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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I have similar pages with little text, should I add canonical to all but one?

I have a website with online puzzle games. Sometimes, I create a puzzle variation based on an existing one. A change in initial conditions or distribution of elements can change the game, the ...
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Understanding hfeed

Been looking around online to get a grasp of this. All the sources say that using the class of "hfeed" tells google that your content is syndicated or blog material. My theme has hfeed on all the ...
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Understanding Google webmaster hAtom errors

A website I am working on is showing tons of errors in the google webmasters tools under the structured data section. Most of the errors are missing author and updated, and there are some missing ...
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SLL and SEO it hurt our traffic [on hold]

After Google announced they will probably give more priority to sites with SLL enabled we changed 3 of our sites. But instead of getting better ranking we lost traffic. (one of the sites even 60%) and ...
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Putting CSS/JS in header for faster load times

I've been reading many articles lately about SEO on load times. Trying to get the perfect load time can be quite time-consuming but also a good feeling when you see your site loading twice as quick. ...
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does google webmaster track clicks on deeplinks or best way to capture deeplink clicks on seo results

On google search results page on mobile browser. If native application is installed google shows the option of opening the link in app / on broswer. In that scenario, does that click gets captured in ...
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How to move articles to a new website without problems with SEO or rewriting? [duplicate]

How do you do. My old website was based on uCoz. It was desined badly and was based on uCoz free domain. I decided to create the new site version myself, going to another hosting and changing the ...
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Using established domain names and phrases in your sentences as a keywords to boost your rank?

Let's imagine a situation. I run a company that sells trucks and my nearest webrank competitors are websites called "reliableblacktrucks.com" and "trucksreallycheap.net". Could I potentially tap into ...
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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario: abc.com → 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com. We then do a 302 ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...
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How can i get 1000 visitors daily on my website? [duplicate]

I have a website which have niche health and fitness,education,jobs,admssions etc.My website is two months old and my website is approve from google adsense this month ,But My income is too low it's ...
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Does image on the page improves SEO rankings?

My friend once told that I should include big image on the main page of my website. And it will be good for SEO. So does image on the page improves SEO rankings?
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Will using src of image from another website affect my seo rankings? [duplicate]

So if I take image from another website and write something like this: <img src="http://www.external-site.com/image.jpg" alt="image name"> In terms of SEO will this affect my rankings?
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Do sites without ads perform better in Google search results?

Does Google view sites without advertising as a more reliable source of information and increase the odds of a website returning in the search results? I ask this for a few reasons. The main reason ...
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what is the white hat back linking techniques? [on hold]

Maybe my question is not good. Actually i'm new SEO. I read many of blog but to be honestly couldn't get any idea about back linking techniques some of them is saying directory submission, reciprocal ...
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Two sitemap.xml with wordpress in subfolder

I have a site at example.com which also hosts a wordpress blog at example.com/blog/ I am generating a sitemap.xml at my main site which also includes urls from my wordpress blog. What is the proper ...
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When merging website B into website A, is there and pros / cons to having two different designs?

A client currently owns two websites. They want to take the content from Website B and move it to be located on Website A's domain name for SEO value. What they want to do is simply to take Website B ...
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Google SEO vs. Bing SEO

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. What is happening is that Keyword Phrase; "A B C", has been optimized for Page; "A B C." The Keyword Phrase; "D F G," has been optimized for ...
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Block level links? Yes or no? [closed]

Usability-wise, using block level links on elements (for example in news site, or anything with a card-based design seems like a smart idea, especially for mobile use, where the bigger the element, ...
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Does google rank for whole domain or url? [closed]

I wonder if google rank is for the whole domain or a url. For example if I have site www.example.com and this site is number 3 in SERP for keyword X. And I have a page in this site called ...
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Menu code in footer, visually fixed on top

For a long time I wondered if navigation links would negatively impact SEO, and as a precaution in designs that allowed for this solution, I've put the entire navigation at the bottom of the source ...
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Is it better for SEO to repeat keywords already used inside of longer keyword phrases?

Is it better for SEO to repeat keywords already used inside of longer keyword phrases, or just use the longer keyword phrase? For example: fleet management fleet managemnt software fleet management ...
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Google isn't crawling all Sitemap URLs [duplicate]

Googlebot isn't indexing our Sitemap http://i.stack.imgur.com/WkB1J.png There are 63 links in the Sitemap only two are indexed I've tried sending some link to the index by "fetch as Google" with no ...
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Google Custom Search Engine - Good or bad? [duplicate]

I would like to know if replacing my search box into Google search engine would improve my SEO or not. Normally, clicking our site from search engines improves our SEO, but is it the same for Google ...
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List of words vs. words in an article

What (if any) SEO-difference is there between listing several (key)words and using the same words in a short article? For example, if I have three words presented in the following ways: <ul> ...
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Give Me Review About My Blog [closed]

Friends, My Blog : removed Give Me Review About My blog. And Give Me some Tips How To Improve My site Seo Optimization. And Increase Traffic. What I do With my Blog. and Any one Interested To ...
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What should I use for a canonical URL for a search page that has a few search options?

I read this post here: What is a best canonical URL for a search result page? and I have search page which can set more than one item like this: ...
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How can I remove soft 404 errors in wordpress website? [closed]

How do I fix soft 404 errors in my Wordpress website? I am removing deleted pages in Google Search Console (webmaster tools), but it is still showing soft 404 errors.
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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Indexing a large number of pages

I have a database of several hundred thousand profiles that include names, careers info, and contact info. I was thinking of creating a teaser webpage for each profile that could be indexed by search ...
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Duplicate content penalty for adding event information to sidebar widgets?

I have an entertainment-based WordPress site. If I place my upcoming events on the sidebar via widgets that will contain links and event information, they will appear both on my home page and internal ...
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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Is the “meta-description” tag required when “meta-robots” is set to noindex?

I am using <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> for few pages that are not supposed to be displayed in any search results. I know how important is the meta-description tag for SEO. Is it ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text inside a heading element?

Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text on a landing page nested inside of an <h3> element? For example: <div class="active item"> <div ...
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Why breadcrumb doesn't preview on Google search result?

I'm adding breadcrumb structured data in my site. Google Webmaster Tools already detect with no error and 6 months gone. But this is not preview on google search. Search result on Google: My ...
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Is there SEO conflict if making identical posts on Medium and on a standalone website?

I’m writing a series of blog posts and I’m finding a little bit of a conundrum. I want the audience that can be manufactured on Medium but I also want the SEO that comes from long form text on my ...
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Do I need to update the sitemap.xml file after removing some URLs?

Do I need to update the sitemap.xml file after removing some URLs from the website and merge three different URLs to a single one. For example, three different URLs: www.example.com/one.html (main ...
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Google displaying wrong title / Adds “First -” before the title

I have a website (wordpess) and the most important page of my website is displayed with a wrong title on Google search results. The title of the page is in this format: "Category name | Website ...
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Two websites with semi-similar keywords on same IP server / SEO affecting SERPS

Two websites have semi-similar (main) keywords 1 brand site /w keyword "Superman shoes" and 1 retail site named shoes.com They both run on the same server/hosting, same SSL cert, comparable ...
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Having keyword twice in URL is good or not

Let's say the keyword i am targeting is "JavaScript" for seo of my website And My domain name is JavaScript.com. Now i post a blog something like "What is the scope of variables in JavaScript". So my ...
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301 Redirects for profile-based websites

I'll use the example of a dating website for my question. A member on the site has a profile that is active for a limited time, after which it expires (unless they renew their subscription). But once ...
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Is the SSL version of a site different from the non-SSL version to Search Console the same way www. and non-www are? [duplicate]

Title says it all really. I know that for things like Google Search Console, www.example.com and example.com are different sites. Is the same true for https://www.example.com and ...
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How to recover from a google penalty

My client's website website that was well established for some very competitive keywords had some technical hiccups for a week or so. "Upgrade your browser" page got cached at the server side and ...
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Meta tag robots noodp

Does Google still crawl a page when this is used? <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/> And when should this be used? Our robots.txt is set to index all.
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Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?

Can I use: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="?l=en" /> to link pages with different languages for SEO (recommended for example by Google)? Can that URL be relative as in the example ...
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Will search engine web crawlers see urls that are changed with HTML5 history?

I have a site where the different language versions are on the same url. If the language is not set as a get variable, language is set by a session variable in php, and the url is rewritten ...
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Difference between crawling and indexing [duplicate]

If a website is cached, does it mean that it has been indexed too? In this snapshot cache date is shown as 18th may but when i did site search for this domain I found 0 pages were indexed by google ...
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Website cache on google looks broken [closed]

My website's google cache copy looks broken. Below is link to cache. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://paintcollar.com Can this affect the SERPs and crawling by google? ...
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...