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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Why do my analytics report that index.php appears in URLs despite friendly URL rewrite rules?

On a website i use mod_rewrite and PHP to create clean URL's. My .htaccess (summary) will look like that shown below: RewriteEngine On #oude pagina's RewriteRule ^nl/links/(.*)/index.php$ /...
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UberSuggest SEO tool says “low word count” for AJAX powered site with lots of words

We have a website - https://huspi.com - and I connected it to the UberSuggest SEO tool. Our website uses Express JS as well as a few other JS libraries and is technically a single-page application, ...
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Meta name description in og:description

I would like to ask if is there any difference when I have description and og:description separately and together. Is there just only difference that when it's separately I can add different text and ...
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Google's “More results from domain” don't include subdomain which causes rewritten titles

Okay so, Google has this thing where when you search for a company it comes up with the result, a few categories from the result and then a link that reads, "More results from domain.com". My domain ...
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Does traffic exchange software that automatically visits network sites in the background affect SEO?

Does traffic exchange software like JingLing affect SEO? Traffic exchange software controls your web browser and automatically visits sites in exchange for other people running the software visiting ...
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How many links (internal) is too many?

Let's have some fun shall we?? At the bottom of the content for about 1/3rd of my pages, but not in the footer, I create an internal link for each related IP address to the page on my site for that ...
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Flag my website as a single page application?

Is it possible to flag my website as a SPA? The reason I want to do this is because on Google Search Console I see my links indexed without canonical links, but if I try for a live version the ...
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What should I do about spammy backlinks from suspect websites reported in Search Engine Console?

I have a lot of backlinks (it seems crawlers or something similar) in google console from domains like these : https://gallos-de-pelea.info/ https://nationaldayofreconciliation.com/ https://...
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Why am I getting search traffic for a page even though its ranking is very low?

As per Google Search Console, a certain page on my website has a ranking of ~50 yet it's getting increasingly more organic traffic. For example, today it had about 10 unique visits from Google. How is ...
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Redirecting index.html to root + folder index.html to root folder? (multilingual)

I have example.com page. I want a homepage without index.html (example.com/index.html -> example.com) RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^index\.html$ / [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^(.*)/index\.html$ /$1/ [R=301,...
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SEO for pages with no content like cart, checkout, or “my account”

How do you optimize pages with no content for search engines. I have pages that are functional, but have no content like cart, checkout, "my account". I am using Yoast SEO
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How is it possible that Google Analytics is showing a high bounce rate (50%) on a cart and checkout page?

The cart and checkout pages are not landing pages so it isn't possible for that to be the first page in their session. The exit rate is way too low (approximately 15%) which signals to me that the ...
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

A few of my website's articles have gone "viral." In the process, they got backlinks from other sites. Will these external links help with the ranking of all my articles, including the ones that ...
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Google SEO search keyword. get to know how each word is converting

Is there any way to pull the SEO keywords from Google and merge it with my data and understand the conversion rate of each keyword? I want to try and focus on promoting only relevant keywords. Not ...
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What's the impact of HREFLANG pointing to a redirected URL for EN-US?

I'm doing some international SEO work on a Drupal site. I noticed this on the EN-US home page: <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.example.com/" /> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-us"...
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Months after implementing JS redirects, hash bang URLs are still indexed in Google beside their replacements

We replaced our old site with a WordPress site around 6 months ago. Our old store plugin used links with AJAX fragments which were indexed in Google, like so: https://www.example.com/store.php#!/item/...
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How to detect a keyword that any organic leads come through to our website from google? [duplicate]

Is it possible to track and detect a keyword that cause a lead land to our website and then converting to lead?
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Can google crawl WebGL/Canvas content? [duplicate]

If I had an online store completely made in WebGL/canvas/javascript, would google be able to understand the content? Or is it still depended on tags? Would a sitemap with mydomain/product1, mydomain/...
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What is the advantage of subdomains over slashes or vice versa? [duplicate]

I have a MediaWiki website in Hebrew and I which I consider to make bilingual by creating an English version of it. As I understand, both using subdomains, as with he.example.com and en.example.com, ...
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Are <p> tags important inside the <article> tag for SEO?

Since you can't put <h2> tags and lists and such inside <p> tags. How to go about creating articles with <h2> tags and lists. Can I replace the <p> tag with a <div>? Or ...
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For SEO, should I change navigation links in SharePoint to point to the canonical version rather than the on containing index.aspx?

My website is based on SharePoint. The problem here is that it automatically produces duplicate URLs one normal and one ending with /pages/index.aspx. The former are indexed and canonicalized. ...
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How to handle URL query strings with over 1 million combinations

I have an interactive page on my website that produces millions of combinations. Users can share a link to the specific combination. Something like: example.com/tool?id1=blah&id2=blahagain This ...
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Restoring the balance between anchor text of external links

In past 2 years, we've created so many links using same keywords related to our business in general as anchor text, but few links pertaining to our brand/domain name. Now we believe google considers ...
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Do missing background images from CSS affect SEO?

I am in the midst of a discussion about a number of broken links on a site which has discovered by a checker tool. My argument is that the majority of these links are from the CSS in the form of ...
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How To Get Item Numbers On Google Search? [duplicate]

Not sure which stack to put this on so going to start here. I am wondering how do I get my "dyanmic" pages to show up on google search results. I know after I post this posting and go to google, I ...
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Are anchor tags an option to index lazy loaded images?

I am using a gallery that has lazy loading implemented. Only the thumb images are indexed by Google, the large images are not. Functionality, for context: Many thumbs are displayed, when a thumb is ...
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Can I Prevent Adsense Loading For GoogleBot?

I have been working on lots of performance updates to my site and I have gotten pretty much every page type to load in under 2 seconds. Most single post pages are coming in at around 1.5 seconds.When ...
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Does “Last Painted Hero” time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings?

Does "Last Painted Hero" (LPH) time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings? For instance, a 3rd party vendor decreased our LPH time from 16.200s to 1.200s. We're running a separate SEO ...
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URL Parameters in GSC contains strange values for recently crawled URLs

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for quite some time. One advice I received is to set GSC URL Parameters to "Every URL", since we use a page generation script with a "page" ...
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Crawled page's screenshot is blank in the Google Search Console

I set up a SPA page through Angular, and achieved the effect of Server Side Render through Rendertron, In the facebook debug tool, I could get my dynamically generated Meta data, but the preview of ...
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Why would my different product pages with similar content have different search engine rankings?

We have a product based automobile website where we publish content for cars and bikes. This includes automobile's images, videos, pricing, reviews, similar offerings. We want to improve our Google ...
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How stop google from giving too much link juice to particular URLs?

We have a product website with separate pages for product details, product images, product videos, product reviews. We want to design a card for our products which we can use everywhere i.e. on ...
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On Bing Webmaster Tools, how do I move a site from http to https without losing webmaster data?

I'm being asked to move the site to https from http under Bing Webmaster Tools. The site has been https for a long time with 301 redirects already in place. In Google, we have both URLs but in Bing ...
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How to outrank well reputed Websites?

I have already read What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? and applied almost every on-page SEO advice from the answers to that question. One of my site (internal link) ...
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What is the best way to redirect from page to page for a multilingual site?

I have 5 language on my website example.com (main page on english) example.com/esp (Spanish) example.com/ger (Germany) example.com/ru (Russia) example.com/it (Italy) The question is what the ...
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Consequences of adding more URL query parameters?

I'm developing a website to display data in a database. As I add features I find that I need more and more query parameters. Are there negative consequences in terms of site visibility, SEO, etc. if ...
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What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
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New competitor websites outrank me even though I have good DA, PA and write good content [duplicate]

My domain is quite old and it should be ranked better compared to the newcomers in my niche. I write good content than some top-ranked domains (they even have less DA and PA or Trust score). I design ...
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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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Should I redirect “ugly” URL to friendly URL?

I use mod_rewrite to rewrite https://example.com/?page=some-page&tab=2 to https://example.com/articles/some-page/2. But people can still access both URLs. I want to know: should I redirect the "...
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How to Measure the ROI from SEO Campaigns

How can I measure SEO activities ROI: including on-page and Off-page SEO. As you know any big business has a common organic traffic growth. also, SEO can affect direct traffic. so is there any way ...
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Do wordpress tags urls affect SEO? [duplicate]

Wordpress generates url for each tag. I read a discussion where someone says these urls are "not important" and they negatively affect SEO. Is this true?
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301 redirects for asp pages to html

So I've redesigned a site that was built comprising of solely .asp pages and redid it using .html pages. I deleted the old site and uploaded the new, and uploaded my .htaccess file with code along the ...
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What should I check when buying a used domain in order to reduce the risk of buying domain with a bad history

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. Domain is 20yrs old. Domain is not used for anything in particular, just a few ads on it. Not able to track backlinks as looks like ...
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An old page is ranking for a keyword, but I'd prefer my new page to rank

I recently created a page on my website with compelling content and proper SEO. Now, about 10 days later, I realize that I had another page targeting the same keyword that is a few years old. The old ...
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Purchasing a domain directly from the owner shortly before a renewal date

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. How relevant is it that domain registration expires in 7 weeks? Should I expect a renewal fee even if I purchase before? If so, which ...
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Google has more than 500k cached indexes of my ex website. How can I remove them? [duplicate]

My client's ex website was full of copy-pasted news and the website's reputation was 0. Also, he wanted to get rid of Wordpress, so we re-developed his website and did not use old data. But Google's ...
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Lower Google traffic after adding more pages?

I recently added a new feature to a website, which resulted in a few hundred extra pages being added to the site. I added these new pages to google sitemaps, with the hope that they would attract ...
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Which Schema.org hierarchy should I use for my page?

I have a website with all handy tools, for example, Random Word Generator, Separate a list, etc. Now I want to boost my SEO and one of the things I want to add is Schema.org markup. So I've taken a ...
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Is it okay to hide some Schema.org content?

On our site, we are using LocalBusiness. We are using 20 properties from the list but we only want to display (have visible), as content, 3 of those properties. The remaining 17 properties should ...