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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Does the content on niche like festivals, wishes or quotes be considered as duplicate content?

Recently, I have started a Festival Wishes based blog as a starting step to drive traffic to something in future. I have some SEO experience (5 years back) but this niche is new for me. It's not easy ...
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The white label SEO conundrum [closed]

I've been webmaster of a site for a few years that contains a large listing of holiday properties. Against my will the powers that be want to implement a white label product that would for many ...
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Purchasing a high Domain Rating domain for a 301 redirect

I'm considering purchasing a domain that has a high Domain Rating (78) by ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/website-authority-checker) The domain is a good domain in terms of not just its domain rating but ...
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Would removing a domain-verification tag specific to a social media platform (Facebook) have negative effects on SEO?

Our company previously had a Facebook page, complete with FB business and advertising account, so naturally, years ago, I installed a facebook-domain-verification tag on the website using a TXT record ...
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NPM package not showing up on Google [duplicate]

I have published my NPM module detect-file-encoding-and-language 18 days ago. It has a title, description, and keywords. But if I search for detect-file-encoding-and-language npm on Google, it does ...
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What do you do when you find out some one has created hundreds of low quality backlinks to your website?

For the last couple of months, I noticed that the backlinks to a website I manage as reported by https://semrush.com increased by more than 800. When I checked, I found that there were hundreds of new ...
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SEO Impact of two different systems of shopping cart under the same domain?

I had an old shopping cart website, url is something like www.example.com/shopsys/. Later I have a new one using Opencart, still using the same domain name, but the landing page is at the root, i.e. ...
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How to get duplicate geo-targetted sub-directories indexed when Google is ignoring the canonicals?

I have a main website example.com which is mainly used for targeting one country. We recently started creating sub-directories for targeting other countries i.e, example.com/us/, example.com/ph/ etc., ...
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Can I integrate an exiting blog platform into my website

I had asked this question on Software Recommendation but did not get any answer. I am working on an e-commerce website, which is developed in ASP.NET MVC... I want to build a blog for the website and ...
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How to add my Blogger page to search engines? [duplicate]

I've written a short post on the blogger.com platform about 2 weeks ago. But I still can't find it on any of the search engines. (I've been searching by a specific phrase in it in double quotes.) I ...
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Sub-directory or sub-domain for blog? [duplicate]

I am working on an e-commerce website (written in ASP.NET MVC). I want to build a blog for my website to create some content and improve the Search Engine Ranking of the website/ I can think of 2 ...
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Error message “Canonical is empty” despite canonical URL has been set in <head> section

My website has canonical link, but a SEO website reports that it has not. Is the place of the canonical link important? I placed it in the <head> tag after other meta tags and links.
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Are <figure> and <figcaption> ignored by search engine crawlers?

It is said that search engine crawlers would ignore heading titles (h1~h6) in <figcaption> because html5 outline algorithm doesn't parse them. So we should avoid using <figure> or <...
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Is placing the folder after the page in the URL better for SEO?

I read on https://moz.com/learn/seo/url that google prioritizes the folder over the path/page. Which wold mean that a url such as: coffeeshop.example/*home-brew-coffee*/**types** would perform better ...
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Is it a good practice to use an SVG as a logo?

I am building a website for a brand. The designer sent me the company logo in an .svg format. I rarely see SVG logos on websites, and I usually work with PNG images so I have two questions : Is it a ...
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Parallax effect on a webpage - SEO and accessibility

WCAG 2.1 has some guidelines and success criteria on animation and I've been able to read some articles that mention parallax, but were not able to detect clear instructions on how to make the ...
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Website not properly indexed by Google search console says “'noindex' detected in 'robots' meta tag” while this is not the case

TLTR I have a website (SPA) where SEO is very important. It was very poorly indexed and search console tells me it is due to 'noindex' in the robots meta, while I cannot see how Google comes to that ...
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Can a sitemap be used only to index the latest content?

I am working on a rapidly growing social network and generating a sitemap with millions of links is becoming unfeasible. I was wondering if we could just include the last X created / updated user ...
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For SEO, can the home page contain summary text about several categories with multiple paragraphs written on more specific pages?

What are the rules in 2021 for writing text for SEO? How much text is needed about a certain topic? How much should you repeat yourself? How does Google punish you if you write too much of the same ...
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Does Google consider a website that publishes data reports (same words, different numbers) as duplicate content?

I am working on a website that generate reports from a template. This template will be using the exact same keywords but different numbers to generate webpages that contains reports. The generated ...
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How to hide from Google indexing part of HTML document, RODO pop up window? [duplicate]

I noticed, that Google is displaying my RODO pop up text in the search results for my page. Is there any way to hide certain <div> in the document for robots?
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Can search engine fetch/index website that using ipv6 only?

I see some host providers offer cheap server but only support ipv6. I want to rent it, but I am still considering the SEO impact. Can google and other search engine crawl and index it? If yes, will it ...
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Does HTML5 Custom Tag impact SEO?

For example if to wrap a heading in <product-title> and </product-title> instead of h1...h6. Is there a mention of the issue somewhere on the Internet?
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Can “Corporation” structured data on pages about other companies get rich snippets for my site?

On my website I have a list of several hundred companies. And after you click any of them, you are navigating to the page, where you are able to see their details. For SEO on each company page, can I ...
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UUID or SLUG first in the url for better ranking? Does it change with canonicals?

I'm faced with a decision with creating my paths and not sure which would have the best ranking approach. example.com/product/[slug]-[uuid] example.com/product/[uuid]-[slug] example.com/product/[slug]...
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Disallowing path with parameter

I found a loads of examples where in robots.txt were disallowed urls with similar approaches: Disallow: /*?dir=*&order=*&p=* Where every path with specified parameters will be blocked. What if ...
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Does having multiple Facebook Pages with the same website link in profile hurts SEO?

I have a few Facebook pages created with different intention but I only have one e-commerce website. Can linking the website url in all Facebook pages affect the domain ranking?
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Website performance gone down after cloudflare cdn activated

I wanted to checkout Cloudflare CDN free version for old website and activate CDN for it and noticed that website performance was hit after activating CDN. What could be reason as I am new to ...
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How to fix duplicate content caused by editing titles that creates new URLs for the same page?

We have custom CMS for our site, after three years we find problem in index page. This is structure of URL : example.com/ads/buy/545564/title Now we find when user change title of ads, google re-...
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SEO - Google select a another domain at canonical url

I have a problem with my domain for selected canonical url by google. I have a vps for my website with apache. I created a redirect for website ip, but some domains have my ip in DNS and redirect to ...
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Do pages that have received no traffic in a long time still have any SEO authority?

Is there a rule of thumb for how to handle old content on websites? Should All pages that get removed have their URL 301 redirected to retain any SEO authority they may have. Or is it ok to assume ...
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Which Google Sites URL is shown by google results: default or custom domain?

About custom domain on Google sites, let's assume that we have this configuration : Default domain: https://sites.google.com/view/example-com Custom domain: http://example.com After publication and ...
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Redirecting website from subfolder to root without affecting seo

I have a wordpress website (www.example.com) where the file are located in a sub folder of the public_html (public_html/x/wp folders). Since I'm getting some troubles with some plugins and caching ...
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Pages Excluded from Google Search Console [duplicate]

My website collects concept definitions from around the web. It knows how to extract the basic definition and make it accessible inside a predefined 'topic'. I always mention the source of the ...
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Redirecting Old Domain to New Domain - Google SSL Warning

My client wanted his website republished under a new domain that was shorter. So we pointed the new domain to the website server and "forwarded" by 301 redirect from the old domain hosted on ...
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Two listings on Google Maps/Business with a single website

A single person runs a business with two very distinct offerings. They would like to present these under the same domain name, but they've already created two different Google business listings. The ...
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Do I need to submit sitemap.xml to google if I already have it in robots.txt and hosted on S3?

I have a static site hosted on S3 bucket which will have a robots.txt at root directory level. This robots.txt file will have reference to my sitemap.xml file which is hosted on another S3 bucket. It ...
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Is SEO consultant that starts by creating profiles on other sites for backlinks doing legitimate work?

I hired someone to do SEO work on my website. He started by creating free profiles on dozens of sites that have nothing to do with my business. For example, evernote.com, penzu.com, pearltrees.com, ...
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Does content below the fold affect CLS (cumulative layout shift) score?

From what I've read on CLS it's worked out with the following formula (essentially stuff in the viewport): area of impact region / area of viewport = impact fraction max move distance / viewport ...
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Could a page with little meaningful content hurt the SEO and rankings of other more important pages of my website?

I have a blog and affiliate links website. I have lots of posts with niche content and some posts with product reviews. And that's my main source of traffic: search engine results that are shown to ...
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Do I get back all the search engine rankings I had after having blocked a domain using robots.txt?

I blocked Google from crawling my domain using a robots.txt rule User-Agent: * Disallow: / by mistake. Just recently I noticed, two months later, and I removed the robots.txt file. The website was ...
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Hosting old version of website at subdomain - redirects?

I am developing a new website and would like to preserve the old website at a subdomain. (The old website has a lot of content which is useful enough not to just remove completely, but not valuable ...
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Will including the page number in the title of the articles in a series affect SEO?

Let's say that we'll have an article series: Python Tutorials Is it a good or bad choice to name articles like this? Python Tutorials - Part 1: Functions Python Tutorials - Part 2: Understanding ...
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Seo and Android WebView

I want to know if android WebView is effective on site SEO or Not. I have a WebView loading Google.com then i search my Keyword and find my expected result and enter it. Is it approved by google and ...
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Do the <detail> and <summary> HTML tags which hide text until clicked have any effect on SEO?

For example: <details> <summary> short summary </summary> long details </details> Will Google treat "long details" normally or will it ...
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Mobile & Desktop Version - SEO sitemap.xml

I am running two different version of my application. One for mobile devices and the other for desktop computers. SEO is a very important topic for us, as we are an online shop that needs to be found ...
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Should a public site store the language in cookies/handle the Accept-Language header? [duplicate]

There's an idea that if one user sends somebody a link, it most likely wants the other user to see the same content in that specific language. And that coincides with the Google recommendations. Does ...
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A safe way to internationalize a site [duplicate]

I'm about to add another (second) language to a site. I considered a number of options: Top level domains/subdomains/path. The first option seems to be rather for multi-regional sites, which is not ...
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Display custom domain in search results rather than wordpress.com subdomain

How to show a custom domain URL instead of domain's URL assigned by wordpress.com in the Google search results? For example, if I have free subdomain like http://example.wordpress.com, how can I show ...
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Is it better for SEO to link an entire section, or just the “read more” inside it?

I have an question that I'd like to get an in-depth answer for and could not find an answer. If we assume that both of the following are styled exactly the same, which is better/worse/right/wrong ...

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