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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Will changing from target=_blank to target=_self affect SEO or analytics?

I saw that my website is using target="_blank" on internal links due to something I totally missed in the code. So, I changed that to _self, as there is no need to target a new window while they are ...
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lost positon on google [duplicate]

i have a small shopping website. 'http://gym.sazito.com' i made that on a free web hosting and free site maker with minimal controls. they gave me a sub domain to start job. i started my shopping web ...
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Google is indexing my website pages with hash bang fragment parameters not used in my web application

In the Google Search Console I have a lot of "Alternate page with proper canonical tag" (34k for 46k valid pages) with these weird fragment identifier parameters: https://example.com/somepage#!&...
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Do blog titles that exceed the recommended amount for title tags hurt SEO?

Some of our blog posts on the company site get flagged in Moz Site Crawl as having title tags with more characters than recommended. Does this hurt SEO? My thinking is that since blog titles are ...
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Title too long - SEO implications?

From things I read around, it seems like page title has an impact on SEO rating. As far as I understand, it is recommended to put a relevant keywords inside it. I'm developing a website for jobs ...
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› vs - vs | , which title separator is suggested for the best Google SEO practice?

Try to compare these 3 titles: What Is My IP Address - See Your Public Address What Is My IP Address › See Your Public Address What Is My IP Address | See Your Public Address Which one is best for ...
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How to change website display layout in search engines? [duplicate]

Pardon me. My question might be wrong. I didn't know what that thing is called and gave a try. Image below shows search result of a news site and you can see the layout. Site name is at top ...
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Is there any problem with posting the same content on multiple Websites?

I find the same question on multiple websites but no one understands the question. means If I create an article and publish on multiple websites, not on my original website. just for backlinking. I ...
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Does Google index hidden pages based on direct visits on Chrome?

Suppose I have a "hidden" page on a website, but I don't explicitly tell bots to ignore it (no noindex tag, not disallowed in robots.txt, etc). It's not linked to anywhere, doesn't appear on the ...
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Anyone heard of 'tank tracking'?

Someone I know told me about some seriously cutting edge blackhat SEO that he called 'tank tracking'. He said that it is some sort of code (he believes written in Python) that 'sits' around the ...
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Launching a new website on a subdomain but keeping exsisting website running

We're about to launch a new Drupal 8 website for a client, as not all areas of the current website will be on the new platform, and due to apparent legacy complications, the decision has been made to ...
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Why is my noindex tag not working?

I've implemented a no index tag in my staging website header because I've realized it was being indexed. But when we run this page in screaming frog or this tool here to verify the noidex is present ...
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How to credit a website's designers and developers in schema.org structured data

Our web dev agency is working with a design agency to build a website for a client. I want to make it clear to google that our client owns the site, but that we and the design agency made it. So far ...
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Will Product pages help create context for their respective Parent Categories, despite `rel=canonical` pointing elsewhere?

Let's say that I have a 2 parent Product Categories as follows: Decor: You can browse all Decor related products here. From a Navigational perspective, this will allow visitors to browse via ...
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How important are headings in SEO

I have a website that sells music artists posters. Each artists has a page containing a small bio, and a list of posters we are selling representing the artist. Currently our HTML looks like that &...
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How to deindex an URL with specific parameter?

While I was doing an audit of my website SEO, I found a warning for a page that is most of the time blank. Basically, this page serves for storing articles for visitors who would like to read their ...
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Separate site in two domains to optimize SEO

I have a blog and a forum in the same domain. The forum has over 300.000 topics with millions of posts. A fair share of this content could be treated as thin content with lots of pages being around ...
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Is a cross domain canonical appropriate when an API is used to pull in data from a page on another site?

This is simply a question to figure out if I am understanding this and my approach is correct. www.ticketwebsite.example/event/event-name - Event ticket website www.mysite.example/event/event-...
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Delivering a different version of website to Google robots (SSR)

I am working on an enterprise website project as an SEO manager. They were using Angular.js by now but I made them switch to SSR (server-side rendering) since Google robots were not able to render ...
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Allow Google to index content loaded by AJAX when clicked

I have read many articles about how Google handles AJAX loaded content, and I am aware that Google is now supposed to index your page like any modern browser now. However, I am still seeing much of ...
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Do I have to include the file extensions in the canonical links?

I submitted a page to Google Search Console and got an error message "Duplicate without user-selected canonical". The full URL is https://example.com/french-english-translator-iphone-ipad.html but I ...
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Google search console error: Sitemap couldn't fetch

My webpage (https://www.example.com/, sitemap can be found here: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml) is heavily reliant on organic traffic, but my SEO updates haven't been captured since November ...
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Does an redirected anchor link counted as backlink?

If another website puts an anchor to our app to https://URL1 and this link redirects to our website at https://OURCOMPANY, does Google count this as a backlink to our website?
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Does navigation to a site NOT from google increase its ranking in google search?

Let's stay I have a website with the link www.example.com If I navigate directly to this website, not from google, will it google search ranking increase? Or do I have to enter this website from a ...
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Improve SEO for a public npm package [duplicate]

I have a simple public npm package (mui-image-slider) and for learning purposes I wonder how can I improve the SEO of this package, or at least it's demo page? What I have done so far is adding ...
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Impact of country code domains on SEO when used for clever naming [duplicate]

Unfortunately, most of the .com domains are taken so often we're forced to get clever using different country codes. For instance, suppose I registered the following domains (which are probably ...
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Google shows “General HTP error” fetching sitemap and no pages indexed from my site

I am working on a project that just rebranded. Using Google Search Console I am getting some weird errors. Despite my sitemap_index.xml and robot.txt working properly, google cannot seem to fetch it ...
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Please I want to Restructure this php URL to SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have this is the listing page: <div class="group"><a href="/category?id=<?php echo $data->slug;?>"><?php echo $data->title; ?></a></div> I have this https:/...
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Duplicated content in Google after updating my URLs

I have a prestashop 1.6. Due a I had dirty URLs with ids, last week I bought a module to clean those URLs. A couple of days ago, I noticed a ranking drop in Google. I have checked Google Search ...
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How do I redirect a site for Google but not for users?

I have a saas app, where users can login to the app from example.com/app. Now I have created a new version of the app which will be example.com/dashboard. What I want to do is let Google know that ...
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Someone is 301 redirecting penalized websites to my website

Some is doing a negative seo attack on my site 301 redirecting toxic sites to my site, I have done research and noone online seems to have an answer, would disavowing the domain doing the 301 work or ...
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What link structure should i use for subdomains with same page names and similar content?

I'm taking over a website of a construction company that has multiple franchise locations. Their site is currently setup as the city name of the franchise as the subdomain. example: seattle.domain....
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How to have 2 sitemaps - 1 for main site the other for wordpress in subfolder

Background My site runs on a dedicated server and and has Wordpress in a subfolder. I have my mainsite which is not wordpress and that has a sitemap - for example example.com/sitemap.xml ... that ...
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Multilanguage site - best link scheme for SEO [duplicate]

Using Wordpress, Yoast and WPML. Which method of URL scheme is the best for SEO purposes? siteurl.com/de or siteurl.com/?lang=de? And why?
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Best element to use for simple anchoring, avoiding potential SEO penalties for lack of content and purpose of the element

Firstly, an introduction to why the element is necessary I have a need to compensate for a fixed top navigation bar in my anchors. For example, if I let my users navigate to a section like #comments ...
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Google showing site links only for USA

Google is showing my websites' sitelinks only to the USA (I can only see the sitelinks via VPN) i already added my country on google search console international targeting. how can i fix this?
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Change my website's photo on a the mobile Google search results

I have noticed that google has started to show little images next to search results on mobile devices. The first photo I have displayed on my website is my logo. Currently this is the image that is ...
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Will redesigning my site hurt my SEO if my URLs and content stay the same but the DOM structure of pages changes radically?

I have a great working WordPress site that I make money from because the SEO has been perfect for ages now. I really want to redesign the site (the design is 12 years old now) and I want to use ...
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Will a robots noindex meta tag completely prevent search engines from indexing a page?

I am wondering if meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> will completely prevent a website page from being indexed. What if user has registered website from Google Webmaster ...
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How can I solve the same meta title for different subdirectory domain?

I have multiple subdirectory domain (example.com/au, example.com/us,etc) with the same language. I have updated the same title for all of subdirectory domains, but Google just only change 1 of them. ...
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HTML SEO: “alt” text attribute for related photos

If I have a photo gallery where each photo in the gallery has a mini-feed of 'related photos', should the alt text of these related photos describe these related photos or should they describe the ...
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Google showing my other page instead of home page for my main keyword [duplicate]

Google is showing my websites' services page like example.com/services instead of example.com for my main keyword. how can i fix this?
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How to get better ranking in industrial machine category? [duplicate]

I am currently working with an industrial machine manufacture company for SEO project. As a comparatively new company, they need to boost their SERP ranking badly. I have done necessary on-page seo ...
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Will having lots of relevant internal links affect the ranking of pages, and is there a limit?

We are revisiting our internal linking strategy at my workplace. The current implementation takes a bunch links and puts them on a number of pages that are reachable from the header. Some links ...
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Meta tags - Meta keywords [duplicate]

I have a question or an huge doubt on "meta keywords in the meta tags". Some members are saying "meta keywords" is not important & some of them are saying it is also important. So kindly provide ...
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How can search engine rankings be checked if search engines personalize search results?

I see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble So if I search for keywords related to my website to check the actual rank will the results be biased?
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

I need to create about 15,000 articles consisting of 300 words each. The content is for a so called location template (place in the world). For each location, I would like to have some generic content ...
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unique page URLs for FAQ page content and SEO goodness

I'm looking for guidance, options and ideas for an e-commerce site that is currently in production and is selling well. We sell primarily one product, but the business has three general categories of ...
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Changed site title by SEO plugin! [closed]

If the plug-in is disabled. The site name is displayed. But enabled, the site name changes.And the number 41 is displayed ?! My SEO plugin is Yoast seo.
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Can I use a rewritten directory style site search with SearchAction markup?

Is there any problem if I rewrite search URLs to something like: example.com/search.php?q=search+term to example.com/search-site/search-term/ I mean negative effects for search engine, Google ...