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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Wrong page is indexing for a specific keyword phrase on my site

When you search for the keyword phrase "New Camaro Car," the page for "New Mustang Car" appears in the results instead of "New Camaro Car." Page #1- Page Title: New Camaro Car URL: /new-camaro-car H1:...
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If I make a directory of veterinaries populated by a call to a Database would it get indexed by google? [duplicate]

Imagine I have a website to find say veterinarians. So I want to have a directory listing the NAMES of all the veterinarians that are members of our website. And if I click on any of the names it ...
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Search console can't detect structured data after adding through google tags

Will adding them manually instead of using tag manager help. They all passed the validation test in the Google Structured Data testing tool. I have included two tags. One for implementing products ...
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Same text for <h1> and <h2>

What do you think about having the same content for H1 and H2 tag in the article? It seems like keyword stuffing, right? Example: <h1>Bananas <span>Musa × paradisiaca</span></...
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Does Google Indexes content generated by JavaScript “On Scroll Load More”?

I'm implementing a "on scroll load more" page on my website and I'm wondering if google, now that crawls and indexes JavaScript, will see my content, does it?
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How do I rank well if my website is spammy?

This question may sound really stupid, but it's totally legit. As the web has gotten more spam-proof over the years (CAPTCHAs, spam filters, search engine algorithms, etc.), there's not much room ...
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Which is better for SEO: to have a .com domain or specific domain for a country like .uk or .bg? [duplicate]

I am planing to establish a website for free advertisements. Currently the domain that I want is available with .com and with my country specific extension .bg. Does the domain extension affect the ...
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Is it considered cloaking if I show different content to users depending on wether or not the pageview was a “landing”?

If a user comes to my website from an external source, the page they landed on will be modified to include all the "landing page tips and tricks that increase conversion," plus a small message pops up ...
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How can I find which words people use to find my products? [closed]

I'm creating some products, say related to kitchen stuff. I don't know what words or phrases people use to search for these products. Is there a way to find out the searched terms related to specific ...
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How to SEO pages with adaptively loaded alternative language on same URL?

So, when each page has content on it's own language we use HREFLANG attributes and it's all fine. But now, if I build a page in English but if user picks to display it in another language, I won't ...
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Hosting a blog on website VS using a blogging service (in terms of SEO)

I am programming an ecommerce website and I know I am going to add a blog to the mix. I am unsure, however, if it is better for me build the blog portion into the website or could I just use a service ...
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Is it better for SEO to use margin or padding around images?

I'm trying to style the distance of text around images and I've experimented with margin and padding. For testing purposes I tried 100px around images and what I have seen is that with padding the ...
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Splitting an Existing Large Webpage into multiple pages

My website is 5 years old. Each page is big. The content of pages are cached by google and other search engines and showing in search results. I want to split each large page into small pages for ...
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Google - aliasing two pages with URLs that are generated client-side

I'm working on a website that dynamically replaces URLs during state changes so that if a user copy/pastes the URL at any give time, they will be able to land on a page that reflects the state when ...
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E-Commerce category filters, rel=canonical and SEO

Concise Question How should I, from an SEO standpoint, handle categories on an e-commerce site that may, at any given point, become very thin, containing very few products, then later grow to be a ...
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Crawling Single Page Apss

Since this post in October 2015, Google claims to be able to crawl JavaScript. Does this mean that single page apps that don't have a server rendering are indexed by Google? I created a single page ...
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Schema.org in Microdata or in JSON-LD?

Should I use Microdata markup on my blog or should I put just an JSON-LD with all info, or is using both the best option? A bit of explanation. I am trying to mark up my blog and I manage to get to 1 ...
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Can a span within an H1 harm bot attempts to identify the text? [duplicate]

I am wondering if this structure can confuse search bots and prevent them from identifying the contents of the H1. For example, in the code below, can the bot identify "Main Text" as the H1 content? ...
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Do free TLD's affect SEO?

Does a free top level domain such as .tk or .ga affect your websites SEO? If it does: Why does it affect SEO? How does it affect SEO?
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Put document pages to the company site or create “docs” subdomain?

The company produces several software products and the company's site has subdirs for each of the product: www.example.com/product1 www.example.com/product2 www.example.com/product3 which is handy ...
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I have similar pages with little text, should I add canonical to all but one?

I have a website with online puzzle games. Sometimes, I create a puzzle variation based on an existing one. A change in initial conditions or distribution of elements can change the game, the solution,...
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Understanding hfeed

Been looking around online to get a grasp of this. All the sources say that using the class of "hfeed" tells google that your content is syndicated or blog material. My theme has hfeed on all the ...
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Understanding Google webmaster hAtom errors

A website I am working on is showing tons of errors in the google webmasters tools under the structured data section. Most of the errors are missing author and updated, and there are some missing ...
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Putting CSS/JS in header for faster load times

I've been reading many articles lately about SEO on load times. Trying to get the perfect load time can be quite time-consuming but also a good feeling when you see your site loading twice as quick. ...
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does google webmaster track clicks on deeplinks or best way to capture deeplink clicks on seo results

On google search results page on mobile browser. If native application is installed google shows the option of opening the link in app / on broswer. In that scenario, does that click gets captured in ...
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How to move articles to a new website without problems with SEO or rewriting? [duplicate]

How do you do. My old website was based on uCoz. It was desined badly and was based on uCoz free domain. I decided to create the new site version myself, going to another hosting and changing the ...
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Using established domain names and phrases in your sentences as a keywords to boost your rank?

Let's imagine a situation. I run a company that sells trucks and my nearest webrank competitors are websites called "reliableblacktrucks.com" and "trucksreallycheap.net". Could I potentially tap into ...
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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario: abc.com → 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com. We then do a 302 ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...
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Does image on the page improves SEO rankings?

My friend once told that I should include big image on the main page of my website. And it will be good for SEO. So does image on the page improves SEO rankings?
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Will using src of image from another website affect my seo rankings? [duplicate]

So if I take image from another website and write something like this: <img src="http://www.external-site.com/image.jpg" alt="image name"> In terms of SEO will this affect my rankings?
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Do sites without ads perform better in Google search results?

Does Google view sites without advertising as a more reliable source of information and increase the odds of a website returning in the search results? I ask this for a few reasons. The main reason ...
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Two sitemap.xml with wordpress in subfolder

I have a site at example.com which also hosts a wordpress blog at example.com/blog/ I am generating a sitemap.xml at my main site which also includes urls from my wordpress blog. What is the proper ...
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When merging website B into website A, is there and pros / cons to having two different designs?

A client currently owns two websites. They want to take the content from Website B and move it to be located on Website A's domain name for SEO value. What they want to do is simply to take Website B ...
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Google SEO vs. Bing SEO

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. What is happening is that Keyword Phrase; "A B C", has been optimized for Page; "A B C." The Keyword Phrase; "D F G," has been optimized for ...
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Menu code in footer, visually fixed on top

For a long time I wondered if navigation links would negatively impact SEO, and as a precaution in designs that allowed for this solution, I've put the entire navigation at the bottom of the source ...
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Is it better for SEO to repeat keywords already used inside of longer keyword phrases?

Is it better for SEO to repeat keywords already used inside of longer keyword phrases, or just use the longer keyword phrase? For example: fleet management fleet managemnt software fleet management ...
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Google isn't crawling all Sitemap URLs [duplicate]

Googlebot isn't indexing our Sitemap http://i.stack.imgur.com/WkB1J.png There are 63 links in the Sitemap only two are indexed I've tried sending some link to the index by "fetch as Google" with no ...
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Google Custom Search Engine - Good or bad? [duplicate]

I would like to know if replacing my search box into Google search engine would improve my SEO or not. Normally, clicking our site from search engines improves our SEO, but is it the same for Google ...
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List of words vs. words in an article

What (if any) SEO-difference is there between listing several (key)words and using the same words in a short article? For example, if I have three words presented in the following ways: <ul> ...
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What should I use for a canonical URL for a search page that has a few search options?

I read this post here: What is a best canonical URL for a search result page? and I have search page which can set more than one item like this: example.com/search/index.php?keywords=...
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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Is it possible to get search engines to index hundreds of thousands of personal profiles from my site?

I have a database of several hundred thousand profiles that include names, careers info, and contact info. I was thinking of creating a teaser webpage for each profile that could be indexed by search ...
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Duplicate content penalty for adding event information to sidebar widgets?

I have an entertainment-based WordPress site. If I place my upcoming events on the sidebar via widgets that will contain links and event information, they will appear both on my home page and internal ...
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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Is the “meta-description” tag required when “meta-robots” is set to noindex?

I am using <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> for few pages that are not supposed to be displayed in any search results. I know how important is the meta-description tag for SEO. Is it ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text inside a heading element?

Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text on a landing page nested inside of an <h3> element? For example: <div class="active item"> <div class="hero-...
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Why breadcrumb doesn't preview on Google search result?

I'm adding breadcrumb structured data in my site. Google Webmaster Tools already detect with no error and 6 months gone. But this is not preview on google search. Search result on Google: My ...
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Is there SEO conflict if making identical posts on Medium and on a standalone website?

I’m writing a series of blog posts and I’m finding a little bit of a conundrum. I want the audience that can be manufactured on Medium but I also want the SEO that comes from long form text on my ...