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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301ing a 301 URL to yet another 301, bad for SEO?

I am working on a website that has a huge amount of 301s in it due to new versions of the website being roled out and thus different URL structures being used. I have noticed that some of the old ...
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Is using an external blogging platform and URL bad for SEO?

I want to add a blog to my website to update the user on the new features. The rest of the website is custom code and does not use any CMS. For the blog, I want to use something like Blogger and put ...
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Scraped content from my website posted on Blogspot is outranking my site and causing Google penalty

I noticed that starting from October the organic traffic is very low on my website. I searched on Google for some text phrases from my website and I noticed that there is a Blogspot website, a blog ...
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How to deal with tabbed content which rewrites the URL in terms of SEO?

Scenario We have several pages that utilize tabs controlled by JavaScript. All the content of the entire page is loaded in the HTML document, but portions are hidden and shown based on the tab that ...
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How does multiple non-targeted (key)words affect page?

Let's say I have a site listing a bunch of different products, hovering over each product brings up a "view more" tab, but not as an image, a div with text link... <div class="tabbed-content"> ...
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Can I submit duplicate image, video, and content sitemaps to Google Webmaster Tools?

Can I submit 3 duplicate sitemaps (image, video, content) which have same URLs to Google Webmaster Tools? Image Sitemap 1: <loc>http://mywebsite.com/article1</loc> <video:video> ...
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Will Google relate keywords to those listed?

Our company offers service in all of the surrounding areas but I don't want to "keyword hoard" so I can't list each location and each type of service offered there in the meta keywords. But, we do ...
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Does using IDs in the URL make Google view the URLs as duplicate?

In my site, I use query string for navigate between products. Example: /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=1 /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=2 /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=3 Am I faced with link duplicates ...
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URL structure of a website presenting events [on hold]

We have a website presenting sport events, mostly annual. Each URL contains the event's year and name. E.g: /marathon/my-event-2014 /marathon/my-event-2015 Several editions of the same event may ...
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Does using H1 tags for each page section create SEO problems? [duplicate]

Some SEO articles have suggested "You should never have more than one H1 tag on a page." Can I use H1 tags more than once? Can I use an H1 tag in each section tag or article?
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Domain Authority during domain migration

I have a site that I want to migrate from one domain to another, the domain I want to migrate my site to currently has an existing site of mine on it. For the sake of this question let's call the ...
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How to do backlinking? [on hold]

How to create backlinks of your blog and increase page rank and traffic.
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How increase your earning through google adsense? [on hold]

How to increase earning, page rank and traffic of your blog.
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Notify search engine crawlers about user generated content so that our rankings are not biased by keywords used by users

Is there a meta tag or a way to notify crawlers that a page is generated by the user? To clarify the issue, We have a website already promoted by SEO and we want to add dynamic user generated content ...
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Should I use schema.org location tagging on every page?

I have a nicely tagged section on my homepage describing a restaurant's location, city, state, zip, telephone, cuisine type, price and payments accepted. Should I tag any of this info on every other ...
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Google Webmaster change of address from old root to new subfolder [duplicate]

I have successfully done a 301 from example.com to newexample.com/example but Google Webmaster Tools will ONLY let me submit a change of address for root level domains e.g. from example.com to ...
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Will multiple url's pointing to slightly different content rank poorly with search engines

Background We currently have a site that displays information about our products, the product is known by a different name and has different branding in different states within the same country. This ...
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Will this multi-site linkage plan hurt or help my main site's ranking? [on hold]

I am building several web sites, and I plan to use these to funnel traffic to a main web site. I also plan to use these web sites to make the main site rank higher. Here is a diagram of the plan: ...
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SEO optimization for every subdomain blog.exampledomain.com vs. www.exampledomain.com/blog?

We are hosting our blog under blog.exampledomain.com and a SEO consultant suggested to move it to www.exampledomain.com/blog because SEO has to be done for every subdomain. BACKGROUND INFO: ...
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For multiple pages about each city, how should I structure my URLs?

Let's say I have a profile page ex. www.domain.tld/London.html and inside the page links to gallery, history, directions, etc. I use mod_rewrite so the extension .html just tell me that it's a profile ...
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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

I have an eCommerce based on Opencart, but I have some doubts about how many times I can repeat the same word. For example, the keyword is present in the title, description, h1, h2 and is repeated ...
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Evaluate of keywords and Heading [on hold]

Please evaluate my keywords. The main keyword that gives me visits is: 'genesis tablet' now you will see it repeat and repeat and repeat, tell me if it's good or needs change. Now I am getting a ...
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Canonical URLs in sortable paginated lists

How should one use rel="canonical" in sortable paginated lists? An unsorted list of products is not the same as the same list sorted, nor are lists sorted in different ways equivalent. For example, ...
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Moving WordPress blog to new domain

I created a website and a blog. Assume the website address is example.com. And I added a blog (WordPress) to that website at example.com/blog. I need to move my blog to a new domain (only the blog). ...
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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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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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When setting up internal links, can you link to a single page too often?

I made a website for a client about tourist services he offers. There is a blog, with unique content where each service is described. For example, there are 40 hotels, so there is 40 unique blog ...
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How do I redirect a large number of pages in Wordpress when changing plugins?

I have had a WordPress site for two years. It is hosted on a typical WAMP server. I would change it's theme but the one I have chosen doesn't work with the qTranslate or mqTranslate plugin. I'm ...
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Using article published dates effects SEO?

In my blog I publish articles with date below under it. My questions are: Using dates will have positive impact or negative impact? After few years of publishing the post, since my post age is old ...
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Installing WordPress in a subfolder and effect on SEO

I want to install WordPress to build up my site using it. Lets say my domain is domain.com and because of the current hosting issues, if I install wordpress in the root of public_html it will be a ...
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What does “not set” mean Landing Page on Google Analytics

On the page Google Analytic > Content > Site Content > Landing Pages. What does not set as a landing page mean? User's visit on the website must land somewhere, and that landing page must ...
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SSL Problem or Opencart?

This question is related with: Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL My actual HTACCESS: RewriteBase / # this redirects example.com and www.example.com to https - thanks closetnoc ...
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Content strategy [on hold]

Apart from Articles, Press releases and external/Internal blogs what will be the content strategy for best keyword rankings. Because in current scenario articles are not that much effective. Press ...
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Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL

I have a eCommerce based on OpenCart, but I was wondering about change my domain name for SEO purposes. For me the critical thing about my changes are the imminent possibility of domain change, I'm ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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SEO technics for online directory website [duplicate]

I am setting up a website that will host offers for supermarkets in the place i live. Now, my question is SEO related. I read everywhere that SEO title and Meta Description should be as unique as ...
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Has anyone else faced a sudden drastic drop in Web Traffic from Nov 17-22, 2014? The Direct/None Traffic in Google Analytics?

I can't figure out why my website traffic has tremendously dropped in the last few days. It started on Nov 17 to be precise. It's the direct/none traffic. All other traffic seems to remain ...
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Site migration using new and old subdomains and SEO impact

I'd greatly appreciate a response on the following question relating to site migration and SEO impact. Here's some background on how my domain name and site is currently configured: My domain name ...
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Will duplicate international (i18n) content hinder SEO rankings?

Google clearly states that duplicate content within a single, or multiple, domains is not advised. This is understood, but I am not sure of any exceptions for sites with region-specific content that ...
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How to Build Mass Internal Link In Wordpress? [on hold]

:D I have problem now. My problem is How to build internal link in wordpress ??? The internal link is increased when add new post... and create thousands more links with just a few post... Is it ...
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How is content of Ebay's BHP pages ranked [closed]

Recently I have discovered that the ebay bhp pages come very high in Google rankings for web queries. Essentially, any of the ebay sites under: ebay.co.uk/bhp/ may come on top before the results ...
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With www or without www Which is better to use? [duplicate]

I have just bought a new domain www.example.com .... Which is better for SEO: http://example.com or http://www.example.com I think people will make more links starting with www and will have more ...
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Should we modify our Joomla robots.txt after Google's announcement on crawling of CSS and JavaScript?

Have come across an announcement from Google: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2014/10/updating-our-technical-webmaster.html It states: For optimal rendering and indexing, our new ...
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Site traffic goes down suddenly [closed]

What are things that we need to check in priority when site traffic goes down suddenly? I just want to know major factor which can down site traffic
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How long for Google to index all site maps?

We recently uploaded new sitemaps, as the old ones were out of date and we've also upgraded our forum which changed the URLs of a lot of our website (we're 301 redirecting of course). We uploaded the ...
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Bing search results shows an HTML encoded ampersand instead of an actual ampersand

I've looked through Bing Webmaster Tools to see if there is a way I can fix this, but I haven't found anything. Here is an example in the search results. The first link is the one in question.
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Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
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How to increase PA and DA of a site over night? [closed]

i see many blogger ranked their low quality post just because they have good DA. Please tell me the easiest and google friendly ways to increase DA (domain authority) fast.
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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Can product pages be created to rank in search engines for inventory from a local store?

My website integrates with the inventory of local stores. A store could have hundreds or thousands of products. I'm considering having a product page for each inventory item, given that it is ...