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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Best practice how to specifiy the link's destination

In my website, I have many files such contact.php, about.html etc.. Right now I can call those file in my site by two methods Method 1: < a ...
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Many links with {{link}} appearing in search results

Search results started showing many links to my site include {{link}} in various places. Sometimes at the end, say mydomain.com/dir/page/{{link}} and sometimes in the middle. Any idea how could this ...
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Would use of IFrame in my ecommerce site affect SEO ranking? [duplicate]

I Use an Iframe to show product summary, which is saved HTML Data from ckEditor. (As the summary have it's own html and styles I can't use it in product page directly). <iframe ...
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Does adding a second language and content affect first language ranking?

I'm about to add a second language to my website. The original website URL is www.example.com/. All new menus and content will appear in the URL under www.example.com/en/{second language}. Does ...
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Does generating page content on client side affect SEO?

I'm working on a website where a lot of the page content is generated by java script by getting JSON from the server. This JSON is used for writing the page content on the client side. Additionally, I ...
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Are there any SEO benefits to gzipping sitemap.xml?

Are there any SEO benefits to serving up a compressed sitemap instead of just plain XML?
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Looking for the best SEO Strategy [on hold]

I am newbie in SEO. Kindly suggest me the SEO Strategy with suggested keywords and 1 month plan. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks
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Multiple domains for one site (but different locations)

I've developed a website for a building company. They have an "investments" page with their buildings for sale. They are available through http://example.com/investments/new-york/building1 and they ...
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SEO Category and sub category [duplicate]

I have some issues with my SEO. The goal of the web site I am creating is to display all of my products by category and then by sub-category. My question is: if I display my products in archive ...
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SEO with unexpected “keywords”

My boss wants to keep the "more information" and other stuff like that in his home page. The problem is that there are 12 "more information" and then, this words will count as "keyword". Moreover, we ...
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SEO for a website where data comes from API after few seconds

I've created a website which is fully implemented on Angular and Webservice based but I've few doubts that site HTML is loaded immediately but its data comes from Angular Ajax call so it takes few ...
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my website sitemap on google webmasters indexing is too slow [on hold]

website content is very heavy and indexed are only 1500 from 1000000. can you tell me what is problem?
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Duplicate content on international websites

I'm helping on the SEO of an international group. Among others, there's a company.com website and a company.com.sa website (Saudi Arabia). They have got a new FAQ section on the .com website, in ...
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...
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What is the best timing for off page in seo.? [on hold]

perfect timing for off page technique in SEO like:- classifieds,directory submission,social bookmarking and etc.
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What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?

There are already a variety of posts on how to block certain files (in my case, PDFs) from a search engine like Google. The most relevant for this post was here: How to protect PDF file from indexing. ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...