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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Dynamic product filter and SEO

I have a "product selector/filter" that uses an external data source (JSON) for product information. The user can adjust checkboxes or range sliders in the sidebar, and the pure front-end application ...
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WordPress subcategories and SEO

I have questions about categories. Is it okay to have child (nested categories)? For example: Software Development -- Web ---- Java Script ---- PHP ---- HTML 5 -- Low level ---- C ---- Assembly ...
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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Does including a script from my domain in a different website increase my SEO rank?

Let's say I create a very popular plugin or JavaScript library. If people include it in their site's pages, linking directly to my website where it is hosted (the script itself), does this increase ...
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Does redirect popup window affect SEO?

We have multiple websites, each site servers number of countries, and we used to have Geo-Ip Auto redirect system (no one likes auto-redirect), so we implemented another redirect system also uses ...
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Double forward slash in url, help in SEO? [duplicate]

I'm having a SEO optimised 7 year old website which rank no. 1 on google for different keywords. Pages are www.example.com/page1.php , www.example.com/page2.php . A competitor copied whole website ...
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English website on a ccTLD with multiple countries ccTLD 301 to it

We are a company in a country and hence, have our main website using a example.sg ccTLD. However, our business is regional across a couple of South East Asian countries and we have purchased a couple ...
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How is my SEO affected if I make all outbound links on my website rel=nofollow?

We have a lot of outbound links on our website to various high DA websites. Would it help or damage our SEO if I make all of the links rel=nofollow?
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Having a single website behind 2 domains

I have a website www.mywebsite.com. Recently I created a brand for my business, lets say it's called MyNewBrand. I'm thinking of acquiring domain name www.mynewbrand.com and create a 301 redirect to ...
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How does SEO work with a Custom HTML module as the “heading” of the article

I am using Joomla CMS and I have a menu item that links to an article. I also have a Custom HTML module that I have place at the top/above that article, and in this custom module I have placed the ...
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Would a “keywords” section on a web page be considered keyword stuffing?

It's known that keyword stuffing may be penalized by search engines. But what if I add a section titled "keywords", somewhere at the bottom of the page, with various forms of the keywords which are ...
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How to add hreflag tags to Prestashop to prevent Google Search Console warnings

I have a Prestashop multi languages site, and I started to notice some warning in the webmaster tools of Google that my site is lacking hreflang tags. Is there something in Prestashop to handle the ...
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“So much more than SEO” [on hold]

John, I notice a comment you made on a blog Where you said "there's so much more than SEO", could you please elaborate or direct me to an article of yours that explains this. I've spent all my ...
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Handling Duplicate Content & Pagination with Category Description

I have an ecommerce site with paginated product categories. I would like to add a description for each category to improve the "thin content" problem ecommerce pages generally have. I would like ...
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SEO tips for blog posts pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: ...
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How to specify services for the LocalBusiness?

How can I show Googlebot by attributes from Schema.org that my company provide services below? Repair, installation and modernization: gas installation water instalation electrical installation ...
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How to track the keyword position of my website without violating the google TOS

I own a website and I'd like to be able to have an history of how some page and keywords ranked in google over time, to be able to understand if certain changes I made have positive or negative ...
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SEO - Google Biz Listings -vs- Wikipedia Display

I am having the discussion at work about whether or not to turn off our Google Business listing and G+ page because of the business reviews and star rating that appears on Google search results pages. ...
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SEO issue - External links rel=“nofollow” or NOT!

Previously I created a website for promo codes and coupons. That have hundreds of external links to the Retailer's websites and I used rel="nofollow" tag. But my site SEO rank was very very... bad ...
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Why are specific pages on my domains being de-listed across all search engines? [on hold]

Apologies if this is too broad a question, but I am running a wiki-style website with biographical information on living people and performers. Recently, a specific person's biographical information ...
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Two offices, two domains - what's best for SEO?

My client has 2 dental offices in two locations. One office is called "Maintown Dental", the other, a new office, is called "Oakdale Dental" (these are not real names to protect client's privacy). He ...
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Getting my personal website to show up before my LinkedIn profile on search [closed]

So I've got to go a few pages before my bio page on my personal website shows up. How can I get my personal bio page on my company's website to show up first? It's on the first page for nearly ...
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Using .net to compete against .com

Suppose I want to register a domain name but the .com TLD is unavailable and is being used by someone, would a .net domain be able to compete in terms of SEO? For example, if stackexchange.com is ...
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Will a popular subdomain overshadow the main domain from an SEO perspective?

This question may have been asked multiple times. But, I couldn't find a solid solution, so thought of posting it here. I have a website, we'll call it example.com. Traffic to this site is good and ...
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Google search console reports rankings, but my site doesn't show up for me when searching for those keywords

So I know that positions change and are also tailored to the user personally, but when I am looking at positions in my Webmaster tools dashboard some keywords have positions like 5, 6 or 7 (first ...
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How does google know the existence of a URL [duplicate]

Lets look at a stack-overflow URL as an example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36915213/laravel-mongodb-how-to-change-id-to-id-on-output I know these URL are designed like this to help with ...
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SEO tips on changing blog pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: ...
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Redirect my indexed html pages to new CMS pages without affecting SEO [on hold]

I was running a site with WordPress which eventually had to be converted to HTML using httrack for some security reasons. I had some traffic for special keywords which i enjoyed. We managed to get a ...
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Is it possible to denote a domain is a copy of another domain?

Lets say I own two domains that point to the same content. foobar.com a.foobar.com b.foobar.com barfoo.com a. and b. and testing servers, barfoo.com is a second domain that allows censored ...
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Is there a way to mark unusual words as spelled correctly so search engines don't think the site has poor spelling?

I want to know how to indicate a particular word or work is not spelt incorrectly. Spelling does affect SEO but the common spellcheckers usually come up with around 10-20 errors per page, but these ...
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CPanel Addon Domain Mapping and Search Engine Indexing-SEO

I have an main website within public_html.As the hosting provider allows multiple websites,i have created a folder mysite2.com in public_html. Now when i type mysite1.com/mysite2.com.Im shown my ...
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SEO impact of adverts on a .org domain

I know .org is really for non-profit organisations. If the site is purely for information but includes sold advertising space, will I be penalized from a SEO perspective?
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Having trouble with subdomain keywords being associated with my website

My company sells ecommerce platforms in a SaaS fashion. We used to assign subdomains to the stores using our own domain, like storename1.ourdomain.com, storename2.ourdomain.com, etc. We did this for ...
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When making a silo structured website is it ok to have header and footer on all pages?

When building a silo website from scratch, is it ok to include all the links in the header on any page? About, FAQ, Contact etc. For those unknown: What is the SILO Website Structure?
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How can you have a hotel to have a Schema.org rating based on the hotel star rating system?

How would you write microdata for hotels with ratings classified as "1-star" to "5-star" hotels? Looking at http://schema.org/Hotel, I see no "Rating" property but only an "aggregateRating" one which ...
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redirecting many websites to a domain marketplace

I'm building a small domain marketplace where I and a few friends want to sell a few of domain names. We plan to redirect (301?) each domain to a dedicated page in the marketplace website. we wonder ...
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

Today I was creating keywords for my website and I have one issue. Is there any difference between writing: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript,PHP"/> And the same code but ...
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Can HTML5 allow us to combine 25 pages that describe our product and still maintain SEO?

We currently have a web site that advertises a single product (a piece of software that deals with personnel information). That software has many features. Potential customers usually arrive at ...
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Are click tracking redirects acceptable for SEO?

We're looking at using http://www.pardot.com/ to track certain links/buttons on our website. We can give users extra "points" for clicking those elements. A way to grade potential leads. In order to ...
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Template websites vs Building website from scratch when considering SEO

Do companies which offer template websites (such as Wix and Weebly) offer as much SEO customization and versatility such that they can not be considered less effective in Search Engine Listings, than ...
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How check domain health before launching new website [duplicate]

I've heard that some domains may be flagged as spammy or get a penalty from google search and even be banned by Google. How can I check if the domain name I just registered is healthy ? There seems ...
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How to target a website to a non-English country?

I want my website to target a non-English speaking country. I believe that I need to modify something other than the page itself. I don't speak the language that I want to target. When I used Google ...
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How many web pages should I create for an online book for SEO and UI?

I'm currently designing an online book reader. I have two options: Every page of the book has its own webpage. This would mean millions of webpages. Upsides: it saves a lot of bandwidth as an ...
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Google Image publishing guidelines; landing page for each image?

In Google Image publishing guidelines there is a paragraph about landing page for each image: Even if your image appears on several pages on your site, consider creating a standalone landing page ...
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How to specify the service region for a LocalBusiness?

How can I show Googlebot by attributes from Schema.org the geographic area where the services are available? Our services are available in cities and in their vicinity: Walsall Dudley Wolverhampton ...
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Canonical tag not getting honoured or is it?

I realise this is a topic which has probably been covered to infinity, however I have my own little question so hope the mods wont mind me opening a new threat on canonical issues. I have a post on ...
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Rich Snippet appears in Google's testing tool, but does not appear in Google Search

I have created a simple test page to test Schema.org Microdata. When tested in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool it appears as it should, displaying the address and job title below the green URL ...
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Get Google to ignore backlinks from a particular domain

I just used a backlink scan tool to show me the backlinks to my site. I have found there are almost 90k backlinks. The problem is that about 95% of these are coming from the same domains and these are ...
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What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks?

My website used to have sitelinks and now it doesn't. It's very possible that it's due to changing the website to a sidebar design instead of having an "interstitial" type landing page which limited ...