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Technical SEO: Twenty Questions to Test Knowledge

A 5-minute quiz on some technical SEO

Technical SEO: Twenty Questions to Test Knowledge

SEO covers a lot of different areas. One important aspect is technical SEO. How much do you know about technical SEO? Take this short 5-minute quiz to challenge yourself.

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The maximum length of titles displayed in Google's search result is typically:

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What is the optimal HTTP status code to permanently remove a URL from Google's index?

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It may be necessary for a URL return a 404 — this will keep them from getting indexed and repeatedly crawled by search engines. Give your visitors the best experience possible with a custom 404 page,

Which HTTP status code is best to serve when your site is down for maintenance?

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503 response means that the server is unavailable. Everyone (human or otherwise) is asked to come back later. This could be due to temporarily overloading the server or maintenance of the server. A 503 status code ensures that the search engines know to come back soon because the page or site is only going to be down for a short time.

Which of the following would be the best choice of URL structure (for both search engines and humans)?

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How can meta description tags help with the practice of search engine optimization?

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If you want a page to pass value through its links, but stay out of the search engines' indices, which of the following tags should you place in the header?

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The no index meta tag prevents a web page from being indexed (and thus appearing in search results). This tag comes in handy when you have low-quality pages on your site that you are not able to delete.

Which of the following methods is best used to handle duplicate-content URLs that include parameters or tracking code?

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When the same content appears on multiple URLs, the rel="canonical" tag is used to specify which version is the preferred (or canonical) version.

If you have a page at www.example.com/page1, which of the following robots.txt directives prevents search spiders from crawling the URL?

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To give credit for duplicate content that appears on another site, use...

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What is an example of a "soft" 404 error?

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The X-Robots-Tag should be located:

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The X-Robots-Tag can be used as an element of the HTTP header response for a given URL. Any directive that can be used in an robots meta tag can also be specified as an X-Robots-Tag

Google's recommended actions for paginated content include:

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The rel="next" and rel="prev" link elements are used to indicate component pages within a series They help eliminate concerns with perceived duplicate content for paginated URLs. They cause search engines to treat all links into any of the pages in a group of paginated URLs to be considered links to the entire group.

Which of the following URL structures is NOT recommended to signal language targeting?

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Which of the following did Google confirm as a minor ranking signal?

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What is SERP?

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What's the new artificial intelligence that's now processing a "very large fraction" of queries on Google?*

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Voila, Rank Brain is an artificial intelligence (AI) program used to help process Google search queries. RankBrain uses artificial intelligence to embed vast amounts of written language into mathematical entities, called vectors, that the computer can understand.

Which Google update was closely associated with speed, faster indexing and fresher web results.

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Implementing structured data may help:

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If these URLs have the same content, example.com/avocado and example.com/avocado/ are technically considered duplicate content and should be fixed.

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You decide to add a blog to your ecommerce site. What is the preferred url structure?

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