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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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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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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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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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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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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Is hiding content with JavaScript or “text-indent: -9999px” bad for SEO?

So apparently hiding content using "display: none" is bad for SEO and seen by googlebot as being deceptive. This according to a lot of the posts I read online and questions even on this site. But ...
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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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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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Link form correct, or, punishable by search engines?

I have the following dilemma with the links of a WordPress blog that I work with, I don't know if the way it creates the link to the images is ok or not so good. For example: Article URL: ...
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Money in keywords?

Is it a good idea to put money in keywords e.g. 'Name of Item from £30' Will google not register the pound sign therefore registering 'Name of item from 30' which could be anything
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Automatic exchange of synonyms for SEO?

If I have a website that targets a certain audience, but the keywords that are being searched for have a lot of synonyms that are being used equally often, would it make sense to exchange these words ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows wrong keywords taken from the source code

Google Webmaster Tools is shows wrong keywords for my site. For example, it shows public_html php include_once and many more irrelevant keywords. I don't know why it's looking in the source ...
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Google SEO tool that shows search questions based on keywords?

An SEO told me that he recently read of a Google SEO tool that shows actual QUESTIONS (rather than queries = Google keyword tool) that are typed into Google, based on the keywords one enters. ...
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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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What is the effective number of keywords in a domain name for SEO?

I want to create domain names that target two keywords but I have to add an extra word (or random string?) to get to domains that are still free. Will adding more keywords to a domain name reduce 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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Is this over optimisation of the <title> tag?

I've got a page on a camera review site the page is as follows (below). Would you consider this over optimisation / keyword stuffing? Specifically in the title tag as it has 2 references to "canon ...
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Can URLs be changed to add slugs after the site has been live?

We have had a website for last 5 months but we did not use URL slugs on bottom level elements. Our URLs are like: /apps/webmasters/badges/1100 would it make sense to add a name to the URL at this ...
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Looking for a CMS for specific requirements (Javascript, import/export…)

I heard about Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, etc. but I don't know about their detailed features. I am looking for a content management system meeting the following requirements: Possibility to add ...
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Short keyword-only HTML Title or Long Titles - to rank better

I would like to know if long html titles should be used for pages instead of google adwords keyword tool based short titles - for SEO / Ranking purposes? I feel that it is a mistake to use short html ...
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Best way to build links and target my keywords

Lest say I want to target "used cars" (i know, i know, tough keyword, etc... but this is for the sake of an example) Using google keywords webmaster tools, I have a list of keywords: They are exact ...
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SEO/Keywords Monitoring service

Is there a good monitoring service for international sites? I have sites in many countries and I would like to get some monitoring service to track the visibility in Google for all the domains and ...
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Is this SEO Keyword Stuffing?

Just wondering if you can tell me if this is keyword stuffing: <a title="purchase glasses" href=""><img alt="purchase glasses" title="purchase glasses" /><a> <a title="purchase ...