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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What is the role of SEO for a new website compared to other marketing strategies?

I am going to create new website and trying to earn money with it. I am little confused. Will proper SEO will help get high traffic levels for the site? Will it also help the site earn money? ...
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How can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs on RSS and form pages in a Magento store?

It is a Magneto store and I see the following in Webmaster tools. How Can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs?
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted ...
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Managing which version of a website appears in Google's SERP

I've recently started up a website: example.com. I want to drive all traffic from Google to https://example.com. I've added all 4 variants of the site to Google Webmaster Tools ...
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Keywords in different languages

I have a website which is mainly photos, and not a lot of text, except maybe landmark names (eiffel tower, hoover dam, etc) depending on what the user uploads. in SEO in english it works fine (if ...
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Why does Alexa's Android app show a red exclamation point for my site's “Rank in Indonesia”?

There is a red exclamation mark for my website when I view the it from Alexa Android app. The mark appears above "Rank in Indonesia". What is causing that red exclamation mark to appear? A few ...
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Meta Description has HTML entities, will Google show the real character or the entity code in SERP?

Will Google's SERP show the ampersand (&) or the ampersand HTML entity &amp; in its snippet? Here is my description meta tag: <meta content="Questions &amp; Answers" ...
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Google Sitelinks meta tags not updating in search results

A site I run has 6 sitelinks in Google search results. I recently updated all the meta descriptions for the pages that sitelinks are provided for to give better summary text for each link. I then ...
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Do URL parameters In Google Webmaster Tools need just a name, or both a name and a value?

We're working on a new e-commerce store (subdomain) and have noticed that Google has crawled much of the store subdomain pages already. The issue is that they have a ton of URL String Parameters ...
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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...
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Does how deep a page is in the page hierarchy affect it's ranking?

Does how deep a page is in the page hierarchy affect it's ranking? For example, if I click 5 times on a "show more" button to get to a certain page, would it be considered "deep" within the site page ...
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Why won't Google use my meta description? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my website: Google isn’t using my meta description, instead it’s using the content of the web page and I’m really confused. Reason I’m confused is because I have checked and I ...
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How to let Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates?

What is the right way of letting Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates? The documentation about sitemap is clear about how to ping the crawler, but when it comes to Atom/RSS, there is ...
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Word repetition on product listing page

I have a product listing page that has product offers in "li" tags. Each of these products has attribute titles such as price, voltage and rating. Since the words price, voltage and rating are ...
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Does Domain and Hosting Transfer affect search engine ranking? [duplicate]

Im planning to transfer my domain from my current provider since there have been problems with hosting,webmail and poor support. Will transferring the domain and changing the host affect my search ...
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Thousands Of RSS Feed Backlinks

We have two separate business sites: .US and .AU which are pretty similar, but we actually don't operate the .Au site content or upkeep ourselves. When I'm checking backlinks (in Google Webmaster ...
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Should a site with many similar drum rhythm pages use canonical to a single page because the pages are so similar?

I created a drum machine to interface a rhythm database. There are as many pages as stored rhythms, each with a friendly URL containing genre and rhythm name in it. Them all pages look almost ...
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SEO for a website with a commercial and a residential versions that use the same images and mostly the same text

A website I'm currently working on requires there to be both a residential and commercial version of the website. The two versions will be quite similar across the board, but the copy will have some ...
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Should i change EXISTING (NOT NEW) Urls with underscores to hyphens for SEO? [duplicate]

Please note that this is for existing URLs, not new. I know that Google says it is recommended to have Url's to display a hyphen(-) instead of a underscore(_) in the url as a keyword seperator ...
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Several headings inside <nav>

We use a fat layer navigation which partly consists of content that some CMS users insert with a rich text editor (TYPO3 is the CMS btw). By this we have several <hX> tags inside the ...
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Does Google penalize sites for showing a different menu for mobile compared to desktop?

I'm really concerned about a design I have been handed by a designer. It changes the menu for mobile and desktop. On mobile you can only access the main categories, that will lead to all the content ...
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Does Google OCR and index text in the images?

A lot of the images that I post are schematics and diagrams. In those, about 30% of the "ink" is in the callouts and labels. I believe, readers comprehend better when the text is on the figure, ...
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Best practices for protecting exclusive images

I've noticed that many computer hardware websites watermark substantial portions of "exclusive" images, rather than just place a logo in the corner of the image. An example is the GPU chip image in ...
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When aquiring a company and website, how should their website be redirected?

A few months ago the company that I work for acquired another company along with their website. Recently we took their site down and simply redirected the url of the acquired site via DNS to ours. ...
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Reciprocal links or text based links

I have a blog and I've found someone else who has a blog with the same subject as mine. We want to do reciprocal links in the blogs. I read in Wikipedia that reciprocal links aren't good for the ...
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Pass all SEO juice to a different site [duplicate]

is there a way to pass all the SEO juice to a different website? To be more specific, I have a jobs board with a broad range of different jobs. Now I want to focus only on one category of jobs and I ...
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How can I improve the 'Trust Flow' on Majestic.com

Currently my trust flow is 7. How can I improve it and will it have a huge impact on my site's performance on google?
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What does Majestic.com 'Trust Flow' number mean?

My site's 'trust flow' is currently 7 and I was wondering what does that mean? Can I tell from this whether I have a Penguin penalty for bad backlinks and what else does it mean? (I will ask a ...
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Effects of different URL slug implementations on search engine rankings?

There are different ways of using URL slugs to specify the location of website content. For example, slugs can be implemented as: Query strings: example.com/some_function?slug=the_url_slug Arguments ...
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Improving search presence with micro blogs on keyworded domain names

A client of mine asked me to optimize his main website's search presence. One of my colleagues who has some previous experience in SEO told me that apart from the "normal" things to optimize on the ...
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My Opponents get better Search engine appearance by Keyword firming. What Should I do? [duplicate]

I always follow whitehat and optimize my site with proper and honest SEO. In the same time, Most of my opponents uses horrible keyword firming like AAA SSS DDD Free, Do AAA SSS DDD now, Free and ...
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Will asynchronous JavaScript affect SEO?

As page load time affects SEO ranking. In my site I am having some asynchronous JavaScript like AddThis, Google Translator which makes my page load time longer. I want to know whether is there any ...
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Google etc. and lists of links?

On my website I have a Page A that uses an HTML/JS/PHP form to allow users to choose three things: a video game a style or skin a keyboard layout for several countries The form then spawns a Page ...
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Impact of custom redirect urls with arguments on seo [duplicate]

I am looking for best practices in SEO and links redirects. I see some links with intermediate urls like http://mywebsite.test/redirect.aspx?source=Default.aspx&target=nextlink.aspx or ...
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Detailed site listing in google, when searched [duplicate]

When I search for the keyword microsoft, I get the result like this: I have submitted my won wordpress site's sitemap via Webmaster Tools. Google indexed the pages. But it isn't showing like the ...
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How do I know if backlinks are hurting my search rankings?

The previous owner had disavowed 400+ backlinks, but I know that some of them were very good and high quality. I un-disavowed them. (Avowed?) I don't know what they were thinking, but how do I ...
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Should a responsive site include <mobile:mobile/> in its sitemap?

Should a website built with responsive design include Google's <mobile:mobile/> xml tag in its sitemap.xml? In other words, will marking each of my urls as "mobile" in the sitemap for a ...
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Phone Number Formats as Keywords

A pretty simple question: Phone Numbers can be written in many way from 123-456-7899 to (123) 456 7899 and 1234567899 is there point in putting multiple phone number formats in your website for the ...
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Does the number of times the sitemap has been updated affect SEO positively?

Does the number of sitemaps on Webmaster Tools affect the Google ranking at all? My website contains two different feeds of constant weekly updates and was wondering whether I should consider ...
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How does JavaScript and links that power “Add to your site” content affect SEO?

Lots of big sites share their contents via 'add to your site' scripts. (scripts, we use on left column etc.. my portfolio script, sport news script etc...) Is this harmful to content owner site? It ...
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Cloudflare destroyed my SEO traffic? [closed]

I am extremely upset but I have come to the conclusion that after using cloudflare pro, my SEO traffic has disappeared. I checked to find that I didn't even show up in the search results for my own ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show all clicks

My google webmaster tools is only showing a small subset of the full data for search traffic. I have 83 clicks but it's only displaying 5 clicks. Same with the impressions showing 831 impressions but ...
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If a 302 redirect is implemented, would the old site still be indexed?

If a 302 redirect is implemented, would the old site still be indexed? I’m assuming as the redirect is in place, a user would not see the contact on the old page hence search/crawl bots would not be ...
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Want to redirect a domain to a new domain using 301 or 302?

Firstly, I want to redirect an old domain to a new domain, (old site to new site). The old site has good ranking on Google, now if I redirect the site, I want to retain this site on the Google ...
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SEO way to create a big website with small aggregate ones

Let's say I have this website recipes.com that has a service that allows to register a lot of recipes. Each recipe belongs to one or more categories. Now I would like to create specialized websites. ...
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Content language different to menu language and SEO

I have built a website for a client following Google's multilanguage website guide. It allows to create a project (tutorial) in a user specified language. Depending on the project language the URL ...
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Why is Google appending “Home” to the title of my page when it appears in the search results?

I have a blog which I run on Github pages.Since this is a new blog, I decided to rewrite some posts from my old blog which had good ranking and organic search results to drive back some traffic. So ...
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Repeated Anchor Text while internal linking for SEO

We are building a review based website. We were currently building internal links to improve our SEO. From the information available on moz, it is mentioned that having the same anchor text from ...
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Hidden link For SEO and back link for our clients site we developed

We are a web design and development Company. We create many site and we have lot of portfolio items. Normally we put link in footer of sites for we developed as very small text. Some client and US ...
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SEO - Responsive Website and Duplicated Menus

Whenever I create a Responsive Website I usually create 2 menus: 1 hidden and used for mobile and the other displayed as the main menu, then hidden to show the mobile menu. Whenever it comes to SEO ...