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Because it is an XML file, the sitemap doesn't support meta tags. Instead it is technically an HTTP header: X-Robots-Tag: noindex You don't want to remove it that header. It prevents the XML sitemap itself from appearing in search results, it doesn't prevent the URLs listed in it from getting indexed. If you don't put a noindex in, the sitemap itself ...


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Why is there a need to optimize these pages? I mean, they don't serve any purpose. They don't create any sales. In fact, even huge companies like Amazon defer from this, it's quite the contrary, they ask the robots.txt to block search engines from indexing these pages. If you google keywords like "amazon checkout" Amazon has optimized a help page that they ...


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Today’s biggest search engines especially google favor sites that are full of user friendly content. If you are trying to maximize your seo and are stuck between getting all your keywords in and getting a gold star from an seo analytical site, the best thing to do is ask yourself what would the client want. The answer is - useful content. That’s most ...


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It's possible yes. But I don't think a black/white answer applies here and you can't really quantify it in advance. SEO is very much a test & learn approach. Yoast keyword tools are pretty old school in the sense that they tend to simplify what good SEO content looks like by not giving any insight or recommendations around things like topic, semantic ...


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In short, yes, it does impact the SEO. It's hard to quantify how much but if you overdo your keywords, it might come off as stuffing and hurt your rankings. There is a debate as to what's the best keyword density. Yoast recommends a density of 0.5%-3%. Many SEOs consider anything above 3% as stuffing. However, search engines have gotten really good at ...


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Wordpress uses Categories and Pages for their breadcrumbs. Posts typically look something like Home>Blog Page Name>Parent Category>Child Category>Post. Pages look like Home>Parent Page>Child Page>Page. If you want to create nested breadcrumbs, then you need to create nested categories for posts or nested parent pages for Pages. And from what I ...


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Google often tests this, sometimes showing thumbnails, and other times not. It's not clear how it decides which to show and I think its just picking one one of the images from your page, as when I check, I see a different image (this one: https://i1.wp.com/chacc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Bark-Professional-Chacc.png?zoom=2&resize=152%2C82&...


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In terms of index, it does not matter. Both will index your content in same way. It's just XML file, Google doesn't favor one over others. Google also treat XML sitemap,atom,text and rss file in same way. Also sitemap file just help you to index content, it doesn't have any relation with ranking as well. So the difference is, If you create XML file manually,...


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Please be mindful with noindex directives: most search engines will honour it, even if it's in the BODY element. -Gary Illyes of Google https://twitter.com/methode/status/611299524682891264 In order words, if there are NOINDEX NOFOLLOW tags anywhere on your page, this could cause Google to completely deindex the entire page, or your entire site if it's ...


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When you have two such pages with similarities but different purpose, you can usually find different keywords for the two pages. Your second step is trying to narrow down the type of t-shirt, so I'd recommend finding a more specific phrase. Maybe one of: Regular t-shirt Men's t-shirt Unisex t-shirt Crew neck t-shirt I'm also not sure why you are using ...


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That's exactly what's happening. While we may try to suggest to search engines how we want out page titles to appear, they ultimately decide how they want to render those titles in the SERP's. The algorithm looks at various factors on your site, including your title tag of course, and decides what would be better for the end user. The reason it's rendering ...


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Please provide more details on what the actual error you're seeing otherwise it will difficult to come up with the correct solution. Also if you're using plugins then errors can be fixed with correct options unless the issue with the plugin code(in that case need to go manual or switch to alternative plugin). Also to partially answer your question. There 3 ...


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If you are setting up a separate WordPress site (meaning no multisite) and you want to use Yoast SEO then, yes, you will have to install the plugin again. The new site has no way of using the existing copy in your old site. You also have to register it as a separate entity for Google. I am not sure what your plan is but I would not recommend hosting a new ...


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As the content of the page is user-specific, it would likely be always blank for spiders (which probably won't trigger the conditions required to have anything other than the blank version of the page). Ergo, you're probably better blocking spiders from accessing the page entirely. Just add the following to your robots.txt file. Disallow: /?read-it-later ...


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More results from domain is nothing other then the site-query, like site:za.com. You aren't able to change the query kind of how Google does it. What you are able, is to move your content from the subdomain to the main domain - this would trigger displaying this content by querying of More results from domain


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Your breadcrumb markup is indeed valid, but it has an additional nesting level, in comparison with the markup, which makes Google as an example. Look, your markup for the last piece, All-On-4, looks like: { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 3, "item": { "@type": "WebPage", ...


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If you want to rank for that specific phrase - I would say yes - use it in the exact same order in your title and post. You will also want to use it the exact same way in yoast. Make sure you add it to your alt tags in your images as well. Finally, and possibly most importantly, I would use it as your URL - that exact phrase. As far as how to use it - try ...


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I started where you are now, looking for the "magic tool" or special trick to rank. I'm not familiar with the tools you mentioned other than Yoast, but even some of the most popular tools use outdated techniques from 10 years ago, which can leave you wasting time doing things that don't matter. Good SEO has way too many factors for one application to ...


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This ended up being created by my theme creating links similar to "Posted 2 April 2020, Written by" below each blog title in the main blog list page. The text "Posted 2 April 2020" had a hyperlink to each post's date directory. I was able to find a setting to turn the date hyperlink in the theme's meta tags. Now the bots don't find any hyperlinks to ...


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You need to read-up on Permalinks in WordPress (note the capital P). Your .htaccess file is not properly setup and that's why its routing everything to the home page. To know more about this, I'd suggest you please go through this link on permalinks.


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I placed that /cenik URL into the Mobile Friendly Testing Tool and it looks like your site returned the home page. Unlike the 404 I see if I directly look at the page. I checked the cache: for the page and it returns the page from that other site. That indicates that Google decided to canonicalise that page with the one on the other site. On the Google ...


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Google crawls pages on it's own schedule. A new site probably has a lower priority than an already existing site with lots of existing traffic. You might want to simply submit a few individual pages to Google Search Console via Inspect URL. My experience is that it takes about 7-10 days from submitting them via GSC for them to affect the number of pages ...


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Both do actually very marginally (if at all) affect SEO. They are mainly used for showing short descriptions of your page, if your site is linked on other sites. <meta name="description"> may (you have no certainty) be (partially) used by search-engines (see Google's support page on meta tags the Googlebot understands) <meta property="og:...


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Why the search result title might differ from the page's tag 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, on-page text, or other sources. However, sometimes even pages with well-formulated, concise, descriptive titles will end up with different ...


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You need to fix it differently, apparently the thing you're asking is not controlled by Yoast but by Wordpress itself. Follow these steps; Open wordpress dashboard. Goto settings. Goto General. Edit your URL in Wordpress and Site Address bars.


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If these were made by the buggy version of Yoast, you can use "Yoast SEO: Search Index Purge" plugin to remove from the 404 links from Google. https://wordpress.org/plugins/yoast-seo-search-index-purge/


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As far i understand what happens, your 404s are media attachment urls, which were previously created by buggy Yoast, indexed, and then removed by Yoast patch. Your attachment sitemaps should in my opinion contain urls to media attachments (to the files directly). If any of attachment sitemaps contain media attachment urls (NOT to the files), such sitemap ...


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The best approach for this (assuming you use Wordpress for all website management) is to disable all of the plugins at the start then for each full website test, enable one plugin at a time and attempt to generate the sitemap files in each test. The moment you see that unexplained extensions are added to your URLs in the sitemap files is an indicator that ...


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If you don't want to do something - just don't do it, nobody forces you to. This is a question of your very private opinion and is absolutely misplaced here. The question would better match the goals of this site is rather something like "would you recommend to make an additional keyword research and/or LSI analysis of certain text along to recommendation ...


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The Yoast SEO keyword focus feature is there to help you gauge how strong your on-page content is as it relates to the keyword you want the page to rank for. However, it is not the only truth for ranking your pages, and the keyword focus is not the only thing that determines where your page is ranked. (And has nothing to do with whether the page is in the ...


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