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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What is an uncategorized URL

What is an uncategorized URL and is this something to worry about for a standard niche website?
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Google Webmaster Tools/ Impressions vs. Clicks

The impressions and clicks don't seem to correlate on Google Webmaster Tools for my site. Whereas the impressions vary widely, the clicks stay constant. I would expect the clicks to my site to go up ...
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Our website is indexed for our target phrase without spaces, but not for the target phrase itself [on hold]

We have launched a new site last month and saw that our website is indexed for irrelevant keywords in Google. We used WordPress and have properly inserted Titles, Meta Descriptions, Focus keywords ...
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In Google Webmaster Tools, the number of website links has suddenly dropped [on hold]

My whole site has 685 pages and they all still indexed. (The sitemap has 685 links, 73 of them are indexed.) Suddenly today when I checked, it shows only 5 links. What happened?
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Where does Google connect the AJAX-fetched content?

A lot was written about how Google indexes AJAX. I'm reading up. For instance, this experiment in Oct 2013 was insightful. It appears that Google does index the content when it's loaded in ...
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Changing category of posts in WordPress

I have a website with WordPress for 2-3 month with 120 posts, now I want to change some post categories, for example a post is belong to "ASP.NET" category and now I want to transfer it to "ASP.NET ...
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How to deal with unreferenced pages but exists in sitemap

Is it OK to have pages that are not referenced by any anchor links, but they do exist in the Sitemap file? Will Google penalise this behaviour or consider this as spam site?
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Facebook share in Hebrew messed up

I have a WordPress website in Hebrew. Using Yoast for SEO and AddThis for sharing. Recently a lot of problems with Facebook sharing: Some posts share in "Gibbrish" - no image, no title and messed up ...
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Can externally hosted sitemaps work with Google and Bing?

I am using a "cloud" hosting provider (Heroku) to host my webapp. Since I don't have access to a permanent file system, I am storing my sitemap.xml in Amazon S3. I wanted to know the SEO implications ...
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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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sitemap.xml for a website with forum

We have a website dedicated to our ActiveX and .NET components that has been working for more than 12 years. The site consists of 2 parts: the static part (product descriptions and articles) and the ...
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How to stay safe from being copied? [on hold]

Unique content is a major factor in ranking website. But what happen if anybody copies your unique content? How does Google prioritize the websites then? Does is affect on rankings too much? What are ...
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Is There any tool for seo analysis of our website? [on hold]

I want do seo analysis of our website.please provide me tool for analysis of our website point of seo.
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How to see backlink history

Is there a way to see a graphical representation of a website's backlink history? I have tried Magestic SEO, but the data looks inaccurate: Does Google Webmaster Tools come with such a data ...
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SaaS Platform and multiple possible domains

I have a SaaS platform where people can create their own white labeled job boards. My main product domain is www.myproductdomain.com When clients sign up they automatically get ...
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SaaS platform and client footer links [duplicate]

I have a SaaS platform where people can create their own white labeled job boards. My main product domain is www.myproductdomain.com When clients sign up they automatically get ...
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Are there any disadvantages to Cloudflare’s “Flexible SSL”?

Cloudflare let you serve your site over SSL without having to purchase and install a security certificate, a product they call “Flexible SSL”. (They act as a proxy and serve your site over SSL from ...
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What impact does upper/lower case have on SEO?

I am not asking about URL upper/lower cases. First lets look at these few examples. Example 1: <p>Hi, My Name Is Imran Bughio!</p> Example 2: <p>HI, MY NAME IS IMRAN ...
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Google algorithm penalty & reconsideration request

There is no any manuel penalty message on my Webmaster Tools > manual actions tab. But, my visitors count decrease 10.000 to 1.000 in last 3 years. All seo-check services says my site is OK: W3C ...
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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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how to avoid being noticed as a spam and not hurt seo? We are not trying to create doorway pages

I have a website, where we have a similar structure across all our pages, what differs is the location and product type. Eg: When you buy marketing xxx database from us, we tend to provide you ...
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Improve Google ranking for general vs. specific keywords

If a keyword phrase contains another keyword phrase (eg. "one two three four five" → "one two three"), does improving SERP ranking for the shorter phrase "one two three" (using backlinks) ...
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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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Can my single page application deliver an HTML snapshot to search engines?

I’ve SPA (Single Page Application) project that works 100% using AngularJS, with all of it’s content dynamically generated through JavaScript on the client side! As you know this means no ...
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SEO for Gallery-Intensive Web Site [duplicate]

My 10 years old web site is about niche content(cinema) news gallery. (its a news site; but %90 of pageviews are from galleries) and i'm getting photographs from news agencies and public relation ...
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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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Are HTML tables bad for SEO?

A lot of designers discourage the use of tables but I have a layout where I'll use more div structure to achieve something made simple with a table.. Are tables bad for search engines? edit: I will ...
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SEO Strategy for financial websites [closed]

What will be SEO strategy for finance related websites? Regarding Press Releases Regarding External Blogs Some other Premium SEO Strategy
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What would be the correct html element for document author?

Which html element should be used when writing out the author of an html document, with regards to semantics, SEO and so forth? Thanx!
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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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Friendly URL's with + instead of - interpreted differently/negatively?

A function on my site is replacing all spaces in my friendly URL's to "+". So an article named: "best cars 2014", becomes "www.example.com/best+cars+2014". Is this negative for SEO? E.g. would this ...
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“Fetch as Google” doesn't find the HTML snapshot for my AJAX content

For my webpage I generate the content via JavaScript, so I want to use ?_escaped_fragment_ to redirect Google to my HTML snapshot. I have a RewriteRule for my Apache RewriteEngine on RewriteCond ...
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Do new lines in the title element affect SEO?

It is a common thing that if you have some login that creates the title element content to finish with several new lines in it. For example: <title> Title | Category | My Site Name ...
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City specific result in google for searches from different city for generic keyword?

Is is possible to configure my website to show different content in search result for the user from same google domain but from different cities? When I search in google.co.in from my city Chennai for ...
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Movie Database - Load images from API or locally?

We are creating a movie database site and I have a big dilemma... Shall we keep the movie posters, episodes, screen images in our host or shall we use TMDB (themoviedb API) for loading those images? ...
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How to remove a page from the Google search results [duplicate]

Google says one can use the following method to remove a page from the search results: by putting -http://www.example.com/outdated.html into the sitemap. But what if the site does not exist anymore.
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Do Search Engine Spider's submit POST forms?

If I have content behind a POST form (a select box, in my case) will Googlebot, or other Search Engine Spiders be able to crawl the content behind that form? For example, if I were to have 4 ...
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Do search engines directly penalize bad grammar?

Let's say I have a web page with user-contributed content, which has good content but with bad grammar, slang terms, and an inappropriate tone. I know that bad grammar is also a problem, because it ...
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Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant?

A coworker and I are locked in a debate over the value of SEO keywords in the URL of a page. She wants to change all the filenames of the HTML pages of a fencing company so they look like ...
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Does repetition of same rules for each major crawler bot makes sense in robots.txt?

SEO is a bit of arcane topic and sometimes I encounter strange practics which seemingly aren't backed up by any advice but still persists. Now I mean something like this: User-agent: Googlebot ...
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Sitemap for a one-page site

I'm wondering whether it's worth the effort to create a sitemap for a single-page site. By single page I'm not talking about a webapp made with Angular or Backbone, just a presentation site/page ...
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What are best valid offpage SEO techniques? as per google's latest algorithm [closed]

I am trying to find and use offpage SEO techniques for my website but most of search telling me that google has updated SEO algorithm and some offpage techniques now google is considering as SPAM. So ...
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Is a different sitemap per language OK? How do I tell Google about them?

The website is very, very large and I have created: sitemap_fr.xml sitemap_en.xml sitemap_es.xml Is this solution OK? If so, do I have to insert a tag to inform Google about the different ...
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SEO for image led search results

I currently work on a site that has a quite dated search results page. We're looking at refreshing the design and have been conducting user testing which indicates that price and photos are the only ...
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Prevent Googlebot from seeing or indexing common keywords such as “read full story”

I have a site that uses a lot of the same anchor text. For example, "read full story". When I do an SEO audit for my site, I find that these are my most frequent keywords, but I am not trying to ...
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Duplicated content - how to tell Google I am original author

Let's say I prepared an article I wish to publish on my not so popular blog. But I am afraid that this article is so good that much more popular site will steal it and publish it on its own. I am ...
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301 redirect all pages with a specific extension

I have a website that is not on ASP anymore, it's a Drupal 7 website now. I need to use an .htaccess file to redirect with code 301 all pages with .asp extension to the 404 page or a specific URL. ...
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Are there SEO problems when one site has two IP addresses?

My website now has 2 IP address. My current site is http://review4buyer.com which was registered in GoDaddy. I set the names server to Dreamhost, but in the DNS Zone manager of Dreamhost I point the ...
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How to properly link a blog to a website?

I've been twice in a situation where I had to create a blog alongside a website. We've decided to externalize the blogging platform to wordpress.com (no maintenance and security concerns, good ...