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What is the correct way to use the CollectionPage type for a 'category' page?

You should use CollectionPage instead of WebPage, not in addition to it. CollectionPage is a more specific WebPage. It seems that significantLink (for URL values) as well as hasPart (for CreativeWork ...
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How to choose right category names for a programming blog?

The time you're spending on this should be spent on creating good content. Content will have a much much greater effect on your ranking than some category name. Rewriting an article to make it more ...
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WordPress subcategories and SEO

Obviously you can always have nested categories in WordPress (and most other CMSs) as well as child pages, child posts, grandchildren, etc. If done in a non-spammy fashion, there is no real ...
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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

Google calls empty or nearly empty pages "thin content." In 2011 they wrote the Panda algorithm to detect thin content. Since then, thin content itself doesn't usually rank well and having ...
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How to add categories snippet to search result

You need breadcrumb snippet for that. Click on see markup data for example. Below is breadcrumb I use it, in my own website. <div class="breadcrumb"> <span itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="...
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Is it possible to use the "Pages in category..." list in mediawiki in a template without an extension?

If you wanted a list of subpages without needing to install an extension, yes, you can do that with Special:PrefixIndex. As for lists of pages in a category, I thought maybe Special:CategoryTree, but ...
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Does putting multiple posts into the same blog categories cause duplicate content issues?

Yes this will be viewed as duplicate content. However, Google will not 'penalise' you as such. It will just rank one of the pages above the other. If you have a preference for which page you want to ...
Kirsty Simms's user avatar
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Should the URL for an article or post contain the category for SEO?

Overall, URLs are a very small signal for SEO. You have the potential to have good SEO regardless of whether or not you put the category into the URL. There are many possible good URL structures for ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage to having category breadcrumbs in the page title?

That isn't a good idea to put your breadcrumb categories in the title because it makes the title too long. The optimal length of a page title for SEO is 50-60 characters (reference). Having that ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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What is the difference between a facet and a category?

Faceted navigation is meant to have multiple facets applied at the same time. Most eCommerce sites won't let you select several categories at once. Facets are often built from the product ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Do parent categories provide any context to their associated child categories?

Google understands the URL structures of directories. There likely isn't a difference in using hyphens or backslashes in terms of URL keywords. For instance www.example.com/photographs/wildlife/ ...
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What information is available about a Domain Name

The only publicly listed information is what you can see in a whois query. But even then if the domain owner chooses to enable domain privacy (assuming it is available on that domain extension) you ...
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Does adding a category link into an article body help with SEO?

The first link [...]/society/prostate-cancer is a cornerstone article, meaning it is a collection of articles about a specific topic so that visitors can find them all bundled together. If you have an ...
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Would Colour variant Child Categories dilute the SEO efforts of its Parent Category?

In answer to your initial question, No not really. Those metrics you mention have effects across the entire domain, worrying about diluting certain pages because of others you don't need to worry ...
Max's user avatar
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Putting Unique ID in Category Section & Sub Category URL will affect SEO?

Google doesn't use URLs much as a ranking factor right now. It hasn't for the past 5 years. Having additional ids in the URL isn't going to directly hurt the SEO at all. The problems with your ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Wordpress permalink structure with mutliple categories

It's very important to understand advantages and disadvantages of short URL with minimum categories vs long URL with more categories. First thing first, lets understand from the user point of view, ...
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Schema.org structured data for blog category page

If it is a list of items that have their own pages (like this), then Google does recommend ItemList with just the URLs marked up. https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/mark-up-listings ...
Tony McCreath's user avatar
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Use forward slashes (/) or dashes (-) for URL design in 2019? (for categories in e-commerce)

It depends. Both will work fine for SEO. The only difference between the two is whether or not you wish to support folder level pages or not. In your first example with dashes, the only ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Can it be destructive to disallow all MediaWiki:Special pages in robots.txt?

MediaWiki.org includes this in their robots.txt file: Disallow: /wiki/Special: Disallow: /wiki/Spezial: Disallow: /wiki/Spesial: Disallow: /wiki/Special%3A Disallow: /wiki/Spezial%3A Disallow: /wiki/...
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Category page: is it possible to use in the same page CollectionPage and Product

Great question and good work using the graph to link up the schema. AFAIK, there is nothing saying you cannot do this. Closest I can find is this from Google: https://developers.google.com/search/...
Max's user avatar
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Category page: is it possible to use in the same page CollectionPage and Product

Google's most related guideline is for Carousels (used to be called lists): https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/carousel What I think your talking about is "Summary page + multiple ...
Tony McCreath's user avatar
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Repetition Keyword URL Subfolder + Slug?

Slug URLs are a minor ranking factor search engines use when determining a particular page or resource's relevance to a search query. So URLs will give low impact in the ranking. It's just used to ...
Muhammad Dyas Yaskur's user avatar
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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

In my opinion, as it is a catalog or list of companies, Google recognizes this kind of websites. Understandably, some sections are full, some sections are empty. This will not ruin your performance as ...
Massimiliano Rubino's user avatar
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Are singular or plural categories in a blog better for SEO?

Unless you look at trend reports in your SEO software and see that for some reason, either the plural or the singular is getting more traction, specifically in your niche, it won't mater for SEO if ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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Schema.org structured data for blog category page

https://schema.org/Blog for the list of posts, with the nested data type for single post https://schema.org/BlogPosting. Make use of https://pending.schema.org/category as an https://schema.org/...
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Homepage of my e-commerce store is always displayed first, then the appropriate categories

On your home page, you presumably talk about your service (category) offerings in natural language, not keyword stuffing or lists. It is here that you should be including links to the relevant ...
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Putting Unique ID in Category Section & Sub Category URL will affect SEO?

Why would you do that? Every SEO guide for E-commerce best practices out there says to be as clear and as simple as possible and to avoid URLS that have numbers and IDs on them because they mean ...
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Schema for a list of links on a category list landing page?

SiteNavigationElement is most likely meant to represent the whole navigation, not the single links the navigation consists of. To provide data about each link, you could use SiteNavigationElement ...
unor's user avatar
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Schema.org structured data for blog category page

Since you're using Wordpress, the best plugin you can use for this purpose is Schema (https://wordpress.org/plugins/schema/). This article is not good if your website has products or reviews but it's ...
Fahad Ur Rehman Khan's user avatar
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Is it ok to have a Child Category appear in multiple Parent Categories?

This question is more about site structure and less about SEO. SEO-wise, the problem would be that you want your daffodils page to have one SEO ranking and not have it divided in two (or more) ...
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