HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages. In modern web pages, HTML is used to markup the contents of the website, while CSS and Javascript are used to define the styles and behaviors respectively.

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How strict is the “same content” requirement for Google HTML snapshots? Can pared down HTML with the same text be used?

Are there any requirements for a HTML snapshot for Google other than: .. must contain the same content as the dynamically created page .. found here: ...
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Should I learn html/css before php even for using database? [closed]

I have seen lots of questions about this topic and all of them were asking whether someone, who wants to use PHP for "building web pages", should learn HTML first, or not? Most of the answers said ...
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Why are the stats for HTML Improvements in Google Webmaster Tools not decreasing? [duplicate]

I have read that resolving HTML Improvements in Google Webmaster Tools can take as long as 6 weeks to show up, but those numbers seem to increase without decreasing even though I've been fixing almost ...
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How to edit thousands of html pages at once? [closed]

I need to edit thousands of pages for a website with dynamic content added manually by the owner throughout 3 years, it has thousands of pages and I'm sure there is a better way to edit them without ...
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index.html in subdirectory will not open

I want to have a website structure like this: example.com/ - homepage example.com/solutions/ - this will be the solution parent page example.com/solutions/solution-one - child solution page ...
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What if my HTML snapshot for Googlebot doesn't contain the same content as the dynamically created page?

According to Google here: The HTML snapshot must contain the same content as the dynamically created page. What if my returned HTML Snapshot doesn't contain the same content as the actual ...
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As per W3C can we add onclick inside li tag?

I have 2 questions: As W3C can we add onclick inside <li> tag? Will this affect anything to do with SEO? For example: <li onclick="newDoc()">Click!</li> function newDoc() ...
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How do I generate this layout? [closed]

I want to create a template like the below image. The yellow block displays a transparent background colour over the top of the header block. How can I do this using HTML & CSS? Thanks.
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Can microdata be used within META and custom tags?

META tags that sit within HEAD of a webpage. What difference it makes when using microdata in them and outside of HEAD of webpage? Let's take for example "datePublished" property. Instead of hunting ...
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URL query is adding an unecessary comma

I am trying to automatically place login data through a URL query for my university services. (https://login.gatech.edu/cas/login) two problems arise when I try to pass a URL query (Ex: ...
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How can I serve all resources under HTTPS instead of HTTP without changing their URLs in the HTML code

I know that by using an .htaccess file I can redirect everyone to https://. However, my SSL certificate complains if all the content isn't served under HTTPS. Is there a way to convert all the ...
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Is inline JavaScript good or bad?

I've currently switched from WordPress to Yii framework and an external developer is rebuilding my site. One thing I notice is that each time he invokes AJAX / jQuery the Yii way, it embeds inserts ...
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Does meta tag in body section with itemprop and content work on SEO?

I noticed that <meta> tags in body only works with itemprop set, but I have a question. Do search engines read its content?
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Using the HTML input “name” attribute and SEO

From an SEO point-of-view, which version is better: <input type="text" name="q" value="search" /> or <input type="text" name="query" value="search" /> Here's another example: ...
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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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Basic semantic rules of CSS (and HTML), right or wrong?

Here is the summary I've recently learnt from discussions on this site (and similar) of 4 basic rules, so please correct me if I'm wrong or misunderstood something: a) Don't use IDs in CSS (or use it ...
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Port numbers appearing in the URLs on my development site under Apache and Python

I've built a static site. Locally, when I serve the content with python -m SimpleHTTPServer everything behaves normally, but when I copy the HTML onto the server and browse the site at the server's ...
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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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Need help with first website ever! [closed]

This is the first website i am making with HTML and CSS. Truly i am learning as I go but I need some questions answered before I write to much incorrect code. First a a little intro about the design ...
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Should notification messages be embedded in html or separate using jQuery?

I was originally thinking I could make a notification bar using jQuery. The downside is if someone has javascript disabled, they would never see the message. The upside is that the messages wouldn't ...
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Why should we prefer table over div when it comes to emailers?

When it comes to converting designed email templates to html format, how is a table layout better than a div? What are the exact reasons we tend to choose table over div for emailers?
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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"> ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the appropriate HTML markup for LinkedIn status updates?

I am using WordPress to power my website. I use WordPress SEO by Yoast as an SEO plugin of choice. It's a nice plugin, adds appropriate markup for Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. However, I ...
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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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How to transform RDF to Microdata in a WordPress site?

I have a breadcrumb with RDF data and I want to adapt it to Microdata. First of all, I'm not sure about the structure, because it will work on a WordPress template. But I found this code: ...
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How should I format my HTML emails

I am just starting to send HTML emails. I read that I need to include <head> and <body> tags in my HTML emails. Are there other tags, meta tags, or other things that need to be included ...
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Is there an advantage to using HTML versus PDF for printable product information?

I want to create a printable informational sheet for the products on my website. I have over 1000 different products. Each product has a product page and each product page needs a link which will ...
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Parts number and Google Site Search

I am using Google Site Search on our site and am looking for a way to get our parts number to show on the results page when searched. For example, if a user searches E23-457-123 or E45-65-322 or ...
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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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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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Writing mathematical notes in WordPress

I have asked this question in http://tex.stackexchange.com/ but then i got a reply that it is off topic there and webmasters stack exchange site would be useful. This is a continuation from my ...
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Is there a standard way to mark web content obsolete?

I was just listening to someone talk about how the older content is the more relevant it is seen by search engines even if it is obsolete info. But it seems in many cases it is good to leave content ...
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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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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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Arrange parent and child order in schema.org Microdata

According to 'http://schema.org/docs/full.html' Article, WebPage, WebPageElement are in the same level. WPSideBar is child of WebPageElement. Now, should I add child under parent or is this code ...
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When should I use <tag>content</tag> tag style, when <tag attrs> and when <tag attrs />?

I'm using HTML5. I just a bit confused that some people said "html validator does not like <tag attrs /> tags style". It is obvious that if I need to place some content between opening and ...
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Chrome fails to view a html file [closed]

I have set up a website which is visible from FF but not from Safari nor Chrome. I thought it is because of faulty WordPress install but obviously it is not because I have added a test.html in the ...
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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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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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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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Using .htaccess, can you hide the true URL?

So I have a web hotel with 1 main website http://www.myrootsite.com/ and a few websites in subdirectories, in a folder called projects. I have domain names pointing to the subdirectories, but ...
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HTML files downloading rather than executing

Trying to get a client's site up. The HTML files keep downloading rather than executing. I've done a MIME check and the files appear to be text/html. I recreated the database admin, password and ...
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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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Difference between “:” and “=” in HTML and CSS?

I am very new to HTML and CSS but while learning I ran into something that I was curious about. How come when you want to style or change font size etc. you use :. Example: style="color: red; ...
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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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Save web page results in blank page [closed]

I tried to save my webpage "save as Webpage, HTML only" generated by php file. But when I save it and open it, it is blank. When I save it as "complete" then it is fine. Page is pure html/css after ...