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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Move to SSL and have 2 x domains, make one canonical or not?

This is an updated version of 2 x domains for same site in Google make canonical or not and I am posting it again as A) there is a new SSL aspect to the question and B) it's nearly 4 years old and ...
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Which is better for SEO, one page for all products, or one page for each product?

So, as the new guy, I have been tasked with the monumental problem of improving my job's search rankings for a few specific pages. Looking at the design philosophy of the page, I've run into a big ...
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Migrating out of Medium

I'm moving my company's blog out of Medium to a subdirectory of our domain name. We have three blogs, one on a subdomain (when Medium still allowed it) and two as regular Medium organization blogs. ...
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Will Product pages help create context for their respective Parent Categories, despite `rel=canonical` pointing elsewhere?

Let's say that I have a 2 parent Product Categories as follows: Decor: You can browse all Decor related products here. From a Navigational perspective, this will allow visitors to browse via ...
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How to get Googlebot to crawl my website faster to pick up my new meta description

I've tried to put an new meta description for my website, but when I look it up I get the wrong description. After some research I found out that I need Google to crawl my site. The cache:website ...
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Similar content on multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I recently posted a question about using a site structure similar to what's shown below. example.com/bikes/foo-bike/wheels //content about foo-bike's wheels example.com/bikes/bar-bike/wheels //...
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Removing / pushing down an image in search results

There is an image of one of our staff that pops up in search results that is in relation to an old business that we don't really want featured. Is there an approach to remove or try to push an image (...
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Why can't I find a certain text on my site in Google?

I can't find certain text on my site in Google, even if I'm searching specifically on the page that this text in on: site:mysite.com/page.html hidden text I tried searching just for "site:mysite.com/...
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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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Microdata reuse within another item

My intention is marking up my site with Microdata in a way I won't need to re-declare items that already exist in the page. For example, my header will always contain info regarding the "...
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Strange URLs appearing in analytics and search console

Both in search console, and in Google analytics, I'll get users browsing to pages like: /eeslqeqb79/kelompok-cerita-dewasa-swiss-foto-gambar-video.php /eeslqeqb79/ver-peliculas-gratis-en-espanol-...
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Does having video on a website increase the quality of traffic coming to the site?

I was wondering if anyone had any actual statistics on this. I was curious if having a video on a website makes an exceptional difference to the quality of traffic coming to the site.
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Is CDN bad for image SEO?

I found a blog post on Shopify about image optimization with the following statement: By placing your images on a CDN, you are most likely removing the image from your domain and placing it on the ...
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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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difference between `<meta name=“robots” content=“nofollow” />` and `rel=“nofollow”`

Is the meta tag <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" /> The same as rel="nofollow" in a link (apart from the fact the the meta tag would be page wide rather than on a per link basis) Or ...
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pagination and duplicate content with one paragraph in each page with totally different listing

I have a module in my site which can be accessed like sitename.com/module/ This module has pagination. In the first page i have two paragraphs which describe about the site. This will appear in all ...
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SEO repeated keywords in domain and url

For example i have the domainname buyhouse.com The keywords "buy house new york" buyhouse.com/new-york/ buyhouse.com/buy-house-new-york/ Whats the best url option for SEO?
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Can I register and redirect a domain that is similar to my competitors to my site to rank when people search for my competitor?

Can I register a domain similar to my competitors and rank higher in google? For example, my competitor uses competitorwebsite.com, can i use competitorwebsite.news and redirect it to my actual ...
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(Google) Title of page not updated, everything else did [duplicate]

My website changed significantly this month. Amongst the changes was the website's title. Two weeks ago, I finally used Webmaster Tools and submitted the page. So far, Yahoo and Bing have updated ...
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Redirecting broken links (from external site)

In webmaster tools we found that a bunch of sites are linking to non existent pages on our site. So far I can see 50,000+ links. Is there any downside to redirecting all of these broken links to a ...
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How to instruct Google to ignore URLs with given suffix/parameter?

Hi there I need to temporarily instruct Google to exclude from indexing all URLs that contain the following suffix: ?lang=it How can I achieve this?
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Creating a new site for media content that exists on another site

So I've looked around on this site, and read up on Google's duplicate content policy, etc., but haven't found an answer specific to my problem. This is going to be a bit long, but I think it's an ...
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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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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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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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Adult website crawlability issue

I got a mission and asking for some help with this scenario for a new website. The site is an adult escorts advertising service. It is developed fine, works and looks good, but the issue is with ...
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how to fix bad seo after being hacked

About a year ago my wordpress website was hacked & some company decided to go nuts and actually do some "SEO" on the various links it created. Some of the pages would show up on google as "payday ...
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Google Ignoring Canonical - Asking for Advice on Alternative Option

We self-host video content on our site and allow other sites to embed our videos using IFRAME. Up until a few months ago, we used to canonical the iframe page to the video listing page on our website ...
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Localization by language without translating

I would like to localize content on a few of my landing pages by making some slight changes to the dynamic content that I show (the website is a marketplace website and the products are very dependent ...
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Duplicate title tags error in webmaster tools

I have changed some URLs in my site then to prevent webmaster tools duplicate error I redirected (301) old URLs to new URLs also I tried to remove old URLs in "Optimization>Remove URLs" section of ...
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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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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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How can I use dual language metadata?

I have an online newspaper website. The content is fully in the Bangla language. The language of the website is Bangla but visitors are searching in search engines (Google, Yahoo & Bing) in ...
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How do I get a page on my site to appear in the “video results” section

Direct Lyrics appears at the top of these search results as a "video result" (next to an inviting thumbnail). But the page in question is just a page of lyrics with an embedded YouTube video. My ...
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Will a spammed forum subdomain that is now gone effect my main domains rankings?

I created a subdomain forum.example.com I opened the forum and went on holiday for a month, and when I came back to my shock I found 100 (1000's) of spam links posted to my subdomain's forum. My ...
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Google rich snippets not showing in SERP but was detected in Webmaster Tools

My rich snippets don't show in Google SERPs but Google Webmaster Tools detected that I have more than 2 thousand pages that shows my rich snippets. I can see the snippets at Google rich snippets ...
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Site migration questions— PHP, link structure & SEO

I'm working on a massive site overhaul and the main structural change will be a move from static HTML to PHP. I work for an art gallery, and having the artist names in URLs is critical. We already ...
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SaaS Platform and multiple possible domains

I have a SaaS platform where people can create their own white labeled job boards. My main product domain is www.myproductdomain.com When clients sign up they automatically get clientname....
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Does Google hate capitalized words?

I've read around in the past that Google frowns on all caps like "THIS IS MY WEBSITE". But, I wanted to know if they also frown upon capitalized words in general, like in a case like where a name is ...
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Google finding irrelevant keywords on my pages?

I have a dynamic site with thousands of pages (database driven). Every page has a log in link up in the header. Not so unusual. All of my pages have a title which is an H2 (I am changing it to H1 ...
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Impact of switching from an exact match domain name (EMD) to a business name domain

We have a 6-year-old keywordy 34 letter "EMD" domain name (3 words with hyphens). We want to switch to a new 35 letter business name domain name (yes our business name is 35 characters without ...
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Crawl Budget economy: what to do with URLs with tracking parameters?

So, a site has inbound links to a lot of important pages and these links have URL parameters. These URL parameters are basically used just for tracking purposes, similar to the way Amazon links to its ...
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Big discrepancy in number of known pages in Google Search Console and ScreamingFrog

In a technical SEO audit I used both Google Search Console and ScreamingFrog crawl to review the status errors, however there is big discrepancy in the number of pages that Google knows about, and the ...
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Domain/IP address blacklisted

I started a website last year and did not realise that the mail server was enabled. As a result the domain has been responding to EHLO/HELO requests with localhost.localdomain which Composite ...
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How to de-index pages from google using robots.txt

I added the no-index tag for the google-bot, but it is kind of taking a long time to de-index some pages since I have over 100k pages I need to de-index lol :))) What is the proper way to de-index ...
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Is there any relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position?

I think, there is a relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position. Google might not do it explicitly or in a deliberate way, But there is in my experience. For example, ...
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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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Linking product and offer schema on different pages

I have two pages: View Product <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product"> .... </div> View Pricing <div itemprop="offers" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer"&...
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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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SEO and traffic flow for multi-domain web app

I'm working with a small team on a web app. Background For many years we have run a informational website. It gets lots of traffic (1M+ per month) and is near the top on the first page of the search ...