SEO quiz questions

SEO interview questions

  • 1.

    To control how your site passes referral data, use the:

    1. Meta Robots Tag

    2. Meta Referrer Tag

    Answer
  • 2.

    When including Open Graph (OG) tags on a webpage, which of the following is NOT a required property?

    1. og:title

    2. og:description

    3. og:image

    4. og:url

    5. og:type

    Answer
  • 3.

    The minimum REQUIRED tags in an XML sitemap include:

    1. <urlset>

    2. <url>

    3. <loc>

    4. All of above

    Answer
  • 4.

    If the robots <META> tag is missing, the default is:

    1. NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW

    2.  INDEX, FOLLOW

    3. NOINDEX, FOLLOW

    4. INDEX, NOFOLLOW

    5. NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW, NOARCHIVE

    Answer
  • 5.

    Of the following, the best way to keep a URL from appearing in search results is:

    1. Block robots from crawling the page in the robots.txt file

    2. Nofollow all links to the page

    3. Use the META robots NOODP tag

    4. Use the META robots NOINDEX tag

    Answer
  • 6.

    The X-Robots-Tag should be located:

    1. In your robots.txt file

    2.  In the <head>

    3. In the HTTP headers

    4. Anywhere inside the <body> element

    5.  In Robert Downey Jr.'s basement

    Answer
  • 7.

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

    1.  A page that returns a 404 HTTP response code, but quickly changes to a 200 a short time later.

    2.  A page that returns a 200 HTTP response code, and displays a blank page.

    3. A page that displays a 404 HTTP response code, and displays a 404 error page.

    4.  A page that returns a 404 code with pillows.

    Answer
  • 8.

    Best practices for rel="canonical" link elements include:

    1. Relative URLs

    2. Absolute URLs

    3. Nofollow the link element

    Answer
  • 9.

    If a page includes more than one rel="canonical" Google will...

    1. Ignore them all

    2. Count the first one

    3.  Count the last one

    4. Guess which one makes more sense, and use that one

    Answer
  • 10.

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

    1. A cross-domain canonical tag

    2. A prominent link within the content at the top of the page

    3.  File a DMCA copyright notice

    4. Give the author thanks in the body of the text

    Answer
  • 11.

    What link format is used to fight blog comment spam?

    1. rel="canonical"

    2. rel="follow"

    3. rel="author"

    4. rel="nofollow"

    5. rel="attribute"

    Answer
  • 12.

    Which of the following links is likely to pass the most value from a single page?

    1. A universal footer link

    2. A navigational link contained in the header

    3. A left-hand navigation link

    4. A right sidebar navigation link

    5.  A link contained in the main body text

    Answer
  • 13.

    In general, internal links pass about the same value as external links.

    1. TRUE

    2. FALSE

    Answer
  • 14.

    Google's Panda update was also known as the ______ update.

    1. Quality

    2. May Day

    3. Farmer

    4. Vince

    5. Caffeine

    Answer
  • 15.

    Pages generated by search results (Search within Search) are a good way to add content to your site.

    1. TRUE

    2. FALSE

    Answer
  • 16.

    High-quality links to a site's homepage may help to increase the ranking ability of deeper pages on the same domain.

    1. True

    2. False

    Answer
  • 17.

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

    1. www.example.com/blog

    2. www.blog.example.com/

    Answer
  • 18.

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

    1.  The rel="canonical" tag

    2. Use numbers for your parameters, because Google won't crawl numbered URLs

    3. Use the robots.txt file to block spiders from crawling the URLs with extra parameters

    4. Answers A and B

    Answer
  • 19.

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

    1. True

    2. False

    Answer
  • 20.

    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?

    1. NOINDEX, FOLLOW

    2. NOODP

    3.  INDEX, NOFOLLOW

    4. NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW

    5. INDEX, FOLLOW

    Answer

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