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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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Duplicate content for desktop and mobile

front end dev here. Quite often the design team I work with produces desktop and mobile designs which are quite difficult to create responsively. While it can be done, I feel like I am using an ...
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UTM Tracking in GA4 | Firing Problem?

I've created a few UTM links for social media tracking and have validated them as working/proper with multiple tools. That said, when I try to replicate an organic user with the UTM link on a ...
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Google search console doesn't seem to be correctly scraping my sitemap index

I've created a sitemap index that programmatically generates paginated site maps based on the dynamic content on my site. Google search console has succesfully detected and validated that sitemap when ...
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Is there any SEO issues with default CDN path

I'm currently having some issues with the Digital Oceans Spaces CDN, I want to add a custom CNAME for my CDN but the way DO works is that we should use DO name servers if we want auto-renew SSL for ...
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Robot.txt commands and re-indexing

We gave a client the recommendation to add an item to their robot.txt (see below) to allow Google to crawl the full site. The idea was that this would allow them to crawl and index any pages that aren'...
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More accurate indexing

I need to remove some pages from indexing but i still need to index subdomain links. I have this website structure / -- main page /region/ -- regions /region/1 -- specific region with cities and links ...
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Delay in Updated Metadata Reflection on SEO Engines and Social Media Platforms: Seeking Insights on Timelines and Expedited Updates

Despite correctly implementing metadata tags within my web application, I've noticed a delay in their reflection on SEO engines and social media platforms like Facebook. The meta tags appear ...
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Google is removing search results related to my name

I have a task to rank pages related to my name in the top of SEO, but Google hides the results in accordance with Europe's legislation on privacy and data protection. This means that the main pages ...
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SEO Toxic Backlinks

I did a backlink audit and found some toxic backlinks. The links were all pointing to my image folder and wordpress. I visited the site that created them. Instead of seeing a backlinks,the anchored ...
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Are dates in URLs going to cause SEO problems? If so, how can users share URLs with dates without hurting SEO?

I am developing a train schedule website. In their I am using following URL pattern https://example.com/search/61-205/2023-12-28/stationA-to-stationC so 61-205 will be from station ID and To Station ...
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How to get backlinks from websites I create crawled and added to SEO?

I'm trying to increase the amount of backlinks for a website I have and to do that I have been creating other websites and putting backlinks in them to my original website. Unfortunately when I go on ...
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Need advice on SEO multiple H1 tags

I'm working on making my site more SEO friendly. I've been reading about tagging and schema and all that... I recently read that it's totally ok to have multiple H1 tags on a page. There's others ...
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SEO - Should my business name be my H1 tag?

I'm learning about SEO, but confused about where to use H1 and H2. Let's say I have a business called "Joe's Bakery." A brief description of it is, "Unusual Flavored Baked Goods" ...
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Google flags url parameter search pages as duplicate and unindexable despite unique content

My dynamic search pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Alternate page with proper canonical tag) even though the content on the pages is different. Each page is on a single URL with ...
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Impact of URL structure on SEO

I'm working on a major update on one of my website after a slow but continued lowering in google search rankings. I went from 1/2 on my major pages to being at 3 or 4th position. Currently my website ...
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Google results show a "For sale" button, how does this work

I noticed that a "For sale" button appears when searching for a specific item. How does this work? I've been searching for answers but can't find much concrete information.
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Should pages with 301 redirects ever be deleted?

Our site is updated regularly, but a major overhaul took place over a year ago and so a lot of folders were added to replace the existing ones. Reason was SEO, meaning new folders had better ...
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Would canvas based charts be seen by Google as duplicate images?

Until March/April this year, I had used images sourced from Google Images - ie duplicate images. As a result, my performance on Google was awful. For over 10, long, very long years...! Now that I've ...
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Does posting my work to other sites jeapodize my site's traffic?

My website primarily showcases artwork that I make. But I also post my art to other pages (such as Instagram, Artstation) to try and get a bit more traction (forums too, but that's also for community ...
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Indexed Pages missing from Google SERP [duplicate]

Some of the indexed pages on our completely disappeared from search results and then appeared after a few days, and now it disappeared for over 2 weeks, no matter how directly I searched for them, and ...
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Redirect double-slash "//" URLs using a rewrite rule in the .htaccess file

Google Search Console is giving me the Duplicate without user-selected canonical error for URLs that contain an unnecessary double slash // in them, like: https://university.edu/~user//dir/ To avoid ...
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Since there is no H title on the website consisting of images, is it possible to add H title as display:none?

I am building a client's website and most of the pages consist of images (in HTML). And I can't change this because my client wants it that way. Therefore, we don't need to give captions anywhere as ...
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Combining TLD and SLD for SEO

So I'm looking for the best way to combine a TLD with an SLD to get the most out of SEO. Let's assume I have a company or brand called "Refusal", or, alternatively, "refusal" be a ...
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Google indexed the redirection link of my website

I'm trying to fix a couple of problems of SEO on my website, the thing is that my website has several languages and the links of each language goes like this: Enlgish version: www.example.com/en ...
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Does content ordering still matter for SEO?

In the past it was encouraged to put things like navigation bars as low as possible on the DOM even if they would be displayed at the top of the page (e.g. with CSS position fixed) That way the actual ...
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Why Our Jobs are not showing in Google For Jobs

Would you please let us know the reason why our jobs are not found in Google For Jobs? This issue started from 8-Jun 2022 and still not found our jobs in Google For Jobs. Can somebody help us to solve ...
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Google Search Console reporting 404 errors on /page/x pages which is not a 404

hopefully someone here can shed a light on this. Search console on one of my site is reporting a 404 to a bunch of pages on my site but they are not actually 404s. Here's an example: examplesite.com/...
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How to remove the wildcard subdomain on Apache to prevent Google from indexing Subdomains that do not exist

I am experiencing the issue explained at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53065450/subdomains-that-dont-exist-are-indexed-by-google-zombie-subdomain-removal-via. Notice how the the search engine ...
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Issue with Displaying Video-Containing Pages in Google Search Results

I'm facing a peculiar issue with the SEO of my website, and I hope someone can help me out. Pages that contain videos are properly indexed but not displayed in search results. However, pages without ...
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Google ignores meta description set by me [duplicate]

I am an AIO SEO plugin and I explicitly set meta description for my blog post and it does set too but Google randomly picked the description and showed it on the search results.
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Web page indexed 2 days ago via google seach console but not found in google search [closed]

here is the link I submitted https://www.newsserver.net/what-requires-mental-work-what-requires-physical-work-and-what-requires-both/ The situation is if the page has been indexed it should show ...
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I have page not found 404 698K page what should i do

I have page not found 404 698K page what should i do it gonna affect seo in my website ?
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doesn't show favicon in google result! [duplicate]

I have a website that I am working on SEO. The problem is that no matter what I do, the site's favicon does not show up in Google results or the Google Serp. Does anyone know what to do and why it ...
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Redirect from website.com to website.com/keyword1-keyword2/

When a user visits my page through the URL website.com, I want it to be redirected to website.com/keyword1-keyword2/, as I have all the relevant information and SEO power in the index.html file of ...
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SEO management in Google Search Console for a non-english version of a website

I have a website example.com made with docusaurus. Initially, the website was in English. Several months ago, I added the Chinese version with i18n. All the chinese pages are under zh-CN; so a page ...
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Can Non Inclusive Language Cause Deindexing?

I was trying to get backlinks and created a terrible baby name generator tool. I gathered lists of the worst baby names online then made a tool in JavaScript to deliberately generate bad baby names ...
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How to index on Google a YouTube video built by the video/image content in the Wp editor page?

I have a problem with Google search on my website. I built my section on the Wp editor page with a "video/image content" type block. I have a section, on the left the title and the text and ...
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My website is "Example", but during Google searches, it says my web title is "example.com" - how can I change that? [duplicate]

I am a new website designer. My website is "Example" but during Google searches it says my web title is example.com. How can I change that?
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Is it possible to make your website to be searchable with specific keywords?

I have rather large problem searching for devexpress help topics. I use text like devexpress +wpf +gridcontrol something and Google and Bing give me loads of irrelevant articles for example for ...
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Should the meta description of the HTML page be started from "This page is about ..."?

Which meta description is better for modern SEO engines like Google? Version 1 This page is about the Tesla Model 3, the electric car designed in the Tesla, Inc. The content of this page is including ...
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I removed the 404 pages from GSC "Removals" tool. After that can I add robots meta tag in HTML code for permanently removing the pages

Please let me know whether adding the robots meta tag to these pages is possible after removing all 404 pages using the GSC "Removals" tool. Although the deleted pages from GSC are only ...
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Test search results without increasing bounce rate for my own website?

Reading this answer made me curious: if going from the SERP to a website, and then coming back to the SERP counts as a bounce against that website, is there a sure a way to test search queries ...
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Are links like /rooms/6-30/One-Bedroom-Suite bad for SEO?

So I am trying to optimize a hotel website for SEO, and I have a question regarding the room links. I want to put the room title in the link, and I was going to do something like "/rooms/5-One-...
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CSS Flex Order, What Does Googe Use?

If I have a page with four rows of content in the HTML ordered as: Topic C Topic A Topic B Topic D Then using CSS I reorder them into ABCD for desktop and DABC for mobile, which row will Google use ...
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Unable to preview Google rich results in the testing tool

I'm new to Google rich results, I'm playing around with the Article Example, when I test it out in the Rich Results Test , the Preview Results button is disabled, am I missing something to have it ...
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Search engine indexing problem [duplicate]

I have a WordPress website and I have problems getting it indexed by Bing. If I use the Bing Webmaster Tools, 'Inspect URL', the result is: The inspected URL is known to Bing but has some issues which ...
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Could X-Cache: STALE affect Google rankings?

Could the presence of X-Cache: STALE response header decrease my Google rankings ? I am the second time when ... while working on cache servers configuration I see rankings drop even thou response ...
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Are keeping longterm redirects necessary, to maintain SEO Trust?

Problem background: I work in a project where the client has a blog and different guides built during the last 9 years. So there are thousands of articles. There are a lot of backlinks in online news ...
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Incorrect rendering of site name under google videos

So I have an issue where the name of our site is rendering incorrectly under the videos tab in google. It seems to be a common problem, across different sites. Doing a simple google search for '&' ...
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How to make my single page PWA discoverable by Google search?

I am looking for a solution to make my single page PWA discoverable to the people searching on Google. My app is built with Firebase and is a community collaborative jigsaw puzzle database, which ...
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