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 it wise to use a country-based tld when a .com already exists, but is “Under Construction”?

So I have an idea I want to try for a side-business, and it's web-based. I think about names, and find one I like, let's pretend it's wibblewobble. I check for wibblewobble.com and it's taken, but ...
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Good SEO information (NO MARKETING) [closed]

Where can I find information on SEO without all the marketing crap? Googling always results in "learn SEO fast!" or "buy our SEO training program" I can never find something that is "free". I know ...
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Facebook and Crawl-delay in robots.txt?

Do Facebook's webcrawling bots (for example facebookexternalhit/*) respect the Crawl-delay: directive in robots.txt files?
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Only First Link Counts

If anyone hasn't seen yet the following blog: http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/3-ways-to-avoid-the-first-link-counts-rule It is describing that from at least two links (so two or more) that are located on ...
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Leveraging a facebook app for SEO

I am contemplating writing a facebook app for my website. I want to know how I can use the app to aid with Google ranking. More specifically, are there things I can do (an obvious one being placing ...
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Can parking a domain on my primary domain have an effect on primary domain's SEO?

My Question is this: I have a primary domain (assume it's domain.com). Now I parked domain-static.com on domain.com. The idea is that static content (images, JS, CSS) is served from ...
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Is there such a thing as an “exact match subdomain”?

Google's exact match domain SEO boost is well publicised (including in a recent Stack Exchange podcast). But is there any evidence that an "exact match subdomain" gets any kind of boost? I'm talking ...
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Does google value blog comments as backlinks?

I recently read an article which said that google doesn't count blog comments as backlinks. I'm not sure about that since, I have 3 sites that rank first with all their backlinks being blog comments. ...
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SEO blog Indexing: wordpress.com subdomain vs a registered domain?

I've used WordPress for a few of my client's sites, mostly small businesses and eCommerce sites. I have found through Google Analytics as well as the All in One Webmaster plugin that when it comes to ...
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Google indicates that it has “omitted some entries very similar”

I just went to http://www.virante.com/ and entered my website and I encountered this warning: Google indicates that it has "omitted some entries very similar" to the top 1000 pages on your site. ...
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Google search : pubdate issue

At some point this year, Google Search started to show the publication date. When I updated my website, I noticed that the publication date was actually my birthday, simply because it's the first ...
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Short brandable domain vs. long keyword domain

I need a counsel about my websites' domain. Let's say I have just bought two domains: xyz.com and xyzphotography.com. As we can see, the first one is shorter but way less meaningful than the second ...
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keyword choice - broad or exact?

Scenario: I have two keywords "Keyword one" has larger Exact search volume then "keyword two" but "keyword two" has larger Broad search volume then keyword one. Exact: "Keyword one" > "Keyword two" ...
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SEO Score and Ranking

Does a good SEO Score (over 90% for example) guaranties a better ranking on Google (or yahoo or others)?
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What effect(s) does Google's Panda 2.5 update have on new websites in the SERP?

I recently launched 3 websites (within the past 7-10 months) that had been steadily increasing in the rankings on Google search up until this past weekend, when I noticed a huge drop across most of my ...
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Choosing URLs for website offering products and services

Assuming that I offer very few services and/or products. Is, from SEO benefit point of view, it better to construct URL (http probably doesn't matter) such as: www.mysite.com/services/nameofservice ...
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Having <strong> tag inside the <h2> is advisable or not?

I have read that <h2> tags are important for seo and SEO expert prefer <strong> tags over <b> tags. But what if i want to use both (h2 and strong) together ? So suppose if i want ...
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Is 'noindex, follow' a good idea for blog's index page?

I am new to SEO for blogs (to be more precise WordPress). I wanted to only page with a single article to be indexed. This is not because I am afraid of duplicate content, but because I am afraid a ...
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Does valid HTML, CSS and/or XML affect SEO?

Can a page's HTML validity affect search engine optimization (SEO)? Assuming all other factors are exactly equal, will an HTML document with 0 errors and 0 warnings (W3C provides a tool to validate ...
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Google: URLs in Index doubled, Impressions & clicks halved

I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on the trend I've seen in relation to one of my sites on Google over the last 4 or so days. According to Webmaster tools, over a period of 4 days: the ...
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A homepage consisting of nothing more than a search form and a few words (good/bad idea?, will it show up in SERP?)

I am working on a portal and for my homepage, I want to present the user with a search form which requires the user to type in a word (or search query) in order to search for information on my site. ...
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What am I doing wrong with my SEO [closed]

I have this site (online library): www.gramma.ro Am I making any huge mistakes in regards to SEO? Basically, for each product I put its title to be my title page (for instance): ...
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What impact (if any) will using the term 'portal' in my subdomain names, have on SEO for my website?

I am building a portal for a specific category of information. I am trying to decide whether to use subdomains like: www.portal.mysite.com/home.html (home page) ...
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Should I add meta “noindex, nofollow” to a Tag cloud page?

I have a giant tag cloud on my site and I'm trying to optimize it for search engine crawlers in order to avoid keyword stuffing penalties. In your experience, adding noindex or nofollow to the Tag ...
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www in Sitemap URL's

I was under the impression that www was deprecated but a lot of the sitemap generators seem to rather I use it. I know that Google doesn't like if I mix the two, IE if the URL of the sitemap is ...
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Metrics on Potential Website Overhaul

We are considering a drastic overhaul of our 5+ year old site - UI, structure, content, SEO, backend, etc. We are not ecommerce, we generate leads for a high cost product. We're aware of the obvious ...
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When will iframe content be indexed as part of the surrounding page?

Our system provides a web front-end. A potential client would like to set up his own portal, and place our pages within his own pages, using iframes. He'd also like Google to index the joined content. ...
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Anchor tag inside <h1> or <h1> inside achor tag: which is better?

I am trying to use <h1> tags on my blog for the post title and came across one problem. Title is hyperlinked. Case 1: <h1> <a href=""> xyz </a> </h1> case 2: <a ...
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How does this particular daniweb page get 208 pageview although there was no search volume for this keywords- usage get method arrays?

How does this particular daniweb page get 208 pageview although there was no search volume for this keywords- usage get method arrays? daniweb page : ...
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Some queries about Blogger SEO [duplicate]

I have been using Blogger from past 2 years and happy with it. Recently I read many articles saying WordPress is far more better than Google Blogger in terms of SEO. That can be true to some extent. ...
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Making search engine crawl my site

I have a site with visitors from all over the world, and I'm trying to optimize indexed pages on search engines beside Google (he indexed most of my pages). I see that on Japan search engines I'm ...
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Is it worth spending money on SEO consulting and services? [closed]

Assuming one wants to launch a website with good reviews from beta-testers-users, is it worth spending money on Search Engine Optimization consulting/specialists or does a hacker with good IT skills ...
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What is the difference between URL's with and without trailing slash

Should we always add the final / or avoid it ? Example /url-without-trailing-slash /url-with-a-trailing-slash/ Does it make a difference?
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What is the optimal way to apply categories to a new site?

To whit: I run a men's lifestyle Q&A site. I have a total of 25 categories in which questions are submitted. Currently, however, these "categories" are in fact sub-categories, such that ...
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Why does SEO based code tips not appear to affect ranking?

I've been researching various methods for SEO where pages have precise titles, keywords are highlighted with h tags and tick the many boxes stated in good page mark up for SEO. However when looking ...
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Will search engines divert worldwide traffic away from a website with a country specific TLD?

I have a website that contains world-wide suitable content, although it is in English. The site is just information; not ecommerce. However, it has a ccTLD of ".co.uk", so will search engines ...
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Why is Google offering users the ability to block results from my site?

I was performing a search for a string and one of the pages was from one of my websites. However, I noticed something odd about the entry for my site: This was the only page in the search results ...
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How do you clean up a site with #1 organic google rank?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. My company's website recently started ranking in the top 5 Google organic results for 80% of our 2 and 3 word "target" phrases, often #1. This has resulted in awesome ...
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Pointing to Google that a specific website is for mobiles

I have 2 websites: let's call them A and B. A is a Desktop optimized website. B is a mobile version of A, but it's not on the same domain. It also has a smaller amount of content/pages than A How ...
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Multidomain website SEO strategy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do dedicated IP addresses improve SEO? There are occasionally cases in which a client owns multiple domains for his business. For example a client may own ...
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What is the best practice for choosing default domain - www.example.com or example.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www? One domain would have to be redirected to another, but I have seen both ...
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International Search Engines

Forgive me for using this forum improperly if I am, but I love this site so much, I wanted to start here. I recently took a position that's going to have me working with international search engines, ...
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will redirecting of the parent URL affect the children URL?

my website has this URL : (A) http://www.mysite.com/book/name-of-book/12345 This url will show to the detailed information of a book with ID=12345 When user skips the "/12345" part in the url, ...
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Do search engines index a new domain that just redirect to the main site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Scenario: I have a site called for example foodeals.com and a new bought domain greatfooforyou.com ...
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Google Mobile Sitemaps & Adaptive Layouts ( or sites that don't have different urls for “mobile” pages )

I change the layout of my page with CSS depending on the amount of space the device has to work with. I use semantic HTML so if there's no style sheet support it falls back to just an easy to ...
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SEO (or other) problems with a 404?

I am a member of a writing website called HubPages. We are each given a subdomain on which to write articles and are also given access to Google Webmaster Tools for our subdomain. Upon checking out ...
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about Domain Age for main and sub-domains

We are doing some SEO projects and I was just wondering wether the domain age for the main domain would always the same with its sub-domains? I have seen both yes and no answers in other forums, just ...
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Google Showing Item Count and sub Headlines in Result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a Result View on google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of Items (headings, he identifies as ...
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What are pitfalls in SEO when internationalizing a website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Ranking Factors Are Used For International Search? There are 2 basic ways I have been looking into to make a website multilingual: 1. subdirectory/subdomain ...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...