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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Google Analytics Funnel Step Regular Expression Not Working

The first step in a funnel is going to have a dynamic ending fragment. Examples: http://mysite.com/invite/tickle-party http://mysite.com/invite/pajama-party http://mysite.com/invite/puppy-party To ...
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Sharing unique links on social media vs SEO

We're currently implementing a voucher system on our site which will allow our users to obtain a 25+% discount on certain products, provided they donate 10% of the purchase price to charity. We will ...
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Understanding Ajax crawling of search site

I have a couple of questions about Ajax crawling of a website, which is kind of search engine itself. The base article explains the mechanism of making AJAX applications crawlable. All this stuff ...
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how to write seo-friendly titles where is no space ( in a column box )?

what is the best way to write long seo-friendly titles in sidebars? <h3 title="My long title, the very seo one">Menu</h3> OR: <h3>My long title, the very seo one</h3> // ...
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Are urls with ?page=something bad for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one? I have a listing of members on my homepage. My dynamic urls are quite simple: ...
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Is it better to use slash or hyphens for SEO

I have a website with url like that : www.xxxxxx.com/card/wow/20-euros In term of SEO is it better to use slash or hyphen? www.xxxxxx.com/card-wow-20-euros Even though it will be trickier with ...
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Multiple country-specific domains or one global domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? My company currently has its main (English) site on a .com domain with a .co.uk alias. In addition, we have ...
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Blogroll- Just for home page or is it more in it?

I am thinking to add some sister websites to my blogroll. One thing that I am unable to decide is that why do people only add the homepage to the blogroll? As all the pages of a website have their ...
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How to avoid getting negative points from Google AdSense

I have a news based website in which the primary contents includes news, image albums and videos. Out of these I have copyrights for the images and the videos are embedded from YouTube. My site is ...
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Hash based commerce website

I'm planning for an e-commerce website based on ajax load and hash instead of query. I wonder how this effects search engins crawler and if it would, what is the best way to do it?
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Can Google crawl Facebook pages?

I thought I heard a while back that Google cannot crawl Facebook pages. I'm guessing that this is affected by the privacy settings someone has, but if I have a page that allows anonymous users to see ...
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Is it true that the Google Spider gives the most relevance of a search result to the first 68 characters of the <title>?

I am reading documentation about my CMS and it states that an HTML page <title> tag is really important in SEO. It states that the Google Spider gives the most relevance to the first 68 ...
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Why are intermittent pages disappearing from SERPs?

I have a very basical informational site with about 50+ pages. Specifically, there is a page about each site. I have been tracking pages daily for months and they have been streadily increasing in the ...
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What is correct heading setup for subpages

What is the best for seo of the following: using <h1>keyword</h1> in layout and putting each subpage title in </h2> using <h1>keyword</h1> only for main page and on ...
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updated posts in my RSS feed

Should I put in my RSS feed posts that I've updated or I'll just update it but don't put it my RSS feed? (considering RSS feed contains latest 10 posts).
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SEO company really need to know the language of the site they work on?

I'm thinking to outsource SEO for my non-English site to the company listed on like elance.com or odesk.com But I'm wondering if they really can work on the none-English site when they don't speak ...
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For a site description, would it be better to use H2 or P tags?

I tend to follow this HTML structure while creating new site on my main page: <div class="header"> <img alt="keyword" title="keyword logo" src="keyword.png" /> <div> ...
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Is SEO affected negatively by having densely encoded identifiers of content in URLs?

This isn't about where to put the id of a piece of unique content in URLs, but more about densely packing the URL (or, does it just not matter). Take for example, a hypothetical post in a blog: ...
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URL length and content optimised for SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? I have done some reading on what URLS should look like for search engine optimisation, but I am curious to know how mine ...
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Is it possible to request Google and Bing/Yahoo to drop the cache of links they have indexed?

I radically changed the design of my site to not include embedded session keys which were part of the url itself i.e. /sessionkey/blahblah/blah to just /blahblah/blah. Now that I have relaunched my ...
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Length of Page Title, URL, Meta Description and total number of links on a page

We've been examining a number of different SEO tools recently. Several of these tell us that some of our page title's, urls and meta descriptions are too long. We've also been told that some of our ...
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Is it better in terms of SEO if I develop my Website meant for marketing my service on a regular .com domain compared to a wordpress site?

Basically I am asking is whether Google et al are going to treat my webpages developed through wordpress in the same way as they would treat other websites with a *.com? Also, as far as SEO goes do I ...
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How to improve a single-paged site search result [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to SEO a Single-Page website I created an online CV of mine a couple of weeks ago and it has had quite a few visits. Now I want to improve the chance it will appear ...
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30x Redirects and google page ranking

I'm building a Drupal site where much of the content is going to be in static on specific pages. In Drupal, each piece of content (whether you like it or not) gets created its own page (node). To ...
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Alt attributes for dynamically generated images

I have an image gallery for a commerce website which consists of several small thumbnail images and one large image. All of the images are photographs of the same product. What would be the most ...
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How to update an RSS Feed?

Let's say we have a similar RSS feed like here. Where should I be inserting the new content? And, should all the articles be listed in an RSS feed?
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List view pages in google index

We have a large database of items which are viewable as individual items (they are plants) (url example http://www.plantify.co.uk/Abelia-chinensis/plant-5087) or in a list view (url example ...
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Can .htaccess slow down a site?

I'm working with a client on an e-commerce website. I implemented clean URLs using .htaccess. I also used .htaccess to solve canonical issues such as redirecting www to non-www and removing index.php ...
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Disable outbound links without letting others know that

Is there a way I can tell google not to follow external links ( pointing to other sites) without letting other know. I know you can disable outbound links by putting rel=nofollow or something in ...
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Is there any possibility somebody can down my search ranking?

If my rival site decides to go unfair way to outrank mine they can do it? For example, like by linking mine to bad(?) sites or something? Because people often talk about SEO but I just started being ...
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RSS vs Sitemap for SEO

What are the differences of the two and how can they help in SEO? I'm creating a custom-scripted CMS and I'm thinking if should I either add RSS/Sitemap/Both?
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How to write good blog post tags

It seems that you have three choices in deciding how you write tags for your blog posts: Make them user friendly Make them highly searchable Combo of the two For example, let's say that I have a ...
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Tips for managing internal and external links using WordPress [closed]

So I'm looking for ways to optimize my site for user and search engine purposes. I've read several articles and looked at several different plugins. To say the least, I'm thoroughly confused as what ...
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How to handle canonical url changes like Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow sites all have pretty urls which include the question title. In the HTML it also have canonical url for that page. I just found out that when I change the question title, the url is ...
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Should I index my mobile duplicate of my desktop website on google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different? I have a duplicate of http://he.thenamestork.com with ...
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Is this form of cloaking likely to be penalised?

I'm looking to create a website which is considerably javascript heavy, built with backbone.js and most content being passed as JSON and loaded via backbone. I just needed some advice or opinions on ...
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SEOMoz: Domain Authority Score

SEOMoz offers a metric called 'domain authority' which appears to be based on 'trusted' sites like wiki, .gov domains, and the like which link to your site. How seriously should this be taken and ...
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lot of internal links to one not relevant internal page may distort google's opinion of site content?

if I have a lot of pages talking about cars, and nearly any of them point to /gray-cars.htm or /city-cars.htm because they are the most sold ones... do you think that /red-cars.htm and ...
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Should I use multiple subdomains for a website that supports multiple cities?

So the closest example I can give is craigslist, for example: Craigslist Winnipeg: http://winnipeg.craigslist.ca/ Craigslist Toronto: http://toronto.craigslist.ca/ Is copying this style going to ...
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Which tags to use for good SEO on the page

I have a event page, where it has the following items. Event Name Venue Name(s) {some cases go upto 5 or more venues} Event Info {Genre(s),Language,type(s)} Date(s) on which the event is. Event ...
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Removing URL styles with CSS + SEO

I want to display a grid of images 4x4 with thumbnails and a title above each of them. I want to highlight the thumbnail and title and add a hyperlink to it. This works well in our CMS. I would like ...
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SEO for site with 301 redirect on root domain to subfolder

I've been asked to do SEO for a site. The site is made using Wordpress and prestashop. Because of this the root domain has a 301 redirect to a subfolder - domain/shop/ For my SEO submission work, I ...
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My page no longer shows up in Google's results for a keyword

I have a small website about a commercial product, with a description and tutorial. 2 days ago it was in position 11th in Google search results, without any kind of SEO optimization on my part. Today ...
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Abnormal Alexa score: the more popular site has a worse rank

I have 2 websites of ecommerce in France and for these websites I have a strange behaviour of the alexa results. Here are some statistics about the websites : Unique Visits January 2012 Website A ...
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How will this affect my SEO ranking?

I run a fishkeeping website based on a WordPress (PHP) CMS. I've recently put a fairly complex "filter" into place which searches my content for mentions of fish species profiles and turns them into ...
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What is good side of PageRank?

I am doing research about backlinks/PR/SEO/Search Result position and all I read about is that PageRank is not important, that it worth before but now it's not important at all. Only thing I found ...
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adding slugs to the URLs afterwards

we have a website for last 5 months and we did not used slug at bottom level elements so urls was like /apps/webmasters/badges/1100 would it make sense to add name to the URL after that point and ...
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SEO and unique IDs in urls

I have a web site who's home page is at http://domain.com when a new user first hits the web site I'm creating a unique id of 5 chars for them (for example 'abcde' and redirecting them to ...
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What should a page's minimum word count be in order to be effectively indexed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideal word count per web page? I'm seeding a new site with hundreds of (high quality) posts, but since I am paying per word written, I'm wondering if anybody in the ...
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Hiding a particulat page from search engines not to index [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blocking Search Engines to Crawl Parts of a Website? I have a page which i don't want search engines to index or crawl. I am not sure hat should i put in my robots.txt ...