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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What can I do to the links people add so that it doesn't harm my website in terms of SEO?

I have a website about profiling. People can create a profile here and put a link to the website. It's hard to keep track of whether the links people add are of good quality or of poor quality. For ...
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Keyword stuffing? What is the SEO impact of adding company name to all Title and Description Tags?

I was recently asked by a client's SEO partner - who works for a small but reasonably reputed company - an to add a number of title tags and description tags (in SEOPress for a WordPress to a site I ...
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Should links into my global website point to the language subdirectory or to the root URL which auto-redirects to the correct language?

I have a global project. This website contains /en and /tr pages. The home page redirects to the country where it is located with a 302 redirect. If it is not available in both countries, it will be ...
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Should I noindex user profile page with little content?

I have a website. Users can subscribe to this website and create their own profiles. The pages created by users are as follows: https://example.com/ardacar https://example.com/stackoverflow ...
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Is it bad for SEO to load images with javascript?

I try this to load images when they are on screen: JS: var elementvector3 = document.querySelector('#vector3'); var positionvector3 = elementvector3.getBoundingClientRect(); if (positionvector3.top &...
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Should I make the homepage the parent page of each category on a WordPress site for SEO?

I want to implement good structuring practices for my website to optimize it for search engines. My site is WordPress based. If I have some category pages - should I make the homepage the parent page ...
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Is 301 or 302 used for country forwarding?

I want to make country redirects for my site and I am not sure which redirect type is used. Step 1: First, we enter our website. Step 1 URL: https://example.com Step 2: Our website directs us to ...
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If noindex pages don't have H1, meta tags, or other desirable elements for SEO, will it hurt the SEO of indexed pages?

I have some pages with noindex. These pages have some SEO errors. SEO errors include: not using H1 Not using meta tags Not adding alt="" tags to images But there no such SEO problems on my ...
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Should I put hreflang in the sitemap if my site already has link tags containing hreflang?

I am using hreflang between languages on a global website. My hreflang code is: <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://example.com/en/” hreflang=”en” /> <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://...
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Is it okay to use the meta description as summary for a blog listing?

I am wondering if using the meta description on the listing blog page (as summary next to the post title and the read more link) would have any kind of penalization as "duplicated content" ...
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Will Google Punish me for Copying an Attachment from a Manufacturer's Website and Sharing it on My Website? [duplicate]

I have a problem that I can't seem to find an answer for anywhere. I am a distributor and I sell products of different manufacturers on my website. Now, I am creating a new webpage where I am ...
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Why are my GTmetrix scores different in different locations?

The GTmetrix score of my website when tested in Vancouver differ from the results in Mumbai by a whopping 4 seconds! Different locations are giving me different results. What's happening here and ...
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How to rank a very low word count website? [duplicate]

I have a website which shows a google map in 95% of its area. The rest 5% is the top menu bar with a logo and a brand name. So I have less than 10 words on my website. Which options do I have to ...
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Do all my pages need to be mobile friendly?

I’m having trouble with Google Console accepting some pages as mobile friendly. My main page works fine, as do most of the important pages. I have tried spacing things apart to the point that they ...
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Should I allow search engines to index user pages where the page language is determined by the language of the browser?

I have a multilingual project. In this project, the language pages are in /tr and /en subdirectories before logging into the site. However, after logging into the site, they are all in the /home ...
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Can replacing URL with pushState to a cleaner URL that redirects be bad for SEO?

We have a Shopify store. It has URL structure for blogs like mysite.myshopify.example/blogs/blogname/article-name To overcome Shopify rigid URL structure and make links more human-readable and ...
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Redirect 301 running domain to another running domain

Let us say I have landing page a.example and b.example (similar content & brand but different topic), these 2 are running and ranked on SERP, got traffic, but b.example is better than a.example in ...
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SVG inline title in H1 for SEO

I would like to use in my H1 a SVG inline using title to put my text/keyword. eg: The classic way <h1>My Title</h1> My idea <h1> <svg> <title>My Title</title> ...
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Get more insights about LCP and CWV stats from Google page Insights?

When I look at LCP stats below on google page insights, I see 34% request are in green, 30% in orange, and 35% in red. I want to further deep dive into it how some requests are in good range and some ...
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Do I have to include texts twice in HTML and JSON-LD for Google?

Is it possible in 2021 to avoid having to output article, job posting, event, etc. texts twice - in HTML and the JSON-LD structure - while keeping Google happy? Google still does not support linked ...
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Does Googlebot simulate page scroll to load additional content?

The content of the home page of the project I'm building is divided into 6 parts where the user scrolls and as soon as the first part "section" reaches the end another part is added via AJAX,...
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Is SEO affected by CSS or JS that hides content after a few seconds after the page loads?

I was instructed to implement a "filter" in some pages on a corporate website, the filter hides the page content and ask for a valid email to continue reading. Sort of an opt-in but forced, ...
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Will a private subdomain negatively affect my SEO on the main domain site?

I have launched a subdomain website for admin purposes. Simply for staff and clients to login and view private pages. I've ticked to discourage search engines to index it as I don't want it to be ...
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What is the best SEO practice when you have an alias host name for your website?

I user webmin/virtualmin to manage my sites. My main site is music-school.example.com, for users' convenience I also created an alias virtual server as ms.example.com Is this a good practice when it ...
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Google & Apple Maps: area instead of exact location?

Google Maps (for business) has the option to use an area instead of an exact location: https://www.brightlocal.com/learn/how-to-set-up-and-optimize-a-service-area-listing-in-google-my-business/ ...
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Website deindexed by Bing.com but they won't tell me why

I have a website that is about 9 months old that hosts and distributes a desktop utility/productivity tool. Never had issues with Google, but I have a continuous streak of very frustrating experience ...
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Is API documentation and customer support good for SEO

I work for a startup focusing on b2b in the finance area. Our products are not made to be known by casual customers. We have an API documentation, with some other stuff like support area to guide our ...
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Ahrefs reached max crawl depth, could it be caused by robots.txt changes?

Three weeks ago I add this in my robots.txt to disallow pagination so it will not appear in the Google index: User-Agent: * Disallow: /blog/1 Disallow: /blog/2 Disallow: /blog/3 Disallow: /blog/4 ...
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Does using relative base url href="./second-page" instead of hard coding URL href="https://www.example.com/second-page" affect SEO?

I have created a website recently and was checking if google has indexed my website on google console. My home page is indexed but my other leaf pages connected to my home page are not indexed yet. &...
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how to Stop robot to copy my content [duplicate]

My site is top in search result, recently I see some website copy my theme and publish my post exactly same to my site. it affect my SEO an rank. is there any way I can stop them to copy my content? ...
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Structured Data tool Error - There was an error validating your markup

Using WordPress with Avada Theme. After a recent update googles Structured Data Testing tool is returning an error upon validating which was perfect before the update. I have checked Google console ...
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What's the best strategy for letting extraneous domains go?

My employer has several dozen domains that were registered by a previous marketing team, who felt they needed to register every possible variant/misspelling they could think of. The vast majority of ...
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Do SEO analysis bots have any advantage in terms of website traffic?

I have loads of traffic from SEO analysis bots (which are crawling for link analysis purpose only, rather than indexing for search engines) such as AhrefsBot/7.0; +http://ahrefs.com/robot/ SemrushBot/...
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How to allow Googlebot unlimited crawling but to have a limit on individual users?

My website consists of multiple pages, each page is for a company. I plan to allow users that are not signed in to view the company pages, but limit to 10 companies a month. I will use a cookie to ...
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I made a new site, what should I do to inherit the SEO performance from the old one?

I have very limited knowledge about SEO. The problem I am facing is that after my new website built with wordpress went live, when I search for my website's name, my old website that was built with ...
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Can a BtoB startup use product schema when our price is hidden with "request a demo?"

I am working for a startup focusing on b2b. I was wondering if adding any part of the from schema.org could be of any help to a company like us? We actually already done it, but as we are not sharing ...
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I made a new site, what should I do to remove the old site from Google search result and put the new one in? [duplicate]

I have very limited knowledge about SEO. The problem I am facing is that after my new website built with wordpress went live, when I search for my website's name, my old website that was built with ...
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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

For example I own a website with thousands of pages, mainly categories and detailed information of products belonging to those categories. My website is a multi-country site, so each category exists ...
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Multiple H1 tags for product title where layout for desktop and mobile is different [duplicate]

We have a responsive website where the same page is loaded for mobile and desktop visitors. The layout of top section is different depending on device: Desktop: Gallery is on the left-side and ...
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Is a homepage with little or no text OK for SEO?

We've got a homepage without text – just two links that point to the two main sections of the site. Here's the URL: https://wandelzeit.webflow.io Each of the two sections that the homepage links to ...
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Does a Redirecting Domain Name show the Domain Name it redirects too in a google search? [duplicate]

I have a client that wants to buy domain name A as their main domain, and have a domain name B that solely redirects to domain name A. The client wants the redirecting domain B to show results of his ...
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Are URLs with fragments or paths better for SEO?

Suppose I have a food blog (say www.myfoodblog.example) with several recipes (mango-icecream, banana-icecream, and berry-icecream). So what I understood for SEO is to have these keywords of recipes in ...
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Google indexing: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical [duplicate]

I have requested an index for a website however am being shown this message: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical I do not have any duplicates of this site according to google and I ...
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Dynamically loaded content on webpage not recognized in keyword density checker - does Google do the same, and can I fix it?

Context I have a website. On one of my pages, users can create articles. They fill out a form with their article and the article is placed in my database. There is another page where users' articles (...
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How do I return a 410 Error for no longer existing pages in firebase JSON?

I’m trying to return a 410 error for a webpage no longer existing on my firebase hosted site. How can I do this in Json file ? Can this be done in Json or would I just have to do it through code in ...
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How long does it take for a new keyword added to an existing post to rank

I am working for a small company as the SEO person and would like to know whether or not adding a new keyword to an existing post will get it ranked in the same time as a newly posted content would (3-...
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Can I use the same alt text for all images on same page?

I have a blog post. Can I use the same alt tag for all images on same page? Would this be a good practice of image SEO?
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Could it hurt SEO to remove a WordPress plugin that lists all categories using a <select> dropdown?

I'm redesigning WP Site and there's a plugin listing all categories in select box. The option code looks like this: <option class="level-0" value="2926">AAA</option> ...
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Moving text content from one website to another

Can I use text content from my old canceled website? Do you think that the new website with this transferred content will be not penalized? Do you think that I have to wait at least half year so the ...
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Data about traffic from Google Organic does not correspond in GA and Search Console [duplicate]

The trends are completely different in GA and SC. Does anyone know why? [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/w9L5Z.png [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/aCr1e.png