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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Would using an underscore in a domain name have a negative effect on ranking?

What do you think the effect on search engine ranking will be if one uses an underscore in a domain name?
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Google Search Console “Fetch and Render” renders modal popups. What's the impact on SEO?

Google's Search console allows you to "Fetch and Render" your web pages. As you can see in the image below it's (unfortunately) clever enough to render the popup modal. Is this likely to impact ...
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Advice on URL structure [duplicate]

I'm looking for some advice on my URL structure for a project I'm working on. I'm a web developer so my SEO knowledge is relatively limited. My website's purpose is to essentially provide specialised ...
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I have product comparasion long title [duplicate]

I have Website with product comparasion. Also I am thinking what to do with my titles. 4 product comparasion: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Samsung galaxy S7 Edge vs Microsoft Lumia 820 XL DTE SIM DUAL vs ...
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Are these programmatically generated pages a correct SEO approach?

I am presently working on a taxi booking website. As a test case, the website (which is not yet online) can presently take bookings from 20 cities and booking can be made for 626 destinations (cities) ...
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How soon does site migration to new server reflect SEO?

In last 12 months I had very constant Google positions for 2 main keywords. In UK and Europe it was 1st and 2nd place and for US it was 3rd place for both keywords. I used external tools to check ...
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Online SEO checker reporting no title

I am new to SEO. I have created a WordPress Website and I have used a SEO checker online and get this issue: Title: No Title. Important: Remember to set a title, never forget this However I have ...
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multiple webmaster properties http and https to be linked with single google analytics account

We are in transition of migrating our site from http - > https So as transition takes some time to reflect and also we are doing it in phases. We are maintaining both http and https in webmaster. ...
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Can we detect which search keyword used for a particular interaction?

Imagine we have a loan application website. We want to understand out of these loan applications, the ones the go through all the way, from what search keywords did they come from? The ones that ...
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Analyzing branded vs non-branded SEO transactions using Google Analytics and Google Search Console

I have a well indexed site say: example.com. I use webmaster for keyword/traffic analysis, Google Analytics for many other things like performance, transactions calculations(using sale performance, ...
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SEO impact of using non-Latin characters in URL

Is there a negative SEO impact if I use non-Latin characters in my URL? For example, suppose I want to have a page about sweets. I am targeting the keyword お菓子 which is in Japanese. Should I go for ...
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Google Analytics showing (not set) when viewing by Page Title

I'm trying to figure out why there is a row that shows a page title as (not set) in the Site Content > All Pages > Page Title table. I've read that this issue can be caused by improperly set ...
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SEO publishing non-English articles

I have a Slovak language websites and I would like to publish unique SEO articles, but all Slovak webs with PR2 and higher are paid for publishing. In this case I would like to try publish them on ...
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How can I host a website on another domain without sacrificing SEO?

I have a domain bought at Godaddy, but I do not have a hosting service there. Rather, I have a subdomain on another site that I control, and forward it using a 302 temporary redirect. However, I have ...
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Does it matter if a site lives in a subdirectory instead of the root folder?

We built a (wordpress) site at the root directory of www.website.com, and then another company built a new version of the site at www.website.com/dev . While they were building it they accidentally ...
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Change ecommerce website link structure?

I'm usually over on StackOverflow but I've inherited the maintenance of a newish website from a developer and have an optimisation question. I'm dealing with a small online shop, selling high-end ...
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SEO scope for multiple domains hosting on the same IP address

I have multiple domains hosted on a shared hosting plan which provides a single IP address for all domains hosted. I want domains such as: www.plumbersinnewyork.com www.plumbersinwashington.com ...
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Moving content from one site to another - keep content on both sites

I have 1 domain with about 100 posts I would like to move those 100 posts to another (new) domain BUT also keep the posts on the existing (old) domain! Would copying the content to the new domain, ...
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How did Google find my site if I had no incoming links? [duplicate]

I had bought a domain name, hooked it up to my hosting, and started working on it. Mid-way through I decided to check to see if my site was indexed on google. I wasn't expecting it to be, because I ...
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Ideal title size for Google Search

Is it true that Google Search can’t read more than 70 characters of a webpage title?
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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How can a two language page (about learning a language) be optimized for search engines?

I know that there are lots of docs about multi-languages website, but still cannot find a solution for my problem: I'm building a website to help people to learn Italian. The site contains pages with ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports first page presence on major search term but no sign of website on Google

On a major search term Webmaster shows that it has achieved an average first page presence of 3.5 over last 28 days (250 impressions - no clicks) But when I search this search term on Google the site ...
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What CDN features are the most important when picking a CDN provider?

Price and a number of PoP's surely do matter. But if I was after choosing one CDN provider out of 10 similar ones, what CDN features would be the most important? Which ones do really matter for ...
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How to automate discovery of new URLs+Keywords they rank for later re-optimization?

So, there is a site that posts X new pages each day. There is a sitemap where all new pages get listed, there is Google Search Console and its API. There are paid tools like Semrush. When some of the ...
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Inline CSS on Header Tag

Does putting inline CSS on a heading element such as <h1> and <h2> affect SEO? If so, how?
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Is it best for SEO to have one large domain vs multiple small

Building genuine links is tough, if you have only one domain that does everything vs many domains that are specific it will be easier to build up the one website. In saying that does Google favor a ...
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Internal links to 1 page from 200 internal blog posts

I am running website that has a product that is described in around 200 different blog posts. All of them very much make sence, its unique and quite informative for users. Users are landing on those ...
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Does Google punish pyramid linking and does reverse negative SEO exist?

There are thousands of online companies that sell various linking building services, such as: Private Blog Networks (PBN) User Generated Links (forum signatures, blog comments etc) Pyramid Link ...
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What slug should be used for services in multiple locations? [duplicate]

What slug should be used for services in multiple locations. Should it be 1st location or 1st services in URL after .com?
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Which is more SEO friendly, redirect or rewrite?

On Apache 2.4, which is better for multiple migrated URLs in terms of SEO, 301 redirect or rewrite? I have ~50 URLs.
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Language of friendly URLs

I am doing a site where the language of the entire content is Portuguese. My URLs are friendly, however they are in English. Should I change all URL to Portuguese, too? For example: from: ...
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How to add hreflag tags to Prestashop to prevent Google Search Console warnings

I have a Prestashop multi languages site, and I started to notice some warning in the webmaster tools of Google that my site is lacking hreflang tags. Is there something in Prestashop to handle the ...
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Should the category or the title come first in the URL path?

I've seen a site that has a link structure like this: http://www.example.com/{title}/about/{category} Traditionally sites are using: http://www.example.com/{category}/{title}/ Is it a better ...
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Should I title my article to match search keywords or to best match the content?

I selected one keyword for an article of my site: "Best baby stroller" After couple of days later, I found another word is more appropriate with this article: "Best car sit baby stroller" But this ...
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Can spitting content from a subdomain I own onto my main domain help/hurt my SEO?

I have a main domain and a subdomain I own in the format of domain.com and blog.domain.com. For a while now I have been using the blog.domain.com to host my blog whereas domain.com simply hosts the ...
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Will create an international mirror site hurt my SEO

I was approached by someone from India looking to copy parts of my website content in India under a new domain name (which would be the same as mine, but ending in .in) The .in website would list the ...
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Is using optional URL segments bad for SEO?

I have a multilanguage site with urls like this https://example.org/en/ads/2 https://example.org/es/ads/2 https://example.org/it/ads/2 which serve the site in different languages. My site also ...
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Correctly adding WordPress blog to existing site

I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site. Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem; The domain: www.example.com The ...
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Blank domain within a month [duplicate]

I bought a domain name for new site. Within a month, on a domain, there was nothing but an empty root directory of the page something like "Index of / [ICO] Name Last modified Size Description". I ...
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Promoting certain domains in different countries

We have two domains: example.net example.co.uk The .com is unavailable. Most of our customer base is UK based, so the .co.uk works well for us - we have our marketing site at example.co.uk. ...
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Internal links to pages vs. sitemap.xml links to pages

I have a page that is not linked to from anywhere, but it is listed in sitemap.xml. It will be crawled and display in the SERP. Would it be preferable, from a SEO perspective, to have the page ...
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SEO difference of img and anchor tag

Lately I have the constant the struggle of images being too large for the x device or too small for the y device or too many for the z device. In reality, the problem is that, as long as there is an ...
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Is using the <u> tag invalid or bad for SEO?

A few years back in about 2010 I ran the W3C.org validity checker tool on a Drupal 6 website that is no longer exist and I clearly remember getting a message like "usage of <u> tags isn't valid" ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting duplicate content because of URLs with fb_comment_id

I just checked HTML Improvement in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console), and found that there are more than 150 pages with duplicate meta descriptions, and most of them are because of Facebook ...
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After Switching to Https, the indexed pages of Search Console Sitemaps has a big drop [duplicate]

We switched to Https on March.15th, at frist everything looked ok, the http site's impressions and clicks drop down, and https site's go up. And I also submitted the Sitemap to Search Console https ...
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Are Web Description Protocols useful for SEO

I feel new to SEO world, but for now everything I have found are like 20+ html meta tags where only 3 or 4 are in common use, the point is that after some digging I am on the crossroad between taking ...
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Will underlying content (hidden by z-index until exposed by user action) be ignored by Google?

In my web app the application itself will take up most of the screen estate (the pink layer in the below picture), while the about page (the blue layer) is hidden below it, thanks to z-index. If the ...
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Can .htaccess be changed through FTP after it was edited in WordPress in a way that breaks the site?

I made the mistake of putting in the following code on my .htaccess file thru Yoast SEO: # Remove www from any URLs that have them: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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How to do SEO for Real estate website [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend some tips for the SEO of real estate website.The competition is really high so how to make your website an authority website to make it SEO friendly.