6
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4answers
716 views

Too many duplicate image alt attributes. What to do?

I've got a table. And as you can see below I've got a lot of duplicate alt attributes going on. What is the best way to prevent this but still have valid HTML5 code? <table id="benefits"> ...
9
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2answers
314 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 ...
1
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2answers
73 views

Is it bad to have a mix of HTML 5 and XHTML pages within one website from SEO perspective?

We are going to update our website from well-formed XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 5. However, as I see, we will be doing this step-by-step. This means we will have some pages in HTML 5 and others in ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Upgrading website from XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 5: how can it affect SERP positions?

We have an enough old but still supported website which is XHTML 1.0 Transitional now. We are going to change it to HTML 5 to add some new features in the future (microdata, ...
7
votes
3answers
530 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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2answers
224 views

Why does Bing webmaster tool's SEO analyzer complain about multiple <h1> tags?

I used the Bing webmaster tool's SEO analyzer on my website, and it reported: There are multiple tags on the page. It recommends that there should only be one <h1> tag on the page. The ...
2
votes
1answer
152 views

Repeat use of Schema / Rich Snippets Markup i.e LocalBusiness Data

I am unable to find official wording and I'm hoping that some Rich Snippets/Schema Guru can give me some insight into proper usage of repeated content when it comes to using markup. I'm building a ...
1
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1answer
200 views

Checking Request's user agent versus handling _escaped_fragment_ urls when using pushState only (no hashbangs)

I'm working on an AJAX-based application and thinking of how to make it crawlable by search engines. I've read the Google's AJAX crawling specification but I couldn't get my head around one thing: if ...
1
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3answers
197 views

How to mark up a poem in HTML for SEO

I'm building poetry web site and I wanted some HTML structure tips for entries. Example: <h1>This is poetry title</h1> <p> Poem's line 1. <br /> Poem's line 2. ...
1
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2answers
332 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 ...
6
votes
3answers
524 views

HTML5 vs HTML4 regarding Search Engine Optimization

We currently have great SEO utilizing HTML4 entities, we are considering utilizing an HTML5 document type but are concerned about the SEO implications. We do not want to risk losing our SEO by ...
2
votes
2answers
359 views

Good idea if I only have <header> and <footer> inside <article>?

Due to nature of my blog I don't need to display any content, I only need to display a title inside a <header> and some meta info inside <footer> both inside article. Above them there is ...
3
votes
3answers
218 views

we choose to use tables to layout web forms: (how) can we make them valid/accessible?

we are building a site with dozens of very complex forms and we decided that the best solution for us is to make them using <table> but we are worried about accessibility and standards. what i ...
2
votes
2answers
449 views

Responsive design best practice: Duplicate html elements for media querying and SEO impact?

I have a page with, in order of html appearance, a figure tag, headgroup tag, and an article tag. In order to make a page's design responsive using media queries, I need a different order for ...
1
vote
1answer
416 views

Will using the new HTML5 meta charset instead of HTTP-EQUIV affect my clients site's ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? I am doing a re-design for a client whose site currently has very high and successful rankings across all search engines (Google, ...
7
votes
3answers
464 views

Is it safe to use multiple h2 tags for a list of products?

I am using html5. I have a list of products in my store (132 products), and they are currently being displayed using pagination, with 10 results on each page. All my product names are very keyword ...
4
votes
1answer
114 views

How to specify importance of html elements?

Is it possible to specify what elements of the page are important, or, more specifically, what elements of the page are not important? I'm using HTML5 new elements (nav, header, footer, section, ...
3
votes
2answers
823 views

Should I use schema.org location tagging on every page?

I have a nicely tagged section on my homepage describing a restaurant's location, city, state, zip, telephone, cuisine type, price and payments accepted. Should I tag any of this info on every other ...
6
votes
1answer
810 views

SEO impact of using <small> tag in <h1>

Twitter bootstrap uses <small> tag within <h1>. What is the SEO impact of this? Will the text content in the <small> tag get equal importance? Here is an example (see the ...
3
votes
4answers
429 views

SEO optimization for AJAX site and dynamic HTML canvas

I have a site that uses AJAX to query the Last.fm database and then dynamically draws a graph of the results on an HTML canvas. In the search function, I have a command that sets window.location.hash ...
19
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5answers
5k views

Overuse of <h1> was bad, but now, with HTML5?

We know that the overuse of <h1> can lead to an over-optimization penalty, but now, in HTML5 it's allowed to use multiple <h1> in the same page (inside nested sections). What will Google ...
7
votes
6answers
1k views

Adding Video To Website - Embed or Vimeo?

I have been asked to add 3 short informational videos to a new page on the company website. I am trying to figure out if it would be better to embed them directly onto the page (html5) or use Vimeo or ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

What to do with repeated content (anchor text) in internal search results when it comes to SEO?

On a website that delivers internal search results for products, within the results listing we have a repeating link to "add to favourites" (not browser-bookmarks, but user profile related) in every ...
7
votes
2answers
647 views

Should I always use HTML5 Microdata for SEO?

So I've been looking into this HTML 5 Microdata, but I'm not sure if or when it is appropriate to use. I know that if used with rating and you search a website it will pull up things like video rating ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Are there any good reasons to HTML5 for SEO at the moment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? Do crawlers ignore HTML5 tags (like <article>, <section>, <video>, <nav>, and so on...) when indexing the ...
2
votes
1answer
277 views

Google search : pubdate issue

At some point this year, Google Search started to show the publication date. When I updated my website, I noticed that the publication date was actually my birthday, simply because it's the first ...
0
votes
2answers
210 views

How do you clean up a site with #1 organic google rank?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. My company's website recently started ranking in the top 5 Google organic results for 80% of our 2 and 3 word "target" phrases, often #1. This has resulted in awesome ...
2
votes
2answers
341 views

Google Showing Item Count and sub Headlines in Result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a Result View on google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of Items (headings, he identifies as ...
2
votes
2answers
264 views

How will a website update - from HTML 4.01 to HTML5 - affect page ranking?

My concern is, my client is already number 2 on the search engine ranking for the main keyword of his particular field and I don't want to see him lose any more ground. He wants to not only future ...
2
votes
1answer
669 views

Is using HTML5 Doctype harmful for Mobile SEO in google?

At this page Google mentioned http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=34637&ctx=cb&src=cb&cbid=-1rb2an4c1lcom&cbrank=3 Q. What mobile markup languages ...
6
votes
1answer
177 views

html5 tags for SEO

I've a question for you. Are now the new HTML5 tags, like <header>,<footer>,<hgroup>,<nav>,... ... really usefoul for SEO? Is google and other search engines considering ...
6
votes
1answer
205 views

If all content is on a single page and hidden/shown with JS would it make sense to use hashbangs?

I have a page where the general structure is <a href="#section1">section 1</a> <a href="#section2">section 2</a> <a href="#section3">section 3</a> <a ...
1
vote
4answers
84 views

Correct element for rendered page title?

For SEO reasons, I've understood that it is important that the pages top most h1 is descriptive of the page's actual content. If one also wishes to have the site title at the top most part of the ...
1
vote
1answer
185 views

SEO directories - good or bad?

I am building my first blog that will provide quality information about a specific niche ( make up, fashion etc. haven't decided yet ). I am intending for it to be as high on the google page as ...
4
votes
2answers
268 views

Will HTML5 adoption render my site search engine unoptimized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will my new HTML5 website decrease my Google ranking? For example, currently, I understand that search engines give the most emphasis to h1 elements, followed by h2, ...
1
vote
1answer
207 views

Critique of SEO of this HTML [closed]

I'm designing a new site which I want to be as SEO friendly as possible, fast and responsive, semantic and very accessible. A lot of these things, embarrassingly are quite new to me. Have I miss ...
1
vote
3answers
747 views

Will my new HTML5 website decrease my Google ranking?

I have a traditional HTML website that loads pages/sections of the site when people click on menu items. Pretty standard. Currently, I'm working on relaunching my website with a brand new HTML5 code ...
2
votes
2answers
600 views

New HTML5 elements and search engine ranking impact? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? Will using HTML5 semantic markup negatively effect my search rankings? I have read that using properly semantic markup, besides a ...
25
votes
4answers
1k views

What are the SEO rules for HTML 5?

What are the rules of engagement with respect to SEO in HTML 5? Examples of things we have been mulling over with no conclusion: Are you penalised for not using <head> and <body> tags? ...
11
votes
5answers
2k views

Can text content in an HTML5 <canvas> element be indexed by search engines?

I was wondering if content in an HTML5 canvas tags has any positive/negative effects on SEO, or if it is indexed at all.