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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Google's point of view to SSL - Do I need to force HTTPS protocol for all pages on website

Well now that google clearly declared that SSL would positively affect seo I want to know in which of the following conditions I fully benfit from ssl: 1.If I server https connection for all pages of ...
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Google ranking category pages too high

I have a shopping site with two kinds of pages: individual product pages and category pages. The category pages contain links to products that fall into a certain category. The problem is that when ...
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How to prevent nested secondary information from polluting anchor text?

Say I have a website that lists items and presents them in clickable blocks with a few details, like this: <a href="/product/1234"> <img src="/product-1234.jpg" /> <div ...
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Does Server Location matter for SEO if you have a CDN?

I'm looking into specialised hosting for WP, one provider has three different server locations but none in the UK. However, they have over 30 CDN locations. My question is, if I decide to put my site ...
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How can I get a clone of my website taken down?

There's a clone of my website that I need taken down. They clearly used a script to copy my site inside and out all the way down to the HTML. It's literally hundreds of thousands of URLs that are ...
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SEO: How to choose a domain name containing two or more words?

Suppose if I want to choose a domain name containing two words say - one and two. When it comes to Search Engine Optimization which of the following is the better way of naming the domain? ...
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SEO: images and describing text

I have a site that is using the background image feature extensively to replace text with a graphic which contains that text in a stylized form. For accessibility and SEO purposes I have the actual ...
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SEO - Mass redirects to landing pages after site redesign

I am working on a site redesign which is moving from one CMS system to another, with thousands of old pages being moved to a new structure. Some pages have a 1-to-1 mapping from old to new, but ...
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Google caching subdomain as root domain

Recently I've been working on regional targeting for my client and I've noticed that the Australian Google view uses the American website instead of Australian website and caches it. It copies the ...
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SEO- redirect www or no-www and where?

TLDR: should I redirect www -> nowww or vice versa? Also should I do in dns file using CNAME or in HTTP Server? I want my website to be accessible as both www.example.com and example.com May I know ...
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subfolder vs subdomain for different languages

I'm making my old website multi-language. I'm designing it from scratch I was wondering which one is better seo wise. using different subdomains for each language or using subfolders: ...
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Domestic SEO was much easier than expected. How does that impact international strategy?

Domestic SEO was much easier than expected. How does that impact international strategy? I accomplished what I thought is impossible for five pages on my site. We achieved page 1 and 2 ranks after ...
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Search Engines Failing to Index Subdirectories

I have been searching for an answer to this for a while now, but haven't posted a topic since I am under the assumption that the answer will be pretty straight forward and that I will slap myself in ...
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How to redirect a domain to another without having SEO issues ? [duplicate]

I have two domains: mydomain.com and mydomain.fr . I want people who goes to mydomain.fr to see the exact same wordpress install (same content, articles, users etc and when they post on the .fr it ...
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Page title and meta description for a page containing only a list of items

I own a website which contains pages with lists of items. For example: a page contains a list of books about affiliate marketing. The pages are generated dynamically, meaning I use the variables from ...
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SEO for static content website

We have a website that has around 15 content pages which is same for every page. It cannot be changed because it's about product information and services information etc. So, those pages' content we ...
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Do I still need to prerender AngularJS site to have it properly indexed?

I have an AngularJS site and was pursuing using a prerender so my content could be indexed by search engines properly. As an example, when I use Google Webmasters and fetch my site, the googlebot ...
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Does Google Search Indexes Javascript-generated HTML?

SO we are using clickfunnels, and it generates the HTML pages for you, but when we look at the HTML they provided, we realize that the HTML is generated from javascript through their site. SEO is a ...
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Pages with dynamically loaded content and SEO

This question is not bound to a particular web technology. If I load a page that is basically a blank shell and on page load I start getting all the content from the server with ajax requests, won't ...
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procedures to CREATE SITEMAP [duplicate]

To date I've failed miserably with 539000 & got 12 indexed = <0.0002% we removed the sitemap as it was a failure after a month . our content on each page is original and unique .... what cud be ...
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Building backlinks for keyword or url is best

Some of seo masters build backlinks for their website. They come one two variants: The content of the anchor <a> example.com </a> (their domain) The content of the anchor <a> ...
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If I have nested a span tag inside H1 tag,Is it effect SEO

I have a site that give users all kind of services so let's say I put a span tag inside my H1 tag and with js I will replace it every 3 sec for example my h1 tag contains : <h1>Best italian ...
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Will http to https rewrite rule affect SEO ranking?

I recently started serving all my pages over https instead of http. I did so using this rewrite rule: <rule name="force https" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)" /> ...
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Does google ignore title and meta content with custom attributes

I have a single page app running on AngularJS, and I use directives to update the page title, canonical links, and the description. I expected google to pick up the content of the title tag, but ...
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SEO- Title of blog not Changing [duplicate]

So I just created a blog on blogger last week and I decided to change the title of the blog. When I search my blog on google search the original title shows up instead of the new one. I added my new ...
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Variable contents depending on user agent and SEO

I have a specific page that gives instructions to install/uninstall a software. Depending on the type of device visiting, the instructions are different, the rest of the page being the same. The ...
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What happened to Google index at 4/12?

Two graphs from Webmaster tools > google index > index status I working on two websites, they are on different servers, they have nothing in common except I do SEO and everything else for ...
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Google Search position changes if i include state as well as city

When i search for my site on google, its placement changes based on whether i include the city and state of my business or if just include the city, When i just put in 'guitar lessons manhattan ...
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International SEO Currency & Google Snippets

I have an Australian Ecommerce site. I also sell to NZ and USA . As part of the user experience it will detect where you are and change the currency accordingly. so when google crawls - the currency ...
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Recommended URL path structure of multilingual sites for SEO [duplicate]

We're building a CMS-driven web platform which will run multiple sites each targeting a different country. Based on reading around the web we've decided that each of these country sites should use ...
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Changing website and SEO [duplicate]

My task is to put online the new website of the company (this website was done by service provider) and put offline the old one. I'm also charged to do a SEO work on the new website. The difficult ...
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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rel=“prev” and rel=“next” inserting using javascript

does adding the rel="next" tag after the page is loaded with a small javascript still useful for SEO and google? i have a problem in my code, basically the total number of pages in the catalog is ...
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How to transfer link authority but keep url?

I have this old site (let's call it oldsite.com), with excellent branding and authority, that I however want to gradually move to a new domain (newsite.com), better suited for a future concept. ...
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SEO separate domain, subdomain or subfolder [duplicate]

We have a corporate website wxyz.com and we have about 60 market websites for each of our franchises. So my question is what is the best SEO for each of our markets should we use a sub domain, sub ...
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why search results differ so much when the search term [what is a …] is asked within quotes or not [duplicate]

A couple of months ago I had published on my blog an article with a title in the form: what is a table (table is not really the word I used-I write the word here as an example). I had seen through ...
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Site not showing up in google [duplicate]

I know this must be a common question but I have a problem with my site. Its been up for about four months and its working fine on other search engines but not on Google. Its a very unique name so ...
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How to integrate multiple domains in a SEO friendly way?

Have built a website integrating three domains: http://example.edu.au/ (most of the pages) http://example.camp/ (under 'Music Camp' menu item) http://example.tv/ ( under 'Media' menu item) Just ...
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My website is stuck at a google position and it cant push i forward [duplicate]

I've 3 month old website I worked on SEO and when i was posting new content , sharing at social media and make positive changes my new posts was ranking in a better positions . a week ago all my ...
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Block search engine from indexing Currency Words as content keywords [duplicate]

I have one website with currency converter on it and Google WMT is considering the currency words as Content keywords. Is there anyway to block search engine from indexing this Currency Words like ...
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The URLs in my XML sitemap not being indexed by Google

I am new to Google SEO and I created a sitemap with 636 URLs. I have tried 3 to 4 ideas that I've found here to get the URL indexed in Google search. We waited and waited for Google to index our ...
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Does search engines reward for text content when embedding SVG

I am under the impression that Google and other search engines understand the text content within SVG, however... I unable to find a source that indicates that Google rewards the content found in SVG ...
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Do Google rankings change if I keep the script but change the web page?

I have a header.php file which contains the code from Google Analytics. This file is included in each page of the website. Will the Google search rankings change if I modify the pages (for example ...
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Do I need to provide a link to an XML sitemap from pages?

Does an XML sitemap have to be linked to from "normal" site pages? Are there standard sitemap name and location where bots look for it so that I wouldn't need to link to it? Can I just put it in ...
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301 redirects with GET parameters

I have a page in the format of example.com/index.php?ID=someID and my client would like me to 301 permanent redirect some IDs to another domain. Will crawlers only change indexes for the specific ID ...
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Google Pagespeed tells me to leverage browser caching when caching is already enabled

Google Pagespeed Insights still tells me that I have to enable browser caching, but I don't understand what I'm missing. I'm using cloudflare with optimizations enabled. I see this HTTP header in ...
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How to determine the amount of visitors for Facebook/Weibo group/page

how can I determine the amount of visits/visitors to any group/page in Facebook, Weibo or other social network? I have tried such services as similarweb, semrush etc, but can get nothing from there.
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URL creation for different categories keeping SEO in mind [duplicate]

We are developing a site, where we will have multiple categories of products listed. My question here is: Is it a good idea to have different path url for different categories? and how will that ...
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SEO - why my sites images are not showing in google search [closed]

I have got SEO suggestion like this: "Make sure that Googlebot can crawl your JavaScript, CSS and image files by using the Fetch as Google feature in Google Webmaster Tools." So how to know why is ...
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Using noscript to optimize for SEO

I have news portal that loads posts using ajax, to get better user experience. Web crawlers don't see links and texts generated by javascript, so I read about using noscript tags for crawlers. In ...