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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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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Does 301 redirect at root to subdir affect SEO?

I have a site that is a django/wordpress hybrid. The wordpress site is self contained at /wp, and is the mini-site for promotion and sales that a non-logged in user sees. The django site is for the ...
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Make Google recognize my mobile site

We have our normal website - http://www.MyCompany.com. We now also have a mobile site - http://m.MyCompany.com. If a "mobile" user visits my site, we have javascript that detects it and auto ...
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Can WordPress version update affect SEO?

I want to update the version of WordPress that I use to a higher one in order to install some new plugins that require a better version. Will this affect my SEO?
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SEO when subdomains point to the one site and one content in one server

Our Company has two subdomains like ex1.example.com and ex2.example.com that show exactly one site in one directory in one server. I don't know why they do for two subdomains, but now I work on SEO of ...
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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?

Take a look at the following screenshot I took from Google Webmaster Tools "Remove URLs" page: None of these were performed by me or others who have access to GWT. How do these removal requests ...
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Google result includes subdirectory. How to get google to list my main URL?

When you search for "one averee bay hotel", google returns the website's Rooms page (oneavereebayhotel.com/rooms/). I want Google to return the main URL only, without the "/rooms". I've been fiddling ...
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Image hidden, replaced with background image SEO

I have images in a gallery. To make it easier for me to crop the images to fit the boxes I want to use background instead of an image. What does Google think of that? Hide an image with visibility: ...
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Google's algorithm changes - SEO trouble [on hold]

I have a WordPress website which is not responsive and I need some advises from you. You know about these new changes that Google will do and I need to keep my website on top of Google. I don't know ...
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Why is google not indexing some of my pages? [on hold]

Google is only indexing 12 out of 262 pages for my site. I have checked everything using Google Webmasters tools and there are no problems. I have: checked robots.txt, fetch as google, submitted a ...
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Duplicate Content Problem for e-shop website

My question is not duplicate.i see all other questions and ask many wheres even google product forum (here). in summary, problem is about using rel=canonical for search filter urls. if i use this tag, ...
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Deleting the old site and 301 redirect migration to preserve page rank [duplicate]

So I am looking to completely redesign a site, keep the domain name, but change the host. Every damn article / tutorial for successful website migration I was looking at is assuming that the old ...
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How to track visits from domain to subdomain?

I have the similar UA code on main site and subdomain. There are a button on the main site, which refer to the subdomain. I have configured separate view for subdomain and write custom "include" ...
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Is the aside element recognised by Google?

My page has a set up as below. As you can see it follows a simple structure but there are a number of elements of body text related to the various links. These text elements appear on the page using a ...
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How to evaluate Google News traffic in Google Analytics

One of my sites has recently been included in Google News and I am seeing a spike in traffic. However, when I try to analyze the source of the traffic via referrals, Google News traffic number is tiny ...
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Using Fetch as Google on AngularJS

I am working on an eCommerce site and I have been asked to look at the SEO implications of our product listing page. I have done all the necessary steps to get the webmaster tools working fine on one ...
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Is this statement is right or wrong? [on hold]

"Neither your customers nor the search engines value content written for crawlers" Becuase i learn from a another SEO learning platform where total different opinion is written.
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Does image mime-type affect SEO?

I have uploaded images as mime-type application/octet-stream. They are served well if sourced from an image tag but Chrome for example cannot open them directly, always asks for download. The ...
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Does Google OCR and index text in the images?

A lot of the images that I post are schematics and diagrams. In those, about 30% of the "ink" is in the callouts and labels. I believe, readers comprehend better when the text is on the figure, ...
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What preferred domain should I choose for WIX website (www vs no-www)?

The problem is that WIX automatically redirects all to www-domain. It is not possible to have non-www domain when using WIX. Now, I would like my website to be distributed as non-www, but I don't know ...
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SEO - Responsive Website and Duplicated Menus

Whenever I create a Responsive Website I usually create 2 menus: 1 hidden and used for mobile and the other displayed as the main menu, then hidden to show the mobile menu. Whenever it comes to SEO ...
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Collaborate best materials to one blog

I want to copy all good materials from all differents web-sites (blogs) with not high-quality websites really to a new blog with expected good UX. How Google (and other Search Engines) will be relate ...
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Does members only content get penalized? 1000+ Pages, 1 to 2 Hits a Day

I have been rolling out several online courses which combined have 1000+ pages. The videos are restricted, but the text and headers aren't. These pages have been indexed for a few months now but ...
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Does URL encoding create duplicate content?

An SEO expert was testing my site, and noticed that my URLs contained the special character :. He said that would create duplicate content, because google would interpret any url containing : as two ...
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What effect does a URL length have on search engine indexing?

Once again, I tested some URL's of my site via powermapper tools, and now I receive the following issue: W3C Best Practices - Some pages violate these guidelines. Keep URLs shorter than 78 ...
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Does using HEX entities (&#xHH) in href attribute impact SEO?

Currently all the links on my website look like <a href="&#x2F">Home</a> <a href="&#x2F;user&#x2F;settings">Settings</a> <a ...
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Optimal URL structure for directory-like site [duplicate]

I'm building a site where organic SEO is very important for me. It's a niche, there's very little competition, and any edge I can get will help me out tremendously. That being said, which URL ...
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Google.co.uk SERP is ranking the page which is not expected.. SEO geotargeting

Our site domain was used to be "xxxx.co.uk" but its changed to subdirectory "xxxx.com/uk" so that we can have benefit from "xxxx.com" site domain authority (DA) and page rank (PR). It worked. DA and ...
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Is having a static homepage harmful for my SEO?

My homepage is a static page, not a page showing latest posts. Is this harmful for my SEO?
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Does it make a difference if your URL path ends in a trailing slash or not?

Does it make any difference to SEO ratings what-so-ever if your url has a trailing slash: http://www.example.com/some/slug/paths/ as opposed to one that does not: ...
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Bounce Rate and How it Factors into SEO

How does a site's Bounce Rate factor in SEO? When I ask this, I am speaking of a site's bounce rate and how it affects the ranking of the website.
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Do shorter URLs benefit the pagerank and overall SEO value of pages vs. a longer categorised url showing the site structure

We are coming to the end of a long project in which we are upgrading our client's site from a custom built CMS to the latest version of Umbraco CMS whilst also making their website responsive. As part ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Url Parameters & Magento Filter URLs

I am utilizing product attributes within Magento. I am also allowing using to filter via these attributes, this then generates new URLs. In Google webmaster tools under URL Parameters I have alot of ...
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Required Blog ideas for SEO of a MCA and PGDM college [on hold]

Currently, I am working on a website of a college that offers MCA and PGDM courses. I am building links, doing SMO, etc., but the content is also important and I need some topics to write posts about. ...
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Should we modify our Joomla robots.txt after Google's announcement on crawling of CSS and JavaScript?

Have come across an announcement from Google: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2014/10/updating-our-technical-webmaster.html It states: For optimal rendering and indexing, our new ...
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SEO and canonical links

I've a site abc.com where the content is being served from a frame hosted at def.com. Since, the content is hosted at def.com, the microdata information is not available on abc.com. Currently, I've ...
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Using 'rel=canonical' with WordPress sub-categories to their parent category?

In case of a blog with 3-4 main categories and each of them have 3-4 sub-categories. To avoid duplicate content should the child categories use rel=canonical to their parent category?
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Recommended wordpress blog structure. Category vs sub-category [closed]

Consider a blog about wordpress, seo and marketing ( foe example ). These would be the main categories. Should these be divided into sub-categories ? Example: Main Category: wordpress ...
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How to add near-synonymous keywords to a web page?

Say I'm selling software to calculate prime numbers. I'd like to have many similar keywords like "calculate" (prime numbers), "find", "discover", "create a list of", etc. since I expect people to ...
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How to change domain name without impacting search engines? [duplicate]

What is the process for changing a domain name without impacting search engines? I'm going from a long domain name to a much smaller one and would like to do so smoothly.
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Should I noindex child categories on a wordpress site? [closed]

My blog has 3 categories, but each of them have 2-3 child subcategories. Should I noindex the child categories? In this way posts will appear only on the main category and avoid duplicate content? Or ...
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Does Div Class Or ID Name Affect in SEO Result? [duplicate]

I've been reading some comments around the Web about HTML classes/IDs improving website's SEO. Which made me wonder and also lead me to the question: Does it make any difference giving random ...
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Quick/easy SEO options for a legacy site? [duplicate]

We have a legacy site that offers courses/training. We would like to improve SEO without changing most of the legacy code. Based on my research, these are the quick/easy things we can do: Put the ...
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Adsense crawler login for dynamic page urls

I have a website that largely features dynamic content. Every piece of dynamic content has it's own url, such as "www.example.com/page/*/*" The problem I have is that many of these pages require a ...
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WP - multiple Subcategories vs Categories+Tags. which is better for seo? [closed]

On a content blog, is it better to use multiple categories and tags, or main categories+subcategories? Consider a website that has the following blog "subjects": Wordpress, SEO, Marketing, ETC. Lets ...
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SEO when creating many URLs for a page that differ only by the name of the person that created the link

I'm developing a referral system for my website, and the way it works now is to generate an unique URL like www.example.net/public/referral/UNIQUE_URL. This page is just a normal registry page like ...
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Photo URL names the same as on other websites and SEO penalty

I have several websites on different IP's and the content wording is different but not the layout of the website and not the photos and there are many photos. What my question is, I dont want a SEO ...
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Does the google bot re-crawl websites based on backlinks on the homepage?

I have a page lets say news.html on my website which gets a lot of hits through google and i can see from the cache on Google that the google bot crawls it quite frequently. Currently, the homepage ...
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Does using #section in internal linking affect SEO or crawlability?

On my website, I have several sidebar widgets with internal links relevant to the content. But, the links go to certain sections of a page, not to the whole page. Example: ...
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Getting 406 on IE after google redirects my site

I have a wordpress blog. When I search the posts from my site in google, the results appear and on clicking the result I can open that particular post on my site. But while doing the same on Internet ...