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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Will unusual traffic to my web site from AdFly hurt rankings?

The situation is some one is trying to hurt my ranking by submitting link to my web site in AdFly. Could this could hurt my SEO? If so,how can I stop it or reduce it? I already try to delete the ...
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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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Google Knowledge Graph periodic appearance

When searching for my client's business name in Google, the knowledge graph appears sometimes, and other times I simply get a local map showing the business, with no knowledge graph. Baffled as to ...
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...
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PRweb and canonical linking

My lovely marketing department have started publishing press releases on PRWeb. Whilst opinions on this service differ wildly I have a SEO question which I would like to garner some input on. They ...
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Google Analytics showing (not set) when viewing by Page Title

I'm trying to figure out why there is a row that shows a page title as (not set) in the Site Content > All Pages > Page Title table. I've read that this issue can be caused by improperly set ...
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How to prevent duplicate pages with different URL slugs on my Cold Fusion site?

My programer has made my website in Cold Fusion and the URLs are like http://www.example.com/article.cfm/articleid/12345/seo-keyword-title but the problem is the page opens even if the ...
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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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Moving from 23 separate subdomains to 23 subfolders under the www subdomain

Our current GWT setup reflects our current setup of 23 geotargetted individual sites each on its own subdomain of the same parent domain. We will be moving all to subfolders/subdirectories all ...
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International targeting with a single language

I was going through tons of documentation, forums, stackoverflow, etc trying to figure out what is the correct way to target international audience with a single language. The only thing that I could ...
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Pages with tweet-sized ideas: use title tags or div/span/li for list items?

We are working on a website (https://mindool.com/p/583727136028889088/should-vaccines-be-required-for-children) that does not display information in a conventional way in form of text paragraphs but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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Two websites with semi-similar keywords on same IP server / SEO affecting SERPS

Two websites have semi-similar (main) keywords 1 brand site /w keyword "Superman shoes" and 1 retail site named shoes.com They both run on the same server/hosting, same SSL cert, comparable ...
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Website content was copied resulting in decreased traffic

My website with automobile niche has been struggling to stand again plagiarism and bot-attacks from last few months.In last quarter, 3 different domains were setup with exact replica of all the ...
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Google “Define:” command API

I had a quick question about Google. Whenever you use the "define" command it gives you a definition of the word. For example, if I type define:living into Google, it will pull up a card-like result ...
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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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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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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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Best practice with visual responsive html restructuration

I have to follow a sketch of the main webpage of a website I'm building. The main page is essentially blocks rendered as rows, but one row is divided in 4 blocks that are not of the same height (so I ...
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Internal links to 1 page from 200 internal blog posts

I am running website that has a product that is described in around 200 different blog posts. All of them very much make sence, its unique and quite informative for users. Users are landing on those ...
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Should the category or the title come first in the URL path?

I've seen a site that has a link structure like this: http://www.example.com/{title}/about/{category} Traditionally sites are using: http://www.example.com/{category}/{title}/ Is it a better ...
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Are Web Description Protocols useful for SEO

I feel new to SEO world, but for now everything I have found are like 20+ html meta tags where only 3 or 4 are in common use, the point is that after some digging I am on the crossroad between taking ...
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Why are redirected URLs displayed in SERP?

I use a permalink redirect mode for affiliate links. Something similar to www.example.com/out/google → this will 302 redirect to google.com. All these redirected URLs display in search using the ...
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Can images be combined using the clip CSS Property while still maintaining image SEO and semantics?

I have two images in my web page. Actually there are 20 but I want to keep things simple: <div> <img src="apple.png" alt="Apple" /> <img src="orange.png" alt="Orange" /> ...
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Is it recommended to create a separate sitemap for images or include them in the normal sitemaps?

I have split my sitemaps into sections of the websites. So the posts will be split into 3-4 sitemaps because they are all part of a different category. Should I include the images into these sitemaps ...
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How can we remove undesirable suggestions from Yahoo Search Auto-complete for our business?

When one of my clients business names is typed into the Yahoo search bar, the auto complete has some unusual results: When typing in the business name followed by the the area it shows the auto ...
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Incorrect backlinks listed in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console) from my other website

I have two websites hosted on the same server (same IP), say www.example1.com and www.example2.com. Google Webmaster Tools has been set for both the websites years back and everything was fine till ...
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httpcontext.rewritepath -> duplicate meta tag

We have a webpage that handle all car manufacturers. Page is called vehicule.aspx. We have a rewrite method for SEO purpose. We gave all manufacturers a unique URL that redirects to the above page. ...
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Does Google still crawl pages with dynamically changing content like news feeds?

Some websites like the following have a news feed on their homepage that provides the majority of content, which is an increasingly popular feature: https://www.producthunt.com/ ...
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Are schema.org RDFA breadcrumbs available for all search engines?

I want to implement Schema.org breadcrumbs in RDFA format, following the RDFA guide from here : https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs As this is suggested by Google I can of ...
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Adding keywords to google shopping feed with the product_type attribute

Most of our products are of Irish origin, which is important for our customers who often use the keywords Irish or Ireland in their searches. Many of our products do not have Ireland or Irish in ...
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Joomla creating /2-uncategorised/ page's, duplicate content?

I've added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first these articles weren't linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like ...
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Fetch as Google not rendering single-page application (AngularJS) - how to show console logs output

I have an SPA application, and it is not being rendered correctly by Google. I tried going to Google Web Master toolkit, and use the Fetch as google feature. This is showing just the HTML output ...
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An important page has disappeared from SERPs

** I can't share the client's specific site name, but I will try my best to explain the problem.** We have a major brand client whose just launched a new campaign for a new product they offer. This ...
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ASP.NET multilingual through cookie/URL - Google sees one version

Our website is multilingual and works through cookies/URL www.amlik.com/ar/ www.amlik.com/en/ The problem we are facing is Google sees only the arabic (default version of our site) even when ...
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Decimal Coordinates in the path of the URL

Is using decimal coordinates in a url of a page that describes the location around these coordinates a seo unfriendly decision? For example: ...
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False Duplicate Content On Moz Report

We are using Salesforce's Visualforce to run one of our websites. We use Moz to monitor SEO issues. Moz has identified more issues pages than we have - see the attached image. We have only a few ...
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Can I have duplicate merchant descriptions for different subpages?

Let's say we are maintaining a website that offers cashback. Let's also say that cashback isn't well known in our country but voucher codes are. That's why we'd like to be found on the search term ...
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Virgin Media search (Enhanced by Google) not returning website

I have made a website for a client and worked very hard on the SEO for Google and Bing. The site is now being returned on the first page for both. The client found a strange issue as he uses ...
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page appears in global search result but not local!

I live in Iran and usualy use "Anti Filter" programs like "freegate" for accessing web. when I use "freegate" and search google for "example keyword" that relates to one of my website pages, my ...
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SEO friendly book sharing website built with angular.js

I have a book sharing website which is built with angular. The basic model is that someone creates a book entry on my site and that book gets displayed on the front page of the website, along with a ...