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 adding a second language and content affect first language ranking?

I'm about to add a second language to my website. The original website URL is www.example.com/. All new menus and content will appear in the URL under www.example.com/en/{second language}. Does ...
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Would use of IFrame in my ecommerce site affect SEO ranking? [duplicate]

I Use an Iframe to show product summary, which is saved HTML Data from ckEditor. (As the summary have it's own html and styles I can't use it in product page directly). <iframe ...
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Multi Language website with subfolders, what to do with root domain?

I am setting a Magento multilanguage website with subfolder as suggested by many SEO and Google guideline. For example: example.com/it (Italian default) example.com/en (English) example.com/fr ...
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Page not getting picked up on Google Search

We're running into an issue where when we do an internal search on our website, we're not showing a particular page (http://education.illinois.edu/faculty/mercier). We're using the Google Search tool. ...
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Does generating page content on client side affect SEO?

I'm working on a website where a lot of the page content is generated by java script by getting JSON from the server. This JSON is used for writing the page content on the client side. Additionally, I ...
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Geotargeted subfolder questions (Portugal/Brazil and Switzerland)

We are at the beginning of the process to get multilingual versions of a website. We will be using subfolders working off the core domain (eg mydomain.com/fr/), set the geotargeting at Webmaster Tools ...
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Does the 'blockquote' element harm or help SEO?

Can anyone please clarify the actual relation of the blockquote element with search engine optimization?
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Are there any SEO benefits to gzipping sitemap.xml?

Are there any SEO benefits to serving up a compressed sitemap instead of just plain XML?
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...
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Looking for the best SEO Strategy [on hold]

I am newbie in SEO. Kindly suggest me the SEO Strategy with suggested keywords and 1 month plan. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks
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FAQ as single-page accordion or multipage?

In order to boost our online-presence, my employer wants me to incorporate a FAQ on our website. It's a Wordpress-site running a premium theme, and I have a couple of options available to me. Do a ...
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Multiple domains for one site (but different locations)

I've developed a website for a building company. They have an "investments" page with their buildings for sale. They are available through http://example.com/investments/new-york/building1 and they ...
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SEO with unexpected “keywords”

My boss wants to keep the "more information" and other stuff like that in his home page. The problem is that there are 12 "more information" and then, this words will count as "keyword". Moreover, we ...
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SEO Category and sub category [duplicate]

I have some issues with my SEO. The goal of the web site I am creating is to display all of my products by category and then by sub-category. My question is: if I display my products in archive ...
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Duplicate content on international websites

I'm helping on the SEO of an international group. Among others, there's a company.com website and a company.com.sa website (Saudi Arabia). They have got a new FAQ section on the .com website, in ...
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SEO for a website where data comes from API after few seconds

I've created a website which is fully implemented on Angular and Webservice based but I've few doubts that site HTML is loaded immediately but its data comes from Angular Ajax call so it takes few ...
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my website sitemap on google webmasters indexing is too slow [on hold]

website content is very heavy and indexed are only 1500 from 1000000. can you tell me what is problem?
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...
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Do search engines index and rank text content in external SVG files (not inline)

I am under the impression that Google and other search engines understand the text content within SVG, however... I unable to find a source that indicates that Google rewards the content found in SVG ...
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Displaying multiple branch locations on the map that appears in Google Search results

About six months ago, a friend opened her second store (in a village adjacent to that of her first store). Both stores have their own Google+ profiles, with appropriate address/contact information. ...
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Creating a site in France using English as main language

I'd like to create a website in France using English as the main language. Is google likely to penalise me for this?
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Localized domains

Being short: Having one domain per state (country's states. Brazil in this case) on the same ccTLD and redirecting users to the localized website, all of them possibly but not necessarily linking back ...
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What is the best timing for off page in seo.? [on hold]

perfect timing for off page technique in SEO like:- classifieds,directory submission,social bookmarking and etc.
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Does a “comments” link for each post on my blog hurt SEO?

Does it have any sense to have a link to comments for each post in a list (e.g. category page)? If so, does it have any impact on SEO? Here's an example of a posts list page snippet: <span> ...
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What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?

There are already a variety of posts on how to block certain files (in my case, PDFs) from a search engine like Google. The most relevant for this post was here: How to protect PDF file from indexing. ...
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SEO - resize single image with CSS or generate thumbnails from that image

I have 4 sizes for a single image in a page of my eCommerce website. 600x600px , 350x350px , 220x220px , 110x110px There are 3 solutions: 1- Loading the big image (600x600px) from server and cache ...
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403 or 301 domain pointing to our domain? [duplicate]

We recently discovered that a large, publicly traded corporation purchased a domain that they have pointing to our domain. Both the corporation and the domain are completely unrelated to our type of ...
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Redirecting my main index page - is this bad?

I have a website which has separate front pages for some countries. If you visit www.example.com it will redirect you to either www.example.com/uk or www.example.com/ie or www.example.com/global. ...
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SEO images with 301 redirect

We all know that it is a best practice to use images like samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg instead of img01231.jpg. But, what if I'll use an image like http://www.example.com/img/samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg that ...
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Remove a lot of indexed pages at once

I own a website where students share notes, articles, exams and exercises. Most of this content has bad quality, poor titles and spelling errors, but the website received a lot of traffic back in the ...
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SEO Keywords: location + service OR service + location? [duplicate]

This is not a question on URL structure. Rather, it's a question on onpage and offpage optimization and which order of words should be chosen. Which is better: los angeles plumber plumber los ...
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Is there any impact on SEO when using image urls from other sources

I have my website which provides price compare services along with technical news and app updates information. All my products have images hosted on the domain itself but for some news and app ...
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Sitemap.xml of phpbb on aws-s3

I've been looking at options for a sitemap generator for a phpbb website. I found a couple of mods which gave me the solution. But these mods save sitemap xml files on the same instance. I did not ...
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Best way to index millions pages in Google search? [duplicate]

we are planing to start a new website with about 13 700 000 custom pages. So what would be the best choice for helping Google to index everything safely without possibility to get any punishment ? ...
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Schema.org for links to member organizations

I'm finishing up a site for a client who is a member of multiple organizations and wants to display links to those organizations on their website as in: Client Company is a Proud Member of: ...
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Microdata reuse within another item

My intention is marking up my site with Microdata in a way I won't need to re-declare items that already exist in the page. For example, my header will always contain info regarding the ...
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Nesting Microdata vs. independent Items

I've been reading about Microdata and its implementation, however the examples are quite simple and I'm yet to find a website that thoroughly implements structured data throughout the entire site. So ...
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Multiple galleries on one page

I have multiple popup galleries that are all located in one page (homepage, to be exact). Each gallery is represented by a logo. Once the user clicks on one of the gallery logos, Javascript kicks in ...
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SEO - aria-label vs .sr-only

For SEO purpose, I read that invisible content has less weight that visible. Because of that, it means that using Twitter Bootstrap's .sr-only class can be, in the worst case of course, treated as ...
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Is having a landing page for multi-country websites detrimental for search engine ranking?

I have a multi-language / multi-country website which uses a single domain name. The url structure is as follows: country-name.example.com/language/ Ex: ca.example.com/en/ ca.example.com/fr/ ...
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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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Do one-word synonyms in title tags hurt SEO if they contain word combinations users seek?

I have a website where people can browse photos from different party venues. I notice in my google webmaster tools that people make the following queries in google to at least view my site in the ...
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Do non-alphanumeric characters in URLs have any effect on SEO?

Does including non-alphanumeric ASCII characters which do not require escaping or url-encoding such as :@!$()* in URLs have any effect on SEO?
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SEO: Website name for multi-location and multi-language [duplicate]

I have a multi-language website for different countries (locations). Countries do not have similar content, that is why we need to create website for each country. Each country has different language, ...
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How Googlebot discovers new website? [duplicate]

I have purchased a domain and uploaded with HTML Page and When I search in Google it shows my website. Now my question is How Google will discover my new website? I have not used ...
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If the string '%2b' exists in the URL alias, does it affect SEO of the page?

I have a platform which uses a responsive design. The structure of the website is like this: Domain/#!/Product_type/Product_ID Here, I am trying to create the alias URL (Using an earlier version of ...
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In Event structured data, can the location just be text?

I am trying to work out whether Event structured data is valid if the location field is just text, but I have found conflicting answers. Example: <script type="application/ld+json"> { ...
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Does jQuery affect Google Search Ranking? [duplicate]

I'm using jQuery for some adjustments like setting the padding and height of some elements on the page. I'm also displaying a white screen before the content loads (the white screen is displayed ...
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Does hreflang and rel=“alternate” work with completely different URLs?

I'm currently working on a project and it will support localization. I'm trying to find out in what sense the rel="alternate" and hreflang="" works. Does the URL have to be similar? Or can the entire ...
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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 ...