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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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My medium pages are noindex tag in header robots? [closed]

my stories in medium have noindex tag. how i can do index them? thank you.
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Should I prevent search engines from indexing category pages when they are ranking instead of the full blog posts?

I have a blog on WordPress. When I search for some of the queries of my articles on Google, there is usually a category page that ranks on 1st page instead of the post. This causes big traffic drops. ...
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Are there any meta tags equivalent to title / description that are less common in link previews but still relevant?

Let's say you are making a page about yourself that you commonly share in communities where you are "anonymous", but you still want people who know you well to be able to find your page ...
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An entire language subdirectory is "duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical" in Google Search Console

I am currently facing a major issues as the German content of our website at /de/ is not being indexed. Here is the error from Google Search Console: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as ...
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Why is Google seeing a redirected URL as canonical?

My client's site 301 redirects example.com to www.example.com However, Google Search Console is saying that example.com is the canonical version of the homepage. The homepage is performing terribly (...
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Do back links to a language subdirectory affect the rankings of all languages on the site?

Consider example.com as the root of my French site and example.com/en/ as the English version, and example.com/ar/ as the Arabic version. All language versions are generated manually (not IP-based ...
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Will a 307 redirect to a 503 error page during a six hour maintenance window affect SEO? [duplicate]

I run a pretty high-traffic ecommerce site. There's going to be a period of time when a 3rd-party service will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance, which will make most of my site inoperable. My ...
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Why did Google Search Console only discover one URL in my sitemap?

I have a website and I changed the system from my previous web, but still with the same domain (eg: example.com). The web upgrade is complete and I want to have search engines index all page URLs on ...
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Are H1, title, and meta tags mandatory on a 404 error page?

404 error page is not used to enhance SEO (see: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2445990), so does it really necessary to have the H1 tag, a page title, a meta description, and a ...
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Google Search Console Dropped to 0 Pages

I currently have 40 valid URLs on my website and my sitemap matches that. I have updated my sitemap so that I remove any unnecessary URLs (5000 URLs back to 40). I uploaded the sitemap again to the ...
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Should I break down my long list into several pages?

I have a media outlet that is focused on entertainment like games and movies. We write a lot of long lists like 50 best 2021 games and such. A question that I have is that should I have one long page ...
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Keep back-link power when a site frequently changes domain name due to getting blocked

In my case, my domain will change regularly because streaming sites are always blocked from time to time, Info: all site structure is same, just change domain domainA = first domain domain b,c,d,e = ...
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same websites on two domains without getting penalized by google? [duplicate]

somerandomwebsite.com somerandomwebsite.london Is it technically possible to host the same entire website on two domains so that google doesn't penalize me?
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CSS & Image Files Are Blocked by Googlebot after Rendering

When rendering my website in Mobile-Friendly Test, I saw that my sites' CSS + Images are blocked. See This Screenshot See This Screenshot The site is built on Elementor, there isn't a cache plugin. I ...
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Do I still need to ping Google after changing a sitemap nowadays?

Months ago I've implemented SEO in a website and it was recommended that every time that the sitemaps changed I should ping this URL http://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=http://mywebsite.com/sitemap.xml....
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How JSON works in HTML Script Tag regarding SEO Search availability?

I know this topic already all over the forum. But still, I'm confused if there is no exact example of what they mean with dynamic render using Javascript. so here is the background of my question: I ...
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Do multiple 301 redirects (in a chain) affect SEO

I have this situation: I had some uppercase URLs that I wanted to change with lowercase versions. I implemented 301 redirect from uppercase to lowercase Since my server is running behind Nginx, ...
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Domain Authority and anchor texts for link building strategy

I'm soon starting a link building campaign for a blog and I'm wondering how to choose the referring domains for the backlinks. Is the domain authority really the most important metric? Would you say ...
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Which is more important in terms of SEO? TTFB or page fully loaded speed?

In terms of SEO, which is more important? Time to First Byte or page load speed? I ask because with Cloudflare our TTFB is 25% faster than without, but the time to fully load the page and its ...
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Potential concerns or gains from buying and hosting content on a domain that has been redirecting for 17 years?

A client of mine bought a domain that apparently sounds more attractive and intend to migrate their main website to it. Besides from the regular domain migration concerns, should I also be concerned ...
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Can I compete with 20 domain authority in a high-paid niche?

I have found a niche in which demand is relatively high for a freelancer, but all top websites have 10-20 domain authority, and I think I can achieve more than that. Considering this niche is related ...
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Why did Google index my sitemap.xml and how to avoid it? [duplicate]

So obviously to increase the presence of my website in search engine results like Google I have sitemap.xml file, and accidentally I typed some relevant keywords that can be found at my website using ...
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How long until Google Search Console merges a page with 301 redirect to a canonical?

I have a server with routes in English and that I moved to Portuguese. For example, https://ginja.org/schools now redirects with a 301 to https://ginja.org/escolas. I set up a canonical tag too: <...
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Changing a URL with a lot of organic traffic due to a migration

My team and I are working on a website migration (from Magento to Magento 2). We have taken this opportunity to renew the website architecture since currently it's not SEO friendly at all. My question ...
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How to prevent URL variations from being indexed by Google

I have one login page but on google I see it duplicated. My website has login link in every post and the link is always followed by post id (it is to save the post so the user can get back to the post ...
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Is it okay to duplicate website homepage with different URL and blocked from indexing to drive ads traffic to?

On my website, I have a landing page (only contains a call-back request form with no other data but the logo). And I am driving clients from ADs to it, but this page as clients say has low authority. ...
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How can you a optimize stock photography and graphics website without text content for search engines?

I've found lots of SEO articles for blogging based websites. There are also many courses and YouTube videos that cover that. However, no one teaches how SEO is done for stock photography or graphics ...
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Google Bot seems to often fail at loading jQuery?

I am using Google Search Console's "Test Live URL" function to see if Google crawler can correctly read my pages. I find out that for a single page 3 out of 5 tests will return a lot of ...
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If I use canonical tag then, it's necessary to submit "www" and "non-www" versions on GSC?

Google webmaster tools says: Make sure you add both "www" and "non-www" versions for your site. Also, if you use the HTTPS protocol, add those variations as well. So I've added all ...
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If I direct my website pages via Javascript (not links), will my pages become Orphan Pages?

If I direct my website pages via JavaScript (not links), will my pages become Orphan Pages? Because we have website filters that would like to move the functionality by API call.
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How should I implement links in Angular so that Google can follow them?

Google's official doc says that Google cannot follow links unless the link has an href attribute. It explicitly says that routerLink cannot be followed: Google can follow links only if they are an &...
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Is it ok to add an AggregateRating schema with Google Reviews according to Google guidelines?

Google Technical Guidelines for Review Snippet state: Don't aggregate reviews from other websites. Should I understand here that they do not want third party content here ? Like the former Facebook ...
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Are there best practices to embed c3.js charts seo friendly?

We have a website with a large amount of inline svg charts made with c3.js. Is there a best practice how to embed them user- (links effects on hover etc.) and search engine (indexable in image search)-...
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Should include very similar pages in sitemap.xml?

I would like to know if it's a good practice for SEO to include very similar pages in the sitemap.xml file. Context: I have a real estate website, with listed projects (buildings), and each project ...
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How would Google know which topics that don't have overlapping keywords are related to a pillar page?

I understand about creating the authority / pillar page the 'ultimate whatever' page with a lot of info, for a specific keyphrase. For example Italian Cooking. I understand about creating sub pages in ...
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Reviews and E-A-T: 3rd party aggregators vs. self managing vs other options?

One of my clients is a hotel chain and I've recently recommended to implement reviews from their customers in their hotels' landing pages. The developer I work with usually picks the (good) reviews ...
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Is it possible to get a list of files under a directory of a website? How? [duplicate]

Say I have a website www.example.com. Under the website directory there is a page secret.html. It can be accessed directly like www.example.com/secret.html, but there are no pages that link to it. Is ...
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SEO for multi language search with only one language (English) site

I have an English site and I want to enable search my website with keywords of other languages. For example, stackoverflow.com provides only an English site, however, I can find the top search result ...
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Is it possible to reuse a site with a different domain name, even if the domain that was attached to this site before is now on another site?

We have moved our domain name to a brand new site and we would like to use the old site (now without a domain) with a new domain name and use the same template we used before with the previous domain. ...
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How do I redirect a subdomain blog to a subfolder without .htaccess?

I currently have a blog hosted with Squarespace on a subdomain, let's call it blog.example.com. I have my storefront hosted separately on www.example.com. My blog receives a good amount of traffic, ...
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Should I change all relative links on my WordPress site to start with a slash like they used to on Joomla?

I have migrated from Joomla to WordPress and after migration I understood my relative URLs like /abc has changed to abc (the / is omitted.) So if I am on page example.com/efg, my relative link seems ...
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Duplicate content tabs and page pagination

These tabs are being marked as duplicate content on our website although we don't have tabs on the specific webpage Also, there are post pages where we see the page count being marked as duplicate ...
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Are orphan pages on a job board an SEO problem?

Working on a website that also has a job board, and over 4000 active job ads. All of these ads are listed on a single "job board" page, and not linked to from anywhere else. Both Ahrefs and ...
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Does Google PageSpeed Insight tool use the same results as Lighthouse with my computer or a remote test?

For the Google PageSpeed Insight tool: LAB Data in Google Speed Insight results are same like Lighthouse results in my chrome browser? Do they use same formula? LAB Data in Google Speed Insight - ...
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Should I create a separate webpage for related keywords?

I am setting up a website for a dentist in Turkey, and I'm not sure whether or not I should set up two different webpages for "Dental Veneers Turkey" and "Laminate Veneers Turkey". ...
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Google search does not display my favicons

I have some favicon problems with Google search. I noticed that two of my webpages are displayed in Google search, but there are no favicons next to the link in the Google search listing, like this: ...
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Should I exclude countries with poor page speed to prevent Google PageSpeed Insights using aggregate data?

Google has mentioned they use the aggregate data to rank a site. I have poor scores and flagged in search console. When viewing google analytics it shows countries like India increasing the overall ...
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I am having an issue with structured data from one blog post showing up on other unrelated blog posts

I have a WordPress website with How-To tutorials so I have been putting "How To" schema markup at the top of each post. I am not using any 3rd-party plugins to handle the schema, I'm ...
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How do Google and Yahoo fetch content for pages behind a paywall or registration wall?

How do Google and Yahoo fetch content for pages that are behind a paywall or registration wall? I noticed that search results can show content that is not visible publicly without a paid or registered ...
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Domain indexed by Google when using WPGraphQL to fetch content from our WordPress installation

I have a WordPress blog at https://example.blog domain. My main website domain is https://example.in. I am using WPGraphQL to fetch posts from the WordPress blog to my main website developed in React ...
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