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/Structured data: Tag whole page as review or only snippet

We write long reviews (+3000 words) on specific products (eg certain software), which also include a lot of general specifics etc etc. What will be better for rankings / SEO: tagging the whole page ...
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What should I alternatively call that URL of /books-more/ ? (SEO)

I have an Area on a Website that we're relaunching that will include Books & Other Products (like DVD's, Calendars ect.). It's the website of a bestselling author, so most of the people will look ...
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Is there any effect to SEO if I redirecting the .com to the .app of my domain?

So, say I purchase a brand new example.com and example.app. I want to redirect all traffic reaching example.com to example.app (i.e. the .com is a pure redirect). Does that have any impact on SEO? ...
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What do I gain (lose) by telling (or not) Google about my website in other countries? Different ccTLDs and different languages

If I have two versions of my website hosted in different ccTLDs for countries with different languages. What do I gain (lose) by telling (or not) Google about my website in those other countries? Is ...
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SEO for website URL [duplicate]

I understand some precautions must be taken with regards to URLs for SEO. On my website, I have a 301 redirect from wwwmysite.com to mysite.com as I understand that otherwise this can duplicate the ...
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How to ensure image search optimization when hosting on a content delivery network?

To improve my websites' user experience, I want to optimize site speed, as well as search engine ranking. Google stated that Improving web speed can benefit ranking in search engine results, but apart ...
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Should a content site have both AMP and “normal” mobile versions?

We are trying to improve the Google functioning of some local news site(Custom built with PHP, no WordPress or anything like it). Currently there are 3 versions for each page: desktop, mobile and AMP(...
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How is this happening with DA and PA?

I have had this website online for over a year now and the DA is 1 and the PA is 1 https://fantasiarestaurant.pt/ (link for reference) The one below has a DA of 3 and PA of 5 and has only been online ...
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Is using DeepL translation good or bad for SEO?

I saw using Google translation is clearly bad because you're doing automatic translation without decent human revision also Google can confirm that you are using Google translation. But how about ...
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Why are there multiple instances of my domain ranking #1 for a keyword but not even ranking rank#100 for a typo or plural version of said keyword?

Yesterday I realised that my domain won't rank for different version of the same keyword. Example: example.com ranks #1 for "Keyword" but is beyond rank#100 for "Keywords". ...
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Changing category subject in short intervals

I would like to know if it is possible to not get penalised by google for changing the subject of a category entirely. I would like to swap a category that I have built on a webpage, for one with a ...
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Does mobile canonicalisation penalise page ranking

yesterday I asked the question given with the following link: Changing category subject in short intervals I basically asked whether changing the subject of a category page with backlinks applicable ...
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SEO / Usability impact of redirecting product category pages to different category pages

I am looking for any advice with regards to the SEO / Usability impact of the following. On the ecommerce site, there are category pages that can be navigated to through various methods. Essentially ...
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Appearance on Google of after redirecting root domain to subdomain

I have a web app under the domain name myapp.com When the user enters www.myapp.com, they get a landing page created with React. All links from this page lead into routes in the app. Now the marketing ...
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Will setting your homepage to “your latest posts” in WordPress hurt Google SEO?

I am struggling with a SEO project because the keywords of this SEO project have no ranking since I finished onsite optimization of 3 months. I found the website that is using "your latest posts&...
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How long will it take to validate a fix to a “500 Server Error” in Google Search Console?

I opened site (made with Wix) on the 25th August, and submitted sitemap in Google Search console. Then I got the Server error (5xx) in coverage reporting: on the 29th August, my website has no other ...
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When to use attribute rel=“canonical”, rel=“alternate”, and hreflang for the link tag

I have this pages: https://domain.tld/fr/post/mon-premier-article https://domain.tld/fr/post/my-first-post https://domain.tld/fr/post/mi-primera-publicacion Same for site in English... https://domain....
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Can I use numbering to decorate headings for readability in CSS without hurting SEO?

I attached the file. When designing(decorating, styling) h1, h2, and h3 tags for SEO, I am worried. These h tags form a certain hierarchy. For example: h1-h2-h3 (title1 title2 title3) h1-h2-h2 (...
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Google Analytics: Embedded Contact Forms Are Being Counted as Referral Sources

We use iframe contact forms from a marketing software provider. When someone lands on our site and fills out a form, they are redirected to a thank you page. However, the domain of these iframes is ...
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Is it possible to stop Google from abbreviating words in search results?

I think that google is abbreviating the word 'Company' to 'Co.' in search results. If you search for 'Pop Trading Company', one of the sitelinks it produces under the main result is for the webshop, ...
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How long does it take to index the page? [duplicate]

I published my web-app 1 week ago and it took 2 days to be indexed. But I made some changes to the HTML to improve the SEO four days ago and the changes have not yet been indexed even with the number ...
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Google displays an event info box saying that its canceled when its not

I manage a site for a trade show and with COVID we switched from an in-person event to a virtual one. The event is now over and we are marketing for next year's event. When I search for the event name ...
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Should a job listing site use structured data in a country which Google Jobs doesn't cover?

Firstly, I suspect ‘Google for Jobs’ may be the incorrect term, is it called 'Google Jobs' now? I'm in Europe, Ireland to be precise. We don't have ‘Google for Jobs’ here, and I read that we may not ...
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Is a category based directory recommended in URLs?

From an SEO point of view, which of the two options are recommended? www.example.com/cell-phones-reviews/samsung-galaxy/ or www.example.com/samsung-galaxy-review/ I guess the keyword string in this ...
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Change the canonical URL within a product variations group when one goes out of stock?

Ecommerce shop has different pages for different product sizes: /shirt-size-s/ /shirt-size-m/ /shirt-size-xl/ They all point to /shirt-size-s/ as canonical and only this page goes to sitemap.xml ...
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Can this code using 'display:none' hurt my SEO? [duplicate]

I'm trying to solve a problem with a content that I'm putting in a page with an iframe, the problem is: I want the SEO of that iframe but in the principal page, I wrote a collapse with JavaScript but ...
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Will Google use field or lab data for ranking sites with core web vitals performance metrics?

Starting in May 2021, Google will begin using their Core Web Vitals metrics to inform search ranking. Will they will use field or lab data as the source of these metrics? Our site scores well on field ...
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Can I use asterisks in URLs?

Are there any reasons I shouldn't use an asterisk (*) in a URL? Background: With asterisks, I could provide these nice and user friendly (or what do you think??) URLs: example.com/some/folder/...
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SEMRush reports a high html-to-text ratio, what is optimal for SEO?

If I am creating or maintaining a website so for the SEO or page experience point of view: What memory size of text will be comparable to HTML code (for example: text should be 52kb and HTML should ...
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Should I hide the content inside the cookies law compliance banner from search engines?

I am working on my first website.I am working on the last steps before deploying it. Now I am facing the law compliance requirements. Right now it is mandatory by GDPR to show the cookies compliance ...
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Google Page Speed Insights shows zero cumulative layout shift with lab data, but poor CLS with field data

Lab data, as well as online analysis tools show my site to have 0 cumulative layout shift (CLS) issues in mobile and desktop versions. However, Google field data is showing 0.30 CLS issues, (Critical, ...
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Why my website description and title not showing on google? [duplicate]

When I search my website on google It shows the domain description and title. Why my own title description and domain are not showing? You can see the second link its show my website description and ...
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Why google crawler indexes old data of the website? [duplicate]

A month ago I updated the website with a new Title and Description (basically the whole website had been changed) but the Google crawler doesn't index these new data and continues to show the old one. ...
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will buying new domain and redirect it 301 to my website affects my website somehow? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new domain with a name that is so similar to my original website domain and redirect it in a 301 redirect to the original website. will this somehow affect the original website traffic?...
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Setting up site links for a one-page scrolling site: Can anchored links be used?

I redesigned a website as a one-page scrolling site but now the sitelinks that appeared in Google search results are no longer there (ie- "About" "Contact Us") The site is set up with anchored links ...
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Looking for suggestion to add Text based link (not clickable) to other high ranking sites

I am working on a research with Text based SEO. Let me create a scenario so that you'll understand what I am trying to achieve and hopefully be able to share your idea. Say I am looking bring traffic ...
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Anchor tag inside <h1> or <h1> inside anchor tag: which is better?

I am trying to use <h1> tags on my blog for the post title and came across one problem. Title is hyperlinked. Case 1: <h1> <a href=""> xyz </a> </h1> case 2: <a ...
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How to target just one search engine and optimise for that

I've been dabbling with SEO a lot in the last 6 months, and one thing that has surprised me is the disparity between Google and Bing in the way they deliver results. A website ranked for a specific ...
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URL structure for tags for SEO [duplicate]

What is the best structure on tag URL for google SEO? For example: example.com/tags/episode/black example.com/tags/episode/green example.com/tags/course/black example.com/tags/course/green or ...
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Would there be any SEO risk if I link to some website with a high domain authority in exchange for traffic?

I have a website with a good domain authority (DA >70) and there's a website coming to me asking me to link to theirs, they have a good DA about 81. Is there any risk for me to link to them? They ...
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Google search results is not displaying my events rich snippets [duplicate]

I have built an event listing website. I have already added Json ld for displaying rich snippets on google search. I validated the result using Google Rich Snippet test tool. It is displaying all ...
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Is there a schema.org structure for earthquake data?

Is there a structure I can use for earthquake data in schema.org? - location - magnitude - latitude - longitude - date I found lat,lon in : schema/Place that can be used, but it's not enough!
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Google shows image alt text in the search result rather than the meta description

Google search shows random alt text of images in my site instead of the meta description tag text. I couldn't find similar problems on the net so I guess I'm doing something wrong, but what is it? If ...
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What is Script Evaluation?

"Reduce JavaScript Execution Time" is one of the generated issues Lighthouse can detect auditing any URL. Sometimes it's reporting a specific file is taking a lot of time in Script Evaluation phase. ...
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Will rendering random items in list affect SEO?

On my product details page, there is a section for related products (or similar products) and I only display 4 items in this list, but I want to render random items every time I open the details page, ...
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SEO: best way to deal with short lifetime URLs?

I am currently in the process of redesigning a job advert site and am trying to put a lot more effort into my SEO. My question is how should I deal with the URLs that point to job adverts when the ...
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How to estimate branded organic traffic?

I was wondering the best way to estimate the average number of visits my site gets each month from people who searched for my company name. I was thinking of getting the total clicks in Google Search ...
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Does the src attribute count as a backlink?

We allow users to embed our images on their websites. This looks like this... <img src="https://example.com/happy-dog.jpg" alt="Happy Dog" /> Note that there is no anchor ...
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Is it necessary to register website on facebook, twitter or LinkedIn for og: tags

I have addded all og tags and twitter tags in my react website but facebook and linkedIn website debugger cannot get the tag. Is it necessary to register or claim domain website on Facebook and ...
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Old HTML Site to WordPress - Loss of SEO Rankings

I have moved an old HTML site which had over 250 pages, nearly all of those pages were using the old trick of duplicating every page but just changing text to match the area where ranking was ...