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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Too many duplicate image alt attributes. What to do?

I've got a table. And as you can see below I've got a lot of duplicate alt tags going on. What is the best way to prevent this but still have valid HTML5 code? <table id="benefits"> ...
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How long for Google to index all site maps?

We recently uploaded new sitemaps, as the old ones were out of date and we've also upgraded our forum which changed the URLs of a lot of our website (we're 301 redirecting of course). We uploaded the ...
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Site migration questions— PHP, link structure & SEO

I'm working on a massive site overhaul and the main structural change will be a move from static HTML to PHP. I work for an art gallery, and having the artist names in URLs is critical. We already ...
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Why doesn't Google capitalize a page title in the search results?

In the search results my client's website first sub-listing is not correctly displayed like the titles of other pages, despite using the same structure method in making the pages. Why does this occur ...
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Changing main domain, change inbound links too? (no 301)

I have small business and a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and currently it redirects 301 to my old domain (about 7 years old). I do have about 40 ...
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Sidebar text widget and duplicate content

Is a text sidebar widget OK with SEO point of view? This widget has a 100 words text and its shown on every page. I am concerned about duplicate content issue. I have a website that lists upcoming ...
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Measuring before and after on-page optimization

I'm new with SEO. I want to start with on-page optimization as it is quick and easy to implement. I will start with HTML structures such as <title>, meta, headers, etc. and then set up ...
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Google Search Results: sub-page description [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site that successfully has 6 sub-pages listed below the main result in Google. However a page content snippet is showing up or each instead of the sub-page meta descriptions. I ...
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Blog Layout, duplicate content and SEO

I am wondering wether my blog content can be considered as duplicated by search engines. Here is my situatuion, each article can be fully displayed on 4 different urls : Blog layout : 2 full ...
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What does it mean when Google Analytics says that a bug causes doubled visit counts that are automatically corrected?

When I logged into Google Analytic's account, I have set out this warning Google Analytic's says: Universal properties created prior to December 2013 may temporarily report doubled Visits counts ...
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line monitoring of phonograms (songs) of radio [on hold]

I need to create a monitoring system of phonograms (songs) of radio and television online through streaming so on, but my team and know the way to develop this monitoring system, I know there ...
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Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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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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Do AdWords conversions only track AdWords visitors?

I have set up an AdWords conversion and put the conversion tracking JS code on a test page. However, I don't see any conversions tracked when I visit it. Does the AdWords conversion tracking only ...
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Does hosting images on a CDN impact SEO? [duplicate]

I manage two sites (foo.com and bar.com) which share image assets. Currently the images are all on the foo.com domain which is a bit confusing if you open the image on bar.com and see a foo.com URL. ...
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Will duplicating near similar content across two different sites affect SEO?

I have two local websites targeting different countries (kindlemalaysia.com and kindleindonesia.com), both of them are in English. These two websites have the same purpose, and they should be able to ...
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AngularJS SEO for static webpages (S3 CDN)

I've been looking into ways to improve SEO for angularJS apps that are hosted on a CDN like Amazon S3 (i.e. simple storage with no backend). Most of the solutions out there, PhantomJS, prerender.io, ...
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Keyword ending ccTLD domain names and SEO

There is huge number of ccTLD top domain names that is available for registration. This is country specific domains could be used for keyword ending domain. e.g assemb.ly, architectu.re, stud.io.... ...
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How to target a niche correctly? [on hold]

Not really much is being said about this topic and I wonder. How would you choose the right niche to market to? Let me explain. A very common mistake made by many is to mistake industry with niche. ...
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Will HTML that is in fact text have an impact on SEO?

My website's dreadful search performance has always been a mystery. It could just be short, concise content but I believe it's something bigger. My site is a crowdsourced map - people contribute ...
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Will i18next affect SEO? What about screen readers?

I'm considering using i18next for translating text. But then it suddenly struck me; If labels / text is retrieved through javascript, won't that affect SEO? And what about screen readers for visual ...
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Is it better for SEO if the url has the same path as the breadcrumb?

My product url is example.com/categorykeyword2/product The actual path (breadcrumb) is example.com/categorykeyword1/categorykeyword2/product Would it be better in terms of SEO if the url was the ...
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How will the search rank get impacted if i move my mobile website to a single page application?

I have two different versions of my site. A desktop version and a mobile optimised version. That is for the same url the server renders different html for different user agents. I had been using vary ...
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seo ecommerce specialized portals subdomains or different domains [closed]

I am trying to decide between two different options that can affect branding and seo, I would like to hear opinions about the different options I have. Suppose that I want to open an ecommerce site ...
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Does masking a subfolder with .htaccess have a negative effect on SEO?

My website is physically located at example.com/websitedirectory. I am masking the folder so that the document root folder is redirected to /websitedirectory and the folder is masked, so that it ...
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How to make Subdomains identified as separate sites by Search Engines

I have a domain name and a live website. I want to create some subdomains so that they appear as separate websites in Search engines. For Example take Blogspot. x.blogspot.com and y.blogspot.com are ...
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Is linked text searchable by crawlers?

I recently created a simple website for a web-app I made. The site and the app are both mobile oriented, so there is a limited amount of room for adding text content (I designed the interface to avoid ...
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Why is compression slowing my site down? [closed]

This isn't a new problem but I haven't found any information elsewhere. I did a clean reinstall of my Wordpress site (hosted on Hostgator) and manually ported over useful content; by the time I was ...
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Will wrong or incomplete Microdata harm my SEO?

What if I am missing parts of my Microdata? I will use a blog article for example. The recommended markup is: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> <span ...
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Is there any SEO benefit in making website image paths relative to the current page

Is there any benefit in making the paths of content images match that of the page? E.g. if the path of my page is www.example.com/something/my-latest-article is it better to have content images ...
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Avoid duplicate link to same page with #

I have one link in main nav example.com/photo but i want to add more links on page, which go on same page as this nav. Will this example.com/photo# help me avoid duplicate link to same page?
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Confused: When does Google use Title vs description? Misleading results possible

Search for jamaica tourism on Google. You get a search result with the text Jamaica Tourism: 578 Things to Do in Jamaica | TripAdvisor. Nowhere on the displayed page does the phrase 578 Things to Do ...
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Website hacked and suspended for spam, effect on SEO

I had my website on first 5 positions on google for 3 main keywords. Because of some poorly written forms my website was suspended by my host because of SPAM for 3 days. Now the position of my ...
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Forst steps to make a project visible [closed]

Recently I launched some web project for musicians. Considering that: It is really optimized for search engines. Dynamic pages, sitemap, etc. - are up and running. It is indexed by Google. Google ...
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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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Meta Refresh for change of page name and content

Hopefully just a quick one. I've got a client that is changing the name of a workshop that they run. This means a change of url, page title for keywords that they have first page ranking on. The ...
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What kind of increase can I expect from improving site speed

I have a pretty slow site. This is what WMT measured: Now I know speed is a factor in SEO, but considering it is very difficult to make the site faster, I'm trying to evaluate the ROI of this effort. ...
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Incorrect Dates for Downloable files in Google Snippets

We have a website which create publications and newsletters. In most (if not all) the search results for our downloadable files, the Google snippets show dates which are less than when those files ...
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Replacing url parameters tool usage with canonical / robots.txt to avoid crawl time

For a long time I've been getting Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs warnings, which I know don't necessarily indicate there is a problem, but I am trying to reduce the amount of links ...
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I have many backlink from other sites too one page of my site with hidden iframe. Has a positive or negative impact? [duplicate]

am sorry for my bad english. i have a site for download free website templates. i create a simple html file in my site and put my histats & google analitic code on that. then put a hidden iframe ...
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backlinks from hidden iframe to one page of my site.Has a positive or negative effect on my site seo? [duplicate]

i have more than 60000 backlink too one page of my site because i put a hidden iframe in my free products. like this: <IFRAME style="display:none;" SRC="http://www.domain.com/df/sdff.html" WIDTH=1 ...
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Duplicate Content: Who wrote it first?

I understand this question has been asked before in here (HERE) However, as some of you may know, technology advances quickly and it is very unstable, specially SEO. Today's practices can be ...
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My Server is returning a 404 instead of 403 when access if forbidden - is it good or bad?

via .htaccess, I forbid access to folders that have no index page inside (domain.com/images for example), and also block my site completely for several user-agents (such as wget). When I test to see ...
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I want to know price for local listing [closed]

I would like to get listing from some of local listing so I want to know about that price for listing to their internet sites? this is my list : 1 Info group 2.Axiom 3.Starkness/Localize ...
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Does amount of URL parameters affect SEO?

I've recently just finished building a small website and created friendly URLS using IIS7.5' rewrite module. The site has now been passed to the client's SEO guy and he says the friendly URL format ...
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Can two ore more breadcrumbs lead to the same end site?

I have a question about breadcrumbs and SEO! Currently my website's navigation is with the links above site where user can click desired category and continue with different filters. On next update ...
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What affect does having two URLs pointing to the same path have on SEO?

I have two URLs: http://ent.example.com and http://www.example.com/ent/. Both of them are mapped to my server path /www/ent. I am very confused, how would this affect my SEO as far as Google is ...
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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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Should I add the WWW version of my site to Google Webmaster Tools or Non-WWW or both?

I've found here similar topics but not exactly similar and without satisfying references - I'm going to launch a new domain, I understood it's better to have one pattern - whether www or non-www, so ...
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Does the Instant Preview in Google webmaster tools takes Robot.txt in account?

Is that the way to go If I want to visually see what the googlebot see? I'm trying to check a folder which I have just blocked in my robots.txt. If I fetch the folder as google bot, It fetches ok, ...