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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Almost Duplicate Description but different images, internal links and meta title and description

I am creating a real estate website and I have thousands of property pages in the similar location. For the property in the same locations, the property descriptions are almost similar like as follows ...
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Is it okay to host sitemap.xml outside the domain root?

Let's say I have a website www.example.com. Is it okay to host the sitemap.xml outside www.example.com such as https://example.cloudstorage.com/static/sitemap.xml? All the entries in the sitemap ...
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Subdomain not appearing without writing name of main domain [duplicate]

So I have a main website, example.com. I created a subdomain for a client. Let's say it is called client.example.com. This client is a coffee shop website. I already registered it and it is indexed on ...
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Are too many empty anchor links bad for SEO?

It sounds like a stupid question, but I couldn't find an answer: Are too many empty anchor links bad for SEO? We have 4-6 empty anchor links per page that trigger actions like a contact popup form, ...
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Where in the path may I put the language identifier?

My organization has an SEO Auditor telling us that we need to create subdirectories for languages that we support on our website. That requirement is fine. Our organization's site is comprised of a ...
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How Google search engine's algorithm determines the desirability of a website [duplicate]

This is a very general question: How exactly does Google determine the desirability of the content of a website to users (and therefore rank websites), given some search keywords? I kept seeing people ...
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Generating URLs according to the search engine query

What is the name of following technique: When you search a multi word keyword, for example "download physics book edition 218324", the search engine finds a page from a website with exactly ...
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How to avoid that H1 tag is used for SEO, “fake” H1 with CSS

What is the best and easiest way to provide something like the H1 tag but in a way that it doesn't affect google rankings? Our homepage sometimes is used for advertisement, this should be in the H1 ...
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Dynamically loading list of links with JavaScript (SEO)

An item belongs to a potentially infinite number of categories (usually most of them are spam). After the item page loads, it shows one category link with the highest score (and thus probably non-spam)...
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Auto generated FAQs - Does “unnamed item” in schema hurt SEO?

I'm using FAQ schema in a collection list template, so dynamic tags for the Question and Answer. On pages without FAQ my page still contains the schema script but without any content. It's therefore ...
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SEO Keyword Density Issue

I have a website that has a keyword density of 8% and 4% for my keywords, but I only used the keyword once. The website doesn't have a lot of actual text. Does this high keyword density hurt my site's ...
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Does googlebot index base64 encoded images

I was wondering if google can crawl image like this: <img src="data:image/png;base64..." title="relevant title" alt="relevant alt" /> I found this link that says no:...
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Is server side rendering a must have for good SEO for a React website?

Now I use ReactJS for my website and was wondering whether changing to server side rendering(NextJS) would impact my search engine rankings? I've tried some tools that would give your website a "...
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Does Google ignore empty tags?

In my source code, I have two H1 tags. The first is used for my page title and the second is in not populated: (<h1></h1>) Does Google read this as an H1 tag still, or will it ignore this ...
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SEO: Will google see video on page that opens in a popup and count it for SEO?

I have the following peace of HTML code on my website that opens Youtube video in a popup overlayed over the site when clicked. <div data-toggle="modal" data-target="#myYoutubeModal&...
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Applying hreflang and canonical to a website with multiple domains and subfolders with different languages

Currently I have a website with multiple domains, each domain for a specific language. However, I also have sub folders with each language. For example: www.en_example.com/en www.en_example.com/fr www....
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Wordpress SEO(Media files & PDFs is not appearing in google search) [duplicate]

I want to make a seo of the wordpress website,so that when i type the name of the article in google it should appear in the google search. For example when i search in google for Accidental injection ...
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Nested reference of URL'S in sitemap.xml good or bad for SEO?

I am having thousands of URL's in the website, If I put all URL's in sitemap.xml it's getting too large in size. There is some suggestion to split those URLs into different files and referring in main ...
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Optimize lastmod fields in sitemap index files for a large website that are expensive to compute

I am trying to create sitemaps for a very large multilingual website; means that every single URL is duplicated with as many languages there are; however the more pressing issue is that content is ...
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How to correctly select ccTLD domain for same speaking native language countries?

We know that South America's native-speaking language Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, etc.). My keyword targeting audience to South American users. I ...
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SEO page head best practice / must have [closed]

I've read a lot of articles online about what there should be in the header of the page and what there should not be (i'm personally more interested on what there should be), and i've come up with ...
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Does it matter if blockquotes contain quote characters for SEO or accessibility?

If I have a block quote <blockquote> <p>“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”</p> </blockquote> Does it matter or impact seo if I do or don't include quote ...
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How will copy-pasting articles from my supplier affect my SEO?

My supplier has interesting blog posts on his website, and I'm allowed to copy-paste these articles onto my own website. That's great! But I'm worried about my Google ranking being affected by ...
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How do I prevent keyword cannibalization with href lang tag?

I'm afraid that "keyword cannibalization" takes place when for example I have the following two pages on my site: /en/shoe and /en-us/shoe. Can I assume with absolute certainty that Google's ...
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Can Googlebot discover a new subdomain through a DNS CNAME chain?

I have a website - www.example.com - which is listed on Google, domain verified in Search Console, sitemaps submitted, canonical urls all in line. This is my only domain that is "out there" ...
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Website not appearing on Google search after being indexed [closed]

I built a website for people to live stream their studying/working and to find study/work buddies (salon-live.website). The website has been indexed by Google Search. However, when I tried to search ...
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Should I use rel=“nofollow” on already existing internal links?

I have a big video website. It's not in the index yet, I try to do my best for better indexing before opening and now I have a question. New videos are displayed on the main page and there's a ...
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No directory listing index page

I have some audio assets directories on my website. The server allows directory listing. i.e. all audio files will be listed if the user visited example.com/assets/audio/nature/. I don't want to ...
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How to optimize keywords against inferior websites

I have a website that ranks well for several long tail keywords. These keywords attract a few customers, but mainly provide good content for readers. Additionally, according to Moz, Ahrefs and ...
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Will Googlebot click a button/link to reveal AJAX content?

my client has to inform it's customers about some new regulations that the Googlebot should NOT crawl. It is not possible to place this information on a separate page and disallow Google to crawl it. ...
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Should a hreflang site for a language also show pages for that language and a specific region?

It's the first time for me that I implement a multi-language and regional website. I read all the google information about how to implement hreflang tags and I also read a few other information on the ...
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Do internal outgoing links affect rank of the origin page

I have few hundred top ranking pages (with good SEPRs) on my website. Now I would like to add links to internal pages from those top ranking pages (aimed at additional value for users). But I have a ...
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XML Sitemap submitted but few page show indexed via Google site: search [duplicate]

I submitted a sitemap of my website to Google. (japan1900.com) The sitemap : (https://japan1900.com/en/module/lgsitemaps/sitemap?fc=module&name=product_1_1) The robots.txt : https://japan1900.com/...
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Should image URL slugs use the article URL slug, or their own description slug for SEO?

I have a WordPress website. The slug of my articles is automatically generated from the title and the same slug is also used for image thumbnails. The titles and slugs are in Arabic. Should ...
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Will a self hosted video get indexed on google video if I use iframe?

We created a hosting domain for the videos, and embedding them on our website using iframe. Will that stand in the way of crawlers indexing them in Google video?
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How to target different countries using same URL? [duplicate]

We are based in India Digital Marketing company , we want to target us, uk, middle east countries with the same website, language is English. How to tell to robots this from sitemap?
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Switch properly from HTML website to WordPress without hurting Google rankings

I'm about to switch my current HTML website to WordPress. My website has been up since 2006. I think my situation is pretty standard. Here are the main details of the transition: My current site is ...
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Can i change the niche of my blog for the same domain name?

I am working on my book. But actually my interest is towards the life-lessons and motivational things and my most summaries are based on such kind of books. So now I want to change my Niche. I want to ...
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Disallowing a handler in robots.txt while adding its dynamic URLs to the XML sitemap

I'm using ASP.NET webforms, and I have a page lets call it Subjects.aspx, I don't want crawlers to crawl that page but I want them to crawl the dynamic URLs that are powered by it. For example /...
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Is there any effect to SEO if I redirecting the .com to the .app of my domain?

So, say I purchase a brand new example.com and example.app. I want to redirect all traffic reaching example.com to example.app (i.e. the .com is a pure redirect). Does that have any impact on SEO? ...
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About News Meta Tag - Good or bad for SEO?

Does it help seo using "News_Keywords" meta tag for a website that is not including news literally? Or does it hurt ranking on google?
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Does using wordpress builders affect SEO rank?

In our blog, we used to use the normal WordPress editor to publish any new post to our blog, but now we aim to use a unified skeleton for each post where each post is divided into 4 or 5 different ...
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Interactive links from AMP to non-AMP without affecting crawl budget

I am maintaining a website with several million pages of user generated content. On each page, there is a calculator implemented allowing people to press a [+] or [-] button to increase or decrease a ...
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Internal Linking Help | Multiple Collections in Shopify

We sell products online using Shopify and I have a question related to internal linking. We have several "Collections" and all of these collections have product overlap. For example, we have ...
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Is SEO effected by having a forward slash for the homepage? [duplicate]

Im refactoring how URLs work on my site. Is there an SEO difference when you have a forward slash or not for the homepage? Eg website.com?xxx Vs website.com/?xxx
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Japanese keyword hack in Laravel website [duplicate]

I have a website build in Laravel , but I am experiencing Japanese keyword hack now what can I do?
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Are SVG inline “images” (XML inside HTML) indexed by Google as images?

I have a site on which I want to generate many svg dynamically with JS. I make them dynamically because they are like 20.000 and making them as real images on the server would be a nightmare... So I ...
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Does Google index your sitemap? [duplicate]

I have submitted a sitemap for my domain but I have a concern. I don't want my sitemap to appear in Google Search results, I only want Google to use my sitemap to index my actual site through the ...
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Can I change Non-ASCII URLs using redirects without hurting SEO?

I know that google can handle Non-Latin characters in URLs and for my research, I know that in many cases SEO experts advised being used for localized websites. Unfortunately, these non-Latin URLs ...
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Pagination meta tags for category paginated pages

I have search to find a clear answer about the pagination for category pages but I can’t understand the reason to index category paginated pages. Based on my research, most of the SEO experts, after ...