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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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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For webpages using jQuery, will the Googlebot index them on “page load” or after the “page ready” state?

Will the Googlebot index a webpage on "page load" or after the "page ready" state. The reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to change my h1 and h2 tags using jQuery on page Load.
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What does redirecting my duplicate domains do to SEO?

I got a bunch of domains of the form mywebsite.com, mywebsite.biz, mywebsite.org. As of now, 1 of them is javascript redirect, and the other 5 are parked. Will javascript redirecting all of them to ...
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Understanding google's doumentation of crawling sites

I am having a headache understanding how and when google indexes a page . I watched this guy's video a bit , and in one of the videos, he says "google indexes a page every 2 days" but if it notices ...
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SEO : How to add Wikipedia Page to the sidebar on the right when doing a Google Search? [duplicate]

The company I work for has a Wikipedia page but it isn't showing on the right sidebar when we search our company name. Like the picture underneath for example : Why is that? How can I add it ...
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How to mod_rewrite url with subdomain and change extension

I need to change the pattern of my url from the normal path into a subdomain. I tried write the .htaccess but it's not work. http://hello.com/sos/article.php?id=1&title=this-is-a-title.php From ...
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Landing page problems [on hold]

I have a client I work with - a friend of mine. I'm not employed as an SEO guy (and I don't profess to be one), but do get involved in the implementation of new pages. Having analysed competitor ...
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SEO-friendly links inside dropdown-menu

What are the options for a dropdown menu? select - can't contain links div with initial display none - Might incur a penalty + might not be indexed div with onload display none by JavaScript - Might ...
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Improving SEO on images when the company name has generic word?

So we have a really generic word like beach but the company is call beach stockholm, so what will the best possible way to make this when we have search like beach ad campaign EDIT: What I have in ...
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Is there a limit on directory removal with Google Webmaster Tools?

Is there a limit on directory removal with Google Webmaster Tools? I have a bunch of directories that I need to remove. I've already edited my robots.txt to disallow these. Some of the pages are ...
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Should I create a sitemap for an invite only website? [duplicate]

I'm creating an invite only website, so my question is if I need to create a sitemap xml and upload to Google and others search engines with all pages? With only the main page (that'll be open for ...
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Correct usage of Brand from schema.org

What is the correct usage of using the Brand schema from schema.org? I have a website that sells clothes. I have a brands page where I list all the brands for which I have products on my website, for ...
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Is it a good idea to change/add keywords to an already well-ranking page?

I have a site that is ranking bottom of page 1 for "IT support company" - however, I have since realised there are other keywords I could be ranking for as well, such as "IT support services," had I ...
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Two duplicated <h1> tags and one hidden

Is that bad for SEO? <h1 class="responsive-hidden">This is my title</h1> <h1 class="hidden responsive-show">This is my title</h1>
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Google Indexed demo site with same content [duplicate]

I have two server one is production abc.com other demo.abc.com problem is Google has indexed the demo server as well. What is fastest possible fix to it and to remove it from Google index? What ...
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E-commerce stock theme adversely affecting SEO [duplicate]

An agency we had in recently to pitch to us to do a new e-commerce project, mentioned that when using a stock theme, this could negatively affect SEO as it's unknown whether the repetitive use of the ...
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Should I fix HTTPS mixed content for SEO reasons?

I have a website that is only available via https, but 3rd party images are only available via http. This results in a HTTPS mixed content warning. I'm thinking of proxying the image serving via an ...
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Coupon Site - Store Slug Preference (Domain name or Store Name)

What do you guys think of the slug for store name. Domain name of the store or the Full name of the store. All top sites have different models. Domain Name http://example.com/coupons/saksoff5th.com ...
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Optimizing routes (include folder path or not) [duplicate]

Doing a bit overhaul of my website, and thinking about routes from the SEO lens. Do any of the three options below stand out in terms of SEO performance, or is there little difference? ...
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User-agent line needed in robots.txt?

I'm about to deploy a website for testing and I want to let all the indexing bots to not index my site during this phase. According to Google Webmasters Help section apparently you only need the ...
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SEO best practice when using listing with multiple pages

I have a website with multiple product categories. Those categories can be sorted (Price, rating, etc.) showing a maximum of X number of products per pages. From the SEO point-of-view, what is the ...
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Splitting a Website in two sub domains by business activity

Hello I am currently working on a website for a company that so far have been manufacturing yarns, however currently they started making towel products and they wanted to somehow differentiate it. So ...
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When an addon domain is created it automatically generates a sub domain, why?

Why when i create an add-on domain in cpanel it automatically creates a sub domain and to further explore the question how does this affect the SEO of the site and sites that share the same hosting ...
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Duplicate content for multiple countries and multiple languages. [duplicate]

I have already read this (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en#) article on hreflang, but I'm still confused. I have a website in for multiple countries. Main language is in ...
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Cut Permanent Redirection

We had 3 successful business websites before but our previous manager combined all our assets into one through permanent redirection. Now, another manager came and he wants us to use the other 2 sites ...
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What is the best way to mirror customer's website on our domain from SEO point of view

First of all - I'm absolutely new to SEO. We've lots of customers who mostly use few-pages-static-vcard websites. Lots of them have SEO problems. I'm going to suggest our customers to move their ...
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Why would a website with keyword stuffing rank higher than one without in google search results?

Like some other websites, I try to maintain a balance in keywords in comparison to other words. I ran tests of my (optimized) website as well as a (keyword stuffed) competitor website via this SEO ...
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Multiple galleries on one page

I have multiple popup galleries that are all located in one page (homepage, to be exact). Each gallery is represented by a logo. Once the user clicks on one of the gallery logos, Javascript kicks in ...
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If the string '%2b' exists in the URL alias, does it affect SEO of the page?

I have a platform which uses a responsive design. The structure of the website is like this: Domain/#!/Product_type/Product_ID Here, I am trying to create the alias URL (Using an earlier version of ...
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Redirecting one image type to another. Possible?

I have a humor site that is based primarily on thumbnails and gifs. I'm in the process of converting all png's -> jpeg and gifs -> webm to save bandwidth and disk space. All in all probably about 10k ...
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Helps regarding the SEO [duplicate]

What is the most greatest way in SEO to get ranking? And is there any easy way to index it to google?
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Two related business (plant nursery & garden designer), same owner. One website or two?

I hope this question is not too specific to be answered here. The situation is that a husband and wife run two businesses: a plant nursery and a garden design service I can see a reason for ...
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Google not showing homepage meta except for one search

I'm just starting off with SEO and helping my brother with his website. Now, there were no meta details on the site whatsoever, and around a month ago I added some to the homepage. When you search ...
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Should meta tags along with site verification, publisher be used on mobile website as well

I have a website with it's mobile redirection to http://m.example.com. They both are different website which share a same database and URL structure. Apart from couple of URLs, all redirect to the ...
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proper use google webmaster tools URL Parameters

There are some urls like http://domain.com/user/:username and http://domain.com/post/:id on my website, the username and id is the parameter from database. I try to let google crawler more efficiently ...
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proper use google webmaster tools URL Parameters [duplicate]

There are some urls like http://domain.com/user/:username and http://domain.com/post/:id on my website, the username and id is the parameter from database. I try to let google crawler more efficiently ...
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Which domain shows in search results? .CA or .COM

I have a client with an existing and established .com website. We currently added a .ca domain with duplicate content so that users in Canada will recognize this as a Canadian company as well (we have ...
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Multi language website SEO [duplicate]

I have a multiple language website (english and german). I created the website without SEO in mind. People can create stories on this website so only the navigation and menu needs to be translated. ...
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Are Subdomains provided by free website hosting services SEO Friendly?

By now, I've already read a lot about the myths and realities concerning the sub-domain vs sub-directory chaos. But that is not what my question really is. What I really want to know is that whether ...
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Static Sitemap with weekly updates for Dynamic Website

I have a dynamic website in which products, news and other stuff are added on daily basis. Since, I read everywhere having a sitemap can only help but not hurt the site, I decided to create one for ...
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Is my potentially spammy sounding domain name hurting my SEO?

We are travel bloggers who run the blog tillthemoneyrunsout.com. We've been traveling for over 4 years now and although the domain name doesn't make that much sense anymore it did when we were ...
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Are multiple unrelated links to my site from a single domain damaging?

In GWT I can see a site which has 283 links to a single page on my site. Their content is completely irrelevant to my site (see image below). I can't even find where the actual link is on their ...
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How do I secure my site against human spam farm attacks?

I have a Q&A site that has recently been attacked by what I strongly believe to be a human spam farm, as described in these articles: Spammers Pay Others to Answer Security Tests Are You Human? ...
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Website porting. Traffic fall in SEO due to image search

I ported a website on wordpress.com to my own server. The site had pretty good traffic and we had done a fair amount of work to ensure proper transitioning but we missed one aspect in redirecting ...
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Negative SEO impact of offering free stuff on website?

If I'm not mistaken, emails offering free stuff are more likely to be considered spam by spam removal software. Is there a similar problem with offering free stuff on a website? Of course, if someone ...
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Monetise website via Amazon affiliate? Or other means

I have an idea for an information based website that would potentially drive a large amount of traffic to a particular destination. Initially I wanted to drive traffic to the products own website but ...
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HTML sitemap vs spamming

I have noticed that Google often encourages us to build HTML sitemaps that are easily accessible to the site visitors. If we create a bunch of HTML sitemap pages with thousands of links on every page ...
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Webpages being de-indexed seemingly for no reason [duplicate]

Last Wednesday my site had a ton of its paged de-indexed by Google and it's caused a drop of over 60% in overall site traffic :(... One of the pages used to rank first page #1-3 and now it doesn't ...
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Technical Term for Invisible Gap/Position

I'm wondering if there is a associated technical term for describing the distance between rankings. For example if you have a site that is ranked 1st and another site ranked 2nd, the distance between ...
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Does using calendar other than Gregorian for page date is going to influence SEO?

I was wondering if using calendar other than Gregorian (Jalali or Persian calendar to be exact) is going to influence SEO, and is the Google is able to recognize such dates?