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  • Learn about keyword research best practices and how to improve your keyword strategy.

  • Chat through link building best practices and outreach techniques.

  • Explore on-page optimization and its role in a larger SEO strategy.

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  • Looking to level up your SEO techniques? Chat through more advanced approaches.

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  • seo seo expert

    Hi - I have a site Simply Stairlifts and I don't understand it but I've followed all the SEO processes of cleaning the site and building links, but ranking just keeps falling - any advise would be very gratefully received 👍 .

    | Naju231
    0

  • best practice duplicated content

    Riddle me this.. best practice to manage Programme page (i.e 'Software Engineering') Has employer audience (cta - Onboard for staff) Has candidate audience (cta - create profile) From a conversion standpoint it makes much more sense to have these TWO pages here. One for each audience, even if much of the content is different. In this scenario, what is the best practice from an SEO standpoint?

    | WSatters
    0

  • ranking issue serps

    I was using the Yoast plugin and for more than ten years and my keywords were always in the top twenty with many in the top five. I then moved over to rank math plugin and things were fine. Then i saw all my posts and pages go our of serps with not a single page in seps. I looked at the plugin and saw that it was still working fine but my subscription ran out two months previous. none of my brand news articles appear in serps. All my posts are indexed but not one of them in serps and not one of my keywords are ranked. Can anyone please let me know what to do to solve this

    | blogwoman1
    0

  • robots.txt ranking

    hi, can anyone let me know if my robot file is correct. my pages and wordpress posts are being indexed but not showing in serps and wondering if my robot file is wrong https://www.in2town.co.uk/robots.txt

    | blogwoman1
    0

  • ranking homepage sub-pages not ranking

    Hey Community! I am facing an ranking issue, I am trying to rank on multiple quires with my sub-pages. The issue is homepage is ranking on every single query. Even the homepage's content is not relevant to that query! I have made sure to remove any sort of content relevancy from homepage which i trying to rank with my sub-pages. Business/Website Details: We are a recruitment agency based Pakistan providing manpower around the globe and other recruiting services. We are targeting each country with a sub-page. Even after I have done some necessary things but still there is not effect on rankings. Let me share some examples: Query: recruitment agency for gulf in pakistan Home Page Showing
    1.jpg Page i want to ranking:
    2.jpg This issue is not only with this page, it's appearing on multiple quires but I think it should clear the issue I am facing. Now: Any Possible Solutions to this technical or ranking error. Backlinks on this query don't matter because you can check the other search results don't have any backlink data on them. Please share some quick thoughts on-page content. Even I make a page that have the word recruiting/recruitment in it google will automatically rank homepage and not the page i want! Thanks in advance for help 🙂

    | xShams
    0

  • keywords ranking homepage seo

    I am an independent artist and all of my business inquiries come through my website (www.ChrisCarlsonArt.com). Over the last 6 months I have been trying to get pages other than my homepage to rank for my keywords, but I haven't made any progress. I worry that I am cannibalizing my keywords since my pages all have similar information. Should I just delete my other pages and focus on ranking my homepage? Also, if I delete my other pages will that have a negative impact on my rankings?

    | PunchyMcSkeletor
    0

  • content marketing

    Hi,
    It would be great if some SEO experts could answer this for us. Suppose a website is brand new. How often should you publish new blog posts on the website?
    Publishing, say, every single day or fairly frequently, without the offsite seo being built up first i.e. no backlinks; can this damage the organic SEO?
    By publishing too much new written work, and could posting so frequently like everyday look like spam? That’s if though the written work is white hat.
    Is there a golden rule to publish say once a month until the website’s offsite backlinks have increased?
    Please help, as some clients are pushing for content marketing to be added and written daily, yet this seems too much despite them wanting to pay, it seems like it could cause an over optimisation issue? Could it also damage the long-term SEO efforts?

    | Ryan07
    0

  • indexing request rejected webmaster indexing

    when i try to index my posts in google webmaster tools i see this eror : Indexing request rejected
    During live testing, indexing issues were detected with the URL
    Crawl
    Time
    Sep 23, 2023, 11:05:05 PM
    Crawled as
    Google Inspection Tool desktop
    Crawl allowed?
    Yes
    Page fetch
    error
    Failed: Hostload exceeded
    Indexing allowed?
    N/A
    Indexing
    User-declared canonical
    N/A
    Google-selected canonical

    Only determined after indexing my website : http://123select.ir/

    | sasansasyino
    0

  • moz da moz moz dr

    I'm seeking guidance on optimizing the rankings and increasing Moz Domain Authority (DA) and Domain Rating (DR) for my websites, www.fastlanddeals.com and www.fastlandoffer.com, especially in light of the recent Google March 2024 Core Update. What strategies and tactics do you recommend for navigating these changes effectively and enhancing the overall visibility and authority of these domains?

    | FredericoSeo
    0

  • organic seo

    Hi, we are slightly baffled. We have amazing backlinks and good on-site SEO, yet we don’t rank on the first page for our main keyword, “SEO Cardiff.” Now we can't understand why we are not on page one of Google for this keyword? Can someone have a look at our site and tell us why? We think we have better backlinks than some of our direct competitors that rank for this term.

    | sarahwalsh
    0

  • seo spam

    Do you know any good tips to reduce spam and if spams have an on google ranking?

    | easyjobber
    0

  • wordpress

    I am here to know does WordPress provide an edge to rank your website or blog pages some extra layer of profit to gain organic traffic from google search engine. I have seen many people has started there website from word-press and later on move to PHP or own website building with the available tools in the markets. If anyone has knowledge about it please do share your thoughts on above query.
    Thanks

    | praveenyadav0915
    0

  • b2b seo

    What’s the best way to market a B2B service based business in a local area? Digital Marketing TIA for your input

    | ExclusiveCS
    0

  • short post

    From an SEO standpoint, is it worth keeping a blog post that only has a few images and a few sentences? I think the post was meant to be a 'Recent Work' type of a post, but there's only a few images in it and a few short sentences. I'm thinking they're basically useless since I've created an image gallery elsewhere and I'm tempted to delete them.

    | camerontway
    0

  • domain analysis domain authority domain migration domain

    I'm looking for some advice on switching domains for my survey/giveaway website.
    I purchased a website that gets around 1,500 in traffic and makes a few hundred in Adsense. The previous owner had rebranded the site and changed the domain which ended up hurting his SEO and traffic. Before that it was getting 10,000 in traffic on the old domain.
    It's been a few years since the rebrand but the original domain still holds a lot of authority and got way more traffic. Should I consider switching the website back to the original domain to try to improve rankings again or should I just focus on the new domain?
    The website now is snipon.com and the previous domain name was surveyh.com
    I'm wondering if switching back to the original domain will still be beneficial or if it will just mess up what's happening now on the rebranded site.

    | courtney.lou
    0

  • wordpress

    I am fairly new to using Moz and I have just recently ran a custom report, a "Full Site Audit". On this report it has pulled up a particular area that I have a question about, please see below. Missing Description
    In this area it says that there are 76 pages with missing descriptions. the majority of these pages are duplicated pages, of the Homepage, that were created to help put us first on Google when searching for Office/Furniture/IT suppliers in a certain city. (i.e. Halifax, Leeds, etc)
    These additional pages were created by a third-party. In order to sort out these "Missing Descriptions", what would you advise we do when filling in the Meta Descriptions?

    | NicheOff
    0

  • redirecting domain seo tactic

    Hi Moz Community! I was just trying to set up our global site and got this message: "Redirect detected
    We have detected that the domain bhaktimarga.org redirects to prodfront-coli.bhaktimarga.mediactive-network.net. We do not recommend tracking a redirect URL. Would you like to track prodfront-coli.bhaktimarga.mediactive-network.net for this campaign instead?"
    6358703c-d8ef-4c0a-83a9-c948d370d743-image.png What's interesting is when you go to the site, Bhaktimarga.org, it shows our domain in the URL bar. Is this done for performance and masks the hosting provider domain? I haven't talked to website developers about this yet, but my main question is...Does this have any SEO ramification? Thanks so much,
    Padma

    | Padmagandhini
    0

  • seo rankings directories performance metrics

    How can i track performance metrics for a group of subdirectories.
    I.e
    domain.com/de/en_uk
    domain.com/de/de_de
    domain.com/at/en_uk
    domain.com/at/de_de

    | Miradoro
    0
  • Unsolved

    seo seo tactics seo training digital marketing training

    Hi Everyone, I have a basic SEO and Digital Marketing knowledge and looking for a course /training which will teach me step by step SEO and tools need to use with hand on training. I have a website (https://gemslearninginstitute.com/) which I need bring in Google Packs and on the first page of Google. I have attended a few courses but none of them offered in depth knowledge with hands on training so whatever I do it is not producing results. Thanks

    | fslpso
    0

  • seo domain authority page authority

    hello
    i work on my site fore 2 mounth and i still cant increase my DA
    how can i increase that?
    its my site:
    https://bandolini.ir/

    | zlbvasgabc
    0

  • seo tactics question redirects

    Hi, I run a tree surgery business - woodfeldertreecare.co.uk We're based in Manchester, UK. A few days ago I was called by Premium Domain Names who convinced me that buying treesurgeonsmanchester.com and treesurgerymanchester.com and redirecting them to our main site would be amazing for organic traffic. My designer and an SEO friend both reckon this was a waste of money and reckon I've been scammed. Any thoughts? Please help.

    | LeoTrees
    0

  • url with .html

    Hello,
    I have an online shop for printer consumables
    Categories url's are like that https://www.sertit.ro/consumabile-imprimante.html
    And products https://www.sertit.ro/cartuse-toner/xerox/cartus-toner-xerox-phaser-3020-workcentre-3025-1500-pagini.html
    Is better to have .html or not?

    | Sert_Sibiu
    0

  • google webmaster seo rankings seo page treatment

    Although we do all the SEO work on our website, we do not rank in the words computer repair and laptop repair, although our backlink rate is good. The address of our website is https://trueonefix.com, one of the keywords I gave to the homepage that I was really curious about, for example, computer repair, I created a page on this page ( https://trueonefix.com/computer-repair/ ), they told me it was cannibalization and I removed it, now the site is getting less rankings than before. Can anyone help as to why this is? No matter what I do, I can't rank the words. #trueonefix #googlerank

    | Trueonefix
    0

  • seotrends voicesearchoptimization

    Absolutely! Optimizing for voice search is becoming increasingly important, especially when it comes to niche topics like sewing machines. If you're writing about Singer sewing machines, it's essential to consider how people might voice their queries when searching for information about these machines. Incorporate long-tail keywords and conversational phrases that sewing enthusiasts might use. In your articles about Singer sewing machines, you can provide answers to questions like 'What are the best Singer sewing machines for beginners?' or 'How do I maintain my Singer sewing machine for optimal performance?' By offering comprehensive and insightful answers, you're more likely to align with the needs of voice search users. If you're interested in exploring more about Singer sewing machines, you might find this resource helpful: Best Singer Sewing Machines. It's always great to have in-depth articles paired with valuable external sources to enhance the reader's experience. Happy sewing and optimizing!

    | Uvuvvuuv
    0
  • Unsolved

    serps ranking issue

    Hi all, I am facing an ranking issue, I am trying to rank on a query:
    "Recruitment Agencies In Pakistan for Saudi Arabia" Google is ranking me correctly #1 in singular version on the query, but not in plural version. Even my competitors in SERP's are same and ranking correctly on both teams. And yes, the real/in-search keyword is ""Recruitment Agencies In Pakistan for Saudi Arabia" and not the "Recruitment Agency In Pakistan for Saudi Arabia" I have gone through my on-page and off page but sill can't find the solution. Here is the image of current SERP's: "Recruitment Agencies In Pakistan for Saudi Arabia"
    1.jpg "Recruitment Agency In Pakistan for Saudi Arabia"
    2.jpg Can anyone please guide me on this, like what should i do?

    | xShams
    0

  • shopify ecommerce seo

    Hi, hope you guys can help as I am going down a rabbit hole with this one! We have a solid-ranking sports nutrition site and are building a new SEO keyword strategy on our Shopify built store. We are using collections (categories) for much of the key product-based seo. This is because, as we understand it, Google prioritises collection/category pages over product pages. Should we then build additional collection pages to rank for secondary product search terms that could fit a collection page structure (eg 'vegan sports nutrition'), or should we use blog posts to do this? We have a quality blog with good unique content and reasonable domain authority so both options are open to us. But while the collection/category option may be best for SEO, too many collections/categories could upset our UX. We have a very small product range (10 products) so want to keep navigation fast and easy. Our 7 lead keyword collection pages do this already. More run the risk of upsetting ease/speed of site navigation. On the other hand, conversion rate from collection pages is historically much better than blog pages. We have made major technical upgrades to the blog to improve this but these are yet to be tested in anger. So at the heart of it all - do you guys recommend favouring blog posts or collection/category pages for secondary high sales intent keywords? All help gratefully received - thanks!

    | WP33
    2

  • domain migration

    So I did a domain migration 4-5 months ago, lost about 70-80% of the traffic and I still couldn't recover the traffic. Redirected everything 1:1 Updated internal links Triggered change of address in GSC Monitoring the server logs (everything is perfect) Uploaded the old sitemap with the old URLs What happened/ what have I noticed so far: Almost all URLs have been indexed on the new domain New content on the new domain is indexed in a matter of few hours There's only one particular page that still appears as "Crawled and indexed" on the old domain and still receives traffic. I tried to request the manual indexing so Google could figure out the page has been redirected but nothing has changed. I think this is a sign Google hasn't finished the domain migration process? Most WEBP images appear as "Crawled - currently not indexed" on the old domain. Shouldn't they appear as "Page with redirect"? The new domain is ranking pretty well on a bunch of keywords (they're like 2-3% of the total page count) while the rest of 97% of pages haven't appeared not even in the top 200 results (these pages don't receive a single impression) Google acts a bit strangely on crawling the old domain. He keeps crawling the category pages over and over again (sometimes I see 20-30 crawls on a single category page in a single day) while the inner pages and images are rarely crawled. Like I see 4-5 crawls on images per day maximum. The traffic and number of rankings keywords haven't changed a bit after the last Google updates. Does this indicate that we haven't been impacted by them? So any suggestions on what else can I do to find out the reason why the website hasn't recovered? My guesses are: The process is still not finished (unlikely since it already passed 4-5 months) There's a technical error that I can't find (again, unlikely since I see nothing strange in the logs that'd indicate Google has problems fetching the site) Someone did something nasty (like blasting the website with backlinks or copying the content) that hindered the process? I see a couple of sites made in a language I can't read that literally copy and translate the content from my website and publish on theirs with the canonical URL my website URL. Also, two sites cloned mine after the migration but I managed to eliminate them in time. I had a lot of spammy backlinks on the old domain that have been automatically generated on the ranking pages over a few years. I haven't disavowed them because Google claimed they can identify and eliminate them. Now all those backlinks have instantly moved to the new domain which could put Google in panic mode and lower its trust in our website. Should I disavow them? Please any help is highly appreciated.

    | Anna33212
    0

  • seo tactic seo international seo seo rankings seo expert

    I have a website which I want to rank in UK, NZ and AU and I want to keep my domain as .com in all the countries. I have specified the lang=en now what needs to be done to rank one website in 3 different English countries without changing the domain extension i.e. .com.au or .com.nz

    | Ravi_Rana
    0

  • multiple domains duplicate content

    Is it 'OK' to have multiple domains in the following instance? Does Google actively discourage multiple (but completely different sites) domains from the same company appearing in the search results for the same and or similar keywords if the content is slightly different? This is where the 'main site' has the details, and you can purchase product, and the second site is a blog site only. We are creating a separate content blogsite; which would be on a second domain that will be related to one portion of content on main site. They would be linking back and forth, or maybe the blog site would just link over to the main site so they can purchase said product. This would be a similar scenario to give you an idea of how it would be structured: MAIN SITE: describes a few products, and you can purchase from this site SECOND SITE, different domain: a blog site that contains personal experiences with one of the products. BOTH sites will be linked back and forth....or as mentioned maybe the blog site could just link over to the 'main site' Logo would be a modified version of the main logo and look and feel of the sight would be similar but not exactly the same. MORE INFO: the main site has existed for way over 10 years, starting to gain some traction in an extremely competitive market, but does not rank super high, is gaining traction due to improvements in speed, content, onpage SEO, etc... So in addition to my main question of is this 'ok' to have this second domain, also will it hurt the rankings or negatively affect the 'main' site? Wondering about duplicate content issues, except it will be slightly different...

    | fourwhitesocks
    0

  • site speed optimization

    A client of ours has used a 3rd party company who charged them $300 to "speed up" their website. He is wondering if this is legitimate? In a very short period (one day), the site speed has improved from about 20 to 86 on desktop and 100 on mobile. This is on a Shopify site. As far as I can see from looking at the back end of the site, all that has been done is that a new theme has been uploaded. Nothing else has been done, eg all images look to be the same size, etc. When I asked how the work had been done so quickly, I was told "It was done by a highly professional team of Shopify web designers and developers." Has anyone come across this type of speed optimisation and can you tell me anything about it?

    | mfrgolfgti
    0

  • serp seo image optimisation

    I have been doing a little on-page SEO on our site today and came across the following images embedded within organic SERPs, please see the screenshot. Obviously the users eye is drawn to these and therefore they are likely to result in more clicks. It would be great to know what they are called and how to go about getting these for our own results? If we managed to implement these across our site it would make a big difference for us, as working in the travel space, images are so strong when painting a picture of the destination. Thanks
    Ben 0073280b-3daa-4558-b5fd-3cbde422d623-image.png

    | wildernessscotland
    0

  • title tags url

    Hi I am launching a website that will sell initially 1 product with different colours, sayings and slogans. Is it okay to use the same keyword for the title tag and url. eg Love dog bow tie, sassy dog bow tie, I am the boss dog bow tie.
    Thanks for any help.
    Susan

    | SuseO
    0

  • ranking issue rankings keyword rankings

    Hi all, 👉 we need your help/expertise. For a longer period of time we (https://bluebillywig.com) experience huge increases and decreases on a day/week ly basis for our keywords. We are moving from positions in the top 3 to positions in the top 50. The site has been fully screened for technical issues, indexation problems and we have also checked the positions of competitors (where we do not see the fluctuations). Example keywords where we see the issue: Gepersonaliseerde video Video content protection. See screenshots example bbw.png BBW-example.png If somebody has any suggestions, let us know.
    Thank you so much for your time and advice.

    | Watvindthidde
    1

  • seo tactic social media

    Hey crew,
    Curious if anyone has an answer for this one. Someone in our company is encouraging us to start posting our blog content as newsletters on LinkedIn and thinks it will help us grow.
    From what I've learned about SEO - this seems like a bad idea that would split traffic for that content between our website and LinkedIn. I also feel like it would create duplicate content - right? Does anyone have any insight on this?
    I see that Moz doesn't do LI newsletters and usually posts links on social media that point back to blogs on their website. That's what I've tried to do with our social media as well. Am I thinking about this correctly? Would this be bad for SEO?

    | CCBMarketing
    0

  • multiple domains duplicate content

    Is it Ok to have multiple domains (separate website different content) rank for similar keywords? Is it 'OK' to have multiple domains in the following instance? Does Google actively discourage multiple (but completely different sites) domains from the same company appearing in the search results for the same and or similar keywords if the content is slightly different? This is where the 'main site' has the details, and you can purchase product, and the second site is a blog site only. We are creating a separate content blogsite; which would be on a second domain that will be related to one portion of content on main site. They would be linking back and forth, or maybe the blog site would just link over to the main site so they can purchase said product. This would be a similar scenario to give you an idea of how it would be structured: MAIN SITE: describes a few products, and you can purchase from this site SECOND SITE, different domain: a blog site that contains personal experiences
    with one of the products. BOTH sites will be linked back and forth....or as mentioned maybe the blog site could just link over to the 'main site' Logo would be a modified version of the main logo and look and feel of the sight would be similar but not exactly the same. MORE INFO: the main site has existed for way over 10 years, starting to gain some traction in an extremely competitive market, but does not rank super high, is gaining traction due to improvements in speed, content, onpage SEO, etc... So in addition to my main question of is this 'ok' to have this second domain, also will it hurt the rankings or negatively affect the 'main' site, will we have duplicate content issues? ** If this is not the right place to ask this then where should I be asking?
    Thank you!

    | fourwhitesocks
    0

  • seo

    After opening a site here, we created a post containing a backlink and discovered a company with a top exposure. After opening the site in the same way, I created a post that included a backlink, but after a few days my account was suspended. By any chance, are these sites where you have to pay to generate backlinks? Of course, each site has a different policy, but my account is suspended every time.
    Please reply if you have experienced anything similar to mine.

    | znjfl
    0

  • domain 301 redirect

    Hi, I have an older domain with some SEO auth for varying pages and a newer domain that is for the brand. Right now there are some 301s for about 13 pages and we are currently moving servers. I was wondering if domain forwarding is the same as writing 301 redirects for each page or is it something different (302)?

    | BrandonDebison
    0

  • domain 301 redirect 302

    I have two domains and one of them is being phased out. Currently, there are some 301 redirects in place for the main pages but I was wondering if it would be better / easier to just set up domain forwarding? I can't seem to find anywhere that tells you the "type" domain forwarding, is it 301? 302? etc. Thanks,

    | BrandonDebison
    0

  • seo audit seo tactics seo page treatment

    Hello I've been using moz for a while, using the tools to try and best optimize our pages, I'm curious to see if we're missing anything blatant or if you have any little tips. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Here is one of our most popular pages:
    https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/jaguar/e-type.html Cheers.

    | JamesDavison
    0

  • refunds

    I was charged for a subscription but I’ve tried to cancel several times. I need help with a refund.

    | PerceptionDB
    0
  • Unsolved

    serp keyword rankings

    Hi there, one of my client's sites is showing up in Google search results / getting a lot of site traffic from keywords that while very close to words we're actually trying to target on the site, are irrelevant for the client and their site content. Does anyone have ideas of how to address this?

    | Tunnel7
    0

  • seo tactics content development optimization

    I have quite a long content on my site. By length I mean around 8000-9000 words. I optimized it to cover almost all searches related to a topic. But this length makes me uneasy for some reason. I do not think that users will find what they are looking for in such a long content. However, I don't want to neglect the SEO aspect of the content. I can talk about something like this without sharing the keywords completely: Title + for girls Title + for boys Title + for kids Title + for girlfriend Title + for boyfriend Title + for students As I said, in the current situation, these are all sub-headings (H2) of 8000-9000-word content. When I make a separate content for each of them, I can bring them all closer to 1500-2000 words. However, I am undecided whether this is the right step in terms of SEO and content optimization. What are your views?

    | mozasea
    0

  • multiple urls

    Is it possible (and if it is possible, how difficult is it) to get multiple URLs from the same domain name to be indexed on the first page of Google for the same keyword or phrase? Assuming each URL has significantly different content of course... Context: A large real estate brand has 6 franchise offices in the same city. Each office has its own listing/landing page on the parent brand website. Each franchise owner wants their page on the website to rank for the term 'Christchurch real estate'. The homepage of the parent brand website currently ranks on the first page of Google for this search term, but none of the franchisee pages do. So my question is: with the right unique content on each franchisee page, supported by quality backlinks to each of the different offices, is it possible to get multiple franchisees listed on the first page of Google given that ultimately the 6 URLs are all attached to the same domain name? (And, if so, do you have any hot tips you can share to assist me on this uphill battle?)

    | BeKonstructive
    0

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