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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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Fetch as google Content-length: 0 when using IIS with active request routing (ARR)

I'm very new to this and just had a new issue dropped on my desk which I could use help with. Basically all requests for domain name www.example.com are routed through an IIS with active request ...
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Block certain namespace webpages for anonymous users (non registered users)

For each general audience webpage (i.e. any main-namespace page such as an article page or Category: page), the MediaWiki content management system creates about 10 or 100 or 1,000 if not more ...
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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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“prev. next.” text in Google search results meta description

Strange things happend when I check my website in Google search results. I'm using Wordpress and Yoast SEO plugin. Meta description of site was typed in Yoast SEO plugin so everything is fine but at ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an HTTP 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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Using display: none VS a SPA approach, when it comes to SEO and performance

Say I have a component like, // first approach (SPA) const Component = () => { const [show, toggle] = React.useReducer(show => !show, false) return ( <div> {show && &...
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svg vs canvas for SEO

While choosing a charting library for my react application, one of the criteria that I am evaluating is whether the library works with canvas or svg internally. Apart from the various other factors ...
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Google Search Console reports the number of indexed pages in the sitemap fluctuates

We have a large site. The number of indexed pages in our sitemap has been decreasing and increasing constantly in the last month. What should I do? Is there a special reason?
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Are (non-escaped) URL fragments bad for SEO?

I have a product search page with a search filter with a fair number of different options. Each time the user changes the filter, the search results are updated in-place by JavaScript, and the URL is ...
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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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What could spammers do to our video URLs in our video sitemaps?

Google states that: If you want to prevent spammers from accessing your video content at the <player_loc> or <content_loc> URLs, verify that any bots accessing your server are really ...
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Is it OK for SEO to remove old WordPress image uploads that are no longer being used on the site?

If I'm re-building a website that is not going to be using older image uploads, what's best practice in terms of SEO? Do I just delete the old uploads and move on or is it better to 301 them to the ...
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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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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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How to show an image beside a web page in Google search results?

How can I specify an image for Google to use alongside my web page in the search results? Please see the following screenshot which illustrates what I am referring to. Can I control what image is ...
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Will search engines skip role="presentation"?

<img src="/..." alt="Description"> <p>Description</p> Above is a sample where screen readers will mention the word "Description" twice. What would be ...
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SEO | VueJS | Why do I see "We're sorry but desk-app doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Please enable it to continue." in web browser?

I set up a single page application using Vue.js and Firebase. It works fine but when I search for the website in Google Chrome, this is what pops up : I expect to see a proper description, instead of ...
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I used a permanent 301 redirect and now want to use old domain again, is this bad SEO wise?

I have a blog that I wanted to professionalize it a bit more and moved from a personalized domain name (DomainA/subfolder) to a more professional domain name (DomainB). The blog is from 2015 and I ...
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How to get cart data showing up in google chrome blank 'new tab'

I've been seeing that this is somewhat of a new feature but I have just experienced it myself for the first time Do I need to have a certain schema for my cart/checkout page? I'm not sure what the ...
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An entire language subdirectory is "duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical" in Google Search Console

I am currently facing a major issues as the German content of our website at /de/ is not being indexed. Here is the error from Google Search Console: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as ...
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Are orphan pages on a job board an SEO problem?

Working on a website that also has a job board, and over 4000 active job ads. All of these ads are listed on a single "job board" page, and not linked to from anywhere else. Both Ahrefs and ...
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Does Google PageSpeed Insight tool use the same results as Lighthouse with my computer or a remote test?

For the Google PageSpeed Insight tool: LAB Data in Google Speed Insight results are same like Lighthouse results in my chrome browser? Do they use same formula? LAB Data in Google Speed Insight - ...
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How can I add a missing website to Google Maps for my business

I added my business on Google, but it shows my website information is missing and I don't know why. Please check here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hit+Infotech+LLP I already added my website many ...
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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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no-follow restriction removed by admin - user-generated or editorial?

On my forum website, I allow users to add their website link to their profile page. But as most forums do, I add no-follow to the link. I am planning to implement a feature wherein I will remove the ...
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Why Googlebot is crawling only one page?

I am trying to understand why Google bot is crawling only one page only on my website. At the Google console I registered a small XML sitemap with 9 URLs. Only one URL I marked as a high priority (0.8)...
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Is “cbsearch.site” a web robot, and if yes, how do I block it?

I saw invalid traffic in my Google AdSense account. I read some articles from the web, which all made it clear that invalid traffic could be caused by web "robots". So I tried to read on how ...
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Website performance gone down after cloudflare cdn activated

I wanted to checkout Cloudflare CDN free version for old website and activate CDN for it and noticed that website performance was hit after activating CDN. What could be reason as I am new to ...
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Do HTML elements with the boolean attribute hidden get picked up by search engines?

I recently learned of the existence of the hidden attribute. It basically hides elements that are not relevant in the current state of the webpage (e.g., a user that is not logged in): <p hidden>...
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Does changing the publication dates of the posts on my recipes website penalize me on the SEO?

I have a website about recipes made with Wordpress. I recently gave a new fresh look to my website by changing the theme and I also started to improve the pictures of the recipes to make them look ...
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Query string parameter (?) after fragment identifier (#)

My dev is rewriting the filters plugin for my eCommerce site as our current plugin slows pageload, and part of this is to rewrite pagination and he has asked me how the query strings should be handled....
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Shop product structured data, does it need a certain product image aspect ratio or size?

I am building an online shop for a client and I was taking a look at google's info in regards to the "product" structured data. I noticed in their article they specify to point to a product picture ( ...
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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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Will using x-Robots-Tag on a 302 redirect URL from advertising prevent Google penalties when the publisher doesn't support nofollow links?

Usually we buy ads banner on some website (not with SEO purpose) and we use this approach: publisher-website.example -> banner -> short-link.example/1234/ On this domain we have configured a ...
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Is it safe to do a htaccess rewrite for mobile traffic to amp pages?

I have a requirement to use the same URL for both desktop and mobile devices. On mobile, I want to serve amp HTML while on the desktop I want to render normal HTML. In such case is it safe (from SEO ...
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HTTP redirection target has Content-Disposition header so browsers show the redirecting URL. Does that affect SEO?

www.example.com/fpdfile/ gets a 301 to www.othersite.example/filepdf/ and there we have attached Content-Disposition header. The user sees only the www.example.com/fpdfile/ in address bar, but the ...
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Putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast) can be problematic?

I consider putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast). I have a webpage with the h1 of "Questions and answers" and I'd like the webpage path to be just q&a (like ...
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Google page insights score improvement (mostly images and external http requests)

So I have this food blog that is based on wordpress but everything is coded from scratch (apart from a few plugins) as I wanted to have as much control over http requests etc as possible... These are ...
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What to do with my RSS sitemap & PubSubHubbub for fast URL indexation in Google?

I've read on several places, that by using Google PubSubHubbub will get the newest pages posted in RSS feeds ultra fast indexed by Google. So, I have my RSS sitemap with lots of new pages added daily ...
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Search engine ranking of paginated categories, subcategories and tag pages

Suppose we have an E-commerce domain with the following structure: domain/items - contains all items. domain/items/category - contains a narrower spectrum of results than above. domain/items/category/...
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Can I use a list of blog ping services for a portal?

I'm setting up a list of ping services for a portal. It has a blog, forum, articles, restaurants, hotels and many other information, so it is far beyond a blog. I have a list of standard ping ...
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How to find out the domains that 301 redirect to my website?

How can I find out what domains are 301 redirected to my website? For example if a.com, b.com, and c.com are 301 redirected to my website, then how can I know the list of a.com, b.com, and c.com?
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WordPress Yoast SEO canonical tag trailing slash on custom post type categories

In my theme is a custom post type for events. On the category pages for these custom post types no trailing slash is being added to the URL in the canonical tag when there should be. What could be ...
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Google results show a "For sale" button, how does this work

I noticed that a "For sale" button appears when searching for a specific item. How does this work? I've been searching for answers but can't find much concrete information.
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CSS Flex Order, What Does Googe Use?

If I have a page with four rows of content in the HTML ordered as: Topic C Topic A Topic B Topic D Then using CSS I reorder them into ABCD for desktop and DABC for mobile, which row will Google use ...
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My video can't be indexed: does it impact the SEO of the page on which it appears?

The google search console tells me that some of the videos on my site cannot be indexed. The main reason is that The video is outside the viewport This isn't really a problem because I don't really ...
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How good is Google in indexing and crawling SPA webpages?

I am about to relaunch our website, but I am uncertain whether I should go with a Vue.js SPA webpage or a Nuxt.js SSR webpage. The big advantage of an SPA webpage is that it has an app-like feeling ...
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SEO Strategy for 2 websites selling the same product

We currently have 2 websites that are selling the same products (let’s say the same houses in Norway). I am a beginner in SEO and put a lot of effort into optimizing one of them in the last 6 months, ...
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SEO: Sitemap & Multilingual website with different content

I introduced English language on my website and it's ranking super bad, not sure why so trying to find a reason. The content comes through /en/ prefix in URL and 90% is different from main language, ...
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Change product images WooCommerce (jpeg > webp.) the right way?

I'm working on converting product images from .jpeg to webp, I want to do this without a plugin, but preferably within the functions of WooCommerce. I exported the products as a .csv file and adjusted ...
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