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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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How to create a sitemap for my sub-sites that duplicate pages from my main site?

I have a website containing around 8000 vacancies (and growing each day): https://www.example.com , this website consists (at the moment) out of 3 languages, www.example.com/nl-be/, www.example.com/fr-...
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Permanently moving a domain to subdirectory without affecting the SEO, Google Analytics [on hold]

I have a wordpress website and it has almost 22,000 blog posts running with SEO google analytics for the past 6 years, all the contents are scattered in almost all social media and backlinked in a lot ...
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Can a JS redirect to a not found page work in place of a real 404?

I need assistance with some issues on a Big Commerce site. To preface, it is not my site and the IT team has a complex technology stack being utilized to build the site. The issue is that adding an ...
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Google showing pages for old out of date events rather than pages for the current events from our site

I manage a website for a company that offers classroom training in a niche topic. Our training page is well optimized and ranks on page 1. The page lists our upcoming sessions. We have json-ld ...
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How to prevent duplicate content [duplicate]

I have a website build for two groups both groups are working on a different domain but this domain points to the same website en show partly the same and partly different content. Is this going to be ...
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How can I stop pagination URLs from getting indexed? [duplicate]

I want to prevent pagination URLs from being crawled or indexed anywhere. When I check site:example.com, the search results looks like this. /blog/page/69/ /blog/page/55/ I have not listed this ...
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Can I use content translated by Google Translate for SEO purposes after proofreading and curating it?

I have a Greek website which I am interested on translating to English. I was never keen of the idea of google translating the content. I want high quality content on both languages and additionally I ...
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In a sitemap, should I update the lastmod tag of a url based on the text content or html content? [duplicate]

Imagine I have this blogging / ecommerce website with 1000 posts / products. And I've built a sitemap for it, which is dynamically generated. Basically it's a list with a bunch of <url> and <...
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robots.txt is blocking root domain

My robots.txt is below. Why does my google search console give me an error of "blocked by robots.txt"? It's specifically the root of the domain that is blocked by robots.txt and no other URL. What am ...
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If I make changes in the template I use for a product page, do I need to update all <lastmod> tags for all product pages in my sitemap.xml?

I'm currently building a sitemap for my web app. Note: my app is a single page app built with React and Firebase. Basically I wan to index blogPost and product pages. So I intend to generate my ...
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Could SEO be negatively impacted if an anchor tag has been used without an href attribute in several places?

I have a site where anchor tags are used without any href attribute and the site's ranking is not good. Is it possible that there's a negative impact on SEO if anchor tags have been used without an ...
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UberSuggest SEO tool says “low word count” for AJAX powered site with lots of words

We have a website - https://huspi.com - and I connected it to the UberSuggest SEO tool. Our website uses Express JS as well as a few other JS libraries and is technically a single-page application, ...
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Google's “More results from domain” don't include subdomain which causes rewritten titles

Okay so, Google has this thing where when you search for a company it comes up with the result, a few categories from the result and then a link that reads, "More results from domain.com". My domain ...
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Mark Google Search Console noindex warnings as solved

In the Google Search Console I get errors about pages being set to "noindex". This is on purpose so there is no need to act here. Is there a way to mark these problems as "solved" so that the Search ...
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SEO tools say no <h1>, <h2>, etc. when they are loaded by AJAX. Is that a problem for Google?

All SEO tools I've tested report "No h1" etc. for my most important page. But there are h1, h2 etc. but they are placed in content that is loaded via JavaScript, which is a mandatory property of the ...
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What should I do about spammy backlinks from suspect websites reported in Search Engine Console?

I have a lot of backlinks (it seems crawlers or something similar) in google console from domains like these : https://gallos-de-pelea.info/ https://nationaldayofreconciliation.com/ https://...
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Why am I getting search traffic for a page even though its ranking is very low?

As per Google Search Console, a certain page on my website has a ranking of ~50 yet it's getting increasingly more organic traffic. For example, today it had about 10 unique visits from Google. How is ...
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Redirecting index.html to root + folder index.html to root folder? (multilingual)

I have example.com page. I want a homepage without index.html (example.com/index.html -> example.com) RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^index\.html$ / [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^(.*)/index\.html$ /$1/ [R=301,...
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SEO for pages with no content like cart, checkout, or “my account”

How do you optimize pages with no content for search engines. I have pages that are functional, but have no content like cart, checkout, "my account". I am using Yoast SEO
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

A few of my website's articles have gone "viral." In the process, they got backlinks from other sites. Will these external links help with the ranking of all my articles, including the ones that ...
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How to detect a keyword that any organic leads come through to our website from google? [duplicate]

Is it possible to track and detect a keyword that cause a lead land to our website and then converting to lead?
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Can google crawl WebGL/Canvas content? [duplicate]

If I had an online store completely made in WebGL/canvas/javascript, would google be able to understand the content? Or is it still depended on tags? Would a sitemap with mydomain/product1, mydomain/...
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How is it possible that Google Analytics is showing a high bounce rate (50%) on a cart and checkout page?

The cart and checkout pages are not landing pages so it isn't possible for that to be the first page in their session. The exit rate is way too low (approximately 15%) which signals to me that the ...
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What is the advantage of subdomains over slashes or vice versa? [duplicate]

I have a MediaWiki website in Hebrew and I which I consider to make bilingual by creating an English version of it. As I understand, both using subdomains, as with he.example.com and en.example.com, ...
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Meta name description in og:description

I would like to ask if is there any difference when I have description and og:description separately and together. Is there just only difference that when it's separately I can add different text and ...
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No change in SERP [duplicate]

I'm working for a site since 4months. I do blog submission, url submission, article submission, social bookmarking, ppt submission and PDF submissions daily. But in serp there is no change. what can I ...
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How To Get Item Numbers On Google Search? [duplicate]

Not sure which stack to put this on so going to start here. I am wondering how do I get my "dyanmic" pages to show up on google search results. I know after I post this posting and go to google, I ...
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Why do my analytics report that index.php appears in URLs despite friendly URL rewrite rules?

On a website i use mod_rewrite and PHP to create clean URL's. My .htaccess (summary) will look like that shown below: RewriteEngine On #oude pagina's RewriteRule ^nl/links/(.*)/index.php$ /...
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phpmyadmin and postgresql [closed]

I have a website and a form on the website. In a database in PHPMyAdmin, I have all the entries to the forms stored. How can I store all these entries to a Postgresql database automatically?
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Are anchor tags an option to index lazy loaded images?

I am using a gallery that has lazy loading implemented. Only the thumb images are indexed by Google, the large images are not. Functionality, for context: Many thumbs are displayed, when a thumb is ...
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Can I Prevent Adsense Loading For GoogleBot?

I have been working on lots of performance updates to my site and I have gotten pretty much every page type to load in under 2 seconds. Most single post pages are coming in at around 1.5 seconds.When ...
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Are <p> tags important inside the <article> tag for SEO?

Since you can't put <h2> tags and lists and such inside <p> tags. How to go about creating articles with <h2> tags and lists. Can I replace the <p> tag with a <div>? Or ...
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Does “Last Painted Hero” time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings?

Does "Last Painted Hero" (LPH) time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings? For instance, a 3rd party vendor decreased our LPH time from 16.200s to 1.200s. We're running a separate SEO ...
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What is the best way to redirect from page to page for a multilingual site?

I have 5 language on my website example.com (main page on english) example.com/esp (Spanish) example.com/ger (Germany) example.com/ru (Russia) example.com/it (Italy) The question is what the ...
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New competitor websites outrank me even though I have good DA, PA and write good content [duplicate]

My domain is quite old and it should be ranked better compared to the newcomers in my niche. I write good content than some top-ranked domains (they even have less DA and PA or Trust score). I design ...
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Consequences of adding more URL query parameters?

I'm developing a website to display data in a database. As I add features I find that I need more and more query parameters. Are there negative consequences in terms of site visibility, SEO, etc. if ...
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Do wordpress tags urls affect SEO? [duplicate]

Wordpress generates url for each tag. I read a discussion where someone says these urls are "not important" and they negatively affect SEO. Is this true?
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On Bing Webmaster Tools, how do I move a site from http to https without losing webmaster data?

I'm being asked to move the site to https from http under Bing Webmaster Tools. The site has been https for a long time with 301 redirects already in place. In Google, we have both URLs but in Bing ...
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Purchasing a domain directly from the owner shortly before a renewal date

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. How relevant is it that domain registration expires in 7 weeks? Should I expect a renewal fee even if I purchase before? If so, which ...
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An old page is ranking for a keyword, but I'd prefer my new page to rank

I recently created a page on my website with compelling content and proper SEO. Now, about 10 days later, I realize that I had another page targeting the same keyword that is a few years old. The old ...
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What should I check when buying a used domain in order to reduce the risk of buying domain with a bad history

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. Domain is 20yrs old. Domain is not used for anything in particular, just a few ads on it. Not able to track backlinks as looks like ...
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Google has more than 500k cached indexes of my ex website. How can I remove them? [duplicate]

My client's ex website was full of copy-pasted news and the website's reputation was 0. Also, he wanted to get rid of Wordpress, so we re-developed his website and did not use old data. But Google's ...
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Which Schema.org hierarchy should I use for my page?

I have a website with all handy tools, for example, Random Word Generator, Separate a list, etc. Now I want to boost my SEO and one of the things I want to add is Schema.org markup. So I've taken a ...
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Can alternate URLs for hreflinks be in different XML sitemap files when using <xml:link rel=“alternate”

Regarding the XML sitemaps (that use alternative languages), in this page it is specified the following: Common Mistakes Here are the most common mistakes with hreflang usage: Missing ...
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SEO best practices for domains in multiple languages [duplicate]

I have a domain https://www.understandmydreams.com (online dream interpreter) and I wish to expand the service to more languages. The content will be different in each language, not just simple ...
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Drop in traffic due to duplicate content? [duplicate]

I have a blog post on my site, and then a few months later I got asked by another (much larger) website, if they could put that same post on their website as a guest post. Seeing as their site is ...
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Using the clicks/impressions list from Google Search Console

Google Search Console → Performance → Queries shows these in the clicks/impressions list for my site: non A Cs 2,066 7,181 non-A Cs 679 2,410 non-A C ...
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Bizarre rankings drop in Google [duplicate]

I have a legal site started in 2011, which used to rank top 5 for a particular keyword now disappeared to 6th page in google organic rankings. The site hit its peak in 2017, but dropped in rankings ...
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Move a site from a subdomain of another domain when we won't be able to obtain a redirect

Good morning, I'd appreciate if you guys could help me with a situation I have at the moment with the company I work in. We're an online newspaper focused in Technology articles, so have our own ...
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Is there a way to display the name of a website in uppercase in Google search results?

I am creating a website and I'm wondering if there is a way to display the name of a website in uppercase in Google search results.