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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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My Video Related evens increase and drop largely in GA4, Why?

So, my website's video events have had big changes lately. Take the video_start event as an example: starting from Dec 31, it was stable, around 5 to 6K. Then, the next week (Jan 1 to 7), it went up ...
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Will Google frown if I create sites to create backlinks?

I have several old unused domains which currently redirect to my website. It occurred to me that rather than having them redirect, I could make web pages for each one with links to my website, and ...
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Display a Single location that have two words in a URL

I have to show locations in a URL. The mentioned location has two words. Salvage fort What is the ideal URL structure? //test. com/search/aza/salvage%20fort-to-missipi //test. com/search/aca/...
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Google Search Console: My "indexed" and "not-indexed" pages have flipped. I now have more "not-indexed" pages

Web App Google Search Console Index: Crossover I have a web app with a lot of dynamically generated pages. Each page has similar html layout with different text/image content, as well as a unique url. ...
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Best practice for coding Age Verification pop-up?

SEO-wise, what is the best practice for coding Age Verification pop-up? As far as I understood: It needs to be on the same page, not redirect. It needs to be a Javascript overlay/pop-up. Are there ...
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Different currencies in the snippet and in the markup schema.org

Does anyone know what could be the reason of such an issue? https://validator.schema.org/#url=https%3A%2F%2Ftile.expert%2Fru-dk%2Ftile%2Fmutina%2Fmews%2Fa%2Fbom61-mewschevronchalk
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properly formatting an information-friendly URL [duplicate]

I have a problem with formatting a URL to make SEO tools happy with it. I currently have a URL similar to this: https://www.example.com/Toronto_The-Flatiron_M5E-1C9/February-16-2024_600pm_ages36-49/ ...
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How to fix the "Video is not the main content of the page" error for text contents

I have several pages with textual content (about 1500-200 words with photos) on my site, which rank high on Google in their keywords. We produced a video suitable for this content for each page that ...
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google search console crawl stats average response time jump after temporary network change

I have one windows IIS server to serve my website images and it works good enough . for a part of time, starting from 27 Dec 2023 to 16 Jan 2024, I changed public or valid ip of IIS web server and set ...
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Competitive SEO Vs Multiple Websites / Domains [duplicate]

We are a tour operator providing tours in a specific location within the UK. Over the years we have focused on SEO on our site to ensure good Google rankings etc. We have been optimising our site (...
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Duplicate URL 301-redirection: why not 308?

I avoid Google's complaints about duplicates by using a 301 redirect, according to numerous tips here and on the net. However, I'm curious as to why it's appropriate to use a 301 code rather than a ...
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Shall I use noindex for my redirected pages?

I had a lot of pages on my site with urls like example.com/help/page-name. Now I permanently redirect requests to those URLs to new URLs like example.com/api/new-page-name. I do this for a few months ...
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External stub links vs on-click partial page replacement for SEO

I'm not sure anyone has asked this but here goes. I made a website where the goal is to sell tickets. The pages are as follows: The main page that's loaded contains the event name, location basic ...
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The changes of the "Affected pages" in Google Search Console?

I occasionally check the list of URLs that is "not indexed" and "indexed" for my own websites in Google Search Console. While it is useful to know what URLs/pages Google don't like,...
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Does dropdown navigational menu in smaller screen crawlable by search bots?

I am confused as a colleague of mine who is a SEO expert told me that navigational links such as (home, about, contact, etc.) inside dropdown menu (using bootstrap css) is not crawlable? Is this true? ...
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Tools for internal linking management? [closed]

Internal linking is important for SEO, but as my website grows, it'll be impossible to comb through all the internal links. What are some tools/software analyze my internal linking structure and maybe ...
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SERP Image Thumbnails (Gallery) in GOOGLE [duplicate]

n Google SERP we have seen many results of search kind of rich-snippets like Image-gallery or thumbnails. Have red a schema.org how to reach this kind of rich snippet. But didn't find any information ...
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Site's Impressions, click and ranking were drop to 0 in one day, without any visible technical problem. What might be the reason? [duplicate]

My site is about 6 months old. During that time its impressions and clicks increased. Over time the site gained momentum and the number of impressions and clicks has increased in the last two months. ...
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Duplicate content for desktop and mobile

front end dev here. Quite often the design team I work with produces desktop and mobile designs which are quite difficult to create responsively. While it can be done, I feel like I am using an ...
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UTM Tracking in GA4 | Firing Problem?

I've created a few UTM links for social media tracking and have validated them as working/proper with multiple tools. That said, when I try to replicate an organic user with the UTM link on a ...
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Google search console doesn't seem to be correctly scraping my sitemap index

I've created a sitemap index that programmatically generates paginated site maps based on the dynamic content on my site. Google search console has succesfully detected and validated that sitemap when ...
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Is there any SEO issues with default CDN path

I'm currently having some issues with the Digital Oceans Spaces CDN, I want to add a custom CNAME for my CDN but the way DO works is that we should use DO name servers if we want auto-renew SSL for ...
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Robot.txt commands and re-indexing

We gave a client the recommendation to add an item to their robot.txt (see below) to allow Google to crawl the full site. The idea was that this would allow them to crawl and index any pages that aren'...
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More accurate indexing

I need to remove some pages from indexing but i still need to index subdomain links. I have this website structure / -- main page /region/ -- regions /region/1 -- specific region with cities and links ...
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Delay in Updated Metadata Reflection on SEO Engines and Social Media Platforms: Seeking Insights on Timelines and Expedited Updates

Despite correctly implementing metadata tags within my web application, I've noticed a delay in their reflection on SEO engines and social media platforms like Facebook. The meta tags appear ...
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Google is removing search results related to my name

I have a task to rank pages related to my name in the top of SEO, but Google hides the results in accordance with Europe's legislation on privacy and data protection. This means that the main pages ...
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SEO Toxic Backlinks

I did a backlink audit and found some toxic backlinks. The links were all pointing to my image folder and wordpress. I visited the site that created them. Instead of seeing a backlinks,the anchored ...
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Are dates in URLs going to cause SEO problems? If so, how can users share URLs with dates without hurting SEO?

I am developing a train schedule website. In their I am using following URL pattern https://example.com/search/61-205/2023-12-28/stationA-to-stationC so 61-205 will be from station ID and To Station ...
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How to get backlinks from websites I create crawled and added to SEO?

I'm trying to increase the amount of backlinks for a website I have and to do that I have been creating other websites and putting backlinks in them to my original website. Unfortunately when I go on ...
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Need advice on SEO multiple H1 tags

I'm working on making my site more SEO friendly. I've been reading about tagging and schema and all that... I recently read that it's totally ok to have multiple H1 tags on a page. There's others ...
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SEO - Should my business name be my H1 tag?

I'm learning about SEO, but confused about where to use H1 and H2. Let's say I have a business called "Joe's Bakery." A brief description of it is, "Unusual Flavored Baked Goods" ...
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Google flags url parameter search pages as duplicate and unindexable despite unique content

My dynamic search pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Alternate page with proper canonical tag) even though the content on the pages is different. Each page is on a single URL with ...
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Impact of URL structure on SEO

I'm working on a major update on one of my website after a slow but continued lowering in google search rankings. I went from 1/2 on my major pages to being at 3 or 4th position. Currently my website ...
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Google results show a "For sale" button, how does this work

I noticed that a "For sale" button appears when searching for a specific item. How does this work? I've been searching for answers but can't find much concrete information.
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Should pages with 301 redirects ever be deleted?

Our site is updated regularly, but a major overhaul took place over a year ago and so a lot of folders were added to replace the existing ones. Reason was SEO, meaning new folders had better ...
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Would canvas based charts be seen by Google as duplicate images?

Until March/April this year, I had used images sourced from Google Images - ie duplicate images. As a result, my performance on Google was awful. For over 10, long, very long years...! Now that I've ...
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Does posting my work to other sites jeapodize my site's traffic?

My website primarily showcases artwork that I make. But I also post my art to other pages (such as Instagram, Artstation) to try and get a bit more traction (forums too, but that's also for community ...
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Indexed Pages missing from Google SERP [duplicate]

Some of the indexed pages on our completely disappeared from search results and then appeared after a few days, and now it disappeared for over 2 weeks, no matter how directly I searched for them, and ...
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Redirect double-slash "//" URLs using a rewrite rule in the .htaccess file

Google Search Console is giving me the Duplicate without user-selected canonical error for URLs that contain an unnecessary double slash // in them, like: https://university.edu/~user//dir/ To avoid ...
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Since there is no H title on the website consisting of images, is it possible to add H title as display:none?

I am building a client's website and most of the pages consist of images (in HTML). And I can't change this because my client wants it that way. Therefore, we don't need to give captions anywhere as ...
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Combining TLD and SLD for SEO

So I'm looking for the best way to combine a TLD with an SLD to get the most out of SEO. Let's assume I have a company or brand called "Refusal", or, alternatively, "refusal" be a ...
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Google indexed the redirection link of my website

I'm trying to fix a couple of problems of SEO on my website, the thing is that my website has several languages and the links of each language goes like this: Enlgish version: www.example.com/en ...
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Does content ordering still matter for SEO?

In the past it was encouraged to put things like navigation bars as low as possible on the DOM even if they would be displayed at the top of the page (e.g. with CSS position fixed) That way the actual ...
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Why Our Jobs are not showing in Google For Jobs

Would you please let us know the reason why our jobs are not found in Google For Jobs? This issue started from 8-Jun 2022 and still not found our jobs in Google For Jobs. Can somebody help us to solve ...
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Google Search Console reporting 404 errors on /page/x pages which is not a 404

hopefully someone here can shed a light on this. Search console on one of my site is reporting a 404 to a bunch of pages on my site but they are not actually 404s. Here's an example: examplesite.com/...
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How to remove the wildcard subdomain on Apache to prevent Google from indexing Subdomains that do not exist

I am experiencing the issue explained at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53065450/subdomains-that-dont-exist-are-indexed-by-google-zombie-subdomain-removal-via. Notice how the the search engine ...
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Issue with Displaying Video-Containing Pages in Google Search Results

I'm facing a peculiar issue with the SEO of my website, and I hope someone can help me out. Pages that contain videos are properly indexed but not displayed in search results. However, pages without ...
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Google ignores meta description set by me [duplicate]

I am an AIO SEO plugin and I explicitly set meta description for my blog post and it does set too but Google randomly picked the description and showed it on the search results.
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Web page indexed 2 days ago via google seach console but not found in google search [closed]

here is the link I submitted https://www.newsserver.net/what-requires-mental-work-what-requires-physical-work-and-what-requires-both/ The situation is if the page has been indexed it should show ...
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I have page not found 404 698K page what should i do

I have page not found 404 698K page what should i do it gonna affect seo in my website ?
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