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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Is <span> inside <h1> the same as just <h1> for search engines?

Are search engines still able to recognize the below as <h1> text, even with the other tags inside? <h1><span>App</span>Strap<span>.</span></h1>
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What are the pro and cons of using friendly URLs compared to query parameters (and vice versa)? [duplicate]

I am noticing that more and more sites prefer using "friendly URLs" over adding information as query parameters. For example: domain.com/product/3343/ compared to ...
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Ranking websites in Bing & Yahoo search engines [duplicate]

I'm finding it extremely difficult to rank websites on Bing and Yahoo. When a website ranks well on Google, why is it finding difficulties on Yahoo and Bing? Although the algorithms are different, I ...
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Does domain suffix affect SEO? [duplicate]

my first question here! I have a question regarding URL suffixes. Say I have a company, let's call it example-it. If I then purchase the domain www.example.it, thus incorporating the company name into ...
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Dynamic Meta Keywords

Is it a problem to change the meta keywords dynamically depending on the content of the page / website? for example if it is a news website and this weeks top articles are about elephants in japan I ...
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Should I be concerned for SEO when hiding images?

I'm using fancybox 2 with the following code (demo here): <a class="fancybox" href="http://a.com/bmw-328-manual-2008-black-18-inch-rims.jpg" title"bmw 328 manual 2008 black 18 inch rims"> ...
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Check old urls for backlinks - same domain new design and urls

I have a client who recently did a re-design on his website. The designer did not put any effort in keeping the same URL or do any redirects. I've made a list of the old URLs, what I want to do now is ...
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Impact on social interactions after URL change [duplicate]

Every article URL on a website I work on will soon be changed. 301 redirects will be set up to ensure inbound links still arrive at the correct destination. However, social interactions (Likes and ...
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What does “all” mean in meta robots tag?

Several websites have the following meta tag aimed at search engines like Google, Bing, etc.: <meta name="robots" content="all" /> What does it do?
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Does Yext provide any value for web only based businesses?

I've been researching Yext and trying to understand if it provides value to web-only based business. It seems that if you don't have a physical presence then Yext is not any use. Is this accurate?
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SEO for Main Navigations

My question is simple... To what extent does your primary navigation [and secondary navigations] have on SEO for your website? My particular case is this: I have "two" primary navigations. One ...
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Is it good to index category in search engines? [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress blog. Is it good to index category in search engines? Will it cause duplicate content issue? I'm little scared about Panda Google algorithm.
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Why do all pages bar the home page turn up in Google? [duplicate]

Our website is made with WordPress. The menu pages all turn up in Google searches, but the index page doesn't. The index page is absent; the others are there. Why would this be?
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How to point search engines to another subpage?

I have a webpage concerning a subject, let's say buttons to keep it simple. It is the foremost web page on this topic for my language and region: searching for 'button' in my language will always ...
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Directing crawlers to content in language per language sub-domain

I have a site with multilingual website with many pages (40M). The site has UGC, and each translation is actually for the titles. Each sub-domain points to the same content with different titles per ...
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Solving “Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site.”

I'm getting the following warning over and over again in google webmaster tools Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. The examples he's showing don't give me much ...
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Tables and SEO - The big conspiracies [duplicate]

Now, I've heard many (if not too many) conspiracies/myths about tables and SEO. Now, I'm in a state of confusion, and I have no idea what to do. Below, I will write two SEO and table myths that I need ...
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SEO duplicate content

I have a blog about a game. Lets say that the game releases some news and gives it to Blog A and Blog B. Now my blog (Blog A) will copy that news and paste it in an article. Somebody else's blog ...
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What's the best way to handle multiple sites on a shared server?

I'm on a shared server (via LunarPages), and I also host a few low-impact sites for a few small businesses. I recently had a problem (blocked crawlers by messing with the internal settings) that made ...
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IP geolocation and permanent redirects for search engines

when someone connects to my homepage I geolocate using their IP and redirect to the site with the right language (for example someone from Italy connects to example.com and I redirect them to ...
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Hide <noscript> contents from google and other search engines

I've got some content wrapped into <noscript> tag which I don't want google and any other search engines to see, is there a way to hide it?
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Implementing OpenSearch, what is the benefits?

I have implemented opensearch in my website. But I don't know what is the benefits of it. Does it has any effects in search engines? For example, can I tell google about my implementation?
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Competitor Web Keywords

I am working on my SEO and have looked over my own keyword traffic through Google Analytics, but is there a way to see the traffic competitors get from a particular keyword? For example, if I get 200 ...
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Pros and Cons of tabular format with one link and hidden divs vs. different links [closed]

I'm trying to decide the right hierarchy for a website with multiple pages per entity. Each page has the basic general information, and goes deeper according to selected 'tab'. Two options I'm ...
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Google Indexing Pages with noindex meta tag

I got a message in Google Webmaster Tools about "Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site" with a long list of example URLs. For some of the pages listed, there was nothing to ...
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Toggling between hidden divs instead of two links

For each entity in my site I have a 'joint' section (~30%), and a sub-section (~70%) which has two different options, meaning I only display ONE of them at a time. Currently I have two different links ...
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Do other search engines support Google's “hash bang” syntax for crawling AJAX applications?

Google has a really nice document explaining how web developers can get Google to crawl non-AJAX versions of their web applications to make it possible for Google to index AJAX-heavy websites. Do ...
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90% sudden drop in search engine ranking with no changes made

This is a recurring topic, but I am very very panicking right now... I noticed a 90% "impressions" drop (from 60k to 5k) from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-06. My keywords dropped, and for a few of them I ...
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What is the effect of Dynamic URL's on SEO

I have around 150 dynamic URL's as below http://mydomain.com/training/register.php?key=01ue3be299a-6bc1-1030-a2db-e4115bd593d8 ...
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We changed our domain a year ago to .com but old site is still number one when searching

I changed our companies domain name a year ago from radfan.co.uk to radfan.com. When typing radfan into Google the number one result is still radfan.co.uk rather than the .com. This is not the case ...
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Just overhauled our entire site. How do I keep Google, Bing and Yahoo from demoting us?

We just overhauled our entire site. The new site structure doesn't resemble the old one in the slightest. What do I need to do with Google, Bing and Yahoo to keep our ranking from sliding? We have ...
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site:mysite.com shows home page as HTTPS, home page not showing in search properly

site: rockitpro.com I've been trying to figure out a problem with my site since August 2012, my home page fell off the map and won't show in Google unless I search exactly rockitpro.com. My home page ...
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Making Search Queries Indexable

Looking around, most sites (eg. Amazon) encode the parameters of searches into query string. This means that search engines cannot index these queries. Why don't such sites use URLs rather than query ...
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How are these pre-built search results page made, and are those considered black hat SEO? [closed]

I'm sure you've spotted search results in google that aren't really pages with content, but pre-built search result pages within the site itself. A few examples: ...
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Bing doesn't index my website correcty

I have a website with robots and sitemap which is working on Google. I created a bing webmasters and sent the sitemap some weeks ago, but whenever I search site:www.mysite.com I get only the root ...
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Tell Google to Refresh Search Screenshot

I recently remodeled a website for a client of mine. When doing a search on Google for their website the old website is still showing as the image for the website. Is there a way in the Google ...
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How can I prevent Google from mixing different languages in my sitelinks?

I have a web site in two different languages (English and Spanish). It is indexed by Google but, when searched, sitelinks below my result appear mixed with Spanish and English subtitles. Each ...
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Impact of dropping www from main URL on SEO

A client's website is currently at www.domain.com, with domain.com redirected there automatically. I've suggested that they reverse the redirection to drop the "www", so I can set up a subdomain that ...
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Google's image search… but for video

The company I work for is preparing a user-submitted video contest. One problem that we're concerned about is that someone might download another video from Youtube/Vimeo/whatever and pass it off as ...
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Search Rankings and new website [duplicate]

I want to switch from HTML to Wordpress. How will completely new pages and site structure affect my Google ranking? [I'm not sure what other clarifications or details to give - please tell me if ...
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DMCA service on Bing search engine

Does Bing offer a similar service to the one Google search engine offers below? https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dmca-notice?hl=en Thanks.
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Why aren't search engines indexing my content?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question and answer pair intended to address any questions concerning the reasons a site or specific site contents do not appear in search engine ...
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Block Google (and other) from indexing a domain

We want to open a new domain for certain purposes (call them PR). The thing is we want the domain to point to the same website we currently have. We do not want this new domain to appear on search ...
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Buying a top level domain specific to my industry, will it improve my seo ratings?

Currently we run a few websites selling products in the travel industry using .com and .co.uk extensions. Would our search rating improve if we were to buy one of the .travel domains ? So we would ...
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What is the most effective way to obtain SEO benefits from content while still protecting most of it behind a paywall?

I'd like for search engines to recognize the content that is hosted on my website, but I'd also like to protect most of it behind a paywall. Are there any proven strategies for doing this?
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Preventing search engines to crawl on specific folders

I have set the robot.txt of my website as follow after seeing lots of errors in google's webmaster tools. Mainly because of the Smarty template files. So I changed my robots file as follow: ...
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How to successively transform a static page (image gallery) to a product type page?

A website with about 700 static pages, where about 20 of these are basically the same page that displays products that are custom made in a image gallery like enviroment. The point of having these ...
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Unique search engine results [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? How do i get those kind of result? With Categories below the main result. What is it ...
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Is there a good way to include plain text versions of embedded documents for search engines to find?

I'm developing a site that's entire function is defined by the documents it provides. The documents are provided to the user both through embedding in the page (using the Google Drive Viewer) as well ...
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Does Google treat .html pages differently from .php pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use a file extension or not? My current hosting provider does not let me put PHP code inside of a .html page. So part of my content is in a database and ...