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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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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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?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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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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Any SEO advantage of Schema.org address entity for brand pages?

For a fairly typical e-commerce site, we've had an SEO consultant tell us that our brand pages (brand-specific product list/browse pages) would rank higher on Google and receive more traffic if we ...
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Microdata: should I use Book or Product type scheme?

I'm developing a site for an antiques shop, specialized in rare and ancient books. Every page for each book will have a description sheet available with several data for the item. Descriptions ...
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Inline SVG within H1

I'm in the process of updating my website by replacing large PNG images with inline SVG images. My current code looks something like this: <h1> <img src="logo.png" alt="Company Name" ...
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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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SEO for dynamically loaded content

I feel completely lost concerning SEO and more precisely how to provide my to search engines with my dynamically loaded content. I guess I'm doing something wrong... My website is a directory of ...
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SEO advantages of /blog when forwarding via ProxyPass

We've had requests from clients via their SEO companies to host blogs accompanying ecommerce sites on theirdomain.com/blog rather than on - for example - blog.theirdomain.com As we look after their ...
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How does google handle link tags in the body?

As I get from here, link tags can be used in the body as long as they contain microdata. I understand how this may come handy for specifying all sorts of properties: author, datePublished etc. But, ...
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Google Business Phone numbers?

Is possible to have to different search results for phone numbers in google business, one phone number on the right hand side box and another under the top result?
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Trackig visit counts to my website pages based on IP adresss and type of users (new or returining))

We are developing a classified website n Magento which has about 6000 listings. So there is about 6000 business pages. we have been tracking our website in Analytics and found Good number of visitors ...
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SEO: Deindex member profile pages?

I have a forum where users can register and automatically a profile page is created, like here in Stackexchange. The problem with these pages is that sometimes users creates accounts at different ...
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How does google ranks pages between subdomains, domains adminstered by same user

In googlemaster tools subdomain1.widget.com, subdomain2.widget.com and widget.com are added seperately, and although there is an option regarding widget.com and www.widget.com I cant see anything else ...
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How can I manage sitemap in social engine?

I'm trying to manage SEO for my website created in social engine. In my robots.txt sitemap: /index.php/sitemap?format=xml&rewrite=1 When accessing the site map it displays the following URL ...
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How do bots/automation treat unnecessary &nbsp; from WYSIWYG editors?

Basically WYSIWYG editors do their best, but still fail on a number of fronts. One being their use of &nbsp; in certain situations. For example, in newish CKeditors when fixing parts of sentences, ...
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Can reducing # of indexed pages increase professional keyword ranking vs. long-tail non-related rankings?

I have a site that does social media analytics. We have many long term pages with analysis of social profiles (~18M indexed pages). We have a pretty good link profile, from many related & ...
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Indirect site navigation via sections of my front page - bad for SEO?

I am experimenting with constructing a "user journey" via navigable sections on my front page, as discussed by this answer over in the UX SE. Unfortunately, the scope of the site (it is for a ...
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Hosting multiple customer websites on one domain name

I have built a platform where our customers can sign up for a website and just select the information from their database to show on the website. Currently we tell our customers to point the www ...
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Will using ECC SSL certificates have SERP benefit as promised by Google?

Google here officially announced that using SSL is minor ranking factor. On that page is, besides other rules, stated to Use 2048-bit key certificates. OK, but does it mean that using 224-bit key ECC ...
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How Should I Treat Descriptions in Category Lists of Products on a Schema.org Enabled Site?

Out site lists products in categories, with a choice between showing the children products in either grid or list mode. While in list mode, trimmed product descriptions are shown under the title of ...
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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 ...