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Should paginated content have unique meta tags?

For my paginated results, what I did was dynamically add page numbers and a result index. For example: <meta name="description" content="Page 3 of 11, nike shoes 30 to 40 out of 300. Buy good ...
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What is the consensus on handling pagination in 2019 on big result sets?

I would consider removing pagination completely: It isn't good for search engines. It doesn't pass link juice beyond page 2. It creates tons of additional low quality pages. It isn't good for users....
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Am I doing the SEO for pagination correctly?

I think you've mixed up lot of things here. There are several problems with your website's pagination structure. By putting rel="canonical" in the paginated pages, you are telling google to show the ...
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How rel="next" and rel="prev" helps in SEO if used for pagination?

Pagination with rel=“next” and rel=“prev” Much like rel=”canonical” acts a strong hint for duplicate content, you can now use the HTML link elements rel=”next” and rel=”prev” to indicate the ...
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Is pagination better than next/preview 20 results?

It's a good question. Unfortunately, there is no correct answer as each option has its trade offs and you need to decide based on your use case. Previous/Next Links - The major problem with this ...
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Does rel="next" have to be in the HEAD?

The specifics of Rel next and Rel Prev can be found on the google blog here: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2011/09/pagination-with-relnext-and-relprev.html The Rel next and rel prev go in the ...
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“Invented” URL parameters

If there's no legitimate content at those URLs, just return a 404 status. That's what it's for. You may also want to include a rel=canonical link in your script's HTML output, to make sure that any ...
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How to avoid duplicate Title, H1 tags on keyword pages?

Duplicates like these are a thing of the past if you have set up proper schemas/relations/canonicals in regards to pagination: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663744?hl=en Note this too ...
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Article over multiple pages with "see whole article" link

I don’t think that it’s a good practice to paginate articles (unless they are so long that it would affect the performance in the browser), because having exactly one canonical URL is preferable for ...
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Using rel = prev/next/canonical with the pagination of frequently updated content

1st of all, posts are displayed newest first so rel="next" for previous posts is not too intuitive, to say the least. Wolud it be more useful if it were rel="prev" for older entries? rel="next" ...
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Can HTML popups, and other parts of the page not relevant to the user's query hamper SEO?

...Each of 20 listings has Samsung keyword in it. That can be a problem especially when you don't talk about the phones with sufficient detail. Having paragraphs like this is terrible (excuse me if ...
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Is it legitimate for rel prev / next links to indicate a circular sequence of pages?

Three and a half months later I have come back to this with an entirely satisfactory solution. I was unaware of this when I posted the question above in March 2020, but way back in 2011, the W3C ...
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Am I adding canonical links correctly?

YES, you are. Google and other search engines use canonical tag To resolve cases of where duplicate content exist ... Allow me to explain the correct usage before getting into cases of why. Say www....
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Wayfinder, paginator, or breadcrumb?

Perhaps the term you're looking for is a Wizard? 'Pagination' usually refers to a set of results that are too numerous to display at once (e.g. a search result) 'Breadcrumbs' are specifically ...
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Prevent indexing of pagination on my site

Pagination markup might be more appropriate here. Using the <link> element in <head>, we specify next and previous pages as follows: On page 1 <link rel="next" href="http://www....
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How rel="next" and rel="prev" helps in SEO if used for pagination?

I'd say that if you divide a long page into small chunks(may be for more Ad revenue), which actually should have been single page then using prev/next attributes give clear signal to the search ...
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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

Safe? Yes. Effective? No. Pagination and Pagerank You are hoping to get more Pagerank passed to the pages that are not on page one. It won't work. Pagination can serve the same SEO purpose as ...
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Meta descriptions for paginated single posts

I would leave everything as is and let SEO by Yoast do the work for you. You should use rel="canonical" on your subsequent pages or rel="prev" and rel="next". Or you can use both. Here is what ...
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EM or I element is best in pagination?

Neither em nor i are appropriate elements. Nothing in their definitions would suggest that they could be used for this purpose. The b element might be appropriate here ("a span of text to which ...
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Pagination, H1 and H2 and SEO

The more unique the tags are from page to page, the better. Making it unique only by changing a digit might not be good enough. If you can't make the tags more unique than just digits, you can ...
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Article over multiple pages with "see whole article" link

I would assume a big big reason for advertisement driven websites is that every time you change a page you can be presented with a different advertisement. I don't have enough points to make this just ...
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Pagination meta tag rel next, vs link attribute?

The rel attribute is valid on a elements. However, Google's best practices state that it expects a prev/next/canonical link to be in the <header>.
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Should out-of-range pagination query produce a 404?

Ideally a 404 status would be used. However, it is not uncommon for a 200 status in such cases. If the 9th page is the last page, ensure that it doesn't link to page 10. If there are no links ...
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Connecting multi-part blog post series for SEO purposes

You're looking for the rel next, rel previous HTML attributes: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663744?hl=en From the source link above, here is the generic example: http://www.example....
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Google search shows outdated results for a high-frequency changing paginated website

Frequency of the refresh will depend on your website popularity and credibility according to google rules. (that must be the start of your reflexion) If you're in a specific niche, you may be be ...
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Do rel='next' & rel='prev' stop all pagination from being indexed but the first?

No, the rel="prev" and rel="next" won't stop all the pages but the first being indexed, and that is exactly what you want it to do. The rel tags are instead used to indicate to Google that these set ...
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Can rel="prev" and rel="next" attributes be placed on elements other than <link>?

No, that is not the absolute only correct way to indicate a paginated series of pages to search engines. According to the HTML specification for the anchor tag, the rel attribute is valid on anchor ...
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How to remove paginated link from the Google search results?

In older versions of Yoast SEO plugin, you could indeed choose the option to exclude paginated pages from being indexed in search engines, using the noindex robots directive: However, they recently ...
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Technical SEO: tell google that pieces of blog are connected

Yes, using rel=next/prev should help. Google documentation on the topic is very clear. (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663744?hl=en) The rel=next/prev tags help Google to prioritize ...
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How to randomize pagination results without hurting SEO?

If your listing page is supposed to list all these different products, then just shuffling their order of appearance is not going to affect your SEO score. edit: to add more. Do you use links to ...
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