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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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Redirecting HTTPS to HTTP without purchasing another IP address

So in the past I have always bought a new IP when working with SSL certs. I came across a client that is on a shared IP and using a cert for one of the sites but not the others. So domain #1 has cert ...
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Should I redirect desktop users visiting mobile page to desktop version?

So I am redirecting mobile users to mobile version of the page and also have alternate attrubute set up for that: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" ...
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Image Backlink Alt Text

Does Google use the image alt tag the same as anchor text for external back links or does it only use the alt tag for internal optimization?
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Structured Data for dynamic pages and Webmaster Tools

I have a catalogue with more than 150000 (150k) unique single item pages, each with schema.org set up for titles, descriptions, images, prices etc. These pages are dynamically built through a unique ...
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Google is ignoring my robots.txt

Here is content of my robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: /images/ Disallow: /upload/ Disallow: /admin/ As you can see, I explicitly disallowed all robots to index the folders images, upload ...
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SEO: Include category in URL to article/post?

Is it good for SEO to include the category in the URL? Like so: \articles\ID\example_category\slug Or does it not matter and only make the URL unnecessary long? Note; the article is also available ...
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Google pulls keywords from only two pages [duplicate]

When I sign into Google Webmaster and view Google Index > Content Keywords, it only shows keywords off of a single page, and from my site map. It's a small site with five pages, but it's only getting ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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SEO AJAX Calls for Google

I have a working WordPress site that contains a custom navigation and retrieves a page based on title. So what it looks like is, lets say I have a page called test and the user selects test on the ...
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How to find what keywords to target in large scale?

Currently we have a website with more than 300000 indexed pages and everyday there are 600 new pages added, the website is a news website. The strategy is that we start finding what keywords we ...
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Adding Microdata to a website of company listings

Let's say you have a website that is akin to the YellowPages. It is a listing of lots of other companies. Should you place microdata about each company on each company listing page? Or should you ...
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How to use Schema.org for Adverts on a website - WPAdBlock

I'm trying to use schema.org to indicate advertisements on my website. I'm concerned that putting adverts within the content of a blog page will hurt my SEO and I'm hoping using schema might help ...
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Bought a domain that used to be an adult site

However, its no longer an adult site, and now suitable for all ages. Google/Bing keep looking for URLs from the old site. I made sure they all 404, but is there a better procedure? Should I 301 those ...
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Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?

I'm working as a bit of a webmaster for a guy that runs a network of backlinked websites to increase his PR for a couple of his eCommerce sites. I don't know much about them, I just know they generate ...
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What is the best seo friendly url structure [duplicate]

What is the right link structure for search engines? We don't have the posts creation date, only the id of the each article. Is this a good structure? http://www.example.com/1292/the-url-of-the-title ...
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Migrating a website to a new server and content management system but keeping domain: What will happen to our Google rank?

We are currently in the process of launching a new website in my non-profit organisation; our old web site that has been around since the end of the 90's will be replaced by a Squarespace site. Now, ...
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Link to Youtube video via middleman website - SEO perspective

It would be great to hear some opinions on my issue. I have WordPress website and YouTube channel. I would like to put links to my YouTube videos on some other websites. I am wondering if it is good ...
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DNS mistake. Google crawled the wrong server. What to do?

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair I have a couple of similar looking domains on Coudflare where I manage their DNS. An old forum and my new still MVP site. As many of you may have ...
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Should I use the name of the segments in URI [duplicate]

I am making a site that has several sub-pages structured according to countries and categories. Which URL structure is better for SEO or does it even matter? Option I: www.site.com/australia/cooking ...
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Does Google penalize you for using an outdated version of Wordpress?

If you are using an outdated version of Wordpress , do you get penalized for this ? In other words, does it matter for seo ? I know that from a security point of view it is always recommend to keep ...
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How come a site is indexed but not indexed? [closed]

An example URL: islamqa.info/ar The site is indexed in Google Webmaster Tools as per this image But When I use google site: operator, I get Your search - site:islamqa.info/ar - did not match any ...
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SEO - Does Google properly handle hreflang tags with links that just change the language settings in a session cookie?

I am currently working on a website that is available in multiple languages. I put some effort in atomatically detecting the users preferred language. This itself is working great. I also offer ...
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One larger site OR a medium and a one subsite? [closed]

I've build two webshops: A - Sells watch straps only B - Sells watches, tools for watches, more watches and more watch related objects. We've come at a point where a choice has to be made and we're ...
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Website opening both on domain name and IP. Is that a problem?

So, http://site.com/ and http://123.321.123.32/ both are displaying a web page. From SEO point there is content duplication issue when both domain and IP displays the same content. This can be solved ...
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How can i find the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword? [closed]

How can I find a list of the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword, E.g If I want the most popular containing "Paris" or "London"
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Are blocks of text that repeat on different posts considered duplicate content?

I optimized my links using a .htaccess and made sure there are no duplicate URLs, but what about the content? For example, if I have on a newsletter widget some text, an author paragraph, and some ...
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Canonical and hreflang implementation for international desktop and mobile site versions

I have an interesting case and I am lost in it. There are two versions of the site: desktop and mobile. And there are also international versions: English and Spanish. I'm stuck at implementation of ...
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Should I use 'robots.txt' or 'sitemap.xml' to get dynamically created files indexed in search engines?

I've structure my video site like this: / (root) index.html -/videos -/video-id1 (dynamically generated subdirectory when user uploads a video) /index.html (dynamically generated file ...
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Duplicate / Similar content across many articles

So I am building my website up, so far so good, only 2 categories and about 40 articles. Each category is different and several of the articles in each category are reviews. My question is this... I ...
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In terms of SEO, what is the difference between a URL with and without a trailing slash?

In terms of SEO, what's the difference between: http://example.com/some-stuff/ and http://example.com/some-stuff I could not find anything useful regarding this concept, can you explain this?
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Publishing articles twice

If I am building a new site where I want to publish my articles that have previously been published on other sites (that I do not have control over them), what is the best thing to do?
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Which Cloud Region Should I select for my blog site? [duplicate]

I currently have my blog set up with shared hosting(godaddy). After recent growth on traffic, I feel like, its time to get serious by hosting it to a better place, I am thinking about cloud obviously. ...
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How to make Google consider subdomain as part of the main website in SEO?

I have a well ranked website on Google and Bing. In the last few months I've been feeding a blog for my webpage and now I'm trying to rank it on Google and Bing just like I did with my website. ...
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Should I map third party blog as a subdomain?

I am wondering if I should map my blog to my domain as a subdomain or just leave it completely separate on the third party site? I am primarily concerned with SEO and the ease of transitioning ...
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negative seo myth or reality [duplicate]

Ive seen some people advertizing negative seo services and im being curious is it possible to harm someone`s search result position by applying some of these so called negative seo practices or it ...
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Google Indexing PHP pages with and without backslash [duplicate]

How can we use the .htaccess file to only have our pages indexed by Google without the trailing slash. Right now both pages are being indexed.
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Does editing a Wordpress Theme from scratch affect SEO?

I'm a web designer and I'd like to make a custom wordpress theme for my upcoming blog. The template is already made in photoshop but I need a good starting point. I don't have too much experience with ...
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Use of hgroup tag and how much well for SEO it is?

I used hgroup tag like as in section. I want to know that it's well for SEO or not and this is a correct use of hgroup. HTML: <section> <hgroup> <h1>CCTV Camera's ...
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Do I get penalized for hosting a blog in a subfolder? [duplicate]

First of all, I know this is an ongoing debate, I’ve read forums and seen different opinions but I’m still confused. Here’s my problem. I’ve started my website from scratch (design and code) and now ...
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Google Webmaster Tools no longer reports search queries now site has gone full HTTPS

After the recent announcement by Google that was speculated for a while in the SEO community, that sites that load over https (ssl) will be weighted slightly higher in the search algorithms, I quickly ...
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Does resubmitting a modified site map affect current ranking?

I have a old sitemap dated 2012 that I submitted in Google Webmaster Tools. I want to resubmit a modified sitemap, but I am worried that my current ranking might suffer. Does anyone have a way that ...
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Hreflang and possible duplicate content SEO issue

imagine there is a page with video, it has hreflang tags setup, to lead let's say German visitors to /de/ folder... So, on that German version of page, everything like menus, navigation and such are ...
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SEO effect with different font for some characters?

I have a different font for some characters in my website, so the code is like this: <h1>L<span style="letter-spacing: -5px">a </span><span ...
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Google showing description from iframe on a page

I have facebook login on my page and I recently noted that google search result shows up a fb's warning message in the site description, fb's javascript plugin adds a iframe to the page for FB login ...
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SEO effect of adding iframes to my website

I have 2 websites, in one of them that has a fairly good number of views (50,000 pageview / day) I have added an iframe that shows my other website. I did this a few days ago but my second website ...
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Must-do regarding on site SEO [duplicate]

I read a lot of articles regarding on site SEO. I focused mostly on Yoast SEO recommendations (since i'm using Wordpress) and Google guidelines. Structured headings Optimized site speed Breadcrumbs ...
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Number of tags per page and spamming

What is the suggested ratio of <strong> and <em> to text? Lets say I have 100 words, is putting 20 of them in a <strong> tag considered ok? Example: Lorem ipsum aaa dolor sit ...
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<br> in meta-description, ok or not?

I have a dynamically constructed page that automatically pulls specific page content and applies it to the meta description. There are <br> tags that end up in the meta description. Should I ...
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SEO and parent menu item placeholders

In wordpress I have several empty parent menu items which simply serve as something to click to access a dropdown sub items menu showing actual pages. I can't have these parent menu items link to a ...
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Can shortened URLs on my pages hurt my SEO?

There is a certain part of my blog (part of my homepage) that contains shortened urls to external pages. If I don't add the rel="nofollow" property to those links, can they hurt the SEO of my page? ...