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 one-word synonyms in title tags hurt SEO if they contain word combinations users seek?

I have a website where people can browse photos from different party venues. I notice in my google webmaster tools that people make the following queries in google to at least view my site in the ...
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SEO for rebuilding an existing site

Question is if a single page webapp versus multi-page web apps is something to be considered when rebuilding any site. Interested to know what is going norm at this point by going multi-page website ...
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Search engine indexing based on user country

I got two domain names company.com company.jp Each domain has its own website with different content hosted on same server but different accounts, the purpose is to display optimized website and ...
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Google Webmaster Tools and mobile URLs

My website is composed of thousands of products, dynamically driven. Ex.: mysite.com/brand/model/ When looking at my Webmaster Tools, under the Smartphone Crawl Errors, I see a lot of "Invented ...
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Should the canonical tag point to the rewritten URL of the page even if it doesn't have a valid directory structure?

The structure of my url is http://www.somesomewebsite.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=12. I am doing a permanent redirect (301) to http://www.somewebsite.com/product-category/12/this-is-my-product-name/. ...
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Do many broken internal links impact site quality negatively regarding rankings?

Will a website with a high ratio of broken internal links be considered low quality? Will it therefore not rank well? Does anyone have an official reference confirming this?
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How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many internal links?

I have a deep level menu on my website (almost 3 level deep - mouse over) Here I see There are almost more than 1500 links internally to my every page. Is this really because of the deep menu ...
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How to enforce WWW without htaccess

URL canonization is an important aspect in SEO, now I have a website hosted on Yahoo my small business which doesn't allow for .htaccess to be uploaded, now in such a case how do I keep my domain ...
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How to inform Crawler on AngularJS permanently moved page without losing SEO ranking

I am using Angular JS app and serving snapshots for crawlers when they visit. Changes are inevitable and hence certain pages are to be moved permanently (Redirect 301). For example: ...
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How to see the searched terms that refer to my homepage

I have put the google analytics script in my page, but I need to know the search terms that users use in order to refer to my page. How can I use google analytics to find such terms? (For example ...
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Would a “keywords” section on a web page be considered keyword stuffing?

It's known that keyword stuffing may be penalized by search engines. But what if I add a section titled "keywords", somewhere at the bottom of the page, with various forms of the keywords which are ...
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How Should I Treat Descriptions in Category Lists of Products on a Schema.org Enabled Site?

Out site lists products in categories, with a choice between showing the children products in either grid or list mode. While in list mode, trimmed product descriptions are shown under the title of ...
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Ways to write Meta Descriptions for better CTR and SEO

I am about to wrap up a big project and at the moment I am preparing my Meta Descriptions (around 80 total). This website will focus on educating the general public about a particulate industry and ...
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faq content on every page , duplicate content or not ?

hey guys i have a client who needs a FAQ modal popup on every page , which means the FAQ should be accessible from every page . so basically the html content of the FAQ section appears on every page ...
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How should we handle the transition period when our new website is taking shape alongside our old one? [closed]

We're re-implementing an information-and-engagement website to have a clear, external audience focus and a responsive design. We decided that the tangled information architecture, brittle ...
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SEO To Do's : A complete SEO To Do list [duplicate]

Hey guys i am new to SEO , i have done SEO for a couple of sites and basically here is my understanding of the to-do's i have to do : On page SEO : XML sitemap robots.txt custom 404 page. htaccess ...
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limit access for search engines and user on an online development version of a site [duplicate]

I have a situation where I am having difficulties with setting up an extension for a website on my local development version of a projects. I have reached out to the support and we could not ...
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how many stop words in post urls is eligible according to seo rules? [duplicate]

url= Government Take Action On Shakeel ahmed As They Did With Dixeam,Imran Take, As, They, Did and With are mention in above url are stop words according to seo rules. So suggest me how many stop ...
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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show ...
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Should I add a town's name to a business name to improve local search results?

I find that companies that have a location's name in their business name tend to do well in local searches. I do not live in Timbukto, but I will use it as an example. A search for "shoe shop in ...
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Shared hosting on same IP = loss of ranking when moving from domain A to domain B? [duplicate]

I've read this thread: How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank? Unfortunately, I can't find an answer to the following situation - and I am also explaining why: I am moving a website from ...
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Show different content depending on the country of visitor

I want to have results from lots of different countries stored in my database. Then I want to grab the country code of the visitor and only show them the results from their country. For example if ...
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Search box in google search results [duplicate]

Sometimes when I search in Google there is a search box in the results that using this search box gets the results from the site that serach box blongs to. for example If you search 'filehippo' the ...
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Google indexing not working [duplicate]

I have recently created my website and hosted it through 000webhost. I have also begun researching on how to make my website 'searchable' from googles search engine. And so i came across google ...
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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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For webpages using jQuery, will the Googlebot index them on “page load” or after the “page ready” state?

Will the Googlebot index a webpage on "page load" or after the "page ready" state. The reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to change my h1 and h2 tags using jQuery on page Load.
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What does redirecting my duplicate domains do to SEO?

I got a bunch of domains of the form mywebsite.com, mywebsite.biz, mywebsite.org. As of now, 1 of them is javascript redirect, and the other 5 are parked. Will javascript redirecting all of them to ...
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Understanding google's doumentation of crawling sites

I am having a headache understanding how and when google indexes a page . I watched this guy's video a bit , and in one of the videos, he says "google indexes a page every 2 days" but if it notices ...
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SEO : How to add Wikipedia Page to the sidebar on the right when doing a Google Search? [duplicate]

The company I work for has a Wikipedia page but it isn't showing on the right sidebar when we search our company name. Like the picture underneath for example : Why is that? How can I add it ...
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How to mod_rewrite url with subdomain and change extension

I need to change the pattern of my url from the normal path into a subdomain. I tried write the .htaccess but it's not work. http://hello.com/sos/article.php?id=1&title=this-is-a-title.php From ...
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SEO-friendly links inside dropdown-menu

What are the options for a dropdown menu? select - can't contain links div with initial display none - Might incur a penalty + might not be indexed div with onload display none by JavaScript - Might ...
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Improving SEO on images when the company name has generic word?

So we have a really generic word like beach but the company is call beach stockholm, so what will the best possible way to make this when we have search like beach ad campaign EDIT: What I have in ...
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Should I create a sitemap for an invite only website? [duplicate]

I'm creating an invite only website, so my question is if I need to create a sitemap xml and upload to Google and others search engines with all pages? With only the main page (that'll be open for ...
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Correct usage of Brand from schema.org

What is the correct usage of using the Brand schema from schema.org? I have a website that sells clothes. I have a brands page where I list all the brands for which I have products on my website, for ...
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Is it a good idea to change/add keywords to an already well-ranking page?

I have a site that is ranking bottom of page 1 for "IT support company" - however, I have since realised there are other keywords I could be ranking for as well, such as "IT support services," had I ...
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Two duplicated <h1> tags and one hidden

Is that bad for SEO? <h1 class="responsive-hidden">This is my title</h1> <h1 class="hidden responsive-show">This is my title</h1>
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Google Indexed demo site with same content [duplicate]

I have two server one is production abc.com other demo.abc.com problem is Google has indexed the demo server as well. What is fastest possible fix to it and to remove it from Google index? What ...
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Should I fix HTTPS mixed content for SEO reasons?

I have a website that is only available via https, but 3rd party images are only available via http. This results in a HTTPS mixed content warning. I'm thinking of proxying the image serving via an ...
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Coupon Site - Store Slug Preference (Domain name or Store Name)

What do you guys think of the slug for store name. Domain name of the store or the Full name of the store. All top sites have different models. Domain Name http://example.com/coupons/saksoff5th.com ...
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Optimizing routes (include folder path or not) [duplicate]

Doing a bit overhaul of my website, and thinking about routes from the SEO lens. Do any of the three options below stand out in terms of SEO performance, or is there little difference? ...
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User-agent line needed in robots.txt?

I'm about to deploy a website for testing and I want to let all the indexing bots to not index my site during this phase. According to Google Webmasters Help section apparently you only need the ...
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SEO best practice when using listing with multiple pages

I have a website with multiple product categories. Those categories can be sorted (Price, rating, etc.) showing a maximum of X number of products per pages. From the SEO point-of-view, what is the ...
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Splitting a Website in two sub domains by business activity

Hello I am currently working on a website for a company that so far have been manufacturing yarns, however currently they started making towel products and they wanted to somehow differentiate it. So ...
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same ...
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Duplicate content for multiple countries and multiple languages. [duplicate]

I have already read this (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en#) article on hreflang, but I'm still confused. I have a website in for multiple countries. Main language is in ...
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Cut Permanent Redirection

We had 3 successful business websites before but our previous manager combined all our assets into one through permanent redirection. Now, another manager came and he wants us to use the other 2 sites ...
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What is the best way to mirror customer's website on our domain from SEO point of view

First of all - I'm absolutely new to SEO. We've lots of customers who mostly use few-pages-static-vcard websites. Lots of them have SEO problems. I'm going to suggest our customers to move their ...
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Why would a website with keyword stuffing rank higher than one without in google search results?

Like some other websites, I try to maintain a balance in keywords in comparison to other words. I ran tests of my (optimized) website as well as a (keyword stuffed) competitor website via this SEO ...
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Multiple galleries on one page

I have multiple popup galleries that are all located in one page (homepage, to be exact). Each gallery is represented by a logo. Once the user clicks on one of the gallery logos, Javascript kicks in ...
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If the string '%2b' exists in the URL alias, does it affect SEO of the page?

I have a platform which uses a responsive design. The structure of the website is like this: Domain/#!/Product_type/Product_ID Here, I am trying to create the alias URL (Using an earlier version of ...