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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An old 301 Redirect Causing the Wrong page to come up for keyword terms

Background: 6 months ago, I did a website migration. The old website had a products overview page, the new website does not. I decided to redirect the old products overview page to Product #1. This ...
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Google Tag Manager Position in html

I recently added to my website the google tag manager container. Reading the google documentation i found this sentence : "Paste this snippet into your website template page so that it appears ...
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Dilemma: Structure of Similar Websites [closed]

I have created music and movies knowledge sites for use locally in my country (think of Genius and IMDb). Both were built differently (by different people) and do not share anything. But I am in a ...
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Notice of DMCA Content removal from Google Search

I have spend the past couple of hours reading about DMCA complaints and I am more confused than before I started, a complicated technical issue on my side is also not making things easier for me, so I ...
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What is the benefit of forcing a site to load over SSL (HTTPS)?

Let's say I have a large content-only site; no login or logout, no usernames, no email addresses, no secure area, nothing secret on the site, nada. People just come to the site and go from page to ...
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At what resolution does Google Bot Web Crawlers consider desktop?

I'm aware that google evaluates how a site looks on mobile. At what resolution does google evaluate desktop sites? My site uses a responsive layout up until 1200px width, at which point it shows and ...
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When your brand name is long, is it still a good idea to append it to every page title?

I am developing a new website. The part of the title that contains the company name, which is to be appended to the title of every page, news article etc. is 31 characters long. And since we want to ...
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Multidomain duplicate website

I redesigned and redevelop an old website for a client with different offices of their company. Let's say for example: www.company-sydney.com.au, www.company-brisbane.com.au, www.company-melbourne....
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How to manage SEO for site with dynamic pages

I have a site, which is basically a search engine. So, whenever a user inputs something, a dynamic page gets created and as soon as the user closes it, it is no longer a page. For example, the link of ...
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Deliberately reducing the rank of certain pages in my website

I run a forum like website and I would like to make certain pages in it appear less prominently in Google search results. Is there a way to inform Google that I consider some pages to be less ...
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Duplicated content in Google after updating my urls

I have a prestashop 1.6. Due a I had dirty urls with ids, last week I bought a module to clean those urls, http://addons.prestashop.com/es/16633-pretty-urls.html. A couple of days ago, I noticed a ...
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Google bot hits on files 'apple-app-site-association' and 'assetlinks.json' showing up in Google Webmasters as pages with errors

I've seen a number of posts on this but none really answer the question of why Google Bots specifically are trying to access the following on ALL of my sites, every single one of them... /.well-known/...
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Do you need to put your product category pages link in the nav menu bar for better SEO?

Our current product category pages are not in our nav menu and can only be reached via filters on our product page. Does having direct links from the nav menu to the product category pages improve ...
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Changing a website platform affects SEO?

I want to change my website platform from WordPress to Laravel 5 with new design. If I keep the URLs same as WordPress site, will it effect my current SEO? Note: I will keep all the pages URL the ...
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Should I redirect all strange URLs in Google Webmaster Tools?

Sometimes strange URLs pop up in Google Webmaster Tools. URLs that I know no one link to, like: http://example.com/apple-app-site-association My site is not about apple, apps or site association. I ...
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How do I increase traffic to my single page app? [duplicate]

I recently created a social bookmarking website using meteor.js - and added some content to it myself. But I am not sure how to improve the number of impressions and clicks on through google. I have ...
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Proper status code for language redirection (301, 302, … 307)?

I have build a websites with multiple languages. The URLs look like: http://www.example.com/en/ http://www.example.com/de/ If the user access the main domain http://www.example.com/ the web server ...
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How is this usage of modal affecting SEO?

I would like to know how my usage of modal in my web application affecting SEO. I will provide an actual example so that my question is clear. My application has a list of items in the home page. In ...
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Should I nofollow and/or noindex links that are not cached?

I have a Magento store with what they call a layered navigation. Basically a menu with links to things like color, price, etc. I'm currently not caching these links, and so their response time is ...
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SEO effects on moving an established Blogspot blog

I have a blog for the last 3 years on the Blogspot platform. It recently crossed the 100,000 page views mark, and is AdSense approved for the last year. I wish to shift it to a custom domain. Is it ...
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Retire a domain

We have a domain foo.com which was pointing to our main site bar.com (same IP address) Different content rendered for foo.com and bar.com We have decided to retire foo.com. For the last while all foo ...
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Google is dropping indexed pages faster than they are being uploaded

I have recently opened a bounty regarding unnatural links appearing in my search console due to no fault of my own. Many asked for the names of the sites, however, I would prefer to keep it quite - ...
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Multilanguage Website with language parameters inside URL and HTACCESS redirect

I'm experiencing an issue using the Google webmaster tools. My Website homepage is being redirected to the correct language version according to user's browser language. For example if a user from UK ...
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

I handle the SEO of the company's website. Last month we peaked at a national Alexa Rank of around 30,000, but in the past 3 weeks it has gone down to 50,000. The executives at my company consider ...
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Google Search for main website

If I search for my main domain in Google, it throws up structured data which contains links which do not have a lot of content (in fact some links don't have any content). To give some clarity, in ...
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Hashbang, images and SEO

I'm implementing a caching plugin to my app, and it adds an hashbang string to the names of the static files. I would like to know your opinion regarding it. Adding an hash to static files like JS or ...
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Is it considered blackhat to show structured data to search engine bots but not humans?

Is it considered blackhat if the JSON-LD structured data is only shown to search engines? The content is still present on the web-site for users, but it's only marked up as structured data when we ...
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How to rank on google for your own web site address keyword? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to rank #1 for a website address keyword. For example: website URL would be www.proautoservice.com And If people search on Google "Pro auto service", how can I rank #1 for ...
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Is it SEO safe to embed the H2 or H3 tag in a hyperlink element?

I'm making a new layout for our website, and I want to make a list using the unordered list tag (ul) to show our offers. But because of our design I would like to use the h3 tag into an a element. ...
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Can one or two links from popular sites with great reputation cause my site to rank noticably better in Google?

Maybe this is a question which stems admittedly out of lack of proper knowledge regarding backlinks despite being involved in the industry for a relatively long time. I have launched a new blog, I ...
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Ranking with 2 URLs for one keyword | Category page & all product page | Use canonical?

I have a webshop where I have a category page called 'Smartwatch'. On this page I inform but also inspire people about smartwatches. Page title of this page : Smartwatch | Find your Smartwatch. ...
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Lazy loading images (with data URI) and effects on SEO

I've seen this question: Lazy loading images and effects on SEO My question is very similar, except that I am using data-uri images like so: <img width="1100" height="340" class="img-responsive ...
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Some of my webpages will appear then disappear for my targeted keywords

Last week one of my webpages appeared for a keyword phrase I was targeting. Then, two days later it disappeared completely. Today the same thing happened for another keyword, and within 10 minutes the ...
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Google indexes a completely DIFFERENT title for my web site. What can I do?

I have a strange problem. I have read about this problem in other questions but mine is different in a strange way. After a back up at my web hosting company, Google indexes my website with tags such ...
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How can I copy posts from my old (but still active) blog without SEO penalty?

I have had an old blog (which is still active) where I published some articles which I also want to publish on the new blog? How can I do this without SEO penalty?
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Multiple Websites with Multiple Sitemaps under single IIS Endpoint

We have multiple websites with different domains under single IIS endpoint. Each website has its own sitemap - sitemap1.xml and sitemap2.xml. Can we implement rewrite rules so that www.example1.com/...
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Will repeatedly searching and clicking increase search engine rankings?

My website is showing in Google search for a particular keyword. I am now searching for my website many times with this keyword. Is doing so going to effect the position of the website within the ...
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How to GEt Crawled Frequently [duplicate]

I wanted to know how to get crawled your Web Page Frequently to Different Search Enginges. I want my Web to Get Crawled to Google Every Frequenct Day? Can Anyone help me out.
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Similarweb shows a impossibly very low group share while comparing sites

We use similarweb for keyword analysis vs competition. Tool Url : https://www.similarweb.com/ But it shows a metric : Total Group Traffic Share and indicates that it is : Percent of search traffic ...
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How to eliminate duplicate titles for a website URL using www.example.com and example.com

My website uses both www.example.com and example.com. I recently tested for duplicate titles on the website and it seems that any title on a page at www.example.com and example.com is perceived as ...
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Is there a method for indicating intentionally duplicate content (e.g. product features)?

We often have clients who have products with key technical features that support the customer's purchase decision. Ideally these are present on the product detail with a short blurb. For example, if ...
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Can backlinks to robots.txt blocked pages boost domain's ranking?

So, imagine, we were blocking some URLs via robots.txt, but apparently these pages were getting backlinks. Later, we decided to redirect these blocked pages to another domain of ours. ~1.5 month ...
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embeded video gallery and bounce rate

Just a quick one - I am considering adding a type of video gallery page to my website with embedded videos from youtube, my own vids from my own youtube channel, which leads me to my question... When ...
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How to make transition from HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/2 with SEO in mind?

I'm aware that HTTP/2 is using only https protocol. My existing implementation on the website are all HTTP/1.1 with http protocol with thousands of existing urls. To add HTTP/2 support, without ...
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Is a drop in Domain Authority (DA) for a website & it's competitor unusual?

I monitor the DA of a businesses website and 5 of their top local competitors. Competition level reaches across the entire US but some are within the same state. Moz sends me a weekly report of DA ...
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For SEO, are headings still worth it?

Which heading, if any, should I use for a web app where I divide the content acccording to cities and every city has a page, but I didn't yet write the name of the city on the page? Is it good just ...
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301 or linking to domain

I purchased a number of (oldish) domains, 2 or 3 of these domains have relatively good backlinks and according to MOZ (if that is worth anything) a goodish page rank. These domains are currently ...
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SITE: Search Google Index Mobile VS Desktop

So I noticed something weird yesterday...when doing a site: www.example.com search on google yesterday, it returned TWICE the amount of pages compared to doing a desktop site:search am I just really ...
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Split 3.5M pages under different subdomains. Good idea?

I have a website with 3.5M pages (one page for a product) but Google is only indexing about 1M pages according to google.com/webmasters I was thinking of classifying these products in a few ...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...