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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Why do I get “irrelevant” URLs in the full referrer field in google analytics?

When looking in Google Analytics for referrers to a specific page, I use the following: Navigate to Behaviour > Site Content > All Pages Search and select the page that I need. Secondary dimension >...
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Is the 'Reachability' score in Alexa's SEO audit important?

Alexa's SEO audit shows more than 9,900 pages as "unreachable" on my site. According to their definition, that means it requires six or more clicks to reach the page. Has anyone ever dealt with this ...
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Do search engine robots crawl dynamic URLs that differ by only the value of a parameter in the query string?

I know there are a lot of similar questions and I searched around but I never completely found an answer, so here is my question: Do search engine robots crawl my dynamically generated URLs? With ...
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Can you use Fetch as Google to get a page crawled and indexed on a domain you don't control?

I love Google Webmaster Fetch as Google to get the page crawled for freshness. Is there a way to do something similar on a domain I don't control? I can't add the specific domain in Google Webmaster ...
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Does Google index AJAX websites after running the JavaScript?

As I understand Google depreciated its ajax crawling scheme they came up with back in 2009. I run single page app powered by Anguar frontend with push state navigation and my question is around ...
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How to add the tag name in the post title? [on hold]

consider question asked by the person in stackoverflow is like Preferred/idiomatic way to insert into a map When i search the above question in google, it shows the results like c++ - ...
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Backlinks stopped showing up in Google Search Console

Google Search Console (webmaster tools) has been finding backlinks for my site fine (at least 1 per day) up until 9 days ago. All of a sudden, for 9 days straight, Google webmaster tools shows no new ...
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Is using optional URL segments bad for SEO?

I have a multilanguage site with urls like this https://example.org/en/ads/2 https://example.org/es/ads/2 https://example.org/it/ads/2 which serve the site in different languages. My site also ...
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Best way to let Google index page with tabs - SEO

Let' say I have a /pets page with 4 tabs on it: All Dogs Cats Owls The All tab displays all the pets on page load. Each of the 3 other tabs holds a list of dogs/cats/owls, respectively - loaded ...
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Does Google penalize daily updated <lastmod> tags in sitemaps if the data is not daily updated?

I've got a sitemap that is generated daily with a lot of links to product pages. These products are imported daily from another data source. Because the update consists of throwing away all current ...
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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: http://...
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Does Web crawler simulate user behavior?

Structuring the web pages' content or schema properly is important for SEO. I would like to know if popular web crawlers or bots (Google bot, Bingbot etc...) are able to simulate user behavior and ...
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How to migrate successfully a .com.xx (ccTLD) to a .com domain without being penalized by google [duplicate]

I've got a .com.xx domain for a commercial website over 15 years and it's all good, but I want to migrate to a .com domain in order to increase international searching and ranking (Latinoamerica). Is ...
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different host path for web and android for app indexing

As per google's recommendation we use following meta tag for android application indexing: android-app://<package_name>/<scheme>/<host_path> Example : <link rel="alternate" ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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“SEO Optimized text”? Contradiction? [on hold]

Isn't it wrong to say "We offer SEO optimized texts?" it sounds pretty contradictory.. like optimized optimization? But when googling "SEO optimized text" there are a lot of links and also ads which ...
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How to get Google to display a list of posts in the SERPs for a self hosted WordPress blog?

My website is javatechig.com and is around 6 months old. I have used All-in-One SEO WordPress plugin for SEO tricks. Definitely after using SEO plugin, my website page view is increased, but still it ...
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Tool to get statistics about a site, like image count? [on hold]

I was wondering if there a service which gets some basic information about a website, like the size of the site (for example, the number of pages, the number of images, things like that). I'm not ...
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Changing large (1 million+ links) sitemap after URL path change

I have a large site that has a sitemap of over a million links, most of which had already been indexed by google. We changed the URL path for most urls such that it went from site.com/old_path/page ...
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Duplicate content in nicer form

I'm building one united website for certain type of guides, where content will be user created and there will be lots of useful features(so guides will be displayed in nice form, unlike now on ...
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Google not updating title with htaccess expires

It's been 2 weeks I've changed my website title and still Google hasn't changed the title in search engine. I think it's because of if modified since header... my website is generating 201 OK status ...
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Is there a safe way to redirect traffic from a dozen old websites to a new (unrelated) website?

Over the years I've built over a dozen unsuccessful sites. They get 10-100 visitors per day each. The topics include all kinds of random things - recipes, hiking tips, military equipment, gym bloopers,...
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Is google penalizing SEO of websites with non device-width viewports?

These articles make it look like they are: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6101188?hl=en https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/layouts/rwd-fundamentals/set-the-viewport This ...
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What is the benefit of forcing a site to load over SSL (HTTPS)?

Let's say I have a large content-only site; no login or logout, no usernames, no email addresses, no secure area, nothing secret on the site, nada. People just come to the site and go from page to ...
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Parallax usabillity with SEO

So, past few years I've been playing with parallax effects in designing web pages. So, I'm doing one big web and they want it to have parallax effect and to be as most SEO friendly as possible. Just ...
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How to resolve reachability issue in an e-commerce website? [on hold]

I am having reachability issues in an e-commerce website. Please help me with that.Is robots.txt can be the reason for reachability? According to Alexa, my webpages are having 6+ clicks to reach the ...
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Having keyword twice in URL is good or not

Let's say the keyword i am targeting is "JavaScript" for seo of my website And My domain name is JavaScript.com. Now i post a blog something like "What is the scope of variables in JavaScript". So my ...
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Article over multiple pages with “see whole article” link

A trend often found on popular websites is to have an article spread over multiple pages, along with a "read whole article" link to see all the sections in a single page. Now, I was wondering, what ...
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SEO for repurposing a URL and moving already indexed content to a new URL

I need to shift a page to another URL, so I can use the current URL of that page for another content. Can this be done without problems for Google? Let's explain the situation. Current situation: ...
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About the <link rel=“index” /> tag

I'm trying to figure out how to use it. I understand that this tag tell Google which page is the root parent / parent of the current page. So, for example, on a page that's listing a product from a ...
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alternate vs. canoncial, which has preference?

I read https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066 but still would like to 'double check'. Following situation: Webshop with 3 languages (German, French, English). Every page has the ...
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Changing date on blog posts

If I make important changes to a blog post is it logical (or not) to change the date of the post? My fear is that Google will think "Oh he is trying to trick me into thinking this emphasized text ...
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Why are there Google crawl errors for unknown urls?

I have been getting crawl errors in Google's WebMaster tools for urls like the following: http://madisonps.com/Media/eurl.axd/812e5d58643d804993276b6417a3c5ef These urls are not part of our site and ...
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Domain name extension importance and hosting area location.

I'm very curious, how is domain extension REALLY impact the SEO in most of search engines and specially in google and social media. I'll clear out my point here: there's lots of material about that ...
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Host duplicate student webpages without letting them affect SEO

Overview: I am looking to host webpages that students make on our main website. (i.e. www.example.com) Question: Since all students created the exact same website as their project. We do not want to ...
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.htaccess - setting up SEO friendly URLs and 301 redirects [closed]

I recently changed all my product-page.php links to SEO friendly URLs such as /product-name/ To ensure I've done this correctly, and for anyone else wanting to know how to do it, I just wanted to ...
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Is link building a white hat SEO activity?

Link building is the process of manually building links in any way possible to show the site in question as having more of a value to search engines than it did previously. Therefore it's surely a ...
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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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Does a jQuery “rel=nofollow” even work?

It's a fairly common practice for webmasters to rel=nofollow external links, and I frequently see it done with jQuery. The script typically looks something like this (off the cuff here): jQuery(...
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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 the ...
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SEO - aria-label vs .sr-only

For SEO purpose, I read that invisible content has less weight that visible. Because of that, it means that using Twitter Bootstrap's .sr-only class can be, in the worst case of course, treated as ...
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Does mobile site need SEO while desktop site already does it?

The URLs of desktop site and mobile site are separate. We have already done the SEO for desktop site and it works great. My question is, in this situation, do we need do these SEO improvement on ...
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How should I make my website rank for multiple cities?

I'm building a website for my client's hospice center. Right now, she wants to have a landing page for each city that the hospice serves, but for the content on those pages to be identical (like, ...
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How Can I Get Stats Showing in Google Search Results Meta Description?

I'm wondering how it's possible to get Google to show stats below the meta description like in the image below. I've scanned the source code of the site for any sign of structured data and didn't see ...
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Anchor tag inside <h1> or <h1> inside achor tag: which is better?

I am trying to use <h1> tags on my blog for the post title and came across one problem. Title is hyperlinked. Case 1: <h1> <a href=""> xyz </a> </h1> case 2: <a ...
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Bad links and competitors [closed]

If bad links such as paid links can harm your ranking and get you penalized by google, then competitors can simply use them against each other! Like for example someone can buy thousands of bad links ...
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I would like start with seo for my website, how do i do it? [closed]

I have just verified my business on google and now i start with seo for my website, i have never done seo for any website but i have done all possible study and tried to learn about seo from secondary ...
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Replacing external links with internal links and redirect

I thought I read a while back that Google search rankings penalize pages with many links that go offsite. I believe the logic was that the content is deemed poor or less original if many links are ...
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How disqus comments (inside cross domain iframe) are indexed by google?

According to what I have read is that google doesn't index content from any cross domain iframe since it's the content of another website. So how does Disqus do it?
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Migrating Iframe comments to a forum

I have previously posted about trying to start a forum on my website without success despite some very good traffic numbers. I believe the reason for the lack of forum posts, despite good traffic (...