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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Does Googlebot crawl JS or JSON inside an HTML page?

My Google Search tool is complaining about certain URLs it found on my site. These are intentionally unusable URLs; I'm not using them in any links. Think of them as unused meta-data. A) In one ...
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i18n best subfolder URL structure

I'm new in the i18n world, searching online the best structure to deploy my i18n website, I've found two solutions with the subfolder model: Every language in /locale_code Default language in / and ...
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Google results of search queries in other websites? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I think the answer will be interesting, so I had to ask. I came across something while searching for this single character: https://www.google.com/...
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Page Speed Insight suggests that I remove unused JavaScript, but those scripts are needed for the pages to work

I deferred all my scripts in this way <script defer src="https://mywebsite/javascript/jquery-3.1.1.min.js" > but Page Speed Insights wants me to remove them. I cannot remove them. The ...
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Block some subdomains using robots.txt -Angular website with IIS [duplicate]

We have a testing environment with the surprising sub-domain name tests and I would like to block it to search engines. How can I let Google scan my site https://example.com and block https://tests....
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How can I redirect a new bare domain to its subdomain without hurting SEO? [closed]

I want to install my new site content on a subdomain like subdir.example.com instead of the root domain. This is a new domain and it has no previous content to redirect. The root URL will be empty and ...
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Minor variations in content based on user-agent - SEO Precautions like http vary header

I am planning minor variations to HTML based on user-agent. Specifically, I would not be implementing ad codes (adsense and other third party ads) for certain user-agents (certain old browsers both on ...
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Hreflang tags in wordpres

I am using RankMath plugin and there is no Hreflang tags in this. Is there any way I can add same on all pages using any trick or somthing?
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Wordpress Genesis theme changing the size and format of already photoshop web optimized images. Why?

I am very talented for 3D design and I have wonderful images I would like to share. However, logical things are not my best side and especially applied computer sciences and etc. It has nothing to ...
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Can I use only WebP images with a WordPress site and prevent the CMS from reformatting and resizing them?

What do you guys thing, should one make a website using only webP images? Could it be a big mistake? It is an image heavy website. Would WebP work with with WordPress? I'm not sure that it matters ...
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Will lots of thin content pages affect the ranking of the main pages which are not thin content, and should I delete them? And how to do that safely?

I have a plan to delete many thin content pages (more than 8000-10000 pages) from my websites. These pages created automatically by WordPress system, they are ATTACHMENT PAGES automatically created ...
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Multi-language meta description for SEO

We run a website in Latvia in Latvian language. The thing is that the website mainly promotes free Bibles only in Russian and English languages. The Latvian audience fairy knows whether Russian or ...
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Best approach for SEO regarding multilingual website [duplicate]

I am creating a multilingual website and I would like what is the best approach regarding SEO: www.example.com/en/test or: www.example.com/test?lang=en
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Site de-indexed by Bing, then block removed by the Bing team but rankings not returning

Last month Bing de-indexed my site (www.generatormix.com) – after a review by the Bing team the block was removed (they didn't specify why it got de-indexed in the first place but it must have been a &...
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Will moving blog posts from under an existing category to a new SUBcategory have a negative impact from an SEO POV?

As I'm having quite many article under one of my categories (Investments), I'm thinking about creating new subcategories (e.g. Real Estate Investments) under my main category and move some posts there....
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Should I set up subcategories on my website from start?

Currently, I'm setting up my website and I'm wondering if it would make sense to directly set up subcategories (i.e. Real Estate Investments, Stock market investments, Crypto Investments) or go with ...
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Would moving some of my blog posts from under an existing category to a new SUBcategory have a negative impact from an SEO POV? [duplicate]

Would moving some of my existing posts in a certain category (e.g. Investments) to a newly created subcategory (e.g. Real Estate Investments) impact my site negatively from an SEO point of view? NOTE: ...
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Why won't Google show two pages from my site in the search results for the same keyword?

I have created two pages on my site for a one keyword. These pages have unique content. But their keyword is the same. But in Google search results, the new page replaces the previous page. Why don't ...
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Will hosting same website in multiple domains (1 for testing and other for production) cause SEO/Adsense rejection issue?

I would like to host two copies of same website under different domains. The idea is to setup one for testing and other for production. So will it cause SEO or duplicate content issue? As far I know ...
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Can JavaScript data within HTML also be crawled?

I'm curious about Amazon's website, it doesn't have HTML and instead most of it is in JavaScript: I have a Nuxt SSR app, and the window.__NUXT__ script is very huge and my fetched data is also in ...
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Many pages with almost the same content but different in some area name keywords [duplicate]

If I run a car fixing business which I can offers services to every part of USA. Then If I create 1000-1500 pages (or maybe higher than this) which each page has almost the same content but only the ...
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What is the critical rendering path length?

I am doing the free course Website Performance Optimization at https://classroom.udacity.com/courses/ud884 from 2014 from Ilya Grigorik. Although I completed the course now, I did not get the ...
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Is it better for SEO to use generic meta data that is the same for multiple pages or to omit the meta data?

Our company has developed software to create and publish posts automatically on a WordPress site. Since the posts are published automatically and the images are also saved automatically, is it good ...
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How to catch the search query when the user comes from a search engine to the web site?

Is it possible to transfer a search query to the url or to catch it somehow in order to show more relevant similar products on the landing page ? For ex. if the search query is "red tiles" ...
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SEO Affected by Sizes Attribute in Images

If we set sizes="(max-width: 450px) 50vw") of the image but later we will expand this image to full width. Will google penalize us for it as we expanded the image to 100vw but told Google to ...
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How To Get Backlinks From Search Directories or Coupon Websites?

How do I get SEO backlinks from free search directory and coupon websites? When I am doing competitor analysis for my website, my competitors are getting backlinks from these types of websites. As ...
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How does authentication-required content get indexed/crawled?

Assume we have a VOD platform to watch online videos and it requires authentication to show that video or any kind of content. User has to be signed up and after that, they can access the videos etc. ...
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How to clean my client knowledge panel

I have an SEO client who was in the Japanese adult industry, Which helps her appear in the Google Knowledge Panel. Now she is a Dj still Knowledge Panel showing her an adult actor, What I can do to ...
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Prevent search engines from indexing specific images on a page

A website I'm working on has a team section. Every team member has a dedicated site. On the site's bottom of each team member three other team members are displayed randomly. What happens here is ...
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Are absolute or root-relative internal links better for SEO?

Does website seo score changes the way writing internal links as: <a href='http://example.com/def' title='abc'>Abc</a> or <a hef='/def' title='abc'>Abc</a> I know that ...
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Sitemap after changing domain?

my client migrated to a new domain. I redirected all old URLs to the new ones. My concern is about the old sitemap. What should I do with the old sitemap? Should I delete it from my search console?
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Sitemap last modification time vs caching policy, do crawlers search for fresh document?

I have a page with a caching policy (all time the same). But I change the content and update the sitemap with the latest update time. Do crawlers search for fresh content? Not that the caching policy ...
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How to properly SEO a site that compares the products of other sites

I have a website where I compare courses from other sites on the internet. Users on my site rate and comment on training courses on other sites. Finally, my site guides users who want to learn about a ...
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What is @Id in JSON-LD schema? [duplicate]

I am working on JSON-LD schema for SEO purpose and stuck at @id. What type of value can I use? Or is there anything specific value that should I use? Or How it is works? Or How much it is useful? It ...
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Web core vitals and 'avoid an excessive DOM size'

I'm working on a review site that previously had parts of the review split over several different pages. Just as I got involved with working on the site, the decision was made to combine the different ...
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My website ads have a zero RPM [duplicate]

As you can see in the print screen I have some impressions on my website, but the ads that come from Google Adwords arent making money (They have a 0 RPM). The ads that come from other companies are ...
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Limit Google site links to just my subdomain when currently they include other sites that don't belong to me from the same domain

I've been struggling to find some information about sitelinks that Google generates when I search for the webapp I'm working on. As you can see in the image, I'm working on this website vitrine.globo....
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How to indicate that this is the *highest* rate using json-ld and schema.org?

I have a web page that lists the banks with the highest saving account rates in the country. I have created some json-ld that lists one of these banks. However, nowhere do I say in the json-ld that ...
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Too many H2 tags

Can I get a SEO penalty when using too many H2 tags (10+) on my article? (I must say that I don't look to spam or rank my content, I really need 10-20 H2 tags on my page)
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Mobile usability warnings in Search Console after redirecting to new domain and design

I've just implemented a 301 redirect from a old (bad) website to a new domain with a new design. 1 day after the redirect I'm getting mobile usability errors in google search console. Errors like text ...
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Why Googlebot is crawling only one page?

I am trying to understand why Google bot is crawling only one page only on my website. At the Google console I registered a small XML sitemap with 9 URLs. Only one URL I marked as a high priority (0.8)...
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Will origin country of backlink affect how the page ranks in another country

My website ranks well in the US compared to other countries. Recently, a reputed website hosted and headquartered in the UK linked us from one of their articles. The link was do-follow. Will this link ...
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Unknown long phrases searched on my website reported in search console coverage

I checked my search console coverage. It seems that many long phrases are being searched on my site, and I have many noindex pages in coverage, but I have never made such a page. is my website hacked. ...
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How to achieve this in google search results? [duplicate]

I've been wondering how to implement the dates + URL under the description on every page result. Tried to implement using the "Event" schema and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. ...
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Is UUID-based URL bad?

I'm developing a Q&A site. I'm using uuid for the id of questions, and will use that for the url as well. Question data { "id": "550e8400-e29b-41d4-a716-446655440000", &...
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How to do a 301 redirect for new domain name?

I have a website that's been up since 2007 but it has a .bz extension. I just purchased a new domain name and this time with a .net extension. To do a 301 redirect is it as simple as going to the &...
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Schema markup for product categories and subcategories - how to?

I've been wondering about which Schema should I use for an e-commerce site of one of my clients' website. Can't show proper code and sensitive information, but I'll try to explain what I've been ...
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How to tell search engines that the parent category is more important for ranking?

I am working on an e-commerce website, called Shopless. We have lots of categories, for example the screenshot below show the categories for our job section: The page: shopless.co.nz/jobs is the main ...
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How to create content for an e-commerce website which has a lot of expiring content?

I am working on an e-commerce website. Our website is similar Ebay. Users can list ad and advertise their products. For example, an employer who is looking for a SQL developer, would create a job ...
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Game review website: Review schema with missing info or Article schema?

I run a board game review website. I'm using the WP SSO plugin with the Review schema add on. Unfortunately the plugin is having some issues with picking up some data from my review content. My ...