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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Does loading metas from database affect my website SEO?

I am developing a website which is fully dynamic. If I load metas and other information of the website from database, will it affect my website's SEO?
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Root directory and on page word count

I have a page featuring previews of weekly sporting events Example: week-1 round-1 will have 7 fixtures I will write about a 1000 word previews about each fixture. Week-2 round-2 has 7 fixtures I ...
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Proper usage of <title>, <header>, <h1> and <h2> in a HTML5 website?

I have been studying this subject for several days and have found many conflicting suggestions with regards to search indexing. I am working on a project which has a lot of different pages ranging ...
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which URL is better for a search engine? [duplicate]

In 2 ways I can show The article URL in my website: My Breadcrumbs website for a content to both of ways is this: home>>computer>>hardware>>cpu>>this-is-an-article.html The First way: LINK of ...
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Browser specific sub-domain?

I was looking at this question and others similar, but I'm a bit unsure if the same applies for my case: I recently made a site which cuts for browser support at IE9. However the old site, which mine ...
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SEO pagination for items sorted in reverse chronological order

Let's have items I90, I89, ..., I2, I1 where I1 is the oldest and I100 is the newest. They are paginated and there are 30 items per page. Which is better URL from SEO point of view? 1) /items?page=1 ...
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Single page not appearing in Google Search

Description I have a static franchise website which has various sub pages each dedicated to an individual franchisee. For each franchisee the page, the only thing slightly similar between all of ...
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Does CSS formatting of <h1>, <h2> tags have effect on search ranking? [duplicate]

I have a web page where I made some style into <h1>, <h2> tags, will it make some effect on my SEO ranking?
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I am changing my file extensions in URLs, how to keep my good SEO results?

We have a website with good SEO results. For design reasons I have to update the design and I have to change file names from .html to .php. But I keep my domain name! What should I do in order to ...
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Can Google index pages that use framesets generated by javascript (document.write)?

I was tasked to check on why Google can't seem to index a client site properly. The site uses a framework given by client's parent company (so we can't use other framework). The framework use ...
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What exactly are backlinks to inner pages?

I've been trying to get better SEO for a while. One of the tools I've been trying has suggested, You must also build backlinks to your site's internal pages to help Google™ bots crawl and index ...
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Title and path for periodic articles/analysis

Let say I have a weekly analysis of the market. This analysis only useful for that week. Although the content is different every week, the title and concept is the same. In order to have a better SEO ...
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Dealing with thousands of malicious broken links

I have a problem similiar to this one - thousands of incoming links that go to nonexisting pages. The difference is that all of them include adult content of some sort in the URL. I am worried about ...
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Star rating not showing in rich snippets

We've recently been doing a lot of work on our site's SEO (www.betterthanreviews.com). We recently did a push to update the rich snippets breadcrumb, meta description, and star rating. After giving ...
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Will using a traffic exchange service affect SEO?

I use Google AdSense and I'm worried that I might be punished using traffic exchange services like MGID, Scribol, Crowd Ignite, etc...and if this will affect my site's SEO. Does Google frown upon ...
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Should I use heading tags in sidebar or not?

Assume a simple blog-like website as in the picture: Red text is text related to this page only (particular article) Green are headings of articles related to the subject of this page Blue is a ...
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SEO doubts regarding keyphrase and autosuggestion [duplicate]

I know on page optimization techniques. What is the best and proven way for offpage optimization for ranking a key phrase? Is it: to build as much backlinks to your site ? or build as much ...
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SEO Advice Needed! Can you use a snippet from a big article as a new small article?

I'm quote new to SEO, I have a website that focuses on things to do in a city. We have lots of articles like Top 10 / 20 restaurants etc. We just opened a new section which uses Google Maps and has ...
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Does the <h1> tag get more SEO value if there is no usable keyword in the URL?

I'm looking at a site for which the domain name and URL do not impart any meaningful data to a search engine. It does have: <h1> (eBook name) <h2> (author - cannot be changed) ...
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Why Google Webmaster Tools list HTTP status 303 as crawl error?

There is another interesting question about status 303 and seo here but it does not answer me why status 303 appears now in GWT in the crawl errors section since end of January. In my understanding ...
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Submit example.com/#!/page URLs to Google

On a HTML5 website, there is a single page, index.php . Its code contains other 5 pages. An AJAX navigation is used, so the URL of other page looks like example.com/#!/page_Example. I had tried to ...
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Is my website is too slow? [closed]

I checked the speed of my website with http://tools.pingdom.com/ . Results: Per. Grade = 85/100 Req.s = 18 Load Time = 1.94s Page Size= 96kb Is this result is good for my website(also consider ...
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Adding Disqus to wordpress effect SEO [duplicate]

I am planning to add Disqus to my WordPress site. Now will my comments will be indexed by the Google as earlier or do I have to add any extra plugins or sitemap for comments.
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What is the effective number of keywords in a domain name for SEO?

I want to create domain names that target two keywords but I have to add an extra word (or random string?) to get to domains that are still free. Will adding more keywords to a domain name reduce the ...
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Is there a point in registering my company (and my website URL) in a public company catalog for SEO?

There are many local and global company catalogs. Some of them generate info about my company automatically, some have to be manually filled out. Is there any benefit to registering and adding a link ...
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From SEO point of view is hiding H1 in this case bad for indexing?

I'm having to use a 3rd party CMS and I cannot change the contents of the h3 (or the h3 itself) I've not had too much dealing with "cufon" - presume its an old fashioned way of using a specific font. ...
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Web hosting country effect site SEO?

Currently I use USA based VPS. According to Google analytics USA, India, Malaysia, UK are respectively generated majority of my blog traffic. I found a same specification, but low cost VPS provider ...
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Is it possible to A/B test SEO using Google Experiments?

I've read that A/B testing does not have a negative impact on SEO, but is it possible to A/B test to improve SEO? My thought is to track each visitor's referring domain and create an event when any ...
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SEO changing main domain in Google Search results?

At the moment there is 3 domains pointing to same server for content, and of course their have the canonical URL set to tell Google about the duplicate content, but the questions is, if we take into ...
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How do form submissions affect PageRank?

I notice that large sites like Facebook and Twitter redirect users to alternative login pages if they do not enter their login credentials properly. I'm still fairly new to SEO, but my UX knee-jerk ...
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Keywords ranking dropped on Google?why? [duplicate]

My website keywords ranking dropped on Google result as suddenly. What to do get ranking for those keywords. Even there is no spam content and spam linking for those keywords. Thank you for your ...
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How to perform a 301 redirect with .htaccess and PHP

The website I am referencing in my question is http://www.bgmenus.com. I have successfully created clean urls like this for my listings: http://bgmenus.com/five-guys/341 I rewrote those using this: ...
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Is it advantageous for SEO to include structured data on meta-tags

On my site's home page, I have various products for which I display an image linking to that item's main product page. For each of these products, I could include a schema.org/Product tag, but to ...
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Why does Google keep hitting only one MP3 file?

I have a bunch of Mp3 files on my site, and all if them are in the sitemap to allow search engines that log mp3 files to know about them. For some reason, every day or two, Google keeps hitting the ...
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Is an anchor link registered as duplicate content by Google?

I have a store where fairly important content is now viewed by all visitors (only 66% according to mouseflow) as users have to scroll a bit to see it, which not all do. I don't wish to move the ...
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Do backlinks get added to Google Webmaster Tools as soon as they're indexed by Google?

I currently have a webpage which I know has at least 10 backlinks, but only one of these actually shows up in Google Webmaster Tools. This same webpage is also ranking much lower than I expected it ...
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SEO impact - using subdomains to make a sentence

I'm thinking about playing with subdomains to make "sentences", and I would like to know if there is any impact on SEO. That's easier to explain with examples (those are fake ones and only ...
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Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure (vol. 2)

This relevant question deals with whether a site URL structure is better (SEO-wise) to be flat or hierarchical. How much important is it for a site ranking if the overall structure is flat or ...
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Is site directory with “dofollow” links still effective?

I am planning to create site directory, but I learned that Google consider site directories as low quality. They emphasized that without any editorial effort to maintain a web directory and without ...
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How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its SERPs?

How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its search engine results pages ? Besides,+1 it may include shares with or without a link.
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Using a Duplicate Site During Scheduled Maintenance by Changing Document Root

EDIT: I am not asking about the creation of a staging environment. I need to rephrase my question for clarity: Is there a reason why I wouldn't want to change the document root for the domain of ...
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How can I set my robots.txt file to let bots not crawl certain folders in root directory?

I have a small website with about 20 pages with .html extensions, containing unique articles I wrote consisting of about 1000 words or more. These 20 pages are the main feature of my site. Root ...
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I need help with rel=canonical

I have troubles understanding rel=canonical the way google wants me to implement it. I have a job site that uses filters to show subsets of the total job list. Nothing fancy... normal stuff. So if ...
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Is it good ideo seo point of view- to give noindex or nofollow to labels and tags? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea seo point of view to give noindex or nofollow to labels and tags? I am creating a blog with tagging post. What is the best strategy for tag pages?
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Is it better to host your own blog or use Medium? [closed]

Is it good idea create a company blog on Medium instead of setting it up on your subdomain. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Medium for your company blog? Can you you post your ...
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How can CTR (Click-through rate) affect SEO & web site rank

I heard lot of "CTR affects SEO and makes site's rank better". But i can't understand how! If some one click links of my pages from my other pages or another site but the Search engine itself; How the ...
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SEO for Backlinks Using JavaScript on a Third-Party site [duplicate]

We are currently implementing a widget that companies can put on their website. We give the publisher a script tag with the source pointing to a javascript file hosted on a CDN with the code they need ...
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Is www redirection (301) essential or not?

I am new to SEO, and I have a website like StackExchange. I found one thing remarkably about my site is that www redirection (301) is not active. Analytical result is here. Is it essential?
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Is repeating titles on a forum considered keyword stuffing?

My forum shows 50 posts per page, and each post has a <h3>-tag with the topic title in it. The meta title and actual title also use this sentence. More often than not, the thread itself also ...
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Will foreign content with rel=“alternative” hreflang affect my SEO ranking?

I'm running an internationalized web service with user-created content (study notes). Most content is from Polish version, although we have younger Turkish and Russian versions too. Each version uses ...