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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Site not showing up in google [duplicate]

I know this must be a common question but I have a problem with my site. Its been up for about four months and its working fine on other search engines but not on Google. Its a very unique name so ...
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How to integrate multiple domains in a SEO friendly way?

Have built a website integrating three domains: http://example.edu.au/ (most of the pages) http://example.camp/ (under 'Music Camp' menu item) http://example.tv/ ( under 'Media' menu item) Just ...
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My website is stuck at a google position and it cant push i forward [duplicate]

I've 3 month old website I worked on SEO and when i was posting new content , sharing at social media and make positive changes my new posts was ranking in a better positions . a week ago all my ...
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Google Webmaster: Crawl Stat Increase, but Index status stay flat for days

Back in June, my website experienced a significant drop in index status from 73,000 to 36 and my website cannot be found in Google search. A few days ago, a friend programmer fixed the problem that ...
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SEO Keywords Blogging in Company Site

I have a question about how to develop SEO contents based on keywords. Let's say I have 10 keywords I want to rank so I began writing articles for those 10 keywords on my blog. However, there is only ...
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Block search engine from indexing Currency Words as content keywords [duplicate]

I have one website with currency converter on it and Google WMT is considering the currency words as Content keywords. Is there anyway to block search engine from indexing this Currency Words like ...
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sitemap not being indexed

I am new to google SEO , created a sitemap with 636 URLs according to all the advices i found from this very useful forum , I have tried your ideas 3 to 4 times with Google , we waited and waited them ...
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Does search engines reward for text content when embedding SVG

I am under the impression that Google and other search engines understand the text content within SVG, however... I unable to find a source that indicates that Google rewards the content found in SVG ...
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SEO - why my sites images are not showing in google search [on hold]

I have got SEO suggestion like this: "Make sure that Googlebot can crawl your JavaScript, CSS and image files by using the Fetch as Google feature in Google Webmaster Tools." So how to know why is ...
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Do Google rankings change if I keep the script but change the web page?

I have a header.php file which contains the code from Google Analytics. This file is included in each page of the website. Will the Google search rankings change if I modify the pages (for example ...
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Indexing in Webmaster Tools [on hold]

I've submitted a sitemap of my website in Webmaster tools. Submitted - 21 Indexed - 1 What is the reason behind only 1 page getting Indexed. You help is highly appreciated.
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SEO for filename of images that are uploaded using Ruby on Rails

I'm use RoR 3.2 and carrierwave gem for upload images. I want will do SEO optimization for uploaded images filenames. For example I have model Car(attributes: :id, :name, :avatar(carrierwave image ...
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Do I need to provide a link to an XML sitemap from pages?

Does an XML sitemap have to be linked to from "normal" site pages? Are there standard sitemap name and location where bots look for it so that I wouldn't need to link to it? Can I just put it in ...
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Can WordPress version update affect SEO?

I want to update the version of WordPress that I use to a higher one in order to install some new plugins that require a better version. Will this affect my SEO?
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What can I do with fb users? [on hold]

On my web-site people can link their facebook/twitter account to site account. So, I have database of facebook/twitter users. According to twitter, I can follow twitter users from my company twitter ...
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Extremely similar SEO keywords

So I work for a company that recently decided to jump on the SEO bandwagon. We asked the different departments (each has its own site) what they wanted their keywords to be and I got a lot of examples ...
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301 redirects with GET parameters

I have a page in the format of example.com/index.php?ID=someID and my client would like me to 301 permanent redirect some IDs to another domain. Will crawlers only change indexes for the specific ID ...
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Google Pagespeed tells me to leverage browser caching when caching is already enabled

Google Pagespeed Insights still tells me that I have to enable browser caching, but I don't understand what I'm missing. I'm using cloudflare with optimizations enabled. I see this HTTP header in ...
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Could a permanent redirect away from the root URL to /home cause the site not to be indexed?

A friend of mine has a site where he allocated the content inside a folder named /home. He applied a redirection rule so that if you go to domain.com it does immediately go to domain.com/home. It is a ...
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How to determine the amount of visitors for Facebook/Weibo group/page

how can I determine the amount of visits/visitors to any group/page in Facebook, Weibo or other social network? I have tried such services as similarweb, semrush etc, but can get nothing from there.
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URL creation for different categories keeping SEO in mind [duplicate]

We are developing a site, where we will have multiple categories of products listed. My question here is: Is it a good idea to have different path url for different categories? and how will that ...
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How can I submit my site's URL to search engines?

I have a site but I cannot get its URL indexed in search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc... Please let me know how I can submit my site's URL to Google.
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Will server side redirect for mobile devices satisfy google? [duplicate]

Because our client base is largely government agencies, we have been way behind on mobile support for our site. Now with google making mobile readiness a core part of their search rankings, it is ...
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why can worse sites rank better in google? [on hold]

I've noticed some sites with bad SEO optimization are still on top. I have a site in a very specific niche in which other sites are very poorly optimized(DIY products for ceremonies that we do in ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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SEO and domain name change

Background: My website is not showing up high enough in rankings. We are in a niche market - particularly in the aircraft satcom business. When searching for satcom our competitors are on top - there ...
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SEO on AJAX based search site

I'm building a website which is basically a simple 1 page with a search box, and AJAX'd search results displayed in a table. I'm having trouble finding out the correct information about crawlability ...
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Can I drop multiple URLs from Google's Cache using a wildcard in a query string?

I made a mistake with one of my sites and a whole bunch of data got picked up by Google before I caught it. I need to fix this relatively fast by asking Google to drop the cached copy of the pages ...
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What needs to be done for decent user traction and also reputation in google system [closed]

I am running a website for more than six months now with Google Index of 2622 (actually there are many more). Following is what I do on daily basis: Update the content of website as required like ...
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Would changing the file name of an image (not the alt attribute) have an effect of on seo / ranking of that image and thus the site?

Would changing the file name of image, not the alt attribute nor the image itself (so it would be exactly the same but just a name change) have any effect on : a) A sites seo ranking b) the ...
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Which is better for SEO: icon-based linking or text-based linking?

I am wondering is it better to use icon-based links rather than text-based ones for SEO? For example have the link to your homepage display as a house icon rather than a hyperlink with the anchor ...
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How can a site work around common words on the company name disrupting SEO?

We have a site for a client called "New Start New Jersey" Whenever someone searches for exactly that search phrase on Google and other search engines, the site does not come up on the first few ...
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URL Click Tracking Redirects

We're looking at using http://www.pardot.com/ to track certain links/buttons on our website. We can give users extra "points" for clicking those elements. A way to grade potential leads. In order to ...
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English website on a ccTLD with multiple countries ccTLD 301 to it

was wondering if anyone can advise on the best way to manage this? We are a company in a country and hence, have our main website using a myurlexample.sg ccTLD. However, our business is regional ...
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Why my position locked and freezed? [duplicate]

This Question is not duplicate.Locked ranking is not equal with "How To Increase Ranking" . I am success in SEO for many websites.But this one is different and Strange. My website is in page 2 item ...
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Solutions for filtering dynamic IP addresses in Google Analytics?

Without a static IP address from your ISP, what solutions are people using to filter their own web traffic through Google Analytics to help improve the accuracy of the data? I get the reasoning and ...
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Do breadcrumbs need to be inside the “main” content div and take part of the article's structured data?

On my wordpress site, my theme outputs the breadcrumbs inside the "main" content div So it looks like this : <main class="content" itemtype="http://schema.org/Blog ETC <div ...
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sudden drop in google rankings [duplicate]

Just today I discovered that the meta title and description attributes for most of my pages have been stripped in Google search results. By stripped I mean that there is absolutely nothing in ...
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Could the robots.txt file be overridden by another robots.txt in sub folder?

I know robots.txt is supposed to go in the root directory. But, could it be overridden by another robots.txt inside a sub directory?
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Many user-created sites/pages and subdomains. SEO questions for primary domain

My site allows people to create free websites and provides them with a subdomain link to their site. For example, a user bsmith will end up with a site at bsmith.example.com, and pages like ...
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How to create Google Rich Snippets?

As the title says how to create link like this I see many companies doing this, and ThemeForest also sells WordPress themes that allow you to create Rich Snippets. I wanna know how to create it? ...
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Impacts of Duplicate content on Second-Level-Domain aside SEO

A particular website is usually referred by the domain example.com, which is also the one which is promoted and used everywhere. But there's also example.net (in real, the hyphen in the domain name is ...
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Does 301 redirect at root to subdir affect SEO?

I have a site that is a django/wordpress hybrid. The wordpress site is self contained at /wp, and is the mini-site for promotion and sales that a non-logged in user sees. The django site is for the ...
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Google displaying Facebook “SECURITY WARNING” in result description

As of about 10 days ago, Google replaced the meta description in our organic SERP for "scorebig" with the following text: SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password ...
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Make Google recognize my mobile site

We have our normal website - http://www.example.com. We now also have a mobile site - http://m.example.com. If a "mobile" user visits my site, we have JavaScript that detects it and auto forwards ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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SEO when subdomains point to the one site and one content in one server

Our Company has two subdomains like ex1.example.com and ex2.example.com that show exactly one site in one directory in one server. I don't know why they do for two subdomains, but now I work on SEO of ...
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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?

Take a look at the following screenshot I took from Google Webmaster Tools "Remove URLs" page: None of these were performed by me or others who have access to GWT. How do these removal requests ...
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Google result includes subdirectory. How to get google to list my main URL?

When you search for "one averee bay hotel", google returns the website's Rooms page (oneavereebayhotel.com/rooms/). I want Google to return the main URL only, without the "/rooms". I've been fiddling ...
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Image hidden, replaced with background image SEO

I have images in a gallery. To make it easier for me to crop the images to fit the boxes I want to use background instead of an image. What does Google think of that? Hide an image with visibility: ...