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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What website ideas i can do localy [on hold]

I live in a 3rd world country where the people just started relying on the Internet in their life , for now there isn't a lot of websites that are popular here only 1 about Classified Ads which is ...
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Drop in traffic and loss of rankings in last month with no changes to site. [on hold]

My company tracks our Google Analytics traffic and our ranking keywords on a month-by-month basis. This month we saw our traffic drop to the lowest its been since 2012, and 30 of the 43 keywords we ...
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Will I lose my MozRank / MozTrust / Page Authority if I upgrade my site?

I've created a new layout for my site, which involves completely changing the CSS and page HTML, but keeping the same text and the same pages (I didn't delete any file). Will I lose my MozRank / ...
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Issuu - PDF - Duplicated Content

I often write newsletters and publish them on my own site as PDF's. To potentially drive more traffic to my site, I was thinking about publishing the same newsletter files through sites like Scribd ...
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Using swear language - affects Google results and SEO in general negatively?

I thought this is the right section - my main concern is search results, visibility, etc., not necessarily peoples' perception, as it's a blog-type of a site. I saw recently a very popular site allow ...
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404 error - page loads fine. OSCommerce - Seperate WP install on blog.

I have looked over other peoples posts but I cant find anything to fix this specific error. On my site, I have 2 CMS - one for the main site which is OS Commerce and I have Wordpress installed on the ...
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Add alt tags to all images using Jquery? - OScommerce [migrated]

I am trying to add alt tags to every product image on my site, which does NOT have an alt tag already. I'm trying to do this with Jquery on the OSCommerce platform. Now Somebody on the main SO ...
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Changing pagination URL structure [duplicate]

My site currently does pagination in the following format example.com/photos/user/page1 I am considering changing the format to this: example.com/photos/user?page=1 My questions regarding this: ...
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URL structures for SEO [duplicate]

I was just wondering what is the best way to structure my URL and if my URLs are holding me back from an SEO point of view. Currently we have our categories URL displaying key words form that ...
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Submitting the sitemaps in Google WMT

Will it hamper my site if I resubmit the sitemaps to Google WMT again and again at frequent intervals during a month? I work on various pages of a website from an SEO and designer point of view and ...
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Absolute vs Relative url

Am developing a website, I have used many anchor link in menu navigation and given absolute url. Somewhere I read we can also use relatives url in menu navigation. From SEO point of view, let me know ...
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Domain redirect alias - ranking, indexing, SEO

I have just became a part of the franchise business chain where all the available franchise locations are grouped under the company website. So the structure and the link to my part of the website ...
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Structured data for website that shows tours from many operators

I have a website that lists tours from many different tour operators. Each tour page has pricing, location, ratings and reviews, and may or may not have tour dates (some tours run every day, some run ...
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Should I place rel='nofollow' in Google drive's file download link for good SEO?

I have a lot of Google drive's file download links in my blog. So should I place rel='nofollow' in Google drive's file download link for good SEO?
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Why is my Angular App in HTML5Mode not being indexed by Google?

My Angular App is not being indexed by Google and I don't know why. All the solutions I could find only work with #!-URL's, snapshots and middleware but my App uses HTML5Mode and #-URL's for older ...
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How to inform a search engine about the text in an image?

I have an image file that contains several sentences of text and an illustration. How can I inform a search engine about the contents of the text in my image? I can't use the alt attribute as the ...
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noindex all posts and doindex all tags

I have a Tumblr-style picture blog running on WordPress. The blog has only one picture per post, and thousands of pics all tagged. Let's pretend its all pics of cars; each post has one pic of a car, ...
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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

I'm having the latest WordPress and it's been long that I'm seeing my website's front page is being indexed with a different page title that I'm setting everywhere, at Settings->General->Site Title, ...
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I am ranking for the wrong keywords, anybody has a tip (URL inside)? [duplicate]

As hobby I created the website openrussian.org which is a dictionary for en<>ru and de<>ru. I want users to find them when they search for the Russian or the English word plus "translation", ...
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Weird URL's detected [closed]

Lately i checked google webmaster and found some crawl errors with strange url. It's duplicated the original url plus the word "marcchiodi" after it, and it happens in all pages and posts. for example ...
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Serving the same content in different languages over the same URL

There are a couple of questions about this topic here, but I couldn't find an answer that is specific to my question. So, I'm building a website which currently only supports one language, but I want ...
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Why does google think this URL is located in Australia? [closed]

I have an article that is located on a gTLD, hosted on a CDN with global POPs, has no geotargeting set via Google Webmaster Tools and does not use hreflang. Despite that, when I google for the ...
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Title tag - Words usage vs Keyword spamming [duplicate]

I am working for a small automobile dealership. I had a question regarding the usage of keywords in the title tag. The problem I am facing is that: The dealer name is XYZ Chevrolet. Here "XYZ" is ...
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How became my posts first rank in Google [duplicate]

I have a WordPress site. How to get my articles appear in the first page of search results in Google
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Google rank website worse with more specific matching text

I have been reading a bit up on how Google rank sites. Specifically the things that affect rank other than the biggest one (i.e. who links to you, and how much weight do they carry through others ...
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Is it smart or shady to move a few abandoned but relevant social blogs to our e-commerce domain?

Eight years ago, our e-commerce company "sponsored" a few different blogs. By sponsored, I mean that we created these blogs, but kept them on separate domains and made them look like separate ...
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Is it good to have / after website URL for SEO? [duplicate]

Which one of the following links is the correct and SEO friendly URL? http://apkapp.in/software/view/35531716?download=WhatsApp-2.12.258.apk/ (with / at the end) or ...
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I updated my On page work,But i didnt get proper result? [duplicate]

Could you sugges me what is the current technique to be follow in SEO.Anyone help me?
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Can img alt tag replace only one word and have good SEO optimization?

I've seen that it is OK to have <img alt="Company name" src="path..."> in, for example, h1 tag and still look like "Company name" (like tekst) in search engines. My question is can we use it to ...
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301 redirect for pages not in sitemap

I am thinking of creating 301 redirects for pages that are updated versions of existing pages, on the same site. The old and new pages will have very similar content. But, I want better URLs and ...
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Will my search ranking be penalized if I change layout but keep content?

I've upgraded my site's layout - changed it completly and built a new one from scratch (even though I did not use dynamically generated content, ajax calls or parallax effects). I kept the same ...
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Does the actual hyphenated url matter in google results?

I have read through all the documents from Google Webmasters but was unable to figure this out. My site has schema.org microdata elements to make it more googlebot friendly. There is an event with a ...
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Niche directory website SEO optimization [duplicate]

I am going to oversee a new niche web directory fir a specific industry. Aside from the data mining, I am worried about how I could optimize this kind of website for SEO purposes. The website will ...
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How do search engines behave when encountering noindex?

I have a question about the behaviour of search engines when they encounter meta name="robots" content="noindex" If I use the meta tag format of robots, I know that search engines will not index the ...
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When there are two links to home page (logo and navigation) how should it be optimized for search engines?

How to SEO optimize when there are 2 links to home page: Logo image linked to homepage. Navigation bar text (categories) linked to homepage. There are also 2 links to contact page with different ...
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Will JavaScript influence my search position in Google?

I have a script which does some position fixes within my site - things like $(".slider_text").css("paddingLeft", procentaj_stdr); $(".slider_text").css("paddingTop", procentaj_slider/12); There are ...
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Help to remove spam links leading to 404 page

One day my site was hacked. Someone inserted spam pages to my site. I resolved the issue, cleaned database, protected login area etc. But these links are still present in all search engines including ...
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Correct hreflang tags leading to incorrect local search results

I've got an international ecommerce site that geotargets using the following hreflang tags: <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/product/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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How to handle SEO for pages with similar textual content? [duplicate]

I have 3 pages with similar text content. For example /hardwell/top-songs/ /hardwell/latest-songs/ /hardwell/similar-djs/ The main text content of the page is the biography on the top. It is the ...
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Keyword domain pointing to main domain subdirectory (SEO)

Keyword domain pointing to main site subdirectory This one has always boggled me. Suppose one has a high ranking good DA domain. Say dog food or shirts. And there is a category page (subdirectory, ...
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May I reuse my previous deactivated blog post (article) on my new site?

2–3 months has passed since my domain and hosting expired on my old site. There were almost 10 posts on my previous (expired) blog. May I reuse my old post/article on my new site? Is there any issue ...
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Is it OK to neglect repeated letters when buying a domain?

If my site’s name consists of two words and the first word ends with the same letter that the second word begins with, for example paperreview.com, is it ok to remove one of the r’s and just have ...
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German content on English page

Would there be any negative effects from uploading German content (job advertisement) to a page template that's tagged up as being in English? We will not be able to edit the meta tags to signal that ...
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How to tell Google to rank a child page of similar content higher than parent

I have created a fleet of location based sub-pages. These are sub-pages of a given category. The category pages rank really well and even out-rank the new location based pages for their given ...
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Do inbound links pass link juice up the url hierarchy?

Our site is very regional, so we focus all of our seo efforts on each of these region landing pages. For Example: domain.com/toys/us/ca/san-francisco We added an informational page (ex. reviews) and ...
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URLs with “space”, “%20”, “+” are canonicals?

If I have a URL encoded and another does not, e.g. <a href="http://example.com/images/foo abc.jpg">Image</a> <a href="http://example.com/images/foo+abc.jpg">Image</a> <a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools : removing URL tool has removed the wrong url from index

I've asked for the following url to be removed (the entire directory): www.mydomain.com/blog/some-article/attachment/ but this morning to my surprise the url www.mydomain.com/blog/some-article/ is ...
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Character coding on Tumblr: how it affects SEO?

So I have a blog on Tumblr I use with my own domain name. I started it to try out how can I SEO it on my own money so I can learn new stuff. So far so good. As I started to use HTML edit mode on ...
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How to serve for International Googlebots if we redirect users to subdomains for language matching?

So, we have a site and a few sub-domains with content in different languages and we're using Hreflang and canonical implementations for SEO. We do detect the language that users use in their browsers ...
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Is using translated keywords in the URL good for SEO? [duplicate]

I have an Chinese website. Is it good for SEO to translate the URL to English instead of using Chinese keywords in the URL? When I search for a keyword in Chinese, I notice that Google identifies ...