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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Google trimming first few words on mobile

I am seeing a weird problem when searching for our keyword on Google mobile. Instead of trimming the description from end, Google is trimming first four words (it includes Action word) and rest of the ...
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Main difference between Schema.org 'logo' and 'image' properties

What is the difference between the logo and image properties? If you go to the Brand schema, you will notice properties for logo and image. Is there any difference between these 2 properties? When ...
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Can minifying the html of page have a negative effect on seo?

Ive been reviewing the speed of a site using google page speed one of the things it told me to do was minify the html of the page. Im fine with this but by minifying the html (or any other markup or ...
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Dynamic content load from MongoDB and SEO

I'm totally new to Web Development and i've made a website which load some content from Parse.com database (mongodb). So i have a website with totally 10 html files. 2 of them load content ...
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Ranking a Search Engine - 70,000 pages to index without internal links

I've launched a new website which is essentially a search engine for a large amount of data. The website has a homepage with some content and a search box. Search results aren't indexed, and each ...
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Is it bad practice to have “parent” sitemap name inconsistent with “child” sitemaps?

My client is using the Fitpro Theme for WordPress which comes with predefined post types i.e fitness_class. However he wanted it changed to "classes" for the permalink and seo reasons. So I made the ...
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Rich snippets won't show? Local business

I have been trying to get Rich snippets to show on my website for months now with no prevail. A week or two ago the ratings were showing up in SERPS on all pages (except homepage which isn't marked ...
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Fetch as Google not reading all source code

I just did a Google Webmaster Tools fetch test on two websites and found that Google is not reading all source code of one of them. Here Google is not taking my website <title>, <meta>. ...
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How to track clicks on inbound links besides via URL parameters?

We use a custom CMS on a site and we're having various parameters on inbound links for own tracking and inbound marketing purposes. Usually these URL parameters are added to the links so the system ...
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Google just un-indexed 8000 of our URLs, what could be possible reasons? [closed]

We went to our sitemaps and discovered a fall in the number of indexed pages, while the submitted pages remained more or less the same. Some sitemaps look like this now: In the following ...
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Is there a way to emphasize dynamic text on a website for SEO?

I have a bit of dynamic text on my site, usually just 3 words, that changes quarterly. Specifically, this text is on my index page wrapped in an h1 tag. This same exact line of text can also be found ...
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Google “Define:” command API

I had a quick question about Google. Whenever you use the "define" command it gives you a definition of the word. For example, if I type define:living into Google, it will pull up a card-like result ...
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Isn't JSON-LD a form of hiding schema/microdata?

I'm adding schema data/microdata to my web pages. I see that both schema.org and Google they discourage hidden microdata via tags and hiding elements with microdata via style. I can see the reasoning ...
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Posting same content on two different domains

Just a quick question can I post the same content on two different domains and do a canonical to the primary domain from second domain without my primary domain getting penalized for duplicate ...
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Google's cache is not updated for months and doesn't match “fetch as Google”

I used webmaster's Fetch as Google tool to see how my website looks on Google. The snapshot of rendered page returned by Google is exactly same as my website so I submitted it for indexing. Logically ...
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Using multiple sites for SEO

I have a client who has 3 websites running. There is the main website, and then 2 subsidiaries who run on the same domain. So main website is example.com and the other two are somewebsite.example.com ...
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Is it possible to delete all current SEO and start it from the beginning?

My website has got hacked and all the SEO is showing PORN content with my site link. I have requested to google search console service for removing those content but I think that not going to work ...
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PRweb and canonical linking

My lovely marketing department have started publishing press releases on PRWeb. Whilst opinions on this service differ wildly I have a SEO question which I would like to garner some input on. They ...
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Unique meta descriptions for different divisions of a single page website?

I have a website with single page structure. It includes several categories like "About us", "Services", "Pricing" and "Contact us". Is it necessary to write a description for each division ...
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Cookie-based A/B testing on same URL - SEO impact?

we'll run a domain-wide A/B test comparing our old design with our new responsive design. Though the content itself remains almost unchanged, the code structure and especially the design differ much. ...
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SEO: how to make articles more relevant? Or how to make overview pages less relevant?

I did a lot of Googling, but I did not seem to find something on the topic. According to this thread this question needs to be asked here. I'm using a WordPress installation with a theme that renders ...
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Will a naked domain that isn't setup hurt PageRank?

Say we have a domain, example.com, and I just want the site to be viewed under www.example.com. I know that the best practice would be to redirect example.com to www.example.com. However, if this ...
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What would be the SEO impact of moving webpages under my root domain to a subdomain?

Would moving webpages in directories under my root domain (e.g., example.com/docs/single-doc-name/) to a third-party service that would only allow you to use a subdomain for them (e.g., ...
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How to implement Schema.org markup in Ajax web applications?

I developed a web application using Ajax. Now I want to implement Schema.org markup in the application. I know how I can implement it, but I am confused how search engines crawl Ajax pages of the ...
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Will meta setting Meta=“NOINDEX” eventually remove page from google index?

I am in the process of moving domains I still have alot of visitors coming to old domain (who are familiar with brand) so dont completely want to 301 it, but I would like pages from the old site to ...
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Restrict google from indexingcertain content on my page

I have an ecommerce shop with ~10 000 items. I wrote parser to load this items to my website from another website. But items description is not unique. So I am afraid that google can bun my website. ...
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My Fetch and Rendered page versions ary very different from my actual page - any ideas why? [closed]

I have made significant changes in my site's structure - both html and CSS. I've tested it on both localhost, live, and on mobile - with and without caching. It is responsive and works perfectly. But ...
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Should I disavow hidden links

I'm optimizing the SEO for a friend's website. The original designer has created a bunch of links on websites they operate in order to increase Google Ranking for the new site. However, these links ...
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Will unusual traffic to my web site from AdFly hurt rankings?

The situation is some one is trying to hurt my ranking by submitting link to my web site in AdFly. Could this could hurt my SEO? If so,how can I stop it or reduce it? I already try to delete the ...
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Is a URL without the trailing slash considered the same as the URL with trailing slash for SEO? [duplicate]

I just have a simple doubt about URLs and as I didn't find useful infos on the net, I am asking here: If I have a URL, let's say http://stackoverflow.com/questions and ...
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Google ranks for joined words (“foobar”) but not separated phrase (“foo bar”) [duplicate]

I have a business name containing two words, say Foo and Bar. The name is always stylized as "Foo Bar", but my domain name is foobar.com. The business name is very unique, so I would expect it to rank ...
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Is having multiple index files for various devices bad SEO?

I have two html files, one for mobile and the other file for the other devices. I am detecting mobile devices by using PHP a if ($modile) and this is followed by an include("example.html"> to ...
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What affect does https have on SEO? [duplicate]

I have recently added an SSL certificate to my site. Using our host (GoDaddy), we have redirected all traffic from http://exampl.com to https://example.com Furthermore, I have 2 folders off this site ...
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Is it also not good for seo to start and end with same word in all pages

I searched but did not find any good exact information so I am questioning here to get information from experienced persons. Is it normal for search engines that every page-title of website pages ...
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Should I use multiple GTIN for products in a non-webshop?

We're building a site for a paint producer and we can't conclude wether or not we should implement GTIN (via microdata) for SEO purposes. To simplify the situation They have multiple product ...
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How can I get keyword that lead to my website? [duplicate]

Is there a way to get keywords that searched in google and lead to visit my website using code. Like if a visitor entered keywords in google search and google display my website and visitor click on ...
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I can get penalty because changed my content?

I have this page in my site: www.mysite.com/companies/first-company I show the data of "First Company" My "First Company", change your name for "Second Company", so your new url is: ...
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Discounts for free blog post

We are thinking about offering a discount for our service (real estate listing site) if a client (real estate agent, rental agent) writes a blog post about our service, or an endorsement for our ...
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Prevent mobile webpages from showing up in desktop search if mobile page doesn't have a corresponding desktop version

For example, if I have a long single page desktop site and I break that site down into 3 individual mobile pages, do I say that the single desktop page is the desktop version of every mobile page? If ...
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How to rank a new site at top in Google search? [duplicate]

Is it possible to rank a new site to rank at top in Google search using white hat SEO techniques only.
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WordPress subcategories and SEO

I have questions about categories. Is it okay to have child (nested categories)? For example: Software Development -- Web ---- Java Script ---- PHP ---- HTML 5 -- Low level ---- C ---- Assembly ...
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Having a single website behind 2 domains

I have a website www.mywebsite.com. Recently I created a brand for my business, lets say it's called MyNewBrand. I'm thinking of acquiring domain name www.mynewbrand.com and create a 301 redirect to ...
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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Handling Duplicate Content & Pagination with Category Description

I have an ecommerce site with paginated product categories. I would like to add a description for each category to improve the "thin content" problem ecommerce pages generally have. I would like ...
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Dynamic product filter and SEO

I have a "product selector/filter" that uses an external data source (JSON) for product information. The user can adjust checkboxes or range sliders in the sidebar, and the pure front-end application ...
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Two offices, two domains - what's best for SEO?

My client has 2 dental offices in two locations. One office is called "Maintown Dental", the other, a new office, is called "Oakdale Dental" (these are not real names to protect client's privacy). He ...
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Using .net to compete against .com

Suppose I want to register a domain name but the .com TLD is unavailable and is being used by someone, would a .net domain be able to compete in terms of SEO? For example, if stackexchange.com is ...
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How does google know the existence of a URL [duplicate]

Lets look at a stack-overflow URL as an example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36915213/laravel-mongodb-how-to-change-id-to-id-on-output I know these URL are designed like this to help with ...
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Is it possible to denote a domain is a copy of another domain?

Lets say I own two domains that point to the same content. foobar.com a.foobar.com b.foobar.com barfoo.com a. and b. and testing servers, barfoo.com is a second domain that allows censored ...
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SEO tips on changing blog pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: ...