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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nofollow links on jQuery interaction

Is it important to use rel="nofollow" on jQuery interaction links? <a href="#" rel="nofollow">jQuery interaction link</a>
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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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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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Use forward slashes (/) or dashes (-) for URL design in 2019? (for categories in e-commerce)

What is a better URL design for an e-commerce website? Case a: http://example.com/shoes-women http://example.com/shoes-women-red http://example.com/high-heels-red http://example.com/high-heels-red-...
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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...
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SEO and buying expiring or dropped domain

Does it make any difference for SEO benefits to buy dropped and already available domains other than backorder domains that are expiring soon? I heard somewhere that whois gets deleted after being ...
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Does loading metas from database affect my website SEO?

I am developing a website which is fully dynamic. If I load metas and other information of the website from database, will it affect my website's SEO?
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How should I construct a site so that the URL is meaningful for the user and Big Internet Search Engine? [closed]

A URL can be descriptive but, how do I make the most of it so that it is meaningful for both users of my site and for Big Internet Search Engine when it comes along?
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How to redirect an URL properly using PHP taking SEO into consideration?

Explanation of the problem I want to redirect each page from a non-friendly url to a friendlier one. I've already achieved that using mod_rewrite in an .htaccess file that does send every visitor ...
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Is content and page titles forming a subject category one of Google's 200 ranking factors?

If I am correct, the content makes the title of a particular page stronger, and in turn the all titles together makes the category stronger, and then the categories makes the domain name stronger to ...
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Which is more correct: <h1><a>..</a></h1> OR <a><h1>..</h1></a> from SEO point of view?

I read the same question on SO, but it was only addressing HTML complaint point of view. Moreover with HTML5 it does not make so much difference. I assume (without anything to back up my assumption), ...
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3 posts independent but related. Seo solutions

I have 3 blog posts that want to go deep in a subject. Each one covers a different aspect. Each one can be read independently. At the same time, they are connected. I thought that I could do ...
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Will moving some ecommerce products from one domain to another with redirects cause SEO penalties? [duplicate]

I'm the developer for a small online webstore. We've just moved a subsection of products (the bodyboarding products), off surfhq.co.uk on to bodyboardhq.co.uk to sell them there instead. We didn't ...
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How can I make my website appear in the top position of Google? [duplicate]

I have added some of the keywords in a meta tag, but my site is still not in the top position when Googled. How can I achieve this?
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Shallow hierarchy for high traffic pages

we have a website about a huge topic, or better said, many different topics that suit to a one huge topic. We have a good balanced structure with 3 levels depth: www.domain.com/l1/l2/l3 Our ...
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Is a category based directory recommended in URLs?

From an SEO point of view, which of the two options are recommended? www.example.com/cell-phones-reviews/samsung-galaxy/ or www.example.com/samsung-galaxy-review/ I guess the keyword string in this ...
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How do you find all the links to disavow for a Google reconsideration request? [duplicate]

A few months ago I received the following notification on Google Webmaster for a website I look after. Unnatural links to your site—impacts links Google has detected a pattern of unnatural ...
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Which is better for SEO, early publish date or a late one?

On one hand, I read that Google prefers the page to have the earliest publish date, in order to prioritize original content over scraping websites. On the other hand, Google also prioritizes fresh ...
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Wrong Website Title shows up in Google SERP [duplicate]

I have set the title of my website in yoast as shown below in the screenshot. But on SERP, different title shows up as shown below in the screenshot. How do I correct this?
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301 redirect doersnt work in SERP

I setup a 301 redirect on my root that points to a new domain. When I type the old domain URL into browser 301 works just fine. When I do a keyword search for my site and click on the link it still ...
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Parallax landing pages and the affect on SEO

Are there any unique concerns which need to be addressed to optimize SEO in a parallax scroll landing page? Page will initially load from the bottom and scroll upwards through 5 sections which ...
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Will having a staging site hurt my SEO because of duplicate content?

I'm developing a site (WordPress) and have a staging site where I make changes and do testing. The two domains are example.com and staging.example.com. The contents of the sites are completely the ...
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Webshop with different domains per brand

I'm creating a niche webshop which offers a limited number of products per brand/category which are somewhat similar to each other. However I have chosen to promote the products per brand on a ...
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Remove old version of the site from Google index

I had a website with a few static pages and hundreds of products, it was indexed for quite a long time. A little while ago I've launched a brand new version of this site. The structure is the same, ...
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How to add near-synonymous keywords to a web page?

Say I'm selling software to calculate prime numbers. I'd like to have many similar keywords like "calculate" (prime numbers), "find", "discover", "create a list of", etc. since I expect people to ...
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How to handle SEO for pages with similar textual content? [duplicate]

I have 3 pages with similar text content. For example /hardwell/top-songs/ /hardwell/latest-songs/ /hardwell/similar-djs/ The main text content of the page is the biography on the top. It is the ...
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Poor CMS blog vs Tumblr embed

A client of ours has a basic blog that is built into their CMS - its simply a header / image / text field that is updated regularly - the purposes of this is that the manager wants to add weight to ...
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web widget and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How good is it for SEO if you have a widget that lives on other sites? I'm designing a voting widget that other people can put on their websites, and the widget will have ...
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Getting indexed after removing meta noindex, Google

My question is, will my pages be indexed now in Google if they had <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> in the past, since they were created? Of course, now they are <meta name="robots" ...
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Is Angular 6 Universal SEO friendly?

I like to create a friendly SEO web application, so I choosed Angular 6 framework Universal to render pages on server side, that's make my applications pages reachable to Google crawlers. But even if ...
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Is hidden content (display: none;) -indexed- by search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? We've established on this site before (in this question) that, since there are so many legitimate uses for hiding content with ...
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300, 302, 303 or 307 redirect for international site?

A company website offers the same products and pages (more or less) across different countries. It's a mess; they use a mix of subdirectories, subdomains and ccTLDs for international sites: us....
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Does Google consider a site's markup when filtering duplicate content?

I know that Google has a duplicate content penalty for text, such as articles, etc. However, does Google apply this penalty to two identical designs, such as templates? I'm guessing that Google only ...
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Good SEO information (NO MARKETING) [closed]

Where can I find information on SEO without all the marketing crap? Googling always results in "learn SEO fast!" or "buy our SEO training program" I can never find something that is "free". I know ...
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Implementing the hreflang tag in the head

When implementing hreflang in the head section, do you call out the alternative and main language on every single page? So for example if I'm implementing Brazilian Portuguese where the main language ...
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Google ignoring Canonical tag

I have two pages on the site that are 100% identical: MyDomain.com MyDomain.com/Keyword MyDomain.com/Keyword exists solely because I had to give the page I created in the CMS a url, and that page is ...
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How to improve single-language site SEO for both google's worldwide TLD and ccTLD?

I'm a web developer from Myanmar (Burma). Google delivers a ccTLD google.com.mm to the people searching from our country. I have a website which is a single language site (English) and it targets ...
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My parked domain was de-indexed by Google - what to do?

I have a question about how to handle my domain. In a nutshell, I bought a domain last year from Go Daddy. My intention was to launch a real site with this domain and I have spent the last year ...
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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

I'm having the latest WordPress and it's been long that I'm seeing my website's front page is being indexed with a different page title that I'm setting everywhere, at Settings->General->Site Title, ...
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How to SEO a search only website?

I am in the progress of building a website for a client of mine and something worries me. Basicly, the client wants a google like site ( search - display results ) just for companies ( like a ...
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Web hosting does not matter?

I have read this question. I agree that webhosting does matter in load time and how much uptime it is giving but it seems that some companies have given it a huge hype. Please have a look at this ...
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SEO - Index images (lazyload)

Note:My question is not about Javascript. I'm developing a plugin for jQuery/Mootols/Prototype, that work with DOM. This plugin will be to improve page performance (better user experience). The ...
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If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity or all passing link equity?

SHORT QUESTION If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity (and the rest rel="nofollow") or all passing link equity ? LONG QUESTION, WITH ...
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Merging two active (distinct) domains

I'm an SEO rookie. My company has two websites. One for the main company, and one for a recruiting aspect of that company. Normally I'd say the recruiting content should have been a sub-directory ...
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How do I find when Googlebot will visit(crawl) my pages again?

I implemented the unavailable_after tag in my pages like the below and set to unavailable after 3 days but in Google Webmaster Tools I got 404 for that page. <META NAME="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="...
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Why does google add “GitHib pages” to search resuls title instead of using document's title?

I tried to search my github pages. The title of index page on my pages is "LoL AutoClient", but on google, I get this: Note that instead of document title, the path auto-client is used for some ...
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What is the advantage of using post dates in my permalink structures? [duplicate]

I am trying to achieve the best permalink structure for my site. It will be a multi-author site where users will be posting artciles on a daily basis. I want the permalink structure to be as follows: ...
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Built a site on a domain that was previously 301 redirected, Google won't crawl it now

I registered a domain and built a site on it. I didn't realize that the domain had a previous owner who 301 redirected the entire domain to another domain of his. I have this domain listed in my ...
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meta attribute, alternatives for SEO optimization [closed]

I'm working on a web-site that I need to Search Engine Optimize for multiple-languages. I need to provide language specific keywords targeting the crawler. Someone suggested using <meta name="...