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 Google relate keywords to those listed?

Our company offers service in all of the surrounding areas but I don't want to "keyword hoard" so I can't list each location and each type of service offered there in the meta keywords. But, we do ...
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Does Google index images in anything other than an img tag?

I was thinking of making a 'load on scroll' image gallery plugin, i.e. I do not want the image to load until it is in view in the viewport. That got me thinking in terms of implementation. I don't ...
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Which search engines prefer an HTML sitemap over an XML sitemap?

Is there a search engine out there that prefers a full HTML sitemap over an XML one? On a site with thousands of articles, does it make sense to include a page that has links to every single page?
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Designing a SEO friendly Website, should i follow any standard HTML format [duplicate]

I am a web developer, developing a web site. I am considering how search engines index my pages. I observed a couple of sites which are ranking well in Google that make me doubt that I am doing it ...
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Should <meta property=“og:image” content=“…”> have an alt tag?

I want to follow good SEO practices by adding alt tags to all my images. For Facebook sharing, I have this code: <meta property="og:image" content="..."> can I add an alt="Facebook image" to ...
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Should a site that has been hit by Google Penguin penalties update content or create new?

Some time back we created tutorials on a test tool Quality Center which now needs upgrading. Currently the tool has been renamed to HP ALM. Our dilemma is whether we should create new pages for the ...
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How long before legacy 302s are recognised as 301s?

We have some legacy 302 redirects in place on our site that should have always been 301s. We've now changed the redirects to 301s but various SEO tools (and presumably Google) still see the 302 ...
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Links removed from google search results [duplicate]

For my website www.trickwarehouse.com i have created one post on keyloggers. When i search in google that what are keyloggers? then my website's post position was 16 but after 1 hour, when i checked ...
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Does using double quote (") to represent inches cause issues for search engines?

An issue came up at a company that I started working for recently on the dimensions for product content being displayed using " instead of in. For the sake of example, let's say the product ...
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How to get rid of Heroku App domain in the search resutls

I am using Heroku to host my rails app and I have created a custom domain for the app at www.luminoto.com. I just did a search for "luminoto" and I see that the herokuapp domain ...
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Moving directory to domain and maintaining SEO

I recently completed a website for a client, which was hosted on my own personal server until we were ready to move it to their own dedicated domain. Inadvertently, the sub-directory got indexed when ...
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Is it possible to get Google to treat a .it domain as a generic top-level domain?

We have the option of using a .it domain which is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain). We don't want it to be specific to Italy though, we want Google to treat it as a gTLD (generic top-level ...
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Unable to update social meta description for home page with WordPress SEO by Yoast [closed]

I am using WordPress SEO plugin. It is working fine except an issue with home page. I am unable to give social description for it. I have tried at least 10 times, but after hitting "update", it ...
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How do you tell search engines not to index this page just yet, but maybe in the future?

The company I work for has a content management system that builds pages automatically for certain content. E.g., There is a page in our system that has the ability to show you information about any ...
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Can I use a link rel publisher tag in the head of both of my business websites to connect them to my Google business page?

To connect my website to my Google business page, I should add <link href="https://plus.google.com/xxx" rel="publisher">. But I have 2 pages because I have 2 different addresses. Should I add ...
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Does .html extension in URL help for SEO? [duplicate]

I am working on dotNET and I have changed URL extension from .aspx to .html. Is it good to use .html extension ? My actual URL is www.example.com/Project.aspx?Id=2&Type=this-is-something I have ...
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SEO - Listing Sidebar Code Before Content Code [duplicate]

On my website, I have always ordered my code with the code for the sidebar coming first, then the navigation bar, then the content section (with the individual paragraphs, images, etc... specific to ...
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Thousands of backlinks from Meetup.com

I have been wondering something for a while now. We have a manual penalty from Google on unnatural linking. When I check out "Links to your site" in Webmaster Tools we have 11,387 links from ...
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How to detect search engines on Cloudfront?

Is there a way to "ask" google to add a query string paramater to the url when crawling my website? (maybe in robots.txt?) so that when it crawls example.com, it would add something like ?iam=google . ...
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Can a news site with posts from press releases avoid being marked as duplicate?

I am building a news site about cultural events. Most of the posts that are published are about events (theatre, music, arts etc) and are taken from press releases that are distributed by email by ...
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Implications of SEO for single page websites

I built a server application that handles bot requests for my website, which was built using AngularJS. It works great, but I'm not entirely sure if it's valid in terms of Google's policy for SEO. ...
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SEO for filename of images that are uploaded using Ruby on Rails

I'm use RoR 3.2 and carrierwave gem for upload images. I want will do SEO optimization for uploaded images filenames. For example I have model Car(attributes: :id, :name, :avatar(carrierwave image ...
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Is more weight given to links in heading tags in terms of SEO?

Do links in heading tags on a website give more weight than links in normal text?
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Self-referential hreflang attributes for single language website?

I've been told by an SEO company to add a hreflang attribute to every page on a single-language website (ie. 'self-referential' tags), but everything I've read about the hreflang tag, including ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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Do search engines index a rich snippet data from HTML which is not visible?

I want to add some piece of data to rich snippets (for example, breadcrumps), but this information is not visible on the page (for example, because the designer has not yet prepared the sketches) Is ...
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how to remove old data from structure data webmaster tool

How can I remove old items from Structured Data? see attached image, want to delete old records, as its showing 2013 records which were already fixed.
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Will the already indexed URLs be removed if I use a robots.txt for my site?

Many URLs from my site have been added to Google's index, but a lot of them are outdated and they will never result in a 404 error and take the user to my site's homepage. I have submitted a new ...
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Will lower casing all canonical url solve duplicate issue

The website I'm working on can have both upper and lower case URLs, even though they will produce the exact same content. eg: http://www.freeofficefinder.com/uk/office-space/london/soho and ...
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Structuring URLs of an online shop for SEO

I have an online store with categories that have a tree structure (meaning they can be nested inside other categories) and products inside these categories. What is the best way to structure the URLs ...
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Using microdata for SEO will help to increase SERP Position? [duplicate]

Does really rich snippets (microdata) helps to increase the SERP position or it will be just for usability purpose? if adding rich snippets to page helps, then how it will affects the SERP position?
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Does a unique ID and title in URL slug improve SEO?

Stackexchange post URLs have URLs like this: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9848/squeezing-all-the-seo-out-of-a-url-as-possible Which is the format: ...
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Google sometimes (erratically) shows my blog instead of my website in its results

When I go to Google and search on my domain, most of the time I see my website (i.e., mydomain.com) in the first page. But sometimes, instead of displaying a link to my website, Google shows a link to ...
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What should I call my about me page

Many Search Engines says that "about" is a stop word, but if I want create an "about me" page how would this make the website's SEO worse? If it makes it worse, how could I improve or change the name: ...
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Should you let Googlebot crawl and index your entire site before updating it again?

I have heard from various people that "Google has scanned x% of the site". Some have told me at times not to upload anything, nor do any changes on the site "since Google hasn't finished scanning the ...
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Why is page rank so high for a teacher's personal site

I have several sites with google page rank 0. These sites have unique content (in my native language). They have sites on google+ and facebook with at least 50 likes. They are registered in many ...
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Dynamic news showcase on homepage and impact on SEO and indexing

I want to highlight the latest news of the week or month on the homepage of my website. On another page of my site, I have a complete and comprehensive list of the news that would duplicate what is on ...
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Does Visibility:Hiden and Display:None Affect SEO [duplicate]

If I had some text that initially had the CSS property visiblity:hidden or display:none Would that effect how much the content is weighted by search engines? Could using one of those properties ...
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301 Redirect vs. Domain Fowarding GoDaddy

I have a domain that is registered (but not hosted with GoDaddy). Previously, it used GoDaddy's domain forwarding to forward the domain to a google sites domain, but I would now like to use a 301 ...
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Running live site side by side with it's replacement

Our current site has become outdated, it's in classic ASP. We have recently redesigned the site using Magento. Basically all the URLs are different, however the content is about the same. We did a ...
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SEO and other impacts of using rel=“dns-prefetch”

I recently came across a site that had the following code: <link rel="dns-prefetch" href="//ajax.googleapis.com"> In looking it up it says it is used to Reduce DNS lookup time by ...
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Keeping old design up for SEO

I am almost ready to publish a new website design for my website. It contains some of the same content, but a lot is worded differently. My plan is simply to replace the old files with new ones. Would ...
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Is negative SEO fact or fiction

I have read a couple of articles about negative/black SEO. They were explaining that important part of it is creating web sites with "bad" content that "stink" to Google. Back links from these sites ...
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Will adding nofollow to alternate language links prevent Googlebot from crawling so many of them?

I have a site with many pages (30MM+ indexed) and have been getting a extremely high number of URLs on your site warning message for a long time. I'm thinking of reducing the numbers of URLs Google ...
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Are new gTLDs negatively effected in SEO?

I have done my research, mainly using this as a source, and I have come to understand that there are certain aspects that can cause newer gTLDs, just by the indication that many of the newer gTLDs, ...
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Best way to get improve SEO ranking for image-based site

How do I best approach common SEO techniques for a website with images as the main content? The problem here is the content is all image based, so other than Friendly URLS, H1/H2 tags, Sitemap, RSS ...
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Wordpress Tag Cloud as link abuse

Do Wordpress Tag cloud considered as link farm or duplicate content? How about categories? After many recent algo updates by Google, did Google created an algo not to penalize sites CMS site like ...
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How rel=“next” and rel=“prev” helps in SEO if used for pagination?

How rel="next" and rel="prev" helps in SEO, if used for pagination? Is it really required ? i.e. imagine you're on page 2: <link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/article-part1.html"> ...
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Affect on SEO if share buttons appear before content

I love the way Mashable has big aggregated share counters and share buttons at the top of each article, I think it encourages sharing of articles and it looks nice. I recently added something similar ...
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Can different properties be on multiple domains or should everything be centralized on one?

In my case, I have a web design project for a funeral home. On their property they have a funeral home (for services, offices, ...) and a large cemetery also. Additionally, they own three more ...