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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How to add the tag name in the post title? [on hold]

consider question asked by the person in stackoverflow is like Preferred/idiomatic way to insert into a map When i search the above question in google, it shows the results like c++ - ...
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How to migrate successfully a .com.xx (ccTLD) to a .com domain without being penalized by google [duplicate]

I've got a .com.xx domain for a commercial website over 15 years and it's all good, but I want to migrate to a .com domain in order to increase international searching and ranking (Latinoamerica). Is ...
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different host path for web and android for app indexing

As per google's recommendation we use following meta tag for android application indexing: android-app://<package_name>/<scheme>/<host_path> Example : <link rel="alternate" ...
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Best way to let Google index page with tabs - SEO

Let' say I have a /pets page with 4 tabs on it: All Dogs Cats Owls The All tab displays all the pets on page load. Each of the 3 other tabs holds a list of dogs/cats/owls, respectively - loaded ...
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“SEO Optimized text”? Contradiction? [on hold]

Isn't it wrong to say "We offer SEO optimized texts?" it sounds pretty contradictory.. like optimized optimization? But when googling "SEO optimized text" there are a lot of links and also ads which ...
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Does Web crawler simulate user behavior?

Structuring the web pages' content or schema properly is important for SEO. I would like to know if popular web crawlers or bots (Google bot, Bingbot etc...) are able to simulate user behavior and ...
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Tool to get statistics about a site, like image count? [on hold]

I was wondering if there a service which gets some basic information about a website, like the size of the site (for example, the number of pages, the number of images, things like that). I'm not ...
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Is the 'Reachability' score in Alexa's SEO audit important?

Alexa's SEO audit shows more than 9,900 pages as "unreachable" on my site. According to their definition, that means it requires six or more clicks to reach the page. Has anyone ever dealt with this ...
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Changing large (1 million+ links) sitemap after URL path change

I have a large site that has a sitemap of over a million links, most of which had already been indexed by google. We changed the URL path for most urls such that it went from site.com/old_path/page ...
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Duplicate content in nicer form

I'm building one united website for certain type of guides, where content will be user created and there will be lots of useful features(so guides will be displayed in nice form, unlike now on ...
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Parallax usabillity with SEO

So, past few years I've been playing with parallax effects in designing web pages. So, I'm doing one big web and they want it to have parallax effect and to be as most SEO friendly as possible. Just ...
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How to resolve reachability issue in an e-commerce website? [on hold]

I am having reachability issues in an e-commerce website. Please help me with that.Is robots.txt can be the reason for reachability? According to Alexa, my webpages are having 6+ clicks to reach the ...
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Changing date on blog posts

If I make important changes to a blog post is it logical (or not) to change the date of the post? My fear is that Google will think "Oh he is trying to trick me into thinking this emphasized text ...
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Is there a safe way to redirect traffic from a dozen old websites to a new (unrelated) website?

Over the years I've built over a dozen unsuccessful sites. They get 10-100 visitors per day each. The topics include all kinds of random things - recipes, hiking tips, military equipment, gym bloopers,...
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.htaccess - setting up SEO friendly URLs and 301 redirects [on hold]

I recently changed all my product-page.php links to SEO friendly URLs such as /product-name/ To ensure I've done this correctly, and for anyone else wanting to know how to do it, I just wanted to ...
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Host duplicate student webpages without letting them affect SEO

Overview: I am looking to host webpages that students make on our main website. (i.e. www.example.com) Question: Since all students created the exact same website as their project. We do not want to ...
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alternate vs. canoncial, which has preference?

I read https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066 but still would like to 'double check'. Following situation: Webshop with 3 languages (German, French, English). Every page has the ...
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How should I make my website rank for multiple cities?

I'm building a website for my client's hospice center. Right now, she wants to have a landing page for each city that the hospice serves, but for the content on those pages to be identical (like, ...
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How Can I Get Stats Showing in Google Search Results Meta Description?

I'm wondering how it's possible to get Google to show stats below the meta description like in the image below. I've scanned the source code of the site for any sign of structured data and didn't see ...
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I would like start with seo for my website, how do i do it? [closed]

I have just verified my business on google and now i start with seo for my website, i have never done seo for any website but i have done all possible study and tried to learn about seo from secondary ...
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Bad links and competitors [closed]

If bad links such as paid links can harm your ranking and get you penalized by google, then competitors can simply use them against each other! Like for example someone can buy thousands of bad links ...
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Replacing external links with internal links and redirect

I thought I read a while back that Google search rankings penalize pages with many links that go offsite. I believe the logic was that the content is deemed poor or less original if many links are ...
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How disqus comments (inside cross domain iframe) are indexed by google?

According to what I have read is that google doesn't index content from any cross domain iframe since it's the content of another website. So how does Disqus do it?
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How to do best for passing credit to unstable structure webpage?

I want to passing credit to webpage unstable structure, want to replace true url by redirect url(replace url by keyword, separate product name). Currently, I have many product display on same page, ...
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Weird difference in Average Monthly Searches for google keyword planner

In this image: When I search keyword "lawyers in japan" it says in the blue bars that it had 3,310 Average monthly searches in June as you can see in the mid right section. Then in the section in ...
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Site: search gives indication of page strength?

I was curious if you do a site search, you will usually get your home page and navbar links first...right? Thus my question, when you move onto page2/3 etc, of the index / search results, are those ...
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SEO for repurposing a URL and moving already indexed content to a new URL

I need to shift a page to another URL, so I can use the current URL of that page for another content. Can this be done without problems for Google? Let's explain the situation. Current situation: ...
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Article over multiple pages with “see whole article” link

A trend often found on popular websites is to have an article spread over multiple pages, along with a "read whole article" link to see all the sections in a single page. Now, I was wondering, what ...
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Changing internal URL path for SEO

I have a site where Google has already indexed about 1 million pages, and I want to change all the URL paths for SEO purposes, ensuring that we always have our keywords in the path. Technically I ...
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Do I need multiple properties in Google Search Console with all of my domain variations? [duplicate]

All non https links in my website are redirected via nginx to https. http://kida.al/ and www.kida.al are redirected to https://kida.al/ I have three properties in Search Console. kida.al www.kida....
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301 redirects for pages with <a name> bookmarks

We are rebuilding our current retail site (art re-sellers) which uses internal bookmarks for much of the links ie products on a hub page that link to the details for that product on another page with ...
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Wrong page indexing for keyword phrase even when search in “quotes”

Is it possible to index a page for a phrase that is solely in a URL? The page comes up for a phrase that does not even occur on the page. The only spot "keyword phrase example" occurs is in the ...
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If I edit old posts to improve SEO, will Google re-index them?

I have an old and active website which ranks poorly on Google. When I created it I did not understand what SEO means. I thought SEO means only meta tags. I just finished rebuilding my web site ...
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Does mobile site need SEO while desktop site already does it?

The URLs of desktop site and mobile site are separate. We have already done the SEO for desktop site and it works great. My question is, in this situation, do we need do these SEO improvement on ...
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Similar URL, different content, same keyword - bad for SEO?

I'm thinking about adding a page to my website, this will be extremly good for users, but could this be bad for seo? Page 1 (currently exists, ranks good): URL: example.com/formula-1 Title: Formula ...
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What is the .well-known/ directory and how should I set it up?

In my webmaster's tools crawl errors I have a few access denied locations: .well-known/apple-app-site-association .well-known/assetlinks.json .well-known/.com I had a look at RFC 5785 but I didn't ...
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Should I add URL parameters to webmasters that only show flash message?

I have an paginated category URL that displays all items in a category. Each item has its own individual view page. In the event that an item has gone permanently offline I have implemented a 301 ...
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Is Z-index based tab content more SEO friendly than display:none?

I've created a quick proof of concept in codepen which I'd like some advice on. Would this be more SEO friendly than tabbed content using display:none? I'm not looking to get on the wrong side of ...
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How to add Alt images using Wix

There is no option to do this in the media library. I am using an image gallery, and under settings they provide field inputs for "Title" and "Description". According to their knowledge base, the "...
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Best practices for category page optimization onsite SEO [closed]

I want to optimize the category page to best possible way so that Google crawls and give weightage to listing page. I have page http://www.example.com/flowers/. So can you please provide few ...
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Is there any SEO difference between /blog and /blogs?

In trying to categorize posts in a blog I'd like to use /blogs in the domain. Will this have any negative SEO impact? Or is it the same as /blog ?
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Same website - Two pages competing for same keyword

Trying to improving my website's ranks on google for a specific keyword (e.g. Samsung S6), I'm thinking about doing some experiments. I've a wordpress based blog. Now, I've the category "Samsung S6" (...
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SEO: Periods vs. hyphens for images filenames?

I've been reading that Google prefers semantic filenames for images, to make them rank well for SEO, and they recommend using hyphenated filenames when there are several words per filename, like cool-...
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Duplicate domaine name and seo [duplicate]

My website use two domain names : www.first-two.com and www.two-first.com. Theses two domain names improve SEO with "first", "two" keywords or not ? In this case, How can i avoid duplicate content ...
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Should I use HTTPS in sitemap URLs for SEO?

Google states that they prefer HTTPS in canonical ULRs: Google prefers HTTPS pages over equivalent HTTP pages as canonical (ref) What about the pages in sitemap.xml? Does it help SEO to use ...
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An old 301 Redirect Causing the Wrong page to come up for keyword terms

Background: 6 months ago, I did a website migration. The old website had a products overview page, the new website does not. I decided to redirect the old products overview page to Product #1. This ...
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Google Tag Manager Position in html

I recently added to my website the google tag manager container. Reading the google documentation i found this sentence : "Paste this snippet into your website template page so that it appears ...
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Dilemma: Structure of Similar Websites [closed]

I have created music and movies knowledge sites for use locally in my country (think of Genius and IMDb). Both were built differently (by different people) and do not share anything. But I am in a ...
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Notice of DMCA Content removal from Google Search

I have spend the past couple of hours reading about DMCA complaints and I am more confused than before I started, a complicated technical issue on my side is also not making things easier for me, so I ...
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What is the benefit of forcing a site to load over SSL (HTTPS)?

Let's say I have a large content-only site; no login or logout, no usernames, no email addresses, no secure area, nothing secret on the site, nada. People just come to the site and go from page to ...