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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Is my website is too slow? [closed]

I checked the speed of my website with http://tools.pingdom.com/ . Results: Per. Grade = 85/100 Req.s = 18 Load Time = 1.94s Page Size= 96kb Is this result is good for my website(also consider SEO)...
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Adding Disqus to wordpress effect SEO [duplicate]

I am planning to add Disqus to my WordPress site. Now will my comments will be indexed by the Google as earlier or do I have to add any extra plugins or sitemap for comments.
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What is the effective number of keywords in a domain name for SEO?

I want to create domain names that target two keywords but I have to add an extra word (or random string?) to get to domains that are still free. Will adding more keywords to a domain name reduce the ...
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Is there a point in registering my company (and my website URL) in a public company catalog for SEO?

There are many local and global company catalogs. Some of them generate info about my company automatically, some have to be manually filled out. Is there any benefit to registering and adding a link ...
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From SEO point of view is hiding H1 in this case bad for indexing?

I'm having to use a 3rd party CMS and I cannot change the contents of the h3 (or the h3 itself) I've not had too much dealing with "cufon" - presume its an old fashioned way of using a specific font. ...
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Web hosting country effect site SEO?

Currently I use USA based VPS. According to Google analytics USA, India, Malaysia, UK are respectively generated majority of my blog traffic. I found a same specification, but low cost VPS provider ...
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Is it possible to A/B test SEO using Google Experiments?

I've read that A/B testing does not have a negative impact on SEO, but is it possible to A/B test to improve SEO? My thought is to track each visitor's referring domain and create an event when any ...
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SEO changing main domain in Google Search results?

At the moment there is 3 domains pointing to same server for content, and of course their have the canonical URL set to tell Google about the duplicate content, but the questions is, if we take into ...
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How do form submissions affect PageRank?

I notice that large sites like Facebook and Twitter redirect users to alternative login pages if they do not enter their login credentials properly. I'm still fairly new to SEO, but my UX knee-jerk ...
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How to perform a 301 redirect with .htaccess and PHP

The website I am referencing in my question is http://www.bgmenus.com. I have successfully created clean urls like this for my listings: http://bgmenus.com/five-guys/341 I rewrote those using this: ...
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Is it advantageous for SEO to include structured data on meta-tags

On my site's home page, I have various products for which I display an image linking to that item's main product page. For each of these products, I could include a schema.org/Product tag, but to ...
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Why does Google keep hitting only one MP3 file?

I have a bunch of Mp3 files on my site, and all if them are in the sitemap to allow search engines that log mp3 files to know about them. For some reason, every day or two, Google keeps hitting the ...
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Is an anchor link registered as duplicate content by Google?

I have a store where fairly important content is now viewed by all visitors (only 66% according to mouseflow) as users have to scroll a bit to see it, which not all do. I don't wish to move the ...
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Do backlinks get added to Google Webmaster Tools as soon as they're indexed by Google?

I currently have a webpage which I know has at least 10 backlinks, but only one of these actually shows up in Google Webmaster Tools. This same webpage is also ranking much lower than I expected it to....
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SEO impact - using subdomains to make a sentence

I'm thinking about playing with subdomains to make "sentences", and I would like to know if there is any impact on SEO. That's easier to explain with examples (those are fake ones and only ...
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Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure (vol. 2)

This relevant question deals with whether a site URL structure is better (SEO-wise) to be flat or hierarchical. How much important is it for a site ranking if the overall structure is flat or ...
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Is site directory with “dofollow” links still effective?

I am planning to create site directory, but I learned that Google consider site directories as low quality. They emphasized that without any editorial effort to maintain a web directory and without ...
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How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its SERPs?

How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its search engine results pages ? Besides,+1 it may include shares with or without a link.
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Using a Duplicate Site During Scheduled Maintenance by Changing Document Root

EDIT: I am not asking about the creation of a staging environment. I need to rephrase my question for clarity: Is there a reason why I wouldn't want to change the document root for the domain of ...
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How can I set my robots.txt file to let bots not crawl certain folders in root directory?

I have a small website with about 20 pages with .html extensions, containing unique articles I wrote consisting of about 1000 words or more. These 20 pages are the main feature of my site. Root ...
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I need help with rel=canonical

I have troubles understanding rel=canonical the way google wants me to implement it. I have a job site that uses filters to show subsets of the total job list. Nothing fancy... normal stuff. So if ...
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Is it good ideo seo point of view- to give noindex or nofollow to labels and tags? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea seo point of view to give noindex or nofollow to labels and tags? I am creating a blog with tagging post. What is the best strategy for tag pages?
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Is it better to host your own blog or use Medium? [closed]

Is it good idea create a company blog on Medium instead of setting it up on your subdomain. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Medium for your company blog? Can you you post your ...
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How can CTR (Click-through rate) affect SEO & web site rank

I heard lot of "CTR affects SEO and makes site's rank better". But i can't understand how! If some one click links of my pages from my other pages or another site but the Search engine itself; How the ...
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Is www redirection (301) essential or not?

I am new to SEO, and I have a website like StackExchange. I found one thing remarkably about my site is that www redirection (301) is not active. Is it essential?
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Is repeating titles on a forum considered keyword stuffing?

My forum shows 50 posts per page, and each post has a <h3>-tag with the topic title in it. The meta title and actual title also use this sentence. More often than not, the thread itself also ...
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Will foreign content with rel=“alternative” hreflang affect my SEO ranking?

I'm running an internationalized web service with user-created content (study notes). Most content is from Polish version, although we have younger Turkish and Russian versions too. Each version uses ...
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How does a plus one on a post carrying a link, help for SEO?

How does a +1 on a post (from Google Plus) that carries a link help for SEO? Will it help the PageRank in Google? If yes, how?
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Is there an upperlimit for the number of links on a page?

What if a particular homepage contains a huge number of links. Is it good / bad for SEO ? What is the process one should follow to optimize this.. As you know, Home pages generally are the entry ...
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Will Google go by my sitemap.xml or also include it's own crawled URLs

I have a website which has recently employed "friendly IDs" like the following: /users/bob-barker I have created a very explicit sitemap.xml which includes the friendly URLs like the one above, but ...
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SEO impact of 301 permanent redirecting a domain to a sub-directory of another domain?

I had my own experience of 301 permanently redirecting a domain to another (every page mapped) and Google properly worked everything out and it never had any problem SEO-wise. However, what if I'm ...
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SEO Tips for new Website [closed]

I am no expert in SEO but I do know how it works and stuff. What I would like to know is what steps do YOU guys take when starting a new SEO project. Like from beginning to end. Also I would like to ...
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Is 301 redirecting of *.example.com to example.com dangerous?

I bought a domain which has several subdomains that don`t exist anymore but are indexed in Google. Is it dangerous from the SEO perspective to do 301 redirect to my homepage from all kind of ...
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find-new/posts&recent=1 as homepage: what about SEO? [duplicate]

I can't change the URL of my website with .htaccess, because the query does not work anymore if I make it a pretty URL, so I am desparate to know what impact this will have on SEO. I mean, I have to ...
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Do you get penalized for writing a title very similar to other blogs?

Do you get penalized if you use somebody's post title with few words changed in the title to match your post?
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Do search engines assign any weight to directories within a domain?

I have a piece of content that I'm distributing to news outlets. The primary purpose is to educate and build brand, and of course backlinks never hurt. Is there an SEO benefit to our future domain....
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Does missing background links affect SEO?

I am amongst a discussion about a number of broken links on a site which has discovered by a checker tool. My argument is that the majority of these links are from the CSS in the form of background ...
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Is it worth the gain in SEO to have 3 sites of mine have links between them? [duplicate]

Is it worth the gain in SEO to put in the effort of cross-linking 3 sites that I own? That would mean maintaining 3 sites rather than say just 1. But if there's crosslinks between those 3 sites does ...
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Hiding Menu Item with CSS - will Google penalise my site?

I want to hide some sub menu items, using the CSS class, and assign it to the specific menu item. For example the class is no display: /* Hide menu items */ .nodisplay { display:none !important; } ...
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2 different businesses, 2 different top level domains, same company name - impact?

I have just started running ohanafilms.co.uk (Northamptonshire UK) and I have received a email from a chap who runs ohanafilms.com (Hawaii USA) who has advised me and asked me to change my name as it ...
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For good SEO does my company's name need to be in text on each page or can a logo suffice?

If I have a website that is for example MyTerrificBrand.com, then for good SEO do I need to have the words MyTerrificBrand (the name of the company) in the header as searchable text (on the top left, ...
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Google returns more results when searching for 2 keywords than when searching for one keyword

I encountered something strange and I'm wondering if anyone has an explanation. I search for: keyword site:mysite.com Let's say I get 10 results for this search. When I'm searching two keywords, ...
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Site speed: less KB image vs. less HTTP request

I have an interesting problem, I guess... First of all, I want to use sprites, to reduce the HTTP request on my site. That is because I know it's better for SEO and it makes the site faster, most of ...
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Will 404 pages hurt website page ranking? [duplicate]

I have an online marketplace platform. Because of adding new products/services, I had to update my links to match the new list. Earlier, Google has indexed most of my pages. Now with the new links ...
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Content change on front page

I am building a blog type website with articles. In one category, new articles will be posted every 2-3 days. I need the last article from that category to be (totally) displayed on the front page ...
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Custom Sitemap or sitemap generator tool [closed]

I have recently launched a website which is using a free sitemap generator. It's a large travel agency site with predominantly dynamically generated content - users can add their products as and when ...
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What do you do if you don't want to put a keyword in your title?

Suppose you have a website about a subject, for instance, popcorn. Everything in your site will be about popcorn and your regular visitors are popcorn enthusiasts who will understand that even ...
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Will your blog rank lower if you remove its comment section?

Yesterday I noticed a warning in my Google Webmaster Tools. It told me that one of the posts on my blog had a slow load time - a post which happened to be by far the most commented on. So, to rectify ...
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Schema.org: errors on UserComments tags

On my site, http://whatgoeswiththis.co, I'm getting persistent errors found by Google Webmaster Tools for my markup of UserComments - it's saying that at each instance I'm missing location, name, and ...
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Will a search engine index links with different languages if all apart from the main page are missing the path?

Our website www.websitename.com has three languages E.g: www.websitename.com/it www.websitename.com/en www.websitename.com/fr by going to each of those links you will get all the remaining ...