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Do all the pages on a website help the homepage's SEO?

When it comes to SEO, I hear the saying "content is king" a lot, so I tried to create a bunch of pages on my site with good authentic content. However, does creating a lot of content on a page or ...
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When a person lands on a personal website, what do they expect to see on the homepage?

I'm torn between making my homepage listing of (5-10 max) recent blog posts versus making my homepage my "about me" bio page. I can make the case for both (and if someone would like me to, leave a ...
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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

It would be valuable to know what file a browser has found to read to render the home page of domain. I know the browser goes to something like google.com and then starts to look for default file ...
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Static home page vs latest posts for SEO

Which is better from an SEO perspective: a static well-optimized homepage for the primary keyword (say, primary-keyword.com) of a website, or a homepage featuring the latest posts?
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Any chance to redirect homepage to a changing permalink without irritating search engines?

We have a php 5.3/Apache 2.2 based cartoon website that always shows the most current cartoon on the homepage (index.php). Now, a lot of people want to link directly to that cartoon (by copying the ...
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Temporarily use different URL

Client asked me to temporarily replace homepage for product list, until he decides what should be on the homepage (that's not my business :)) I would like to know, how big impact it will have on the ...
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Is having a 'home' navigation item on the home page negative to your sites SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines penalise ‘Home’ links and/or buttons? My work colleague has recently had conversations with some SEO consultants and after those conversations she has ...
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Homepage Rich Snippet Star Ratings not showing in Google SERP

In the Google SERP for site:soapboxdesign.co.uk: The Rich Snippet Star Ratings are displaying for the internal pages, but not the homepage. However, the homepage schema is the same as the internal ...
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How to show your homepage on www.example.com rather than /Index.html

How do you configure a site so that when someone is on your home page, they are looking at www.example.com, rather than www.example.com/Index.html? I would like it to show the way that Google's ...
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Backlinking to a website with image source

I just want to ask can we increase backlinks to our site by putting 1x1 pixel image on our clients' sites or can anybody suggest a better solution? <img src="http://www.mysite.com/" alt='http://...
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A homepage consisting of nothing more than a search form and a few words (good/bad idea?, will it show up in SERP?)

I am working on a portal and for my homepage, I want to present the user with a search form which requires the user to type in a word (or search query) in order to search for information on my site. ...
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SEO impact of asyncronous loading of home page content

In the home page of my e-shop I usually have banners with links to the (at that time) most important pages. These banners change frequently, like one to twice a month, and they usually don't have ...
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Multilingual site, links to homepage

Basically, I have two sites, each for separate language: example.com (for EN readers) example.pl (for pl_PL readers) Data on these sites is not exactly the same, so I cannot link one subpage from ...
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google not showing indexed pages [closed]

problem #1 on my sitemap.xml is my home page.. www.sitename.in.rs, but when i search google using full url, or just a sitename, it doesn't show my website in results at all (45 pages of results, but ...
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Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site

I've decided to start developing multilingual web site. Now I'm thinking about the structure. The idea is to use a simple algorithm to find out what language is most interesting to the visitor when he ...
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hreflang tag to be added on each page of the website or only on homepage?

I'm planning to add hreflang attribute to my websites which are in different languages, including my main website which is in English. So I have few questions regarding this. Is the hreflang ...
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What's the correct terminology when referring to the “home” page when logged in and logged out?

Struggling with some terminology here. Let's use Twitter as an example. If you are logged in, you have a completely different "home" page from when you are not logged in. How would you refer to each ...
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Country selection, when country is not listed

While this might not 100% match the intent of this site, it was the closest match from Stackexchange sites. So, if a web site (the "entrance" page) offers a choice (a list) of countries, with the ...
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SEO and unique IDs in urls

I have a web site who's home page is at http://domain.com when a new user first hits the web site I'm creating a unique id of 5 chars for them (for example 'abcde' and redirecting them to http://...
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SEO: Should my homepage be a blog page?

From an SEO point of view, should my homepage be my posts page? We run a business and we have a website that details our services, our prices, our office, it has a who we are page etc... It also has ...
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Home page keyword cannot be in the URL

I have been looking into SEO for a few weeks now trying to perfect a homepage. Going through various sources such as MOZ, and other examples of checklists. I keep seeing that you should have your ...
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How to correctly display homepage “url” property value using Schema.org

How do you correctly display the url property value of your website's landing page? Do I need to specify the full name like "www.example.com" or is "/" sufficient? I currently have it like this: &...
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Is index.html required?

I understand that a web server looks for a default page file to serve such as (source): index.html index.htm default.html (Windows servers) However, I am wondering if this is necessary and what ...
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352 views

Single page website. Redirect to home page if 404 error

I have singe page website. So I have just only single page - home page. If some one types www.mysite.com/anything into their address bar and I redirect to home page is this bad for SEO? It is ...
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Password protected website

I need to add a user authentication page before the actual homepage of the website. In Joomla! I just set the website offline and the offline page loads in place of the homepage but then it's ...
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How to redirect my homepage installed in a sub-directory to another sub-directory?

I have a Joomla website which has been installed in a sub-directory named "joomla" and has pages like the following structures: http://www.parsilatex.com/joomla/index.php http://www.parsilatex.com/...
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WordPress sets the homepage to index.php instead of default.php

I'm using free hosting with 000webhost.com, for that the default page it loads is default.php. But I've installed WordPress and now WordPress generated index.php as its homepage file. As an easy ...
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Homepage dropout

My website has been ranking in 1st or 2nd for a number of local keywords i.e. 'Liverpool Accountants', 'Accountants Liverpool' and 'Accountants in Liverpool' from March 2013 up until around August ...
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Using AJAX on homepage to handle feeds, bad for SEO?

I'm running multiple feeds of loops on my homepage much like youtube.com and I want to use AJAX to load them instead of tabbed content with jQuery. Since most of my traffic comes from posts I'd like ...
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Homepage redirect and impact on SEO?

My website is basically a gallery of pictures that I display one at the time (as seperate posts). I have no need for a landing page and so I redirect all users who visit the homepage to a random post:...
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SEO relevance of sitewide link to own homepage

Most websites link from every page to the frontpage via a href placed in a logo or home button. I'm maintaining this website where there isn't such a link per se. Navigation to the homepage is done ...
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111 views

Is having a static homepage harmful for my SEO?

My homepage is a static page, not a page showing latest posts. Is this harmful for my SEO?
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How do I consolidate the amount of times my website is shown on Google to just my homepage?

We have a website that is reasonably new. When you search for the three words that make up the URL of the website we come up as the first four or five hits on Google. We would like to consolidate ...
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What is an appropriate total page size for a homepage, including full-screen background images so that they load fast but don't look blurry?

I am in a dilemma. My customer wants to put several nice pictures as a background on Homepage, each of them being 1200 x 650 and sized about 1.5MB. I tried to compress them to a reasonable size at ...
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SEO and 302 redirect from homepage to another domain

There is a product that consists of multiple services that are hosted on different domains. One of the services is used to host user's packages which are available through the URL: service....
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Is it possible to have different starting pages for visitors and logged in users using DokuWiki?

Within the DokuWiki config I can specify a startpage which is opened when my base URL is requested. I'd like to split my traffic of internal and external users on different startpages. Is it ...
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Can you get rich snippets to show on homepage?

I have a home page that is a landing page for a software product. I have read that you can't get rich snippets to show for the homepage. Is there tricks or alternatives to get the rich snippets to ...
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Rich Snippets Review Rating on Homepage

I have a site which is a health service and we have independent reviews taken by a Google approved reviews website (TrustPilot). Is it acceptable to add review Rich Snippets with our aggregate rating ...
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Dynamic news showcase on homepage and impact on SEO and indexing

I want to highlight the latest news of the week or month on the homepage of my website. On another page of my site, I have a complete and comprehensive list of the news that would duplicate what is on ...
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SEO best practices for one page websites? [duplicate]

I build many one page websites that dynamically load content through AJAX/jQuery. I keep reading how bad one pagers are for SEO. Regardless, how can you get the most SEO results out of a one page ...
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Should the most important page for SEO be my homepage?

I have a website that over time has accumulated a few hundred links, mainly on the homepage. It markets an iPhone app and we didn't optimize it for SEO. Recently, we launched a more professional tool ...
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How to redirect / to home.php? (PHPBB/BLOG)

I want my site address to redirect: www.example.com to www.example.com/home.php I want to use this method to avoid it going to the index.php of that of my blog or phpb
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Does Google still crawl pages with dynamically changing content like news feeds?

Some websites like the following have a news feed on their homepage that provides the majority of content, which is an increasingly popular feature: https://www.producthunt.com/ https://www.tripoto....
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Why do all pages bar the home page turn up in Google? [duplicate]

Our website is made with WordPress. The menu pages all turn up in Google searches, but the index page doesn't. The index page is absent; the others are there. Why would this be?
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Is it a bad idea for my homepage to be in a sub-folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should home page be just domain name or can it be in a folder? I have just put my first website online :D It's a revision website (that's how cool I am:p ). All my content ...
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Did redirecting the root of the domain to a deep page hurt search engine rankings?

A client had a Wordpress website with a very plain landing page which would redirect to the "home" page once clicked. The "home" page lived under the address site.com/home, the landing page was ...
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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

I'm having the latest WordPress and it's been long that I'm seeing my website's front page is being indexed with a different page title that I'm setting everywhere, at Settings->General->Site Title, ...
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Sitewide inbound links to home page (index) for SEO

So, instead of naming a link to index page a "Home" and such, how about using a domain name or the most important keyword the homepage ranks for? The link anchor "Home" definitely doesn't strengthen ...
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Please explain this URL structure

When I navigate to www.aap.org the url in my browser is converted to: http://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=...
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How to I get my server to autoload my index.html?

I've recently been tasked to code a new site. The following is the URL for the site: http://www.iss.guild.uwa.edu.au/2011/ As you can see going to the above URL will only lists the available files ...