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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Multi-Language Website Language Redirect Google Index Compatibility

My website is localized in three languages: en, de, fr. The language versions are appended to the URL as folders (e.g. website.com/en/, website.com/de/, website.com/en/contact/, etc). The root page (...
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Would changing the image extension have any effect on current image indexing and ranking?

I am thinking about changing my images from PNG to JPG but I am worried as it will technically change the image URL. Old: www.example.com/image.png New: www.example.com/image.jpg So, will it also ...
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Unique Canonicals for related product Webpages [duplicate]

For a site that carries "lists" of products, what is the best approach to using canonicals? example.com/green-watches.php - this is the MAIN page (by main, it means that this should be ...
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About News Meta Tag - Good or bad for SEO?

Does it help seo using "News_Keywords" meta tag for a website that is not including news literally? Or does it hurt ranking on google?
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Multiple products in an article - how to use structured data

I have an article containing several products. Let's say 'Bulb page' with 'White bulb' as a product, 'Yellow bulb' as another product and so on. It seems that the product schema must be used when a ...
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Google news - publishercenter not indexing our English speaking articles

Is it possible that google automatically disbands non international domains for English language in google news? We have a website in Croatian language, with one English subsection. We have 2 news ...
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Can you put all the text in a static tag for SEO but completely re-write the page with JavaScript?

Can our website used the trick: putting all SEO data in some tag, but rendering all the web page elements with JavaScript? How would that work for SEO? May be like: <div> <a href="/about"...
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Showing more text with JavaScript - Google and SEO aspects

I have a page with several lists. Each list has "Read more" button or link. When clicking the "Read more", additional elements are added to the list (sometimes by just changing the ...
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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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Is it OK for SEO to also use the page title as the meta description?

I am new at content writing and SEO. I am bit confused with the meta tags. When I write the meta tags for my website, is it OK to have the title same as the description? When I am writing about the ...
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Redirect shop.mywebsite.com to mywebsite.com/shop

I am looking for the cleanest/SEO friendly way to redirect a subdomain (i.e. shop.example.com) to a sub-directory on the main domain (i.e. example.com/shop). Further information I will not keep the ...
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Google ignoring LocalBusiness sub-categories?

I'm working for a review website, where we (of course) want a reference to our reviews to show up in the Local Business listing in the Google search results. The local businesses are various medical ...
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Thousands of links from Russian Sites

I've recently checked into my Google Webmasters account and found that I have several thousand links from .ru domains. Almost half of all links from one domain. I have never hired anyone for link ...
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How to get financial info area in Google SERP?

I've noticed that some results in Google have additional snippets with a selection of financial information: What's the name of this area? How to get this data to show up in the search results? ...
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Could styling <abbr> tag with CSS penalize SEO?

I heard that styling <strong> tag with css (for example to make in in normal font weight) could lead to penalties in ranking. I am wondering if I can css styles <abbr> tag without be ...
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How to estimate the search volume on Google given a keyword?

I came across many SaaS products or Chrome extensions, which could show estimated search volume given a keyword. Then I start thinking how they are built and work, but not sure exactly, hope people ...
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Maintaining 1 sitemap.xml in two subdomains

Im trying to include an auto-generated sitemap.xml file whenever we build our frontend application. Unfortunately due to legacy reasons, we use the same frontend build script on our production and ...
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Can I have separate url in internal navigation of website and Sitemap?

I have not so SEO friendly url structure in my internal navigation of website(some technical challenges) but marked each of the page with SEO friendly canonical(through CMS) and these canonicals are ...
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Google showing an old logo even though I've added the new logo in the JSON-LD

My site has a logo in .svg format: Image: The new logo (svg) The client has requested for the old logo also to be present for a while. That one is a .png. Now Google has indexed that old logo as the ...
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Will Google index AJAX content as part of the page when it loads into the page on click and Googlebot crawls the content at its hash bang URL?

I'm trying to implement ajax calls to load parts of a page only when a user gets to that part of the page and make sure at the same time that Google is able to read the content. Here is what I have ...
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Does text in tooltips (or hide/show divs) count for positive SEO?

We want to increase our rankings. We have relevant quality text content ... However we need the page to visually appear less texty. We are therefore considering a design with very little text ...
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Does googlebot index base64 encoded images

I was wondering if google can crawl image like this: <img src="data:image/png;base64..." title="relevant title" alt="relevant alt" /> I found this link that says no:...
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Pagination (archive posts) getting out of hand - what to do from an SEO POV?

WordPress as many of us know creates an archive loop of old posts. From an SEO POV, some of my categories are now at 100+ pages which is a lot of bloat... Sure, I can set each of these paginated pages ...
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Are people searching for educational resources online likely to use just the name of the subject as their query?

People willing to learn physics might search for something like "physics books", "physics courses", "high school physics", "guide to learning physics", and ...
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How to find out what # you are for google keyword

I'm trying to find out if there's a way to form a Google query to quickly find out what position you are for a search term. I know that Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics has something ...
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Why don't SEO tools such as Screaming frog crawl some of my links?

I have several internal links in my inner pages, for example Interlaken, Switzerland. I used several SEO tools including Screaming Frog to generate sitemap. All SEO tools index links under the "...
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Where in the path may I put the language identifier?

My organization has an SEO Auditor telling us that we need to create subdirectories for languages that we support on our website. That requirement is fine. Our organization's site is comprised of a ...
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Subdomain not appearing without writing name of main domain [duplicate]

So I have a main website, example.com. I created a subdomain for a client. Let's say it is called client.example.com. This client is a coffee shop website. I already registered it and it is indexed on ...
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What are typical key performance indicators (KPIs) for a marketing agency working on SEO?

We are cooperating with one marketing agency in terms of our website SEO. This week they are going to send us a report with actions and KPIs. I want to understand how usually SEO KPIs are measured and ...
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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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How Google search engine's algorithm determines the desirability of a website [duplicate]

This is a very general question: How exactly does Google determine the desirability of the content of a website to users (and therefore rank websites), given some search keywords? I kept seeing people ...
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Dynamically loading list of links with JavaScript (SEO)

An item belongs to a potentially infinite number of categories (usually most of them are spam). After the item page loads, it shows one category link with the highest score (and thus probably non-spam)...
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SEO Keyword Density Issue

I have a website that has a keyword density of 8% and 4% for my keywords, but I only used the keyword once. The website doesn't have a lot of actual text. Does this high keyword density hurt my site's ...
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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...
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Subdomain vs Subfolder for Billing Software; Specifically Knowledgebase, Downloads, Status Pages [closed]

Intro "Subdomain vs Subfolder" Yes this question has been asked many, many, times but I will try to ask this in a way which is not considered a duplicate as my question pertains more to some of the ...
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Twitter card not rendering?

I've added this card data to this site: <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <meta name="description" content="Firefly Semantics Long Lead Time Capital ...
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SEO for react-native and react-native-web application, can it work?

I am looking at the generated HTML in my react-native-web web application and the volume of HTML is huge. The whole application is build with <div /> and there are some role attribute such as ...
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Would changing IP addresses affect my SEO

We're about to change our website from a shared hosting account to run on a VPS, mainly so we have our own resources and control over server settings. An IP address is included with the VPS. What I ...
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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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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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CTA Label: “Buy Now” vs “Buy PRODUCT NAME Now”

It seems for eCommerce CTAs, the most common label for buying products is "Buy now". From a marketing/SEO point of view it seems like the best option with highest CTR, but from an accessibility point ...
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Do CSS class names have any effect on SEO?

I have seen some of our competitors using keyword-rich CSS class names. As an example, if I were in the pet grooming business, I would name my #menu as: #menu.pet.grooming.moreKeywords.etc { ... } ...
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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 ...