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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Should I use a subdomain or a subdirectory?

I have setup a system that will allow me to generate sub websites. These will be completely independent websites that will share a single users database and will all fall under video games. The parent ...
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How can I stop this page titles being marked as duplicate?

We have a directory of the most influential people in a sector. People can appear in more than one year, with different citation The page title tag is generated dynamically and would change like this ...
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Make search engines index options of the select box [duplicate]

My website have some important links in some menus that lead to thousands of pages that they are already indexed in google, as these menus were not working nice in mobiles, in my new design I want to ...
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How to let search engines know which part of page is for mobile?

Some parts inside my page (like div or section, not full page) are duplicated − content is the same, but visibility changes depending of viewport. Is there any tag which lets search engines identify ...
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What is wrong with this website's SEO? [duplicate]

A single page site that I webmaster is difficult, if not impossible, to find on Google. If I do a search containing these phrases that are on that web page: "errand runner services Grand Rapids ...
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SafeSearch page filtering removal request in Google Webmaster Tools

Why does my site url appear in Google Webmaster Tools as remove url request? The Removal Type is "SafeSearch page filtering", but I did not make the request. What is the cause of this?
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Difference between Movie including a Review & vice versa

I'm just wondering, if there is a difference in SEO between a Movie object including a Review object and vice versa, when using Schema.org on a webpage. For clarification, see these abstract ...
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Does button size affect Google ranking?

Recently I was told that button sizes are important for SEO. Google recommends that buttons should be 48px tall. https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/SizeTapTargetsAppropriately ...
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Localized domains

Being short: Having one domain per state (country's states. Brazil in this case) on the same ccTLD and redirecting users to the localized website, all of them possibly but not necessarily linking back ...
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404 crawl errors in google webmaster tools - odd url's that don't belong to us

If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful! We're getting strange domains coming up in Google webmaster tools. When I look where the links are coming from, it's either: non-existent pages on our ...
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Are microformats prefered by Google over structured data markup?

The Mozbar, which is a popular tool for checking domain authority, has a new tab for microformats under their markup section. However from the official microformats.org website it is impossible to ...
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Will flattening the IA affect SEO for end pages?

first off, apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, I had a look on here (and the wider net in general) but couldn't find anything definitive. I am in the middle of a project for a client ...
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Does single focus keyword include other site information?

Lets say I have a website for a campground in Texas and am trying to search engine optimize it so potential customers can easily find my site on Google. I have a series of other pages that have SEO ...
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Changing pagination, and having more sections per page

I'm upgrading an old website, from having 25 results per page (40 pages), to having 50-100 per page (5-10 pages) This will change the pagination, and maybe affect search engines in a bad way.. So I'm ...
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How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
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Can it be a harm to Google SEO if I will insert <br> inside <h1>?

Can it be harm for my site in manner of SEO if I will insert BR tag inside H1 tag? <h1> keyword1 <br/> keyword2 <br/> keyword2 <br/> </h1>
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What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
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Redirect to another server during a 503 server error

I am facing the following problem and need a correct solution also for SEO purposes. It happens that our server, which is on a shared hosting, fails and responds with a 503 server error code. What I ...
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Link exchange with collaborators - is it punishable? [duplicate]

I have a link exchange on my website. We find partners which are interesting for our users (Erasmus students), and make a collaboration where we both exchange blog posts and a link on our website, and ...
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Will Google punish me for not using <ul><li>?

Expanding on https://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/ -- I'm quite against using lists to clutter ones markup, unless we're talking actual typographical (bulleted, numbered) ...
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Can reducing # of indexed pages increase professional keyword ranking vs. long-tail non-related rankings?

I have a site that does social media analytics. We have many long term pages with analysis of social profiles (~18M indexed pages). We have a pretty good link profile, from many related & ...
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Indirect site navigation via sections of my front page - bad for SEO?

I am experimenting with constructing a "user journey" via navigable sections on my front page, as discussed by this answer over in the UX SE. Unfortunately, the scope of the site (it is for a ...
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Google title field is different from title in my web page [duplicate]

If I search on google: site:socialacademy.com/users/71-leonardo title is: Leonardo - Social Academy but on my web page there is just: <title>Leonardo </title>. I don't think is ...
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Website is Indexed but not listed for keywords in google [duplicate]

I am doing seo for my website, I am facing a strange problem while i optimize my website. My site is indexed in google but not showing for my keyword. I searched first 100 pages in google,but my ...
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Impact of use of specific terms in slug on SEO [duplicate]

Lets say there are two websites A and B and both have an article with exactly similar title but almost similar content. However, the URL structure of the two articles is as follows: Site A: ...
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Does e.preventDefault on link prevent the page from being crawled?

I have a couple of links in navigation on homepage that lead to new pages. When clicked on link, i want to prevent going on that page (e.preventDefault()), and instead load that page in popup with ...
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Hosting multiple customer websites on one domain name

I have built a platform where our customers can sign up for a website and just select the information from their database to show on the website. Currently we tell our customers to point the www ...
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Transferring authority/position from current site's landing pages to another site

We just finished a website which provides insightful information about a particular industry from A to Z and it does so in a very user friendly. Some pages on our second site, which is more about our ...
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Advantage of using an SSL cert for hosting static content? [duplicate]

Are there any advantages of using an SSL cert on shared hosting to hold just static content? I know Google now factors it in to organic search, but beyond that, what would be the primary benefits. ...
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How to implement google organic tag in google tag manager [closed]

I am learning google tag manager and have applied the google analytics, adwords and social network tracking codes in google tag manager.Also have triggered the tags on pages and tested them. But now ...
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Multiple Domains with content then redirect to main domain

I have a client who has many domain names. Their main domain name is the brand of the company. The other domains are, more or less, domains that match various keywords. I know exact match domains are ...
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Using rel=canonical for subsection of pages

I have a page and I am kind of split between having a big page with lots of related contents or split into smaller pages. Creating smaller pages will result in thin content which is not liked well by ...
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GWT showing 0 sitemaps links

I currently have 3 sitemaps (as rss) on a large site. Two of them seem to be getting indexed well, but the third (blog-rss.xml) isn't getting indexed at all: Any thoughts on how to diagnose what ...
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Why is my page displaying as “here” when the title is “start here”? [duplicate]

I have a site I'm helping maintain that is having what seems to me to be strange behavior. One of the pages is named "Start Here" yet it shows up in Google's initial results (in the site links beneath ...
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Advice for submitting to audio sharing sites for backlinks

I am working on getting some backlinks to our site. I came across a blog discussing ways to get backlinks and this was one of the tips. The idea is to submit real audio tracks that I custom made (not ...
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Inserting <img> into <a> with the same image and SEO

I'm going to use the fancyBox jQuery plugin in the new responsive web design of my website to allow the user to open images in full size. As it is RWD, all images will be resized to fit the available ...
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Cross-Domain Canonical - Desktop & Mobile

Question is regarding implementation of cross-domain canonical over a desktop and m. site. desktop and m. site have identical pages hence the option is to add the following tags Desktop pages: ...
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Correct way of having your breadcrumbs displayed in Googles search results [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the correct way of implementing breadcrumbs so that it displays correctly in Google's search results? Let me give you a basic scenario. I have a brands list page which ...
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Shallow hierarchy for high traffic pages

we have a website about a huge topic, or better said, many different topics that suit to a one huge topic. We have a good balanced structure with 3 levels depth: www.domain.com/l1/l2/l3 Our ...
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Correct image dimensions when using Schema.org's logo/image

What are the correct image dimensions when using Schema.org’s logo/image (e.g., for a Brand)? I want to create a logo for the brand with correct dimensions so that it doesn't look too distorted when ...
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SEO safe way to run beta of new site on seperate domain

I run a web site that offers a service that receives over 1 million page views a day and I have completely rebuilt the whole script from the ground up. Before switching from my current script to my ...
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Testing server indexed in Google [duplicate]

Assume our website domain to be www.example.com. And we have created a separate testing environment within our main domain: Say : www.project.example.com. So we have two versions within our main ...
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Soft 404 for smartphones

We have redirected all non-existing pages to home page. It was fine for some days. Few days back i saw increase in the number of soft 404 errors for desktop. And the errors were the page urls that ...
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Wrong person's photo in my Google image search [closed]

Suppose my name is John Doe. I search google with "John Doe". Then in the image search result I find an image of another person. How can I remove this image from the search results? Best regards, ...
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What are the reasons for using the meta tag “noindex, follow”?

Besides using the meta tag for hiding, say, the sitemap to prevent your site appearing spammy, are there any other situations for using noindex, follow?
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can google index/crawl random subdomains that aren't linked to from anywhere

Me and a friend are having a debate where she claims that every and all subdomains will get crawled/indexed by google unless you specifically tell it not to, and I'm saying that if a page isn't linked ...
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Crawl errors for pdf download links in my website

We are building a local business classified website which has about 6000 unique listingsunder huge number of categories and sub-categories. For each listing there is a details page in which we have ...
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Will using ECC SSL certificates have SERP benefit as promised by Google?

Google here officially announced that using SSL is minor ranking factor. On that page is, besides other rules, stated to Use 2048-bit key certificates. OK, but does it mean that using 224-bit key ECC ...
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Why my internal links did not decrease in google webmaster tool?

I removed a tier 2 menu mouseover menu in order to decrease internal link, which is currently 1700. This is in reference to How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many ...
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Keyword / source code [duplicate]

When running our site through SEOQuake (online seo tool) it picks up keywords such as 'vhost', 'www', and 'cms' as the most-used keywords - seemingly these are related to the technical framework of ...