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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Noindex metatag in alternate mobile version of page with canonical to desktop… What consequences?

I have a desktop site to serve content for desktop and tablet users. I also have a mobile version of the site to cater to mobile phone visitors. Desktop pages have the following kind of annotations ...
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Google mobile friendly resources which are blocked by robots.txt

I have a situation when I check my website on Google Mobile Friendly Test, it says that my website is mobile friendly, but beneath there is a sentence saying: "This page uses 5 resources which are ...
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SPA with several URLs making keyword cannibalization [on hold]

My SPA website has a search page makes huge combination of filters as new URLs and pushes page views to Google Webmasters. This makes Google warn me Too much URLs found. If I prevent search URLs to ...
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Multilingual Webpage and SEO optimized. Which is the best of my listed options?

In my site when someone access directly the domain.com the content is shown based on his IP. for example if he lives in UK, he will get the included UK translated file. Likewise, if lives in Italy and ...
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13 days and no index? [on hold]

I launched a very simple, 1 page HTML site roughly 2 weeks ago and it's still not showing as indexed. I realize the process can take a few days sometimes and that there's not a lot of content yet, ...
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SEO impact of identical reviews?

If a 5-star review is posted on both Google Local and Yelp (identical review text), does it affect the SEO in a negative way (duplicate content or anything else I may not be thinking of)? Or is it a ...
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How do I add backlinks for an online-only home-based business for someone who does not wish to disclose their home address?

I'm a web developer who occasionally helps friends create website and improve their SEO. I have one friend who is starting an online woodworking business, but they have no storefront. They only want ...
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What's the SEO impact of using a shared CDN URL

Say I have a Magento webshop with 4 different store-fronts and a European CDN which has a customized DNS lookup handler which localizes your CDN DNS lookups (so looking up cdn.myshop.co.uk from France ...
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Google search confusing me for my website

I have created new website before 2 weeks and submitted to google webmaster. Everything looks fine for me in google web master , But When I search my site in google like site:thesoftwaretesting.com ...
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Thumbnails or same image with different dimensions as thumbnails? - SEO

I'm working on a website that its main content are images. The images are full of text. Now, I'm assuming the best design for that kind of websites is to show a table of images (thumbnails) in the ...
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How to make homepage show in google instead of other pages?

How can you get homepage to show instead of random pages? Is there a special meta tag or something?
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RSS Feed / HTML Title and Dscription Limit Per SEO Standard

I'm creating an RSS feed which is meant to be SEO friendly in the invent the content is syndicated and created as a webpage. I'm under the impression currently that this is the going standard: ...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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How to integrate a content in foreign language (not an version of the site in foreign language) in a wordpress website not to have a bad SEO

I want to renovate a website for a customer bringing the content to wordpress, the site (with .com domain) is in italian language but despite a large part of the site is in english language (so, it's ...
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How can google track the average time on site

I wanted to know If google can track website average timing without google analytics. I was checking with fiddler and only way for google to track is when we click the website in SERP and users ...
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SEO for dynamically loaded content

I feel completely lost concerning SEO and more precisely how to provide my to search engines with my dynamically loaded content. I guess I'm doing something wrong... My website is a directory of ...
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SEO advantages of /blog when forwarding via ProxyPass

We've had requests from clients via their SEO companies to host blogs accompanying ecommerce sites on theirdomain.com/blog rather than on - for example - blog.theirdomain.com As we look after their ...
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Any SEO advantage of Schema.org address entity for brand pages?

For a fairly typical e-commerce site, we've had an SEO consultant tell us that our brand pages (brand-specific product list/browse pages) would rank higher on Google and receive more traffic if we ...
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Website layout changes and its effects on SEO [on hold]

I want to change my old website layout to a single page layout and I wonder if that will negatively effect my website position on google. Is there anything I need to be aware of?
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How does Google handle <link> elements in the <body>?

As I get from here, link tags can be used in the body as long as they contain Microdata. I understand how this may come handy for specifying all sorts of properties, e.g. from Schema.org: author, ...
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Google is indexing URLs from another site and domain [closed]

Google indexed my website with pages from another site, similar to the URLs below, though my website doesn't have these pages: mywebsite.com/index.php/component/content/category/87-tab2 ...
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Microdata: should I use Book or Product type scheme?

I'm developing a site for an antiques shop, specialized in rare and ancient books. Every page for each book will have a description sheet available with several data for the item. Descriptions ...
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FAQ as single-page accordion or multipage?

In order to boost our online-presence, my employer wants me to incorporate a FAQ on our website. It's a Wordpress-site running a premium theme, and I have a couple of options available to me. Do a ...
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which is a better domain name for our website? [closed]

We are working on a website which to help travelers to find shopping information when they are on road, particularly on an international trip. We are considering two domain names: ...
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SEO issue with landing pages on Shopify

I have a specific SEO problem. I created two landing pages for a clients website,on shopify. http://www.example.com/pages/ogham-celtic-jewelry http://www.example.com/pages/claddagh-ring After a ...
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Google Business Phone numbers?

Is possible to have to different search results for phone numbers in google business, one phone number on the right hand side box and another under the top result?
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Trackig visit counts to my website pages based on IP adresss and type of users (new or returining))

We are developing a classified website n Magento which has about 6000 listings. So there is about 6000 business pages. we have been tracking our website in Analytics and found Good number of visitors ...
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SEO: Deindex member profile pages?

I have a forum where users can register and automatically a profile page is created, like here in Stackexchange. The problem with these pages is that sometimes users creates accounts at different ...
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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain ...
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Creating a site in France using English as main language

I'd like to create a website in France using English as the main language. Is google likely to penalise me for this?
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Blog post or other content marketing marketplaces [closed]

Do you know any marketplaces where you can buy blog post or any other content marketing opportunities?
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Headers vs. lists vs. sections vs. articles for SEO

I haven't been able to fully grasp when to use each of these. I guess a lot of times it could go either way, but my real question here is what is best for SEO? Senario: You have a homepage broken ...
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SEO friendly url's for dynamic search engine content

I have a question I've been struggling quite a while with it. I have a basic search engine on my website, where you can search for 4 categories (checkboxes) + a price. Instead of posting to strange ...
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Should domain names be used with URLs when referencing on-site links? [duplicate]

Perhaps this is a simple google search, but I do not know the terms to search on this subject. Does it matter in SEO (or even in browser functionality) if the domain is included in urls referencing ...
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Does Google treat pages on same domain but on different ports as part of same site?

My main website uses port 80/8080 (Apache with Tomcat). But running on the same server I run my own Atlassian JIRA bugtracker, Atlassian requires this to run in its own Apache tomcat server I cannot ...
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Should i add new project to existing webserver or new webserver [closed]

I have a website that I have full control over that I sell some software on. I'm now thinking of setting up another project whereby I sale some of my photographs. There isn't any obvious overlap ...
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Schema.org in a directory website

Is it possible to introduce Schema.org markup (using JSON-LD) in a directory website? My website shows restaurants from a region, but the restaurants are not mine. I'm thinking to introduce address, ...
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Should a Sitemap include the home page?

I have seen some sitemaps that include the home page, eg http://example.com and others that do not. Is including a home page of any use and recommended in any reputable documentation? Edit: The ...
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Do links in SVG tags have a negative impact on SEO?

Inspired from an answer on Stack Overflow, I've decided to use an inline SVG tag for a wordcloud I'm working on. I'll be using SVG to make the font-size dependent on the container height - which would ...
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Inline SVG within H1

I'm in the process of updating my website by replacing large PNG images with inline SVG images. My current code looks something like this: <h1> <img src="logo.png" alt="Company Name" ...
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How can I go from blog.example.com to example.com/blog

I read this: This is one of the major reasons why SEOs advise clients to put blogs on example.com/blog rather than blog.example.com But I have http://example.com served by my server and ...
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How does google ranks pages between subdomains, domains adminstered by same user

In googlemaster tools subdomain1.widget.com, subdomain2.widget.com and widget.com are added seperately, and although there is an option regarding widget.com and www.widget.com I cant see anything else ...
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Why would an IT department not allow a www prefix for domains?

So recently I requested a domain prefixed with www to be pointed to an existing site http://example.com/. The IT department at my company said ". We do not allow the www prefix when dealing with ...
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How can I manage sitemap in social engine?

I'm trying to manage SEO for my website created in social engine. In my robots.txt sitemap: /index.php/sitemap?format=xml&rewrite=1 When accessing the site map it displays the following URL ...
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How to tell google that 2 different domains are for the same website

I have a website which is in Arabic language, I want to make an English version of my website, but here is the problem: The English version of the website has a TOTALLY different domain than the ...
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How do bots/automation treat unnecessary &nbsp; from WYSIWYG editors?

Basically WYSIWYG editors do their best, but still fail on a number of fronts. One being their use of &nbsp; in certain situations. For example, in newish CKeditors when fixing parts of sentences, ...
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Individual subdomains for my links [duplicate]

We thought we would generate postive SEO results by putting our links into sudomains off of our main site. So our main site is foo.com and the link to a clinic would then be clinic1.foo.com, ...
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SEO - resize single image with CSS or generate thumbnails from that image

I have 4 sizes for a single image in a page of my eCommerce website. 600x600px , 350x350px , 220x220px , 110x110px There are 3 solutions: 1- Loading the big image (600x600px) from server and cache ...
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TLD has an influence on SEO [duplicate]

I was wondering if the TLD influences my SEO. For a dutch website is it worth it to change .com to .nl? And if this is not the right forum to ask this question I would love to hear what forum is.
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Is there a way to make the text of a video SEO / browser find friendly?

One thing that's always annoyed me about videos (especially tutorial videos) is that you can't search the content, either in your browser or on a search engine. Now granted people have full ...