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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.org or .com for a software product? [duplicate]

I like to setup a website for a software to share it or sell it, the domain with .com already has been registered but .net and .org are available, I have seen some products in .org, should I use this ...
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Website with traffic must shut down, should I redirect?

I have a website with a good amount of traffic but I must shut down this website. I have another website that is not very well ranked on Google. Is there something I could do to help my second ...
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Can XML Sitemap include itself as one of the URLs?

A little while ago I discovered an XML sitemap where the sitemap itself was included. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> ...
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Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description?

Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description? Will it harm in anyways if I use it in all my pages? Check out the green box.
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Does having a hyphen in the TLD URL affect SEO? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a portfolio for myself and I am not sure whether I should include a hyphen in the URL or not. For instance, if we have two URLs: www.examplesite.com www.example-site.com The ...
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Why do the meta description of my webpage is showing in Google SERP on mobile and not on web? [duplicate]

My aim was to display the meta description on this page to improve CTR - However, I was disappointed because the meta description is only shown in Google SERP on mobile not on Web. Please see the 2 ...
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Keyword Specific VS Non-Specific Targeting in SEO

Does Keyword specific brings better value in SEO compare to non-specific targeting? Example: <a href="www.companyA.com">Website Design</a> <a href="www.companyB.com">Website Design ...
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“Title” Attribute vs Link Anchor Text in SEO

Both "title" attribute and link anchor text does provide positive influence to SEO. Example: <a href="www.companyA.com">Service Provided</a> <a href="www.companyB.com" title="Service ...
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Is click through rate from the search results an important ranking factor for Google?

I came across this video Attracta claim that the number ONE ranking factor is click through rate i.e. the title and meta description should be compelling, according to the video it claims that it ...
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Why my webpages body content is not taken into account to display in google SERP?

It's confusing for me that I have content on my webpages, however, when I search with the site: operator it is not taken into account. There is something like "Thank you for contacting us...." ...
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Does display:none on images have SEO impact? [duplicate]

I am using wookmark.js in order to load a Masonry styled grid in my website. As they recommend, I am using display:none CSS property to hide images until loading (detected by imagesLoaded) and then ...
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Allow users to access my beta subdomain but pass link juice to the main site

My site can be accessed by either http://example.com or http://beta.example.com. The sub domain beta is the same site but a different version and I want users to be able to use the beta but any links ...
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SEO titles for online version of a printed magazine

We are running a print magazine and all issue articles are posted online as well. We optimize our Meta Titles, Meta Descriptions, and URLs for SEO but for archival purposes the actual titles of the ...
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How to handle multiple domains for one service/product?

I am wondering how to setup (SEO- and SERPs-wise) a product launch with multiple domains. Lets say I have product X and it's an answer for subject A, subject B and subject C. www.example.com is were ...
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SEO issues with categories which are frequently empty

We have a medium traffic site which sells used boats, the site does fairly well for popular search phrases, often ranking on first page. A common way for people to search is by boat manufacturer, ...
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How to do SEO for a business listing website that contains temporarily available content

I am building a business directory page where the user can filter through locations and different branches. The directory uses a freemium-model which means that the basic listings are completely free ...
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SEO on Single Page Website and Content keywords

I notice this is a popular topic throughout stack exchange in regards to single page websites and SEO. I have decided to go with a single page website for multiple reasons based on the user experience ...
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AJAX crawling scheme & redirects

I am about to implement Google's AJAX crawling scheme so for every single pretty URL on my site (apart from the homepage) there will be an equivalent ugly one using _escaped_fragment_ . This means ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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Does changing pages titles in a website result in better SEO?

I am wondering whether I should have all pages in a website I am building with the same title or I should change the title for each of the pages, for an improved SEO strategy. For example, I would ...
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Is hidden backlink blackhat SEO?

See below link. It will create a huge backlink for me if I put it on dynamically generated blog posts. Is it a blackhat SEO strategy? <a href="http://example.com" style="display: ...
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How handle multiple domains for one project?

I will have one project accessible from example.com and example.de. The sites will be the same, only default language will change. Now, what's a better solution? Use both domain, each with own ...
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If Google penalizes main domain, will it affect subdomain too?

I have a social bookmarking site that has very little search engine traffic. Most likely, the reason is that almost all content is copied content. Usually what users do is just copy the first 2 or 3 ...
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Robots.txt vs. Noindex Tags

According to matt cutts, even though we block the page using Robots.txt , it is better using noindex tag. ( Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBdEwpRQRD0) If it is blocked by Robots.txt, how ...
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WebSocket and SEO [duplicate]

I have a client who wants to create a real state web but with only 1 page and everything should be done dynamically, preferably using websockets. Technically speaking it's possible, but my question ...
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Can microdata be implemented in meta tags?

Please consider the following code marked up with attributes to provide microdata: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Micro data test - Normal ...
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Why is Google Webmaster Tools marking empty pages as Soft 404s?

I have a set of pages in user profiles which, depending on the user's actions, may or may not have any information on it. It's essentially a feed of the user's comments. Some users add comments, some ...
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Where is the best place for page's ID in a user friendly URL?

I searched within the site but none where addressing exactly my question, So I ask it here: Which one of these structures for a user-friendly url is the best with regards to search engines and user ...
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How my website will be ranked if I host multilanguage blogs under my domain?

I want to make two weblogs in two different languages under my personal domain, such as blog1.domain.org and blog2.domain.org. I want to optimize my website in such a way that with searchs in either ...
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Internal Links Keyword

Let say I have a tech site and I am writing a post and mentioning "iPhone". I have previous posts about "iPhone", should I link to a post or to a page with the "iPhone" tag?
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Does Google use .com as a ranking factor compared to other generic top level domains?

Given the exact same page with some real data for example a page for Bangkok Dog Cafe, would search engines prefer one of the following because of the top level domain? singapore-dog-cafe.com ...
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Google not indexing translated content using url params

I have a website that uses a URL param (http://example.com?lang=es) to translate each page content. I know that this option is not recommended, but technically is the only one I can provide atm. I ...
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How do i get Google to crawl and associate foreign content with my site?

We have an HR application that is hosted by the supplier. There are recruiting functionality in it including a publicly available client so people can apply for jobs. We are iframing this clients ...
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What is an optimum redirect / canonical path for this instance?

In assisting with the migration of a friend's site, we discovered that 301 redirects had been created for what are, ultimately, temporary pages. These temporary pages then point to a canonical URL ...
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Update and republish wordpress post. SEO penalization?

I'm currently working on improving some old posts, adding content, notes and so... I plan to publish them again on every update so it is showed again in the homescreen with the new date. Do you know ...
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Backlinks in Webmaster Tools from a CDN - The CDN can no longer be crawled but backlinks remain

For our site we set up a CDN url using a CNAME pointed to our main domain. Unbeknownst to us, this caused a very large pool of duplicate content, since google could crawl the CDN and reach all the ...
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How many keywords is too many? [duplicate]

I believe that the question of which this was marked a duplicate seems to be one about the actual HTML tag's max length. I know there is no such max length and instead want to know about how the ...
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When I aquire a domain from a competitor is there SEO value in redirecting or keeping the existing site?

I can aquire a domain from the competition. For best SEO, do I place 301 redirect to my site on it or should I keep the site link from it? Situation Another sites ranks #1 (A) in Google and my site ...
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Search Engine Optimize a photography website? [duplicate]

Because most photography websites are mostly photo galleries, I'm at a loss on how to code my new site. You can choose a friendly url, use alt tags for every image, include language set, meta tags, ...
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How title structure and separators affect SEO

When viewing a topic on my blog it has a title like: <title>Topic : CakePHP &bull; Blog &bull; driz - Cameron Drysdale</title> Which produces: Topic : CakePHP • Blog • driz - ...
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How should tag pages be treated from an SEO point of view?

How should tag pages be treated from an SEO point of view? We have tag pages on our website. What's the best SEO practice for tag pages, similar to existing recommendations that we use for 404 ...
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For performance reasons: have different pages for search engines and users

I have a SEO question for single page applications. We're working on a SPA (not yet public) that displays tables of numeric data to users. The data volume is large, number aggregations are costly ...
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Display content using JavaScript only to Google bots

My company sells a Q&A solution for e-commerce sites. They basically have a button on their product pages that opens an iframe containing a forum with questions and answers. We would like the ...
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How repeated links in home page affect to link juice?

Home pages usually have repeated links, as categories menu on header and footer. An other example would be the home page link on header menu and the logo image which is the link anchor. Does it ...
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What if one certain page is much slower than the rest of your website?

I have a very fast website, but there is one overview page that queries a lot and takes 16 to 17 seconds to load. Will this have an impact on my SEO?
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Focusing on 1 subject means deletion of other posts?

I decided to focus only Wordpress topics on my blog. But before this decision, I created several posts very unrelated to Wordpress such as conspiracy posts and health. This is like a minor rebranding ...
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What is Manifest for Web Application, and do we need it?

Web Application Manifests: Starting in Chrome 39, Manifests let developers wrap metadata about a Web application into a single file, reducing duplication and saving a bit of bandwidth. Adding apps ...
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Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain?

Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain? For example: I have example.com and mysubdomain.example.com. mysite.com already has a ...
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How to make content displayed in and iFrame crawlable?

My company sells a solution for doing Q&A for products on e-commerce websites. The client must add a div containing a link and some JavaScript on their pages, when the link is clicked, it opens ...
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Disqus “unable to load” during Google “fetch and render”

If you look carefully at the below image you can see the message "We were unable to load Disqus" ... Does anyone know how to fix this?