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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Does Google parse SVG images as value of the Schema.org 'image' property in JSON-LD?

Structured data markup is a standard way to annotate your content so Google can understand it. However, I am not sure, if Google will accept and parse svg+xml images as a value for the Schema.org ...
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How to create a sitemap for a forum

How would you create a sitemap for a forum where pages are created every hour, because on daily basis approximately 5-10 new pages are created. Should you be adding all of them to the sitemap and ...
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Search url pretty slug affects on SEO

Right now the website has search results like the following url. example.com/?s=ajax I am planning to change this to example.com/search/ajax How does Google or any other search engine treat the ...
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Get parameters and duplicate content [duplicate]

I am working on a project where I am building a search which I want to get a fresh copy on each load. Looked it up and found that the only way to accomplice this is to set a get parameter each time ...
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Making google prefer “event detail” page to listing (index) page?

I have a event calendar site which on the homepage ("/") contains a list (table) of all events. When you click on one of them, you go to event detail page, which contains much more information about ...
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Google WMT and other tools report no backlinks to my website (even though there are), why?

I've read quite a bit and spent countless hours last month trying to improve SEO for a website I've built. I understand there's no way to see 100% of the backlinks and various tools give only part of ...
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displaying number of search results on google results page [duplicate]

How can I make google display the number of search results from my website on google search results page. The highlight yellow shows the number of search results. How can I make it happen for my ...
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How redirecting is affecting SEO? [duplicate]

I have a .gr domain and I want to move to thesamedomain.edu.gr What is the best practise for: not loosing users? (redirect from .gr to .edu.gr) if yes, this have to be permanent or just for few ...
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How do I handle the URL of an article that sits in more than one category

In our knowledge base (hosted in Wordpress) we have one article that is relevant to 2 categories. I do not want to duplicate the article and have it sitting separately in each category for fear of ...
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How to resurrect old blog properly?

I've had a website long time ago and then domain expired and hosting vanished, I totally dumped it until now. Bought same domain again, made fresh blog and want to utilize all articles that have been ...
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City, SEO friendly URL

It is recommended to use city title in url. For example example.com/london example.com/los-angeles The problem is, that, for example, city with title "London" is presented in Canada, England, USA ...
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How long does it take for webmaster tools to update

I have recently been going through our webmaster tools to try and boost our SEO to what it use to be. I saw that we had a lot of duplicate title tags and also Google was crawling our sort pages (so it ...
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Google recently changed my title. How to restore to my original title or prevent google doing so? [duplicate]

I think I have the best title given on one of my webpage and was getting a good CTR. Google recently seems to change titles of some of my important pages. How to restore to my original title or ...
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How can I move a website from Drupal to WordPress without affecting the Google ranking [closed]

How can I move a website from Drupal to WordPress without affecting the Google ranking? The issue is that my client is already on the first page on Google, they are moving their site from Drupal to ...
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How to fix “No Etag header found” error?

I tested my website on ready.mobi and it shows MAJOR FAIL All page assets should use appropriate Etag headers to enable client-side caching and speed up future page loads No Etag header ...
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Will sub-domain errors effect parent domain SEO?

I have a sub-domain which has many errors like duplicate titles, description, 404 errors, ... but the parent domain is working perfectly. I want to know if the sub-domain errors effects the parent ...
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Is it possible to update a restaurant menu in a Google My Business result?

The Google My Business information is the summary box of information relating to reviews, contact information, etc that (in desktop view) displays on the right hand side of a search result for many ...
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Duplicating blog feed without upsetting SEO

My client owns two websites and on one of them he wishes to copy the blog feed from the other site and insert it. The problem with this is that Google is generally unhappy with duplicated content - ...
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Importance of nice url with keywords

Introduction What is the importance of having keywords in your nice formed url, also the position of the keywords in the url. Example I am working on a site which contains multiple branches in 2 ...
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To get sitelinks, should my site blog use the same navigational menu as the rest of the site? [duplicate]

My company's website ranks highly for many relevant queries, and it ranks #1 for an exact domain match. So, that's going well. But for some reason, I can't seem to get Google sitelinks in the SERP. ...
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Is Google consider mobile phone specifications as copied content?

I have created a mobile niche blog a few weeks ago. I am going to add a section to display mobile phone specifications. Are those pages consider as copied content? Example post...... Samsung ...
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Unusual text inserted before my meta description in SERP

Can anyone tell me what why the following text appears right before the meta description for all my pages in SERP: Items 25 - 100 - Meta Description Text The site runs on Wordpress with SEO by ...
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Is it possible to compare http requests with download time?

I'm asking this because of the following situation: Fonts from my system were taking 2-6s to load. To improve this, I made the system load the same font from google repository, and I remove the css ...
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...
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What should I do with my duplicate product page urls for best SEO impact?

I have a link to a product page like this: /products/pandora-midcalf The page can be linked to from our internal search engine to go to a specific color, by adding the id of the color like this: ...
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Changing headers for small screens - SEO implications

I'm changing some of my pages to better display in different devices (tables, smart phones etc). I want to figure out a good way of handling headings. So far my options are hide headings for small ...
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Will it hurt SEO if I use a dedicated server for the blog-part of our website?

Our company has a website, and now we would like to also have a blog in order to improve SEO. We use EC2 to host our website, and I would prefer having the blog run on its own EC2 server. I have ...
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Google search links lead to pages with very old content

I have a website that is updated fairly often. It has only been online since Jan (about 3 months). I don't manually update the site, the site gets new content from users. The backend stores the ...
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Do search engines penalise for multiple main menu markups?

I have a website where the front-end developer has added 3 times the menu in the markup, e.g.: div.menu>home+about+news+contact us" Update 1: The HTML markup is repeated 3 times <div ...
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Google: Fix Mobile Usability Issues warning - Is Redirect Sufficient?

So recently Google sent out a mass warning to many of us to either fix Mobile Usability Issues on our website or risk having its rankings suffer. Google systems have tested 120 pages from your ...
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How to add near-synonymous keywords to a web page?

Say I'm selling software to calculate prime numbers. I'd like to have many similar keywords like "calculate" (prime numbers), "find", "discover", "create a list of", etc. since I expect people to ...
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How does Google rank forwarding sites?

I have my site indexed in Google, however, as its domain ends with .rs, its content is only segmented to people in Serbia. Consequently, as I want this site to be shown to users all around the world, ...
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Side effects of customising a users currency based upon their IP

I have implemented user IP detection to several of my eCommerce sites, so that it shows the currency and delivery charges based upon the users location. All is good, and this system has been working ...
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how sub domain can effect traffic of root domain [duplicate]

we have root domain of a university and every college of university has its own sub domain, just want to know how these domain can effect the traffic of the root domain, recently we did a web audit, ...
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Would changing the file name of an image (not the alt attribute) have an effect of on seo / ranking of that image and thus the site?

Would changing the file name of image, not the alt attribute nor the image itself (so it would be exactly the same but just a name change) have any effect on : a) A sites seo ranking b) the ...
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Responsive design, injecting code via Javascript: Is it bad practice?

Is the below code problematic in respect to SEO and Google? This is a small sample of how I intend to change my non-mobile friendly website into mobile friendly using CSS media queries and ...
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Buying a domain SEO friendly or the brand name? [duplicate]

I have the company name SOME COMPANY and my main keyword some keyword. What is more clever to do, to buy somecompany.com or some-keyword.com What is the best approach? In the old days i would ...
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Using display:none legitimately. Still a SEO risk?

My webpage has a certain text on the footer, about 2 paragraphs. However, it is only relevant to pages and not posts. I would like to hide it on posts. If i do this using CSS display:none will I get ...
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same keyword in different cases for SEO

Is it good for SEO to add same word in indifferent case to match all possible search key word. Like <meta name="keywords" content="shoe, Shoe, SHOE "> Is it considered good or duplicate?
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Will the noindex Meta stop page indexing but still allow crawling

We have a property site that contains approximately 5000 properties. The search facility and subsequent Filter mechanism has resulted in Google indexing over 400 000 pages. Question: Will adding ...
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Should a URL shortener service provide XML sitemap entries for shortened URLs?

As a fun project I've written my own URL shortening service. I'd like to know if it makes sense / be useful to include the shortened URLs in the generated XML sitemap. At the moment I'm leaning ...
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.cm domains for content management systems

The .cm domains belong to Cameroon. Are they suitable for hosting a content management system script (not targeted to Cameroon users) ? The wikipedia page mentions that I need a company registered in ...
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My Body Article in SERP [duplicate]

Since few days I am facing a problem that is, I found a part of my body article in SERP. As you can see it in the picture below: I have complete full meta data of the site. Please! Someone guide me ...
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Google result includes subdirectory. How to get google to list my main URL?

When you search for "one averee bay hotel", google returns the website's Rooms page (oneavereebayhotel.com/rooms/). I want Google to return the main URL only, without the "/rooms". I've been fiddling ...
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What are doorway pages and how can they hurt SEO?

Google announced today that they will identify doorway pages better and penalize them more harshly. I've always thought of a doorway pages as a page like: Welcome to Blue Widgets Click ...
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How to deal with Internal Near-Duplicates for keywords with ranges?

I'm creating pages to consolidate and display public data for individual physical properties. The problem is, some properties have multiple valid addresses (the keyword). Some times these are ranges, ...
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SEO changes in wordpress after permalink changes

I have installed wordpress in a sub-directory called blg in my root folder. Also, I have served the website from the root following the method given in this codex. My question is, if in future I am ...
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Is hypen a word separator in the title?

We all are quite aware that hyphen is the title word separator as described in this video by Matt Cutts. But I was shocked to find that Google was listing the matching page titled "SomePrefix ...
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Many user-created sites/pages and subdomains. SEO questions for primary domain

My site allows people to create free websites and provides them with a subdomain link to their site. For example, a user bsmith will end up with a site at bsmith.example.com, and pages like ...
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SEO hurt by unrelated links? Long term linking, spammy terms

I have a couple of questions regarding SEO ranking as it pertains to spam sites linking to my site. I have a niche website that allows people to create their own web pages for free. A couple of years ...