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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How to find out successfull keywords in Google SERPs for a domain? [closed]

There are services and tools where I write domain name, keywords and it checks what position in SERPs these specific keywords are at How do I discover the most successful keywords, the ones that have ...
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which domain is better for SEO purpose? [duplicate]

i'm building a website to convert PSD files to PNG and i have two options to choose a domain: convert-psdtopng.com convertpsdpng.com I need the word convert to be there too. Which one do you ...
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Is there a way to find out the search keywords in YouTube with Google's Keyword Planner?

Google's Keyword Planner tool enable you to find out the popularity for any key words searched in Google. I want to know if Google's Keyword Planner tool or any other tool enable to find out the ...
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Disabling well perfoming organic keywords in AdWords

One of the best performing keywords on my clients AdSense also returns them at the top of the organic rankings. Is it good practice to disable this keyword in Google AdWords and allow the organic ...
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Using the same keywords in many URLs [duplicate]

I have a service similar to the URL shortening service bit.ly. The link generation method is similar but the site is not. A user uses my site just like the mentioned bit.ly, but I offer a different ...
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Getting rank for keywords that I don't want to appear on my website [duplicate]

One of my products has two names. One of them is what I consider correct and thus it is what I want to appear on my website. The other name is incorrect for me, so I would like to avoid it. But I know ...
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Links shown in organic keywords in Google Analytics

While using Google Analytics, I have observed that many a times some URLs of my website are themselves shown as the keywords. I think its very odd that my users would type complete URL in Google ...
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how do I enter multiple keywords and phrase in google adwords

As an example, how would I enter the following key words in google adwords/keywords tab: Best guaranteed "jump rope" -free For example, I would want to get any googler who entered anything similar to ...
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Keyword diversification/ site structure issues

I am wondering if you could help me out with some keyword/ site structure issues that I have. Firstly I will mention our background (to give context), and then I will mention the question at hand. ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports porn search queries are showing my site

I run an inspiration travel website, unrelated to porn. Yet, Google Webmaster Tools reports that many different pages on my site are showing the top 10 results for porn-related queries. There is no ...
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Keyword repeated in tables columns and SEO keyword spamming

I have a table that lists episodes of a TV show and I have a genre column. Google sees the words in that column as keywords and I suspect that it thinks you are keyword spamming seeing as you may have ...
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Choosing a domain name with joined words is good for SEO?

I am going to choose a domain name for my business. For that I am going to use joined words in my domain name. For example, let's say my keywords are "painting" and "goa" and also that ...
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Best SEO Practice for a long domain name?

I'm starting a website, with a domain name longer than 20 characters. The domain name is long but it is "memorizable", and it targets the keywords nearly perfect. So let's say my site is about ...
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Is the programmatic addition of keywords and descriptions worthwhile?

I see here: http://wiki.asp.net/page.aspx/1648/seo-for-aspnet-web-site/ this code: protected void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e) { // Add meta description tag HtmlMeta metaDescription = ...
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If a blogger writes a whole article about my website, how important are anchor texts?

If there is a full article about my web-service, with my brand name in the title, and many relevant keywords that I would like Google to consider in my rankings, and links to my web-site with simple ...
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Suggest that Googlebot read “dezign” as “design”

I used the spelling "dezign" instead of "design" many times in my website -- even in my domain name. Is there any way to suggest that Googlebot read "dezign" word as "design" with correct spelling?
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What is the definition of “Avergage Monthly Searches” in Keyword Planner

Is the number represented in Average Monthly Searches the number of searches for that specific keyword and the maximum amount of possible clicks to my site? It seems the answer is obviously yes, but ...
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Should I start with less competitive keywords as a strategy?

The keywords I have been using are very competitive and this is resulting in terrible rankings. Would it be an acceptable strategy to start with some less competitive keywords so that my website gets ...
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Is adding a couple of keywords in the footer (no links) considered wrong doing?

Many posts claim that putting links with keywords in the footer is not considered a good practice by Google. Some claim Google may penalize you. But, is adding a couple of keywords without links in ...
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Plural vs singular word in URL and title tag

Please advise which is better for a page with multiple property listings: website.com/apartments-to-let/area vs website.com/apartment-to-let-area Isn't the plural better since it is an accurate ...
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Does Google use keyword stemming for ad selection?

Keyword stemming is the process of finding keyword variations (plurals, synonyms, related concepts, etc.). We know that Google scans HTML body content to find which ad to display. In the process of ...
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Keyword density importance for keyphrase vs keyword

If i need to optimize page for the keyphrase which consists of 4 words e.g. "keyword density best practice". What if the the keyword density of the phrase "keyword density" is over ...
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WP Yoast SEO's focus search term; is it necessary?

On Yoast's SEO plugin @ Wordpress, I can provide one search term per post, which is the key term, the focus term (don't know the English word for it). I am wondering what this keyword does... I don't ...
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AdWords Keyword Tool planner CPC completely different to real CPC?

I'm new to AdWords, and trying to figure out the best keywords to use. I go to Adwords Keyword Planner, and typed in an example keyword. It gives me an average CPC of $0.94. But when I go to set up ...
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Can I bid on AdWords Keyword Tool with no competition?

I am very new to PPC, and I want to advertise a product. The problem is, the relevant keywords I find are very low traffic (~100/mo) and have no competition at all, and not even CPC estimate, or maybe ...
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Why do I see my website's URL links on Google Analyitcs keywords list?

Is it normal ? Why do I see my sites URL on Google Analytics keywords list, as in np - /software-application/ np - /contact-us/ np I understand is not provided is it. But why is my URL ...
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Using post title and file name as alt text?

There is this plugin in WordPress called "SEO Friendly Images," it replaces the alt text in all of the images on my site with the combined version of the file name and post title. For example if the ...
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What is the difference between “(not set)” and “(not provided)” in the Google Analytics keywords?

In Google Analytics, I noticed that I have quite a few people coming in with a search keyword of (not set). I'm assuming this is simply when they came directly to my site without the help of a search ...
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Is keyword density computed by keywords exact matches or approximations also count?

When compting the keyword density on your text, do you also count approximations or just exact matches? For example if I' targeting the keyword: "chocolate cheesecakes" but in my text I use ...
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How Google counts the number of anchor texts and keywords in a Blogspot home page?

Since Google consider the anchor text and keyword counts of a webpage for search ranking, I have one doubt regarding this; how Google counts the number of anchor texts and keywords in a Blogspot home ...
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Are keywords listed in Google Webmaster Tools tied to ranking, and what does a blank keyword mean?

I have two questions regarding the terms listed under Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools: We've recently lost a lot of ranking in Google search after we changed our e-commerce platform and ...
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Adding a list of “recent articles” affects SEO

We have a site which has a sidebar with sections (or "widgets" if you like) showing stuff like "Recent Articles", "Other Articles by this User", "Similar Articles" etc. The issue is, Google seems to ...
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Referring keywords for internal site search users?

For visitors that used my site's internal search function, where in Google Analytics can I see the Google searches (organic and paid) they landed on my site with?
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Is there a way to get Google keywords?

Is there any way at all to get Google keywords entered? For example, if I forced Google to index my site with only HTTPS, would I then get the keywords entered by the visitor when they arrive at my ...
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How important is the text on your frontpage for SEO?

I see many cool funky websites these days who have good page rank, but have little to no text on their homepage. It's been my understanding for a while now that search engines parse through your text ...
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Repeating synonym just once in title tag - is it keyword stuffing?

I'm running a stock market forum and I noticed in Google Webmaster, I am not getting impressions for the keyword "message board." Currently, I only use the keyword "forum" in my title. For example, in ...
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How to recommend that Google indexes some keywords?

I've read many articles about SEO. I've tried to implement my knowledge on a site but I haven't gotten good results in 6 months. e.g.: I've used Google Webmaster Tools, sitemaps, title tags, keywords ...
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What exactly does “exact” and “broad” mean in keywords adwords tool?

I have read several articles on this, but still fail to understand. For example I have the following keywords in adwords: Cheese in NY - Volume: 22.000 searches Cheese NY - Volume 22.000 searches ...
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Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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Targeting different related keywords?

I have a Wordpress website on which I'm using Yoast SEO plugin. This plugin states that on a single post I have to target only one focus keyword for better SEO PageRank. Now suppose I have two ...
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Deciphering the Search Queries Report in GWMT

For one of the sites that I am monitoring, the Search Queries report that Google Webmaster Tools provides looks like this - Clearly, both the Impressions and Clicks have increased over the past two ...
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Why a word having high significance in content keywords does not get a high rank in Google?

When I check my website in Google Webmaster Tools, then keyword 'angeethi' is shown to be at the 3rd position in terms of significance. But when I search for 'angeethi' at Google, then the website ...
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Changing domain name vs URL redirect to improve URL building

I have a domain named companyname.com with PR3 and would like to improve the SEO by adding my main keyword in the domain name. I'm thinking about: Buying the domain main-keyword-companyname.com and ...
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SEO and HTML semantics of putting H2 above H1 elements?

Here's a hypothetical from both an SEO and semantic HTML/content architecture perspective: Consistent code When building a multi-page site, adopting the following architecture on all pages is ...
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Get rank for non english keyword in a english site [duplicate]

I'm trying to get to the first page of Google search for a keyword in swedish language but the site and it's content is in english. What's my best option here to get to the first page? Will anchor ...
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“Included” search phrases in URLs/titles/H1s and SEO

When designing a new URL/folder structure for our website, we faced one interesting problem related to choosing best keywords from SEO perspective. We call it "included search phrases". It will be ...
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Best choice of domain name? (SEO)

This question is specifically about domain name choice. My client wants to maximize his site SEO, and he has two domain names, one of which he has for two years and is in the second page of Google ...
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Unimportant words on page being seen as keywords, due to repetiveness

I have a list of products on my site, and each product has a number of descriptors such as features, price, etc. Next to each product, I list the 10 features, with a graphical icon which lets the user ...
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Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant?

A coworker and I are locked in a debate over the value of SEO keywords in the URL of a page. She wants to change all the filenames of the HTML pages of a fencing company so they look like ...
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Find demographic of keywords

I am using google keyword tool to make some research about "penang Island". There is any way to find out how people uses those keywords when there is a search? Something like which is their country or ...