base64 encoded images

I was wondering if google can crawl image like this: <img src="data:image/png;base64..." title="relevant title" alt="relevant alt" /> I found this link that says no:...
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Is server side rendering a must have for good SEO for a React website?

Now I use ReactJS for my website and was wondering whether changing to server side rendering(NextJS) would impact my search engine rankings? I've tried some tools that would give your website a "...
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Does Google ignore empty tags?

In my source code, I have two H1 tags. The first is used for my page title and the second is in not populated: (<h1></h1>) Does Google read this as an H1 tag still, or will it ignore this ...
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SEO: Will google see video on page that opens in a popup and count it for SEO?

I have the following peace of HTML code on my website that opens Youtube video in a popup overlayed over the site when clicked. <div data-toggle="modal" data-target="#myYoutubeModal&...
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Applying hreflang and canonical to a website with multiple domains and subfolders with different languages

Currently I have a website with multiple domains, each domain for a specific language. However, I also have sub folders with each language. For example: www.en_example.com/en www.en_example.com/fr www....
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Wordpress SEO(Media files & PDFs is not appearing in google search) [duplicate]

I want to make a seo of the wordpress website,so that when i type the name of the article in google it should appear in the google search. For example when i search in google for Accidental injection ...
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Nested reference of URL'S in sitemap.xml good or bad for SEO?

I am having thousands of URL's in the website, If I put all URL's in sitemap.xml it's getting too large in size. There is some suggestion to split those URLs into different files and referring in main ...
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Optimize lastmod fields in sitemap index files for a large website that are expensive to compute

I am trying to create sitemaps for a very large multilingual website; means that every single URL is duplicated with as many languages there are; however the more pressing issue is that content is ...
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How to correctly select ccTLD domain for same speaking native language countries?

We know that South America's native-speaking language Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, etc.). My keyword targeting audience to South American users. I ...
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SEO page head best practice / must have [closed]

I've read a lot of articles online about what there should be in the header of the page and what there should not be (i'm personally more interested on what there should be), and i've come up with ...
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Does it matter if blockquotes contain quote characters for SEO or accessibility?

If I have a block quote <blockquote> <p>“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”</p> </blockquote> Does it matter or impact seo if I do or don't include quote ...
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How will copy-pasting articles from my supplier affect my SEO?

My supplier has interesting blog posts on his website, and I'm allowed to copy-paste these articles onto my own website. That's great! But I'm worried about my Google ranking being affected by ...
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How do I prevent keyword cannibalization with href lang tag?

I'm afraid that "keyword cannibalization" takes place when for example I have the following two pages on my site: /en/shoe and /en-us/shoe. Can I assume with absolute certainty that Google's ...
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Can Googlebot discover a new subdomain through a DNS CNAME chain?

I have a website - www.example.com - which is listed on Google, domain verified in Search Console, sitemaps submitted, canonical urls all in line. This is my only domain that is "out there" ...
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Website not appearing on Google search after being indexed [closed]

I built a website for people to live stream their studying/working and to find study/work buddies (salon-live.website). The website has been indexed by Google Search. However, when I tried to search ...
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Should I use rel=“nofollow” on already existing internal links?

I have a big video website. It's not in the index yet, I try to do my best for better indexing before opening and now I have a question. New videos are displayed on the main page and there's a ...
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No directory listing index page

I have some audio assets directories on my website. The server allows directory listing. i.e. all audio files will be listed if the user visited example.com/assets/audio/nature/. I don't want to ...
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How to optimize keywords against inferior websites

I have a website that ranks well for several long tail keywords. These keywords attract a few customers, but mainly provide good content for readers. Additionally, according to Moz, Ahrefs and ...
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Will Googlebot click a button/link to reveal AJAX content?

my client has to inform it's customers about some new regulations that the Googlebot should NOT crawl. It is not possible to place this information on a separate page and disallow Google to crawl it. ...
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Should a hreflang site for a language also show pages for that language and a specific region?

It's the first time for me that I implement a multi-language and regional website. I read all the google information about how to implement hreflang tags and I also read a few other information on the ...
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Do internal outgoing links affect rank of the origin page

I have few hundred top ranking pages (with good SEPRs) on my website. Now I would like to add links to internal pages from those top ranking pages (aimed at additional value for users). But I have a ...
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XML Sitemap submitted but few page show indexed via Google site: search [duplicate]

I submitted a sitemap of my website to Google. (japan1900.com) The sitemap : (https://japan1900.com/en/module/lgsitemaps/sitemap?fc=module&name=product_1_1) The robots.txt : https://japan1900.com/...
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Should image URL slugs use the article URL slug, or their own description slug for SEO?

I have a WordPress website. The slug of my articles is automatically generated from the title and the same slug is also used for image thumbnails. The titles and slugs are in Arabic. Should ...
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Will a self hosted video get indexed on google video if I use iframe?

We created a hosting domain for the videos, and embedding them on our website using iframe. Will that stand in the way of crawlers indexing them in Google video?
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How to target different countries using same URL? [duplicate]

We are based in India Digital Marketing company , we want to target us, uk, middle east countries with the same website, language is English. How to tell to robots this from sitemap?
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Switch properly from HTML website to WordPress without hurting Google rankings

I'm about to switch my current HTML website to WordPress. My website has been up since 2006. I think my situation is pretty standard. Here are the main details of the transition: My current site is ...
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Can i change the niche of my blog for the same domain name?

I am working on my book. But actually my interest is towards the life-lessons and motivational things and my most summaries are based on such kind of books. So now I want to change my Niche. I want to ...
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Is this link spamming? WordPress blog profile page and monthly archive pages

I am a contributor on a blog (WordPress based) and I have a profile page there, where I've put a short bio and a link to my personal website. On that profile page, there are links to "monthly ...
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Disallowing a handler in robots.txt while adding its dynamic URLs to the XML sitemap

I'm using ASP.NET webforms, and I have a page lets call it Subjects.aspx, I don't want crawlers to crawl that page but I want them to crawl the dynamic URLs that are powered by it. For example /...

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