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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Weird URL's detected [on hold]

Lately i checked google webmaster and found some crawl errors with strange url. It's duplicated the original url plus the word "marcchiodi" after it, and it happens in all pages and posts. for example ...
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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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Serving the same content in different languages over the same URL

There are a couple of questions about this topic here, but I couldn't find an answer that is specific to my question. So, I'm building a website which currently only supports one language, but I want ...
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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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Why does google think this URL is located in Australia? [on hold]

I have an article that is located on a gTLD, hosted on a CDN with global POPs, has no geotargeting set via Google Webmaster Tools and does not use hreflang. Despite that, when I google for the ...
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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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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?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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Displaying multiple branch locations on the map that appears in Google Search results

About six months ago, a friend opened her second store (in a village adjacent to that of her first store). Both stores have their own Google+ profiles, with appropriate address/contact information. ...
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SEO and dynamic structured data (microdata)

I'm wanting to have a very limited amount of structured data (ideally microdata) added using javascript, especially using the document's lastModified property. It seems rather bizarre and ...
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Does the Google spider render JavaScript?

Does the Google spider knows how to render JavaScript, or only HTML?
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Can img alt tag replace only one word and have good SEO optimization?

I've seen that it is OK to have <img alt="Company name" src="path..."> in, for example, h1 tag and still look like "Company name" (like tekst) in search engines. My question is can we use it to ...
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Google rank website worse with more specific matching text

I have been reading a bit up on how Google rank sites. Specifically the things that affect rank other than the biggest one (i.e. who links to you, and how much weight do they carry through others ...
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Remove a lot of indexed pages at once

I own a website where students share notes, articles, exams and exercises. Most of this content has bad quality, poor titles and spelling errors, but the website received a lot of traffic back in the ...
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Title tag - Words usage vs Keyword spamming [duplicate]

I am working for a small automobile dealership. I had a question regarding the usage of keywords in the title tag. The problem I am facing is that: The dealer name is XYZ Chevrolet. Here "XYZ" is ...
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How became my posts first rank in Google [duplicate]

I have a WordPress site. How to get my articles appear in the first page of search results in Google
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Is it smart or shady to move a few abandoned but relevant social blogs to our e-commerce domain?

Eight years ago, our e-commerce company "sponsored" a few different blogs. By sponsored, I mean that we created these blogs, but kept them on separate domains and made them look like separate ...
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Is it good to have / after website URL for SEO? [duplicate]

Which one of the following links is the correct and SEO friendly URL? http://apkapp.in/software/view/35531716?download=WhatsApp-2.12.258.apk/ (with / at the end) or ...
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Niche directory website SEO optimization [duplicate]

I am going to oversee a new niche web directory fir a specific industry. Aside from the data mining, I am worried about how I could optimize this kind of website for SEO purposes. The website will ...
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I updated my On page work,But i didnt get proper result? [duplicate]

Could you sugges me what is the current technique to be follow in SEO.Anyone help me?
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Correct hreflang tags leading to incorrect local search results

I've got an international ecommerce site that geotargets using the following hreflang tags: <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/product/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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301 redirect for pages not in sitemap

I am thinking of creating 301 redirects for pages that are updated versions of existing pages, on the same site. The old and new pages will have very similar content. But, I want better URLs and ...
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Google indexed my site through a subdomain, how to fix?

So I recently switched to nginx but I didn't specify my site_name in nginx.conf, which I've learned is interpreted as a wildcard domain, meaning you can access the site through any subdomain. I had a ...
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Schema.org: Having a Product as “about” property

I want to define a Product as the main content of a webpage using Schema.org markup. My idea with the following HTML is to use the structure: - Webpage -- WebPageElement (mainContentOfPage of ...
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Does image dimensions outside image tag also slow page loading?

I am using height and width for images in css before img tag (css in same page header) so I think there is no need to set dimensions in img tag. But when I checked speed in different online tools, ...
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Does the actual hyphenated url matter in google results?

I have read through all the documents from Google Webmasters but was unable to figure this out. My site has schema.org microdata elements to make it more googlebot friendly. There is an event with a ...
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Will my search ranking be penalized if I change layout but keep content?

I've upgraded my site's layout - changed it completly and built a new one from scratch (even though I did not use dynamically generated content, ajax calls or parallax effects). I kept the same ...
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Is it necessary to share access to Google Search Console and Google Analytics with an SEO agency?

We have hired a company to do our SEO. They've done their onpage work and starting to do link building. They are now asking for access to Search Console and Analytics. Background The SEO company ...
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how to get rid of random back links

When I go into my Webmasters tools and look at the backlinks, I can see some websites that are linking to our site, then when I go onto these websites to see if it is spammy or actually just someone ...
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What's the best free blog/site for SEO? [on hold]

Sorry this is my first post. I'm looking for a free webspace/ blog to write some information on bearded dragons, I don't have an idea really on SEO other than being told it's important, I also don't ...
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How do search engines behave when encountering noindex?

I have a question about the behaviour of search engines when they encounter meta name="robots" content="noindex" If I use the meta tag format of robots, I know that search engines will not index the ...
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How to find out which sub-domain has been indexed more in Google?

I have some sub-domains. I use "site:example.com" in Google search input to find out the number of pages Google has indexed from my domain overall. How can I find out which sub-domain has been ...
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Multiple galleries on one page

I have multiple popup galleries that are all located in one page (homepage, to be exact). Each gallery is represented by a logo. Once the user clicks on one of the gallery logos, Javascript kicks in ...
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When there are two links to home page (logo and navigation) how should it be optimized for search engines?

How to SEO optimize when there are 2 links to home page: Logo image linked to homepage. Navigation bar text (categories) linked to homepage. There are also 2 links to contact page with different ...
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Will JavaScript influence my search position in Google?

I have a script which does some position fixes within my site - things like $(".slider_text").css("paddingLeft", procentaj_stdr); $(".slider_text").css("paddingTop", procentaj_slider/12); There are ...
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Help to remove spam links leading to 404 page

One day my site was hacked. Someone inserted spam pages to my site. I resolved the issue, cleaned database, protected login area etc. But these links are still present in all search engines including ...
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How to serve for International Googlebots if we redirect users to subdomains for language matching?

So, we have a site and a few sub-domains with content in different languages and we're using Hreflang and canonical implementations for SEO. We do detect the language that users use in their browsers ...
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Google is successfully indexing our JS pages. Should we stop providing _Escaped_Fragment_= Snapshots

I've seen a few references to Google now crawling JS sites on this forum but nothing definitive. Nor have I seen any updates to the recommendations from Google. We can vouch for this. It's happening. ...
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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show ...
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Do one-word synonyms in title tags hurt SEO if they contain word combinations users seek?

I have a website where people can browse photos from different party venues. I notice in my google webmaster tools that people make the following queries in google to at least view my site in the ...
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Is it OK to neglect repeated letters when buying a domain?

If my site’s name consists of two words and the first word ends with the same letter that the second word begins with, for example paperreview.com, is it ok to remove one of the r’s and just have ...
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If the string '%2b' exists in the URL alias, does it affect SEO of the page?

I have a platform which uses a responsive design. The structure of the website is like this: Domain/#!/Product_type/Product_ID Here, I am trying to create the alias URL (Using an earlier version of ...
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How to handle SEO for pages with similar textual content? [duplicate]

I have 3 pages with similar text content. For example /hardwell/top-songs/ /hardwell/latest-songs/ /hardwell/similar-djs/ The main text content of the page is the biography on the top. It is the ...
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May I reuse my previous deactivated blog post (article) on my new site?

2–3 months has passed since my domain and hosting expired on my old site. There were almost 10 posts on my previous (expired) blog. May I reuse my old post/article on my new site? Is there any issue ...
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Keyword domain pointing to main domain subdirectory (SEO)

Keyword domain pointing to main site subdirectory This one has always boggled me. Suppose one has a high ranking good DA domain. Say dog food or shirts. And there is a category page (subdirectory, ...
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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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Google Webmaster Tools : removing URL tool has removed the wrong url from index

I've asked for the following url to be removed (the entire directory): www.mydomain.com/blog/some-article/attachment/ but this morning to my surprise the url www.mydomain.com/blog/some-article/ is ...
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Company moved eCommerce pages to a subdomain and saw other pages drop in rankings. Related?

At the end of June my company moved our website's ecommerce product pages to a subdomain. The site had previously be consolidated on www.company.com; to improve usability we migrated all ecommerce ...
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How to determine the amount of visitors for Facebook/Weibo group/page [closed]

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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Effect on SEO of lazy scrolling on HTML comments

I am thinking about using a JS script that lazy loads HTML when scrolling ( http://ivorycity.com/blog/2011/04/19/jquery-lazy-loader-load-html-and-images-on-scroll/). I am not too sure about whether ...
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How to tell Google to rank a child page of similar content higher than parent

I have created a fleet of location based sub-pages. These are sub-pages of a given category. The category pages rank really well and even out-rank the new location based pages for their given ...