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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Curious about a cached old domain

I am a bit curious about my new domain. I had a domain before, let's say http://example.com/. Before expiration of that domain, I bought a new one with the name http://another-domain.com/. I uploaded ...
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What should filenames and URLs of images contain for SEO benefit?

We know that good site architecture usually looks like this: example-company.com/ example-company.com/about/ example-company.com/contact/ example-company.com/products/ ...
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Multiple URL's going to same page - Kosher for Google?

I hear conflicting answers from people about this, and I'm a developer by trade, and my SEO knowledge is not what it should be. Here's my situation: I run a website that lists hotels, restaurants, ...
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How to get the pageURL, page title, page H1 in excel/csv format [closed]

Is there any online tool to get the URL, title, H1 in Excel/CSV format of all the pages in a website.
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Is there any negative impact with similar page titles and descriptions on similar sites?

Currently we have Canadian versions of some websites. We are going to create some American versions, which essentially have everything the same, except the search results are geo-specific to the USA. ...
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Breadcrumb for multiple categories

I post in multiple categories, so is it better to have: Consulting > Services > Implementation > Service A Consulting > Services > Optimization > Service A Consulting > Services > ...
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Should I post my PDF library for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines crawl PDFs and if so are there any rules to follow when making them When a Sales call comes in, the caller often says something like: 'I searched for 3 ...
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Does google crawl css scripts to check of hidden content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: hidden texts and page rank Does googlebot crawl CSS scripts to determine if content is hidden or not? If so, is it advisable to hide or not to hide content to improve on ...
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Will uploading our .docx files on scribd and embedding the files on our website affect search engine rankings?

We have prepared notes for university students which are on .docx format. And we want it to put on our website for viewing. We tried one option. Uploading the files on scribd and embedding it on our ...
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What is the SEO impact of moving my domain to another IP address and what is the right way of doing this?

I am planning to move several websites to a new hosting provider - keeping the same URL but will resolve to different IP addresses. For example, some sites are Canadian content-only sites, hosted on ...
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How to make Google recognize language for a multilingual website?

A few weeks ago I implemented a translation functionality for my company website. The website now offers content in french and English and I took the time to look on various guides on the internet on ...
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Weird URLs being access by Googlebot

Lately I've been seing all sorts of strange URLs show up as errors in my Webmaster tools account, but they're URLs that don't actually exist on my site, nor are linked from the pages that Google ...
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Are Meta tags useful for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which meta tags are not worth the effort? Reading a Search Results with this or a similar phrased question can lead to reading a lot of conflicting answers. Are there ...
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Best Strategy for Exact Match Domain (EMD) Along Side Branded Domain

I lucked out and managed to buy a two word .com EMD for the most important key-phrase for our b2b SaaS startup. Shutting down our branded domain isn't an option, we've already got too much invested ...
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How do I replace images with any other technique for better SEO?

My website has many images which aren't good since we have a lot of content inside of them which Google won't know about. So by using CSS or JS isn't there a solution with which we can convert these ...
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Does HTML encoded content affect SEO of a page?

Let's say the page has an <h1> tag with the title: <h1>Page title</h1> and then in the post content there is an HTML tutorial which has an <h1> tag which is encoded: ...
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My parked domain was de-indexed by Google - what to do?

I have a question about how to handle my domain. In a nutshell, I bought a domain last year from Go Daddy. My intention was to launch a real site with this domain and I have spent the last year ...
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We have a 200% increase of “organic” search traffic - how to figure out which keyword is causing this?

So our Google Analytics are showing us that 200% increase of "organic" search traffic. Analytics are saying that search keyword is "(not provided)". We are wondering how to find out which keyword is ...
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Should I, and how do I incorporate microdata into my asp.net website with 47 pages?

I have an asp.net (vb) with 47 pages. The problem is that it's in 10 different languages, although 98% just use English. I have 5 master pages. I've read Google Webmaster Tools, but I'm still ...
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Site is not indexed on Bing [duplicate]

My site is having a good ranking on google, but the site is not even indexed in yahoo and bing. I have submitted my site to both yahoo and bing search engines 3 months ago. I also submitted the ...
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If C-Panel Indexing Manager sets a folder to “No Indexing” can it be crawled by a webcrawler?

People are able to view directories / folders on my site right now. So, they could go to mysite.com/images and see the full index. To prevent this, C-Panel offers an option to set a directory / ...
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SEO and domain name - which shape? [closed]

I just want to register the domain name for my spanish class and wonder, what domain name is beter for this purpose: learningspanish.com or ilearnspanish.com Which one is better? The domain name ...
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I want to consolidate two sites into a third. Will my search engine rankings be penalized if I rewrite and redirect pages one by one?

I have two Drupal sites with different content-- let's call them Apple and Orange. I recently developed a much more sophisticated third Drupal site-- let's call it Tree. For a large number of ...
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Adding meta tag keywords - the same or different on all pages?

I have 10 page php website. I want to add keywords to webpages. The website is related to hotel and having different-2 page like booking, rooms, places to visit etc. Question: Do we need to add same ...
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Google Webmaster Tools wrong content keywords

Google Webmaster Tools shows views as the #1 content keyword for my website. This is because I show the number of views each article has on a listings page. Views is not relevant to anything I have on ...
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Is hidden content (display: none;) -indexed- by search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? We've established on this site before (in this question) that, since there are so many legitimate uses for hiding content with ...
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How to specify importance of html elements?

Is it possible to specify what elements of the page are important, or, more specifically, what elements of the page are not important? I'm using HTML5 new elements (nav, header, footer, section, ...
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How to get search engines to properly index an ajax driven search page

I have an ajax-driven search page that will allow users to search through a large collection of records. Each search result points to index.php?id=xyz (where xyz is the id of the record). The initial ...
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Link form correct, or, punishable by search engines?

I have the following dilemma with the links of a WordPress blog that I work with, I don't know if the way it creates the link to the images is ok or not so good. For example: Article URL: ...
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Company or website logo as the search result image / Google+ profile

I was considering having for this website I'm working on, the website's logo as the image that gets included in the search results for the articles it publishes. So do to this I want to use Google ...
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SEO consideration for duplicate sites

I am building a brochure-ware website for a company that sells products all across the world. They need the site to ask the user what region they are in before using the site; there are 5 regions. ...
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Changing the content of a website completely, and SEO

I have a blog running since like 10 months, which have 300 organic unique visitors daily, and now I will establish an eCommerce website on that domain. That means, I will delete all the content ...
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Am I harming myself by having two domains pointing at the same thing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO and multiple domains to same site I have a domain I recently purchased. I went ahead and pointed it at my website(via DNS) and by default, my server now serves my ...
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Is multiple domain names and links from same IP causing poor search engine rankings?

I have an ecommerce website which is not doing so well in Google. I am trying to improve this of course, and am looking at some possibilities for why it isn't doing well. The website has four domain ...
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Purchasing traffic effects on SEO

I've recently found some websites which provide a specific number of visits by paying. I'm curious if this is a (very) bad practice for search engines (like Google).
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Why Google skips page title [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page? I have no idea why this is happening. Title tag is: Unfurnished Office Space Wimbledon – Serviced ...
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How to recover organic position in Google results after server down?

I have several sites that were doing quite well in terms of organic SEO rankings. I have the important sites setup in Google's Webmaster tools. Long story short, the system was down for about two ...
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mod_rewrite and SEO friendliness

My website has an atypical structure and I'm not sure if this could create problems in the long run, specially for SEO positioning purposes. I have a unique, large PHP script, and I use the Apache ...
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My sitemap is indexed but I don't see the site pages being indexed

Hi I have a site and my site map is being indexed by google correctly (almost I have 1.165 links and it indexed 1.156). But when I go to the Indexed pages view in Google webmaster tools it only show ...
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Disqus 2012 comments NOT being indexed by Google

We run a high-traffic website at http://www.onedirection.net and we've been using Disqus throughout this year, initially to great effect. We accepted the upgrade to Disqus 2012 back in June, loving ...
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One site being on a subdirectory of another. Does google count this against you?

I have created two similar websites (relating to monetary systems). So far, one appears to be loved by Google and the other hated. I'm struggling to work out why. This is a mystery to me because both ...
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Should I pay for search engine submission as a web hosting extra?

When people buy hosting at Go Daddy or other shared hosting, there is a $1.99/month additional fee to be submitted to search engines. What is involved in that process? How can I do the same thing if ...
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Why might have my website dropped off SERPS? [closed]

I used to be first page for a keyword, but now it seems I have dropped off entirely and cannot even find myself on the first few pages. I checked Google webmaster tools and there wasn't anything ...
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Universal navigation menu across domains - would it be considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? Across different sites on different second-level domains exists a universal navigation ...
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Do search engines penalise 'Home' links and/or buttons?

I had a client recently express his feelings about not having a 'home' link or a 'home' button on a website. I told him I would consult someone who knows, but I've never personally heard anything ...
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parameters in a seo url [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one? This should be a very simple question for seo experts. Let's say we have the following URLs: ...
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webmaster tools 500 crawl error for asp faceted navigation that does not exist

I am getting around 2,500 type 500 URL errors in Google webmaster tools. These pages are faceted navigation results that can not be reached by a site visitor. These pages do not exist. We are using ...
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robots.txt file Help needed

What if I put same robots.txt file in multiple directories and folders? User-agent: * Disallow: /otherdirname/dirname2/ Can it'll affect anyhow ?? And how much time it generally takes to refine ...
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SEO URL structure for tag search on site

I am looking to add tags to each product on my site e.g. brown, x products under £x, second hand x, refurbished x etc. Once you click these tags it will then search for other tags that are similar. I ...
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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 ...