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SEO - Responsive Website and Duplicated Menus

You have nothing to worry about. You can use display: none; to switch menus. Search engines are much better at understanding JS and CSS. As long as you are not intentionally trying to manipulate ...
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Does Google penalize sites for showing a different menu for mobile compared to desktop?

Google expects differences between mobile and desktop sites. Even major differences, including differences in link structure, are not a problem. Google crawls the web with different Googlebot user ...
8 votes
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Could multiple navigation sections with the same links hurt SEO?

Having a duplicate set of navigation links isn't going to change how Google sees your site much. In fact, when Googlebot encounters a second link to the same destination in a page, it generally ...
6 votes

Absolute vs relative URLs for SEO

From an SEO point of view, the only thing that matters is that the URL is correctly pointing to a resolvable document. The reason for this is that all URL's, absolute or relative, are resolved as an ...
5 votes

Absolute vs relative URLs for SEO

AFAIK, not really a noticable difference. I prefer relative (always from document root, but no domain). If you'd change to https, you don't need to update every internal link in my website. If you ...
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Link to full domain on each website menu - does it affect Analytics or SEO

What you're describing are absolute links (https://example.com/page1.htm) and relative links (/page1.htm). It really doesn't make any difference for SEO or analytics. The advantages/disadvantages of ...
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How can I internally link to pages while keeping minimalist aesthetics?

I do have an idea that may very well satisfy the people you work for, but I still recommend your idea of having navigation stand out, but since your bosses come with not-so-wonderful requests, I'll ...
3 votes

Will Google punish me for not using <ul><li>?

There is no reason to assume that Google Search would punish a page if the page’s navigation is not using ul. Using ul for navigation is good for various reasons, but the ranking in search engines ...
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Are header navigation menu links considered to be internal links by Google?

Every link that points to the same domain as the one that it's on is considered an internal link. Being linked from within the menu links on every page is likely to be considered more important than ...
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Routing in the most SEO friendly way with Angular?

There is more SEO friendly way. Instead of calling function that will do redirect, you can do it directly in HTML. <a [routerLink]="'/'">Home</a>
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SEO - Responsive Website and Duplicated Menus

Most mobile menu's are "opened" via a button click, essentially opening in a modal window of some sort or another. When it comes to a website meeting accessibility standards - those menu's need to be ...
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SEO - Responsive Website and Duplicated Menus

You can use display: flex and then specify an alternative order: n value for divisions that moves your menu division above or below other divisions. In other words, you don't need two menus with the ...
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Can I use words like "Facebook", "Twitter" in my site navigation?

It's absolutely fine to use trademarked terms on your website providing you cannot be perceived as passing yourself off as that company... Simply linking to websites using the brand name as the ...
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Can writing a floating navbar's HTML at the bottom of the page increase SEO?

Where to begin? I will stick with Google because, Who knows what Bing is doing? Your question is actually a rather broad one that requires a bit of understanding. So once again, I will get into a ...
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Bad to add external link in the navbar?

Question put to John Mueller: A: Just link naturally. The placement of a link within a page doesn't make it "safe" or "unsafe".
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SEO impact of breaking one nested menu into two flat menus

There will be no negative impact on this from the SEO vantage point. Maintaining a navigation tree is more of an UX thing than an SEO thing. As long as both the pages are crawlable by spiders, you ...
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SEO impact of breaking one nested menu into two flat menus

Okay. This gets a bit complicated. While no-one short of a search engineer can tell you what any search engine will do specifically, we know a few things based upon what Google tells us in a whole ...
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Menu code in footer, visually fixed on top

Right now, definitely myth. We know that Google reads CSS and JavaScript to "see" a page as a user does. Previously, almost certainly myth. As far as I know, having navigation above content has ...
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2 votes

Is it ok, from an SEO and UX perspective, to have Headings as links?

H1 should be the same as the article's title, so it has no sense that H1 becomes a link. H2 could be marked up as link, but as an anchor, like <h2><a name="h2anchor">text</a></h2&...
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How to make a <select> navigation search engine friendly?

I wouldn't be surprised if Google is already able to cope with this navigation "pattern", as it is reasonably common and Google is "good" at processing JavaScript these days. However, this could be ...
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Many websites miss the HTML id or name attributes (no support for fragment URI's), what to do about it?

The ID scrolling attribute using # links is very useful and you're right, it's probably underutilized. There are some things to consider however. If you're using the ID attribute for this purpose, ...
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Many websites miss the HTML id or name attributes (no support for fragment URI's), what to do about it?

It is impossible to tell why this is less popular but we can make a few guesses: Dynamically loaded content doesn't work with fragments because the content is not there and a fragment does not cause ...
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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 ...
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Are facets and categories the same thing?

Where I have come a little stuck, is in establishing the difference between a Facet and a Child Category; primarily when it comes to SEO. Stephen Ostermiller's answer to your previous question ...
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Can the positioning of the navigation bar influence SEO?

The placement of the nav bar has no effect on SEO. According to John Mueller, Google's Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst, the positioning of internal links on a website do not impact the site's SEO: ...
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Is adding SiteNavigationElement properties to child menu items required?

Parents should always have siblings, but you can use as few as you like, or as many as you like. Since your using SiteNavigationElement, you can use any of the childs from: Properties from ...
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How does the home page work at the top of a website navigation hierchy? Is that for dropdown menus?

To help with question #1 the Moz hierarchy image represents a typical web site layout with one starting home page usually called index.html. From that first page users can go to any of the sub-pages (...
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Building menus without nested lists impacts on SEO?

its lesser your menu, but rather nesting of your urls/folders, which makes impact on SEO. It means: flatter nesting == better for SEO, because of lesser efforts for Googlebot. About menu: it should ...
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Google bot and navigation on a one page website

The clear answer is No! Google indexing is based on URLs and example.com/about is equal with example.com/about#anykey So you must create two separate URLs. One for About Us and one for Contact. ...

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