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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Is using keywords without comma in title tag wrong in a SEO point of view?

On the <title> tag of one of my webpages I used keywords without comma. Is thist wrong in a SEO point of view?
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Does similar Titles considered duplicates relating to SEO

I have built a testing service and I wonder if I should be concerned that search engines will consider similar titles as duplicates. For example: Some URLs title can be differed from others by only ...
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Profile website - main site appears in SERPs, but profiles do not

I run a site with user profiles and while the main site is ranking, none of the profiles are. I know that the profiles don't have any backlinks yet, but I've noticed that my profile on a competing ...
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What is the correct frequency of changing content regularly?

What is the correct frequency of changing content regularly? Suppose I have a site "Seven Sea" having 5 links name as Home, About Us, Product, Sitemap, Contact Us. It is good for site to change the ...
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Which pages should be present in the sitemap

So if I have a WordPress blog for example, then out of the following which should be present in the sitemap and which should not be? posts - these will be obviously. pages - should be. categories - ...
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Google indexed page a day before also reflecting in search but today everything vanish

We had robots.txt which disallow all robots as we were in development. We are live now. We change robots.txt as per our requirement a day before. Submit indexes using Google Webmaster Tools index ...
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Can rel=“next” and rel=“prev” can be ignored in blog listings

We have a blog - which is current spread to 9 pages, every page has a unique title - page 1, page 2, page 3 and so on. Also, as it's a blog, every page has unique 10 listing entry on one page. Is ...
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403 or 503 for the page needed to be reviewed by administrator before published?

There are some user generated pages on my site. And those pages must be reviewed by the site administrator before published after once they are updated by the users. So the workflow is basically just ...
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URL encoding - what difference to SEO? + or _ or - [duplicate]

I have a URL e.g.: http://mysite.com/tracks/backing-track/101153/ABBA/Super+Trouper QUESTION does it make a difference to SEO when using + or - or _ in the URL between words? Is one more readable ...
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Does Google use any “Language” flags / tags set within a PDF file when determining its language?

When determining the language of a HTML page, I understand that Google looks at any language declarations that the page owner has set, and then also applies its own language detection algorithms. But ...
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SEO perspective on non existent directory base in URL?

I'm wondering if there will be any SEO/readability/memorability benefit to using this kind of URL structure for my upcoming project: www.moviereviews.com/movie/name? Considering that /movie is not a ...
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Using Google Places reviews as testimonials on a site - would that be considered duplicate content?

We've got quite a few Google Places / Google local reviews from our clients which is great, but we'd like to display some of them on our website under a 'testimonials' section. Ideally I would just ...
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Traffic vs. click-through rate?

In theory, shouldn't CTR and organic traffic be closely (if not almost exactly) correlated?
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Which word is searched for more in the world, and locally?

I have two words: fishing fish I want to know: which word is searched for more in the world, more in Africa more in south africa more in Namibia How do you check this? The search engine I ...
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Is this a correct robots.txt file?

I would like to allow Googlebot and Mediapartners-Google (AdSense useragent) to crawl my website. So I have written below code inside my robots.txt file. User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: ...
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HTML5 tags: how to use them correctly?

I want the best possible SEO for my WordPress site. To do this, I made enhancements and used HTML5. The problem is that I don't know how to use particular tags. For instance, I have an article tag in ...
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Canonical created by WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast

On a WordPress website, WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast creates this weird canonical link. Basically the website name is www.test.com and when I inspect the webpage at www.test.com it shows me this ...
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404 errors versus SEO

I have a WordPress website in which people can link to existing or non-existing posts. So people can make links and they can link to pages/posts that don't exist. I explicitly made this possible, ...
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What is the difference between PageRank and Page Authority?

My question is what is the difference between PageRank and Page Authority? Can anybody define me please.
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What is the best approach to HTML markup for a heavily stylised h1 tag

I have a very stylised piece of content which I want to use as the <h1> tag on a page. I have two choices, either use complex, non semantic markup or an image. Is there any SEO benefit to either ...
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Would using the same name, logo, date, and menu on each page be considered duplicate content?

Suppose there is a website for my company named "Seven Season" which manufactures T-Shirts. In the website for this company, I have the following pages: Home About us Our Products Disclaimer Contact ...
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How to increase the number of indexed images from submitted image sitemap?

I had added images in my sitemap a week ago, but the number of images indexed in the Google Webmaster Tools has not displayed any tendency to increase. The number of images submitted is about 200,000 ...
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Are creating websites for backlink blackhat?

The problem I have been looking for a reputable company to help a client of mine generate some backlinks. Now I thought everyone these days would try and talk us into good content and competitions ...
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How to move a single page of content to a new domain

I am trying to figure out best-practise for moving a single page of content from one domain to another in a way that will preserve search engine ranking. I have found plenty of instructions for ...
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With a new company name, is it better to switch domains or use an alias from an SEO perspective?

I have a customer who's company has changed names from "CompanyX" to "BusinessY". Their domain is companyx.com, and have registered their new domain, businessy.com, with a CNAME to companyx.com. ...
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Benefit of date in URL segments

I was curious about the date in URL segments, is there any SEO point of benefit? For example the following URLs: ...
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Will switching Google Analytics account hurt SEO?

I'm in a situation where my company does not have access to its analytics account nor the account recovery email address. We are concerned about the impact changing accounts will have since this has ...
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Wordpress - Too much information about SEO tags - archives - posts. Which is best?

Point 1: I have a front page which is dynamic because it gets all the latest posts that are rated. The question is: do I have to make these posts an excerpt, because that's better for SEO? Point 2: I ...
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What are the SEO Benefits of adding a Tumblr feed to a website?

A client of ours has a CMS driven Blog in his hotel site - he would like to use the blog to add depth top his site and add SEO benefits relating to the blogs content. The current blog is a basic ...
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Effect of redirection on ranking [duplicate]

I am working as an SEO on my client's domain. I am new to SEO. I need to change the extension of the default page and many other pages from .asp to .html. The website is in the top 10 for many ...
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ASP to HTML - 301 redirects (SEO rankings before and after)

I need to change the extension of the default pages and many other pages like .asp to .html, should I use a 301 redirect? The website is in the top 10 results for many keywords, I don't want to lose ...
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The effect in Google of the word “the” in a URL?

Keywords in your URL are extremely weighted, and I am aware of most bad practices, but the question as to whether the word "the" in a URL, as in www.thewebdesigner.com, is a bad idea or not is very ...
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How to maintain and optimize SEO for multiple store locations with individual websites as subdirectories from a main landing page?

My question is how to maintain and optimize SEO when moving a site from the domain root to a subfolder, creating a second parallel subfolder, and having the domain root be a landing page that allows ...
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301 redirect from a country specific domain

I originally started using a .do domain extension for my site, but later realized that this country specific domain would prevent us from appearing in search results for places outside of the ...
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nofollow links on jQuery interaction

Is it important to use rel="nofollow" on jQuery interaction links? <a href="#" rel="nofollow">jQuery interaction link</a>
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Twitter vs. Facebook vs. Google+ in terms of influence on rankings.

Has anyone tested the effectiveness of social media signals from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ as applied to influence on search engine rankings? For instance, is it better to have 100 +1's, or 100 ...
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Does browser prefetching have an impact on stats from Google Analytics?

Some pages can be prefetched by the browser (see this or that). If a user uses a browser that prefetches pages, will this be counted by Google Analytics? If there are 5 pages to be prefetched, will ...
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SEO traffic dropped suddenly [closed]

My website was doing relatively very well in terms of SEO, I was getting around 10 000 page impressions and more than a few thousand clicks per day for keywords that other than my brand name. Keywords ...
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Recommendations for redirecting a large website to a new website?

I have a clients website terminating shortly in 2 weeks and being replaced by a new website (new domain) that has already been live for a couple of months. The plan for the 301 redirects was intended ...
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SEO: Using the same image on separate webpages with different 'alt' tags.

If I use same image URL on separate webpages with different alt tags for each, will it have any negative impact on SEO? What is the best practice to utilize the same image on separate webpages?
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Website nomenclature SEO practice involving name and surname

What's better personal website nomenclature as per SEO? [name]-[surname] => dash in between [name][surname] => void in between [name].[surname] => dot in between. something else?
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SEO: Should we split the business subjects into three seperate domains or stay with one?

I have a customer who has a place at the beach with restaurant, weddings area and the beach itself. He asked me from seo aspect if it will be better to have one domain with 3 minisites. Or 3 sites on ...
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SEO penalization after 301 redirect

A client asked to re-do his website entirely. After I finished, I uploaded the new website into a folder of the old one, so the new one is in www.oldwebsite.com/new/. The old has few pages, static ...
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Does Google penalize Wikipedia external links?

Wikipedia external links are all nofollow, so it seems they shouldn't have any effect, negative or positive. But an article that I found online suggested that Google may penalize those external ...
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2013. Do I need to care about HTML entities?

I'm wondering if I should go out of my way and replace all chars like ÜÖÄ on my site. I understand that PHP can get these wrong, but is there an actual reason, why I need to put them out as HTML ...
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Google is displaying “Translate this page” based on a previously registered domain inbound links

I recently started a new project with a newly registered generic tld domain. As soon as Google started indexing the page, it displayed a "translate this page" in SERP's, which tries to translate the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools: Why do I have so many links from my top domain to my subdomain?

I have a subdomain under my top domain as follows: 2index.net quran.2index.net In Google Webmaster Tools, for the subdomain quran.2index.net, I find that the number of links recorded from the top ...
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Why does Google's search results display my home page instead of my target page?

Our ecommerce site www.example.com ranks very high for the search term: "turtle food". The homepage shows up on the 1st page of Google's search results. I found this out by using Google Webmaster ...
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Poor CMS blog vs Tumblr embed

A client of ours has a basic blog that is built into their CMS - its simply a header / image / text field that is updated regularly - the purposes of this is that the manager wants to add weight to ...
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Does an iframe count as a backlink to my domain?

I have the following situation: Iframe case web page www.notMyWebPage.com contains an iframe that points to my domain (the contents of the iframe are loaded from www.myWebPage.com) Link case web ...