Questions tagged [sitelinks]

Sitelinks are links to related pages that some search engine's will place under the main landing page for a highly relevant site on search engine result pages.

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From target blank to self: do I need to measure differently?

I saw that my website is using target="blank" on internal links due to something I totally missed in the code. So, I changed that to "self", as there is no need to target a new window while they are ...
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If a page has links to itself, is it good for SEO or bad? [duplicate]

I want to know if I get a link to the same page, how would it affect the SEO for that page? Is it a good practice or bad? for example : making this link "site.com/aa" to the same page "site.com/aa"
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Google builds incorrect sitelinks for menu anchors with the description — how to prevent that?

We currently have the following structure of the menu anchor: <a href="/">Page<span>A description for the page in mega menu</span></a> The problem that Google than build ...
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Can I get Google Sitelinks for a single page site that uses # fragment identifier URLs to scroll to the various sections?

I have a website up and running which is single-page. I do need site links to appear on google search. Currently, it is placed at top in google search but without site links. I have submitted sitemaps ...
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Why does sitelinks only appear with “ ” cant figure it out

Site links only appear within google search when the " " is used. Any ideas.
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Shrinking site's size by removing pages from sitemap and from internal links

We are an eCommerce site with about 50,000 pages. We decided to focus on about 2,000 so google will crawl our site better. We planning to remove 48,000 pages from the sitemaps and from the site links, ...
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SEO Does my ranking is affected if I put links in the content to another website of my own?

I have a network of ecommerce sites.. All of them sell the same thing but I made one specific for a city. like for NY cars-new-york-1.whatever and have the main one for USA: cars-usa-1.whatever I ...
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Can the positioning of the navigation bar influence SEO?

Placing the navigation bar in the html code not near the head, or even on the bottom to favor the contents (the users would view the menu as a topbar using flexbox source ordering), can improove SEO? ...
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Which element (title tag, h1, slug, etc.) does Google show in the Sitelinks?

Does Google refer to the title tag, h1 or slug to be used as sitelinks text? Could the length of titles be penalyzing for sitelinks being showed or not?
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Sitelinks showed for both search keys: with and without space [duplicate]

I noticed that, for some sites, if I look for i.e.: "benny ben", I don't see Sitelinks, instead if I look for "bennyben" (which matches with the domain name) then I see them. How can I make Google ...
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Google Sitelinks showing in lowercase

I'm having an issue with Google sitelinks where the page titles are showing in lowercase only. I've tried several things to remedy this issue, the page titles and meta data for the page all ...
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How to force google to reset sitelinks?

Google keeps displaying sitelinks from an old version of my website. Most of them lead to 404s, since the old website is offline. I tried to demote sitelinks individually but other sitelinks from old ...
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Does Google use AJAX powered hash fragment links in sitelinks?

On my website, I use anchor tags to navigate as it's a single page. With that in mind, my links for the main nav look like: https://www.example.com#about https://www.example.com#contact https://www....
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Can I change the site link appeared in Google search [closed]

When I search my website on Google, the site links appear as wrong. Instead of main page, sitelinks append a querystring which I used, and showing another content. I would like to make the sitelink to ...
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An inner page is being ranked above my homepage. How to switch this? [duplicate]

My most important keywords are "ethical design agency". I have an 'ethical design' page on my website (www.made-up-name-design-agency.co.uk/ethical-design). I've noticed that when searching using ...
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How to get site links for a non branded search query in google SERP?

Ive noticed when searching for "SERVICE + LOCATION" in google on a phone / table (not yet on desktop) some results will get Site links even though the search query wasn't specifically for them. Eg. ...
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Where does Google get the shorter title that it uses in site links when it is different than the page title?

Google seems to use the Title tag as the primary source for determining sitelink titles. However, I noticed that for some sites, the page title is not the same as the sitelink title. For example, ...
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Google Sitelinks Working but not when searching the name of the site [duplicate]

My website sitelinks are only working when I Google example.com. If I Google search just the site name, it returns my site as number 1 but without the site links. Is there any way I can make ...
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How to stop Google from showing erroneous and stale subdomain page in sitelinks

For our domain, example.com, we have 2 subdomains: a0.example.com and a1.example.com. These 2 are meant only for product images -- images stored here are accessed like a0.example.com/var1/var2/...
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What is Link baiting [closed]

What is Link baiting and how can I use it in seo OFF-Page Activities. Is it really useful for SEO Link building? Help me for increase rankings
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How to remove non-existent sitelinks?

A Google search of my site shows sitelinks (ie. links below the main link in the search result) that point to pages that no longer exist. I have checked to ensure these pages have been deleted on my ...
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Google sitelinks not getting generated

Even though our website is indexed by google, sitelinks are not getting generated. It's been almost 2 years now and still not sitelinks. Google webmaster tools has a lot of 404 errors. Are these 404 ...
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How to set Google Sitelinks? [duplicate]

How can I get google to recognize my different pages of my website? Example: I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my site-map, but how would I create one so that I could name each of those ...
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How to make Google Search results show these links for my website?

Does anyone know how to get my Google results as below? Are there any specific rules I have to follow like microdata, etc. ?
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Is it possible to reduce the number of “Site Links” displayed in google search results through Webmaster Tools?

I know I am able to demote links I don't want to appear, but what I really want to do is reduce the number of site links from 6 to 4. Does anyone know if this is possible or how to achieve it?
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Why are my sitelinks so weird and not being updated?

I've done efforts to improve my sitelinks months ago, and they still make no sense. I've made sure I have the same header in all pages (~10mm) and that they are inside . Still I'm seeing a a sitelink ...
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An internal search page is ranking higher than a category page for the same topic

My website posses a search engine linking to for example www.example.com/s/gaming/ where gaming is the words being searched. I also have pages for each of my categories, for example "Gaming". My ...
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Setting up site links for a one-page scrolling site: Can anchored links be used?

I redesigned a website as a one-page scrolling site but now the sitelinks that appeared in Google search results are no longer there (ie- "About" "Contact Us") The site is set up with anchored links ...
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google.com vs google.com.xx showing different results for sitelinks

We have a site where we want to make sure that google sitelinks should show up as can be seen in screen below: This is working fine as long as we perform the search on specific localized google ...
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Why Analytics showing non existing pages in active pages?

I am facing weired suitation in my analytics tool , My website getting referrals from a porn site and I can see some porn related pages in active page section in analytic report ( both in real-time ...
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To get sitelinks, should my site blog use the same navigational menu as the rest of the site? [duplicate]

My company's website ranks highly for many relevant queries, and it ranks #1 for an exact domain match. So, that's going well. But for some reason, I can't seem to get Google sitelinks in the SERP. ...
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SEO - Add google sitelinks search box for URL sub path

Is it possible and usefull to add a google sitelinks search box to a sub path of the website? For instance we have following structure with site in sites for our clients: Main search: www.example....
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Which is better for SEO: icon-based linking or text-based linking?

I am wondering is it better to use icon-based links rather than text-based ones for SEO? For example have the link to your homepage display as a house icon rather than a hyperlink with the anchor ...
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Sitelinks in Google search results run words together when I use a <span> inside <a> in <nav>

I have the following structure in my navigation menu: There is a span inside an anchor tag which makes the navigation look better. <nav class="navbar-collapse navbar-collapse-header collapse"> ...
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Force searchaction (Google Sitelinks Search) to pull new meta information

We use the Yoast SEO tool for Wordpress, and a recent feature added the SearchAction meta tags to allow for sitesearch on the google search results page. After a while, I realized that this tool was ...
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted my ...
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Google Sitelinks meta tags not updating in search results

A site I run has 6 sitelinks in Google search results. I recently updated all the meta descriptions for the pages that sitelinks are provided for to give better summary text for each link. I then ...
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Repeated Anchor Text while internal linking for SEO

We are building a review based website. We were currently building internal links to improve our SEO. From the information available on moz, it is mentioned that having the same anchor text from ...
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How long does sitelink demotion take?

Google give us the option to Demote a sitelink URL within Webmaster Tools. According to the help page: Once you've demoted or undemoted a sitelink, it can take some time for search results to ...
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What is a typical hierarchical structure with related to internal link building?

I read somewhere in webmaster SE, that link structure is good when done in a typical hierarchical structure. I want to know what does it mean. Please explain me. I am more of a visual person.
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Will adding site search microdata get Google to show a site search field when users search for your brand?

For some reason, a search for our company name (“hometalk”) does not produce the search box in the results (even though we do have sitelinks). We are adding schema markup as outlined here, but we're ...
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How demote multiple site links or prevent Google adding any of a page type?

I have a website with lot of member profile pages such as: /profile-1.html /profile-2.html /profile-3.html /profile-4.html ... How can I tell Google not add these profiles in site links? There are ...
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Comment Out Link Shows in Webmaster

I had "Privacy Policy" link on my old website. When I launched my new website, I put the link in footer but disallowed that to robots.txt by adding this code: <?php /*?><div class="text-...
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Google sitelinks appearing when our brand name is searched with a space but not appearing when searched without the space

When we search Google for word1 word2, it lists our site at #1 with 4 or 5 sitelinks underneath which is what we wanted. Question - is there anything we can do to help achieve the same result/layout ...
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Should I use WordPress category archives or regular pages when considering SEO?

I've built a WordPress site based on posts and category archives (no pages). The menu redirects to different category archive pages that have a description, an image, and the relevant posts. Now that ...
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Google sitelinks [duplicate]

How can I get Google to display sitelinks under search results when my website shows up? When my website shows up in position 1 which it does for a couple of keywords it displays sitelinks, but ...
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Legal pages showing up in our Google Sitelinks

Our Terms of Service page (oursite.com/terms) is persistently showing up as the first of our Google Sitelinks, despite repeated demotions over the course of many weeks and the fact that we have plenty ...
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Avoid duplicate link to same page with #

I have one link in main nav example.com/photo but i want to add more links on page, which go on same page as this nav. Will this example.com/photo# help me avoid duplicate link to same page?
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Sitemap.xml / Update Frequency + Priority 0

I'm working on building sitemaps and am not sure what should and should not be added. For example: https://www.website.com             https://...
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Sitelinks and domain name [duplicate]

We have a company website, let says it's http://www.mycompany.com. URL without the www (http://mycompany.com) is working and displays the same website. When Googling mycompany, first result is the ...