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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Using hreflang to specify a catchall language

We have a site primarily targeted at the UK market, and are adding a US-market alternative. As per Google's recommendations: To indicate to Google that you want the German version of the page to ...
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Make Offscreen Sliding Content Without Hurting SEO [duplicate]

On my website I have content which is positioned off the screen, and then slides in when you click a button. For example, when you click the news button, content slides in with news. It didn't occur ...
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Strange characters appearing on websites - ASCII? - UNICODE?

I have created many very simple pure HTML websites over the years. Most of them appear to work fine most of the time. But there is one recurring problem which I have never quite sorted out involving ...
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Can anyone suggest me .htaccess code to convert my website from html to php? [closed]

If any one can help me in suggesting the code for .htaccess to my website conversion from html to php, I'll be thankful :-)
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add predefined text block to inline text area on button click? [closed]

how can I make a text area, similar to what tinymce, cleditor, etc. do, with my own custom button that once clicked, pastes text to the inline text area? for example, a button that says "insert lorem ...
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How to find keywords in HTML code?

I want to check if on a web page I can find defined words. For example I want to check if a web page contains word 'abc'. I know that some pages contains meta tag with name = keywords and ...
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Can I instruct the browser not to look for a favicon?

I have a website that doesn't have/need a favicon. Is there a way to instruct the browser not to waste a request looking for /favicon.ico ? I don't mean filtering logs, but something client-side, ...
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<li> Elements Not Sorting Correctly in <ul>? [migrated]

In the link provided below you will see "Brand Images" when scrolling downward. Continue to scroll & notice that all list elements (Brand Images) are alphabetical within unordered list tags & ...
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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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Port numbers appended to anchor tags

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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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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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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SEO-friendly Responsive Design, swap navigation UL for Select?

I am designing the menu for a web site, and I was hoping to find an SEO-Friendly way to implement the Responsive Design used here: Ask4Sam.net- Responsive Design Example As you can see, for large ...
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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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Google is not picking up meta description approximately 50 percent of the time on our website

We have a valid description meta tag on our website. We recently updated it. Temporarily we included a character (plus symbol) that may have been invalid. Since including this character, google would ...
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Why aren't we supposed to use <table> in a design?

What are some clear and logical reasons for why we shouldn't be designing websites with tables? Where are the benefits, what has been driving this idea in the industry? When is it okay to use a table? ...
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Convert table to table with autofilter/order by function

How can I make any normal HTML table: <table border=1 style='border:2px solid ...
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How can I remove the .html extension for static webpages that are indexed so they'll still work in a WordPress site?

I have a static HTML website with less than 100 pages and 99 of them are indexed in Google's search engine. I want to convert it into a WordPress website, but there are some problems I'm worried ...
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Google Webmaster Tools says my XML sitemap “appears to be an HTML page”

We're running a lot of sites and we've started to get a lot of these errors in Webmaster Tools: Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format ...
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How to align images left or right semantically?

I want to align images in a text. Some pictures should be on the right side and some other on the left side. I can achieve this by adding class="right" or class="left" to the img element. But that ...
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Image Link with Nofollow tag. Good or Bad practice?

Which is the best practice, from an SEO point of view, if you have a list of products which have both image and text link? 1) one A tag with the image and product name inside? <a ...
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Book recommend: Start learning web design with css with basic HTML knowledge

I've already known some HTML, tables, link, image,...etc but just at a basic level. Now I want to learn how to build a layout for a website and design also. I want to start building a layout right a ...
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SEO regarding non-US characters (ñ vs n vs &ntilde;) [duplicate]

Are there any recommendations for handling special non-English characters like the ñ on a web page and keep it searchable under any permutation from Google and Bing? For example, I have three ...
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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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How to upload a HTML file on server so that it displays like a webpage?

The question is about uploading a file to a web server which could be accessed from a domain address and is not specific to WordPress only. My server runs WordPress, so there's a japanaddicts.org ...
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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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The word “logo” is appearing in all my SERP, but it's not in my page titles

When I search for my website in Google, the word "logo" is being displayed in all the results, but I didn't specify the word "logo" in the titles of my HTML pages. See the following screenshot: ...
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How to redirect keeping the referral without server-side redirects?

I have an HTML page hosted in Dropbox that some external websites link to. I want to redirect to a different page using only HTML or Javascript, since I can't use any server-side redirects. My goal ...
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Will using page headings (h1, h2, h3 etc) as internal links encourage Google sitelinks? [duplicate]

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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HTML Character Entities/Special characters with crossbrowser/crossplatform support?

I used some good looking ones from http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/charref on my site but I just noticed that they don't show on mobile browsers of Android. For example: ⪦ &ltcc; ...
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Self-referential hreflang attributes for single language website?

I've been told by an SEO company to add a hreflang attribute to every page on a single-language website (ie. 'self-referential' tags), but everything I've read about the hreflang tag, including ...
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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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Is it acceptable to repeat the same h1 tag for desktop and mobile browsers in a responsive site?

I have a website with a page that has a video as the main content. It uses a responsive design layout that requires the <h1> tag (with the same text) to be used in two different places: one for ...
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Should <meta property=“og:image” content=“…”> have an alt tag?

I want to follow good SEO practices by adding alt tags to all my images. For Facebook sharing, I have this code: <meta property="og:image" content="..."> can I add an alt="Facebook image" to ...
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Does Google index images in anything other than an img tag?

I was thinking of making a 'load on scroll' image gallery plugin, i.e. I do not want the image to load until it is in view in the viewport. That got me thinking in terms of implementation. I don't ...
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Designing a SEO friendly Website, should i follow any standard HTML format [duplicate]

I am a web developer, developing a web site. I am considering how search engines index my pages. I observed a couple of sites which are ranking well in Google that make me doubt that I am doing it ...
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301 Redirect HTML Pages

In a web debugger, the html of a 301 redirect page shows up as: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>301 Moved Permanently</title> ...
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Can I create a div to display web content from another website?

Let's say my homepage is www.example.com and I want to add a div on it. When people visit my page, I want to show the content from www.google.com within the div. When visitor clicked any link on ...
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Requirements for Google HTML snapshots

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 saw lots of question about this topic and all of them were talking if someone want to use php for "building web pages", should learn html first or not. and most of them said yes, because most of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...