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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Will using the new HTML5 meta charset instead of HTTP-EQUIV affect my clients site's ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? I am doing a re-design for a client whose site currently has very high and successful rankings across all search engines (Google, ...
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Changing uri-design SEO

I think I need to redesign my uri-collections of my site. Right now I am using the following structure by a mistake: /fruits for the whole collection /fruit/banana for an item in the collection ...
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Static home page vs latest posts for SEO

Which is better from an SEO perspective: a static well-optimized homepage for the primary keyword (say, primary-keyword.com) of a website, or a homepage featuring the latest posts?
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Backlink from page with low pagerank but site has high pagerank - effect from Google?

My understanding is that if I have too many backlinks from low PR (pagerank) sites, Google considers them to be low quality links and if you have too many, your site may even be de-indexed from ...
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Will these tool tips get me penalized?

I have a page of 10 products. Each product has a list of (7) features associated with it. If a user hovers over the name of the feature, (ex. Moisture resistance), a tooltip description displays. ...
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Error in Google Webmaster tools

Google Webmaster tools says I have many faults. I wonder how I might supposed to improve them in a way such as to make a robot.txt to the server? Where I decide where you should go, etc? .. You can ...
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Is it safe to use multiple h2 tags for a list of products?

I am using html5. I have a list of products in my store (132 products), and they are currently being displayed using pagination, with 10 results on each page. All my product names are very keyword ...
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text to code ratio and SEO

I've run sites that I've developed through various online SEO checkers over the years and some of them have checked me for my text to html ratio. I remember reading about this once or twice as well. ...
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How this site is ranked so high in SERP's with no content?

In last few months whenever i search for computer wallpapers (using various keywords), somewhere between 1st and 5th position is always site http://hdw.eweb4.com Everything on that site is scraped ...
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How to prevent duplicate content in Google when using state and city in friendlyurl?

I want to provide friendlyurls to my visitors on my venue site. Visitors should be able to easily type the name of a region to access the venues in that specific region. Like ...
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When is a page considered loaded by search engines so I can enhance it without a page-speed penalty?

I'm working on a website that has some high quality images that need to load. Of course, my goal is to get the site to load as quickly as possible so we don't slow down the user experience and I don't ...
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Should I link the main article heading? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anchor tag inside H1 or H1 inside achor tag : Which is better? Why, on StackExchange sites, is the post title on the question page a link to itself? Assuming, that I ...
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Multiple Host Effect on SEO?

I am running the primary portion of my website on Google App Engine and using that to generate about 30% of the actual pages on the website and then I am using WordPress to run the Updates section ...
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Should I optimize the keyword density of a page OR of a site?

For example, I have a website to sell shoes. There are many types of shoes and many brands, so I will have many pages. In my main page, if I choose keyword "shoes" in my meta tag, it should be good ...
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New site - 0 indexed 5 Not selected. What does this mean?

Having finally completed my web site, I submitted it and a sitemap to Google at the beginning of December. A look at the index status today, 29/12/12, shows 0 indexed, and 5 Not selected. I can ...
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Need help choosing between broad match and exact match keyword for organic SEO campaign

I am getting a mixed response on targeting broad match vs exact match keywords in Google keywords tool for organic seo campaign. some say that its not possible to target a broad match keyword using ...
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How to structure dynamic product browser for SEO?

I will be building a new website for a client of mine. SEO is very important. This website will have a product browser for cars, in which visitors can set feature filters to search for products that ...
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How to lower SEO effectiveness for a keyword

I am working on a second personal website listing my job experience and skills. The first website included the name of my last employer in a few places and started competing for the ranking of the ...
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What is the best way to use multiple similar domains for a single business with SEO aspects? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will having multiple domains improve my seo? Scenario: There are around 15 freshly registered domains. All the domains are intended to support a single business ...
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How to fix 404 crawl error of a website

I have a navigational links in a php page nav.php, Which is included in all pages of my website. I have got folder structure like below +top_folder -config.php +includes_folder ...
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How does duplicate file and directory names affects SEO

I have some 40 crawl errors in my website, those are pointing to files which are not existing. and I want to resolve all 404 errors I dont have acccess to .htaccess file. Because i am on shared ...
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Is it good to have a separate search results page for a website?

In terms of SEO and maintainability. My website is based on WordPress, it's currently using WordPress search and it's using the same URL as the home page to return search results i.e. say my website ...
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Will Woo commerce reviews show in Google with rich snippets?

I am using Woo commerce as my shopping cart but I've got a small doubt regarding SEO. My competitor is showing rich snippets i.e. star ratings in Google because of his reviews from reviewcenter.com ...
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Preventing botvisits to website

Every time some user shares my website's address inside his/her tweets, the following bots come to my website: UnwindFetchor/1.0 (+http://www.gnip.com/) ShowyouBot (http://showyou.com/crawler) ...
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301 Redirect not behaving like I am wanting it too. What is my mistake?

301 Wildcard. I don't think I am doing it right. Need domain1.com/keyword5 to go to domain2.com/keyword5. Instead it does this: www.domain1.com/keyword5 goes to www.domain2.com (tld, root, not the ...
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What do Wordpress' SEO plugins and defaults accomplish? [closed]

Our site currently sucks, and we're talking about either moving to Wordpress or making a new site. I've basically finished a prototype, but my collegues told me that WP is often better for SEO. I did ...
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Schema.org MedicalClinic

I'm using http://schema.org/MedicalClinic on main page of my client's site. I've filled in as many as I can including address,name, url, image url, geolocation, descripition, opening hours, specialty ...
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Which keyword should I use: colors or colours or a combination of both?

Well this might sound weird but yeah that's exactly what I want to know! Now as per US-English colors is the right word and as per British-English colours is the right word. Here in India we follow ...
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Is using HTML tables for data presentation bad for SEO?

I have a site that presents information in each page with HTML tables. Does this affect my site's SEO? Should I replace all tables with divs? I'm not using HTML tables for layout. I'm only using ...
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SEO Suggestion For My Blog [closed]

I have a programming tutorial blog, which has decent traffic. However, I am interested to do some basic SEO for my blog to get it optimized. I want to do it myself by learning. I was wondering if ...
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Semantic web and structured data - Will search engines increase the limit of the first number of indexed bytes on a page?

A web page's payload will increase with the added code that is necessary to create structured data. This means that you won't be be able to fit as much actual content in the first 120k or so of the ...
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Webmaster Tools - Preferred Domain and Google entries

Our client has two websites with the same content: example.com somethingelse.com When a user searches in Google for "something else" the example.com site appears in the top 10 results on Google. ...
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Is this a link scheme? If so, what to do? what problems can i face?

I was asked to remodel a website, and decided to check its rank on alexa. Surprisingly, there are many, many different websites linking to it, none relevant. One particular thing about it is that ...
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What are the best practices for Nationalized SEO? [closed]

I am working on Internet marketing for one of the Website designing & development company in India which is located in Mumbai. So the website is performing quite well in local search places or up ...
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Does Wordpress have any SEO benifits on sites coded from scratch? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do wordpress websites get indexed quicker by SE than a regular website? I have heard SEO experts suggest moving sites to Wordpress for SEO optimization. Googling offers ...
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Sitemaps - do I need to submit each sitemap in sitemap_index.xml to Google Webmaster tools?

I am having a Wordpress blog on my CentOS server. There is no sitemap.xml in the root directory but there is sitemap_index.xml file in the root directory which contains the following code: ...
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Will search engines penalize my site if I reuse a paragraph from the frontpage on the subpage?

My website's frontpage lists my various services with a synopsis for each. If I use that short synopsis as an introductory paragraph on the subpage for that service, would that be considered duplicate ...
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Multiple links on a webpage pointing to the same URL

Does having multiple links on a webpage pointing to same internal URL impact your PR negatively? Would it look spammy or will the repeated links just be ignored?
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Do WordPress websites get indexed quicker by search engines than a regular website?

I registered a couple of domains with the names of categories of products we sell. I then installed WordPress in one of those domains and played around with it for a bit, and left it alone for about a ...
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Taking advantage of a portfolio of quality domain names [closed]

I own about 20 quality domain names (brandable/memorable, letters only .com) that include keywords relating to my web site. Most of them were purchased during the process of selecting a brand. What ...
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Convenient practice for where to place images?

A lot of developers place all image files inside a central directory, for example: /i/img/ /images/ /img/ Isn't it better (e.g. content architecture, on-page SEO, code maintainability, filename ...
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Redesigning my website has destroyed my SEO

Unfortunately i read an article on how to avoid destroying your websites SEO from a redesign article AFTER its was too late! Here is the article On 20 November 12 completely redesigned our site. We ...
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What will be the impact on SEO if we remove our SSL certificate (url become http instead of https)?

For some weird reason the content accessed though our domains is returned via SSL HTTPS on all domains pointing to the server. https://domain.com leads to our website, with a proper SSL certificate ...
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Drupal to Wordpress migration scope for SEO

I'm migrating a drupal site to wordpress and I was wondering what the concerns are with respect to preserving google rank, etc. while assuming the page content is somewhat similar. I've set up 301 ...
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Is my .htaccess settings hurting SEO?

I have a site that I have redirecting to HTTPS. I do this to leverage wildcard SSL for my password protected pages. Everything seems to work fine with testing. For example, whether you type in HTTP or ...
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Are the contents in the front page considered as duplicate of the post?

I asked this same question on stackoverflow, but closed being off topic. Therefore, I am posting it here. In Wordpress blogs, the front page of the blog will display many posts in whole or excerpts. ...
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How to resolve canonical issue of a website hosted in yahoo small business (Shared Hosting)

I have a website www.myapp.com hosted in yahoo small business, which is shared hosting and I don't have access to .htaccess file to modify. I called up yahoo team regarding the issue But It cannot be ...
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Googlebot keeps returning to crawl my page then the rankings fluctuate

I know that in order to get ranked the page has to be crawled by Google bots, I have had a page example of which I will get a better understanding of how the system works with Google. I have made a ...
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Will google crawl a page with a 302 redirect?

I am trying to lock content on my Wordpress site, but obviously I want Google to crawl it. When I lock the content, the header comes back as a 302 redirect(redirecting to a page where someone can ...
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Directing Multiple ccTLD's to 1 gTLD with a country specific subdirectory?

We have multiple ccTLDomains and are thinking about how to best combine these into one. We want to do this to focus our link building efforts. We are running a website through which we offer a ...