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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Will create an international mirror site hurt my SEO

I was approached by someone from India looking to copy parts of my website content in India under a new domain name (which would be the same as mine, but ending in .in) The .in website would list the ...
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Is using optional URL segments bad for SEO?

I have a multilanguage site with urls like this https://example.org/en/ads/2 https://example.org/es/ads/2 https://example.org/it/ads/2 which serve the site in different languages. My site also ...
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Correctly adding WordPress blog to existing site

I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site. Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem; The domain: www.example.com The ...
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Blank domain within a month [duplicate]

I bought a domain name for new site. Within a month, on a domain, there was nothing but an empty root directory of the page something like "Index of / [ICO] Name Last modified Size Description". I ...
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Promoting certain domains in different countries

We have two domains: example.net example.co.uk The .com is unavailable. Most of our customer base is UK based, so the .co.uk works well for us - we have our marketing site at example.co.uk. ...
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Internal links to pages vs. sitemap.xml links to pages

I have a page that is not linked to from anywhere, but it is listed in sitemap.xml. It will be crawled and display in the SERP. Would it be preferable, from a SEO perspective, to have the page ...
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SEO difference of img and anchor tag

Lately I have the constant the struggle of images being too large for the x device or too small for the y device or too many for the z device. In reality, the problem is that, as long as there is an ...
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Is using the <u> tag invalid or bad for SEO?

A few years back in about 2010 I ran the W3C.org validity checker tool on a Drupal 6 website that is no longer exist and I clearly remember getting a message like "usage of <u> tags isn't valid" ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting duplicate content because of URLs with fb_comment_id

I just checked HTML Improvement in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console), and found that there are more than 150 pages with duplicate meta descriptions, and most of them are because of Facebook ...
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After Switching to Https, the indexed pages of Search Console Sitemaps has a big drop [duplicate]

We switched to Https on March.15th, at frist everything looked ok, the http site's impressions and clicks drop down, and https site's go up. And I also submitted the Sitemap to Search Console https ...
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Are Web Description Protocols useful for SEO

I feel new to SEO world, but for now everything I have found are like 20+ html meta tags where only 3 or 4 are in common use, the point is that after some digging I am on the crossroad between taking ...
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Will underlying content (hidden by z-index until exposed by user action) be ignored by Google?

In my web app the application itself will take up most of the screen estate (the pink layer in the below picture), while the about page (the blue layer) is hidden below it, thanks to z-index. If the ...
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Can .htaccess be changed through FTP after it was edited in WordPress in a way that breaks the site?

I made the mistake of putting in the following code on my .htaccess file thru Yoast SEO: # Remove www from any URLs that have them: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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How to do SEO for Real estate website [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend some tips for the SEO of real estate website.The competition is really high so how to make your website an authority website to make it SEO friendly.
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Is buying domain names for property addresses and redirecting them to a realty website a viable SEO strategy? [duplicate]

I'm a Linux engineer, and I know quite a bit of programming languages, and can create a website pretty easily, but what I suck at, is SEO. That's an art all by itself, and that's what I need some help ...
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Do inline markup options have influence on SEO?

<div class="super-accordion" data-super-accordion="{collapse:false,duration:200}"> .... </div> ... <ul class="cool-tab" data-cool-tab="{connect:'#some-id', ...
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Where to put a long transcript of an image?

I am making a comic web site. Each comic is a single png and has a html page. For each comic I have a transcript, like this: A and B are sitting on a bench in the park. A: Nice weather ...
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Will using a shorter ccTLD domain versus a longer gTLD affect my web traffic and SEO?

I have two possible domains to use for a company website which will be partly informational and partly an commerce site. The company is ETREE UK LTD. I can choose between etr.ee or etree.biz. The ...
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How can I stop search engines from crawling tel links?

I have a site that has a call now button for mobile device to directly dial from the site. This works fine, but I am getting errors on my SEO reporting tool. It is throwing errors for every page that ...
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How do I get my site's content to show up in other languages on google search when locale is stored in a cookie

I'm using setting the locale for each user by detecting the browser's language header and storing it in a cookie to display my site's content. Users can also select the language and change the locale, ...
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I always wonder how this dynamic site content index very fast? [duplicate]

I am new to this field.Actually I am learning PHP/MYSQL.Five min before I asked a question in StackOverflow.And when I googling this suddenly my question appears.How does StackOverflow index very fast ...
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What to do about original content that got copied and translated into another language on multiple domains?

A couple of weeks ago I published a long and well-researched article on my blog, which got quiet a lot of attention on the web. After doing a backlink-analysis of my domain a couple of days ago, it ...
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What Ranks Better? Faster Server located in foreign country or Slower Server from same country?

95% of my website traffic is from India and 5% from USA. What happens if I host my server with higher resources in USA or with lower resources in India. Will it have any effect on the ranking of my ...
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How long Google takes to restore Rankings after resolving website down during server migration?

My websites were ranking in the first page for various keywords but during server migration I misconfigured the DNS settings and my websites become unavailable. I took nearly 72 hours to fix it. Now ...
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Changing URLs in Google's Index

I recently submitted a sitemap.xml in Google's Webmaster Tools and some of the pages already got indexed. The problem now is, that I cleaned my URLs with MOD_REWRITE in the .htaccess file afterwards ...
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SEO for new directory site: Could indexing 600k pages trigger spam flags?

Our site is relatively new, has very little link/domain authority, and currently has 11 pages indexed by Google. It is a directory site. We have about 550,000 user profiles and about 60,000 directory ...
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schema.org: How to properly markup foreign organization with offers

I want to collect useful resources regarding other businesses like - to give an example - groupon. Things like the address, founders and a general description of that company. Sometimes this ...
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301 Redirects to one single page

I have an old blog that have been migrated, however, not all articles have been migrated to the new site. For those urls that does not have its corresponding content on the new blog, I have simply ...
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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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SEO analysis site is showing cookie and token information from within the HTTP header of my site

A SEO Analysis tool is showing cookie and token information publicly after fetching it from my website. Is having this information from whithin my site's HTTP header published publicly safe? If ...
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Why are redirected URLs displayed in SERP?

I use a permalink redirect mode for affiliate links. Something similar to www.example.com/out/google → this will 302 redirect to google.com. All these redirected URLs display in search using the ...
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Setting up Wordpress site for APM - SEO implications

This is fairly new and I have been reading up on AMP implantation. There is a plugin that sets up AMP pages for WordPress. My concern is duplicate content since there will be a new set of pages with ...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Google Keyword planner says 'keywords don't have any searches'

I am working on an SEO optimized page for a certain main keyword consist of 4-5 keywords. When I search on Google, it returns 20K results. On Google Key planner it says no search was found against ...
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How to get more traffic towards an e commerce website? [duplicate]

My website Alexa rank is quite good it is around 8243 but i am not getting much traffic towards my site.Could someone help me out?I want to increase organic traffic.
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Should I disallow crawling of HTTP after moving to HTTPS?

I am migrating my well indexed website from HTTP to HTTPS only. Steps planned: All HTML pages canonical to be HTTPS now All HTTP pages will 301 redirect to HTTPS with the same URL All sitemaps will ...
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SEO impact of asyncronous loading of home page content

In the home page of my e-shop I usually have banners with links to the (at that time) most important pages. These banners change frequently, like one to twice a month, and they usually don't have ...
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Can HTML sitemaps be listed in robots.txt just like XML sitemaps?

I will have two sitemaps for my website. The first sitemap is the .xml version for the search engines. The second sitemap is a sitemap.php on my website for the users. I know I can list the ...
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Can you use SVG as Schema.org logo image filetype? [duplicate]

I couldn't find anything regarding what file types are acceptable for things like google's schema.org rendering of a logo in search results. Since I've not yet implemented a site utilizing the ...
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Problem with Twitter Cards: “Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more clever.”

Recently I've read about Twitter Cards and tried to use it on one page of my site. Problem: When I put on Tweet tab I see the notification "Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more ...
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How to tell Search Engine, that some words are irrelevant?

I am developing Photopea, which should be an image editor for users, who need to edit PSD and can not use Photoshop for some reason. My index.html is very short, the only SEO-relevant parts are ...
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Is it bad for SEO to use a continue reading toggle?

Is hiding content (only showing the first 150 characters) to minimize scrolling on a webpage bad? If I Google this question I get results of things like: Is it bad to use read more links on the ...
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Is publishing ccTLDs temporarily and then redirecting to subdirectories on the gTLD going to derive any real benefit?

I'm developing a website that has a generic top level domain name (gTLD). It isn't published yet. I plan to target other languages using sub-directories on that gTLD. I own some country code top ...
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How do you filter results by site using Bing?

Using the following on Google and Yahoo filters results by site, but not in Bing: site:example.com keyword Is there a Bing equivalent?
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Is there a difference between adidas.example.com and example.com/adidas for the keyword “adidas”?

I've read at moz, that changing from a subdomain to a subdirectory might increase the ranking of the page. However, their example uses blog.example.com vs. example.com/blog, and "blog" isn't a very ...
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Subdomains and Search Engine Indexing

Since I am new to all this stuff. I have a main site, example.com. On that site I am going to offer a few services and products and for each thing I am thinking to create a separate subdomain. For ...
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What is the purpose of the property “encoding” in Schema.org?

I'm studying schemas for a future project and I find this encoding property. The information about it leads to a cycle of repeated information and I still don't know the purpose of this one. Anybody ...
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Can images be combined using the clip CSS Property while still maintaining image SEO and semantics?

I have two images in my web page. Actually there are 20 but I want to keep things simple: <div> <img src="apple.png" alt="Apple" /> <img src="orange.png" alt="Orange" /> ...
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Will a popular subdomain overshadow the main domain from an SEO perspective?

This question may have been asked multiple times. But, I couldn't find a solid solution, so thought of posting it here. I have a website, we'll call it example.com. Traffic to this site is good and ...
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Because of Schema.org/Person markup, Google+ uses the name of the person as the page title when sharing

I am not concerned about the fact that Google+ will use the person's name instead of the page title. However, the person's name is not the main keyword the webpage is optimized for. The page is ...