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 a site with many similar drum rhythm pages use canonical to a single page because the pages are so similar?

I created a drum machine to interface a rhythm database. There are as many pages as stored rhythms, each with a friendly URL containing genre and rhythm name in it. Them all pages look almost ...
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SEO for a website with a commercial and a residential versions that use the same images and mostly the same text

A website I'm currently working on requires there to be both a residential and commercial version of the website. The two versions will be quite similar across the board, but the copy will have some ...
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Should i change EXISTING (NOT NEW) Urls with underscores to hyphens for SEO? [duplicate]

Please note that this is for existing URLs, not new. I know that Google says it is recommended to have Url's to display a hyphen(-) instead of a underscore(_) in the url as a keyword seperator ...
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Several headings inside <nav>

We use a fat layer navigation which partly consists of content that some CMS users insert with a rich text editor (TYPO3 is the CMS btw). By this we have several <hX> tags inside the ...
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Does Google penalize sites for showing a different menu for mobile compared to desktop?

I'm really concerned about a design I have been handed by a designer. It changes the menu for mobile and desktop. On mobile you can only access the main categories, that will lead to all the content ...
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Does Google OCR and index text in the images?

A lot of the images that I post are schematics and diagrams. In those, about 30% of the "ink" is in the callouts and labels. I believe, readers comprehend better when the text is on the figure, ...
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Best practices for protecting exclusive images

I've noticed that many computer hardware websites watermark substantial portions of "exclusive" images, rather than just place a logo in the corner of the image. An example is the GPU chip image in ...
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When aquiring a company and website, how should their website be redirected?

A few months ago the company that I work for acquired another company along with their website. Recently we took their site down and simply redirected the url of the acquired site via DNS to ours. ...
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Reciprocal links or text based links

I have a blog and I've found someone else who has a blog with the same subject as mine. We want to do reciprocal links in the blogs. I read in Wikipedia that reciprocal links aren't good for the ...
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Pass all SEO juice to a different site [duplicate]

is there a way to pass all the SEO juice to a different website? To be more specific, I have a jobs board with a broad range of different jobs. Now I want to focus only on one category of jobs and I ...
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What does Majestic.com 'Trust Flow' number mean?

My site's 'trust flow' is currently 7 and I was wondering what does that mean? Can I tell from this whether I have a Penguin penalty for bad backlinks and what else does it mean? (I will ask a ...
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Effects of different URL slug implementations on search engine rankings?

There are different ways of using URL slugs to specify the location of website content. For example, slugs can be implemented as: Query strings: example.com/some_function?slug=the_url_slug Arguments ...
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Improving search presence with micro blogs on keyworded domain names

A client of mine asked me to optimize his main website's search presence. One of my colleagues who has some previous experience in SEO told me that apart from the "normal" things to optimize on the ...
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My Opponents get better Search engine appearance by Keyword firming. What Should I do? [duplicate]

I always follow whitehat and optimize my site with proper and honest SEO. In the same time, Most of my opponents uses horrible keyword firming like AAA SSS DDD Free, Do AAA SSS DDD now, Free and ...
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Will asynchronous JavaScript affect SEO?

As page load time affects SEO ranking. In my site I am having some asynchronous JavaScript like AddThis, Google Translator which makes my page load time longer. I want to know whether is there any ...
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Google etc. and lists of links?

On my website I have a Page A that uses an HTML/JS/PHP form to allow users to choose three things: a video game a style or skin a keyboard layout for several countries The form then spawns a Page ...
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Impact of custom redirect urls with arguments on seo [duplicate]

I am looking for best practices in SEO and links redirects. I see some links with intermediate urls like http://mywebsite.test/redirect.aspx?source=Default.aspx&target=nextlink.aspx or ...
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Detailed site listing in google, when searched [duplicate]

When I search for the keyword microsoft, I get the result like this: I have submitted my won wordpress site's sitemap via Webmaster Tools. Google indexed the pages. But it isn't showing like the ...
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How do I know if backlinks are hurting my search rankings?

The previous owner had disavowed 400+ backlinks, but I know that some of them were very good and high quality. I un-disavowed them. (Avowed?) I don't know what they were thinking, but how do I ...
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Should a responsive site include <mobile:mobile/> in its sitemap?

Should a website built with responsive design include Google's <mobile:mobile/> xml tag in its sitemap.xml? In other words, will marking each of my urls as "mobile" in the sitemap for a ...
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Phone Number Formats as Keywords

A pretty simple question: Phone Numbers can be written in many way from 123-456-7899 to (123) 456 7899 and 1234567899 is there point in putting multiple phone number formats in your website for the ...
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Does the number of times the sitemap has been updated affect SEO positively?

Does the number of sitemaps on Webmaster Tools affect the Google ranking at all? My website contains two different feeds of constant weekly updates and was wondering whether I should consider ...
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How does JavaScript and links that power “Add to your site” content affect SEO?

Lots of big sites share their contents via 'add to your site' scripts. (scripts, we use on left column etc.. my portfolio script, sport news script etc...) Is this harmful to content owner site? It ...
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Cloudflare destroyed my SEO traffic? [closed]

I am extremely upset but I have come to the conclusion that after using cloudflare pro, my SEO traffic has disappeared. I checked to find that I didn't even show up in the search results for my own ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show all clicks

My google webmaster tools is only showing a small subset of the full data for search traffic. I have 83 clicks but it's only displaying 5 clicks. Same with the impressions showing 831 impressions but ...
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If a 302 redirect is implemented, would the old site still be indexed?

If a 302 redirect is implemented, would the old site still be indexed? I’m assuming as the redirect is in place, a user would not see the contact on the old page hence search/crawl bots would not be ...
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Want to redirect a domain to a new domain using 301 or 302?

Firstly, I want to redirect an old domain to a new domain, (old site to new site). The old site has good ranking on Google, now if I redirect the site, I want to retain this site on the Google ...
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SEO way to create a big website with small aggregate ones

Let's say I have this website recipes.com that has a service that allows to register a lot of recipes. Each recipe belongs to one or more categories. Now I would like to create specialized websites. ...
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Content language different to menu language and SEO

I have built a website for a client following Google's multilanguage website guide. It allows to create a project (tutorial) in a user specified language. Depending on the project language the URL ...
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Why is Google appending “Home” to the title of my page when it appears in the search results?

I have a blog which I run on Github pages.Since this is a new blog, I decided to rewrite some posts from my old blog which had good ranking and organic search results to drive back some traffic. So ...
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Repeated Anchor Text while internal linking for SEO

We are building a review based website. We were currently building internal links to improve our SEO. From the information available on moz, it is mentioned that having the same anchor text from ...
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Hidden link For SEO and back link for our clients site we developed

We are a web design and development Company. We create many site and we have lot of portfolio items. Normally we put link in footer of sites for we developed as very small text. Some client and US ...
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SEO - Responsive Website and Duplicated Menus

Whenever I create a Responsive Website I usually create 2 menus: 1 hidden and used for mobile and the other displayed as the main menu, then hidden to show the mobile menu. Whenever it comes to SEO ...
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Google still returns old Wordpress user name when I search for it [duplicate]

I created a Wordpress website with a particular user name that I no longer use (I fully deleted the Wordpress user and created a new one). Yet when I run a Google search for the initial user name, my ...
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Should I remove old links after creating 301 redirect?

Let’s say I have a URL like example.com/non-seo-optimized-link. So I create a new route and a 301 redirect to example.com/great-optimized-link. Now the dilemma for me is, should I keep the old link ...
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Well structured URLs vs. URLs optimized for SEO

Let’s take an example of a movie site. So a well structured set of URLs for this site can be: Movie page - example.com/movies/the-matrix Review for movie - example.com/movies/the-matrix/reviews ...
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SEO penalty by hiding text for sighted people but not for screenreaders

Let’s say I have this setup: HTML: <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS: .hidetext { height: 1px; width: 1px; ...
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URLs for SEO - which is better? [duplicate]

I think my CMS might force me to have URLs that look like these: domain.com/products/new-products/ domain.com/products/used-products/ Instead of: domain.com/new-products/ ...
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JavaScript, D3 and SEO [duplicate]

I have an unusual website with unique content that gets updated once a month : www.inmobogota.com.co The bulk of the content is visualized in an interactive way through the D3 library of JavaScript. ...
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Complete list of my backlinks

i want to detect all my toxic backlinks. but first of all, Do you have any idea 'how can i get complete list of my sites backlinks'? (all of them) you know; we can check it from webmaster-tools, but ...
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Disavow file updating

i uploaded my disavow file about 2 weeks ago, by google webmaster-tools. but now; i want to delete some urls from the list (updating disavow.txt).. if i update my disavow .txt(delete old one, and ...
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Could a slider be considered duplicate content when used on all pages of my site? [duplicate]

I have content in my HTML slider and I am showing it on all web pages. Do crawlers consider this content duplicate?
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Is this link toxic or not? ( For Disavow file )

You know, there are tons of sites on the internet which check the value of sites, showing traffic details about sites, seo score checker sites, whois checker sites etc.. Also, some of them are 4-5-6 ...
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Would zero HTML affect SEO?

What if I stripped all HTML tags from my content? Except maybe <br> tags for newlines. The site might not look too nice but from a search engine's perspective crawling the site would it matter? ...
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Why post pages are on later list as compared to archived posts pages in Google search result?

I have a blog website TechnoWide. When I search on Google on how well site links are indexed in Google using search string site:technowide.net It shows the search result or URL indexed from my ...
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Google Webmaster: Crawl Stat Increase, but Index status stay flat for days

Back in June, my website experienced a significant drop in index status from 73,000 to 36 and my website cannot be found in Google search. A few days ago, a friend programmer fixed the problem that ...
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Custom meta information to be indexed on Google [duplicate]

I'm coding a the web version of a forum that was born as an app for mobile only. Now that I finished coding the core (I did not used any pre-made forum platform), I'd like to make it more SEO ...
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Social media links on my site & SEO

How should I give URL to my social accounts on my web page, to make perfect SEO? with nofollow attribute as like this? <a href='http://www.facebook.com/example' rel='nofollow'> We Are In ...
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time for my website to get content updated with new content.

It has been 2 months after we launched a website with original content. During the first month after the launch, we have edited the content so many times and lastly fixed the required content with ...
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Using author description for resources listing blog [duplicate]

I'm working on a new blog that collects resources for web developers like lists of available CMS, Frameworks, Libraries and other plugins. I want to use the author description for every item as is ...