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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SITE: Search Google Index Mobile VS Desktop

So I noticed something weird yesterday...when doing a site: www.example.com search on google yesterday, it returned TWICE the amount of pages compared to doing a desktop site:search am I just really ...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...
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Split 3.5M pages under different subdomains. Good idea?

I have a website with 3.5M pages (one page for a product) but Google is only indexing about 1M pages according to google.com/webmasters I was thinking of classifying these products in a few ...
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Alexa SEO audit reports that all crawlers are blocked despite “Allow: /” for specific crawlers in robots.txt

I had got done a SEO Audit by Alexa for my website. It reported that all the crawlers are blocked from my website because of my robots.txt. My robots.txt looks something like User-agent: * Disallow: ...
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How can schema.org markup be used to optimize a site that generates fake data? [on hold]

I am developing a site Which will generate Free fake data.But I am confused that how will I can optimize my site with Schema.org.
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Previously submitted my sitemap but now I changed most of my pages URLs, what should i do?

I had previously submitted my websites sitemap to google search console. It submitted all my pages and indexed most of them. However, recently I have changed most of my pages URLs due to SEO. Since I ...
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wordpress 301 redirect tag to main page

I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference. ...
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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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Does blocking content for some users and showing it to Google for indexing affect SEO

Does Google consider an example of Wall Street Journal where User who are not subscribed to WSJ do not see the full article http://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-upholds-affirmative-action-in-...
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If multiple h1 elements are bad practice, how come Optimizely has more than one h1?

Optimizley landing page banner has 2 h1 elements: <div class="header-container tooltip-container"> <h1 class="mkt-hero__header optly-header-one">Hello!</h1> <h1 class="mkt-...
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Is it OK to merge pages and make other changes while the site is undergoing AdSense review?

My website is currently under stage-2 AdSense review. I have identified some key user experience issues which I can easily fix, however I'm worried that it will affect the review process. Can I ...
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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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Can I randomly change the page title for users while showing search engines a static title?

Let's say I wanted to make a website or series of pages where the title (or at least what appears on your browser's tab) alternates randomly each time it's loaded - just for giggles. I have a bank of ...
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How does Google track impressions for SEO: does it count times where it is in the results, but not visible?

I am quite aware about what SEO impressions are: i.e. number of times your site result are listed in the Google search results. But are the impressions are counted if they are visible at least once in ...
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Indexing too many pages good or bad?

We have a football website, in the website each football match has a separate page (for match details), and we decided to make unique title for each match page. Now I find many of these matches ...
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Website structure is unstable, How to create backlink for that? [on hold]

**Our problem for this time. I have restructure website for 2-3 time and lost a lot of backlink. Now, we dissolve by create file for redirect 301 replace that url or file name. currently we have many ...
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Which is best SEO practice to markup source code on web page?

What is the best way to present source code to users without affecting SEO? Let's say my website is HTML tutorials and I need to present HTML code to the user so that they can copy it. If my main ...
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Does an image's filename affect its SEO?

When I name my image files, I always use a descriptive file name such as red-mercedes-slk.jpg. I've always done this without thinking, but I wondered if it actually benefits my rankings in any way. ...
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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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Difference between Keyword and KeywordSuffix for SERPs

I have a site with the keyword in the name as the first word, currently seperated by a space. Most posts contain the singular version of the keyword at the end of the title, so current titles in ...
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What's the benefit in using Schema.org markup as Google already knows all the information

I was wondering if it was worth the effort of adding Schema.org markup to an existing local business website when it seems to me that Google already know most (if not all!) of the information I am ...
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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: http://...
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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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Generate static SEO pages for AngularJS + Spring MVC website [on hold]

I have a project using Spring MVC + AngularJS. All the data is dynamic. Have some big database of locations in this app. For SEO purposes, need to generate a static page for each location and put ...
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Is switching topics a viable SEO strategy or will it harm existing ranking?

I acquired a 16 year old authority blog about medieval armor, and it ranks #1 in all search engines for many armor related terms and how to's, 100% of the traffic (about 6k-7k visitors / month) comes ...
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Which symbol should I use in the title: “|” or “-”?

So there are two way of writing a site's page title: Meow | Photo Magazine or: Meow - Photo Magazine Which one is better (for SEO and for users)?
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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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Can search engines recognize content in h tags correctly if it includes nested span elements?

I have taken on a new client, and when reviewing the site (it's a Wix site), I used this tool, which claims the page is missing an h1 tag. However in the Chrome developer tools it's clearly there. ...
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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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Are backlinks from Whois/IP checker or similar sites bad?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for quite some time now. I am confused about backlinks coming from some of these domains. Some of them come from Whois/IP checker sites, and some of ...
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Does image alt tag contribute to keyword density?

I have been using exact matched term, 2 times in an article. But I have been using that same keyword in alt tag of 2-3 images. I want to know if alt tag text contribute to keyword density. How ...
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It's 2016. How much JavaScript does Google understand? [duplicate]

Google deprecated its AJAX crawling scheme which seems to suggest that it can now index JavaScript applications. People now start testing the limits of what the bot can do with JavaScript, with ...
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Canonical URL to refer to other page, although it is not exactly duplicate content?

We are hosting recurring events, and when you search in Google for that event, you always get an ealier installment of it that tops the list. This is of course obvious, as every time the new event ...
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Should I optimize back end pages?

My website is an e-commerce based site and therefore has a few back-end duplicate content issues that im trying to fix. I have added the canonical tag to the majority of my back-end category pages ...
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Can I “cloak” for crawlers and not use session id parameters and redirects to check for cookies?

I track my users using GET parameters to be able to do it even if they don't allow the use of cookies. And to do that, I need to do 2 redirections the first time the user hits my page. I am having ...
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Benefits of CDN for the providers of online libraries

I know benefits of using cdn for ones website and I have been using cdn for 5 years now. But my question is, Sites like jQuery, Bootstrap, Web Fonts, ... that provide free cdn for their products that ...
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Are the “author” and “publisher” link types still relevant for Google+? (2016)

I was searching a lot regarding rel=publish and rel=author but got some doubts because most articles are from 2013 and 2014. First, I understood that Google is not showing author's picture in SERPs ...
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Opening forum for search engine bots and SEO

We develop and sell components for other software developers through our website. The main products are ActiveX and WinFroms.NET grid controls. Some years ago we established a forum dedicated to our ...
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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting ...
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Why is my WP homepage not in Google first position when searching by domain name [duplicate]

2 month ago, I published a web app (work in progress) https://my.kendozone.com and his front site : https://kendozone.com Basically, https://my.kendozone.com still has no front end ( everything ...
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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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Does breadcrumbs and url inconsistency affect SEO? [closed]

If a website has inconsistency between URL structure and Breadcrumbs structure is it good, neutral or bad for SEO? For example on Yoast site "Wordpress Plugins" page https://yoast.com/wordpress/...
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Rendering different HTML contents based on screen size - good idea from SEO perspective?

Is there an adverse effect of capturing screen size with JS and rendering different HTML contents via AJAX based on user's screen size, mainly from SEO perspective? I'm working on an ecommerce app ...
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How many times can the same keyword appear in a meta description tag without penalty?

This is source code from the adsense home page (code here is formatted to fit screen): <title> Make Money Online Through Website Monetization | Google AdSense – Google </title> <meta ...
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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 the ...
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Ask for email address + SEO

I want to ask visitors for email address to access certain content, but I also want search engines to index the content for visitors to be able to find it through search engines. So I cannot redirect ...
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Migrating Iframe Comments To A fourm

I have previously posted about trying to start a forum on my website without success despite some very good traffic numbers. I believe the reason for the lack of forum posts, despite good traffic (...
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Random Keyword String added to URL in google results

Ok, so this is a new one on me. In certain google results for one of my sites, I am getting this for example: http://example.com/directory/sort-diamante-grand-canyon-spa-error-codes/index.php ...
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Which domain name structure, if any, is better for SEO? [closed]

I'm purchasing a domain for a new blog, and wonder which structure is better for domain name. I have these two options (domain changed to ensure it doesn't get swiped away from me!): stackexchange....