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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Abrupt drop in ranking, does google tell me why? [duplicate]

The Google ranking of my website has dropped from 1st to 60th. I am aware that performance is lacking, but why the sudden drop? Does Google tell you why?
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When my main domain is targeted for India and I want to target my subdomain worldwide, how to achieve this?

My main domain is targeted for India, Can I use my sub-domain to target throughout the world? How can I achieve this?
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Does Google penalize for redirecting too many expired domain to my site? [duplicate]

I used to 301 redirect expired domains to my site and now I think I made a mistake. If we redirect more than a single domain to a particular website, will hurt SEO?
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Tell Google to recrawl external pages whose low quality links to my site have been removed

I had some bad backlinks removed recently from some weird link directories. They are low quality pages and have a cache date which is at least 2 months old. I was wondering if there would be a way to ...
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Is there way to force Google to think that sub domain as totally separated are from main domain?

Is there way to force Google to think that sub domain as totally separated are from main domain? This is the situation. We have a web design agency. We have made some online tools for public. Free ...
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Google Pagespeed test, image slowing speed

I have to test the speed from my Website with PageSpeed Insights, it found what slow my sites, I have to try how here to say, but nothing to change... My Website has with SSL, https://linuxusers....
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How do I migrate my Blogger blog to WordPress without losing my present search engine rank?

I presently own a Blogger blog which is already ranking on Google for some keywords. I want to migrate to WordPress because of low SEO quality of Blogger but I have some few concerns about the best ...
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Is it harmful to have irrelevant xmlns attributes in a sitemap urlset element?

For example, if a site has absolutely no videos and is not a news site, is there any negative (or positive) impact to having a sitemap urlset element like this: <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps....
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SEO effects of redirecting from top level country domain to subdirectories on gTLD

I am developing a website which has 6-7 translations, the client owns the top level domain (.fr, .de, etc.) and wants to use these domains to direct users to the gTLD subfolder. I will be using ...
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Any SEO penalty for creating a new website and having no content for years?

I have a domain with hosting (supposed to be a blog) which has been live for 2 years with zero posts. I finally have created the content for it. Is it wise to post to the same website or should I buy ...
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How does Googlebot crawl pages having cookiepro integration

Google bot is appending the link present in cookiepro banner on my main product-details page and hence giving 404. On the webapp the link is going to the proper URL, but I can see a lot of URLS in my ...
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Two pages have same title, same description, different content. Are they duplicates?

We have release our website from our mobile app in a very short amount of time. The website is quite good, but not at all optimized for SEO. For example, there is absolutely no care for meta tags. All ...
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Google has deindexed portions of our page after content copied [duplicate]

This year our website featured in a number of top design articles and has been subsequently copied extensively. Now, Google appears to have deindexed portions of our home page (and maybe other content)...
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Mark just a portion of the page as “canonical” when some blog content is used on product pages

Our site has blog posts and product pages. Some of our product pages contain, among some other information, part of the blog posts' content. I am not sure how Google will see it. Am I going to be ...
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How can I change description Google shows in the search results for a 301 redirect URL?

We transferred our domain from our old CMS to our new one but we still have the same domain. Let's say our domain is now example.com. I Googled our domain protein powder and a page from our old site ...
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How many links per page maximum can we have in an HTML sitemap?

In the XML sitemap, there is a limit of 50,000 per XML sitemap. Is there a limit of links to be present on the HTML based sitemap? If I have more than 100k pages or posts, Should I used them as ...
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Google XML Feed, Schema and product availability

Regarding product availability, there's that little something I don't quite understand. We have an online store with a few thousand products. Some of those products we don't have "in stock" for ...
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Mobile Google Search Result Icon/Favicon Not Showing Up

I have put link rel=icon in the HTML with 48px icon size, tried with .ico and .png but the custom main site icon is not showing up in Google Search Result (Mobile). I have request reindex in Search ...
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Using `noindex` for recently purchased domain we are migrating to

We recently purchased the .com version of our domain. So we are migrating from oursite.org to oursite.com, but this will take several weeks. The site was previously indexed, and a Google search ...
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How to exclude a site address without url prefix from being crawled by search engines?

Let's assume, i have a website on the following domain: example.com When a user visits example.com, it will be redirected by my script to one of 3 languages, based on their navigator.language, if he ...
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Will deleting unused images in WordPress effect SEO?

How would it effect SEO, if I were to delete unused images from the website? (WordPress)
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Can I be notified when Google indexes a web page (either mine or a competitor's)?

Is there a way to be notified by Google (or someone else) when Google indexes a new page on a website? I have a few websites that I want to keep track of and be notified when they add new products ...
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Generating backlinks through a javascript video widget without getting manual action penalties?

I'm finishing an API project that will allow website owners to display related videos on all of their pages with a simple javascript code. The related videos are completely related to the page's ...
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Problem with Google index in my multilingual site

Well, I have a multilingual site, in English and in German. But recently I found that, Google displays the German Page no longer. Even I search my site in German, it shows all English Page. Is there a ...
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The website is facing a Japanese keyword hack issue. What to do? [duplicate]

We are currently facing a Japanese keyword hack issue on our website (https://example.com/). The issue is faced on 25-11-2019 when we got the mail that shows someone is the new google search console ...
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Wrong favicon displayed on Google's mobile SERP

For some time now, Google has been displaying a website's favicon next to its title on the mobile SERP according to this answer. But, for one website that I am managing, it is showing a completely ...
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SEO Implications using different domains for same website ecosystem

First off, I know next to nothing about SEO (I'm an application developer), but I have questions regarding the implications of having certain locations on a website directed to a different domain and ...
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Why would Google Search Console report many times more indexed URLs than a Screaming Frog crawl finds?

I've just crawled my website in Screaming Frog and I have around 6K Internal URLs and 4K external URLs. Then I looked in GSC and saw that Google indexed 50K pages. How is that possible?
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Should en and x-default be included on the same page for hreflang tags?

We are using a tool called SEMRush where it is flagging that the en and x-default values for the hreflang are causing conflicts. Should both en and x-default be included for the hreflang tags? This ...
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How to apply SEO on PDF based page

I run a website that is based on two main content types: Articles: containing common articles with images, lists and paragraphs. Special content: which are articles that contain a text-introduction ...
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How to delete a Google Search Console property

Is it possible to remove a property from Google Search Console?
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Google search results snippet for our site is a warning about not being able to play HTML5 video

All of a sudden, without any change in the index.html, our site is showing up in Google search results (on multiple browsers and devices) with Google Preview text that, instead of giving a summary of ...
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Will a url-shortened link to my-name.com on some-site.com make some-site.com appear in google search results searching for 'my name'?

Bear with me as the question is more specific than mentioned in the title (otherwise too long as a title). Imagine this setup: Site B contains a shortened url that links to my personal site (site A)...
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How to make google show my home page instead of about or contact

I have a wordpress website for my girlfriend, who is a photographer. It has a starting page, which is basically just a portfolio filled with pictures. Unfortunately, when searching the website in ...
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Allow all bots except Googlebot which should only be able to crawl the home page

I want to allow all bots to crawl and index a site, except Googlebot. I want to allow google to index only the home page (/) URL, but nothing else. I'd prefer to do this in robots.txt. How can I ...
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How do I redirect thousands of WordPress URLs to a subdirectory?

I have a WordPress website and it has almost 22,000 blog posts. It has been running with good SEO for the past 6 years. The contents are scattered in almost all social media and backlinked in a lot ...
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How to affect a domain's title in Google Search?

Recently, Google has been replacing many domains in SERPs with website titles, e.g. "Stack Exchange" instead of "stackexchange.com". However many smaller sites, including my own, only show a URL and ...
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Is a child element set to visible while its parent set to hidden bad for SEO?

To modify the style of a component within a framework, I need to set the visibility of the parent container to hidden and the visibility of its child that contains the content to visible. Is that bad ...
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Duplicate problem on Google Search Console

I use free hosting and a free site maker. After a while, I added my own domain via DNS settings. I faced a major problem after this. My new pages are not being indexed because Google detects duplicate ...
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How does removing pages from a site affect Google SEO?

I have been told by one of my clients that Google must be notified if you intend to remove pages (e.g. discontinued product pages) from a site, because Google will penalize your search results if you ...
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What are the SEO implications of an established website shifting from server-side rendering to client side?

I run a decently established website (20k monthly users, already indexed by Googlebot, etc) that has been built on Django a year and a half ago. The vast majority of traffic on my site comes from the ...
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Added a second office to the page with address schema for both and original business listing ranks worse

I have a site which has recently grown and have a second office. They have registered for business listings (so they tell me) but their business listing has dropped. As well as having an individual ...
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How do i add custom fields in google search results?

I want to display custom fields like how search results pointing to wikipedia. For example, try searching Tesla on Google and check the search results, One of the search is like this, See the ...
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Does Google index page URLs with languages parameters as a different page?

If I implement multilingual access to the resource through the parameter: 1) https://example.com/en/article-1 2) https://example.com/article-1?l=en So, does Google index both of them as a single ...
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

I was browsing through a VPS provider and came across this information for additional IPs. Is this true? One of the main criteria Google takes into account when ranking every website is loading ...
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How to optimize site like Digg (Less Content but High Qulaity Links) [closed]

I already read What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? But what is going to build isn't a normal blog or a normal website. I want to build a site like Digg for a specific ...
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Google Sites: 301 Redirect broken links to the home page

Several months ago, I migrated my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and now use Google Sites. Several broken links from the old GoDaddy webpage highly ranked on Google Search persist. I would ...
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Is it bad to have a 'coming soon' page before launch? [duplicate]

I bought a domain name and for the moment the page only says something like 'this domain is registered' but does it have a negative impact on SEO if I keep this page for some months, before I'm ready ...
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How does geo targeting affect SEO if I set it or leave it unchecked in Google Search Console?

I have a tech blog which is aiming to get a global audience just like the gsmarena (popular tech blog) does. Do I need to set any specific geolocation or leave it unchecked? I don't want to rank ...
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Do errors in Javascript (console errors like reference errors) affect SEO?

Suppose I have an error in my console on a couple of pages, like the following: (index):239 Uncaught ReferenceError: incom is not defined at (index):239 at dispatch (jquery.min.js?ver=1.8.3:2)...