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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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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I have a lot of keywords

I have 100 000 keywords on my website. But I can't put them in meta keywords tag, so I make a function who displays 20 keywords in the footer of my website, "randomly" for each "refresh of page". so ...
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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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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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SEO: make the home page location specific or add a new page for location?

My homepage is coming up on the first page in Google search, main keyword is "balloon decorations". We provide local service in several cities, but homepage does not mention the location, visitor has ...
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I have a website with two languages. Should I use a Keyword strategy for each language?

My website has two languages and different URLs for each language. The site is about learning English but the company is Spanish (and located in Spain). We also sell online courses for English ...
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Improving search presence with micro blogs on keyworded domain names

A client of mine asked me to optimize his main website's search presence. One of my colleagues who has some previous experience in SEO told me that apart from the "normal" things to optimize on the ...
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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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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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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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Plural vs singular word in URL and title tag

Please advise which is better for a page with multiple property listings: example.com/apartments-to-let/area vs example.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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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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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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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 the stop keywords matter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write content that uses keyword terms which are google stop words I am using Wordpress SEO plugin by Yoast. When I have a title like, "How to get slim in 30 ...
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Worth changing the URL structure to incorporate keywords?

I am migrating my blog from PHP to ASP.NET and while recoding the whole website, I figured I might as well improve the URL structure. This is how an url looks like now: ...
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Which keywords to choose for SEO?

I have recently started a site. it's not even 5 months old. The site's major content is images. When naming the images, I am using google's adword tool. I am able to see keywords with most and least ...
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Is it a good idea always bold or italic keywords for SEO?

Is it a good idea always bold or italic keywords in the page contents for SEO (Google)? (not programmatically, but in the most of cases, near the totality)
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How come keyword ranking checkers are never accurate

I am currently using a keyword ranking checker called authority lab. When I was using its test version, the rankings seemed accurate. Now I am paying for the professional version, only to find out the ...
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Number of keyword phrases

Does the number of keyword combinations used for SEO of a given website matter? Is it better to have five or thirty five?
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How to get the number of website or web pages competing for a specific keyword phrase?

How to get the number of website or webpages competing for a specific keywords phrase? I know one would be going to Google and checking one by one manually.
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Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar?

Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar? For example : I typed word1 word2 word3 word4 word5 in google search bar. Now my question is does google first ...
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Is it Okay to add Keyword TAGS at the beginning or endiing of the post?

This question is bugging me from last few days.. I have seen many sites have 'TAGS' or 'INCOMING SEARCH ITEMS' and they have big list of keywords under it. Check out this example: One of my blog ...
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Best Domain Redirect Approach for Large Network

We are launching a new network and want to focus/funnel users to our top sites. We have hundreds of domains, but most of them don't really merit their own development (many were bought for brand ...
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Is it possible to keep google from using certain text as keywords?

For example, on my site I have a lot of flash content. But, I made sure to put plenty of keywords each meta description for each page, a descriptive title for each page, all the alt tags for images ...
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Is it good to generate dynamic keywords every time when page loaded?(SEO)

I have my web portfolio. On my main page I have recently 6 added works from database(works with descriptions). I have created a php script ,php script generaeted keywords from 6 texts more then 100 ...
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Can I find out the number of searches on a given keyword, per state?

I know that Google tells you how many times a certain keyword is used in a search. You can use the Google Keyword Tool for that. This tool also allows you to find out the number of "local" searches: ...
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Google Traffic Does Not Add Up

I have just done a search for two different keyword phrases. When I look at both of the results, they have the same number of "Local Monthly Searches" according to the Keyword Tool in Google Adwords ...
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Is there such a thing as overall account quality score in Google AdWords?

I see this referenced sometimes by adwords-consultants and it's used as an argument to buy ads for your own brand. However I have never seen any data to support this claim and Google doesn't seem to ...
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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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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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What does “Multiply keyword lists to get new keyword ideas” do in the new keyword planner tool?

Does any body know? What does "Multiply keyword lists to get new keyword ideas" do in the new keyword planner tool? Please see the attachment.
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Is it good for SEO when I use the same keywords in many pages on a site?

On my website I have photo wallpapers. I want to optimize this page for search engines. There is one main page where all of this photos are listed. On this main page I use keywords like "photo", "free ...
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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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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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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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Could crosslinking using very general anchor texts be a reason for a drop in rankings?

I have crosslinked 20 sites and I thought I have been penalized for this, asked this question and some experienced members told me maybe that crosslinking may not necessarily be the reason. The sites ...
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Accuracy of Google AdWords Keyword Tool, compared to Google Trends

Does anyone have any insight into how accurate Google Keyword Tool is? The reason why I ask is because I have found a keywords phrase using Google Keyword Tool that has 83,100,000 local monthly ...
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Webmasters Tools - What can i do with a exported keywords list?

In Google Webmasters Tools you can export the list of keywords. What can you do with this list? I'm asking this in sense of could something special be done with this comma separated list? Is there ...
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How to Figure AdSense PPC with AdWords CPC of $0.05

Often when I am using the Adwords Keyword tool I find keywords with a CPC of $0.05... I mean VERY often. Is this like base level when it comes to PPC or is this a possible error? For example, with a ...
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How can a site work around common words on the company name disrupting SEO?

We have a site for a client called "New Start New Jersey" Whenever someone searches for exactly that search phrase on Google and other search engines, the site does not come up on the first few ...
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What keyword is driving traffic to a PDF

Is it possible to figure out what keywords are driving a traffic to a particular page? Our's for instance is a PDF file that is not being tracked by GA.
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How much significance does Google give to the presence of search terms in the domain name?

When setting up a new website, how important is it to include keywords and potential search terms in the actual domain name? How heavily is this weighted when it comes to ranking highly on google ...
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Why does meta description exist when keywords doesn't?

My understanding is that the meta keywords tag was long since removed as it was far too open for abuse and gaming. Search engines are a lot more intelligent now, why is the same criticism of the meta ...
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Single word keywords against 2 or 3 word keywords for SEO

Looking in Google Webmaster tools for my site, the sixth most common keyword is "life". This appears a lot because I mention "artificial life" and in places "second life" in the page text. I want to ...
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Can owning a domain name for each city improve search engine optimization?

My boss asked me and I wasn't sure exactly how to answer. I'd like to get some advice from others that have hit this issue before. Scenario: We are wanting to purchase a new chain of domain names ...
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Nouns as FILENAMES: singar or plural form?

Dear folks, two scenarios where FILE_NAMES.PHP should be best representing the audiences searching for it. /poster.php /design.php OR /posters.php /designs.php Q1. What do you ...
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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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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 ...