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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Google isn't crawling all Sitemap URLs [duplicate]

Googlebot isn't indexing our Sitemap http://i.stack.imgur.com/WkB1J.png There are 63 links in the Sitemap only two are indexed I've tried sending some link to the index by "fetch as Google" with no ...
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Is the “meta-description” tag required when “meta-robots” is set to noindex?

I am using <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> for few pages that are not supposed to be displayed in any search results. I know how important is the meta-description tag for SEO. Is it ...
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List of words vs words in an article

What (if any) SEO-difference is there between listing several (key)words and using the same words in a short article? For example, if I have three words presented in the following ways: <ul> ...
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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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Google Custom Search Engine - Good or bad? [duplicate]

I would like to know if replacing my search box into Google search engine would improve my SEO or not. Normally, clicking our site from search engines improves our SEO, but is it the same for Google ...
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Give Me Review About My Blog [on hold]

Friends, My Blog : removed Give Me Review About My blog. And Give Me some Tips How To Improve My site Seo Optimization. And Increase Traffic. What I do With my Blog. and Any one Interested To ...
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What should I use for a canonical URL for a search page that has a few search options?

I read this post here: What is a best canonical URL for a search result page? and I have search page which can set more than one item like this: ...
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How can I remove soft 404 errors in wordpress website? [on hold]

How do I fix soft 404 errors in my Wordpress website? I am removing deleted pages in Google Search Console (webmaster tools), but it is still showing soft 404 errors.
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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Indexing a large number of pages

I have a database of several hundred thousand profiles that include names, careers info, and contact info. I was thinking of creating a teaser webpage for each profile that could be indexed by search ...
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Duplicate content penalty for adding event information to sidebar widgets?

I have an entertainment-based WordPress site. If I place my upcoming events on the sidebar via widgets that will contain links and event information, they will appear both on my home page and internal ...
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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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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Why breadcrumb doesn't preview on Google search result?

I'm adding breadcrumb structured data in my site. Google Webmaster Tools already detect with no error and 6 months gone. But this is not preview on google search. Search result on Google: My ...
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Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text inside a heading element?

Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text on a landing page nested inside of an <h3> element? For example: <div class="active item"> <div ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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Is there SEO conflict if making identical posts on Medium and on a standalone website?

I’m writing a series of blog posts and I’m finding a little bit of a conundrum. I want the audience that can be manufactured on Medium but I also want the SEO that comes from long form text on my ...
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Do I need to update the sitemap.xml file after removing some URLs?

Do I need to update the sitemap.xml file after removing some URLs from the website and merge three different URLs to a single one. For example, three different URLs: www.example.com/one.html (main ...
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SEO publishing non-English articles

I have a Slovak language websites and I would like to publish unique SEO articles, but all Slovak webs with PR2 and higher are paid for publishing. In this case I would like to try publish them on ...
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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: ...
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Does Google index AJAX websites after running the JavaScript?

As I understand Google depreciated its ajax crawling scheme they came up with back in 2009. I run single page app powered by Anguar frontend with push state navigation and my question is around ...
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Google displaying wrong title / Adds “First -” before the title

I have a website (wordpess) and the most important page of my website is displayed with a wrong title on Google search results. The title of the page is in this format: "Category name | Website ...
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Google not updating title with htaccess expires

It's been 2 weeks I've changed my website title and still Google hasn't changed the title in search engine. I think it's because of if modified since header... my website is generating 201 OK status ...
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What CDN features are the most important when picking a CDN provider?

Price and a number of PoP's surely do matter. But if I was after choosing one CDN provider out of 10 similar ones, what CDN features would be the most important? Which ones do really matter for ...
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Two websites with semi-similar keywords on same IP server / SEO affecting SERPS

Two websites have semi-similar (main) keywords 1 brand site /w keyword "Superman shoes" and 1 retail site named shoes.com They both run on the same server/hosting, same SSL cert, comparable ...
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Having keyword twice in URL is good or not

Let's say the keyword i am targeting is "JavaScript" for seo of my website And My domain name is JavaScript.com. Now i post a blog something like "What is the scope of variables in JavaScript". So my ...
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Should each page of a Blog listing have its own Title

Should example.com/Blog?Page=1, example.com/Blog?Page=2, etc have the same title? I have done some research on this and SEOMoz's tools say I have duplicate titles and so does Google's Webmaster ...
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Domain name extension importance and hosting area location.

I'm very curious, how is domain extension REALLY impact the SEO in most of search engines and specially in google and social media. I'll clear out my point here: there's lots of material about that ...
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301 Redirects for profile-based websites

I'll use the example of a dating website for my question. A member on the site has a profile that is active for a limited time, after which it expires (unless they renew their subscription). But once ...
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Clear old SEO content from Joomla

Current situation Our previous website was built to be embedded in Joomla, stuff like "About" were Joomla content, but the main page was custom PHP. Now that we moved to a complete custom ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows invalid data

Webmaster Tools shows 1 URL error (not found page). The report says that 5 pages are linking to a page (let's call it x) that does not exist (and because it doesn't exists it returns a soft 404). ...
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Is the SSL version of a site different from the non-SSL version to Search Console the same way www. and non-www are? [duplicate]

Title says it all really. I know that for things like Google Search Console, www.example.com and example.com are different sites. Is the same true for https://www.example.com and ...
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Google trimming first few words on mobile

I am seeing a weird problem when searching for our keyword on Google mobile. Instead of trimming the description from end, Google is trimming first four words (it includes Action word) and rest of the ...
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Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?

Can I use: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="?l=en" /> to link pages with different languages for SEO (recommended for example by Google)? Can that URL be relative as in the example ...
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Website cache on google looks broken [closed]

My website's google cache copy looks broken. Below is link to cache. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://paintcollar.com Can this affect the SERPs and crawling by google? ...
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Difference between crawling and indexing [duplicate]

If a website is cached, does it mean that it has been indexed too? In this snapshot cache date is shown as 18th may but when i did site search for this domain I found 0 pages were indexed by google ...
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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show ...
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How to recover from a google penalty

My client's website website that was well established for some very competitive keywords had some technical hiccups for a week or so. "Upgrade your browser" page got cached at the server side and ...
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Meta tag robots noodp

Does Google still crawl a page when this is used? <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/> And when should this be used? Our robots.txt is set to index all.
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Will search engine web crawlers see urls that are changed with HTML5 history?

I have a site where the different language versions are on the same url. If the language is not set as a get variable, language is set by a session variable in php, and the url is rewritten ...
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...
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How to PREVENT ranking for a keyword?

A client frequently receives unwanted traffic from Google. They do not wish to receive these visitors, mainly because they want not to deal with them through their support channels. So they asked for ...
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Why does google add “GitHib pages” to search resuls title instead of using document's title?

I tried to search my github pages. The title of index page on my pages is "LoL AutoClient", but on google, I get this: Note that instead of document title, the path auto-client is used for some ...
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Google's cache is not updated for months and doesn't match “fetch as Google”

I used webmaster's Fetch as Google tool to see how my website looks on Google. The snapshot of rendered page returned by Google is exactly same as my website so I submitted it for indexing. Logically ...
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Is this the expected/wanted outcomes using html snapshots and google fetch? SEO/SPA

Just got html snapshots working with the help of html-snapshot node module & following htaccess. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$ RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^_escaped_fragment_=/?(.*)$ ...
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How to avoid duplicate URL path in SEO

At this time, I started to built e-commerce project. I am new to SEO and never dealing with it before. I've been read some article about SEO and made me feel confused about avoiding duplicate content ...
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How to customize the site in search engine results?

Is there a cross search engine solution to customize the name&description of a site in search engine results without it's implicit specifying on the index page? StackOverflow is displayed in ...
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Is it possible to make a crawlable AJAX web application WITHOUT using HTML snapshots?

Is it possible to make single page application (SPA) crawlable without HTML snapshots with help of HTML5 History API pushState? I have found contradictory meanings. Can you support or refute one of ...
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Website content was copied resulting in decreased traffic

My website with automobile niche has been struggling to stand again plagiarism and bot-attacks from last few months.In last quarter, 3 different domains were setup with exact replica of all the ...
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Does facebook site backlink affect SEO?

I am running website and one FB website. I have backlinks from FB site to my normal site. Does it affect SEO ? Does the FB site backlink count the same as a normal website backlink ?