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 to do to recover after deploying a new shopping cart / site and Google smacks you?

I recently deployed a reworked online store that was previously built with a system that suddenly went out of business. It was a rush and I ended up with new URLs for all products with even some ...
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Why is my meta description blank in SERPs?

My client's site, which runs on Nuxt and Vue, is not showing meta descriptions on Google SERPs. They used to and as of last week they don't. Any idea why meta description tags would be stripped from ...
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How to allow paywalled content to be indexed?

I have an article which can be viewed in fully only if a user is logged in and subscribed. I am only showing a part of the article to non-authorized users. How can i still do that and allow google to ...
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Does having the trailing slashes after the end of the urls affect the rank? [duplicate]

Recently I have set up trailing slashes into all my urls. I'm redirecting all the plain urls to the slash one, So I wanna know if sudden change have an affect over the Google ranking. Will Google try ...
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What is Script Evaluation?

"Reduce JavaScript Execution Time" is one of the generated issues Lighthouse can detect auditing any URL. Sometimes it's reporting a specific file is taking a lot of time in Script Evaluation phase. ...
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Is it better to create a new level in page hierarchy or add pages at same level?

If the existing site structure is www.example.com/abc/def With the page hierarchy as home>>abc>>def If I want to add a new set of pages, as home>>abc>>def>>ghi, which format of the URL would be ...
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The site is ranking on every search engine but Google [duplicate]

Be it bing, yahoo or any browsers, the keywords are ranking on the number one page. Only google is finding my pages unworthy of ranking. Why is it that the keywords are ranking on other search ...
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How does Google choose “Desktop” or “Smartphone” for the “primary crawler” of a site?

How is the "primary crawler" selected for a site in Google Search Console (coverage segment)? This picture belongs to 2 different websites:
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Do Google rich cards support webp video thumbnails?

I addded some tags for VideoObject from http://schema.org/VideoObject, i use the same tags that similar websites use. I also tested it on https://search.google.com/test/rich-results, it said that my ...
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Should I disable tags and categories on my blog to prevent thin content and duplicate content?

I've recently heard SEO advice that says that tags and categories are bad for my blog. They produce pages with thin content because some tags and categories don't have a lot of posts in them. They ...
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Meta description missing on Google since migration from WordPress to Ghost

I recently migrated my WordPress blog to Ghost, an alternative to WP, powerful and fast. I wrote this topic on the official Ghost forum: https://forum.ghost.org/t/meta-description-is-missing-from-...
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What is the best way to rank on google [duplicate]

What is the best way to quickly reach on google iam trying many submission but it not working
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JSON-LD structured data not showing up on live url test(search console)

I am appending dynamic structured data to the head of html as and when my ajax response comes. Something like:- function appendSchemaToScript(schema){ var el = document.createElement('script'); ...
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Favicon not showing on new google search result Format [duplicate]

I tried all instructions from google forums but nothing worked. I have also added favicon on the root of website still it's not showing on the google search page.
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What is the traffic difference for ranking in various positions in search results?

What is generally (some kind of average) difference between the number of website hits and its ranking in search results? Example: Let us consider the hypothetical query "example". Now, If a website ...
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Wrong prices shown in Google snippet due to website geolocation feature

I run a webshop based in EU, Website is translated in 5 languages, each language have its own virtual URI (/en /it /fr etc.) and proper hreflang had been set. I use geolocation based IP recognition ...
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How to tell Google to show a webpage only in specific countries

I have a website with product information, let's say for example that the product URL is www.example.com/product. How can I tell Google that I want that product page to be shown only in specific ...
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How to determine which of these localization links should be made canonical?

I'm adding localization support for GoogleBot crawling to a page that already uses the default cookie approach of ASP.net Core to determine language. The expectation is that the new system will ...
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A logical usage of heading tags and SEO

I have a dynamic school website (feed from a database), and I have it structured with different sections, for example. Sports Academic life Our students At first sight, it is pretty obvious that I ...
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How can make sure my app Module will be always available to Google Search Console (AngualrJS app)

I'm trying to test some of my web pages on Google Search Console. Some of the times i can see the content of the page i look for (but without the dynamic HTML), and sometimes I'm getting errors like - ...
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Can noindex tags on several pages affect the overall SEO or ranking on Google?

Some SEO Gurus assured me that noindex attributes are good to devalue the unimportant pages. When I asked in the moz Q and A, they're quite sure that having noindex on the bulk of the articles on ...
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Are short expiration and lack of warranty disadvantages of cPanel's AutoSSL?

I am trying to make my site HTTPS due to SEO and integration support with websites such as facebook. For this, I need to purchase an SSL certificate. But I saw control panel & WHM gives me option ...
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Duplicate h1 on single post page, blog page and category pages in WordPress

I am working on SEO for a website - the site is built with Divi which uses h2 for the post titles on the single post page; I have changed the h2 to h1 by creating a child theme and editing the index....
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How to force deindex URLs from Google index ASAP? [duplicate]

Remove pages from Google index Hello, I have bought previously owned domain. Right now it have 150 - 200 URLs indexed by Google that are not related to my current website (powered by wordpress). ...
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Angular SEO friendly product detail page URL

Hello folks currently I am searching for best SEO friendly URL for product detail page for our live site Right-on EC where currently we use the following pattern for product detail page it seems not ...
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How to Fix:Though favicons are added, it doesn't show in Google Search [duplicate]

First of all , it does show up in the browser tab.But when I search in google the favicon doesn't show next to the url. This is what's on the html <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="57x57" href="...
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Question about aligning website & URL architecture with topic pillars and clusters model

I'm working on restructuring our website, include all top level pages and blog topics and posts due to the topic cluster model. Our website is about medical treatemnts and offering best healthcare ...
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Where on my site should I add WebSite, LocalBusiness, and Organization schema for Google?

The question ist not about "what they are" and "how to implement them technically", it is about where on a website I should put which of them? A website with a typical structure like Homepage (the ...
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Removing Some Content from website by giving 410 status code

I have some content to be permanently deleted from my website. This is a permanent deletion and I am planning to give 410 status code. I can very well return the status code in PHP page as header( "...
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If my website rank for bad words (like piracy) on Google can it effect SEO?

My website is a legal site, but since I have a message published on some articles with sentences like "we don't publish pirate tools...", my website now ranks for piracy keywords ("something crack" ...
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What to do when a product page outranks the entire category

I have only recently begun to deeply optimize my product categories for SEO and making great headway. However there is a single product which, being very popular and amassing heavy backlinks and ...
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Is a CNAME from the domain apex to the www record the correct way to configure a site to use the WWW version?

Let's say I own example.com and want to use www.example.com as the default. I thought I could do this by using an A record to point the www version to the IP and using a CNAME record to point the ...
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How can I get rid of these outbound links slowing my YSlow score? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make my website faster and GTMetrix tells me that (among other things) these links are lowering my YSlow score due to Leverage Browser Caching not being enough. They're all third party ...
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Does switching from specific domain extension to the TLD domain affects the overall SEO?

I had the domain extension that ends from .in and after a year I changed it to .com. So I wanna know if this whole process severely affects the SEO. I'm still ranking well in India but that's not what ...
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Google Search Console reports back links from a number of non-existing domains pointing to my site

In Google Search Console, there are a high number of links from domains which actually do not exists,pointing to more than one posts on my site. My site is losing organic traffic day by day. Should I ...
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Which structured data to use on pages with multiple news?

I have a page which lists 15 news briefly, and if you click on one of them, you can read the whole article. Right now I'm using CollectionPage (You can see that here: https://search.google.com/...
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Improve SEO by forcing web crawlers to read csv file searching for keywords

I am trying to improve the seo of my website and I recently used an online seo tester for my first custom-coded website. I am trying to improve the number of unique keywords and textual content ...
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Do links from every page on my main domain to subdomain hurt SEO?

I have a WordPress website (eg example.com) which is basically a blog with weekly educational posts about a specific subject. I also have a subdomain (eg courses.example.com) which offers online ...
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How should canonical and alternate links be handled for color variants of products between separate desktop and mobile URLs?

Working on a large scale eCommerce site (15,000+ products), with separate URLs for Mobile & Desktop. On desktop product pages, we have canonicals set up for color variations, so /product/green/, ...
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Will “data-nosnippet” attribute work for inserted tags?

Google says that "data-nosnippet" works with div, span and section. But will it work for inserted tags? For example, will it work in this case: <div data-nosnippet> <p> Some text i want ...
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SEO effect on forwarding from a similar domain name to our primary one

Our primary domain name is like MyDomains.example. We also own MyDomain.example that has never had anything on it. Is there any downside or risk to put a simple forward from MyDomain.example to ...
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How to avoid indexing AJAX requested URLs without also blocking the page from which the call is made?

We use AJAX to include some dynamic, context based content into a normal HTML page. The answer of this HTML call is an HTML segment without HTML headers. The problem is that Google is indexing these ...
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Making HTML text dofollow link with JavaScript is effective for SEO?

I wanted to replace match text to html link in content area in each post on WordPress site. I implemented that by JavaScript as follows. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var selector = `...
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Unintentionally indexed subdomain. How do I remove from Google in the best way?

I was stupid enough to develop a new project on a subdomain of another domain while figuring out the domain name for the new project. Now, a few weeks into the new project on it's own domain I realise ...
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Targeting popular keywords for Google Ads and less popular keywords for Google search

I'm a web and mobile app developer with some SEO experience but I'm certainly not an expert. Lately I've been putting more thought into our property management website's SEO, and specifically keyword ...
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How do we stop Google Bot from crawling the paginated pages? [duplicate]

I just don't want to index paginated pages in the search result. I see there are already some pages like this one www.example.com/page/18/ being indexed. Maybe I can try setting a canonical Url but ...
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Do multiple pages with the same title and meta description but different content penalise the overall site?

I have been experiencing a ranking drop for my site in the last few days. I found there about six pages that have been indexed with the same eta tags but showing different content. Is this really ...
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Duplicating website on country subdomains with different prices and currencies OK for SEO?

I have a website of online courses. I have designed my website on 5 subdomain for different countries for price change, for currency change, and for tax change. The content is same on on subdomains. ...
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Localization by language without translating

I would like to localize content on a few of my landing pages by making some slight changes to the dynamic content that I show (the website is a marketplace website and the products are very dependent ...
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Disabling main page url from robots.txt

Example robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: / Would it work? I have urls, like https://example.com/en, https://example.com/de I don't want search engines to index https://example.com without ...