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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The white label SEO conundrum [closed]

I've been webmaster of a site for a few years that contains a large listing of holiday properties. Against my will the powers that be want to implement a white label product that would for many ...
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How to get duplicate geo-targetted sub-directories indexed when Google is ignoring the canonicals?

I have a main website example.com which is mainly used for targeting one country. We recently started creating sub-directories for targeting other countries i.e, example.com/us/, example.com/ph/ etc., ...
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Is it a good practice to use an SVG as a logo?

I am building a website for a brand. The designer sent me the company logo in an .svg format. I rarely see SVG logos on websites, and I usually work with PNG images so I have two questions : Is it a ...
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What are the best ways to improve a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to improve a site's position in the Google search results?
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NPM package not showing up on Google [duplicate]

I have published my NPM module detect-file-encoding-and-language 18 days ago. It has a title, description, and keywords. But if I search for detect-file-encoding-and-language npm on Google, it does ...
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SEO Impact of two different systems of shopping cart under the same domain?

I had an old shopping cart website, url is something like www.example.com/shopsys/. Later I have a new one using Opencart, still using the same domain name, but the landing page is at the root, i.e. ...
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Sub-directory or sub-domain for blog? [duplicate]

I am working on an e-commerce website (written in ASP.NET MVC). I want to build a blog for my website to create some content and improve the Search Engine Ranking of the website/ I can think of 2 ...
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Can I integrate an exiting blog platform into my website

I had asked this question on Software Recommendation but did not get any answer. I am working on an e-commerce website, which is developed in ASP.NET MVC... I want to build a blog for the website and ...
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How to add my Blogger page to search engines? [duplicate]

I've written a short post on the blogger.com platform about 2 weeks ago. But I still can't find it on any of the search engines. (I've been searching by a specific phrase in it in double quotes.) I ...
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Are <figure> and <figcaption> ignored by search engine crawlers?

It is said that search engine crawlers would ignore heading titles (h1~h6) in <figcaption> because html5 outline algorithm doesn't parse them. So we should avoid using <figure> or <...
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Error message “Canonical is empty” despite canonical URL has been set in <head> section

My website has canonical link, but a SEO website reports that it has not. Is the place of the canonical link important? I placed it in the <head> tag after other meta tags and links.
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Is placing the folder after the page in the URL better for SEO?

I read on https://moz.com/learn/seo/url that google prioritizes the folder over the path/page. Which wold mean that a url such as: coffeeshop.example/*home-brew-coffee*/**types** would perform better ...
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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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Replacing the public home page with member specific content for logged in users

Context: I am designing a web application that's geared toward members-only features. There's no site features that would be useful to non-members, so most of the website will only be available to ...
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How to setup site with second specialised domain name with same content

I got a website: company-name-counselling.co.uk I have setup all 4 versions of the domain to redirect to the https://www.company-name-counselelling.co.uk I have also bought nearby-town-counselling....
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Upgrading my website to be multilangual, is this use of canonical code correct?

I have a good search-engine ranked webpage written in Dutch (=NL) and I have just upgraded my site to be in French too. So I've created subdirectories for NL and FR, but my root/index is now exactly ...
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Which Google Sites URL is shown by google results: default or custom domain?

About custom domain on Google sites, let's assume that we have this configuration : Default domain: https://sites.google.com/view/example-com Custom domain: http://example.com After publication and ...
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How to serve for International Googlebots if we redirect users to subdomains for language matching?

So, we have a site and a few sub-domains with content in different languages and we're using Hreflang and canonical implementations for SEO. We do detect the language that users use in their browsers ...
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

Would it be possible for one to strengthen certain internal links by getting rid of the excess ones? I am aware of the old advice of some google employee which went by the lines of hundred being a ...
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Can a sitemap be used only to index the latest content?

I am working on a rapidly growing social network and generating a sitemap with millions of links is becoming unfeasible. I was wondering if we could just include the last X created / updated user ...
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Does Google consider a website that publishes data reports (same words, different numbers) as duplicate content?

I am working on a website that generate reports from a template. This template will be using the exact same keywords but different numbers to generate webpages that contains reports. The generated ...
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For SEO, can the home page contain summary text about several categories with multiple paragraphs written on more specific pages?

What are the rules in 2021 for writing text for SEO? How much text is needed about a certain topic? How much should you repeat yourself? How does Google punish you if you write too much of the same ...
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Can search engine fetch/index website that using ipv6 only?

I see some host providers offer cheap server but only support ipv6. I want to rent it, but I am still considering the SEO impact. Can google and other search engine crawl and index it? If yes, will it ...
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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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How to hide from Google indexing part of HTML document, RODO pop up window? [duplicate]

I noticed, that Google is displaying my RODO pop up text in the search results for my page. Is there any way to hide certain <div> in the document for robots?
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Can “Corporation” structured data on pages about other companies get rich snippets for my site?

On my website I have a list of several hundred companies. And after you click any of them, you are navigating to the page, where you are able to see their details. For SEO on each company page, can I ...
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Does HTML5 Custom Tag impact SEO?

For example if to wrap a heading in <product-title> and </product-title> instead of h1...h6. Is there a mention of the issue somewhere on the Internet?
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Disallowing path with parameter

I found a loads of examples where in robots.txt were disallowed urls with similar approaches: Disallow: /*?dir=*&order=*&p=* Where every path with specified parameters will be blocked. What if ...
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Website performance gone down after cloudflare cdn activated

I wanted to checkout Cloudflare CDN free version for old website and activate CDN for it and noticed that website performance was hit after activating CDN. What could be reason as I am new to ...
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Lighthouse says “Links are not crawlable” on the “Skip to content” link

When running a Lighthouse check on my site, I received the following error under SEO: Links are not crawlable Search engines may use href attributes on links to crawl websites. Ensure that the href ...
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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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How to fix duplicate content caused by editing titles that creates new URLs for the same page?

We have custom CMS for our site, after three years we find problem in index page. This is structure of URL : example.com/ads/buy/545564/title Now we find when user change title of ads, google re-...
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Does having multiple Facebook Pages with the same website link in profile hurts SEO?

I have a few Facebook pages created with different intention but I only have one e-commerce website. Can linking the website url in all Facebook pages affect the domain ranking?
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Worth moving WordPress to Apache hosting to fix trailing slash duplicate content on Pantheon under Nginx?

Context: As you might know, Wordpress' permalink structure enforces a trailing slash at the end of URLs (so /about becomes /about/ etc.) I've always found this useful -- keeps URLs nice and uniform. ...
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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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SEO - Google select a another domain at canonical url

I have a problem with my domain for selected canonical url by google. I have a vps for my website with apache. I created a redirect for website ip, but some domains have my ip in DNS and redirect to ...
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Should I change the AMP url? (when updating the url for the page itself?)

Let's say I have a page under www.example.com/some/path, and its AMP version is under www.example.com/some/path/amp. If I change the path of the page, let's say to www.example.com/other/path, should I ...
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Do pages that have received no traffic in a long time still have any SEO authority?

Is there a rule of thumb for how to handle old content on websites? Should All pages that get removed have their URL 301 redirected to retain any SEO authority they may have. Or is it ok to assume ...
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Redirecting website from subfolder to root without affecting seo

I have a wordpress website (www.example.com) where the file are located in a sub folder of the public_html (public_html/x/wp folders). Since I'm getting some troubles with some plugins and caching ...
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Redirecting Old Domain to New Domain - Google SSL Warning

My client wanted his website republished under a new domain that was shorter. So we pointed the new domain to the website server and "forwarded" by 301 redirect from the old domain hosted on ...
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Pages Excluded from Google Search Console [duplicate]

My website collects concept definitions from around the web. It knows how to extract the basic definition and make it accessible inside a predefined 'topic'. I always mention the source of the ...
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Bad to add external link in the navbar?

Is it considered a bad practice to have external links in the navbar of a website? In my case, I am thinking of selling some of my items on a new website that I previously sold on my current website....
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How do I remove a legacy site from appearing in Google search results?

How do I remove legacy URLs that Google has decided to cache? When we went live with our new site, we moved the old site to legacy.example.com for our staff to be able to access the old site. I'm ...
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Is SEO consultant that starts by creating profiles on other sites for backlinks doing legitimate work?

I hired someone to do SEO work on my website. He started by creating free profiles on dozens of sites that have nothing to do with my business. For example, evernote.com, penzu.com, pearltrees.com, ...
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Does content below the fold affect CLS (cumulative layout shift) score?

From what I've read on CLS it's worked out with the following formula (essentially stuff in the viewport): area of impact region / area of viewport = impact fraction max move distance / viewport ...
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Will including the page number in the title of the articles in a series affect SEO?

Let's say that we'll have an article series: Python Tutorials Is it a good or bad choice to name articles like this? Python Tutorials - Part 1: Functions Python Tutorials - Part 2: Understanding ...
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Could a page with little meaningful content hurt the SEO and rankings of other more important pages of my website?

I have a blog and affiliate links website. I have lots of posts with niche content and some posts with product reviews. And that's my main source of traffic: search engine results that are shown to ...
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Bulk removal of large pool of dynamic urls from Google search console

Background: One can submit a removal request in the Google search console associated to one's web app. Moreover, there's an option to provide a url pattern as well (instead of just a specific url). ...
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Hosting old version of website at subdomain - redirects?

I am developing a new website and would like to preserve the old website at a subdomain. (The old website has a lot of content which is useful enough not to just remove completely, but not valuable ...

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