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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How can I target specific countries with global site under gTLD using sub-directory for each targeted country?

We're building a global platform for a large client who want a range of sites targeting different countries all hosted under a single gTLD, so domain.com/uk will be a UK-specific site, domain.com/fr ...
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Schema.org in real estate online site

I am new to SEO. I recently came across Schema.org which is a shared vocabulary that can be used to markup a web site. I am working in an online portal where user can buy/sell homes, like ...
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domain name different from business name

Is it bad to have domain name little different from your business name? For example: Business name is Houston Pharmacy while the domain name is Pharmacyhome.com Would it be bad for SEO and also for ...
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How to get Google to do a deep index of my content? [duplicate]

Previously Google was unable to find events on the site I'm working on because it was restricted to logged in users. We specifically added a small feature to view upcoming and past events by ...
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Header Tags with image and SEO

Is this bad for SEO? The designers came up with it. Basically there is an icon next to each Header Text. So for each page and the respective header there is an icon associated with the page. ...
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page appears in global search result but not local!

I live in Iran and usualy use "Anti Filter" programs like "freegate" for accessing web. when I use "freegate" and search google for "example keyword" that relates to one of my website pages, my ...
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if an HTTP page can be cached by proxy should I put “noindex” in the HTTPS version or not?

I have a Blog where each page have a static version served with dynamic url mysite.com/mypage?logged=false over HTTP, and a dynamic version served with dynamic url mysite.com/mypage?logged=true over ...
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How to handle SEO for brand that has a special character in the name

I am building a website (small online retail store) for a company whose brand name has a special character in it. The name of the brand is actually a legitimate Polish word that has an Ł, which is an ...
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SEO friendly book sharing website built with angular.js

I have a book sharing website which is built with angular. The basic model is that someone creates a book entry on my site and that book gets displayed on the front page of the website, along with a ...
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Will Baidu spider understand an infinite scrolling page?

My team is looking at implementing an infinite scrolling page while maintaining good SEO. We're following Google's advice for infinite scrolling SEO from this article: ...
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Is there any relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position?

I think, there is a relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position. Google might not do it explicitly or in a deliberate way, But there is in my experience. For example, ...
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Can I use AdSense with a domain that contains trademarks?

I just landed in the world of writing Blogs and doing the SEOs; I was looking to set up a nice blog having most target keywords and all other things. Luckily I was able to book a domain name having ...
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URL in sitemap with temporary/dynamic noindex

Our scenario is we've got multiple pages set up for category-based browsing, such as example.com/products/boardgames A list of the canonical URLs for the categories is in the sitemap, with a frequency ...
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How do I disallow variable parent directories and subdirectory with robots.txt?

I want to disallow robots to index some pages of my site. For example, I want to disallow the following pages: /category/name1/page/1 /category/name1/page/2 /category/etc/page/3 But I want to allow ...
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Prevent main menu in shop to negatively affect internal link juice

When analyzing our shop system, all SEO tools complain unanimously that there are too many internal links. We have a main menu bar integrated into all shop pages, containing links to our about 900 ...
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Avoiding whitespace next to form UX vs SEO - how to compromise

The problem: On desktop view form inputs (with labels) take less that half of width of the website and we gets big whitespace next to form which is bad for websites SEO. In the other hand forms ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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Any example that adding schema.org/AggregateRating to the website is really SEO beneficial?

Do you know some real world examples that AggregateRating improved the website SEO?
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SEO - Google Biz Listings -vs- Wikipedia Display

I am having the discussion at work about whether or not to turn off our Google Business listing and G+ page because of the business reviews and star rating that appears on Google search results pages. ...
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Google doesnt list my website [duplicate]

1 month ago I created one website and without doing anything I entered exact domain in google and it was shown as it suposed to..Now I created another project and after 3 days there is no sign of my ...
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Moving from 23 separate subdomains to 23 subfolders under the www subdomain

Our current GWT setup reflects our current setup of 23 geotargetted individual sites each on its own subdomain of the same parent domain. We will be moving all to subfolders/subdirectories all ...
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Hide joyride (intro javascript) for Googlebot

I am using a joyride script for new visitors. Example here: http://foundation.zurb.com/sites/docs/v/5.5.3/components/joyride.html After the vistior is done with the intro, a cookie will be created ...
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Is there SEO value or danger when creating product comparison functionality?

I am building a Product comparison web/application into my website. It will compare products by specs, price etc. I am wondering if there any dangers of not making a user log in before using the web ...
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Googlebot only seems to crawl my front page even when provided a different URL

I'm new to the webmaster world and trying to get my site SEO ready. It runs on javascript (AngularJS) and I set up all the things you'd need so that crawlers can read the site. I have the <meta ...
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Should headlines on a social media link post be similar to the article headline on the website to help gain ranking?

If I have a website where news articles are posted - basically a headline, copy and image - and I want to drive traffic towards this via Facebook, will using the same headline on both main site and ...
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Does linking to dead resources give you a SEO penalty?

I've been wondering about this for a while, but cannot find any articles on it. When your website contains a dead link to a resource that is either not there any more, or was never there to begin ...
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Should we still care about ajax-crawling specification?

It seems google crawlers run js. But documentations of ajax-crawling techniques are still available on Google Developers site. Are they still valid and necessary to be followed?
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Why can't I find a certain text on my site in Google?

I can't find certain text on my site in Google, even if I'm searching specifically on the page that this text in on: site:mysite.com/page.html hidden text I tried searching just for ...
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How Google crawler behaves when the HTML page is 1.6MB? [duplicate]

Is it possible that Google crawler doesn't fetch all the content on the page when it's size is 1.6 MB? How does Google treat big documents?
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Best place to place organization structured data

Where is the best place to place structured data about your organization? Is it best to place it on every page or on just the home of your website? I am referring to: http://schema.org/Organization ...
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Structured data blog post vs review

I have a blog on my website. I write articles on it and product reviews. When using structured data, how should I markup the blog post and review? I am currently using: http://schema.org/BlogPosting ...
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How bad is cloaking for my site's search engine rankings?

My website is very JavaScript-heavy. All the content of the site is loaded asynchronously using JavaScript. So my developers implemented cloaking - server sends a static version of the webpage if it's ...
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'uploads' and 'jpg' amongst my 10 top keywords in Google Webmaster Tools

Amongst my 10 top keywords in Google WebMaster Tools (Search Console) I have noticed that 'uploads' and 'jpg' show up in 4th and 5th position. This does not make sense to me although I suspect the ...
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Is there a difference in Google scoring when using querystring parametes vs non-querystring parameters? [duplicate]

Is there a difference in Google scoring if I use this URL: http://www.example.com/venues?category=boats vs this URL: http://www.example.com/venues/boats So, I'm not talking about readability for the ...
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What's the need of Bing Webmaster Tools if i have already configured GWT

I have an e-commerce site for which the TG is in USA & UK demographics. I've already configured the Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Tools for the same. All is working well. Now, my ...
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Better to create multiple related niche blogs or one blog that contains all related niches?

I am finding it difficult to decide whether having small blog sites under specific domains is better than having one blog site that contains several sections about the subcategories of the main topic. ...
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Prioritizing duplicate/syndicated content rather than original

The Context I work for a company that services the PR and communications industry on of variety of levels. Our direct clients use us as a content creation agency, to help integrate their brand into ...
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Dynamic IP address for website. Can it have negative impact on SEO?

We want to start using AWS elastic beanstalk + Route53 setup for hosting our website. The major problem is that AWS elastic beanstalk is load balancer and will return different IP addresses after each ...
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Integrate WordPress in Java Platform for the SEO

I have a platform developed in JSF (Java) and a blog that was stored in Blogger. What I've done it is install Apache on my own server where Tomcat is installed, it install WordPress on Apache and it ...
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Is it good for SEO and not bad for user experience to turn headers into links?

I have a parent article that talks briefly on child articles, and has this pattern: H1 - Parent Article A small introduction H2 - Sub Article Title 1 Some content H2 - Sub Article Title 2 Some ...
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Does Content Only Rank With Link Juice?

I just wondered if I could get peoples views on some thoughts I have on google optimisation and ranking. Would you agree that if a website had 5000 pages and all had unique and valuable information, ...
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What's the point of hiding self-linking in comments?

On this site, there are links of related articles as usual, and underneath, comments. Some of them are linking to the same kind of articles on the same site, but using false users with a personal ...
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Blogger sitemap for Webmaster Tools

I'm developing a new Blogger Blog, and I'm about to send its first sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. The thing is, I've found 2 articles about Blogger sitemaps, in which one is suggesting to send the ...
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Ranking on Baidu - .cn vs .中国 TLD?

I was reading this article about optimizing my site for Baidu which says that while Baidu searches and indexes .com and .net TLDs, it favors .cn domains and ranks them higher compared to the others. ...
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Switch to HTTPS - does backlink value to HTTP drop?

When switching from HTTP to HTTPS, how much of the backlink value is lost in the process? Has it been documented anywhere what this instant switch does to how Google views & evaluates the ...
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AggregateRating Google+ For services of own product?

I have a client which is asking If I could enable "stars" in their search results. What they actually want is the Google+ Reviews rating to show up on their profile (it's all 5 stars that's why). As ...
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Internal Links With Just File Name [duplicate]

Just a simple question. Which internal link is better? <a href="sales.php" title="....">....</a> <a href="http://domain.com/sales.php" title="....">....</a>
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Google not updating title with htaccess expires

It's been 2 weeks I've changed my website title and still Google hasn't changed the title in search engine. I think it's because of if modified since header... my website is generating 201 OK status ...
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Which URL(s) do I choose for one product with different colours?

I read that it is best practices that if you have a product that comes in 3 colours to have one URL for the product, and then to have a dropdown with all the colours that it comes in? For example if ...
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Streaming Vs Downloading Site Load Speed debate

We have a number of sites that use bg video - currently the video file (1.4mb) is loaded from the server and increases page load. My question is whether streaming the video on loop via Vimeo or ...