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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Can we repeat same keyword on different pages?

Can we repeat same keyword on different pages? For example a site has tv show "example" and I am adding its 10th episode so will go with "example episode 10" keyword. Can I use the same "example" ...
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Is subdomain bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I did some reading before asking this question as those readings didn't answer my query, including this one: Do subdomains help/hurt SEO? I intend to leap into a variety of business but my initial ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website [duplicate]

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Is path before actual filename important for SEO optimization? [duplicate]

https://img.mysite.com/mybucket/jQQnkjCV1Sqg1oX_MYSITE%20STILL%208.jpg/seo-firendly-image-name.jpg vs https://img.mysite.com/mybucket/seo-firendly-image-name.jpg Is there any difference according ...
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Relevancy of the context while link building [on hold]

I hope this is the correct forum... Google always suggests that too much out of context linking will negatively affect website ranking. But recently I came across handful of websites, engaging in ...
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Multiple Domains pointing to one site

Newbie here so please excuse me if this has been asked in a different way. My friend has 3 domain names lets say example.com, example.net and example.org. They were not using the .com and .net. I was ...
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How hard is it to get back in the search results after being offline for a long time?

My website, let's call it example.com, has been returning a 403 error for a very long time as it was still under construction. It's online now, so I wonder: is it harder to get back in the search ...
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How many monthly pageviews does it take to have an Alexa ranking of 100,000? Or 50,000 or 10,000?

Currently my website gets about 60,000 visitors per month and has an Alexa ranking of 350,000. I'm curious if there's any data on what a website that has an Alexa ranking of 100,000 gets for monthly ...
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Should I use a canonical tag on both Landing Page and Product Page of my E-commerce site?

I manage an e-commerce website that has both a landing page (designed to 'sell' the product/convince an upper-funnel customer to purchase) and a product page (obviously where you actually buy the ...
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SEO implications of using different content with the same URL for campaign purposes

I'm assessing the feasibility of serving up slightly different content based on the campaign ad that is clicked on. In many aspects, this will be similar in approach to serving up different languages ...
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Hiding H1 from user but making it visible to search engines? [duplicate]

I have h1 tag in a page. I do not want to display it to user but want to make sure that its content will be used for SEO. What is recommended way of achieving it these days. I can think of: in css: ...
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How to influence the info column in Google's search result? [duplicate]

Google often shows an info column next to the search results, if it recognizes your search query to be directly related to a "thing" they know. Example: You search for "beatles" and get a box with ...
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Does not having enough real, text based content “above the fold” hurt SEO rankings?

We recently redesigned a site for a client. The old site was done in early 2000s and built in tables and designed for a time when screen sizes were averaging 800x600. The new site is responsive, built ...
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Detecting Browser Features, displaying upgrade advice and not bothering google

I have a website that is pretty demanding in regards to required browser features. Currently, the site does not indicate this in any way to visitors when they access it with an old browser. I want to ...
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What's best for ecommerce site blog: weak cms or wordpress on subdomain? [closed]

I wanted to open a blog to generate some SEO benefits for an ecommerce website, so I contacted the company that hosts our website. The site platform offers a CMS option from which I could write ...
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What should be Blog page URL if we think regarding SEO friendly [duplicate]

I am going to integrate BLOG to my website. Which is best SEO friendly URL for blog from below : 1 - blog.mysite.com 2 - mysite.com/blog Please advice me so I can do as per that. I am SEO beginner ...
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Duplicate Content Database driven Website

I have a listing based website similar to yelp. We have different pages for a listing for example basic information, photos, reviews, google map address etc. Now most content on this page is similar. ...
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Will providing an internal graph allow the Google bot to index my site faster, and update it more often?

A programmer, but a very inexperienced webmaster here. I am building a social site that gets content generated literally every day. On top, the content of my already indexed pages changes quite often ...
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SEO for product list pages on e-commerce websites [closed]

I maintain a few e-commerce websites and have some questions about indexing of product list pages. Most e-commerce websites have various ways to list the same products, for example by category or by ...
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Is a link once disavowed never counted again?

Just suppose you disavowed a link by uploading your disavow file. Even google warns that one should use the tool carefully which is logical, since it can do a lot of harm to ones ranking, it still is ...
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Wrong google indexation for title and description [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused here. I think I have my title and description correctly coded but Googlebot takes H1 and paragraph from my first section. ...
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Using one gTLD for targeting several countries, what are our options?

I have seen several questions similar to this one being asked all over the internet, all the answers seem to give conflicting advice and/or are really old - they do not seem to be valid in regards to ...
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generate seo friendly url for multi language system

I have this url's for multi language system using php : http://mydomain/ <-- default language english (en) http://mydomain/index.php?lang=de http://mydomain/index.php?lang=fr ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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How do I disavow all links from a domain that has duplicate content on many subdomains?

I have several links from a website that hosts duplicate content from various subdomains, all link to my page and according to LinkDetox these links all have a medium reputation. Since I know that ...
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Allow crawl bots to only see articles and not index page?

I'm currently trying to improve my search engine results. I got a index page that lists all articles with a little teaser and then the article pages themselves. Now when I e.g. google "websiteXXX ...
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What is the role of SEO for a new website compared to other marketing strategies?

I am going to create new website and trying to earn money with it. I am little confused. Will proper SEO will help get high traffic levels for the site? Will it also help the site earn money? ...
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How can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs on RSS and form pages in a Magento store?

It is a Magneto store and I see the following in Webmaster tools. How Can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs?
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted ...
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Managing which version of a website appears in Google's SERP

I've recently started up a website: example.com. I want to drive all traffic from Google to https://example.com. I've added all 4 variants of the site to Google Webmaster Tools ...
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Keywords in different languages

I have a website which is mainly photos, and not a lot of text, except maybe landmark names (eiffel tower, hoover dam, etc) depending on what the user uploads. in SEO in english it works fine (if ...
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Why does Alexa's Android app show a red exclamation point for my site's “Rank in Indonesia”?

There is a red exclamation mark for my website when I view the it from Alexa Android app. The mark appears above "Rank in Indonesia". What is causing that red exclamation mark to appear? A few ...
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Meta Description has HTML entities, will Google show the real character or the entity code in SERP?

Will Google's SERP show the ampersand (&) or the ampersand HTML entity &amp; in its snippet? Here is my description meta tag: <meta content="Questions &amp; Answers" ...
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Google Sitelinks meta tags not updating in search results

A site I run has 6 sitelinks in Google search results. I recently updated all the meta descriptions for the pages that sitelinks are provided for to give better summary text for each link. I then ...
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Do URL parameters In Google Webmaster Tools need just a name, or both a name and a value?

We're working on a new e-commerce store (subdomain) and have noticed that Google has crawled much of the store subdomain pages already. The issue is that they have a ton of URL String Parameters ...
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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...
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Does how deep a page is in the page hierarchy affect it's ranking?

Does how deep a page is in the page hierarchy affect it's ranking? For example, if I click 5 times on a "show more" button to get to a certain page, would it be considered "deep" within the site page ...
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Why won't Google use my meta description? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my website: Google isn’t using my meta description, instead it’s using the content of the web page and I’m really confused. Reason I’m confused is because I have checked and I ...
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How to let Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates?

What is the right way of letting Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates? The documentation about sitemap is clear about how to ping the crawler, but when it comes to Atom/RSS, there is ...
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Word repetition on product listing page

I have a product listing page that has product offers in "li" tags. Each of these products has attribute titles such as price, voltage and rating. Since the words price, voltage and rating are ...
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Does Domain and Hosting Transfer affect search engine ranking? [duplicate]

Im planning to transfer my domain from my current provider since there have been problems with hosting,webmail and poor support. Will transferring the domain and changing the host affect my search ...
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Thousands Of RSS Feed Backlinks

We have two separate business sites: .US and .AU which are pretty similar, but we actually don't operate the .Au site content or upkeep ourselves. When I'm checking backlinks (in Google Webmaster ...
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Should a site with many similar drum rhythm pages use canonical to a single page because the pages are so similar?

I created a drum machine to interface a rhythm database. There are as many pages as stored rhythms, each with a friendly URL containing genre and rhythm name in it. Them all pages look almost ...
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SEO for a website with a commercial and a residential versions that use the same images and mostly the same text

A website I'm currently working on requires there to be both a residential and commercial version of the website. The two versions will be quite similar across the board, but the copy will have some ...
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Should i change EXISTING (NOT NEW) Urls with underscores to hyphens for SEO? [duplicate]

Please note that this is for existing URLs, not new. I know that Google says it is recommended to have Url's to display a hyphen(-) instead of a underscore(_) in the url as a keyword seperator ...
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Several headings inside <nav>

We use a fat layer navigation which partly consists of content that some CMS users insert with a rich text editor (TYPO3 is the CMS btw). By this we have several <hX> tags inside the ...
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Does Google penalize sites for showing a different menu for mobile compared to desktop?

I'm really concerned about a design I have been handed by a designer. It changes the menu for mobile and desktop. On mobile you can only access the main categories, that will lead to all the content ...
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Does Google OCR and index text in the images?

A lot of the images that I post are schematics and diagrams. In those, about 30% of the "ink" is in the callouts and labels. I believe, readers comprehend better when the text is on the figure, ...
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Best practices for protecting exclusive images

I've noticed that many computer hardware websites watermark substantial portions of "exclusive" images, rather than just place a logo in the corner of the image. An example is the GPU chip image in ...