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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Content position Importance

I have a site which has just external news links, I also have a few sentences to describe the page. What is a good position for the page description in terms of UX and bots perspective? These are the ...
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SEO benefit for a page title of contents with anchor links to page headings

In one of my Wordpress single posts, I'm planning to put a plain text list of my page sub headings (H3 tags) with anchor links that jump to the page section. Is there any benefit or harm of doing so ...
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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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Index “Lazy Loading” images in Bing and Baidu

I read this questions: Lazy loading images and effects on SEO Is this a good approach to image Lazy Loading for SEO? The responses make it clear that there LazyLoad works well in google, but 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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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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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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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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Is there a way to tell if my website might have been hit by Panda 4.0 penalties?

I just came to realization that our site might have been hit by the Panda 4.0 update. Before May, 2014 our site received 1.5 million pageviews/mo, and after the update, it has never received more ...
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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 ...
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Googlebot only seems to crawl my front page even when provided a different URL

I'm new to the webmaster world and trying to get my site SEO ready. It runs on javascript (AngularJS) and I set up all the things you'd need so that crawlers can read the site. I have the <meta ...
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Should headlines on a social media link post be similar to the article headline on the website to help gain ranking?

If I have a website where news articles are posted - basically a headline, copy and image - and I want to drive traffic towards this via Facebook, will using the same headline on both main site and ...
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'uploads' and 'jpg' amongst my 10 top keywords in Google Webmaster Tools

Amongst my 10 top keywords in Google WebMaster Tools (Search Console) I have noticed that 'uploads' and 'jpg' show up in 4th and 5th position. This does not make sense to me although I suspect the ...
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How to do SEO for dynamically loaded videos

I got an vimeo-video which is loaded into an overlay-div, if the user clicks a button. How can I provide SEO on my website for the dynamically inserted video-iframe? Can I just meta-tags in the markup ...
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Change in SEO Ranking

There are two companies A and B. They have a joint venture called AB Group. Company A does more news and social media publishing when compared to company AB Group and is high up on the SEO rankings. ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google, one with the correct sublinks and the other with all sublinks redirecting to homepage

As that title says, my website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two ...
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placing pdf files with keywords on many different wordpress sites

I do a daily search for my primary keyword phrases just to see what comes up. The past couple of months Google results show 2-4 new items every day and each is a pdf file at a different wordpress.com ...
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Does 'thin-content' content on some pages affect overall site SEO?

I have an UGC Q&A site. Due to it's nature is inevitable to see some 'thin' or low quality content in some posts. Will there be any sitewide impact in SEO for the other high quality pages? If yes ...
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Multidomain site with duplicate content

Our client wants different domains for different countries where they have hearthquarters. So we would have www.example1.com, www.example2.us, www.example3.com.br, etc. (it is also multilanguage, with ...
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Uninstalled Google Analytics Tracking Code Still Receiving Data

My company recently relaunched our website. In the months following the relaunch, we saw traffic drop dramatically. After poking around the website, I realized that the designer never installed the ...
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Rich Snippets for Reviews and Ratings showing in Google (but not showing in Bing)

We just built structured content (review) by following the specification from Schema.org. We like our client website stand out with the rating (5 stars) on the search result. So far this is working ...
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Can being a Google 'Trusted Store' increase organic search engine rank? Or, not being one decrease rank?

For an e-commerce website, I'm wondering if being a Google Trusted Store or not affects search engine ranking. From this article
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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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Changing links on homepage - SEO

I have a website whose ranking is constantly fluctuating on Google. On a search for my site name I could be the ranked 1st at one moment, then 20th or so a matter of hours later! I have been tearing ...
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Structured data on dynamic pages

If we have a URL like example.org/page that has a sidebar that changes depending on what store the user is viewing, does it make sense to add structured data to this sidebar? My thought is if the URL ...
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Does including a script from my domain in a different website increase my SEO rank?

I had a question related to SEO and page 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 ...
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Search engine ranking of paginated categories, subcategories and tag pages

Suppose we have an E-commerce domain with the following structure: domain/items - contains all items. domain/items/category - contains a narrower spectrum of results than above. ...
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Using <link>s with rel=next and rel=prev when pages are requested using POST

On my site there is paginated content. Because there are many parameters for each page (a search with many filters), using GET for the parameters would produce quite long URLs. So I decided to use ...
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404 error - page loads fine. OSCommerce - Seperate WP install on blog.

I have looked over other peoples posts but I cant find anything to fix this specific error. On my site, I have 2 CMS - one for the main site which is OS Commerce and I have Wordpress installed on the ...
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Why is my Angular App in HTML5Mode not being indexed by Google?

My Angular App is not being indexed by Google and I don't know why. All the solutions I could find only work with #!-URL's, snapshots and middleware but my App uses HTML5Mode and #-URL's for older ...
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noindex all posts and doindex all tags

I have a Tumblr-style picture blog running on WordPress. The blog has only one picture per post, and thousands of pics all tagged. Let's pretend its all pics of cars; each post has one pic of a car, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...