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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How to get Google to show local site search engine results?

I'm looking for a white-hat method of getting Google to show a local site search result as a Google search result. For clarification: There is a page filled with names of certain people. Each of ...
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What causes a profile picture to disappear from author information in Google SERPs?

Does anyone know what causes the exclusion of a profile picture in the authorship information in the Google SERPs? For some reason, my profile picture has disappeared from the author information in ...
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Is it better to publish poor content now than wait to add informative content later?

I'm working on a site and plan on creating dynamic information via PHP pages for each item in a list of approximately 10,000 titles. Right now all I have is the list itself, which IS kind of ...
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Should I “disavow” all links from spammy directories? [duplicate]

Since I took over management of a site, I've noticed on Google Webmaster Tools https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/external-links that there are links from about 2000 different sites -- "social ...
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SEO best practices - how to move to a new domain and new site keeping the old SEO 'power'? [duplicate]

I have a website (a photography blog). I just bought a new domain with a better name (my real name). And I have bought a new template and there is a completely new structure. I know Google says that ...
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Having an URL point to different locations for periods of time

I want to ensure that I get the proper SEO benefits in the following example: I was thinking of pointing example.com/sixnations (the Six Nations is a rugby tournament from feb-march) to refer to ...
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Google not showing the sitemap after submitting it [duplicate]

I am trying to submit the sitemap to the Google. I have already submitted the sitemap - xml path to Google 2-3 times. but when I put my website URL on Google search, it not showing the menus or it ...
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Lynx shows nothing but “loading” when opening a site

The site I help to administer appears very poorly in Google search results. While trying to tackle the issue from several angles I've tried to open the site in Lynx browser (the intention was to see ...
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How should I set up the a second website in relationship to my first website for maximum SEO benefits?

I'll try to make this simple and also explain why I"m doing this. I own website A, which stocks candles mostly for retail and church use. I now have the opportunity to become a reseller for church ...
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OpenCart search engine optimization! [duplicate]

What kind of procedures would be important to optimize opencart webshop for car parts? Thanks in advance
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Pagerank updated and traffic change, what's first?

As we all know, pagerank is not updated very often, this month it Did. Thing is in one of my sites google traffic increased about a 300% and then I realised that pagerank improved 1 point, My ...
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SEO: Is it ever good to use subdomains? [duplicate]

I just built a site that I split up as follows: www.MAINDOMAIN.com --> a landing page the redirects you to one of the following pages blog.MAINDOMAIN.com --> a blog ...
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How to solve misspelling error in non English website to optimize SEO?

I am the owner of website pretesti.ge. The content is not English and when I try to optimize it for SEO I come across the misspelling errors ("This page contains some spelling errors."). Is there a ...
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How much duplicate content percentage is considered as bad for SEO? [duplicate]

If a site contains 94% of unique content and remaining 6% of the content coming under duplicate, then can it be considered as bad for SEO?
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Will running an Azure website on a subdomain of azurewebsites.net hurt SEO compared to buying a domain?

When hosting a website on azure websites I have two options: Be a cheapskate and go for the free option without a domain. I would then setup web forwarding with my domain registrar from my domain to ...
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I have a lot of keywords

I have 100 000 keywords on my website. But I can't put them in meta keywords tag, so I make a function who displays 20 keywords in the footer of my website, "randomly" for each "refresh of page". so ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting duplicate page titles despite recently adding a noindex

I have a problem with duplicate content on my blog, according to webmaster tools (GWT) I have 828 duplicate title tags and 835 duplicate meta descriptions. Looking through the duplicates I noticed ...
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Do two similar domain names affect SEO negatively?

I have one domain: sport-clothing.com and I want to create another shop (different content) with name sportclothing.com. Will such similar domains affect SEO of both negatively?
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Unicode icons in <title>

If I want to put various unicode icons in my <title> for the sake of looks, could that hurt my SEO? Are there particular classes of unicode (code ranges) that offend search engines? I've ...
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Is it ok to 301 redirect deleted pages to the homepage in order to preserve link juice? — Even if the homepage is unrelated content?

I'm about to delete 40+ pages that have quality link juice (I'm deleting them for copy write issues). I'd prefer not to do a 404 header on all of them, because I want to preserve inbound links to ...
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Does putting Google Custom Search within your site affect traffic negatively?

On the 26th of November we put Google Custom Search on our site. The day after and all days following traffic dropped off noticeably. This could just be pure coincidence, but it seems odd to have ...
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Best method to avoid link juice dilution when a page has lots of links

I have a page where there are say above 500 links. Most (484 of them) are all stacked in 2 table cells. They all point to a search result with each link showing a different search result. What is ...
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Sitemap for a one-page site

I'm wondering whether it's worth the effort to create a sitemap for a single-page site. By single page I'm not talking about a webapp made with Angular or Backbone, just a presentation site/page ...
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SEO Effects on sharing one nameserver for multiple websites on shared ips

We have a dedicated server and 5 shared IPs, and we are running around 20 websites on each shared IP. Our websites nature of business is same but each website belong to different country, For e.g., we ...
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From where does Google gets these links [duplicate]

I'm just about to optimize a website. Now I would like to know from where Google obtains these links: Why? I also want some links to appear on the search-result for my homepage
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Static vs dynamic website search engine results

I am mobile software developer and I want to create a website like this one. I will have static webpages not dynamic ones (homepage, jobs, about, contact...). When people search on Google with this ...
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Parked Domains instead of 301

I have a number of domains that were 301 redirects to certain area's or the domain (example pizzaparis.com would redirect to the paris page on the site) and for some reason or another lost their ...
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Using a canonical link with non-duplicate pages

I want to use canonical tag for index.php and all versions of index.php below: index.php index.php?something index.php?somethingsomething I also have URLs like: someproduct.html ...
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Duplicate content: two pages with just a little change in code are still considered duplicate content?

I have a website which talks about cars and motorcycles. Once in, the user can choose wether to browse the cars section or the motorcycles section. Once chosen his section, the url will have a ...
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Clean URLs - is it better to not have a colon or comma them?

I'm trying to create the following kind of URL: www.example.com/state:ca/type:apartment,condo/price:0,20000/ or www.example.com/state/ca/type/apartment/condo/price/0/20000 Is it better to not ...
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How do I get thousands of PDF files “found” by google search

I have approximately 5,000 PDF files in 4 different categories on our Joomla website that are currently only accessible by via a PHP/mySQL seach script. The filenames (which are numbers) and file ...
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Few small blogposts vs one big blogpost

I have a blog about different Internet and programming topics, and a few posts which have rather good ranking and some traffic. One blog post is about a tool I developed. I make updates to the tool, ...
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Will “jailing” a single page inside an iframe using a JavaScript redirect be considered as cloaking?

Background I have a website that uses iframes to display content. If the URL to a content is called directly by the user it should be "jailed" into the main page. The main page provides a header and a ...
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Canonicalization for www/non-www URLs and IP/domain on a Windows server

I have checked my website using this SEO tool and the results report 2 issues: Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly ...
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Internal links in Google Webmaster Tools showing unrelated data

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Traffic --> Internal Links, for some pages it's showing too many internal links. Is there any effect on my site due to these internal links. How these internal ...
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How can I find a list of backlinks by date for a domain?

I have successfully switched my Site A over to Site B (a legacy domain i purchased). I recently have uncovered some shady link building practices in the Site B link profile. I am trying to find all ...
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Should expired or deleted eShop links be removed from an XML sitemap?

If I delete a product should I remove its link from the sitemap.xml also? Is there any penalty from Google for leaving a lot of dead links in my sitemap? What is the most common practice and why? It ...
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How important is Readability i.e Flesch/Flesch–Kincaid Readability Tests

It has been my understanding for some time that Google uses readability tests similar to Flesch. While I understand readability is important for user experience I'd like to know the importance for ...
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Impact of migrating whole site from HTTP to HTTPS

We migrated our website to HTTPS everywhere and we have setup a 301 redirect on all the pages when the protocol is HTTP. However, one of the SEO experts who is helping us with all things SEO sent us ...
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SEO for similar subject titles with different technology versions?

Let's say I'm building a programming tutorial/article website. Over time, versions of technology replace itself. For example a service call with AngularJS is completely different in version 0.9.0 ...
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How to SEO one “routing” image URL to multiple canonical image URLs?

Background: I am developing a web service that will provide tooltips to fan sites for collectible gaming cards. The potential traffic and bandwidth is substantial. As this is a free service, I want ...
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How can I get Google to read my site's reconsideration request?

I have a site that's got two manual penalties in Google Webmaster Tools: one for "pure spam" and one for "user-generated spam" (no link penalties currently - this is just for on-site stuff). Pure ...
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Is it good for SEO when I use the same keywords in many pages on a site?

On my website I have photo wallpapers. I want to optimize this page for search engines. There is one main page where all of this photos are listed. On this main page I use keywords like "photo", "free ...
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Google Authorship image only visible to author

I have a website where all the links have an authorship tag added. It used to show up in the Google results properly, but for the past couple of days, it is not appearing for other users. My photo ...
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URL structure with 3 subcategories

I have 1 main category and 1 subcategory and 1 additional "topic" or "area": main categories: news, interview, tutorial subcategories e.g. for news: shopping, entertainment, politics, sport ...
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Search engines that index your site despite a disallow in robots.txt

Recently, WordPress changed their options from "Block search engines" to "Discourage search engines" So that leaves me wondering, that rewording must be that some search engines disregard your ...
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For SEO purposes, should I put my blog on a webpage or a subdomain? [duplicate]

For example if I want to post under a webpage called “blog”, should I make that example.com/blog/category/article or blog.example.com/category/article, assuming that example.com has an about page, a ...
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Change web folders names with uppercase to lowercase or not?

I have web directories with upper case letters and site is on Apache server. Example: www.example.com/ServiceTools/page.htm I have read that using upper case letters in folder name is bad practice ...
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Apache rewrite rule to add a directory in front of a file

I have an HTML page in my root directory, and when someone clicks it I'd like there to be a directory before the file name, that doesn't exist. For example, instead of just being able to access: ...
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How to properly implement 300 Multiple Choices pages for SEO?

At the moment, when a URL isn't found, I'm serving a 404 page which shows a list of partially|fully matched alternative pages that the user is may looking for, without saying that is an error page. ...