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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Giving search engines physical location of a business?

I'm wondering if it's possible to set the location of the business a website is about with a search engine, so the search engine could include it better in local results. Is there a meta-tag or some ...
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Can externally hosted sitemaps work with Google and Bing?

I am using a "cloud" hosting provider (Heroku) to host my webapp. Since I don't have access to a permanent file system, I am storing my sitemap.xml in Amazon S3. I wanted to know the SEO implications ...
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How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript?

I have a website that focuses on charts and graphs. The graphs on the site are drawn using JavaScript, but contain keywords that I would like to have indexed. For example, here is a screenshot of ...
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html5 microdata strategy for a planned activity (not physical)

I try to put microdata in a leisure club's planning, which propose various activities (drawing, yoga, english for kids...). My problem is with those weekly activities as microdata event does'nt ...
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Prevent pings from inflating Google Analytics

The company I work at creates lots of mobile apps. Some app developers have added code to hit oursite.com to check for things like connectivity. So, I get thousands of hits every day that aren't ...
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How does Google's SafeSearch affect SEO?

Sorry, I am using a profanity below. I am observing the following behaviour: SafeSearch ON, search "fucka": amazon.com is a first result. SafeSearch ON, search "a": amazon.com is a sixth result. ...
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How do you share a non-canonical URL on Facebook?

The company I work for has 5 domain names for 5 different markets within the country. Those domains have their own branded sites and share content between them. We place canonicals on each piece of ...
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Does the time a user spend on your site affect your Google ranking? [duplicate]

I have searched this but haven't found any answers at all really. I want to know if the time a user spends on your site increase your ranking in Google. My company wants to build it's own webinar ...
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How not to display the date on certain WordPress pages?

On most posts on my website the date is displayed. There are however some posts where I would not like to show the date. Would it be better to use display:none; via css or actually remove the code ...
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Are these SEO methods guaranteed? [closed]

I've been reading some SEO articles and found the following methods for creating high quality backlinks. You help people with their problems, then they get you a backlink. Techniques: Repair Broken ...
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How do I add “Results from” search box to my Google SERP? [duplicate]

A lot of sites now display a sub search box when shown in Google's results page. How do I go about doing the same for my ecommerce site?
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For Facebook advertising, should I spend money on ads or promoting posts? [closed]

I am working with a start up that has relatively few (~600) likes for their Facebook page. The end goal is to get people using the startup's site regularly. I realize a potent way to get people to ...
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Outgoing Links - Can they be routed through an internal link

I am very new to SEO so I apologize if this question seems basic. If I have a site that relies on outgoing links, however the links are routed through an internal link (e.g. to link to ...
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What is a good link profile ratio/balance? Internal links vs. External links

I have been doing some competition research using Open Site Explorer and I am a bit confused about Internal Links vs. External links reports. Ratios are all over the place when I compare them with my ...
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How to remove a website completely from search engine indexes except the home page?

I want to de-index all the pages of my website except home page. This is because it is an exact match domain (EMD) and I'm getting traffic on website just because of Domain name. I want to restart ...
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What is the correct way of creating backlinks and anchor text?

I'm creating dofollow backlinks at web 2.0 websites, but I believe I'm doing something wrong. Here is what I'm doing: Have only one anchor text method, for example, right in the beginning of the ...
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Can Item Types Inherit Item Properties From Other Item Types?

I'm looking to start incorporating "Structured Data", "Rich Snippets", or what ever terms may be associated with the schema.org vocabulary. I'm specifically interested in microdata rules. Most of the ...
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How to create product lists that use h1, h2 and h3 tags without keyword stuffing

We remanufacture and sell industrial diesel engines such as CAT Engines, Cummins, Detroit and a few others. Would creating an inventory page with a list of our different engines, each containing make ...
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Will inserting dummy hidden text via CSS for layout purposes harm SEO?

I have a website with a rather complicated input form, which can vary a lot (it has different fields depending on what the user has entered until now). When I was making the CSS, I noticed that there ...
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SEO URL, Category vs Location Priority

We are building a website for listing out brand information. As a reference it is comparable to yelp.com. Basically a brand will belong to a category and an area. From SEO point of view what will be ...
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Need a suggestion on how to resolve two pages containing duplicate content

I need a small suggestion about this article regarding my site: http://moz.com/learn/seo/duplicate-content I find that I have 2 pages with the same content and one is using a query string like: ...
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Similar Product Pages and Properly Using Canonical Property

I have several products on my website that I am trying to decide if I should use the URL Canonical property on. The reason is because several of the pages will have very near identical information on ...
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My website appears in Google in a wrong way [duplicate]

I published my first website and I am still trying to solve its problems. If you help me, it will be appreciated, I have mainly two questions regarding my website; 1.) I have published my website and ...
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Google Domain and Site title change - Strange results! HELP! [duplicate]

The name of the Previous website was "Game&Util Foundation" Now, I changed the name to "Mobi:HQ - The Social Sharing Platform" I set up both 301 redirection AND used to change of address tool in ...
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Is creating Ajax Google Snapshot with less content than original page considered as cloaking

I've read a few posts (What if my HTML snapshot for Googlebot doesn't contain the same content as the dynamically created page?) about google ajax snapshot creation and I'm still asking myself a ...
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website clones SEO

We have cloned our website, meaning we started a new service which is almost identical to the first one. The first one converts videos to mp3, the other one converts them to mp4. Recently, we got ...
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Does it matter if I market good-keyword.com or companyname.com?

Let's say I offer a service that I call "Small business booster”. I have purchased the equivalent of smallbusinessbooster.com (and a bunch of synonyms and misspellings). I have also managed to ...
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Can I switch 301 redirect direction from A->B to B->A and how does it affect SEO?

I have a blog that has been up for a few years. It doesn't contain a great number of pages but the domain name contains two keywords that I want to rank for, like keyword1-keyword2.com. I have ...
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One website for two different businesses will cause SEO problems? [duplicate]

I want to do 2 separate businesses at same time one IT Tech Support another Web Design and originally was going to go with two separate domains and market them separately however cannot find a decent ...
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Do web crawlers use the “revised” meta tag?

When adding a Wordpress plugin to add a "Last Modified" date to my posts I noticed the plugin also has the option to add a "revised" date meta tag. The revised tag looks like: <meta ...
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Redirect Old PDF file to a new PDF file

I have 6 PDF files that have been updated and will use a different file name. All files are in one folder. Old PDFs have been indexed in the search engines. I saw one solution but I think it only ...
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How can i report to University of Kentucky some of using there webpage to sell product? [closed]

How can i report to University of Kentucky some of using there webpage to get google rank ? This is the link . http://www.uky.edu/seeblue/Social/index.html ( the did take it of after i speak with ...
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What are the SEO implications of using one domain as home site with additional domains as subdirectories?

I own three domain names: example.com example.supply example.farm I want them to behave as if .supply and .farm are subdirectories, so in the file path it could lay out like so: public_html ...
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Google displaying Facebook “SECURITY WARNING” in result description

As of about 10 days ago, Google replaced the meta description in our organic SERP for "scorebig" with the following text: SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password ...
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How to make search engines understand website sections and tags?

I have a website to sell products. It basically divides the products based on tags. For Example; if you access tag page for "iPhone", the website will display links to "iPhone 6 plus", "iPhone ...
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Preventing sub-directories to appear in main domain's result

I have a SaaS site and I want different indexing for my main website and the users on my website. In simpler words, if someone searches for my site(say, www.example.com), results from the user's must ...
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Would publishing a canonical, consumer-facing article feed for our white label editorial content help our clients?

We deliver syndicated content to our clients' sites. In our articles, we often link to blogs. We recently received a complaint from a blog that our link to them hurt their Google ranking, likely ...
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Should you noidex paginated pages or use rel=next/rel=prev

On out site we use pagination in two places: 1) Category Pages We have our articles segmented by category and each category has 100's of articles so we paginate at 10 articles per page. We use the ...
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no index no follow after page load

I have a component which makes a promotion "expire" after a certain date, when it expires I want to add a NO FOLLOW NO INDEX meta tag via JS. The question is would Google stop indexing this page as ...
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How to identify and redirect visitors based on location?

The domain originally is in .sg (Reg. 2010) but since we wanted to reach global audience we have the .com (Parked Domain - Registered 2013). So we have two existing domains. The only problems is, ...
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Consequences of not including locality in URL structure

We have medical providers listed on a website. The providers can list multiple business locations, and may change their business location at anytime. I have thought a lot about the URL structure, ...
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How to find the pages with the most SEO potential in my own website [duplicate]

For every page (post) in my website (blog), I would like to know how it ranks in Google for its main keywords. So far, I've been doing manual queries in Google for my top visited pages. But there ...
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Changing URL Structure for User Profiles [duplicate]

I am considering changing my current URL structure from the following: http://www.hearingtracker.com/hearing-providers/dummy-name to a regionalized format like: ...
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How to retain my website ranking? [duplicate]

How can I retain my website ranking same on moving it from .html extension to .php extension? Expert advices needed.
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Why do I get so many visitors from Germany?

This has bothered me for a long time as it puts my sites bounce rate up. I am based in the UK and my business covers this country and no others, so I have never advertised outside of the UK but for ...
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Effect on SEO when placing social icons on the footer

This is my first website that I am trying to create. I am reading the SEO guides for websites, but the question that I couldn't find clear answer is the following: Does keeping the social icons and ...
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What makes images pop up at the top of some google web search results?

For example, when I search for "hbo series" I get the results below. Is this something hbo has configured that any other site could also do, or something that google itself decides to do for certain ...
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Lower SERP rankings when signed in [duplicate]

When I check one of our site's rankings when signed in, I get lower rankings for my own site than the rankings I would get while signed out. If anything, it should have been the other way round? Any ...
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Will a CDN improve my SEO results? [duplicate]

My website is hosted in the US and I was wondering if a CDN will help improve my SEO with search engines.
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For images, is Title or Alt tag more important for SEO [duplicate]

I run a publishing platform where the users can upload images and insert them into their articles. Whenever a user upload an image, they get the option to add title and alt tags for the image. I ...