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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Page not getting picked up on Google Search

We're running into an issue where when we do an internal search on our website, we're not showing a particular page (http://education.illinois.edu/faculty/mercier). We're using the Google Search tool. ...
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403 or 301 domain pointing to our domain?

We recently discovered that a large, publicly traded corporation purchased a domain that they have pointing to our domain. Both the corporation and the domain are completely unrelated to our type of ...
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Multi Language website with subfolders, what to do with root domain?

I am setting a Magento multilanguage website with subfolder as suggested by many SEO and Google guideline. For example: example.com/it (Italian default) example.com/en (English) example.com/fr ...
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SEO images with 301 redirect

We all know that it is a best practice to use images like samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg instead of img01231.jpg. But, what if I'll use an image like http://www.example.com/img/samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg that ...
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Remove a lot of indexed pages at once

I own a website where students share notes, articles, exams and exercises. Most of this content has bad quality, poor titles and spelling errors, but the website received a lot of traffic back in the ...
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Is there any impact on SEO when using image urls from other sources

I have my website which provides price compare services along with technical news and app updates information. All my products have images hosted on the domain itself but for some news and app ...
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Sitemap.xml of phpbb on aws-s3

I've been looking at options for a sitemap generator for a phpbb website. I found a couple of mods which gave me the solution. But these mods save sitemap xml files on the same instance. I did not ...
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Displaying multiple branch locations on the map that appears in Google Search results

About six months ago, a friend opened her second store (in a village adjacent to that of her first store). Both stores have their own Google+ profiles, with appropriate address/contact information. ...
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Best way to index millions pages in Google search? [duplicate]

we are planing to start a new website with about 13 700 000 custom pages. So what would be the best choice for helping Google to index everything safely without possibility to get any punishment ? ...
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SEO Keywords: location + service OR service + location? [duplicate]

This is not a question on URL structure. Rather, it's a question on onpage and offpage optimization and which order of words should be chosen. Which is better: los angeles plumber plumber los ...
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SEO - aria-label vs .sr-only

For SEO purpose, I read that invisible content has less weight that visible. Because of that, it means that using Twitter Bootstrap's .sr-only class can be, in the worst case of course, treated as ...
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SEO: Website name for multi-location and multi-language [duplicate]

I have a multi-language website for different countries (locations). Countries do not have similar content, that is why we need to create website for each country. Each country has different language, ...
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Do non-alphanumeric characters in URLs have any effect on SEO?

Does including non-alphanumeric ASCII characters which do not require escaping or url-encoding such as :@!$()* in URLs have any effect on SEO?
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How Googlebot discovers new website? [duplicate]

I have purchased a domain and uploaded with HTML Page and When I search in Google it shows my website. Now my question is How Google will discover my new website? I have not used ...
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Redirecting my main index page - is this bad?

I have a website which has separate front pages for some countries. If you visit www.example.com it will redirect you to either www.example.com/uk or www.example.com/ie or www.example.com/global. ...
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Does jQuery affect Google Search Ranking? [duplicate]

I'm using jQuery for some adjustments like setting the padding and height of some elements on the page. I'm also displaying a white screen before the content loads (the white screen is displayed ...
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Does hreflang and rel=“alternate” work with completely different URLs?

I'm currently working on a project and it will support localization. I'm trying to find out in what sense the rel="alternate" and hreflang="" works. Does the URL have to be similar? Or can the entire ...
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In Event structured data, can the location just be text?

I am trying to work out whether Event structured data is valid if the location field is just text, but I have found conflicting answers. Example: <script type="application/ld+json"> { ...
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Title Attributes and Accessibility [duplicate]

I've been looking into accessibility recently and have read mixed articles regarding whether or not the title attributes should be included. It seems that there's a pretty good consensus that adding ...
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Google Rank and Domain redirection

I have a blog on Blogspot (owned by Google). I would like to host it under my own domain. So I would consider 3 options: Create a Domain redirect to Blogspot Re-direct the existing blogspot URL to ...
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Google Bot Crawler Issue with Codeigniter URLS

I received 6000+ crawler errors in my webmaster tools account. following is the one of the URL that identified as problematic URL. ...
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SEO issues using the same `src` for a sprite sheet, but each time with a different `alt` attribute

Ive got a site that uses some images as UI graphics, the sort of thing is : loading gif slider next / prev arrow modal close X etc.. In total there are about 10 images, each <8kb so download ...
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Is having a landing page for multi-country websites detrimental for search engine ranking?

I have a multi-language / multi-country website which uses a single domain name. The url structure is as follows: country-name.example.com/language/ Ex: ca.example.com/en/ ca.example.com/fr/ ...
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Are outgoing redirect links crawled and indexed?

I've seen a site linking to external sites like this : <a href="http://www.example.com/layouts/lorem/linktrackinglayout.aspx?redirUrl=http://www.othersite.com" target="_blank"> <img ...
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Big drop in indexed pages (due to ssl?) [duplicate]

Is it possible to gain a pagedrop because of ssl activation? My theory is that it has something to do with the switch to https. Could this be possible? When I look at content keywords It states ...
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URL Rewriting - Is it still Relevant to Search Engine Rankings? [duplicate]

As or July 2015, Does URL rewriting have any effect on search engine rankings? Is www.example.com/shiny-product better than www.example.com/products.xyz?product_id=123 ?
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SEO and dynamic structured data (microdata)

I'm wanting to have a very limited amount of structured data (ideally microdata) added using javascript, especially using the document's lastModified property. It seems rather bizarre and ...
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Possible SEO issues with setting up CDN

I am about to enable CDN on one of my new sites and want to avoid any duplicate content/ranking issues. By default WP engine CDN url's are configured the following way: This url: ...
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How to delete a parent folder that holds php and html files

In my hosting structure I have website1, website2 etc. I made a mistake and placed my files and folders inside a folder called source while uploading them to the website1 folder. So now I'm stuck with ...
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Repeatedly seach site on google

If i search my site repeatedly on google or other search engine by different keyword and click on result for my site, is effect on my seo in long time? my site rank increased ? or search result rank?
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Custom content outside The_content loop

I have inserted code in single.php to get custom fields and custom taxonomies. That is something like; <?php the_title()?> <?php the_content()?> [custom fields] [Custom ...
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Is Double-Annotating HREFLANG always alright? What if I remove one of them?

I'm managing a website that has a US section and a UK & International section. Let's say these are divided as: website.com/ website.com/us The website has hreflang implemented correctly as ...
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SEO punishment? [duplicate]

My current website URLs have the following format: http://website.com/car-report/ferrari-car-report http://website.com/car-report/audi-car-report http://website.com/car-report/bmw-car-report Does ...
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Using sub-directory vs single directory urls [duplicate]

I'm creating a location based site and was debating between two styles of writing urls. The first shows the name of the restaurant followed by the city its located in. example.com/hillstone-new-york ...
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Will I get penalised by Google, if I correct bad titles?

I've developed a vector graphic community page together with my friends, nevertheless we've made a big mistake in page titles. Originally, I coded page title to be in a form of "image_name | brand". ...
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If I remove files extensions from URL but my canonical tags point to the URL with the extension, does that matter?

I'm using Adobe Muse to build websites and when the phone/tablet version of a site is created, canonical tags are automatically generated that point to the desktop version of the site. The canonical ...
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Updated and published website - changes not taking effect in search results?

Question Background: I've recently updated my website and republished it using Azure. This is fine and the changes have taken effect when I open and view the site from a Google search. This is the ...
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How to make hidden contents important for google?

I am using a book plugin to showing some contents. At first all of pages except first one are hidden. But my contents are in other pages that are hidden. My solution is to write all of my contents ...
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<h1> - Semantic impact vs. SEO impact

There's a lot of debate over the architecture of heading structure in html5. After reading various articles, I've come to three possible architectures that make logical sense to me, but I'm unsure ...
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Is it possible to get URLs with parameters not indexed by Google if they contain hashtags?

Some sources say to use # before the parameters in URL, others recommend using #! or !#... So, if I'm using category filters on a page, to add parameters to URLs and sort items based on price, color ...
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Change domain name and url structure of website simultaneously [duplicate]

Changing a domain of a website and redirecting all the links to new ones may harm google indexes and SEO of the website. I.e. Changing avicennaclinic.ir to avic.ir . Changing the structure of URLs is ...
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How to improve seo for keyword to achieve it from 9th to top 3 result in google's first page [duplicate]

I have one keyword for my site and when I search for it , it is displaying my website at 9th result in first page in Google , Now I want to know that what improvement I need to do in SEO for same ...
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Launching a news site without or with content?

When opening a new site for search engine crawl, should the site contain content (posts and articles) from day 1, or is it better to open the site for search engine crawl and than post the articles ...
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Backlinks coming in from strange/unknown referrer

am new on stackexchange, so I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post. I am in the midst of clearing up links to my website and came across this one coming from this site/blog: ...
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Can a sitemap be hosted off-site (e.g., in s3) if you 301 redirect to it?

We compute our sitemap periodically with a chron job and store the results in s3. Can we 301 redirect https://oursite.com/sitemap.xml to the sitemap.xml hosted on s3? I know that the sitemap spec ...
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Regionalised search results by subdirectory regions

We have a website which is regionalised by folder subdirectories e.g. www.example.com/uk/ www.example.com/de/ www.example.com/jp/ The content of the sites is mostly the same, with the main ...
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Permalinks: Are there any SEO, Bookmarking, or Sharing Best Practices?

So we have permalinks in place all over our site. Basically any product, category, article, etc with a "clean url" with canonical such as example.com/green-fidget-widget also have permalink ID ...
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Why isn't my site being indexed by Google?

Our domain was originally pointing to a Squarespace site that went live in March. In June, the site was rebuilt in WordPress and is currently hosted with WPEngine. Oddly, the site is being indexed by ...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try ...
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How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites (HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines

My question is about SEO. How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites(HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines. As i know google take few days for crawl. Then ...