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Too many duplicate image alt tags. What to do?

I've got a table. And as you can see below I've got a lot of duplicate alt tags going on. What is the best way to prevent this but still have valid HTML5 code? <table id="benefits"> ...
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Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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39 views

Will HTML that is in fact text have an impact on SEO?

My website's dreadful search performance has always been a mystery. It could just be short, concise content but I believe it's something bigger. My site is a crowdsourced map - people contribute ...
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36 views

Standards for long format dialogue when published to web

I'm posting some extremely long audio transcripts from 50 minute long radio recordings. I'm afraid that any search engine crawler will read these really long documents and treat it negatively because ...
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22 views

Which MIME type to compress? and what If I omit the `type` attribute from the HTML?

Per my request, my webhost had turned mod_deflate ON. In my Cpanel I now have an "Optimize Website" button. Inside that menu I could either choose: "Compress all content" or "Compress the specified ...
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530 views

Use p tag inside a div tag for text?

What is better in terms of SEO ? <div class="box1" > <p> A bunch of text right here</p> </div> or <div class"box1" > A bunch of text right here </div> ...
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47 views

HTML Sitemap URL format

When adding a html sitemap to a site, for SEO purposes should the links it contains be locally referenced or is it better to use the full URL? Eg: <ul> <li><a ...
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69 views

Several <a href=“#”>link</a> on one page - Effect on SEO and User Experience?

I've been researching the question if several <a href=“#”>link</a> links on one page have a bad impact on SEO and User Experience, for quite a while now but didn't really come to a ...
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61 views

Right HTTP code for adult content block

I have a site with User Generated Content. Although only a small amount of it is Adult content, part of that has become popular in search engines in foreign languages. To avoid being classified ...
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258 views

For an internal page, which title and h1 I must use for SEO?

I have a basic question about SEO and HTML design. Most homepage of websites use the code below: <html> <head> <title>Website name</title> </head> ...
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68 views

SEO for landing page of three different language sites

I have three sites running under the main domain example.com/en/ example.com/ar/ example.com/ur/ And there is a main HTML landing page example.com which have some introduction in three languages and ...
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300 views

Proper usage of <title>, <header>, <h1> and <h2> in a HTML5 website?

I have been studying this subject for several days and have found many conflicting suggestions with regards to search indexing. I am working on a project which has a lot of different pages ranging ...
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182 views

Star rating not showing in rich snippets

We've recently been doing a lot of work on our site's SEO (www.betterthanreviews.com). We recently did a push to update the rich snippets breadcrumb, meta description, and star rating. After giving ...
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34 views

From SEO point of view is hiding H1 in this case bad for indexing?

I'm having to use a 3rd party CMS and I cannot change the contents of the h3 (or the h3 itself) I've not had too much dealing with "cufon" - presume its an old fashioned way of using a specific font. ...
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72 views

How can I set my robots.txt file to let bots not crawl certain folders in root directory?

I have a small website with about 20 pages with .html extensions, containing unique articles I wrote consisting of about 1000 words or more. These 20 pages are the main feature of my site. Root ...
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123 views

Are there any length limitations for image alt or title property?

I'd like to insert an image on a webpage with an alt property. But the text length I'd like to use for this alt property is pretty long: about 200 words (slightly less than 1000 characters). Moreover ...
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2answers
110 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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240 views

Why does AVG complain with Exploit Blackhat SEO type 1703

I installed "AVG internet security", opened a page in internet explorer, and AVG complains about "Exploit Blackhat SEO (type 1703)" for object name Action sports stock footage with no further ...
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134 views

Schema.org: Having a Product as “about” property

I want to define a Product as the main content of a webpage using Schema.org markup. My idea with the following HTML is to use the structure: - Webpage -- WebPageElement (mainContentOfPage of ...
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1answer
85 views

Will using same colour H1 as background hurt SEO if I use background image?

Can it hurt SEO if H1 headings are the same colour as the standard body background colour, even if all H1 headings are placed in divs that have a contrasting background image? (So to be clear: the ...
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2answers
71 views

Unicode icons in <title>

If I want to put various unicode icons in my <title> for the sake of looks, could that hurt my SEO? Are there particular classes of unicode (code ranges) that offend search engines? I've ...
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7 views

Having Google structure my search result [duplicate]

My question is fairly simple: How do I customize my Google Search result so when it comes up in Google, it gets this kind of fancy result that lets an user navigate my website directly from the ...
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1answer
41 views

Can a PHP generated main page be indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I generate an index.html file in a PHP script to avoid PHP code within HTML and to show content that is delivered by another script hourly. (Like next flights within an hour.) This script overwrites ...
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123 views

Cannot solve errors on W3C validator

I have found a webpage that can check for errors in my webpage's code. Here are the errors I couldn't solve: End of file seen and there were open elements. Unclosed element div. <div ...
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1answer
62 views

Link to the website creator in the head tag

Probably this is an obvious thing, but I am not sure about it. I created websites for my clients, and I am allowed to place back-links to my portfolio site. I placed a link in the footer, but I am ...
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198 views

SEO link's anchor text - does it matter if is it plain or in other tag?

Description I will give below some links examples in HTML code: <a href="./add.php?page=1" target="_blank"><div class="menu-button" id="menu-btn-3">Add</div></a> <a ...
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3answers
81 views

Does using HTML header tags as links have any SEO downside?

My homepage has several internal links which I would like to use as header tags. For example: <h2> <a href="http://www.example.com/about/"> About example.com </a> </h2> Does ...
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502 views

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML document?

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML page? I tried to find the answer to this question, but found contradictory information. When adding Schema.org microdata markup to an HTML page, I ...
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47 views

How search engines determine the query string values for dynamic pages?

I have a URL like Abc.com/viewpage?id=1234-4655-7678;type=article How do search engines like Google or Bing determine during crawling the value of these parameters? The id is globally unique ...
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1answer
120 views

Will using page headings (h1, h2, h3 etc) as internal links encourage Google sitelinks?

I am trying to change my site's page headings to better emphasize the structure of the page's content hierarchy. I am hoping this will encourage Google Sitelinks and list snippets. Current headings ...
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1answer
64 views

What HTML and CSS markup is best for SEO for a list of questions (like on Stack Exchange sites)

On the StackOverflow a question block (in the q-list on the index page and so on) represented by the following html code: <div class="question-summary narrow tagged-interesting" ...
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4answers
771 views

Can I hide <h1> tag? Will it hurt SEO?

My pages look better without a heading title. So I don't really want to use a heading, but I don't want to leave <h1> out. Is hiding the element an option? Will it hurt SEO?
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1answer
108 views

Meta tags with HTML special character codes?

This question is regarding best practices on SEO development meta tag filling. A name written in the Latin or the Cyrillic alphabet has certain special characters, such as the ccedil C, for example. ...
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2answers
77 views

Is it bad SEO to embed an img tag in the middle of a sentence?

I recently received a web mockup that included a sidebar with a short paragraph of narrow text; a quote from a person. At the end of the quote, the mockup had a circular portrait of the person floated ...
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10 views

SEO and Mobile XML sitemap [duplicate]

On my sites, I used the scheme that Google defines: "Dynamically serving different HTML on the same URL" when I offer a mobile version of my code. I have only one URL for each page. By checking the ...
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1answer
40 views

Putting Custom page summary in meta description

if putting "Custom" meta description for EVERY page of site, is harmful for SEO? (for example, summary of each article) And Google will show them on SERPs?
2
votes
1answer
223 views

Should I create a sitemap file and, if so, what should I add to it?

I submitted my website/app to Bing and Google recently. I subsequently received this email from bing: Dear Webmaster, This is a weekly report on the open issues categories we have detected on ...
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1answer
185 views

Duplicate content on the same page - SEO ramifications?

In certain situations, I've seen Responsive Design websites with duplicate content on the same page. The pages had duplicate HTML structure and content in some parts of it due to Responsive Design. ...
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1answer
50 views

External links from search engine - Redirect?

I am making a site which is designed to contain a large amount of links to other sites, much like a search engine. I have seen two different approached with regards to linking to external sites. ...
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85 views

Conveying website hierarchy using page title. Any conventions?

I was thinking of using a format like: [SpecificPageName - ]SiteName - SectionName StackOverflow - Download StackOverflow - Contact StackOverflow - Forum hey guys my 1st post - StackOverflow - ...
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1answer
62 views

Google list with angle bracket in url [duplicate]

Is anyone can help me, how can i make my website that google in search list will show the URL like this (www.ask.com › All › Apps, Gadgets, Computers & Games‎)? example Separated by angle ...
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52 views

Change site name SEO impacts

My site is merging with my friends one so the domain and the site title will change, currently my page title's are structured <title>Contact Us | Example Industries</title> But when we ...
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3answers
115 views

What should <h1> and <h2> be used for?

If my company is called foo.com and I am on the homepage/index page of the site, what should the <h1> and <h2> tabs be? <h1>foo</h1> <h2>home</h2> If I am on the ...
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1answer
70 views

Textarea tags and SEO

On my site, I want to give the user the ability to copy the code for our little support badge, and then paste it onto their site/blog. I'm accomplishing this by adding ...
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votes
3answers
244 views

Google follows disabled options on “get” forms

I have the following get form on my website for language switching. <form method="get" action="?"> <label for="language">Language: </label> <select id="language" ...
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2answers
101 views

Web page has well over 100 anchor tags - how to improve SEO without taking anchors out?

I have a website where the main menu has 10 level 1 items and each has roughly 10 level 2 items plus there are links in the header and footer and side bar plus some links in the content. All these ...
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2answers
140 views

Creating temp/fake URLs for user generated content

I'm working on a site that hosts classified listings. I'm currently using hash/query params and Ajax to display content. Example: www.site.com/viewpost?id=34089 We are now interested in making ...
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4answers
546 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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109 views

Should I use rel=index or rel=contents in this instance?

I’m creating an MMA website. There’s the home page, there’s a fighters section whose index page lists fighters in the organisation, and then each fighter has a profile page. The URL structure is like ...
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328 views

HTML5 tags: how to use them correctly?

I want the best possible SEO for my WordPress site. To do this, I made enhancements and used HTML5. The problem is that I don't know how to use particular tags. For instance, I have an article tag in ...