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91 views

SEO effect with different font for some characters?

I have a different font for some characters in my website, so the code is like this: <h1>L<span style="letter-spacing: -5px">a </span><span ...
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3answers
124 views

Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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1answer
126 views

SEO/Google: Does Google bot properly handle break <br /> tags in an <h1>?

Thinking about keywords in headings on pages. When Google crawls the page, and comes across this: <h1>First Keyword<br /> Second Long Tail<br /> Keyword</h1> It's smart ...
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1answer
86 views

SEO-wise is it better to have a catchphrase in a header or out of header?

EDIT: In the original question I talked about spans in headers, but because of misguided answers I edited the question to better reflect the fact that the keyword is catchphrase not span. Thus the ...
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2answers
180 views

Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> ...
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1answer
63 views

Multiple images on one page: best ranking practices

I have several images related to one object and they all should be placed on one web-page. I'd like to know how do I place those images among the page body and its text. I can not do it manually to ...
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4answers
764 views

Where does Google get the description text from when it's not in the page body?

The tutorial I am reading claims that the description of a web page (the little blurb google does about your site when you see it as a result in a search) is stored in a metadata tag as so: ...
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1answer
365 views

Is <span> inside <h1> the same as just <h1> for search engines?

Are search engines still able to recognize the below as <h1> text, even with the other tags inside? <h1><span>App</span>Strap<span>.</span></h1>
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1answer
43 views

Search Rankings and new website [duplicate]

I want to switch from HTML to Wordpress. How will completely new pages and site structure affect my Google ranking? [I'm not sure what other clarifications or details to give - please tell me if ...
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3answers
568 views

Does Google treat .html pages differently from .php pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use a file extension or not? My current hosting provider does not let me put PHP code inside of a .html page. So part of my content is in a database and ...
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2answers
120 views

How many pages can be uploaded in the single website without offending popular search engines?

Currently we are serving details to our visitors through a database oriented website. Visitor selects around 5 Level options E.g. Level One: book Level Two: Chapter Level Three: Topic Now ...
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2answers
289 views

Will a search engine lower the rank of my page if i have hidden iframes?

As a praxis, all external content on our site is put in iframes to lower the risks of any external parties injecting stuff to our users. We also do it to make sure our content shows up before banners, ...
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2answers
170 views

How to get search engines to properly index an ajax driven search page

I have an ajax-driven search page that will allow users to search through a large collection of records. Each search result points to index.php?id=xyz (where xyz is the id of the record). The initial ...
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2answers
86 views

How can a product search engine determine what html element contains data about which variable?

HTML5 allows people to tag their elements like <div data-productname=BMW>BMW</div> but how do search engines do it with older websites?
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2answers
668 views

Does Google penalize changed H1 tags?

A friend of mine is worried that changing the font of the <h1> tag will cause Google to penalize it (or not assign as much weight to it). He described a situation where small <h1> text ...
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2answers
135 views

Public search engine which index HTML tags

Do you know a public search engine which allows search on HTML tags? The usage will be to search websites with HTML5 tags such as <canvas> being able to search over the class names could also ...
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1answer
57 views

Is HTML meta element effective to increase a site's search ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms? Some sites and web developers say that meta keywords and meta description is not important and necessary to ...
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2answers
1k views

Hide content from search engines (legitimate, not SEO related)

I have a website which contains famous and original (made by users) quotes, poetries, and such. Recently many of our users start to complain because their name is searchable on Google since we have a ...
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3answers
733 views

Is minifying id and class names a bad SEO practice?

I am a big fan of minifying everything whenever possible. It is a sin for me to don't do this. However, I recently read that one of the thousands tips to boost your website rank on search engines was ...
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4answers
4k views

How to hide pages from Google crawler? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I'm currently working on a website and need to keep certain pages hidden from Google ...
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2answers
299 views

Change content of page depending on Google search

A client has asked me to tailor the content of their homepage based on how the user got there from Google. His example is something like: If a user searches Google for Cars in Barcelona, then the ...
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1answer
353 views

Do search engines understand multiple rel values?

I need to have hyperlinks on my page that will look something like: <a href="/someurl" rel="prettyPhoto[main] nofollow">Link</a> So basically the rel attribute has two values. I know ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How long it takes for google to refresh the page information? How can I achieve to make it faster? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long before Google will update search terms matching my website? I have a webpage, and I have updated it with meta descriptions and keywords. I would like this data ...
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5answers
7k views

rel=“nofollow” in img tags?

Does it make sense to have a rel="nofollow" attribute in img tag? Do search engines' crawlers use this attribute in some way for calculating PageRank score? What is the practical sense for using it ...
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4answers
3k views

Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page

As a webmaster in charge of a tiny site that has a forum, I regularly receive complains from users that both the internal search engine and that external searches (like when using Google) are totally ...
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7answers
2k views

Do tabs, spaces, and line-breaks in HTML markup affect search engine optimization?

I am looking for information regarding tabs, spaces, and line-breaks in HTML/XHTML markup and whether it affects SEO. I have found sources which state that extra white space hurts search engine ...
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1answer
119 views

Canonical Tag Not Being Recognized

I'm puzzled by the first Google search result in this list. The first result has the following rel="canonical" tag: <link rel="canonical" ...
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2answers
42 views

Better ways to have valuable data indexed, which is ignored currently

<a title="">.../a> Hi folks. It seems that my title tag which holds extremely valuable and describes contents on my simple design page is currently compeltely denied by search engines and ...
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3answers
158 views

Problem with description of my site and google search

My HTML page : http://www.faressoft.com <meta name="description" content="فارس سوفت الاسم الرائد في عالم البرمجيات العربية" /> When I search for my site name "فارس سوفت" using google, the ...