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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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Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [closed]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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SEO - All navigation links or just relevant navigation links

I'm trying to decide what the best approach is for rendering the static HTML for the websites navigation links. I have two possible options 1) render all links for every page, and hide non-relevant ...
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Archive structure and effects on SEO

With a wordpress setup as follows of pages, custom posts, a custom taxonomy of colours and rewrite rules in place: Pages: Archive: -fruits Single: --fruit/apple --fruit/orange Archive by colour: ...
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Root directory and on page word count

I have a page featuring previews of weekly sporting events Example: week-1 round-1 will have 7 fixtures I will write about a 1000 word previews about each fixture. Week-2 round-2 has 7 fixtures I ...
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Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure (vol. 2)

This relevant question deals with whether a site URL structure is better (SEO-wise) to be flat or hierarchical. How much important is it for a site ranking if the overall structure is flat or ...
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Providing search engines with hints on contents vs navigation and sidebars

Currently, certain search engines prefer showing sidebar information instead of content in search results. Is there a way to hint the search engines which <div> represents content on the ...
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SEO for Google: navigation, company info, video [duplicate]

I often stumble upon search results in Google that get a special treatment, like: having the site navigation (and more) being displayed on the search results page having a company's location, ...
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Should category pages be noindex regarding panda?

I have seen this question, but I believe the situation has changed a lot with the recent Panda updates. I have created a set of category pages to facilitate navigation on my site. It is a proper ...
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how do we organize our site's (navigation) pages in Google search? [duplicate]

Is there a HTML technique for organizing my site's main pages in Google (navigation)? Or is it made by a Google's specific tool for creating a result layout like in this picture? Look at the ...
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Identifying loops in navigation with Google Analytics

Google Analytics has several tools allowing you to visualize users' navigation: 1 - Navigation summary Content -> Site Content -> All Pages (Navigation summary tab) Table showing, for any given ...
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Organizing main page with detailed content

I need to develop a structure like the one that appears in the following site: http://www.autoic2.com Clicking an image, showing the related content Clicking in that new content, showing the ...
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Link goes to specific location of page

What makes the user go to a specific location on a new html page? Not the current page. For example, when you click this link, you don't end up starting at the top like you normally would. ...
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SEO Ramifications of double breadcrumbs

I have a website that lists hotels, restaurants, bars, etc for a small resort town in Asia. I employ breadcrumbs to aid in user navigation, but I ran into an issue regarding categorization. Many ...
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Drop-down menu: alternative to Superfish? [closed]

In the past, I have been relying on Superfish to build navigation on public sites. Superfish is a solid plugin and is very useful when you need to support older browsers. However its intricated css ...
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Reverse iframe breakout

I have around 500 pages, some of which are simply PDF files, that are meant to be viewed within an iframe on a seperate domain parent page (files are subdomained, however reside on a different ...
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What ways can I modify my large website navigation menu to allow me to Silo properly?

I currently have a large site navigation in the header of my site which links 3 levels deep in a large catalog of pages. I am going to be updating my website to silo the content and wish Google to not ...
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Tab navigation and double content

I have a website in which i use tabs to navigate between pages. For example, page a displays A as an active tab and B and C background tabs. If the visitor gets to the website via page B, i also would ...
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Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure

I'm a developer in the middle of the development of a medium-sized website. A requirement that we just received from the resident SEO person on the project is for all the URLs on the site be just off ...
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Site navigation and SEO best practices

I've been reading several SEO books in preparation for a full site re-write. One of the suggestions that I've seen several times is that content should come before navigation in the site's markup. ...
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Navigation Category page not indexed by Google

Navigation menu is in the form of categories on website http://bankpo.in, none of the category pages is being indexed by Google. I searched with exact URL for a category, still related results are ...
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Do navigation menu links negatively impact SEO for pages' content?

I've always had my doubts about navigation menus effect on SEO. You know, the vertical menus on the top that show in every page in the site linking to main sections and subsections. My issue is that ...
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Archiving web content annually. One site or sites by year?

I run scientific conferences and over the past 15 years have amassed tens of thousands of abstracts, videos, and digital posters from presentations. Over the last couple of years we've started ...
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Navigation: Sub-menu item for section page

I'm considering some small navigation changes to one of my sites. Consider the following (simplified) site structure: About Some Technology About Some Technology Our Products Products Overview ...
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using J & K keys for navigation

In the recently released "Field Guide to Web Applications" (from the Google Chrome team), the authors mention the "emergent convention of the J and K keys to move forward and backward" in a web app. ...
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Ensuring accessible image-based rollover navigation?

I'm building an image-based horizontal navigation bar for a site, as the designer wants a specific typeface, and the font is not licensed for embedded web use. I assumed the best way to do this would ...
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Is a “back” link on each page really needed?

I saw some sites having a <<back link on each page below the site top level that basically just invokes a JScript function that gets the browser history and navigates one page back. So it ...
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how to select categories for user generated content site?

On the site I'm building, users can create tutorials. I want the users to be able to create tutorials on as many subjects as possible, but still have some preset categories. What's the best way to ...
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Category redirect in breadcrumbs - bad SEO?

If I have breadcrumbs like this: home > products > categoryA > subcategory > product But the only pages I have is the first products page and the end product page the two categories in the middle ...
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Poll component not showing Home link in breadcrumb

With the joomla's default Poll component, when I go to vote, and it takes me to the results page, the Home link disappears from the Breadcrumb navigation. Is there a way to make the breadcrumb ...
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Building a SEO friendly ecommerce navigation

I'm building a tire ecommerce website, and i'm doing some SEO strategy before i move on. My plan is to let the user use a filter-based navigation where you can filter tires by type, size, speedlimit ...
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How to best format your HTML to help Google display your websites navigation with the search result for your site in Google Search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Look at the first result for "smashing magazine" in the image below. See how Google ...
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Should the Home Menu Button Display a Submenu?

Is it best practices to display/not display a dropdown menu for the Home button in menu navigation?
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SEO: Navigation of Multiple Page Results

When displaying product pages I only show a subset of products to save server bandwidth and increase load times. Each page is implement as a link. I recently converted from a drop down selector that ...
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Tabbed-Menu where tabs Change Color?

I need a tabbed-menu template where the tabbed menu for the present page changes color. If possible, it should play nicely with browser that don't have JavaScript enabled. Other then the tabs, I ...
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What should I do if I have 2 UI tabs with content that allows the user to access the same page?

I created an employee review application that has top-level stateful tabs just like the ones on this site. There is a tab called "My Employees" and a tab called "Employee Management" (used by HR ...
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Does anyone have statistics on percentage of people that use search feature on a website as opposed to the navigation bar

I was interested in knowing percentage of people that use search feature on a website as opposed to the navigation bar. Has search bar become more powerful than the traditional navigation bar for ...
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Put a link on the nav bar in Wordpress [closed]

I have a Wordpress blog. On the same domain, I have some other stuff hosted that isn't part of my WP install. I want to link to those other places on my domain from the top menu bar (nav bar) on my ...
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Pros and cons of horizontal menus versus vertical?

I've long wondered if there should be a preference for using horizontal navigation menus, or vertical ones. I've used both before, on various websites, and can see each having pros and cons. Is there ...
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PHP include drop down navigation

I have a php document and am using include to include my drop down navigation. The navigation is an external html with external js and css elements. Code is: <div id="nagivation"> <?php ...
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Multiple site pages not accesible via main site nav- SEO implications?

I run a site that has some of the site pages accessible through the site's main navigation. Then, there are 50+ "state" pages that are accessible to a user if they click on a specific state on a ...
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Considerations for adding an explicit “home” link to navigation

Savvy folks like yourselves are probably comfortable knowing they can click the logo and usually end up back on the home page of a site. However, not everyone knows this. What are some reasons for ...
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Large site footers

I have noticed that lots of new site use a gigantic footer with columns that represent their navigation? What is the philosophy behind them? Are they for SEO, semantic layout, or is that information ...
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What to think about for top navigation for an informational site

Our site is pretty old and the navigation is currently a large list of links on the left side of our page. (We use CSS similar to suckerfish to collapse it) Our site is mainly informational, with ...