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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Two GA codes on one site and the data doesn't match

Our company puts a GA tracking code on each of our websites (we build websites for companies and then provide GA tracking for the company). One of our clients also has a GA code they want on their ...
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SSL and backlinks

If I have many backlinks that points to http://example.com and then enforce SSL so that the URL then becomes https://example.com, What should I do to ensure that I do not lose these backlinks? One ...
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Possible to check which links in a sitemap are indexed and which ones aren't?

Is it possible to check which links of the sitemap I've submitted are being indexed, and which ones are not? I've submitted my sitemap.xml without errors. When I check the sitemap in google search ...
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Google analytics and Alexa rank [duplicate]

I have a question regarding both Google analytics and Alexa rank. I have two websites with Google analytics. The analytics suggests one of the websites gets a lot more traffic then the other and ...
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I have a local business on country code domain, I want to expand to global market

I have a local business on a country code domain, I want to expand my business to global market, so I want to create a .com version of my site. But my domain is not available in .com Can I use a ...
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SEO - Content not ranking well and no resources to improve it. Remove it?

My website has two main sections of content to it. For illustration purposes let's call them foo and bar. example.com/foo 60 pages example.com/bar 25 pages Section foo isn't doing very well. ...
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Not using custom domains damages SEO? [duplicate]

I'm talking about all these websites that let you create or host web pages, but they add their own domains, like .blogspot, .wordpress, .herokuapp, etc... if you use their system for free or you don't ...
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Can I use an automated machine translation on my website to get ranked internationally in search engines?

I want to make my website available in many languages and get ranked in search engines around the world. Can I use machine translation on my website to get started? Getting professional translation ...
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Will it have a negative influence on search engine ranking if my main site is working over HTTPS but my blog isn't?

Suppose I have domain working https like https://www.example.com/ and my blog is working without https like http://blog.example.com/. Is that wrong from SEO or Google point of view?
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. If I will redirect these domain to my ...
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Using MongoDB objectID in query parameter, does it affect SEO?

If we use object id of MongoDB in query parameter like for example, In browser URL, http://example.com/get-details/507f191e810c19729de860ea to pass this objectID from one state to another state, I ...
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Right time to start Seo/Social Sharing of site? [on hold]

I have develop a site and age of my site is 3 hours. All meta tags of my site is completed. But confused that what is right time to start seo (off-page) of my site.
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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Is it bad practice for SEO to use <i> in header elements?

For making a user friendly website, I have to use some of Font Awesome fonts in <h> elements like this: <h2> <i style="color: rgb(102, 149, 45); vertical-align: inherit;" class="fa ...
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Can randomly named CSS classes hurt rankings?

My website uses random words for CSS classes. For example: gruig. Now I'm little scared that this might somehow lower our Google rankings. Will it?
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Lazy loading and SEO after deprecated escape fragments

So, recently, I'm searching about lazy loading and how to approach to it in best way to be SEO friendly. So, here's my problem / doubt. Goal is to save bandwidth on visitors, and to optimize ...
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How to customize youtube url to dynamic pretty url? [on hold]

I am creating seo friendly links for my site. I am succeeded in creating all link just the data fetch from youtube using Api is creating an ugly and long link i want is there any way out to make that ...
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Split product into locales; Google not playing nice [on hold]

We have recently (~2 weeks ago) split our product example.com into example.co.uk and example.fr. For context, we run a service that operates in the UK and France and decided we would like to use ...
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Links from Imdb, rottentomatoes and reddit will help website? [duplicate]

I have created a entertainment website and i have one question about my site. I have good profiles in tv.com (forum), Imdb (forum boards), rottentomatoes (forum boards), voat.co subvoat , reddit.com ...
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Numerous link from Sub Domain [on hold]

Is it possible to have several links of sub domain on every page of main domain? E.g If a user searches any query on main domain a link to sub domain is also there for his query Is it possible? And ...
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SEO Canonical tag for multiple website

I have two websites following website: abc.com having canocial tag abc.com and i implemnted 301 redirect to abc.ca. abc.ca having canocial tag abc.ca Problem is that when we search abc on ...
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301 Redirect to Wordpress site. Will this negatively affect SEO?

I am a content writer. I work for an eCommerce site. The server help desk wants an extortionate amount of money for integrating a WordPress site into our existing website and I do not have the ...
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How to perform SEO (Meta-Keywords) for different language?

I would like to bring customer from different countries. So, does google meta keyword support another language than English? like <meta name="keyword" content="中国网站, china website"> Does ...
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If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity or all passing link equity?

SHORT QUESTION If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity (and the rest rel="nofollow") or all passing link equity ? LONG QUESTION, WITH ...
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Preventing a link on a page from being indexed and followed

I have read the post about how nofollow value impacts on crawlers/indexing. However the information from the post answers end on 2012. In my case, a have a file page that is indexed by Google. On ...
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How can I get the anchor text in Google Search results for my site?

I want to add more information richness to my site search result so that people can easy navigate to the pages by selecting the proper anchor text (text for navigating by clicking on it). How ...
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Can a URL slug use periods after abbreviations for SEO?

I am a programmer and working on my site having slug set for SEO friendliness. I wonder whether this URL is OK for Search Engines? ...
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How to get more visitors with my French website? [closed]

I have a site. it is gtastories.net but I am poor positionned in the index google. How to up in the google index ? Anyone know ? I learned courses for SEO but I don't succeded to do it.
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What could be best way to manage 301 Redirection without affect SEO ranking [duplicate]

I have website and having 40+ URLs which have 404 error. For good SEO I know little bit that I should apply 301 redirection for that. My Questions : Should I redirect all those URLs to Home page? ...
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Does increasing or deacreasing content length impact SEO?

I run a WordPress blog and write a lot of content. The average content length per post is between 1000 and 1500 words. Does increasing or decreasing average content length of my next posts impact SEO ...
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SEO for company blog - subdomain + SSL or subdirectory without SSL

I got an SEO question related to an issue we are having with how we set up our WordPress blog. It revolves around the benefits/penalties of Sub-directory vs sub-domain SSL vs No SSL. Which of ...
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What is the meaning of conversion rate for a free social networking site?

First of all i am a newbie on SEO,conversion rates e.t.c I have a free social networking website aimed to connect fellow muscians, and would like to know the meaning of conversion rates in my ...
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Menu / URL structure for SEO

I am planning to structure my menu and following 4 types came into my mind. Menu 1 Extensions (/extensions) |-- Magento Extensions (/extensions/magento) |-- Prestashop Extensions ...
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Translate articles to improve SEO of a non-English website

This is something that I was always wondering. Case A: I have a website in a non-English language. If I find blog post articles from English websites, contact with them for permission and translate ...
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Redirecting backlinks from other old domain to my new website for SEO [duplicate]

I have owned a website for about 8 years and I have 0 inbound links at the moment. Now that I decide to start the website, I wish to purchase an old domain with 1.6k inbound links and use 301 ...
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Copying content from other websites and linking to the original post

I want to create a website that will grab content from other news websites using their RSS and insert it in my database. I am only going to show the title and an excerpt with a link to the original ...
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Current situation around iFrame web and SEO? [duplicate]

I was searching the web around for relevant information about this, but all I could find are incomplete or outdated information. So consider this: You have your typical business website, but every ...
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SEO Dublicate Content Issue [closed]

Thanks in advance: We have implemented a website “example.com” where physicians have a profile like http://drjohn.example.com. We chose the Subdomain structure instead of sub-directory form of ...
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Rewrite rule for pretty URL: redirecting 'index.php?parameter' to 'slug/index.html'

My original URL is: http://example.com/video_in.php?video_id=1 and I want my link to be: http://example.com/shaandaar/kinna_sona.html shaandaar and kinna_sona are the slugs in my ...
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Content position Importance

I have a site which has just external news links, I also have a few sentences to describe the page. What is a good position for the page description in terms of UX and bots perspective? These are the ...
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Should I add “rel=”nofollow" to editorial, non-sponsored links to commercial websites?

We have a news website and, sometimes, we mention companies that we cover and include a link to their sites in our articles. In doing so, are we supposed to add a nofollow directives, or are these ...
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Fetch as Google not rendering single-page application (AngularJS) - how to show console logs output

I have an SPA application, and it is not being rendered correctly by Google. I tried going to Google Web Master toolkit, and use the Fetch as google feature. This is showing just the HTML output ...
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What does it mean if Google has its own links to your page displayed in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am just curious about the following: When viewing links to my site in Google Webmaster Tools I see all my usual links, but recently something I find strange has popped up: Google itself is ...
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Does profanity in the URL harm SEO?

I was about to register a domain name which has some profanity in it. Would the profanity have any influence on SEO, in particular would it harm the SEO of the site?
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Should I worry about redirecting index.php to root or not?

I've read in a forum two users saying that Google identifies index.php and the site's root as a single page, that redirecting index.php to root is not something we should worry about, but as they had ...
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difference between `<meta name=“robots” content=“nofollow” />` and `rel=“nofollow”`

Is the meta tag <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" /> The same as rel="nofollow" in a link (apart from the fact the the meta tag would be page wide rather than on a per link basis) Or ...
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An important page has disappeared from SERPs

** I can't share the client's specific site name, but I will try my best to explain the problem.** We have a major brand client whose just launched a new campaign for a new product they offer. This ...
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Multiple sites with similar content

We have a particular situation here, and I would like some advice on the SEO side of things. We have our main site, [businessName.tld], which contains all our marketing-related info, lead-generating ...
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e-commerce sites that using SPA approach and have a SEO

I'm building an Enterprise size e-commerce site, using nodejs+angularjs, now I have a huge issue with seo, what huge sites that using SPA approach you are familiar with? What are the best practice ...
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How to keep SEO URLs after migrating my website to WordPress?

Because each platform has a unique structure and different rules for URLs, SEO URLs may be changed when migrating data from one content management platform to another. Do I have have to use an ...