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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Would a “keywords” section on a web page be considered keyword stuffing?

It's known that keyword stuffing may be penalized by search engines. But what if I add a section titled "keywords", somewhere at the bottom of the page, with various forms of the keywords which are ...
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Having trouble with subdomain keywords being associated with my website

My company sells ecommerce platforms in a SaaS fashion. We used to assign subdomains to the stores using our own domain, like storename1.ourdomain.com, storename2.ourdomain.com, etc. We did this for ...
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

Today I was creating keywords for my website and I have one issue. Is there any difference between writing: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript,PHP"/> And the same code but ...
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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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Analyzing branded vs non-branded SEO transactions using Google Analytics and Google Search Console

I have a well indexed site say: example.com. I use webmaster for keyword/traffic analysis, Google Analytics for many other things like performance, transactions calculations(using sale performance, ...
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Should I promote a product while there's a different product with a quite similar name?

I'm going to release a new software tool, currently named "ALM Performance". I'm now googling, and I see there's a tool named "HP ALM Performance Center" which is highly ranked for "ALM Performance" ...
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Minimum characters per word when evaluating keyword density

I'm trying to please as many robots (particularly AdSense) as possible by keeping my keywords in check on my website and I've been using keyword density checkers as well, and I'm not sure what the ...
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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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How does Mixpanel's Search Keyword work?

I'm curious on how Mixpanel tracks which Search Keywords an event is affiliated with. Is this from the organic search (vs. paid search ads)? If yes, how did they do it? From a glance, I guess ...
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Make Clear to user which areas covered without keyword stuffing

Hi we have a catering website one of our main niches is birthday party catering. One of our main selling points is that we cover all suburbs and towns. It is essential for us (or at least for my ...
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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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How to automate discovery of new URLs+Keywords they rank for later re-optimization?

So, there is a site that posts X new pages each day. There is a sitemap where all new pages get listed, there is Google Search Console and its API. There are paid tools like Semrush. When some of the ...
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Should I title my article to match search keywords or to best match the content?

I selected one keyword for an article of my site: "Best baby stroller" After couple of days later, I found another word is more appropriate with this article: "Best car sit baby stroller" But this ...
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Language of friendly URLs

I am doing a site where the language of the entire content is Portuguese. My URLs are friendly, however they are in English. Should I change all URL to Portuguese, too? For example: from: ...
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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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Do one-word synonyms in title tags hurt SEO if they contain word combinations users seek?

I have a website where people can browse photos from different party venues. I notice in my google webmaster tools that people make the following queries in google to at least view my site in the ...
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How to tell Search Engine, that some words are irrelevant?

I am developing Photopea, which should be an image editor for users, who need to edit PSD and can not use Photoshop for some reason. My index.html is very short, the only SEO-relevant parts are ...
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Home page keyword cannot be in the URL

I have been looking into SEO for a few weeks now trying to perfect a homepage. Going through various sources such as MOZ, and other examples of checklists. I keep seeing that you should have your ...
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Can we use suffix and prefix for a keyword

I am new here. I am Indonesian and there are many Indonesian words that using suffix and prefix especially when we speak in formal language, but most of time people often doesn't use it (suffix and ...
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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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Few keywords in the heading section, is it bad or good?

My article heading is "how to SEO learn SEO 101 beginner SEO guide" is this. Here is the keyword which is used more than once. For "how to SEO" and "SEO 101" and "beginner SEO guide", my main target ...
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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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Adding ignored words between keywords like a and the

Apparently keywords does not play as big a role as it once did, but nevertheless I believe it still plays a semi-important role If I am targeting a keyword for example best places to visit 2016 In ...
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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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Keyword density importance for keyphrase vs keyword

If i need to optimize page for the keyphrase which consists of 4 words e.g. "keyword density best practice". What if the the keyword density of the phrase "keyword density" is over ...
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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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How to improve SEO for synonyms?

I'm managing an interactive community website for a video game. The video game is about cards which are bundled as decks. One can construct multiple decks with different cards. The website I've built ...
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Is there a way to guess the keyword traffic for a specific URL using just search engines and page source?

For example, is it possible to guess which keyword searches are driving people to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-postgresql-on-ubuntu-14-04 using just search ...
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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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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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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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Are keywords listed in Google Webmaster Tools tied to ranking, and what does a blank keyword mean?

I have two questions regarding the terms listed under Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools: We've recently lost a lot of ranking in Google search after we changed our e-commerce platform and ...
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How to download all queries from Google Search Console Analytics?

In Google Search Console, in Search Analytics, it only lets you download 999 lines of data. How do I download all queries from Google Search Analytics in Google Search Console?
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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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How do I find, if a page has keywords from my list of keywords? [closed]

I have list of keywords / phrases which based on SEO research I find as optimal. What is the best practice to check if a page already has the keywords / phrases from my list? The list has over 300 ...
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Repeating location in urls? [duplicate]

Is it beneficial to repeat the city/state in the urls for SEO purposes? Let's say that I own a site that sells air conditioning in Houston, and I'm really pushing for local SEO. Is this... ...
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SEO on Single Page Website and Content keywords

I notice this is a popular topic throughout stack exchange in regards to single page websites and SEO. I have decided to go with a single page website for multiple reasons based on the user experience ...
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Is there a way to block my site from appearing for certain keywords?

Morning all, I run a single website which has several different domains. The site on each domain looks largely the same, but contains the name of the client in the title and H1 tags. The sites are ...
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Tool to parse website and search specifc words [closed]

Is there a tool that could help to parse a website and look for a specific word? I've searched using google but haven't found something that would be suitable for the needs I have. Not just the page ...
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SEO Keyword Research Help

I'm new at SEO and keyword research. I am using Market Samurai as my research tool, and I was wondering if I could ask for your help to identify the best key word to target for my niche. I do plan on ...
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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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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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How do search engines identify keywords in domain names?

Do search engines identify keywords in domain names as substrings or special character separated strings, or both? For example: abcwidgets.com vs abc-widgets.com (obviously with "widgets" as the ...
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placing pdf files with keywords on many different wordpress sites

I do a daily search for my primary keyword phrases just to see what comes up. The past couple of months Google results show 2-4 new items every day and each is a pdf file at a different wordpress.com ...
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Estimating where my competitor is getting most of their traffic from? Organic, PPC, or other?

I'm trying to figure out how/where a website gets its traffic. How are they successful with bringing in traffic? Via Organic, PPC, other? What is the best approach to estimating this? My thought ...
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Are “Pokémon” and “Pokemon” different keywords to Google?

Does Google categorize Pokémon and Pokemon as different keywords? I would assume most people write "Pokemon" without the ´ simbol since it is easier, though the correct way to write it is "Pokémon". ...
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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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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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Using Schema.org's “keywords” property - and keyword stuffing

I'm including rich snippets on a website, and I'd like to use the Schema.org property for a list of keywords: https://schema.org/keywords Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple ...
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Google keywords content of Wordpress sidebars

I am running widgets in the sidebars of my wordpress blogs. In one blog e.g. I use the "Archive" Widget which allows access to all articles of a given month. As the blog is existing for a while this ...