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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Would a backlink to a website template affect my SEO?

I am going to start a new website project. It's my personal project and I am using a template which I downloaded from a website that has a condition that its users have to provide backlink to their ...
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301 Redirects: SEO Credit After Modifications to Redirect

I recently moved www.example1.com to www.example2.com. Initially, for a period of perhaps 1-2 weeks, this move was most likely a redirect from www.example1.com/blah to www.example2.com (go to the ...
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Purpose of hidden text in website

While observing the source of the Swiss airlines website, I noticed the use of hidden text. I first looked it up on Google and found many SEO-related benefits but also the risk of negative scoring in ...
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Google sitemap priorities, am I doing the right thing?

I've built a website which has maritime weather and tide data for UK locations, and each location has 7 day forecast (where data is available). My URL structures are like this: ...
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Image Link with Nofollow tag. Good or Bad practice?

Which is the best practice, from an SEO point of view, if you have a list of products which have both image and text link? 1) one A tag with the image and product name inside? <a ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Is there an alternative to using an iframe so that my content would be visible to search engines?

I have a book-length document that is typeset with the LaTex typesetting system (It's a markup language popular for science and math typesetting.) A custom script runs a program called HyperLatex ...
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Yahoo search engine not able to index Ajax content?

Does Yahoo support crawlable Ajax? I'm about solution provided by Google (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling). How to make my Ajax content crawlable by Yahoo search engine?
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Do pages that serve dynamic content get higher search rankings if the actual code/markup does not change?

I heard that a big part of SEO is keeping your site up to date. The more often and recently the site/page was updated, the more likely your site was to get pushed to the top of search results. That ...
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Add my dynamic page URL to Google results [duplicate]

Now I am working on Google SEO. My website URL is like http://example.com and When I Google it I can get my website results on top of the page. But my domain has a dynamic link like: ...
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URL Rewrite with spaces or with -?

Which URL is more SEO? mydomain.com/category-name/article-name.html OR mydomain.com/category name/article name.html I have read some articles about URL Rewriting but there I can't find any ...
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Does duplicate title tags with and without www hurt SEO?

For my website, I own https://www.example.com and https://example.com. (Currently, http://example.com redirects to https://www.example.com.) I recently had an audit of my website and it reported ...
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The rel attribute of hyperlink equals to author and the original source of the data

I have news application that collect news items from other websites on the base of some defined criteria. I'm trying to increase the SEO of my website and its Google rank. I tried something like the ...
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Canonical link for sorting topics pages

Should I add the link rel="canonical" tag to sorting topics pages? StackExchange would be a good example for my question. Let's take these page as en example: ...
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backlinks's effect on SEO [duplicate]

All websites and blogs with more backlinks have their posts on 1-2 pages in SERPs. I have one question that if will increase backlinks of my website then my website can also get higher position in ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to have two almost-identical URLs?

On my blog, after coding a function which trims stop words, I ended up with these two URLs which are identical if not for the post ID: http://www.example.com/europe/france/597/june-weather-update ...
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What should I do when the maximum sitemap size limit is reached according to Google Webmaster Tools?

We have an existing sitemap with the URL: http://example.com/sitemap/sitemap.xml It was submitted to Google Webmaster Tools a long time ago and almost all the pages were indexed, but recently we ...
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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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SEO regarding non-US characters (ñ vs n vs &ntilde;) [duplicate]

Are there any recommendations for handling special non-English characters like the ñ on a web page and keep it searchable under any permutation from Google and Bing? For example, I have three ...
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No pagerank on sites-listing pages in Directories

I started researching directories to add my website and noticed a pattern - in every directory the page with links to websites has no Pagerank, while a page one level above can have quite high ...
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Parsing all the links of the internet for a backlink checker [duplicate]

A backlink checker service for being accurate, it should parse all the sites of the internet, which it should be some zettabytes, let alone the processing time it needs for doing all the parsing (and ...
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Should I have both example.com and www.example.com?

I used to have a website which could be addressed by both example.com and www.example.com leading to the same page. Now, I moved to another server and only the example.com works. I got an email from ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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How to introduce large number of pages (that are only accessible through an ajax driven search mechanism) to search engines

We've got a web application with the main purpose of searching through a set of records search mechanism itself is completely AJAX based. A typical search URL would be something like this: ...
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SEO history of recycled domain name

I have purchased a recycled domain name and I have just been told that if I use the recycled domain name (that I now own) I will inherit any penalties that the recycled domain name may have attracted ...
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SEO analysis report not counting Facebook likes? [closed]

For my website I created a Facebook page. It has 21 likes. However, the SEO analysis report says the Facebook likes count to zero. How to get the Facebook likes count into the SEO analysis report?
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Can I block requests that have no user agent because they cause 404 errors?

Is it OK to block requests that contain no user agent? I am getting random 404 errors on URLs I have never used. These requests have no user agent. If this is the case, will it affect any of my ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [closed]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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What can I do to links that no longer exist in order not to lose my PageRank?

I completely re-wrote my website and in order not to lose my PageRank, I mapped the old links to the new ones with 301 redirects. However, some of the pages that Google has previously indexed no ...
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How to SEO optimise Ajax/Json loaded images?

I am using Galleria.io on a website to display a gallery of images. In the database, the images have a title and description to properly explain what the image is. I load the images into galleria ...
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All the pages from search keyword is gone! [closed]

Yesterday when i have checked me website's page ranking is search engine as per keywords, at that time it was perfect. But today when i was checking i found that mojority of keywords are not in top ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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Website copying our content SEO impact [duplicate]

Our company has a large dealer network across the US and Canada. We take an additional 25% off the products if they list our products on their website which most people do. We use to hand out code for ...
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What is the best pratice to pagination to avoid duplicated content? [duplicate]

The SEO department for the company I work for requested that the user comments on all pages should be paginated, and by this, generate a new URL, for example: Original page: foo.com/bar.html (load ...
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What resolution in sitemap.xml image attribute?

I'm just creating a sitemap for my page and I found these aspects for creating it on Google: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668 There is a attribute for images, but my question is: ...
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How to do SEO for database driven web? Asp.net [duplicate]

Hi to everyone and thanks in advance for your time reading this question. Im kinda new on this SEO stuff and there is something that I can't figure out how it works despite all the readings that I ...
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Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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which url is better for google SEO, recursively or directly? [duplicate]

Say I'm building a e-commerce website. I have a lot of products in different categories. For example one of them is: Flat to Round Power Plug Convertor So I have two ways to link to this ...
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Does removing ID from url improve SEO? [duplicate]

Hello my urls are currently looking like mydomain.com/products/123/product-name Where 123 is the product ID. I can make them like : mydomain.com/products/product-name by saving the url as unique ...
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Is this way of using Pushstate SEO friendly?

As discussed in this question in Mauvis Ledford's answer and Pumbaa80's answer, Pushstate has many advantages in comparison to hasbangs. But I would like to discuss a single disadvantage Pushstate ...
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SEO: is it a good practice for 2000 pages to redirect to 20 pages?

My task is to redirect ("301 redirection") 20 groups of 100 pages (2000 pages) with duplicate content to 20 pages in inner blog at the same domain. I know how to do it but is it a good idea from SEO ...
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Does noindex metatag have a negative effect on the canonical URLs PageRank?

A page has this URL: http://example.com/pages/some-page/ There's a pagination on this page which uses a GET parameter page which would result in URLs like: ...
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Will Google always tell you if you've been penalized for spammy links?

I've noticed a few spammy links pointing to my website. Some of these existed from before I registered the domain, and some of these are new, possibly placed by competitors. I understand that Google ...
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SEO & Reordering of duplicate content

I am currently working on a website, and the designer wants a menu that is setup like this: Toplevel1 Toplevel2 submenu1 submenu2 submenu3 Toplevel3 Toplevel4 All menu items have a title and ...
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Searching for Googlebot in server logs [closed]

I'm trying to use Heorku Logentries to track Googlebot's activity on my server. (Although, I think this could broadly apply to tracking Googlebot activity on any server.) I can see that I have results ...
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Any negative consequences of linking from a wordpress site to another site that uses ASP pages

A client of mine had a blog that utilized ASP pages for some content. Recently they moved their site to a Linux-based server and installed Wordpress. They did not want to have all the ASP pages ...
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SEO benefit of H1 tags on the homepage

I've been told by an SEO specialist that, although every other page on a website has <h1> tags highlighting the correct headings for that page, that there needs to be one on the homepage, too. ...
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How can I recover my site's search engine ranking after another site copied my content?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost half the traffic for my website overnight. Investigation showed that someone had made a perfect clone of my website (more info here), and that Google in its ...