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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RSS Feed / HTML Title and Dscription Limit Per SEO Standard

I'm creating an RSS feed which is meant to be SEO friendly in the invent the content is syndicated and created as a webpage. I'm under the impression currently that this is the going standard: ...
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Microdata: should I use Book or Product type scheme?

I'm developing a site for an antiques shop, specialized in rare and ancient books. Every page for each book will have a description sheet available with several data for the item. Descriptions ...
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Would a “keywords” section on a web page be considered keyword stuffing?

It's known that keyword stuffing may be penalized by search engines. But what if I add a section titled "keywords", somewhere at the bottom of the page, with various forms of the keywords which are ...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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How does Google handle <link> elements in the <body>?

As I get from here, link tags can be used in the body as long as they contain Microdata. I understand how this may come handy for specifying all sorts of properties, e.g. from Schema.org: author, ...
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How to integrate a content in foreign language (not an version of the site in foreign language) in a wordpress website not to have a bad SEO

I want to renovate a website for a customer bringing the content to wordpress, the site (with .com domain) is in italian language but despite a large part of the site is in english language (so, it's ...
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Domestic SEO was much easier than expected. How does that impact international strategy?

Domestic SEO was much easier than expected. How does that impact international strategy? I accomplished what I thought is impossible for five pages on my site. We achieved page 1 and 2 ranks after ...
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SEO advantages of /blog when forwarding via ProxyPass

We've had requests from clients via their SEO companies to host blogs accompanying ecommerce sites on theirdomain.com/blog rather than on - for example - blog.theirdomain.com As we look after their ...
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How can google track the average time on site

I wanted to know If google can track website average timing without google analytics. I was checking with fiddler and only way for google to track is when we click the website in SERP and users ...
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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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SEO for dynamically loaded content

I feel completely lost concerning SEO and more precisely how to provide my to search engines with my dynamically loaded content. I guess I'm doing something wrong... My website is a directory of ...
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Any SEO advantage of Schema.org address entity for brand pages?

For a fairly typical e-commerce site, we've had an SEO consultant tell us that our brand pages (brand-specific product list/browse pages) would rank higher on Google and receive more traffic if we ...
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Website layout changes and its effects on SEO [on hold]

I want to change my old website layout to a single page layout and I wonder if that will negatively effect my website position on google. Is there anything I need to be aware of?
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Geotargeted subfolder questions (Portugal/Brazil and Switzerland)

We are at the beginning of the process to get multilingual versions of a website. We will be using subfolders working off the core domain (eg mydomain.com/fr/), set the geotargeting at Webmaster Tools ...
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What is the best configuration for robots.txt

What is the best initial or general setup for the robots.txt to allow search engines to go through the site, but maybe restrict a few folders? Is there a general setup that should always be used?
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...
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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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Should a Sitemap include the home page?

I have seen some sitemaps that include the home page, eg http://example.com and others that do not. Is including a home page of any use and recommended in any reputable documentation? Edit: The ...
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Is it a good idea to change/add keywords to an already well-ranking page?

I have a site that is ranking bottom of page 1 for "IT support company" - however, I have since realised there are other keywords I could be ranking for as well, such as "IT support services," had I ...
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How can I place keywords at the begining of a title and have it look natural?

As per this question, the first word in the <title> tag is usually treated with more importance than the rest of the <title> tag. How can I write naturally looking titles with the keyword ...
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Is a backlink with a duplicate description and title from a news site bad for SEO?

I have a blog with over a thousand posts. I have posted some of those to a news aggregator site and included the same preview photo and description that I used for it on my own site and the link to ...
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How do I improve the rate at which Google crawls my website?

Google is not crawling my website. I want to be in the search results as soon as possible. How do I get Google to crawl faster?
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How can I know if a page that links to my site is actually indexed by Google?

I want to know if a page that contains links to my site is indexed by Google. The classic site: works for URL like in: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Râle_de_Platen but not for URL like: ...
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What is PageRank and how do I get it?

I've heard Google's algorithm is based on PageRank, and that it has something to do with the links to your site. Can someone explain it, and more importantly, how I can increase my site's PageRank?
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Can we repeat same keyword on different pages?

Can we repeat same keyword on different pages? For example a site has tv show "example" and I am adding its 10th episode so will go with "example episode 10" keyword. Can I use the same "example" ...
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How often does GWT re-generate Mobile Usability test report?

I know I can use Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights to test usability but is there a way to manually run Mobile Usability test direct from GWT? If I have to wait until GWT runs this test, how ...
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Google is indexing URLs from another site and domain [on hold]

Google indexed my website with pages from another site, similar to the URLs below, though my website doesn't have these pages: mywebsite.com/index.php/component/content/category/87-tab2 ...
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FAQ as single-page accordion or multipage?

In order to boost our online-presence, my employer wants me to incorporate a FAQ on our website. It's a Wordpress-site running a premium theme, and I have a couple of options available to me. Do a ...
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Reporting paid links to google - does it work?

I am noticing that my competitors have a boat load of paid backlinks, which don't seem to be discredited from google (PR is intact, rather then 0) Problem is, those sites aren't any gambling or ...
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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain ...
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which is a better domain name for our website? [on hold]

We are working on a website which to help travelers to find shopping information when they are on road, particularly on an international trip. We are considering two domain names: ...
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SEO issue with landing pages on Shopify

I have a specific SEO problem. I created two landing pages for a clients website,on shopify. http://www.example.com/pages/ogham-celtic-jewelry http://www.example.com/pages/claddagh-ring After a ...
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Google Business Phone numbers?

Is possible to have to different search results for phone numbers in google business, one phone number on the right hand side box and another under the top result?
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Trackig visit counts to my website pages based on IP adresss and type of users (new or returining))

We are developing a classified website n Magento which has about 6000 listings. So there is about 6000 business pages. we have been tracking our website in Analytics and found Good number of visitors ...
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Does Google treat pages on same domain but on different ports as part of same site?

My main website uses port 80/8080 (Apache with Tomcat). But running on the same server I run my own Atlassian JIRA bugtracker, Atlassian requires this to run in its own Apache tomcat server I cannot ...
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SEO: Deindex member profile pages?

I have a forum where users can register and automatically a profile page is created, like here in Stackexchange. The problem with these pages is that sometimes users creates accounts at different ...
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Headers vs. lists vs. sections vs. articles for SEO

I haven't been able to fully grasp when to use each of these. I guess a lot of times it could go either way, but my real question here is what is best for SEO? Senario: You have a homepage broken ...
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Schema.org in a directory website

Is it possible to introduce Schema.org markup (using JSON-LD) in a directory website? My website shows restaurants from a region, but the restaurants are not mine. I'm thinking to introduce address, ...
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SEO friendly url's for dynamic search engine content

I have a question I've been struggling quite a while with it. I have a basic search engine on my website, where you can search for 4 categories (checkboxes) + a price. Instead of posting to strange ...
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same ...
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Creating a site in France using English as main language

I'd like to create a website in France using English as the main language. Is google likely to penalise me for this?
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Blog post or other content marketing marketplaces [closed]

Do you know any marketplaces where you can buy blog post or any other content marketing opportunities?
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Localized domains

Being short: Having one domain per state (country's states. Brazil in this case) on the same ccTLD and redirecting users to the localized website, all of them possibly but not necessarily linking back ...
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SEO - resize single image with CSS or generate thumbnails from that image

I have 4 sizes for a single image in a page of my eCommerce website. 600x600px , 350x350px , 220x220px , 110x110px There are 3 solutions: 1- Loading the big image (600x600px) from server and cache ...
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Does single focus keyword include other site information?

Lets say I have a website for a campground in Texas and am trying to search engine optimize it so potential customers can easily find my site on Google. I have a series of other pages that have SEO ...
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Should domain names be used with URLs when referencing on-site links? [duplicate]

Perhaps this is a simple google search, but I do not know the terms to search on this subject. Does it matter in SEO (or even in browser functionality) if the domain is included in urls referencing ...
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Should i add new project to existing webserver or new webserver [closed]

I have a website that I have full control over that I sell some software on. I'm now thinking of setting up another project whereby I sale some of my photographs. There isn't any obvious overlap ...
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Do links in SVG tags have a negative impact on SEO?

Inspired from an answer on Stack Overflow, I've decided to use an inline SVG tag for a wordcloud I'm working on. I'll be using SVG to make the font-size dependent on the container height - which would ...
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Inline SVG within H1

I'm in the process of updating my website by replacing large PNG images with inline SVG images. My current code looks something like this: <h1> <img src="logo.png" alt="Company Name" ...
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domain tld change [closed]

I hope to get an answer here for my problem. I have a website on a .org domain, and from a while is getting worse in google search, when i search the site name (without the extension) i get as first ...