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Is there a way to mark unusual words as spelled correctly so search engines don't think the site has poor spelling?

I want to know how to indicate a particular word or work is not spelt incorrectly. Spelling does affect SEO but the common spellcheckers usually come up with around 10-20 errors per page, but these ...
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Can a span within an H1 harm bot attempts to identify the text? [duplicate]

I am wondering if this structure can confuse search bots and prevent them from identifying the contents of the H1. For example, in the code below, can the bot identify "Main Text" as the H1 content? ...
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What is the impact of <i>, <b>, <strong> or <span> elements on SEO?

What is the impact of i, b, strongor span tags on SEO? I quote the MDN HTML element reference: The HTML <b> Element represents a span of text stylistically different from normal text, ...
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How to find correct schema definitions for my website

I have various articles on my website basically circling about psychology and psychotherapy. On a few articles in which I have added schema.org definitions, here is some examples of the itemprop and ...
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Advantages / disadvantages of adding schema.org markups in excess?

I've been adding schema markups on my customers' websites but I have a belief that we shall not add markups in excess on a particular page. Sometimes there are opportunities to add a lot of extra ...
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Name attribute is obsolete, what is the correct behavior when dealing with anchors?

When testing my code using the w3 html5 validator, I get this warning message: Warning: The name attribute is obsolete. Consider putting an id attribute on the nearest container instead. ...
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Do I respect schema markup best practice?

I'm trying to find info on the web about the best practice about schema markup and I'm not sure if what I'm doing is right or wrong. Here's what I've done : I took all reviews (and ratings) from ...
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Using the <strong/> tag as a call to action

I'm creating a subscription page and there are four packages available for purchase. At the bottom of the package description there's a button link to Learn More about the package. In general, is it ...
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How to let Google bot know we are the creators of a well reviewed Amazon product?

We are the manufacturers and only sellers of a popular product on Amazon which has about 500 reviews, averaging about 4.5 stars. We have just launched a website for the product. Is there a way to let ...
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How do I make my site compatible with Firefox's Reader View feature

The latest version of Firefox has a button called "Reader View" that is supposed to hide the clutter on the page such as sidebars and headers and only show the article. https://support.mozilla.org/en-...
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Old phpBB posts use different [quote] BBCode markup that doesn't work anymore

I restored a ten-year-old phpBB forum, and after upgrading it to 3.1.x, I noticed that the quote BBCode is not working correctly (but I don’t know if it worked in the old version). If no username/URL ...
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Can writing a floating navbar's HTML at the bottom of the page increase SEO?

In my entry into SEO (and admittedly the subject is in constant change) I had read SEO Warrior. In that book it explained the concept of increasing a page's SEO value by placing navigation at the ...
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Using Schema.org for blogging: Article VS BlogPosting

I have been remaking my website for some time now and I want to launch it as quickly as possible but I want to make it leading edge if possible. I am currently using a modified template (I know! web ...
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Is adding html5shiv enough?

I want to start using HTML5 markup in my next WP theme and I wondered if adding html5shiv is enough for adding compatibility for IE8+ browsers. I'm talking about the simple stuff such as aside, ...
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How long for data highlighter mark up to appear in structured data tool?

I used the data highlighter in webmaster tools over 3 weeks ago to mark up some local business data, but there is still no structured data being detected in webmaster tools. Does any body have any ...
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Could multiple navigation sections with the same links hurt SEO?

I'm working with a site design that calls for two distinct headers and accompanying sets of navigation; however, the nav links within both are identical. I have one header with the id "main" ...
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Markup for an HTML5 article

So I have the following HTML for an article (in this case a piece of portfolio work) <article class="work"> <div class="col-row clearfix"> <div class="col-large">...
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How does hreflang interact with geo targeting?

If I have multiple subfolders that I wish to target at different countries, I'm thinking the ideal set up would be to specify rel="alternative" hreflang with a language AND country code (e.g. en-AU) ...
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How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website?

How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website? E.g. those Google markup guides only talk about dates, reviews, etc. Is there something for those typical ...
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Can Item Types Inherit Item Properties From Other Item Types?

I'm looking to start incorporating "Structured Data", "Rich Snippets", or what ever terms may be associated with the schema.org vocabulary. I'm specifically interested in microdata rules. Most of the ...
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Mark-up for desktop and separate mobile version of site, can they be used cross domain?

When there is a separate mobile version of a site on a different URL to the main site, Google suggests to use their Annotations for desktop and mobile URLs. On the desktop page, add: <link rel=...
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Tips for developing a responsive website [closed]

I'm having problems trying to figure out a good workflow when designing a responsive website. I've tried a few approaches, nowadays what I'm doing is: Do all html and css work with the window ...
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Why does Google rich data snippet preview not display any rich data from my schema markup?

I'm trying to verify my schema.org implementation using Google rich data snippet preview, and am not sure if it's ok or not. This is an example. It appears there are no errors, and it does recognize ...
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How does LinkedIn show markup in search results without using schema or microdata markup?

I've noticed LinkedIn search results include the location and job of the person being searched. I've understood using markup such as schema.org can create this but when viewing their source, it doesn'...
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How to markup non-human-language text in HTML?

Considering the needs of screen readers, browser spell-checking, search engines, etc. how should non-human-language text be marked up in HTML? Should it be wrapped in a particular tag? Is there a ...
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool - organization error seems to contradict their guidlines

Google Structured Data Testing Tool is giving this error: Error: This information will not appear as a rich snippet in search results, because it seems to describe an organization. Google does ...
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Proper format to markup article author for Google rich snippets and HTML5

The Google guideline Author information in search results tells us that we need to use the following format to link to the article author: <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Author</a> ...
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Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?

So normally I wouldn't use this feature ("Save as Web Page") but I have large documents from clients they just want put on their site as HTML, and formatting it all by hand seems like a waste of time. ...
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Schema markup error in Google Webmaster Tools: Missing required field “name (fn)”

I'm receiving this schema markup error when I try to validate my code in Google Webmaster Tools: Error: Missing required field "name (fn)". I'm trying to markup the following: Type: Schema ...
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Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> &...
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Structured data and visible content revisited

Structured data (like schema.org markup) should traditionally be used on visible content (a search on here will confirm that) and Google and others have said as much. However, schema.org is now ...
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What HTML and CSS markup is best for SEO for a list of questions (like on Stack Exchange sites)

On the StackOverflow a question block (in the q-list on the index page and so on) represented by the following html code: <div class="question-summary narrow tagged-interesting" id="question-...
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What is the best approach to HTML markup for a heavily stylised h1 tag

I have a very stylised piece of content which I want to use as the <h1> tag on a page. I have two choices, either use complex, non semantic markup or an image. Is there any SEO benefit to either ...
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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a href="category/...
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http-equiv=content-language alternative - the way of specifying document language

Lots of web sites uses following meta tag to specify the default language of the document: <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="es-ES"> When I go to W3C site and read about HTML ...
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Who has experienced using Textile to generate their HTML pages?

Do you need to have a generator or an app of some sort that would convert the Textile markup you did to its equivalent HTML?
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What are the SEO rules for HTML 5?

What are the rules of engagement with respect to SEO in HTML 5? Examples of things we have been mulling over with no conclusion: Are you penalised for not using <head> and <body> tags? ...
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Should I link the main article heading? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anchor tag inside H1 or H1 inside achor tag : Which is better? Why, on StackExchange sites, is the post title on the question page a link to itself? Assuming, that I have ...
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PSD To HTML (Recommended service?) [closed]

I have designed a web layout using Adobe Photoshop. Who do you recommend to convert PSD to HTML from your experience? There are couple services do them, for example: www.psd2html.com www.xhtmlchop....
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What to do with repeated content (anchor text) in internal search results when it comes to SEO?

On a website that delivers internal search results for products, within the results listing we have a repeating link to "add to favourites" (not browser-bookmarks, but user profile related) in every ...
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How to Mark-Up a Multi-Page Tutorial?

I'm writing a very long tutorial that just can't fit in one page--it would make the page heavier than 1MB, so I have to split it up. But I really wish I could put it all on one page in order to show ...
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What is a good method for creating a guide for standardized markup?

I need to create a guide or wiki that outlines different standardized techniques for marking up reusable elements in our software. When adding new features our developers are often able to reuse or ...
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MediaWiki Simple Syntax for Cross Reference of Figures

I would like to reference Figures in my wiki, much like you can in LaTeX. For example, say: "As you can see in Figure 3, mediawiki is awesome". I found the CrossReference extension which does what I ...
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SEO - Does order of html carry importance - text before images preferred over opposite?

I have a two column layout with text to the left and a slideshow to the right. In order that I may float the text around the right column I would need to place the right column first with a right ...
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Semantic Form Markup for Yes or No Questions

I frequently receive mock-ups of HTML forms with the following prototype: Some long winded yes or no question?   (o) Yes   ( ) No The (o) and ( ) in this prototype represent radio buttons. ...
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When to use SECTION element?

I'm a bit confused by the new HTML5 element, <section>. What is the correct way to use it? Consider this outline: <article> <header> <h2>Title</h2> <p>...