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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Should I escape the Apostrophe ( ' ) character with its HTML entity (&#39;)?

What characters should be escaped with their HTML entities. For example, & is escaped with &amp;. Should ' be escaped with &#39;?
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Can html go in the ErrorDocument value internally in httpd.conf?

According to apache documentation, the final parameter of ErrorDocument can be specified as a path, URL or text to any error code. What I have done so far to eliminate any calls to the I/O file ...
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Does crowded HTML markup between actual content affect SEO?

On our pages the content consists of multiple entries (similar to forums) and those entries have lots of html such as three social share widgets, like buttons, favorite buttons and so on. When you ...
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Can I omit the domain name for href in the HTML base tag?

Currently on my website, I use an HTML base tag to shorten URLs in anchor tags. All URLs on my site belong to one domain. For 100% compliance, I use an absolute URL. for example: <base ...
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Universal shortened doctype for all mobile devices

I am trying to make my adsense code load closer to the beginning of my mobile website code. My major bottleneck is the doctype declaration. What I have (as shown) is the doctype mobile profile 1.2 ...
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Can it be an issue to search engines if a primary image in a webpage is not declared with an image tag?

I was looking at my reports on google adsense, and on my mobile site, google reports that people see ads about 1% of the time. The stats are much more in my favor on the desktop site where the ads are ...
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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-Table expanding/collapsing table example starting collapsed [migrated]

I'm implementing a table that has expanding/collapsing groups, and it's working, but I can't figure out how to start the groups collapsed. I'm working with this: ...
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Is using the <u> tag invalid or bad for SEO?

A few years back in about 2010 I ran the W3C.org validity checker tool on a Drupal 6 website that is no longer exist and I clearly remember getting a message like "usage of <u> tags isn't valid" ...
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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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Show hidden text in HTML page [closed]

What code I have to add to my HTML page if I want to see hidden text related to short paragraph? Here is an example: a) is what you see when you open web page b) is what you see when you click link ...
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SEO difference of img and anchor tag

Lately I have the constant the struggle of images being too large for the x device or too small for the y device or too many for the z device. In reality, the problem is that, as long as there is an ...
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What is the disadvantages of removing HTML tags before indexing?

This is a silly question but I am bit confused. What are the disadvantages of removing HTML tags before indexing the pages?
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Which fonts do designers use?

Let me inform you that I am not a designer by trade and I don't have any design sense, either. But by luck I have to design forms in my company. But I do not get the professional look that you see on ...
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Can images be combined using the clip CSS Property while still maintaining image SEO and semantics?

I have two images in my web page. Actually there are 20 but I want to keep things simple: <div> <img src="apple.png" alt="Apple" /> <img src="orange.png" alt="Orange" /> ...
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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?
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Order of HTML meta tags

A SEO company suggested we change the order of our HTML meta tags so that <title> and <meta name="description"> are the first two. They say this is to ensure search engines can utilize ...
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Do inline markup options have influence on SEO?

<div class="super-accordion" data-super-accordion="{collapse:false,duration:200}"> .... </div> ... <ul class="cool-tab" data-cool-tab="{connect:'#some-id', ...
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Using 'geo.??' meta tags to geo-tag a blog post

I am developing a blog post website, where each post will be about some location. Can I use geo meta tags to tag a post with that location? In this example, a post would be about New York. Are those ...
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Problem with Twitter Cards: “Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more clever.”

Recently I've read about Twitter Cards and tried to use it on one page of my site. Problem: When I put on Tweet tab I see the notification "Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more ...
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mathML/HTML symbol for mathematical vector

Is there a way to make something like the image below using text-based HTML/mathML. My concern is with the arrows over the letter v. This is for iOS (webKit); I'd rather not use mathJAX or the like ...
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Cloudflare: Cache static HTML when URL has Query String

Quick CloudFlare 'new user' question for you: BACKGROUND: The HTML pages served up by my origin server never change. All dynamic content is download via JavaScript after the page is loaded in the ...
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How to make an apDiv show up in same spot on all browsers

I'm pretty new to the whole webmaster stuff and am just trying to format a slideshow on my homepage to be in a certain area with an apDiv, but as soon as I use another browser it's in a different ...
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How can I create a centered and fixed div in HTML? [closed]

I need to create a HTML webpage with a table, td, div, any kind of this, fixed and centered (vertical and horizontal) of that size: 1010px of width and 565px of height. Is there a way to do that ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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Would it be useful to cram the <title> element full of relevant keywords? What are the downsides of this practice?

I've read at many places that the title of web page must be concise and informative. I've also read that user agents use the title as the foremost thing to index the web pages. So wouldn't the web ...
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When using a stacked font-family, what does the browser use when NONE of the specified fonts are present?

Simple HTML code example: <p>font family</p> Simple CSS code example: p { font-family: Arial, Helvettica, sans-serif; } Browser looks for Arial Arial is not present then it ...
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Can anyone list some real examples of 'HTML5' being used in the wild?

I am using HTML5 in the same way everyone seems to be using it these days, meaning: HTML5 tags, Canvas / 3D / javascript and CSS3. I am struggling to find examples of sites that are using these ...
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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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Should it be beneficial to put dot (period) in the end of Image Title tag's text or ALT text?

When I looked in the Google for such data I found only one article that deals with ALT attributes and (if I understood correctly) clues that indeed it is logical to put dots in the end of ALT text ...
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Multiple images on one page: best ranking practices

I have several images related to one object and they all should be placed on one web-page. I'd like to know how do I place those images among the page body and its text. I can not do it manually to ...
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How to use more than 1 schema.org schema on a web page

How do you add more than one schema to a web page? I am using the Organization and WebSite schemas on my home page. I am writing the markup in JSON-LD format. The Organization schema for the ...
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Is it OK to use same text for title and alt text for an image?

Should the title and the alt tags have completely different text for a certain image? Or is it OK if I use the same text for both the title tag and alt tag? The text would be different for every ...
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Do I really need to remove special characters in a URL?

I have an FTP account shared with friends where we upload underground music albums and then we use the links to share the downloads in a music forum. The problem is that the album names are in french ...
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Custom Advertisement above website content. Proper standard semantic format wanted

Until recently, my website was following proper semantic standards with H1 tags before H2 and H3 tags. Now, on my site I was asked to put an advertisement of a festival for the owner at the top of ...
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schema.org/Book with multiple authors using JSON-LD [duplicate]

How do I display multiple book authors using JSON-LD? This question is similar to my original question, but decided to create a different one seeing that 2 different formats are used. Here is my ...
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Is it OK to have lots of external links to other domains that I own?

I have multiple web shops (34). I want a menu with a list of links to all of them on each site. Should I use rel=nofollow? Or should I use rel=nofollow on each page except the homepage (against link ...
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Two <h1> tags on all pages showing same content [duplicate]

Hi I have a little problem. The website theme we are using displays the website name at the top of every page as an element the title of the post then gets displayed as an element again. Effectively ...
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Should I compress very small HTML pages?

Here's the thing: More compression of a page means more work of the server CPU. 99% of my website for most visitors is gzip compressed. I have made error pages which are not compressed. They use 2 ...