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Not having sitelinks on a 3 years old website. Not even when searching for the domain as keyword [duplicate]

I am running a startup called Convoworks. Our domain is convoworks.com and it is up for 3 years now. What I immediately saw is that there is an established search term “convo works”. I am not a SEO ...
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Why can’t I find my Yoast sitemap in the root directory?

I use Yoast on my WordPress website. When I visit mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml, I can see the sitemap but when I look in the root directory, there is no file as sitemap. I tried “show hidden files” on ...
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Question mark doesn't show in SERP [duplicate]

In several of my pages, I have question marks in the meta title of the page, for example : <title>Avis DEGIRO : analysé, testé... approuvé ?! • Finance Héros</title> But on some of them ...
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After adding HTTPS to my site, Google prefers to index HTTP

I recently moved my website from HTTP to HTTPS. But when I try to get my HTTPS pages indexed, Google search console says "Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical." Google is ...
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Import Canonical URL for YOAST SEO using Database

Is there anyway to upload (import) a Canonical URL for YOAST SEO using Database (inject bulk method)? I'm quite confused as which table and field it used for the data in the database that use for ...
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"Homepage" added to title tag on site using Yoast SEO WordPress plugin

I am working on a site where the homepage title tag says: Homepage - Funds, De-risks Capital Projects & Reduce Carbon Emissions However, the SEO title in the Yoast module is: Funds & De-...
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Wordpress pages have canonical entry to another website caused by Yoast

I originally posted this question on the main stackoverflow site, but was advised to delete it there and repost it here. If this is still not the right place, please let me know. We have a Wordpress ...
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Yoast installation asks me for my SFTP/FTP details

I am a WordPress user and I made a website using WordPress and I got the paid hosting and paid domain from godaddy. I wanted to do the SEO for my website. After seeing many tutorials most of them ...
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I submitted Sitemaps from AIO SEO to google search console, if I now delete the AIO plugin, do my sitemaps become invalid?

I use Yoast as SEO for my new Wordpress website, however I couldn't get the sitemaps with Yoast as it was giving me error 404, and regardless of what I tried, it wasn't working. So I then got the All ...
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My website with title is not appearing in google search [duplicate]

When I search my company name "XYZ" in google, it is not appearing. I have submitted sitemap to google search console and have done SEO Yoast optimization. What am I missing ?
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Yoast is reporting fewer than 50 words for my quiz-like posts in WordPress. How can I correct this?

I am new to WordPress development and trying to make a quiz site. I have a quiz plugin installed called WPquiz. I made a quiz with 12 questions, which is also more than 300 words (including the ...
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Why my website description and title not showing on google? [duplicate]

When I search my website on google It shows the domain description and title. Why my own title description and domain are not showing? You can see the second link its show my website description and ...
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How do I avoid repeating keyphrase in this scenario?

I'm working with a student on a project, The Bifrost Database of Gay Comic Characters, that indexes LGBTQ representation in mainstream American comic books https://bifrostdatabase.com/identity/all/). ...
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SEO permalinks not constantly showing up properly on google

When searching my site on Google. I have some correct and some wrong when it comes down to the meta permalink. I have a photo that explains itself. Wondering why this is happening to some but not for ...
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Does the Yoast news plugin require Google News approval?

I have Google News approved Tech Website, in the Google News Publisher it shows the listing as "LIVE". But my website and its contents aren't showing in the Google News tab, hence no traffic ...
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how to use long-tail keywords in my blog posts?

I'm using wordpress for my blogging and yoast plugin for seo. recently i read a tutorial about "long-tail keyword" usage. but i get confused when i want to use them in my blog posts. take this long-...
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How do I redirect a subdirectory with Yoast SEO pro?

I have changed shop section name from "product" to "shop". I have yoast seo pro and i can do redirect with that plugin. How do I redirect all pages from old addresses to new ones from example.ir/...
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How to add structured data to each gutenberg block like images,video,paragraph,table

Infact i need to specify my structured data for content blocks like Images ,Videos,Paragraph in a page and i should be able to see those inside script type="application/ld+json" class="yoast-schema-...
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Do I need to arrange the links under XML Sitemap?

We use Yoast on WordPress website and it generates a https://www.website.com/page-sitemap.xml, arranged base on the last date of modification. Do we need to have arranged it base on our navigation ...
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Is there an app that would detect my over- or under-optimization errors in my unpublished article?

I know of Website Auditor, SEO Spyglass, Rank Tracker, and Link Assistant - I downloaded them all. But Website Auditor is only good for keywords, Rank Tracker only works on published articles, the ...
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In Wordpress how to remove title of post in new Yoast plugin breadcrumbs setup?

I have a Wordpress 5.4x website. I have installed Yoast 13.x SEO plugin into it and it's configured OK. I also have breadcrumbs on my site using this Yoast plugin. To hide the title of the post in the ...
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How to remove directory name from being included in index in WordPress

Wordpress automatically creates a directory using the current date yyyymmdd for posts and images. Whenever I scan the website with an SEO tool, the bots find each directory name and show them as an ...
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Google Search Console index urls of an unknown website

I have got a problem with Google Search Console indexing. When I try to search for site:mywebsite.com I can see in Google results titles and descriptions of a website that doesn't have completely ...
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Google indexed my sitemap successfully but showing 0 URLs discovered. How do I fix that?

About two weeks ago, I submitted my sitemap in webmaster of my site https://example.com. It's successfully index, but there's not any single URL discovered. It shows 0 there now. Three weeks have ...
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Should I use "Canonical URL" in Wordpress Yoast SEO plugin for country targeted subdomains?

I have a main website but I have copied my website to 5 sub-domains each targeted to a different country. Each subdomain's content is same, just a variation in prices, currency and language. Someone ...
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How to deindex an URL with specific parameter?

While I was doing an audit of my website SEO, I found a warning for a page that is most of the time blank. Basically, this page serves for storing articles for visitors who would like to read their ...
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Google's "More results from domain" don't include subdomain which causes rewritten titles

Okay so, Google has this thing where when you search for a company it comes up with the result, a few categories from the result and then a link that reads, "More results from domain.com". My domain ...
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SEO for pages with no content like cart, checkout, or "my account"

How do you optimize pages with no content for search engines. I have pages that are functional, but have no content like cart, checkout, "my account". I am using Yoast SEO
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all my website links is lables as Indexed, not submitted in sitemap in google search console [duplicate]

I have a weird problem with my WordPress website and I am using Yoast plugin with my SEO .. after submitting my sitemap inside my google search console and the status of the sitemap is Success .. I ...
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Google changing my SEO title via Yoast [duplicate]

I'm currently developing a website in wordpress, with just two pages, homepage and gallery. I'm using the plugin Polylang for multiple languages, and Yoast for SEO. My homepage in my native language (...
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Does using focus key phrase slightly too much (as warned by Yoast) hurt SEO?

My company has an issue with the Yoast SEO focus keyphrase. When we write our blog content on WordPress, there is a warning saying we use too the focus key phrase too much in our post. But we only a ...
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Is it necessary to install Yoast for a website which is installed inside an existing WordPress installation folder?

I am setting up a new website inside an already installed WordPress website folder (e.g., www.example.com/newsite/). I am using the Yoast SEO plugin for my old website (www.example.com). Is it ...
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WordPress: 2 meta description tag and Yoast

I am currently learning about SEO in general. I am studying a website that uses WordPress CMS. First question. When viewing the page source, I notice there are two meta tag for description in the ...
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How can I get Yoast SEO under Wordpress to display multilevel heirarchical breadcrumbs?

(Migrated from Meta) How can I get Yoast SEO + Wordpress to display multilevel breadcrumbs? When I migrated from a static site, I had breadcrumbs like: My Site → Orthodox Books Online, and ...
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Why did Yoast put a no-index tag in my XML sitemap?

I recently removed an SEO plugin from my WP site and replaced it with Yoast. I made some other changes to the site as well, adding no-index to my category pages. I just tried inspecting the new ...
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Two steps have pages with similar titles which gives a warning from Yoast SEO

my custom product designer web application is in the following page of my site: www.example.com/designyourself This page can show different designable product based on Query String, example: www....
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Wrong Website Title shows up in Google SERP [duplicate]

I have set the title of my website in yoast as shown below in the screenshot. But on SERP, different title shows up as shown below in the screenshot. How do I correct this?
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Search site by two possible abbreviation combinations - with space and without

I have a case where company name is registered as abbrevation, lets call it KUBER. But first two letters represent names of two founders so the client wishes that website will be found on search ...
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How to set canonical tags using Yoast [closed]

I am stuck on fixing canonical issue. I found Yoast's .htaccess file, but not understanding what to put in there. How do I code it into my website?
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How to fix 404 error caused by WordPress attachment URLs? Using Yoast causes 404 errors

Right now I am using Yoast for SEO. I found 3000+ URLs indexed in Google Search Console, while I have just 100+ posts. By adding other stuff like tags and categories there should be around 300+ URLs. ...
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“prev. next.” text in Google search results meta description

Strange things happend when I check my website in Google search results. I'm using Wordpress and Yoast SEO plugin. Meta description of site was typed in Yoast SEO plugin so everything is fine but at ...
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Manual Sitemap or Yoast Sitemap [closed]

I am in real confusion regarding sitemaps. I know what a sitemap is but the question here is: First option: Use a XML Sitemap generator create one Upload it to my public HTML directory in my ...
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Will a breadcrumb error in structured data markup result in Google not displaying my rich snippet?

Will a breadcrumb error in structured data markup cause Google not to show that rich snippet? I use Schema App, but then I got the premium version of Yoast SEO and I noticed the problem when I test ...
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Google is showing thumbnail image with page URL on mobile version

Google is showing thumbnail image on the right with page url on mobile version. Yoast SEO plugin using for SEO Optimization purpose. How to remove this image so google will not show the image with ...
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Putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast) can be problematic?

I consider putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast). I have a webpage with the h1 of "Questions and answers" and I'd like the webpage path to be just q&a (like ...
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How to redirect multiple URL's to the same URL. [closed]

I have been searching for a solution to this but can't find a good answer. I am trying to achieve the following through Wordpress with the Yoast SEO plugin. Here is what I am trying to do: I need to ...
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Should I noindex blocks used for parts of the template created as posts in Yoast?

I am setting up Yoast SEO plugin. I am using a theme that creates HTML blocks. For example the footer is a block, which means that as a block, it's a custom post type, and applies for Yoast SEO set ...
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URL in sitemap with 404 error. Strange parameter at the end of the URL

in my sitemap generated with SEO Yoast, there are some URL in 404 error. In the image you can see a strange parameter at the end of the URL. The sitemap is "attachment-sitemap1.xml", so there are ...
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Should I submit sitemaps manually or via a plugin when using WorldPress?

Which one of these is a better solution? Submitting sitemaps via a plugin like Yoast or Google Sitemaps OR Manually creating an xml file and submitting that to the webmaster tools?
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Can we get good SEO rankings without editing our content with focus keywords as suggested by Yoast?

We do not want to edit the content according to Yoast SEO plugin focus keyword. Can searching for our website in Google be effective without doing so?
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