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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Can I use completely different keywords in a long-tail without affecting my rank?

The example: I need to rank for free x123456 templates and free y123456 themes, but I don't want to use two different long-tails, so can I use it like this free x123456 y123456 templates themes, ...
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Should you focus on keywords with the highest volume or keywords you already rank first page for?

Should focus on keywords with 22,200 searches per month, but for which I only rank 44th, or should I focus on keywords with 480 searches per month, but for which I already rank 7th?
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Some other page of my website is ranking on search result even though I have the specific page created for the targeted keyword. Why?

Some other page of my website is ranking on search result even though I have the specific page created for the targeted keyword. Why? example : I means I have created a page for mango, but when i ...
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When defining keywords, should I consider permutations, or trust google, bing, etc to handle it?

I've been tasked with bumping up my employers website by quite a few ranks in relation to a few keywords. Being marginally familiar with programmatic text searching, I am aware that to a computer "...
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How to disassociate key search terms from a site

So I have a friend with an online retail store and a separate personal website. For some reason, searching for his business's name will show his personal site in the first five Google results. ...
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SEO domain advice: sol-spl.com vs sol-spanish.com [duplicate]

I'm taking Spanish lessons from a school that uses a domain name sol-spl.com (not the actual domain), where sol is the name of the company, and spl stands for "Spanish private lessons". I was ...
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How to show different pages based on keyword search in Google?

Whenever I search with any keyword of my website it showing only the homepage result, why not it showing the related page for that keyword. For example: if I search with keyword Properties For Rent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 www.example.com/apples/...
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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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301 redirect, keyword being in bold

Regarding 301; If I redirect no-www to www domain with 301 redirect, do I still have to determinate inside Google webmaster tools which version (www or nonwww) is prefered? Or is setting up redirect ...
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Index Company Name but not other keywords

I'm working on a website that doesn't want it's content indexed by search engines because it only caters to a specific segment of the population. It purposefully wants to stay hidden from the general ...
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Weird keywords in google webmaster tools

I just happened to check the keywords list on Google Webmaster Tools for my site, which is an educational content site about finance. To my big surprise, after the first keyword, which is 'finance', I ...
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How do I get google to see keywords on a one page web application site?

I'm going to have to link to the web site to explain this, http://www.diagram.ly, it's a free service, so I hope this doesn't break advertising rules. Basically, it's a one page web application, I ...
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Do you know any independent keyword (phrase) statistics trend website?

Does anyone know an equally impressive service that shows the amount of times a specific keyword (phrase) has been searched, as well as a branch of other similar words? The one discussed in this ...
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Can we detect which search keyword used for a particular interaction?

Imagine we have a loan application website. We want to understand out of these loan applications, the ones the go through all the way, from what search keywords did they come from? The ones that ...
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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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Current situation around iFrame web and SEO? [duplicate]

I was searching the web around for relevant information about this, but all I could find are incomplete or outdated information. So consider this: You have your typical business website, but every ...
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Brand name as keyword for a brand.com site. How to make it appear in search?

I am working on a website for a client, and even though the site ranks extremely well for various different keywords (which is good), if I search for the site's name the homepage does not appear even ...
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Does the order of a keyword combination matter in the title and URL? [duplicate]

If I wanted to rank for "Christmas Coffee" does it matter whether my title is A) 2015's Best Christmas Coffee or B) 2015's Best Coffee of Christmas How much weight is put into this?
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SEO over optimization and anchor text values

Ive read a bit about search engine over optimization, where googles, all mighty Mike Cutts, talked about how they are going to start penalizing websites that are over optimized from 2012 Im looking ...
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“Frequent Searches leading to this page ” SEO significance

On a lot of websites, I find a section with heading "Frequent Searches leading to this page ". Such section contains the main keywords of the page repeated in multiple combinations. Is this used to ...
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Is it a good idea to change/add keywords to an already well-ranking page?

I have a site that is ranking bottom of page 1 for "IT support company" - however, I have since realised there are other keywords I could be ranking for as well, such as "IT support services," had I ...
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How can I see a list of Keywords with Goal progress for each?

I have created several goals in Google Analytics and I want to view the keywords we've bid on with the Conversion Rate for each Goal. I've connected GA and Adwords. I can see the Goals but not by ...
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How does multiple non-targeted (key)words affect page?

Let's say I have a site listing a bunch of different products, hovering over each product brings up a "view more" tab, but not as an image, a div with text link... <div class="tabbed-content"> ...
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Does changing pages titles in a website result in better SEO?

I am wondering whether I should have all pages in a website I am building with the same title or I should change the title for each of the pages, for an improved SEO strategy. For example, I would ...
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Google Analytics Search Term Exclusions doesn't work?

I have a question concerning GA Search Term Exclusions. I excluded our brand search terms, but they still show up under "Acquisition" > "Channel" > "Organic Search". Any ideas why?
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Content keywords are incorrect in Google Webmaster Tools

I have recently opened a Shopify store however the content keywords are linking back to the 'opening soon' message on the storefront password page. That page was there for about 2 months but I had ...
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Is it advisable to continue building links while attempting to remove a penalty?

I have a penalty removal I need to begin working on on one of my sites. It was a manual action for unnatural links around a keyword that's particularly valuable to my site. My question is, is it a ...
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Most important keyword search in Google without result

I have read some similar questions but could not find an appropriate answer. The first two keywords (finca, Barbosa) for my site in Google Webmaster Tools keywords list are exactly what I expected. ...
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Duplicate / Similar content across many articles

So I am building my website up, so far so good, only 2 categories and about 40 articles. Each category is different and several of the articles in each category are reviews. My question is this... I ...
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Keywords and sitemap management mistake

I am working on a news aggregator. When I look at the example.com page, (https://www.google.co.in/#q=site:example.com), I see that the top pages are not the "best" pages in my website. When I look at ...
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Variation in Google Webmasters search queries and real ranking

Google webmasters Search Query Tool shows that my website is ranked for a particular keyword with an average position in Google, but when I type the same keyword in Google, I cant see my website ...
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Mark keywords/words as not important to Webmasters

I have a word repeating many times in every page which has no content or keyword significance - the word 'clear' on 'clear filters' button - and I noticed that this word is third in the keywords panel....
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How to Unlock the Not Set Keywords in Google Analytics?

I am getting “not set” in keyword report section of Google Analytics data. May I know any method to retrieve the search terms/ keywords from the not set data? May I know what are the factors that can ...
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How to build a website that targets all the keywords for which we want to rank?

So here I am a developer in an advertising agency, and I am responsible for our good reference site for search engines. We want to put our site in connection with lots of keywords as: The name of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...