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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Non HTTPS site is indexed as HTTPS in Google Search

I have hosted a site over shared hosting (ipage) and not have setup SSL certificate (which I don't need), but some how Google have indexed it as HTTPS link which popup security error on opening it. ...
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2 domain pointing to single website with different meta description and title in SERP [duplicate]

Let's say I have one website abc.com.my, and now I want to create a new domain xyz.my but with its own meta description and meta title which points to abc.com.my. So I need to create one index.html ...
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How to show Google Review in Google Search Result?

Any one know how to do this? What I mean is Review box at the right hand side:
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Can Googlebot read CamelCase file names?

This has been a question I have been wondering for quite some time now. Can Googlebot, and other search engine crawlers, read file names (such as images) that are in CamelCase? For example, if I ...
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Google image search and data-image attribute

I'm noticing that images we have associated with a particular keyword-- for which we rank at the top for a regular search-- are not showing in the results for a Google image search. I'm wondering if ...
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Which MIME type to compress? and what If I omit the `type` attribute from the HTML?

Per my request, my webhost had turned mod_deflate ON. In my Cpanel I now have an "Optimize Website" button. Inside that menu I could either choose: "Compress all content" or "Compress the specified ...
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Does meta name=robots content=nofollow prevent indexing iframes?

Let's say I have a publicly accessible page that contains an iframe back to a different page on my own domain. By default, google (and other crawlers) will index that page and the iframe's content. It ...
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How spam comment affect my blog and website rank?

I have already read many articles on how I can detect spam comments and prevent spamming. But still I'm not satisfying with it, I just want to know how a spam comment can affect my blog and website ...
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Do I need to include an image in every single blog post?

I have read a lot about including an image that has some visual representation of the content of the post and that's what I recommend to my clients. However, one of my client does not want to use ...
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Facebook and different URLs for each sharer, could this affect the amount it is shared

On my quiz site, I have been allowing people to share the quizzes with their friends using the Facebook sharer popup. At first I just let them share the quiz on it's own, but I decided it would be ...
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Use p tag inside a div tag for text?

What is better in terms of SEO ? <div class="box1" > <p> A bunch of text right here</p> </div> or <div class"box1" > A bunch of text right here </div> ...
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How to show different pages based on keyword search in Google?

Whenever I search with any keyword of my website it showing only the homepage result, why not it showing the related page for that keyword. For example: if I search with keyword Properties For Rent ...
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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...
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Do subdomains have an impact on a root domain? [duplicate]

My domain discountbox.in was performing well on the Google search engine. A couple of days back we launched the blog and forum on the subdomain discuss.discountbox.in and within the next 2 days we ...
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GA Source/Medium/Campaign for QR or typos

I'm doing an experiment for a realtor with a single property sites (e.g. 123address.com) and we want to track the various traffic sources but confused on the GA terminology agentsite.com featured ...
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When to use canonical? Prepaid products of different values

I have a webshop for different kind of prepaid cards. Every kind of prepaid card is also available in a different value. The product page of those different values differ only in a title ...
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What should be the word count of an article for better ranking in 2014?

I know that SERPs depends on many factors like backlinks, page authority, keywords placement etc. But I noticed that Google also look for the word count of the article. In 2010,2011 articles with ...
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Opinions and guidance on a specific Lazy Loading strategy and its SEO

So I've read several posts here regarding SEO and lazy loading as well as the Google page for lazy loading your site's content. Since setting up HTML snapshots for an AJAX website is a large amount of ...
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How do I see the exact position of my website in google SERP? [duplicate]

Whenever I search with keyword in my computer, it shows my website in first page and in reality(other computers) it is not showing what I see in my computer, I understand that this is because of I ...
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Remove a site in upstream sites in Alexa

Alexa has a list that's called upstream sites ("Which sites did people visit immediately before this site?"). Does anybody know how remove a site from this list?
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What is a good microdata/schema for classfieds site?

We have automotive classifieds site which has listing of used cars. We would like to use microdata format. What would be approparite microdata structure/schema for classified site ? Would ...
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What is the proper SEO handling of pages appearing in popups using IFRAMEs?

I am working on a CMS which makes use of IFRAMEs to display some forms, for illustration, say a Search form. So the user clicks the Search button and the website reacts by opening a popup window which ...
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Archive page of post showing up ahead of actual post in google

Not exactly sure why the main page of my website which shows the latest post is being shown first when searching for post I made. The main page of my website shows up with the seo description showing ...
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How can I have my twitter card expanded by default? [migrated]

This tweet is expanded by default in this timeline. My tweet here is not expanded by default in my timeline. (The twitter card validator does not show any errors for my tweet.) How can I have my ...
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Is it OK to block my javascript files in robots.txt?

Is it OK to block my javascript files in robots.txt, or can it hurt my website SEO-wise?
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Should my site be AJAX crawable?

I'm developing a website that uses a lot of AJAX. Now this is the first time I use AJAX and read something about making an AJAX website crawable I don't have any experience of SEO, but I read about ...
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Could permanent redirect affect SEO?

A friend of mine has his site at domain.com. He, because of a framework and blah blah blah, has allocated the content inside a folder named /home. So, if you go to domain.com it does a redirect to ...
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Linking to my website from my clients sites [duplicate]

When I create a website for my clients, I always by default add the following to the footer: <div class="websiteBy"> <a href="http://www.example.co.uk" target="_blank">Website ...
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Need help optimizing meta tags for a specific keyword [duplicate]

I need to make my website appear when I google "achar estacionamento" (find parking lot in portuguese). Can you point some tips that could help me achieve this?
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Regarding SEO, is repeating some content in different pages considered as keyword stuffing?

We know that repeating keywords in one page is spam and Google calls it keyword stuffing. But, if we repeat some content in all pages of a website to help users, is it keyword stuffing too? For ...
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SEO : Understanding Duplicate Content & Low Quality Content

We know that content of each page should be unique and useful for users. Google will penalize thin websites with low quality content and duplicate content. What I want to know is what is the exact ...
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Is having multiple websites a good idea or a bad one for SEO?

I am in charge of my companies website and one of my tasks is to improve SEO. Granted, I am new to this and have been researching for the past 6 months and had an idea. My plan is to build multiple ...
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Main domain and subdomain are same contain

One website example.com and second website is subdomain of example.com like example.example.com. Both website are same in terms of both content and functionality but written in different programming ...
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SEO for an almost blank index page

I have this website where the index.html is basically empty, just having an empty container div and few navigation links. I use JavaScript to load other html content based on user's click on the ...
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Start an internal site blog or focus on Facebook and LinkedIn?

I am putting together a social media campaign for my company. We already have a site with 300,000 product pages and I am wonder how effective blogging within the site would be compared to to blogging ...
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Pipes or colons in HTML title tags?

Other than esthetics, are there any valid reasons to choose pipes vs colons in an HTML <title> tag, or vice-versa? Usability? SEO? Example: <title>Example.com | Top 10 list of ...
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Why Wikipedia article doesn't show up on first page of Google search? [closed]

I've created an article on polish Wikipedia for the person "Urszula Jędrzejczyk" and when I search for term Urszula Jędrzejczyk in google.pl the article show up on second page. Why is that, and is it ...
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Can a website located on a subdomain affect my main domain for duplicated meta description?

I have 2 websites, the main website located at example.com, and another one which is on a.example.com. The problem is that I have some duplicated meta description problems to the website located on ...
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On-Page optimization of Home Page [duplicate]

How to do on-page optimization of a home page (for a industrial company/ product developement co, service provider etc) ? Home page of a site as compared to a blog is a mother page a base page where ...
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Effect on SEO if I keep images in different domain?

This question is related to another question that I asked earier: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22558410/how-to-not-send-a-cookie-to-a-subdomain. It seems like, I have to put all my images to ...
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SEO: best way to deal with short lifetime URLs?

I am currently in the process of redesigning a job advert site and am trying to put a lot more effort into my SEO. My question is how should I deal with the URLs that point to job adverts when the ...
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Would Google penalize me for removing indexed pages?

I'm about to remove a large part of a website in order to replace it by a better alternative which, unfortunately, cannot be mapped to older URIs with URL rewriting. The part of the website I want to ...
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SEO: Joomla Category Page Optimization + Canonical Linking

I'm wondering how best to optimize my Joomla site's SEO. I have pages with multiple articles on each page. Either via category-type pages, or via modules. In each case, I'm not wanting users to ...
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Content keywords are unimportant in Google Webmaster Tools

When I check Google Index > Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools, it shows lots of unimportant keywords like: to, is, are, from, in, on, we, you and etc. That's very natural these words are ...
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Can serving a different header code for crawlers and users be considered cloaking?

I have urls that point to pages I don't know yet if exist. Whenever reaching those, I perform a not-so-quick external sources check, and if exists generate the page on the fly. In order to avoid this ...
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Proper SEO when dealing with duplicate content/article

I have a blog post I wrote which another site wishes to post on their site, verbatim. I know having identical content is an SEO "ding". Is there a way to tell Google that the new site is referencing ...
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HTML Sitemap URL format

When adding a html sitemap to a site, for SEO purposes should the links it contains be locally referenced or is it better to use the full URL? Eg: <ul> <li><a ...
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Are these backlinks hurting my site

I use Godaddy hosting. The preview DNS for my site is enabled (as there's nothing much i can do to disable it or turn it off) and as seen in the below screenshot, the previewDNS has generated a lot of ...
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Will the “Geographic Target” of my website negatively affect my search ranking? [duplicate]

Some time ago I bought a "cool" domainname to match my username, namely, wol.ph. After looking in the Google Webmaster Tools recently it told me that the Geographic Target for my domain is ...
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Managing reviews. What's best for increasing search engine ranking?

I'm managing my wife's business website for her day spa. I built the site in WordPress. I'm trying to find the best solution to manage reviews and the pro and cons of each. Right now, she has a Yelp ...