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 a website use multiple meta keyword tags?

Are these two equivalent? <meta name="keywords" content="first" /> <meta name="keywords" content="second, third" /> and <meta name="keywords" content="first, second, third" /> ...
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Negative SEO impact of offering free stuff on website?

If I'm not mistaken, emails offering free stuff are more likely to be considered spam by spam removal software. Is there a similar problem with offering free stuff on a website? Of course, if someone ...
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How does SEO work for “non standard” languages?

I couldn't find a better word than "non standard" to describe my native language. It is quite an old language and it is spoken by around seven million people. The problem is that most of the people ...
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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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SEO, acronyms, and the URL

Could writing URLs as acronyms negatively impact SEO? Does it matter what the acronym is? I'm creating a site for a research organization with many different branches and project in those branches ...
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Generating statistically likely searches for a existing web page

In the process of attempting to do a Stack Exchange beta community quality evaluations, which includes the instructions to take a question and: Run comparative Google searches on these questions ...
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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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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 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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How to lower keyword density and prevent keyword stuffing penalty on an image site where most of the page text is links to other images?

My website is about collections of photos at clubs. I have a two-column design where one column is narrow and has the same information on every page and the other column has information specific to ...
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...
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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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Pages with only one focus keyword appear in Google Search [duplicate]

My website has been built with Worpress and I have used Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin for SEO optimization. The site has several pages, each with a separate focus keyword, separate title, separate ...
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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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Block search engine from indexing Currency Words as content keywords [duplicate]

I have one website with currency converter on it and Google WMT is considering the currency words as Content keywords. Is there anyway to block search engine from indexing this Currency Words like ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show the search queries that led to clicks?

As you can see in the screenshot below, there has been >400 impressions and 97 clicks, but at the bottom of the table it shows only two queries that led to the clicks. The question is: where is the ...
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Missing impression and click data in Google Webmaster Tools for phrases that are ranking

We are seeing some quite strange query data in Google WMT. Keywords which are getting impression and clicks one month disappear 2 months later (but doing a bit of rank checking proves our site still ...
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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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How to add near-synonymous keywords to a web page?

Say I'm selling software to calculate prime numbers. I'd like to have many similar keywords like "calculate" (prime numbers), "find", "discover", "create a list of", etc. since I expect people to ...
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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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Importance of nice url with keywords

Introduction What is the importance of having keywords in your nice formed url, also the position of the keywords in the url. Example I am working on a site which contains multiple branches in 2 ...
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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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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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same keyword in different cases for SEO

Is it good for SEO to add same word in indifferent case to match all possible search key word. Like <meta name="keywords" content="shoe, Shoe, SHOE "> Is it considered good or duplicate?
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What should be length of keyword using for meta keyword tag? [duplicate]

I want to know that what is character count limit to use Meta Keyword as per Search Engine Optimization policy like Title should not be extend than 70 Characters or Meta Description must less than ...
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why do some rankings depend on keywords grouped by " [duplicate]

Say if i have a keyword "gold jewellery" this ranks my site on the first page of google. However typing: gold jewellery in google does not rank the site. What is the best way to overcome this issue?
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SEO: Integrating keywords with domain names

I have some questions regarding SEO and the best use of keywords in conjunction with corresponding domain names, and I thought it'd be best to pose the questions in the form of an example: Let's say I ...
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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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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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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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Finding related keywords for low-volume keywords

Being able to find search keywords that are related to a certain keyword is very important for me. For example, say that I want to know if there's a market for nose-scratching software. Then I can ...
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How do I improve the rate at which Google crawls my website?

Google is not crawling my website. I want to be in the search results as soon as possible. How do I get Google to crawl faster?
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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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Can we repeat same keyword on different pages?

Can we repeat same keyword on different pages? For example a site has tv show "example" and I am adding its 10th episode so will go with "example episode 10" keyword. Can I use the same "example" ...
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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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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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Phone Number Formats as Keywords

A pretty simple question: Phone Numbers can be written in many way from 123-456-7899 to (123) 456 7899 and 1234567899 is there point in putting multiple phone number formats in your website for the ...
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How to get bid simulation reports from AdWords My Client Center?

According to this article one can download bid simulation reports on the My Client Center (MCC) level. Unfortunately, I don't see how. When I go to my MCC > Client Reporting > Keyword Performance ...
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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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Improve Google ranking for general vs. specific keywords

If a keyword phrase contains another keyword phrase (eg. "one two three four five" → "one two three"), does improving SERP ranking for the shorter phrase "one two three" (using backlinks) ...
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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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Prevent Googlebot from seeing or indexing common keywords such as “read full story”

I have a site that uses a lot of the same anchor text. For example, "read full story". When I do an SEO audit for my site, I find that these are my most frequent keywords, but I am not trying to ...
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How to find the keywords that Google searchers are using to find my site [duplicate]

I have been using Google Analytics for some time and unfortunately it hides the searches that have led users to click into my site. Is there any reliable source where I could check the daily searches ...
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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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Does the order of keywords matter in a page title?

Stack Overflow has made a change to their page titles such that the most popular tag for a question appears at the start of the title. The change is being deployed across the network, so check out ...
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Two sites with the same postal address both getting indexed for the keywords on one of the sites

I have developed two websites with different domain names that are hosted on two different servers: Site-A and Site-B. Everything is different between the two websites, but only the geographic postal ...
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SEO best practices for image based web sites [duplicate]

How should I optimize an image based web site (art gallery, www.cavalet.bg ) to improve the SEO rank for a specific key word (in this case the bulgarian word for paintings - картини)? The truth is I ...
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How to find out for which search phrases my website ranks? [duplicate]

It's easy to find where you rank for keywords that you want to measure. But how do you find out what other keywords you rank for that you don't know about?
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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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Notify search engine crawlers about user generated content so that our rankings are not biased by keywords used by users

Is there a meta tag or a way to notify crawlers that a page is generated by the user? To clarify the issue, We have a website already promoted by SEO and we want to add dynamic user generated content ...