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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Proper way to create and work with a subdomain?

My site got effected by Panda, and I am trying to see if making a subdomain would work. The site is comehike.com, and I created a subdomain which is currently empty at hiking.comehike.com I have a ...
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Beginners resources for SEO

I'm totally new to the business of SEO - what are good resources to get started? When I try to Google such a question I end up quickly at black-hat and paid sites; I'm looking for the white-hat ...
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My blog which gets 300+ daily impressions has stopped appearing on the 1st page of Google [duplicate]

I have a blog regarding Placement papers from December 2010. My monthly impressions are around 4000. For the last 2 days, my blog has disappeared from Google search engine result pages. Impressions ...
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Best Way to “Launch” A Site That's Being Developed

I am currently developing a website that will be officially marketed for and "launched" months from now. This site has minimal content at the moment but will soon start having more and more content ...
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Should I remove subdomains?

I am going to optimize a site which has two subdomains since a long time ago. They are pointing to the site's main domain and are well-indexed by Google. I've read in a SEO book however that having ...
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Is it worth paying for a domain with a PageRank of 6?

I am looking to start on online magazine and I don't have a special name for it yet, and I am intending to monetise it through adds. I found a good domain that has a PageRank of 6 for 600$. is it ...
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Facelets SEO advice

Before I deploy the new version of my site, I would like to know a little more about facelets and SEO. My previous version of site was written in JSF and I noticed that when I submitted it to the ...
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Redirect does not work

I tried to redirect a broken link onto my site by redirect : RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*$ RewriteRule ^domian_registration\.html$ "http\:\/\/mysite\.com\/domain_registration\.html" [R=301,L] But ...
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What SEO software do you recommend? [closed]

I'm investigating SEO software to buy, do you have any recommendations? I would like to have SEO software that gives me useful information about my site's content based on keywords and also gives me ...
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SEO Question - allintitle with or without quotes

I'm trying to learn more about implementing basic SEO strategies and have been spending a lot of time refining my keywords using Google Analytics combined with manually checking them using Google's ...
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A tool that logs inbound links to a specified list of sites?

I'm doing some competitor analysis for one of our sites and working with a site based in an unfamiliar industry, I'm basically analysing the backlinks to our competitors. What would be useful is a ...
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How to come back to old URL already redirected with 301? What is the impact to SEO?

I have recently moved my old site (built with DreamWeaver) to a new one (with new design and using WordPress). It was done last August, 1st and as the URLs with WP changed completely, I had to do ...
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How to index a search engine website

I'm a webmaster and I have a question about how google or other search engines index site that are search engines. In a normal site, from the homepage if I created a link to all the section and pages ...
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How Google reacts on display:none for CSS media query?

According to Google Webmaster guideline "Hidden text" is not acceptable. Which means I do have a dov containing some good amount of title or paragraph with link or images if I make it display:none in ...
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Is This Considered “Black Hat” SEO?

View the source of this website: http://www.absolutestoneandtile.com/ They are an entirely flash based website, but are higher up on the search list than me. So I thought I would see why and I ...
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How to get Google to crawl AJAX pages without using #! URLs?

In Google's advice on "Making AJAX Applications Crawlable", they advise making AJAX URLs that aren't using hash-bang fragments (#!) crawlable by adding <meta name="fragment" content="!"> to the ...
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SEO optimizing Blogger blogspots [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? What are some way to optimize a Blogger blogspot for SEO? I have looked at several other articles, ...
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Duplicate content site skipped in Yahoo and Bing

I want to buy a 1 year old site which my friend had initially created with duplicate content. In the later months he removed all such material and placed original stuff. Now it is in top charts in ...
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Does the date that appears in the Search Engine Result Page affect the page rank?

question in the title + how do I change the date appearing in the result page?
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Does embedding youtube videos help SEO?

I hear lots of people talk about videos as being good for SEO, like it is more and different content. But to imbed a video, youtube makes it an iFrame, which means it can't be crawled by google, ...
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Is website visited by search engines?

How can I find out that my website which is actually uploaded on webhosting for about two months is visited by search engines like google, yahoo and others? Which ranking sites should I regularly ...
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Pages are not searchable by Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I cannot see my website in google After migrating my website (based on Drupal CMS) to WebHosting (it's about two months there), I noticed that my pages aren't searchable ...
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Is 'link building' a white-hat SEO activity?

Link-building is the process of manually building links in any way possible to show the site in question as having more of a value to search engines than it did previously. Therefore it's surely a ...
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Which content or HTTP status should return unused domain?

We've recently bought couple of domains but the content of the domains is still under development. Which content should we upload to the domains to tell search engines "There is currently nothing, ...
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How to analyse the keyword density of an entire website?

My competitor has a forum where its customer post. I want to use all those threads to determine which keywords I should use on my own site, because forums have terms customers use and search for. I ...
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What is the difference between URLS with hashtags and hashtags with exclamation marks

What is difference SEO differencence between: /index.php#mystate /index.php#!mystate
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Meta Descriptions for pages not Indexed by Search Engine?

I have read about Meat Descriptions here on the webmasters forum. The question I have is is it necessary or important to have description on pages that are not being index by the search engine. Like ...
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SEO in image's path?

Does including keywords in the image's folder path of any importance at all for SEO ? (Keywords for the image's filename are important.) /foobar/images/keyword.jpg vs /keyword/images/keyword.jpg
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Is 66,200 results in google good for a start up content based website [closed]

Is 66,200 results in google good for a start up QnA content based website.
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SEO - Better empty title tag or skip title tag?

What is better, if somebody skip <title> tag or <meta name="description" /> or leave empty value: <title></title> <meta name="description" content="" /> ? Or maybe ...
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Is using HTML5 Doctype harmful for Mobile SEO in google?

At this page Google mentioned http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=34637&ctx=cb&src=cb&cbid=-1rb2an4c1lcom&cbrank=3 Q. What mobile markup languages ...
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Is DMOZ still 'active'?

I understand that having a listing in DMOZ isn't necessarily a 'good' backlink to have due to the 'weight' of links from fully categorized listings, but I was wondering if anyone could give any solid ...
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SEO consequences from transfering tld's to sub domains

We have a client that has multiple top level domains for the products they offer. These products are different full fledged softwares. They also have a domain for their actual company that makes ...
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301 redirect to boost SEO of the site being redirected to?

I have a situation where I have 2 sites about pretty equivalent topics. Originally I didn't know which domain was better so I tried both. Now, clearly one has got more links to it, and has a higher ...
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Can someone suggest a site which shows today's macro web traffic

I want to compare today's traffic for my company website with today's macro web traffic. Anyone know of a site which does this? Mostly, I want to see trends and reassure myself that my 33% drop in ...
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Magento Default Sitemap.xml

Is the default magento sitemap.xml optimized as is for ecommerce products? I'm thinking about adding image links as well. Is it worth time investing in this for SEO gains? <url> ...
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html5 tags for SEO

I've a question for you. Are now the new HTML5 tags, like <header>,<footer>,<hgroup>,<nav>,... ... really usefoul for SEO? Is google and other search engines considering ...
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changing <b> tag style to font-weight normal

I am highlighting key words on my web pages using the <b> tag. I have set all <b> tags to font-weight: normal in my global stylesheet and was wondering if this would be considered a 'black ...
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Best way to build links and target my keywords

Lest say I want to target "used cars" (i know, i know, tough keyword, etc... but this is for the sake of an example) Using google keywords webmaster tools, I have a list of keywords: They are exact ...
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Orgranizing a large amount of unique (non-product) static content in Magento?

Some of you may have seen my previous question where I was asking how websites that don't offer especially 'interesting' content go about link building - particularly in the case of e-commerce. The ...
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How to Mark-Up a Multi-Page Tutorial?

I'm writing a very long tutorial that just can't fit in one page--it would make the page heavier than 1MB, so I have to split it up. But I really wish I could put it all on one page in order to show ...
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Domain name with two possible spellings

What's the best approach to take for Google ranking if your domain name has two possible spellings? Example: mich*ea*lflatley.com (Irish spelling) & mich*ae*lflatley.com (Normal spelling) I ...
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Can search engines see HTML elements hidden by CSS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? I was wondering if search engines can read <a> elements with display:none. Is it true? Can search engines see elements ...
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De-indexing pages and checking with Google's site: command

I am trying to de-index a certain url from google, but for some reason it just isn't working. I added this snippet: <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex"/> To this page: ...
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Using scripts to visit site and leave immediately to lower Page Rank of competitors?

Using Google Analytics, in the past week we've noticed an extremely high percentage of people visiting our pages and leaving after less than one second. In some cases they are leaving after zero ...
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A mechanism to include site title in every page, but not in <title> element

Each site can have a name. For example, site x. Each page also can have a name (or a title) that should appear in <title> tag in the header. However, many websites out there use the combination ...
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Google SEO tool that shows search questions based on keywords?

An SEO told me that he recently read of a Google SEO tool that shows actual QUESTIONS (rather than queries = Google keyword tool) that are typed into Google, based on the keywords one enters. ...
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rel=“nofollow” in img tags?

Does it make sense to have a rel="nofollow" attribute in img tag? Do search engines' crawlers use this attribute in some way for calculating PageRank score? What is the practical sense for using it ...
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How do you 'do' SEO past on-page optimization?

This may seem like a fairly trivial question, but in it's most basic form - How do you do SEO? To go into a little more depth, presume the website in question that we want to optimize is 100% ...
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About the <link rel=“index” /> tag

I'm trying to figure out how to use it. I understand that this tag tell Google which page is the root parent / parent of the current page. So, for example, on a page that's listing a product from a ...