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 effect on retiring a subdomain

I have a website mysite.com, which had a subdomain which was very popular in Google: abc.mysite.com. Due to a site redesign we had to consolidate the domains and the content of abc.mysite.com/* now ...
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SEO-wise is it better to have a catchphrase in a header or out of header?

EDIT: In the original question I talked about spans in headers, but because of misguided answers I edited the question to better reflect the fact that the keyword is catchphrase not span. Thus the ...
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New version of website jumping around SERPS

I released a new version of my one year old website a few days ago - the content was much the same but with more (and better) content on the homepage and a bit of optimisation on some of the poor meta ...
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How to prevent Google from showing URLs in the description section of search results for my site

I have music website. There are 46 album pages and each page has different player and files. I just entered the one of album's URLs in a search engine. I found that Google is displaying player code ...
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How to do SEO for eCommerce website? [closed]

What are the steps required to generate traffic for eCommerce sites like online shopping sites?
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Subdomain takes the position of main site in Google search result

We have one domain and one sub-domain. Until last week both of them appear in first page of Google search for very important keyword. Unfortunately Google dropped our main domain from search results. ...
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Many external links affecting SEO?

I run a website that is for a non-profit organization and the site is mainly information for the consumer. A page on this site list stores that are a certain type of business. I am planning on adding ...
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How to deal with non-relevant keywords in Google Webmaster Tools

Google webmaster tools is showing keywords such as "cookies" in my keyword list. This is probably because we have links to our long legal disclaimer on cookies. We're a B2B service, so clearly I don'...
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Can I use nofollow for offsite links without it affecting my page rank?

What I have is a page with almost all offsite links. Each clicked link is forwarded on to the destination. What I would like the search engines to do is to index the text between the anchor tag and ...
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Rating for website page [duplicate]

How to get this ratings for a website page like this? How much this is effective for a SEO?
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What's the quickest way to do a “clean” google search? [duplicate]

Currently I'm going into my account settings and switching Web History to off. I then have to go back each time and switch it on again. Is there a quicker way to be able to do a search in Google not ...
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How local is each country's version of Google?

I know that you can drill down on the particular language or country version of google from "Search tools," but even discounting for that, and removing personalisation etc, I'm still seeing different ...
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Making a dynamic robots.txt but system is appending forward slash

I am making robots.txt dynamically instead of creating a physical robots.txt file. I am making this from the CMS and the system is appending a forward slash to every page. In the case of robots.txt, I ...
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Moving commerce products from one domain to another [duplicate]

I'm the developer for a small online webstore - surfhq.co.uk. We've just moved a subsection of products (the bodyboarding products), off surfhq.co.uk on to bodyboardhq.co.uk to sell them there instead....
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In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? [duplicate]

In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? If my site consistently links product page, and that product page shows a consistent canonical url, is there a real SEO doing this http://example.com/...
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How do you get your site discovered by users in China?

I have a website in English and no translation available on the site. I would like to get the site indexed by Chinese search Engine. There are ways in which you can submit your site to Chinese search ...
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Redirecting visitors to a rel=alternate page - permanent or temporary?

We are rebuilding our travel site to have both en-US and en versions, storing the language/region code in the url as a subfolder. Eg: www.domain.com/africa/botswana (hreflang="x-default") www.domain....
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Will moving some ecommerce products from one domain to another with redirects cause SEO penalties? [duplicate]

I'm the developer for a small online webstore. We've just moved a subsection of products (the bodyboarding products), off surfhq.co.uk on to bodyboardhq.co.uk to sell them there instead. We didn't ...
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Publishing content to different websites

I'm running a real estate website and need to publish my every content to different property listing websites through XML feed. Now my question is will Google consider this as duplicate content ? if ...
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Why does Google rich data snippet preview not display any rich data from my schema markup?

I'm trying to verify my schema.org implementation using Google rich data snippet preview, and am not sure if it's ok or not. This is an example. It appears there are no errors, and it does recognize ...
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Are hashtags recommended for Facebook?

Are hashtags recommended for facebook posts ? I have seen less use of hash tags by major brands in their business pages but the hash tag trend confuses me. Are they recommended in terms of SEO or ...
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How does LinkedIn show markup in search results without using schema or microdata markup?

I've noticed LinkedIn search results include the location and job of the person being searched. I've understood using markup such as schema.org can create this but when viewing their source, it doesn'...
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What is the proper grammatical use of domain name in a web site?

I have a non-technical issue, in fact it is probably more grammatical in nature. On http://www.FindGamers.us I tend to run the two words find and gamers together as one word in sentences because it's ...
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Will another site (a shop in shop) that shows our inventory then directs users to us to complete the purchase hurt our SEO?

My company has build a webshop (for jewels and watches in case that matters). We got contacted by another site, a shop-in-shop. The shop-in-shop site does the following: Collects feeds from ...
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Why my web pages positioned 1st in Google Webmaster Tools recieve zero CTR?

Recently I have noticed decrease in traffic on my website. I checked with Google Webmaster Tools and noticed that many of my pages that are ranked #1 on Webmaster Tools receive 1 or even 0% CTR. ...
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Copying content from other(news) website?

I copied the news article from different sources for more than 2 years and now I'm copying the content & specifying the canonical URL of source websites(hope this is the correct way to do it [...
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When does Google show images in search results

When making a search on Google for something rather generic, Google might show image results above the list of organic search results websites, or in a top position. There would also be a link like "...
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Is my PageRank improved when someone else uses my images?

Let's say person A have a website named www.asite.com, and an image in www.asite.com/images/example.jpg. Now, someone else (person B) uses this image in his/her website with <img src="www.asite....
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Willl a major site redesign hurt my rank in Google? [duplicate]

I have a website where I upload and sell T-shirts. I have about 50 or so designs up and they receive hits from Google. I'm wanting to create a new T-shirt site where anyone can upload T-shirts and ...
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Should notification messages be embedded in html or separate using jQuery?

I was originally thinking I could make a notification bar using jQuery. The downside is if someone has javascript disabled, they would never see the message. The upside is that the messages wouldn't ...
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Consolidating to one page when multiple pages appearing in SERPs

I've got a web site which for historical reasons has two or three pages that appear closely in serps for any given search term. The site is a spanish language site with two different but related ...
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Listings with keywords count as keyword stuffing / spamming?

I'm managing some "Hotel-Booking" projects where I get large lists with hotels. Let's say I want my main keywords to be "Foo-Town hotels" and I've around 180 hotels in that city. I already cut this ...
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How to map thousands of URLs for 301 redirection?

We recently switched e-commerce platform and due to poor planning, webmaster tools is reporting that thousands of URLs are 404. We obviously have to 301 redirect these and tell webmaster tools they ...
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Too many duplicate image alt attributes. What to do?

I've got a table. And as you can see below I've got a lot of duplicate alt attributes going on. What is the best way to prevent this but still have valid HTML5 code? <table id="benefits"> &...
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How long for Google to index all site maps?

We recently uploaded new sitemaps, as the old ones were out of date and we've also upgraded our forum which changed the URLs of a lot of our website (we're 301 redirecting of course). We uploaded the ...
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Site migration questions— PHP, link structure & SEO

I'm working on a massive site overhaul and the main structural change will be a move from static HTML to PHP. I work for an art gallery, and having the artist names in URLs is critical. We already ...
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Why doesn't Google capitalize a page title in the search results?

In the search results my client's website first sub-listing is not correctly displayed like the titles of other pages, despite using the same structure method in making the pages. Why does this occur ...
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Changing main domain, redirect backlinks too?

I have a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and I do have about 40 inbound links from my clients that currently link to the old site. When going live ...
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Sidebar text widget and duplicate content

Is a text sidebar widget OK with SEO point of view? This widget has a 100 words text and its shown on every page. I am concerned about duplicate content issue. I have a website that lists upcoming ...
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Measuring before and after on-page optimization

I'm new with SEO. I want to start with on-page optimization as it is quick and easy to implement. I will start with HTML structures such as <title>, meta, headers, etc. and then set up robots....
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Why should I have social sharing buttons on my website?

Will it help me reach more people? If yes, how? Does that help in SEO too?
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Google Search Results: sub-page description [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site that successfully has 6 sub-pages listed below the main result in Google. However a page content snippet is showing up or each instead of the sub-page meta descriptions. I ...
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Blog Layout, duplicate content and SEO

I am wondering wether my blog content can be considered as duplicated by search engines. Here is my situatuion, each article can be fully displayed on 4 different urls : Blog layout : 2 full ...
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What does it mean when Google Analytics says that a bug causes doubled visit counts that are automatically corrected?

When I logged into Google Analytic's account, I have set out this warning Google Analytic's says: Universal properties created prior to December 2013 may temporarily report doubled Visits counts ...
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Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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Is it a bad idea to allow mulitple ways to get a product on a site?

I am building a site where we will sell products etc. Currently the url to get to a product is like so "Store/Store_product_page/The product_ID" or "Store/Store_product_page/The product_title" I have ...
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Do AdWords conversions only track AdWords visitors?

I have set up an AdWords conversion and put the conversion tracking JS code on a test page. However, I don't see any conversions tracked when I visit it. Does the AdWords conversion tracking only ...
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Does hosting images on a CDN impact SEO? [duplicate]

I manage two sites (foo.com and bar.com) which share image assets. Currently the images are all on the foo.com domain which is a bit confusing if you open the image on bar.com and see a foo.com URL. ...
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Will duplicating near similar content across two different sites affect SEO?

I have two local websites targeting different countries (kindlemalaysia.com and kindleindonesia.com), both of them are in English. These two websites have the same purpose, and they should be able to ...