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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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A competitor copied my idea and bought a lot of backlinks to rank over me, what should i do? [closed]

I have a keyword on Rank #1 for years. Recently, a competitor registered a domain (just used that keyword as the domain name) and bought a lot of unrelated backlinks (I checked and am quite sure they ...
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Does using onclick to redirect parameters impact SEO?

For SEO, I need to have my link https://www.example.com/ on a third party website. However, I also need this website to pass parameters to my site. If the third party website used the below structure ...
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Is SVG better for SEO than other image formats?

While reading an article on the internet I read that SVG is better for SEO than other image formats. How true is that? Also, when adding an SVG image to a website should it be added as <svg> or &...
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Does it hurt SEO to change the URL and content without refreshing the page?

If you look at the example site below, when you click on any page in the menu, the content and url on the site changes, but the page is not refreshed. They probably do this feature with AJAX. My ...
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Which design is better SEO strategy for simple web games' replay design? To make the page reload, or to develop a replay() function?

I have a simple browser based game. The gameplay is super simple - you just click a few times and get a result. After getting the result, many users may want to have another try (because there are ...
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Anything here that can be blocking my site from being indexed by Google / Bing?

I'm unable to get my site indexed by Google or Bing. Robots and sitemap have been submitted but no love... I think the issue may be in the .htaccess file. Is there anything in here that may be causing ...
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Does Google search console assume there must be a retina image?

We noticed a considerable proportion of 404-s in Crawl stats report and upon inspection it turns out that pretty much all the images on our WP blog yield a 404 for their "retina" version, i....
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Should I use CSS to hide a duplicative menu or does it need to be removed from the page source for SEO?

The only thing I have in my sidebar menu is a navigation menu and the only thing that makes that navigation menu unique is a link to my contact form instead. I think to remove the burger-sidebar (...
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When changing domains and renaming pages are redirects really necessary? How long do they need to be in place?

Recently I moved a medium sized site from a domain to another. During the migration the structure of the site (page name/page dependency) changes but site data does not change. I was advised to ...
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Let's say I don't need to have a burger-sidebar menu in my website, is that an SEO problem?

Let's assume that my burger-sidebar menu includes only two links; one link to my homepage and one link to my contact page. My homepage is already linked from the website name My contact page is ...
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Is there a process for petitioning Google to factor accessibility into search results ranking?

As the questions says, is there a process for petitioning Google to factor accessibility into search results ranking? I know individual accounts can submit feature requests to specific Google products,...
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SEO impact of default language duplication vs redirects

On our public gatsby website we have two languages: nl and en. Our default language is en, so we have /..., /en/... and /nl/.... So for one piece of content we have the following links: https://www....
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SEO Friendly Way to Hide Vehicle Year Range

I’m working on a site that sells products that fit cars of various years. We want the human visitor to see something like: Fits 1916-1933 Chevrolet Cars & Trucks Unfortunately, this is poorly ...
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Why I cannot get indexed on Google but it works well on Bing (Vercel/NextJS)?

I have recently launched a new website using Vercel and NextJS and am trying to get it indexed on Google using Google Search console. The Bing console worked like a charm however I cannot get it ...
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Get the number of indexed URLs there are for a domain on Google via Google Sheets

I want pull the number of indexed results for a URL on Google into Google Sheets. Some methods that others in the SEO community have reported to not work are: IMPORTXML and the XPATH for the class ...
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Low Traffic on Established Website, Steps to Gain Traffic, Remove Penalties? [closed]

My kid made this joke website a few years ago. I helped him with hiding the joke answer. Google hates it. 2,832 views a month, $4 of adsense, 16 clicks. The site has 1850 jokes, one per page. 1 view ...
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Is it harmful for SEO to repeat the same call to action at the bottom of every page?

My website consists of 4 pages. These pages explain what programming languages are. On all the pages above, there are articles and images about why you should get software service from me after the ...
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How should we handle old URLs from a recently acquired expired domain that currently redirect to empty pages?

I am managing a customer website. They recently bought an expired domain name and simply redirected it to their main domain. The expired domain was safe, non-spam with good authority. However, the old ...
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How can we make Google show results from our site with a table (see image inside)?

This is one of the results when you search "Apple company" in Google. https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/AAPL:US In the search results, it appears like this: As you see, Google takes ...
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Same rank average but fewer impressions?

On Google search console, for the same specific page (not site), I can see a bit difference between 2020 and 2021. It surprises me that for the same average rank position (or even a better one), now I ...
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Is the meta name="author" tag actually good for SEO?

I noticed that every time I search on google for one of my pages, the sentence "[my name] blog" is added to the title results on Google when the title is not very long: I don't think that ...
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Is there any evidence that summary headings affect either SEO or user retention?

Many sites use key item Summary or Takeaway "headings" that summarize a blog page's content. You can see an example at Investopedia (see section "Key Takeaways"). They will have ...
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Will changing the theme of a new WordPress website affect SEO?

I created a new WordPress website and while I was updating a theme there will always be some issues in all the themes I used I am not good at coding and all, I just wanted to know that will change the ...
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We are restructuring some URLs are 301 redirects enough to avoid a massive drop in traffic?

My org is rebuilding a very old, very haphazardly built WordPress site and we are thinking about making some changes to our custom post types and therefore the URL structure will change which is going ...
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Redirecting smaller successful site to domain of new site - SEO impacts

Our client has 2 websites, each on their own domain, let's call them A.example and B.example, both interesting to the same demographic. A.example is a small but very successful single purpose site ...
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Bing Caching - 125 KB Limit

In Bing's Webmaster Tools, they have a warning if your html is over 125KB. It states: Evaluated size of HTML is estimated to be over 125 KB and risks not being fully cached. Recommended action Ensure ...
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Should I block .in or .pw malicious websites on my disavow list?

I have malicious links like .pw and .in on my google reject list. Everyone already knows these sites. It hurts my site as there are too many links on these sites. That's why I block them on my reject ...
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Working around Flutter's Lack of SEO Support

I wanted to familiarize myself with Flutter, and began working on a webapp in Flutter Web and have completed a fair amount of work in the language at this point. It wasn't until very recently that I ...
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My website got hijacked, how do I ask search engines to remove the bad webpages

Today I discovered that 2 days ago my websites got hijacked. A tonne (maybe hundreds/thousands) of new pages were created on my domain that redirected to some Chinese websites. I have since then ...
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How can get Google to index a URL with a canonical tag? [duplicate]

We have the URL routes with the schema: /ads/:city. The objective is to get URLs that use this route indexed in Google: /ads/joinville /ads/lages /ads/florianopolis Today, Google Search Console ...
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Where on product pages should customer reviews be placed?

Is it better to have reviews at the bottom of a page like Amazon does, or does the location of reviews not matter too much? Are there any case studies to show the best placement for people to view ...
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Best SEO-friendly approach for icon links?

I'm having trouble finding info on this. I'd like to know what is the best way to markup icon links so Search Engines can make sense of it. Google's validator tools seem to ignore title attributes. ...
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Using 2 domains 1 localized and 1 international for a website a good practice

I have an exact keyword domain name in my local German language: www.weinglaser.example Now I also serve visitors in 10 other languages where my current .example domain name doesn't make any sense, ...
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If I disable indexing from the CDN server robots.txt file will this create an SEO issue?

I have 1 own website and 1 CDN server. I have CSS, JS and images on my CDN server. All the CSS, JS and images on my own website come from the CDN server. If I block my CDN server with a robots.txt ...
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Why does Google Index Http Urls?

I have a free SSL certificate (brand new website), redirected all HTTP URLs to HTTPS. In my sitemap, all URLs are HTTPS. I added my sitemap to the Google search console. However, when I search my ...
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Does having the same keyword for two different countries count as keyword cannibalization and consequently affect ranking on Google?

I've got a website that sells different kinds of industrial belts. It features a collection of products we sell and information about those products. Our website doesn't have a store and the primary ...
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What kind of SEO work should be followed in order to be in the 1st place for multiple words on a page?

You may not have fully understood the title. I will explain my question with an example. https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_exercises.asp Page ranks 1st in HTML Exercies word because the page is ...
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Why does not googlebot crawl my website? [duplicate]

I create some websites and ping them to google using pingomatic. Some websites are soon indexed by google, but others are not indexed at all(site: does not return any result). Note that this is not ...
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Why is preventing Googlebot from crawling some pages on my site good for SEO?

Google says that it is effective to prevent Google Crawling Bot from crawling some useless pages in my site. https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/guidelines/how-search-works https://...
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How to deal with data-sheet and product PDFs which are repeated over the web?

What is the proper way to deal with a situation where a company (acme.com) is selling and implementing certain kinds of gadgets? Each product has its own dedicated HTML product page, with only general ...
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JSON-LD structured data of other companies - allowed?

I am building a website which lists profiles of several local businesses. I've read up on structured data in the JSON-LD format in the Google Documentation. They specifically state: Don't use ...
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Not showing Consent Managament Platform (CMP) banner on PageSpeed and Lighthouse is allowed?

I see that most of the famous CMP like Cookiebot are not showing when a website is scanned using Google PageSpeed or Lighthouse. Is this behaviour allowed by Google? It's not cloaking? In CookieBot ...
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Does an irrelevant but traffic-generating backlink have any effect on SEO?

Imagine I have a software-related blog. I produce regular content on this blog. I get backlinks to my blog from news site or food blog. People are curious about my software blog and they visit my ...
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How to wrap H1 and H2 tags with a podcast

I'm making a website for my podcast and I'm using text to display the title of the show and wondering how should I wrap the title of the show and links for individual shows. Which practice is best? ...
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How can I tell if a site was penalized by Google's Page Experience update? If it was, how can I fix it?

I have a site that was doing well until around July (2021). Since then, I've seen target keyword rankings dropped from the 1st and 2nd page, organic traffic has decreased significantly. I know that in ...
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Using hreflang and canonical in multilingual pages with untranslated content

Problem I've been looking through questions on this forum (mostly old) but found conflicting information. I have a bilingual website (Thai and English) with some pages having untranslated content (let'...
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About categories that are shown up in google search [duplicate]

I am pretty new in SEO, I am trying to understand how can I make google pop up the categories of my website when someone search and get results.
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How to modify Social media sharing thumbnail grid?

I am not a SEO guy, but desperately finding an answer in web without any clue. How can I make this kind of Social media sharing view instead of this This is what I tried: <meta property="og:...
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Google says: Sitemap.xml is HTML

I created a sitemap (which is generated dynamically) and routed to it using reverse-proxy in Nginx. I uploaded the URL to the Google search console. I got an error right away as seen in the picture. &...
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Create a Google entry, while indexing is disabled

I have disabled indexing on my website. I don't want any details on Google. However now, I would like to have an entry on Google, so that if someone searches, they can find me by my "firstname ...

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