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Keywords (or "keyphrases") are words which describe or refer to a thing. In the context of SEO, keywords are the metadata used by search engines to rank webpages.

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Will removing my keyword from breadcrumb title to simplify UI hurt page SEO?

Working on the UI of a new site and I would like to simplify some breadcrumb titles so they do not take up as much space. They will still communicate the same message to user. See example below: ...
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Is “login”, “log in” or “log-in” better for search engine optimization?

What is the best way to phrase login for users? Is there a way to allow for the spelling of all 3 in log in link? I am debating a linked image, log in as the image text, login as the alt text and ...
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When defining keywords, should I consider permutations, or trust google, bing, etc to handle it?

I've been tasked with bumping up my employers website by quite a few ranks in relation to a few keywords. Being marginally familiar with programmatic text searching, I am aware that to a computer ...
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Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?

I have a site that uses span tags mid heading to put a different style on the words. So for the sake of argument I have a keyword/phrase of knitting patterns: <h1><span>Knitting ...
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Is an ampersand (&) in a company name not ideal for Google or SEO?

I am working on a site with a company name with an & in it. An alternative is using and instead of &. Does & have some disadvantages in a company name we have to know of? Does it effect ...
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Why my webpages body content is not taken into account to display in google SERP?

It's confusing for me that I have content on my webpages, however, when I search with the site: operator it is not taken into account. There is something like "Thank you for contacting us...." ...
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SEO on Single Page Website and Content keywords

I notice this is a popular topic throughout stack exchange in regards to single page websites and SEO. I have decided to go with a single page website for multiple reasons based on the user experience ...
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Does changing pages titles in a website result in better SEO?

I am wondering whether I should have all pages in a website I am building with the same title or I should change the title for each of the pages, for an improved SEO strategy. For example, I would ...
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Google Analytics Search Term Exclusions doesn't work?

I have a question concerning GA Search Term Exclusions. I excluded our brand search terms, but they still show up under "Acquisition" > "Channel" > "Organic Search". Any ideas why?
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Would adding category name to the title of item page enhance SEO rank?

I have an online classifieds website where posts (items) are classified into 4 categories, such as "life style", "buy and sell", "Moms to moms" and "jobs". At the front page all the recent items are ...
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How do I increase my search engine ranking? [duplicate]

I have been in the web optimization biz for a while now. What are some good improvements I can make on my website to increase my rankings.
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How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript?

I have a website that focuses on charts and graphs. The graphs on the site are drawn using JavaScript, but contain keywords that I would like to have indexed. For example, here is a screenshot of ...
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Content keywords are incorrect in Google Webmaster Tools

I have recently opened a Shopify store however the content keywords are linking back to the 'opening soon' message on the storefront password page. That page was there for about 2 months but I had ...
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How to create product lists that use h1, h2 and h3 tags without keyword stuffing

We remanufacture and sell industrial diesel engines such as CAT Engines, Cummins, Detroit and a few others. Would creating an inventory page with a list of our different engines, each containing make ...
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URL strategy for local business and multilingual website [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the best structure for a local business service that has a multilingual website. Actually, the website has a simple structure: www.brand.com/fr/ www.brand.com/en/ I'm considering ...
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Using IT in domain name good practice?

i need to register domain for computer repair shop, say i found hypothetically example.com but its taken, so i tried exampleIT.com and its available, however its sounds kind of trivial with IT at the ...
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Is it advisable to continue building links while attempting to remove a penalty?

I have a penalty removal I need to begin working on on one of my sites. It was a manual action for unnatural links around a keyword that's particularly valuable to my site. My question is, is it a ...
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How to disassociate key search terms from a site

So I have a friend with an online retail store and a separate personal website. For some reason, searching for his business's name will show his personal site in the first five Google results. ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show the search queries that led to clicks?

As you can see in the screenshot below, there has been >400 impressions and 97 clicks, but at the bottom of the table it shows only two queries that led to the clicks. The question is: where is the ...
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Adwords ad group quality score

I've heard some Pay Per Click consultants claim that having poor performing keywords in an ad group effects the quality score of other keywords and Google uses a form of quality score for the entire ...
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Google pulls keywords from only two pages [duplicate]

When I sign into Google Webmaster and view Google Index > Content Keywords, it only shows keywords off of a single page, and from my site map. It's a small site with five pages, but it's only getting ...
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How to find what keywords to target in large scale?

Currently we have a website with more than 300000 indexed pages and everyday there are 600 new pages added, the website is a news website. The strategy is that we start finding what keywords we ...
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Most important keyword search in Google without result

I have read some similar questions but could not find an appropriate answer. The first two keywords (finca, Barbosa) for my site in Google Webmaster Tools keywords list are exactly what I expected. ...
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Duplicate / Similar content across many articles

So I am building my website up, so far so good, only 2 categories and about 40 articles. Each category is different and several of the articles in each category are reviews. My question is this... I ...
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How do I find the most popular search terms by browser?

How do I find the most popular search terms categorized by browser? I tried http://www.google.com/trends/explore, but it doesn't let you filter by browser.
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How to find keywords in HTML code? [closed]

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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Adding Keywords in URL - Stuffing or Good Technique [duplicate]

I have about 25 pages on my website and after seeing Matt Cutts talk about how keywords in a URL is a good SEO technique, I decided to rename my files a more SEO friendly name. However, I now have ...
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How to get rankings for an abbreviated product name without having it on the site?

My company has recently renamed & rebranded its two software products and has come across a snag with the naming. One of the products is fairly routinely abbreviated by our customers to a name ...
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How to improve onsite SEO if the site contain mainly picture? [duplicate]

And design requires that we don't add texts. The site contains only pictures. I think it needs some text. However, I do not want the text to be shown. Should I put it on img title? Should I hide it ...
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All the pages from search keyword is gone! [closed]

Yesterday when i have checked me website's page ranking is search engine as per keywords, at that time it was perfect. But today when i was checking i found that mojority of keywords are not in top ...
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Why are 20% of keywords still provided when Google is using HTTPS across the board?

Most of the searches that appear in my analytics are "not provided" because Google has encrypted their all searches. However, if all search results are now encrypted with HTTPS protocol then how is ...
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Getting the keyword as a parameter from Adwords using ValueTrack

I set up an AdWords campaign for website following the instructions for Google AdWords ValueTrack. One of the things that it is supposed to be able to do is pass the keyword as a URL parameter using ...
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URL SEO : Using directories or exact keyword phrase in the URL [duplicate]

I am trying to understand how to best optimise a url for a page to rank high for specific keywords. Example: a top keyword search is "rental properties in new york". Question is does this keyword ...
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How to optimize keywords in URLs for SEO?

Can I write slightly different URLs for the same page and rank "equally" for both? For example, I have a post URL like this: http://example.com/rio-de-janeiro/onetitle-... But I also would like to ...
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SEO domain advice: sol-spl.com vs sol-spanish.com [duplicate]

I'm taking Spanish lessons from a school that uses a domain name sol-spl.com (not the actual domain), where sol is the name of the company, and spl stands for "Spanish private lessons". I was ...
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What replaces meta keywords if Google doesn't use them anymore? [duplicate]

As a majority of webmasters already know that Google does not use Keywords anymore to help index a website properly. Which is understandable by people exploiting the system to try to gain a better ...
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Is it possible to exclude being found by search engines by certain words?

Say I have a page about strawberries and unicorns. I do want this page to be found by the word strawberry, but I don't want it to be found by the word unicorn - though both words are mentioned ...
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Keywords and sitemap management mistake

I am working on a news aggregator. When I look at the example.com page, (https://www.google.co.in/#q=site:example.com), I see that the top pages are not the "best" pages in my website. When I look at ...
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What research methods could I use to determine the keyword(s) I should use for my site?

In England, some primary students sit for an exam called the 11-plus. I need to figure out what keyword(s) to use for my related site, but I'm not sure how to go about this. What keyword research ...
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Is there any way to get keywords about a website [closed]

Is there any tool or service where I can put a website url and it will give me the keywords this site is known for or associated with. For example, if I enter http://stackexchange.com then it will ...
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Is a category based directory recommended in URLs?

From an SEO point of view, which of the two options are recommended? www.example.com/cell-phones-reviews/samsung-galaxy/ or www.example.com/samsung-galaxy-review/ I guess the keyword string in this ...
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How to deal with non-relevant keywords in Google Webmaster Tools

Google webmaster tools is showing keywords such as "cookies" in my keyword list. This is probably because we have links to our long legal disclaimer on cookies. We're a B2B service, so clearly I ...
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Website Blocked in Certain Workplaces as “Harmful”

I recently founded a small social site. Until recently, no users complained of being unable to view the site at work. It's been a few weeks since then, and after adding a bit more text content, was ...
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Variation in Google Webmasters search queries and real ranking

Google webmasters Search Query Tool shows that my website is ranked for a particular keyword with an average position in Google, but when I type the same keyword in Google, I cant see my website ...
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Is linked text searchable by crawlers?

I recently created a simple website for a web-app I made. The site and the app are both mobile oriented, so there is a limited amount of room for adding text content (I designed the interface to avoid ...
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How to show different pages based on keyword search in Google?

Whenever I search with any keyword of my website it showing only the homepage result, why not it showing the related page for that keyword. For example: if I search with keyword Properties For Rent ...
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Regarding SEO, is repeating some content in different pages considered as keyword stuffing?

We know that repeating keywords in one page is spam and Google calls it keyword stuffing. But, if we repeat some content in all pages of a website to help users, is it keyword stuffing too? For ...
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Content keywords are unimportant in Google Webmaster Tools

When I check Google Index > Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools, it shows lots of unimportant keywords like: to, is, are, from, in, on, we, you and etc. That's very natural these words are ...
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Stopwords in URL for longtailed keywords

I have read some articles online that the correct SEO-practices suggest that you shouldn't use stop words in URLS. Does this also apply for URLs for pages that target long-tailed keywords that contain ...
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“County” showing up as top keyword due to drop down menu. Should I take steps to fix?

We have a database of dealers by state and county. It gets put into a dropdown form using <option> Currently it shows : Select County: First County Second County So on as a drop down. ...