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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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How should I create URLs for database generated content that can be indexed by search engines? [duplicate]

I have learned how to retrieve data from a database to a single page by using a form, so I would not need to create many pages to show the elements of a catalog. The concern that I have is how to make ...
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Sudden spike in pageviews in a WordPress site [closed]

A few days go I saw my "Pageviews" jump to an all time high.... I did not add new content. I did not change or meddle with the WordPress plugins or themes I did not add edit or delete my site in ...
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Using the same .com and .net domain - SEO Impact?

I have a client who has the .com and .net of their domain. They would like each domain to have content targeted for a different application. Let me explain: domain-abc.com will contain the services ...
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How does Google determine when a website has been radically improved?

Say I have a website which is really terrible, and Google is aware of this. If I change everything about it and turn it into something really worthwhile, how will Google find out? And will its ...
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How do I optimize SEO in a multiblog WordPress install?

We are about to launch two product pages plus a corporate website. The goal is to keep a blog in all of the sites, but here it comes the question about how to do it in a way we get everything unified ...
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Cropping images & SEO

So I have a page with a bunch of images with largely varying sizes. Also the layout of the page is such that the images are all in the shape of square tiles, so just resizing will cause distorted ...
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How many XML sitemap can generate for one site and is it hammer to SEO ranking?

How many XML sitemap can generate for one site and is it hammer to SEO ranking?
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Can changing nameservers while keeping the same host impact SEO for websites?

I host several Italian sites in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Italy. At the moment, most of the domains are registered by the same provider, so all the nameservers are located in Italy ...
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Questions about infinite scrolling & SEO

I have a page with a lot of moderate sized images (100's for now), and I am thinking of implementing infinite scroll for users, and have pagination combined with link prev/next so SEO still picks up ...
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I have permission to republish articles. Do I need to use rel=canonical?

I made a deal with a guy. I will give him advertising on my site for his business. He will give me permission to reprint the articles that appear on his site (he wrote them). I was looking for a lot ...
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How does Google determine how long a visitor stays on a site?

I understand that Google uses 'Average Visit Duration' as one factor influencing ranking - but how does it determine how long a user has stayed on a certain page for? Is it as simple as registering ...
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Why do people (or bots) spam a site with comments when its obvious that they end up being blocked? [closed]

Whenever I visit the Admin page of my WordPress site, I always find about 1000 new spam messages waiting there for me. The question is what is the motivation for people (or bots) to spam a site with ...
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How can I make my website appear in the top position of Google? [duplicate]

I have added some of the keywords in a meta tag, but my site is still not in the top position when Googled. How can I achieve this?
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How can we redirect visitors outside our country to an international site without harming SEO?

We are looking for a way to redirect the visitors not in our country to our international website. Firstly, we have to detect their location with a Geo-location service, and then redirect them if ...
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How to solve duplicate contents over different domains?

I'm trying to create a big main site and many sister sites. They all will be hosted in a same server, but will be multiple domains. When a sister site posts an article, it is submitted to the main ...
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Why does AVG complain with Exploit Blackhat SEO type 1703

I installed "AVG internet security", opened a page in internet explorer, and AVG complains about "Exploit Blackhat SEO (type 1703)" for object name Action sports stock footage with no further ...
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Best way to optimize joomla cache. Difference between Global configuration cache and system cache plugin

I need to know for a Joomla site there is system cache plugin then there is global configuration setting to enable cache - how is it different from system cache plugin below are some of ...
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Does the source of a visitor affect the revenue for Google AdSense ads?

I'm wondering if two ad clicks are equally valued, if one of them found the site from Google, and the other came from a referral link, would that affect the revenue paid? How about with a direct ...
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Can Google bots interpret hyphen separated words as a single keyword?

I have a french website which frequently includes the word rendez-vous. But, Google Webmaster Tools content keywords tells me the #1 keyword is rendez which is not what I want. Even worse, the word ...
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sitemap.xml approach on non-indexed site

On a site that has a robots.txt file that disallows all crawling... User-agent: * Disallow: / ...does it matter what the sitemap.xml content is? Is it better, or does it make a difference at all, ...
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What SEO problem will occur when we install WordPress on PaaS?

Openshift cloud provided by RedHat have told us to "set up a CNAME record with your DNS provider" if we need to use a custom domain in PaaS. What SEO problem will occur when we install WordPress on ...
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Schema.org: Having a Product as “about” property

I want to define a Product as the main content of a webpage using Schema.org markup. My idea with the following HTML is to use the structure: - Webpage -- WebPageElement (mainContentOfPage of ...
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Would social network activity with links pointing to my website be considered a link scheme?

Are tweets and Facebook shares/likes of posts with links to my site considered a link scheme? Especially when the tweeting and sharing of the link is encouraged with prizes? Would this get me banned ...
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SEO for Google: navigation, company info, video [duplicate]

I often stumble upon search results in Google that get a special treatment, like: having the site navigation (and more) being displayed on the search results page having a company's location, ...
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What is the best practice to have a number in the clean URL or not?

I'm confusing to choose my clean URL format for better SEO. Here are my two options: example.com/apple example.com/123/apple The first format is very clean. It would be much more familiar and ...
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How to evaluate a domain name for a UK site: top level domain, number of words, and hyphens

I have 12 domain names for a new business project and I'm looking for advice as to which one is best for SEO and online optimisation strategy: seo-check.co.uk seo-check.com seocheckonline.co.uk ...
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Google doesn't show my site's results even for a direct search

In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 21 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included. ...
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Alexa Showing Search Traffic turn to 0 [closed]

Alexa.com showing that Search Traffic turn to 0 since i changed the new website at 1-1-2014 while Google Analytics showing that everything is ok and i still receive traffic from search engines i ...
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How can this be considered as web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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Is “Redirecting via DNS” a good practice for positioning a website?

In order to position a website project I'm planning on getting 3 domain names (example.com, example.org and example.net). Whenever a user goes to "example.org" or "example.net" he/she would be ...
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Page title for real estate website

When user creates a real-estate content page, the title will be created by the rules I will create. Lets say there will be 10,000 flats on sale in London. So to make this as good as I can - how do I ...
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Should I Disavow irrelevant links targeting my blog through Google Webmaster Tools?

I commented on a blog, and after some days I checked my Google Webmaster Tools and I found an issue which is similar to ReplytoCom ( Reply to comment ), that means I am not only getting one nofollow ...
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What is a best canonical URL for a search result page? [closed]

I have read a Google guideline About rel="canonical" and I have known that A canonical page is the preferred version of a set of pages with highly similar content. I have a search page which ...
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Google search results not based on website's content

A while ago I searched in the Google for a very specific phrase Quazar of Sanxion and I got some strange results (showing the first three): The strange thing is that if you open the second ...
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Adding UTM tracking hurt existing backlinks?

We have content on some of our partner's websites like the Chamber of Commerce, etc. I would like to have better tracking on this data and was considering adding UTM tags to them. If we modified these ...
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Is there an SEO benefit in shortening domain names by omitting characters?

For example damnler.com vs damnlr.com. What are the differences in terms of SEO? Do search engines treat these differently in any way?
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Can I defer loading Modernizr?

I'm using an HTML5 template that makes thorough use of the semantic tags and includes Modernizr up top to do the necessary IE coaxing. Google PageSpeed is complaining about the blocking JavaScript and ...
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SEO - alt and title attributes for thumbnail images in recommended products?

I think that title almost explains it. What is best for SEO to use in section Recommended products for alt and title attributes of thumb images? Should they maybe be empty? Recomendded products are ...
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Using RDFa with an image inside of an H1 tag

I come from a development background but just recently starting learning SEO along with RDFa. I am working on our companies new website where the designer is using our different divisions logos at the ...
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How to follow the evolution of position in SERP in Google Webmaster Tools?

Is there a way to see the evolution in time of the position in search engine results? In Google Webmaster Tools I can see the different positions where my page was showed but is there a way to "sort ...
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Cross-domain linking for a multi-nation, multi-language site?

I have a website, that is available in, let's say, 3 countries (with data specific to each country), and provide users the posibility to see every website in each of the 3 primary languages of those ...
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Domains - real differences & advantages between .com | .org | .net [duplicate]

I'm wondering what are main differences and possible advantages between buying domain extensions like: site.com site.net site.org what changes in terms of Page Rank, SEO , Search Engine treatment ...
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Using topic titles as img alt text on a forum?

I have a (mostly) standard phpBB forum so right now, images that are posted in [IMG] BB-tags don't have an alt text. I would like to change this and I'm doubting between two options: Use the topic ...
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Rebranding: how do I redirect my website to a new domain, and blog to a subdomain?

I have a website that I am rebranding and using a new domain name for. Right now it is primarily a blog hosted at the root. I am going to be redirecting from www.old.com to www.new.com, and I also ...
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Is mixing slugs with numbers & names in WordPress a bad SEO technique?

While trying to get friendly URLs in WordPress, I discovered this WordPress forums post, which states: WordPress has a monumental issue forbidding you to use the same category slug more than ...
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How to redirect old page link to new link when using new CMS for website [duplicate]

We are doing a new website and the current website www.domains.com has been running for almost 3 years and is quite visible on search engines. Now we are working on new website with multilingual ...
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Several images are displayed in one <img> tag that's changeable via JavaScript - is that OK for those images to be indexed by Google?

I have a page which should contain text and several images related to this text. I'd like to show only one image on the page and let the user change the image by clicking a "->" button (via ...
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Domain Extensions - redirect from .com or .org to country side domain like .am [duplicate]

i was wondering one thing. Actually .com and all generic domain extensions specifies that the site is available for all countries while country side domain extensions like .fm .mx or .sh specifies to ...
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Brand name showing before the title in search results

If we search for our brand name or any keywords that relate to our website, the first words to appear in the title shown in the Google result preview follow this format: Brand Name: Title Here's a ...
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SEO focused navigation

I am a web designer and front-end developer. I almost always utilize a primary navigation bar that clearly demonstrates traditional website pages - "Home, About Us, Blog, Directions/Locations, ...