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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Does meta tag in body section with itemprop and content work on SEO?

I noticed that <meta> tags in body only works with itemprop set, but I have a question. Do search engines read its content?
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Microdata reuse within another item

I've been reading around and I feel I've hit a wall. My intention is marking up my site with micro-data in a way I won't need to re-declare items that already exist in the page. For example, my ...
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Moving Blogspot to Wordpress, can I reuse the framed redirect domain without losing SEO?

I have a blogger site (let's call it test.blogspot.com.au) and a domain test.com which redirects to that site. We've installed Wordpress in a subdirectory on another site and migrated using blogger’s ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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Is there an easier way to implement 301 redirects when converting a site to WordPress

I have just converted a website to WordPress. The old site has hundreds of hard-coded html files, and the new site does not match the old site's directory structure or file naming system (bad SEO in ...
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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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How will search rankings get impacted if I move my mobile website to a single page application?

I have two different versions of my site: a desktop version, and a mobile optimised version. That is, for the same URL, the server renders different HTML for different user agents. I had been using ...
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SEO and URL Shorteners

When you have a link from lets say twitter that is t.co/foo that links back to your website how does that effect SEO and how do the major search engines handle Shortened URLs?
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Como Puedo Hacer Que Mi Entrada De Blogger Aparezca En Google? [on hold]

Tengo Un Sitio Web De Blogger Yo Queria Saber Como Puedo Ver Mi Entrada En Google De Blogger.. Por Que Vi Algunos Que Sus Publicación De Su Blooger Aparece y El Mio No Apareces
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What resolution in sitemap.xml image attribute?

I'm just creating a sitemap for my page and I found these aspects for creating it on Google: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668 There is a attribute for images, but my question is: ...
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How to SEO optimise Ajax/Json loaded images?

I am using Galleria.io on a website to display a gallery of images. In the database, the images have a title and description to properly explain what the image is. I load the images into galleria ...
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What can I do to links that no longer exist in order not to lose my PageRank?

I completely re-wrote my website and in order not to lose my PageRank, I mapped the old links to the new ones with 301 redirects. However, some of the pages that Google has previously indexed no ...
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SEO history of recycled domain name

I have purchased a recycled domain name and I have just been told that if I use the recycled domain name (that I now own) I will inherit any penalties that the recycled domain name may have attracted ...
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How to introduce large number of pages (that are only accessible through an ajax driven search mechanism) to search engines

We've got a web application with the main purpose of searching through a set of records search mechanism itself is completely AJAX based. A typical search URL would be something like this: ...
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Considering all Social Media links are `nofollow`, how do they help SEO?

I understand Social Media is becoming an important component for SEO. I'm trying to understand how that can be, considering all the links are nofollow so no link juice is transferred. Might it be that ...
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Google Sites page never shows up in Google Search organic results?

I use Google Sites (i.e.: https://sites.google.com/site/EXAMPLE/ ) as a convenient way to maintain up-to-date info on several residential properties, info that's often requested by my property agents, ...
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Is it better for SEO if the URL has the same path as the breadcrumb?

My product URL is example.com/categorykeyword2/product. The actual path (breadcrumb) is example.com/categorykeyword1/categorykeyword2/product. Would it be better in terms of SEO if the URL was the ...
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What is Is pyramid link building? [on hold]

Can someone help me to understand what is pyramid link building in SEO?
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Is pyramid link building a good practice for SEO?

Can someone help me to understand please? Is pyramid link building a to do practice for SEO? Does it work as per example below? Tier 3 pyramid building for SEO... Tier 3 site, links to Tier 2 ...
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Cross-domain linking for a multi-nation, multi-language site?

I have a website, that is available in, let's say, 3 countries (with data specific to each country), and provide users the posibility to see every website in each of the 3 primary languages of those ...
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Dropped impression 25 days after restructure

Our website is a non English property related website (moshaver.com) which is similar to rightmove.co.uk. On September 2012 our website was adversely affected by Panda causing our Google incoming ...
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Is doing A/B tests using site redirection a bad practice?

I'm developing hotels websites here in Brazil. When the site is done, we do an A/B test with the old version to measure conversion and show to the hotel owner how good our site is. Due to the fact ...
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Will Google always tell you if you've been penalized for spammy links?

I've noticed a few spammy links pointing to my website. Some of these existed from before I registered the domain, and some of these are new, possibly placed by competitors. I understand that Google ...
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SEO analysis report not counting Facebook likes? [on hold]

For my website I created a Facebook page. It has 21 likes. However, the SEO analysis report says the Facebook likes count to zero. How to get the Facebook likes count into the SEO analysis report?
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How to implement per page meta description and keywords in Magento? [migrated]

I'm trying to change meta description and keywords (I know keywords aren't useful) in Magento CMS pages, but the site is still outputting the sitewide default values. What am I missing?
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Can I block requests that have no user agent because they cause 404 errors?

Is it OK to block requests that contain no user agent? I am getting random 404 errors on URLs I have never used. These requests have no user agent. If this is the case, will it affect any of my ...
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Will using page headings (h1, h2, h3 etc) as internal links encourage Google sitelinks? [duplicate]

I am trying to change my site's page headings to better emphasize the structure of the page's content hierarchy. I am hoping this will encourage Google Sitelinks and list snippets. Current headings ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
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Personal web page disappeared from Google top results for my name after eu personal data law [on hold]

Personal web page disappeared from google top results for my name after eu personal data law, why this happened and is there a method to fix this? If I search for my website's url, the website ...
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Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [on hold]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
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All the pages from search keyword is gone! [on hold]

Yesterday when i have checked me website's page ranking is search engine as per keywords, at that time it was perfect. But today when i was checking i found that mojority of keywords are not in top ...
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Google analytics is tracking my admin panel usage. I removed the code, can I delete the data?

I accidentally put Google Analytics code in such a way that it included it throughout the entire website, including the admin panel. As a result, when I go to the site content page to view all the ...
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Can I use nofollow for offsite links without it affecting my page rank?

What I have is a page with almost all offsite links. Each clicked link is forwarded on to the destination. What I would like the search engines to do is to index the text between the anchor tag and ...
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Website copying our content SEO impact [duplicate]

Our company has a large dealer network across the US and Canada. We take an additional 25% off the products if they list our products on their website which most people do. We use to hand out code for ...
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What is the best pratice to pagination to avoid duplicated content? [duplicate]

The SEO department for the company I work for requested that the user comments on all pages should be paginated, and by this, generate a new URL, for example: Original page: foo.com/bar.html (load ...
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which url is better for google SEO, recursively or directly? [duplicate]

Say I'm building a e-commerce website. I have a lot of products in different categories. For example one of them is: Flat to Round Power Plug Convertor So I have two ways to link to this ...
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How to do SEO for database driven web? Asp.net [duplicate]

Hi to everyone and thanks in advance for your time reading this question. Im kinda new on this SEO stuff and there is something that I can't figure out how it works despite all the readings that I ...
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Difference between alt and title of img - which one to use - and impact

For years I've been writing my HTML for images like this: <img src="picture.jpg" alt="my picture" > But I recently ran a audit of my site using Raven SEO tools and it reported loads of errors ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [on hold]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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Geotargeted subfolder questions (Portugal/Brazil and Switzerland)

We are at the beginning of the process to get multilingual versions of a website. We will be using subfolders working off the core domain (eg mydomain.com/fr/), set the geotargeting at Webmaster Tools ...
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Can 302 redirect on WordPress homepage affect SEO?

I manage a website. In order to lead the visitor to the latest post when entering the website, I set a 302 redirect from the homepage URL to the latest post URL. There's 1 to 2 posts a month so the ...
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Self-referential hreflang attributes for single language website?

I've been told by an SEO company to add a hreflang attribute to every page on a single-language website (ie. 'self-referential' tags), but everything I've read about the hreflang tag, including ...
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Correct microdata and/or microformats for real estate listings?

Given I am running a real estate rentals listing website, what would be the correct microdata or microformats for the listing pages? There is the usual data: address, photos, price, start date, ...
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Does noindex metatag have a negative effect on the canonical URLs PageRank?

A page has this URL: http://example.com/pages/some-page/ There's a pagination on this page which uses a GET parameter page which would result in URLs like: ...
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Incorrect Dates for Downloable files in Google Snippets

We have a website which create publications and newsletters. In most (if not all) the search results for our downloadable files, the Google snippets show dates which are less than when those files ...
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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 ...