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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Redirecting one image type to another. Possible?

I have a humor site that is based primarily on thumbnails and gifs. I'm in the process of converting all png's -> jpeg and gifs -> webm to save bandwidth and disk space. All in all probably about 10k ...
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Helps regarding the SEO [duplicate]

What is the most greatest way in SEO to get ranking? And is there any easy way to index it to google?
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Two related business (plant nursery & garden designer), same owner. One website or two?

I hope this question is not too specific to be answered here. The situation is that a husband and wife run two businesses: a plant nursery and a garden design servrice. I can see a reason for ...
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Google not showing homepage meta except for one search

I'm just starting off with SEO and helping my brother with his website. Now, there were no meta details on the site whatsoever, and around a month ago I added some to the homepage. When you search ...
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Should meta tags along with site verification, publisher be used on mobile website as well

I have a website with it's mobile redirection to http://m.example.com. They both are different website which share a same database and URL structure. Apart from couple of URLs, all redirect to the ...
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proper use google webmaster tools URL Parameters

There are some urls like http://domain.com/user/:username and http://domain.com/post/:id on my website, the username and id is the parameter from database. I try to let google crawler more efficiently ...
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proper use google webmaster tools URL Parameters [duplicate]

There are some urls like http://domain.com/user/:username and http://domain.com/post/:id on my website, the username and id is the parameter from database. I try to let google crawler more efficiently ...
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Which domain shows in search results? .CA or .COM

I have a client with an existing and established .com website. We currently added a .ca domain with duplicate content so that users in Canada will recognize this as a Canadian company as well (we have ...
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Multi language website SEO [duplicate]

I have a multiple language website (english and german). I created the website without SEO in mind. People can create stories on this website so only the navigation and menu needs to be translated. ...
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What is the effective way to block my web pages by using robots.txt file? [on hold]

I am posting this question, because i want to know about the effective use of robots.txt file to block few pages of my website from search engines. Here are the pages that i want to block from search ...
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Are Subdomains provided by free website hosting services SEO Friendly?

By now, I've already read a lot about the myths and realities concerning the sub-domain vs sub-directory chaos. But that is not what my question really is. What I really want to know is that whether ...
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Static Sitemap with weekly updates for Dynamic Website

I have a dynamic website in which products, news and other stuff are added on daily basis. Since, I read everywhere having a sitemap can only help but not hurt the site, I decided to create one for ...
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Domain or Sub Domain sites [on hold]

I had a question from SEO- Google SERP perspective. We have a Head-office based in Australia with 5 overseas branches in Argentina, UK, Luxumberg, Belgium, China. Each of these Branch offices have ...
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Pricing and effectiveness comparison: Australian-based agency or SEA-based agency? [on hold]

My company operates in an international education industry where many of its clients are from Asian country, but the company is based in Australia. Recently we decided to hire an agency to help us ...
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Using GA's Import Data function w/ external data [on hold]

I'm working on a series of posts about how webmasters can benefit form external data. Does anyone have a cool use case where they've used/or could use scraped data or data from an API with GA? ...
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Is my potentially spammy sounding domain name hurting my SEO?

We are travel bloggers who run the blog tillthemoneyrunsout.com. We've been traveling for over 4 years now and although the domain name doesn't make that much sense anymore it did when we were ...
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Are multiple unrelated links to my site from a single domain damaging?

In GWT I can see a site which has 283 links to a single page on my site. Their content is completely irrelevant to my site (see image below). I can't even find where the actual link is on their ...
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How do I secure my site against human spam farm attacks?

I have a Q&A site that has recently been attacked by what I strongly believe to be a human spam farm, as described in these articles: Spammers Pay Others to Answer Security Tests Are You Human? ...
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Website porting. Traffic fall in SEO due to image search

I ported a website on wordpress.com to my own server. The site had pretty good traffic and we had done a fair amount of work to ensure proper transitioning but we missed one aspect in redirecting ...
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Negative SEO impact of offering free stuff on website?

If I'm not mistaken, emails offering free stuff are more likely to be considered spam by spam removal software. Is there a similar problem with offering free stuff on a website? Of course, if someone ...
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Monetise website via Amazon affiliate? Or other means

I have an idea for an information based website that would potentially drive a large amount of traffic to a particular destination. Initially I wanted to drive traffic to the products own website but ...
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HTML sitemap vs spamming

I have noticed that Google often encourages us to build HTML sitemaps that are easily accessible to the site visitors. If we create a bunch of HTML sitemap pages with thousands of links on every page ...
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Webpages being de-indexed seemingly for no reason [duplicate]

Last Wednesday my site had a ton of its paged de-indexed by Google and it's caused a drop of over 60% in overall site traffic :(... One of the pages used to rank first page #1-3 and now it doesn't ...
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Technical Term for Invisible Gap/Position

I'm wondering if there is a associated technical term for describing the distance between rankings. For example if you have a site that is ranked 1st and another site ranked 2nd, the distance between ...
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Does using calendar other than Gregorian for page date is going to influence SEO?

I was wondering if using calendar other than Gregorian (Jalali or Persian calendar to be exact) is going to influence SEO, and is the Google is able to recognize such dates?
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Is it possible to rank for long tails with content pages?

First, let's assume there is a huge long tail search demand for phrases "X basketball players", where X has top variations such as "most accurate", "american", "white", "deaf" etc. And let's assume ...
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Improving .htaccess 301 redirect for keeping SEO values on large WordPress blog

I have a client with a self hosted WordPress blog with 5000+ posts dating back several years that I'm creating a new template for. When the site is done, it will be moved to a new domain and the old ...
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How to setup structure of a site with multiple sections with different language requirements section wise

I need to know the best way to setup structure for a site having multiple sections (Articles & Property) with each section having different language requirements. 1) Article section: It ...
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Is it possible to A/B test web servers using a PHP redirect and sub domains without breaking all the SEO goodness?

We're trying to figure out if a certain type of web server architecture is better than our current web server. We need to A/B test these 2 boxes with live traffic to really get a sense of which one ...
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Graphic-only header - CSS and readability/SEO

I know it's not ideal, but if there's a 100% bitmap graphic header (with a text title rendered in the bitmap), the old way of making sure that there was a text counterpart to the graphic was to offset ...
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Is SEO necessary for a blogsite as well [closed]

Is SEO necessary for a blog site as well? In case the blog site is intended to sell some products online.
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Duplicate meta descriptions & title tags

I have website and have some issue with duplicate description and title. Can any body help me to solve this error in easy and simple words?
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How does SEO work for “non standard” languages?

I couldn't find a better word than "non standard" to describe my native language. It is quite an old language and it is spoken by around seven million people. The problem is that most of the people ...
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SEO Ajax problems

I'm trying to improve my SEO for my backbone/Ajax website. I have followed all the guidelines so far : included the meta fragment tag the website delivers an html snapshot when ?_escaped_fragment_= ...
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How many links (internal) is too many?

Let's have some fun shall we?? At the bottom of the content for about 1/3rd of my pages, but not in the footer, I create an internal link for each related IP address to the page on my site for that ...
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How to Add Multiple websites to Google Places with single address?

Currently I have five different-different location based websites but i have only oine physical address so how can i verify 5 google pages for all website with single address. P.S. i need to use same ...
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Generating a list of URLs including metadata [closed]

Basically I want to do an editorial sweep on my website, I need a program to crawl my website and generate a list of URLS and their metadata. A program that produces something like a CSV would be ...
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Cleaning up web results after SEO spam attack

A while ago my Wordpress-based personal site was hacked with SEO spam. I've since cleaned it up (removed and reinstalled wordpress, manually checked through all files, manually checked database ...
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Dynamically PHP-generated content and SEO

So I'm using a function in my functions.php file to add some text to all my posts. I was wondering if that will be used by Google when it indexes my website, and how that will affect my SEO ratings. ...
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Vary: User-Agent in case of redirect?

Should we use Vary: User-Agent in our headers when the regular url www.mydomain.com is forwarded to m.mydomain.com? Or is it not needed for Google due the redirect?
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Should 301 redirects from www to the naked domain include the path for SEO?

I'm trying to sort out a redirect for my site from www to the "naked" domain. My redirect currently does this: www.example.com -> example.com www.example.com/test.html -> example.com Is this ...
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Why is there a discrepancy between Index Status and indexed from Sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools?

I've submitted a sitemap to GWT and things are starting to index as shown under the Crawl → Sitemaps menu. I've also confirmed indexing by doing a Google "site:" search. However going to the ...
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wrong pages of my website are displayed in google search [duplicate]

Firstly i want to say i am very very new to google webmaster and seo concepts. Now my knowledge is very less in these areas. Now first i want to tell you how my website works. I have a forum based ...
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How to solve Google cache displaying links to other websites [closed]

Google's cache is mine, but the cached page link is somebody else's when I view Google's cache My website http://www.hldressbandage.com/ I've been unable to solve this, does anyone else know?
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Exclude from some of domains and websites referring my website [duplicate]

My website was referred and accessed through an unwanted website. Example: My referrals: Facebook, Twitter, Particular etc. Receiving referrals from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter ...
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Plugin for autolink keywords and SEO

There are many plugins for Wordpress which allows to replace the first occurrence of some keyword with the link to a specific webpage. Is this a good practice or can be penalizing?
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SEO, acronyms, and the URL

Could writing URLs as acronyms negatively impact SEO? Does it matter what the acronym is? I'm creating a site for a research organization with many different branches and project in those branches ...
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Blogger search description not showing in Google

From a little more of a month I have created a blog using the Blogger platform. I wrote a search description (meta tags), however it only show up on Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo... but not in Google. Any ...
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Google only index main page

My site is a single page application built using AngularJS. My aim is to make it crawl-able (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling/docs/specification). This is what I have been ...
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Google's point of view to SSL - Do I need to force HTTPS protocol for all pages on website

Well now that google clearly declared that SSL would positively affect seo I want to know in which of the following conditions I fully benfit from ssl: 1.If I server https connection for all pages of ...