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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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: ...
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Same Structured Data on multiple pages?

I was certain about this at first, but the more I think about it the more uncertain I get. The site is offering 28 educations, and each education is X times a year. There are three different ...
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Can I capitalize on my spammed open redirect by changing where the redirects point?

I have two websites. One is rather old and used to be my main site, and it still has a good bit of PageRank. The newer site is passing the old one in terms of SEO. On my old site, I have a ASP page ...
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SEO and subfolder URL design [duplicate]

I am new to the SEO and hopefully this question has not been asked because I used the wrong keywords to search answers here. Let me explain my question by an example. Say I have a new website with ...
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Do I need a specific page title when a user drills down by country in a list of items?

I have list with doctors sorted by country. When a user chooses "Germany" they will see doctors from Germany. When that happens, I change URL e.g. 'example.com/list?=germany' but I do not change ...
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How to maintain SEO when taking over a domain name?

I am working with a client to redo their website. The website is simple and just displays information. My question is with regards to the SEO. I have only just started learning about SEO and on my ...
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my domain and it being spellchecked [duplicate]

hi Basically I have just made this website ROYORA as my domain it's an online retail for kinda everything. However when ROYORA is typed in google it's spell checked to TOYOTA. I was just wondering ...
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Pagination, H1 and H2 and SEO

While completing a site in Drupal 7, I have been told by the SEO guy that I must use different H1 and H2 for every single page, including pagination. I have lists of quite a few pages, so I was ...
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What do you have to be careful about when migrating a UA account to the same URL but a new website?

Off the top of my head I can think of: 301 Redirects (some pages are the same pages, but they might have a different URL) Should I use a new UA account and import the data into it, or use the same ...
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Will an SSL throughout the entire website help SEO? [duplicate]

Our website already has an SSL certificate installed but this is only used in the checkout area. From an SEO point of view, is there any benefit of making the entire website sit on the SSL rather than ...
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How google index the Ajax websites?

As I understand google depreciated its ajax crawling scheme they came up with back in 2009. I run single page app powered by Anguar frontend with push state navigation and my question is around ...
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Is there a difference in search engine ranking between allowing HTTPS vs requiring it?

This is a general question, not related to google only, but for example google mentioned that it will have more trust for sites that support HTTPS and they will get a small ranking boost. I would like ...
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From SEO perspective: Are there any reasons NOT to switch to HTTPS-only for a homepage? [duplicate]

I have a decision to make: Option 1: Require HTTPS only on sensitive pages, and support both HTTP and HTTPS on other pages Option 2: Require HTTPS on all pages without exclusions. From security ...
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Changed website permalink structure. Old permalinks show as duplicate content in webmasters tools [duplicate]

I have changed the permalink structure for a website containing about 2000 URLs. The old urls are 301 redirected to the new ones. Google indexed most of them yet they show as duplicate titles in ...
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When I click on my site in the Google results, I get redirected to my site with an extra www subdomain which is an error

I have this domain example.com, when I search in Google for "example" I can see it has listed my domain properly. But when I click on that it goes to https://www.www.example.com with two www segments. ...
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how to control the Description section of my web site inside search engine (Google,Bing & Yahoo)

I have published my web site which is based on asp.net mvc-5 web template to the web (4 month ago). and the problem I am facing is that my web site behave differently inside the search engine results ...
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Parts of pages not indexing on Google

I have a site I'm in the process of migrating and remaking from the old site at a new address: healthstart.nz The old site is still up at the old address, so I would expect that there would be ...
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SEO impact of gradually changing design and text content

I am working on a major upgrade of an online shop that includes both migrating to another CMS (page design will change a lot) and rewriting articles describing the kind of product that is sold. A ...
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Create a site map for my asp.net mvc web site that can be crawled by the search engines

I have created a web site using asp.net mvc-5 . and I have hosted it to one of the hosting provider and I register the web site with Google app. Now after 1.5 months of publishing the web site online ...
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Template websites vs Building website from scratch when considering SEO

Do companies which offer template websites (such as Wix and Weebly) offer as much SEO customization and versatility such that they can not be considered less effective in Search Engine Listings, than ...
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Page Rank, Page Autority, Domain Autority [duplicate]

wanted to know how long does it take for Google to update the pagerank of a site and verify the relationships created in web (backlinks). Another thing, create a relationship with a page that has the ...
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Accidentally made 100 Pages public - can I 404 them and add them back later?

We're running a website and wanted to offer some vouchers to our signed up members, too. At the beginning it should be only a blank page with unvalidated voucher codes from affiliate networks but - as ...
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SEO impact on using Unicode escapes over encoded characters?

For text content on a site - say for example, a Chinese language site I could use HTML escapes: ...
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Google will not index my home page correctly, it is only showing sub-pages or an image [duplicate]

I have some trouble to get my blog http://clutchpumper.com listed. Yesterday Google only showed my author page. I removed this page using "Google webmaster tools". But now Google just gives me a ...
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SEO impact when using existing domain for a new website

I want to use my existing domain for my new real estate website. My existing domain is more into entertainment content and wasn't much traffic and with 98% bounce rate. So is it recommended to use my ...
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ASP.NET multilingual through cookie/URL - Google sees one version

Our website is multilingual and works through cookies/URL www.amlik.com/ar/ www.amlik.com/en/ The problem we are facing is Google sees only the arabic (default version of our site) even when ...
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Decimal Coordinates in the path of the URL

Is using decimal coordinates in a url of a page that describes the location around these coordinates a seo unfriendly decision? For example: ...
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When a website has two listings in a Google search result page, is that hurting rankings?

I have an insurance website. When I search something like "car insurance", my website appears twice. www.example.com www.example.com/car-insurance From a SEO point of view, I imagine this dilutes ...
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Can misused Schema.org hurt SEO?

I've inherited a site where I noticed that there is an excessive use of Schema.org in all navigation elements pages describing products are marked as itemtype="http://schema.org/CreativeWork" So ...
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Dynamic pages in google [duplicate]

I have a page lets say domain.com/article.php?id=12345. Now that article is named "You need to learn seo". Now how would google index that. Its in a mysql database its not just a simple html page. How ...
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What hreflang value, should I use for country selectors?

So our website supports 3 different languages (RU, EN and LT), <link rel="alternate" href="http://example.com/" hreflang="lt" /> <link rel="alternate" href="http://en.example.com/" ...
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How to prevent an unflattering article from ranking for my name?

I got requested from my client that they were recorded with a hidden camera about something they didn't want public from a TV channel and an article was written about all this where my client's name ...
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Webmaster google tools show me duplicate content on the same page after removed the php extention

When i use the option Fetch as Google... show me the follow problems duplicate content meta title the story of.... ...
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Is it OK for SEO to host product manuals from the manufacturer myself, or should I link externally?

I run an eCommerce website and I have been thinking about adding PDF downloads to my product pages. These manuals and product sheets are typically hosted by the product manufacturer, though not all ...
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Do Google results differ between states? Sales are not coming from expected regions despite appearing to rank

I manage a website that sells snow-related products. It ranks pretty well in Google. Oddly though, of the states that typically receive snow in the US, in 2015, only people from 2 states have ...
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Domain Used in the past will affect Current SEO Project [duplicate]

I am doing SEO of an domain, the domain is 16 years old and used by same person for multiple businesses in the past. Currently it is using for a business from last 5 years. The company is in the field ...
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Is Fabelsources a valid blacklist and does it affect SEO to be listed on here?

I found my IP address was listed on Fabelsources. When I contacted my web host (Hostgator), I was told it's not a valid blacklist and won't affect SEO and Google ranking. I'd just like to hear what ...
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Would moving my site to a new domain host fix a spam blacklisting?

I noticed my domain was listed on the blacklist site, Fabelsources. According to the first paragraph of the information I looked up, it said: Someone or something on your network sent spam to the ...
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Index “Lazy Loading” images in Bing and Baidu

I read this questions: Lazy loading images and effects on SEO Is this a good approach to image Lazy Loading for SEO? The responses make it clear that there LazyLoad works well in google, but I ...
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Should I use a canonical link which refers to the current URL in a pagination?

I know there are similar questions. But they either was not what I was looking for OR I did not understand them fully, therefore I am asking here. My situation At the moment I am using rel prev and ...
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Google indexing the home page multiple times with spammy and trademarked parameters

I am helping a client figure out some weird URL issue and I am stumped! Google Webmaster tools shows a couple of hundred "pages" that essentially don't exist and look pretty spammy, also using wording ...
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SEO strategy for dynamic images ( PHP + GD )

I have several images which are generated by using PHP + GD. They consist of a background image, and colored lines drawn on top of the images. As the possible combinations depend on the behaviour of ...
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Shall I add hreflang on pagination sites which are using rel=“prev” and rel=“next”?

At the moment I am using the current solution for pagination (without the view-all solution): <link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/category/blablabla/page/2" /> <link rel="next" ...
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Does using h4 and h5 tags in a list of products improve SEO?

This is borderline 'too broad', but I'm hoping for some documentation about this, which is hard to find. Think of a webshop, specifically a product overview. The products themself need html to be ...
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Do links in PDFs hosted online count as backlinks

Do links in PDFs hosted online count as backlinks, and if they do does hyperlink text in a PDF count as anchor text for that backlink ?
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In Google Search Console, what is “Update” on Search Traffic?

Under Google Search Console -> Search Traffic -> Search Analytics, I see an "Update" as in the screenshot. Does it mean that there was an algorithm update from Google on this date?
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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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Does when configuring a new Google Analytics account from the old impact search engine optimization?

The current Google Analytics account had been set-up by another party and we are looking at bringing this in-house. Losing historical data isn't a concern since this can be exported and referenced via ...
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Should we include images in sitemap to index?

The sitemap of my website is currently indexing only posts and pages. It is not indexing the media content that is images and attachments. Is it a good idea not to submit images for indexing. If not ...
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Splitting out keywords for company names into separate words

Where do I draw the line on meta keywords separation? For example, if my company name is acme industries, do search engine crawlers come along and look at each comma separated value as a separate ...