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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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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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101 views

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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38 views

SEO-friendly Responsive Design, swap navigation UL for Select?

I am designing the menu for a web site, and I was hoping to find an SEO-Friendly way to implement the Responsive Design used here: Ask4Sam.net- Responsive Design Example As you can see, for large ...
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63 views

Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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50 views

Is it acceptable to repeat the same h1 tag for desktop and mobile browsers in a responsive site?

I have a website with a page that has a video as the main content. It uses a responsive design layout that requires the <h1> tag (with the same text) to be used in two different places: one for ...
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71 views

Does Google index images in anything other than an img tag?

I was thinking of making a 'load on scroll' image gallery plugin, i.e. I do not want the image to load until it is in view in the viewport. That got me thinking in terms of implementation. I don't ...
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15 views

Designing a SEO friendly Website, should i follow any standard HTML format [duplicate]

I am a web developer, developing a web site. I am considering how search engines index my pages. I observed a couple of sites which are ranking well in Google that make me doubt that I am doing it ...
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Should <meta property=“og:image” content=“…”> have an alt tag?

I want to follow good SEO practices by adding alt tags to all my images. For Facebook sharing, I have this code: <meta property="og:image" content="..."> can I add an alt="Facebook image" to ...
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142 views

Self-referential hreflang attributes for single language website?

I've been told by an SEO company to add a hreflang attribute to every page on a single-language website (ie. 'self-referential' tags), but everything I've read about the hreflang tag, including ...
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50 views

Requirements for Google HTML snapshots

Are there any requirements for a HTML snapshot for Google other than: .. must contain the same content as the dynamically created page .. found here: ...
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1answer
36 views

As per W3C can we add onclick inside li tag?

I have 2 questions: As W3C can we add onclick inside <li> tag? Will this affect anything to do with SEO? For example: <li onclick="newDoc()">Click!</li> function newDoc() ...
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49 views

Does meta tag in body section with itemprop and content work on SEO?

I noticed that <meta> tags in body only works with itemprop set, but I have a question. Do search engines read its content?
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67 views

Using the HTML input “name” attribute and SEO

From an SEO point-of-view, which version is better: <input type="text" name="q" value="search" /> or <input type="text" name="query" value="search" /> Here's another example: ...
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88 views

SEO/Google: Does Google bot properly handle break <br /> tags in an <h1>?

Thinking about keywords in headings on pages. When Google crawls the page, and comes across this: <h1>First Keyword<br /> Second Long Tail<br /> Keyword</h1> It's smart ...
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69 views

SEO-wise is it better to have a catchphrase in a header or out of header?

EDIT: In the original question I talked about spans in headers, but because of misguided answers I edited the question to better reflect the fact that the keyword is catchphrase not span. Thus the ...
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Should notification messages be embedded in html or separate using jQuery?

I was originally thinking I could make a notification bar using jQuery. The downside is if someone has javascript disabled, they would never see the message. The upside is that the messages wouldn't ...
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767 views

Too many duplicate image alt attributes. What to do?

I've got a table. And as you can see below I've got a lot of duplicate alt attributes going on. What is the best way to prevent this but still have valid HTML5 code? <table id="benefits"> ...
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48 views

Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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1answer
44 views

Will HTML that is in fact text have an impact on SEO?

My website's dreadful search performance has always been a mystery. It could just be short, concise content but I believe it's something bigger. My site is a crowdsourced map - people contribute ...
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39 views

Standards for long format dialogue when published to web

I'm posting some extremely long audio transcripts from 50 minute long radio recordings. I'm afraid that any search engine crawler will read these really long documents and treat it negatively because ...
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1answer
47 views

Which MIME type to compress? and what If I omit the `type` attribute from the HTML?

Per my request, my webhost had turned mod_deflate ON. In my Cpanel I now have an "Optimize Website" button. Inside that menu I could either choose: "Compress all content" or "Compress the specified ...
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619 views

Use p tag inside a div tag for text?

What is better in terms of SEO ? <div class="box1" > <p> A bunch of text right here</p> </div> or <div class"box1" > A bunch of text right here </div> ...
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53 views

HTML Sitemap URL format

When adding a html sitemap to a site, for SEO purposes should the links it contains be locally referenced or is it better to use the full URL? Eg: <ul> <li><a ...
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94 views

Several <a href=“#”>link</a> on one page - Effect on SEO and User Experience?

I've been researching the question if several <a href=“#”>link</a> links on one page have a bad impact on SEO and User Experience, for quite a while now but didn't really come to a ...
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65 views

Right HTTP code for adult content block

I have a site with User Generated Content. Although only a small amount of it is Adult content, part of that has become popular in search engines in foreign languages. To avoid being classified ...
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273 views

For an internal page, which title and h1 I must use for SEO?

I have a basic question about SEO and HTML design. Most homepage of websites use the code below: <html> <head> <title>Website name</title> </head> ...
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SEO for landing page of three different language sites

I have three sites running under the main domain example.com/en/ example.com/ar/ example.com/ur/ And there is a main HTML landing page example.com which have some introduction in three languages and ...
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609 views

Proper usage of <title>, <header>, <h1> and <h2> in a HTML5 website?

I have been studying this subject for several days and have found many conflicting suggestions with regards to search indexing. I am working on a project which has a lot of different pages ranging ...
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2answers
527 views

Star rating not showing in rich snippets

We've recently been doing a lot of work on our site's SEO (www.betterthanreviews.com). We recently did a push to update the rich snippets breadcrumb, meta description, and star rating. After giving ...
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50 views

From SEO point of view is hiding H1 in this case bad for indexing?

I'm having to use a 3rd party CMS and I cannot change the contents of the h3 (or the h3 itself) I've not had too much dealing with "cufon" - presume its an old fashioned way of using a specific font. ...
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97 views

How can I set my robots.txt file to let bots not crawl certain folders in root directory?

I have a small website with about 20 pages with .html extensions, containing unique articles I wrote consisting of about 1000 words or more. These 20 pages are the main feature of my site. Root ...
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164 views

Are there any length limitations for image alt or title property?

I'd like to insert an image on a webpage with an alt property. But the text length I'd like to use for this alt property is pretty long: about 200 words (slightly less than 1000 characters). Moreover ...
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171 views

Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> ...
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485 views

Why does AVG complain with Exploit Blackhat SEO type 1703

I installed "AVG internet security", opened a page in internet explorer, and AVG complains about "Exploit Blackhat SEO (type 1703)" for object name Action sports stock footage with no further ...
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199 views

Schema.org: Having a Product as “about” property

I want to define a Product as the main content of a webpage using Schema.org markup. My idea with the following HTML is to use the structure: - Webpage -- WebPageElement (mainContentOfPage of ...
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1answer
104 views

Will using same colour H1 as background hurt SEO if I use background image?

Can it hurt SEO if H1 headings are the same colour as the standard body background colour, even if all H1 headings are placed in divs that have a contrasting background image? (So to be clear: the ...
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2answers
78 views

Unicode icons in <title>

If I want to put various unicode icons in my <title> for the sake of looks, could that hurt my SEO? Are there particular classes of unicode (code ranges) that offend search engines? I've ...
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0answers
7 views

Having Google structure my search result [duplicate]

My question is fairly simple: How do I customize my Google Search result so when it comes up in Google, it gets this kind of fancy result that lets an user navigate my website directly from the ...
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1answer
47 views

Can a PHP generated main page be indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I generate an index.html file in a PHP script to avoid PHP code within HTML and to show content that is delivered by another script hourly. (Like next flights within an hour.) This script overwrites ...
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149 views

Cannot solve errors on W3C validator

I have found a webpage that can check for errors in my webpage's code. Here are the errors I couldn't solve: End of file seen and there were open elements. Unclosed element div. <div ...
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1answer
65 views

Link to the website creator in the head tag

Probably this is an obvious thing, but I am not sure about it. I created websites for my clients, and I am allowed to place back-links to my portfolio site. I placed a link in the footer, but I am ...
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249 views

SEO link's anchor text - does it matter if is it plain or in other tag?

Description I will give below some links examples in HTML code: <a href="./add.php?page=1" target="_blank"><div class="menu-button" id="menu-btn-3">Add</div></a> <a ...
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3answers
101 views

Does using HTML header tags as links have any SEO downside?

My homepage has several internal links which I would like to use as header tags. For example: <h2> <a href="http://www.example.com/about/"> About example.com </a> </h2> Does ...
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1k views

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML document?

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML page? I tried to find the answer to this question, but found contradictory information. When adding Schema.org microdata markup to an HTML page, I ...
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1answer
65 views

How search engines determine the query string values for dynamic pages?

I have a URL like Abc.com/viewpage?id=1234-4655-7678;type=article How do search engines like Google or Bing determine during crawling the value of these parameters? The id is globally unique ...
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186 views

Will using page headings (h1, h2, h3 etc) as internal links encourage Google sitelinks? [duplicate]

I am trying to change my site's page headings to better emphasize the structure of the page's content hierarchy. I am hoping this will encourage Google Sitelinks and list snippets. Current headings ...
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69 views

What HTML and CSS markup is best for SEO for a list of questions (like on Stack Exchange sites)

On the StackOverflow a question block (in the q-list on the index page and so on) represented by the following html code: <div class="question-summary narrow tagged-interesting" ...
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1k views

Can I hide <h1> tag? Will it hurt SEO?

My pages look better without a heading title. So I don't really want to use a heading, but I don't want to leave <h1> out. Is hiding the element an option? Will it hurt SEO?
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159 views

Meta tags with HTML special character codes?

This question is regarding best practices on SEO development meta tag filling. A name written in the Latin or the Cyrillic alphabet has certain special characters, such as the ccedil C, for example. ...