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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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Will using same colour H1 as background hurt SEO if I use background image?

Can it hurt SEO if H1 headings are the same colour as the standard body background colour, even if all H1 headings are placed in divs that have a contrasting background image? (So to be clear: the ...
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Do I need to produce an xml sitemap for a social network? [duplicate]

I'm working on a social network that currently does not have an xml sitemap that has been submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. Will this add much benefit given that it is a social network with often ...
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301 Redirect to another website

I have a website that ranks highly on Google for a particular page. For example: http://www.domain.com/products/product-name We have built a new website at its own domain, for example: ...
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Single page website. Redirect to home page if 404 error

I have singe page website. So I have just only single page - home page. If some one types www.mysite.com/anything into their address bar and I redirect to home page is this bad for SEO? It is ...
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How does Google treat multiple page title matches from same site?

I have several non-duplicate page titles that match a search query, say for the query 'stackexchange': <title>John Smith Popular Content</title> <title>John Smith ...
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How does Fedex and UPC code functionality in Google search work? Can my site get similar treatment from Google?

When I search for a UPC code in Google, on top of the screen there are two special links to FedEX and UPCDatabase.com. Obviously the way it works is that Google recognizes the strings as valid UPC ...
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Keyword adding in footer tag in the website will it help for SEO? [duplicate]

For SEO is it required to add Keyword in <footer> tag? Which one is better either writing keyword in <footer> tag or writing keywords in <HTML> table column?
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Disabling Single Event and 301 Redirect [duplicate]

Is it bad practice to have a 301 redirect for an event that has been disabled or deleted from a system to the list view? or should a 404 page? I dont want Google to ban me or anything.
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Authorized article copy

If I have authorization from a site to copy one of their articles and publish it on my site. What is the clean way of making sure I won't get penalized in my SEO efforts? Is there a safe way to give ...
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How do keyword spellings in domains and titles affect search engine optimization?

Just had a quick question about the spellings of words in domain names and how search engines like Google interpret them: So for example, if I had a site based on up to the minute deals on various ...
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What is a good Microdata method for listing a list of events?

I have a list of events that change over time, so items get added while others drop off after their dates expire. For point of reference, they are conventions. I've never used microdata before and ...
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Canonical URLs in sortable paginated lists

How should one use rel="canonical" in sortable paginated lists? An unsorted list of products is not the same as the same list sorted, nor are lists sorted in different ways equivalent. For example, ...
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Country specific website URL for SEO [duplicate]

I am developing a new site and have two domains. One is the .com domain and the other is the country specific .in domain . The market for my products is both in India and and globally and outside of ...
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Image data URI and SEO

Do you think the use of image data URI is SEO friendly? On the one hand saves you a HTTP request. On the other hand it really messes up your code. Especially for image files larger than 20KB or ...
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Do pushState and popState affect SEO?

I was creating my own Ajax-based website which means almost all of my data will be fetched via Ajax from the server and I started to have concerns about my site's SEO. I am using popState and ...
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Improvement of url by changing slash to underline or dash [duplicate]

I have a website with links similar to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948/css-set-background if I change links to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948_css-set-background ( / to _ ...
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Schema.org & Open Graph

We currently use Schema.org for our rich snippets in Google. I want to add Open Graph along with that, so other social signals will recognize our site better. If I add OG to our existing schema, will ...
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How to target geographic category keywords when pages are for business names

I am creating a website similar to Yelp where people come and add their businesses. I noticed that many people use search engines this way: restaurant in new york, auto repair in los angeles. But the ...
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Lazy-loading content and SEO impact [duplicate]

I know we should develop websites for users and not for search engines, for the longest time I agreed on that but I'm thinking of a case where I'm not so sure anymore. Assuming that we have a great ...
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SEO subdomain as root domain

I'm wondering: suppose I have a website for chicken restaurant and my domain is chicken.com, shouldn't be better to have main site on restaurant.chicken.com as primary domain (root domain) in terms of ...
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Different web domains SEO and PageRank

Which are differences between buying domains such as: .me .be .li .cn.com .ar.com .eu.com .com In terms of SEO and page ranking? What's the main differences between mysite.com and mysite.be or ...
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Is URL consistency important? Can I have multiple URL styles on one website?

I have a website in which the URL structure is mysite.com/Anything_Here/And_Something_Here. I would like to have another section in the same site with ...
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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 ...