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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Will using CSS within <noscript> to hide article content affect SEO?

We have a large site with a half million articles in it that uses a javascript-powered paywall to block article body content for users who do not have an active subscription. It has become a problem ...
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Do frameworks like Vue.js or React.js cause SEO problems?

Frameworks like Vue.js or React.js hide most things in their source code and only javascript code remains. So H1 tags, img tags, paragraphs, in short, most things related to technical seo do not ...
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Error: Missing region-independant link for that language? [duplicate]

Hi this continuation for this question, I generated a sitemap like this: When I try to validate this sitemap, I'm getting the below warning: Missing region-independant link for that language (en) If ...
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How does CWV pass P75 threshold if FID & CLS needs interaction from the user?

How does Core web vitals pass the 75% threshold if FID & CLS needs interaction from the user? For example: If we got data for 1K page views with LCP and only 100 page views were recorded for FID ...
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How does a "28 day window" work for core web vitals? [closed]

I'm lost in understanding the 28-day window for core web vitals. When did the 28-day collection period start for CWV? Then, if a site has fluctuations on a metric between the 28-day window. For ...
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Should user-generated-content be noindexed when it appears on localized versions of the site that don't match its language?

I am working on a site with hundreds of thousands of pages in multiple languages. Most of the content is user generated, the problem is that this creates a lot of duplicates. For instance, a German ...
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Ahrefs Orphan Page Error - SEO Friendly Pagination using JavaScript

One of my clients is a Cybersecurity startup company. We are using a custom built theme on Drupal. We have a well-designed internal link building architecture. We have about 600 blog articles. We are ...
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Why Is Shopify Adding My Store Name Automatically At The End?

I've recently opened a store selling Clothes, and am trying to improve on our SEO strategy. I've been going through the Page Titles of all our products and making sure they all follow this format: ...
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Pagination: Google is indexing pages that do not exist by adding pagination parameters

As can be seen from below, Google is adding random parameters to pages and trying to index them. how do we fix this? How can fix this from a technical SEO standpoint
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Can canonical tags on filter pages direct search engines to the main categories?

I'm working on a job board. The filters on the job board spawn around a million different category pages. I'm wondering if the best solution for potentially thin and/or duplicated pages is to use the ...
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Redirect 301 - Google still cache old version website

I have website example.com (portal) and example.com/shop/ (shop). I changed the shop to a subdomain shop.example.com and 301 redirected all URLs from example.com/shop/ to shop.example.com. That was ...
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What characters should be escaped in canonical url's?

Should I url-encode non-ascii characters in canonical url's? That is, should i use <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.example.com/öland"> ...or <link rel="...
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Forum threads dominating non-thread pages for SEO

Found no great info on Google for this so bringing it to Stack Exchange. Many posts here ask about how to rank forums better. Our problem is that our forum ranks SO well, that non-forum/thread based ...
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Process/reduce the size of external images linked in WordPress

In my current project, we're creating block codes in WordPress automatically from Airtable data. We use Airtable due to the ease of uploading/collecting image assets from our client (not that tech-...
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Reloading page vs Staying in page for long duration

I have a WordPress site in which many pages content gets changing constantly. Currently I placed a reload button on the page so user can click several times to reload the entire page to see the new ...
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google crawling the link which is dynamically changed

I have a question about how Google crawls. I have a pagination link on the site. Like this. www.domeinnaam.com/category?page=2 I suppose that google by crawling is going to click on this link. So far ...
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Why are two completely different pages considered Duplicate without user-selected canonical?

I am working for an online casino, and the blog page is deemed Duplicate without user-selected canonical to the main casino page? The two pages are completely different and have nothing to do with ...
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Can I use H1 with logo alt text or font size zero if I don't have a good place on the page to show big text?

I am wondering what is the best approach in SEO when I don't have a good place for H1 tag for example on my Home Page. I have several H2 tags and a lot of H3 tags but in terms of design I don't have ...
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Any way to identify page or device level Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)

Have been trying to improve my sites mobile CLS score for the SEO benefits that it may or may not bring. But getting discrepencies with tests that I can run vs real world data that google uses. https:/...
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How to show Google reviews on my website properly [closed]

Google offers data like photos or up to 5 reviews via their Places API. I just want to know, if I can use this data on my website without SEO penalization... Do I need include source of that data ...
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Is There A Benefit Or Harm To Submitting Multiple/Individual Sitemaps?

I use WordPress for most of my projects and I typically submit the "mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml" to Google Search Console but noticed that Posts on a couple of sites weren't being noticed ...
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Can I compete with 20 domain authority in a high-paid niche?

I have found a niche in which demand is relatively high for a freelancer, but all top websites have 10-20 domain authority, and I think I can achieve more than that. Considering this niche is related ...
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Changing a URL with a lot of organic traffic due to a migration

My team and I are working on a website migration (from Magento to Magento 2). We have taken this opportunity to renew the website architecture since currently it's not SEO friendly at all. My question ...
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Are orphan pages on a job board an SEO problem?

Working on a website that also has a job board, and over 4000 active job ads. All of these ads are listed on a single "job board" page, and not linked to from anywhere else. Both Ahrefs and ...
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I am having an issue with structured data from one blog post showing up on other unrelated blog posts

I have a WordPress website with How-To tutorials so I have been putting "How To" schema markup at the top of each post. I am not using any 3rd-party plugins to handle the schema, I'm ...
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Screaming frog runs out of memory: will this affect crawling and ranking?

My team and I are working on a new e-commerce (Magento 2) that will be launched in a few months. I'm in charge of the SEO part and I'm using Screaming Frog -crawling the subdomain test (test.example....
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Best way to ensure Google indexes a video iframe that is dynamically injected upon user interaction?

I work on a publishing site and sometimes we use Youtube videos instead of a hero image at the top of articles. When Core Web Vitals rolled out, we noticed that the YT video became the LCP element and ...
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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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