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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Schema.org - How to present Statistical data in markup

I have a website where I visualize statistical data with geoJSON. The description of a statistic e.g. is Graduation ratio of primary education and the data looks smth. like: features: [ { geometry:...
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I submitted 500 sitemaps to Google and now it keeps downloading them every 30 minutes nonstop. What is going on?

I used the google.com/ping service to make it download 500 sitemaps for a customer of mine, that was about 30 hours ago. Googlebot reacted immediately, downloaded all 500 sitemaps. Now I have more ...
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Why the LCP (largest contentful paint) value would get worse over time without changes in the site?

I'm not using wordpress, but a LAMP website of my own creation. For some reason, and without me doing anything on the website, the Largest Contentful Paint values have gotten worse and worse every ...
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meta data / tags for bootstrap modals

I created a website on bootstrap and a lot of content is in the modals (pop ups) of the webpage, I was wondering how do I tell search engines that for example Contact Us page www.example.com/#...
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Search Results Using Faceted Navigation

We sell specialized trucks and heavy equipment. Our website uses faceted navigation for users to narrow their search and find specific equipment. We are trying to get google to show search results of ...
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Keyword in URLs vs. short URLs

My website is all about long holidays. This brings me to the following dilemma: is it better to have "long-holidays" in nearly all URLs of the website or not, given that it will make the ...
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How can I use the backlink strategy to make my website get higher?

I have a new website and my competition is so hard among over than 300 websites on only one keyword. My competitors are using backlink strategy through posting their links in blog comments. I heard ...
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Do HTML elements with the boolean attribute hidden get picked up by search engines?

I recently learned of the existence of the hidden attribute. It basically hides elements that are not relevant in the current state of the webpage (e.g., a user that is not logged in): <p hidden>...
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How to avoid robots from indexing pages of my app through alternate URLs?

I have this web app that is accessible through those different URLs. URL_1: www.mycustomdomain.com // THIS IS MY CUSTOM DOMAIN (PUBLIC TO THE USERS) URL_2: www.my-project.firebaseapp.com ...
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How to understand why my page is not ranking with any word despite all the work?

I have a 2500 words page full of focused content, photos, videos, links etc. . The majority of the keyphrases are centered around one topic "content creation services". But no matter what ...
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Upgrading my website to be multilanguage, is this use of cannonical code the right way?

I have a good SE ranked webpage written in dutch(=nl) and I have just upgraded my site to be in french too. So I've created subdirectories for NL en FR, but my root/index is now exactly the same as my ...
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Bad backlinks although not yet registered in search engines?

I have a website that is hosted online but not yet registered in the search engines. But my website already has backlinks. Bad backlinks. Backlinks that have zero relation to my website. How can this ...
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Why are my US Google rankings so much worse than UK rankings and what can I do about it?

My site address is https://www.rgraph.net My Google rank for people searching from the UK is currently 14th - which considering the last 10 years I've been ranking at 18/19/20 or lower is much better. ...
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Google Search Indexing [duplicate]

From an SEO perspective, does Google treat these 2 URL formats equally, or is one better than the other? https://example.com/country/state/district/place https://example.com/country-state-district-...
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Lazy loading or pagination for wordpress comments

i have many Wordpress posts with over 200 comments, so i need to improve the speed of these posts. In particolar, i want to improve PageSpeed Insights score, because now it reports "Avoid an ...
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Sitemap File for Multiple Languages

Hi Currently my site is in 3 languages:- English, French, Dutch. My main sitemap file is example.com/sitemap.xml I have 2 questions: Since I don't have a root folder for other languages (I only have ...
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DMCA Notice Because of an Exploit [closed]

A person sent a DMCA notice because my web site published its vulnerabilities. So I wonder if this is an illegitimate claim? Do you think, I should remove the page? Edit: I think I should add my ...
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Google shows image alt text in the search result rather than the meta description

Google search shows random alt text of images in my site instead of the meta description tag text. I couldn't find similar problems on the net so I guess I'm doing something wrong, but what is it? If ...
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Cleaning URL structure for website redesign launch?

I'm working on developing a new website for a party rental company, and I'm wondering whether it's a good idea to clean up their URL structure. They have established URLs like sitename.com/...
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Subdomain Vs Subdirectory for different languages [duplicate]

We have a news site in English and what we are doing now is launching the new version of the same news site in different languages. These news sites are supposed to be linked to our parent news site ...
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Rank for a my name and surname when it's not in the content?

I have a website which has the post of the results of some research I do on a monthly basis. It is basically survey results. My name does not appear in my site, and I want my website appear in Google ...
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Is buying country specific domain and redirecting it to .com domain good for SEO? [duplicate]

I have a website with .com top level domain. I mainly target audience from my country, but the service it offers is not limited to my country. I am thinking of buying the country specific domain name ...
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Will creating dofollow links in the comments on sites with high domain authority and page authority hurt SEO?

Will backlinks from commenting hurt or help SEO? I've found some sites with high DA, PA: DR 40++, dofollow but high OBL. (Examples redacted by edit)
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Move established website from .CA to .COM? [duplicate]

We have a well-established website which lives for 3 years and we got 10K organic traffic plus ads traffic each month, a lot of blog post is well ranked. My question is what the best SEO practice to ...
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How to find elements which harm Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) after a GSC warning

Within Google Search Console (Core Web Vitals), I've received a warning, with 200,000+ webpages, under the message "CLS issue: more than 0.25 (mobile)". I did some changes, and I managed to ...
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What SEO considerations and/or improvements (if any) are realized when “SVCB” DNS RRs are added?

The primary purpose of SVCB records is to decrease the time and complexity of the client lookup by providing the origin IP address directly rather than forcing the client to fetch the A/AAAA or CNAME ...
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how to specify all values for a parameter in robots.txt and sitemap.xml?

I have a php file that extracts a post id from a url's parameter to show a specific post content. for example it uses the postid parameter from the following url to show the post content with id of 21:...
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Is inconsistent URL structure bad for SEO?

I work for a site and I don't know why the content team did this, but here is an example: example.com/food/italian is a page that contains links to Italian recipes, such as: example.com/italian-food/...
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Are links from authoritative social media pages more valuable for SEO?

In the context of SEO, is there any evidence that link juice (from backlinks) on social media pages (FB, Twitter, etc) is dependent upon some kind of quality index of the social media page? I.e, does ...
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Google shows IP instead of domain

I've tried breaking my problem down into some smaller stuff that I asked here but I couldn't figure it out so I am looking for a complete solution now. Google is showing my website's IP address https:/...
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Using Anchor Links aka Jump To Links with Internal Linking Strategy

Do anchor links that link to another page help or hurt SEO internal linking strategy? For example, let's say I have two pages: example.com/services and example.com/services/subtopic-service. And, on ...
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How to manage my site appearance in serp like this examples? [duplicate]

So for example when you Google the name "Microsoft", you'll see a sidebar on the right showing information and links etc., and below the main link on the left, you see the main categories of ...
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SEO-friendly way to pass multiple values in a URL parameter

What is the correct/recommended way from a SEO point of view to pass multiple parameter values for a single key in a URL. e.g. my online store sells the watches that I'd like filtering using facets ...
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Should I include a product name directory in image URLs for that product for SEO?

We have created a product page which has product images andare SEO friendly <div class="gallery"> <img src="images/my-fancy-product-red-1.jpg" alt="My Fancy ...
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My website doesn't provide 404 errors

My website doesn't provide 404 errors. If you were to type in: clientsforcounsellors.com/dlkforiereg or pretty much any gibberish page that doesn't exist, you'd be redirected to my home page. Why ...
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With video sitemap are normal sitemaps still needed?

For example: video-post1.xml - video-post5.xml post-sitemap1.xml - post-sitemap5.xml have same post only different format. Should I remove the normal sitemaps or keep both? My site is streaming site....
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Lighthouse says “Links are not crawlable” on the “Skip to content” link

When running a Lighthouse check on my site, I received the following error under SEO: Links are not crawlable Search engines may use href attributes on links to crawl websites. Ensure that the href ...
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How do I avoid repeating keyphrase in this scenario?

I'm working with a student on a project, The Bifrost Database of Gay Comic Characters, that indexes LGBTQ representation in mainstream American comic books https://bifrostdatabase.com/identity/all/). ...
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My website has less than 10 pages: Why does my sitemap have 448 discovered URLs?

I've attempted to improve the SEO of my website by submitting a sitemap to Google Search Console. The status is a success but I have 448 discovered URLs with less than 10 pages on my website: ...
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Browsers shows my website's IP instead of domain name in search results

My website's IP address shows up when searching on google. Google knows the site exists, if I search for my website. Bing doesn't though, if I search for my website on bing. my nginx config file: ...
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Google Search Console search analytics reports impression spikes every Friday that don't lead to additional click. Why?

Every Friday the Impressions Spikes up abnormally , but the Click rate still the same or even fewer than the previous day, I have checked all Crons job , the server , Weekly Keywords Checker (like ...
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WWW vs non-WWW concerning link juice [duplicate]

It is often advised to use non-WWW url, so that there is less redirects and link juice does not leak, since people most often type non-WWW urls. But who cares what the user types? Links are not ...
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what does dynamic rendering actually mean?

Let me explain the situation. Google states that we can use dynamic rendering which just means to use Puppeteer, Rendertron or prerender.io. So, for google bots, we return fully rendered html and for ...
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Do ccTLDs rank lower when searching for that country from outside the country?

I am thinking about starting up a travel agency website for booking vacation packages specifically in Costa Rica and I am trying to decide on a domain name. Costa Rica has the ccTLD .cr. To quote MOZ: ...
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What should the hreflang be for sites with more than 3 languages containing child pages?

We've got a domain: https://www.example.com/ Right now the domain is pointing directly to the page. We are based in Germany. So actually the site should be directing to https://www.example.com/de, ...
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Is it worth using next generation image formats with only partial browser support for SEO?

We are building a website for a client and we are trying to make it as SEO optimized as humanly possible and the question now is how to deal with images. Here is an example of pagespeed result: It ...
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If I remove a property from Google Search Console and re-add it few days later, will it have any future bad impact for indexation / SEO?

I made the mistake of adding a property without thinking of a few things I wanted to take care of before the final site goes live. I'm in the process of getting an SSL certificate, replacing some ...
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Core Web Vitals: 100% of my responsive are poor (CLS issue), and 100% of my AMP pages are good

I've got a website with 200,000+ responsive mobile+Desktop pages, with the corresponding 200,000+ AMP pages. In early November, the 'Core Web Vitals' section of 'Google Search Console' started to ...
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Two subages on one website with almost identical content

I'm creating a website that is comparing stuff, let's say it compares programming languages for the sake of explaining my question. I'm building a structure where the url/slug will contain the two ...
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Getting my blog above Medium on Google

I have published a blog. My main SEO objective is to drive traffic to my own domain. I have tried to do the Right Thing in terms of SEO: Publish on https://example.com first. Example post at https://...