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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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Will outbound external links reduce the link-juice of an article? [duplicate]

In terms of SEO, the use of external links with the nofollow attribute could reduce the link-juice of my internal linking? I have two options about how to link external sources with related ...
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coming soon page and seo standing [duplicate]

I am currently working on a website but I need to launch the domain now to use it for email. In the mean time I wanted to put up a simple coming soon page that would include nothing more the logo, a ...
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Is Server-Side-Rendering with Spring Boot backend and React.JS front end possible?

I am making a web application that utilizes java & spring boot for the back-end and react.js for the front-end. I have been doing research more recently on SEO performance on client-side-rendering ...
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.tk domain name seo effect

This domain extension has been discussed before, but for free use. I want to use .tk domain name, and I will buy it for 5 years for a fee. According to my research, the domain extension does not have ...
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SEO test tool doesn't see my H1 generated by JavaScript, will Google?

On what basis is SEO checked? When I examine my page, an H1 tag is present. However, when I look at the page source, an H1 heading is not present because it is generated via JavaScript (CMS in the ...
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GMB Business Merger - How should we handle naming conventions?

I have a client with 6 locations that is merging with another business. What is the best practice for updating the name on their Google Business Profiles in this situation? Our fear is that users will ...
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Can a Web Crawler follow links from <Link> tag in React?

I am building a frontend website and I am trying to make sure that the website can be crawled by search engines so that it can appear in search results. Currently, most of my links look like this in ...
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How to redirect to the latest post/article correctly without impacting SEO?

I'm working on a site that will showcase the latest photos from photographers and there'll be minimum text e.g. description of the photo, location of the photo, etc. The site will deployed using ...
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Are pre-rendering or server-side rendering needed for SEO of a React application?

I am a java developer who is upskilling myself and learning React, so that I can develop frontend application completely using React. But I read couple of articles which states that it could cause SEO ...
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How to make my webSite indexed by Google Search [duplicate]

I have been trying to make my website indexed by google. I tried every solution on the internet, and passed more than 1 week and Google haven't indexed it yet. I don't know what I can do. What I did: ...
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How to use Subdomain for a custom CMS of the main domain website?

Should I use a subdomain for a custom CMS of the main domain website? Like cms.domain.com. As it will be a CMS, I will disallow a search crawler for indexing. Will this hurt SEO for the Main Domain?
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Is it black hat SEO to add content (self hosted ad images) after window onload

There are about 12-15 Ads:Images(mostly GIFs, self hosted on same server and domain) and appear on all the pages. Since the file size of GIFs are relatively larger(some upto 2 MB), they have started ...
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Does Googlebot call every link separately (with a new request)?

Does Googlebot call every link separately (with a new request) or does it follow all links by JavaScript (for example by click event)? I have a vue-js website which contains all the links and of ...
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How do I indicate city level variants of content pages for SEO?

I am developing a service that deals with local city governments. For SEO, I want to have a page for each city that has some unique content for the city government (phone number, address for city hall,...
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Cannot upload sitemap from other domain in Google Search Console

In the screenshot of Google Search Console below, I am looking at my property at example.com/my-site. The black scribble is my site at example.com/my-site, and the yellow is me attempting to link my ...
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SEO - Semrush - 1 page needs more than 3 clicks to be reached for my home page?

I am using Semrush and I have this noticed: 1 page needs more than 3 clicks to be reached. I don't understand why this notice is for my home page (https://example.com) I do not have a 'Home' link in ...
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Semrush says sitemap.xml contains an incorrect page due to non-canonical URL

I am having an issue with my home page or index.php page. When I set canonical to <link rel="canonical" href="https://example.com/" /> I get an SEO error from Semrush for ...
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Sitemap in robots.txt is not appearing in Google Search Console, no URLs detected in sitemap [duplicate]

At the bottom of robots.txt I have Sitemap: https://domain2.com/sitemap.xml. In the Google Search Console for my property at domain1 I see a false HTML sitemap with errors, no trace of my actual ...
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Which url structure should I choose for seo? [duplicate]

I am preparing a site that offers a variety of information in a particular area, i've searched here and on many seo sites, but I've always gotten different answers. I'm undecided about the url. For ...
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Can you indicate to Google Images which image it should index from srcset?

Related Github issue: https://github.com/browniebroke/gatsby-image-gallery/issues/844 So I'm using Gatsby and an image gallery. The gallery generates two images, a thumbnail and the gallery image. The ...
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I used a permanent 301 redirect and now want to use old domain again, is this bad SEO wise?

I have a blog that I wanted to professionalize it a bit more and moved from a personalized domain name (DomainA/subfolder) to a more professional domain name (DomainB). The blog is from 2015 and I ...
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Should search engines be allowed to index wp-includes and wp-content in WordPress?

Should the wp-includes and wp-content directories in WordPress be indexed by search engines or not? Should we prevent indexing using noindex in X-Robots tag?
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Does PageSpeed Insights performance score somehow affect your website SEO? How much?

I often see that popular websites have red-orange performance scores in PageSpeed Insights. So I'm wondering if that somehow affect SEO or not?
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Disallow crawling of all links to a domain, except only specific URLs with parameters

I have a domain like example.com under which everything is blocked and links to an SPA. Like example.com, and we've disabled everything like so: User-agent: * Disallow: / Now this SPA uses parameters ...
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Gatsby View Page Source not showing HTML

I'm trying to get my HTML code to show on view page source for SEO purposes. When I visit another Gatsby website, such as https://afsp.org/ for example and look at the view page source, and you try ...
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Does linking articles from the homepage help their SEO?

Does linking articles from the homepage help article positioning in Google? Are there any studies that tell what is the optimal time to keep such a link to an article on the homepage? Will a button ...
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What is the problem structured data format for real estate property? [duplicate]

I know many questions have already been asked on this site about proper way of generating structured data for real-estate properties. For example: Schema.org in real estate online site Correct ...
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Should I noindex a coming soon page?

I am working on a coming soon page that will list our logo, contact form and a newsletter subscription. It is rather short and simple. In regards to SEO, should I set it noindex nofollow perhaps then?
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Submit Aws Amplify React App to Google Search Console for Indexing

When submitting my website to google for indexing, I am given a TXT with the instruction "Copy the TXT record below into the DNS configuration for example.com" where example.come is the name ...
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Change URL in pagination without refresh but detectable by Google

We have a pagination. Right now we use buttons for the next, previous and page numbers in the pagination. But since we change the page number in in an onclick of a button and the Google bot doesn't ...
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Will updating the page title without changing the URL hurt SEO?

I have a website and I want to update some titles of its pages, e.g. "White wine" i want to change to "French White Wine", but I do not want to change URL, i.e. I would prefer to ...
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How to make markdown files in Git repositories indexable by search engines?

If I google "@typescript-eslint no-invalid-void-type", the first search result will be typescript-eslint/no-invalid-void-type.md at main - GitHub, the markdown file in @typescript-eslint ...
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Can I use H1 with logo alt text or font size zero if I don't have a good place on the page to show big text?

I am wondering what is the best approach in SEO when I don't have a good place for H1 tag for example on my Home Page. I have several H2 tags and a lot of H3 tags but in terms of design I don't have ...
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Change Google search result text [duplicate]

I am new in SEO. I want to Change Google search result text. For ex: when I type the business name in Google. Google show the attached results. I want to change description and 5 links text, which I ...
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Two hosts under one domain and SEO

I have a currently live site running on PHP/Apache on a shared server. And in the other side a new functionality, a web app, based on nodejs that will run on google cloud. So both services will be ...
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Rich Text under Google Search Results

I have few company profiles listed in a webpage. I want to make the webpages be listed in Google Search Results when a user searches for those profiles on Google. I also want to make the Google Search ...
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naming HTML anchors

So I'm probably overthinking this, as I do with everything. But I'm just curious to what others think. In general, naming a HTML anchor link should be short and related, but if you have a table of ...
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Google crawler doesn't index multilingual pages

I need a help with sitemaps and multilingualism. I have a web store the operates on three markets (German, Austrian and Slovenian) and the languages available are English, German and Slovenian. I ...
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"Homepage" added to title tag on site using Yoast SEO WordPress plugin

I am working on a site where the homepage title tag says: Homepage - Funds, De-risks Capital Projects & Reduce Carbon Emissions However, the SEO title in the Yoast module is: Funds & De-...
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MY wordpress website cannot be indexed by google [duplicate]

I have been trying to index my newly created website on wordpress for some time. It was released in early December and only two pages have been indexed. Overall, the site has 9 pages and only two have ...
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Core Web Vitals - Field data difference Mobile vs Desktop

I am observing a strange problem related to Core Web Vitals, I have same website for both mobile and desktop(same server/same page/same DOM size) but I when I look into search console I get different ...
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Why Google Isn’t Indexing our Site? [duplicate]

Google is having a hard time indexing our website. Even the articles we put in free blogs are hard to index. Our content is completely unique and we use a sitemap. We also request indexing in the ...
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Does schema.org mandate fields?

In the schema.org I can not see any information that tells us a field is mandatory or not. For example, the FAQPage has no information about mandatory fields. However, the Google Developers Doc claims ...
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Does Google care about query string case sensitivity, and also does it care about correctness of casing?

Consider these two query string parameters: ?category=healthAndBeauty ?category=healthandbeauty Does Google differentiate them? What is Google's behavior if it finds both of them in my website for a ...
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Should you use nofollow links to original sources?

When you link to resources or original source, and in particular.... Well, lets just do it this way. I have two particular examples: Situation 1 Say I have a website about boats and have an article ...
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Rich Snippets and MovingCompany Schema

i am trying to implement rich snippets on company website. Main business is moving services and storage. As i know there is "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": ...
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How can Google Search Console traffic > Google Analytics traffic?

I have worked with Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA) for long enough to know that organic GA traffic to a specific page is typically higher than GSC traffic to the same page. ...
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Correct use of canonical-tag in two shops

I have a question regarding canonical-tags where im not pretty sure. I have a main-website and a main-shop and a brand-website with its own shop. The products of one brand are in the brand-shop and in ...
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Next.js explosion of crawlable files

So we deployed an app to production and once we started getting traffic on the page we saw an explosion in crawlable pages (with audisto) and also in the search console. A lot of these pages are not ...
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What's the difference between "meta name" and "meta property"? Does this affect Google displaying meta description?

We recently found that our website doesn't show the meta description as we want when googling the results. Instead, it shows the content from the web page itself. Some people say it's because Google ...
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