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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Optimization for a given keyword may be considered as spam?

I'm trying to raise the position of a key word - "картини", "pictures" in English. I am aware that excessive optimization for a given keyword may be considered as spam and may have the opposite ...
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Does repetition of same rules for each major crawler bot makes sense in robots.txt?

SEO is a bit of arcane topic and sometimes I encounter strange practics which seemingly aren't backed up by any advice but still persists. Now I mean something like this: User-agent: Googlebot ...
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What are best valid offpage SEO techniques? as per google's latest algorithm [on hold]

I am trying to find and use offpage SEO techniques for my website but most of search telling me that google has updated SEO algorithm and some offpage techniques now google is considering as SPAM. So ...
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Google Analytics is tracking iFrame content

I have following scripts in my HTML <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new ...
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Is a different sitemap per language OK? How do I tell Google about them?

The website is very, very large and I have created: sitemap_fr.xml sitemap_en.xml sitemap_es.xml Is this solution OK? If so, do I have to insert a tag to inform Google about the different ...
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Can you name your business in Google My Business as a search query term if your domain name is also named like that?

There is a competitor whose domain name is like this restaurantsinchicago.com and when I search at Google "Restaurants in Chicago" the first result is that site and it appears at the right side where ...
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Impact of generated category pages on SERP [on hold]

So, me and the other developer in the company are working on a way of improving the search position of our website (about 100K pages, 90% of which use content of products from different stores, ...
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SEO for image led search results

I currently work on a site that has a quite dated search results page. We're looking at refreshing the design and have been conducting user testing which indicates that price and photos are the only ...
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Redirecting a landing page from an established site to the new site

I have two sites that are are closely related in subject. One website is well established and has quite a bit of brand recognition. The second site was launched about six months ago and it ...
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How to properly link a blog to a website?

I've been twice in a situation where I had to create a blog alongside a website. We've decided to externalize the blogging platform to wordpress.com (no maintenance and security concerns, good ...
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Using Scheme Markup for Company Reviews

this is my first post in here, i was hoping someone would be able to help me out a little. I'm trying to get my head around using Schema markup for a company website to show their reviews of the ...
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Are there SEO problems when one site has two IP addresses?

My website now has 2 IP address. My current site is http://review4buyer.com which was registered in GoDaddy. I set the names server to Dreamhost, but in the DNS Zone manager of Dreamhost I point the ...
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Hurting my SEO : My pages DO exist still I am getting 404 status on few pages. Why?

I really need your help in resolving this, my ranking dropped, I diagnosed and it came that there were around 80 - 404 pages in google webmaster tool. They all exist.
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Where do I get a list of attribute 'lang' values - what standard covers this, for SEO optimization?

I'm working on a web-site that I need to optimize for multiple-languages. I want to provide support in 3-4 languages, 'en', 'de', 'cn' - the trouble is, I'm not sure what Saudi-Arabia and the gulf ...
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Can multiple subdomains affect SEO results?

The question is there is one site named: www.example.com. But the issue with site is it can open after entering whatever instead of www. e.g.: xxx.example.com john.example.com micky.example.com ...
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meta attribute, alternatives for SEO optimization [on hold]

I'm working on a web-site that I need to Search Engine Optimize for multiple-languages. I need to provide language specific keywords targeting the crawler. Someone suggested using <meta ...
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Some other page of my website is ranking on search result even though I have the specific page created for the targeted keyword. Why?

Some other page of my website is ranking on search result even though I have the specific page created for the targeted keyword. Why? example : I means I have created a page for mango, but when i ...
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SEO vs SEM for a large website [on hold]

I’ve recently started working for a large marketing website about 100K pages (90% of which use content of products from different stores, comparing them, giving reviews etc), and before I started we ...
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What is the SEO impact of using an anchor tag without a href attribute?

For better user experience, all top level items in the primary menu are set to an empty href so that they only serve as labels for navigation menu sections. They cannot be clicked on and lead nowhere ...
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Google showing snippets from the corresponding English page when the search and page are in Dutch

I have a website that is in two languages, English and Dutch. The URL structure is the following; domain is like mydomain.nl and and English page has URL mydomain.nl/en/pagename and Dutch has ...
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Does SPDY benefit SEO rankings?

Google have stated that speed is a ranking factor: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed/ Does implementing SPDY have any consequence for SEO?
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Publication date - only for articles? Can it be updated?

In Google's search results there are often publication dates of articles. Google finds this date on its own or takes it from "DC.date.issued" meta tag. Is this date only supposed to be displayed for ...
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SEO for social site [on hold]

I've made a page on Flickr.com and I'm wondering how I can apply SEO to this page. Is this possible, since I do not own Flickr.com? Which strategy can I apply?
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Should Isolated Content appear in Sitemap for SEO purposes?

I have a website with some content that I purposefully want to leave isolated (no incoming internal links) from the rest of the website. I do however want SEO benefits from the content of these pages ...
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Should I make those links no follow or do follow? [duplicate]

Post Title : Top 10 WordPress Custom Post Type Tutorials I am going to link 10 WordPress custom post type tutorials blog posts which I found from the internet in to the above post. Should I make ...
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How should an expired content be handled?

Let's imagine this simplified case: An auction website has "auction detail" pages. A few weeks after the auction is over, the "auction detail" page is no more available. We are simply serving a ...
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SEO best practices for image based web sites [duplicate]

How should I optimize an image based web site (art gallery, www.cavalet.bg ) to improve the SEO rank for a specific key word (in this case the bulgarian word for paintings - картини)? The truth is I ...
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Two sites with the same postal address both getting indexed for the keywords on one of the sites

I have developed two websites with different domain names that are hosted on two different servers: Site-A and Site-B. Everything is different between the two websites, but only the geographic postal ...
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Which is good for seo - A multilingual site or different sites for different languages [duplicate]

I have my website hosted in 6 different languages in 6 different domains. Like english in mysite.co.uk, french in mysite.fr etc. Now I am facing hard time managing all the 6 websites. I am thinking ...
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Homepage is not listing in search engine results [duplicate]

I'm working on a site where the home page is not showing up in search engine results, while interior pages are. Looking at the home page, it lists the main keyword within headings, content, image alt ...
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DMOZ Link SEO Benefit Dead in 2014?

I am considering buying a site listed with same niche as mine that is linked in DMOZ. It is a site dedicated for region. The link is 9 levels down from the root. I check the page rank of the page ...
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How can Iframes be optimized for search engines?

If my site has an Iframe. What is the best way to optimize this for search engines? We want to keep the Iframe. I have read that blocking Iframes in robot.txt is a good way to go, but this seems ...
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Google crawl rate dropped after activating CloudFront

Previously we've been using Amazon CloudFront for our static content (js, css etc). But to be able to reduce load on our origin servers and to be able to give our international users a good user ...
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Google snippet customisation

Some months ago i created a website for a friend of mine. Now i want to do a little SEO on this website. Thing is, that when you search for this website on google, it looks like this: It is because ...
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Is getting more than 300 backlinks from a site OK for SEO?

I once mentioned my site on a site and now after 2 months I see more than 300 links to my site from that site according to Google Webmaster Tools. All the links pointing to my root domain. Is this ...
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Meta descriptions for paginated single posts

I'm using the popular Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin. I can use a wildcard (%%page%%) for the title of paginated posts, so that the title becomes: 1st post page: The Title 2nd post page: The Title - ...
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Is Google less likely to index URLs that don't match the directory structure of the page they are linked from?

Worded the question title the best I could. I have a website. The site has a category of articles - award winners. the URL to this category, a page with a list of winners, is: ...
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Can canonical tags be placed in the sitemap rather than in each page?

We have canonical tags spread across our web pages. Is it possible to add the canonical tags in our sitemap instead? If yes, how?
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Prevent Googlebot from seeing or indexing common keywords such as “read full story”

I have a site that uses a lot of the same anchor text. For example, "read full story". When I do an SEO audit for my site, I find that these are my most frequent keywords, but I am not trying to ...
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What is the SEO effect of AJAX loading translated content from a global cookieless domain to several international TLDs?

We have one .com that has all our unique content and then 25 other ccltd sites that are translated versions of the .com for each country we operate in. We now want to serve up all static content of ...
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Alternate Language SEO [closed]

my site has english and german language options. they have also, different url's and some small design differences(but general content is the same)... for example, i make news about 2th world war.. ...
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SEO implications of outdated website architecture [duplicate]

Besides not conforming to modern web standards and not being responsive/mobile friendly, are there any SEO penalties associated with using, say a tabular website? For example, if the architecture ...
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“Fetch as Google” doesn't find the HTML snapshot for my AJAX content

For my webpage I generate the content via JavaScript, so I want to use ?_escaped_fragment_ to redirect Google to my HTML snapshot. I have a RewriteRule for my Apache RewriteEngine on RewriteCond ...
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How Can I do Search engine submission on all country google [closed]

Anyone here to tell me that how can i submit my name on all country Google's search engines. I want to tell Google that I still exist :) Any Feedback will be appreciate
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Did redirecting the root of the domain to a deep page hurt search engine rankings?

A client had a Wordpress website with a very plain landing page which would redirect to the "home" page once clicked. The "home" page lived under the address site.com/home, the landing page was ...
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Can referrer-based web page content be SEO friendly?

Basically, I am going to be using the page referrer to display different content on a given page. It won't be the entire page depending on the referrer, but little aspects like the way titles are ...
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Will a Cloned Site Get Indexed Without Links to Inner Pages

I've cloned a site to a new domain just to use the functionality of the site. Everything will be different on the new domain, but there are a lot of left over files and you can access URLs that are ...
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(SEO)Should I use Wordpress as a website, or contain Wordpress in my website, or neither [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to release some software; However I was thinking that I could create a dev-blog going for the updates that I make etc.. The question came down to three different solutions: Write ...
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Does Google support structured data in crawlable AJAX?

We've got a page, developed using AngularJS, that uses Pre-render as a service in order to serve static HTML to bots. This is using HTML5 mode in Angular, so the URLs look like standard urls. ...
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How is a slash in the URL path interpreted by search engines?

I would like to know your opinions on the following URL structure. Is the following SEO best practice and why? If targeting search term "blue suede shoes"... Would "example.com/blue/suede-shoes/" be ...