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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Does maintaining URL structure matter between different sites on the same domain?

I have a client that has a yearly event. Each year they create a new, complete website for their event in a subdirectory on their event's domain. Last year their URL had this structure: ...
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Detecting whether banner ads pass link juice

I wanted to determine the relative SEO value of the advertising links passed by this website: http://www.garden.org/. On the right side you'll notice several advertising banners that, when clicked, ...
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Should I block bots from my site and why?

My logs are full of bot visitors, often from Eastern Europe and China. The bots are identified as Ahrefs, Seznam, LSSRocketCrawler, Yandex, Sogou and so on. Should I block these bots from my site and ...
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How to handle duplicate content in a tabbed area?

On my home page I have a tabbed section that loads the content via JavaScript. I have 5 tabs that can be clicked. For example, there's an "about us" tab that has a couple of paragraphs in it and a ...
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multilingual domains both crawled and come up to the wrong audience

I have a domain with multilingual support through subdomains. Each language version is identical besides the titles which are translated. e.g.: domain.com ja.domain.com es.domain.com I'm ...
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Google indexed my escaped_fragment pages

My site is a single page web-app. I am following the suggestions based on making AJAX applications crawl-able. My URL looks like this: http://domain.com/#!pages/contactUs My understanding is: ...
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Is the structure of my site's navigation (via price/service tables) considered 'Duplicate Content' by Google?

As I'm building my business website, I'm using service/price tables at the bottom of each service page to demonstrate to customers/potential clients my other offerings. Of course, given that there are ...
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Reverse iframe breakout

I have around 500 pages, some of which are simply PDF files, that are meant to be viewed within an iframe on a seperate domain parent page (files are subdomained, however reside on a different ...
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What ways can I modify my large website navigation menu to allow me to Silo properly?

I currently have a large site navigation in the header of my site which links 3 levels deep in a large catalog of pages. I am going to be updating my website to silo the content and wish Google to not ...
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Website constructed using a JS application no longer indexed as per google's AJAX Crawling spec. Whats the issue?

I have two sites that should be compliant to googles AJAX Crawling spec (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling/docs/getting-started) . One domain (http://auroraliveaboard.com) was ...
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Indexing a multilingual website

I am trying to create a multilingual website using the Django framework, all default content is English. I have added a native translation (Dutch). https://mydomain.com/ redirects to the user request ...
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Modifying Article - Effect On SEO

lets assume, I have a article that is ranked well (but not top) in search engine. Now, If I want to modify it a little more optimized, will the modification hurt on existing ranking in any ways? ...
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Should you rel=“nofollow” on links which go to non-canonical pages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should <a> tags with href=“#” use rel=“noindex, nofollow”? If I have a page http://www.example.com/blog/mypost/?section=attractions which has in it's HEAD ...
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SEO - Meta Description Tags Not Updating Search Result

I updated my meta description tag for my comics website about two months back now, but the search engine is still picking up my footer "Acceptable User Policy" text for some reason. I'm not even ...
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Site part extraction domain practice

My client is forced to extract a substantial part of his websites content and place it in a separate context, that is not part of the original structure. The current structure domain.com/brand/ ...
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What is more preferable, creating dedicated domains for mobile apps that shares different content or associate them with folders in one domain?

I want to consult you in an SEO matter which I am completely lost with. I've built a social mobile application that allows users to share text content and made all the content that appears on the ...
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SEO Removal Time?

I was searching about removing the a domain/site being listed in Web Search Results (like, Google Search) and i found solution, at here. I believe it will be the solution but what i still need to ...
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How to display an image in google search result

I managed to do it with my blog like this: by using google+ (found it somewhere on the web): <link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/115170983146246266025/"/> UPDATE: This is the ...
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SEO and location targeting , sub-domain or sub-directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subdomain versus subdirectory With regards to say a national service that has locations based in 10 cities. Each city needs to have individual content, such as blogs, ...
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How do you get your Google+ profile displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page?

Does anyone know how to get your Google+ profile displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page? As in the screenshot below:
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Determining competitor's most popular pages [closed]

Are there any tools that can show me a competitor's most popular pages, or even which keywords he is ranking in the top 10 for?
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SEO and non seo internal linking

on my video web page which has rewritten url, I am linking to related videos with non-rewitten urls , this results that google considering it as Duplicate meta descriptions for the pages ,example: ...
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SEO wikipedia content and blockquote - duplicate content

I have a large website that aggregates content both from the websites and Wikipedia. Even thought it's someone else content, the way it's combined is unique ad provides a valuable user experience ...
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I have never created Quantcast account why still they show my site's Quantcast rank?

I have never registered for Quantcast and placed Quantcast code on my site. Still, on many website value checker sites I found some number as Quantcast for my site. Does this rank really matter for a ...
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SEO: Product page: categories link structure

I am working on commerce site and we are facing a dilemma that has to do with SEO on product page: if sub-category links should be visible or not in each product page. In detail: We own 8 top ...
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I don't think my site is being detected/crawled properly/having backlinks, and it's ruining SEO [closed]

This is really frustrating. I'm setting up a computer repairs business called Darley Tech. I have listed my site on many online directories to encourage backlinks. I have relevant and useful ...
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Redirection & SEO related stuff while moving to a new blog

I have a WordPress blog and recently I have setup a new blog lets call the old blog as blog old and new blog as blog new. What I did is moved the content, photos, pictures and all 250 posts from blog ...
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SEO cost of garbage text

For SEO, "Content is King". I wonder what would be the SEO cost of garbage text inserted between descriptive content. The case I have in mind concerns ascii art. Such page would contain consecutive ...
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Percentage of users that get to business website by searching vs typing business url into address bar

My friend's company(lets call it SomeThingsAreWorthTheMoney ) has been affected by a competitor's cybersquatting attack. SomeThingsAreWorthTheMoney is primarily an offline, real-world company that ...
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Does google show location keywords to users who didn't explicitly search it if they're in that place?

For example, a page is SEO'd for "party decorations boston", and someone in boston searches for "party decorations", will the page be weighted in?
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SEO impact of server errors

Our website is up and running fine but a WordPress plugin is broken (we can't fix it very quickly) so a few hundred pages show server errors. The pages would load header and page of the page body but ...
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Track visitor use of “Ctrl + F” on a website?

Would it theoretically be possible to detect (e.g. via JavaScript) if a user queries a webpage with the Windows shortcut Ctrl + F, or the Mac-equivalent Command + F in their browser? The first step ...
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Does accidental duplicate content from development web site impact SEO ranking?

We have a site at domain.com that's been up for over a year and consistently been in the top 10 ranking. We may have accidentally exposed our development site at domain.org for a few weeks last ...
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How is the new Hulu not penalized for SEO?

I heard if you serve different content with Javascript disabled, search Bots can penalize you. I have been looking at the source of the new Hulu website and wanted to ask a few questions. I was told ...
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Why don't social news websites like Reddit or Hacker News show up more in Google results?

It's well known that Google tends to favor user generated content, so Wikipedia, StackExchange and so on often come up as the top results. However, I've noticed that I rarely ever see Reddit or Hacker ...
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SEO Help - Using Rich Snippets

I launched my web comics website, www.hittingtreeswithsticks.com, late November of last year and would like to improve its SEO. Go Daddy provides Search Engine Visibility assistance... so I'm trying ...
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Are blog posts with the tags in tag clouds bad for SEO?

I usually know this stuff, but its a real concern. (I'm tired so i hope this makes sense.) I make a post and then add tags in the Wordpress backend. For example, the title of the post is "make big ...
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Will using the new HTML5 meta charset instead of HTTP-EQUIV affect my clients site's ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? I am doing a re-design for a client whose site currently has very high and successful rankings across all search engines (Google, ...
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Changing uri-design SEO

I think I need to redesign my uri-collections of my site. Right now I am using the following structure by a mistake: /fruits for the whole collection /fruit/banana for an item in the collection ...
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Static home page vs latest posts for SEO

Which is better from an SEO perspective: a static well-optimized homepage for the primary keyword (say, primary-keyword.com) of a website, or a homepage featuring the latest posts?
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Backlink from page with low pagerank but site has high pagerank - effect from Google?

My understanding is that if I have too many backlinks from low PR (pagerank) sites, Google considers them to be low quality links and if you have too many, your site may even be de-indexed from ...
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Will these tool tips get me penalized?

I have a page of 10 products. Each product has a list of (7) features associated with it. If a user hovers over the name of the feature, (ex. Moisture resistance), a tooltip description displays. ...
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Error in Google Webmaster tools

Google Webmaster tools says I have many faults. I wonder how I might supposed to improve them in a way such as to make a robot.txt to the server? Where I decide where you should go, etc? .. You can ...
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Is it safe to use multiple h2 tags for a list of products?

I am using html5. I have a list of products in my store (132 products), and they are currently being displayed using pagination, with 10 results on each page. All my product names are very keyword ...
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text to code ratio and SEO

I've run sites that I've developed through various online SEO checkers over the years and some of them have checked me for my text to html ratio. I remember reading about this once or twice as well. ...
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How this site is ranked so high in SERP's with no content?

In last few months whenever i search for computer wallpapers (using various keywords), somewhere between 1st and 5th position is always site http://hdw.eweb4.com Everything on that site is scraped ...
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How to prevent duplicate content in Google when using state and city in friendlyurl?

I want to provide friendlyurls to my visitors on my venue site. Visitors should be able to easily type the name of a region to access the venues in that specific region. Like ...
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When is a page considered loaded by search engines so I can enhance it without a page-speed penalty?

I'm working on a website that has some high quality images that need to load. Of course, my goal is to get the site to load as quickly as possible so we don't slow down the user experience and I don't ...
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Should I link the main article heading? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anchor tag inside H1 or H1 inside achor tag : Which is better? Why, on StackExchange sites, is the post title on the question page a link to itself? Assuming, that I ...
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Multiple Host Effect on SEO?

I am running the primary portion of my website on Google App Engine and using that to generate about 30% of the actual pages on the website and then I am using WordPress to run the Updates section ...