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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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Is it valid to have 2, 3, or more canonical tags?

I have seen a major website have more than 2 canonical tags on certain pages. Here's the page URL: http://www.example.com/en_GB/shop/details.cfm?R=PRODUCT23:en_GB Here's the first canonical ...
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Returning 404 for expired jobs in my jobs site [duplicate]

In my new Job search site how should I handle jobs which are expired? Ideally those should return 410 response when deleted. But I'd like to delete them(404 response) since that'd be easy to do for ...
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SEO handling of ever changing portion of site

A portion of a site that I maintain lists job opportunities available within an organization. The opportunities are listed on a single page with a short description which can be clicked on by the user ...
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How does google regard subdomains with regard to SEO? [duplicate]

For example, in the past, links to www.example.com wouldn't have meant Google would pass any value to say, forum.example.com. What is the current status of this? (Please provide a reference if ...
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Should I Include RSS Feed URLs in an XML Sitemap?

Simple question - Should I Include the RSS Feed URLs in my site's XML Sitemap? I am NOT asking whether I should USE an RSS Feed AS an XML sitemap, but rather, should I include the URLs to the ...
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Duplicate alt tags in a big gallery

Our website mainly consists of galleries, while usually smaller, they sometimes reach over 100 images per post. As each image is bound to the same topic, they are automatically named after the post ...
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SEO issue with long UTF-8/ non-English URL?

I have URLs in Thai language e.g. วิธีการหลีกเลี่ยงข้อผิดพลาดทั้ง-8-ในชีวิตการแต่งงาน. Once it's encoded into ASCII, it becomes extremely long - 466 characters. SEOQuake prompts me that this is an ...
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Is it ok to use the original-source meta tag for pages that are not news

I am building an online shop for selling products manufactured by others. Should I use the original-source meta tag to give credit for the product (or product info) to the original manufacturer or is ...
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SEO and APIs: Helping or hurting?

I have a couple Real Estate sites for some clients, and I was wondering about APIs and how that would affect SEO. Particularly, I'm looking at using the Yelp API for nearby stuff, and possibly a ...
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How to promote external sites besides my own in search results? [closed]

I have a site which, after fixing a lot of SEO issues, is now doing fairly well in Google search result rankings; the problem is I would like some related pages on other people's websites to show ...
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Workaround a huge number of image links on a page? [SEO]

I have a page that often contains large image galleries displayed with thumbnails linking to the actual images. They are then rerouted with JavaScript to open an overlay gallery instead, but I noticed ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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Website stopped appearing on Google results [closed]

I have a website with a Page Rank 3. Yesterday it was listed in Google as the second link (under a specific Hebrew keyword). 12 hours later I checked it with my Google Monitor tool and it seems my ...
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Which domain better for language version?

My company is based in Russia and it's website is mycompany.ru. Now, we are planning to launch German language version and we have option for two domains: mycompany.de germankeyword.ru Which one ...
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Why are my site's Google Webmaster Tools index status and URLs submitted statistics different?

On the dashboard of my site where it shows sitemap I see 18 URLs submitted, 9 URLs indexed. However under Index Status it shows Total Indexed: 0, Ever Crawled: 332. What does this mean, why are the ...
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How to create a backlink in my youtube channel/video pages to promote my website?

I want to use my YouTube channel and video pages to promote my website. I have read a website that talks about backlinks and anchors which use something like: <a ...
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Are 307 Temporary Redirects safe for temporary new web site tests?

Our current site is getting close to being replaced. I was looking to do a test of our new sales funnel on the new site and compare the traffic and conversion ratios for a few days. So I was planning ...
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How to do SEO for a one page web application? [duplicate]

I have created a web application. It lets you search facebook update with keywords at run time. How can I do SEO for it? There is just one page so its difficult to get ranking. Who ever I disscussed ...
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Proper Google Analytics setup for AJAX heavy page?

Lets say I have a website with a few pages. The purpose of each of those pages is to display live statistics for a real world event (for example, sports scores). Every 60 seconds, an Ajax call is made ...
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What kind of redirect (301 or 302) for an email links tracker?

We are developing an email sending application ("à la" Mailchimp). Hyperlinks inserted by our users, in the emails they want to send, are replaced by a tracking URL on our application ...
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How to make image only website friendly to googlebot? [duplicate]

so I making this portfolio site for some artist. She draw all the menus and texts manually(on paper), then scanned, some "post processing" in photoshop and that's how the whole layout was created. ...
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How to handle multiple pages of the same site with the same outlinks

I am developing a back link tool for Chinese SEO (our web site URL is: http://link.aizhan.com just like ahrefs.com. I encountered a problem which is how to handle multiple pages of the same ...
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Effect of removing home page content

I have a business website that I'm working on and I'm replacing the text I initially had on the home page with new columnized paragraphs of text. The text I'm removing though has a h1 tag and probably ...
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My website title shows up slightly different from what's in my title tag, only in Google search [duplicate]

I've included my page title in the title tag in this format: " blah blah blah | sitename ". But for some reason it's showing up on Google search results as " sitename: blah blah blah ". It shows up ...
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Reporting paid links to google - does it work?

I am noticing that my competitors have a boat load of paid backlinks, which don't seem to be discredited from google (PR is intact, rather then 0) Problem is, those sites aren't any gambling or ...
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SEO semi-mirrored sites that don't anger google

I'm working with a client who manages real-estate agents. All of these agents have their own individual sites, and they all want the same layout and functionality. So, I have a "master" site designed ...
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How to find linkless mentions of my website?

Recently I noticed some mentions of my Website, or a whole story but without a link. I was wondering is there a way to search for my brand name and filter for pages which do not link to my website? ...
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Very low CTR in google organic results

My webpage is positioned for some phrases, but does not generate much visits. Eg. the most searched phrase had average 5.6 position in google, but the CTR is about 2%. What should I do to improve ...
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Shall I remove pages for deprecated products?

On our company site we have pages for multiple products. Some of the products become "deprecated". These products are of no interest for us because they give no income. Pages for "deprecated" ...
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How important are headings in SEO

I have a website that sells music artists posters. Each artists has a page containing a small bio, and a list of posters we are selling representing the artist. Currently our HTML looks like that ...
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SEO - be first and Get my own company section in google for my company name [duplicate]

I want my company name to be first in Google when I search for it, since it is a unique name. I also want it to have its own "section" with sub-links of the "about page" "product page" "contact us" ...
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How to prevent duplicate title tags for multilingual content

Google is reporting duplicate title tags for a website that is built for 2 languages. The URL structure seems fine it is something like: example.com/place-1 example.com/fr/place-1 The title tags ...
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Redirection transparent to Google and other SE [duplicate]

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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Which domain name structure, if any, is better for SEO? [closed]

I'm purchasing a domain for a new blog, and wonder which structure is better for domain name. I have these two options (domain changed to ensure it doesn't get swiped away from me!): ...
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How to avoid spammy links affecting us before SERP rankings going down

We have recently discovered a host of spammy links pointing to our website been put up in last 1 month through webmaster tool We have not engaged any seo agency/link building and have never created ...
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Should I block Wordpress archive pages from search engines?

I use WordPress and /sample-post/ URLs for my posts and /yyyy/mm/ for the archives. Google has indexed the site fully. Since the archives currently display full posts I've thought that I shouldn't ...
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Ajax mixed with Server Side results for SEO purposes

Here is the issue. We are using a third party service to index our products and return results based on query parameters that we pass to the third party services server. I'm using Magento's ...
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How do I map a (keyword rich) domain name to an existing website?

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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Traffic services: useful or a waste of time? [closed]

I found some services which offer to buy traffic. buysitetraffic.com revisitors.com perfectraffic.com Has anyone works with them? Or maybe You have own experience with another services? Is this ...
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we have a # in the URL [duplicate]

I am new in this SEO techniques. I created my website with this way: When www.mysite.com is typed it will redirect to a non-www version mysite.com One page HTML/PHP, no redirects or whatsoever Used ...
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Adding Google star Rating to the search Result

I need to add star rating to my site for showing the star image rating in search results. I did a search on the internet and read a few articles on it. It is basically Microformats and the related ...
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Is Google Adwords keyword tool showing right data like local monthly searches?

For example, for keyword gifts, keyword tool from Google shows Global Monthly Searches as 16,600,000 and (India) Local Monthly Searches as 823,000 so is it really a right numbers?
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falling down Google ranking with canoncial tags and Google site verification

Recently I released this site live, which is a small brochure site for a local catering company. I took the time to add a canonical <link> tag and also verify the site with Google, so the ...
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Separate site for website and web application - implications for SEO?

I have a web application - primarily reserved for members but with some open access for trialling, and I have a website that is the main public face for the web application. The two are on two ...
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How are these pre-built search results page made, and are those considered black hat SEO? [closed]

I'm sure you've spotted search results in google that aren't really pages with content, but pre-built search result pages within the site itself. A few examples: ...
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Google Plus Vanity URL Dilema [closed]

Google Plus has just made vanity URLs available for pages, wanted your advice. The page is pre approved (so all I need to is click accept) to get www.google.com/+shoes But my FB vanity URL is ...
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If I use my custom domain with my Blogger account will this help in SEO of that blog?

Also I want to know that if my custom domain is nothing but one of the keywords and my blog is also about that keyword, so will this help in improving google ranks of my blog after I change from ...
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What will result in better page ranking in search results: Page views or time spent on page?

What will result in better Page Ranking in search results? More page views & less time spent per page Less page views & more time spent per page Note: The website that is being made ...
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Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
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domain hosting redirect

I have registered a cheap domain (no hosting) and have a web server (AWS). In the domain registration I can forward to the web server. This means that if a user enters my domain they see a frame of my ...