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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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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 ...
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Robots.txt, php.ini, .htaccess, etc

This will be my first website, so I am completely new to all of this. I cannot seem to find an answer anywhere, as to whether or not I should disallow configuration files like /php.ini or hidden ...
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Inadvertently stuffing keyword I'm not trying to rank for?

I have a couple pages that have been optimised and were performing well for x3 long tail focus keyphrases. I've been careful to avoid stuffing but all of these keyphrases include the same two words ...
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What is the best for seo using primary domain or subdirectory for the main default page in multilangual website? [duplicate]

I have a website the mainly targets Arabic speakers but I want also to target English speakers, I'm using subdirectories but I couldn't decide if I make the primary domain as the Arabic version or ...
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What are the seemingly obvious things to improve search engine rank? [duplicate]

One thing that seems like the most obvious thing I can think of, at least when it comes to businesses, is to register your business with Google My Business. I can't think of anything more obvious that ...
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How to change the structure of my URLs along with the Sitemap for a live website?

I am changing my website's URL to improve the SEO. The current sitemap contains URLs like this: mysite/browse/1 /* 1 is the ID for fashion */ mysite/browse/2 /* 2 is the ID for real estate */ ...
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Sitemap in Bing pending for two weeks

I built a new website a month ago. Two weeks ago I had submitted the sitemap in Bing search console. At this point, it is still in pending status. What should I do to get Bing moving on it?
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Google search results say “No information available for the page” instead of the meta description or a snippet

I have a WordPress website and I am using the Yoast SEO plugin for its SEO. I have added my site to the Google Search Console too. Something strange has happened recently: Google showed the site's ...
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Duplicate Meta Descriptions for Paginated Content

How is it in 2019 with duplicate meta-description in case of large overview pages with a lot of pages (pagination). I researched and found inconsitent guidance to that topic.
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How to resolve Google “Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt” warning for a user login protected page?

Or, in other words, how can I tell google this is a user login protected page? The website is basically a single page app with server side rendering. That said, if the visitor is asking for a web ...
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Hreflang alternate for multilingual sites with pagination

So I'm setting up hreflang tags on an ecommerce site. The sites are in the USA, Canada, etc... . The Canadian site will have fewer products than the American site, meaning that there won't be as many ...
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Change my website's photo on a the mobile Google search results

I have noticed that google has started to show little images next to search results on mobile devices. The first photo I have displayed on my website is my logo. Currently this is the image that is ...
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Will having a sitemap ensure pages served by AJAX requests be crawled?

I have a website, where I publish articles, that I have started just 2 weeks ago. I want to keep the pages as clean as possible and load more content (links to more articles) by AJAX requests upon ...
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Will I get penalized by Google for cloaking if I redirect mobile users to a sub domain?

I have a website https://example.com which is responsive but it came a time where it displays too much text. So I decided to create a progressive web application version and would like to deploy it ...
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Duplicate Content Penalty - EBook Publication or PDF article on multile vendors's sites

After reading this, How to solve duplicate contents over different domains? we know that duplicate contents are heavily penalized. What about the case that if someone pubilsh the same Ebook or the ...
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Google refuses to rank a page titled with US trademark

The following page is indexed but for searches of "DirectCore" does not show (replace "example" with "signalogic"): https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=directcore There are 14 pages of search ...
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How rank a product based based on year or certain variant related keywords?

We have an automobile product website. Earlier people used to type i.e. "cbr 1000" when looking for bike but now lot of queries are like " abs" i.e. "cbr 1000 abs" and like " year" i.e. "cbr 1000 ...
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Semantic markup itemprop name / description on multilingual website

I would like to set up semantic markup for products such as accommodation on a language stay on a site available in fr, en and es. I wonder if I can have the name of the Product and its description ...
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Crawled currently not indexed sustain indexed pages decrease! What could be causing this?

Crawled currently not indexed sustain indexed pages decrease! What could be causing this? These pages are getting deindexed slowly. I lose a few hundred pages a week. These pages go from submitted ...
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Which page speed google SEO uses? [duplicate]

My SEO team told me Google SEO engine uses the page speed in its algo to rank the pages. It is confirmed by this blog too. In my case, page speed is different for end-user coming from browser than ...
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Huge differences between webmaster tools' crawl stats and apache logs

We noticed huge difference in the metrics. For example, last saturday : According to Webmaster Tools : 6,082 pages crawled 76,119 kilobytes downloaded 1,550 ms in average to download a page Now ...
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How does Google analytics consider an organic session that pays after 3 hours?

I am wondering how Google considers traffic in the described situation: A user visits the site through organic search, visits a product and leaves the page opened for more than 30 mins so that the ...
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Do search engines track click depth and how?

I was told that Google tracks how many times a user clicks on links in a given site and how deeply they go. How can Google technically do that? Clarification: I am a web-developer and my colleague ...
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Add empty or null values in Schema.org or keep them omitted?

In my Googse Search Console I have warning that some of the keys-values of Schema.org (using JSON-LD) on my website are missing. However, they're missing on purpose -- there's no data to be added to ...
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It's possible to Index by google page's anchor (#) as a page

I have a frequent question page (www.example.com/faq#top-inviters), that has every question bellow an anchor. Google index all the content, but when I find a specific question google give the parent ...
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The titles of my articles are not indexed on google [duplicate]

My site is istorikathemata.com a Greek history site and has been founded at 2009. In the last year roughly google search engine has stopped displaying my articles. I create an article, publish it in ...
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Hierarchical vs Flat sitemap

I want to create a sitemap for my e-commerce website. On the home page, there is a multi-level menu like this: User can click on any of the following links from the Home Page: Fashion: enter ...
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Angular 7 - will removing hash on my angular app make my website SEO friendly?

I have an angular website thats been running for more than 2 years but sadly when i checked, only the homepage was indexed. My about us, contact us page which are serving static content was not also ...
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Different keywords on my sub pages and their impact on my SEO

I am new to SEO and I am trying my best but I have few questions. My website is familiar with gaming industry and I have 5 gaming niches on it (5 main sub pages) to make it simplier: 1. Mydomain.com ...
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Shutting down a website properly while keeping localised versions on different tld's

I have a website which is available in 6 countries. All versions operate under the proper country tld with different content and language (except the english version that uses .com). For example the ...
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Error with all pagespeed test tools [closed]

I'm trying to reduce my pagespeed loading time However all tools I try to use give an error. Google pagespeed insights gives a backend error, pindom tool just says it does not work and webpagetest....
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How to mark canonical tags for multiple versions of the same product?

We have an automobile research website where we have product pages. Also, few products have some different variants with subtle differences. The case is similar to amazon iphone If you click on ...
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For SEO which should I use faster performing A records, or can I use CNAME?

It occurs to me, that hosting a website on www.domain.com will result in duplicate, unnecessary DNS lookups if www is a CNAME and not an A(AAA) Record. If the CNAME points to another CNAME, things ...
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Does Javascript Obfuscating effect SEO?

Does protecting Javascript source code using an obfuscator (so it will be harder to read it by visitors) can hurt Google Ranking?
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Get Google to forget site [duplicate]

Is it possible to make Google "forget" a site and reindex it? I have a site that I changed dramatically, and I want to do SEO on my new site, but Google isn't deindexing the old site. How could I do ...