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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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Block certain namespace webpages for anonymous users (non registered users)

For each general audience webpage (i.e. any main-namespace page such as an article page or Category: page), the MediaWiki content management system creates about 10 or 100 or 1,000 if not more ...
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Pagination: Google is indexing pages that do not exist by adding pagination parameters

As can be seen from below, Google is adding random parameters to pages and trying to index them. how do we fix this? How can fix this from a technical SEO standpoint
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Can canonical tags on filter pages direct search engines to the main categories?

I'm working on a job board. The filters on the job board spawn around a million different category pages. I'm wondering if the best solution for potentially thin and/or duplicated pages is to use the ...
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Does Googlebot see duplicated content when content is shown in a loop with JavaScript?

One of the projects I have recently developed uses SwiperJS slider with loop option set to true. It generates duplicated slides which makes sense. Since each slide represents an article the SEO guy ...
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SEO | VueJS | Why do I see "We're sorry but desk-app doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Please enable it to continue." in web browser?

I set up a single page application using Vue.js and Firebase. It works fine but when I search for the website in Google Chrome, this is what pops up : I expect to see a proper description, instead of ...
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Should I use the "nofollow" attribute for external links (for more link juice)? [duplicate]

My main question is: Should I use the "nofollow" attribute (rel="nofollow" inside links)? My aim, of course, is to get my pages on my site better ranked by Google. So what are the ...
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Is it ok to build a simple page with dynamic content in Gatsbyjs?

I have a page in React that shows different cards that are built using info from an API, like so: Now I want to migrate it to gatsby, I've learned that I can use gatsby-source-rest-API. Is it ok if I ...
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Redirect 301 - Google still cache old version website

I have website example.com (portal) and example.com/shop/ (shop). I changed the shop to a subdomain shop.example.com and 301 redirected all URLs from example.com/shop/ to shop.example.com. That was ...
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Will use of CMS affects SEO? [duplicate]

I have a website, the content is managed by Contentful. That includes PDFs and images. Now there are two ways for me to link and include those assets and images in my website. Using Contentful's API. ...
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What's recommended size for HTML(page) response

Consider following example: https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.html https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/html_node/index.html 1 is whole document in single html with large html ...
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Internal linked pages count in Google Search Console (GSC) does not add up

I have an e-commerce site which has approx. 2500 pages most of which are e-commerce products page. There are approx. 50 pages which are static pages and rest of the pages are dynamic and all the ...
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Does using GitHub Pages affect your SEO?

Would my site's SEO be impacted if I used GitHub pages?
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Only allow crawling of pages in sitemap

My idea is, to use robots.txt to disallow everyting and put all allowed pages into the sitemaps. User-agent: * Disallow: / Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml Is this working as expected?
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Wrap React Application with IFrame - SEO?

I have an application written in ReactJS which uses values from the URL to determine which content to render. My customers get their name in the URL and then their customized content is rendered (e.g. ...
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302 response code isn't causing redirect

I'm looking at a page where the server is returning response code 302, and the URL pointed towards is the exact same. In other words, it's redirecting towards itself. The page does not redirect, nor ...
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What is the effect of ?v=xxxx redirects in url in regards to SEO-scores

I am currently working on a website that uses Woocommerce's Geolocate in order to determine content based on a users location, etc. Unfortunately this results in a '?v=xxxx' redirect. Does this affect ...
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Blazor WebAssembly SEO [closed]

I have made an online store with Blazor Client(WebAssembly). With the client, I get all the products correctly and everything works perfectly. It looks like magic. I was thinking that when the day ...
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Linking between blog-posts and eCommerce category-pages

in my blogposts i write about products that i sell in my shop. I always think how i should connect the blog posts and the category-pages. My thoughts: Of course i link from the blog post to the ...
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Use noindex for URL with parameters?

I have a homepage, https://example.com, where a parameter can be added to unlock a discount on our website https://example.com?code=abc. I don't want this URL to be appear in Google search results, ...
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A lot of weird websites have linked to my domain, do I need to be careful?

I recently found that a lot of (more than 30) websites are linking to my domain. Those websites are mostly from India and there are hundreds of links on each page. The content is "top websites&...
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Does Google return search results based on words that are found only in the site's domain name?

I want to create a website called forname-lastname.com and publish various articles on this website. These articles should be indexed commonly by the keywords on the article pages. However, when you ...
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Having multiple keywords separated by comma in the title of the page?

I want to target multiple keywords with same piece of content (I am thinking to add multiple keywords separated by commas in title and description of the page). So, is it the right approach or I am ...
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How to force Google to show my Wordpress with https protocol? [closed]

I've got my Wordpress website www.polandio.com which is possible to find in Google under "Polandio easy Polish news" (for example). The website is shown in Google with http protocol. The ...
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3 months since my pages are blocked with status "Discovered - currently not indexed" [duplicate]

I am trying to get my website fully indexed by google. Google has indexed 30 pages out of 92. So Google still have to index 62 pages. Since January I have 54 pages out of these 62 that are blocked ...
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SEO impact while using h1 text with inline SVG

I have a site title, let's say "My site" inside an h1 tag, where I would like to use an inline SVG instead of the letter i. Something like the following: "My s<svg ... />te" ...
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Homepage & Keywords Optimization

I am currently creating a website and because i am a total nooby in SEO i have some questions regarding the Keyword / Site structure of the Startpage. Lets say my Website is about Reiki and courses i ...
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Google doesn't index my site-home page and google-search-console appear the message "Crawled - currently not indexed" [duplicate]

Hello it is the first time i am trying to deal with seo and i have a problem. Almost a month ago google crawled my site but hasn't indexted it so yet. Google search console showed me only a short ...
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Forum threads dominating non-thread pages for SEO

Found no great info on Google for this so bringing it to Stack Exchange. Many posts here ask about how to rank forums better. Our problem is that our forum ranks SO well, that non-forum/thread based ...
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How to get back referral traffic from googleapis.com?

My website is one year old. I was writing on my website for the last year but hardly got any traffic. But in the first week of this year, the website got huge traffic of 20k visits per day (while it ...
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Does onclick animation affect SEO?

We want to build the website with mind-blowing animations, but SEO is also important for us and I am wondering about the SEO effects in the case of CSS and JS animations. Let's say we want to build ...
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Process/reduce the size of external images linked in WordPress

In my current project, we're creating block codes in WordPress automatically from Airtable data. We use Airtable due to the ease of uploading/collecting image assets from our client (not that tech-...
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Why does the page title not change in search results? [duplicate]

My page is currently indexed by Google. I changed the page title from title A to title B and waited for 2 weeks or more. And I have not seen any change in the title of the search results so far. What ...
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Reloading page vs Staying in page for long duration

I have a WordPress site in which many pages content gets changing constantly. Currently I placed a reload button on the page so user can click several times to reload the entire page to see the new ...
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Creating a fixed Canonical URL with dynamic periodical content

so I'm making a nextjs website that has multiple magazines with periodical issues using the following dynamic route structure: ~/magazines/[magazine-title]/[issue-no] so the url ~/magazines/social-...
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Browser seems to automatically add 'nofollow' to links, even though it's not in the page source

I've noticed every rel="noopener noreferrer" link with target="_blank" we add to our sites automatically also get a 'nofollow' added to the rel attribute, when I inspect them in ...
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Why my site has been deleted from all of Google (not penalty) [duplicate]

My site has been completely deleted from Google since yesterday And there was no penalty. The pages of the site are also indexed and not de-indexed
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Can google crawl pages loaded by useState in React?

I have a blog page that has a 'Load More' button that shows more posts via a useState counter in React. Will Google still be able to crawl/know those pages exist if they're not loaded until the button ...
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Which url structure is recommended SEO practice, or that does not matter much nowdays? [duplicate]

Which is recommended approach to categorize and form URL structure nowadays? Should we do it by template type, or skip that part, and go directly for slugs, or split URLs in to deep structure? Here ...
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Page resources couldn’t be loaded in mobile friendly test (wordpress site)

Hi there to webmasters community. I have a wordpress site and I just realized a problem. When I run the mobile friendly test by google and go to Crawling - http response - more information - page ...
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In a client-side-rendered app, some pages are successfully crawled by Googlebot while others fail to fully render. How can I get all pages to render?

The /home and /home/search pages render fine, but /home/product/ID_XYZ pages appear as just a loading icon when doing a "Live Test" in Google Search Console. There has been some flux ...
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Which one to choose for a canonical name www or non-www, is there a correct one? [duplicate]

I am publishing a website and I now stumble across this thing question. When I type www.google.com I get can see 301 redirects to google.com in the browser console. I see also the same for Facebook. ...
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Is better to use URL from single pages OR URL from WooCommerce categories?

I have an eshop which I'm trying to improve my SEO. My MENU links are links from Woocommerce categories. I haven't single pages in WordPress for my product categories. So I am wondering if its better ...
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Will Google Play Search URL count as organic traffic for my app?

Will Google Play Search URL count as organic traffic for my app? Like this (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=keywordofmyapp&c=apps), if I paste this URL on my website and it leads users to ...
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Is it bad for SEO to cache bust CSS and JS using a VERSION variable?

To prevent CSS & JS changes caching, I'm using a version variable that gets updated when new changes are made. Is it bad for SEO if it sees something like somewebsite.com/stylesheet.css?version=2? ...
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google crawling the link which is dynamically changed

I have a question about how Google crawls. I have a pagination link on the site. Like this. www.domeinnaam.com/category?page=2 I suppose that google by crawling is going to click on this link. So far ...
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URL to only redirect to language-specific URLs using HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE?

Before I begin, I am aware of https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/crawling/managing-multi-regional-sites, but there I have a specific question which isn't answered there. I have a ...
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Is Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) measured only above the fold?

A lot of sources mention that LCP is measured only above the fold, and stops measurements after a user action like scroll or key press. Though, I am able to get LCP for an image which is lazy-loaded ...
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Will it affect SEO to use one header and footer file or copy the code in every page? [closed]

I want to create a static website. All of my pages have same header and footer. Should I have a single header/footer file and include it in my pages? OR should I reuse the code in all pages? Will any ...
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Stop indexing of Github pages published from forks

This is similar to this question on Stack Overflow, but I want to keep the indexing of the original repo and stop indexing of the GitHub pages sites that are generated from the forks of the original ...
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Can I use a single page as the canonical of many image galleries that Google has decided not to index to improve rankings?

I am a hobbyist who is building a website to showcase a wedding photographer's portfolio. On the portfolio site, e.g www.example.com/portfolio, all the individual wedding galleries are listed and ...
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