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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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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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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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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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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Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?

I have a site that uses span tags mid heading to put a different style on the words. So for the sake of argument I have a keyword/phrase of knitting patterns: <h1><span>Knitting ...
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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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How to clean the “Lorem Ipsum” of my keywords for my site?

I have been working on a project to build up a website and since the delay for the initial launch of the website were short, I wanted to have some minimal content on the website ASAP so that the ...
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keyword stuffing in SEO

i have a web shop, and on some of the pages some keyword in used a bit more then on the others. For example: "hp toner" is used pretty much in the inscription of the product, in the alt tag, in the ...
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Finally is it bad to mention words around sex in your page?

Among other I run a humor site, developed in php. I have a custom search built where people search for everything under the sun. I have noticed that it helps me to have a "Latest searches section" ...
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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

I have an eCommerce based on Opencart, but I have some doubts about how many times I can repeat the same word. For example, the keyword is present in the title, description, h1, h2 and is repeated ...
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Good to optimize for broad but less-competitive keyword?

I have a Super Mario Bros website and business, Mario Planet, and I am looking for a target keyword for generating traffic - and therefore revenue - to the site. Using the Google Keyword Suggestion ...
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Narrowing down my large keyword list for new PPC campaign

If I have a list of 100 keywords that are candidates for a PPC campaign (my list is actually 1000+). What is the best approach to narrowing this down to the top 5-10 keywords I should start with? ...
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Does keyword density within a title tag make a difference in SEO?

Recently, I changed the title tags for a site that I work on SEO for. See the changes made: Previous title tag: Flat Fee Listing in MLS, Flat Fee MLS Listing For Sale By Owner. Revised: Flat Fee ...
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How can I decrease relevancy of Creative Commons footer text? (In Google Webmaster Tools)

I know that I may just have to link the image to make this happen, but I figured it was worth asking, just in case there's some other semantic markup or tips I could use... I have a site that uses ...
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What are some great tools to use for keyword research?

We've been told SEO is important and that we should conduct keyword research so that we can rank better? What is that and what tools will help me in the process?
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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 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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How Do Search Engines Rank Combined Keywords?

Suppose: A site that ranks very well (1st result) for something like 'best blue widget'. It also ranks very well (1st page) for 'blue widget'. It ranks not so well (2nd page) for 'widget'. ...
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Why would a website with keyword stuffing rank higher than one without in google search results?

Like some other websites, I try to maintain a balance in keywords in comparison to other words. I ran tests of my (optimized) website as well as a (keyword stuffed) competitor website via this SEO ...
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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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If I have a breaking news and assume that i am the first person to know. How can I get top place in google search?

If I have a breaking news and assume that i am the first person to know. How can I get top place in google search? Please assume that I do not have a domain yet. Please give me some tips. Thanks. ...
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How to target geographic category keywords when pages are for business names

I am creating a website similar to Yelp where people come and add their businesses. I noticed that many people use search engines this way: restaurant in new york, auto repair in los angeles. But the ...
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Do keyword-based filenames and URLs really matter?

We've developed a dynamic web application which uses URLs such as product.cfm?id=42 but our marketing team says we should use search friendly URLs and put our keywords into the URLs (so it would be ...
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What do you do if you don't want to put a keyword in your title?

Suppose you have a website about a subject, for instance, popcorn. Everything in your site will be about popcorn and your regular visitors are popcorn enthusiasts who will understand that even ...
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Google Keyword Relevancy

I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. I've got a few websites going, so i'm ok with the usual terminology and have looked in SEO and tried to implement it as best i can on my sites. ...
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How to deal with non-relevant keywords in Google Webmaster Tools

Google webmaster tools is showing keywords such as "cookies" in my keyword list. This is probably because we have links to our long legal disclaimer on cookies. We're a B2B service, so clearly I ...
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Choosing a domain name with joined words is good for SEO?

I am going to choose a domain name for my business. For that I am going to use joined words in my domain name. For example, let's say my keywords are "painting" and "goa" and also that ...
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Is the meta tag for keywords not useful anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are meta keywords worth the effort? I am not a SEO expert, I just know the very basics. Today I read an article and I am confused. If the metatag for keywords is not ...
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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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Best choice of domain name? (SEO)

This question is specifically about domain name choice. My client wants to maximize his site SEO, and he has two domain names, one of which he has for two years and is in the second page of Google ...
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How to optimize acronyms for search engines?

I am trying to optimize a pre-existing website using SEO tactics. I just have one question. What is the best way to optimize if a keyword can be a phrase or acronyms (ie Major League Baseball vs ...
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Why is Google.co.in showing and highlighting antonyms of a keyword in search results?

When I was searching for the sentence "SEO interview questions and answers for experienced" in Google.co.in I found so many results with the title "SEO interview questions and answers for fresher", ...
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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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What research methods could I use to determine the keyword(s) I should use for my site?

In England, some primary students sit for an exam called the 11-plus. I need to figure out what keyword(s) to use for my related site, but I'm not sure how to go about this. What keyword research ...
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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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Google analyzing URL

We all know Google analyzes URLs in order to get relevance. That's why JavaScriptoptimizer.com hits the first place for the "javascript optimizer" query. These are my questions: Does Google ...
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Reset / Remove - Google Keywords

Summary: My site is ranking for filthy keywords and i would like to remove them from google ranking/keywords. Background: My server was hacked using the timthumb exploit/security vulnerability, ...
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Site not showing in google search, and webmaster tools showing irrelevant keywords

In Google Webmaster Tools, for my relatively new website: www.caterboxgroup.co.uk, it says there are 3 keywords: domain, registered and caterboxgroup. The two first ones do not exist in the pages ...
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Keywords in domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Let's assume we have a generic website "MyWebsiteAboutGamesAndThings.com". We discover that a lot of ...
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Regarding SEO, is repeating some content in different pages considered as keyword stuffing?

We know that repeating keywords in one page is spam and Google calls it keyword stuffing. But, if we repeat some content in all pages of a website to help users, is it keyword stuffing too? For ...
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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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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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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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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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Is an ampersand (&) in a company name not ideal for Google or SEO?

I am working on a site with a company name with an & in it. An alternative is using and instead of &. Does & have some disadvantages in a company name we have to know of? Does it effect ...
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3 Scenarios for most relevant keywords in website. Which one is best?

A webpage about Tomato Soup has either of three following filenames: Scenario 1 website.org/en/tomato-soup or Scenario 2 website.org/en/tomato-soup-healthy-soups-recipes or ...
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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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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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What is the difference between “(not set)” and “(not provided)” in the Google Analytics keywords?

In Google Analytics, I noticed that I have quite a few people coming in with a search keyword of (not set). I'm assuming this is simply when they came directly to my site without the help of a search ...
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How this site is ranked so high in SERP's with no content?

In last few months whenever i search for computer wallpapers (using various keywords), somewhere between 1st and 5th position is always site http://hdw.eweb4.com Everything on that site is scraped ...