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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Wordpress SEO(Media files & PDFs is not appearing in google search) [duplicate]

I want to make a seo of the wordpress website,so that when i type the name of the article in google it should appear in the google search. For example when i search in google for Accidental injection ...
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Replacing trivial <h2>s with <div role=“heading”>s for SEO?

In the structure of my upcoming website, there will be multiple level 2 headings inside the master header. An example can be seen below: <header id="banner"> <h1><a href="">My ...
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Does it matter if blockquotes contain quote characters for SEO or accessibility?

If I have a block quote <blockquote> <p>“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”</p> </blockquote> Does it matter or impact seo if I do or don't include quote ...
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Can Googlebot discover a new subdomain through a DNS CNAME chain?

I have a website - www.example.com - which is listed on Google, domain verified in Search Console, sitemaps submitted, canonical urls all in line. This is my only domain that is "out there" ...
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Is it best for SEO to show both the published date and updated date, or just one?

If a webpage (with static URL) gets updated frequently (like every few days) with new information/details, which of the following is the best practice from a SEO perspective? 1) Publish "Create Date" ...
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SEO page head best practice / must have [closed]

I've read a lot of articles online about what there should be in the header of the page and what there should not be (i'm personally more interested on what there should be), and i've come up with ...
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How to optimize keywords against inferior websites

I have a website that ranks well for several long tail keywords. These keywords attract a few customers, but mainly provide good content for readers. Additionally, according to Moz, Ahrefs and ...
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How will copy-pasting articles from my supplier affect my SEO?

My supplier has interesting blog posts on his website, and I'm allowed to copy-paste these articles onto my own website. That's great! But I'm worried about my Google ranking being affected by ...
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Preserve Meta Title and Meta Description from redirected page

My site runs on WordPress. I have a custom post type of my Projects. These projects are categorized using Project categories. Each Project category has it's 'archive' page, where the projects are ...
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Remove indexed IP address from Google

I developed my website under /var/www/html (for the development part) so I can consult the website when I enter the server's IP address into my web browser. On the same server I have the same products ...
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Should I use rel=“nofollow” on already existing internal links?

I have a big video website. It's not in the index yet, I try to do my best for better indexing before opening and now I have a question. New videos are displayed on the main page and there's a ...
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Website not appearing on Google search after being indexed [closed]

I built a website for people to live stream their studying/working and to find study/work buddies (salon-live.website). The website has been indexed by Google Search. However, when I tried to search ...
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No directory listing index page

I have some audio assets directories on my website. The server allows directory listing. i.e. all audio files will be listed if the user visited example.com/assets/audio/nature/. I don't want to ...
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Will Googlebot click a button/link to reveal AJAX content?

my client has to inform it's customers about some new regulations that the Googlebot should NOT crawl. It is not possible to place this information on a separate page and disallow Google to crawl it. ...
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Should a hreflang site for a language also show pages for that language and a specific region?

It's the first time for me that I implement a multi-language and regional website. I read all the google information about how to implement hreflang tags and I also read a few other information on the ...
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XML Sitemap submitted but few page show indexed via Google site: search [duplicate]

I submitted a sitemap of my website to Google. (japan1900.com) The sitemap : (https://japan1900.com/en/module/lgsitemaps/sitemap?fc=module&name=product_1_1) The robots.txt : https://japan1900.com/...
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Do internal outgoing links affect rank of the origin page

I have few hundred top ranking pages (with good SEPRs) on my website. Now I would like to add links to internal pages from those top ranking pages (aimed at additional value for users). But I have a ...
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Is forbidding a destkop website and going all mobile good idea?

I'm running a WordPress website that has certain footprint on desktop devices. I also have a separate PWA version that runs on mobile. As the content keeps growing everyday it's hard for me to keep up ...
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SEO for blog with async content

I have a blog website and I want to perform Search Engine Optimization on it. My website, which is built in Angular 8, takes part of the URL route and uses that to search for the blog. For example, ...
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Should image URL slugs use the article URL slug, or their own description slug for SEO?

I have a WordPress website. The slug of my articles is automatically generated from the title and the same slug is also used for image thumbnails. The titles and slugs are in Arabic. Should ...
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Switch properly from HTML website to WordPress without hurting Google rankings

I'm about to switch my current HTML website to WordPress. My website has been up since 2006. I think my situation is pretty standard. Here are the main details of the transition: My current site is ...
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Removed development subdomain still listed in Google site: search after several months

When building websites I always do this on a test domain. This domain was subdomain of the main one. Now I have an issue. I forgot to make sure that bots wouldn't crawl the web page while developing. ...
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Does an image post or a text post have a better chance of ranking in Google?

if I create two posts ,one is with the full-page image with alt tag and title tag and another one with full text-based, which post will rank in search engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)? I know ...
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For SEO can a paragraph contain headings rather than using headings above paragraphs?

Instead of the usual form <h1>header1</h1> <h2>header2</h2> <h3>header3</h3> <p>paragraph containing header1 and header2 and header3</p> would it it ...
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Will a self hosted video get indexed on google video if I use iframe?

We created a hosting domain for the videos, and embedding them on our website using iframe. Will that stand in the way of crawlers indexing them in Google video?
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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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How to target different countries using same URL? [duplicate]

We are based in India Digital Marketing company , we want to target us, uk, middle east countries with the same website, language is English. How to tell to robots this from sitemap?
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Can i change the niche of my blog for the same domain name?

I am working on my book. But actually my interest is towards the life-lessons and motivational things and my most summaries are based on such kind of books. So now I want to change my Niche. I want to ...
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PageSpeed reports that Google Analyics is “unused Javascript” when installed by GTM

I'm setting up a new Drupal 9 site. I have added Google Analytics via Google Tag Manager. I'm using Universal Analytics and these are my tags: Track link clicks Track page views Track scroll depth ...
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Adding Subpage to Google Search Console (Things to be careful)

I have 4 versions (http/https) x (www/non www) of my website in search console. But I realised that I needed search analytics information on a subpage's ranking on google, but when I check search ...
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Disallowing a handler in robots.txt while adding its dynamic URLs to the XML sitemap

I'm using ASP.NET webforms, and I have a page lets call it Subjects.aspx, I don't want crawlers to crawl that page but I want them to crawl the dynamic URLs that are powered by it. For example /...
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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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Does using wordpress builders affect SEO rank?

In our blog, we used to use the normal WordPress editor to publish any new post to our blog, but now we aim to use a unified skeleton for each post where each post is divided into 4 or 5 different ...
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Is there any SEO benefit for the h1 of a post to contain a hyperlink?

I've seen a lot of websites where posts have h1 headers that contain hyperlinks: <h1 class="title"> <a href="link">Title</a> </h1> enter code here I don't know if this ...
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Google Search Console reports: “No structured data found on your site” even though the structured data testing tool finds it

I have a website and I am working over its SEO. I have put all required structured data in it as per my knowledge and have also tested it with Google Webmaster's Structured Data Testing Tool and it ...
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Interactive links from AMP to non-AMP without affecting crawl budget

I am maintaining a website with several million pages of user generated content. On each page, there is a calculator implemented allowing people to press a [+] or [-] button to increase or decrease a ...
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What URL am I supposed to use in <video:player_loc> for my sitemap when adding a YouTube video?

I'm somewhat confused. I'm following this example on how to create video sitemap. So say, I need to add the <video:video> tag to my page's sitemap that contains this YouTube video: https://www....
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Internal Linking Help | Multiple Collections in Shopify

We sell products online using Shopify and I have a question related to internal linking. We have several "Collections" and all of these collections have product overlap. For example, we have ...
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How Does A Changed Nofollow to Dofollow Link Affect SEO?

I have been having this thought pondering on my mind so I decided to ask the community. The question is: A link that was already rel=nofollow and then crawled by Google, and later changes to dofollow ...
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Is SEO effected by having a forward slash for the homepage? [duplicate]

Im refactoring how URLs work on my site. Is there an SEO difference when you have a forward slash or not for the homepage? Eg website.com?xxx Vs website.com/?xxx
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Google Search Console alert: Harmful content - Uncommon Downloads

today Google Search Console show me some alert on my website click on link "Malware detected?" open a page with details: but the list "Sample URLs" is empty and also "Download all samples" download ...
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Are SVG inline “images” (XML inside HTML) indexed by Google as images?

I have a site on which I want to generate many svg dynamically with JS. I make them dynamically because they are like 20.000 and making them as real images on the server would be a nightmare... So I ...
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Japanese keyword hack in Laravel website [duplicate]

I have a website build in Laravel , but I am experiencing Japanese keyword hack now what can I do?
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SEO effect of inline svg

I wanted to optimize the rendering of our logo which is in svg format. I wanted to try out inlining the svg code of the image on our site's html just so we could eliminate the need of requesting the ...
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Does Google index your sitemap? [duplicate]

I have submitted a sitemap for my domain but I have a concern. I don't want my sitemap to appear in Google Search results, I only want Google to use my sitemap to index my actual site through the ...
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Does rel=“nofollow” link helps in SEO

I have read that links to rel="nofollow" doesn't help in pagerank or SEO. I used google webmaster tool to find out the external links pointing to my website. In results i found some links from ...
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Can I change Non-ASCII URLs using redirects without hurting SEO?

I know that google can handle Non-Latin characters in URLs and for my research, I know that in many cases SEO experts advised being used for localized websites. Unfortunately, these non-Latin URLs ...
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How to tell Google to show a webpage only in specific countries

I have a website with product information, let's say for example that the product URL is www.example.com/product. How can I tell Google that I want that product page to be shown only in specific ...
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My domain does not show up in any SEO analysis websites [closed]

My client's domain worktrak.in seems to be totally invisible in the SEO analysis websites. Like for example when we query the domain "worktrak.in" for the following... Organic keywords Organic ...
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Pagination meta tags for category paginated pages

I have search to find a clear answer about the pagination for category pages but I can’t understand the reason to index category paginated pages. Based on my research, most of the SEO experts, after ...