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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Is it SEO safe to embed the H2 or H3 tag in a hyperlink element?

I'm making a new layout for our website, and I want to make a list using the unordered list tag (ul) to show our offers. But because of our design I would like to use the h3 tag into an a element. ...
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Sharepoint 2010 as framework for website?

So I'm looking at several solutions for our new website. And we've looked at ExpressionEngine first and foremost. Now, during brainstorming today, one person said "why don't we use Sharepoint 2010 ...
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How to avoid html tags in Google search summary

I am using CKEditor to let people describe their organization with all the styles and fonts. So when it saves in the database its like < gets saved as &gt and rest all you know for the html ...
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Is it bad practice for SEO to use <i> in header elements?

For making a user friendly website, I have to use some of Font Awesome fonts in <h> elements like this: <h2> <i style="color: rgb(102, 149, 45); vertical-align: inherit;" class="fa fa-...
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Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO?

The title attribute is an HTML standard element available across most tags. e.g. <li><a title="Widgets listed by household function" href="/widgets/by-function.html">by Function</a&...
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Properly encode Chinese text [on hold]

I would like to read http://www.dlwsxx.com/ws2004/newscenter/xiaoyuanxinwen/show.asp?Id=1123, however the text has an incorrect encoding, displaying extended Latin characters when they should be ...
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Should I remove rel next/prev from a single WordPress article?

First of all, this is not a question of 'how to remove', it's a question of 'should I remove'. I've just noticed rel next and prev links on our single WordPress blogs. I'm not sure if they are new ...
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Printable characters between two links. How to legally hide so my page still appears correctly?

Once again, I'm trying to follow standards... Here's another issue. On one page of my site, I have a grid of clickable images. In HTML code, the grid is partly as follows, and the images are ...
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Is there a way to mark unusual words as spelled correctly so search engines don't think the site has poor spelling?

I want to know how to indicate a particular word or work is not spelt incorrectly. Spelling does affect SEO but the common spellcheckers usually come up with around 10-20 errors per page, but these ...
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For SEO, are headings still worth it?

Which heading, if any, should I use for a web app where I divide the content acccording to cities and every city has a page, but I didn't yet write the name of the city on the page? Is it good just ...
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Adsense ads don't appear even if account approved

I have a website that runs on Apache2 and has code in PHP and JS + HTML. Link to site: http://goldfaucet.xyz This is the code of my ad unit: I have an approved Adsense account that already was ...
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Template websites vs Building website from scratch when considering SEO

Do companies which offer template websites (such as Wix and Weebly) offer as much SEO customization and versatility such that they can not be considered less effective in Search Engine Listings, than ...
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If multiple h1 elements are bad practice, how come Optimizely has more than one h1?

Optimizley landing page banner has 2 h1 elements: <div class="header-container tooltip-container"> <h1 class="mkt-hero__header optly-header-one">Hello!</h1> <h1 class="mkt-...
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Which is best SEO practice to markup source code on web page?

What is the best way to present source code to users without affecting SEO? Let's say my website is HTML tutorials and I need to present HTML code to the user so that they can copy it. If my main ...
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How to make a clickable link with HTML Editey

I am an HTML beginner and I'm making a website using HTML Editey. I know how to do things like make bold text or make an underline under the letter or number, but I don't know how to make a clickable ...
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Must the image url in a sitemap file begin with the same domain the file is stored on?

I remember when making a sitemap, all URLs defined in between <loc> and </loc> must be part of the same domain as the domain the file is stored on. For example, I can use this line in my ...
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Can search engines recognize content in h tags correctly if it includes nested span elements?

I have taken on a new client, and when reviewing the site (it's a Wix site), I used this tool, which claims the page is missing an h1 tag. However in the Chrome developer tools it's clearly there. ...
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Identify keys bound to website buttons

After running my site through powermapper tools, they present this issue: All ONCLICK handlers should have an equivalent ONKEYPRESS handler. Section 508 1194.22 (l) WCAG 2.0 A F54 Some ...
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Rendering different HTML contents based on screen size - good idea from SEO perspective?

Is there an adverse effect of capturing screen size with JS and rendering different HTML contents via AJAX based on user's screen size, mainly from SEO perspective? I'm working on an ecommerce app ...
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SEO impact of breaking one nested menu into two flat menus

So, I have a menu with this structure: <ul> <li> <a>First Level Menu item</a> <ul> <li><a>Second Level Menu Item</a></li> <...
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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 E11-...
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Hidden “< prev” and “next >” pagination links on first and last page respectively

I'm using the Yii Framework, with Bootstrap 3, and have noticed the default pagination behavior on the first and last pages is a little strange. On page 2 of 3 the links look like: < Prev | 1 | 2 ...
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Do/Can HTML Imports impact negatively on SEO?

I'm asking this about HTML Imports due to the custom include sequence, just worried that certain things may not be available when the crawler examines the page (I'm guessing this is weak reasoning, ...
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How to mimic <pre> with <div>

I am publishing python code on a website (that is CMS). I have a python script which reads any python script and makes a syntax-colored HTML out of it. Then I copy/paste this HTML into the CMS editing ...
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Rich snippets won't show? Local business

I have been trying to get Rich snippets to show on my website for months now with no prevail. A week or two ago the ratings were showing up in SERPS on all pages (except homepage which isn't marked up)...
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Same text for <h1> and <h2>

What do you think about having the same content for H1 and H2 tag in the article? It seems like keyword stuffing, right? Example: <h1>Bananas <span>Musa × paradisiaca</span></...
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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Inserting <img> into <a> with the same image and SEO

I'm going to use the fancyBox jQuery plugin in the new responsive web design of my website to allow the user to open images in full size. As it is RWD, all images will be resized to fit the available ...
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Bootstrap navbar with collapsed menu icon [closed]

On this bootstrap starter template: when the browser gets narrow the navigation bar links/buttons collapse into one icon in top-right corner like this: I would like to have this collapsed "icon" ...
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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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HTML anchor tag download, filename attribute [migrated]

I have a reporting database where the possible attachments are embedded directly on the page as Base64 strings. The <a> tag uses a download attribute that supplies the filename. It is kind of ...
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Does a script tag really need a color defined?

I went to achecker.ca to test my website for accessibility issues. While it found no actual problems, it found about 100 potential issues. One of them is this: 1.4 Distinguishable: Make it easier ...
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Can a span within an H1 harm bot attempts to identify the text? [duplicate]

I am wondering if this structure can confuse search bots and prevent them from identifying the contents of the H1. For example, in the code below, can the bot identify "Main Text" as the H1 content? ...
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Is it valid to have multiple form input elements with the same name?

Is it valid markup and is it valid to the HTML/HTTP spec? If I wanted to have <form> <input name="email" /> <input name="email" /> <input name="email" /> </form> is ...
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Save, load and print input values using local storage? [migrated]

I'm trying to store via local storage all form field values (under the input id) like so localStorage.setItem("input id", fieldvalue); when a user clicks then "save" button. After save input value is ...
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Why does loading of an external “async defer” javascript code happen before page load?

Recaptcha recommends loading of its script like this: <script src="https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js" async defer></script> I added this to the head section of the html document ...
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Are spaces in “href” valid?

Is <a href=" #id "> (note spaces) correct (X)HTML? Does it mean the same as <a href="#id">?
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List of words vs. words in an article

What (if any) SEO-difference is there between listing several (key)words and using the same words in a short article? For example, if I have three words presented in the following ways: <ul> ...
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Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text inside a heading element?

Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text on a landing page nested inside of an <h3> element? For example: <div class="active item"> <div class="hero-...
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Spamassasin reports HTML_FONT_TINY with huge penalty, what is it?

Update The authors of the plugin suggested that it is a false positive. I am using MailPoet in a Wordpress installation to send newsletters. In an effort to validate the chances a newsletter has ...
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Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?

Can I use: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="?l=en" /> to link pages with different languages for SEO (recommended for example by Google)? Can that URL be relative as in the example ...
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“Failed to correctly acquire installer_nodejs_windows.msi file: CRC error” when installing Aptana Studio

When I try to install Aptana Studio I get the message: Failed to correctly acquire installer_nodejs_windows.msi file: CRC error What is this error and how it can be removed?
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Can a website use multiple meta keyword tags?

Are these two equivalent? <meta name="keywords" content="first" /> <meta name="keywords" content="second, third" /> and <meta name="keywords" content="first, second, third" /> ...
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How to specify expiry to a (css/js) files of a website in a shared hosting?

I have read the other answers but all are based on editing the .htaccess file. Is there any way to set expiry without touching the .htaccess file?
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How can you have a hotel to have a Schema.org rating based on the hotel star rating system?

How would you write microdata for hotels with ratings classified as "1-star" to "5-star" hotels? Looking at http://schema.org/Hotel, I see no "Rating" property but only an "aggregateRating" one which ...
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

Today I was creating keywords for my website and I have one issue. Is there any difference between writing: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript,PHP"/> And the same code but ...
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What is the impact of <i>, <b>, <strong> or <span> elements on SEO?

What is the impact of i, b, strongor span tags on SEO? I quote the MDN HTML element reference: The HTML <b> Element represents a span of text stylistically different from normal text, ...
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Does changing strong element CSS styling affect SEO?

<strong> HTML elements have default black and bold CSS styling. I want my strong elements to have light blue background, have blue as font color and underline strokes. But does changing the ...
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Set Expires: -1 HTTP Header by mistake and visitors dropped?

I was trying to do some SEO improvements on my website and accidentally set the Expires header to -1. I changed it back after a couple of days. Would the Expires: -1 header be the cause of why my ...