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 reducing # of indexed pages increase professional keyword ranking vs. long-tail non-related rankings?

I have a site that does social media analytics. We have many long term pages with analysis of social profiles (~18M indexed pages). We have a pretty good link profile, from many related & ...
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Indirect site navigation via sections of my front page - bad for SEO?

I am experimenting with constructing a "user journey" via navigable sections on my front page, as discussed by this answer over in the UX SE. Unfortunately, the scope of the site (it is for a ...
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Google title field is different from title in my web page [duplicate]

If I search on google: site:socialacademy.com/users/71-leonardo title is: Leonardo - Social Academy but on my web page there is just: <title>Leonardo </title>. I don't think is ...
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Website is Indexed but not listed for keywords in google [duplicate]

I am doing seo for my website, I am facing a strange problem while i optimize my website. My site is indexed in google but not showing for my keyword. I searched first 100 pages in google,but my ...
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Impact of use of specific terms in slug on SEO [duplicate]

Lets say there are two websites A and B and both have an article with exactly similar title but almost similar content. However, the URL structure of the two articles is as follows: Site A: ...
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Does e.preventDefault on link prevent the page from being crawled?

I have a couple of links in navigation on homepage that lead to new pages. When clicked on link, i want to prevent going on that page (e.preventDefault()), and instead load that page in popup with ...
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Hosting multiple customer websites on one domain name

I have built a platform where our customers can sign up for a website and just select the information from their database to show on the website. Currently we tell our customers to point the www ...
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Transferring authority/position from current site's landing pages to another site

We just finished a website which provides insightful information about a particular industry from A to Z and it does so in a very user friendly. Some pages on our second site, which is more about our ...
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Advantage of using an SSL cert for hosting static content? [duplicate]

Are there any advantages of using an SSL cert on shared hosting to hold just static content? I know Google now factors it in to organic search, but beyond that, what would be the primary benefits. ...
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How to implement google organic tag in google tag manager [closed]

I am learning google tag manager and have applied the google analytics, adwords and social network tracking codes in google tag manager.Also have triggered the tags on pages and tested them. But now ...
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Multiple Domains with content then redirect to main domain

I have a client who has many domain names. Their main domain name is the brand of the company. The other domains are, more or less, domains that match various keywords. I know exact match domains are ...
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Using rel=canonical for subsection of pages

I have a page and I am kind of split between having a big page with lots of related contents or split into smaller pages. Creating smaller pages will result in thin content which is not liked well by ...
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GWT showing 0 sitemaps links

I currently have 3 sitemaps (as rss) on a large site. Two of them seem to be getting indexed well, but the third (blog-rss.xml) isn't getting indexed at all: Any thoughts on how to diagnose what ...
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Why is my page displaying as “here” when the title is “start here”? [duplicate]

I have a site I'm helping maintain that is having what seems to me to be strange behavior. One of the pages is named "Start Here" yet it shows up in Google's initial results (in the site links beneath ...
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Advice for submitting to audio sharing sites for backlinks

I am working on getting some backlinks to our site. I came across a blog discussing ways to get backlinks and this was one of the tips. The idea is to submit real audio tracks that I custom made (not ...
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Inserting <img> into <a> with the same image and SEO

I'm going to use the fancyBox jQuery plugin in the new responsive web design of my website to allow the user to open images in full size. As it is RWD, all images will be resized to fit the available ...
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Cross-Domain Canonical - Desktop & Mobile

Question is regarding implementation of cross-domain canonical over a desktop and m. site. desktop and m. site have identical pages hence the option is to add the following tags Desktop pages: ...
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Correct way of having your breadcrumbs displayed in Googles search results [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the correct way of implementing breadcrumbs so that it displays correctly in Google's search results? Let me give you a basic scenario. I have a brands list page which ...
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Shallow hierarchy for high traffic pages

we have a website about a huge topic, or better said, many different topics that suit to a one huge topic. We have a good balanced structure with 3 levels depth: www.domain.com/l1/l2/l3 Our ...
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Correct image dimensions when using Schema.org's logo/image

What are the correct image dimensions when using Schema.org’s logo/image (e.g., for a Brand)? I want to create a logo for the brand with correct dimensions so that it doesn't look too distorted when ...
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SEO safe way to run beta of new site on seperate domain

I run a web site that offers a service that receives over 1 million page views a day and I have completely rebuilt the whole script from the ground up. Before switching from my current script to my ...
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Testing server indexed in Google [duplicate]

Assume our website domain to be www.example.com. And we have created a separate testing environment within our main domain: Say : www.project.example.com. So we have two versions within our main ...
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Soft 404 for smartphones

We have redirected all non-existing pages to home page. It was fine for some days. Few days back i saw increase in the number of soft 404 errors for desktop. And the errors were the page urls that ...
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Wrong person's photo in my Google image search [closed]

Suppose my name is John Doe. I search google with "John Doe". Then in the image search result I find an image of another person. How can I remove this image from the search results? Best regards, ...
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What are the reasons for using the meta tag “noindex, follow”?

Besides using the meta tag for hiding, say, the sitemap to prevent your site appearing spammy, are there any other situations for using noindex, follow?
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Non exisitent url is showing in webmasters tool [duplicate]

I searched all over the place for an answer to this problem but could not find one. In Google webmaster tools, I see a 404 error for the non-existent URL: http://www.example.com/www.example. ...
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can google index/crawl random subdomains that aren't linked to from anywhere

Me and a friend are having a debate where she claims that every and all subdomains will get crawled/indexed by google unless you specifically tell it not to, and I'm saying that if a page isn't linked ...
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Crawl errors for pdf download links in my website

We are building a local business classified website which has about 6000 unique listingsunder huge number of categories and sub-categories. For each listing there is a details page in which we have ...
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Will using ECC SSL certificates have SERP benefit as promised by Google?

Google here officially announced that using SSL is minor ranking factor. On that page is, besides other rules, stated to Use 2048-bit key certificates. OK, but does it mean that using 224-bit key ECC ...
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Why my internal links did not decrease in google webmaster tool?

I removed a tier 2 menu mouseover menu in order to decrease internal link, which is currently 1700. This is in reference to How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many ...
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Keyword / source code [duplicate]

When running our site through SEOQuake (online seo tool) it picks up keywords such as 'vhost', 'www', and 'cms' as the most-used keywords - seemingly these are related to the technical framework of ...
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breadcrumbs good content and good HTML structure

I was doing some research on breadcrumbs an came across the following resources: Matt Cutts on breadcrumbs Anna smarty on SEO and breadcrumbs So Matt Cutts says that breadcumbs are new to SERPS ...
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SEO repeated keywords in domain and url

For example i have the domainname buyhouse.com The keywords "buy house new york" buyhouse.com/new-york/ buyhouse.com/buy-house-new-york/ Whats the best url option for SEO?
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Hiding links via AJAX on pages disallowed for indexation for SEO. Good or Bad & Why?

I have pages that I've disallowed in robots.txt and if I don't want those pages to leak link juice to external and internal links that appear on those pages. Questions: If I "hide" these links via ...
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Is there a way to emphasize on a single word of a phrase in google search

Example if I am searching "How to enable a google chrome extension only in incognito mode" It shows results from "How to enable a google chrome extension in incognito mode" Obviously this is not ...
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Do one-word synonyms in title tags hurt SEO if they contain word combinations users seek?

I have a website where people can browse photos from different party venues. I notice in my google webmaster tools that people make the following queries in google to at least view my site in the ...
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SEO for rebuilding an existing site

Question is if a single page webapp versus multi-page web apps is something to be considered when rebuilding any site. Interested to know what is going norm at this point by going multi-page website ...
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Search engine indexing based on user country

I got two domain names company.com company.jp Each domain has its own website with different content hosted on same server but different accounts, the purpose is to display optimized website and ...
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Google Webmaster Tools and mobile URLs

My website is composed of thousands of products, dynamically driven. Ex.: mysite.com/brand/model/ When looking at my Webmaster Tools, under the Smartphone Crawl Errors, I see a lot of "Invented ...
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Should the canonical tag point to the rewritten URL of the page even if it doesn't have a valid directory structure?

The structure of my url is http://www.somesomewebsite.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=12. I am doing a permanent redirect (301) to http://www.somewebsite.com/product-category/12/this-is-my-product-name/. ...
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Do many broken internal links impact site quality negatively regarding rankings?

Will a website with a high ratio of broken internal links be considered low quality? Will it therefore not rank well? Does anyone have an official reference confirming this?
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How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many internal links?

I have a deep level menu on my website (almost 3 level deep - mouse over) Here I see There are almost more than 1500 links internally to my every page. Is this really because of the deep menu ...
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How to enforce WWW without htaccess

URL canonization is an important aspect in SEO, now I have a website hosted on Yahoo my small business which doesn't allow for .htaccess to be uploaded, now in such a case how do I keep my domain ...
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How to inform Crawler on AngularJS permanently moved page without losing SEO ranking

I am using Angular JS app and serving snapshots for crawlers when they visit. Changes are inevitable and hence certain pages are to be moved permanently (Redirect 301). For example: ...
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How to see the searched terms that refer to my homepage

I have put the google analytics script in my page, but I need to know the search terms that users use in order to refer to my page. How can I use google analytics to find such terms? (For example ...
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Would a “keywords” section on a web page be considered keyword stuffing?

It's known that keyword stuffing may be penalized by search engines. But what if I add a section titled "keywords", somewhere at the bottom of the page, with various forms of the keywords which are ...
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How Should I Treat Descriptions in Category Lists of Products on a Schema.org Enabled Site?

Out site lists products in categories, with a choice between showing the children products in either grid or list mode. While in list mode, trimmed product descriptions are shown under the title of ...
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Ways to write Meta Descriptions for better CTR and SEO

I am about to wrap up a big project and at the moment I am preparing my Meta Descriptions (around 80 total). This website will focus on educating the general public about a particulate industry and ...
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faq content on every page , duplicate content or not ?

hey guys i have a client who needs a FAQ modal popup on every page , which means the FAQ should be accessible from every page . so basically the html content of the FAQ section appears on every page ...
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How should we handle the transition period when our new website is taking shape alongside our old one? [closed]

We're re-implementing an information-and-engagement website to have a clear, external audience focus and a responsive design. We decided that the tangled information architecture, brittle ...