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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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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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 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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problem showing my website correctly in search engines

I have a website which i have indexed on google for example (like 15 days ago). some of my pages pass arguments like: http://www.bla.com/products.php?pro=bla&page=view suddently i saw that ...
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Is there a way to make the text of a video SEO / browser find friendly?

One thing that's always annoyed me about videos (especially tutorial videos) is that you can't search the content, either in your browser or on a search engine. Now granted people have full ...
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Is it ok to have Desktop URL as canonical when Googlebot is crawling as Smartphone?

Google in search console has clearly stated that it is indexing as a smartphone. Our redirection logic, look at user-agent and redirects all mobile traffic to mobile URL. However, in our mobile site's ...
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Structured Data for dynamic pages and Webmaster Tools

I have a catalogue with more than 150000 (150k) unique single item pages, each with schema.org set up for titles, descriptions, images, prices etc. These pages are dynamically built through a unique ...
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Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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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 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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How do thousands of backlinks to my subdomains affect SEO?

I have 90k backlinks from 3 websites. On a subdomain, I have catalogs and my clients have a link on their site in the header to these catalogs. This means that they have in all their pages a link to ...
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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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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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How to move a Tumblr blog without hurting PageRank?

I have a Tumblr blog which I want to move to somewhere else. I don't want my Google visibility resetted after moving. I am thinking to do it this way; 1) I believe Tumblr allows custom domain names. ...
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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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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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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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What should a page's minimum word count be in order to be effectively indexed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideal word count per web page? I'm seeding a new site with hundreds of (high quality) posts, but since I am paying per word written, I'm wondering if anybody in the community ...
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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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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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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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Can search engines see HTML elements hidden by CSS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? I was wondering if search engines can read <a> elements with display:none. Is it true? Can search engines see elements hidden ...
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Multiple domains for one site (but different locations)

I've developed a website for a building company. They have an "investments" page with their buildings for sale. They are available through http://example.com/investments/new-york/building1 and they ...
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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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Will Google value links to expired domains that have been down for months if I create a new site there?

I found some new dropped domains that I buy that have decent links that are all 404 of course. When a domain is dropped and the link has been 404'd for over 100 days does Google 100% ignore that ...
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Implementing Canonical URLs

I have a confusion in implementing canonical URLs; Client has shared a set of URLs like; http://example.com/eg/ http://example.com/eg/index?32312323 http://example.com/eg/index?54545545 http://...
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Tackling thin content on an images gallery

We run an images gallery as part of our site, however we have over 8,000 images and every image has a separate HTML page of its own to display the image caption, related image and comments from users ...
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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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Move a blog on a different server from a subdomain to a folder using Nginx

I have a node js application that runs on a VPS, and recently we added a blog to the site, we choose WordPress for the blog CMS, for avoiding configuring VPS for PHP and WP we moved blog to another ...
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Duplicate content caused by HTTPS pages

I have a landing page that can be called by HTTP and also by HTTPS. The canonical URL links to the HTTP version. In some comments I have read that the HTTPS version is never read by a Googlebot. Is ...
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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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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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What does crawl-delay: 1 mean if it is interpreted as is?

I have a problem of understanding what crawl-delay: 1 means if it isn't ignored and actually being interpreted as is by a given web crawler. I understood from this answer by Stephen Ostermiller that: ...
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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/...
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How does Google treat unlinked URLs?

In Google Webmaster Tools I've recently noticed several concatenated URLs appearing in the Crawl Errors. On investigation it seems Google is picking up these links from a page that shows a user's ...
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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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Add comments to 'static' pages without Javascript so they're Google-able?

Are there any often mentioned products or services for adding end user comments to pages that aren't served up by a CMS or blog engine? Assuming the host can execute PHP, Python, ASP.NET classic, or ...
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crawl-delay: x ------— has someone here managed to understand how the math works there?

From prior research of reading different articles, I understand that a robots.txt crawl delay such as crawl-delay: 1 allows a given search engine to crawl x number of webpages per one second, and than ...
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AngularJS application and searchengine optimization, empty Google cached page version

I have created a website using AngularJS. I'm not sure this website will be properly indexed by Google and other search engines. The cached Google versions of the indexed pages are white with no ...
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Is it needed to have your blog title and description in H1 and H2

I have read an article that states that it is not necessary to have your blog title and description on your website at all. Just have the titles of the posts in h1, on the index and the post page. ...
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What is the best WordPress permalink structure for a website with daily new posts and updates?

I have a WordPress website where users contribute a lot of posts and comments. I am now using /date/post-name as the permalink structure, but I've read and heard that it's better to use just the post-...
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ASP to HTML - 301 redirects (SEO rankings before and after)

I need to change the extension of the default pages and many other pages like .asp to .html, should I use a 301 redirect? The website is in the top 10 results for many keywords, I don't want to lose ...
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should I submit the same sitemap for all the search console accounts?

I'm gonna have 4 properties in my search console for my website as below: http://example.com/ http://www.example.com/ https://example.com/ https://www.example.com/ The main URl is: https://example....
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Why is hidden content not always indexed?

I've read several blogs discussing the 'hidden content' issue. This article experimented with several options. It concludes that Google DOES index hidden content. The issues is also discussed here. ...
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Can noindex tags on several pages affect the overall SEO or ranking on Google?

Some SEO Gurus assured me that noindex attributes are good to devalue the unimportant pages. When I asked in the moz Q and A, they're quite sure that having noindex on the bulk of the articles on ...
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Should I build a second site just like the first but with a different keyword to rank for a synonym?

I have a listing site which lists freelancers in a very specific profession. In my site each place (city or so...) is a separated page. and it is focused on this profession keyword with the place name....
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How to get out of google penalty for spammy links linking to my site?

One day I checked my google analytics and there was like a 60% drop in search traffic. There was no panda updates in that time. I checked my webmaster tools and saw about 200 spammy sites linking to ...
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What are the future implications of blocking a search engine now?

At a question asked previously at this site regarding Baidu's overactive crawling tendencies, one user comments: I'd only block a search engine spider if you never want to receive any search ...

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