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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Do I need to submit sitemap.xml to google if I already have it in robots.txt and hosted on S3?

I have a static site hosted on S3 bucket which will have a robots.txt at root directory level. This robots.txt file will have reference to my sitemap.xml file which is hosted on another S3 bucket. It ...
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Is SEO consultant that starts by creating profiles on other sites for backlinks doing legitimate work?

I hired someone to do SEO work on my website. He started by creating free profiles on dozens of sites that have nothing to do with my business. For example, evernote.com, penzu.com, pearltrees.com, ...
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Does content below the fold affect CLS (cumulative layout shift) score?

From what I've read on CLS it's worked out with the following formula (essentially stuff in the viewport): area of impact region / area of viewport = impact fraction max move distance / viewport ...
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Could a page with little meaningful content hurt the SEO and rankings of other more important pages of my website?

I have a blog and affiliate links website. I have lots of posts with niche content and some posts with product reviews. And that's my main source of traffic: search engine results that are shown to ...
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Do I get back all the search engine rankings I had after having blocked a domain using robots.txt?

I blocked Google from crawling my domain using a robots.txt rule User-Agent: * Disallow: / by mistake. Just recently I noticed, two months later, and I removed the robots.txt file. The website was ...
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Hosting old version of website at subdomain - redirects?

I am developing a new website and would like to preserve the old website at a subdomain. (The old website has a lot of content which is useful enough not to just remove completely, but not valuable ...
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Will including the page number in the title of the articles in a series affect SEO?

Let's say that we'll have an article series: Python Tutorials Is it a good or bad choice to name articles like this? Python Tutorials - Part 1: Functions Python Tutorials - Part 2: Understanding ...
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Seo and Android WebView

I want to know if android WebView is effective on site SEO or Not. I have a WebView loading Google.com then i search my Keyword and find my expected result and enter it. Is it approved by google and ...
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Do the <detail> and <summary> HTML tags which hide text until clicked have any effect on SEO?

For example: <details> <summary> short summary </summary> long details </details> Will Google treat "long details" normally or will it ...
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Mobile & Desktop Version - SEO sitemap.xml

I am running two different version of my application. One for mobile devices and the other for desktop computers. SEO is a very important topic for us, as we are an online shop that needs to be found ...
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Should a public site store the language in cookies/handle the Accept-Language header? [duplicate]

There's an idea that if one user sends somebody a link, it most likely wants the other user to see the same content in that specific language. And that coincides with the Google recommendations. Does ...
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A safe way to internationalize a site [duplicate]

I'm about to add another (second) language to a site. I considered a number of options: Top level domains/subdomains/path. The first option seems to be rather for multi-regional sites, which is not ...
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Display custom domain in search results rather than wordpress.com subdomain

How to show a custom domain URL instead of domain's URL assigned by wordpress.com in the Google search results? For example, if I have free subdomain like http://example.wordpress.com, how can I show ...
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Is it better for SEO to link an entire section, or just the “read more” inside it?

I have an question that I'd like to get an in-depth answer for and could not find an answer. If we assume that both of the following are styled exactly the same, which is better/worse/right/wrong ...
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I'm being outranked by iframe of my ownsite

My website is being outranked by another third party website through an iframe of my website. Their website is featuring my website through an iFrame on a basic page. This page consists of a header, ...
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Spam, captcha - limit Contact Us page to country where you're doing business

I do business only in the USA, however my content is relevant in just about any region of the world. I routinely get spam via my Contact Us page, almost all of which comes from outside of the US. ...
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Low SEO difficulty but high number of backlinks required? (Ubersuggest)

I have recently started using Ubersuggest, and while doing keyword research, I noticed that certain keywords are set quite a low SEO difficulty (indicating that it is not too difficult to rank ...
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What can affect google results in different locations?

My website has very different SERP positions depending on the country. Especially low positions in developed countries such as the USA and UK. I've been trying to do something with it for 5 years. ...
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How to make localized site discoverable on SERP

I localized my website more than a week ago in the hopes that the corresponding localized version would show up on the SERP. However, only the English version shows up, even though all pages have been ...
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robots meta tag for specific web crawler

Web crawler list What I want noimageindex (Indexation-controlling parameters) will only work for googlebot (2 : two meta tag - code below) Others all crawlers (example as a YandexBot, Baiduspider) ...
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Googlebot doesn't see links in Angular SPA because routerLink is rendered with a href starting with a hash

In My Angular SPA I have links like: <a routerLink="/en/my-page" ... When I check it in google search console I see that googlebot see the link as: <a href="#/en/my-page" ......
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What are HTML meta tags date, search_date, and DC.title?

What are purpose of these tags? What is meaning of DC.title? I collected the tags from this github source <meta name='date' content='Sep. 27, 2010'> <meta name='search_date' content='2010-09-...
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Instead of domain url google is showing the default category for image results

I searched one of my articles on google. I also see images in the article appearing in search results. However, the URL shown for that image is not my domain URL but the default category slug, in this ...
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Is Allow: in robots txt an exclusion to an exclusion?

Say I have a MediaWiki website and all the Special: namespace webpages are excluded with robots.txt Disallow: Special: but there are a few specific Special: webpages that I do want to include; Allow:...
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Replacing the public home page with member specific content for logged in users

Context: I am designing a web application that's geared toward members-only features. There's no site features that would be useful to non-members, so most of the website will only be available to ...
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I have duplicate home page, How Can I fix it?

Using some website audit tools I found that it says a lot that I have a duplicate content like so: https://example.com/ https://example.com/index.php in my sitemap I only have: <url> <loc&...
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What should the canonical URL(s) be for a custom chart with filters?

Let's say that I have an interactive tool where the user can change some filters and get a custom chart accordingly. example.com/chart example.com/chart?role=x example.com/chart?role=x&data=y ...
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Dynamic Serving via 'vary http': Is still valid? Why the industry prefer full responsive websites instead?

I have a client that asked me to develop a website using a dynamic serving technique, basically he uses the vary http header in order to serve different versions of the front-end discerning them based ...
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Ranking two pages for same keyword on different domains at google

what is it like to rank two pages, with different domains and IP's, for the identical keyword, with different content, on Google? The two pages have the same owner. Does Google recognize that the two ...
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BreadcrumblList JSON-LD Schema Should I include First Home Page in All Category's Page?

I am looking for a perfect website BreadcrumblList JSON-LD for e-commerce I am read this google article and I got confused https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/breadcrumb The reason ...
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Acquired domain name linked to bad reputation on search engines due to previous owner

If a example.com is purchased, but has a history of fraud or some other heinous crime by its previous owners, such that search engine results show 10 pages and more of complaints from defrauded ...
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How to set canonical link for website with www redirection

I am confused about adding canonical link in my website. I have a website https://example.com and I have added Redirect to www from hosting provider(firebase) config. So if a user accesses my non-www ...
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what is the difference between “allow: /” and “disallow:” in robots.txt? [duplicate]

I know how robots.txt works but I am confused at one point, the point is what is the difference between these two, I know that they have the same function but which one is more valid than the other, ...
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Should I fight scrapers or ignore them all? Which is better in the long run?

My website is recently scraped by several spam sites. I try to fight them and submit reports to Google and Facebook. However, this is a tedious process. Can I just ignore them all? Which one is better ...
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Will adding parameters to URLs with JavaScript to pass information to Google Analytics affect SEO?

I have written some simple js/php that adds WordPress taxonomies and categories of posts to the urls of blog posts so that we can search in google analytics which posts with matching taxonomies are ...
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SEO rawtext backlink [duplicate]

If I add an my http address in a text box of another website and as raw text such that it is not a hyperlink, would this count by googlesbot and for SEO purposes as a backlink? I note a question ...
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Will default theme pages affect my seo?

I'm using a pre-built wp theme and when I check my site like: site:siteurl.com i see the default pages also indexed by Google. For example "sidebar-left", "sidebar-right" etc. The ...
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Can PageRank be returned to a relisted page that was previously delisted via 301 redirect?

If an old page on website A is replaced with a 301 redirect to another website such that the page on website A is delisted from Google (as desired) but the website owner decides afterwards that they ...
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Can I Use Local Business Schema Without Google My Business

There is any way to use Local Business Schema without Creating a business profile on google my business. How to use Schema and where to place this code on the website. should we do or not? <script ...
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Google search results say “no information is available for this page” instead of meta description for page not blocked by robots.txt

I cant see Meta Description for my page. I know its added on the backend. Its not blocked by robots.txt
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Display the name of the developer when we search for the website on Google [duplicate]

I am very curious about SEO for the past few days. I noticed that when searching the Laravel website, below the website description, the name of the developer appears. I tested three search engines, ...
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Structured data: ArticleBody with or without html tags

We are currently rescripting our theme. The current version uses microdata for structured data, but Google doesn't seem to handle microdata completely well, therefore we are switching to JSON-LD. When ...
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canonical url homepage with category

I'm trying to set up a shopping website and am attempting to do something as follow: It will predominantly focus on one type of product with other products being sold too, so I am planning to set ...
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Link exchange with your competitor

Is it smart to trade links with competitors in the same profession? In my particular case that of relationship therapists? Does it matter whether those competitors come from the same city and / or ...
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Do rel canonical tags permanently affect link juice, or can they be undone later?

Does placing the rel=canonical tag pass the link juice to the canonicalised page forever? What I'm trying to say is, if one were to canonicalise page b to page a, would then reverting that change (for ...
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Structured data: review -> itemreviewed --> product --> need review again

I have the feeling that I'm in the matrix, an unlimited spiral.. I added review to my structured data. Review needs an item review. The item I review is a product, but a product needs a review again......
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SEO/Structured data: Tag whole page as review or only snippet

We write long reviews (+3000 words) on specific products (eg certain software), which also include a lot of general specifics etc etc. What will be better for rankings / SEO: tagging the whole page ...
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When I redirect a page with a 301, should I update my Sitemap immediately with the new URL?

Those pages are all indexed and rank well, so I want to be extra careful. This is my current sitemap.xml: /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-1 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-2 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-3 I'm setting up 301 ...
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What do I gain (lose) by telling (or not) Google about my website in other countries? Different ccTLDs and different languages

If I have two versions of my website hosted in different ccTLDs for countries with different languages. What do I gain (lose) by telling (or not) Google about my website in those other countries? Is ...
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SEO for website URL [duplicate]

I understand some precautions must be taken with regards to URLs for SEO. On my website, I have a 301 redirect from wwwmysite.com to mysite.com as I understand that otherwise this can duplicate the ...