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How crawler decides which one is original if use the canonical tag (self reference) on each version of the duplicate content or page?

To understand the query, let's take two sites https://www.abc.example/a https://www.xyz.example/a https://www.abc.example/a is an already existing site (it is already self canonicalize <link href=...
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Does Google ignore empty tags?

In my source code, I have two H1 tags. The first is used for my page title and the second is in not populated: (<h1></h1>) Does Google read this as an H1 tag still, or will it ignore this ...
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Impact on Google Shopping of Blocking UTM Parameters in Robots.txt File

I am optimising the crawling experience of the website as a large portion of the site isn't being crawled. A large portion of the 'crawl budget' is being used on crawling URLs with utm parameters for ...
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Google Crawl rate & the log file mystery

According to Google Search Console for a website I am working on, Googlebot crawls ~5000 pages per day (min 2500, max 8500). However, when looking at the Apache log files, GoogleBot only shows up ~10 ...
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What is the consensus on handling pagination in 2019 on big result sets?

According to my research, old methods of consolidating paginated URLs into one are not recommended anymore. Old ways: Using rel=prev/next, but: "Rel=prev/next is not an indexing signal anymore" (...
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JSON-LD schema for category pages

I'm doing JSON-LD schema for an ecommerce site. While I have the product detail pages and the homepage down, I'm running into some confusion on other types of pages (I'm quite new to schema). I need ...
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SAAS Based URL Mapping with Branding [duplicate]

We have a SAAS based product with big vision & currently we are rebranding our product model. Is it the best SEO practice if i am going to use my Brand Name in my URL's of the main pages? Eg: ...
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Hreflang on product pages, how Google will treat the rest of the site?

We're planning on introducing hreflang on specific pages on our site (mostly product). Scenario: Main US site: https://www.example.com/ Hreflang will be introduced only on product pages, example: ...