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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How to track the keyword position of my website without violating the google TOS

I own a website and I'd like to be able to have an history of how some page and keywords ranked in google over time, to be able to understand if certain changes I made have positive or negative ...
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SEO issue - External links rel=“nofollow” or NOT!

Previously I created a website for promo codes and coupons. That have hundreds of external links to the Retailer's websites and I used rel="nofollow" tag. But my site SEO rank was very very... bad ...
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Why are specific pages on my domains being de-listed across all search engines? [on hold]

Apologies if this is too broad a question, but I am running a wiki-style website with biographical information on living people and performers. Recently, a specific person's biographical information ...
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Two offices, two domains - what's best for SEO?

My client has 2 dental offices in two locations. One office is called "Maintown Dental", the other, a new office, is called "Oakdale Dental" (these are not real names to protect client's privacy). He ...
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Getting my personal website to show up before my LinkedIn profile on search [on hold]

So I've got to go a few pages before my bio page on my personal website shows up. How can I get my personal bio page on my company's website to show up first? It's on the first page for nearly ...
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Using .net to compete against .com

Suppose I want to register a domain name but the .com TLD is unavailable and is being used by someone, would a .net domain be able to compete in terms of SEO? For example, if stackexchange.com is ...
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Will a popular subdomain overshadow the main domain from an SEO perspective?

This question may have been asked multiple times. But, I couldn't find a solid solution, so thought of posting it here. I have a website, we'll call it example.com. Traffic to this site is good and ...
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Google search console reports rankings, but my site doesn't show up for me when searching for those keywords

So I know that positions change and are also tailored to the user personally, but when I am looking at positions in my Webmaster tools dashboard some keywords have positions like 5, 6 or 7 (first ...
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How does google know the existence of a URL [duplicate]

Lets look at a stack-overflow URL as an example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36915213/laravel-mongodb-how-to-change-id-to-id-on-output I know these URL are designed like this to help with ...
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SEO tips on changing blog pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: ...
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Redirect my indexed html pages to new CMS pages without affecting SEO [on hold]

I was running a site with WordPress which eventually had to be converted to HTML using httrack for some security reasons. I had some traffic for special keywords which i enjoyed. We managed to get a ...
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Is it possible to denote a domain is a copy of another domain?

Lets say I own two domains that point to the same content. foobar.com a.foobar.com b.foobar.com barfoo.com a. and b. and testing servers, barfoo.com is a second domain that allows censored ...
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Is there a way to mark unusual words as spelled correctly so search engines don't think the site has poor spelling?

I want to know how to indicate a particular word or work is not spelt incorrectly. Spelling does affect SEO but the common spellcheckers usually come up with around 10-20 errors per page, but these ...
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CPanel Addon Domain Mapping and Search Engine Indexing-SEO

I have an main website within public_html.As the hosting provider allows multiple websites,i have created a folder mysite2.com in public_html. Now when i type mysite1.com/mysite2.com.Im shown my ...
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SEO impact of adverts on a .org domain

I know .org is really for non-profit organisations. If the site is purely for information but includes sold advertising space, will I be penalized from a SEO perspective?
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Having trouble with subdomain keywords being associated with my website

My company sells ecommerce platforms in a SaaS fashion. We used to assign subdomains to the stores using our own domain, like storename1.ourdomain.com, storename2.ourdomain.com, etc. We did this for ...
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When making a silo structured website is it ok to have header and footer on all pages?

When building a silo website from scratch, is it ok to include all the links in the header on any page? About, FAQ, Contact etc. For those unknown: What is the SILO Website Structure?
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How can you have a hotel to have a Schema.org rating based on the hotel star rating system?

How would you write microdata for hotels with ratings classified as "1-star" to "5-star" hotels? Looking at http://schema.org/Hotel, I see no "Rating" property but only an "aggregateRating" one which ...
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redirecting many websites to a domain marketplace

I'm building a small domain marketplace where I and a few friends want to sell a few of domain names. We plan to redirect (301?) each domain to a dedicated page in the marketplace website. we wonder ...
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

Today I was creating keywords for my website and I have one issue. Is there any difference between writing: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript,PHP"/> And the same code but ...
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Can HTML5 allow us to combine 25 pages that describe our product and still maintain SEO?

We currently have a web site that advertises a single product (a piece of software that deals with personnel information). That software has many features. Potential customers usually arrive at ...
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Are click tracking redirects acceptable for SEO?

We're looking at using http://www.pardot.com/ to track certain links/buttons on our website. We can give users extra "points" for clicking those elements. A way to grade potential leads. In order to ...
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Template websites vs Building website from scratch when considering SEO

Do companies which offer template websites (such as Wix and Weebly) offer as much SEO customization and versatility such that they can not be considered less effective in Search Engine Listings, than ...
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How check domain health before launching new website [duplicate]

I've heard that some domains may be flagged as spammy or get a penalty from google search and even be banned by Google. How can I check if the domain name I just registered is healthy ? There seems ...
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How to target a website to a non-English country?

I want my website to target a non-English speaking country. I believe that I need to modify something other than the page itself. I don't speak the language that I want to target. When I used Google ...
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How many web pages should I create for an online book for SEO and UI?

I'm currently designing an online book reader. I have two options: Every page of the book has its own webpage. This would mean millions of webpages. Upsides: it saves a lot of bandwidth as an ...
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Google Image publishing guidelines; landing page for each image?

In Google Image publishing guidelines there is a paragraph about landing page for each image: Even if your image appears on several pages on your site, consider creating a standalone landing page ...
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How to specify services for the LocalBusiness?

How can I show Googlebot by attributes from Schema.org that my company provide services below? Repair, installation and modernization: gas installation water instalation electrical installation ...
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How to specify the service region for a LocalBusiness?

How can I show Googlebot by attributes from Schema.org the geographic area where the services are available? Our services are available in cities and in their vicinity: Walsall Dudley Wolverhampton ...
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Canonical tag not getting honoured or is it?

I realise this is a topic which has probably been covered to infinity, however I have my own little question so hope the mods wont mind me opening a new threat on canonical issues. I have a post on ...
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Rich Snippet appears in Google's testing tool, but does not appear in Google Search

I have created a simple test page to test Schema.org Microdata. When tested in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool it appears as it should, displaying the address and job title below the green URL ...
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Get Google to ignore backlinks from a particular domain

I just used a backlink scan tool to show me the backlinks to my site. I have found there are almost 90k backlinks. The problem is that about 95% of these are coming from the same domains and these are ...
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What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks?

My website used to have sitelinks and now it doesn't. It's very possible that it's due to changing the website to a sidebar design instead of having an "interstitial" type landing page which limited ...
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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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How to index milions of dynamic pages in google? [duplicate]

I have a website which urls are something like: http://mysite/Code/12345678910 This "Code" i get from a table wich has something about 40 millions rows, each one with a different "Code". I would ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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What is the impact of <i>, <b>, <strong> or <span> elements on SEO?

What is the impact of i, b, strongor span tags on SEO? I quote the MDN HTML element reference: The HTML <b> Element represents a span of text stylistically different from normal text, ...
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Is using Arabic letters in a domain name OK for SEO?

I want to use Arabic letters in my site's domain name. Will that be good for search engine optimization? I will be targeting people searching in the Arabic language.
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JSON-LD Schema Data on Multiple Pages [duplicate]

Wondering if having identical, verified correct by the Google Structured Data Testing Tool, JSON-LD Schema data on index and the same JSON-LD Schema Data on all subpages would create any sort of ...
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Google Knowledge Graph periodic appearance

When searching for my client's business name in Google, the knowledge graph appears sometimes, and other times I simply get a local map showing the business, with no knowledge graph. Baffled as to ...
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How to keep SEO URLs after migrating my website to WordPress?

Because each platform has a unique structure and different rules for URLs, SEO URLs may be changed when migrating data from one content management platform to another. Do I have have to use an ...
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Google manual action removed but effects remain similar

Our domain had been under Google manual action penalty until recently. One week ago we finally get the action removed. However, we made a test creating a new domain and pointing it to the existing ...
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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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Will redirecting to a live broadcast hurt SEO?

We have a live streaming site. Each user has a "profile page" (example.com/username), that contains biographical information and links to their past broadcasts. This is what we want Google to index. ...
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

I was getting frequent attack on my website from overseas countries when it started becoming popular in SEO. As my business is totally based in Australia, I thought it would be better to block all ...
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Duplicate content on same-language region

I'm currently working on a multi-language website. I want to target different regions and each region should have its own site. I currently have two languages for my website: Dutch and English. So I ...
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How can report to google that the reporter of a DMCA request not copyright owner?

For a removed URL by Google DMCA report, how can report to google that the reporter of a DMCA request not copyright owner?
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Does changing strong element CSS styling affect SEO?

<strong> HTML elements have default black and bold CSS styling. I want my strong elements to have light blue background, have blue as font color and underline strokes. But does changing the ...
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how to control the Description section of my web site inside search engine (Google,Bing & Yahoo)

I have published my web site which is based on asp.net mvc-5 web template to the web (4 month ago). and the problem I am facing is that my web site behave differently inside the search engine results ...
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SEO importance of “revisit-after” meta tag

I just saw that lot of websites are using <meta name="revisit-after" content="X days">. Is there any SEO importance of this meta tag?