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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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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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 ...
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Two URL CDNs are better than one for SEO and Speed?

For example, my URL is: www.site.com For SEO, PageSpeed and Server Tweaking for ultimate performance, and speed, my code places static files like JavaScript, CSS and Images on my CDN: ...
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Strange results of google's indexing of my site

I have a site named comehike.com which got hit by the panda update and I am trying to de-index some bad pages. If I do this search in google: site:comehike.com/outdoors then I see about a 1000 ...
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new domain, old links are 301'd from old domain to new, how will this affect my rankings?

I built up good rankings with search engines over the years with my old domain. I recently changed my domain name and have all the links 301 redirected from my old domain to my new domain. I also used ...
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Do I need robots.txt?

I want to allow all bots to crawl everything, do I need to create a robots.txt? If the file is missing will it have a negative influence on some crawlers? If I need to create it, what should it look ...
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Is Googlebot case sensitive? Should I use a 301 redirect to choose a preferred URL case?

The Googlebot reports the following: Pages with duplicate meta descriptions /Default.aspx?p=2 /default.aspx?p=2 Should I use a 301 redirect from Default to default or vice versa? Is Googlebot ...
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Does having same IP & some same content effect my SEO?

A client of mine came to me with a unique question that I wasn't sure of the answer to. He wanted to know that if he has a number of different websites (let's say 500 sites with their own domain ...
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One Main Offsite Blog vs. Multiple Onsite Blogs

I work as the in-house SEO for an office refurbishment company. We are developing two sites: Site 1: office refurbishment Site 2: office furniture. Here in lies my dilemma. For SEO purposes, ...
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.US domain seo google problem

I recently brought keyword.us where keyword has: 180 millions searches per month (Worldwide) 40 millions searches per month (America) Now how bad is my move? keyword.com is already registered. ...
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Why sitemap gives higher priority to category and archive pages?

I am using wordpress along with Google (XML) Sitemap Generator Plugin, and have got a question about sitemap priorities. By default, The plugin gives higher priority to category, tag and archive ...
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For better SEO: What to use for html title tag: “|” vs “:” vs “-”?

I'm asking this because I don't know if it matters for better SEO or not. MyWebsite.com - Current Page Title MyWebsite.com : Current Page Title MyWebsite.com :: Current Page Title MyWebsite.com | ...
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Duplicate meta description

I am having an issue with one of the websites. Google is reporting that I am having duplicate meta descriptions for few pages. What we did is that we used URL rewrite to rewrite the pages to be more ...
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SEO question regarding huge number of URLs

I'm wondering the best way to handle this situation. I'm about to release a new section on a website where there are literally hundreds of millions of URL combinations that can possibly be crawled ...
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Automatic exchange of synonyms for SEO?

If I have a website that targets a certain audience, but the keywords that are being searched for have a lot of synonyms that are being used equally often, would it make sense to exchange these words ...
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Robots.txt and specific file inclusion

Is it possible to use robots.txt to disallow crawling of a folder, but allow crawling a specific file in that folder?
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Sitemap vs nofollow

I have a sitemap on my site, which includes all users from the site. On the user profile page, tho, I don't want google to index all users, only those with more than 10 posts, so I've added a meta ...
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Why Google indexing blog.mywebsite.com instead of www.mywebsite.com?

All subdomains works in my website, example this: mywebsite.com www.mywebsite.com blog.mywebsite.com feed.mywebsite.com anything.mywebsite.com But Google indexed some of my website pages with ...
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How does google treat domains that were once used for adult content but no longer are?

I'm considering placing some adult xxx stub content and links on one of my unused domains. Depending on the outcome of the experiment, perhaps I would like to go back to non adult content in a few ...
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Are there negative effects to introducing a site to Google too early?

I've got a site that is going live in a couple of weeks. All of the content is not complete, but is being added to the database each hour. Is there a negative effect if Google or other search engines ...
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Does google consider bounce rate, if the user right click open in a new tab and continue on google clicking some more link?

Does google consider bounce rate, if the user right click open in a new tab and continue on google clicking some more link ? Is this correct? In my opinion the work for bounce rate is to determine, ...
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SEO for naming images

I have a website with many images embedded within articles. I do not want to miss traffic by image search. It is easier to save images with numbers, but will this affect SEO rank? I mean image search ...
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which among these is good according to url optimization for search engine - google?

which among these is good according to url optimization for search engine - google? Keyword - hot jobs in paris paris.hotjobsin.com hotjobsin.com/hotjobs/paris ...
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Removing a Website Name in Another Website From Google Index

I have a website named indonesiasumateratravel.com, and when I search on Google something like 'indonesiasumateratravel' or something else, my website's name appears telling me it has been hacked. It ...
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My blogger site is disabled and marked as spam. How can I restore my blog?

My blog url is banners-bannerbuzz.blogspot.com I have already "clicked to Restore", But no reply till now... When I clicked again this message was displayed: Blogger's spam-prevention robots have ...
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Which among exact, phrase and broad justify my given keyword ? I am using google keyword tool

I am using google keyword tool, now I want to know, when I type back office in mumbai, without any quotes, which of these would represent that. [back office jobs in mumbai] - exact "back office ...
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How do I determine how many of my webpages rank on 1st page of Google, and for what terms?

How do I find out how many pages of a website ranks on the first page of Google? And for what terms? I mean, if the website has 100 webpages, I want to know: How many pages rank on first page ...
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Do accented words affect page rank?

I'm from Argentina and we use accents in words. Is this URL is worst for pagerank: /técnico-en-computación/ VS /tecnico-en-computacion/
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If I use “noindex” on my blogs category pages should I add “nofollow” to the posts inside that category

Lets say I will use "noindex" on my blogs category pages Each post has breadcrumb navigation like: Home > Category Name > Post Name If category has no index, I should add a rel="nofollow" to the ...
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List Posts and SEO

I was checking list posts on sites like freelance folder and found that they link to external and internal articles weekly. You can check freelanceswitch site for example of their weekly linkswitch ...
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Domain Aliases and SEO

We have created a movie site & to optimize in search engines for other countries, we have created a alias of various domains, for example movie.co.uk, movie.de etc. How to get this optimized and ...
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Is there any direct/indirect relationship with the number of search results in choosing a successful keyword phrase?

Is there any direct/indirect relationship with the number of search results in choosing a successful keyword phrase? I have about 22,500,000 results for my keyword phrase, which I intend to target. ...
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Google is not indexing URLs in my XML SiteMap?

I have used multiple sitemap.xml for my product pages and my category pages and problem is google only not index my whole site map's link. /sitemap_main.xml -- URLs submitted:114 // ...
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Web designers back link on client sites

We're a web design company that have created several websites for clients, all of which have a back link to our own website. I was just wondering the best strategy for this: Should the keywords be ...
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Linking to Wikipedia. What’s the impact on SEO?

I have a content generated site and I am planning to write a tool that data mines the content and links it to relevant articles on Wikipedia I wanted to understand the SEO cost of doing this link. ...
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How to avoid duplicate content penalties for “multi-homed” content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My website is for U.S. military members, helping them enjoy their base more by providing ...
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how to control google's search engine result page of a website

lately google search seem to have interesting new result snippets and I wonder how they generate them. More specifically one got my attention, see the links "15 minutes - 5 minutes - Timer - ...
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SEO for single-page content-less Web App

as written in the title the website on which I try to do Search Engine Optimization has following two properties: doesn't have any content in the SEO sense: it doesn't hold any information and only ...
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Page Rank Impact On 301 redirecting a directory (folder) to a new domain?

I write a lot about programming and Linux, especially because I am relatively new to both of them. But now, I would like to separate them both - - programming stuff on the same domain (say ...
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Does nofollowing links prevent them from showing up in analytics?

If someone clicks on a link that has been blocked from the search engines, will the external website's analytics still show which domain (or page) the user was referred from?
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How will a website update - from HTML 4.01 to HTML5 - affect page ranking?

My concern is, my client is already number 2 on the search engine ranking for the main keyword of his particular field and I don't want to see him lose any more ground. He wants to not only future ...
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How to SEO a search only website?

I am in the progress of building a website for a client of mine and something worries me. Basicly, the client wants a google like site ( search - display results ) just for companies ( like a ...
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Why should I use the “no follow” attribute?

I would like to know what are good reasons for me to use the "no follow" on my site? As far as I know, using the "no follow" attribute only effects the page rank of the link I'm linking to, and not ...
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Do search engines pass HTTP referrer through?

I'm modifying a site and it requires that, when a user comes from another site in the group, this site will be branded slightly differently. The best way of identifying the page they came from would ...
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Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar?

Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar? For example : I typed word1 word2 word3 word4 word5 in google search bar. Now my question is does google first ...
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What is this technique called and why it is done? [closed]

What is this technique called and why it is done? I typed to search for "cheap 2b memory card" in google with quotes. I find an alibaba link matching to my title, I opened it and saw the same title ...
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If my pages is the only one ranking for a search term, and a new site starts to optimize for it, will they outrank me?

If i wrote an article on a keyword phrase with zero global monthly search and my page is indexed by google, when I try to search by those keywords, My article is the only one displayed in google ...