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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How important are headings in SEO

I have a website that sells music artists posters. Each artists has a page containing a small bio, and a list of posters we are selling representing the artist. Currently our HTML looks like that ...
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SEO - be first and Get my own company section in google for my company name [duplicate]

I want my company name to be first in Google when I search for it, since it is a unique name. I also want it to have its own "section" with sub-links of the "about page" "product page" "contact us" ...
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How to prevent duplicate title tags for multilingual content

Google is reporting duplicate title tags for a website that is built for 2 languages. The URL structure seems fine it is something like: example.com/place-1 example.com/fr/place-1 The title tags ...
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Redirection transparent to Google and other SE [duplicate]

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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Which domain name structure, if any, is better for SEO? [closed]

I'm purchasing a domain for a new blog, and wonder which structure is better for domain name. I have these two options (domain changed to ensure it doesn't get swiped away from me!): ...
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How to avoid spammy links affecting us before SERP rankings going down

We have recently discovered a host of spammy links pointing to our website been put up in last 1 month through webmaster tool We have not engaged any seo agency/link building and have never created ...
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Should I block Wordpress archive pages from search engines?

I use WordPress and /sample-post/ URLs for my posts and /yyyy/mm/ for the archives. Google has indexed the site fully. Since the archives currently display full posts I've thought that I shouldn't ...
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Ajax mixed with Server Side results for SEO purposes

Here is the issue. We are using a third party service to index our products and return results based on query parameters that we pass to the third party services server. I'm using Magento's ...
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How do I map a (keyword rich) domain name to an existing website?

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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Traffic services: useful or a waste of time? [closed]

I found some services which offer to buy traffic. buysitetraffic.com revisitors.com perfectraffic.com Has anyone works with them? Or maybe You have own experience with another services? Is this ...
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we have a # in the URL [duplicate]

I am new in this SEO techniques. I created my website with this way: When www.mysite.com is typed it will redirect to a non-www version mysite.com One page HTML/PHP, no redirects or whatsoever Used ...
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Adding Google star Rating to the search Result

I need to add star rating to my site for showing the star image rating in search results. I did a search on the internet and read a few articles on it. It is basically Microformats and the related ...
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Is Google Adwords keyword tool showing right data like local monthly searches?

For example, for keyword gifts, keyword tool from Google shows Global Monthly Searches as 16,600,000 and (India) Local Monthly Searches as 823,000 so is it really a right numbers?
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falling down Google ranking with canoncial tags and Google site verification

Recently I released this site live, which is a small brochure site for a local catering company. I took the time to add a canonical <link> tag and also verify the site with Google, so the ...
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Separate site for website and web application - implications for SEO?

I have a web application - primarily reserved for members but with some open access for trialling, and I have a website that is the main public face for the web application. The two are on two ...
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How are these pre-built search results page made, and are those considered black hat SEO? [closed]

I'm sure you've spotted search results in google that aren't really pages with content, but pre-built search result pages within the site itself. A few examples: ...
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Google Plus Vanity URL Dilema [closed]

Google Plus has just made vanity URLs available for pages, wanted your advice. The page is pre approved (so all I need to is click accept) to get www.google.com/+shoes But my FB vanity URL is ...
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If I use my custom domain with my Blogger account will this help in SEO of that blog?

Also I want to know that if my custom domain is nothing but one of the keywords and my blog is also about that keyword, so will this help in improving google ranks of my blog after I change from ...
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What will result in better page ranking in search results: Page views or time spent on page?

What will result in better Page Ranking in search results? More page views & less time spent per page Less page views & more time spent per page Note: The website that is being made ...
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Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
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domain hosting redirect

I have registered a cheap domain (no hosting) and have a web server (AWS). In the domain registration I can forward to the web server. This means that if a user enters my domain they see a frame of my ...
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How to give SEO support for our website? [duplicate]

I wanna to asking, how to give SEO support for our website? How to get high page rank in search engine for our website. Please give/share about the trick or knowledge. Thank you. Regards, Lena
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Republish / Change Publish Date Of An Article - Any SEO Help/Harm?

My sites has some old tutorials, which I am planning to update according to the latest version and change the publish date so that visitors can see it as a fresh tutorial. I am just concerned whether ...
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SEO: Monthly changing homepage, better to redirect or duplicate?

I have a website called What can I plant now which is a simple site with a page for each month of the year and a homepage which mirrors the content for the current month. Example ...
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Bing doesn't index my website correcty

I have a website with robots and sitemap which is working on Google. I created a bing webmasters and sent the sitemap some weeks ago, but whenever I search site:www.mysite.com I get only the root ...
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is it good to translate my competitor website's post?

my website Alxa rank into my own country is 24000 and my competitor website is 34. me and my competitor both translate the foreign post. i really don't know what kind of post should i have to ...
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Seo Fake backlinking from other sites

The title might be a little bit confusing. Well, I noticed that someone had used a page's URL for backlinking or indexing his keywords. This is what he did: The normal url: http:// ...
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Do long geographic lists “we cover these towns” work or are they penalised by Google?

Some small business type websites list their geographic areas covered, often crudely listing 30 or 40 towns, and then a big list of postcode areas. Here's an example for skip hire: ...
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How often does GWT check dynamic sitemaps?

I'm working on a fairly large site, that generates a dynamic sitemap hourly. Now in Google Webmaster Tools the sitemap isn't submitted yet and I'm shying away because I'm afraid that the new content ...
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Facebook like and share buttons will have impact on SEO in future?

I read in blogs that Facebook features will be crawled in future. Maybe like how many Likes are done for a specific page. In that case is it good to use third party widgets like ShareThis to ...
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Will multilingual URL fix give me SEO juice?

I'm working on a fairly large site, which has multilingual options, but not correctly implemented: Currently: www.example.com/this-is-a-url-of-a-certain-page ...
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Swapping key phrases in URL, Title and H1 tag

I was wondering if swapping key phrases would still work in URL, Titlte and H1 tags For example: Car Sales Melbourne Sales Car Melbourne carsalesmelbourne.com.au salescarmelbourne.com.au So the ...
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Separate URLs for localised content

Should pages which are almost identical, bar a few minor changes for particular locations, share the same URL? I am not talking of pages in different languages, but pages which have minor differences ...
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Google indexed my site through a subdomain, how to fix?

So I recently switched to nginx but I didn't specify my site_name in nginx.conf, which I've learned is interpreted as a wildcard domain, meaning you can access the site through any subdomain. I had a ...
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When should a webmaster call it a day POST Penguin & Panda?

A friend of mine, an ex-client whose site I designed, has a problem with his ranking and I want your personal spin on his situation. It'll help if I recall some of his site history. Basically for 10 ...
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One domain and multiple website in folders

I am going to create a network with one domain, e.g. example.com then going to manage my websites in folders. Look below for example: www.example.com/market www.example.com/freebies ...
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Searching for acronym keywords in Google brings up full domain as first result

For years, I've had two domains (this is a ficticious example): allbenchescatchdirt.com and abcd.com They both do okay in terms of ranking for their keywords. However, I noticed something weird: If ...
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How can I prevent Google from mixing different languages in my sitelinks?

I have a web site in two different languages (English and Spanish). It is indexed by Google but, when searched, sitelinks below my result appear mixed with Spanish and English subtitles. Each ...
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Does 'blockquote' tag harm seo or help SEO?

Searched on net, but didn't find a legit suitable answers. Can anyone please clarify the actual relation of this tag with search engine optimization? Any suggestions/opinions are also appreciated. ...
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Does Google penalize for too many redirects from different domains?

This is a follow up question to Archiving web content annually. One site or sites by year? We are completing the import of tens of thousands scientific abstracts into a single site. The most recent ...
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Does Bing support anything like Google's First Click Free program?

Google has a program for webmasters called First Click Free. To implement First Click Free, you need to allow all users who find a document on your site via Google search to see the full text of ...
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SEO implications of moving a section of site to a subdomain - Drupal to Jekyll/Wordpress migration

We are strongly considering moving significant, relatively static, portions of our existing Drupal site (yinyanghouse.com) out of Drupal and into a subdomain built up with a static site generator like ...
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Impact of dropping www from main URL on SEO

A client's website is currently at www.domain.com, with domain.com redirected there automatically. I've suggested that they reverse the redirection to drop the "www", so I can set up a subdomain that ...
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How to allow Google to index protected content?

I'm working on my site and as it require users to log in it will be hard to Google to index the sites, because to see 90% of the content you have to be online. So I've made a script which looks for ...
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Google Advanced Image search - Appear in cc search

How do I mark that my images are public domain and can appear in google images - advanced search with option "usage rights:free to use, share, or modify even commercially". I want to mark my images ...
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How to see backlink history

Is there a way to see a graphical representation of a website's backlink history? I have tried Magestic SEO, but the data looks inaccurate: Does Google Webmaster Tools come with such a data ...
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Set Up Subdomain For Demo Application. Index Or NoIndex?

I run a blog for programming and development tutorials. I am planning to set up a subdomain and host my exercises there for the visitors so that, they can experience the tutorials/ code examples in a ...
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Search Rankings and new website [duplicate]

I want to switch from HTML to Wordpress. How will completely new pages and site structure affect my Google ranking? [I'm not sure what other clarifications or details to give - please tell me if ...
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Does Google penalize for H1 & H2 that are not human readable?

I was curious how a competitor's Web site was ranking so high for many of my keywords, especially since the company is located in another city. Looking through their source code I noticed at the top ...
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Why arent my site posts appearing on search results anymore?

So i have this website-www.listen2science.com, a few days back i installed a plugin called seo for wordpress and posts of my site appeared on the top pages of google, but now even if i copy the whole ...