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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Is it a problem if someone disavows my site? I'm getting threats that other sites will do that if I don't remove links

I've been getting to many of these emails: My name is John Doe web manager of www.somewebsite. This is our 3rd and final request to you to remove links from your website to ours. If we don't ...
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When using a framed redirect, which site does Google attribute content to for SEO purposes?

I want to setup a WordPress blog on blog.example.com. After that, I want to also show this blog in blog.example2.com using an <iframe>. Will Googlebot collect my blog information under ...
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Does hiding some content with CSS hurt SEO when “Read more” is used to show the rest? [duplicate]

I have content that is hidden by these css height: 220px; overflow: hidden; which content height is problably about 1000px, so no display: none is used on the page. I hide it because below that are ...
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Does a “comments” link for each post on my blog hurt SEO?

Does it have any sense to have a link to comments for each post in a list (e.g. category page)? If so, does it have any impact on SEO? Here's an example of a posts list page snippet: <span> ...
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Can adding a blog be an effective method for improving SEO?

It seems like these days everyone is preaching about adding a blog to your website to benefit your SEO, but just how effective is it? I know it will depend partly the on content etc. but with everyone ...
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Should I split the site by language for better SEO when the English site has low quality content?

We have two versions of our website English and Arabic. Arabic is in a sub-directory (not a sub-domain). When we started looking at SEO, we found that most of our articles are plagiarized from ...
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Two WordPress Blogs on Same Domain - How to add SiteMap?

I have a two WordPress blogs on same domain. Ex : example.com -- 0ne WordPress installation and example.com/tutorials -- another WordPress installation example.com has very less content(As well as ...
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How to use multiple keyword domains for maximum SEO benefit [duplicate]

I have the possibility to acquire several domains around the keyword that I am interested in. It would go like: house.com, houses.com, villa.com, housing.com. Only one of these will host a ...
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Does having a site devoted to entirely different topics effect SEO ranking?

I have my website divided into several sub-folders i.e www.mysite.com/dogs www.mysite.com/cats www.mysite.com/submarines www.mysite.com/art . . . Each with different layout and high quality ...
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When choosing an SSL certificate, what is the minimum encryption level needed to benefit from Google's HTTPS ranking signal?

In August, Google announced HTTPS as a ranking signal. But in order to benefit from this ranking factor, you need to use a 2048-bit encryption. I have only seen websites with 128-bit and 256-bit ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to redirect home page to a specific article on site?

I have a specific page on my site that I want for now to be the one viewed by default when a user connect to example.com. Still, I want that specific article to maintain his "URL identity" with his ...
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Page content is taking over title and description for some unknown reason [duplicate]

My site supports i18n, and in hebrew we are seeing some weird google results. Each page has the same actions, such as: share like report abuse For some reason report abuse appears in google's ...
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can junk traffic increase your Serp ranking? [duplicate]

Since visitor volume is an important factor, will traffic from adfly or adbrite increase my ranking in Google ?
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Is “login”, “log in” or “log-in” better for search engine optimization?

What is the best way to phrase login for users? Is there a way to allow for the spelling of all 3 in log in link? I am debating a linked image, log in as the image text, login as the alt text and ...
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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day (from 20k/day to 300/day) [duplicate]

I've seen large drops before (like the drop mentioned in this question), but I've never seen a drop like this before and am concerned that something is seriously wrong with our site's relationship ...
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Similar content on multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I recently posted a question about using a site structure similar to what's shown below. example.com/bikes/foo-bike/wheels //content about foo-bike's wheels example.com/bikes/bar-bike/wheels ...
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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

We're considering a change to our site which would increase the result set for one of the middle pages of a paginated result set. We have been consulted that if we move some of the SEO relevant items ...
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HTTPS vs HTTP for SEO [duplicate]

I've read than in 2014, Google will reward HTTPS sites in ranking. In the other hand, I have also read that HTTPS is slower than HTTP. So, in my site, I just have a few HTTPS pages, so my question ...
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Magento Multi-Site displaying global title suffix in Bing

If you search for the term 'StyleStalker' on Bing it shows up as Shop - StyleStalker - Eighth Story The site is setup as a Magento multi-store which contains StyleStalker and Eight Story The ...
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Content on one page vs multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I noticed that a competing website has split up their product information into multiple pages (URLs). I was wondering if this is a good approach to follow or if I should avoid it because it might be ...
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Can you use Google Webmaster Tools for a site that isn't yet live?

Is it possible to run Google webmaster tools over a website to diagnose if there are any faults on a site before the site has been made public? We are looking to pick up any SEO / faults on a site ...
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Delay Loading of Webpage Content / Debounce Cache

Background: I am implementing a custom cache handler in PHP. The cache script is triggered on-demand by website traffic. I want to intelligently handle an influx of simultaneous requests. To do this, ...
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How to tell Google to ignore URL parameters and forget about any already crawled?

Is there any way we can delete Google URL Parameters? I know in webmaster tools that there is no option to delete the URL parameters that were crawled by Google, but is their any other way we can take ...
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Subdomain or New domain for new company division - SEO [duplicate]

Someone has asked me about developing a site for a new division that this company is expanding to include in their services. They have purchased a domain for this new service, but I was wondering: ...
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

I realized my site was SEO optimized but only using the <title> tag and not the <meta name="title" content="My Website title"> tag. Can I have both, the <title> tag and the <meta ...
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Determine whether increase in Google referrals is down to better rankings, or more searches, using Google Analytics

Recently a website of mine has experienced a jump in Google related traffic. However, the focus of the website has received an increase in Google searches, i.e. there has been a lot of press coverage ...
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How to get Google remove old/unused URL [duplicate]

I know this kind question has been asked before, but believe me, my situation is not the same. A fews months ago, I designed my first website using Asp.NET and AJAX. At the time, I don't really know ...
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What to do with titles/keywords/description for multiple pages [duplicate]

First: I'm not looking for specific solutions, I'd like this to be a bit more broad to support other peoples similar situations. I'll keep it short (unless more info is requested). I'm managing a ...
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Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?

I have a site that uses span tags mid heading to put a different style on the words. So for the sake of argument I have a keyword/phrase of knitting patterns: <h1><span>Knitting ...
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Is an ampersand (&) in a company name not ideal for Google or SEO?

I am working on a site with a company name with an & in it. An alternative is using and instead of &. Does & have some disadvantages in a company name we have to know of? Does it effect ...
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Which is better for SEO, one page for all products, or one page for each product?

So, as the new guy, I have been tasked with the monumental problem of improving my job's search rankings for a few specific pages. Looking at the design philosophy of the page, I've run into a big ...
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Dealing with usernames in the URL

This is my first question on here so let me know if I have not followed any rules. I run a website Audibase that has the usernames in the URLs for example: https://audibase.com/grungecake ...
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How to display the number of words in an article using schema.org [closed]

I would like to display the number of words of an article using schema.org as indicated here for wordCount. My code is unfortunately not working however: <span ...
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Could multiple navigation sections with the same links hurt SEO?

I'm working with a site design that calls for two distinct headers and accompanying sets of navigation; however, the nav links within both are identical. I have one header with the id "main" ...
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Best Approach for New Content [duplicate]

I have a doubt. I have an ecommerce website which has its learning related blog. I am actually confused to post the articles on only my blog or other websites like instructables.com, reddit.com. ...
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How might you add SEO value from an iframe to its containing page? [closed]

I have a client with a technical web app that allows its users to embed an iframe into their site in order to integrate its functionality. While I'm usually opposed to using iframes, I would like to ...
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What is a typical hierarchical structure with related to internal link building?

I read somewhere in webmaster SE, that link structure is good when done in a typical hierarchical structure. I want to know what does it mean. Please explain me. I am more of a visual person.
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Would a video have an effect on SEO if first time visitors to the homepage must watch it before seeing the content?

Plan is to have a video splash-page to showcase a product so that when the homepage loads it only shows the video and once the video has completed the content appears. The video would only play the ...
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Why does Google give different results based on country code for same set of keywords?

I live in Luxembourg so my business website should target Luxembourg but also regions of France which are near to Luxembourg. My website is hosted on servers located in Paris, France - mostly because ...
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Markup for an HTML5 article

So I have the following HTML for an article (in this case a piece of portfolio work) <article class="work"> <div class="col-row clearfix"> <div ...
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SEO: Using media queries to hide links

I've heard lots of discussion around Google and hidden text. My problem is similar but involves links. My website's footer is pushed for space at mobile screen size. I could really do with using ...
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Should a website landing page redirect to user lang?

I have a multi-languages website where different versions are served this way: https://example.com/<language ID>/[...] The language is either detected from the client or specified from the ...
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Should an ID go at the beginning or end of the URL for SEO?

Says I have a link, which contains the ID = 19963307 Type 1 : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19963307/how-to-install-asp-net-mvc-5-on-a-server Type 2 : ...
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Overriding nofollow rules with meta tag

I'm using a blog that automatically nofollows links in spite of manually dofollowing links in the HTML code. so I decided to put this code: <meta name="robots" ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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Will adding site search microdata get Google to show a site search field when users search for your brand?

For some reason, a search for our company name (“hometalk”) does not produce the search box in the results (even though we do have sitelinks). We are adding schema markup as outlined here, but we're ...
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How can you tell google to stop indexing a resource?

We have an app we are migrating. The old website had deeply nested robots.txt files at some point and then the old developers started handling those request with redirects to the root page. So: a ...
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What is the minimum time needed to see SEO result? [closed]

Usually how much time needed to wait before we can see the result of our SEO effort on a new website?
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Is having content on the 'above the fold' area of webpage good for SEO?

I have content (article) which is visible only when scrolled down. I have dedicated the 'above the fold' area of all my article webpages for visuals - graphics and H1 (header 1). Is there any ...
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How to redirect domain from www.example.it to www.example.eu?

Our company need to migrate domain from: www.example.it -> www.example.eu The example.it have some links with 301 redirects like: example.it/index.php?id=10&link=slug (301 redirect to) -> ...