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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I have a local business on country code domain, I want to expand to global market

I have a local business on a country code domain, I want to expand my business to global market, so I want to create a .com version of my site. But my domain is not available in .com Can I use a ...
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SEO - Content not ranking well and no resources to improve it. Remove it?

My website has two main sections of content to it. For illustration purposes let's call them foo and bar. example.com/foo 60 pages example.com/bar 25 pages Section foo isn't doing very well. ...
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Not using custom domains damages SEO? [duplicate]

I'm talking about all these websites that let you create or host web pages, but they add their own domains, like .blogspot, .wordpress, .herokuapp, etc... if you use their system for free or you don't ...
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Can I use an automated machine translation on my website to get ranked internationally in search engines?

I want to make my website available in many languages and get ranked in search engines around the world. Can I use machine translation on my website to get started? Getting professional translation ...
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301 redirect blogspot to an existing domain?

Is it possible to redirect a blogspot site to an existing URL? Note that I don't want to buy a new domain and tell blogspot to use that, eg as per this question: How to have a blogspot blog in my ...
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Can randomly named CSS classes hurt rankings?

My website uses random words for CSS classes. For example: gruig. Now I'm little scared that this might somehow lower our Google rankings. Will it?
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How to perform SEO (Meta-Keywords) for different language?

I would like to bring customer from different countries. So, does google meta keyword support another language than English? like <meta name="keyword" content="中国网站, china website"> Does ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my site help my site or will penalize website?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. I have question regarding these expired ...
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Will it have a negative influence on search engine ranking if my main site is working over HTTPS but my blog isn't?

Suppose I have domain working https like https://www.example.com and my blog is working without https like blog.example.com. Is that wrong from SEO or Google Point of view?
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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Using MongoDB objectID in query parameter, does it affect SEO?

If we use object id of MongoDB in query parameter like for example, In browser URL, http://example.com/get-details/507f191e810c19729de860ea to pass this objectID from one state to another state, I ...
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Why Rich Snippets are not showing for this website?

the following is the a local business listing page in our website. http://www.mazkara.com/dubai/florida-beauty-salon-al-karama Google Structured data testing tool is showing "all good" but they are ...
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Is it bad practice for SEO to use <i> in header elements?

For making a user friendly website, I have to use some of Font Awesome fonts in <h> elements like this: <h2> <i style="color: rgb(102, 149, 45); vertical-align: inherit;" class="fa ...
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Does background video affect SEO?

Does the extra loading time that a background video has, affect SEO? Or that does not really affect it because the HTML already loaded and the video is just streaming after? Does it make a difference ...
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Right time to start Seo/Social Sharing of site? [on hold]

I have develop a site and age of my site is 3 hours. All meta tags of my site is completed. But confused that what is right time to start seo (off-page) of my site.
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How to prevent nested secondary information from polluting anchor text?

Say I have a website that lists items and presents them in clickable blocks with a few details, like this: <a href="/product/1234"> <img src="/product-1234.jpg" /> <div ...
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How to inform Crawler on AngularJS permanently moved page without losing SEO ranking

I am using Angular JS app and serving snapshots for crawlers when they visit. Changes are inevitable and hence certain pages are to be moved permanently (Redirect 301). For example: ...
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SEO: images and describing text

I have a site that is using the background image feature extensively to replace text with a graphic which contains that text in a stylized form. For accessibility and SEO purposes I have the actual ...
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SEO, acronyms, and the URL

Could writing URLs as acronyms negatively impact SEO? Does it matter what the acronym is? I'm creating a site for a research organization with many different branches and project in those branches ...
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Google mobile friendly resources which are blocked by robots.txt

I have a situation when I check my website on Google Mobile Friendly Test, it says that my website is mobile friendly, but beneath there is a sentence saying: "This page uses 5 resources which are ...
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How to customize youtube url to dynamic pretty url? [on hold]

I am creating seo friendly links for my site. I am succeeded in creating all link just the data fetch from youtube using Api is creating an ugly and long link i want is there any way out to make that ...
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Preventing a link on a page from being indexed and followed

I have read the post about how nofollow value impacts on crawlers/indexing. However the information from the post answers end on 2012. In my case, a have a file page that is indexed by Google. On ...
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How can I use a blog to improve domain authority for a multi-domain business?

Over the past two years, I have had great success with my local, service-oriented business in building domain authority and climbing in the SERP rankings. I believe this success can be at least ...
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SEO: Is there a way to tag content as user generated content?

I have an app which consists of partially user generated content (UGC). This content is mostly a wall of text with some random headers, exteral links, images, etc - could be pretty much anti seo if ...
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Lazy loading and SEO after deprecated escape fragments

So, recently, I'm searching about lazy loading and how to approach to it in best way to be SEO friendly. So, here's my problem / doubt. Goal is to save bandwidth on visitors, and to optimize ...
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Split product into locales; Google not playing nice [on hold]

We have recently (~2 weeks ago) split our product example.com into example.co.uk and example.fr. For context, we run a service that operates in the UK and France and decided we would like to use ...
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Links from Imdb, rottentomatoes and reddit will help website? [duplicate]

I have created a entertainment website and i have one question about my site. I have good profiles in tv.com (forum), Imdb (forum boards), rottentomatoes (forum boards), voat.co subvoat , reddit.com ...
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Numerous link from Sub Domain [on hold]

Is it possible to have several links of sub domain on every page of main domain? E.g If a user searches any query on main domain a link to sub domain is also there for his query Is it possible? And ...
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SEO Canonical tag for multiple website

I have two websites following website: abc.com having canocial tag abc.com and i implemnted 301 redirect to abc.ca. abc.ca having canocial tag abc.ca Problem is that when we search abc on ...
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How can I get the anchor text in Google Search results for my site?

I want to add more information richness to my site search result so that people can easy navigate to the pages by selecting the proper anchor text (text for navigating by clicking on it). How ...
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301 Redirect to Wordpress site. Will this negatively affect SEO?

I am a content writer. I work for an eCommerce site. The server help desk wants an extortionate amount of money for integrating a WordPress site into our existing website and I do not have the ...
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SEO - moving a regional optimated site (city name in URL) to another city

A SEO optimized website does already exist, but that website is optimizied to a specific city (city A) and has the city name in the URL also the business is moving from that city to another city now ...
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Can a URL slug use periods after abbreviations for SEO?

I am a programmer and working on my site having slug set for SEO friendliness. I wonder whether this URL is OK for Search Engines? ...
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If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity or all passing link equity?

SHORT QUESTION If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity (and the rest rel="nofollow") or all passing link equity ? LONG QUESTION, WITH ...
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Converting PDFs into HTML with pdf2htmlEX: is the output SEO friendly?

My team and I are implementing the pdf2htmlEX conversion to convert and display over 200k pdf documents (available in our database) on our website. The HTML produced by pdf2htmlEX will be placed "in ...
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Google indexing the home page multiple times with spammy and trademarked parameters

I am helping a client figure out some weird URL issue and I am stumped! Google Webmaster tools shows a couple of hundred "pages" that essentially don't exist and look pretty spammy, also using wording ...
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When data is contextual on time, will search engines penalize a site for providing crawlers with all of the data instead of the contextual data?

I'm working on an eCommerce website where we list products from multiple vendors, and the products a user can buy varies throughout the day based on a pre-set schedule. For example, something might ...
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Does increasing or deacreasing content length impact SEO?

I run a WordPress blog and write a lot of content. The average content length per post is between 1000 and 1500 words. Does increasing or decreasing average content length of my next posts impact SEO ...
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SEO for company blog - subdomain + SSL or subdirectory without SSL

I got an SEO question related to an issue we are having with how we set up our WordPress blog. It revolves around the benefits/penalties of Sub-directory vs sub-domain SSL vs No SSL. Which of ...
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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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SEO and canonical links

I've a site abc.com where the content is being served from a frame hosted at def.com. Since, the content is hosted at def.com, the microdata information is not available on abc.com. Currently, I've ...
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Menu / URL structure for SEO

I am planning to structure my menu and following 4 types came into my mind. Menu 1 Extensions (/extensions) |-- Magento Extensions (/extensions/magento) |-- Prestashop Extensions ...
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In Google Search Console, what is “Update” on Search Traffic?

Under Google Search Console -> Search Traffic -> Search Analytics, I see an "Update" as in the screenshot. Does it mean that there was an algorithm update from Google on this date?
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How to get more visitors with my French website? [on hold]

I have a site. it is gtastories.net but I am poor positionned in the index google. How to up in the google index ? Anyone know ? I learned courses for SEO but I don't succeded to do it.
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Ranking on Baidu - .cn vs .中国 TLD?

I was reading this article about optimizing my site for Baidu which says that while Baidu searches and indexes .com and .net TLDs, it favors .cn domains and ranks them higher compared to the others. ...
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Translate articles to improve SEO of a non-English website

This is something that I was always wondering. Case A: I have a website in a non-English language. If I find blog post articles from English websites, contact with them for permission and translate ...
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Make Clear to user which areas covered without keyword stuffing

Hi we have a catering website one of our main niches is birthday party catering. One of our main selling points is that we cover all suburbs and towns. It is essential for us (or at least for my ...
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What could be best way to manage 301 Redirection without affect SEO ranking [duplicate]

I have website and having 40+ URLs which have 404 error. For good SEO I know little bit that I should apply 301 redirection for that. My Questions : Should I redirect all those URLs to Home page? ...
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Brand name as keyword for a brand.com site. How to make it appear in search?

I am working on a website for a client, and even though the site ranks extremely well for various different keywords (which is good), if I search for the site's name the homepage does not appear even ...
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Is www redirection (301) essential or not?

I am new to SEO, and I have a website like StackExchange. I found one thing remarkably about my site is that www redirection (301) is not active. Is it essential?