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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 is Manifest for Web Application, and do we need it?

Web Application Manifests: Starting in Chrome 39, Manifests let developers wrap metadata about a Web application into a single file, reducing duplication and saving a bit of bandwidth. Adding apps ...
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Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain?

Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain? For example: I have example.com and mysubdomain.example.com. mysite.com already has a ...
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How to make content displayed in and iFrame crawlable?

My company sells a solution for doing Q&A for products on e-commerce websites. The client must add a div containing a link and some JavaScript on their pages, when the link is clicked, it opens ...
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Disqus “unable to load” during Google “fetch and render”

If you look carefully at the below image you can see the message "We were unable to load Disqus" ... Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Manual “Fetch as Google” or better wait?

If Google picks up a page organically it means it has already found one link to a page. Fetch as Google is a great way to get your new pages indexed quickly. Is there a difference in terms of SEO? Of ...
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Is having breadcrumb on a website enough to give result with bread crumb on google's SERP?

Is having breadcrumb on a website enough to give result with bread crumb! on google's SERP? I want to have this category : bread crumb in front of my url. 2 ways go for micro data or schemas ...
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Make Google crawl ajax contents but not link to them directly

I noticed that Google search results for one of my sites link directly to ajax request pages, so I put them on robots.txt. However, doing this makes Google not crawl the contents at all (checked using ...
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How does “background: url(image.ext)” work from an SEO standpoint?

Forgive me if this has been asked, all I found was SEO: h1 with text vs. h1 with bg image and hidden text which wasn't the same question. Will search engines pick up and index (in their image ...
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Google Webmaster Tools says average position 2.4 but no clicks [closed]

There is a page on my website that gets the most impressions according to webmaster tools with an average position of 2.4 but I am not getting any clicks. I have worked out that the position is ...
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Search traffic droped with HTTPS implementation

We have launched https version of site at 6 oct. After few days (8 oct.) google dropped 40% of normal search traffic, and more 20% within next 2 days. SSL sertificate was bought from GoDaddy, and ...
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Geotargeting rel alternate - how to launch an international site?

Hoping you can help me out with some best practice here. I run an Aussie based job board called the Backpacker Job Board. The site ranks really well and has plenty of traffic. I want to launch a New ...
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Would adding category name to the title of item page enhance SEO rank?

I have an online classifieds website where posts (items) are classified into 4 categories, such as "life style", "buy and sell", "Moms to moms" and "jobs". At the front page all the recent items are ...
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Best way of showing updated/new year related content

I have a website that shows data that only valid for one year, but like to keep the date for archive and compare purposes. For now I have a 301 redirect (so the other redirecting domains will always ...
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SEO much better for domain that 301s to other

I'm the webmaster for a university club, with a convoluted (far from root-level) .ac.uk domain, and our own .co.uk domain. We purchased the .co.uk domain for cleaner URLs, and I set the given .ac.uk ...
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do backlinks from foreigh websites carry value?

For example, links from Spanish websites to an English website, or vice-versa Spanish page with some English anchor text backlinks, or even an entire English page on an otherwise all Spanish website? ...
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Permanent redirections after changing the product links structure on Prestashop

I'm looking at changing the products URLs' structure on a Prestashop (v1.5) website. That process is quite straight-forward and it can be done instantly through the corresponding admin panel. The ...
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Would translating my website help to get more traffic from China or Japan?

My website has lots of links that are linking to it from different websites, but I don't see any visitors from China or Japan. Would translating my website help to start seeing new visitors from ...
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How do I increase my search engine ranking? [duplicate]

I have been in the web optimization biz for a while now. What are some good improvements I can make on my website to increase my rankings.
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New Domain, Lost SERP

I have a client that recently purchased an industry-related proprietary CMS solution for their website. This company went through the typical designs, and helped them set up their website, etc. etc. ...
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Any consequence in using a subdomain instead of a stand alone domain

I am trying to find out the best route to take with a multi-tenant environment that will share the same code base on a server and still get good SEO. I can either do football.exposurevents.com or go ...
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Should I avoid using brackets in my URL?

I'm using a (very good) developer in Ukraine and he insists on using brackets in the URL of my search query. (I can't remember why) ...
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What should I do with my 2 Domains

I have a main domain www.example.com We currently are in the process of changing domains to www.example2.com but I really want to keep the existing domain working. I have set up the webserver ...
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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 cloaking?

I've read a few posts about Google AJAX snapshot creation and I'm still asking myself a few questions: I have a full AJAX web site with really a lot of pages which differ from one to the other with 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 ...