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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The keyword “price” for adwords?

I have a keyword that I use in adwords. In my local language which is translated as "caliper prices", has "landing page quality: under average" Landing page of this URL is a list of calipers and ...
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For SEO, should I direct an existing website with a lower page rank to a new, better-ranked site?

I have a client that has an existing site, let's call it bobthebuilder.com. My client has been posting blog posts to it for the past couple of years and a modest amount of sites are naturally linking ...
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SEO not indexing my site: “A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt – learn more.” [duplicate]

When googling my site I get following text under the result for my domain: "A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt – learn more." My robots.txt, ...
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Google Plus website not linking

I'm getting below error when trying to link Google Plus page with my site: Check that the line of code was added to your site's homepage and that the modified homepage is live on your site. Then try ...
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Just after updating a page, is there any action that I should do for google indexing?

I have found out that one of my pages has weak SEO and shows in the later pages of google. So I modified my page a little and added some description etc. Now is there a way to tell google that I have ...
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SEO pros and cons of choosing a long title for my website

I've got a company website which offers website design services. I've just started to improve search engine visibility of the website. I've chosen some keywords and the first thing I need to think ...
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Is better for SEO to have text on the page versus in the title of the a tag?

We have a page on our site with a listing of product categories. All the links point to other pages on our site. Currently there's no text associated with the links other then the linked text itself ...
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Does it make sense to mark up posts about online discounts with the event schema?

I have a news system that creates news posts, and I'm considering whether it makes sense to mark up the results with the "event" seo schema from schema.org: http://schema.org/Event The problem is, ...
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Should I use nofollow when cross-linking between two sites I own on a single domain?

I currently maintain both a retail store and a repository of user manuals for those products. These websites are both situated on the same domain (mystore.com and manuals.mystore.com respectively). ...
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Content Sliders (Nivo Slider) and SEO

With sliders like "nivo slider" it slices the image up into segments to perform its transitions. This means you cannot put "real" text over the top like you can with other basic transition sliders ...
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Merged Contents From Other Sites - SEO Effect

I am working on an web app, part of which grab contents from other several sites and show them in a merged way (partial info). Those sites are already dynamic and thus it will be super ...
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URL re-write for indexed pages [duplicate]

I have a blog with around 40 posts, and i want to change the URL structure these posts. this is my old URL something like: http://domain.com/blog/2013/02/04/string-here.html i want to set the URL ...
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Merging multiple top-level domains into a single domain

My client had multiple top-level-domains. Each one represented an insurance program within a specific vertical. For all the sites at these alternate domains, there was a 30/70 mix of duplicate vs. ...
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Make HTML static site more SEO friendly

I am desinging a website as shown in below image, right now it's just a basic structure. This site is totally static, basically I've 6 main pages in website. navigation section, slider and footer will ...
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Does ranking depend on the number of pages in a website?

Assuming a website offers a great service on one unique page, will it be negatively impacted regarding ranking because this website URL only has one page? In other words, is there a ranking benefit in ...
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Subdomain 000Webhost [closed]

I'm currently learning to create a blog using wordpress.org. My site is hosted free on 000webhost. I have trouble creating a Subdomain for my website. This is what I have done so far. Somebody please ...
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Buying a top level domain specific to my industry, will it improve my seo ratings?

Currently we run a few websites selling products in the travel industry using .com and .co.uk extensions. Would our search rating improve if we were to buy one of the .travel domains ? So we would ...
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Backlinking to a website with image source

I just want to ask can we increase backlinks to our site by putting 1x1 pixel image on our clients' sites or can anybody suggest a better solution? <img src="http://www.mysite.com/" ...
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Hosting inhouse or in a Data center

I have test application, which popularity would drive the business - its a portal to be used by 100's of people. I am at a very start up of it and confused whether to host it on my inhouse server or ...
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<title>word/word | etc..</title> or <title>word-word | etc.</title> re: SEO

With regards to SEO and the title tag would there be a difference between using a / for related words or using a - ? For example: Air/Gas Filter | Another Filter | Last Filter or ...
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What Google will do while switching from 301/404 to 200?

Imagine a pagination script with 20 total pages: articles.php?page=18 What should I do when some third party web site links to a non-existent page? articles.php?page=21 (page 21 is out of ...
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Get google to index JavaScript pages as separate pages

I have a product page with say 10 products, that loads up all the content when the page loads. Then JavaScript hides content till a product is selected. Then JavaScript hides and unhides information. ...
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Responsive design best practice: Duplicate html elements for media querying and SEO impact?

I have a page with, in order of html appearance, a figure tag, headgroup tag, and an article tag. In order to make a page's design responsive using media queries, I need a different order for ...
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Why Can I See 301'd URL in Google Index

I have a domain, www.timeclockmtsonline that I have 301'd to www.timeclockmts-online.com using the following PHP: <?php header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" ); header( "Location: ...
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Is it bad to use Japanese characters in search-friendly URLs?

I'm new to SEO and I'm implementing SEO-friendly URLs in my site. The code works perfectly, however I would like to know if using Japanese characters (Kanji / Hiragana / Katakana) in the URL affects ...
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Why is loading speed of a website important for SEO?

I see everywhere on the internet how to optimize loading speed of a website but no one says why it's important for SEO. Inevitably, there are reasons why Google has decided to take this factor into ...
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Will duplicate international (i18n) content hinder SEO rankings?

Google clearly states that duplicate content within a single, or multiple, domains is not advised. This is understood, but I am not sure of any exceptions for sites with region-specific content that ...
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SEO - Redirect on first page (site.com -> site.com/en)

I have website with multiple languages and at first entrance it checks for cookie and if no cookie is present then it defaults to English language and redirects to site.com/en. So basically every ...
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Do videos bring more traffic than backlinks in general?

Yesterday, I had a conversion with a friend who was implementing SEO techniques on his websites a couple of years ago. He also stopped this activity since then. He claims that relevant YouTube ...
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How to let Google know that content on the page has just changed?

I'd never thought of such a problem in the whole SEO spectrum before I considered launching my own website. Imagine that I have a website which is updated once per month and Google spider knows ...
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Pagination for product listing, what to use? “canonical” or “rel-prev-next” or do nothing?

I want to make sure my product listing is 10 products per page which are not in a series (link). They have explained how to use canonical or rel prev for pagination when a long page has been divided ...
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Are there any SEO implications to switching a parked domain to an addon domain

I have parked domain on my site that redirects to a sub-folder. When you navigate the the URL you get something that looks like; www.mainsite.com/parked_domain/whatever_page.html The site was ...
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Using redirects harmful for SEO?

I run a large publishing platform where authors post articles and most of the time, add sources. I use my own PHP redirector for these external links, so if they add a source, it will be linked like: ...
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Website Duplication issue

We just launched our New site with lots of changes in design and content. After getting into my Cpanle i came to know that my website developing company have done this to my site. The old site is ...
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How can I use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO?

Nowadays, we know SMO by using Google+ (and Facebook, Twitter...) is good for SEO and ranking in SERP. Then, I would like to use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO but I don't know how can I ...
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What is the most effective way to obtain SEO benefits from content while still protecting most of it behind a paywall?

I'd like for search engines to recognize the content that is hosted on my website, but I'd also like to protect most of it behind a paywall. Are there any proven strategies for doing this?
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Blog commenting for SEO, Good Or Bad?

Many people suggest and do follow the strategy of commenting on related niche blogs with links to their own sites. Is this legitimate and a good way for SEO? Or it has some harmful side as well?
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Importance of 'href' attribute within an <a>

I am aware of the 'content is king' seo rule, but I'm also wondering whether empty <a> HTML elements is a relatively big downside regarding SEO. To be more precise and actually cut to the ...
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Need insight on how how online auction SEO works for big sites (1 m+ pages)

I need some insight on how online auction SEO works for big sites which has 1 million+ pages and how they get indexed in Google. If anyone with some expertise on this could shed some light on this ...
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do we have to add/remove a trailing slash for pagination page numbers in the url. how seo considers that?

My module is paginated. I want to either add a trailing slash or remove a trailing slash. For now i am thinking of adding a trailing slashes to all URLS. What will be the effect on adding a trailing ...
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Vendor reliability and Privacy reputation

When observing my website stats at StatShow, I can see my internet reputation for: Trustworthiness Vendor reliability Privacy Child Safety My site had excellent results for ...
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Main <h1> tag is embedded in an unordered list. Will this affect SEO?

By way of design the header of my document looks like this. The <h1> is buried in an <ol>. It's still the first heading tag of the page but will it lose any of it's SEO value compared to ...
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How does Indeed.com make it to the top of every single search for every single city I search for? [closed]

I am very curious and want to understand how Indeed.com, the job board and job search engine company, is able to not only make it to the top of search engines for any city related job search but also ...
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will search engine bots penalize/index download links which is a link to just a file and not a page with certain other criterias?

The scenario is My page is a music description page with proper title, description, keywords, h1 and a description as a paragraph Url of this page is a meaningful long slug(not very long) separated ...
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Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?

Essentially I have a client who wants to change some links from something like: <a href="http://www.google.com/" rel="nofollow">Click me</a> to something like: <span ...
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Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
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Sudden drop of keyword ranking after changing the content [closed]

I had a site whose keywords were in top 10 but suddenly they have reached to 250 and above. This happened on 21st January 2013. And from past 3- 4 days the ranking is continuously dropping. The ...
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Which one of the Google Analytics stats should be my top priority to improve SEO: visits, pageviews, bounce rate, new visitors, or visit duration

My site is getting a lot of traffic from an image (a company logo image) because this image is ranked 1st in Google search results for a company's title. (I have no idea how that happened.) This ...
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Why is my webpage in 300 something position in Google SERPs? Too little content?

I made a webpage: http://pundaquitboat.michaelspages.com . Unfortunately after changing the title of my webpage from Pundaquit boat to Anawangin trip finally my page was places between 300 and 400 ...
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What is the critical user mass for a forum or Q&A? [closed]

If you start a forum or a Q&A site. At the begining you would create the content yourself. At some point you get visitors from google. What do you think: How many users du you need to run a forum ...