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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“Local” results from a google search

I entered "online dating" in Google, and I found some of the results are "local" (I'm in Ottawa, Canada). In the attached images see the results for www.okcupid.com and www.eharmony.com. Is this ...
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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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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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Google omits search results

The domain is not new at all, infact I have waited for quite a long now for google to show some love. If I search with the domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search for even ...
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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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PageRank unavailable for website

I usually check my site up at SEO Site Checkup. Now, my site's not top-notch, and I don't expect it to have a high PageRank. But SEO Site Checkup says Pagerank is unavailable for my site (that's ...
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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Add my dynamic page URL to Google results [duplicate]

Now I am working on Google SEO. My website URL is like http://example.com and When I Google it I can get my website results on top of the page. But my domain has a dynamic link like: ...
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How does a plus one on a post carrying a link, help for SEO?

How does a +1 on a post (from Google Plus) that carries a link help for SEO? Will it help the PageRank in Google? If yes, how?
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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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Changing main domain, redirect backlinks too?

I have a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and I do have about 40 inbound links from my clients that currently link to the old site. When going live ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Parsing all the links of the internet for a backlink checker [duplicate]

A backlink checker service for being accurate, it should parse all the sites of the internet, which it should be some zettabytes, let alone the processing time it needs for doing all the parsing (and ...
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Can different properties be on multiple domains or should everything be centralized on one?

In my case, I have a web design project for a funeral home. On their property they have a funeral home (for services, offices, ...) and a large cemetery also. Additionally, they own three more ...
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Is there an alternative to using an iframe so that my content would be visible to search engines?

I have a book-length document that is typeset with the LaTex typesetting system (It's a markup language popular for science and math typesetting.) A custom script runs a program called HyperLatex ...
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Wordpress blog has zero traffic after 2 months? [closed]

Hey so I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the Wordpress SE, but since it's more of a general question about website traffic, figured here. I started a Wordpress blog 2 months ago: ...
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Image Link with Nofollow tag. Good or Bad practice?

Which is the best practice, from an SEO point of view, if you have a list of products which have both image and text link? 1) one A tag with the image and product name inside? <a ...
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Do pages that serve dynamic content get higher search rankings if the actual code/markup does not change?

I heard that a big part of SEO is keeping your site up to date. The more often and recently the site/page was updated, the more likely your site was to get pushed to the top of search results. That ...
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Why is Google omitting commas from the meta description tag in its search results?

I've recently improved the description meta tag for my website to be more descriptive of the visited webpage. Today I decided to check Google and see if it has begun picking up these changes. It has, ...
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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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What should I do when the maximum sitemap size limit is reached according to Google Webmaster Tools?

We have an existing sitemap with the URL: http://example.com/sitemap/sitemap.xml It was submitted to Google Webmaster Tools a long time ago and almost all the pages were indexed, but recently we ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to have two almost-identical URLs?

On my blog, after coding a function which trims stop words, I ended up with these two URLs which are identical if not for the post ID: http://www.example.com/europe/france/597/june-weather-update ...
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Including Open Graph meta tags and Twitter card tags for SEO

I have used these tags before to share some content for user to preview on Facebook or Twitter before they actually go into the shared link/video. But when I was asked to include these tags only for ...
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chosen domain extension .sexy for site web [closed]

use a extension domain ".sexy" for the site of a sexy night in Italy might be a good choice? You will be penalized by the search engines optimization? Thank you!
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Marketing For Small Business [closed]

What is the best way of putting together a sales process for a start up that does marketing for small businesses?