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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2 URLs pointing to one website with a unique canonical URL

I have 2 domains submitted to Google that both point to my WordPress site. I am using Yoast SEO plugin to take care of the basic SEO metadata for the website. When I view the source for each URL I ...
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Drop in rankings after removing sitewide backlinks

Here's the scenario: I have a small web design business and was using a branded backlink on the bottom of all client sites. Recently this has become a bit taboo with the Google updates so I went back ...
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Free subdomain not indexed

I currently use a free subdomain, https://vandenberg.us.to, but I'm having trouble getting it indexed by Google. From what I understand, Google should treat subdomains as completely different websites ...
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How long before Google counts my .htaccess 301 redirect links?

I have a friend who had around 2000 visitors per day to his website before a web designer with no SEO knowledge changed all his URLs. I've used the Wayback Machine and Google Analytics to determine ...
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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Redirect root path on root domain to subdomain

Say there's a web application that runs on example.com, would there be a penalty for 301 redirecting the root of the domain (example.com/) to subdomain.example.com for purposes of hosting the ...
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For SEO should an image name contain page title (which gives more description to image)

I am creating a website using wix.com. I would like to know if a web page has images in it . Should the image name and alt name name can have some repetitive information derived the page title. ...
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How can I use a competitor's domain that I purchased?

I have a company website for our Internet agency for over 5 years. It holds blog posts, content pages, and our portfolio mainly. One of our biggest competitors, with mainly the same company ...
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How to see the searched terms that refer to my homepage

I have put the google analytics script in my page, but I need to know the search terms that users use in order to refer to my page. How can I use google analytics to find such terms? (For example ...
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Will a site URL with repeating keywords get penalized by search engines?

I have an URL structure like the following: sitename.com/cellphone/nokia/galaxy-5678-nokia-cellphone-from-abc/ For more example: sitename.com/cellphone/motorolla/new-motorolla-gta800-cellphone-...
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Is it bad to have a mix of HTML 5 and XHTML pages within one website from SEO perspective?

We are going to update our website from well-formed XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 5. However, as I see, we will be doing this step-by-step. This means we will have some pages in HTML 5 and others in ...
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Multidomain site with duplicate content for different countries [duplicate]

Our client wants different domains for different countries where they have headquarters. So we would have www.example1.com, www.example2.us, www.example3.com.br, etc. (it is also multilanguage, with /...
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SEO on pages whose content is determined by query string in URL

I have a blog as part of my site. The address of the blog is ../blog.php. If you go to blog.php you will see the most recent blog entry and there will be links to other entries. The links to other ...
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Adding Google star Rating to the search Result

I need to add star rating to my site for showing the star image rating in search results. I did a search on the internet and read a few articles on it. It is basically Microformats and the related ...
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Can I use a rewrite rule to send all requests to a single file?

Can I make a single regular expression for all my RewriteRules? I'm rewriting everything to a single file and this this acts like a front-controller. My example: RewriteRule ^de/kontakt/anfahrt$ ...
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Absolute vs relative URLs for SEO [duplicate]

Am developing a website, I have used many anchor link in menu navigation and given absolute URL. Somewhere I read we can also use relatives URL in menu navigation. From SEO point of view, which is ...
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Deleting many pages SEO check

I need to delete many pages (recipes) on my website because the recipes were made with products that don't exist any more. Links to those pages are all over social media so I can't just use a 410 ...
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Choosing a Domain for SEO

I am building a new website and I have a couple domains to choose from. For SEO what are tips for choosing a good domain? For instance which, in SEO terms, would be better: websitesfor[subject-of-...
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Would Colour variant Child Categories dilute the SEO efforts of its Parent Category?

I am working on an eCommerce site, where I am considering creating a Child Category page. This Child Category page, would be for a colour variant, of the products within the Parent Category. For ...
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Can canonical tags be placed in the sitemap rather than in each page?

We have canonical tags spread across our web pages. Is it possible to add the canonical tags in our sitemap instead? If yes, how?
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Are backlinks from Whois/IP checker or similar sites bad?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for quite some time now. I am confused about backlinks coming from some of these domains. Some of them come from Whois/IP checker sites, and some of ...
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Does the order of a keyword combination matter in the title and URL? [duplicate]

If I wanted to rank for "Christmas Coffee" does it matter whether my title is A) 2015's Best Christmas Coffee or B) 2015's Best Coffee of Christmas How much weight is put into this?
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How long for Google to index pages after submit to index? How to check the progress? [duplicate]

After a revamp of our website, I have submitted an updated sitemap then fetched the homepage URL / as Google and submitted it and its direct links for indexing in Google Search Console more than 2 ...
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How does SEO work when redirecting to a different site/domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? I have a site (e.g. www.foo.bar). When someone attempts to browse this site, they are redirected to a ...
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Google's cache is not updated for months and doesn't match “fetch as Google”

I used webmaster's Fetch as Google tool to see how my website looks on Google. The snapshot of rendered page returned by Google is exactly same as my website so I submitted it for indexing. Logically ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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SEO - alt and title attributes for thumbnail images in recommended products?

I think that title almost explains it. What is best for SEO to use in section Recommended products for alt and title attributes of thumb images? Should they maybe be empty? Recomendded products are ...
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How to Disavow Bad Backlinks Automatically?

I have this website which is relatively new and I am trying to rank it in Google. But, I have this enemy who keeps building bad/spam links to my site. So, every time I see some rank improvement in my ...
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Do links on social media sites improve my SEO? If yes, what determines the how much they help?

I'm a frequent Reddit user where I love sharing content from my website - hobby stuff, worldbuilding and such. I have several links there, and some more on Twitter and little on Facebook, but barely ...
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Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?

There seem to be conflicting answers on this question. The most relevant ones seem to be at least a year or two old, so I thought it would be worth re-asking this question. My gut says it's ok, ...
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How to fix 404 crawl error of a website

I have a navigational links in a php page nav.php, Which is included in all pages of my website. I have got folder structure like below +top_folder -config.php +includes_folder -nav....
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Multilingual and SEO URLs - best practice?

What would you recommend as a URL structure for setting up a multilingual site when optimizing for SEO? I'm thinking: www.yoursite.com/en/some-category/some-article/ www.yoursite.com/sv/en-kategori/...
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Home page keyword cannot be in the URL

I have been looking into SEO for a few weeks now trying to perfect a homepage. Going through various sources such as MOZ, and other examples of checklists. I keep seeing that you should have your ...
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Does WordPress tag page lead to duplicate content?

Let's say I am having a tag page at WordPress like http://www.mysite.com/tag/tag_name/ having 2 blog posts A & B and a category page like http://www.mysite.com/category/category_name/ having blog ...
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Different urls to same page and redirect

I have 3 urls leading to same page // as most pages are in google, my previous website's version http://mysite.com/1234.aspx // shortcut http://mysite.com/1234 // SEO url http://mysite.com/1234/...
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Google not indexing/updating rel=“canonical” pages

I had same content with different links and I wanted to prioritize the indexing of different webpages. For example /A/1232 and /A/1232/tum_bin_jiya_jay represent same content but I wanted to give ...
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Is 100-150 words content enough for a web page?

I have some 20 different combinations of canonical pages featuring images in different categories. Is 100-150 words content okay for a page considering I use rel=canonical on their copies? I mean how'...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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Do accented words affect page rank?

I'm from Argentina and we use accents in words. Is this URL is worst for pagerank: /técnico-en-computación/ VS /tecnico-en-computacion/
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SEO - which URL's are the best?

In my application I have users who can post offers. An offer belongs to a category and a subcategory. The title of the offer can be long (~80 characters) My options to have url's uniqueness, are: i) ...
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SEO - Does order of html carry importance - text before images preferred over opposite?

I have a two column layout with text to the left and a slideshow to the right. In order that I may float the text around the right column I would need to place the right column first with a right ...
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Why is my website not getting PageRank updates?

My website is more than a year old and Google Webmaster Tools reports that I have over 1500 links to the site, yet my Google PageRank is still zero. Is my website being penalised and why is my ...
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Google Image publishing guidelines; landing page for each image?

In Google Image publishing guidelines there is a paragraph about landing page for each image: Even if your image appears on several pages on your site, consider creating a standalone landing page ...
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What is better for SEO “-” or “()” to describe sub-contents?

Which of the following sentence is better for SEO - or () to describe sub-contents? Ru Ba Ru Feat Diljit - Dj Hans - 48Kbps.mp3 URL: /music/view/25577946?download=Ru-Ba-Ru-Feat-Diljit---Dj-Hans---...
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Google selects one unrelated page as Canonical for many other pages, blocking our pages from indexing

Since start of April, we have many pages such as: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=directcore for which Google continues to select this page as canonical: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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SEO optimizing Blogger blogspots [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? What are some way to optimize a Blogger blogspot for SEO? I have looked at several other articles, but ...
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Will search engines divert worldwide traffic away from a website with a country specific TLD? [duplicate]

I have a website that contains world-wide suitable content, although it is in English. The site is just information; not ecommerce. However, it has a ccTLD of ".co.uk", so will search engines ...
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Multi language switch links translated or in current language?

Should I do: A: translate the language links in the current language: (if I am on the English version) <a href="en/">English</a> | <a href="it/">Italian</a> | <a href="fr/...