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 Google value DOMContentLoaded or Load Time more as a ranking signal

I am working on a project to improve the performance of my sites web pages and by removing render blocking CSS and JS have halved the DOMContentLoaded time of some critical pages but have not reduced ...
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I can get penalty because changed my content?

I have this page in my site: www.mysite.com/companies/first-company I show the data of "First Company" My "First Company", change your name for "Second Company", so your new url is: ...
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Discounts for free blog post

We are thinking about offering a discount for our service (real estate listing site) if a client (real estate agent, rental agent) writes a blog post about our service, or an endorsement for our ...
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Multiple domains & one installation - SEO penalty?

I have 3 Wordpress instances of the same site in different languages hosted in different regions - Ireland, Russia and Spain. The 3 sites are code identical - just the content is different. I'm ...
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Using the same font-size (rem vs em) for heading tags <h> [on hold]

I wonder which way is worth to follow. Use fixed size for heading tags on entire page this can be implemented for example using rem unit which will take font size from html tag as you know Use em ...
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Should I use multiple GTIN for products in a non-webshop?

We're building a site for a paint producer and we can't conclude wether or not we should implement GTIN (via microdata) for SEO purposes. To simplify the situation They have multiple product ...
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How can I get keyword that lead to my website? [duplicate]

Is there a way to get keywords that searched in google and lead to visit my website using code. Like if a visitor entered keywords in google search and google display my website and visitor click on ...
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Traffic has never recovered after site domain move

I moved domains over a year ago. The traffic remains at 1/2 the level it was before hand. I used 301 redirects to do this, most of which were page to page redirects, rather than page to root ...
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Prevent mobile webpages from showing up in desktop search if mobile page doesn't have a corresponding desktop version

For example, if I have a long single page desktop site and I break that site down into 3 individual mobile pages, do I say that the single desktop page is the desktop version of every mobile page? If ...
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Bad to add external link in the navbar?

Is it considered a bad practice to have external links in the navbar of a website? In my case, I am thinking of selling some of my items on a new website that I previously sold on my current ...
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Do you get penalised for duplicate keyword anchor text within your own website?

First post here, coming from coding, please be kind! I'm finding natural linking opportunities within my content I'm writing to other sections of the website, using keywords. The way they are ...
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Content language different to menu language and SEO

I have built a website for a client following Google's multi-language website guide. It allows to create a project (tutorial) in a user specified language. Depending on the project language the URL ...
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URL in sitemap with temporary/dynamic noindex

Our scenario is we've got multiple pages set up for category-based browsing, such as example.com/products/boardgames A list of the canonical URLs for the categories is in the sitemap, with a frequency ...
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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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How to rank a new site at top in Google search? [duplicate]

Is it possible to rank a new site to rank at top in Google search using white hat SEO techniques only.
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Hosting multiple customer websites on one domain name

I have built a platform where our customers can sign up for a website and just select the information from their database to show on the website. Currently we tell our customers to point the www ...
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What Ranks Better? Faster Server located in foreign country or Slower Server from same country?

95% of my website traffic is from India and 5% from USA. What happens if I host my server with higher resources in USA or with lower resources in India. Will it have any effect on the ranking of my ...
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Dynamic product filter and SEO

I have a "product selector/filter" that uses an external data source (JSON) for product information. The user can adjust checkboxes or range sliders in the sidebar, and the pure front-end application ...
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WordPress subcategories and SEO

I have questions about categories. Is it okay to have child (nested categories)? For example: Software Development -- Web ---- Java Script ---- PHP ---- HTML 5 -- Low level ---- C ---- Assembly ...
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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Does including a script from my domain in a different website increase my SEO rank?

Let's say I create a very popular plugin or JavaScript library. If people include it in their site's pages, linking directly to my website where it is hosted (the script itself), does this increase ...
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Does redirect popup window affect SEO?

We have multiple websites, each site servers number of countries, and we used to have Geo-Ip Auto redirect system (no one likes auto-redirect), so we implemented another redirect system also uses ...
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Double forward slash in url, help in SEO? [duplicate]

I'm having a SEO optimised 7 year old website which rank no. 1 on google for different keywords. Pages are www.example.com/page1.php , www.example.com/page2.php . A competitor copied whole website ...
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English website on a ccTLD with multiple countries ccTLD 301 to it

We are a company in a country and hence, have our main website using a example.sg ccTLD. However, our business is regional across a couple of South East Asian countries and we have purchased a couple ...
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How is my SEO affected if I make all outbound links on my website rel=nofollow?

We have a lot of outbound links on our website to various high DA websites. Would it help or damage our SEO if I make all of the links rel=nofollow?
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Having a single website behind 2 domains

I have a website www.mywebsite.com. Recently I created a brand for my business, lets say it's called MyNewBrand. I'm thinking of acquiring domain name www.mynewbrand.com and create a 301 redirect to ...
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How does SEO work with a Custom HTML module as the “heading” of the article

I am using Joomla CMS and I have a menu item that links to an article. I also have a Custom HTML module that I have place at the top/above that article, and in this custom module I have placed the ...
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Would a “keywords” section on a web page be considered keyword stuffing?

It's known that keyword stuffing may be penalized by search engines. But what if I add a section titled "keywords", somewhere at the bottom of the page, with various forms of the keywords which are ...
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How to add hreflag tags to Prestashop to prevent Google Search Console warnings

I have a Prestashop multi languages site, and I started to notice some warning in the webmaster tools of Google that my site is lacking hreflang tags. Is there something in Prestashop to handle the ...
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“So much more than SEO” [on hold]

John, I notice a comment you made on a blog Where you said "there's so much more than SEO", could you please elaborate or direct me to an article of yours that explains this. I've spent all my ...
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Handling Duplicate Content & Pagination with Category Description

I have an ecommerce site with paginated product categories. I would like to add a description for each category to improve the "thin content" problem ecommerce pages generally have. I would like ...
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SEO tips for blog posts 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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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 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 - 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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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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?