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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
0answers
23 views

How can I manage sitemap in social engine?

I'm trying to manage SEO for my website created in social engine. In my robots.txt sitemap: /index.php/sitemap?format=xml&rewrite=1 When accessing the site map it displays the following URL ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

How to tell google that 2 different domains are for the same website

I have a website which is in Arabic language, I want to make an English version of my website, but here is the problem: The English version of the website has a TOTALLY different domain than the ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How do bots/automation treat unnecessary   from WYSIWYG editors?

Basically WYSIWYG editors do their best, but still fail on a number of fronts. One being their use of   in certain situations. For example, in newish CKeditors when fixing parts of sentences, ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Individual subdomains for my links [duplicate]

We thought we would generate postive SEO results by putting our links into sudomains off of our main site. So our main site is foo.com and the link to a clinic would then be clinic1.foo.com, ...
1
vote
2answers
68 views

SEO - resize single image with CSS or generate thumbnails from that image

I have 4 sizes for a single image in a page of my eCommerce website. 600x600px , 350x350px , 220x220px , 110x110px There are 3 solutions: 1- Loading the big image (600x600px) from server and cache ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

TLD has an influence on SEO [duplicate]

I was wondering if the TLD influences my SEO. For a dutch website is it worth it to change .com to .nl? And if this is not the right forum to ask this question I would love to hear what forum is.
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Is there a way to make the text of a video SEO / browser find friendly?

One thing that's always annoyed me about videos (especially tutorial videos) is that you can't search the content, either in your browser or on a search engine. Now granted people have full ...
0
votes
3answers
67 views

Do links hidden by display:none still pass PageRank

I read through the comments and answers to both How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? and Is hidden content (display: none;) -indexed- by search engines?, but I couldn't see anything related to ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

For how long does the google bot wait after document ready before taking a snapshot of the webpage?

As the google bot lets the JS do its work on the page while crawling, for how long does it wait to let the javascript execute after document ready ? Suppose I have an AJAX response that takes longer ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

How to see which images Google has indexed from your website?

Ive got a website that is using lazy loading to load in images (so that the browser dose not try and load them all at once before they are required). The only issue with this is that there are some ...
2
votes
3answers
178 views

Redirect from 404 page to homepage after some seconds and SEO impact

I've read a lot about that is bad to redirect 404 page to the homepage (soft 404). But I want to know if it's a good idea to redirect, after some seconds, the user from the 404 page (with the error ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Should I use a subdomain or a subdirectory?

I have setup a system that will allow me to generate sub websites. These will be completely independent websites that will share a single users database and will all fall under video games. The parent ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

How can I stop this page titles being marked as duplicate?

We have a directory of the most influential people in a sector. People can appear in more than one year, with different citation The page title tag is generated dynamically and would change like this ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Make search engines index options of the select box [duplicate]

My website have some important links in some menus that lead to thousands of pages that they are already indexed in google, as these menus were not working nice in mobiles, in my new design I want to ...
2
votes
3answers
53 views

How to let search engines know which part of page is for mobile?

Some parts inside my page (like div or section, not full page) are duplicated − content is the same, but visibility changes depending of viewport. Is there any tag which lets search engines identify ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

What is wrong with this website's SEO? [duplicate]

A single page site that I webmaster is difficult, if not impossible, to find on Google. If I do a search containing these phrases that are on that web page: "errand runner services Grand Rapids ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

SafeSearch page filtering removal request in Google Webmaster Tools

Why does my site url appear in Google Webmaster Tools as remove url request? The Removal Type is "SafeSearch page filtering", but I did not make the request. What is the cause of this?
2
votes
1answer
18 views

Difference between Movie including a Review & vice versa

I'm just wondering, if there is a difference in SEO between a Movie object including a Review object and vice versa, when using Schema.org on a webpage. For clarification, see these abstract ...
5
votes
4answers
160 views

Does button size affect Google ranking?

Recently I was told that button sizes are important for SEO. Google recommends that buttons should be 48px tall. https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/SizeTapTargetsAppropriately ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Localized domains

Being short: Having one domain per state (country's states. Brazil in this case) on the same ccTLD and redirecting users to the localized website, all of them possibly but not necessarily linking back ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

404 crawl errors in google webmaster tools - odd url's that don't belong to us

If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful! We're getting strange domains coming up in Google webmaster tools. When I look where the links are coming from, it's either: non-existent pages on our ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Are microformats prefered by Google over structured data markup?

The Mozbar, which is a popular tool for checking domain authority, has a new tab for microformats under their markup section. However from the official microformats.org website it is impossible to ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Will flattening the IA affect SEO for end pages?

first off, apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, I had a look on here (and the wider net in general) but couldn't find anything definitive. I am in the middle of a project for a client ...
0
votes
3answers
33 views

Does single focus keyword include other site information?

Lets say I have a website for a campground in Texas and am trying to search engine optimize it so potential customers can easily find my site on Google. I have a series of other pages that have SEO ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Changing pagination, and having more sections per page

I'm upgrading an old website, from having 25 results per page (40 pages), to having 50-100 per page (5-10 pages) This will change the pagination, and maybe affect search engines in a bad way.. So I'm ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
1
vote
3answers
91 views

Can it be a harm to Google SEO if I will insert <br> inside <h1>?

Can it be harm for my site in manner of SEO if I will insert BR tag inside H1 tag? <h1> keyword1 <br/> keyword2 <br/> keyword2 <br/> </h1>
1
vote
1answer
30 views

What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

Redirect to another server during a 503 server error

I am facing the following problem and need a correct solution also for SEO purposes. It happens that our server, which is on a shared hosting, fails and responds with a 503 server error code. What I ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Link exchange with collaborators - is it punishable? [duplicate]

I have a link exchange on my website. We find partners which are interesting for our users (Erasmus students), and make a collaboration where we both exchange blog posts and a link on our website, and ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Will Google punish me for not using <ul><li>?

Expanding on https://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/ -- I'm quite against using lists to clutter ones markup, unless we're talking actual typographical (bulleted, numbered) ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Can reducing # of indexed pages increase professional keyword ranking vs. long-tail non-related rankings?

I have a site that does social media analytics. We have many long term pages with analysis of social profiles (~18M indexed pages). We have a pretty good link profile, from many related & ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Indirect site navigation via sections of my front page - bad for SEO?

I am experimenting with constructing a "user journey" via navigable sections on my front page, as discussed by this answer over in the UX SE. Unfortunately, the scope of the site (it is for a ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Google title field is different from title in my web page [duplicate]

If I search on google: site:socialacademy.com/users/71-leonardo title is: Leonardo - Social Academy but on my web page there is just: <title>Leonardo </title>. I don't think is ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Website is Indexed but not listed for keywords in google [duplicate]

I am doing seo for my website, I am facing a strange problem while i optimize my website. My site is indexed in google but not showing for my keyword. I searched first 100 pages in google,but my ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Impact of use of specific terms in slug on SEO [duplicate]

Lets say there are two websites A and B and both have an article with exactly similar title but almost similar content. However, the URL structure of the two articles is as follows: Site A: ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Does e.preventDefault on link prevent the page from being crawled?

I have a couple of links in navigation on homepage that lead to new pages. When clicked on link, i want to prevent going on that page (e.preventDefault()), and instead load that page in popup with ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Hosting multiple customer websites on one domain name

I have built a platform where our customers can sign up for a website and just select the information from their database to show on the website. Currently we tell our customers to point the www ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Transferring authority/position from current site's landing pages to another site

We just finished a website which provides insightful information about a particular industry from A to Z and it does so in a very user friendly. Some pages on our second site, which is more about our ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Advantage of using an SSL cert for hosting static content? [duplicate]

Are there any advantages of using an SSL cert on shared hosting to hold just static content? I know Google now factors it in to organic search, but beyond that, what would be the primary benefits. ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

How to implement google organic tag in google tag manager [closed]

I am learning google tag manager and have applied the google analytics, adwords and social network tracking codes in google tag manager.Also have triggered the tags on pages and tested them. But now ...
1
vote
2answers
26 views

Multiple Domains with content then redirect to main domain

I have a client who has many domain names. Their main domain name is the brand of the company. The other domains are, more or less, domains that match various keywords. I know exact match domains are ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Using rel=canonical for subsection of pages

I have a page and I am kind of split between having a big page with lots of related contents or split into smaller pages. Creating smaller pages will result in thin content which is not liked well by ...
0
votes
2answers
20 views

GWT showing 0 sitemaps links

I currently have 3 sitemaps (as rss) on a large site. Two of them seem to be getting indexed well, but the third (blog-rss.xml) isn't getting indexed at all: Any thoughts on how to diagnose what ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Why is my page displaying as “here” when the title is “start here”? [duplicate]

I have a site I'm helping maintain that is having what seems to me to be strange behavior. One of the pages is named "Start Here" yet it shows up in Google's initial results (in the site links beneath ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Advice for submitting to audio sharing sites for backlinks

I am working on getting some backlinks to our site. I came across a blog discussing ways to get backlinks and this was one of the tips. The idea is to submit real audio tracks that I custom made (not ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

Inserting <img> into <a> with the same image and SEO

I'm going to use the fancyBox jQuery plugin in the new responsive web design of my website to allow the user to open images in full size. As it is RWD, all images will be resized to fit the available ...
-2
votes
1answer
17 views

Cross-Domain Canonical - Desktop & Mobile

Question is regarding implementation of cross-domain canonical over a desktop and m. site. desktop and m. site have identical pages hence the option is to add the following tags Desktop pages: ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Correct way of having your breadcrumbs displayed in Googles search results [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the correct way of implementing breadcrumbs so that it displays correctly in Google's search results? Let me give you a basic scenario. I have a brands list page which ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

Shallow hierarchy for high traffic pages

we have a website about a huge topic, or better said, many different topics that suit to a one huge topic. We have a good balanced structure with 3 levels depth: www.domain.com/l1/l2/l3 Our ...