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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Display the published date of blog posting

how to display the published date of the posting that i made on google search result? Example: I optimized the structured data of my blog last month, the datePublished and dateModified seems no ...
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Lazy loading images (with data URI) and effects on SEO

I've seen this question: Lazy loading images and effects on SEO My question is very similar, except that I am using data-uri images like so: <img width="1100" height="340" class="img-responsive ...
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Google Pagespeed tells me to leverage browser caching when caching is already enabled

Google Pagespeed Insights still tells me that I have to enable browser caching, but I don't understand what I'm missing. I'm using cloudflare with optimizations enabled. I see this HTTP header in ...
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How to copy my blog from one domain to other without SEO penalty?

I have had an old blog (which is still active) where I published some articles which I also want to publish on the new blog? How can I do this without SEO penalty?
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Is there a method for indicating intentionally duplicate content (e.g. product features)?

We often have clients who have products with key technical features that support the customer's purchase decision. Ideally these are present on the product detail with a short blurb. For example, if ...
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SEO - Google Biz Listings -vs- Wikipedia Display

I am having the discussion at work about whether or not to turn off our Google Business listing and G+ page because of the business reviews and star rating that appears on Google search results pages. ...
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Some of my webpages will appear then disappear for my targeted keywords

Last week one of my webpages appeared for a keyword phrase I was targeting. Then, two days later it disappeared completely. Today the same thing happened for another keyword, and within 10 minutes the ...
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Google indexes a completely DIFFERENT title for my web site. What can I do?

I have a strange problem. I have read about this problem in other questions but mine is different in a strange way. After a back up at my web hosting company, Google indexes my website with tags such ...
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Multiple Websites with Multiple Sitemaps under single IIS Endpoint

We have multiple websites with different domains under single IIS endpoint. Each website has its own sitemap - sitemap1.xml and sitemap2.xml. Can we implement rewrite rules so that www.example1.com/...
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How to eliminate duplicate titles for a website URL using www.example.com and example.com

My website uses both www.example.com and example.com. I recently tested for duplicate titles on the website and it seems that any title on a page at www.example.com and example.com is perceived as ...
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Will repeatedly searching and clicking increase search engine rankings?

My website is showing in Google search for a particular keyword. I am now searching for my website many times with this keyword. Is doing so going to effect the position of the website within the ...
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Canonical URL to refer to other page, although it is not exactly duplicate content?

We are hosting recurring events, and when you search in Google for that event, you always get an ealier installment of it that tops the list. This is of course obvious, as every time the new event ...
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Is it bad practice for SEO to use <i> in header elements?

For making a user friendly website, I have to use some of Font Awesome fonts in <h> elements like this: <h2> <i style="color: rgb(102, 149, 45); vertical-align: inherit;" class="fa fa-...
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Do links to my site in www.mysite.blogspot.com point back to my site or blogger?

I've recently started a website and of course I'm trying to build backlinks. I've started a blogger blog as one way to do this yet I'm continually hounded by sales calls that tell me if I post a link ...
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How to GEt Crawled Frequently [duplicate]

I wanted to know how to get crawled your Web Page Frequently to Different Search Enginges. I want my Web to Get Crawled to Google Every Frequenct Day? Can Anyone help me out.
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Similarweb shows a impossibly very low group share while comparing sites

We use similarweb for keyword analysis vs competition. Tool Url : https://www.similarweb.com/ But it shows a metric : Total Group Traffic Share and indicates that it is : Percent of search traffic ...
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Well structured URLs vs. URLs optimized for SEO

Let’s take an example of a movie site. So a well structured set of URLs for this site can be: Movie page - example.com/movies/the-matrix Review for movie - example.com/movies/the-matrix/reviews ...
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Is it possible to update a restaurant menu in a Google My Business result?

The Google My Business information is the summary box of information relating to reviews, contact information, etc that (in desktop view) displays on the right hand side of a search result for many ...
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Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO?

The title attribute is an HTML standard element available across most tags. e.g. <li><a title="Widgets listed by household function" href="/widgets/by-function.html">by Function</a&...
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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 page)...
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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting ...
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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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Crawl Budget economy: what to do with URLs with tracking parameters?

So, a site has inbound links to a lot of important pages and these links have URL parameters. These URL parameters are basically used just for tracking purposes, similar to the way Amazon links to its ...
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Multi-country redirection where US is not the main site and it's SEO implications

We run a custom built e-commerce platform. We started in Canada and our main site was thus built to serve canadian buyers. When we expanded into the US, we added a /us sub-folder as an identifier. We ...
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Can backlinks to robots.txt blocked pages boost domain's ranking?

So, imagine, we were blocking some URLs via robots.txt, but apparently these pages were getting backlinks. Later, we decided to redirect these blocked pages to another domain of ours. ~1.5 month ...
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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: /blog/...
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The German keywords with high monthly searches and good ranks in Google haven't any traffic

I have some questions about German SEO. Some words we are optimizing have high monthly search, and good rank in Google.de, but these pages focusing on the keywords don't have any traffic. What's wrong ...
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How to make transition from HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/2 with SEO in mind?

I'm aware that HTTP/2 is using only https protocol. My existing implementation on the website are all HTTP/1.1 with http protocol with thousands of existing urls. To add HTTP/2 support, without ...
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embeded video gallery and bounce rate

Just a quick one - I am considering adding a type of video gallery page to my website with embedded videos from youtube, my own vids from my own youtube channel, which leads me to my question... When ...
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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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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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Are the “author” and “publisher” link types still relevant for Google+? (2016)

I was searching a lot regarding rel=publish and rel=author but got some doubts because most articles are from 2013 and 2014. First, I understood that Google is not showing author's picture in SERPs ...
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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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For SEO, are headings still worth it?

Which heading, if any, should I use for a web app where I divide the content acccording to cities and every city has a page, but I didn't yet write the name of the city on the page? Is it good just ...
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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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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 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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Is a drop in Domain Authority (DA) for a website & it's competitor unusual?

I monitor the DA of a businesses website and 5 of their top local competitors. Competition level reaches across the entire US but some are within the same state. Moz sends me a weekly report of DA ...
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301 or linking to domain

I purchased a number of (oldish) domains, 2 or 3 of these domains have relatively good backlinks and according to MOZ (if that is worth anything) a goodish page rank. These domains are currently ...
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One to many problem with implementing 301 redirect after changed urls

I have a problem. I had an old dynamic url which I have now split into multiple static urls. e.g. www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=1&id=2 www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=2&id=3 www....
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Alexa SEO audit reports that all crawlers are blocked despite “Allow: /” for specific crawlers in robots.txt

I had got done a SEO Audit by Alexa for my website. It reported that all the crawlers are blocked from my website because of my robots.txt. My robots.txt looks something like User-agent: * Disallow: ...
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SITE: Search Google Index Mobile VS Desktop

So I noticed something weird yesterday...when doing a site: www.example.com search on google yesterday, it returned TWICE the amount of pages compared to doing a desktop site:search am I just really ...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...
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Split 3.5M pages under different subdomains. Good idea?

I have a website with 3.5M pages (one page for a product) but Google is only indexing about 1M pages according to google.com/webmasters I was thinking of classifying these products in a few ...
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How can schema.org markup be used to optimize a site that generates fake data? [on hold]

I am developing a site Which will generate Free fake data.But I am confused that how will I can optimize my site with Schema.org.
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Previously submitted my sitemap but now I changed most of my pages URLs, what should i do?

I had previously submitted my websites sitemap to google search console. It submitted all my pages and indexed most of them. However, recently I have changed most of my pages URLs due to SEO. Since I ...
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wordpress 301 redirect tag to main page

I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference. ...
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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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Does blocking content for some users and showing it to Google for indexing affect SEO

Does Google consider an example of Wall Street Journal where User who are not subscribed to WSJ do not see the full article http://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-upholds-affirmative-action-in-...