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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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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Does when configuring a new Google Analytics account from the old impact search engine optimization?

The current Google Analytics account had been set-up by another party and we are looking at bringing this in-house. Losing historical data isn't a concern since this can be exported and referenced via ...
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Should we include images in sitemap to index?

The sitemap of my website is currently indexing only posts and pages. It is not indexing the media content that is images and attachments. Is it a good idea not to submit images for indexing. If not ...
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Splitting out keywords for company names into separate words

Where do I draw the line on meta keywords separation? For example, if my company name is acme industries, do search engine crawlers come along and look at each comma separated value as a separate ...
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Do query string case differences affect whether a URL is Canonical?

If I have two URL's where the only difference is the case of the query string: http://example.com?param=TEST http://example.com?param=test Are they both considered equal by search engines? I know ...
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Why are my sitelinks so weird and not being updated?

I've done efforts to improve my sitelinks months ago, and they still make no sense. I've made sure I have the same header in all pages (~10mm) and that they are inside . Still I'm seeing a a sitelink ...
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Is responsive content penalized by search engines? [duplicate]

I want to know if I use server-side technology to detect mobile devices and render different content for mobile and desktop users, will my site be penalized by search engines? It looks something ...
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Brand name as keyword for a brand.com site. How to make it appear in search?

I am working on a website for a client, and even though the site ranks extremely well for various different keywords (which is good), if I search for the site's name the homepage does not appear even ...
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XML Sitemap upload for Wordpress site

I had previously used an XML Sitemap auto generator on the AIOSEO plugin but wanted to make some changes to the prioritization of some of the URLs that I could not change through the functions of the ...
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Is linking to primary sources or secondary sources better for SEO?

Okay, so here is a question based on my old-school journalism training/knowledge versus my modern web developer knowledge. Does using primary sources for a linked URL versus a secondary source have ...
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What are the best SEO practices when changing domain names?

I'm using the Yoast SEO plugin on a WordPress site on a new, more memorable domain to replace an old static HTML site with no SEO. I've followed Google's documentation for moving a site, set up 301 ...
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Does background video affect SEO?

Does the extra loading time that a background video has, affect SEO? Or that does not really affect it because the HTML already loaded and the video is just streaming after? Does it make a difference ...
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Will it affect SEO if site is move to a hosting company in another country? [duplicate]

I have a personal blog made with WordPress and it's hosted in my country (east europe). Will it affect my rankings if I move my website to another hosting company located in New York?!
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Google is indexing pages with old URLs

I run a doctor directory website. It has profile pages on individual doctors. This was the url structure: www.example.com/docprofile/23/ We recently changed the url structure to: ...
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Stop Google from crawling proxied pages but still allow the proxy itself to be found via search engines

I have a proxy at http://rahul2001.com/proxy/ I site can be 'proxied' by like this: http://rahul2001.com/proxy/proxy.php/http://site-to-be-proxied.example.com/ The problem is that Google seems to be ...
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Is duplicating content from other websites onto your own website good or bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I built a website by copying content from other sites. Is that OK from an SEO perspective?
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What is the purpose of a hidden rel=dofollow link?

I recently took over webmaster duties for a website and found the following item repeated on every page of the site. <div style="position: absolute; top: 0px; left: -6500px;"> Websites ...
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Is it okay to have irrelevant text in paragraph tags?

My Magento site and theme has a total of 30 paragraphs (<p>) in the source code of the product page. Only 5 are relevant to the product. Others include the the welcome message, phone number, ...
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How to check SEO progress

So I've been in the process of transferring to a new site for around 5 months now (old host slowed down the process as much as possible). I'm now in a situation where my new host is charging me for 5 ...
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False Duplicate Content On Moz Report

We are using Salesforce's Visualforce to run one of our websites. We use Moz to monitor SEO issues. Moz has identified more issues pages than we have - see the attached image. We have only a few ...
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Can I have duplicate merchant descriptions for different subpages?

Let's say we are maintaining a website that offers cashback. Let's also say that cashback isn't well known in our country but voucher codes are. That's why we'd like to be found on the search term ...
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Does minifying HTML have an impact on SEO?

What happens when I minify my HTML in SEO terms? I mean, I minified my HTML which means that every <meta... /> tag is being placed on one line. Will this affect my SEO at all?
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Does processing content dynamically using Javascript or PHP have an effect on SEO? [duplicate]

Does it effect my Google organic search ranking whether my html content is dynamic or static? Let's say that I'm using Javascript to display html code dynamically based on some user behavior, or ...
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SEO for Audio Files

I have a new client who runs an internet radio station. His site has hundreds of previously recorded shows and I would like to optimize the audio files for SEO as much as possible. I've consider ...
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Is using the Open Graph Protocol helpful, harmless, or harmful to SEO?

I am doing an SEO project and I noticed that all of the meta tags have an "og" in the property attribute of the tag, such as: <meta property="og:title" content="" /> <meta property="og:type" ...
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Do search engines follow the additionalType url in microdata?

For example <div itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/ExerciseAction"> <meta itemprop="additionalType" content="http://www.productontology.org/id/Long-distance_running"> ...
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Google “index of” pages and “Not mobile friendly”

I noticed that in webmaster tools that Google indexed 40K of "index of" pages, ie: www.mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/.... I have lot of image galleries and they are stored by Wordpress default ...
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WordPress and Google Indexing

One of my domains i am working on, the site is using wordpress and literally a barebone site. A couple of sample pages not even an SEO plugin or site map generated as yet, why? - Well i setup the ...
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How to over take brand keywords in Google SERP?

Nowadays Google gives importance to branded websites rather than displaying small players. Example, You can not over take Amazon / Snapdeal / Flipkart when it comes to Ecommerce space in online. ...
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SEO Help and Guide for Starter [duplicate]

this aftab , I am here from Dubai ,Basically I'm Java Developer , I know basic of web development also. I am started SEO self Learning . I read about onsite and offsite SEO. Anyone can suggest me ...
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SEO optimization when using same content across different urls per destination [duplicate]

We offer a service for international customers and we created different landing page to target those destinations. Now, the content is the same apart from the countries name. We would like to index ...
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How do I find, if a page has keywords from my list of keywords? [closed]

I have list of keywords / phrases which based on SEO research I find as optimal. What is the best practice to check if a page already has the keywords / phrases from my list? The list has over 300 ...
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Empty URI segment vs. non-empty URI segment

I have URLs like this: http://example.com/33/los-angels//united-stated As you can see segment 1 is "33", segment 2 is "los-angles", segment 3 is "". Should I add - character for empty segment or ...
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Would redirecting short URLs to full long URLS harm SEO?

Posts on my website can be reached by URLs like this long version http://example.com/post/22/do-your-home-work-for-free or URLs like this short version http://example.com/post/22/ I want to use ...
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Someone is spamming links to my site by 301 redirecting his domain to mine what should I do?

I have already disvowed the domain. Still he is creating more than 100k links daily. How should I report this to Google?
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When making a silo structured website is it ok to have header and footer on all pages?

When building a silo website from scratch, is it ok to include all the links in the header on any page? About, FAQ, Contact etc. For those unknown: What is the SILO Website Structure?
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Which is the correct USA specific tld

Which is the correct USA tld to use? I ask this because i thought it was .us but it can be purchased on any domain provider like godaddy and name.com which is weird. I thought only USA citizens ...
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EM or I element is best in pagination?

What I have setup on my site is a pagination unit that consists of two clickable arrows representing previous and next pages, and in between them, I have clickable numbers. Each number is styled ...
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Does changing strong element CSS styling affect SEO?

<strong> HTML elements have default black and bold CSS styling. I want my strong elements to have light blue background, have blue as font color and underline strokes. But does changing the ...
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Is there a way to tell if my website might have been hit by Panda 4.0 penalties?

I just came to realization that our site might have been hit by the Panda 4.0 update. Before May, 2014 our site received 1.5 million pageviews/mo, and after the update, it has never received more ...
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How can you have a hotel to have a Schema.org rating based on the hotel star rating system?

How would you write microdata for hotels with ratings classified as "1-star" to "5-star" hotels? Looking at http://schema.org/Hotel, I see no "Rating" property but only an "aggregateRating" one which ...
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Canonicalization for pages each comparing two products

What is the best way to handle canonicalization for product comparison pages? For example: Page that compares item 1 against item 2 Page that compares item 2 against item 3 In the above example, ...
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Will Google Analytics automatically convert breadcrumbs when running an experiment?

I want to run an experiment to try out alternative pages using Google Analytics experiments. What I want to know though is will my breadcrumbs be handled by Google or will I have to update them ...
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How can I know search engine bot can be visit my website?

I had some problem from my hosting, webpage is online for 1-2 month ago and completed submit to Bing webmaster tools, google and dmoz.org too. Last week don't found my website on Bing directory. I ...
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What are the different types of XML sitemaps that can be submitted to search engines?

I recently came to know about Image sitemaps. Can someone list ALL possible types of sitemaps currently used for listing entire website to search engines?
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How to notify Google about changes to my website so that it updates the search results right away?

I have tried notifying Google via "Fetch as Google" & via "Google Ping", but I have seen no effect on Google search engine result. I have done some changes to my website. All the updates are very ...
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Redirect root URL to changing subfolder – concerns?

I have a custom CMS powering a niche website. Most of the time there's no content or just one item relevant and therefore shown. Currently I have an index page at the root URL. I consider redirecting ...
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Why would Google rank my website for an irrelevant search term based on a site search result?

My website search string result is on top of Google for some reason For example: security officer chest camera We don't sell these cameras, but we are on the top of the Google search results. The ...
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Repeating location in urls? [duplicate]

Is it beneficial to repeat the city/state in the urls for SEO purposes? Let's say that I own a site that sells air conditioning in Houston, and I'm really pushing for local SEO. Is this... ...
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SEO URL Concept/Structure Categories and Custom Taxonomy [duplicate]

I make a wordpress blog right now which has the following: Categories: -Football -Basketball -Baseball Tags: - a lot of Teams and Players Custom Taxonomy (Channel): -News -Images -Videos My ...