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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Can canonical tags be placed in the sitemap rather than in each page?

We have canonical tags spread across our web pages. Is it possible to add the canonical tags in our sitemap instead? If yes, how?
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Prevent Googlebot from seeing or indexing common keywords such as “read full story”

I have a site that uses a lot of the same anchor text. For example, "read full story". When I do an SEO audit for my site, I find that these are my most frequent keywords, but I am not trying to ...
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What is the SEO effect of AJAX loading translated content from a global cookieless domain to several international TLDs?

We have one .com that has all our unique content and then 25 other ccltd sites that are translated versions of the .com for each country we operate in. We now want to serve up all static content of ...
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SEO implications of outdated website architecture [duplicate]

Besides not conforming to modern web standards and not being responsive/mobile friendly, are there any SEO penalties associated with using, say a tabular website? For example, if the architecture ...
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“Fetch as Google” doesn't find the HTML snapshot for my AJAX content

For my webpage I generate the content via JavaScript, so I want to use ?_escaped_fragment_ to redirect Google to my HTML snapshot. I have a RewriteRule for my Apache RewriteEngine on RewriteCond ...
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Did redirecting the root of the domain to a deep page hurt search engine rankings?

A client had a Wordpress website with a very plain landing page which would redirect to the "home" page once clicked. The "home" page lived under the address site.com/home, the landing page was ...
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Can referrer-based web page content be SEO friendly?

Basically, I am going to be using the page referrer to display different content on a given page. It won't be the entire page depending on the referrer, but little aspects like the way titles are ...
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Will a Cloned Site Get Indexed Without Links to Inner Pages

I've cloned a site to a new domain just to use the functionality of the site. Everything will be different on the new domain, but there are a lot of left over files and you can access URLs that are ...
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(SEO)Should I use Wordpress as a website, or contain Wordpress in my website, or neither [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to release some software; However I was thinking that I could create a dev-blog going for the updates that I make etc.. The question came down to three different solutions: Write ...
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Does Google support structured data in crawlable AJAX?

We've got a page, developed using AngularJS, that uses Pre-render as a service in order to serve static HTML to bots. This is using HTML5 mode in Angular, so the URLs look like standard urls. ...
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How is a slash in the URL path interpreted by search engines?

I would like to know your opinions on the following URL structure. Is the following SEO best practice and why? If targeting search term "blue suede shoes"... Would "example.com/blue/suede-shoes/" be ...
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Duplicated content - how to tell Google I am original author

Let's say I prepared an article I wish to publish on my not so popular blog. But I am afraid that this article is so good that much more popular site will steal it and publish it on its own. I am ...
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Change to www from naked domain impact on seo

I have set up my website from the beginning to be used without the www, ie 'naked', with the following command at .htaccess and everything is working fine. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Heading tags in wordpress theme

I know we should put the website name in H1 tag and posts titles in H2 tag IN HOMEPAGE. What about Single post pages? Which one is better? Website Title in H1 and Post title in H2 Post title in H1 ...
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Translate a website with a french domain name? [duplicate]

I have a site in french and I want to have an english version. I want to know what are the best practices about domain names. Shoud I keep the name in french and add a path for both languages, like ...
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Are name, address, and phone number important SEO signals for a SaaS business website?

Knowing that NAP (name, address, and phone) are important search engine optimizations for local businesses that are city specific, e.g. plumbers, lawyers etc. Is NAP still useful to a software as a ...
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Should “next posts pages” be included in the sitemap?

I wonder if including the "next posts pages" to sitemap would be a good idea. With "next posts pages" I mean for example domain/page/{num}, or domain/category/foo/page/{num}, or even ...
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Ranking of dublicate content website [duplicate]

1.IF I have a website www.example.com and someone copies content from page A. In page A I have keywords X and y. Then how Google decides the ranking of those keywords. How can we protect website from ...
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How long does it take to be approved to the Dmoz directory? [duplicate]

In directories Dmoz has special preference for directory listing. I had submitted 60 days back in dmoz still it not displaying my site, what is the problem with my site or still I have to wait?
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Where should I put the sitemap of mobile version of my site?

I have two sites www.example.com and m.example.com. As it is shown, the latter is the mobile version of the first site. Basically each URL in the www.example.com have a counterpart with same URL ...
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Duplicate Content - Categories - SEO [duplicate]

I have a site that I can't see a way around having duplicate content. For example, lets say I have an article on apples, that is about colour, one that is about size and one that is about price. I ...
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301ing a 301 URL to yet another 301, bad for SEO?

I am working on a website that has a huge amount of 301s in it due to new versions of the website being roled out and thus different URL structures being used. I have noticed that some of the old ...
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Scraped content from my website posted on Blogspot is outranking my site and causing Google penalty

I noticed that starting from October the organic traffic is very low on my website. I searched on Google for some text phrases from my website and I noticed that there is a Blogspot website, a blog ...
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How does multiple non-targeted (key)words affect page?

Let's say I have a site listing a bunch of different products, hovering over each product brings up a "view more" tab, but not as an image, a div with text link... <div class="tabbed-content"> ...
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How to deal with tabbed content which rewrites the URL in terms of SEO?

Scenario We have several pages that utilize tabs controlled by JavaScript. All the content of the entire page is loaded in the HTML document, but portions are hidden and shown based on the tab that ...
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Indexing several editions of a same event [closed]

We have a website presenting sport events, mostly annual. Each URL contains the event's year and name. E.g: /marathon/my-event-2014 /marathon/my-event-2015 /marathon/my-event-2016 (the reason why ...
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Can I submit duplicate image, video, and content sitemaps to Google Webmaster Tools?

Can I submit 3 duplicate sitemaps (image, video, content) which have same URLs to Google Webmaster Tools? Image Sitemap 1: <loc>http://mywebsite.com/article1</loc> <video:video> ...
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Is using an external blogging platform and URL bad for SEO?

I want to add a blog to my website to update the user on the new features. The rest of the website is custom code and does not use any CMS. For the blog, I want to use something like Blogger and put ...
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Does using H1 tags for each page section create SEO problems? [duplicate]

Some SEO articles have suggested "You should never have more than one H1 tag on a page." Can I use H1 tags more than once? Can I use an H1 tag in each section tag or article?
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Does using IDs in the URL make Google view the URLs as duplicate?

In my site, I use query string for navigate between products. Example: /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=1 /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=2 /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=3 Am I faced with link duplicates ...
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Will multiple url's pointing to slightly different content rank poorly with search engines

Background We currently have a site that displays information about our products, the product is known by a different name and has different branding in different states within the same country. This ...
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Google Webmaster change of address from old root to new subfolder [duplicate]

I have successfully done a 301 from example.com to newexample.com/example but Google Webmaster Tools will ONLY let me submit a change of address for root level domains e.g. from example.com to ...
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Notify search engine crawlers about user generated content so that our rankings are not biased by keywords used by users

Is there a meta tag or a way to notify crawlers that a page is generated by the user? To clarify the issue, We have a website already promoted by SEO and we want to add dynamic user generated content ...
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Moving WordPress blog to new domain

I created a website and a blog. Assume the website address is example.com. And I added a blog (WordPress) to that website at example.com/blog. I need to move my blog to a new domain (only the blog). ...
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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

I have an eCommerce based on Opencart, but I have some doubts about how many times I can repeat the same word. For example, the keyword is present in the title, description, h1, h2 and is repeated ...
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Domain Authority during domain migration

I have a site that I want to migrate from one domain to another, the domain I want to migrate my site to currently has an existing site of mine on it. For the sake of this question let's call the ...
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SEO optimization for every subdomain blog.exampledomain.com vs. www.exampledomain.com/blog?

We are hosting our blog under blog.exampledomain.com and a SEO consultant suggested to move it to www.exampledomain.com/blog because SEO has to be done for every subdomain. BACKGROUND INFO: ...
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When setting up internal links, can you link to a single page too often?

I made a website for a client about tourist services he offers. There is a blog, with unique content where each service is described. For example, there are 40 hotels, so there is 40 unique blog ...
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Mixed content - SSL Problem or Opencart?

This question is related with: Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL My actual HTACCESS: RewriteBase / # this redirects example.com and www.example.com to https - thanks closetnoc ...
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For multiple pages about each city, how should I structure my URLs?

Let's say I have a profile page ex. www.domain.tld/London.html and inside the page links to gallery, history, directions, etc. I use mod_rewrite so the extension .html just tell me that it's a profile ...
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How do I redirect a large number of pages in Wordpress when changing plugins?

I have had a WordPress site for two years. It is hosted on a typical WAMP server. I would change it's theme but the one I have chosen doesn't work with the qTranslate or mqTranslate plugin. I'm ...
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Installing WordPress in a subfolder and effect on SEO

I want to install WordPress to build up my site using it. Lets say my domain is domain.com and because of the current hosting issues, if I install wordpress in the root of public_html it will be a ...
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Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL

I have a eCommerce based on OpenCart, but I was wondering about change my domain name for SEO purposes. For me the critical thing about my changes are the imminent possibility of domain change, I'm ...
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SEO technics for online directory website [duplicate]

I am setting up a website that will host offers for supermarkets in the place i live. Now, my question is SEO related. I read everywhere that SEO title and Meta Description should be as unique as ...
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Site traffic goes down suddenly [closed]

What are things that we need to check in priority when site traffic goes down suddenly? I just want to know major factor which can down site traffic
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Has anyone else faced a sudden drastic drop in Web Traffic from Nov 17-22, 2014? The Direct/None Traffic in Google Analytics?

I can't figure out why my website traffic has tremendously dropped in the last few days. It started on Nov 17 to be precise. It's the direct/none traffic. All other traffic seems to remain ...
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How to increase PA and DA of a site over night? [closed]

i see many blogger ranked their low quality post just because they have good DA. Please tell me the easiest and google friendly ways to increase DA (domain authority) fast.
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Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
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Can product pages be created to rank in search engines for inventory from a local store?

My website integrates with the inventory of local stores. A store could have hundreds or thousands of products. I'm considering having a product page for each inventory item, given that it is ...
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...