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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Problem with URL path when I applied SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I was working on PHP project and making SEO friendly URL Like, OLD : http://example.com/list_product?q=men-top-wear New : http://example.com/list_product/men-top-wear Here is my .htaccess file: ...
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If a page has fewer external links, will the linked pages get more SEO benefit?

Does it matter whether a page externally links to 1 or 10 pages, from the POV of the pages linked? Would they somehow receive lesser SEO benefits as in less visibility or link juice (even though I ...
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Is it OK for SEO to keep same URLs on new site without redirecting even though the site was down for a while?

Is it OK to keep the exact URL from my old site into my brand new site without redirecting? Those pages had a 404 while the site was under construction. I really not sure what's the best way. I only ...
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Do categories affect subcategories as much as homepage affects categories from an SEO pov

Say we have two identical websites, one with backlinks and traffic on the homepage which has categories x y z and one with a category which includes the x y z subcategories. The navigation sidebar ...
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Adsense doesn't show ads

I am using Adsense ads on my website and sometimes they are not shown. The point is that the gap for the ad is generated, but nothing appears in it (in fact, with the browser I can see the Google ...
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Should I hide the content inside the cookies law compliance banner from search engines?

I am working on my first website.I am working on the last steps before deploying it. Now I am facing the law compliance requirements. Right now it is mandatory by GDPR to show the cookies compliance ...
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Long Tail Domain - Multiple Domain [duplicate]

i have a question, for example i have a website for example of score results, you can say that is my main website, with scores, news, whathever. But i buy new domains where is searched a lot on ...
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How does google handle pages with similar/same content but with a different context?

Let's say we have XY HTML pages, where some of content is shared. Example page 1. Url: example.com/lists/best-rated-food-italy Title: Best rated food in Italy <h1>Best rated food in Italy</h1&...
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URL is unknown to Google - Will this still be indexed?

I am cloaking my website over a site I have developed in replit, but found a way to cloak over a pre-existing domain through managing DNS records and choosing a "cloak" method. This is a ...
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How to keep crawler robots from indexing my page when there is a query string present in the URL?

I have a /products page. In that page, users may use filters to select the products they want to see. Those filters will work using query strings like: /products?brands=X,Y&size=1,2 and so on. I ...
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Subdomain Backlink [closed]

I bought a domain, after building my app I'm using Ahref's to audit my website. I notice that many backlinks are appearing with a good domain authority pointing not to my root domain but to a ...
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SEO Content Length issue: Split html source into multiple files

I am quite novice to SEO and I own a website called pierre-alexandre.io. Since it's a single page with a lot of HTML, I decided to split the html source into 3 different files. So my index.html looks ...
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Google Search Console reports “Crawled - currently not indexed” for many pages [duplicate]

What are the possible reasons for this? What Can I do? How to Indexing the URL's. Almost All URL's are Not Indexing in SERP's. Its About Manga/Comic Website. Almost 35 days Old Domain. There are a ...
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How to deal with UGC in different language than website?

Our website is available in six different languages. Users have a profile that they can fill with text-based information. This leads to the following issue: The information given by the user will be ...
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Worth moving WordPress to Apache hosting to fix trailing slash duplicate content on Pantheon under Nginx?

Context: As you might know, Wordpress' permalink structure enforces a trailing slash at the end of URLs (so /about becomes /about/ etc.) I've always found this useful -- keeps URLs nice and uniform. ...
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What should I alternatively call that URL of /books-more/ ? (SEO)

I have an Area on a Website that we're relaunching that will include Books & Other Products (like DVD's, Calendars ect.). It's the website of a bestselling author, so most of the people will look ...
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Preserve rankings of moved page while reusing old URL for a different purpose

We are relaunching a large Website, mainly a redesign, but also changing the URL-Structure for SEO- and Structure-Reasons. Now we have a strongly ranking page, say with the URL: https://example.com/...
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Should I use anchor tag with next/link in Next.js for SEO?

Is there some SEO advantage to using an anchor tag inside next/link? For example if I prefer to use a button like this import Link from 'next/link' <Link href='/somewhere' passHref> <...
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Accessibility and SEO implications of Fade-in-on-scroll libraries

We want to add some visual appeal to some of our content via scroll animations; IE have the content fade or slide in as the user scrolls down the page. The primary Library we're looking at using for ...
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What canonicals and other meta tags should be used for the same page with different versions specified by URL?

I'm the maintainer of a popular tool that helps many projects to create documentation websites. We support versioning, which means that the documentation will be "fixed" to a specific ...
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Is it safe to change my WordPress site's post permalinks? [duplicate]

If I change my site's post permalink structure, will it have any negative effect on my site's ranking?
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Migrating google amp version from a subdomain back to our root domain

A few years ago, our news portal was running legacy code, so we decided to make google amp version in a different project on a subdomain amp.ourproject.com, because it was much easier than meddle with ...
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Can a sitemap.xml contain nested sitemaps from another subdomain?

If the sitemap at the root domain https://example.com/sitemap.xml contains a reference to another sitemap on a subdomain: <sitemapindex xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:...
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“URL is on Google” - but I can't see it in the results

Google search console says "URL is on Google", but when I google for the URL, there are no results. what does this mean?
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Schema.org - How to present Statistical data in markup

I have a website where I visualize statistical data with geoJSON. The description of a statistic e.g. is Graduation ratio of primary education and the data looks smth. like: features: [ { geometry:...
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I submitted 500 sitemaps to Google and now it keeps downloading them every 30 minutes nonstop. What is going on?

I used the google.com/ping service to make it download 500 sitemaps for a customer of mine, that was about 30 hours ago. Googlebot reacted immediately, downloaded all 500 sitemaps. Now I have more ...
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Why the LCP (largest contentful paint) value would get worse over time without changes in the site?

I'm not using wordpress, but a LAMP website of my own creation. For some reason, and without me doing anything on the website, the Largest Contentful Paint values have gotten worse and worse every ...
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meta data / tags for bootstrap modals

I created a website on bootstrap and a lot of content is in the modals (pop ups) of the webpage, I was wondering how do I tell search engines that for example Contact Us page www.example.com/#...
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Search Results Using Faceted Navigation

We sell specialized trucks and heavy equipment. Our website uses faceted navigation for users to narrow their search and find specific equipment. We are trying to get google to show search results of ...
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Keyword in URLs vs. short URLs

My website is all about long holidays. This brings me to the following dilemma: is it better to have "long-holidays" in nearly all URLs of the website or not, given that it will make the ...
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How can I use the backlink strategy to make my website get higher?

I have a new website and my competition is so hard among over than 300 websites on only one keyword. My competitors are using backlink strategy through posting their links in blog comments. I heard ...
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Do HTML elements with the boolean attribute hidden get picked up by search engines?

I recently learned of the existence of the hidden attribute. It basically hides elements that are not relevant in the current state of the webpage (e.g., a user that is not logged in): <p hidden>...
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How to avoid robots from indexing pages of my app through alternate URLs?

I have this web app that is accessible through those different URLs. URL_1: www.mycustomdomain.com // THIS IS MY CUSTOM DOMAIN (PUBLIC TO THE USERS) URL_2: www.my-project.firebaseapp.com ...
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How to understand why my page is not ranking with any word despite all the work?

I have a 2500 words page full of focused content, photos, videos, links etc. . The majority of the keyphrases are centered around one topic "content creation services". But no matter what ...
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Upgrading my website to be multilangual, is this use of canonical code correct?

I have a good search-engine ranked webpage written in Dutch (=NL) and I have just upgraded my site to be in French too. So I've created subdirectories for NL and FR, but my root/index is now exactly ...
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Bad backlinks although not yet registered in search engines?

I have a website that is hosted online but not yet registered in the search engines. But my website already has backlinks. Bad backlinks. Backlinks that have zero relation to my website. How can this ...
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Why are my US Google rankings so much worse than UK rankings and what can I do about it?

My site address is https://www.rgraph.net My Google rank for people searching from the UK is currently 14th - which considering the last 10 years I've been ranking at 18/19/20 or lower is much better. ...
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Google Search Indexing [duplicate]

From an SEO perspective, does Google treat these 2 URL formats equally, or is one better than the other? https://example.com/country/state/district/place https://example.com/country-state-district-...
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Lazy loading or pagination for wordpress comments

i have many Wordpress posts with over 200 comments, so i need to improve the speed of these posts. In particolar, i want to improve PageSpeed Insights score, because now it reports "Avoid an ...
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Sitemap File for Multiple Languages

Hi Currently my site is in 3 languages:- English, French, Dutch. My main sitemap file is example.com/sitemap.xml I have 2 questions: Since I don't have a root folder for other languages (I only have ...
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DMCA Notice Because of an Exploit [closed]

A person sent a DMCA notice because my web site published its vulnerabilities. So I wonder if this is an illegitimate claim? Do you think, I should remove the page? Edit: I think I should add my ...
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Google shows image alt text in the search result rather than the meta description

Google search shows random alt text of images in my site instead of the meta description tag text. I couldn't find similar problems on the net so I guess I'm doing something wrong, but what is it? If ...
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Cleaning URL structure for website redesign launch?

I'm working on developing a new website for a party rental company, and I'm wondering whether it's a good idea to clean up their URL structure. They have established URLs like sitename.com/...
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Subdomain Vs Subdirectory for different languages [duplicate]

We have a news site in English and what we are doing now is launching the new version of the same news site in different languages. These news sites are supposed to be linked to our parent news site ...
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Rank for a my name and surname when it's not in the content?

I have a website which has the post of the results of some research I do on a monthly basis. It is basically survey results. My name does not appear in my site, and I want my website appear in Google ...
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Is buying country specific domain and redirecting it to .com domain good for SEO? [duplicate]

I have a website with .com top level domain. I mainly target audience from my country, but the service it offers is not limited to my country. I am thinking of buying the country specific domain name ...
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Will creating dofollow links in the comments on sites with high domain authority and page authority hurt SEO?

Will backlinks from commenting hurt or help SEO? I've found some sites with high DA, PA: DR 40++, dofollow but high OBL. (Examples redacted by edit)
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Move established website from .CA to .COM? [duplicate]

We have a well-established website which lives for 3 years and we got 10K organic traffic plus ads traffic each month, a lot of blog post is well ranked. My question is what the best SEO practice to ...
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How to find elements which harm Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) after a GSC warning

Within Google Search Console (Core Web Vitals), I've received a warning, with 200,000+ webpages, under the message "CLS issue: more than 0.25 (mobile)". I did some changes, and I managed to ...
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What SEO considerations and/or improvements (if any) are realized when “SVCB” DNS RRs are added?

The primary purpose of SVCB records is to decrease the time and complexity of the client lookup by providing the origin IP address directly rather than forcing the client to fetch the A/AAAA or CNAME ...

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