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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Are domains with gTLDs (.ninja, .guru, .museum, etc.) bad for SEO? [duplicate]

Would using one of the newer gTLDs have any adverse effect on SEO?
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SEO - multiple domains, but one domain for a part of a website

I have a website about things in Europe and I had an idea to make one specialized domain for specialized category of my website. So it is basicaly changing this: example.com/countries/germany to ...
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Redesign with changing URL Structure and SPA impact on SEO

We run a popular news website and it has been online for around 4 or 5 years. The design is old, code base evolved into spaghetti and the management wants to create a new identity with a complete ...
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Why is this site linking to my Stack OverFlow post and my website? [migrated]

This is a post I made on Stack Overflow, and it's also mirrored here: Google Webmaster Tools shows him linking to my website which is how I found out. I certainly don't want shady websites linking ...
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Canonicalization effect on SERP

I have an established website with 1000's of links and good SERP for many of my pages. My Google Webmasters is now asking to solve an issue which is canonicalization. I prefer www.example.com and know ...
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Getting Google to index dynamically loaded links [on hold]

So I created a webpage in order to have Google index all of my copypastas, so if someone searched for a specific one, they would be (hopefully) directed toward my site. The problem is, the links are ...
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Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

When you seek speed score in Google Page Insight, you may be seen a warning like "Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content ", i have been looking for a solution to fix ...
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SEO impact of text in the footer of a webpage that has little to do with its content

I am going to be developing a new site for a local company. I noticed in their footer (above the copyright) they have various keywords and cities listed that are terms that a person could search for. ...
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Does bold text really improve your search engine rankings?

SEO plugins like Yoast for Wordpress and in YouTube videos recommend using bold text for your keywords to improve search engine rankings. Does bolding your text actually work for SEO? What about bold ...
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Make Google index over 90,000 user profiles

I have a large amount of user profiles hosted in this schema https://example.com/stats.php?player=name (It's not the prettiest URL, but .htaccess dramatically slows down my site and I don't understand ...
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Can I use words like “Facebook”, “Twitter” in my site navigation?

I have a website where one section of website has top menu links in this manner <li><a href=../memes/index.php>MEMES</a></li> <li><a ...
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Could Google detect Cloaking if I displayed content to Google user agent using PHP

PHP is server side and all Googlebot would see is the output HTML, right? if (strpos($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],"Googlebot")) { // do some functionality }
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SEO for infinite scroll homepage with sorting options and content previews [duplicate]

I have a site which shows an infinite feed of post previews (with the option to read full text using javascript). The page allows users to click through to the full-text of any post, and change the ...
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my website has dropped off google completely and suddenly [on hold]

I've been working helping a friend to get her site appearing on Google. I did a few basic things like getting the correct keywords in, setting meta tags and primarily using webmaster tools to browse ...
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How to increase the CTR of website? Is in 2015 google is going to give SERP on the basis of CTR alone? [on hold]

I have heard from many people since the ending of 2014 that google is going to be more focused on those blogs or sites which are having good CTR rate. I want to see the genuine views from you ...
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How to get out of the Google Sandbox quickly?

My blog has been penalized by Google and it remained in Google Sandbox until now. Unfortunately, I don't know hot to escape the Google penalty box. Please help me.
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Do SEO activities on a certain webpage affect the whole domain or just that one page?

I recently read an SEO blog post where the author was giving examples of how to improve the SEO of an e-commerce page. One of the points the author made was to have a blog, such as blog.example.com ...
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Google Search, acronyms and SEO

How can I achieve a high search ranking for a site where the business name initials relate to an understood acronym, without the business having anything to do with the area related to the acronym, ...
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Are questions about SEO off topic here? [migrated]

Are SEO questions considered off-topic on webmasters?
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Where do analysis tools get their social metrics from?

Where do analysis tools like Ahrefs.com and TrafficTravis get their social metric data from? They show my site as having lots of Google +1s but I just added a Google page and it only has 1 follower. ...
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Are HTML encoded symbols allowed in meta description? [duplicate]

I am using HTML-encoded symbols like &mdash; or &amp; inside the meta description field. Will they be displayed properly by Google and other engines or should I correct the text to have only ...
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Question about choosing name for Facebook fan page

I'm in process of creating new site which must be on domain xyz-backgrounds.com (assume that xyzwallpapers.com, xyz-wallappers.com and xyzbackgrounds.com are already used). Search term which is ...
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Google and display:none for multilanguage content

I know that there are a couple of question about the effect of using display:none on the Google ranking, but none of those answered my specific question, so hear me out please. I'm currently working ...
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Would the same template page that loads different posts be considered duplicate content?

I'm creating a portfolio site where I have a set of links on the home page and each link calls its respective post via Ajax. When a post is called, a hidden div gets populated with the response and ...
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Can we repeat same keyword on different pages?

Can we repeat same keyword on different pages? For example a site has tv show "example" and I am adding its 10th episode so will go with "example episode 10" keyword. Can I use the same "example" ...
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Is subdomain bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I did some reading before asking this question as those readings didn't answer my query, including this one: Do subdomains help/hurt SEO? I intend to leap into a variety of business but my initial ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website [duplicate]

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Is path before actual filename important for SEO optimization? [duplicate]

https://img.mysite.com/mybucket/jQQnkjCV1Sqg1oX_MYSITE%20STILL%208.jpg/seo-firendly-image-name.jpg vs https://img.mysite.com/mybucket/seo-firendly-image-name.jpg Is there any difference according ...
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Relevancy of the context while link building [closed]

I hope this is the correct forum... Google always suggests that too much out of context linking will negatively affect website ranking. But recently I came across handful of websites, engaging in ...
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Multiple Domains pointing to one site

Newbie here so please excuse me if this has been asked in a different way. My friend has 3 domain names lets say example.com, example.net and example.org. They were not using the .com and .net. I was ...
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How hard is it to get back in the search results after being offline for a long time?

My website has been returning a 403 error for a very long time as it was still under construction. It's online now, so I wonder: is it harder to get back in the search results now? Will Google crawl ...
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How many monthly pageviews does it take to have an Alexa ranking of 100,000? Or 50,000 or 10,000?

Currently my website gets about 60,000 visitors per month and has an Alexa ranking of 350,000. I'm curious if there's any data on what a website that has an Alexa ranking of 100,000 gets for monthly ...
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Should I use a canonical tag on both Landing Page and Product Page of my E-commerce site?

I manage an e-commerce website that has both a landing page (designed to 'sell' the product/convince an upper-funnel customer to purchase) and a product page (obviously where you actually buy the ...
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SEO implications of using different content with the same URL for campaign purposes

I'm assessing the feasibility of serving up slightly different content based on the campaign ad that is clicked on. In many aspects, this will be similar in approach to serving up different languages ...
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Hiding H1 from user but making it visible to search engines? [duplicate]

I have h1 tag in a page. I do not want to display it to user but want to make sure that its content will be used for SEO. What is recommended way of achieving it these days. I can think of: in css: ...
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How to influence the info column in Google's search result? [duplicate]

Google often shows an info column next to the search results, if it recognizes your search query to be directly related to a "thing" they know. Example: You search for "beatles" and get a box with ...
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Does not having enough real, text based content “above the fold” hurt SEO rankings?

We recently redesigned a site for a client. The old site was done in early 2000s and built in tables and designed for a time when screen sizes were averaging 800x600. The new site is responsive, built ...
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Detecting Browser Features, displaying upgrade advice and not bothering google

I have a website that is pretty demanding in regards to required browser features. Currently, the site does not indicate this in any way to visitors when they access it with an old browser. I want to ...
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What's best for ecommerce site blog: weak cms or wordpress on subdomain? [closed]

I wanted to open a blog to generate some SEO benefits for an ecommerce website, so I contacted the company that hosts our website. The site platform offers a CMS option from which I could write ...
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What should be Blog page URL if we think regarding SEO friendly [duplicate]

I am going to integrate BLOG to my website. Which is best SEO friendly URL for blog from below : 1 - blog.mysite.com 2 - mysite.com/blog Please advice me so I can do as per that. I am SEO beginner ...
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Duplicate Content Database driven Website

I have a listing based website similar to yelp. We have different pages for a listing for example basic information, photos, reviews, google map address etc. Now most content on this page is similar. ...
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Will providing an internal graph allow the Google bot to index my site faster, and update it more often?

A programmer, but a very inexperienced webmaster here. I am building a social site that gets content generated literally every day. On top, the content of my already indexed pages changes quite often ...
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Is a link once disavowed never counted again?

Just suppose you disavowed a link by uploading your disavow file. Even google warns that one should use the tool carefully which is logical, since it can do a lot of harm to ones ranking, it still is ...
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Wrong google indexation for title and description [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused here. I think I have my title and description correctly coded but Googlebot takes H1 and paragraph from my first section. ...
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Using one gTLD for targeting several countries, what are our options?

I have seen several questions similar to this one being asked all over the internet, all the answers seem to give conflicting advice and/or are really old - they do not seem to be valid in regards to ...
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generate seo friendly url for multi language system

I have this url's for multi language system using php : http://mydomain/ <-- default language english (en) http://mydomain/index.php?lang=de http://mydomain/index.php?lang=fr ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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How do I disavow all links from a domain that has duplicate content on many subdomains?

I have several links from a website that hosts duplicate content from various subdomains, all link to my page and according to LinkDetox these links all have a medium reputation. Since I know that ...
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Allow crawl bots to only see articles and not index page?

I'm currently trying to improve my search engine results. I got a index page that lists all articles with a little teaser and then the article pages themselves. Now when I e.g. google "websiteXXX ...