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 necessary to share access to Google Search Console and Google Analytics with an SEO agency?

We have hired a company to do our SEO. They've done their onpage work and starting to do link building. They are now asking for access to Search Console and Analytics. Background The SEO company ...
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Does google value .com/.net/.org domains higher than new domains such as .club or .film?

There are many new top level domains now, such as .club and .film. Does anyone know if Google values old school .com, .net and .org higher than these new domains? I'm asking because I want to make a ...
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Change of website URL

We created a website and after it being live for 2 weeks or so had to change the URL due to it clashing with another brand (we didn't know about) So we are using the same copy (brand names changed) ...
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Best approach to display categories as URLs [closed]

I would like to know what's best for implementing categories in URLs for SEO purposes? Take a look at this link: http://demo.nopcommerce.com/nike-tailwind-loose-short-sleeve-running-shirt The ...
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Robots.txt for multiple domains with same website

I have the following three domains: example1.com (Disallow) example2.com (Disallow) example3.com (allow) All domain points to same folder which is public_html. How to disallow search ...
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Is the nofollow attribute present in reddit links?

All SEO articles I've read on this subject claim that reddit links are nofollow. I am not questioning that information, but I would like to know how these folks are able to verify that reddit links ...
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Google is successfully indexing our JS pages. Should we stop providing _Escaped_Fragment_= Snapshots

I've seen a few references to Google now crawling JS sites on this forum but nothing definitive. Nor have I seen any updates to the recommendations from Google. We can vouch for this. It's happening. ...
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Fetch as Google AngularJS Duplicate Entries

I have pages built in AngularJS that when I fetch as Google in WMT or when I switch my user-agent to Googlebot using a browser extension, duplicate entries are displayed. For example, if there is an ...
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Sitelinks are not appearing anymore in Google search [duplicate]

I have a site and in google search it used to appear with sitelinks(may be because I added sitemap to my website.) But I search my website after a few days(recently) and now in google search my site ...
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How to control old indexed page crawling rate

I have a site where user can create their profile page with their specific URL. Each specific URL will be available to public which means that it will also be ready for search engines too to crawl. ...
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What is a toxic link?

I asked a similar question a few months back about when does a good link become toxic? but this time I'm asking "what is a toxic link?". You read all over the internet that you should disavow your ...
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rel=canonical for archive pages

I'm trying to figure what is the correct use of rel=canonical in case of archive pages (be it date, author, category etc). Basically, I want them indexed but nofollowed noindexed but followed, as ...
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Strategy for mobile redirection and using alternative and canonical links

I had a separate mobile site uploaded so as to make Google happy. My big problem is that I had a desktop page that was once showing in the top 3 results on Google, and now it and its mobile ...
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Page Rank Not Working on my website [duplicate]

This is my website: Aviene.pl. I have scanned it by the website valuation tool. My website is 2.9 years old (this is what that tool shows, and that's the truth) but unfortunately every tool shows that ...
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Is google penalizing SEO of websites with non device-width viewports?

These articles make it look like they are: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6101188?hl=en https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/layouts/rwd-fundamentals/set-the-viewport This ...
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Using Google Analytics how can I track different audience segments viewing the same page?

I'm looking for some general advice. The site I'm currently working on is full of duplicate content that's about to be deduplicated. But it was built that way to track different audiences visiting the ...
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Best way to test search results non personalized results

When testing my ranking for specific keywords and search appearance I usually open a chrome incognito and perform a search. But, it seems this doesn't work as I expect, and other people see results ...
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Company moved eCommerce pages to a subdomain and saw other pages drop in rankings. Related?

At the end of June my company moved our website's ecommerce product pages to a subdomain. The site had previously be consolidated on www.company.com; to improve usability we migrated all ecommerce ...
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Google sitemap.xml two applications

I have a site and a blog. My domain is so: mysite.com and my blog is so mysite.com/blog. The two are the same server. I have only a sitemap.xml. "mysite.com/sitemap.xml" I have to include the blog ...
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Domain name change but search for <new-name> doesn't show

I've moved a our domain from oldname.com to newdomain.com 35days ago. newname is a relatively unique word, and still for some reason searches for newname doesn't show up in search results. Instead ...
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SEO: How to stop specific sections of a page from being crawled? [duplicate]

I would like to display customer reviews from another website (with their agreement) own my own site for certain product pages. Using these 3rd party reviews would be helpful for users, though ...
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Redirects after site relaunch [closed]

A client of mine has relaunched an entire website without thinking of redirects. The new site gets less than 5% of the originals site in organic traffic, mainly due to not setting up any redirects ...
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Canonical tag to avoid duplicate content: what impacts?

I'm working for a company which job is to take care of "networks". One brand buy websites in bulk. They set-up one website with unique content on it describing their job, what they do, what they ...
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Best practice how to specifiy the link's destination

In my website, I have many files such contact.php, about.html etc. Right now I can call those file in my site by two methods. Method 1: <a ...
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Many links with {{link}} appearing in search results

Search results started showing many links to my site include {{link}} in various places. Sometimes at the end, say mydomain.com/dir/page/{{link}} and sometimes in the middle. Any idea how could this ...
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Would use of IFrame in my ecommerce site affect SEO ranking? [duplicate]

I Use an Iframe to show product summary, which is saved HTML Data from ckEditor. (As the summary have it's own html and styles I can't use it in product page directly). <iframe ...
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Does adding a second language and content affect first language ranking?

I'm about to add a second language to my website. The original website URL is www.example.com/. All new menus and content will appear in the URL under www.example.com/en/{second language}. Does ...
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Does generating page content on client side affect SEO?

I'm working on a website where a lot of the page content is generated by java script by getting JSON from the server. This JSON is used for writing the page content on the client side. Additionally, I ...
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Are there any SEO benefits to gzipping sitemap.xml?

Are there any SEO benefits to serving up a compressed sitemap instead of just plain XML?
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Multiple domains for one site (but different locations)

I've developed a website for a building company. They have an "investments" page with their buildings for sale. They are available through http://example.com/investments/new-york/building1 and they ...
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SEO Category and sub category [duplicate]

I have some issues with my SEO. The goal of the web site I am creating is to display all of my products by category and then by sub-category. My question is: if I display my products in archive ...
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SEO with unexpected “keywords”

My boss wants to keep the "more information" and other stuff like that in his home page. The problem is that there are 12 "more information" and then, this words will count as "keyword". Moreover, we ...
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SEO for a website where data comes from API after few seconds

I've created a website which is fully implemented on Angular and Webservice based but I've few doubts that site HTML is loaded immediately but its data comes from Angular Ajax call so it takes few ...
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my website sitemap on google webmasters indexing is too slow [closed]

website content is very heavy and indexed are only 1500 from 1000000. can you tell me what is problem?
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Duplicate content on international websites

I'm helping on the SEO of an international group. Among others, there's a company.com website and a company.com.sa website (Saudi Arabia). They have got a new FAQ section on the .com website, in ...
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...
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What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?

There are already a variety of posts on how to block certain files (in my case, PDFs) from a search engine like Google. The most relevant for this post was here: How to protect PDF file from indexing. ...
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Page not getting picked up on Google Search

We're running into an issue where when we do an internal search on our website, we're not showing a particular page (http://education.illinois.edu/faculty/mercier). We're using the Google Search tool. ...
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403 or 301 domain pointing to our domain? [duplicate]

We recently discovered that a large, publicly traded corporation purchased a domain that they have pointing to our domain. Both the corporation and the domain are completely unrelated to our type of ...
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Multi Language website with subfolders, what to do with root domain?

I am setting a Magento multilanguage website with subfolder as suggested by many SEO and Google guideline. For example: example.com/it (Italian default) example.com/en (English) example.com/fr ...
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SEO images with 301 redirect

We all know that it is a best practice to use images like samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg instead of img01231.jpg. But, what if I'll use an image like http://www.example.com/img/samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg that ...
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Remove a lot of indexed pages at once

I own a website where students share notes, articles, exams and exercises. Most of this content has bad quality, poor titles and spelling errors, but the website received a lot of traffic back in the ...
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Is there any impact on SEO when using image urls from other sources

I have my website which provides price compare services along with technical news and app updates information. All my products have images hosted on the domain itself but for some news and app ...
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Sitemap.xml of phpbb on aws-s3

I've been looking at options for a sitemap generator for a phpbb website. I found a couple of mods which gave me the solution. But these mods save sitemap xml files on the same instance. I did not ...
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Displaying multiple branch locations on the map that appears in Google Search results

About six months ago, a friend opened her second store (in a village adjacent to that of her first store). Both stores have their own Google+ profiles, with appropriate address/contact information. ...
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Best way to index millions pages in Google search? [duplicate]

we are planing to start a new website with about 13 700 000 custom pages. So what would be the best choice for helping Google to index everything safely without possibility to get any punishment ? ...
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SEO Keywords: location + service OR service + location? [duplicate]

This is not a question on URL structure. Rather, it's a question on onpage and offpage optimization and which order of words should be chosen. Which is better: los angeles plumber plumber los ...
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SEO - aria-label vs .sr-only

For SEO purpose, I read that invisible content has less weight that visible. Because of that, it means that using Twitter Bootstrap's .sr-only class can be, in the worst case of course, treated as ...
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SEO: Website name for multi-location and multi-language [duplicate]

I have a multi-language website for different countries (locations). Countries do not have similar content, that is why we need to create website for each country. Each country has different language, ...
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Do non-alphanumeric characters in URLs have any effect on SEO?

Does including non-alphanumeric ASCII characters which do not require escaping or url-encoding such as :@!$()* in URLs have any effect on SEO?