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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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 ...
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Extremely similar SEO keywords

So I work for a company that recently decided to jump on the SEO bandwagon. We asked the different departments (each has its own site) what they wanted their keywords to be and I got a lot of examples ...
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Website Not Showing for Keywords in Google Search [duplicate]

I have a Website www.rushinformation.com 4 Months old and I always update my Website almost Everyday...But the Problem is that When I type my keyword 'Rushinformation' only in Google Search Results it ...
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Mixing keywords match types in Google Adwords

Using Google Adwords: Q#1. Can someone use a mix of match types in keywords? For example, can someone use the keyword [large size] +leather "black shoes" from Atlantis, thus using exact, modified ...
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How to find out what # you are for google keyword

I'm trying to find out if there's a way to form a Google query to quickly find out what position you are for a search term. I know that Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics has something ...
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Site not showing in google search, and webmaster tools showing irrelevant keywords

In Google Webmaster Tools, for my relatively new website: www.caterboxgroup.co.uk, it says there are 3 keywords: domain, registered and caterboxgroup. The two first ones do not exist in the pages ...
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How to get keyword ranked and traffic from a specific region?

I am working on a site that has good traffic and ranking form many countries. Our website is basically about Japanese used cars exporters and now we want to become more famous in Africa regions such ...
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Google Webmaster Tools show only common words in the keywords list

I have a greek site with greek domain (gr) and even so, the keyword list of google shows in the first places the greek equivalent words of the common words like "in", "a", "and",etc. All them would be ...
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Swapping key phrases in URL, Title and H1 tag

I was wondering if swapping key phrases would still work in URL, Titlte and H1 tags For example: Car Sales Melbourne Sales Car Melbourne carsalesmelbourne.com.au salescarmelbourne.com.au So the ...
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Does Google search for keywords in meta descriptions?

We know that Google does not use meta keywords for ranking, but does it search for potential keywords in meta descriptions?
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Searching for acronym keywords in Google brings up full domain as first result

For years, I've had two domains (this is a ficticious example): allbenchescatchdirt.com and abcd.com They both do okay in terms of ranking for their keywords. However, I noticed something weird: If ...
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Is this considered as keyword stuffing?

I have developed a page to define world time zone clocks online. At the bottom of the page, I list all 600+ time zones. Is this considered as keyword stuffing? Does this impact ranking negatively? ...
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The keyword “price” for adwords?

I have a keyword that I use in adwords. In my local language which is translated as "caliper prices", has "landing page quality: under average" Landing page of this URL is a list of calipers and ...
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SEO pros and cons of choosing a long title for my website

I've got a company website which offers website design services. I've just started to improve search engine visibility of the website. I've chosen some keywords and the first thing I need to think ...
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Does Google compute keyword combinations for ranking?

Assuming the following keywords in a h1 header (for example): Red Leash For Dog Does google compute all keyword combinations such as: Red Dog For Leash, Dog Leash For Red, ... Or does it ...
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will search engine bots penalize/index download links which is a link to just a file and not a page with certain other criterias?

The scenario is My page is a music description page with proper title, description, keywords, h1 and a description as a paragraph Url of this page is a meaningful long slug(not very long) separated ...
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Why is my webpage in 300 something position in Google SERPs? Too little content?

I made a webpage: http://pundaquitboat.michaelspages.com . Unfortunately after changing the title of my webpage from Pundaquit boat to Anawangin trip finally my page was places between 300 and 400 ...
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Will Google's decision to encrypt all searches from Chrome mean that we lose all keyword data in Google Analytics?

Context. At the end of 2011 Google announced that they would start encrypting searches for logged in users. What does this mean for sites that receive clicks from Google search results? When you ...
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Comparison of phrases containing the same word in Google Trends

If I compare three phrases in google trends : house sale house white house I get the following numbers: house -> 91 sale house -> 3 white house -> 2 The question is: Is "sale house" and ...
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which domain name is better and why? [closed]

I am developing a website which has many poems. The users can read and share poems. Which of the following domain names would be better for seo and why? sharebestpoems .com poemsilike .com ilovepoems ...
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Will a domain(Y) redirected to a maindomain.com/product/ be indexed by SE?

We have several domains with the names of products we sell. The idea is to create mini sites in the future that specialize just in those products, mainly for better placement on SE results pages. As ...
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How this site is ranked so high in SERP's with no content?

In last few months whenever i search for computer wallpapers (using various keywords), somewhere between 1st and 5th position is always site http://hdw.eweb4.com Everything on that site is scraped ...
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Should I optimize the keyword density of a page OR of a site?

For example, I have a website to sell shoes. There are many types of shoes and many brands, so I will have many pages. In my main page, if I choose keyword "shoes" in my meta tag, it should be good ...
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Need help choosing between broad match and exact match keyword for organic SEO campaign

I am getting a mixed response on targeting broad match vs exact match keywords in Google keywords tool for organic seo campaign. some say that its not possible to target a broad match keyword using ...
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How to lower SEO effectiveness for a keyword

I am working on a second personal website listing my job experience and skills. The first website included the name of my last employer in a few places and started competing for the ranking of the ...
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Which keyword should I use: colors or colours or a combination of both?

Well this might sound weird but yeah that's exactly what I want to know! Now as per US-English colors is the right word and as per British-English colours is the right word. Here in India we follow ...