A search engine is program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found.

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SEO/Google: Does Google bot properly handle break <br /> tags in an <h1>?

Thinking about keywords in headings on pages. When Google crawls the page, and comes across this: <h1>First Keyword<br /> Second Long Tail<br /> Keyword</h1> It's smart ...
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PDF's showing up before relevant pages

When I perform a site:example.com keyword on my site I tend to get a lot of PDF's first and not the relevant pages with the keywords. We are trying to optimize our site for best SEO with Google and am ...
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Where can/should I submit my sitemap.xml?

I know of Google and Bing, but are there other places I can/should submit my sitemap.xml? And do they support pinging?
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Does Googlebot support TLS v1.2? If not, what will my TLS v1.2-only site look like to it?

I currently redirect all non-HTTPS connections to HTTPS, and support TLS v1, TLS v1.1, and TLS v1.2. I reconfigured my testing server to accept only a very limited and secure cipher suite and TLSv1.2 ...
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Is there a way to make links to search photos on my site automatically with Google Image Search?

I have a website where members can upload photos. I am trying to make sure that these are photos that members have the rights to, so when I am concerned, I do a search using Google image search to ...
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How to force search engines not to crawl my site, is there any special mark on them? [duplicate]

I want to block search engines from crawling my websites. Atleast for Msn, Yahoo, Google, and Yandex. i dont really trust robot.txt. Because they can simply ignore it and continue crawling. I would ...
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SEO-wise is it better to have a catchphrase in a header or out of header?

EDIT: In the original question I talked about spans in headers, but because of misguided answers I edited the question to better reflect the fact that the keyword is catchphrase not span. Thus the ...
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How to prevent Google from showing URLs in the description section of search results for my site

I have music website. There are 46 album pages and each page has different player and files. I just entered the one of album's URLs in a search engine. I found that Google is displaying player code ...
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Can I use nofollow for offsite links without it affecting my page rank?

What I have is a page with almost all offsite links. Each clicked link is forwarded on to the destination. What I would like the search engines to do is to index the text between the anchor tag and ...
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Rating for website page [duplicate]

How to get this ratings for a website page like this? How much this is effective for a SEO?
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The previous owner of my domain hosted pirated content, what is the best course of action?

Judging by my error logs, the Google craler errors, and the massive amount of DCMA takedown notices I get it has become apparent that the previous owner of my domain name (ianspence.com) used to host ...
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Is it a bad idea to allow mulitple ways to get a product on a site?

I am building a site where we will sell products etc. Currently the url to get to a product is like so "Store/Store_product_page/The product_ID" or "Store/Store_product_page/The product_title" I have ...
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When, if ever, and how, would Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc will add the new gTLD to their search results?

New domain names like .photos .gallery .repair etc are being released every month. I tried running a generic search for some things, and I could not find any of those in the results. Any idea if ...
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Can't recover from Panda/Penguin/Zoo? Think to start a new site

So I got hit by Panda/Penguin before two years. My site was completely white-hat, and it was wallpaper related site. Such type of sites have no much text, but I have tried to describe every wallpaper ...
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How do I see the exact position of my website in google SERP? [duplicate]

Whenever I search with keyword in my computer, it shows my website in first page and in reality(other computers) it is not showing what I see in my computer, I understand that this is because of I ...
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Hashbang, pjax, or djax for dynamic pages in WordPress?

I am modifying a current WP theme that uses child pages loaded into tabs via jQuery and hashtags. For example, http://example.com/category would be the parent page with tabs. Clicking on one of those ...
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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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SEO : Understanding Duplicate Content & Low Quality Content

We know that content of each page should be unique and useful for users. Google will penalize thin websites with low quality content and duplicate content. What I want to know is what is the exact ...
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Would content with low views and low social interaction negatively effect my current SEO?

I currently have a site with a few articles which are all decently ranked in google. I was thinking of adding lots of new content with a paid writer but I'm concerned a lot of the content may not get ...
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Is it helpful or harmful to create SEO filler pages?

I'm not sure exactly what these "filler pages" are called, so I couldn't do a proper search. If I have a business, say a plumbing/heating company in NYC, and I created these HTML pages: ...
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How search engines interpret domains in different countries?

I have a domain .com but the site is in portuguese. How this can affect my reputation with search engines?
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Older event, not new event, being shown in Google Search results

I have an event directory that contains events with dates. These events can be annual. When a user recreates the same event but with a future date that search result should be the one shown in Google ...
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404 errors, Google Webmaster Tools, and a backwards third-party website system?

We're getting a ton of 404 errors in our GWT but they aren't actually pages on our site. Before you tell me this doesn't matter, note: they are real pages and they do exist... just not on our site. ...
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Adding .html to the URL while it is not a HTML page hurt to SEO?

If I added .html to the URLs of my website while the pages are not in HTML, will it hurt SEOof my site or will it be helful to my site in search engine rankings? For example, say my domain is ...
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Hide a site entirely from search engines (Google, Bing etc.)

My company is running a few internal websites that we do not want indexed by search engines such as Google, Bing etc. However, the websites still need to be accessible for our customers, and ...
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How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result? [duplicate]

I don't want Google to show sub domain name (red circles in the below image) in search results. How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result?
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Does loading metas from database affect my website SEO?

I am developing a website which is fully dynamic. If I load metas and other information of the website from database, will it affect my website's SEO?
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Do search engines assign any weight to directories within a domain?

I have a piece of content that I'm distributing to news outlets. The primary purpose is to educate and build brand, and of course backlinks never hurt. Is there an SEO benefit to our future ...
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Move subdir to subdomain for separate SERP listings?

I market a conference and we have two very distinct customers. Attendees and Exhibitors/Sponsors. Each customer has a different sales funnel. I thought it'd be best to separate these into ...
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Will a search engine index links with different languages if all apart from the main page are missing the path?

Our website www.websitename.com has three languages E.g: www.websitename.com/it www.websitename.com/en www.websitename.com/fr by going to each of those links you will get all the remaining ...
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Is it permissible to copy content from social networking sites?

For a social page on Twitter or Google Plus that promotes tourism by renting a car in worldwide locations, will it count as a negative if we copy the content from an authoritative website? For ...
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Should pages linked to in my nav and footer be included in my sitemap?

I'm more of a back end developer and can't answer this question from my own research. When setting up the links in my sitemap, do I need to include the pages that I link to in my top navigation and ...
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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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How should I create URLs for database generated content that can be indexed by search engines? [duplicate]

I have learned how to retrieve data from a database to a single page by using a form, so I would not need to create many pages to show the elements of a catalog. The concern that I have is how to make ...
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Why does my 9 months old site with more than 400 pages has PR0?

I have a paid applicants' testing site with average traffic of 40 visitors per day. The site is very legitimate and allows people to take technical tests based on a unique content our private ...
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Multiple images on one page: best ranking practices

I have several images related to one object and they all should be placed on one web-page. I'd like to know how do I place those images among the page body and its text. I can not do it manually to ...
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How to evaluate a domain name for a UK site: top level domain, number of words, and hyphens

I have 12 domain names for a new business project and I'm looking for advice as to which one is best for SEO and online optimisation strategy: seo-check.co.uk seo-check.com seocheckonline.co.uk ...
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Is it safe / okay to show Google Adsense only to visitors from Search Engines?

There are a lot of code example out there that helps users do this. Eg: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12693729/how-to-display-google-adsense-ads-to-search-engine-traffic-only But I was looking ...
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Do search engines rank URLs in sitemaps lower if there are no internal links pointing to them?

I have a site with thousands of pages. The pages are dedicated to be found by the search engines as they are very specific. It is very unlikely that the users will find necessary pages using any ...
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Can you create a private website without password protection that would not be indexed?

I'd like to create a "private" website that clients can visit by typing in the provided direct URL (on a business card, for example), but is not password protected and would not be indexed by search ...
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Can a website require search engine robots to support cookies?

Sometimes I pretend to be a search engine robot to get access to "subscriber only" web pages, or just to get a plain and simple view of a page that isn't cluttered with moving animations and other ...
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Parallax landing pages and the affect on SEO

Are there any unique concerns which need to be addressed to optimize SEO in a parallax scroll landing page? Page will initially load from the bottom and scroll upwards through 5 sections which ...
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Splitting a sitemap by content type

I currently am tasked with submitting our website sitemap to the search engines every week. We have a module which does offer sitemap generation but we find using it does not work very well as not ...
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Image data URI and SEO

Do you think the use of image data URI is SEO friendly? On the one hand saves you a HTTP request. On the other hand it really messes up your code. Especially for image files larger than 20KB or ...
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How long does Google Webmaster Tools take to index a website?

How much time does Google Webmaster Tools take to index a page? Analytics took around 24 hours to get info from the site, but since this is indexing, I guess it might take a little bit more than that. ...
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How to get Google to show local site search engine results?

I'm looking for a white-hat method of getting Google to show a local site search result as a Google search result. For clarification: There is a page filled with names of certain people. Each of ...
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Is it better to publish poor content now than wait to add informative content later?

I'm working on a site and plan on creating dynamic information via PHP pages for each item in a list of approximately 10,000 titles. Right now all I have is the list itself, which IS kind of ...
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Why Google displays search results all the cracks when appended by “94FBR” keyword in search query? [closed]

I found on the internet that if you mention the software name and just add 94FBR keyword to your search query Google displays the results of all the cracks etc. for that software . Refer to the ...
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Search engines that index your site despite a disallow in robots.txt

Recently, WordPress changed their options from "Block search engines" to "Discourage search engines" So that leaves me wondering, that rewording must be that some search engines disregard your ...
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Google local version does not display content in local language

We have the website www.visitgozo.com and would like to ask if there is a way where you can instruct Google (and other search engines) that when for example searching for 'gozo' in a local version of ...