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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Google rewriting description of Singapore site, how can this be optimized? [closed]

For this page, when searching using this, it appears in the description: Tian Huat Tan, Etienne Andre, Jun Sun, Yang Liu, Jin Song Dong and Manman Chen. Dynamic Synthesis of Local Time ...
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URL Naming practise

Hi wanted to check if at the end of the URL (http://www.abcd.com/product-name/subproduct,default,sc.html) we have characters like default,sc and then .html, does having default,sc have an impact on ...
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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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How do thousands of backlinks to my subdomains affect SEO?

I have 90k backlinks from 3 websites. On a subdomain, I have catalogs and my clients have a link on their site in the header to these catalogs. This means that they have in all their pages a link to ...
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Right canonical pages for encylopedia-style site

I have a website that contains a lot of short (150 word) descriptions of key concepts. The concepts are organised hierarchically so a description of Cheese will be a subsection under the heading "Milk ...
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Should I be concerned about hAtom tags on my blog?

I am using a theme that automatically adds hatom-entry, hatom-feed classes on my WordPress blog. I read that such tags/classes should be used for syndicated content. Anyway, then I ran a Rich ...
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seo optimization

I have submitted several pages to Google through Google Webmaster Tools by using a sitemap in XML format. Several pages are indexed by Google as well but the rank of those pages are in 400-500 as my ...
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SEO Ramifications of double breadcrumbs

I have a website that lists hotels, restaurants, bars, etc for a small resort town in Asia. I employ breadcrumbs to aid in user navigation, but I ran into an issue regarding categorization. Many ...
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How to Give proper Credit to Original Content keeping in mind the Google SEO

I have a website about Delhi and its tourism spots. Now for giving information about these spots, I am using Wikipedia and any other website for the information content, but I want to give Credit to ...
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Website promotion by country

I have two domains, one for UK and another for Australia. I want keep same design and content on both websites the same and I want to promote them country wise. My question is: can I keep same ...
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Just overhauled our entire site. How do I keep Google, Bing and Yahoo from demoting us?

We just overhauled our entire site. The new site structure doesn't resemble the old one in the slightest. What do I need to do with Google, Bing and Yahoo to keep our ranking from sliding? We have ...
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Do too many redirects hurt the SEO structure of Wordpress blog?

I have a website http://www.voiceable.org/ and just moved a category posts to the subdomain http://tech-fun.voiceable.org/ Now, i am using redirection plugin for 301 redirection from that category to ...
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How to find out what # you are for google keyword

I'm trying to find out if there's a way to form a Google query to quickly find out what position you are for a search term. I know that Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics has something ...
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Different blocked URLs stats in Google Webmaster Tools

Just want to know I got different blocked URLs stats at Google Webmaster Tools. I blocked entire site for revamp and latest builds implementation. Here are different stats Under Health tab > Blocked ...
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Unnatural Links Message from Google

We just recived (March 8 2013) a message from Google saying. We've detected that some of your site's pages may be using techniques that are outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, ...
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Back link not showing

For this website http://www.it.uu.se/workshop/infinity2010/, there is a link from here http://atva10.comp.nus.edu.sg/assocEvents.html but when searching in Google. ...
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Does text in tooltips (or hide/show divs) count for positive SEO?

We want to increase our rankings. We have relevant quality text content ... However we need the page to visually appear less texty. We are therefore considering a design with very little text ...
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What is the process of dynamic sitemap creation? [closed]

I am working on a website which have 12Lack pages, so, I want build dynamic sitemap hence I want to know the process of dynamic sitemap creation. tell me if have another way to create sitemap for such ...
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Difference between canonical and base tag

I am a little bit confused regarding the usage of canonical tags and base tags. I have placed canonical tag (rel="canonical") on my website because of my website opening with no-www. I have reviewed ...
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Automatically generate and cut off the blog post preview texts from the full post text? Yes, no?

I run a blog with over 1000 posts that are only separated by tags, so each post can have multiple of those. As it is mostly short news, videos and galleries, the description consists of 3-5 lines of ...
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Should initials of names be seperated by a dot or by a hyphen for seo purposes

I wanted to use names with initials in the URL. For example if j.k. Brothers is the initials and name then is it good to make my URL like so: sitename.com/j.k.brothers/listing/ Or would it be ...
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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" ...