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 do I get google to prefer one branch/directory of my site over another?

I write a software library that maintains "latest" and "beta" branches: gojs.net/latest gojs.net/beta Ideally all of this content would be available via Google search, so I'm reluctant to disallow ...
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My site not appearing in google search result [on hold]

My site not appearing in google search result, after I had clearing my site search result from cache using webmaster removal request. I want to add it again but after long time my site not crawl. I ...
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Multilingual website without files in root folder

hopefully someone can help me solve this thing. My client has very simple website with two different languages and I decided to make separate folder for each language, e.g. domain.com/en/ ...
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About ORM Activity, How to remove or down a rank of a webpage [on hold]

I have a website that has some fake reviews on a consumer forum site. We resolve all issues but webpage of reviews shown on top. So anyone suggest some tips to down the webpage in search engines
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Heat Map Tool Free [on hold]

From looking online, the free heatmap tools consistently mentioned are ClickHeat and ClickDensity. Heatmap.me comes up second when searching heatmap.me but it is not mentioned much. What feedback is ...
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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it?

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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What is the difference between offsite and onsite web analytic tools?

What is the difference between onsite and offsite analytic tools? I am reading a book about web analytic tools and this is the definition (from the book): Offsite web analytic's tools measure ...
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Is it useful to have your company name as an <h1> on every page? [duplicate]

I saw a (quite okay) website where every page has the logo/title of the company as an . I was wondering if that is actually usefull or just ruining your SE(o)-score? The full HTML line is <h1 ...
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How to get rankings for an abbreviated product name without having it on the site?

My company has recently renamed & rebranded its two software products and has come across a snag with the naming. One of the products is fairly routinely abbreviated by our customers to a name ...
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How do I get ranked for terms which do not have related published content? [on hold]

My site is database driven site for educational courses. I around 200 courses list with me. The users I am targeting search for terms like MBA in finance, Computer engineering Graduates. Now I can ...
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Does a jQuery “rel=nofollow” even work?

It's a fairly common practice for webmasters to rel=nofollow external links, and I frequently see it done with jQuery. The script typically looks something like this (off the cuff here): ...
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Why is the PageRank for my website listed as “unavailable” in this tool?

I usually check my site up at SEO Site Checkup. Now, my site isn't top-notch, and I don't expect it to have a high PageRank, but SEO Site Checkup says the PageRank is unavailable for my site (that's ...
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How to handle URL parameter for mobile site

I have a phpBB forum with a skin for mobile users. Some javascript detects your device/resolution and sends you to the mobile skin or not. The URL's remain the same, it's based on a cookie. People ...
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Website logo text - best tag for SEO purposes?

I'm trying to develop a new website in HTML5 adhering to SEO standards where possible and I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out what tag my site name and slogan should live in. Originally ...
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Beneficial to optimize rel=“canonical” pages as well as original?

For pages that have rel="canonical" and are duplicates of other pages on my site, does it make sense to optimize those pages? Would optimize the duplicate page with rel="canonical" in terms of the ...
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OK to have partly duplicate meta description and title

On my homepage, I am planning on using the following meta description. Premiere American Ninja Warrior website for fans and competitors. Train for ninja warrior, find obstacle blueprints, and info ...
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Is lazy loading a clever way of keeping internal links to a minimum?

I am working on the development of a news website where the front page has a very basic design which shows the latest 3 news and latest 3 featured posts of the website's main categories(six in all) in ...
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SEO| my site appear after facebook page [on hold]

I don't know a lot about SEO, my question is that: I built a site and if I search for the term "smbjob" in Google the site listed but after the Facebook page, twitter. There is a way to make it appear ...
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Would a backlink to a website template affect my SEO?

I am going to start a new website project. It's my personal project and I am using a template which I downloaded from a website that has a condition that its users have to provide backlink to their ...
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301 Redirects: SEO Credit After Modifications to Redirect

I recently moved www.example1.com to www.example2.com. Initially, for a period of perhaps 1-2 weeks, this move was most likely a redirect from www.example1.com/blah to www.example2.com (go to the ...
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Purpose of hidden text in website

While observing the source of the Swiss airlines website, I noticed the use of hidden text. I first looked it up on Google and found many SEO-related benefits but also the risk of negative scoring in ...
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Google sitemap priorities, am I doing the right thing?

I've built a website which has maritime weather and tide data for UK locations, and each location has 7 day forecast (where data is available). My URL structures are like this: ...
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Wordpress blog has zero traffic after 2 months? [closed]

Hey so I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the Wordpress SE, but since it's more of a general question about website traffic, figured here. I started a Wordpress blog 2 months ago: ...
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Image Link with Nofollow tag. Good or Bad practice?

Which is the best practice, from an SEO point of view, if you have a list of products which have both image and text link? 1) one A tag with the image and product name inside? <a ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Is there an alternative to using an iframe so that my content would be visible to search engines?

I have a book-length document that is typeset with the LaTex typesetting system (It's a markup language popular for science and math typesetting.) A custom script runs a program called HyperLatex ...
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Yahoo search engine not able to index Ajax content?

Does Yahoo support crawlable Ajax? I'm about solution provided by Google (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling). How to make my Ajax content crawlable by Yahoo search engine?
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Do pages that serve dynamic content get higher search rankings if the actual code/markup does not change?

I heard that a big part of SEO is keeping your site up to date. The more often and recently the site/page was updated, the more likely your site was to get pushed to the top of search results. That ...
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chosen domain extension .sexy for site web [closed]

use a extension domain ".sexy" for the site of a sexy night in Italy might be a good choice? You will be penalized by the search engines optimization? Thank you!
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Marketing For Small Business [closed]

What is the best way of putting together a sales process for a start up that does marketing for small businesses?
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Add my dynamic page URL to Google results [duplicate]

Now I am working on Google SEO. My website URL is like http://example.com and When I Google it I can get my website results on top of the page. But my domain has a dynamic link like: ...
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URL Rewrite with spaces or with -?

Which URL is more SEO? mydomain.com/category-name/article-name.html OR mydomain.com/category name/article name.html I have read some articles about URL Rewriting but there I can't find any ...
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Does duplicate title tags with and without www hurt SEO?

For my website, I own https://www.example.com and https://example.com. (Currently, http://example.com redirects to https://www.example.com.) I recently had an audit of my website and it reported ...
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The rel attribute of hyperlink equals to author and the original source of the data

I have news application that collect news items from other websites on the base of some defined criteria. I'm trying to increase the SEO of my website and its Google rank. I tried something like the ...
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Canonical link for sorting topics pages

Should I add the link rel="canonical" tag to sorting topics pages? StackExchange would be a good example for my question. Let's take these page as en example: ...
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backlinks's effect on SEO [duplicate]

All websites and blogs with more backlinks have their posts on 1-2 pages in SERPs. I have one question that if will increase backlinks of my website then my website can also get higher position in ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to have two almost-identical URLs?

On my blog, after coding a function which trims stop words, I ended up with these two URLs which are identical if not for the post ID: http://www.example.com/europe/france/597/june-weather-update ...
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What should I do when the maximum sitemap size limit is reached according to Google Webmaster Tools?

We have an existing sitemap with the URL: http://example.com/sitemap/sitemap.xml It was submitted to Google Webmaster Tools a long time ago and almost all the pages were indexed, but recently we ...
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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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SEO regarding non-US characters (ñ vs n vs &ntilde;) [duplicate]

Are there any recommendations for handling special non-English characters like the ñ on a web page and keep it searchable under any permutation from Google and Bing? For example, I have three ...
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No pagerank on sites-listing pages in Directories

I started researching directories to add my website and noticed a pattern - in every directory the page with links to websites has no Pagerank, while a page one level above can have quite high ...
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Parsing all the links of the internet for a backlink checker [duplicate]

A backlink checker service for being accurate, it should parse all the sites of the internet, which it should be some zettabytes, let alone the processing time it needs for doing all the parsing (and ...
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Should I have both example.com and www.example.com?

I used to have a website which could be addressed by both example.com and www.example.com leading to the same page. Now, I moved to another server and only the example.com works. I got an email from ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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How to introduce large number of pages (that are only accessible through an ajax driven search mechanism) to search engines

We've got a web application with the main purpose of searching through a set of records search mechanism itself is completely AJAX based. A typical search URL would be something like this: ...
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SEO history of recycled domain name

I have purchased a recycled domain name and I have just been told that if I use the recycled domain name (that I now own) I will inherit any penalties that the recycled domain name may have attracted ...
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SEO analysis report not counting Facebook likes? [closed]

For my website I created a Facebook page. It has 21 likes. However, the SEO analysis report says the Facebook likes count to zero. How to get the Facebook likes count into the SEO analysis report?
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Can I block requests that have no user agent because they cause 404 errors?

Is it OK to block requests that contain no user agent? I am getting random 404 errors on URLs I have never used. These requests have no user agent. If this is the case, will it affect any of my ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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How to implement per page meta description and keywords in Magento? [migrated]

I'm trying to change meta description and keywords (I know keywords aren't useful) in Magento CMS pages, but the site is still outputting the sitewide default values. What am I missing?