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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Requirements for Google HTML snapshots

Are there any requirements for a HTML snapshot for Google other than: .. must contain the same content as the dynamically created page .. found here: ...
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How can I resolve google wrong synonom understanding in queries

When someone specificies my site name (which isn't a dictionary word) in a search query, I would expect it to be very easy to be ranked at the top of the search results, and up until recently that was ...
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Should I include different types of result listing pages in my xml sitemap?

Say I have an articles section. It can be filtered by tag (/articles/tag/detectives), by author (/articles/author-url) and also through regular pagination, with the recent first (/articles?page=2). ...
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How to redirect one domain to another (wildcard) without inheriting the back links?

I want to redirect my old domain to a new one. Im running a blog and I need to use wildcard redirect so all the posts will be redirected accordingly. But I don't want to inherit the backlinks in those ...
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Considering all Social Media links are `nofollow`, how do they help SEO?

I understand Social Media is becoming an important component for SEO. I'm trying to understand how that can be, considering all the links are nofollow so no link juice is transferred. Might it be that ...
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Does paid traffic improve SEO? [duplicate]

In Fiverr there is a complete subcategory to "Get Traffic". Some of the descriptions in the category claim that "these traffic will boost your ranking or your biz". Is it true? How new traffic could ...
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Can linking to random related posts have SEO consequences?

I am using WordPress and by default my related posts system works by gathering posts and shows them based on the tags they have. This is OK when you have few posts but with a lot of posts only the ...
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Similar domains using my business' content, and stealing SEO results

I've been hired to create a website for a restaurant in my city, let's call it "Flying Dragon" Chinese restaurant. The restaurant has never had a website, though the business itself is about ten years ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows invalid data

Webmaster Tools shows 1 URL error (not found page). The report says that 5 pages are linking to a page (let's call it x) that does not exist (and because it doesn't exists it returns a soft 404). ...
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SEO Friendly URL for search keywords

I have a website where you can search for a brands, item, and content inside my web. It was designed with tab for each search type, but I want to make the url when changing the tab user friendly and ...
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What bots are really worth letting onto a site?

Having written a number of bots, and seen the massive amounts of random bots that happen to crawl a site, I am wondering as a webmaster, what bots are really worth letting onto a site? My first ...
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Should I use WordPress category archives or regular pages when considering SEO?

I've built a WordPress site based on posts and category archives (no pages). The menu redirects to different category archive pages that have a description, an image, and the relevant posts. Now that ...
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The IP location of server where is the webpage is important for google results? [duplicate]

Recently I have moved my hosting in San Francisco, and I want to know if I can get more visitors from there.
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Google not indexing new forum

We installed a new forum a few months ago now. The URL is: https://www.scirra.com/forum I've 301'd the old topics/threads, as well as included all the new URLs in the sitemap. Yet they still are ...
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Can I benefit from links to pages on my site which have a `noindex` meta tag?

I'm trying to understand if/how I can benefit from people linking to pages on my site which are with pages that have a noindex meta tag. 2 actions I'm considering to perform: Remove the robots.txt ...
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Why my website doesn't appear in Google search results? [duplicate]

I've made a simple website for a friend's bakery and it doesn't appear in Google's search results even if I search for the whole domain name of the site. What can be the problem? How to make it ...
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Does Fetch as Googlebot still support their ajax-crawling proposal?

I spent half a day implementing the server side html generation for modal pages based on their proposal (link), but it seems like the Fetch as Googlebot functionality in Webmaster tools completely ...
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Which is better for search engines, repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning?

When I'm designing an ads website I have two options: Let the advertiser to choose from some predefined lists to create the new ad. For Example: product list ( T-Shirt, Shorts, Suit, .....) Color ...
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Best URL for cars related website? [duplicate]

If this was your website, what will be the URLs for each car on sale? http://www.autoscout24.eu/Details.aspx?id=247572735&asrc=ha I'm working on a car dealership website. What should be the ...
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SEO issue - External links rel=“nofollow” or NOT!

Previously I created a website for promo codes and coupons. That have hundreds of external links to the Retailer's websites and I used rel="nofollow" tag. But my site SEO rank was very very... bad ...
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Optimising website IP for location

From my understanding of SEO, websites are optimised for the current location of their IP address. For example if xxx.xxx.xxx.xx resolves to the UK then you are more likely to get higher rankings in ...
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Google Sites page never shows up in Google Search organic results?

I use Google Sites (i.e.: https://sites.google.com/site/EXAMPLE/ ) as a convenient way to maintain up-to-date info on several residential properties, info that's often requested by my property agents, ...
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In SEO & SEM terms, use of a international domain vs a local domain

In terms of SEO & SEM if I have a .com and a .co.uk. Would it be better to use the .com and park the .co.uk, If I am selling the product locally (in the uk) and later moving out into the ...
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separate domains vs subdomains [duplicate]

We manufacture a very versatile product used in a wide variety of products using multiple brands. In order to market these brands, should we create a separate domain for each brand/market or use ...
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Home page at /home-page-name instead of /

I was wondering if having your home page at http://domain.com/home-page-name instead of just: http://domain.com/ would affect SEO? Not only that, but if users go to domain.com they are ...
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Is doing A/B tests using site redirection a bad practice?

I'm developing hotels websites here in Brazil. When the site is done, we do an A/B test with the old version to measure conversion and show to the hotel owner how good our site is. Due to the fact ...
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The sharp decline Statistics of website [duplicate]

My website has had 10 months ago, the statistics are very high. Very high ... But after 10 days of server failure, Marm was 20 times less. I got lost for a long time without making a mistake, do ...
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How many back links should be created within 7 days? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand the best link building process. I am confused that my ranking dropped when I worked daily on one website.
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Weebly Websites SEO

From what I understand Weebly uses the drag and drop interface and even when looking at the code, it doesn't show the full content, but rather shows {content} which is where the drag and drop parts of ...
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Static Sidebar on All Pages - Harm SEO

I have a static sidebar on all pages of my website which I made completely myself (it's not a widget or WordPress feature) so I don't see how Google would distinguish it from any other part of the ...
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How to increase backlinks of blog or websites [duplicate]

I know that this question is very easy and also Silly.But I don't know how to make backlinks to my blog.I have tried commenting in various blogs and websites but in alexa there is only 1 backlink ...
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Removing existing filtered pages from Google's index: noindex / 301 / canonical to non-filtered page?

I've decided to remove some of my site's pages from the Google index to focus more of the indexed pages on higher quality pages. The pages I'm going to remove are already in the index. These removed ...
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Can we 301 redirect to a new page, but still publish the old content somewhere else?

We have a page on the site which ranks well for an SEO term (top 5) but contains old information. We have added a new page but Google doesn't rank it that well. Information on these pages is time ...
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Should I set NOINDEX header for my JS, CSS and image files?

Are there any harms if my site send NOINDEX headers for all my static assets? For image files, I refer to those valueless, e.g. background images, button images, etc. Update: more background ...
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.htaccess URL rewriting friendly URL with 2 parameters, the second parameter is optional

I'm kind of stuck at this part and was hoping that I'd get some assistance. I'm building a highscores page in PHP, that's going great, it works. However, I dislike the idea of index.php?skill=name and ...
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Author bio on all pages - is it duplicate content?

In a website with user generated content, I provide an author bio under every article on the site. The author bio will be the same under every article the same author wrote. For some authors, the ...
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Should a website be on a topic?

I run an online writers' community where authors publish their literature works and other members of the community read and comment on them. The authors write a wide variety of literature ...
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All articles with infinite scroll, or one per page for usability and SEO?

Imagine a hypothetical website with all user generated content of single page articles. Here are some ways to structuring such a website: Putting up more than one article in one page and creating an ...
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Is it possible to transfer Google Authorship?

Is it possible to transfer Google Authorship from one account to another? Scenario: I have user A who is a legitimate Google Author in my WordPress site. When I search the 'keyword' in Google, his ...
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Should a targeted landing page redirect use 301 or 302 status code

I have a landing page that redirects if the http referer is from a known site using a simple nginx rule: location = /index.html { if ($http_referer ~* (www.)?amazon.com) { return 302 ...
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Can 302 redirect on WordPress homepage affect SEO?

I manage a website. In order to lead the visitor to the latest post when entering the website, I set a 302 redirect from the homepage URL to the latest post URL. There's 1 to 2 posts a month so the ...
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Issues in google rankings

I have a new site just over 6 months old and after a month or so, it started ranking for some searches in Google. Then suddenly after 2 months, boom, no traffic coming from search other than when ...
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Should I add rel nofollow to internal links which already have meta noindex?

Let's say I have a products page with listing producsts and the page has pagination. I would like the 1st page to have all the SE ranking weight so I decided to put meta noindex on the rest of the ...
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New TLDs and Their Impact on SEO [duplicate]

With a whole slew of new TLDs becoming available how will they affect SEO? While I realize some of these domains are fairly general, such as .ninja others are very specific such as .dental and this ...
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Services - separate sites or one site - impact on SEO?

I have a client who is a lawyer that specializes in Criminal Defense and DUI, however, he does not show up well in Google. In researching the sites that rank better have much more content for those ...
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does it matter if bad sites link to your site

it maybe be common knowledge, but there seems to some recent changes so i want to get it cleared up. Does it matter if a site that is blacklisted by search engines link to your site Or even just a ...
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find all pages that link to abc.com and all pages under it

So I have been using the link: operator in google search, however, some things aren't clear. For example, does it only show results that point to my site exactly as www.abc.com or it also includes ...
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Domain name similar to an other existing one, bad for SEO?

I am in the process of choosing a domain name for a personal project. I have found a very good one (let's say it is "myproject.com") but it is very close to another existing domain name ...
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Is 100-150 words content enough for a web page?

I have some 20 different combinations of canonical pages featuring images in different categories. Is 100-150 words content okay for a page considering I use rel=canonical on their copies? I mean ...
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Is link/PR juice being passed to CSS, favicon, thumbnail files?

Is link/PR juice being passed to CSS, favicon, thumbnail files? If yes, how to combine rel="icon" or rel="stylesheet" with nofollow?