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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Moving to another host, what should I do to keep search engines happy

Sorry if this is a very basic or repetitive question. I have a rather well indexed WordPress site whit a few loyal users. I am fed up with my current hosting service and their pricing system, so I ...
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Redirecting from http to https impact SEO?

According to what I have learnt, when we take a decision of permanent redirect, the SEO is impacted like in the folowing example: Redirect www.example.net to www.example.com Redirect ...
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Can HTML5 allow us to combine 25 pages that describe our product and still maintain SEO?

We currently have a web site that advertises a single product (a piece of software that deals with personnel information). That software has many features. Potential customers usually arrive at ...
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AMP version of entire website

I read about Google's AMP(Accelerated Mobile Pages) and I think it is a nice initiative. But I can't really determine the use of AMP for our website, since to me it seems more for article and product ...
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SEO benefit for a page title of contents with anchor links to page headings

In one of my Wordpress single posts, I'm planning to put a plain text list of my page sub headings (H3 tags) with anchor links that jump to the page section. Is there any benefit or harm of doing so ...
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“nofollow” or “follow” backlinks in 2016

I've started to realise that our website has no external links, despite there being some good opportunities for them. I've have a blog within the website that features news such as donations we've ...
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How to Increase Backlinks of Website [duplicate]

Running many sites.Try to make backlinks but some links that i created manually are working but i need 100 above backlinks what can i do?
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Should I redirect non-existing m.example.com links if they are appearing in Google search results?

I was wondering if it is worth it to redirect non existing m.example.com links that are being displayed in Google, or if it is better to just delete these from Google (if that is possible)?
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Directory Website - How to limit links for good SEO?

I am working on a business directory website. It basically has the following structure. Service Type Page - www.example.com/service-name/ State Page - www.example.com/service-name/california/ City ...
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htaccess need automatic redirect + language + SEO urls

I am trying to achieve more things: HTTP:// should redirect to HTTPS:// www.example.com should redirect to www.example.com/en/ or /it/ depending on client language links should resolve to ...
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Google Analytics bounce rate at 83% average sesion duration is 4:38 on one page website

I designed a website for a friends business. I am not any kind of web developer its just a fun hobby so I am not very knowledgeable. I designed the website on the bootstrap framework and it only has ...
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Do nested <aside> blocks have a meaning for SEO?

I have a portal site that draws content form various places. Some of this content has already included semantic tags like <aside> for ads therein. If I put this content in an <aside> ...
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SEO - moving a regional optimated site (city name in URL) to another city

A SEO optimized website does already exist, but that website is optimizied to a specific city (city A) and has the city name in the URL also the business is moving from that city to another city now ...
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Can an ecommerce website be banned for using the manufacturer's description of a product?

I ran across an article which says this about using manufacturer descriptions for products: If you want to be filtered by the search engines, just add a description from the manufacturer. This action ...
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backlinks from the same ip address with different domain name is legal? [duplicate]

Please i have a question in relation with SEO, I have a lot of website hosted in a dedicated server with one ip adresse but with multiple domain name's 'any website have a domain name'. and i want to ...
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What sort of URL structure should be used to display AMP HTML vs vanilla HTML

There's an existing WordPress plugin that creates AMP formats automatically by adding /amp onto the end of any posts URL. I'm worried about duplicating my content at multiple URLs and wondering if ...
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No more posts, but I will update content. Can I target SEO traffic for that type of site?

I will have a plan to create a website with just 15 page. All pages have 1000+ words and I will update all pages in almost every month. Can I target SEO traffic for that type of site? Or I must ...
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SEO - Redirect domain root to different url for landing page

I plan to to put my web app to say http://example.com but for now i have only landing page with signup form. I thought about putting LP to http://example.com/welcome and I feel that this should be 302 ...
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“Render as Google” always shows a blank page. Should I be concerned?

When using Google webmaster tools I always get a blank page when rendering. However, the site is getting indexed as unique content to our site is easily searchable. Should I ignore Google’s ...
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Place canonical on my website

I have list of movies on my website, and I have filters like sort by "category" or "duration" or "rated". I learned in this situation on all this filter I need do add: <link rel="canonical" ...
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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: ...
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Same Structured Data on multiple pages?

I was certain about this at first, but the more I think about it the more uncertain I get. The site is offering 28 educations, and each education is X times a year. There are three different ...
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Can I capitalize on my spammed open redirect by changing where the redirects point?

I have two websites. One is rather old and used to be my main site, and it still has a good bit of PageRank. The newer site is passing the old one in terms of SEO. On my old site, I have a ASP page ...
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SEO and subfolder URL design [duplicate]

I am new to the SEO and hopefully this question has not been asked because I used the wrong keywords to search answers here. Let me explain my question by an example. Say I have a new website with ...
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Do I need a specific page title when a user drills down by country in a list of items?

I have list with doctors sorted by country. When a user chooses "Germany" they will see doctors from Germany. When that happens, I change URL e.g. 'example.com/list?=germany' but I do not change ...
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How to maintain SEO when taking over a domain name?

I am working with a client to redo their website. The website is simple and just displays information. My question is with regards to the SEO. I have only just started learning about SEO and on my ...
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my domain and it being spellchecked [duplicate]

hi Basically I have just made this website ROYORA as my domain it's an online retail for kinda everything. However when ROYORA is typed in google it's spell checked to TOYOTA. I was just wondering ...
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Pagination, H1 and H2 and SEO

While completing a site in Drupal 7, I have been told by the SEO guy that I must use different H1 and H2 for every single page, including pagination. I have lists of quite a few pages, so I was ...
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What do you have to be careful about when migrating a UA account to the same URL but a new website?

Off the top of my head I can think of: 301 Redirects (some pages are the same pages, but they might have a different URL) Should I use a new UA account and import the data into it, or use the same ...
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Will an SSL throughout the entire website help SEO? [duplicate]

Our website already has an SSL certificate installed but this is only used in the checkout area. From an SEO point of view, is there any benefit of making the entire website sit on the SSL rather than ...
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How google index the Ajax websites?

As I understand google depreciated its ajax crawling scheme they came up with back in 2009. I run single page app powered by Anguar frontend with push state navigation and my question is around ...
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Is there a difference in search engine ranking between allowing HTTPS vs requiring it?

This is a general question, not related to google only, but for example google mentioned that it will have more trust for sites that support HTTPS and they will get a small ranking boost. I would like ...
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From SEO perspective: Are there any reasons NOT to switch to HTTPS-only for a homepage? [duplicate]

I have a decision to make: Option 1: Require HTTPS only on sensitive pages, and support both HTTP and HTTPS on other pages Option 2: Require HTTPS on all pages without exclusions. From security ...
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Changed website permalink structure. Old permalinks show as duplicate content in webmasters tools [duplicate]

I have changed the permalink structure for a website containing about 2000 URLs. The old urls are 301 redirected to the new ones. Google indexed most of them yet they show as duplicate titles in ...
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When I click on my site in the Google results, I get redirected to my site with an extra www subdomain which is an error

I have this domain example.com, when I search in Google for "example" I can see it has listed my domain properly. But when I click on that it goes to https://www.www.example.com with two www segments. ...
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how to control the Description section of my web site inside search engine (Google,Bing & Yahoo)

I have published my web site which is based on asp.net mvc-5 web template to the web (4 month ago). and the problem I am facing is that my web site behave differently inside the search engine results ...
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Parts of pages not indexing on Google

I have a site I'm in the process of migrating and remaking from the old site at a new address: healthstart.nz The old site is still up at the old address, so I would expect that there would be ...
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SEO impact of gradually changing design and text content

I am working on a major upgrade of an online shop that includes both migrating to another CMS (page design will change a lot) and rewriting articles describing the kind of product that is sold. A ...
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Create a site map for my asp.net mvc web site that can be crawled by the search engines

I have created a web site using asp.net mvc-5 . and I have hosted it to one of the hosting provider and I register the web site with Google app. Now after 1.5 months of publishing the web site online ...
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Template websites vs Building website from scratch when considering SEO

Do companies which offer template websites (such as Wix and Weebly) offer as much SEO customization and versatility such that they can not be considered less effective in Search Engine Listings, than ...
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Page Rank, Page Autority, Domain Autority [duplicate]

wanted to know how long does it take for Google to update the pagerank of a site and verify the relationships created in web (backlinks). Another thing, create a relationship with a page that has the ...
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Accidentally made 100 Pages public - can I 404 them and add them back later?

We're running a website and wanted to offer some vouchers to our signed up members, too. At the beginning it should be only a blank page with unvalidated voucher codes from affiliate networks but - as ...
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SEO impact on using Unicode escapes over encoded characters?

For text content on a site - say for example, a Chinese language site I could use HTML escapes: ...
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Google will not index my home page correctly, it is only showing sub-pages or an image [duplicate]

I have some trouble to get my blog http://clutchpumper.com listed. Yesterday Google only showed my author page. I removed this page using "Google webmaster tools". But now Google just gives me a ...
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SEO impact when using existing domain for a new website

I want to use my existing domain for my new real estate website. My existing domain is more into entertainment content and wasn't much traffic and with 98% bounce rate. So is it recommended to use my ...
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ASP.NET multilingual through cookie/URL - Google sees one version

Our website is multilingual and works through cookies/URL www.amlik.com/ar/ www.amlik.com/en/ The problem we are facing is Google sees only the arabic (default version of our site) even when ...
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Decimal Coordinates in the path of the URL

Is using decimal coordinates in a url of a page that describes the location around these coordinates a seo unfriendly decision? For example: ...
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When a website has two listings in a Google search result page, is that hurting rankings?

I have an insurance website. When I search something like "car insurance", my website appears twice. www.example.com www.example.com/car-insurance From a SEO point of view, I imagine this dilutes ...
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Can misused Schema.org hurt SEO?

I've inherited a site where I noticed that there is an excessive use of Schema.org in all navigation elements pages describing products are marked as itemtype="http://schema.org/CreativeWork" So ...
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Dynamic pages in google [duplicate]

I have a page lets say domain.com/article.php?id=12345. Now that article is named "You need to learn seo". Now how would google index that. Its in a mysql database its not just a simple html page. How ...