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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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Two smiliar pages: Google index the wrong one

Good morning On my site I offer a product, let's say "Purchase a car" (obviously it's not that), I was ranked in second position on google for years, then I launched a more specific product (...
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My tool site is indexed but not ranking on Google which is 1 year and 164 days old [duplicate]

I have a tool site, which is created by me and published before 1 year. The site is available on Google. But till now the site is not ranking on Google. On the other hand, My tool sites are ranked in ...
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Why is Google is crawling unsupported languages?

In the Google Search Console, under Indexing's "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" error section - there are many links that are being crawled that are not supported. I have recently ...
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Google rankings tanked a month ago, can't understand why [duplicate]

Started my site in July 2022, but it never started to rank. Might be because I messed up trying to make it multi-language. 301 redirect Because my site never started to rank, I did a 301 redirect to a ...
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My page does not get indexed after months [duplicate]

I went live with my website (using WordPress) about 2 months ago and almost every page is not yet Google indexed, except for 2 somewhat useless pages (ex. one is a page not yet completed showing "...
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Non-standard tags effects on SEO [duplicate]

I am interested in understanding the effects on SEO (not only Google) of non standard HTML elements, be they HTMLUnknownElement or Custom Elements while retaining as much as possible native semantic ...
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Is it better to have a large chunk of text, or individual p tags for SEO

We have a website, where a lot of text is required for SEO to be preloaded on to the website. Currently, it has been loaded with each text/sentence loaded into it's own <p> [...] </p> tag, ...
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Structured Data for Overview and Single Pages of Events

I'm working on a platform where you can post events, among other things. I would like them to be found on Google and displayed as rich search results. Briefly about the structure of the site. ...
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Does it improve SEO to redirect website search to google search?

Let's say your website has a search box to search among content of the website. Is it a good idea to redirect the user with the search query to google, so that he comes to website again from google, ...
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Tracking links going to 404 pages

I have a price comparison website with quite a few tracking links like this: <a href="/go.php?id=6000579" class="fh-price-go-link" target="_blank" rel="nofollow ...
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Google search is not showing my site in search results [duplicate]

I have created my self a small website for converting ebooks and documents between different formats. It seems that Google is not relating my website with any keywords. The site is for sure indexed by ...
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How to use the canonical tag in multi language websites that is SEO friendly?

I have doubts about using the canonical tag in multilingual websites. This is how I currently use the canonical tag on a multilingual website: English Website: <link rel="alternate" ...
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What is the best seo practice in my scenario?

I will provide you a fictional scenario. We have an url named example.com/swimming-pools which has all the swimming pools without any particular filters. Then we have other urls like /swimming-pools/[...
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What about img blob data affect for seo & client performance [closed]

in simple cms project with some picture lower 1mb , save all image as blob data in database (exp: sqlite) is good idea for files management... How does this affect SEO? for example on: pageload web ...
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Website was hacked. Now thousands of links are showing in Search Console [duplicate]

Our website was attacked with Japanese SEO Spam last year in October. We have now removed all the spam links from the database and website is secure. But Search console is still showing thousands of ...
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Validation of canonical links not working in Google Search Console

I internationalized my site's canonical links using the guide from here: https://yoast.com/hreflang-ultimate-guide/#hreflang-canonical Which has an output like this: <link rel="canonical" ...
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Why my website is not showing but my articles are showing in google

I created a website around 2 months ago, and I have written around 90 articles till now. Most of them are getting indexed in google search. When I used to search the name of my website it used to ...
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How to Solve Pages with Duplicate Meta Duplicate Tags & Content Error due to multilingual pages?

I am using one of popular SEO tool and it showing me error of duplicate meta tags and content for below type of URL structures (I am taking as example) and I am working for agency. www.example.com/abc/...
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How to protect data on a website from indexing and inclusion to machine learning or LLMs training data?

I'm supporting a larger web database that contains many hundreds of articles with consumer grade and technical tests of hardware and electronics. Our policy has always been to provide open access to ...
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How to properly set up google search indexing for site which requires authentication

I was not sure of the best way to describe this in the title but my scenario is the following: Every page on our site requires authentication and will redirect unauthenticated users to a login page ...
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How to overcome Google indexing issue? [duplicate]

It's almost been more than 6 months i'm facing Google indexing issue my site can not be indexed. The issues are described below: 1- "Excluded by ‘noindex’ tag" although I have searched all ...
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Meta title multi language website same keyword use

I have a website with multiple languages, but some of the most important keywords are the same/similar in the different languages. For the meta descriptions it's not a problem but the titles are very ...
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How to handle password protected page?

I have an Ecommerce website, and there will be a customer profile page which is password protected. As it is protected, I assume crawler will be getting a 302 to an unprotected route(e.g. /) when ...
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Sitelinks disappearing the day after being generated

I am currently performing SEO for a company website. It is made in Nuxt v2 with Nuxt i18n module for multilingual support. I have an issue with sitelinks disappearing. Two weeks ago, sitelinks for the ...
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Can I use canonical tag for this?

I have page with video content at URL: domain.com/video/id also I have video info in clickable popup with the own url: domain.com/video/id/info this popup domain.com/video/id/info have same content ...
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GA4 showing far fewer page views (50% or less) than UA

I have configured Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) and GA4 across all of the pages on my website. I have verified that Google Tag exists on each of the pages using Google Tag Assistant. If I see ...
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Adding GA4 using tag manager causes performance issue

I have added GA4 (google analytics 4) using GTM (google tag manager) and the google PageSpeedInsight complains about it and I get failed in Core Web Vitals Assessment: And here is how it complains: ...
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How to best position the keyword combination "[keyword] near me" for local SEO and organic search?

I am involved in the digital marketing efforts for a business that aims to increase its local visibility in organic search results. Our target keyword combination is "[keyword] near me", ...
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how to get not indexed pages using google search console api

I am looking for a way to get 404 pages of mywebsite using google api search console I have tried this way but it returned 0 rows despite there are 404 pages in my website $service = new ...
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Google flags my dynamic product pages as duplicate content

My dynamic product pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Internal duplicate). They are structurally similar, but present different information about each product (price, description, image.....
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SEO with for a Quarto blog, in particular make website "findable" with specific keyword

I am maintaining a website with Quarto. We are a group belonging to the "For Future" movement. One typical keyword, that people use in order to look for us is H4F ("health for future&...
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Does adding rel=dofollow dynamically affect SEO?

As you know, rel="dofollow" increases the Google page rank of a website added to the href link, but what if I generate it dynamically with JavaScript - does Google still understand it or ...
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SEO implications of having EN hreflang with German content

we're trying to understand whether there will be any serious SEO implications impacting the website in the following situation: We've got one URL (/events) with hreflang being en, however, it can also ...
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Bing and DuckDuckGo have suddenly stopped indexing my website

Until a month or two ago Bing and DuckDuckGo were returning search engine results for my website. I've just realised that this is no longer the case. Worse, neither can even find my website when I ...
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Google rank 1, but not ranked at all in Bing, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo

I'm using the Epic browser and a proxy (based in my country), to do searches for my website. I'm doing this so search engines can't estimate where I am based and suggest my own website In Google, for ...
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Google Search console: We had a problem submitting your indexing request. Please try again later

I recently published my website live, everything seems to be okay except for adding URL'S in the inspector with index request. Live testing is not an issue. The website is now 5 days on air, I ...
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SEO Optimisation: 1.1/2" - One-and-a-Half Inch - 1.5 Inch - 1.5" ? What should I use?

TLDR: What is the best way to write this for SEO purposes? As mentioned in the title, I have some products with different sizes that I want to make sure the SEO is 👌 My particular concern is with ...
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How to place subdomain in the sitemap

A site made this sitemap for me: <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http:/...
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Markup for amusing, non-factual content

On a webpage with factual information, I'd like to add a 'Did you know' box with an amusing, non-factual piece of text; a little joke to add a bit of flair to the page. However, I intend this page to ...
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How do I add a Google Search Console verification meta tag to a read-the-docs page?

I've created a page on read-the-docs that I would like to add in Google inspection for indexing. https://ltb-symm.readthedocs.io/ In URL Inspection Tool explains one way to prove the ownership of the ...
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People search in English, but site language is Foreign, what is the best approach to rank such sites?

I am working on a news website, the articles are in foreign language, but the readers who look for the articles search the foreign language terms in English, the people who search for articles rarely ...
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What is the most relevant property for a "release date" for schema type VideoGame

I'm working on some video game sites and have already added a lot of information to the schema data, but the one thing I'm not sure about is how to add a "release date" and was kind of ...
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What is the impact on SEO if a blog post has both a published date and a last updated date, and which date will search engines prioritize?

We have a content blog application where we recently added two date fields: originally authored date and last updated date. The originally authored date signifies when an article is created, while the ...
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Google removed over 100.000 Indexes… But why? [duplicate]

I am the owner of a synonym page. The Problem i am currently facing is that Google Search Console is automatically removing my pages. My Index Count in 20th April My Index Count in 20th May Google ...
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The favicon is not appearing in the search results of Bing and Google

I've been helping a client design a new website, but I've noticed that the favicon isn't appearing in the search results. I've checked Google's documentation, and it states that we should use an ICO ...
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Why pages are badly indexed? How to increase the presence of pages in the index? (index limits) [duplicate]

The site has approximately 6,000 links to its pages (internal links). But only about 1000 are indexed. The site has a sitemap.xml and robots.txt files. Found, not indexed 3200 Page crawled but not ...
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Multilingual Wordpress site restructuring, advice needed

My current situation: A Wordpress blog in two languages: my native language + English. Setup with Polylang as follows: ‘www.domain.fr’ and ‘www.domain.fr/en’. The issue: The complexity of ...
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How to use mod-rewrite for SEO friendly get params?

At present the webpage accepts get params like this https://TripTale.in /details.php?id=AlphaNumericKeys Which I want to make it look like https://TripTale.in /details/someTexts/AlphaNumericKeys ...
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Do names of sitemaps linked within the main sitemap matter?

I am mantaining a Wordpress site developed with a third party theme that has a custom post type called "team-members". We are using that post type to add info about the guests featured in ...
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Strange requests by Google for pages that don't exist

I've started noticing a large number (over 25,000) of Google Index Bot requests to pages that don't exist and have never existed. I'm certain I don't link to these URLs myself from within my site. I'm ...
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