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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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Product pages for specific stores

My website integrates with the inventory of local stores. A store could have hundreds or thousands of products. I'm considering having a product page for each inventory item, given that it is ...
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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Is it possible for a script tag to be perceived as an inbound link for SEO?

My company has <script> tags on a lot of sites, some of these sites have very high page ranks. Right now the <script> tags have a src of Microsoft's blob data. We want to move away from ...
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When WPML translates my WordPress site, should I move the native language to a subdirectory?

I have a website which URL looks like www.example.com. The website is in French. Now I want to have an English version and I'm going to translate the site using the WPML WordPress plugin, which I ...
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How to install minecraft forge? [on hold]

Minecraft Forge is a Modding API that makes it very easy to install a number of different Minecraft mods. This guide will explain how to correctly install Forge for Minecraft 1.7.
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wiki page creation tips [on hold]

How to make a proper Wikipedia page. I tried making wiki page but moderator removed the page. Sometimes I account blocked by Wikipedia moderator. Is there any particular method to create a wiki page. ...
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Does Googlebot determine the value of a link by its position on the page?

It's well-known that the SEO value of a website basically depends on how much it has been referenced, linked, and shared. From Googlebot's point of view, is a link at the top of a page more valuable ...
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Will removing my keyword from breadcrumb title to simplify UI hurt page SEO?

Working on the UI of a new site and I would like to simplify some breadcrumb titles so they do not take up as much space. They will still communicate the same message to user. See example below: ...
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SEO impact of dynamically serving cropped images based on device type

I have a website and try to optimize it regarding device size. Due to a large image slider on the front page I could halve the size by serving smaller images for mobile devices (via simple user-agent ...
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How to Index my website? [duplicate]

How can i Index my website? I have tried all things which google suggesting me still my website is not getting Indexed from last 30 Days?
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Will serving the same content from two different domain names (using DNS CNAME records) hurt SEO?

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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Is it a problem if someone disavows my site? I'm getting threats that other sites will do that if I don't remove links

I've been getting to many of these emails: My name is John Doe web manager of www.somewebsite. This is our 3rd and final request to you to remove links from your website to ours. If we don't ...
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When using a framed redirect, which site does Google attribute content to for SEO purposes?

I want to setup a WordPress blog on blog.example.com. After that, I want to also show this blog in blog.example2.com using an <iframe>. Will Googlebot collect my blog information under ...
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Does hiding some content with CSS hurt SEO when “Read more” is used to show the rest? [duplicate]

I have content that is hidden by these css height: 220px; overflow: hidden; which content height is problably about 1000px, so no display: none is used on the page. I hide it because below that are ...
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Does a “comments” link for each post on my blog hurt SEO?

Does it have any sense to have a link to comments for each post in a list (e.g. category page)? If so, does it have any impact on SEO? Here's an example of a posts list page snippet: <span> ...
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Can adding a blog be an effective method for improving SEO?

It seems like these days everyone is preaching about adding a blog to your website to benefit your SEO, but just how effective is it? I know it will depend partly the on content etc. but with everyone ...
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Should I split the site by language for better SEO when the English site has low quality content?

We have two versions of our website English and Arabic. Arabic is in a sub-directory (not a sub-domain). When we started looking at SEO, we found that most of our articles are plagiarized from ...
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How to know in what way the website is ranked? [on hold]

I'm building a website, not much of an SEO-er myself, but is there anyway to understand how a website was ranked ? For example, I'm using Moz Bar to see DA and PA, also its backlink. But that's it, ...
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Two WordPress Blogs on Same Domain - How to add SiteMap?

I have a two WordPress blogs on same domain. Ex : example.com -- 0ne WordPress installation and example.com/tutorials -- another WordPress installation example.com has very less content(As well as ...
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How to use multiple keyword domains for maximum SEO benefit [duplicate]

I have the possibility to acquire several domains around the keyword that I am interested in. It would go like: house.com, houses.com, villa.com, housing.com. Only one of these will host a ...
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Does having a site devoted to entirely different topics effect SEO ranking?

I have my website divided into several sub-folders i.e www.mysite.com/dogs www.mysite.com/cats www.mysite.com/submarines www.mysite.com/art . . . Each with different layout and high quality ...
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When choosing an SSL certificate, what is the minimum encryption level needed to benefit from Google's HTTPS ranking signal?

In August, Google announced HTTPS as a ranking signal. But in order to benefit from this ranking factor, you need to use a 2048-bit encryption. I have only seen websites with 128-bit and 256-bit ...
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Equivalent to yoast wordpress SEO plugin, but for regular (non wordpress) websites [closed]

I really like Yoast's SEO plugin for wordpress - where the plugin allows you to choose a keyword you want to rank for and the plugin analyses the page and gives you an SEO score. Can anyone recommend ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to redirect home page to a specific article on site?

I have a specific page on my site that I want for now to be the one viewed by default when a user connect to example.com. Still, I want that specific article to maintain his "URL identity" with his ...
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Are there any free keyword database providers? [closed]

I wonder if there are any free databases. I found this perfect database but it is not free: http://www.xedant.com/databases/english I need at least 10 millions keywords.
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Using Link Removal Tools [closed]

Should someone ever use a service like rmoov or is it generally better to avoid them?
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Are there any free keyword databases? [closed]

I want to build a long tail keyword database (with search phrases that has <500 monthly search volume) I found this but it is not free: http://www.xedant.com/databases/english I wonder if there ...
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Page content is taking over title and description for some unknown reason [duplicate]

My site supports i18n, and in hebrew we are seeing some weird google results. Each page has the same actions, such as: share like report abuse For some reason report abuse appears in google's ...
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can junk traffic increase your Serp ranking? [duplicate]

Since visitor volume is an important factor, will traffic from adfly or adbrite increase my ranking in Google ?
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Is “login”, “log in” or “log-in” better for search engine optimization?

What is the best way to phrase login for users? Is there a way to allow for the spelling of all 3 in log in link? I am debating a linked image, log in as the image text, login as the alt text and ...
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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day (from 20k/day to 300/day) [duplicate]

I've seen large drops before (like the drop mentioned in this question), but I've never seen a drop like this before and am concerned that something is seriously wrong with our site's relationship ...
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How to get this link to the first page? [closed]

How pages like manandvanlondonuk.co.uk which is on third page of Man and Van London keyword bring to first page. I would appreciate any free method given. I can modify html, css, xml I can add it ...
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Similar content on multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I recently posted a question about using a site structure similar to what's shown below. example.com/bikes/foo-bike/wheels //content about foo-bike's wheels example.com/bikes/bar-bike/wheels ...
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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

We're considering a change to our site which would increase the result set for one of the middle pages of a paginated result set. We have been consulted that if we move some of the SEO relevant items ...
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HTTPS vs HTTP for SEO [duplicate]

I've read than in 2014, Google will reward HTTPS sites in ranking. In the other hand, I have also read that HTTPS is slower than HTTP. So, in my site, I just have a few HTTPS pages, so my question ...
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Magento Multi-Site displaying global title suffix in Bing

If you search for the term 'StyleStalker' on Bing it shows up as Shop - StyleStalker - Eighth Story The site is setup as a Magento multi-store which contains StyleStalker and Eight Story The ...
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Content on one page vs multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I noticed that a competing website has split up their product information into multiple pages (URLs). I was wondering if this is a good approach to follow or if I should avoid it because it might be ...
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Can you use Google Webmaster Tools for a site that isn't yet live?

Is it possible to run Google webmaster tools over a website to diagnose if there are any faults on a site before the site has been made public? We are looking to pick up any SEO / faults on a site ...
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Delay Loading of Webpage Content / Debounce Cache

Background: I am implementing a custom cache handler in PHP. The cache script is triggered on-demand by website traffic. I want to intelligently handle an influx of simultaneous requests. To do this, ...
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How to tell Google to ignore URL parameters and forget about any already crawled?

Is there any way we can delete Google URL Parameters? I know in webmaster tools that there is no option to delete the URL parameters that were crawled by Google, but is their any other way we can take ...
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Subdomain or New domain for new company division - SEO [duplicate]

Someone has asked me about developing a site for a new division that this company is expanding to include in their services. They have purchased a domain for this new service, but I was wondering: ...
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

I realized my site was SEO optimized but only using the <title> tag and not the <meta name="title" content="My Website title"> tag. Can I have both, the <title> tag and the <meta ...
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Determine whether increase in Google referrals is down to better rankings, or more searches, using Google Analytics

Recently a website of mine has experienced a jump in Google related traffic. However, the focus of the website has received an increase in Google searches, i.e. there has been a lot of press coverage ...
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How to get Google remove old/unused URL [duplicate]

I know this kind question has been asked before, but believe me, my situation is not the same. A fews months ago, I designed my first website using Asp.NET and AJAX. At the time, I don't really know ...
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What to do with titles/keywords/description for multiple pages [duplicate]

First: I'm not looking for specific solutions, I'd like this to be a bit more broad to support other peoples similar situations. I'll keep it short (unless more info is requested). I'm managing a ...
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Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?

I have a site that uses span tags mid heading to put a different style on the words. So for the sake of argument I have a keyword/phrase of knitting patterns: <h1><span>Knitting ...
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Is an ampersand (&) in a company name not ideal for Google or SEO?

I am working on a site with a company name with an & in it. An alternative is using and instead of &. Does & have some disadvantages in a company name we have to know of? Does it effect ...
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Which is better for SEO, one page for all products, or one page for each product?

So, as the new guy, I have been tasked with the monumental problem of improving my job's search rankings for a few specific pages. Looking at the design philosophy of the page, I've run into a big ...
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Dealing with usernames in the URL

This is my first question on here so let me know if I have not followed any rules. I run a website Audibase that has the usernames in the URLs for example: https://audibase.com/grungecake ...
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How to display the number of words in an article using schema.org [closed]

I would like to display the number of words of an article using schema.org as indicated here for wordCount. My code is unfortunately not working however: <span ...