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 Google Analytics Part Of Google's Search Engine Algorithm

I was wondering if anyone knows if Google uses the data it receives from Google Analytics to help determine a websites SERP (Search Engine Rank Position). For example, if my website is getting 1000 ...
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How do I get a list of all indexed links?

I am looking for a way to take every link that I have indexed by Google and export them to a CSV file. Recently I have had way more pages indexed by Google then I actually have and I want to find ...
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can canonical links be used to make 'duplicate' pages unique?

We have a website that allows users to list items for sale. Think ebay - except we don't actually deal with selling the item, we just list it for sale and provide a way to contact the seller. Anyhow, ...
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Will google get upset if I have incomplete pagination links?

For technical reasons (this would be really hard to do given the software that I'm using), I am only able to generate rel=prev links and not rel=next links (those links tell google what page they are ...
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will main domains be more seo friendly than subdomains?

Web hosting providers offer services such as hosting multiple domains in one account. Then my concern is about seo friendliness. say the main domain of my account is maindomain.com on which I have ...
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how long after a 301 redirect can i cancel my old site

I have .com website which I don't want to use anymore (for a variety of reasons). I want to redirect the entire site to a .net domain with a 301 redirect. After how long can I cancel my .com domain ...
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url naming convention for improved seo and page rank [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? Using url rewriting methods, what is a better way to organize the structure of the URLs of your website for SEO and user ...
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To have multiple sites with similar content on the same server but different IPs?

I have 7 different sites on the same dedicated server. Two major sites have different IPs, and 5 small share the same IP. About first 2 they have similar content, but not the same. Basically ...
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One page website SEO - Can Google show multiple entries that jump to the relevant section? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to SEO a Single-Page website A client wants a content-heavy one page Wordpress website, with scroll-to navigation. And they want it search engine optimised :) I ...
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One website two CMS

I have a business with two products, lets say boat engines and car engines. Direct from the home page one can click on either cars engines or boat engines. The subpages of each section are then not ...
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How do Search Engines Segment Against Locale?

Assume I run a multi-lingual website. If I had a Spanish section, it should be included in Spanish-segmented search engines such as Google Spain Google Peru Google El Salvador and excluded in the ...
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Understanding the Google “show map of” feature

I noticed that the "show map of" link has recently popped up in the Google listings of some of my projects. I searched on the net to understand the mechanics behind this feature, but I couldn't find ...
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Separate urls for a set of pages sharing 80% duplicate content

Issue: Currently my site has one particular page which has country specific data. So I've URLs like : mysite.com/sale-united-states mysite.com/sale-united-kingdom mysite.com/sale-sweden etc. All ...
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Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure

I'm a developer in the middle of the development of a medium-sized website. A requirement that we just received from the resident SEO person on the project is for all the URLs on the site be just off ...
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What is bookmark blasting?

I've heard this term from a commentary about SEO but I don't believe they went into an explanation of what exactly it was. It sounds like an interesting concept - would anyone here be familiar with ...
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How to include high resolution version of thumbnail

I'm running a tube site that has a thumbnail for each post/video (running via Wordpress, 500k posts). When I first created the thumbnails they were a fairly large size, around 640px in width each and ...
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SEO: show all content to Google for infinite scrolling

I have a search results page that paginates content loading through infinite scrolling. Now Google recommends not putting rel=next in this scenario. Does it make sense to show Google everything ...
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Limited 301 Redirect performance in .htaccess?

I'm in a situation and haven't been able to find a proper solution after much research. I'm working with a client who just built a new website with a different URL structure. After the website was ...
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Does Google Webmaster Tools show nofollow links in 'Links to your site'?

We have made some links nofollow in recent weeks, but they are still showing up in Google Webmaster Tools. Does GWT ignore these links? Will they vanish as the index is updated, or do even nofollow ...
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After some downtime, most of my site ranks normally in Google, but one subsection stopped ranking. What is happening there and how can I change it? [closed]

Bing ranks me normally. There are no spam measures taken against my site (I asked them). All urls stayed the same. It's been about 2 months
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Why won't Webmaster Tools let me set a preferred domain? (says to verify, but it should already be)

I've got a domain that I apparently forgot to set a preferred domain for, so I just tried to do it. Webmaster Tools instead popped up a little box: Part of the process of setting a preferred ...
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Official Google 10 minutes SEO video and page related terms [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? According to this link, one should add some terms related to the page content. I am adding the text like: <div ...
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When entered into Google, what's the difference between “link:www.mysite.com” and “links:www.mysite.com”?

I've heard this is the way to measure inbound links to a website? What is the difference between the two and is there a better way besides these?
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SEO Team in a fix [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I am getting a educational website developed by dedicated developers. I have a SEO team as well. We ...
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How should I fix the problem of duplicate content created by my CMS system's manual page alias feature?

My site’s CMS has a manual page alias feature which is in wide use. I recently noticed that the aliased pages and the original pages are showing up in GA with separate traffic. For example: ...
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Analyse reasons for Sudden Drop in Traffic [closed]

My site www canada updates dot com (remove spaces) had decent traffic till a month ago and now it has dropped to about 1/3rd. I would be thankful if any one could help and analyse giving exact reasons ...
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Approx 52% of Google SERP clicks goes to slots 1-10, but where do the other 48% go?

I have been pouring over some various figures whilst putting together CTR / cost / earning calculations for ad runs I'm about to start, however I've been missing some, of what I think are, key base ...
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Google indexed my home page incorrectly: How can I fix it?

I finished my website and launched it, I think I had a problem with my robots.txt - so I changed it to look like this: 03/08/2012 # Allows all bots Sitemap: http://www.mysite.co.za/sitemap.xml ...
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SEO in what element text should be placed?

I am making my web better for SEO and I came up with question: in what element text should be placed? <p></p> <span></span> <div></div> I know that I should use ...
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Do iFrames hurt SEO - looking for clarification… [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we still need to avoid using frame/iframe for good SEO? I know this question if floating around the internet all over the place, and generally the answer is "yes" - ...
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How to optimize website for SEO when content is accessed via one search field

We are developing a website (sort of information index for companies) where almost all content is accessed via one search field (similar to Google): you type a search phrase, get results and then can ...
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Forbid content in google results summary

I put a professional directory project online since few weeks, Google has started to index some pages but i just noticed a flaw in the design of the pages. Each page have an adress, some content and ...
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Migrating from a wordpress.com to wordpress.org blog without harming SEO

I've had a Wordpress.com weblog for 3 years. And its pages have a good pagerank and are shown in first search results pages. Because of the limitations, I should migrate to my own WordPress. How to ...
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same blog post link appearing in different tag pages

I have each blog post tagged with different terms. Each term page lists the tagged post link, so that the link may appear more than once. How does that affect my SEO?
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Amazon S3 Anti-Hotlinking Technique: Is it bad for SEO?

The technique is proposed by Amit Agarwal. He serves an HTML file through Amazon S3 for hotlinked image requests, providing a backlink to his own website. Would this have a negative effect on image ...
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How to tell Google to stop crawling my website via IP?

After a database server migration, I've noticed that GoogleBot started getting errors when trying to crawl my site. The reason seems to be that it is hitting my site via IP address (and due to my ...
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How to remove thousands of URLs from Google cache?

Google has cached 1000s of PDFs from my website which shouldn't be public. I have updated my headers, but need to remove the existing Quick View cache. The Google webmaster tool allows me to remove ...
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Companies that provide SEO solutions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I've seen a lot of those companies around, saying that they could improve my website's ranking in ...
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Did what I can to keep my website SEO friendly, yet newer websites are ranked better? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I have a website that gives information about weddings, My site has been up for almost two years now, ...
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Google Webmaster Tools suddenly shows 1379 crawl errors

Just checking GWT today and it's suddenly showing 1,379 crawl errors (404) but for the most non-sensical URL's that don't exist, for example... www.example.com/services/newsletters/services/contact ...
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Why isn't my site showing on google.com but it's on top of another local Google search results? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out why my site doesn't show up on google.com (from the United States). Even if I search for the domain name (mysitename.com) on google.com, the site doesn't show up. The only way ...
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link rel=“alternate”, multiple languages and canonical urls

Context: We've got a website which is available in multiple language versions. However, the content is the same. Each translated version of the site is available on a distinct subdomain. On some ...
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Challenging nameserver problem

I really appreciate you reading this. I have spent close to 6 months putting my soul into creating my first ruby on rails app, and now my site is all buggered up SEO-wise and I'm really bummed. I'm ...
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How long does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to notice links that have been removed?

In order to comply better with Google's guidelines, we've gone to a lot of effort to remove links to our website. However, sites that no longer link to us still show up in our Google Webmaster Tools. ...
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How to secure robots.txt file?

I would like for User-agents to index my relative pages only without accessing any directory on my server. As initial thought, i had this version in mind: User-agent: * Disallow: */* Sitemap: ...
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Competing against the same business name in search results

A client of mine had an acrimonious split with their business partner. My client owns the legal business entities but unfortunately the other partner has the server/domain details. The other partner ...
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How can one keep an ecommerce site active?

So, you build an e-commerce site, all your products are on there, but then very little changes which obviously causes your site to become less active, and ultimately not ranking as highly in search ...
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Sub domain or sub-folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do subdomains help/hurt SEO? In terms of SEO is there any advantages/disadvantages to using a sub-domain over a sub-folder: www.mysite.com/company company.mysite.com
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In terms of SEO, is it better to have a URL broken down by folder, or with dashed names?

I am creating a friendly url interpreter for my website. I have read dozens of similar topics on this site, but none that seem to address my particular situation. What I want to know is if it's ...
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How to inform search engines that my site support multilanguages?

The website i am working on is translated to 8 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). Each time the user select a language, the URL stays the same as ...