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 bad to link internal URL with http?

I have couple of domains. One in the singular form and other in the plural. The singular one has more traffic and plural one is new and has a chance of getting visitors on the homepage. Both the ...
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Same content in multiple page can be considered as duplicate content? Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel=“canonical”) to overcome this problem? [duplicate]

We have eCommerce website having lots of products and tags. SAME PRODUCT can be reside in multiple tags. So, in list page of tag may contains same product which reside in different tag page. ...
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Should rel=canonical be used for discount deals copy and pasted to new webpages?

We have a discount deal website like Groupon. When we have a new deal contract with our old business owner we have to copy and paste the details from the last deal into a new webpage for the new deal. ...
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Should I promote a product while there's a different product with a quite similar name?

I'm going to release a new software tool, currently named "ALM Performance". I'm now googling, and I see there's a tool named "HP ALM Performance Center" which is highly ranked for "ALM Performance" ...
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Google is using placeholder text from the page in the search results rather than the page title of “Home”

The search result for Google incorrectly appears as "Enter your text here" for my website. The title is correct in the HTML code: "Home". Why is this happening and what can I do to correct it?
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Best practice with visual responsive html restructuration

I have to follow a sketch of the main webpage of a website I'm building. The main page is essentially blocks rendered as rows, but one row is divided in 4 blocks that are not of the same height (so I ...
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Google indexed my domain name, but my entity's name with spaces isn't returned [duplicate]

Working for my client, Google has indexed for some time the index page of my website example.com. If a search is done for "example company" however, Google returns no results. If the search is done ...
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Does crowded HTML markup between actual content affect SEO?

On our pages the content consists of multiple entries (similar to forums) and those entries have lots of html such as three social share widgets, like buttons, favorite buttons and so on. When you ...
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How important is it to include <lastmod> in a sitemap?

In a sitemap, is it important to include information about when the url was last changed in a <lastmod> tag? How does not including a <lastmod> tag in a sitemap affect how my site is ...
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Is it a good idea to change URL scheme of an established website to match query?

I'm targeting queries are in the form: "X Y for Z" Website is very established (1M+ traffic), but the competitor with URLs /X-Y/for/Z got to the 1st place (we were a first place for years). Our ...
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How can I find out what other websites are hosted from my website IP address and why is that important from SEO point of view?

I heard that is important from a SEO perspective what other websites are hosted on the IP address on which my website is stored. Do other websites hosted on my server/VPS affect my search results in ...
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Blank image. What to use: Base64 vs 1x1 JPEG image

I am building a website and I want to make HTTP queries as few as possible for a better website speed and seo. The page I just created is showing images on scroll (images have an attribute data-scr ...
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Can Google's analytics script run more than once per page view?

Is it possible to artificially inflate page views in Google Analytics, for example by executing the analytics tracker script more than once per page view?
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SEO: Should my homepage be a blog page?

From an SEO point of view, should my homepage be my posts page? We run a business and we have a website that details our services, our prices, our office, it has a who we are page etc... It also has ...
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Is it possible to customize the site description in results without putting text onto the home page?

My homepage contains the only site name, slogan and forward button. It's not enough to make the presentable result in search engines when a user looks for my site. Is there a cross-engine solution to ...
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Index the content within an iframe

We have created an web application that gives the client the possibility to use his websites as an online showroom (cars, bikes, etc etc). What is offered is photo's, information about the vehicles ...
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what is a session in google analytics

Case 1: If user search for a keyword Key1 and my site's result Page1 comes in google search results. User clicks that result and enters my site. So it is a session for user with on Page1 Case 2: Now ...
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Google shows every page of my WordPress site but I only want the home page indexed

So to start with, I have Google crawl my (WordPress) website with the search console, now I can see my pages in the search engine. But it shows every page separately. Like my /contact, /services and ...
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Google has a hard time finding organization's official page

I have a website setup through WordPress on a custom domain that I control. It is registered in the Google Webmaster Tools, and pages will show up on Google, but not in the order I'd like. I am ...
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How to get google to show certain subpages [duplicate]

Is there a way in which I can tell Google which of my navigation items I consider most important and that I would like to have displayed underneath my "main search result" in Search? E.g., if B&H ...
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Trying to set preferred domain to https in Google Webmaster Tools

I am trying to set a preferred domain for https://example.co.uk. I have added and verified all four properties: www.example.co.uk, example.co.uk, https://www.example.co.uk and https://example.co.uk, ...
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https in page url but not displaying in google search results

Why a site even when crawled with https, the indexed urls are https but the search result that google does not display https appearing in result url. The results in red have links to https but why ...
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Does adding www to bare domain affect SEO? Analytics? [duplicate]

I have a bare domain -> domain.com Does adding www. to my bare domain -> www.domain.com, affect SEO? or Analytics data? Right now going to www.domain.com redirects to domain.com.
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How come Google can properly fetch and render some sites using a SPA but not others?

I have 2 websites, both use a single-page app framework. One uses React, and one uses Angular. Neither of them have any server-side rendering going on. When I run the "fetch and render as Google" ...
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Will Google index a React JS SPA if I can't add a rewrite rule?

The React SPA is set up to dynamically pull content from a server based on the URL. There is an index.html file sitting in a directory that routes to the correct content from the page requests. The ...
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Godaddy ip canonicalization

I have tried find solution to this all around Google and here, but no luck so far. when I try connect to my website by using IP, it will not redirect to the website. Only godaddy's "Coming soon" ...
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Would using an underscore in a domain name have a negative effect on ranking?

What do you think the effect on search engine ranking will be if one uses an underscore in a domain name?
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Google Search Console “Fetch and Render” renders modal popups. What's the impact on SEO?

Google's Search console allows you to "Fetch and Render" your web pages. As you can see in the image below it's (unfortunately) clever enough to render the popup modal. Is this likely to impact ...
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Advice on URL structure [duplicate]

I'm looking for some advice on my URL structure for a project I'm working on. I'm a web developer so my SEO knowledge is relatively limited. My website's purpose is to essentially provide specialised ...
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I have product comparasion long title [duplicate]

I have Website with product comparasion. Also I am thinking what to do with my titles. 4 product comparasion: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Samsung galaxy S7 Edge vs Microsoft Lumia 820 XL DTE SIM DUAL vs ...
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Are these programmatically generated pages a correct SEO approach?

I am presently working on a taxi booking website. As a test case, the website (which is not yet online) can presently take bookings from 20 cities and booking can be made for 626 destinations (cities) ...
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How soon does site migration to new server reflect SEO?

In last 12 months I had very constant Google positions for 2 main keywords. In UK and Europe it was 1st and 2nd place and for US it was 3rd place for both keywords. I used external tools to check ...
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Online SEO checker reporting no title

I am new to SEO. I have created a WordPress Website and I have used a SEO checker online and get this issue: Title: No Title. Important: Remember to set a title, never forget this However I have ...
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multiple webmaster properties http and https to be linked with single google analytics account

We are in transition of migrating our site from http - > https So as transition takes some time to reflect and also we are doing it in phases. We are maintaining both http and https in webmaster. ...
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Can we detect which search keyword used for a particular interaction?

Imagine we have a loan application website. We want to understand out of these loan applications, the ones the go through all the way, from what search keywords did they come from? The ones that ...
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Analyzing branded vs non-branded SEO transactions using Google Analytics and Google Search Console

I have a well indexed site say: example.com. I use webmaster for keyword/traffic analysis, Google Analytics for many other things like performance, transactions calculations(using sale performance, ...
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SEO impact of using non-Latin characters in URL

Is there a negative SEO impact if I use non-Latin characters in my URL? For example, suppose I want to have a page about sweets. I am targeting the keyword お菓子 which is in Japanese. Should I go for ...
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Google Analytics showing (not set) when viewing by Page Title

I'm trying to figure out why there is a row that shows a page title as (not set) in the Site Content > All Pages > Page Title table. I've read that this issue can be caused by improperly set ...
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SEO publishing non-English articles

I have a Slovak language websites and I would like to publish unique SEO articles, but all Slovak webs with PR2 and higher are paid for publishing. In this case I would like to try publish them on ...
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How can I host a website on another domain without sacrificing SEO?

I have a domain bought at Godaddy, but I do not have a hosting service there. Rather, I have a subdomain on another site that I control, and forward it using a 302 temporary redirect. However, I have ...
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Does it matter if a site lives in a subdirectory instead of the root folder?

We built a (wordpress) site at the root directory of www.website.com, and then another company built a new version of the site at www.website.com/dev . While they were building it they accidentally ...
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Tool for checking the position of a website in Google search [closed]

For SEO improvement purposes I'm looking for a tool to check the position of my website with various search terms. Google results for such tools seem to return only outdated web pages, which either ...
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Change ecommerce website link structure?

I'm usually over on StackOverflow but I've inherited the maintenance of a newish website from a developer and have an optimisation question. I'm dealing with a small online shop, selling high-end ...
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Does Google care and count about requests to a server that are ajax from an extension? [closed]

We have a well ranked dictionary website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. recently we developed a new Chrome extension to give good service to our users; We ...
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SEO scope for multiple domains hosting on the same IP address

I have multiple domains hosted on a shared hosting plan which provides a single IP address for all domains hosted. I want domains such as: www.plumbersinnewyork.com www.plumbersinwashington.com ...
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Moving content from one site to another - keep content on both sites

I have 1 domain with about 100 posts I would like to move those 100 posts to another (new) domain BUT also keep the posts on the existing (old) domain! Would copying the content to the new domain, ...
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How did Google find my site if I had no incoming links? [duplicate]

I had bought a domain name, hooked it up to my hosting, and started working on it. Mid-way through I decided to check to see if my site was indexed on google. I wasn't expecting it to be, because I ...
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Ideal title size for Google Search

Is it true that Google Search can’t read more than 70 characters of a webpage title?
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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How can a two language page (about learning a language) be optimized for search engines?

I know that there are lots of docs about multi-languages website, but still cannot find a solution for my problem: I'm building a website to help people to learn Italian. The site contains pages with ...