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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How to fix excluded URLs after website was hacked

My website was hacked a while back and google managed to index millions of pages with hacked content. I have requested the removal of pages that Google indexed and still waiting for removal. However,...
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What type of link I need to use if I want to promote my new website on my old website?

What type of link I need to use if I want to promote my new website on my old website? I can use simple clean link: <a href="https://www.google.com" target="_blank">Visit my new website with ...
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How to stop Google from indexing ajax scripts?

I have a page; home.php, it does an ajax call to /ajax/latestreviews.php. However Google/Bing are attempting to index latestreviews.php, how can I stop this? An obvious answer is to include /ajax in ...
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If i link page B from page A internally Does the page rank decrease? [duplicate]

Does linking from one page(A) to another page(B) [Internal link] reduce the rank of the (A) page? Assume that page A in search engine ranks 2nd, If I link to page B internally Does it affect the rank ...
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Which schema should I use for city pages?

I'm trying to determine which schema type to use for a business that's targeting searches that have a city on the search term. The organization is an energy provider comparison site in which you can ...
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How to port content from Blogger to Hugo while maximizing SEO?

I have an old Google Blogspot website (name.blogspot.com) that I need to port to Hugo. Hugo has better support for Markdown format and loads of other functionality which I would love for my tech blog (...
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Handling “rel hreflang” for specific languages in countries “en-US” and generic languages ex: “en”

If I have 3 english versions of my website: / FOR USA /au FOR AUSTRALIA /gb FOR United Kingdom I would add them to my Sitemap using rel hreflang to serve those 3 countries: Sitemap....
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Handling international SEO indexing for “country-specific” and “language-specific” URLs on the same website?

I'm developing an international website and this is my current situation. My home URL is country-specific, i.e: every country has specific content that differs from the others. / USA /au ...
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Should I register for Google Search Console even if my website builder platform has its own SEO tools?

I am with ionos.co.uk websites builder platform. They have some SEO tools intergrated. Should I also register for Google Search Console?
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Can promote link bellow header somehow bad affect on seo, google penalty?

I want to promote my new website on my other old website not content related, I want add link of my new website below header, This can give me some bad seo affect or google penalty? I think thats 100%...
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Best practices for Structured Data to make both Google and Facebook happy

I am the effective webmaster of a small corporation. I want to add a Corporation Structured Data object to our corporate site. I hope to accomplish three things by adding this Structured Data: Google'...
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Twitter card not rendering?

I've added this card data to this site: <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <meta name="description" content="Firefly Semantics Long Lead Time Capital ...
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Background Video - Stream vs Host / Mobile vs Desktop SEO effect

We would like to include an autoplaying full viewport background video on our sites homepage - showing off latest work etc. There is a lot of discussion in house as to whether the video should be ...
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Is hreflang tag required if site uses only one non English language?

I have site with Thailand language as a default and no other switching languages. In this case Do I need to configure hreflang option still for SEO purpose?
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Jekyll SEO - Google not showing any URLs From this month [duplicate]

it may be a wired question but its true. Im hosting a blog with Jekyll. Installed Jekyll SEO gem as well. Im hosting this from the past 2 years, no issues till this April month. But from this month ...
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Checklist after buying a pre-owned domain name

I have purchased I preowned domain name. The old website is still indexed in google with the old content of the previous owner. I'm planning to publish a new website using the domain but in the next ...
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Redirecting to new domain page by page [closed]

I'm trying to redirect a domain to another one. Because of SEO concerns I've made a list of all the pages indexed in Google and for each one I decided where to redirect to. My .htaccess looks like ...
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Recovery from Google penalty due to keyword stuffing

Quite unknown to keyword stuffing as a bad SEO practice, I tried it up on my medium blog posts after which my blogs have completely disappeared from google searches (due to google penalty maybe), ...
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Will Google index pages that are 95% the same?

We have a website with more than 200 pages. All 200 pages URLs will be shown like these sample URLs: www.example.com/india/population/ www.example.com/newzealand/population/ www.example.com/namibia/...
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SEO for react-native and react-native-web application, can it work?

I am looking at the generated HTML in my react-native-web web application and the volume of HTML is huge. The whole application is build with <div /> and there are some role attribute such as ...
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Using multiple 'main' and 'section' tags in one page and SEO

I use semantic HTML5 tags for SEO reasons. In react I have some components that they inherit from each other. For example, a parent component has two children. Each outer HTML tag of the child is <...
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How do irrelevant parts of restructured URL affect SEO?

I'm new to SEO and not sure how exactly google crawler works If I use the following format for URL: example.com/category/id/name The content of the page is loaded by only the id part, the other ...
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How to create a video sitemap for my website when the video is hosted on vimeo and embedded using <iframe>?

I would like to know what should be done when creating a video sitemap when the embedded player is from Vimeo? I am very new to the SEO world and learning by doing and reading the official ...
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Does using links to other pages dilute the linking page's link juice/page rank?

There are lot's of questions here about passing link juice to other pages, including Does how deep a page is in the page hierarchy affect it's ranking?. I've read several of them over the months, ...
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Point Domain to Page (Permanent) [closed]

I have a sub-page on my site that can be access at example.com/bar. This page represents a special service on my website that has gathered a lot of attention on the internet. I don't want people to ...
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Alias Domain SEO Impact [duplicate]

I am a bit afraid that google will punish us as of duplicate content. Let's say there are three domains. service_a.example service_b.example mycompany.example All three domains shall share the same ...
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Will Googlbot and other crawlers see content inserted by JavaScript on the window load event?

Many robots, especially Googlebot, can read content written by JavaScript on sites. There are some methods developed especially for site speed. At the beginning of these, do some operations after the ...
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Google search algorithm and SERP

Why would google rank some pages of a website in the top 2 positions, and not rank at all the other pages and some in between? If Google's algorithm follows strict rules and guidelines, then won't all ...
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SEO: Wordpress how to [duplicate]

How do I make my site https://sturtz.ml Higher ranking on Google?
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Question about the best way for structuring website directories? [duplicate]

I am designing my Wordpress website directories and url structure, my website is a listing of doctors. I have a review section for collecting user reviews as a single post that can indexed by google, ...
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What specific criteria does Google use to identify and measure great content when it comes to ranking? [duplicate]

One of the primary advices I've been reading about SEO is to put out great content. But how exactly does Google measure that? What specific metrics does it use? I understand how it identifies bad ...
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Redirect 301 from local TLD to .com or cannonical for multi-domain strategy

Best approach for a multi-domain strategy for ranking purposes I have a domain with a local TLD www.example.cl; and I've been trying to rank for a while with some keywords www.exaple.cl/mykeyword. I ...
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How to implement JSON schema script only for particular element (scope)?

I am struggling to implement JSON-LD script to the particular scope of elements - column consisting of title, image and text block (description) which is about the destination for which we provide bus ...
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Using the noscript tag as a wrapper for all site content

I want to make a primitive version of the site, which will be displayed only when JS is turned off. This version is also needed for better indexing by search engines. The main version of the site will ...
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Is it ok to have Desktop URL as canonical when Googlebot is crawling as Smartphone?

Google in search console has clearly stated that it is indexing as a smartphone. Our redirection logic, look at user-agent and redirects all mobile traffic to mobile URL. However, in our mobile site's ...
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How do I maintain SEO ranking while migrating from a webapp to a CMS

I have a Node.js webapp with high ranking SEO that has about ten pages (example.com/blog) that contain static content. I want to move the app part to a subdomain (app.example.com), and replace the ...
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Subdomain hijacked for spam. How to restore Google ranking?

I just discovered that a subdomain of my personal domain name had been hijacked and abused by SEO spammers since November last year. I did not discover this until I added my site as a domain property ...
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Scam website has caused our rankings to drop… how do we get it removed from Google's index?

Our search rankings took a sudden drop recently, affecting every keyword we track and every page on our site. No major changes to the site, no manual penalties, no lost links etc. We finally figured ...
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How to avoid same page loading of auto-complete results from hurting SEO

I am working on a project which makes use of autocomplete.js, the demo for it is here. The user chooses an option and the result will be shown on the same page, just like in the demo. The project ...
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Redirect AMP pages to non amp only for users using NGINX

We have a huge news website, with more than 10.000.000 views for month. We have amp pages, and now every indexed content in the google mobile serp is AMP. Basically only direct views go to the mobile ...
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Rich Snippets - Structure Data Tool - @type LocalBusiness with Service

I'm running a multi-vendor directory of cafes/restaurants/bakeries where vendors list their own restaurant business. I've got 2 questions. I've got a Rich Snippet currently setup for each listing ...
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My website not seeing on google search by entering keyword [duplicate]

I built website 5 days ago by Wix. I have completed all seo settings on Wix dashboard for google connection. Two times I saw my website in Google search by keyword of products. But now when I entered ...
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Page with links to other pages having their canonical URLs set to the original page URL

My website has a page A that displays some search results, each as a separate link. Clicking on a link will open a new page B_link where the only thing that happens is to redirect the user to another ...
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When using a paragraph in a foreign language, should I use the lang= attribute for SEO?

I understand that the doctype at the very start of any page has this attribute: <html lang="en-US"> This is obviously language-specific. What I am wondering is, rather than create multiple ...
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Will changing my HTML website to Wordpress affect Google rankings?

I have a one page HTML built site, I am moving to Wordpress and want to know will I lose my Google rankings? Thanks
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How to add additional e-Commerce product SEO metadata when the web page content is partially dynamic?

I have some product pages on my e-Commerce website that have variants on them. Each variant has three things that are relevant to this discussion: A SKU that is unique to our business A manufacturer ...
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XXX site. The site is in the Yandex top by region but not in top-100 Google, and links are not purchased. What can I do? [duplicate]

Good afternoon. There is a website example.com which is in the top of Yandex (in Ufa, Russia), but not even in the hundreds of Google in the region (and it usually happens the opposite, in both search ...
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what's wrong with repeating a keyword domain in slug?

my intention is not to start a discussion on whether it is correct to use the domain of keywords versus the domain of the brand, I need to know tips for use with a keyword domain e.g.: for ...
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Migration from Jetpack Image CDN to Cloudflare

Like most of the Wordpress site owners, I have been using Jetpack's Image CDN for delivering images across the world on my site. Lately, I came across this article stating that there is no harm in ...
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what are the SEO process when changing a site from subdomain to subdirectory [duplicate]

i am changing my website blog(it was in subdomain) to subdirectory. what are the seo process in this? the main website and blog is in wordpress now need to know about - search console process