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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How to inform search engines that my site support multilanguages?

The website i am working on is translated to 8 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). Each time the user select a language, the URL stays the same as ...
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What is best for SEO: 2 domain names or 2 sites under same domain?

I have a site www.product.com and another site www.productblogg.com. The content is different on the 2 sites but they "talk" about the same product. and... the www.productblogg.com use a ...
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WordPress feeds not indexing in webmaster tools

I don't have much experience about webmaster tools, i just know the basic of the webmaster, and i am not from SEO background, but i just want to know that: Why my blog's RSS Feeds not indexing from ...
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Google Traffic Decline

Below is a chart which shows traffic from Google for a new website. What could be the reason for those dynamics: fast growth and slow decline? https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmv3kd3q0l2iyaa/traffic.png
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How is relevance of results on froogle determined?

I have a client who sells shoes, and is included on froogle. However, results are quite skewed for other stuff when I do a search for their name on froogle: ...
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How does Google detect duplicate content?

have a quick question about duplicate content. How does google work this all out? In that on my pages I have a form on each page with the same bit of text explaining it, is this going to count against ...
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when optimising for a “location” based term, are links from the countries tld worth more?

When optimizing for a term such as "bike shop london", do links from .co.uk and .com.uk domains carry more weight? ie. Would a link from a identical in every aspect apart from TLD be worth less in ...
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User-agent identification and SEO crawler database

I am requested to analyze the traffic log of a site. In particular I have to identify the crawlers starting from the collected user agent values. I know there are 'trap' links that you can use to ...
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How do websites get extra information in Google results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Google to show links to my site hierarchy in search results? On Stack Overflow and many other websites, I've noticed there is some extra information under ...
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How to optimize image in Google search if it is a background?

I have many images, and for a pretty view and better css control I mark them up as <div style="background:url('image-url') no-repeat center center transparent; overflow:hidden; ...
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What is better with 3 languages: domain-lang.org x 3, domain.org/lang or lang.domain.org? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? I have three domains for similar content in three languages. One in each. I have now been told that the ...
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Which is better: Inbound links to a single site or spread over multiple sites?

If I have 1000 external links with 50 distinct keywords, is it better to direct them all at one site or 10 different sites? The numbers are just examples.
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Will loading meta tags dynamically from a database hurt the site?

I have a website (ASP.NET MVC) which has its contents mainly in Sinhala language. So the search engines will list my site only when someone searches for Sinhala words. But,I need to list my site's ...
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How to handle URLs with diacritic characters

I am wondering how to handle URLs which correspond to strings containing diacritic (á, ǚ, ´...). I believe what we're seeing mostly are URLs where diacritic characters where converted to their closest ...
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What should happen when content is deleted?

I am wondering about the standard handling of deleted data links from an application and an SEO perspective. I have an application where users can create content but they can also delete content. ...
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Why does google crawl my page only once even I set changefreq:daily?

I have built a new site, submitted my homepage URL to Google, and my sitemap(I have about 6,300 pages.). Now when I type site:mydomain.com, there have 1,992 pages have crawled. But they were all ...
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Why is honest cloaking for Ajax considered bad practice? [closed]

Ajax-only websites are laden with many problems. Search engine invisibility is merely a small problem. They are also unbookmarkable and unlinkable and they break the functionality of back- and ...
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Will using the production domain for testing/developing affect SERP rankings?

I have been working on a blog via wordpress that was setup through my hosting account for a while now. I currently have a plugin called, "Restricted Site Access 4.0 for WordPress" that displays a ...
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Forwarding — ok for SEO, or should I reinstall WordPress at the forwarded domain?

If my main market is UK, and I have both: mydomain.co.uk and: mydomain.com and I want to market the site using the .co.uk domain and I only have one set of content -- one website, that I want to ...
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Does using spaces in a URL affect SEO?

When creating URLs for my website I need to use a space, for example http://mydomain.com/start home I've seen some sites using + or -, what are the advantages of using space, + and - (dashes) in SEO? ...
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Indexing text which is in an image

I have a website which i convert pdf documents to images and display those images in a webpage. I want the text content of the images indexed in google but i could not find out how to do it in a ...
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Control the ranking of my sites on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I have two sites that I both control and have hooked up to Google Webmaster Tools as different sites. ...
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how to handle foreign content on a blog (double content)

I'm quitely new to SEO and I don't know how to handle foreign content on a blog. I am writing content for two different blogs. The subjects of these blogs intersect partially, so there are sometimes ...
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Exit pages made to link remote sites. Good or harmful for SEO?

I have some "prefetched result pages" on my website, that link to documents that are hosted on remote sites. The structure I want to implement is a result page that contains 20-30 links, a text of ...
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Do span elements in the middle of a word affect a crawler's ability to detect content?

I have a site with a heading tag like this: <h1><span class="initial">H</span>andyman <span class="initial">S</span>ervices</h1> I've done this so that I can ...
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Is there any pros and cons of duplication content of meta description tag to keyword tag

On a Huge Website we have no time to add keywords manually so I'm same phrases for Description and keyword like this <meta name='description' content="Hello how are you?"> <meta ...
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Hide elements for Google

I have some elements which I don't want Google to see. Usually repetitive content, e.g. header and sidebar. As Googlebot doesn't handle AJAX requests, I load these resources with AJAX and insert them ...
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Indexing issues when the SAME page has meta noindex when accsessed from the sites front page and meta index when accessed from sites archives

People post different questions on my site. I have a php code which searches for duplicate questions before putting them inside my ARCHIVES. Due to the sites architecture and coding there is a time ...
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How much weight does Google give to keyword placement?

I am wondering weather or not to put a a "Call Now" button with our number in the top left corner of our page. This would move keyword-rich text to the left, giving it less weight. How much weight ...
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Question about paginated based URLs and category URLs with XML sitemaps

I have a blog site that has this URL structure: http://website.com/category/ http://website.com/category/page1/ http://website.com/category/subcat/ http://website.com/category/article_title A flow ...
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Google Indexing URL that is a 301 redirect

My website URL structure is: http://www.website.com/{record-type}/{record-id}/{human-readable-name} If an invalid human readable name is provided, the page 301 redirects to the correct URL. I've ...
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Hide your website links from search engne

My Website Link is posted in someone else website, i asked for removal but can't get reply, google crawl his website and my website link is posted on that how to control that is that is possible? i ...
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Will Search Engines crawl my Github gists?

I have been using Alex Gorbatchev's Syntax Highlighter in my blog for the past couple of years. It serves the purpose, but it is a pain to add the code while blogging (I need to use a HTML Encoder and ...
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Will I damage my search engines ranking if I link to thousands of websites whose quality I am not sure of?

My company's website is quite well positioned in google. We have thousands of customers and we're thinking of providing links to the customers' websites from our company's website. We cannot ...
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Site violates Google's quality guidelines - Can't figure out why

I am at a loss! Our website has been delisted due to "Site violates Google's quality guidelines" and "We've reviewed your site and we still see links to your site that violate our quality guidelines. ...
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Does displaying rss feeds in different blogs help get indexed and increase page rank?

I have a number of blogs that I run. One of them is old and gets good traffic so what I did is that I have placed the rss of all of the blogs onto the sidebar of each. I was wondering if this is good ...
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Can google “see” this custom javascript code which displays links from an external site to mine

I have a javascript code on my site who displays links from another site. This is what I have on my source before: <script language="JavaScript" ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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From text navigation links to rollover images - SEO/Google Sitelinks concerns

I operate a web site that is very well indexed by Google. We hit all our keyword targets pretty much and rank really well. We have Google sitelinks etc. For the last couple of years I've been using ...
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Does the stop keywords matter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write content that uses keyword terms which are google stop words I am using Wordpress SEO plugin by Yoast. When I have a title like, "How to get slim in 30 ...
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How to set up Google ecommerce tracking for a shopping cart servicing multiple countries?

Currently trying to set up GA ecommerce tracking for a shopping cart providing different pricing and tax to multiple countries. Does anyone know how to extract the tax amount from the order total for ...
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Where is Google getting the title of my page from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title tag different from title appearing in Google? I have a site http://biocision.com and if you search for the phrase 'cell freezing' (broad), we used to get on the ...
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Could crosslinking using very general anchor texts be a reason for a drop in rankings?

I have crosslinked 20 sites and I thought I have been penalized for this, asked this question and some experienced members told me maybe that crosslinking may not necessarily be the reason. The sites ...
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Site navigation and SEO best practices

I've been reading several SEO books in preparation for a full site re-write. One of the suggestions that I've seen several times is that content should come before navigation in the site's markup. ...
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Do CSS class names have any effect on SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is minifying id and class names a bad SEO practice? I have seen some of our competitors using keyword rich CSS class names. As an example, if I were in the pet grooming ...
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Does description change impact the google ranking and/or crawl rates?

I am thinking about adding some randomization to my shopping cart descriptions and pricing. I am not talking about meta-description, but about actual product descriptions. Would content change ...
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Remove internal sub domain duplicate content on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine Our hosting provider has a internal sub domain like so: n265-269-265-265.cnet.hosting.iiii. The internal sub domain is ...
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Having either www.domainname.com or domainname.com is really required? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: www and non www can suffer duplicated content When I go for any website review the first point I get from the reviewers is both of my www and non www domains should ...
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Looking to monitor and manage SEO for multiple web sites [closed]

Can anyone suggest a web site or service which will allow me to sign up all my client web sites to manage and monitor their SEO? I checked out DIYSEO.com that someone suggested. Any reviews on this ...
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Poor backlink profile - search rankings not updated for 2+ months

I am carrying out some work on a website that is a PR2 with a few good quality, relevant backlinks (PR4-6). It has a presence on Twitter that is updated regularly, a Google Places listing, and ...