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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Anyone heard of 'tank tracking'?

Someone I know told me about some seriously cutting edge blackhat SEO that he called 'tank tracking'. He said that it is some sort of code (he believes written in Python) that 'sits' around the ...
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What tags should be used for SEO in simple blog posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Order of HTML meta tags I'm new to websites in general (which is why I'm starting on blogger) ...
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How do I ask google not to index certain parts of my page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page I was searching for an old review on my site today and I noticed that Google is indexing the headline text in my ...
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How can a product search engine determine what html element contains data about which variable?

HTML5 allows people to tag their elements like <div data-productname=BMW>BMW</div> but how do search engines do it with older websites?
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Does a large (hidden) submenu count towards site content in tems of determining page similarities?

Basically, I have this site that recently lost a lot of traffic after I optimized the html, the exact reasons to which are uncertain. The graph of impressions (times a page appears on search listings) ...
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One to many problem with implementing 301 redirect after changed urls

I have a problem. I had an old dynamic url which I have now split into multiple static urls. e.g. www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=1&id=2 www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=2&id=3 ...
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Alternative to nofollow: custom 302 url shortener?

Here's the scenario: lots of blogging platforms make it tedious to insert nofollow into links within the post content. I.e., you need to edit the html, format it correctly, etc. I have a client who ...
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How do I make the home page of the website to come up in the rankings than the internal pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Suppose I have a website, e.g. www.example.com that comes at number 6 on the Google search ...
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Does sitewide html refactoring affect Google traffic?

I have recently made a big structural change on my site and the very next day the number of Google impressions went from 75.000 to 3.000, with a proportional drop of traffic from searches. No URLs ...
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When the canonical page itself changes URL

This is a continuation of the question: How to handle canonical URL changes like Stack Overflow. Say I have the canon URL: questions/11/car <---canonically-linked-from--- questions/11/ What ...
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htaccess 301 redirect help needed(removing GET parameters)

Due to some issues in my site many pages are visible as duplicate using : www.example.com/page.html?task=view but it's content is exactly same as www.example.com/page.html. One way is to use http 301 ...
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Migrating PageRank/rankings from one site to another

I've got a client's company site with decent PageRank, backlinks and search engine rankings. The client wants to change their company name and therefore URL. I will set up a redirect between the old ...
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Will there be any implications on the a website's optimization efforts when a domain is set up in two servers?

Will there be any implications on the site's optimization efforts when my domain is set up in two servers : default and backup server?
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Placing h2 and h3 tags around words in paragraphs

If I have a page with an <h1> heading and a long paragraph, is it ok to write the paragraph (see below - with the h tags mixed with broken p tags to make up the whole block of text) and just ...
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Does google use chrome to check if a link is used by humans or just there for the bots?

Does clicking a link in chrome tell google the link is used by humans and therefore not just automated backlink spam? It sounds weird but I read it today on a slightly obscure seo blog, they ...
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SEO on an existing platform

I'm given the task to increase user visits and conversions on for a recruitment website. Conversions would be interested job seekers submitting their CV. The manager would first like to increase the ...
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Effect of multiple backlinks with different anchor text from same site

So if you took videos and photos for a website, would Photography and Videography by Company Name offer any SEO advantage over Photography and Videography by Company Name I understand ...
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Search Engine, Public Facing Game

I run an online game. The only pages one can access without an account are the homepage, register, lost password, contact me. If I were to make more of my pages public, and add links to them from the ...
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How does URL Rewriting affect SEO?

The following paragraph is from SEO Google Guide Google is good at crawling all types of URL structures, even if they're quite complex, but spending the time to make your URLs as simple as ...
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Do navigation menu links negatively impact SEO for pages' content?

I've always had my doubts about navigation menus effect on SEO. You know, the vertical menus on the top that show in every page in the site linking to main sections and subsections. My issue is that ...
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Website restyle, SEO migration plan?

I am currently in a project for one of my biggest clients. We have built a website that will -replace- the old website. When it comes to actual content its is largely the same. However, the ...
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Competing against existing well ranked Websites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? What can I do to compete against existing established websites with Google page rank 3? I will ...
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Keyword research tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some great tools to use for keyword research? In the past I've always chosen which keywords / phrases to go after by checking the traffic in the keyword tool, ...
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How to know which are the highest PageRanked pages in my site?

I have a large site where I would like to know which are the internal pages with higher PageRank for optimization purpouses. How can I generate a pagerank list of all my website pages?
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How would i rank my keywords in Yahoo search engine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I am working as search engine optimizer team lead in a company and facing problem in a project ...
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How can I get Google to remove links to my site from their index and then recrawl my site?

I have put my web site up on the internet and google has pretty much completely indexed it. I have changed my url structure so now all the pages google has indexed are 404. Is there a way I can get ...
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Moving one site in Webmaster Tools to more than one site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? I have a Question and Answer site about immigration. now I divided it into 2 sites: mysite.co.uk about ...
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Description Stuffing

Does multiple same keywords in meta description cause keyword stuffing? ie. <meta name="description" content="I love milk, milk makes me laugh all the time, laugh milk seems to be the most lovable ...
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best/simplest way to inform search engine of sitemap location

AFAIK, there are 2 ways to make search engines aware of a sitemap's location: Include an absolute link to it in robots.txt Submit it to them directly. The relevant URLs are: ...
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301 redirects in main navigation menu of WordPress website - is this okay for SEO?

I want to allow a client to have a flexible way to configure the navigation menu for his WordPress website. To that end, I have created a parent page called "Navigation", which has child pages for ...
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Homepage not showing on Google [duplicate]

About six weeks ago my homepage (mayberrykayakingdotcodotuk) disappeared from the google organic search for "kayaking pembrokeshire" despite it having been number 2 within a few weeks of it's launch ...
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Potential issues with multiple home pages

I have a site where I want to have two different home pages: a general description page for anonymous users, and a dashboard page for logged-in users. I am debating between two implementations: ...
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Does Google penalize changed H1 tags?

A friend of mine is worried that changing the font of the <h1> tag will cause Google to penalize it (or not assign as much weight to it). He described a situation where small <h1> text ...
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Google search show my website only if i search for the link itself

I uploaded my website, then I add it to Google search to be shown in the results, after a while , I searched for my website by using it's name/unique keywords, but nothing was shown even I searched ...
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The right way of using index.html

I have quite a lot of issues I'd like to hear your opinion on, so I hope I'll manage to explain it well enough. I should also note that I'm beginner equipped only with the knowledge of HTML and CSS so ...
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Why some of new indexed pages of my web site disappeared from search results?

10 days ago i have activated my web-site with whole new design and content and because of it's an old web site and has 2 pr, it's quickly added to search results by google. Then i sent some important ...
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Breadcrumb trail resulting in duplicate URLs

In an eCommerce site, I have products that can be under more than 1 category, this causes multiple URLs for the same product. The reason being, is that if a user clicks on category A then on product A ...
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Do image backlinks count as backlinks?

If i have lots of images appearing tumblr blogs, the sort of tumblogs with very little text just reams and reams of images for people to browse through (example - http://whereisthecool.com/). If my ...
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Canonical links and best way to use parameters with url rewriting

I use my own custom routing module in PHP and mod_rewrite. A typical main page URL looks like this: http://www.example.com/services There's a large part of the website that displays the products on ...
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Linking to site from same server SEO impact

I've heard that linking to a site from the same server is bad for SEO. If the link is set to rel no-follow, would that be OK?
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Confusion regarding SEO and a name, c name and 301 redirects

I have a VPS with and a domain from different hosters. I would like to know about the best practices for setting up the redirects regarding SEO as I am really confused about the different options. I ...
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Google crawling old non existing pages

I noticed in my Webmaster Tools account that Google is crawling old site URLs that no longer exist. Can anybody tell me where GoogleBot is getting these URLs?
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Generating search result pages as keyword friendly gateways

We have a fairly standard eCommerce marketplace site. When a user searches for "something in city A" a friendly url is created with that search term which displays a list of products for that term. ...
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Does Google award less importance to each keyword on a domain if there are more keywords?

If there are several pages on a domain, and they are optimized for different keywords, will google award less importance to each of them than if there was only one prevailing keyword on the whole ...
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Canonical link to a different domain?

I've got the same page and data available on multiple sites (on different domains), but only one of those sites is really that data's "home" and I want that "home" site to show up in search results ...
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Archiving web content annually. One site or sites by year?

I run scientific conferences and over the past 15 years have amassed tens of thousands of abstracts, videos, and digital posters from presentations. Over the last couple of years we've started ...
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Website configuraiton for SEO Optimization

In order to promote our product in the various search engines, we've changed our index.html to redirect to ourapp.com/product/index.html and moved all our HTML code to ourapp.com/product/index.html ...
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Does loading and executing external javascript have influence on SEO?

Say I have a script that executes after DOM Ready. It loads more resources (like a twitter feed and the like). So, it adds up to the total experience of 'waiting' for the page to load, though it isn't ...
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Is there any lyrics meta tag when a page contains lyrics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms? So I created a website for a friend that has a music band and for each song we have the lyrics for it. I don't ...
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Google results show .info domain instead of .com

I am on shared hosting currently and i registered this account with a .info domain as the main domain.... say MyDomain.info . However, the site runs from MyDomain.com . This is a cpanel based ...