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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Should I have both example.com and www.example.com?

I used to have a website which could be addressed by both example.com and www.example.com leading to the same page. Now, I moved to another server and only the example.com works. I got an email from ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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How to introduce large number of pages (that are only accessible through an ajax driven search mechanism) to search engines

We've got a web application with the main purpose of searching through a set of records search mechanism itself is completely AJAX based. A typical search URL would be something like this: ...
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SEO history of recycled domain name

I have purchased a recycled domain name and I have just been told that if I use the recycled domain name (that I now own) I will inherit any penalties that the recycled domain name may have attracted ...
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SEO analysis report not counting Facebook likes? [closed]

For my website I created a Facebook page. It has 21 likes. However, the SEO analysis report says the Facebook likes count to zero. How to get the Facebook likes count into the SEO analysis report?
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Can I block requests that have no user agent because they cause 404 errors?

Is it OK to block requests that contain no user agent? I am getting random 404 errors on URLs I have never used. These requests have no user agent. If this is the case, will it affect any of my ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [closed]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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What can I do to links that no longer exist in order not to lose my PageRank?

I completely re-wrote my website and in order not to lose my PageRank, I mapped the old links to the new ones with 301 redirects. However, some of the pages that Google has previously indexed no ...
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How to SEO optimise Ajax/Json loaded images?

I am using Galleria.io on a website to display a gallery of images. In the database, the images have a title and description to properly explain what the image is. I load the images into galleria ...
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All the pages from search keyword is gone! [closed]

Yesterday when i have checked me website's page ranking is search engine as per keywords, at that time it was perfect. But today when i was checking i found that mojority of keywords are not in top ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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Website copying our content SEO impact [duplicate]

Our company has a large dealer network across the US and Canada. We take an additional 25% off the products if they list our products on their website which most people do. We use to hand out code for ...
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What is the best pratice to pagination to avoid duplicated content? [duplicate]

The SEO department for the company I work for requested that the user comments on all pages should be paginated, and by this, generate a new URL, for example: Original page: foo.com/bar.html (load ...
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What resolution in sitemap.xml image attribute?

I'm just creating a sitemap for my page and I found these aspects for creating it on Google: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668 There is a attribute for images, but my question is: ...
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How to do SEO for database driven web? Asp.net [duplicate]

Hi to everyone and thanks in advance for your time reading this question. Im kinda new on this SEO stuff and there is something that I can't figure out how it works despite all the readings that I ...
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Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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which url is better for google SEO, recursively or directly? [duplicate]

Say I'm building a e-commerce website. I have a lot of products in different categories. For example one of them is: Flat to Round Power Plug Convertor So I have two ways to link to this ...
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Does removing ID from url improve SEO? [duplicate]

Hello my urls are currently looking like mydomain.com/products/123/product-name Where 123 is the product ID. I can make them like : mydomain.com/products/product-name by saving the url as unique ...
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Is this way of using Pushstate SEO friendly?

As discussed in this question in Mauvis Ledford's answer and Pumbaa80's answer, Pushstate has many advantages in comparison to hasbangs. But I would like to discuss a single disadvantage Pushstate ...
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SEO: is it a good practice for 2000 pages to redirect to 20 pages?

My task is to redirect ("301 redirection") 20 groups of 100 pages (2000 pages) with duplicate content to 20 pages in inner blog at the same domain. I know how to do it but is it a good idea from SEO ...
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Does noindex metatag have a negative effect on the canonical URLs PageRank?

A page has this URL: http://example.com/pages/some-page/ There's a pagination on this page which uses a GET parameter page which would result in URLs like: ...
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Will Google always tell you if you've been penalized for spammy links?

I've noticed a few spammy links pointing to my website. Some of these existed from before I registered the domain, and some of these are new, possibly placed by competitors. I understand that Google ...
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SEO & Reordering of duplicate content

I am currently working on a website, and the designer wants a menu that is setup like this: Toplevel1 Toplevel2 submenu1 submenu2 submenu3 Toplevel3 Toplevel4 All menu items have a title and ...
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Searching for Googlebot in server logs [closed]

I'm trying to use Heorku Logentries to track Googlebot's activity on my server. (Although, I think this could broadly apply to tracking Googlebot activity on any server.) I can see that I have results ...
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Any negative consequences of linking from a wordpress site to another site that uses ASP pages

A client of mine had a blog that utilized ASP pages for some content. Recently they moved their site to a Linux-based server and installed Wordpress. They did not want to have all the ASP pages ...
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SEO benefit of H1 tags on the homepage

I've been told by an SEO specialist that, although every other page on a website has <h1> tags highlighting the correct headings for that page, that there needs to be one on the homepage, too. ...
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How can I recover my site's search engine ranking after another site copied my content?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost half the traffic for my website overnight. Investigation showed that someone had made a perfect clone of my website (more info here), and that Google in its ...
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Facebook share in Hebrew messed up

I have a WordPress website in Hebrew. Using Yoast for SEO and AddThis for sharing. Recently a lot of problems with Facebook sharing: Some posts share in "Gibbrish" - no image, no title and messed up ...
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Would this be considered duplicate content for a multi-language site, and is it necessary to redirect by language?

Our company now has 2 domains linked to one FTP: site.lt and site.eu In the .lt site, we show the content in the local language In the .eu site, we show foreign languages like site.eu/lv. 1). My ...
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How often does Google re-calculate the page rank of webpage? [duplicate]

Am updating my website Backlinks and content from last 2 month but page rank is not changing,how often does Google re-calculate the page rank?
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Google analytics is tracking my admin panel usage. I removed the code, can I delete the data?

I accidentally put Google Analytics code in such a way that it included it throughout the entire website, including the admin panel. As a result, when I go to the site content page to view all the ...
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My site's robots.txt was blocking everyone for a year. What to do now that I fixed that?

My site's robots.txt was blocking everyone for a year (The "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" option was checked in WordPress). I guess Google will re-try to crawl it in the upcoming ...
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SEO-friendly Responsive Design, swap navigation UL for Select?

I am designing the menu for a web site, and I was hoping to find an SEO-Friendly way to implement the Responsive Design used here: Ask4Sam.net- Responsive Design Example As you can see, for large ...
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Could reverting to my old site bring back old SEO rankings?

Suppose I have s website that shows on 2nd Google page and I want to redesign it. What elements should I keep unchanged so that the ranking is not effected? If the ranking does go down and I decide ...
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Google webmaster reconsideration requests without manual actions

my site ranking decreases in Google results suddenly about ten days ago. I read many articles about it at support.google.com, but I didn't find the problem. Also there is no manual action in ...
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SEO and multiple simple websites [duplicate]

From a SEO point of view, which one is "better" for a not so little company: Having one huge site containing everything regarding the company or having multiple one? I think one site is better, ...
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Do keywords relate to words on your page? [duplicate]

I'm trying to cover 1-5 products as well as a few geographic areas on each page of our company website. But I can't list each location with each product or else I'll get a huge list and search engines ...
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Use traffic from previous domain owner

I have a domain which previously belonged to someone hosting a forum on it. Can I use that traffic to give my domain a boost, by taking the 404 traffic and 301 redirecting it to an existing page of ...
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Creating a unique meta description for each page on a WordPress website

I have one website which is created with WordPress. When I try to enter the websites's homepage meta description, then it attaches to all the posts that are created by me on the website. But I want ...
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Nesting micro-data vs Independent Items

I've been reading about micro-data and it's implementation, however the examples are quite simple and I'm yet to find a website that thoroughly implements structured data throughout the entire site. ...
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Angular App and SEO Crawlability - Without Hashbangs

I am reading all the articles on making a site crawlable by replacing Angular hashbangs in the URL with an escaped fragment. An example of such a tutorial: ...
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nofollow on local images improving SERP?

I have links to images on my website (fined with lightbox), when I extend the links with rel="lightbox nofollow" would this increase the link juice value of the other links? I don't need all of the ...
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Microdata reuse within another item

I've been reading around and I feel I've hit a wall. My intention is marking up my site with micro-data in a way I won't need to re-declare items that already exist in the page. For example, my ...
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SEO guidelines to allow users to embed the page in their websites like youtube..etc [duplicate]

In my web app, I want to allow user to embed the content in their websites (as in youtube, twitter, facebook...etc). I see two approaches for generating code: using IFrame load the content into a ...
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SEO - low quality page of links for crawler only

I have a site structure of: Country > Counties > Towns > Shops the county, counties and towns pages are all low quality pages full of links, these are there for the crawlers to navigate ...
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Does a page with a phone number in the title rank less well in Google?

I am creating a website in asp.net and I am making the phone number visible in the title bar. Will this method have an effect on SEO? Will Google lower my rank? If so, why?
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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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Is it acceptable to repeat the same h1 tag for desktop and mobile browsers in a responsive site?

I have a website with a page that has a video as the main content. It uses a responsive design layout that requires the <h1> tag (with the same text) to be used in two different places: one for ...