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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Linking old domain with some google credibility to new domain [duplicate]

We currently have a example-website.com and we want shorten the domain name to just example.com However, example-website.com has been around for 2 years and we don't want to lose the credibility ...
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How to index the right page?

My website is crawled and indexed by Google. However, one of my problem is that the indexed pages are sometimes not the right one. For example, let's say that I have star wars video on my website, ...
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How to find duplicate content within a website, not just titles and meta descriptions?

I am working on a website that has thousand of pages. One of my main concern is that the previous webmasters used the same text blocks on various pages. Thus, even though most of the pages are ...
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How to properly make a custom 404 page in apache2

My .htaccess ErrorDocument 404 http://www.mywebsite.com/error_404.php My error_404.php header <?php header("HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found");?> Redirection works well but it seems like this ...
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ARIA attributes for a website about a video game?

I'm creating an interactive community website for a video game - a first person shooter. People can share ideas with others - these ideas basically consists out of images. The very rough explanation. ...
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Disable Indexing Specific Images or based on Size

I am working on a project where i need to disable specific images from indexing or based on size i need disable index from google, i am not having any idea than adding this below code in robots.txt ...
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how new google account affect my seo?

I need to make another google account, can I sign in to google and webmaster tools website to re-add my sites for seo!? i added this site with my old gmail account. this work affect my seo!? thanks
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SEO: Is there a way to tag content as user generated content?

I have an app which consists of partially user generated content (UGC). This content is mostly a wall of text with some random headers, exteral links, images, etc - could be pretty much anti seo if ...
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How to track user's navigation (or footprints) path through a website?

So we plan to track a user's activity within our website which are in PHP. What we want to know is track a unique session for a user from the time he first visits a page in our site, the pages he ...
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Is there a minimum meta description length?

I know that the recommended meta description length should be between 150 and 160 characters. However, on a website I am working on I have to make use of various php variables to make them "sort of" ...
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Why is hidden content not always indexed?

I've read several blogs discussing the 'hidden content' issue. This article experimented with several options. It concludes that Google DOES index hidden content. The issues is also discussed here. ...
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Does the Title and meta description for noindex pages influence SEO ranking in any way for the rest of the indexed pages?

I have a bunch of pages set on "noindex". Does the title on these pages influence ranking or SEO factors in any way for the rest of the indexed pages? Or can I leave them using a "generic" title?
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Do canonical URLs disapear from the search results?

On a website I have, for example two pages with identical content. I want to keep both URLs active so instead of redirecting one to another I will put rel=canonical on one, to the other. BOTH of ...
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Does automatically redirecting typo urls to correct ones cause SEO problems?

I am working on a website that has permalinks in this form: example.com/my-content-is-here-123 example.com/another-content-page-234 The numbers at the end represent the page/post unique ID. I have ...
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Spitting server side request into HTML to be used in JavaScript bad practice?

I am working with an API which essentially provides me with image urls that are hosted on a CDN somewhere. I can simply pass it a number and it will give me the right image and it also provides me ...
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Virgin Media search (Enhanced by Google) not returning website

I have made a website for a client and worked very hard on the SEO for Google and Bing. The site is now being returned on the first page for both. The client found a strange issue as he uses ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages) like if a page has 20 -50 ...
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How can Google find my company if my company name intentionally has a typo in it

I have a company which has an intentional spelling error in its name, the problem is that, understandably so, people who might be searching for it in google will likely search it with the proper ...
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Question related Duplicate content. (Robot meta)

So I created this amazon affiliate ecommerce sites. Basically all the products data are copied from the amazon. My homepage is original content, but all my products pages are duplicate content, by ...
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Could a page with 300+ links be penalized by Google?

I have an HTML page with unique content (text, images) that contains also a calendar component at the bottom of the page. The calendar markup contains 365 anchor elements that have different URLs and ...
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What is the impact on SEO, when internal links pointing to “/” or “example.com” (homepage)?

Let's assume I have website example.com and 1000s of inner pages. Is there any difference in terms of SEO ranking (SERP) when I link to my home page from all the inner pages using "/" and ...
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Is it bad for SEO to submit a partially finished site to Google?

Hypothetical Situation 1: I have a plan for an amazing large-scale website with lot's of really cool features, animations and interactivity. This will take a several months to completely develop. ...
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What should the canonical URL be when users can filter on multiple categories at once?

I'm totally revamping my site's URL structure and have now defined the following structure of URLs to prevent duplicate content (in which the /c/ part in the URL determines that a country filter is ...
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How can I target specific countries with global site under gTLD using sub-directory for each targeted country?

We're building a global platform for a large client who want a range of sites targeting different countries all hosted under a single gTLD, so domain.com/uk will be a UK-specific site, domain.com/fr ...
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Schema.org in real estate online site

I am new to SEO. I recently came across Schema.org which is a shared vocabulary that can be used to markup a web site. I am working in an online portal where user can buy/sell homes, like ...
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domain name different from business name

Is it bad to have domain name little different from your business name? For example: Business name is Houston Pharmacy while the domain name is Pharmacyhome.com Would it be bad for SEO and also for ...
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How to get Google to do a deep index of my content? [duplicate]

Previously Google was unable to find events on the site I'm working on because it was restricted to logged in users. We specifically added a small feature to view upcoming and past events by ...
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Header Tags with image and SEO

Is this bad for SEO? The designers came up with it. Basically there is an icon next to each Header Text. So for each page and the respective header there is an icon associated with the page. ...
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page appears in global search result but not local!

I live in Iran and usualy use "Anti Filter" programs like "freegate" for accessing web. when I use "freegate" and search google for "example keyword" that relates to one of my website pages, my ...
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if an HTTP page can be cached by proxy should I put “noindex” in the HTTPS version or not?

I have a Blog where each page have a static version served with dynamic url mysite.com/mypage?logged=false over HTTP, and a dynamic version served with dynamic url mysite.com/mypage?logged=true over ...
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How to handle SEO for brand that has a special character in the name

I am building a website (small online retail store) for a company whose brand name has a special character in it. The name of the brand is actually a legitimate Polish word that has an Ł, which is an ...
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SEO friendly book sharing website built with angular.js

I have a book sharing website which is built with angular. The basic model is that someone creates a book entry on my site and that book gets displayed on the front page of the website, along with a ...
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Will Baidu spider understand an infinite scrolling page?

My team is looking at implementing an infinite scrolling page while maintaining good SEO. We're following Google's advice for infinite scrolling SEO from this article: ...
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Is there any relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position?

I think, there is a relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position. Google might not do it explicitly or in a deliberate way, But there is in my experience. For example, ...
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Can I use AdSense with a domain that contains trademarks?

I just landed in the world of writing Blogs and doing the SEOs; I was looking to set up a nice blog having most target keywords and all other things. Luckily I was able to book a domain name having ...
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URL in sitemap with temporary/dynamic noindex

Our scenario is we've got multiple pages set up for category-based browsing, such as example.com/products/boardgames A list of the canonical URLs for the categories is in the sitemap, with a frequency ...
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How do I disallow variable parent directories and subdirectory with robots.txt?

I want to disallow robots to index some pages of my site. For example, I want to disallow the following pages: /category/name1/page/1 /category/name1/page/2 /category/etc/page/3 But I want to allow ...
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Prevent main menu in shop to negatively affect internal link juice

When analyzing our shop system, all SEO tools complain unanimously that there are too many internal links. We have a main menu bar integrated into all shop pages, containing links to our about 900 ...
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Avoiding whitespace next to form UX vs SEO - how to compromise

The problem: On desktop view form inputs (with labels) take less that half of width of the website and we gets big whitespace next to form which is bad for websites SEO. In the other hand forms ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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Any example that adding schema.org/AggregateRating to the website is really SEO beneficial?

Do you know some real world examples that AggregateRating improved the website SEO?
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SEO - Google Biz Listings -vs- Wikipedia Display

I am having the discussion at work about whether or not to turn off our Google Business listing and G+ page because of the business reviews and star rating that appears on Google search results pages. ...
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Google doesnt list my website [duplicate]

1 month ago I created one website and without doing anything I entered exact domain in google and it was shown as it suposed to..Now I created another project and after 3 days there is no sign of my ...
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Moving from 23 separate subdomains to 23 subfolders under the www subdomain

Our current GWT setup reflects our current setup of 23 geotargetted individual sites each on its own subdomain of the same parent domain. We will be moving all to subfolders/subdirectories all ...
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Hide joyride (intro javascript) for Googlebot

I am using a joyride script for new visitors. Example here: http://foundation.zurb.com/sites/docs/v/5.5.3/components/joyride.html After the vistior is done with the intro, a cookie will be created ...
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Is there SEO value or danger when creating product comparison functionality?

I am building a Product comparison web/application into my website. It will compare products by specs, price etc. I am wondering if there any dangers of not making a user log in before using the web ...
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Googlebot only seems to crawl my front page even when provided a different URL

I'm new to the webmaster world and trying to get my site SEO ready. It runs on javascript (AngularJS) and I set up all the things you'd need so that crawlers can read the site. I have the <meta ...
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Should headlines on a social media link post be similar to the article headline on the website to help gain ranking?

If I have a website where news articles are posted - basically a headline, copy and image - and I want to drive traffic towards this via Facebook, will using the same headline on both main site and ...
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Does linking to dead resources give you a SEO penalty?

I've been wondering about this for a while, but cannot find any articles on it. When your website contains a dead link to a resource that is either not there any more, or was never there to begin ...
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Should we still care about ajax-crawling specification?

It seems google crawlers run js. But documentations of ajax-crawling techniques are still available on Google Developers site. Are they still valid and necessary to be followed?