Technical SEO & Indexing Crawlability - 40 MCQs for Exam

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1. What is the primary purpose of indexing in SEO?

   a) To rank websites

   b) To categorize and store web pages

   c) To increase website traffic

   d) To optimize meta tags


   Answer: b) To categorize and store web pages


2. Which of the following HTTP status codes indicates that a webpage has been successfully crawled and indexed?

   a) 200 OK

   b) 404 Not Found

   c) 301 Moved Permanently

   d) 500 Internal Server Error


   Answer: a) 200 OK


3. Which meta tag is used to prevent search engines from indexing a webpage?

   a) <meta name="index" content="no">

   b) <meta name="robots" content="noindex">

   c) <meta name="nofollow" content="true">

   d) <meta name="noindex" content="true">


   Answer: d) <meta name="noindex" content="true">


4. What does the "robots.txt" file do?

   a) Instructs search engine crawlers which pages to index

   b) Provides guidelines for website design

   c) Lists all the pages on a website

   d) Blocks search engine crawlers from accessing certain pages


   Answer: d) Blocks search engine crawlers from accessing certain pages


5. Which HTTP status code indicates that a webpage has been permanently moved to a new URL?

   a) 301 Moved Permanently

   b) 404 Not Found

   c) 302 Found

   d) 200 OK


   Answer: a) 301 Moved Permanently


6. What is XML sitemap?

   a) A file that lists all the pages of a website

   b) A programming language used for web development

   c) A tool for analyzing website traffic

   d) A protocol for secure communication over a computer network


   Answer: a) A file that lists all the pages of a website


7. Which of the following tags is used to define the canonical URL of a webpage?

   a) <link rel="canonical" href="...">

   b) <meta name="canonical" content="...">

   c) <a href="canonical" ...>

   d) <canonical>...</canonical>


   Answer: a) <link rel="canonical" href="...">


8. What is the purpose of the "nofollow" attribute in an anchor tag?

   a) It prevents search engines from following the link

   b) It instructs search engines to give more weight to the linked page

   c) It adds security to the link

   d) It makes the link bold and italicized


   Answer: a) It prevents search engines from following the link


9. What does the term "crawl rate" refer to in SEO?

    a) The speed at which a search engine crawler indexes webpages

    b) The frequency with which a website's content is updated

    c) The number of backlinks pointing to a specific webpage

    d) The amount of time it takes for a webpage to load


    Answer: a) The speed at which a search engine crawler indexes webpages


10. Which of the following tools can help identify crawl errors on a website?

    a) Google Analytics

    b) Google Search Console

    c) Moz Pro

    d) Ahrefs


    Answer: b) Google Search Console


11. What does the term "rendering" refer to in the context of SEO?

    a) The process of converting a webpage into a visually appealing format

    b) The process of displaying web content on different devices and screen sizes

    c) The process of loading JavaScript-generated content on a webpage

    d) The process of optimizing images for web use


    Answer: c) The process of loading JavaScript-generated content on a webpage


12. Which of the following is NOT a factor that affects website crawlability?

    a) Page load speed

    b) Mobile-friendliness

    c) Server response time

    d) Domain age


    Answer: d) Domain age


13. What is the purpose of the "rel=prev" and "rel=next" attributes in SEO?

    a) To specify the previous and next pages in a sequence of paginated content

    b) To indicate the relationship between different pages on the same website

    c) To prevent search engines from following certain links

    d) To optimize anchor text for internal links


    Answer: a) To specify the previous and next pages in a sequence of paginated content


14. Which of the following HTTP status codes indicates that a webpage has been temporarily moved to a new URL?

    a) 301 Moved Permanently

    b) 404 Not Found

    c) 302 Found

    d) 200 OK


    Answer: c) 302 Found


15. What is the purpose of the "Disallow" directive in a robots.txt file?

    a) To allow search engines to index specific pages

    b) To prevent search engines from accessing specific directories or files

    c) To specify the priority of different pages for indexing

    d) To instruct search engines to prioritize crawling certain pages


    Answer: b) To prevent search engines from accessing specific directories or files


16. Which of the following tools can help identify and fix broken links on a website?

    a) Google Analytics

    b) Google Search Console

    c) Moz Pro

    d) Screaming Frog


    Answer: d) Screaming Frog


17. What is the purpose of the "hreflang" attribute in HTML?

    a) To specify the language of the content on a webpage

    b) To define the relationship between different pages on the same website

    c) To optimize anchor text for external links

    d) To indicate the canonical URL of a webpage


    Answer: a) To specify the language of the content on a webpage


18. Which of the following factors does NOT affect website crawl budget?

    a) Page load speed

    b) Number of backlinks

    c) Server response time

    d) Website architecture


    Answer: b) Number of backlinks


19. How does the use of canonical tags benefit SEO?

    a) By preventing search engines from crawling certain pages

    b) By consolidating link equity and avoiding duplicate content issues

    c) By optimizing meta descriptions for better search engine visibility

    d) By specifying the preferred language of a webpage


    Answer: b) By consolidating link equity and avoiding duplicate content issues


20. Which of the following is NOT a valid way to improve website crawlability?

    a) Using a responsive design

    b) Creating an XML sitemap

    c) Using JavaScript for navigation

    d) Optimizing internal linking structure


    Answer: c) Using JavaScript for navigation


20. How does using a "rel=canonical" tag benefit SEO?

    a) By indicating to search engines which pages should be indexed

    b) By specifying the preferred URL when there are duplicate versions of a webpage

    c) By preventing search engines from following specific links

    d) By improving the loading speed of a webpage


    Answer: b) By specifying the preferred URL when there are duplicate versions of a webpage


22. What is the purpose of the "X-Robots-Tag" HTTP header?

    a) To specify the preferred language of a webpage

    b) To prevent search engines from indexing specific pages or resources

    c) To indicate the geographical targeting of a webpage

    d) To optimize server response time


    Answer: b) To prevent search engines from indexing specific pages or resources


23. How does using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) affect website crawlability?

    a) It improves server response time, thus enhancing crawlability

    b) It reduces the need for indexing, leading to lower crawlability

    c) It has no impact on crawlability

    d) It prevents search engines from accessing the website, decreasing crawlability


    Answer: a) It improves server response time, thus enhancing crawlability


24. Which of the following is NOT a valid reason for a webpage to return a 404 HTTP status code?

    a) The webpage has been permanently moved to a new URL

    b) The webpage has been temporarily taken down for maintenance

    c) The webpage no longer exists

    d) The webpage requires user authentication before access


    Answer: a) The webpage has been permanently moved to a new URL


25. Which of the following factors does NOT affect website crawl budget?

    a) Number of internal links

    b) Page load speed

    c) Server response time

    d) Website architecture


Answer: a) Number of internal links


26. What is the purpose of the "noarchive" meta tag?

    a) To prevent search engines from caching a webpage's content

    b) To specify the date when a webpage was last modified

    c) To optimize meta descriptions for better search engine visibility

    d) To instruct search engines to ignore the page's content


    Answer: a) To prevent search engines from caching a webpage's content


27. Which of the following HTTP status codes indicates that a webpage has been temporarily moved to a new URL?

    a) 301 Moved Permanently

    b) 404 Not Found

    c) 302 Found

    d) 200 OK


    Answer: c) 302 Found


28. What is the purpose of using "hreflang" tags in the HTML of a webpage?

    a) To specify the geographical targeting of a webpage

    b) To indicate the canonical URL of a webpage

    c) To define the relationship between different pages on the same website

    d) To specify language and regional targeting for multilingual content


    Answer: d) To specify language and regional targeting for multilingual content


29. How can you check if a webpage has been indexed by Google?

    a) By searching for the URL in the browser

    b) By checking the server logs

    c) By using the "site:" operator in Google search

    d) By analyzing the website's XML sitemap


    Answer: c) By using the "site:" operator in Google search


30. What does the term "crawl depth" refer to in SEO?

    a) The frequency with which a search engine crawler visits a website

    b) The number of clicks required to reach a webpage from the homepage

    c) The number of backlinks pointing to a specific webpage

    d) The number of pages on a website that have been indexed by search engines


    Answer: b) The number of clicks required to reach a webpage from the homepage


31. Which of the following is NOT a valid method for improving website crawlability?

    a) Using schema markup to provide structured data

    b) Minifying CSS and JavaScript files to reduce page load time

    c) Adding a large number of internal links to every webpage

    d) Implementing proper 301 redirects for moved or deleted content


    Answer: c) Adding a large number of internal links to every webpage


32. What does the "nofollow" attribute in an anchor tag indicate to search engines?

    a) That the linked page should not be indexed

    b) That the linked page is of low importance

    c) That the linked page is a sponsored or paid link

    d) That the linked page contains adult content


    Answer: c) That the linked page is a sponsored or paid link


33. How does using lazy loading affect website crawlability?

    a) It improves crawlability by reducing the number of resources that need to be loaded initially

    b) It has no impact on crawlability

    c) It reduces crawlability by delaying the loading of content until it's scrolled into view

    d) It prevents search engines from accessing the website, decreasing crawlability


    Answer: a) It improves crawlability by reducing the number of resources that need to be loaded initially


34. Which of the following HTTP status codes indicates that a webpage has been permanently removed and will not return?

    a) 301 Moved Permanently

    b) 404 Not Found

    c) 410 Gone

    d) 200 OK


    Answer: c) 410 Gone


35. How can you improve crawlability for JavaScript-generated content?

    a) By blocking JavaScript in the robots.txt file

    b) By using the "noscript" HTML tag to provide alternative content

    c) By using server-side rendering or prerendering techniques

    d) By embedding the JavaScript code directly into the HTML


    Answer: c) By using server-side rendering or prerendering techniques


36. What does the term "canonical URL" refer to in SEO?

    a) The preferred URL of a webpage when there are multiple versions of the same content

    b) The URL of the homepage of a website

    c) The URL that search engines consider to be the most relevant for a particular query

    d) The URL that appears first in the search engine results page (SERP)


    Answer: a) The preferred URL of a webpage when there are multiple versions of the same content


37. What is the purpose of using a "301 redirect"?

    a) To temporarily redirect visitors to a different webpage

    b) To prevent search engines from crawling certain pages

    c) To permanently redirect visitors and search engines to a new URL

    d) To specify the canonical URL of a webpage


    Answer: c) To permanently redirect visitors and search engines to a new URL


38. How does having duplicate content on different pages affect SEO?

    a) It improves SEO by providing more keywords for search engines to index

    b) It has no impact on SEO

    c) It can negatively impact SEO by causing search engines to choose one version over the others

    d) It increases website traffic and ranking


    Answer: c) It can negatively impact SEO by causing search engines to choose one version over the others


39. What is the purpose of the "User-agent" directive in a robots.txt file?

a) To specify the search engine user agent that the directives apply to

b) To allow or disallow access to specific directories for all user agents

c) To specify the preferred language of the content for search engine crawlers

d) To indicate the geographical targeting of a webpage for search engine crawlers


Answer: a) To specify the search engine user agent that the directives apply to


40. Which of the following HTTP status codes indicates that a webpage has been temporarily moved to a new URL and will return to its original location?

a) 301 Moved Permanently

b) 404 Not Found

c) 302 Found

d) 307 Temporary Redirect


Answer: d) 307 Temporary Redirect


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