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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Impact of using a CDN Proxy (like Incapsula or Cloudlfare) with numerous websites

We have a network of something like 70 websites. We have one IP by website for SEO reason. We are planning to move to CDN service like Cloudflare, Incapsula or Google PageSpeed Service to speed up our ...
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How to recommend that Google indexes some keywords?

I've read many articles about SEO. I've tried to implement my knowledge on a site but I haven't gotten good results in 6 months. e.g.: I've used Google Webmaster Tools, sitemaps, title tags, keywords ...
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One Page Website, with jump links, but hide, display:none all other content except jump link clicked [duplicate]

I'm wondering how this website design/structure will work for SEO. I have example.com that I'm building. The only actual URL for the website is example.com. However, it will appear to the user that ...
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Is a partial or incomplete sitemap damaging to SEO?

Do you lose any SEO juice by submitting sitemaps that are incomplete? Example scenario: Submitting a sitemap that contains only your First Click Free content (because it's not linked anywhere from ...
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Bringing a site back online (with about 3000 internal pages) after two years?

I've had a site that I've had turned off for the last year or two, and I restored it from database and switched it back on recently. I've placed it on the same domain where it was, on a new server ...
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Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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Putting duplicate phrases in the headings of pages

If I have a local business that repairs only HP computers for example, and I write lots of good informative pages about all the different things that can be repaired on HP computers such as ...
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How will using bitly links affect my page ranking

At present linking to our website using our full domain name and parameters tends to get rather long. http://www.mywebsite.com/this/is/my/long/link/that/can/get/a/bit/ridiculous The great thing ...
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Targeting different related keywords?

I have a Wordpress website on which I'm using Yoast SEO plugin. This plugin states that on a single post I have to target only one focus keyword for better SEO PageRank. Now suppose I have two ...
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PageRank & SEO results of using a different domain for each company product

Using Apple as an example: www.apple.com < --- Main company site www.iphone.com <--- Product www.imac.com <-- Product If each company product had its own domain name and a unique ...
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Should 301 redirects contain query string parameters?

I am currently working on redirecting old urls to new urls using 301 redirects, though I have come across a situation where I have to take a decision to allow old urls to pass their query string ...
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Question regarding duplicate contents

If I create blogs using different blog domains with the same content (own content) and link it with my original website using targeted anchor text, will it harm my SEO of my original website? The ...
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Pros and cons of language-specific URL's?

I've googled a bit if it's better to use language-specific URL's and most of the answers said yes. For example, for the about page it is better to use: /en/about-us/ /de/uber-uns/ Than it is to ...
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Google Displaying “Read More” Rather Than the Page Title for a “site:” Search

I am having some trouble with Search Engine Optimization. When I look up "site:example.com", the first result is the index page. The third result that pops up says the title is: "Read More". I ...
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Wordpress/CMS for small business SEO? [duplicate]

It's oft-heard that Wordpress has top-notch SEO and there are even rumors that Google's algorithms (and other search engines) are designed to specifically favor Wordpress-based sites. If I'm in ...
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View website like a search engine

I once found a site where you can enter a web address and it returns a view of the website with the elements a search engine would 'see' but in the same layout as the original website. I found these ...
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What do first for SEO activity? [duplicate]

I'm newbie in SEO tasking but I motivate to be SEO master. I have done create any website. So, whats do the best first for SEO activity for good SEO in the future? How long any website can be high ...
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Big traffic change for top URL [closed]

My site was stable doing fine for last 2 years, but just 2 weeks back it's traffic dropped all of sudden by 35-50%. After 4-5 days of this I received this message(below after --- line) from GWT. For ...
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Does Google hate capitalized words?

I've read around in the past that Google frowns on all caps like "THIS IS MY WEBSITE". But, I wanted to know if they also frown upon capitalized words in general, like in a case like where a name is ...
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Are images with non-standard extensions (such as “.ashx”, instead of “.png” or “.jpg”) bad for SEO?

Certain CMS' running on IIS like Sitecore do not give image files appropriate file formats like .png or .jpg by default, but instead link to images as: <img src="/media/Some Folder/EX-IMG.ashx" ...
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How long does it take for URL Parameters changes to take effect on Google Webmaster Tools?

Google was showing up pages with affiliate ID parameter in the search results. After some research on how to disallow this, I came across URL parameters in Webmaster tools. I set the parameters for ...
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404 errors How to deal with a large number of broken internal links for SEO

I have recently updated my website. In fact I have completely rewritten it using wordpress. It was originally constructed using ASP. In the process, I have recycled a a large amount of my original ...
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Buying a domain in other country: larger response times?

I bought a domain in a very well know provider of domains in USA (Godaddy). Now I want to use that domain for a site (local bussines) hosted in a server in Spain, and I'm wondering if I will get ...
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If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact my search engine rankings for either URL?

If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact (because of duplicate content) my search engine rankings for either URL?
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How to get Google to display a list of posts in the SERPs for a self hosted WordPress blog?

My website is javatechig.com and is around 6 months old. I have used All-in-One SEO WordPress plugin for SEO tricks. Definitely after using SEO plugin, my website page view is increased, but still it ...
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Using Ajax #! for Google but site is not being crawled any more

We used to have all links in a normal way (thus with parameters?), we changed to AJAX loading cause we installed a music player. Here's an example: Old link: ...
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Website is alerted with firefox as damaging/infected. Remove site from 'blacklist'

My website is alerted as malicious/infected by firefox, so users can't have normal experience atm. All threats are removed and website is clean. How I can remove my website from this 'blacklist'? ...
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SEO on multilanguage website URL

I'm setting up a multilanguage website and I would like to have your help to take the best decision as regard SEO. After reading this. I would like to change my URLs from this form ...
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Can a site be penalized for releasing a large volume of content in one go?

Let's assume I have a website of approximately 40,000 web pages, all of which are currently indexed, and most rank fairly well on Google. I plan on creating new content which will result in a total of ...
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Does domain suffix affect SEO? [duplicate]

my first question here! I have a question regarding URL suffixes. Say I have a company, let's call it example-it. If I then purchase the domain www.example.it, thus incorporating the company name into ...
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Google Webmaster Tools not showing links to my site: “data not available”

Three days ago I received a notice from Google Webmaster Tools about unnatural inbound links, but my GWT does not show any links to my site. How can I check which unnatural links GWT means?
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What is duplicate content and what does it affect negatively? [duplicate]

I am fascinated by SEO and it's merits, so that's why I am going to optimalize my website. There are still a couple of questions that do pop up... Well, I am aware that duplicate content is not done, ...
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Featured Links/Blogroll (irrelevant links) in a blog is good or bad for SEO?

While I’m checking my websites’ back links using backlink watch tool I saw so many backlinks are from Blogspots where my links are placed under the category featured Links. The main problem is my web ...
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How much can a particular domain be tainted from bad prior practices?

If a site found at a particular domain has previously used very bad SEO practices and has thus been ranked poorly for most search queries on google, will using very good SEO practices from now on ...
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Changing host bad for SEO ranking? [duplicate]

I am moving a small business website to a new host without changing the domain. Will this affect their ranking in Google? Is there any particular way I should change the DNS to make sure that its ...
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If a website has no backlinks, would it ever get listed in Google? [duplicate]

If I create a site and do not built any of the backlinks would it get crawled by Google?
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Dynamic Meta Keywords

Is it a problem to change the meta keywords dynamically depending on the content of the page / website? for example if it is a news website and this weeks top articles are about elephants in japan I ...
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Does putting large amount of source code in webpage spoil seo?

I run a blog on programming topics and often post large amounts of source code, with syntax highlighter. This source code often has few terms repeated multiple times like "printf" or "alert" or ...
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What is wrong with the seo of my site? [closed]

My question is related to the seo performance of my website binarytides.com My website has recently seen fall in traffic and I have noted that for some of my best keywords the traffic is falling, and ...
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Google SEO - Migrating website from a sub-directory of another website to its own domain name

At the present moment I have a website hosted on example.com/myWebsite, where example.com hosts in its root directory a different website. I have the domain example.net, which redirects to ...
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Does I need to put meta tags in Search page of my E-commerce website? [closed]

In my E-commerce website I got a product page.where I want to implement Meta-keywords,Meta-Description,etc.. I am a little confused about the task now.Is it necessary to do these things in search ...
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Would including some of the same words in every product URL be considered keyword stuffing?

I have about 130 products on my site, and I want the URL to look like this example.com/unique-product-name-ratings-reviews-prices. Since I have 130 of these pages, I am concerned about the ...
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How to handle clients who want to add duplicate content to their sites

I have some clients who are requesting that I put pages on their websites that amount to duplicate content. One wants the exact same page on two of their websites. Another wants to put content from a ...
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How does Google know how much traffic a website gets?

They obviously know how much traffic they send to it. But how do they know of the rest of the traffic to it? Is it only if it has Google Analytics installed, or do they get their information in some ...
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If H1 tags are not used for page titles, what is the impact on SEO?

I'm wondering what kind of effect will be witnessed on SEO if, say, a div was used rather than an h1 tag for page titles. I imagine it would be very frustrating for screen readers and wouldn't give ...
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Pull page content from master site in WordPress

So I am working on some sites for a health practice, all in Wordpress. I have one parent hub site that contains all the information about all the treatments they offer on different pages. I also have ...
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Should I be concerned for SEO when hiding images?

I'm using fancybox 2 with the following code (demo here): <a class="fancybox" href="http://a.com/bmw-328-manual-2008-black-18-inch-rims.jpg" title"bmw 328 manual 2008 black 18 inch rims"> ...
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Why a word having high significance in content keywords does not get a high rank in Google?

When I check my website in Google Webmaster Tools, then keyword 'angeethi' is shown to be at the 3rd position in terms of significance. But when I search for 'angeethi' at Google, then the website ...
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Changing domain name vs URL redirect to improve URL building

I have a domain named companyname.com with PR3 and would like to improve the SEO by adding my main keyword in the domain name. I'm thinking about: Buying the domain main-keyword-companyname.com and ...