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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SEO optimization for every subdomain blog.exampledomain.com vs. www.exampledomain.com/blog?

We are hosting our blog under blog.exampledomain.com and a SEO consultant suggested to move it to www.exampledomain.com/blog because SEO has to be done for every subdomain. BACKGROUND INFO: ...
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For multiple pages about each city, how should I structure my URLs?

Let's say I have a profile page ex. www.domain.tld/London.html and inside the page links to gallery, history, directions, etc. I use mod_rewrite so the extension .html just tell me that it's a profile ...
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Domain Authority during domain migration

I have a site that I want to migrate from one domain to another, the domain I want to migrate my site to currently has an existing site of mine on it. For the sake of this question let's call the ...
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Notify search engine crawlers about user generated content so that our rankings are not biased by keywords used by users

Is there a meta tag or a way to notify crawlers that a page is generated by the user? To clarify the issue, We have a website already promoted by SEO and we want to add dynamic user generated content ...
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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

I have an eCommerce based on Opencart, but I have some doubts about how many times I can repeat the same word. For example, the keyword is present in the title, description, h1, h2 and is repeated ...
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Evaluate of keywords and Heading [on hold]

Please evaluate my keywords. The main keyword that gives me visits is: 'genesis tablet' now you will see it repeat and repeat and repeat, tell me if it's good or needs change. Now I am getting a ...
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Canonical URLs in sortable paginated lists

How should one use rel="canonical" in sortable paginated lists? An unsorted list of products is not the same as the same list sorted, nor are lists sorted in different ways equivalent. For example, ...
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Moving WordPress blog to new domain

I created a website and a blog. Assume the website address is example.com. And I added a blog (WordPress) to that website at example.com/blog. I need to move my blog to a new domain (only the blog). ...
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SEO for filename of images that are uploaded using Ruby on Rails

I'm use RoR 3.2 and carrierwave gem for upload images. I want will do SEO optimization for uploaded images filenames. For example I have model Car(attributes: :id, :name, :avatar(carrierwave image ...
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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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When setting up internal links, can you link to a single page too often?

I made a website for a client about tourist services he offers. There is a blog, with unique content where each service is described. For example, there are 40 hotels, so there is 40 unique blog ...
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How do I redirect a large number of pages in Wordpress when changing plugins?

I have had a WordPress site for two years. It is hosted on a typical WAMP server. I would change it's theme but the one I have chosen doesn't work with the qTranslate or mqTranslate plugin. I'm ...
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Using article published dates effects SEO?

In my blog I publish articles with date below under it. My questions are: Using dates will have positive impact or negative impact? After few years of publishing the post, since my post age is old ...
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Installing WordPress in a subfolder and effect on SEO

I want to install WordPress to build up my site using it. Lets say my domain is domain.com and because of the current hosting issues, if I install wordpress in the root of public_html it will be a ...
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What does “not set” mean Landing Page on Google Analytics

On the page Google Analytic > Content > Site Content > Landing Pages. What does not set as a landing page mean? User's visit on the website must land somewhere, and that landing page must ...
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SSL Problem or Opencart?

This question is related with: Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL My actual HTACCESS: RewriteBase / # this redirects example.com and www.example.com to https - thanks closetnoc ...
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Content strategy [on hold]

Apart from Articles, Press releases and external/Internal blogs what will be the content strategy for best keyword rankings. Because in current scenario articles are not that much effective. Press ...
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Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL

I have a eCommerce based on OpenCart, but I was wondering about change my domain name for SEO purposes. For me the critical thing about my changes are the imminent possibility of domain change, I'm ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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SEO technics for online directory website [duplicate]

I am setting up a website that will host offers for supermarkets in the place i live. Now, my question is SEO related. I read everywhere that SEO title and Meta Description should be as unique as ...
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Has anyone else faced a sudden drastic drop in Web Traffic from Nov 17-22, 2014? The Direct/None Traffic in Google Analytics?

I can't figure out why my website traffic has tremendously dropped in the last few days. It started on Nov 17 to be precise. It's the direct/none traffic. All other traffic seems to remain ...
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Site migration using new and old subdomains 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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Will duplicate international (i18n) content hinder SEO rankings?

Google clearly states that duplicate content within a single, or multiple, domains is not advised. This is understood, but I am not sure of any exceptions for sites with region-specific content that ...
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How to Build Mass Internal Link In Wordpress? [on hold]

:D I have problem now. My problem is How to build internal link in wordpress ??? The internal link is increased when add new post... and create thousands more links with just a few post... Is it ...
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How is content of Ebay's BHP pages ranked [on hold]

Recently I have discovered that the ebay bhp pages come very high in Google rankings for web queries. Essentially, any of the ebay sites under: ebay.co.uk/bhp/ may come on top before the results ...
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With www or without www Which is better to use? [duplicate]

I have just bought a new domain www.example.com .... Which is better for SEO: http://example.com or http://www.example.com I think people will make more links starting with www and will have more ...
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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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Site traffic goes down suddenly [on hold]

What are things that we need to check in priority when site traffic goes down suddenly? I just want to know major factor which can down site traffic
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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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Bing search results shows an HTML encoded ampersand instead of an actual ampersand

I've looked through Bing Webmaster Tools to see if there is a way I can fix this, but I haven't found anything. Here is an example in the search results. The first link is the one in question.
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Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
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How to increase PA and DA of a site over night? [on hold]

i see many blogger ranked their low quality post just because they have good DA. Please tell me the easiest and google friendly ways to increase DA (domain authority) fast.
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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Can product pages be created to rank in search engines for inventory from a local store?

My website integrates with the inventory of local stores. A store could have hundreds or thousands of products. I'm considering having a product page for each inventory item, given that it is ...
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Link tags in iframe widget

I have a rating community-site and I´m offering little iframe widgets with the average rating and some little other info. Does it make sense (for visibility, SEO) to add link tags to the head like: ...
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Is it a problem if someone disavows my site? I'm getting threats that other sites will do that if I don't remove links

I've been getting to many of these emails: My name is John Doe web manager of www.somewebsite. This is our 3rd and final request to you to remove links from your website to ours. If we don't ...
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When WPML translates my WordPress site, should I move the native language to a subdirectory?

I have a website which URL looks like www.example.com. The website is in French. Now I want to have an English version and I'm going to translate the site using the WPML WordPress plugin, which I ...
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Is it possible for a script tag to be perceived as an inbound link for SEO?

My company has <script> tags on a lot of sites, some of these sites have very high page ranks. Right now the <script> tags have a src of Microsoft's blob data. We want to move away from ...
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Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage

Before we launched our website, we had set up a "coming soon" page and google picked up the title and description from its contents. So the description in the search results said, "Coming soon! Visit ...
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Is it important to add a mobile sitemap?

I've recently added a mobile version of a web-app. Most web-page URL's like mydomain.com/folder/page now have another version mydomain.com/mobile/folder/page In the web-page I've added: <link ...
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How to install minecraft forge? [closed]

Minecraft Forge is a Modding API that makes it very easy to install a number of different Minecraft mods. This guide will explain how to correctly install Forge for Minecraft 1.7.
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wiki page creation tips [closed]

How to make a proper Wikipedia page. I tried making wiki page but moderator removed the page. Sometimes I account blocked by Wikipedia moderator. Is there any particular method to create a wiki page. ...
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SEO impact of dynamically serving cropped images based on device type

I have a website and try to optimize it regarding device size. Due to a large image slider on the front page I could halve the size by serving smaller images for mobile devices (via simple user-agent ...
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Does Googlebot determine the value of a link by its position on the page?

It's well-known that the SEO value of a website basically depends on how much it has been referenced, linked, and shared. From Googlebot's point of view, is a link at the top of a page more valuable ...
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Will removing my keyword from breadcrumb title to simplify UI hurt page SEO?

Working on the UI of a new site and I would like to simplify some breadcrumb titles so they do not take up as much space. They will still communicate the same message to user. See example below: ...
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Block search engines from the main domain while allowing add-on domains to rank well

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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When I aquire a domain from a competitor is there SEO value in redirecting or keeping the existing site?

I can aquire a domain from the competition. For best SEO, do I place 301 redirect to my site on it or should I keep the site link from it? Situation Another sites ranks #1 (A) in Google and my site ...
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Will serving the same content from two different domain names (using DNS CNAME records) hurt SEO?

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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Delay Loading of Webpage Content / Debounce Cache

Background: I am implementing a custom cache handler in PHP. The cache script is triggered on-demand by website traffic. I want to intelligently handle an influx of simultaneous requests. To do this, ...
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How to Index my website? [duplicate]

How can i Index my website? I have tried all things which google suggesting me still my website is not getting Indexed from last 30 Days?