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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SEO: Deindex member profile pages?

I have a forum where users can register and automatically a profile page is created, like here in Stackexchange. The problem with these pages is that sometimes users creates accounts at different ...
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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain ...
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Creating a site in France using English as main language

I'd like to create a website in France using English as the main language. Is google likely to penalise me for this?
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Blog post or other content marketing marketplaces [on hold]

Do you know any marketplaces where you can buy blog post or any other content marketing opportunities?
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Headers vs. lists vs. sections vs. articles for SEO

I haven't been able to fully grasp when to use each of these. I guess a lot of times it could go either way, but my real question here is what is best for SEO? Senario: You have a homepage broken ...
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SEO friendly url's for dynamic search engine content

I have a question I've been struggling quite a while with it. I have a basic search engine on my website, where you can search for 4 categories (checkboxes) + a price. Instead of posting to strange ...
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Should domain names be used with URLs when referencing on-site links? [duplicate]

Perhaps this is a simple google search, but I do not know the terms to search on this subject. Does it matter in SEO (or even in browser functionality) if the domain is included in urls referencing ...
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Does Google treat pages on same domain but with different port nos as part of the same site

My main website uses port 80/8080 (Apache with Tomcat).But running on the same server I run my own Atlassian JIRA bugtracker, Atlassian requires this to run in its own Apache tomcat server I cannot ...
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Should i add new project to existing webserver or new webserver [on hold]

I have a website that I have full control over that I sell some software on. I'm now thinking of setting up another project whereby I sale some of my photographs. There isn't any obvious overlap ...
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Schema.org in a directory website

Is it possible to introduce Schema.org markup (using JSON-LD) in a directory website? My website shows restaurants from a region, but the restaurants are not mine. I'm thinking to introduce address, ...
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Should a Sitemap include the home page?

I have seen some sitemaps that include the home page, eg http://example.com and others that do not. Is including a home page of any use and recommended in any reputable documentation?
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Do links in SVG tags have a negative impact on SEO?

Inspired from an answer on Stack Overflow, I've decided to use an inline SVG tag for a wordcloud I'm working on. I'll be using SVG to make the font-size dependent on the container height - which would ...
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Inline SVG within H1

I'm in the process of updating my website by replacing large PNG images with inline SVG images. My current code looks something like this: <h1> <img src="logo.png" alt="Company Name" ...
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domain tld change [on hold]

I hope to get an answer here for my problem. I have a website on a .org domain, and from a while is getting worse in google search, when i search the site name (without the extension) i get as first ...
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How can I go from blog.example.com to example.com/blog

I read this: This is one of the major reasons why SEOs advise clients to put blogs on example.com/blog rather than blog.example.com But I have http://example.com served by my server and ...
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How does google ranks pages between subdomains, domains adminstered by same user

In googlemaster tools subdomain1.widget.com, subdomain2.widget.com and widget.com are added seperately, and although there is an option regarding widget.com and www.widget.com I cant see anything else ...
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Why would an IT department not allow a www prefix for domains?

So recently I requested a domain prefixed with www to be pointed to an existing site http://example.com/. The IT department at my company said ". We do not allow the www prefix when dealing with ...
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How can I manage sitemap in social engine?

I'm trying to manage SEO for my website created in social engine. In my robots.txt sitemap: /index.php/sitemap?format=xml&rewrite=1 When accessing the site map it displays the following URL ...
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SEO optimized landingpage will not rank [closed]

I have a problem with a landingpage which won't rank i SERP... Google: DK Keywords: økonomisystem Position: 40-45 URL: https://dynaccount.dk/oekonomisystem/ Here is a graph which shows rankings the ...
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How to tell google that 2 different domains are for the same website

I have a website which is in Arabic language, I want to make an English version of my website, but here is the problem: The English version of the website has a TOTALLY different domain than the ...
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How do bots/automation treat unnecessary &nbsp; from WYSIWYG editors?

Basically WYSIWYG editors do their best, but still fail on a number of fronts. One being their use of &nbsp; in certain situations. For example, in newish CKeditors when fixing parts of sentences, ...
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Individual subdomains for my links [duplicate]

We thought we would generate postive SEO results by putting our links into sudomains off of our main site. So our main site is foo.com and the link to a clinic would then be clinic1.foo.com, ...
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SEO - resize single image with CSS or generate thumbnails from that image

I have 4 sizes for a single image in a page of my eCommerce website. 600x600px , 350x350px , 220x220px , 110x110px There are 3 solutions: 1- Loading the big image (600x600px) from server and cache ...
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TLD has an influence on SEO [duplicate]

I was wondering if the TLD influences my SEO. For a dutch website is it worth it to change .com to .nl? And if this is not the right forum to ask this question I would love to hear what forum is.
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Is there a way to make the text of a video SEO / browser find friendly?

One thing that's always annoyed me about videos (especially tutorial videos) is that you can't search the content, either in your browser or on a search engine. Now granted people have full ...
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Do links hidden by display:none still pass PageRank

I read through the comments and answers to both How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? and Is hidden content (display: none;) -indexed- by search engines?, but I couldn't see anything related to ...
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Why isn't my site showing up in Google SERPs (even for company name) when it staetes it's in index [closed]

According to GWT and also when I use site:www.example.com it states that Google has indexed my site. However, it isn't being included in the SERP's. It's been 2 months. I don't expect to show up for ...
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For how long does the google bot wait after document ready before taking a snapshot of the webpage?

As the google bot lets the JS do its work on the page while crawling, for how long does it wait to let the javascript execute after document ready ? Suppose I have an AJAX response that takes longer ...
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Designob_start_detected [-1,-1] [closed]

We are getting this error when using All in one SEO Plugin All in One SEO Pack 2.2.7 by Michael Torbert of Semper Fi Web Designob_start_detected [-1,-1] But when we disabled force rewrites it ...
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How to see which images Google has indexed from your website?

Ive got a website that is using lazy loading to load in images (so that the browser dose not try and load them all at once before they are required). The only issue with this is that there are some ...
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Redirect from 404 page to homepage after some seconds and SEO impact

I've read a lot about that is bad to redirect 404 page to the homepage (soft 404). But I want to know if it's a good idea to redirect, after some seconds, the user from the 404 page (with the error ...
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Should I use a subdomain or a subdirectory?

I have setup a system that will allow me to generate sub websites. These will be completely independent websites that will share a single users database and will all fall under video games. The parent ...
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How can I stop this page titles being marked as duplicate?

We have a directory of the most influential people in a sector. People can appear in more than one year, with different citation The page title tag is generated dynamically and would change like this ...
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Make search engines index options of the select box [duplicate]

My website have some important links in some menus that lead to thousands of pages that they are already indexed in google, as these menus were not working nice in mobiles, in my new design I want to ...
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How to let search engines know which part of page is for mobile?

Some parts inside my page (like div or section, not full page) are duplicated − content is the same, but visibility changes depending of viewport. Is there any tag which lets search engines identify ...
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What is wrong with this website's SEO? [duplicate]

A single page site that I webmaster is difficult, if not impossible, to find on Google. If I do a search containing these phrases that are on that web page: "errand runner services Grand Rapids ...
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SafeSearch page filtering removal request in Google Webmaster Tools

Why does my site url appear in Google Webmaster Tools as remove url request? The Removal Type is "SafeSearch page filtering", but I did not make the request. What is the cause of this?
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Difference between Movie including a Review & vice versa

I'm just wondering, if there is a difference in SEO between a Movie object including a Review object and vice versa, when using Schema.org on a webpage. For clarification, see these abstract ...
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Does button size affect Google ranking?

Recently I was told that button sizes are important for SEO. Google recommends that buttons should be 48px tall. https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/SizeTapTargetsAppropriately ...
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Localized domains

Being short: Having one domain per state (country's states. Brazil in this case) on the same ccTLD and redirecting users to the localized website, all of them possibly but not necessarily linking back ...
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404 crawl errors in google webmaster tools - odd url's that don't belong to us

If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful! We're getting strange domains coming up in Google webmaster tools. When I look where the links are coming from, it's either: non-existent pages on our ...
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Are microformats prefered by Google over structured data markup?

The Mozbar, which is a popular tool for checking domain authority, has a new tab for microformats under their markup section. However from the official microformats.org website it is impossible to ...
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Will flattening the IA affect SEO for end pages?

first off, apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, I had a look on here (and the wider net in general) but couldn't find anything definitive. I am in the middle of a project for a client ...
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Does single focus keyword include other site information?

Lets say I have a website for a campground in Texas and am trying to search engine optimize it so potential customers can easily find my site on Google. I have a series of other pages that have SEO ...
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Changing pagination, and having more sections per page

I'm upgrading an old website, from having 25 results per page (40 pages), to having 50-100 per page (5-10 pages) This will change the pagination, and maybe affect search engines in a bad way.. So I'm ...
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How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
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Can it be a harm to Google SEO if I will insert <br> inside <h1>?

Can it be harm for my site in manner of SEO if I will insert BR tag inside H1 tag? <h1> keyword1 <br/> keyword2 <br/> keyword2 <br/> </h1>
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What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
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Redirect to another server during a 503 server error

I am facing the following problem and need a correct solution also for SEO purposes. It happens that our server, which is on a shared hosting, fails and responds with a 503 server error code. What I ...
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Link exchange with collaborators - is it punishable? [duplicate]

I have a link exchange on my website. We find partners which are interesting for our users (Erasmus students), and make a collaboration where we both exchange blog posts and a link on our website, and ...