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 impact on subdomain for full name and obscure ccTLD

There have been a few questions on subdomains and their impact on SEO, mostly in comparison to subfolders. The closest I've found is this question but it still doesn't completely answer my query. ...
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SEO Google Publisher Network

I'm just about to start a new business which creates niche affiliate sites. I'm curious about the impacts to me from Google of all the URLs being hosted with the same Analytics tags, Webmaster Tool ...
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Duplicate content issue after URL-change with 301-redirects

We got the following problem: We changed all URLs on our page from oldURL.html to newURL.html and set up 301-redirects (ca. 600 URLs) Google re-crawled our page, indexed all the new URLs ...
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Will a search engine lower the rank of my page if i have hidden iframes?

As a praxis, all external content on our site is put in iframes to lower the risks of any external parties injecting stuff to our users. We also do it to make sure our content shows up before banners, ...
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Is placing one or two keywords in the URLs still good for SEO?

My urls do not seem to have my main keywords in them. Is this bad for SEO? Should I include them? Of course I do not mean actually writing one keyword after each other, but have an organically / ...
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Images not indexed by google since moving to cdn

Last week I moved all the images on coffeeandvanilla.com to a cdn( maxcdn.coffeeandvanilla.com ). The problem I'm having is that although the sitemap—generated by Yoast WordPress SEO plugin—points ...
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Problem with user generated content

In general, what do you think is better in regards to adding content to a site, to allow users to add content to the site and put a flag button to report it if it doesn't fit with the site, or should ...
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Creating country specific twitter/facebook accounts

I see many companies that have an international presence trying to localize their social media presence by creating country or language specific accounts. However some seemed to have done so without ...
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How to remove duplicate content, which is still indexed, but not linked to anymore?

A bug in the tool, which we use to create search-engine-friendly URLs changed our whole URL-structure overnight, and we only noticed after Google already indexed the page. Now, we have a massive ...
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SEO Implications of creating Niche Product Blogs vs Main Company Blog with Categories.

Our company has a dilemma that I am hoping the users of Pro WebMasters can help us with. Right now as it stands we create a seperate website for each product that we sell. We also have our corporate ...
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Unindex google code svn repository content from google index

I developed a small web site and saved the code to google code repository. Everything has been running smoothly for a while until results from google code svn repository started showing up before the ...
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Is having a 'home' navigation item on the home page negative to your sites SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines penalise ‘Home’ links and/or buttons? My work colleague has recently had conversations with some SEO consultants and after those conversations she has ...
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Is it okay to use apostrophe's in the URL? Are there any negative consequences?

In particular I'm interested in any SEO consequences.
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Do own brand organic searches improve your overall SEO?

I noticed something interesting at https://www.wisepricer.com/partner.php Every outgoing link is actually a Google Search, rather than a link to the partner's domain. So it got me wondering, can ...
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Rankings dropping after small URL-change WITH 301-redirect

Two weeks ago, we attempted to make the URLs of ca. 12 pages more search-engine friendly. We changed three things. 1. Make URLs more SEF from: /แอร์-ราคา/brandname.html (meaning: ...
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Is content in option tags indexed?

Is data inside an <option> tag indexed? For example, would the following option tag allow "Volvo", "Saab", "Opel" and "Audi" to be indexed by a crawler? <select> <option ...
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SEO for ecommerce site with no product description and large inventory

We are building a ecommerce with a inventory of about 6000 products, the problem is most of the products have the same description so we decided to keep description as noindex and make it available to ...
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SEO - Index images (lazyload)

Note:My question is not about Javascript. I'm developing a plugin for jQuery/Mootols/Prototype, that work with DOM. This plugin will be to improve page performance (better user experience). The ...
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SEO indexing with dynamic titles, keywords and descriptions

I'm working on a website (all in one single domain) so I'm wondering to create dynamic titles, descriptions, keywords and headings for each location. What I'm doing is to get information from the IP ...
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Is it a good idea to add robots “noindex” meta tags to deep low content pages, e.g. product model data

I'm considering adding robots "noindex, follow" tags to the very numerous product data pages that are linked from the product style pages in our online store. For example, each product style has a ...
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Question on business connections and page rank?

I just want to ask this question to get a yes no answer on something that I've been wondering on lately. So regarding how there are countless numbers of sites now that use the no-follow; making it ...
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Different data with same title and keywords

Here is my scenario: I have a website where I redirect my users based upon the device they are using. Let's say a user is visiting from an iPad: I take them directly to the page of iPad wallpapers. ...
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Dofollow or Nofollow trackbacks?

Thinking about SEO, is it better that they are dofollow trackback or nofollow trackbacks? When I write a post on my blog, I automatically send trackback to my site from http://bitacoras.com. The ...
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WordPress page title repeated in SOME pages

I have created a Wordpress site and titles were working just fine. Then, some time and plugins installed later, I noticed that in SOME pages I get the title repeated 2 times. Example of wrong page ...
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Removing 301 redirect from site root

I'm having a look at a friends website (a fairly old PHP based one) which they've been advised needs re-structuring. The key points being: URLs should be lower case and more "friendly". The root ...
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My Website title changes by itself in Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title tag different from title appearing in Google? I am doing seo on my friends site and each page has its own metas it did change to new ones then somehow google is ...
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using blank image to improve post value

I have seen people (including popular digital agencies) using 1 x 1px transparent image, so that they can add page title as alt value. Does that really increases the value of a web page or that's a ...
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Does a 303 status code pass page rank?

I'm doing an audit for a client who has a 303 redirect on his site from: example.com to example.com/en/. I personally would have used a 301 redirect, but I want to know if a 303 passes page rank the ...
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I have done everything correct on my asp.net website, re: SEO; why aren't google backlinks showing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are my backlinks not showing on google on this asp.net website with all I’ve done? I recently implemented many SEO techniques for a company on their asp.net website; ...
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Why are my backlinks not showing on google on this asp.net website with all I've done?

I recently implemented many SEO techniques for a company on their asp.net website; in 6 months, we jumped from a PR1 to a PR3. But I'm having issues with google backlinking. Here are some of the ...
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Is it better to have multiple domains for cities or one single TLD?

I make websites for small businesses, and for some reason business owners love to have several domains with the same website but the TLD containing the city name. For example: smallbizname.com ...
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Can a website become popular in a “category” (ie, not just a single page)

I have a few keywords where my website is high ranking(2nd and 3rd result). For instance, I have 3 blog posts covering a certain kind of modem. Is it common for search engines to consider a website ...
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Hide from google while developing

I will be building a (wordpress) web site. While I am developing, other team members will be pushing content. I'd like to have it hidden from google while under development. It will be hosted on ...
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Transition to new site

I'm almost finished rewriting the website for a non-profit organization. The existing site receives ~5,000 a month. The new site is being written in ASP.Net and the existing site is PHP. The current ...
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Toggle CNAME entries using PHP?

Is it possible with PHP to dynamically toggle CNAME entries? For example I have two mirrors with media to be served on my website. Mirror 1 has a monthly bandwidth cap so upon reaching it I want to ...
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How to handle possible duplicate content across multiple sites?

Let's say I have two sites that cover the same vertical/topic. one in the USA and one in Canada. Both sites have local-related content, which is obviously unique by location. However they will share ...
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What is Keyword Stemming?

While reading an article I got a word called Keyword stemming. Can anyone please tell me what is it?
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How can I increase traffic to my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the traffic to my site? I developed a site with CMS wordpress, I am currently in the phase referencing, I would like to know how I can have to ...
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Does blogging with popular cms like wordpress makes my website an authority website in SEO?

Does blogging with popular cms like wordpress makes my website an authority website in SEO? ----OR ---- does blogging on popular cms platform like wordpress helps in SEO as compared to using a ...
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301 redirect to different directory on Yahoo Small Business Hosting without .htaccess

I have a website hosted with Yahoo Small Business Hosting, and I don't have access to use a .htaccess file. I have around 220 pages in a folder mysubfolder (http://example.com/myfolder/mysubfolder) ...
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Does the period of hosting impact website rankings on search engines?

Does the period of hosting impact website rankings on search engines? If so, what should be the minimum period one should host?
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How do sites avoid SEO issues and legalities with subdomain unique ids?

I was looking through a few websites recently and noticed a trend I'm not sure I understand. Sites are creating unique referral URLs for customers in the form of: http://customname.site.com (If ...
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SEO implications of domain name change [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank? Will changing a domain name of a popular web-site result in any SEO implications or will 301 redirects make the site stay ...
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If I blocked a directory, is a 301 error expected?

I blocked a directory in my site that is not secret but meant for internal discussions that are not relevant for search engine results. After running "Search as Google" at Google Webmaster Tools, the ...
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Domain Forwarding for SEO

For SEO, is the type of forwarding provided by domain registrars (like what I have pictured above) effective? Specifically, will old-domain.com rank better for the keyword "new" (or whatever happens ...
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Search Engine Query Word Order

I've pages with titles like 'Alpha to Beta'. For every such page, there is an inverse page 'Beta to Alpha'. Both pages link to each other. When someone on Google searches for 'Beta to Alpha', I'd ...
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Curious about a cached old domain

I am a bit curious about my new domain. I had a domain before, let's say http://example.com/. Before expiration of that domain, I bought a new one with the name http://another-domain.com/. I uploaded ...
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What should filenames and URLs of images contain for SEO benefit?

We know that good site architecture usually looks like this: example-company.com/ example-company.com/about/ example-company.com/contact/ example-company.com/products/ ...
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Multiple URL's going to same page - Kosher for Google?

I hear conflicting answers from people about this, and I'm a developer by trade, and my SEO knowledge is not what it should be. Here's my situation: I run a website that lists hotels, restaurants, ...
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How to get the pageURL, page title, page H1 in excel/csv format [closed]

Is there any online tool to get the URL, title, H1 in Excel/CSV format of all the pages in a website.