Questions tagged [technical-seo]

Technical SEO is the process of editing a website's code to make it more readable and desirable to web search crawlers. It includes improving page performance, internal link structures, proper use of "meta noindex" and robots.txt, removal of broken links and duplicate content, and updating to HTTPS.

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About sudden drop in crawl request of our site

Looking for some help from Google seo expert to help our company site to identify this urgent issue. Here is the thing: the crawl request of our site experience a sudden drop on 9th, Oct. And it hasn'...
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"URL is unknown to Google" error on a "new" forum site

Summary: We've recently made certain sections of our (previously) private forum and community open so that users can access areas of the site without registering. The site, however, is encountering ...
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Why should we use semantic HTML5 elements such as header and footer instead of div?

I'm designing a website, but some websites use semantic HTML5 tags like <header> or <footer> instead of div. My question is, why do they use them like this, is there any harm in terms of ...
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In terms of SEO, what are the implications if you mix h1, h2, etc with role="heading"?

In terms of SEO, what are the implications if you mix h1, h2, h3, etc with role="heading", if any? For example: <div role="heading" aria-level="1">Header 1</div&...
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For SEO, is role="heading" aria-level="1" the same as H1?

On our website, for all instances where I would normally put h1s, it is implemented as a div with a role="heading" aria-level="1" Is this the same as a h1 in terms of SEO? The ...
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Figure or Div, which should I use?

I'm designing a news site. I use thumbnails of news on the homepage. Should I use the div or figure tag for them? Sample figure, <a href="/news_url"> <figure> <img src="...
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Google is Indexing Some Pages With IP Instead Of My Domain [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress website and for some reason Google is indexing 50% of my pages with the servers IP address instead of the domain. For Example: https://3.333.33.333/products instead of mysite.com/...
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Which one is the correct way to use h1 tag?

In a website that provides content which is divided into parts, what is the more correct way to use the H1 tag? <div class='header'> <span>Episode 2</span> <h1 class='large'&...
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What should I do to have my website show an automatic language page in search results?

When you search for the word Pinterest in Google search results, tr.pinterest.com comes up first. I'm in Turkey, it's very normal for it to come out like this and actually this is what I want. What I ...
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Is SVG better for SEO than other image formats?

While reading an article on the internet I read that SVG is better for SEO than other image formats. How true is that? Also, when adding an SVG image to a website should it be added as <svg> or &...
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Does it hurt SEO to change the URL and content without refreshing the page?

If you look at the example site below, when you click on any page in the menu, the content and url on the site changes, but the page is not refreshed. They probably do this feature with AJAX. My ...
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Which design is better SEO strategy for simple web games' replay design? To make the page reload, or to develop a replay() function?

I have a simple browser based game. The gameplay is super simple - you just click a few times and get a result. After getting the result, many users may want to have another try (because there are ...
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Should I use CSS to hide a duplicative menu or does it need to be removed from the page source for SEO?

The only thing I have in my sidebar menu is a navigation menu and the only thing that makes that navigation menu unique is a link to my contact form instead. I think to remove the burger-sidebar (...
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Why I cannot get indexed on Google but it works well on Bing (Vercel/NextJS)?

I have recently launched a new website using Vercel and NextJS and am trying to get it indexed on Google using Google Search console. The Bing console worked like a charm however I cannot get it ...
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Is it harmful for SEO to repeat the same call to action at the bottom of every page?

My website consists of 4 pages. These pages explain what programming languages are. On all the pages above, there are articles and images about why you should get software service from me after the ...
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Does Google choose the first two FAQs, or the two most relevant from structured data/schema markup to display on the SERP?

I am adding Schema Markup to my website for the first time. I am implementing FAQs for relevant pages and realize that Google has updated to only show two (2) FAQs to promote competition on the SERP, ...
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Should I block .in or .pw malicious websites on my disavow list?

I have malicious links like .pw and .in on my google reject list. Everyone already knows these sites. It hurts my site as there are too many links on these sites. That's why I block them on my reject ...
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If I disable indexing from the CDN server robots.txt file will this create an SEO issue?

I have 1 own website and 1 CDN server. I have CSS, JS and images on my CDN server. All the CSS, JS and images on my own website come from the CDN server. If I block my CDN server with a robots.txt ...
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What kind of SEO work should be followed in order to be in the 1st place for multiple words on a page?

You may not have fully understood the title. I will explain my question with an example. https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_exercises.asp Page ranks 1st in HTML Exercies word because the page is ...
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Does an irrelevant but traffic-generating backlink have any effect on SEO?

Imagine I have a software-related blog. I produce regular content on this blog. I get backlinks to my blog from news site or food blog. People are curious about my software blog and they visit my ...
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On "staging.example.com" list "example.com" in the href for rel=canonical

On my staging subdomain I want to make the canonical URL for each page the URL of the page on my main site. My CMS is WordPress. I want to do this so that if Google crawls my staging site I won't risk ...
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How useful are profile backlinks for SEO?

My own website is a tech blog. I want to increase the backlink profile and domain authority of my blog. In some of the articles I read, the importance of the profile backlink was mentioned. If I ...
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Do domain authority (DA) and page authority (PA) rates and spam score contribute to SEO?

Do DA and PA ratios contribute to SEO? And if the spam score increases at these rates, will it cause any harm to my website?
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Does the Contents Section in Wordpress have any effect on SEO?

Some websites in Wordpress have Table of Contents in their articles. In this table of contents, there are H2 and H3 titles of the article. When you click on these titles, it goes to that title in the ...
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What is Noreferrer?

I heard the term 'Noreferrer' while reading articles about links on the internet. I didn't get much information about this term. What exactly is this term?
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What can I do to the links people add so that it doesn't harm my website in terms of SEO?

I have a website about profiling. People can create a profile here and put a link to the website. It's hard to keep track of whether the links people add are of good quality or of poor quality. For ...
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Should links into my global website point to the language subdirectory or to the root URL which auto-redirects to the correct language?

I have a global project. This website contains /en and /tr pages. The home page redirects to the country where it is located with a 302 redirect. If it is not available in both countries, it will be ...
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Is 301 or 302 used for country forwarding?

I want to make country redirects for my site and I am not sure which redirect type is used. Step 1: First, we enter our website. Step 1 URL: https://example.com Step 2: Our website directs us to ...
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If noindex pages don't have H1, meta tags, or other desirable elements for SEO, will it hurt the SEO of indexed pages?

I have some pages with noindex. These pages have some SEO errors. SEO errors include: not using H1 Not using meta tags Not adding alt="" tags to images But there no such SEO problems on my ...
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Is it okay to use the meta description as summary for a blog listing?

I am wondering if using the meta description on the listing blog page (as summary next to the post title and the read more link) would have any kind of penalization as "duplicated content" ...
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Should I allow search engines to index user pages where the page language is determined by the language of the browser?

I have a multilingual project. In this project, the language pages are in /tr and /en subdirectories before logging into the site. However, after logging into the site, they are all in the /home ...
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Ahrefs reached max crawl depth, could it be caused by robots.txt changes?

Three weeks ago I add this in my robots.txt to disallow pagination so it will not appear in the Google index: User-Agent: * Disallow: /blog/1 Disallow: /blog/2 Disallow: /blog/3 Disallow: /blog/4 ...
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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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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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sitemap in google search console showing "see index coverage" link disabled

In Google Search Console I observed that "See Index Coverage" is disabled. also it is not indexing 2 post from last 20-30 days what i have tried is delete existing sitemap and added new with ...
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Do subdirectories of a domain have their own kind of internal ranking to the point that it matters in which one we publish new content?

Let's say I have a blog on example.com/blog/ and now I decide to create another blog inside example.com/product/blog/ If example.com/blog/ has been out there for 7 years and its content has been ...
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Meta Titles appearing incorrectly on Google [duplicate]

I was hoping you could help me with a question about a Meta Title query as they seem to be appearing inaccurately - and its driving me mad. Few considerations: Google seems to be displaying our old ...
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SEO: Domain name with dash or binded together

As I have made some research on different "SEO" websites and blogs, everyone recommends NOT using dash/hyphen in their domain names for readability and not looking spammy. I did not found ...
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Page is loading fine but still GSC showing 5xx issue when submitting from URL Inspection

Google Search Console is showing a 5xx error when I check some URLs of my website. Pages are working properly and still, GSC is not accepting it. I have checked Robots.txt of the website as well ...
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hreflang tags implementation not reflecting in Google Search results

My website homepage has 3 versions: one for India (unitedwecare.test/in), one for Canada (unitedwecare.test/ca) and one for rest of world (unitedwecare.test/). All the rest of the pages are the same. ...
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How to clean my client knowledge panel

I have an SEO client who was in the Japanese adult industry, Which helps her appear in the Google Knowledge Panel. Now she is a Dj still Knowledge Panel showing her an adult actor, What I can do to ...
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What is @Id in JSON-LD schema? [duplicate]

I am working on JSON-LD schema for SEO purpose and stuck at @id. What type of value can I use? Or is there anything specific value that should I use? Or How it is works? Or How much it is useful? It ...
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How can we troubleshoot why a 404 page doesn't retain its url rather changes to another 404 page of its own?

I am working on a client website for a technical SEO audit for the first time. They have a 404 page where the URL of the missing page is not retained, instead, it goes to a separate 404 page. For ...
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Why a plaine website has bad optimization metrics? [closed]

We could think that create a website in HTML and CSS with a couple of images and just a few actions in Javascript could have good metrics if it's well designed. But tests like Chrome Lighthouse show ...
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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" (...