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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Shop product structured data, does it need a certain product image aspect ratio or size?

I am building an online shop for a client and I was taking a look at google's info in regards to the "product" structured data. I noticed in their article they specify to point to a product picture ( ...
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How should I restructure my URLs to make development easier while preserving SEO?

I am trying to fix the URL structure of an ecommerce site that has about 90k part pages. The site has no URL directory structure. Thus, all 90k pages are under the root like example.com/part-page-one. ...
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Numbered lists using <h2> and <h3> tags impact on SEO

I have several blog posts with list or a series of steps. I.e., 1. First Item/Step blah, blah, blah 2. Second Item/Step blah, blah, blah 3. Third Item/Step blah, blah, blah These steps are ...
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Should I have separate pages for different categories or one page with multiple unrelated categories for SEO?

If my website caters to multiple categories which are mutually exclusive to each other, then which of the following is more preferable in terms of SEO? having one page with important keywords from ...
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Do subdirectory URLs need to work for SEO if there are other URLs within that subdirectory? Does time of indexing subdirectory matter in search result

I have a website where I built a sub-folder structure on my links, like this: /category/city/postname Does it matter if /category/city doesn't have a page, even if there is no link to it on the ...
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Benefit of Add Image By URL in wordpress?

In wordpress we can add image by three method. 1.Upload, 2.Media Lib. and 3.Insert image url. my question is, what is benefit of SEO when you choose 3 option(Insert image url). because i use 1st ...
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From an SEO perspective can you redirect away from an old site that cannot be reached to the new site

my client has an old site that cannot be reached. it was registered by a company that is out of business for at least four years, and the host and registrar will not allow the business owner to even ...
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Google Search Console is not fetching the sitemap correctly?

Search Console is not fetching the sitemap when it is named as “Sitemap.xml”, after we renamed it as “Sitemapnew.xml” sitemap is submitted successfully?? 4,630 URL”S were discovering even after we ...
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Does google prioritize exact matches over synonyms?

I'm about to release some pages with the title 'Top Rated ....' instead of 'Best....' since 'Best....' is a lot more saturated but there are hardly any pages using 'Top Rated....' in the title. ...
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GSC Coverage vs Mobile Usability discrepancy in count

I ran Excel VLOOKUP against all of the files GSC Coverage lists, versus all of the files GSC mobile usability says are mobile friendly. About 30% of the pages listed in Coverage are not included in ...
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Are more pages with less content better for SEO than fewer pages with more content?

I'm creating a WordPress website with 14 languages. I have FAQ's with about 12 categories and about 70 (so far) questions/answers in them. Since it is very painful process to create for each language /...
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Hreflang Strategy

I have a very complex question and would like to get some help from advanced webmasters and SEO specialists :) I have a website in both English 'website.com' and in Chinese 'website.com/cn' I've ...
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Google Search Console Showing No Search Impressions and No Clicks, something doesn't make sense

I have a website running passively and receiving good search traffic. Its been a while since I have been optimising, but i recently decided to get back into the project. I loaded Google Search ...
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How to make sure Google doesn't think index.html and homepage pages are duplicate content?

I have a website built with html CSS and JavaScript, its working on Firebase platform. I did a duplicate content test on siteliner.com, the results showed me 100% duplication between index.html file ...
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Are CSS galleries (for inbound links) still a thing?

I've recently returned to freelance and I'm looking at ways to boost my web traffic. Years ago I used to submit my website to CSS galleries in order to get more inbound links. But I feel like CSS ...
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Google PageSpeed insights disregards rel=“preload” for mobile only

As PageSpeed insights tool report claimed my page could be improved by preloading 2 of the fonts on my page, I added rel="preload" to the <link> tags in question. However, PageSpeed Insights ...
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Itemprop will help to avoid the plagarism?

My website is a real estate listing website where many users sign up and list their property each day. In some cases, they already listed their property on some other website and they also use same ...
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site resurrected looks like clone therefore no google ranking (i think) used to be page 1 [duplicate]

It's late please don't shoot me for lack of research on this one but SEO is a whole field of it's own and I have no idea where to start. I have a site (fightingfantasy.net) that used to be ...
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Can content loaded from amp-state JSON get indexed?

We're building a 100% AMP website and some of our pages load content with amp-state. Will the content get correctly indexed by Google or other search engines? It looks like the example in AMP's ...
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Whole section hidden with keywords VS Seo [duplicate]

So we have a page, that has several Click Here buttons, to display a hidden section that contains paragraphs. Like for example, Click Here 1 will display Section 1, Click Here 2 will display Section 2,...
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How do I prerender on Netlify which is compliant for SEO?

Netlify documentation shows using an escaped fragment is best practices for quickly rendering an seo-friendly page, however Google recommends sites don't use escaped fragments. Which is the best way ...
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International Site Migrations and SEO Drops

Our company maintains several blogs, each with similar content, but localized into 3 languages. Some content exists in all 3, but there are variances. I'll call those languages and their sites A, B, ...
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How do I find pages in my own site that I should edit to create links to new content I'm writing?

I'm trying to pay attention to internal links in my own content to improve my SEO ranking. I use Yoast/WordPress for my site. Yoast does a good job when writing articles to suggest other articles I ...
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Manually adjustment of the crawl rate after boost of the “Time Spent Downloading a page”?

I started to use Cloudflare, and automatically the "Time Spent Downloading a page" increased from 180 ms to 610 ms. It started to hurt the Crawl Budget of my website, which has 2,000,000+ pages. I ...
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What is the meaning of itemprop=“contentUrl” in HTML img tag?

I see a attribute called itemprop="contentUrl" in a image. But I don't understand the meaning of this.
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Indicate that content shouldn't be indexed… an improved <noscript>

I have a web-based app (not primarily content-based) that relies on some modern browser tech to function. I want to show a default message in the markup for when the browser isn't running JavaScript ...
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Posting links in classified ads website in 2020?

Regardless of any other parameter, does posting ads with a link to my site on a classified ads website will still help with referencing nowadays? Or are these types of backlinks filtered by search ...
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CTA Label: “Buy Now” vs “Buy PRODUCT NAME Now”

It seems for eCommerce CTAs, the most common label for buying products is "Buy now". From a marketing/SEO point of view it seems like the best option with highest CTR, but from an accessibility point ...
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Is it worth handling SEO friendly URLs that might change over time? Or should I use generic ones that will not change?

I will use SEO friendly URL slugs for my website pages. But I would like to know how far should I go down this road. My specific question is about whether I should be choosing SEO friendly URL's ...
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Lost rankings after redirecting keyword page to home page, can I optimize my home page for that keyword?

I had been ranked for a desirable phrase in the past, but I redirected that page to the homepage. This was a bad mistake. Now my homepage isn't ranking in the search results nearly as well for that ...
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Question on switching domains and how to trigger search engines to reindex for an Rails app

For an app I recently switched domains. I deleted the links between the old domain and heroku and then added a new link between the new domain and heroku, but I didn't put any redirects. After the ...
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SEO Ranking for a website under DDOS attack

Our website was under a DDOS attack and the attacker demanding $5000 to stop it. Under this condition, we have blocked all the traffic from outside India. Our customers are from ONLY India and we ...
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Changed URL for a page that was indexed by Googlebot. Will redirect 301 from the old URL to the new one. But what to do with my Sitemap?

I'm planning to change a url for one of my site's page. Example: From: https://www.example.com/old-post-slug To: https://www.example.com/new-post-slug The fact is that Google has already ...
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Implement redirects properly for SEO in Angular

I'm developing a website where it's really important, that the subpages of the site are indexed properly in Google. A few months ago, we changed the url structure, we added a /<language>/ after ...
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What are the SEO ramifications of duplicate content on the same page?

My question has some similarities to this one. But since I am asking about a very specific type of section on the page I think it warrants some thought as to whether the approach I am looking to take ...
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Moving to another domain loss google search rank

My old A.maindomain.net was hosted on wordpress.com so I decided to move to B.maindomain.com domain and use Google Analytic and wordpress.org instead. Actually, I have prepared test environment to ...
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If I remove the date part from my blog URL using code, do I need to resubmit the sitemap to the Google search console?

If I remove the date part from my blog URL using code in blogger, do I need to resubmit the sitemap to the Google search console? And I redirected my old URLs to new URLs. And does removing date from ...
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How are sublinks (sitelinks) discovered by search engines? [duplicate]

Many search engines like google, bing shows sitelinks. How are they discovered by the web crawlers is it any SEO format(ld-json, microdata) or something else. What are some useful links to learn ...
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bing doesn't index my site.why? [duplicate]

i have been indexed my site to bing webmaster ,i submitted urls manually for many times .everything is fine but i don't know why it doesn't appear in search anything form my site. These two picture ...
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Will I lose ranking if I redirect domain A to a page on domain B?

Basically, domain A is a single-page application and I want to redirect it to an identical page on domain B. I was wondering if the new page on domain B will rank just like how domain A ranked? or am ...
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Tracking outbound links with Google Tag Manager without hurting SEO

My website contains a widget with links to social media and I'm using a script to open the links. Because I'm not adding the links directly into href attribute I think the web crawlers may be missing ...
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How to get search engines to index dynamically created DOM page

My website's main page has very little content on it until after a javascript function loads all the images to the page. The function is called on the window.onload event. My only problem is search ...
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Structured data: what are benefits and drawbacks in using Google Tag Manager vs dropping JSON-LD directly on the page?

I am setting up structured data for a website and am wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of using the Google Tag Manager vs putting script tags in the head. I'm building the site with HUGO so ...
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Preserve Meta Title and Meta Description from redirected page

My site runs on WordPress. I have a custom post type of my Projects. These projects are categorized using Project categories. Each Project category has it's 'archive' page, where the projects are ...
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Which of these URL is better for SEO? [duplicate]

I am trying to restructure our website that is focus on Healthcare and could you please help me which of these two decisions for URL is better for SEO ? we present best providers for any healthcare ...
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Hypens vs Underscores for image names on website

I was wondering if there is a recommended way to name your files, especially images? I know that hyphens are more recommended due to Googles SEO. Does this mean that images should also be: "named-like-...
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Which one is better for SEO and UX, Get all the data and filter it on the browser or ajax request?

I'm currently working on a filter that can contain functionality such as search, sort, pagination, checkbox like in the following image. For now, I use Laravel and trust every functionality to the ...
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How to recover from thin content ranking drops (no manual action)?

Overnight I lost about 90% of my website's organic traffic without receiving a manual action. I'm pretty sure this was because of adding a lot of thin content which I forgot to add 'noindex' to. Is ...
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Is javascript filter library good for SEO?

I'm currently working on a filter that can contain functionality such as search, sort, pagination, checkbox like in the following image. For now, I use Laravel and trust every functionality to the ...
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Multiple H1 tags allowed in 2020? [duplicate]

I've searched on this and cant find one concrete answer to this question within recent years/months. I have a website which has the company name as a H1 tag. If i bring in another H1 tag for the ...