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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Do seldomly updated websites rank worse in Google?

I heard that Google likes websites that are updated frequently. If Googlebot notices that the website is updated, it will have a higher ranking in the Google search results. However, there are many ...
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Why is the Alexa Toolbar traffic symbol showing a red mark?

Can any one explain why Alexa traffic status symbol is showing a red color down arrow for my website?
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Is having noindex on a page same as not showing the URL anywhere on the site?

I am currently working on a project which has a large number of pages based on different sector and city, but many of them do not have any results, and such pages have a noindex meta tag. Is it the ...
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How to deal with product pages that require hundreds of keywords

I am having difficulties trying to achieve SEO friendly solution of following for product pages that contain a lot of keywords. The online shop sells many parts that fit dozens different manufactures ...
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Google wrongly indexes URL parameter [duplicate]

I have a online store with Magento, which means there are a lot of parameters to filter categories. Small example: www.example.com/chats/distributeurs-fontaine/ ...
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Chain canonical from mobile to desktop site

I have a mobile site today with rel=canoncial to my desktop site. I was wondering if anyone knows / have a good theory how search engines handles the following scenario. mobile.example.com?sort=asc ...
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How to design different web application environments with respect to SEO and server load?

Let's say I have a nice and valuable domain (somedomain.com) and I would like to develop a web application for this domain. I will host this web application on the cloud which I use currently for ...
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How can I figure out how a search engine is finding hidden pages?

We have a system hosting many websites for our customers, and inside that system there is a method that non-live customers can view their sites before we turn them on. Say the link is something like ...
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Is the text inside a SVG affecting SEO? [duplicate]

I wonder if the text: "Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG." inside a SVG, is affecting SEO? <svg width="100" height="100"> <circle cx="50" cy="50" r="40" stroke="green" ...
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For an SPA-website, which permalink-format would be better for SEO?

I've created a SPA-website which will serve as my personal blog. I just can't quite decide on a permalink-structure for the blog-posts. Which of the following three permalink-formats would work ...
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Pagespeed rating vs server speed from a SEO perspective

What's more important for my website, from a SEO perspective? I first had a page load time from around 900ms and a google rating from about 70. Using some plugins I managed to get the rating up to ...
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How to remove parameters from getting indexed on my desktop link from mobile site?

I have example.com and m.example.com which both rel=canonical and rel=alternate to each other. On my mobile site I have a "desktop site" link that links to example.com?mobileOut that opts out of the ...
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use fixed string before slug or not [duplicate]

I'm caught in a discussion with a colleague about using a fixed string before using a slug or not. The aim off course is to rank better at search engines. The site involves hotel travels. And the ...
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Domain name benefit in SEO

I have read so many posts here but no one is able to give me satisfied answer. My main question : Is domain name related to my pages content can help me to boost SEO fast? For ex: If I will have ...
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SEO — what's the deal with the enthusiasm for data scraping? [closed]

So far, I can figure out only 2 major reasons for why SEO specialists would want to data-scrape a website: 1) Scrape competitors' websites to find-out keywords used in various Meta Tags, or other ...
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How can I use a competitor's domain that I purchased?

I have a company website for our Internet agency for over 5 years. It holds blog posts, content pages, and our portfolio mainly. One of our biggest competitors, with mainly the same company ...
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SEO: Integrating keywords with domain names

I have some questions regarding SEO and the best use of keywords in conjunction with corresponding domain names, and I thought it'd be best to pose the questions in the form of an example: Let's say I ...
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Is it true that Google will effectively penalise mobile-unfriendly sites from April 21, 2015?

I have heard that Google will boost mobile-friendly websites in search results. My website is not mobile-friendly. Will my website penalised in the Google search results if I have not made the ...
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Framekiller and google rankings

This is the javacript code that I use to prevent clickjacking in my current project. <style id="antiClickjack">body{display:none !important;}</style> <script ...
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Multiple sites, same markup, different content, tier linkage = SEO penalty?

I've developed a site, and I'd like to apply the exact same theme with the same HTML markup but different CSS styling to multiple different sites on different domains. The sites will be related in ...
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What is potential value of an additional pointing domain? [duplicate]

We have an opportunity to buy an extra domain that is quite specific to what we do and where we do it e.g. newyorkplumber.com. This domain will just point to our current business's website url which ...
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Frequently deleting URLs, bad for SEO?

I have a site where it promote offers, which typically have expiration dates. The URLs look like www.mysite.com/some-unique-offer-that-will-expire I want these pages to be indexed by search engines, ...
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Is redirecting to 404 ok for SEO?

There was an old website located at http://domain.com. Then it has been replaced by a new website, with a totally new url configuration, leaving old domain, but switching to https-only. So now all ...
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Which is a better folder name to use in my URL? [closed]

We are putting together a knowledge base with various self service articles as well as technical documentation for an opensource application we're building. We obviously want the articles to be ...
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When the page language can be determined by the browser settings, which URLs should go into sitemaps?

At this moment our website both uses the language in the url like "en" and localizes the url itself ("books" in english and "boeken" in dutch). Because of the history of making our website ...
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Google cuts off site content shown/hidden with toggle-content

I have this pretty simple website that has all the real content hidden and then shown when users click different href # links. It's very weird that Google cuts off some of the content, I'm searching ...
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How do I make it clear to Google that my domain name contains `www` like www.wwwexample.com?

I've noticed that domain names containing www (e.g., http://www.wwwexample.com) sometimes are ranked lower in search results. I have also noticed that Google assumes it to be www.example.com. For ...
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How often does GWT re-generate Mobile Usability test report?

I know I can use Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights to test usability but is there a way to manually run Mobile Usability test direct from GWT? If I have to wait until GWT runs this test, how ...
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Google structured data and images

I display my business's contact details on my website by using an image of my contact-card. Now I do want to mark up the data by using schema.org, so I did that by the schema creator tool, pasted it ...
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Canonical content and search result excerpts

When you are building a site which has a search result page, (similar to http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/unanswered for example) which has excerpts from each article and a link to the article, how ...
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Google Structured Data Limitation

Is there a limitation of structured data pieces which google will index on my domain? It has stayed at precisely 100 for a couple of days now, my website has at least 120 though. I guess it could ...
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How to Reduce GWTs Top “Links to Your Site” Domain (from our own legacy domain)

Back in July 2014, our company bought a new domain (new.com). Our existing domain (old.com) had been extensively indexed with over 7 million urls. We followed the instructions on Google's change of ...
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how to redirect pages to newdomain pages? [duplicate]

hi guys I have a domain named old.com and it has some pages , how can I redirect all those pages to their new address using htaccess? currently only old.com redirects to new.com but old.com/posts/ ...
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Google indexed my website name with a space

Google has indexed my website name with a space between 2 words. Search intellisense shows my website name with a space between both the words. Ex: word1 word2 (Stack Overflow) What I want is that ...
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301 redirect URL SEO benefit?

We have our domains like, example.com/page/ID/descriptive_title. For emails and links we use, example.com/page/ID/, because it's easier than typing out full titles. We have our site configured to ...
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Does Googlebot see dynamically loaded content? [closed]

Our modelling agency website uses the Photolux Wordpress theme. Our front page uses the same masonry template that the demo site: Demo. The only difference is that we've modified the masonry elements ...
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Should I use industry related terms when choosing a domain name for best SEO results? [closed]

I am going to create new website. I will do onpage & Offpage SEO both. I just want to know that how should I choose domain name? Which domain will have more SEO effect? Like If I am going to ...
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Footer and copyright links connection to SEO [duplicate]

It is common practice for web designing agencies to add a copyright claim at the footer along with a link to their corporate website. What is the best SEO practice in that case and how can it affect ...
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Generating statistically likely searches for a existing web page

In the process of doing attempting to do a Stack Exchange beta community quality evaluations, which includes the instructions to take a question and: Run comparative Google searches on these ...
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Shortening the content of my website homepage [closed]

I have a technology related website with Domain Authority 50+ and above 3 Million monthly visits. I’m thinking to shorten the content of my website homepage to make it more user centric. For most of ...
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Google Sitemap for multiple domains of same site

I have a website and its domain has been used for several years. Now I want to use an additional new name for the site, so I got a new domain. There are four valid addresses now: http://old.com, ...
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404 not found errors when using Modx CMS in a subfolder

I have installed Modx CMS on my hosting provider, but instead of installing it on my root directory where it usually goes, I put it in a folder on the root directory called makeabio. directory loads ...
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How does copying website pages and content but changing CSS affect SEO?

I have a media site that has thin content, I'd like to copy the pages to various domains I own. On the sites that will be receiving the duplicate content the CSS will be changed in various ways from ...
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Does the google bot re-crawl websites based on backlinks on the homepage?

I have a page lets say news.html on my website which gets a lot of hits through google and i can see from the cache on Google that the google bot crawls it quite frequently. Currently, the homepage ...
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Are search-based sites bad for SEO, and should I link to all posts instead?

I would like to pitch a scenario. The front page of my site is a search box and a button which links to a post form. I allow users to post content on the post form which is then searchable from the ...
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Moved a site and now it has disappeared from Google?

We just moved a client's website (i.e. example.com) to our servers from a competitor's. During the design and review phase, we registered a new domain .net version (i.e. example.net) so we could have ...
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How can I know if a page that links to my site is actually indexed by Google?

I want to know if a page that contains links to my site is indexed by Google. The classic site: works for URL like in: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Râle_de_Platen but not for URL like: ...
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Does members only content get penalized? 1000+ Pages, 1 to 2 Hits a Day

I have been rolling out several online courses which combined have 1000+ pages. The videos are restricted, but the text and headers aren't. These pages have been indexed for a few months now but ...
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Finding related keywords for low-volume keywords

Being able to find search keywords that are related to a certain keyword is very important for me. For example, say that I want to know if there's a market for nose-scratching software. Then I can ...
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An associated website won't host a link to my site because they are afraid it will increase their bounce rate

I made a site for a Comedy Club, they are associated with a fairly well known hotel (the shows will be there and the tickets are sold there), and we asked them to put a link to our website where all ...