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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Getting less impressions than my website's position in search results would suggest

I have a site that ranks 3rd for the term "e decorating". According to google's keyword tool that gets 12,000 monthly impressions. However, according to google's webmaster's tools, I'm only getting ...
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Are there benefits of receiving external links from PR 0 or 1 sites for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Effect of adding link from PR1 site to PR0 site? I'm thinking to do some link exchanges with PR0 or PR1 sites which have the related contents as my site. And my link ...
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Using copyrighted images on website that generates CPA based revenue?

What I want to do is use copyrighted blizzard images throughout my site. Their copyright policy is as follows: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/about/legal-faq.html The website generates revenue ...
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Google started to ignore some of my top traffic generator pages, How to fix it?

I had top search results on certain keywords with some of my articles. but google started to ignore them now and it completely ignores all pages with this keyword. I lost top search position and other ...
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SEO considerations when setting up a network of websites

Picture this, a network of websites. Each running under a highly relevant domain name, with information about a specific medical problem, having three unique pages: about the problem, subgroups of ...
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Is it possible to mark an entire page as “obsolete”, specifying an updated page for SEO?

Say I have a program for which I have written documentation. I then release a new version of that program, and want any documentation searches in bing/google/etc to favor the updated documentation ...
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Is HTML meta element effective to increase a site's search ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms? Some sites and web developers say that meta keywords and meta description is not important and necessary to ...
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Are inconsistent language tags bad for SEO

Our website offers 3 languages in the following manner: -English: www.example.org/en with <html xml:lang="en" lang="en"> -Spanish: www.example.org/es with <html xml:lang="es" lang="es"> ...
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Google indexes some of pages, but most are ignored from a website, even though a massive sitemap is submitted

We have developed a website, which works somewhat like a wiki - but not entirely. User of the website can submit and update information about their villages to the website and categorize it under ...
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Will crawlers find content that appears after document.ready using javascript? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the Google spider render JavaScript? I have a page that initially loads and looks pretty empty, but after it has loaded uses an ajax call to populate the content on ...
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How does Google feel about overflow: auto?

I am planning to add some keyword rich text to my homepage at the very top. I have written almost a mini essay and putting all this text at the very top left of my page wouldn't look too nice. I was ...
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Worth shortening all your long slugs?

If you have a lot of posts with long slugs, for ex, 40-places-to-eat-snickers-bars-when-hungry, is it worth converting them to something shorter? For ex: places-to-eat-snickers-bars. I've read a few ...
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Is it bad for SEO to have a site with no click navigation?

I have a site where users can only get to most of the sites content through search. If I make a sitemap that has the URLs for all of the potential searches is it ok that these pages cannot be click ...
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Is there still a need for 3rd party SEO extensions with the new Joomla 2.5?

In Joomla 2.5 they upgraded the core SEO. That got me to thinking, do I still need to use third party extensions for my SEO? If yes, why? What is it that 3rd party extensions provide that Joomla ...
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Redirecting broken links (from external site)

In webmaster tools we found that a bunch of sites are linking to non existent pages on our site. So far I can see 50,000+ links. Is there any downside to redirecting all of these broken links to a ...
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SEO optimization for AJAX site and dynamic HTML canvas

I have a site that uses AJAX to query the Last.fm database and then dynamically draws a graph of the results on an HTML canvas. In the search function, I have a command that sets window.location.hash ...
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why are red hyperlinks red on hover? [closed]

when we create a hyperlink on a website or cms, why does it default to on hover red with a text decoration of underline? Is there a specific SEO reasoning behind an on hover red hyperlink? I have ...
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Site structure changes possibly led to ranking losses

Problem Last monday we changed our german only site from using wordpress to our own multi-lingual rails app. Since then our rankings dropped dramatically. I would like to know if the the recent ...
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Issue with google indexes | non www URL

I have a website which has URL of kind https://www.example.com (Please notice HTTPS and www). It is the only correct URL of the website and I also have SSL certificate for www URL only. I have added ...
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Connecting blogger blog with subdomain.mysite.com, is it good for www.mysite.com SEO/pagerank?

I client of mine has a static website www.mysite.com and a blogger blog with the same subject mysiteblog.blogspot.com and wants to move the blog inside mysite.com to give her site a SEO boost. Will ...
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Including title page name in PHP URLs

How do I show titles of the page in URLs? Currently: http://websitename.com/index.php?c_id=18&start=0&m_id=1 Change To: ...
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Overuse of <h1> was bad, but now, with HTML5?

We know that the overuse of <h1> can lead to an over-optimization penalty, but now, in HTML5 it's allowed to use multiple <h1> in the same page (inside nested sections). What will Google ...
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If I want to start an adwords campaign which should I setup first?

It seems to me that there are four topics within this vein: Website SEO Google Tools for Webmasters Google Adwords Google Analytics From what I read in Google Adwords: A Brave New World it sounded ...
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Does adding a description to menu links have any SEO value? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO? I am a bit lazy and I rarely enter anything in the "Description" field (which is a title attribute) when adding menu ...
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SEO best practices for sites with few pages but lots of lookup information?

I have a site that allows people to look up words that "Start with" or "End with" a certain set of characters. I am trying to figure out how to get off on the right foot with search engines and I was ...
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Custom 505 and SEO

There is a PHP project that sometimes throws 500 errors, I'm making a customized 500 page so that people realize we are monitoring this event and we will fix the issues. My question is related to SEO ...
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Googlebot crawler is indexing and giving value to useless words [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO - Reducing significance of irrelevant kewords I'm trying to make some SEO changes to my site. One of the problems i'm trying to eliminate is that the google ...
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changing the subdomain and SEO issue

because of "government filtering" in Iran, once in a while we have to move the whole site into a new subdomain. For example i create a new sub domain on my public_html : http://01.mydomain.com I know ...
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How to reverse engineer the SEO on a website?

I have read this question. My question is a bit different from it. I want to know how can I reverse engineer another website that is ranking the best for some keywords. For example some website called ...
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Recommendation on how to get Authors to start using Headings instead of Bold

I hope this question is in the correct SE website. I run a multi-author football website. The site has been up since 2009. Each year some authors come and some go. The site is built on WordPress, if ...
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Question about robots.txt Google shows urls are blocked

I am working on this site dealsin.us and the Google webmasters tool shows that there are about 9800+ urls blocked by robots.txt. You can view the robots.txt here I have blocked some directories which ...
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How do I use the http://schema.org/GeoShape itemtype? [closed]

There are no useful examples for setting the property of this type anywhere. The GeoShape page references the rNews GeoCoordinate spec in passing and a forum post on meetup states that this spec is ...
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Having internal website search as Google search result

Sorry if this has been asked before. Let's assume there is a website as www.example.com and there is a private search engine with URLs simmilar to www.example.com/search/search+pattern How do I have ...
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Navigation: Sub-menu item for section page

I'm considering some small navigation changes to one of my sites. Consider the following (simplified) site structure: About Some Technology About Some Technology Our Products Products Overview ...
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Should I have a separate URL for each language and each page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? Please be specific, I already plan to change the language based on the Accept Language header, and then any ...
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SEO for websites with very less content and a lot of images

Let's say we have an image exhibition website that has got a lot of images but next to nothing content. The focus keyword for this website is "Artistic wallpapers". What would be the best approach ...
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Force google to just index rewrited urls

Let's think we have a website with a URL like http://www.domain.com/webdesign/ that rewrites http://www.domain.com/?article=1. now when i search my keyword in Google, it will show up ...
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Seo and domain change

I had my website on mydomain.com for a few years and was number 1 on Google for my market. Due to a bad registrar and my own lazynes i lost my .com a year ago and it has taken me nearly a year to get ...
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Is there some kind of API for submitting a site to Google for indexing?

I have a client that is insisting there is a method to send a URL automatically to Google to get it indexed quickly. Here are the methods I know of to tell Google about your site for indexing: 1. ...
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SEO: ABBR and My Full Phrase (MFP)

In my company websites, we often have the situation at the start of a page where we introduce a [usually technical] phrase, followed by the acronym that it is often know as: My Special Widgets ...
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Which keywords to choose for SEO?

I have recently started a site. it's not even 5 months old. The site's major content is images. When naming the images, I am using google's adword tool. I am able to see keywords with most and least ...
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Does duplicate content inside your own website matter for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm not referring to the duplicate content where you copy content from another site and ...
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Collapsible menu and amount of links in a web page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Collapsible menu and amount of links in a web page One of my pages contain three levels of a collapsible menu (JS + CSS from mycssmenu.com). There are a dozen first ...
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Would a 403 page, a blank page and a page redirect be indexed by search robots?

I am wondering if a disallow directive needs to be issued to robots on pages that will generate: a 403 forbidden error; a blank page, or; a page redirect (to log in page for example). Would not ...
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Collapsible menu and amount of links in a web page

One of my pages contain three levels of a collapsible menu (JS + CSS from mycssmenu.com). There are a dozen first level items displayed to users, each one with various second level items, and finally ...
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What process do you use to determine the “why” of web searchers goal for your “transactional keywords”?

SEO starts with the intentions of the person using the search engine. What ever the web searcher intended to gain from typing their search keyword/phrase into google will help you understand what ...
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Could this be considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm building a dating site at the moment. On the homepage I have a paginated list of all ...
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Add comments to 'static' pages without Javascript so they're Google-able?

Are there any often mentioned products or services for adding end user comments to pages that aren't served up by a CMS or blog engine? Assuming the host can execute PHP, Python, ASP.NET classic, or ...
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SEO effects of linking to subdomain

I have http://hollywoodnose.com as a main site. Then I have http://forum.hollywoodnose.com as the subdomain. I'm cautious to link to the subdomain from the main site. I did this before and droped ...
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Changing Headline of an Article

Will it hurt my search engine rankings if I change the headline of an article 4 days after it's published or even a year after it's published? The content will stay the same, but I want to make some ...