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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Addon domains and SEO

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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Search Engine Optimize a photography website? [duplicate]

Because most photography websites are mostly photo galleries, I'm at a loss on how to code my new site. You can choose a friendly url, use alt tags for every image, include language set, meta tags, ...
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Chitika - High impression but no reveue

I have Chitika in my website and base on the reports, I'm having 500 - 800 impressions per day with 0 valid clicks, 0 ctr and 0 cpm. I am wondering why is my revenue still $0.00 even though I have ...
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Opinions and guidance on a specific Lazy Loading strategy and its SEO

So I've read several posts here regarding SEO and lazy loading as well as the Google page for lazy loading your site's content. Since setting up HTML snapshots for an AJAX website is a large amount of ...
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Google showing description from iframe on a page

I have facebook login on my page and I recently noted that google search result shows up a fb's warning message in the site description, fb's javascript plugin adds a iframe to the page for FB login ...
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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Is this way of using Pushstate SEO friendly?

As discussed in this question in Mauvis Ledford's answer and Pumbaa80's answer, Pushstate has many advantages in comparison to hasbangs. But I would like to discuss a single disadvantage Pushstate ...
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Site migration 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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Finding which organic keywords convert best

Is there a way i can track which organic keywords convert best using Google Analytics / other products ? Like most sites im looking at a site that for some core keywords, as well 100's of long tail ...
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How title structure and separators affect SEO

When viewing a topic on my blog it has a title like: <title>Topic : CakePHP &bull; Blog &bull; driz - Cameron Drysdale</title> Which produces: Topic : CakePHP • Blog • driz - ...
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For performance reasons: have different pages for search engines and users

I have a SEO question for single page applications. We're working on a SPA (not yet public) that displays tables of numeric data to users. The data volume is large, number aggregations are costly ...
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How should tag pages be treated from an SEO point of view?

How should tag pages be treated from an SEO point of view? We have tag pages on our website. What's the best SEO practice for tag pages, similar to existing recommendations that we use for 404 ...
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Comparison of phrases containing the same word in Google Trends

If I compare three phrases in google trends : house sale house white house I get the following numbers: house -> 91 sale house -> 3 white house -> 2 The question is: Is "sale house" and ...
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Changing main domain, redirect backlinks too?

I have a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and I do have about 40 inbound links from my clients that currently link to the old site. When going live ...
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What if one certain page is much slower than the rest of your website?

I have a very fast website, but there is one overview page that queries a lot and takes 16 to 17 seconds to load. Will this have an impact on my SEO?
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How to achieve / create an interlinking in a website just like wikipedia? [on hold]

How to achieve / create an interlinking in a website just like Wikipedia? two questions : Is there any hireachy for link building within a website? or what are the best practices for internal link ...
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Focusing on 1 subject means deletion of other posts?

I decided to focus only Wordpress topics on my blog. But before this decision, I created several posts very unrelated to Wordpress such as conspiracy posts and health. This is like a minor rebranding ...
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Display content using JavaScript only to Google bots

My company sells a Q&A solution for e-commerce sites. They basically have a button on their product pages that opens an iframe containing a forum with questions and answers. We would like the ...
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How repeated links in home page affect to link juice?

Home pages usually have repeated links, as categories menu on header and footer. An other example would be the home page link on header menu and the logo image which is the link anchor. Does it ...
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Is having breadcrumb on a website enough to give result with bread crumb on google's SERP?

Is having breadcrumb on a website enough to give result with bread crumb! on google's SERP? I want to have this category : bread crumb in front of my url. 2 ways go for micro data or schemas ...
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Manual “Fetch as Google” or better wait?

If Google picks up a page organically it means it has already found one link to a page. Fetch as Google is a great way to get your new pages indexed quickly. Is there a difference in terms of SEO? Of ...
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What is Manifest for Web Application, and do we need it?

Web Application Manifests: Starting in Chrome 39, Manifests let developers wrap metadata about a Web application into a single file, reducing duplication and saving a bit of bandwidth. Adding apps ...
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Google organic search traffic drop since Sept, 17 [on hold]

I have experienced a rather big drop in search traffic since Sept, 17th. Nothing changed on my website (except new articles, the structure was unchanged). See the chart below : Organic search ...
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Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain?

Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain? For example: I have example.com and mysubdomain.example.com. mysite.com already has a ...
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How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript?

I have a website that focuses on charts and graphs. The graphs on the site are drawn using JavaScript, but contain keywords that I would like to have indexed. For example, here is a screenshot of ...
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Reaching out to bloggers to ask them to write about our product [closed]

As a part of our SEO efforts I'm trying to get some backlinks from relevant blogs. I've been considering reaching out to bloggers and asking them to write a review for our company's new products and ...
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How to make content displayed in and iFrame crawlable?

My company sells a solution for doing Q&A for products on e-commerce websites. The client must add a div containing a link and some JavaScript on their pages, when the link is clicked, it opens ...
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Can different properties be on multiple domains or should everything be centralized on one?

In my case, I have a web design project for a funeral home. On their property they have a funeral home (for services, offices, ...) and a large cemetery also. Additionally, they own three more ...
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Disqus “unable to load” during Google “fetch and render”

If you look carefully at the below image you can see the message "We were unable to load Disqus" ... Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Make Google crawl ajax contents but not link to them directly

I noticed that Google search results for one of my sites link directly to ajax request pages, so I put them on robots.txt. However, doing this makes Google not crawl the contents at all (checked using ...
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Best way of showing updated/new year related content

I have a website that shows data that only valid for one year, but like to keep the date for archive and compare purposes. For now I have a 301 redirect (so the other redirecting domains will always ...
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How does “background: url(image.ext)” work from an SEO standpoint?

Forgive me if this has been asked, all I found was SEO: h1 with text vs. h1 with bg image and hidden text which wasn't the same question. Will search engines pick up and index (in their image ...
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Images within noscript

Note: My question is not about JavaScript Note: My question is how to make the HTML accessible to search engines. Note: My question is not about hiding texts, is on block loading of ...
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Search traffic droped with HTTPS implementation

We have launched https version of site at 6 oct. After few days (8 oct.) google dropped 40% of normal search traffic, and more 20% within next 2 days. SSL sertificate was bought from GoDaddy, and ...
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Does duplicate title tags with and without www hurt SEO?

For my website, I own https://www.example.com and https://example.com. (Currently, http://example.com redirects to https://www.example.com.) I recently had an audit of my website and it reported ...
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Google Webmaster Tools says average position 2.4 but no clicks [closed]

There is a page on my website that gets the most impressions according to webmaster tools with an average position of 2.4 but I am not getting any clicks. I have worked out that the position is ...
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Including Open Graph meta tags and Twitter card tags for SEO

I have used these tags before to share some content for user to preview on Facebook or Twitter before they actually go into the shared link/video. But when I was asked to include these tags only for ...
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Do Yahoo! and Bing also support pretty AJAX URLs like Google's bot does?

I wonder if Ajax crawling suggested by Google is also applicable to Yahoo and Bing. It seems that only Google can crawl my Ajax page after I implemented that.
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Would translating my website help to get more traffic from China or Japan?

My website has lots of links that are linking to it from different websites, but I don't see any visitors from China or Japan. Would translating my website help to start seeing new visitors from ...
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Would adding category name to the title of item page enhance SEO rank?

I have an online classifieds website where posts (items) are classified into 4 categories, such as "life style", "buy and sell", "Moms to moms" and "jobs". At the front page all the recent items are ...
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Geotargeting rel alternate - how to launch an international site?

Hoping you can help me out with some best practice here. I run an Aussie based job board called the Backpacker Job Board. The site ranks really well and has plenty of traffic. I want to launch a New ...
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Should I avoid using brackets in my URL?

I'm using a (very good) developer in Ukraine and he insists on using brackets in the URL of my search query. (I can't remember why) ...
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Do AdWords conversions only track AdWords visitors?

I have set up an AdWords conversion and put the conversion tracking JS code on a test page. However, I don't see any conversions tracked when I visit it. Does the AdWords conversion tracking only ...
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SEO much better for domain that 301s to other

I'm the webmaster for a university club, with a convoluted (far from root-level) .ac.uk domain, and our own .co.uk domain. We purchased the .co.uk domain for cleaner URLs, and I set the given .ac.uk ...
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Friendly URLs: is there a max length for search engines?

People from stackoverflow have been working closely with google team to help them make the panda algorithm more efficient, so I guess they've learned a lot from the google team. Thus they may have ...
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Should I add rel=nofollow to menu links?

Should I add rel="nofollow" to the links from my site menu? (To links like: home, about us, contact etc. that don't have any connection with the site niche.) Does this helps? What other options do I ...
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Not using nofollow for links in user generated content

My site contains many links that were user generated so I've added a rel=nofollow to them. I'm considering removing that tag at least partially, as these are most of my outgoing links and I've come to ...
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Are blocks of text that repeat on different posts considered duplicate content?

I optimized my links using a .htaccess and made sure there are no duplicate URLs, but what about the content? For example, if I have on a newsletter widget some text, an author paragraph, and some ...
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Does Google pick up anchor text that is in nested elements?

When Google looks at anchor text on a website, will it pickup the text if it is inside nested elements? So for example: <a href="http://www.google.com/">Visit Google</a> To: <a ...
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do backlinks from foreigh websites carry value?

For example, links from Spanish websites to an English website, or vice-versa Spanish page with some English anchor text backlinks, or even an entire English page on an otherwise all Spanish website? ...