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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Change domain name without changing host/server

I want to change a website's domain name and while looking up best practices, the resources I read assume I'm moving the website to a new server or hosting, without going in to why. They basically ...
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Put up link or 301 entire site for bigger SEO Boost

I have two sites with no content (currently they are parked). The URL is keyword rich/premium for the term we are targeting and cost us a couple thousand each. They each have pagerank of 1 mostly ...
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Does Turbolinks hurt SEO by keeping all titles/ descriptions the same? [duplicate]

Quick background, turbolinks is a feature in Rails that makes the page load faster by keeping the head the same across all pages, and just switching the body and title tags. But I'm wondering, since ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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Episodic Television SEO [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project for a major television show. This show's results in Google are atrocious right now. I'm curious to hear from others about some ways in which they've handled SEO for ...
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For SEO, can content containing keywords be written into the page using JavaScript and still rank well?

We have a list of product summaries that appear on several different product listing sections of our website. Currently, these products are rendered into the HTML, and end up in different caches ...
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How does Google determine duplicate content when it's translated into different languages?

I was wondering how duplicate content in another language works. Google requests that you use canonical links to determine duplicate content or duplicates of your pages to avoid duplicate content in ...
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Rich snippets - No error, but also not showing the price tag in the test visualization [duplicate]

i'm working around with http://schema.org Here is my result: ...
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Would it hurt my rankings to have the same URL display similar content depending on the visitor's country?

I manage a website that has different Web pages that use the same URL structure, and I don't use = & ? But depending on your location we will show you different links. Let say you are in the UK ...
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What to do when Google has identified and blocked a page as spam?

I recently worked on getting my company on Google maps because some unknown person marked our location somewhere way off, which caused a lot of trouble for our interview candidates! So here is what I ...
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Google SERP: domain.com vs. www.domain.com vs https://domain.com

I am aware that I can use Google Webmaster Tools to select wether my sites should be shown or without a leading WWW. However, I noticed recently that some pages show the protocol while some others ...
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SEO - title not show correct in google [duplicate]

I have website but i have one problem on it in seo. When i write site:mydomaine.com in google to see my articles in google i see crazy title like this : article name - category - website name . ...
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Do search engine robots crawl dynamic URLs that differ by only the value of a parameter in the query string?

I know there are a lot of similar questions and I searched around but I never completely found an answer, so here is my question: Do search engine robots crawl my dynamically generated URLs? With ...
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Does referral spam really have a negative impact on my SEO?

In Google Analytics, more than half of my traffic is from referral spam. This has a dramatic impact on my bounce rate -- which many sources claim is strongly tied to search ranking by Google. I can ...
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Can I use canonical or alternate URLs such that there is SEO benefit to both sites with duplicate local content?

My company manages a network of local websites, all of which run on separate subdomains. Each subdomain represents a different locality (eg brooklyn.example.com, queens.example.com). Often, we have ...
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Should href lang links be deep or point to the home page?

I have a website http://www.example.com/convert.html and would like to have multilanguage versions of the website; for example German (http://www.example.com/de/konvertieren.html) and French ...
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Will Google penalize me for duplicate content on GitHub from my knowledge base?

I want to have a copy of each of our documentation articles in GitHub so that other users can improve, edit and add to the document. The accepted changes will be made live in our knowledge base forum. ...
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How can I get my homepage to be displayed in my SERP instead of inner pages?

I have a website with couple of pages. In the home page I have fair amount of content with required amount of keyword density. Other pages are fine and having enough amount of content whereas contact ...
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Should I have a separate sitemap for mobile pages and include that in my robots.txt?

I am working on site that has 20 mobile-friendly pages which are located under a /mobile directory. Should I have a separate sitemap for these mobile pages and include both this and the desktop ...
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Google not index my hosted-blog after adding custom domain

I started a blog since 1 year ago . And my blog was perfectly appearing on google search . But , some days ago , i have set up a custom domain with godaddy . and then submit my new site and a fresh ...
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How do I host my community as a subdirectory rather than subdomain?

I want to harness the SEO benefits of having my community portal sitting as a folder of my main domain, rather than as a subdomain. A lot of the content that is naturally generated is relevant to my ...
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Should I use a canonical tag when only 50% of the content is duplicated?

I have a city guide website covering bars, restaurants and clubs. Each of these venues have their own subpage on my website like: example.com/steersons-steak-house-darling-harbour-sydney/ For all ...
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Sitemap submission for blogger blogspot

Should I submit my XML sitemap using robots.txt or using Google Webmaster Tools? Is only robots.txt submission is enough?
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Sitemap … good or bad? [closed]

I have a website that has been online for over 10 years. I have over 100,000 pages indexed in Google, which consist of articles, videos, forum questions (like SO), products, and others. I get over 1 ...
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I have a website with two languages. Should I use a Keyword strategy for each language?

My website has two languages and different URLs for each language. The site is about learning English but the company is Spanish (and located in Spain). We also sell online courses for English ...
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Would an English site's rank increase if you added other languages?

My question is similar to this question: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? However, I know that the obvious statement of multiple languages increases ...
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Google shows URLs for other countries when searching for my site by country

I have a site that's available for different countries and the URL looks like: www.example.com/country The problem appears when I look for my site and I want to look for a specific country. For ...
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Adsense crawler login for dynamic page urls

I have a website that largely features dynamic content. Every piece of dynamic content has it's own url, such as "www.example.com/page/*/*" The problem I have is that many of these pages require a ...
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Google.co.uk SERP is ranking the page which is not expected.. SEO geotargeting

Our site domain was used to be "xxxx.co.uk" but its changed to subdirectory "xxxx.com/uk" so that we can have benefit from "xxxx.com" site domain authority (DA) and page rank (PR). It worked. DA and ...
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Should you focus on keywords with the highest volume or keywords you already rank first page for?

Should focus on keywords with 22,200 searches per month, but for which I only rank 44th, or should I focus on keywords with 480 searches per month, but for which I already rank 7th?
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Should every page on my site have our company name in the title?

How different should the <title> tags be for each page on my domain? Which of the following are better examples are "better practice": Home - Example Dog Grooming Company About Us - Example ...
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Is it possible to refer our old domain name in Google search results if someone search my new domain name?

We moved our site to a new domain. Is it possible that the results that appear when someone Google our previous name, also appear when someone Google our new name?
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SEO when creating many URLs for a page that differ only by the name of the person that created the link

I'm developing a referral system for my website, and the way it works now is to generate an unique URL like www.example.net/public/referral/UNIQUE_URL. This page is just a normal registry page like ...
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SEO link transfer from example.com to example.group.com.au

I have a group of 3 businesses currently managed through 3 separate domains call it example1.com.au, example2.com.au and example3.com.au. The business wants to move to the following structure: ...
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Why in the search results of Google does not appear the unique name of my website?

I have a website with a unique name, already indexed and with a perfect SEO. Although there are no websites with the same unique name, when I'm searching on Google I found my homepage listed on the ...
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Is it cheating to serve different versions of the same content to users and crawlers?

I have a "smart" template for my website. For human users, the server renders the page content on the initial hit, but subsequent pages are loaded like an SPA. For a crawler, every page is rendered at ...
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How to add this rich snippet if this is a rich snippet?

I noticed on SERPs that some of the websites have a little gray arrow and when you click on it you get more information about this website. Some results don't have it. I attached a picture with an ...
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Are domains with gTLDs (.ninja, .guru, .museum, etc.) bad for SEO?

Would using one of the newer gTLDs have any adverse effect on SEO?
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SEO - multiple domains, but one domain for a part of a website

I have a website about things in Europe and I had an idea to make one specialized domain for specialized category of my website. So it is basicaly changing this: example.com/countries/germany to ...
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Redesign with changing URL Structure and SPA impact on SEO [closed]

We run a popular news website and it has been online for around 4 or 5 years. The design is old, code base evolved into spaghetti and the management wants to create a new identity with a complete ...
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Canonicalization effect on SERP

I have an established website with 1000's of links and good SERP for many of my pages. My Google Webmasters is now asking to solve an issue which is canonicalization. I prefer www.example.com and know ...
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Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

When you seek speed score in Google Page Insight, you may be seen a warning like "Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content ", i have been looking for a solution to fix ...
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SEO impact of text in the footer of a webpage that has little to do with its content

I am going to be developing a new site for a local company. I noticed in their footer (above the copyright) they have various keywords and cities listed that are terms that a person could search for. ...
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Does bold text really improve your search engine rankings?

SEO plugins like Yoast for Wordpress and in YouTube videos recommend using bold text for your keywords to improve search engine rankings. Does bolding your text actually work for SEO? What about bold ...
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Make Google index over 90,000 user profiles

I have a large amount of user profiles hosted in this schema https://example.com/stats.php?player=name (It's not the prettiest URL, but .htaccess dramatically slows down my site and I don't understand ...
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Can I use words like “Facebook”, “Twitter” in my site navigation?

I have a website where one section of website has top menu links in this manner <li><a href=../memes/index.php>MEMES</a></li> <li><a ...
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Could Google detect Cloaking if I displayed content to Google user agent using PHP

PHP is server side and all Googlebot would see is the output HTML, right? if (strpos($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],"Googlebot")) { // do some functionality }
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SEO for infinite scroll homepage with sorting options and content previews [duplicate]

I have a site which shows an infinite feed of post previews (with the option to read full text using javascript). The page allows users to click through to the full-text of any post, and change the ...
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How to get out of the Google Sandbox quickly?

My blog has been penalized by Google and it remained in Google Sandbox until now. Unfortunately, I don't know hot to escape the Google penalty box. Please help me.
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Do SEO activities on a certain webpage affect the whole domain or just that one page?

I recently read an SEO blog post where the author was giving examples of how to improve the SEO of an e-commerce page. One of the points the author made was to have a blog, such as blog.example.com ...