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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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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“Frequent Searches leading to this page ” SEO significance

On a lot of websites, I find a section with heading "Frequent Searches leading to this page ". Such section contains the main keywords of the page repeated in multiple combinations. Is this used to ...
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Publishing empty pages and then adding content, good for SEO?

I have a website about TV shows, and data is added a few hours after each new episode is aired. People start searching for new episodes before they're aired, meaning before I have useful content for ...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it smart or shady to move a few abandoned but relevant social blogs to our e-commerce domain?

Eight years ago, our e-commerce company "sponsored" a few different blogs. By sponsored, I mean that we created these blogs, but kept them on separate domains and made them look like separate ...
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Does image dimensions outside image tag also slow page loading?

I am using height and width for images in css before img tag (css in same page header) so I think there is no need to set dimensions in img tag. But when I checked speed in different online tools, ...
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Keyword domain pointing to main domain subdirectory (SEO)

Keyword domain pointing to main site subdirectory This one has always boggled me. Suppose one has a high ranking good DA domain. Say dog food or shirts. And there is a category page (subdirectory, ...
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German content on English page

Would there be any negative effects from uploading German content (job advertisement) to a page template that's tagged up as being in English? We will not be able to edit the meta tags to signal that ...
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Do inbound links pass link juice up the url hierarchy?

Our site is very regional, so we focus all of our seo efforts on each of these region landing pages. For Example: domain.com/toys/us/ca/san-francisco We added an informational page (ex. reviews) and ...
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Is text in a link crawable

I have a product box that is encapsulated in a hyperlink so that the entire box is clickable. Within this box I have text about the product (e.g. product name, price, etc). However, as the text is ...
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Fetch as Google AngularJS Duplicate Entries

I have pages built in AngularJS that when I fetch as Google in WMT or when I switch my user-agent to Googlebot using a browser extension, duplicate entries are displayed. For example, if there is an ...
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Best way to test search results non personalized results

When testing my ranking for specific keywords and search appearance I usually open a chrome incognito and perform a search. But, it seems this doesn't work as I expect, and other people see results ...
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Company moved eCommerce pages to a subdomain and saw other pages drop in rankings. Related?

At the end of June my company moved our website's ecommerce product pages to a subdomain. The site had previously be consolidated on www.company.com; to improve usability we migrated all ecommerce ...
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Domain name change but search for <new-name> doesn't show

I've moved a our domain from oldname.com to newdomain.com 35days ago. newname is a relatively unique word, and still for some reason searches for newname doesn't show up in search results. Instead ...
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Many links with {{link}} appearing in search results

Search results started showing many links to my site include {{link}} in various places. Sometimes at the end, say mydomain.com/dir/page/{{link}} and sometimes in the middle. Any idea how could this ...
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Sitemap.xml of phpbb on aws-s3

I've been looking at options for a sitemap generator for a phpbb website. I found a couple of mods which gave me the solution. But these mods save sitemap xml files on the same instance. I did not ...
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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 Bot Crawler Issue with Codeigniter URLS

I received 6000+ crawler errors in my webmaster tools account. following is the one of the URL that identified as problematic URL. ...
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How to delete a parent folder that holds php and html files

In my hosting structure I have website1, website2 etc. I made a mistake and placed my files and folders inside a folder called source while uploading them to the website1 folder. So now I'm stuck with ...
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Permalinks: Are there any SEO, Bookmarking, or Sharing Best Practices?

So we have permalinks in place all over our site. Basically any product, category, article, etc with a "clean url" with canonical such as example.com/green-fidget-widget also have permalink ID ...
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How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites (HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines

My question is about SEO. How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites(HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines. As i know google take few days for crawl. Then ...
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SEO impact of identical reviews?

If a 5-star review is posted on both Google Local and Yelp (identical review text), does it affect the SEO in a negative way (duplicate content or anything else I may not be thinking of)? Or is it a ...
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RSS Feed / HTML Title and Dscription Limit Per SEO Standard

I'm creating an RSS feed which is meant to be SEO friendly in the invent the content is syndicated and created as a webpage. I'm under the impression currently that this is the going standard: ...
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How to integrate a content in foreign language (not an version of the site in foreign language) in a wordpress website not to have a bad SEO

I want to renovate a website for a customer bringing the content to wordpress, the site (with .com domain) is in italian language but despite a large part of the site is in english language (so, it's ...
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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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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, ...