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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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?

Take a look at the following screenshot I took from Google Webmaster Tools "Remove URLs" page: None of these were performed by me or others who have access to GWT. How do these removal requests ...
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Google ranking category pages too high

I have a shopping site with two kinds of pages: individual product pages and category pages. The category pages contain links to products that fall into a certain category. The problem is that when ...
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How can a site work around common words on the company name disrupting SEO?

We have a site for a client called "New Start New Jersey" Whenever someone searches for exactly that search phrase on Google and other search engines, the site does not come up on the first few ...
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English website on a ccTLD with multiple countries ccTLD 301 to it

was wondering if anyone can advise on the best way to manage this? We are a company in a country and hence, have our main website using a myurlexample.sg ccTLD. However, our business is regional ...
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Solutions for filtering dynamic IP addresses in Google Analytics?

Without a static IP address from your ISP, what solutions are people using to filter their own web traffic through Google Analytics to help improve the accuracy of the data? I get the reasoning and ...
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Adsense crawler login for dynamic page urls

I have a website that largely features dynamic content. Every piece of dynamic content has it's own url, such as "www.example.com/page/*/*" The problem I have is that many of these pages require a ...
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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 ...
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How to properly implement 300 Multiple Choices pages for SEO?

At the moment, when a URL isn't found, I'm serving a 404 page which shows a list of partially|fully matched alternative pages that the user is may looking for, without saying that is an error page. ...
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Does search engines reward for text content when embedding SVG

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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Getting 406 on IE after google redirects my site

I have a wordpress blog. When I search the posts from my site in google, the results appear and on clicking the result I can open that particular post on my site. But while doing the same on Internet ...
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Google.co.uk SERP is ranking the page which is not expected.. SEO geotargeting

Our site domain was used to be "xxxx.co.uk" but its changed to subdirectory "xxxx.com/uk" so that we can have benefit from "xxxx.com" site domain authority (DA) and page rank (PR). It worked. DA and ...
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SEO when creating many URLs for a page that differ only by the name of the person that created the link

I'm developing a referral system for my website, and the way it works now is to generate an unique URL like www.example.net/public/referral/UNIQUE_URL. This page is just a normal registry page like ...
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Google Sitelinks meta tags not updating in search results

A site I run has 6 sitelinks in Google search results. I recently updated all the meta descriptions for the pages that sitelinks are provided for to give better summary text for each link. I then ...
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SEO way to create a big website with small aggregate ones

Let's say I have this website recipes.com that has a service that allows to register a lot of recipes. Each recipe belongs to one or more categories. Now I would like to create specialized websites. ...
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Content language different to menu language and SEO

I have built a website for a client following Google's multilanguage website guide. It allows to create a project (tutorial) in a user specified language. Depending on the project language the URL ...
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Does translating just the navigation but leaving the content untranslated lead to duplicate content SEO problems?

Imagine there is a page with video, it has hreflang tags setup, to lead let's say German visitors to /de/ folder. So, on that German version of page, everything like menus, navigation and such are in ...
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Paging next/previous links with Google escape fragment

I have paging URLs below and the page uses AJAX to do paging. Do I need to add _escaped_fragment_= to the URL below or are those URLs fine? <link rel="prev" ...
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When an addon domain is created it automatically generates a sub domain, why?

Why when i create an add-on domain in cpanel it automatically creates a sub domain and to further explore the question how does this affect the SEO of the site and sites that share the same hosting ...
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What happened to Google index at 4/12?

Two graphs from Webmaster tools > google index > index status I working on two websites, they are on different servers, they have nothing in common except I do SEO and everything else for ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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Could BingBot's case-insensitive url handling of my js files impact SEO?

BingBot loaded the root of my page, and the included JS. The JS url contains base64-encoded binary data, because hex was unnecessarily long. Singe BingBot requests all url's in lowercase, the base64 ...
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Is hypen a word separator in the title?

We all are quite aware that hyphen is the title word separator as described in this video by Matt Cutts. But I was shocked to find that Google was listing the matching page titled "SomePrefix ...
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Chain canonical from mobile to desktop site

I have a mobile site today with rel=canoncial to my desktop site. I was wondering if anyone knows / have a good theory how search engines handles the following scenario. mobile.example.com?sort=asc ...
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How to Reduce GWTs Top “Links to Your Site” Domain (from our own legacy domain)

Back in July 2014, our company bought a new domain (new.com). Our existing domain (old.com) had been extensively indexed with over 7 million urls. We followed the instructions on Google's change of ...
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How can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs on RSS and form pages in a Magento store?

It is a Magneto store and I see the following in Webmaster tools. How Can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs?
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Two sites with the same postal address both getting indexed for the keywords on one of the sites

I have developed two websites with different domain names that are hosted on two different servers: Site-A and Site-B. Everything is different between the two websites, but only the geographic postal ...
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What is the SEO effect of AJAX loading translated content from a global cookieless domain to several international TLDs?

We have one .com that has all our unique content and then 25 other ccltd sites that are translated versions of the .com for each country we operate in. We now want to serve up all static content of ...
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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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Schema.org snippet for thumbs up-down reviews

I'm deep into the Schema.org meta-tags implementation for the reviews on my website and I'd love to know how do you think I should implement it when I have Positive-Negative reviews as opposed to star ...
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phpBB SEO memberlist pagination error caused by Ultimate SEO URL plugin

I have recently installed following mods on my PhpBB board (version 3.0.12): Zero Dupe Ultimate SEO URL Related Links Gym Sitemap The problem is that the pagination for memberlist.php is broken ...
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How to handle URL encoded parameter separators when responding to AJAX crawled _escaped_fragment?

I've been reading about how to handle Google requested URL here There is an example from Google : Pretty URL: www.example.com?myquery#!key1=value1&key2=value2 Ugly URL: ...
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Why does Google keep hitting only one MP3 file?

I have a bunch of Mp3 files on my site, and all if them are in the sitemap to allow search engines that log mp3 files to know about them. For some reason, every day or two, Google keeps hitting the ...
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Problem with submitting URL to index for Ajax crawlable URLs

My site contains lots of dynamic data, so I am using Ajax crawling to crawl it properly. When I use the "Fetch as Google" tool in Google Webmaster Tools it's working perfectly, but the "Submit to ...
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Does Google Analytics Content Drilldown Mix Pages With Directories in Results?

I didn't set up this GA account and therefore don't have my custom setup that breaks the numbers up better. I just want to verify I'm looking at this correctly. On the Content > Site Content > ...
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Does google use transliteration when crawling page URLs and indexing them?

In a generic search Google understands transliteration and if I wrote some words using Latin letters but in a non-English language ( for instance phrase "red cat" in Russian using transliteration will ...
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Can I use a list of blog ping services for a portal?

I'm setting up a list of ping services for a portal. It has a blog, forum, articles, restaurants, hotels and many other information, so it is far beyond a blog. I have a list of standard ping ...
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Blogger search description not showing in Google

From a little more of a month I have created a blog using the Blogger platform. I wrote a search description (meta tags), however it only show up on Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo... but not in Google. Any ...
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Do I still need to prerender AngularJS site to have it properly indexed?

I have an AngularJS site and was pursuing using a prerender so my content could be indexed by search engines properly. As an example, when I use Google Webmasters and fetch my site, the googlebot ...
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Does google ignore title and meta content with custom attributes

I have a single page app running on AngularJS, and I use directives to update the page title, canonical links, and the description. I expected google to pick up the content of the title tag, but ...
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URL Click Tracking Redirects

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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How to track visits from domain to subdomain?

I have the similar UA code on main site and subdomain. There are a button on the main site, which refer to the subdomain. I have configured separate view for subdomain and write custom "include" ...
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Trying to improve code-text ratio without a catch-22

My website has several subdomains with it that represent each major section of the website and I have that to allow search engines to understand what each section is about. My problem lies with the ...
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Do search engines penalise for multiple main menu markups?

I have a website where the front-end developer has added 3 times the menu in the markup, e.g.: div.menu>home+about+news+contact us" Update 1: The HTML markup is repeated 3 times <div ...
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SEO - Add google sitelinks search box for URL sub path

Is it possible and usefull to add a google sitelinks search box to a sub path of the website? For instance we have following structure with site in sites for our clients: Main search: ...
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Is Google rationing the number of hits my website receives?

Most of the traffic on my website (85%) comes from Google. Most of visits are local to the country of the domain. I see suspiciously repetitive amount of visits each month, round 12.500 with only a ...
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Are (non-escaped) URL fragments bad for SEO?

I have a product search page with a search filter with a fair number of different options. Each time the user changes the filter, the search results are updated in-place by JavaScript, and the URL is ...
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Why is the Alexa Toolbar traffic symbol showing a red mark?

Can any one explain why Alexa traffic status symbol is showing a red color down arrow for my website?
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How to design different web application environments with respect to SEO and server load?

Let's say I have a nice and valuable domain (somedomain.com) and I would like to develop a web application for this domain. I will host this web application on the cloud which I use currently for ...
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Framekiller and google rankings

This is the javacript code that I use to prevent clickjacking in my current project. <style id="antiClickjack">body{display:none !important;}</style> <script ...