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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SEO - tailoring recommendations based on accept-language header

It appears that Google strongly recommends providing a separate URL for content that's fitted to a user's locale: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-locale-aware-geo-language-pages-19780.html ...
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Hide /path from search engines, except for /path/that-i-want-indexed

In our robots.txt we have something like User-agent: * Disallow: /v6.0 Disallow: /v5.8 Disallow: /v5.7 Disallow: /v5.5 Disallow: /v5.1 Disallow: /v5.0 Which properly prevents search engines from ...
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Multiple products in an article - how to use structured data

I have an article containing several products. Let's say 'Bulb page' with 'White bulb' as a product, 'Yellow bulb' as another product and so on. It seems that the product schema must be used when a ...
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Average position and click through rate (CTR) improved after Christmas

I'm newbie with SEO and I have observed that around Christmas, my CTR% and average position for my website decreased considerably. Before Christmas, at the beginning of December, I updated my sitemap....
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Canonical instead of canonicalized in the index - is it a rule? [duplicate]

I experienced in some cases, that if one page is canonicalized to the another one, then, if i search for the canonicalized page in Google, in SERP appears the canonical page, and canonicalized page is ...
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Is it a duplicate content if i use learn more system?

I ask myself a small question, I can't formulate it for google, so I can't find an answer about it apart from several results on duplicate content. If for example I have on a page, a half text with a ...
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Ahrefs reports that new blog posts are “orphan pages”

I have one custom PHP website and an integrated Wordpress blog with the website. When I publish any blog on the website, Ahrefs treats that blog as orphan pages. I have done interlinking all the blog ...
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Showing other products with my website link [duplicate]

I have a website named Innvokraft which is a single-page website. When I try to find the website using the site link I got the other products links as shown below Link 1 Link 2 and you can see ...
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Adding IDs to urls to open up namespace - SEO considerations?

I'm working with a site that has millions of pages along the lines of: domain.com/entity/John_Smith domain.com/entity/Google domain.com/entity/HTML One of the problems is that particularly for ...
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How to change website display layout in search engines? [duplicate]

Pardon me. My question might be wrong. I didn't know what that thing is called and gave a try. Image below shows search result of a news site and you can see the layout. Site name is at top ...
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Launching a new website on a subdomain but keeping exsisting website running

We're about to launch a new Drupal 8 website for a client, as not all areas of the current website will be on the new platform, and due to apparent legacy complications, the decision has been made to ...
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Google is indexing my website pages with hash bang fragment parameters not used in my web application

In the Google Search Console I have a lot of "Alternate page with proper canonical tag" (34k for 46k valid pages) with these weird fragment identifier parameters: https://example.com/somepage#!&...
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› vs - vs | , which title separator is suggested for the best Google SEO practice?

Try to compare these 3 titles: What Is My IP Address - See Your Public Address What Is My IP Address › See Your Public Address What Is My IP Address | See Your Public Address Which one is best for ...
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Does Google index hidden pages based on direct visits on Chrome?

Suppose I have a "hidden" page on a website, but I don't explicitly tell bots to ignore it (no noindex tag, not disallowed in robots.txt, etc). It's not linked to anywhere, doesn't appear on the ...
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How to deindex an URL with specific parameter?

While I was doing an audit of my website SEO, I found a warning for a page that is most of the time blank. Basically, this page serves for storing articles for visitors who would like to read their ...
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Why is my noindex tag not working? [closed]

I've implemented a no index tag in my staging website header because I've realized it was being indexed. But when we run this page in screaming frog or this tool here to verify the noidex is present ...
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Does a redirected URL used in an anchor count as backlink?

If another website puts an anchor to our app to https://URL1 and this link redirects to our website at https://OURCOMPANY, does Google count this as a back link to our website?
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Does navigation to a site NOT from google increase its ranking in google search?

Let's stay I have a website with the link www.example.com If I navigate directly to this website, not from google, will it google search ranking increase? Or do I have to enter this website from a ...
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Google search console error: Sitemap couldn't fetch [closed]

My webpage is heavily reliant on organic traffic, but my SEO updates haven't been captured since November 12th due to an error saying "Sitemap couldn't fetch" in GSC. This is critical to my business. ...
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Impact of country code domains on SEO when used for clever naming [duplicate]

Unfortunately, most of the .com domains are taken so often we're forced to get clever using different country codes. For instance, suppose I registered the following domains (which are probably ...
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Google shows “General HTP error” fetching sitemap and no pages indexed from my site

I am working on a project that just rebranded. Using Google Search Console I am getting some weird errors. Despite my sitemap_index.xml and robot.txt working properly, google cannot seem to fetch it ...
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Please I want to Restructure this php URL to SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have this is the listing page: <div class="group"><a href="/category?id=<?php echo $data->slug;?>"><?php echo $data->title; ?></a></div> I have this https:/...
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What link structure should i use for subdomains with same page names and similar content?

I'm taking over a website of a construction company that has multiple franchise locations. Their site is currently setup as the city name of the franchise as the subdomain. example: seattle.domain....
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Multilanguage site - best link scheme for SEO [duplicate]

Using Wordpress, Yoast and WPML. Which method of URL scheme is the best for SEO purposes? siteurl.com/de or siteurl.com/?lang=de? And why?
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How do I redirect a site for Google but not for users?

I have a saas app, where users can login to the app from example.com/app. Now I have created a new version of the app which will be example.com/dashboard. What I want to do is let Google know that ...
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Will redesigning my site hurt my SEO if my URLs and content stay the same but the DOM structure of pages changes radically?

I have a great working WordPress site that I make money from because the SEO has been perfect for ages now. I really want to redesign the site (the design is 12 years old now) and I want to use ...
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Google showing my other page instead of home page for my main keyword [duplicate]

Google is showing my websites' services page like example.com/services instead of example.com for my main keyword. how can i fix this?
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How to get better ranking in industrial machine category? [duplicate]

I am currently working with an industrial machine manufacture company for SEO project. As a comparatively new company, they need to boost their SERP ranking badly. I have done necessary on-page seo ...
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Google showing site links only for USA

Google is showing my websites' sitelinks only to the USA (I can only see the sitelinks via VPN) i already added my country on google search console international targeting. how can i fix this?
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Meta tags - Meta keywords [duplicate]

I have a question or an huge doubt on "meta keywords in the meta tags". Some members are saying "meta keywords" is not important & some of them are saying it is also important. So kindly provide ...
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How can search engine rankings be checked if search engines personalize search results?

I see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble So if I search for keywords related to my website to check the actual rank will the results be biased?
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Changed site title by SEO plugin! [closed]

If the plug-in is disabled. The site name is displayed. But enabled, the site name changes.And the number 41 is displayed ?! My SEO plugin is Yoast seo.
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

I need to create about 15,000 articles consisting of 300 words each. The content is for a so called location template (place in the world). For each location, I would like to have some generic content ...
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Does the tag “data-n-head” negatively affect seo?

I have a site I am working on which is built in Nuxt. I believe this tag is Nuxt specific in which case I believe crawlers should ignore. Here is more info on it: https://midstride.com/seo-for-nuxt-...
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How to credit a website's designers and developers in schema.org structured data

Our web dev agency is working with a design agency to build a website for a client. I want to make it clear to google that our client owns the site, but that we and the design agency made it. So far ...
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Is a maximum of fifty links in my situation desirable, or every high-quality work I want to include?

I have an old domain A.com which has PageRank 4 and newer domain B.com which has PageRank 2. I have been redirecting from A.com to B.com. Now I am in the process of adding a non-redirected homepage ...
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If an old redirecting domain expires will it still redirect or affect SEO?

What happens if an old domain redirecting to a new domain expires? Will it still redirect? What is the effect on search engine ranking?
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Will Google index all the forum topics if they share one PHP file and use URL parameters?

So there is a website which is has dozens of themes e.g.-> cats Ford birds NASA... U get the point. And then every theme has a unique topic. cats ->> Topic1, Topic2,..... Ford->> Topic1, Topic2,.....
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URLs appearing in Google Search Console that don't exist in our site [duplicate]

I have a domain name like xyz.com with many other URLs, but we see in Google Search Console other types of URLs that do not exist in our site. For example: xyz.com/xyz?fb_xd_fragment/celebrity/adah-...
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How can I update my company's new name in Google Search? [duplicate]

My company changed its name (from P&S Market Research to P&S Intelligence) but when I search in Google it shows the company's old name in meta tags. How can I fix it?
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SEO cloaking rules when deferring loading content only after user interacting

what are the rules with google (or any other search engine) in regards to cloaking (e.g. showing different content for bots vs real users) The question is what if we want to load certain content only ...
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What do we do if the site ranks last in the SERP? [duplicate]

My site is doing pretty much well in other search engines, as most of the keywords are ranking at the top in the search results. Then why Google slaps our sites and ranks lowest for the keyword we ...
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Is this a good Google SEO approach for multilingual website support?

I do want to automatically redirect users based on the browser locale settings, but at the same time allow users to change their preference and store it. subdomains for specific languages (en.example....
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Overnight and dramatic drop of ranking in almost all keywords [duplicate]

I was ranking high on the first page for many keywords with low bounce rate and over 2mins of average session duration. Users seemed to have loved the pages they were viewing and my ranking was ...
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Abrupt drop in ranking, does google tell me why? [duplicate]

The Google ranking of my website has dropped from 1st to 60th. I am aware that performance is lacking, but why the sudden drop? Does Google tell you why?
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Does Google penalize for redirecting too many expired domain to my site? [duplicate]

I used to 301 redirect expired domains to my site and now I think I made a mistake. If we redirect more than a single domain to a particular website, will hurt SEO?
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Tell Google to recrawl external pages whose low quality links to my site have been removed

I had some bad backlinks removed recently from some weird link directories. They are low quality pages and have a cache date which is at least 2 months old. I was wondering if there would be a way to ...
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Any SEO penalty for creating a new website and having no content for years?

I have a domain with hosting (supposed to be a blog) which has been live for 2 years with zero posts. I finally have created the content for it. Is it wise to post to the same website or should I buy ...
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How does Googlebot crawl pages having cookiepro integration

Google bot is appending the link present in cookiepro banner on my main product-details page and hence giving 404. On the webapp the link is going to the proper URL, but I can see a lot of URLS in my ...
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Google has deindexed portions of our page after content copied [duplicate]

This year our website featured in a number of top design articles and has been subsequently copied extensively. Now, Google appears to have deindexed portions of our home page (and maybe other content)...

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