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 to handle new domain names?

I have a new product which I'll call a pen ink reloader. I have a website using my products name, for example, www.inkywink.com which I want to have accessed by searches for keywords such as "pen ...
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Keep search engine from indexing specific content on your site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page I've got a pretty weird scenario that I was wondering someone could help me out with. I recently created a blog ...
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SEO: Best Title for the Car Repair company (Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda) [closed]

What would be the best Title for the home page for the following situation? Company name: SuperCompany Professional area: car repair service, specialize in 4 brands: Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda. ...
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SEO non-English domain name advice

I'm starting a website, that is meant for a non-English region, using an alphabet that is a bit different than that of English. Current plan is as follows. The website name, and the domain name, will ...
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How would a search engine see url encoded characters?

I've got my URL however some of the strings would contain &. Obviously I can't use them as best practice so I've replaced them with +. However if I encoded my & instead it would become %26. ...
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Crawling an ajax based page with both a hash fragment and a meta tag

According to google's documentation on crawling ajax based web pages, if a url contains a hash fragment, or something at the end of an url that looks like #helloworld, and if there is an ! after the ...
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Is making AJAX site crawlable AND degrading gracefully with JS turned off possible?

According to this spec, making AJAX site crawlable by Googlebot means that you have to use hashbang (#!) links in it which means it won't degrade gracefully when JS is turned off. This might mean that ...
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Does having over 80% dynamic and rapidly changing content affect SEO?

I have a website that pulls promotions of products from other website. My index page has a structure similar to this: My Brand - Best Promotions Looking for great deals? Check out our top ...
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Multilingual website URL & SEO

For example, I see most of the Google's properties is using the hl query string, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/?hl=zh-TW and compare the above URL with http://www.youtube.com/zh-TW/.. From the SEO ...
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Is there such a thing as a Google Result Set simulator?

I am always making tweaks to my site, be it in the .htaccess file, some new SEO plugin, different types of content or whatever. For all these changes, I would really like to be able test it ...
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Should I use nodindex, follow or rel canonical?

I have a site that lists offers, promotions from other websites. Since the offers expire rather quickly I don't save them into my database. I see no point in having a page from 2010 about 30% ...
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Google crawling the site but refusing to index dynamic content

I am trying to get Google to index an AJAX site (davidelifestyle.com). It's crawlable with JavaScript turned off and I have also recently implemented _escaped_content_ snapshot mechanism but all ...
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Transferring users and search engines to a new domain

I've been asked to take over the maintenance of an existing site that's being reworked. At present it's serving localised content for several languages, but via a fairly unhelpful mechanism that ...
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How similar can 2 pages be before Google de-indexes one of them?

Using Similar Page Checker (http://www.webconfs.com/similar-page-checker.php), you can check if a web page is similar to other one. Is there any rule of thumb how high a percentage similarity is ...
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SEO for maps-based websites that require user interaction

I have a website that basically shows a lot of locations worldwide on a Google Maps like interface. The map itself is built using the Leaflet library and Open Street Map tiles. In the map, I show ...
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Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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Linking competitor with the same keyword i am targeting : Good or Bad for Seo?

I am linking one of my competitors from my site for the same keyword which is I am targeting for my site (My competitor is paying me for that). For Example: Me and my competitor both are targeting ...
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Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?

There seem to be conflicting answers on this question. The most relevant ones seem to be at least a year or two old, so I thought it would be worth re-asking this question. My gut says it's ok, ...
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Does google see the output of document.write? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will JavaScript (document.write) content be indexed by search engines? I've got a site where people can list machinery for sale. Each item for sale has it's own dynamic ...
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How much of a benefit does a changing landing page give in terms of SEO?

I have a friend with a small business with a website. He asked me if he should make a put a section on his landing page under the fold that with his most recent review (or something along those ...
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Random links seo and spam

I built a mini-forum with social features for a client, to promote user registration, i planned to add a box on the forum pages to display pictures with profile links of random registered users. I ...
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SEOs: mobile version using AJAX: how to be properly read by crawlers?

Before anything else, I'd like to emphasize that I've already read this and this. Here's what I can do: First choice: create classical web version with all products in that page - ...
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Should a URL match the page's title?

Should the URL of a page match its title? For example: Http://example.com/about-cats.html <title>About Cats</title> Furthermore, if that title were to be changed by the page's author, ...
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Should I use schema.org location tagging on every page?

I have a nicely tagged section on my homepage describing a restaurant's location, city, state, zip, telephone, cuisine type, price and payments accepted. Should I tag any of this info on every other ...
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PageRank credit when site linking to you uses a redirect or URL shortener?

I have several backlinks from quality sites that link to something like http://site.com/gobbledygook/http://mysite.com when I hover over the link. And sites like Twitter do the whole URL shortening ...
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how does private sales ecommerce site work on their SEO?

In a private sales ecommerce site, users need to sign up/in before they can access the pages of website. So, even if a user tries to directly navigate to a product page, he is redirected to sign in. I ...
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Google search SEO with double domain

When hosting a site from two separate domains, are there any steps to take to not get penalized by search engines for duplicating content across domains? I'm envisioning a scenario where two domains ...
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Which URL is SEO friendly?

I have to choose between two usernames, one comprises of just my first name i.e. http://example.com/john while the other comprises of full name i.e. http://example.com/johnsmith. Which of the above ...
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How important is responsive web design?

I've heard a variety of opinions regarding the pros and cons of using responsive web design recently and was wondering whether it was necessary for small businesses that target small geographical ...
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rel=“Canonical”: Ranking Benefits ? & specifying for PDF?

I think I understand the basic case for using rel="canonical": to tell Google which is the preferred URI when the same page/content may be accessed via more than one URI. This helps you avoid ...
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SEO - Hidden content before main site content

I have a two hidden divs before my main site content, one with the login form and another with the signup form. I then have login and signup buttons within the page that use JQuery to show or hide ...
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Can mass different log-in pages result in SEO duplicate and/or low quality punishments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have internal pages that rely on an external API which I would like to build upon user ...
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SEO effect of “You are leaving this site” page for outbound links?

The problem I am working on an aggregation website that collects reviews about specific products from various websites. The site has many thousands of outbound links (with "nofollow" attributes) to ...
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How to name image files in multi language site?

I have one site with two languages: English and Spanish for example. What would be the proper convention to name image files? From my point of view it would be stupid to duplicate image and then name ...
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How do I word my url so that it doesn't get blocked or appear spammy

I'm creating a fairly large site. Will my links appear spammy if I use the same word as in the pathfile in the url? For example: www.example.com/apples/great-apple-recipes ...
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How to Keep SEO Score from Dropping with Duplicate Content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm hoping that someone has a solution for what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm working ...
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Title of the page in search results and title of google's cached version are different. Why?

Check this: http://www.google.com/search?q=site:gunlawsbystate.com+kansas+gun+laws The title of the first result is "Kansas Gun Laws - Gun Laws By State". Although, on the page google has cached the ...
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Which kind of public sitemap should I build for a search based navigation site

I have a search based navigation web-site. Each query has filters as well as sort-by. The search results point to end-pages inside the site. Each of those pages has many outlinks to other end-pages. ...
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does having a header image repeated on multiple pages effect seo?

I heard from someone that having a header banner image repeated on every single page makes google see it as redundant. Is this true?
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What about SEO in one page website with ajax loaded content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One page portfolio - Effect on SEO As my title I'd like to build a website with just one input text for searching restaurants and I would like to load via ajax in the ...
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Does hiding images on 404 error affect SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO (or other) problems with a 404? I have a dynamic website that allows registered users to upload and display images on the their profile page. As each user may upload ...
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Using scaled images or using same image everywhere?

I have an image lets say 300px*300px I am using 3 different sizes of it on my site 100px*100px, 200px*200px, 300px*300px. What will be the best for SEO. Using same images everywhere or using 3 ...
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Does google contribute ranking from cdn.example.com to example.com?

Background From my understanding, http://mywebsite.com/image.jpg, can help the ranking of http://mywebsite.com in a search engine, such as Google (obviously the search engine of primary concern). ...
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Where to get ads for my website?

My website is getting around 100 visitors per day so I was thinking that I should put some ads on my website but it is really very hard to find the best advertising plan which can benefit me the most. ...
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How can I create multiple mini-sites with similar/duplicate content without hurting my search engine rank?

Essential background: I run a small company that lets members of the public post handwritten letters to their local politician (UK-based). Every week a number of early stage bills (called Early Day ...
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Will JavaScript (document.write) content be indexed by search engines?

I have an external JS file embedding some content inline in a web page. Basically it just does a document.write("my content") via a script tag and loaded externally with the src attribute. Any ...
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SEO when loading items through AJAX

Let's say I have standard scenario of commerce site that has categories on the left and items on the right. What I would like to do is that when user clicks on category it will pass it's ID to js, js ...
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How to SEO Optimize JavaScript Image Loader?

I am building an image-centric catalog website. It catalogs collectible gaming cards numbering 100,000+ pages. There are competitor sites receiving millions of hits each month, so with the possibility ...
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Price comparison sites and its effect on Google ranking

I am the webmaster of a website that contains roughly 10,000 products. I would be possibly interested to index those products in a price comparison site like PriceGrabber, Nextag, Shopbot, etc. The ...
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Does using a country domain (TLD) negatively effect a site's search ranking if the site content isn't country specific? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have a website in which the content is not country specific. The TLD is currently .it but the company is hosted and based in the ...