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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Implications of SEO for single page websites

I built a server application that handles bot requests for my website, which was built using AngularJS. It works great, but I'm not entirely sure if it's valid in terms of Google's policy for SEO. ...
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What is the criteria for a website to be categorized as 'adult' by bots? [on hold]

How do bots decide whether a website is adult? For example, I have a gifting portal, but strangely here, it is categorized as 'Adult'. And there are good chances that other bots (such as Googlebot ...
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non-cachable Canonical redirect of www to non-www

I know this question is debatable for the whole eternity, and most likely nobody knows the real philosophy of this problem. But I'm trying to solve the problem about 301 and 302 response headers in ...
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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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Subdomain takes the position of main site in Google search result

We have one domain and one sub-domain. Until last week both of them appear in first page of Google search for very important keyword. Unfortunately Google dropped our main domain from search results. ...
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What drives the multi-screen rating in AdSense scoreboard?

On my AdSense scoreboard, I am getting a one star rating for my multi-screen. however, I am getting five stars for the other categories. My site is validated and compatible for all platforms. What ...
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Do all the pages on a website help the homepage's SEO?

When it comes to SEO, I hear the saying "content is king" a lot, so I tried to create a bunch of pages on my site with good authentic content. However, does creating a lot of content on a page or ...
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What might be the benefits in regards to pay-per-click (PPC) for sub-folders vs. microsites

I have a client that has a single main site and multiple franchise micro-sites. The micro-sites have most of the functionality that the parent site does but the content is restricted to a specific ...
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SEO similar website names

I'm working on a pharmacy website, which name matches several ones in Google. I've read meta keywords are no longer usable, so I tried to be specific on the title name, and meta description. I've ...
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Link tags in iframe widget

I have a rating community-site and I´m offering little iframe widgets with the average rating and some little other info. Does it make sense (for visibility, SEO) to add link tags to the head like: ...
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I want to know about web 2.0 profile creation [on hold]

I have a website and it has PR 3. Now i am thinking to create many profiles(micro site). These web 2.0 sites have good PR but when we create pages on these site then our pages have not any rank. So my ...
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Is adding authorship to content provided by an API damaging for SEO?

I've launched a website that has tide data and maritime weather for a number of UK seaside locations. Each location on my site has a 7 day forecast of tide and weather for that given location. This ...
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Multilingual website without any index file in the root folder

My client has a very simple website with two different languages and I decided to make a separate folder for each language, for example: domain.com/en/ domain.com/de/ But in the root folder there's ...
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How do I get google to prefer one branch/directory of my site over another?

I write a software library that maintains "latest" and "beta" branches: gojs.net/latest gojs.net/beta Ideally all of this content would be available via Google search, so I'm reluctant to disallow ...
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What is the difference between offsite and onsite web analytic tools?

What is the difference between onsite and offsite analytic tools? I am reading a book about web analytic tools and this is the definition (from the book): Offsite web analytic's tools measure ...
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Directing crawlers to content in language per language sub-domain

I have a site with multilingual website with many pages (40M). The site has UGC, and each translation is actually for the titles. Each sub-domain points to the same content with different titles per ...
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My site not appearing in google search result [on hold]

My site not appearing in google search result, after I had clearing my site search result from cache using webmaster removal request. I want to add it again but after long time my site not crawl. I ...
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Does Googlebot support TLS v1.2? If not, what will my TLS v1.2-only site look like to it?

I currently redirect all non-HTTPS connections to HTTPS, and support TLS v1, TLS v1.1, and TLS v1.2. I reconfigured my testing server to accept only a very limited and secure cipher suite and TLSv1.2 ...
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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it?

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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Meta Refresh for change of page name and content

Hopefully just a quick one. I've got a client that is changing the name of a workshop that they run. This means a change of url, page title for keywords that they have first page ranking on. The ...
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About ORM Activity, How to remove or down a rank of a webpage [on hold]

I have a website that has some fake reviews on a consumer forum site. We resolve all issues but webpage of reviews shown on top. So anyone suggest some tips to down the webpage in search engines
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Why is the PageRank for my website listed as “unavailable” in this tool?

I usually check my site up at SEO Site Checkup. Now, my site isn't top-notch, and I don't expect it to have a high PageRank, but SEO Site Checkup says the PageRank is unavailable for my site (that's ...
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Heat Map Tool Free [on hold]

From looking online, the free heatmap tools consistently mentioned are ClickHeat and ClickDensity. Heatmap.me comes up second when searching heatmap.me but it is not mentioned much. What feedback is ...
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How do I get ranked for terms which do not have related published content? [on hold]

My site is database driven site for educational courses. I around 200 courses list with me. The users I am targeting search for terms like MBA in finance, Computer engineering Graduates. Now I can ...
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Website logo text - best tag for SEO purposes?

I'm trying to develop a new website in HTML5 adhering to SEO standards where possible and I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out what tag my site name and slogan should live in. Originally ...
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Is it useful to have your company name as an <h1> on every page? [duplicate]

I saw a (quite okay) website where every page has the logo/title of the company as an . I was wondering if that is actually usefull or just ruining your SE(o)-score? The full HTML line is <h1 ...
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How to get rankings for an abbreviated product name without having it on the site?

My company has recently renamed & rebranded its two software products and has come across a snag with the naming. One of the products is fairly routinely abbreviated by our customers to a name ...
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What is technically correct with Link Wheel and Mininet [technique], looking past the ethical (aka “blackhat”) nature?

Because of the importance of backlinks, and the way that "authority" is calculated, black hat SEO has proliferated LinkWheels and Mininets. In my opinion, we now have a situation that was like ...
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SEO: is it a good practice for 2000 pages to redirect to 20 pages?

My task is to redirect ("301 redirection") 20 groups of 100 pages (2000 pages) with duplicate content to 20 pages in inner blog at the same domain. I know how to do it but is it a good idea from SEO ...
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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): ...
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Addon domains and SEO

I have a shared hosting account with a main domain and many add-on domains. I don't actually use the main domain, it just has a landing page. Can I tell bots not to index the main domain WITHOUT ...
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How to handle URL parameter for mobile site

I have a phpBB forum with a skin for mobile users. Some javascript detects your device/resolution and sends you to the mobile skin or not. The URL's remain the same, it's based on a cookie. People ...
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Yahoo search engine not able to index Ajax content?

Does Yahoo support crawlable Ajax? I'm about solution provided by Google (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling). How to make my Ajax content crawlable by Yahoo search engine?
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Beneficial to optimize rel=“canonical” pages as well as original?

For pages that have rel="canonical" and are duplicates of other pages on my site, does it make sense to optimize those pages? Would optimize the duplicate page with rel="canonical" in terms of the ...
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Best way to redirect users back to the pretty URL who land on the _escaped_fragment_ one?

I am working on an AJAX site and have successfully implemented Google's AJAX recommendation by creating _escape_fragment_ versions of each page for it to index. Thus each page has 2 URLs: pretty: ...
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Site migration 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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OK to have partly duplicate meta description and title

On my homepage, I am planning on using the following meta description. Premiere American Ninja Warrior website for fans and competitors. Train for ninja warrior, find obstacle blueprints, and info ...
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Is lazy loading a clever way of keeping internal links to a minimum?

I am working on the development of a news website where the front page has a very basic design which shows the latest 3 news and latest 3 featured posts of the website's main categories(six in all) in ...
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Managing reviews. What's best for increasing search engine ranking?

I'm managing my wife's business website for her day spa. I built the site in WordPress. I'm trying to find the best solution to manage reviews and the pro and cons of each. Right now, she has a Yelp ...
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Google penalty resulting from duplicate content and backlinks on dealer websites

We have a dealer network that sells our products, as a bonus we give them an extra 25% off our products from the normal wholesale price if they put our products on their site. We recently got hit ...
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Would a backlink to a website template affect my SEO?

I am going to start a new website project. It's my personal project and I am using a template which I downloaded from a website that has a condition that its users have to provide backlink to their ...
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SEO| my site appear after facebook page [closed]

I don't know a lot about SEO, my question is that: I built a site and if I search for the term "smbjob" in Google the site listed but after the Facebook page, twitter. There is a way to make it appear ...
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Comparison of phrases containing the same word in Google Trends

If I compare three phrases in google trends : house sale house white house I get the following numbers: house -> 91 sale house -> 3 white house -> 2 The question is: Is "sale house" and ...
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Avoid duplicate link to same page with #

I have one link in main nav example.com/photo but i want to add more links on page, which go on same page as this nav. Will this example.com/photo# help me avoid duplicate link to same page?
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Google sitemap priorities, am I doing the right thing?

I've built a website which has maritime weather and tide data for UK locations, and each location has 7 day forecast (where data is available). My URL structures are like this: ...
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301 Redirects: SEO Credit After Modifications to Redirect

I recently moved www.example1.com to www.example2.com. Initially, for a period of perhaps 1-2 weeks, this move was most likely a redirect from www.example1.com/blah to www.example2.com (go to the ...
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Would this be considered duplicate content for a multi-language site, and is it necessary to redirect by language?

Our company now has 2 domains linked to one FTP: site.lt and site.eu In the .lt site, we show the content in the local language In the .eu site, we show foreign languages like site.eu/lv. 1). My ...
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SEO & Reordering of duplicate content

I am currently working on a website, and the designer wants a menu that is setup like this: Toplevel1 Toplevel2 submenu1 submenu2 submenu3 Toplevel3 Toplevel4 All menu items have a title and ...
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Why Wikipedia doesn't appear as a referral in Google Analytics' Traffic sources?

One of my clients has a website and got not spammy backlinks in a Wikipedia article. When I test it for SEO purposes with Google Analytics (from different IPs), apparently there is no referral ...
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Purpose of hidden text in website

While observing the source of the Swiss airlines website, I noticed the use of hidden text. I first looked it up on Google and found many SEO-related benefits but also the risk of negative scoring in ...