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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Page content is taking over title and description for some unknown reason [duplicate]

My site supports i18n, and in hebrew we are seeing some weird google results. Each page has the same actions, such as: share like report abuse For some reason report abuse appears in google's ...
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can junk traffic increase your Serp ranking? [duplicate]

Since visitor volume is an important factor, will traffic from adfly or adbrite increase my ranking in Google ?
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Is “login”, “log in” or “log-in” better for search engine optimization?

What is the best way to phrase login for users? Is there a way to allow for the spelling of all 3 in log in link? I am debating a linked image, log in as the image text, login as the alt text and ...
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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day (from 20k/day to 300/day) [duplicate]

I've seen large drops before (like the drop mentioned in this question), but I've never seen a drop like this before and am concerned that something is seriously wrong with our site's relationship ...
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Similar content on multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I recently posted a question about using a site structure similar to what's shown below. example.com/bikes/foo-bike/wheels //content about foo-bike's wheels example.com/bikes/bar-bike/wheels ...
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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

We're considering a change to our site which would increase the result set for one of the middle pages of a paginated result set. We have been consulted that if we move some of the SEO relevant items ...
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HTTPS vs HTTP for SEO [duplicate]

I've read than in 2014, Google will reward HTTPS sites in ranking. In the other hand, I have also read that HTTPS is slower than HTTP. So, in my site, I just have a few HTTPS pages, so my question ...
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Magento Multi-Site displaying global title suffix in Bing

If you search for the term 'StyleStalker' on Bing it shows up as Shop - StyleStalker - Eighth Story The site is setup as a Magento multi-store which contains StyleStalker and Eight Story The ...
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Content on one page vs multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I noticed that a competing website has split up their product information into multiple pages (URLs). I was wondering if this is a good approach to follow or if I should avoid it because it might be ...
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Can you use Google Webmaster Tools for a site that isn't yet live?

Is it possible to run Google webmaster tools over a website to diagnose if there are any faults on a site before the site has been made public? We are looking to pick up any SEO / faults on a site ...
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Delay Loading of Webpage Content / Debounce Cache

Background: I am implementing a custom cache handler in PHP. The cache script is triggered on-demand by website traffic. I want to intelligently handle an influx of simultaneous requests. To do this, ...
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How to tell Google to ignore URL parameters and forget about any already crawled?

Is there any way we can delete Google URL Parameters? I know in webmaster tools that there is no option to delete the URL parameters that were crawled by Google, but is their any other way we can take ...
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Subdomain or New domain for new company division - SEO [duplicate]

Someone has asked me about developing a site for a new division that this company is expanding to include in their services. They have purchased a domain for this new service, but I was wondering: ...
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

I realized my site was SEO optimized but only using the <title> tag and not the <meta name="title" content="My Website title"> tag. Can I have both, the <title> tag and the <meta ...
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Determine whether increase in Google referrals is down to better rankings, or more searches, using Google Analytics

Recently a website of mine has experienced a jump in Google related traffic. However, the focus of the website has received an increase in Google searches, i.e. there has been a lot of press coverage ...
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How to get Google remove old/unused URL [duplicate]

I know this kind question has been asked before, but believe me, my situation is not the same. A fews months ago, I designed my first website using Asp.NET and AJAX. At the time, I don't really know ...
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What to do with titles/keywords/description for multiple pages [duplicate]

First: I'm not looking for specific solutions, I'd like this to be a bit more broad to support other peoples similar situations. I'll keep it short (unless more info is requested). I'm managing a ...
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Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?

I have a site that uses span tags mid heading to put a different style on the words. So for the sake of argument I have a keyword/phrase of knitting patterns: <h1><span>Knitting ...
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Is an ampersand (&) in a company name not ideal for Google or SEO?

I am working on a site with a company name with an & in it. An alternative is using and instead of &. Does & have some disadvantages in a company name we have to know of? Does it effect ...
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Which is better for SEO, one page for all products, or one page for each product?

So, as the new guy, I have been tasked with the monumental problem of improving my job's search rankings for a few specific pages. Looking at the design philosophy of the page, I've run into a big ...
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Dealing with usernames in the URL

This is my first question on here so let me know if I have not followed any rules. I run a website Audibase that has the usernames in the URLs for example: https://audibase.com/grungecake ...
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How to display the number of words in an article using schema.org [closed]

I would like to display the number of words of an article using schema.org as indicated here for wordCount. My code is unfortunately not working however: <span ...
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Could multiple navigation sections with the same links hurt SEO?

I'm working with a site design that calls for two distinct headers and accompanying sets of navigation; however, the nav links within both are identical. I have one header with the id "main" ...
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Best Approach for New Content [duplicate]

I have a doubt. I have an ecommerce website which has its learning related blog. I am actually confused to post the articles on only my blog or other websites like instructables.com, reddit.com. ...
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How might you add SEO value from an iframe to its containing page? [closed]

I have a client with a technical web app that allows its users to embed an iframe into their site in order to integrate its functionality. While I'm usually opposed to using iframes, I would like to ...
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What is a typical hierarchical structure with related to internal link building?

I read somewhere in webmaster SE, that link structure is good when done in a typical hierarchical structure. I want to know what does it mean. Please explain me. I am more of a visual person.
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Would a video have an effect on SEO if first time visitors to the homepage must watch it before seeing the content?

Plan is to have a video splash-page to showcase a product so that when the homepage loads it only shows the video and once the video has completed the content appears. The video would only play the ...
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Why does Google give different results based on country code for same set of keywords?

I live in Luxembourg so my business website should target Luxembourg but also regions of France which are near to Luxembourg. My website is hosted on servers located in Paris, France - mostly because ...
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Markup for an HTML5 article

So I have the following HTML for an article (in this case a piece of portfolio work) <article class="work"> <div class="col-row clearfix"> <div ...
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SEO: Using media queries to hide links

I've heard lots of discussion around Google and hidden text. My problem is similar but involves links. My website's footer is pushed for space at mobile screen size. I could really do with using ...
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Should a website landing page redirect to user lang?

I have a multi-languages website where different versions are served this way: https://example.com/<language ID>/[...] The language is either detected from the client or specified from the ...
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Should an ID go at the beginning or end of the URL for SEO?

Says I have a link, which contains the ID = 19963307 Type 1 : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19963307/how-to-install-asp-net-mvc-5-on-a-server Type 2 : ...
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Overriding nofollow rules with meta tag

I'm using a blog that automatically nofollows links in spite of manually dofollowing links in the HTML code. so I decided to put this code: <meta name="robots" ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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Will adding site search microdata get Google to show a site search field when users search for your brand?

For some reason, a search for our company name (“hometalk”) does not produce the search box in the results (even though we do have sitelinks). We are adding schema markup as outlined here, but we're ...
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How can you tell google to stop indexing a resource?

We have an app we are migrating. The old website had deeply nested robots.txt files at some point and then the old developers started handling those request with redirects to the root page. So: a ...
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What is the minimum time needed to see SEO result? [closed]

Usually how much time needed to wait before we can see the result of our SEO effort on a new website?
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Is having content on the 'above the fold' area of webpage good for SEO?

I have content (article) which is visible only when scrolled down. I have dedicated the 'above the fold' area of all my article webpages for visuals - graphics and H1 (header 1). Is there any ...
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How to redirect domain from www.example.it to www.example.eu?

Our company need to migrate domain from: www.example.it -> www.example.eu The example.it have some links with 301 redirects like: example.it/index.php?id=10&link=slug (301 redirect to) -> ...
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How to optimize a dynamic website [duplicate]

I know there is already an answer on Webmasters to a part of this question (SEO for Dynamic website) , which has been very helpful with How to build a controller that creates an xml sitemap? on SO ...
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How to improve single-language site SEO for both google's worldwide TLD and ccTLD?

I'm a web developer from Myanmar (Burma). Google delivers a ccTLD google.com.mm to the people searching from our country. I have a website which is a single language site (English) and it targets ...
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Should we modify our Joomla robots.txt after Google's announcement on crawling of CSS and JavaScript?

Have come across an announcement from Google: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2014/10/updating-our-technical-webmaster.html It states: For optimal rendering and indexing, our new ...
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.org or .com for a software product? [duplicate]

I like to setup a website for a software to share it or sell it, the domain with .com already has been registered but .net and .org are available, I have seen some products in .org, should I use this ...
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Website with traffic must shut down, should I redirect?

I have a website with a good amount of traffic but I must shut down this website. I have another website that is not very well ranked on Google. Is there something I could do to help my second ...
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Can XML Sitemap include itself as one of the URLs?

A little while ago I discovered an XML sitemap where the sitemap itself was included. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> ...
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Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description?

Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description? Will it harm in anyways if I use it in all my pages? Check out the green box.
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Does having a hyphen in the TLD URL affect SEO? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a portfolio for myself and I am not sure whether I should include a hyphen in the URL or not. For instance, if we have two URLs: www.examplesite.com www.example-site.com The ...
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Why do the meta description of my webpage is showing in Google SERP on mobile and not on web? [duplicate]

My aim was to display the meta description on this page to improve CTR - However, I was disappointed because the meta description is only shown in Google SERP on mobile not on Web. Please see the 2 ...
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Keyword Specific VS Non-Specific Targeting in SEO

Does Keyword specific brings better value in SEO compare to non-specific targeting? Example: <a href="www.companyA.com">Website Design</a> <a href="www.companyB.com">Website Design ...
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“Title” Attribute vs Link Anchor Text in SEO

Both "title" attribute and link anchor text does provide positive influence to SEO. Example: <a href="www.companyA.com">Service Provided</a> <a href="www.companyB.com" title="Service ...