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If I change a Wordpress Theme then will it result in Performance and Page Loading Speed Improvements?

Always Look for Better Solutions As a rule-of-thumb, always look to see if there are any better solutions. Themes often become dated or even abanded when the developers move on or focus on a new ...
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What are typical key performance indicators (KPIs) for a marketing agency working on SEO?

When it comes to marketing agencies, there are some common KPI's that you see on proposals. Generally, they lean less toward technical SEO and more into the content territory; that means anything from ...
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A way to analyze on-page SEO of site through web based services, when it isn't published?

If they don't offer a way to provide authentication or for you to upload a static version of the site you can't unless you disable authentication while they do their scan.
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Can deleting less visited content help recover from Google's algorithmic penalties?

Having low traffic articles doesn't usually hurt sites. This site has 100 or more low traffic questions for each question that gets a decent amount of search traffic. Unless you have evidence that ...
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SEOMoz: Domain Authority not increasing after moving domain

You can read more about Moz's Domain Authority here. There are lots of factors that go into it. It may be a matter of time, it could also be a number of other factors. https://moz.com/learn/seo/domain-...
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Google not crawling my site (robots.txt error)

some say it's good to include even if you have no URLs to block This simply prevents your logs being polluted with a lot of unnecessary 404s - since the bots will request it anyway. But this isn't ...
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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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Is hiding text in links bad if the links are icon fonts?

It depends what you want to satisfy. To satisfy Google, make all text in links visible, not the same color as background color or they might qualify as hidden links to Google. To satisfy ...
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What are typical key performance indicators (KPIs) for a marketing agency working on SEO?

SEO is very different in comparison to other marketing campaigns like SEM. I have slightly different take on this. How to assess SEO work? Firstly, forget about keywords, ranking, backlink etc for ...
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domain name affect seo?

There are lots of questions... Does domain name affect SEO. Simple answer, Yes. It does. What if I have only 1 keyword in domain name That's Good. Having at least one keyword in domain name is better ...
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Moz website and Chrome toolbar show inconsistent values for my site's page and domain authority

A few weeks ago, Moz announced that they were no longer updating the index database, for their Free Keyword Tool 'Open Site Explorer'. For purposes of clarity, the index database, is where all SEO ...
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Can deleting less visited content help recover from Google's algorithmic penalties?

I do not think that simple removal of content is the best solution. This is similar to ignoring the problem in the hope that it can be resolved by itself. If you do not constantly work with website ...
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Should tag and author pages be disallowed in robots.txt?

Very few sites are limited by Googlebot's crawl budget. Googlebot is usually willing to crawl 10 times as many pages at it is willing to index. I wouldn't block Googlebot from crawling those pages ...
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Implement hreflang with multiple regions same language and page

Most of your hreflang are unneeded, maybe because you are confusing languages and localizations. See https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47#section-2.2.4 : Region subtags are used to indicate ...
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How can find I the place where the Screaming Frog found a link on my site?

It's in the "crawl path" report. I found it via the third point in this article: 10 Features In The SEO Spider You Should Really Know | Screaming Frog
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Know which keywords google has associated to my website

look at Google Search Console to see what search terms you are getting impressions & clicks for. Just having a keyword in the page title and H1 doesn't mean Google are going to think you are ...
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How to use Lighthouse scoring Guide for Accessibility Audit?

They don't have metric score values like the Performance Score. Each Accessibility test is a simple pass or fail with the particular category's weight contributing too the final score out of 100 for ...
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How to justify implenting a quality HTML coding standard will help in SEO ranking?

SEO is probably the last reason to implement a coding standard. Google has long said that they index sites is they find them, including poorly built sites, as long as they work for users. In fact, ...
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How to tell google that xyz.com & www.xyz.com are same?

The easiest way is just to redirect your www.domain.com to domain.com or redirect your domain.com to www.domain.com. Another way to use the canonical meta tag. Most of WP SEO plugins have this ...
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How can we find 404 pages on a website without google search console or conducting a crawl?

Check the server's "access log". This is really the main way to check for what URLs are being requested that are triggering 404s. "Crawling a site" checks for broken (internal) ...
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How will I create Lead Generation Audit Report?

The actual analysis is broken down into five large sections: Accessibility Indexability On-Page Ranking Factors Off-Page Ranking Factors Competitive Analysis Accessibility. If search engines ...
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Google position volatility (Webmaster Tools)

Good question. Firstly Google Webmaster Tool gives you an estimate and it changes over time but its good place to monitor, it may not reflect live ranking. Generally, your actual position may be ...
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domain name affect seo?

Does domain name affect [SEO] Yes, to a small degree, but not nearly as much as content nowadays. To rank highly, the content of your page must match certain criteria as implemented by the search ...
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SEO analysis report not counting Facebook likes?

You're confusing likes on the page you set up with URL likes. Whilst many of these tools don't work correctly, it is in actual fact not the correct answer here. The Quick Sprout tool you're using ...
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Subdomain Redirection Question

Basically, the steps are: Ensure that both the subdomain and main domain are verified properties in Google Search Console. Redirect (301 permanent) all pages from the subdomain to the main domain. (...
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How can I keep mediawiki not-yet-created pages from cluttering my google webmaster console with 404s?

404s do not directly affect your rankings. 404s are bad when the user is expecting there to be a page and there is not as this can badly affect user experience which can indirectly affect rankings. ...
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Title tag content length based on character pixel width

It's the pixel length on Google. This applies to both platforms, they're moving towards a material card design that has been turning up on Google.com for users assigned to the test group. This would ...
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Pruning expired pages using noindex?

From the now very old post Robots Exclusion Protocol: now with even more flexibility... This information is treated as a removal request: it will take about a day after the removal date passes for ...
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Pruning expired pages using noindex?

In a word, no. If the event is expired then 301 redirect it to the parent category. i.e. example.com/london/chess/archway-chess-competition redirect to example.com/london/chess/ That way you don'...
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Alexa SEO audit reports that all crawlers are blocked despite "Allow: /" for specific crawlers in robots.txt

The default directive for spiders is allow and when Google visits your robots.txt and sees the disallow command, it immediately knows that it isn't allowed to crawl the website anymore. The subsequent ...
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