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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Hreflang attribute on <a> tag

Recently I discovered that we can add hreflang to our <a> tags to inform about the language of the page which is being linked. It seems to me that it is a perfect fit for links pointing to ...
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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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Does Google penalise overwriting of content at render time with JS?

I have found out from Google's Javascript SEO video, that Goodle indexes webpages in 2 waves and the second wave which involves content generated with Javascript is slower and less frequent. I have ...
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Sitelink search box does not appear on Google after adding JSON-LD SearchAction to my site yesterday

I added the JSON-LD code to my site but search bar did not appear. What is the reason for this? am i doing something wrong? <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "...
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site: search on Google was showing results from another site, they were removed, but now reappeared in Google Search Console

I'm facing an odd situation, I've added site as property to google search console in this april, around last week i checked that search query, site:my-site.com was showing links for pages which I have ...
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SEO Inquiry; Domain Name selection

Can any one help me by clarifying the differences between DOMAIN NAME formats according to Google search engines and SEO perspective: example.com ex-ample.com example-eg.com egypt.example.com ...
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WordPress SEO - Google SERP is not displaying properly [duplicate]

Here is what the SERP is supposed to look like: And here is what it actually looks like in Google: I don't know where Google is getting this from but it's not reading Yoasts settings. It is only ...
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Does posting AMP version of URL make my website crawled faster by Google?

so If I post the amp version of the web instead of the original link (say on Instagram stories), will it help Google to crawl my website faster?
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Multinational and multilingual content

I would like to get some guidance on international SEO. For now this is how my website looks like: website.com website.com/fr website.com/it I would like to make it region plus language specific, ...
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Is it true that Google does not like copying pages and changing the keywords?

I have created 3 web pages and optimized each for similar content (only change Keywords) but different keywords & Meta Description in all 3 pages. Is the okay to have similar content on these ...
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H1 tag word with two styles

For the purpose of playing with the words I have H1 tag with different styles. Moreover those styles are applied two to one word. For example: <h1>Some<span>thing</span> dif<span&...
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Is it possible that Google called our previous SEO company and asked them to remove their tags?

I have a client whose site I rebuilt several months ago. I also took over their SEO when I did this. Their previous SEO company called them today and my client sent them an email. My client passed the ...
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Should I set NOINDEX header for my JS, CSS and image files?

Are there any harms if my site send NOINDEX headers for all my static assets? For image files, I refer to those valueless, e.g. background images, button images, etc. Update: more background ...
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Is there a penalty risk from Google with a page containing 70+ outbound links to high quality sites

I have a page that links to about 70+ high-quality websites. The page looks like this: <a href="website#1">website name</a> - info about the site (~20 words) <a href="website#1">...
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How to restructure my current static pages into amp or pwa?

We have a website with approx ~1K Static Pages which is built with (html, css & JS). Everything is good & we are getting good amount of traffic/conversion as well, except the conversion is not ...
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Images barely showing up in Google Search rich snippets, is it a subdomain problem?

I have a recipe blog running WordPress with Yoast SEO. A problem I have is that in Google Search images are not showing up in all the rich snippets for my website. I would say they show in about 50% ...
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Malicious backlinks from malware sites - what's their purpose?

I have two websites that have created dozens of backlinks to my website. votefrankharris dot com and a similar ddswhite dot com. The first website's backlinking pages redirect to malicious pages/...
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Question on search engine optimization for nodejs website

I just made my first website and I had some questions about how google would index it. For this website, content is only generated once the user interacts with a map seen on the website. I read this ...
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When syndicating an article to a third party site which is then the canonical, how should I update the json-ld Article schema URLs?

If I have a duplicate content because my article is syndicated to a third party site. which URLs should I use in json-ld Article schema? To be precise, let's say I want to publish an article from my ...
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Is it SEO problematic to create footnotes with frontend JavaScript?

I have an RTL (Hebrew) MediaWiki 1.34.0 website in which I am having a serious problem creating footnotes for articles with the core Extension:Cite because its de facto lack of support in Hebrew, as ...
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How can a search engine crawl a dynamically generated website?

A dynamically generated website doesn't have most of its content hard coded on the HTML file. Sometimes it waits for a user to login or wait for an input to generate its views. So it would look ...
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Are better SSL certificates (better type or better encryption) better for SEO?

I was looking at the different types of SSL certificates and providers. I came across a website that states this: We believe Extended and Business Verification SSL certificates gets more top ...
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Does having an extended validation SSL certificate increase your Google search ranking? [duplicate]

I am assisting an retailer obtain and install an extended validation (EV) SSL certificate for their online shop. After a week of back and forth paperwork with the CA, I wonder whether it's worth the ...
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Site organization when targeting several locations

This is a followup on my previous question: Site for the same service in different locations: how to avoid duplicate content? I'm building a series of sites offering, say, cab services in different ...
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Will disrupting the Parent/Child Category relationship, with Static Pages, negatively affect SEO efforts?

I am working on my personal website where, for the purpose of this question, we can assume the site structure is as follows: At present, the 'Keeping Fit' and 'Healthy Eating' Pages are Parent ...
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How to tell google that xyz.com & www.xyz.com are same?

I have my blog and I am checking it's SEO on woorank.com and found that there are some issues with URLs described in the below image that I am getting there.
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What is the consensus on handling pagination in 2019 on big result sets?

According to my research, old methods of consolidating paginated URLs into one are not recommended anymore. Old ways: Using rel=prev/next, but: "Rel=prev/next is not an indexing signal anymore" (...
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Use new domain with already strong backlinks effectively?

I bought an expired domain, which I found out that it already has backlinks from spiegel.de, t3n.de (german top magazines) and a few more. What would be the wisest way for me to get the maximum SEO ...
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Google search algorithm and SERP

Why would google rank some pages of a website in the top 2 positions, and not rank at all the other pages and some in between? If Google's algorithm follows strict rules and guidelines, then won't all ...
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Zero impressions to a lot of pages while I can see still see them in Google? Huge drop

In Google Search Console I can see hundreds of search queries dropping impressions from e.g. 800 to literally 0 (!), while I can still see them on Google when I search for them. I know that Google did ...
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How do popular sites like Pinterest with such mobile unfriendly interfaces rank so high?

Just did a Google image search and I got hundreds of images. A large number of them came from pInterest. When you click on the link, you're required to either log into the site or use their app before ...
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Is server side rendering without any styling acceptable for a single page application (that is heavily styled) in order to satisfy most search bots?

Let's say that you have a big / heavy single page application (SPA) that can be represented statically in 100,000+ pages. Will it be acceptable to have a back-end that dynamically generates pages ...
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What SEO benefits do WordPress Tags offer that Categories do not already offer?

I am in the process of putting together a Personal Blog, powered by WordPress, where I am trying to plan out how I will be looking to integrate the Category and Tag Taxonomies. Although I have been ...
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Language problems with Symfony site in Google

I have i 2 language site, based on Symfony3. Currently I have there German and English langs. The problem is that Google indexing only english version on site and, as I seen in Google Webconsole, ...
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SEO returning very different results according to which country you look from

A newbie question here. I just finished my first website for an artist and put in online. When I look for it by putting the name of the artist that the website is for, google returns the website ...
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Site for the same service in different locations: how to avoid duplicate content?

I built a site for a specific service (let's say, a cab service) that catered to a specific location. The URL was: https://www.getacabcity1.com (It was targeted towards City 1). Now the client ...
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Chain canonical from mobile to desktop site

I have a mobile site today with rel=canoncial to my desktop site. I was wondering if anyone knows / have a good theory how search engines handles the following scenario. mobile.example.com?sort=asc -...
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seo and documenting multiple version of our software

How to markup the documentation of the different version of our product? considering that The content is not strictly identical across version, but it is very often the same, we wish newer version ...
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How should I fix the problem of duplicate content created by my CMS system's manual page alias feature?

My site's CMS has a manual page alias feature which is in wide use. I recently noticed that the aliased pages and the original pages are showing up in GA with separate traffic. For example: www....
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Subdomain hijacked for spam. How to restore Google ranking?

I just discovered that a subdomain of my personal domain name had been hijacked and abused by SEO spammers since November last year. I did not discover this until I added my site as a domain property ...
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Homepage in breadcrumb

Well... there have been many topics about this but I am looking for clear answer regarding placing home page at the beginning of breadcrumb trail. First of all, I set in the breadcrumb trail - ...
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Is it a good practice to deindex 20,000 pages in 1 go?

If I found that 20,000 pages on my website are not generating any traffic from organic. Is it a good practice to remove those 20,000 pages in one go or do it over the period of 3 to 4 months. Is, it ...
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Will adding a Age Disclaimer landing page to a site make it less search engine optimised?

I need to add an age disclaimer landing page for an adults only website but am worried that it will make the site less search engine optimised. The page will have a button (<18) which will ...
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Will adding a Age Disclaimer landing page to a site make it less search engine optimised?

I need to add an age disclaimer landing page for an adults only website but am worried that it will make the site less search engine optimised. The page will have a button (<18) which will ...
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Does www and non-www suffer duplicate content penalty?

Do you know if I should use <link rel="canonical" tag, or 301 redirect from: http://example.com to http://www.example.com ...to avoid a duplicate content penalty in case other pages link to the ...
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GSC: Sitemap Couldn't Fetch

I'm trying to submit a very simple sitemap (for testing only) to Google Search Console but, unfortunately, I'm constantly receiving the following error message: ╔══════════════╤═════════╤═════════════...
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These pages showing url too long and poorly formatted in uber suggest in terms of seo.How to solve this problem

I have a word press site and doing SEO with yoast premium plugin all other SEO related issue are solved but these pagination problem is a headache I search the internet but didn't find solution for ...
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What is the name of “More results from ____” in google SERP and how to get it on your site?

What is the name of this section of Google search? It's not sitelinks - those are different sections of the website. Is this in any way linked to Q&A html microdata Google uses?
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/states/louisiana/ or just /louisiana/ in the URL path for SEO of a restaurant site based on WordPress? [duplicate]

Hoping to find a site structuring best practice for a Wordpress site that features restaurants by state, that is still readable enough to Google's bots so as to not be detrimental to the SEO. Is it ...
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Google ranking for new pages not consistent

I have a website where I create very similar pages besides the city name and do the exact same thing for each page, but some will rank well while others do not. Why is this, if they are nearly the ...

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