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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I made a new site, what should I do to remove the old site from Google search result and put the new one in? [duplicate]

I have very limited knowledge about SEO. The problem I am facing is that after my new website built with wordpress went live, when I search for my website's name, my old website that was built with ...
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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

For example I own a website with thousands of pages, mainly categories and detailed information of products belonging to those categories. My website is a multi-country site, so each category exists ...
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Multiple H1 tags for product title where layout for desktop and mobile is different [duplicate]

We have a responsive website where the same page is loaded for mobile and desktop visitors. The layout of top section is different depending on device: Desktop: Gallery is on the left-side and ...
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Is a homepage with little or no text OK for SEO?

We've got a homepage without text – just two links that point to the two main sections of the site. Here's the URL: https://wandelzeit.webflow.io Each of the two sections that the homepage links to ...
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Does a Redirecting Domain Name show the Domain Name it redirects too in a google search? [duplicate]

I have a client that wants to buy domain name A as their main domain, and have a domain name B that solely redirects to domain name A. The client wants the redirecting domain B to show results of his ...
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Are URLs with fragments or paths better for SEO?

Suppose I have a food blog (say www.myfoodblog.example) with several recipes (mango-icecream, banana-icecream, and berry-icecream). So what I understood for SEO is to have these keywords of recipes in ...
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Google indexing: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical [duplicate]

I have requested an index for a website however am being shown this message: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical I do not have any duplicates of this site according to google and I ...
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Dynamically loaded content on webpage not recognized in keyword density checker - does Google do the same, and can I fix it?

Context I have a website. On one of my pages, users can create articles. They fill out a form with their article and the article is placed in my database. There is another page where users' articles (...
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How do I return a 410 Error for no longer existing pages in firebase JSON?

I’m trying to return a 410 error for a webpage no longer existing on my firebase hosted site. How can I do this in Json file ? Can this be done in Json or would I just have to do it through code in ...
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How long does it take for a new keyword added to an existing post to rank

I am working for a small company as the SEO person and would like to know whether or not adding a new keyword to an existing post will get it ranked in the same time as a newly posted content would (3-...
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Can I use the same alt text for all images on same page?

I have a blog post. Can I use the same alt tag for all images on same page? Would this be a good practice of image SEO?
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Could it hurt SEO to remove a WordPress plugin that lists all categories using a <select> dropdown?

I'm redesigning WP Site and there's a plugin listing all categories in select box. The option code looks like this: <option class="level-0" value="2926">AAA</option> ...
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Moving text content from one website to another

Can I use text content from my old canceled website? Do you think that the new website with this transferred content will be not penalized? Do you think that I have to wait at least half year so the ...
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Data about traffic from Google Organic does not correspond in GA and Search Console [duplicate]

The trends are completely different in GA and SC. Does anyone know why? [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/w9L5Z.png [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/aCr1e.png
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Recent Google News Transparency requirement change - SEO Byline Question

Google News recently announced they'll be updating their transparency requirements (SEO) for publication websites to maintain their ranking. The gist is they want you to be clear about who you are, ...
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Do I need to submit separate sitemaps for language based subdirectories?

my company uses a site that targets the different regions we are based in using subdirectories (www.example.com/en-sg/) instead of subdomains (www.en-sg.example.com). Can I ask if I will need to ...
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Related articles links at the end of each article - SEO

I have some blogs and I was wondering if adding a list of internal "related articles" at the end of each article can be a good SEO practice. From the visitor's perspective, they might be ...
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Why Safari search querys are added on google analytics

On Google Analytics, we can track search queries. /illinois/weekly-claims/?back=https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&as qdr=all&as occt=any&safe=active&as q=How+do+you+answer+...
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Will Google Analytics maintain the data history for pages if I change my URL pattern?

I am considering simplifying the URL pattern for my website from: example.com/journal/posts/42-article-title to: example.com/posts/42-article-title But, I am concerned that the history of activity on ...
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SEO/Schema/JSON-LD: In order to better index/rank, should I use: Yoast with JSON-LD? Microdata with JSON-LD? or everything with JSON-LD?

Context: 1 - Our corporate website is custom developed on Wordpress, with AMP in mind. 2- The website has the following structure, and JSON-LD Schema lineup: Home Page - 1 page - Website, Webpage, ...
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SEO/crawlability impact of HTML Streaming

With the rise of HTML Streaming (e.g. React 18 Streaming), I'm wondering how crawlers handle HTML streams. Most importantly, do crawlers wait until the stream has ended? How does the Google crawler ...
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How to show same company's different office address in google based on the user's country?

our company has five offices in five countries , once the user search in google, I need to show the office address based on the user's country, for example if the user search from US , I need google ...
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How to include URLs generated from the WordPress API in my XML sitemap?

I have a website build in Angular 8, which among other things has a blog section. I have a sitemap.xml file that contains all the pages except the blog. The blog is created on WordPress so in order to ...
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Do 'alternative' domains negatively impact international SEO?

As far as I understand, if your website ends in e.g. .co.uk, it potentially makes you more likely to rank for searches made in the UK as this is a signal to google this website may be more relevant. ...
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LocalBusiness Schema - difference between @id and @url

We include the localBusiness data across all pages on our ecommerce site. What values should be set for id and url on different pages e.g. example.com/about-us example.com/shop { "@...
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What is the affect of changing robots.txt file access permission?

I want to change access permission of robots.txt file to 403. Just my static ip can access directly not any one. This position is true? why some people do that? if it is true, What is the affect of ...
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How Important Are <main> Tags for SEO?

What do you think? Seems to me that adding <main></main> tags around your page content tells Google what content is most important and unique to this page. Google then knows to only look ...
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Can domain authority help very deep pages?

My website is a large one with lots of pages. There are several deep pages that human visitors can easily find by using on-site search. Humans and crawlers can reach these pages from the home page ...
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URL redirection for duplicate content

I have submitted a site to Google and a lot of pages which I was never aware of, got indexed. These are duplicate contents: Example: site.com/photos-menu/content/photos1/?start=210 site.com/photos-...
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Best way to include Youtube videos in a website for SEO purposes

I am aware of Does embedding youtube videos help SEO? - from 2011, and wonder if this answer is (still) valid. I suspect the answer is no longer as accurate as it may have been as I know Google is ...
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What is the impact moving from www to non-www... and is it worth going back to www?

From 2013 through 2020 we had a website that was performing pretty well in terms of traffic and sales. The website was then taken down due to unforeseeable life events. After 2 or 3 months offline, we ...
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What impact do text-based accordion elements have on SEO?

I'm looking for some consensus on what the current school of though is about accordion elements. Here is a page that uses them as an example: https://www.goaskeve.com/venues/goldsmiths-centre/ Will ...
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Are there any shortcomings and/or risks using metadata in querystring?

I have a search page for our sites that carries out search depending on the values of the following parameters in the query string; q: search string cats: comma separated string matches products ...
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HTML sitemap with noindex, follow: Matt Cutts vs John Mueller

Ref: Do noindex,follow pages pass pagerank / link juice? I have a requirement wherein I want to create an HTML sitemap to help users navigate to deep pages. This sitemap page will be linked from ...
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Do tags that are not recognized by HTML affect SEO?

For some reason, I'm trying to use tags that are not included in HTML tags, for example <new_tag>This is new to html</new_tag> Everything seems to work as I wanted across all browsers, but ...
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How should I choose which URLs I want indexed to include in my sitemap?

I am working on a sitemap. I have read it should contain the URLs that you want indexed by Google. But which pages do I want indexed? It seems to me that makes sense to index pages such as the root ...
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Backlinks and Cross-Domain Canonical

I have two domains let say a.com and b.com I'm doin SEO for a.com and got many quality backlinks to it, but now I want to change domain to b.com and I'm using cross-domain canonical so a.com still can ...
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How to remove the duplicate URLs from the XML sitemap in All in One SEO?

I am using an All In One SEO plugin on my website. I am getting the duplicate links on my XML sitemap. The below is the screenshot. Is there any way to remove the duplicate URLs?
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Trying to get large sitelinks, I have small sitelinks

I'm at my wits end and I have no idea what I can do to my site to get sitelinks. I've done everything the SEO "experts" say you should do: Site is indexed and has over 300 clicks per day, ...
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Does a sites URL structure need to match its breadcrumb structure? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a page on my site with the breadcrumb order: Site Name --> Products --> Product 1 Should I have the URL be https://example.com/products/product-1, or should I have the URL be ...
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Google Search result with changing URL with JS pushState?

I have a WordPress blog on a specific site, lets say example.com/blog. It is installed in a subfolder /blog on my server. The main site example.com is hosted elsewhere (where I have no access) and ...
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Which pages get their own canonical URLs?

I am currently working to improve my site's SEO and I need to use canonical URLs. My doubt is related to which pages need to be canonical. I know for sure that my root home page needs its own ...
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Why does Google Page Experience show 0% Good URLs when most of the URLs have green scores in Pagespeed for FCP, LCP, FID etc.?

The website has around 300 URLs. There are no Mobile Usability Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Security Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Ad ...
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Can tawk.to title tag flashing drop SEO ranking

If we are using live chat support, most likely we end up using tawk.to I am using the same for most of my projects but one thing I am skeptical about: That when a message comes to tawk.to, it toggles ...
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Does separator (?) in URl affetcs seo? [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to build a websites that list all the states in the country. When a user click on a specific text(state) it redirected to a new page and where all the state in the country are ...
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How Google bot analyzes dialog tag's content (for SEO)?

In order to improve the indexing of pages of a website and in particular for content (presentation of events) inserted in, I would like to know how Google bot reacts to the content of a dialog tag? ...
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Why does Google Page Experience show 0% Good URLs when most of the URLs have green scores in Pagespeed for FCP, LCP, FID etc.? [duplicate]

The website has around 300 URLs. There are no Mobile Usability Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Security Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Ad ...
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Should the same hreflang localization links be repeated under the <loc> for different languages in an XML sitemap?

So I know that alternative links should be put like the below in a sitemap... <url> <loc>http://www.mywebsite.com/lang/french/</loc> <xhtml:link rel="alternate&...
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Infinite Scroll with changing URL, Good or Bad for SEO?

I have a website, image gallery, with 10s of thousands of images. When a user makes a request to the website www.example.com he is returned with a paginated results, lets say 20 images. When the user ...
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My website with title is not appearing in google search [duplicate]

When I search my company name "XYZ" in google, it is not appearing. I have submitted sitemap to google search console and have done SEO Yoast optimization. What am I missing ?

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