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Pages or posts for reference site

There are 2 things here: 1.SEO: There is absolutely no issue in terms of ranking when it comes WP pages vs post. As long as you got rich content either should be fine. 2.Website Structure: Pages ...
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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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Understanding of TYPO3 folder structure for own files/directories (file list, FTP)

fileadmin contains files that can be uploaded, managed and used in the TYPO3 backend, such as images, PDF, videos etc. This can be named differently or even split up into several storages, but ...
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Why do these major ticketing sites have backward or flat URL structures?

The goal of a URL is not to mirror your site structure. There are four goals of good URLs: Uniquely identify the content of the page Be descriptive Be memorable Be permanent Sites include a ...
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Pages or posts for reference site

Before I get too far down the rabbit hole should I make this kind of content as pages? Doesn't really matter as long as you remain consistent with it. Personally, I would make this content into a ...
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SEO consequences for category pages 404-ing

It’s a good practice to make URLs browsable. But for usability, not necessarily for SEO. I think there is no reason to assume that there will be any kind of SEO consequence. Most bots will probably ...
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Does a site's URL structure need to match its breadcrumb structure?

No, it's not compulsory to match the URL structure with folders. Generally, these days you see multi-level URL structure which does not represent a physical folder. It is used to categorise the ...
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Website structure with multiple sub directories

This is too much opinion but I'll answer anyway. You are doing too much description in the URL. A restaurant is a category so no need to prefix it with "category". restaurant-tavern-bistro ... we get ...
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Why Google Structure Data Tools is Showing SiteNavigationElement Twice?

you have in your source code the JSON-LD snippet with the type "SiteNavigationElement" twice, the first beginning in the line 119, the second beginning in the line 163 - thats why Google recognizes it ...
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Is it OK for SEO to use a number for the URL path rather than a slug of ugly percent encode international characters that don't redirect properly?

Google doesn't put much (if any) SEO weight on the words in your URL path. Using just a number is not going to hurt your search engine rankings directly. Using words in your URLs does have some ...
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How would Google know which topics that don't have overlapping keywords are related to a pillar page?

I think you may be assuming that Google is primarily about key words. In my experience, one of the ways that search engines learn the connection is through your own internal links. Google doesn't ...
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Understanding of TYPO3 folder structure for own files/directories (file list, FTP)

This is an question how you want to make it, there is nothing you must to have. I recommend to have your template files outside of /fileadmin I use often /template for this. As next step you should ...
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Are there instances where duplicate content could positively affect SEO?

Let's pretend for a second that the answer to your question is 'yes' and that duplicate content is okay (I agree with the idea that it is probably more 'tolerated' on larger sites, but in general we ...
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Are there instances where duplicate content could positively affect SEO?

Creating duplicate content will surely affect your SEO for both posts badly. However if the URL of the posts involved are different and there is a difference, even if its only a sentence difference, ...
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Why do some websites have none existing 'parent pages'?

If a webmaster isn't using an index file in a directory, a person visiting that directory url will see all of the folders and files in that directory. To protect the code of a website, a webmaster ...
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Why do some sites replace a 'Product Parent Category' with a 'Page'?

Question 1: Using a Page for a top-level category can be beneficial for SEO, because your Site B scenario suggests that each category - both parent and child - is showing only a collection of products....
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Does a Parent Page receive any SEO benefits, from the successes of its Children Pages?

This question is not about SEO but about ranking in search results pages of search engines. If a page has a lot of traffic and it links to another page inside the same domain, it can push the latter ...
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Promoting the same product on two websites

From an SEO perspective, keeping everything on a single website is preferable to duplicating content. You're correct that having two separate websites promoting a single book means those two sites are ...
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Should I upload my CV to a blog I've founded with a friend or should I create a personal website for it instead?

Much of this depends upon what you are expecting to achieve. You do not say in your question. For example, are you looking for a job, freelance work, or to market yourself or expertise for other ...
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How stop google from giving too much link juice to particular URLs?

There is no particular or accurate way of controlling your link juice to URLs as Google does not disclose any information as such. However, giving "nofollow" to the URLs will stop from passing more ...
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Does a `rel=canonical` Tag send any relevancy signals to the duplicate content's Category Page?

To answer your initial question: 'Does a rel=canonical Tag send any relevancy signals to the duplicate content's Category Page?' I don't know, probably not. I think you are over thinking all this, ...
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Should rel=nofollow be used, when internally linking to cousin pages?

You should never use nofollow on internal links. Nofollow on internal links ends up having unintended consequences. Google has said that using nofollow drops PageRank on the floor never to be used....
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Are there instances where duplicate content could positively affect SEO?

Duplicate content refers to the pages with the exact same content that are accessible using different URLs. As I can see, these pages are not exactly the same. So, this is not called duplicate content,...
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Why should 'Tag' Pages be assigned the 'noinidex' treatment?

It's too general to just say that tag pages shouldn't be indexed. I think when people say that they assume that the tag pages are very low content with just a few links on them. If a tag page has ...
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Do Child Categories have any influence on Parent Categories, when it comes to SEO/SERP?

In short - no, parent categories don't have any influence on their child categories. What does have themost and important influence - their internal linkage. Example you have categories nesting like ...
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Pages or posts for reference site

Articles/posts with links to always reputable University Agriculture resources can't hurt. Try Google search [site:.edu filetype:pdf etc terms etc] for key resource docs and work from there to direct ...
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Does a site's URL structure need to match its breadcrumb structure?

no, there is no law or rule or even best practice, that urls should match the folder structure and/or category structure, and, further, breadcrumb structure. An example: Your folder structure could ...
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Do similar products across different categories affect SEO?

The challenge with the structure you mention is that it could lead itself to "duplicate" content for search engines, and search engines might be forced to "choose" a category, skewing traffic towards ...
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Should I block new low value category pages

Google fully understands and appreciates content that appears multiple times over various pages due to taxonomies and categories found in WordPress and other platforms, it is absolutely fine for those ...
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Correct way(s) of separating URLs of static pages from main content

To be honest, I think this is really just going to boil down to personal opinion. e.g. example.com/~about. This is my favourite at the moment. However using a tilde (~) in such a way could end up ...
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