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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“So much more than SEO” [on hold]

John, I notice a comment you made on a blog Where you said "there's so much more than SEO", could you please elaborate or direct me to an article of yours that explains this. I've spent all my ...
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CPanel Addon Domain Mapping and Search Engine Indexing-SEO

I have an main website within public_html.As the hosting provider allows multiple websites,i have created a folder mysite2.com in public_html. Now when i type mysite1.com/mysite2.com.Im shown my ...
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Online SEO checker reporting no title

I am new to SEO. I have created a WordPress Website and I have used a SEO checker online and get this issue: Title: No Title. Important: Remember to set a title, never forget this However I have ...
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Does crowded HTML markup between actual content affect SEO?

On our pages the content consists of multiple entries (similar to forums) and those entries have lots of html such as three social share widgets, like buttons, favorite buttons and so on. When you ...
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Can I put content on a subdomain for search engines to index while leaving the main domain parked?

I registered a domain example.com. I created a subdomain sub.example.com. I submitted this site sub.example.com to search engines. The main domain example.com is still parked and is not on internet. ...
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How to make my website top ranking on Google? [duplicate]

I am searching this question on Google but I couldn't find any suitable results. Now I am posting this question on Stack Exchange as my last options. As we all know that Google is the leading door of ...
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Are penalties applied if you have too many 404 errors on your site?

Do the search engines take the number of 404 errors returned by a site into account when calculating the site rank? For example I have 8,000 404 errors and I am thinking that that's affecting my SEO ...
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Optional query string specification with “Disallow” in robots.txt

I'm creating a robots.txt file for my website which now has a lot of pages. I'm disallowing all the pages that I do not require to crawl by so: Disallow: /folder/file.aspx I've quite a lot of ...
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Is it possible to customize the site description in results without putting text onto the home page?

My homepage contains the only site name, slogan and forward button. It's not enough to make the presentable result in search engines when a user looks for my site. Is there a cross-engine solution to ...
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Minimum characters per word when evaluating keyword density

I'm trying to please as many robots (particularly AdSense) as possible by keeping my keywords in check on my website and I've been using keyword density checkers as well, and I'm not sure what the ...
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Advice on URL structure [duplicate]

I'm looking for some advice on my URL structure for a project I'm working on. I'm a web developer so my SEO knowledge is relatively limited. My website's purpose is to essentially provide specialised ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages). For example, if page ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports first page presence on major search term but no sign of website on Google

On a major search term Webmaster shows that it has achieved an average first page presence of 3.5 over last 28 days (250 impressions - no clicks) But when I search this search term on Google the site ...
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Ping Sitemap or Individual URL

On self hosted wordpress blogs when you update a post it automatically pings services such as pingomatic etc. This sends the URL of the updated post and not the xml sitemap. What's more beneficial? I ...
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How to Fix this specific Google “Fetch as Googlebot” error appearing on my Webmaster Tools?

Good day, I'm currently finding out why I have lost all of my website's rank in google. I don't even appear in google results by the domain. But other sites do link me and they appear in the google ...
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Are clickable Category Badges good or bad for SEO?

Im running a wp magazine with a lot of posts (over 50 post) on the front-,category- and archive page. Each thumb and title are linking to the single-post and some posts are additonally showing up ...
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Is buying domain names for property addresses and redirecting them to a realty website a viable SEO strategy? [duplicate]

I'm a Linux engineer, and I know quite a bit of programming languages, and can create a website pretty easily, but what I suck at, is SEO. That's an art all by itself, and that's what I need some help ...
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How do StackOverflow questions appear in Google search results so quickly?

How is it that questions posted to the Stack Overflow show up as #1 in Google search results just minutes after being submitted? What SEO practices are being used to generate this sort of ...
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WordPress - Ignoring Parent Category and SEO

I use WordPress for my site and I've just run into this dilemma. I have five major categories on my site and each categories have five sub-categories. Usually, the posts are published under one ...
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How should you inform search engines of the location of an XML sitemap?

There are 2 ways to make search engines aware of a sitemap's location that I know of: Include an absolute link to it in robots.txt Submit it to them directly. The relevant URLs are: ...
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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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Is it possible to ruin your SEO by cross-linking, overly structuring a website?

We're trying to categorise our website data more and more. This will lead us to have many many categories for differect setions of information. Can doing too much of this lead to bad SEO? My ...
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Example: I have a website: www.example.co.uk And www.example.com which redirects to the former. Let's say my niche idea has only 20 competitors in the world. All of these competitors are in the US ...
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how to set Meta “expires” if I am not sure of expiration date?

I have an ad website. Users can post ads, and they can also renew them (renewing their expiration date). I setup delete rate on user items at 3 month after expiration date, but if users have renewed ...
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Are there any meta tags I can add to my website to make it more discoverable by search engines?

I am quite a beginner at website design, and in fact so much of an amateur that I don't like paying for hosting/higher search engine results. Are there any meta's that will simply make my website a ...
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Is there a “soft redirect” for search engines?

On our website we have a bunch of old pages preserved for historical record. (These are older versions of the manual.) Most people, however, would be best served by the newer versions of these pages. ...
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Have I been penalized for my URLs change?

I have moved my site from an old CMS to a framework and as a consequence my URL patterns have changed, so some of the URLs are now throwing 404. I could setup redirects on some of the pages, but not ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

I want to purchase a second level domain (on the web platform Altervista.org) with the .com extension. Since within the domain verification process I can type characters in both upper and lower case ...
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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 do spiders find your website in the first place? [duplicate]

This is just a question of curiosity. Let's say I register for a new web domain and purchase a hosting account. I set up a website, and soon search index bots are visiting the site to learn more about ...
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Stop search engines from trying to crawl old sites on subdomains which are no longer available

A few years ago I had couple of sites. Then I closed them. Back then, the search engines had added those sites of mine into their databases. Specifically Google and Chinese Baidu know about them. Now ...
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Is there a way to guess the keyword traffic for a specific URL using just search engines and page source?

For example, is it possible to guess which keyword searches are driving people to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-postgresql-on-ubuntu-14-04 using just search ...
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Help! My articles are not indexed correctly by search engines

Something is seriously wrong after I updated my site with new templates, moved to a new server and started writing on English rather than Norwegian. I know from Google Analytics, that most of my ...
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Prevent search bots from indexing server (sub)domain name

A web application I wrote is hosted on an in-house server with the name myserver, which is under my university's domain (department.uni.edu), resulting in the server's address being ...
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How to maintain SEO when taking over a domain name?

I am working with a client to redo their website. The website is simple and just displays information. My question is with regards to the SEO. I have only just started learning about SEO and on my ...
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Why is bingbot / msnbot appending %2Findex.php to my urls?

My logs are showing bingbot / msnbot appending %2Findex.php to some of my urls. Any idea why? This makes them invalid and if any users were redirected with it, it would not take them to the correct ...
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Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page

As a webmaster in charge of a tiny site that has a forum, I regularly receive complains from users that both the internal search engine and that external searches (like when using Google) are totally ...
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Does linking to dead resources give you a SEO penalty?

I've been wondering about this for a while, but cannot find any articles on it. When your website contains a dead link to a resource that is either not there any more, or was never there to begin ...
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Blogger meta description not showing in search engines

Whenever I search for my blog in any search engine (tried Google, Bing, DDG and Yahoo), the blog description is the header of a post, instead of the description I have defined in the blog's search ...
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Remove URL from “Fetch as Google” - in Google Webmaster Tools

I need to remove a URL from Health -> Fetch as Google in Google Webmaster Tools. Is it possible?
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How can I know search engine bot can be visit my website?

I had some problem from my hosting, webpage is online for 1-2 month ago and completed submit to Bing webmaster tools, google and dmoz.org too. Last week don't found my website on Bing directory. I ...
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Repeating location in urls? [duplicate]

Is it beneficial to repeat the city/state in the urls for SEO purposes? Let's say that I own a site that sells air conditioning in Houston, and I'm really pushing for local SEO. Is this... ...
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My website ranks well but my blog subdirectory keeps getting de-indexed

My website, let's say www.example.com ranks fairly well ranking 1-5 for 6 keywords. On the other hand, my blog on the same website keeps on getting de-indexed. The Website is HTML ...
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Changing pagination, and having more sections per page

I'm upgrading an old website, from having 25 results per page (40 pages), to having 50-100 per page (5-10 pages) This will change the pagination, and maybe affect search engines in a bad way.. So I'm ...
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Is there some kind of API for submitting a site to Google for indexing?

I have a client that is insisting there is a method to send a URL automatically to Google to get it indexed quickly. Here are the methods I know of to tell Google about your site for indexing: 1. ...
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How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites (HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines

My question is about SEO. How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites(HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines. As i know google take few days for crawl. Then ...
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How do I disallow variable parent directories and subdirectory with robots.txt?

I want to disallow robots to index some pages of my site. For example, I want to disallow the following pages: /category/name1/page/1 /category/name1/page/2 /category/etc/page/3 But I want to allow ...
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How do you prevent web pages from appearing in the Google search index?

I have some web pages that Google has indexed. I have now added a robots.txt file to exclude them, but should I also add a noindex tag? If so, then how do I do so?
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How Google crawler behaves when the HTML page is 1.6MB? [duplicate]

Is it possible that Google crawler doesn't fetch all the content on the page when it's size is 1.6 MB? How does Google treat big documents?