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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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 ...
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Adsense ads are not a good fit for my site

I run an academic network for college students to communicate at particular universities and we run Google Adsense. The site pulls in a decent amount for a side project but our CTR is horrible ...
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Keyword ranking tracker that works on a per-domain basis [closed]

I'm looking for a keyword racking tracker tool for google. I have found a lot of them over the internet. However I need one that can track the ranks of a site on domain basis (not exact full URL). ...
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Different data with same title and keywords

Here is my scenario: I have a website where I redirect my users based upon the device they are using. Let's say a user is visiting from an iPad: I take them directly to the page of iPad wallpapers. ...
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Impressions and traffic dropped by 70 %

Can anyone advise why my impressions dropped and traffic as well? I used to have very generic keywords such as: anti aging, anti wrinkle, face cream, eye cream. I thought they were bad and made ...
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What is Keyword Stemming?

While reading an article I got a word called Keyword stemming. Can anyone please tell me what is it?
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Does google crawl css scripts to check of hidden content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: hidden texts and page rank Does googlebot crawl CSS scripts to determine if content is hidden or not? If so, is it advisable to hide or not to hide content to improve on ...
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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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SEO non-English domain name advice

I'm starting a website, that is meant for a non-English region, using an alphabet that is a bit different than that of English. Current plan is as follows. The website name, and the domain name, will ...
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How do I word my url so that it doesn't get blocked or appear spammy

I'm creating a fairly large site. Will my links appear spammy if I use the same word as in the pathfile in the url? For example: www.example.com/apples/great-apple-recipes ...
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Was Instagram, the first one who started using “insta” word [closed]

I want to know, was Instagram the first one who started using "insta" word in domain name. There are so many other sites who started some word, and others followed their way for names. for eg Apple ...
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Should I have seperate business and personal websites?

I have my business website - I am a web designer and developer, and also buy/sell websites/domain names. As such my website links to 'Our sites' => the websites which we design and run as well as a ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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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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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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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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Google Adwords: What is the difference between automatic pricing and manual pricing?

Do you use the Google adWord automatic pricing (provide the upper limit you would like to spend), or do you manually adjust and set the the bid price = first page bid min. price? According to Google, ...
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Is repeated keywords in alt attributes considered keyword stuffing?

For example, I have 100 images in one page, all of them with alt attributes in this format: alt="foo pics", alt="bar pics", alt="foobar pics", etc Will pics be considered as stuffing?
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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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SEO and Spelling mistakes in keyword [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will replacing 'to' with 2 or 'for' with 4 improve my site's PageRank I am about to register a domain name (suppose) someone.com (with proper ...
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How does the Keyword Order in the domain name effects SEO?

From the Google keyword research tool, I see "chuck norris jokes" has global 246,000 searches. And again searching "jokes chuck norris" has the same search result. But as see, order of keyword in ...
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Importance of frequency of keywords for SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: keyword stuffing in SEO I've seen a few posts on here and elsewhere that talk about the amount of unique keywords used, or aimed, for in a text. But how important is the ...
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Keyword research tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some great tools to use for keyword research? In the past I've always chosen which keywords / phrases to go after by checking the traffic in the keyword tool, ...
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Does Google award less importance to each keyword on a domain if there are more keywords?

If there are several pages on a domain, and they are optimized for different keywords, will google award less importance to each of them than if there was only one prevailing keyword on the whole ...
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What to do if Google Adwords keyword tool suggests “no searches”

I believe I have a great idea, and want to test the market before I create a site for it. However, I'm having some difficulty with Google AdWords - I'm a total beginner with SEO/SEM. When I plug in ...
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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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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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SEO: ABBR and My Full Phrase (MFP)

In my company websites, we often have the situation at the start of a page where we introduce a [usually technical] phrase, followed by the acronym that it is often know as: My Special Widgets ...
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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 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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For a site description, would it be better to use H2 or P tags?

I tend to follow this HTML structure while creating new site on my main page: <div class="header"> <img alt="keyword" title="keyword logo" src="keyword.png" /> <div> ...
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Alt attributes for dynamically generated images

I have an image gallery for a commerce website which consists of several small thumbnail images and one large image. All of the images are photographs of the same product. What would be the most ...
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How does Google decide when to bold synonyms for query keywords?

When you type keywords in the search, Google will bold the requested keywords as well as their synonyms. For example if you type Japanese cars, the synonyms like vehicles will be bold as well. But not ...
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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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URLs - Hyphens or keywords?

Let's say I have an online database. The domain names somethingdatabase.* are taken. seomoz says that Hyphens detract from credibility and can act as a spam indicator and also says that ...
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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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How do Search Engines handle Singular vs. Plural?

In a site's main menu, one link points to the page containing a list of links to several software packages. By following this link in the main menu, the user's action can be seen from two different ...
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no description when searching keyword in google

I am new with SEO, and i following a tutorial about meta tags... when i search my keyword in Google, I can only see the URL of my website but it has no description.... search in google: surebooked ...
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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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How can I place keywords at the begining of a title and have it look natural?

As per this question, the first word in the <title> tag is usually treated with more importance than the rest of the <title> tag. How can I write naturally looking titles with the keyword ...
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SEO Keywords Blogging in Company Site

I have a question about how to develop SEO contents based on keywords. Let's say I have 10 keywords I want to rank so I began writing articles for those 10 keywords on my blog. However, there is only ...
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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 to promote your new website (when you have an old site with the same theme but higher PR)

In the situation that you have an old website registered under wordpress (for example aaa.wordpress.com). It became quite successful and you decided to purchase "aaa.com". On aaa.com, you continued ...
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Adaptive websites - considered keyword stuffing by Googlebot?

I work on a SEO-dependent content website, and we are in the process of making our site adaptive/responsive. More technically, we are using CSS media queries to apply different CSS styles as the size ...
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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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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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How to know what people search?

I have a web hosting and design company. I know that if I want a website, i search for web hosting. But not everyone is like that. How do I figure out what good keywords are? And more importantly, how ...
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Keyword in sub-domain good or keyword in sub folder? Which is good to manage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subdomain versus subdirectory Keyword in sub-domain good or keyword in sub folder keyword.abc.com or abc.com/keyword/ Which of this two is good to manage?
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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 ...