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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

The browser isn't looking for a file. It's just asking for a resource. The server then decides what that resource returns. At it's most basic level that "file" is literally just a file. In the case ...
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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

Your browsers doesn't load any file, it requests a resource which the server then provides at his discretion (lengthy elaboration below). If you type google.com into your browsers toolbar, the ...
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Do I need JSON-LD on all pages or just the home page?

Google uses the phrase "Include the contact markup on one page in your official site" in relation to the Organization information you are adding. https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/...
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Homepage Rich Snippet Star Ratings not showing in Google SERP

Google Search doesn’t seem to support Rich Snippets for homepages. This is currently not documented, but confirmed by the Google employee @methode (on SO): We (Google) don't accept rich snippets ...
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Do I need JSON-LD on all pages or just the home page?

JSON-LD should be included on the company home page for the company info. While you shouldn't use that on other pages, you should include JSON-LD on the other pages that provides the information on ...
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Do all the pages on a website help the homepage's SEO?

Wow. This is too big a topic to cover completely, so I will try and focus on your question with something of a mini-tutorial. When you do a site:mydomain.com in Google, you will see your site listed ...
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When the root URL of a domain doesn't have a specific site, how should visitors be directed to language folders?

Many multi-lingual sites don’t have the language tag for the default/primary language in the URL¹, but I think it’s better to include it. So yes, in my opinion, it’s not only good design, it’s the ...
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Should I make the homepage the parent page of each category on a WordPress site for SEO?

A parent page is a top-level page of a hierarchy - they have nested child pages. If you are using your site’s default menu, parent pages will usually show in the menu with child pages as a drop down. ...
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Is index.html required?

I am wondering if [it] is necessary [to have these files?] No, it isn't strictly necessary to have any particular files on a web server, including any "default" index pages (the ones you listed). ...
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Temporarily use different URL

You can make a 302 - temporary redirect. Example in PHP: header("Location: /product/list", true, 302); // temporal redirect The browsers requests the /home url, gets status 302, new url: /example ...
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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

I'm wondering how I know what file is being rendered. I can eventually guess it accurately on a long enough timeline by simply explicitly calling on that filename in the URL. www.xyz.com/index.html ...
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Will a home page with minimum text hurt SEO?

If your page will not be optimised well with appropriate text then it will not hurt in a bad way. But it may be hard for you to get the desired ranking. So, if you are serious about the ranking then ...
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What canonical URL should be used for sub-pages? The sub-page itself, the home page,or something else?

It depends what is on those pages, you didn't give any details. If the home (front) page is identical to /page-1 then it would be best to set the canonical on both pages to the home page (ie https://...
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404 to 301 Permanent Redirect a good idea?

It is a bad idea to 301 deleted article links to your home page, both from UX and SEO perspectives. A 301 redirect says "the content you are looking for is here", so if you redirect to your homepage ...
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Is it bad for SEO to 301 redirect the homepage URL to a deeper URL?

This is an incorrect implementation. You are using a 301 redirect which indicates permanent redirect. You are using a canonical tag to indicate that the main URL is the one being permanently ...
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Is having a static homepage harmful for my SEO?

To the best of my knowledge, it's actually better for SEO. The reason for this, is because you're telling search engines exactly what you're about, and that isn't changing (or drastically changing). ...
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Include the homepage or not in breadcrumbs?

Didn't the first paragraph of your question answer it? Are you going to follow the herd who have likely never heard about google's guidelines or are you going to follow the guidelines of the ...
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Should JSON-LD contact markup be placed on a homepage or Contact Us page?

Both are fine, or either one is fine. As long as search engines can crawl that specific page, they will most likely take note. Google states in their structured data spec: "Include the contact markup ...
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Do I need JSON-LD on all pages or just the home page?

You can include multiple structured data objects on a page, as long as they describe user-visible page content. However, if you mark up one item in a list you must mark up all items; marking up just ...
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Root index.html file of a multi-language website

Search engines love multiple-languages and are super flexible Google and Bing are very flexible when it comes to structuring a website with multiple languages. The first thing you should know about ...
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Structure homepage path

Having no path is definitely best practice. When people type your domain into their web browser, you will want to immediately show them your homepage without redirecting them. Having your home page ...
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If my blog on the side has no traffic is it still contributing to my home page rank?

If by no traffic you mean no traffic from search engines you can delete it. If its being spidered by engines but not receiving hits it might be contributing to your site by providing keywords (...
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Will setting your homepage to "your latest posts" in WordPress hurt Google SEO?

It depends what you're trying to do. Do you want to rank with the homepage? Or do you have posts and pages that target the keywords? "Static page option" in WordPress makes sense for some ...
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How to block access to all but homepage unless that access comes from the homepage?

There is a simple way if you want the rules to be followed but not enforce them against deliberate spoofing. This looks something like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://www....
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Does linking articles from the homepage help their SEO?

Only you can know after you've tried it. Will linking to one of your blog posts from your homepage increase its keyword rankings? I, or anyone else, cannot say. It will increase the PageRank of Your ...
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Sitewide inbound links to home page (index) for SEO

In the past I had a small site to which the anchor text to the homepage (index page in your case) was a keyword, and not "home". It worked quite well in terms of ranking on Google. But in my case, the ...
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Did redirecting the root of the domain to a deep page hurt search engine rankings?

I am starting to think I did something incredibly wrong! Did I? Probably not. Can this be fixed and how? This may not be the answer you want to hear, but it should fix itself over time. ...
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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

Google already announce in their Webmaster Support that If we’ve detected that a particular result has one of the above issues with its title, we may try to generate an improved title from anchors, ...
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Home page keyword cannot be in the URL

MOZ drives me nuts. It is not on my short list of favorite sites. Sorry. You have not linked to the resource that you are reading and some of your terms are a bit confused. For this reason, I cannot ...
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hreflang tag to be added on each page of the website or only on homepage?

Yes, every page with an alternate. This is clearly stated in the specification: rel="alternate" hreflang="x" is used as a page level, not a site level, and you need to mark up each set of pages, ...
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