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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SEO value of duplicating content externally

I run a website that includes a blog which was hand-coded by myself and is hosted on the same domain. My partner in this endeavour thinks it would be a good idea to open up a Blogger/WordPress blog ...
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Getting Destroyed on SEO

So I've launched a website and I'm working on SEO. Recently, many of my #1 result pages have completely evaporated from google. I am guessing Google is spam-flagging my site, and I have no idea what ...
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Google Analytics: Custom variables issue difference in data

We’ve set up tracking through custom variables in Google Analytics to measure which offices are getting the most traffic. The custom var consists out of the key (=office) and value = (office name). ...
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How to tell Google to crawl distinct part of the webpage?

What approach should I take to make the website Google-friendly, http://anuary.com/. The problem is that when a specific content is being requested (eg. http://anuary.com/1/home/anuary) user is taken ...
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How to link subdomains to main domain to get SEO benefit

How can I link subdomains to my main domain to get the SEO benefit? I've seen examples using all sorts of clever redirects and PHP where you get the subdomain's content on the main site...but what I ...
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Depth of URLs and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? Does the depth of an URL affect SEO/Pagerank? Is there any max or optimal level for URL depth? If you have, lets say, a ...
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How to target just one search engine and optimise for that

I've been dabbling with SEO a lot in the last 6 months, and one thing that has surprised me is the disparity between Google and Bing in the way they deliver results. A website ranked for a specific ...
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Naming your website longname.com vs shortcatchy.net vs shortcatchy.info

I'm designing a website that will basically be a social network for sharing information. I have the domain $$$$d.net and the same domain $$$$d.info where "$$$$" is a word (that runs into the d) ...
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What is the best way to deal with 404s that are all trying to point to the same page that are from an external site?

I started getting 404s showing up in my Google Webmaster's Tools from a site linking to a specific category but with odd characters at the end of the URL. So Something like this: ...
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How to write a blog for SEO purpose

I have a photo sharing website, which provides very little textual content. Users can add tags to photos and a description, but it creates a lot of duplicate content, because most of the descriptions ...
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Will Google penalize my website if I hide the H1 tag?

I've read an article today where the author stated that if you put keywords on to your page but then hide them with CSS, Google will penalize your site. This make sense. This got me thinking though ...
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what is optimum length for html title tag in Unicode format?

I have a website that generates its title tag dynamically. the title tag is in unicode format. the title tag is limited to 65 character but sometimes Google doesn't show title tag completely in SERP. ...
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SEO with duplicate content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have a nature photography site with multiple types of photo galleries. Each photo and ...
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Does Google penalize pseudo-duplicate pages for different locations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My compony's site's home page was not specificly optimized to any location. Now, I am ...
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Transfer page from internal to external

Currently I have a website with a list of audio products (essentially a search engine for audio deals). http://www.soundplaza.co.uk Once you go to the details page, you can then press the 'view deal' ...
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Is repeated keywords in alt attributes considered keyword stuffing?

For example, I have 100 images in one page, all of them with alt attributes in this format: alt="foo pics", alt="bar pics", alt="foobar pics", etc Will pics be considered as stuffing?
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Canonical URL for a home page and trailing slashes

My home page could be potentially linked as: http://example.com http://example.com/ http://example.com/?ref=1 http://example.com/index.html http://example.com/index.html?ref=2 (the same page is ...
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Lazyloading images and SEO

Lazyloading images with a noscript fallback. Should I expect any damage in the SERPs? The site is completely thumbnail based. Also should I put a smaller image size in the noscript fallback to ...
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Using both .co.uk and .com domain

We presently have a .co.uk domain that has been live now for around 9-10 months, recently the .com version of this domain has become available and we've purchased based on reading that suggests you ...
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SEO for a complex URL with multiple specifiers

I have a jobs website. There are categories and sub categories e.g the URL for builders is www.mydomain.com/jobs/all/active/202/tradesmen/799/builders/county/all Because of the framework I'm using ...
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Worth changing the URL structure to incorporate keywords?

I am migrating my blog from PHP to ASP.NET and while recoding the whole website, I figured I might as well improve the URL structure. This is how an url looks like now: ...
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How does google handle plagiarism with a link back?

Is it frowned upon to copy a whole web page but leave a link back? I have seen this countless times where a web site will copy an entire post but leave a link back to the original content. How does ...
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Do or can robots cause considerable performance issues?

At work we are in a discussion with team members who seem to think bots will cause us problems relating to performance when running on our services website. Our setup: Lets say I have site ...
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Impact of +1 on blogpost for the rootsite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the google +1 button domain dependent or url dependent? Lets say I have a blog at www.example.com . I have some blog posts and they are +1'd. What is the impact of ...
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Why some video posts from the same blog appear in google with thumbs, while others do not?

We own media blog - which is basically a big collection of various videos streamed through our branded player. Interesting thing is that some of our posts show up in google search results with a thumb ...
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category title and affect on SEO and ranking

We are working on a jobs and skills website (similiar to Skill Pages) and are deciding on categories. Rather than having load of categories like, for example, Builder, Electrician, Carpenter etc, we ...
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Does blacklisting of IP for sending spam emails efects ranking/SEO of Website

I want to know that if I send the Bulk Mails from Server and it comes into Blacklist. Does it effects the Website Ranking, Ad Sense earning etc., If yes/no, why?
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Filtering your offices IPs from Google Analytics when each has a dynamic IP?

I found the documentation for filtering IPs from Google Analytics, but the address of the several locations of our company all have dynamic IP addresses that change every 30 days from what I'm told. ...
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SEO with an iframe and a secondary domain

Just a question, a client of the company I work for was They run the SEO page on a new domain (they own it for the client) http://kunstplanten-decoratie.nl/kunst_vetplanten/ while the original page ...
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Same product name in different categories

I have two questions about URL structure for SEO. I have one product belongs to multiple categories. Is this OK for SEO OR shall I give them different product names? ...
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How search engines see reciprocal links?

Reciprocal links cancel each other out from a search engines point of view but what counts as a recpirical link. Do reciprocal links work on a site level or an individual page level? If you where to ...
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What effect does using itemprop=“significantLinks” on anchors have for SEO and what is the ideal use?

I'm practicing application of microdata via http://schema.org. Anyone who's browsed the documentation there knows that there's a lot of need for improvement for more clear understandings on use for ...
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Displaying thumbnails in google search results for flash games?

Some sites are somehow displaying video preview thumbnails for pages that contain flash games in google search results. For example search for: site:www.thorgaming.com game I see this only on small ...
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.XML Sitemaps and HTML Sitemaps Clarification

I've got a website with about 170 pages and I want to create an effective Sitemap for it as it is long due. The website is internally linked very well but I still want to take advantage of creating a ...
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breadcrumb dilemma -SEO impact

i am updating the breadcrumb module of an commerce website, implementing microdata (schema.org). My dilemma is about showing last page: a.product name on breadcrumb or not? b.Should that be active ...
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SEO and suboptimal source code

I have a wordpress website for my business and its success will be largely dependent on google ranking. The structure of the theme I'm using is designed for a blog, not for a business website. That ...
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Does URL encoding create duplicate content?

An SEO expert was testing my site, and noticed that my URLs contained the special character :. He said that would create duplicate content, because google would interpret any url containing : as two ...
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Multiple 301 redirect and massive loss of ranking

I just remade from scratch a website for a client, the client ask me to preserve their ranking by making 301 redirect from the original URL to the new URL. For example the following URL: ...
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In Robots.txt, how do I disallow all pages except for the index page?

I want google to index my index page, but do not index any other pages. User-agent: * Disallow: / So far I have this. However...when I do this, Google does not index my index page. When I search ...
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Limit magento title length in admin

I would really like to limit the title length on products in Magento. What I've tried is adding 'maxlength' => 65 somewhere in \app\code\core\Mage\Adminhtml\Block\, without success. Does someone ...
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Is there a weight for html link?

I would like to know if there is any weight associated with a html link (its backlink) when google does crawling/indexing. Will 1,2 & 3 be ever considered as a backlink by Google? 1. <a ...
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Multilingual website without language component in the URL

I'm working on a website for Canada which will have French and English versions. For SEO purposes, I would like to avoid using any language tag in URLs because I believe it will have more impact (e.g. ...
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I have a lot of outbound 404 links, do I have to fix them?

I have a lot-lot of outbound links on my webpage. A lot of them are broken, they point to 404 pages on external sites. I add to all links: nofollow. Can it be possible that Google is penalizing me in ...
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SEO and Spelling mistakes in keyword [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will replacing 'to' with 2 or 'for' with 4 improve my site's PageRank I am about to register a domain name (suppose) someone.com (with proper ...
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If my URL's are static, but then parsed by Javascript, does that make it crawlable?

Lets say I have a link: <a href="/about/">About Us</a> But in Javascript [or jQuery] catches it and then adds the hash based off of the href attribute: $('a').click(function(e) { ...
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Does an image's filename affect its seo?

When I name my image files, I always use a descriptive file name such as red-mercedes-slk.jpg. I've always done this without thinking, but I wondered if it actually benefits my rankings in any way. ...
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Fetch as Google error 403

2 weeks ago, Google started being unable access my website anymore. In Webmaster Tools I can't fetch any pages, always getting error 403, and the website has been completely dropped from Google search ...
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Which domain is better for local SEO: .sg or .com.sg? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: com.es domain and SEO I am sure this question has been asked before in many different forms regarding to different countries. But I am still wondering in the case of ...
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What are the Consequences for using Relative Location Headers?

According to the spec, Location headers used in a redirect require a server name HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently ... Location: http://example.com/foo/baz/bar However, in 2012, most web browsers will ...
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Web hosting does not matter?

I have read this question. I agree that webhosting does matter in load time and how much uptime it is giving but it seems that some companies have given it a huge hype. Please have a look at this ...