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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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Can't figure out how to fix Google Search Console mobile friendly errors [on hold]

I have a Wordpress page using the HitMag theme (https://wordpress.org/themes/hitmag/). After checking the Google Search Console I got some erros and am not able to fix them. I attached the ...
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What's the impact of HREFLANG pointing to a redirected URL for EN-US?

I'm doing some international SEO work on a Drupal site. I noticed this on the EN-US home page: <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.example.com/" /> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-us"...
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Would google index our page if we have it in sitemap but do not have any links for that on website? [duplicate]

Short Would google index my web-page if it's not on my website but it's in the sitemap? Long We have a few product price pages i.e. for product bwm-x3, following are 3 URLs: -> bmw-x3-price-in-...
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Business category in domain name [on hold]

I have client for a website. He would like to have a domain name that includes his name and the type of business he is running. This client is a freelancer and his registered name is "hisname" for ...
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Is it bad for SEO have the same site on a .gr and a .com with both English and Greek content?

I have a site that shows in two different domains. www.example.gr and www.example.com. Both are from the same setup and and both sites have a Greek and an English version. Is that bad for seo? ...
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Can canonical tags be used to make a single page rank for multiple keywords?

I have a website about 'Virtualization' and I want to rank for 'Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Server Virtualization and Network virtualization' keywords. I wrote a long article about these ...
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Pantheon Dev Site Trapped in Google Index (with injected robots.txt)

We have a bizarre scenario I'd like opinions on. A site at example.com is being built on pantheon, using their example.pantheon.io staging / dev URL*. Pantheon's development platform injects a ...
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How does SEO relates to a website's search [closed]

I have a website which uses search. I'm curious how do the search results on my website get indexed by engines like google. E.g. you can type in google "LinkedIn Apple Inc" or "Facebook Apple Inc" and ...
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Suburb for LocalBusiness addresses

I recently improved our local SEO when I realised the critical importance of the suburb, despite the central location of our church in Christchurch, New Zealand. Updated From: 346 Manchester ...
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Google Search Console Errors - Product Pages Using a Product Filter

OVERVIEW: I use a product filter on my WORDPRESS website so a user can search by make/model/year/transmission/drive/weight/etc... (this is not a question for a plugin developer - this is a Google ...
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Google Could Not Fetch Sitemap

Sitemaps are necessary part of our web work, and we need them to get more "Google love". But for the past one month or so, I have not been able to submit sitemaps on Google search console. I used ...
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Should canonical tags point to the guest post on an external site, or the copy on my own site?

I'm guest posting on a blog related to my niche. The end result would be fresh new content for the blog, and I get a back link to my blog. I'm also planning on posting the same article on my own ...
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Does Pagination with Infinite load affect SEO

I have a website developed in React for the frontend. I can see links on the pages with NO infinite load have got indexed on Google. However, links on the ones which have infinite loading for ...
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SEO for blog with async content

I have a blog website and I want to perform Search Engine Optimization on it. My website, which is built in Angular 8, takes part of the URL route and uses that to search for the blog. For example, ...
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Rich Snippet last breadcrumb is not appearing in search result

I am struggling with rich snippet for breadcrumbs and how these appear in the Google SERP <ul class="breadcrumbs colored-links" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BreadcrumbList"> <li ...
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Google Search Console says URLs blocked by robots.txt even after robots.txt is updated [duplicate]

Yoast SEO had created a sitemap and robots.txt that did not suit my page. I have since replaced both and waited a few weeks but my robots.txt is still blocking 13 pages. Can anyone help me with what I ...
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Do we have an “m-dot” site?

Attempting to follow Mobile First Indexing Dynamic Serving / Separate URLs I currently work for a company that dynamically serves content based on the user agent. However, it is not divided by ...
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Which canonical URL for language subdirectories with gTLD?

If I have pages with same content and different languages, for example: https://www.example.com/en/page/ https://www.example.com/de/page/ https://www.example.com/fr/page/ What will be the canonical ...
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How do blog pages feature in `google discover` in android and iphone

Blog pages how does this get featured in google Discover
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Which One has more chance to rank in google image post vs text post?

Which post will rank in Search Engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)if I create two posts one is with the full-page image with alt tag and title tag and another one with full text-based. I Know that ...
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Should “Rooms”, “News”, “Prices”, etc be inside the “Hotel” Schema, or in another namespace?

I want to mark up a small hotel website using Schema.org. I wrapped the main page in <div itemscope itemtype = "http://schema.org/Hotel"> </div> Internal tags, such as address, name, etc....
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Favicon won't appear on Google search results, after migration to https

I've recently migrated a website of mine to https and now the favicon in Google's search results shows the general globe instead of the site's favicon. This is how the favicon is defined: <link ...
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Does Google consider a domain's TLD when matching keywords?

There are two cases I'm thinking of: If the search string is "we buy homes", and the domain is webuy.homes Same search string, but the domain is webuyhom.es I see more and more domains using the 2nd ...
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Which Schema should I use on a website that displays soccer's results?

I was looking for a schema to include on a website that displays soccer results. I was thinking about Article, but I'm not sure if it's the right schema. Could someone tell me if there is any other ...
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Does Google consider deep URLs with and without a trailing slash to be the same? [duplicate]

Will it hit my ranking if I have the same URLs where / on the end is the only difference? Those URLs return the same content and one redirects to another or they both redirects to some 3rd URL. ...
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Drop in traffic in high traffic site after 301 redirect

Here are the steps I took 301 redirect w/wildcard from old domain to new domain Updated & verified Google Search Console for new domain, submitted change of address, etc. Updated Google Analytics ...
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Did everything to optimise SEO ranking of site but the site does not show up [duplicate]

I have created a business website for a client of mine. The client runs a business of providing therapeutic and behavioral services to youth and families experiencing developmental, emotional, and ...
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Changing the domain I use for hosting static resources effect my main site?

Hello I'm curious to know would changing the domain i use for hosting static resources effect my main site. I currently have my main site: www.mydomain.com Images are hosted on a subdomain: images....
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Moving content from old site/domain to new [duplicate]

We have two sites/blog, and now we are merging the two blogs into one blog. We move content from domain2.com to domain1.com. What should I consider when it comes to SEO. Should I move all the traffic ...
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Add Expires headers in GTmetrix

When I test the performance of my website via GTmetrix.com it says that there are 2 static components without a far-future expiration date. and listed below links. https://www.googletagmanager.com/...
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Limit search engines to indexing just one domain when multiple domains share the same web server and document root

I have multiple domains listening on same ports and sharing same document root. This is a limitation of my hosting provider that lets me have multiple domains for my GSuite mail routing without using ...
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How to remove bulk urls from google index

I have URLs indexed by Google and I want to remove them from indexing. I found that I can use bulk remove option by providing a CSV file including all indexed URLs to Google Search Console. I have ...
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Impression is raising but the CTR and Position is getting worse over the last year [duplicate]

I have a website lunched last year and it looks like it's working well, but lately I noticed the CTR has dropped and the position is also getting worse... I have been building links to improve page ...
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Should I use Canonical Tag ? I have replaced underscore by hyphen in url

I have created a website in codeigniter. Some urls have underscore eg:demo.com/heritagehome_cochin . so I replaced underscore with hyphen for seo friendy URL by changing routes.php file. My doubt is ...
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Merge a small site into a larger one while preserving SEO

I have a site with 10 pages of small tools for developers. I have a good traffic on it. I want to move all site data to be part of another big portal (hub for developer tools). I also want to ...
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google search console update my website [duplicate]

This is my first time to use google search console, and I'm already updating my website, but the command site: can't find my website.plz, help me.
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Does blocking URL parameters in Google Search Console remove pages from index?

In GSC there is a possibility of telling Google how to deal with URL parameters. Google suddenly started to index 600k+ URLs with parameters on our website. I have set the parameter in GSC as ...
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SEO hreflang multiple domain same language

I'm always a bit confused about hreflang and domain. I have the following in mind. Current situation: examp.eu (english) hreflang="en" examp.be (dutch) hreflang="nl-be" hreflang="nl-nl" Now I ...
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Stop googlebot crawling URL more than once?

I have a site that usually creates a few thousand pages a day, which don't change after they have been created. Recently my dedicated server has crashed due to googlebot crawling the site too often. ...
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When you use a cdn to deliver images how does google index it?

I have started using a CDN on my website, the image links are as follows: "https://cdn.shortpixel.ai/client/q_lossy,ret_img/https://my-domain-name.example/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/logo-1.png In ...
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json-ld for testimonials

We currently have some pages on our website that lists local businesses and on those pages we have testimonials. I'm trying to make the json+ld for these pages and I read that for testimonials, you ...
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“Submitted URL not found (404)” Submitted where?

Inside the Google search console it's showing an error with the code "Submitted URL not found (404)" We can click on the little zooming glass to get more details about where the page was submitted (...
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How to submit and get links indexed faster on google search console? [duplicate]

I've created a website which has a lot of links. I've added it to google search console in order to show them on google search but it is indexing around 2,000 links every week. I have 200,000+ links. ...
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How to see external links using Google Search Console (new version)?

I used to be able to see the external links pointing to my website using Google Search Console, image from here: I believe Google has updated the Web Master and I am not sure how to see the external ...
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Google changing my SEO title via Yoast

I'm currently developing a website in wordpress, with just two pages, homepage and gallery. I'm using the plugin Polylang for multiple languages, and Yoast for SEO. My homepage in my native language (...
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Robots txt disallow on Blogger

I have a blog in Blogger, so the URL structure is always like this: www.example.com/2019/01/post.html The problem is I don't want google to crawl www.example.com/2019 (it shows all posts of 2019) ...
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Should I have a sitemap or not?

The articles posted on our website can be viewed through the feeds such as this one for Content Creation category: https://digitalsplendid.net/category/content-creation/. So, my query is that, should ...
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Why the meta description of website pages is not getting updated? [duplicate]

Even after changing my website pages meta description.Google is still showing old description even after 4 months of update. Why this is happening and how to solve this issue?
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How to redirect an URL properly using PHP taking SEO into consideration?

Explanation of the problem I want to redirect each page from a non-friendly url to a friendlier one. I've already achieved that using mod_rewrite in an .htaccess file that does send every visitor ...
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Old website still found on google but redirects to new site

We have launched a new website replacing our old one, and Google now finds the new and the old website. Our old website was published under /public, the new one is published under /web: Setup until ...