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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Changing URL Structure for User Profiles [duplicate]

I am considering changing my current URL structure from the following: http://www.hearingtracker.com/hearing-providers/dummy-name to a regionalized format like: ...
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How to retain my website ranking? [duplicate]

How can I retain my website ranking same on moving it from .html extension to .php extension? Expert advices needed.
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Why do I get so many visitors from Germany?

This has bothered me for a long time as it puts my sites bounce rate up. I am based in the UK and my business covers this country and no others, so I have never advertised outside of the UK but for ...
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Effect on SEO when placing social icons on the footer

This is my first website that I am trying to create. I am reading the SEO guides for websites, but the question that I couldn't find clear answer is the following: Does keeping the social icons and ...
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What makes images pop up at the top of some google web search results?

For example, when I search for "hbo series" I get the results below. Is this something hbo has configured that any other site could also do, or something that google itself decides to do for certain ...
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No traffic from search engines [on hold]

Last year i launched a WordPress(self hosted) website. Within a month i managed to get traffic from Google and other search engines. This year, almost three months back i launched a new site ...
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Lower SERP rankings when signed in [duplicate]

When I check one of our site's rankings when signed in, I get lower rankings for my own site than the rankings I would get while signed out. If anything, it should have been the other way round? Any ...
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How To Check Whether Contribution To My Site is Duplicate Or Original [on hold]

I have a blog site where I accept contribution from other people. Recently I did received a contributing content. After publish, I am interested to make sure, this is not some kind of spam or ...
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Will a CDN improve my SEO results? [duplicate]

My website is hosted in the US and I was wondering if a CDN will help improve my SEO with search engines.
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For images, is Title or Alt tag more important for SEO [duplicate]

I run a publishing platform where the users can upload images and insert them into their articles. Whenever a user upload an image, they get the option to add title and alt tags for the image. I ...
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SEO - wrong sitemap links

My domain have about 40000 links and my sitemap was wrong generated. It was poiting to localhost instead public domain: <?xml version="1.0"?> <urlset ...
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Site with 1 million pages linking to another domain hurts? [on hold]

My site has almost 1 million unique product/pages and has a link in the header (thus in all that 1 million pages) referring another domain. The site A has 1 million pages and very good PR. Every ...
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Schema.org snippet for thumbs up-down reviews

I'm deep into the Schema.org meta-tags implementation for the reviews on my website and I'd love to know how do you think I should implement it when I have Positive-Negative reviews as opposed to star ...
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Background Image Loading Optimization for SEO

I am implementing a product image slider for an ecommerce website. I want to make sure that the page is nice and fast for SEO purposes (as site speed is a factor in ranking). I'm not sure if it ...
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Is a masked url re-direct hurting our rankings

I would like to know if a domain which we purchased and is re-directed to our main site is hurting seo. The forwarded url is being masked (and there is no way to turn this off). So say our main site ...
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Rank Ordered List of Words on a Web Page? [on hold]

I want (for purposes of SEO) to read a web page URL using some tool and get back the text only (no markup) words on that page, in rank order, with the most frequently occurring word first, like this: ...
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Repeating product category in product title

I am wondering if there are any benefits or drawbacks to repeating a product category in the tile of the product? For example: Let's say I sell "light bulbs", on the product category page where all ...
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Is it better for SEO to have my whole site use the HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

I have an SSL certificate on my domain and currently use it for only a couple pages, from an SEO standpoint, should I make my whole site use SSL or just leave it on the few pages that need it?
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Is it possible to include news into Google News if there is a non-news content under the same section?

We want to include our news into Google News, and now performing research how to properly do this. At the moment we have the same base URL for news and non-news articles (analysis, interviews, etc.), ...
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Why does my webpage have a different title for certain searches? [duplicate]

There's a post on my blog called "Plot Twists: Where to Find Your Ideas and How to Get Away With Them" - however, I've noticed that, for the searches "how to write a plot twist" and "how to write a ...
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link rel=“alternate” and hreflang : targeting country independently of language

The content of the website www.example.com is highly dependent on the country of the user, but not so much on his language. So far, the website is translate into two languages, "en" and "de", but it ...
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Will using Google Analytics on my website improve its SEO results?

Will I have better SEO results if I have Google Analytics on my website, or does Google not care if I'm using their analytics software?
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Position of the Tags and Content of Pages removing the CSS Style

Hi there guys at Pro Webmasters! Have a little question (Maybe for a newbie) ... So here it goes: When I choose to see a mobile page of my website with the "Web developer" Plug of Chrome I notice ...
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InstantClick effect on SEO?

InstantClick.io is a pretty awesome JS library that makes a website feel a lot faster (in most cases) by prefetching links when a user is hovering above them. This will cut off at least about 100ms ...
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Change site links on Google Search

I have a client that wants to change how his website appears in the Google search engine. For example if you type in "stack overflow" into the Google search bar you get this result: As I show in ...
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How to get Google PageRank (from the toolbar) to increase from 0?

I have an issue with the Google PageRank of my site, the PR of this site is 0. I've tried many ways to increase the PR: I submitted the site in webmasters created sitemap.xml filled all meta ...
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backlinks to our site are being ignored by google thus affecting our SEO

As a software developer company we do websites to our customers. In these websites we always put a link linking back to our site. However, we did today a Google search (link:http://example.com) to ...
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Google wont apply adsense policies for session based websites and Ajax loaded sites?

I have seen so many websites (Mostly User generated content - Getting contents from Third party API's) still displaying Adult like contents (with images) but still they are running well with Google ...
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How do I “bind” social networks account to my blog?

My girlfriend has a WordPress blog for a while now, but when we check tools like websiteworth or woorank, it tells us that she has no twitter or G+ account, which is false. Is there a way to "bind" ...
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Should I change my domain suffix for better SEO?

In the start of 2013 my blog started to fail. I do not know whether its the result of a SEO problem or because I didn't write much. I received a lot of guest post requests and accepted many. They ...
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Would having a './' in a URL cause any trouble with search engines?

For code simplicity, some of my URLs in my website might contain a ./ For example: www.example.com/./something The ./ is automatically stripped-out by the browser, and the resulting URL is: ...
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What to do about Crawler errors after capital revamp of my website?

So, recently I was re-building my website, putting on another CMS, optimizing and so on... And now I wisited Google Webmaster tools - and it tells I have a lot of Web crawler 404 not found Errors... ...
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Is it OK to redirect to a new address instead of showing 404 Error page?

Here is my question, Recently I moved my site from blog.mysite.com to www.mysite.com. Then I added 301 permanent redirection using this code in .htaccess file. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond ...
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SEO: how to organize a multiple, etherogeneous topics website?

I happen to have a decent knowledge about a ton of very different topics. I'd like to start a large blog website talking about them, but while some of those topics are more or less close, others are ...
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My title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly [duplicate]

My title is: <title>School Management Software, College & University Management Software, Cloud ERP Software</title> However it's showing up like this in Google: Is there ...
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What does “Average Position” mean in Google Webmaster Tools under Top pages?

What does "Average Position" mean in Google Webmaster Tools under Top pages? I can only find the definition for "Average Position" under Search Queries.
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/ and index.php. How to eliminate this duplicate page issue?

In my website root, I have an index.php and of course the rest of the pages. The problem is when I crawl my site either with a crawler or a sitemap crawler, etc, it reports 2 duplicated links ...
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Redirecting HTTPS to HTTP without purchasing another IP address

So in the past I have always bought a new IP when working with SSL certs. I came across a client that is on a shared IP and using a cert for one of the sites but not the others. So domain #1 has cert ...
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Should I redirect desktop users visiting mobile page to desktop version?

So I am redirecting mobile users to mobile version of the page and also have alternate attrubute set up for that: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" ...
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Image Backlink Alt Text

Does Google use the image alt tag the same as anchor text for external back links or does it only use the alt tag for internal optimization?
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Structured Data for dynamic pages and Webmaster Tools

I have a catalogue with more than 150000 (150k) unique single item pages, each with schema.org set up for titles, descriptions, images, prices etc. These pages are dynamically built through a unique ...
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Google is ignoring my robots.txt

Here is content of my robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: /images/ Disallow: /upload/ Disallow: /admin/ As you can see, I explicitly disallowed all robots to index the folders images, upload ...
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SEO: Include category in URL to article/post?

Is it good for SEO to include the category in the URL? Like so: \articles\ID\example_category\slug Or does it not matter and only make the URL unnecessary long? Note; the article is also available ...
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Google pulls keywords from only two pages [duplicate]

When I sign into Google Webmaster and view Google Index > Content Keywords, it only shows keywords off of a single page, and from my site map. It's a small site with five pages, but it's only getting ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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SEO AJAX Calls for Google

I have a working WordPress site that contains a custom navigation and retrieves a page based on title. So what it looks like is, lets say I have a page called test and the user selects test on the ...
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How to find what keywords to target in large scale?

Currently we have a website with more than 300000 indexed pages and everyday there are 600 new pages added, the website is a news website. The strategy is that we start finding what keywords we ...
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Adding Microdata to a website of company listings

Let's say you have a website that is akin to the YellowPages. It is a listing of lots of other companies. Should you place microdata about each company on each company listing page? Or should you ...
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How to use Schema.org for Adverts on a website - WPAdBlock

I'm trying to use schema.org to indicate advertisements on my website. I'm concerned that putting adverts within the content of a blog page will hurt my SEO and I'm hoping using schema might help ...
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Bought a domain that used to be an adult site

However, its no longer an adult site, and now suitable for all ages. Google/Bing keep looking for URLs from the old site. I made sure they all 404, but is there a better procedure? Should I 301 those ...