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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How to write good blog post tags

It seems that you have three choices in deciding how you write tags for your blog posts: Make them user friendly Make them highly searchable Combo of the two For example, let's say that I have a ...
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Tips for managing internal and external links using WordPress [closed]

So I'm looking for ways to optimize my site for user and search engine purposes. I've read several articles and looked at several different plugins. To say the least, I'm thoroughly confused as what ...
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How to handle canonical url changes like Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow sites all have pretty urls which include the question title. In the HTML it also have canonical url for that page. I just found out that when I change the question title, the url is ...
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Should I index my mobile duplicate of my desktop website on google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different? I have a duplicate of www.example.com with the url ...
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Is this form of cloaking likely to be penalised?

I'm looking to create a website which is considerably javascript heavy, built with backbone.js and most content being passed as JSON and loaded via backbone. I just needed some advice or opinions on ...
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SEOMoz: Domain Authority Score

SEOMoz offers a metric called 'domain authority' which appears to be based on 'trusted' sites like wiki, .gov domains, and the like which link to your site. How seriously should this be taken and ...
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lot of internal links to one not relevant internal page may distort google's opinion of site content?

if I have a lot of pages talking about cars, and nearly any of them point to /gray-cars.htm or /city-cars.htm because they are the most sold ones... do you think that /red-cars.htm and ...
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Should I use multiple subdomains for a website that supports multiple cities?

So the closest example I can give is craigslist, for example: Craigslist Winnipeg: http://winnipeg.craigslist.ca/ Craigslist Toronto: http://toronto.craigslist.ca/ Is copying this style going to ...
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Which tags to use for good SEO on the page

I have a event page, where it has the following items. Event Name Venue Name(s) {some cases go upto 5 or more venues} Event Info {Genre(s),Language,type(s)} Date(s) on which the event is. Event ...
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Removing URL styles with CSS + SEO

I want to display a grid of images 4x4 with thumbnails and a title above each of them. I want to highlight the thumbnail and title and add a hyperlink to it. This works well in our CMS. I would like ...
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SEO for site with 301 redirect on root domain to subfolder

I've been asked to do SEO for a site. The site is made using Wordpress and prestashop. Because of this the root domain has a 301 redirect to a subfolder - domain/shop/ For my SEO submission work, I ...
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My page no longer shows up in Google's results for a keyword

I have a small website about a commercial product, with a description and tutorial. 2 days ago it was in position 11th in Google search results, without any kind of SEO optimization on my part. Today ...
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Abnormal Alexa score: the more popular site has a worse rank

I have 2 websites of ecommerce in France and for these websites I have a strange behaviour of the alexa results. Here are some statistics about the websites : Unique Visits January 2012 Website A ...
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How will this affect my SEO ranking?

I run a fishkeeping website based on a WordPress (PHP) CMS. I've recently put a fairly complex "filter" into place which searches my content for mentions of fish species profiles and turns them into ...
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What is good side of PageRank?

I am doing research about backlinks/PR/SEO/Search Result position and all I read about is that PageRank is not important, that it worth before but now it's not important at all. Only thing I found ...
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Can URLs be changed to add slugs after the site has been live?

We have had a website for last 5 months but we did not use URL slugs on bottom level elements. Our URLs are like: /apps/webmasters/badges/1100 would it make sense to add a name to the URL at this ...
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SEO and unique IDs in urls

I have a web site who's home page is at http://domain.com when a new user first hits the web site I'm creating a unique id of 5 chars for them (for example 'abcde' and redirecting them to ...
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What should a page's minimum word count be in order to be effectively indexed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideal word count per web page? I'm seeding a new site with hundreds of (high quality) posts, but since I am paying per word written, I'm wondering if anybody in the ...
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Hiding a particulat page from search engines not to index [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blocking Search Engines to Crawl Parts of a Website? I have a page which i don't want search engines to index or crawl. I am not sure hat should i put in my robots.txt ...
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SEO Impact of ASCII Signature in a Webpage

I would like to add an ASCII Art signature (about 4000 characters) in a comment at the top of my webpage with my website link and a small strapline in it. This would give people looking at the source ...
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SEO in the United Kingdom from a US Point of View

For a website with an international target audience, how do I indicate to search engines and others that my website is also geared towards the European market? What's the difference between US SEO ...
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Does google restrict more than one sites on same server with identical design or content?

I have two websites [url removed] and [url removed] with resembling content hosted on same server. Google pick only one of them. Is this a criteria of google to pick only one website from one server ...
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Whether posting link to high PR sites should be a continuous process for SEO?

My website [url removed] got 2 PR by posting links on high PR websites. It fell to PR 1, when I stopped posting links. Should it be a continuous process to maintain our ranking?
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Why a page that works returns a 500 error?

I have this url that seems to work fine but it returns a 500 error. http://comehike.com/outdoors/hike_widget.php?hike_id=164&height=700&width=500 Any idea why that is possibly happening? I ...
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When a page is not found, what should I return that is best for SEO?

Someone told me that returning 404 is a bad signal to google which says to them that something is wrong with my site. What should I return that says to google to remove that url from their index and ...
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SEO Reseller Programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you evaluate SEO/SEM companies? What are common services/prices? How do I compare SEO reseller programs? Seems like support, pricing, and results would would be ...
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Difference between “/” at end of URL and without “/” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it make a difference if your url ends in a trailing slash or not? Why treat these as different URLs? I am doing a 301 redirect in my WP application using ...
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Does the keyword blog in url impove seo?

I have seen a couple of site which has high number of hits. They are mostly tutorial sites and blogs that address software issue/errors. I wonder if the keyword "blog" has a very positive effect in ...
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How do websites with no content rank so high?

I was just searching for, how to close a sim and I got the website (shown below) on the first page of Google. The website does not have the solution to the problem. there is just a line written about ...
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Will deleting all current post tags cause SEO or Webmaster issues?

I have several thousand tags currently and want to completely re-do all my post tags. As a result, a lot of the current ones won't be used again. Before I insert the new tags, I want to delete all ...
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Multiple domains with one host - SEO point of view

Lets say I currently own the mycompanyname.com domain. After some time, I found that it's very hard to rank at the top of the SERPs. After searching, I find there is domain that matches one of my ...
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Do short posts hurt SEO?

I'm interested in making a custom post type in which every post is a single image. My question is, WordPress creates a page for each post, and since it won't have any words, will it hurt the page rank ...
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I'm using a CNAME to send www. traffic to domain without www. Will this hurt my SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the “canonical name” in DNS make any difference to search engines? Mu understanding is that CNAME should be used for subdomains and www is just another ...
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Why google doesn't index youtube videos in sitemap?

I've created a sitemap for youtube hosted videos in my website. you can find it here. http://www.informaincasa.it/wp-content/uploads/sitemap-video.xml I've also created a sitemap for videos hosted on ...
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Preventing indexing duplicate content by search engines

I am in process of migrating my old domain (www.oldurl.com) to new domain (www.newurl.com). Almost all the content,URL structure as well database is same except for few URL's and only difference will ...
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SEO strategy for h1, h2, h3 tags for list of items

On a page on my website page I have a list of ALL the products on my site. This list is growing rapidly and I am wondering how to manage it from an SEO point of view. I am shortly adding a title to ...
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Best way to move your domain and keep the Google position

I have to move one domain to a new one which is semantically better for SEO. I would like to know the best way to do it so that the new domain keeps the google position. I know the basic steps: to ...
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Alt text vs CSS sprites (SEO vs speed)

I'm reworking our site to reduce HTTP requests and blocking requests by concatenating JS, css, gzipping, loading all JS via LABjs and using CSS sprites for images that were loaded individually via ...
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Redirect primary domain to parked domain

The problem is as follows: We already have registered domain name (example.com.hr) via a Croatian domain name provider. During the web hosting registration process, the registrar doesn't offer a ...
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URLs - Hyphens or keywords?

Let's say I have an online database. The domain names somethingdatabase.* are taken. seomoz says that Hyphens detract from credibility and can act as a spam indicator and also says that ...
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Is this content duplicated? or or weak content? [closed]

firstly, my google webmaster tool said that i have 313 index. but if i search with site:, i only get 72 content. from this url, it said may because data not yet transfered from other server. ok its ...
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Rel=next & rel=prev in infinite scroll

Based on this article I have a SERP that does infinite scrolling to load results greater than 10. How do I go about implement rel=next & rel=prev for that?
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AJAX file 403's

Google webmaster tools shows a couple of 403 crawl errors (URL errors, access denied) for folders holding AJAX files on the ColdFusion server: CFIDE/scripts/ajax/FCKeditor/ CFIDE/scripts/ajax Will ...
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Is the book “The Content Rules” still relevant in 2012? [closed]

"The Content Rules" was written by CC Chapman last year, and I was wondering if the book was still relivent in 2012, or if the ideas in it are dated. I started reading it in 2011, didn't finish it, ...
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Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to ...
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Remove user avatars for search engine crawler?

I recently found out that especially my forum pages are loading slowly (it doesn't feel like it for me, but google's webmaster tools mentions 5s and more). I was wondering if this could be because ...
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What Does Local SEO Consist of and How Does it Differ From Website SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Local SEO Strategies What does most local SEO services consist of? So far here's what I got: Add company to Google Places, Yahoo Local, Bing Local and a bunch of other ...
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Significant drop in SERPs on 12th November 2011

Earlier this year I decided to have a look at the SEO of our website. We noticed almost immediately that we dropped significantly in the SERPs for the keyword 'probiotics' (plural) on the 12th ...
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Is it a bad practice to register sntsh.com if my name is Santosh?

My name is Santosh but I can't register a santosh.com because it is already taken. Most extensions for Santosh are already taken. I was trying to register a domain with .sh extension but santo.sh ...
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My website google index suddenly increase and also suddenly reduced

Yesterday before i sleep, i check my site index. i get about 50 index on google. today morning when i wake up, i get 250 index on google. and my page ranking better on several keyword. than i add 1 ...