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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How to handle multiple pages of the same site with the same outlinks

I am developing a back link tool for Chinese SEO (our web site URL is: http://link.aizhan.com just like ahrefs.com. I encountered a problem which is how to handle multiple pages of the same ...
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Confused: When does Google use Title vs description? Misleading results possible

Search for jamaica tourism on Google. You get a search result with the text Jamaica Tourism: 578 Things to Do in Jamaica | TripAdvisor. Nowhere on the displayed page does the phrase 578 Things to Do ...
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Can inbound links through template-based layouts result in penalties?

So obviously link building is encouraged as long as it is natural, organic and has meaningful links with content relevant to your site. Obviously with the constant release of new updates to ...
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Can I redirect Google bot to another domain with escaped_fragments?

I'm trying to make my Webapp SEO friendly. I read that I can redirect Google's bot to another URL with escaped_fragments. I'd like to use Phantom.js to serve Google my pages. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Cropping images & SEO

So I have a page with a bunch of images with largely varying sizes. Also the layout of the page is such that the images are all in the shape of square tiles, so just resizing will cause distorted ...
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Best way to redirect users back to the pretty URL who land on the _escaped_fragment_ one?

I am working on an AJAX site and have successfully implemented Google's AJAX recommendation by creating _escape_fragment_ versions of each page for it to index. Thus each page has 2 URLs: pretty: ...
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Dropped impression 25 days after restructure

Our website is a non English property related website (moshaver.com) which is similar to rightmove.co.uk. On September 2012 our website was adversely affected by Panda causing our Google incoming ...
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Site migration and SEO impact

I'd greatly appreciate a response on the following question relating to site migration and SEO impact. Here's some background on how my domain name and site is currently configured: My domain name ...
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Do AdWords conversions only track AdWords visitors?

I have set up an AdWords conversion and put the conversion tracking JS code on a test page. However, I don't see any conversions tracked when I visit it. Does the AdWords conversion tracking only ...
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SEO: Joomla Category Page Optimization + Canonical Linking

I'm wondering how best to optimize my Joomla site's SEO. I have pages with multiple articles on each page. Either via category-type pages, or via modules. In each case, I'm not wanting users to ...
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Should I use heading tags in sidebar or not?

Assume a simple blog-like website as in the picture: Red text is text related to this page only (particular article) Green are headings of articles related to the subject of this page Blue is a ...
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How do I optimize SEO in a multiblog WordPress install?

We are about to launch two product pages plus a corporate website. The goal is to keep a blog in all of the sites, but here it comes the question about how to do it in a way we get everything unified ...
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Moved sitemaps to a different subdomain and losing search referrals around the same time. Red herring or correlation?

We started to lose search referral traffic around the same time that I moved some of our sitemaps to a subdomain. Could this have hurt us? I followed Google's steps to creating a sitemap under a ...
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Bing search results shows an HTML encoded ampersand instead of an actual ampersand

I've looked through Bing Webmaster Tools to see if there is a way I can fix this, but I haven't found anything. Here is an example in the search results. The first link is the one in question.
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Google showing meta descriptions from other pages in the SERPs

Recently I added some content to my website and submitted a sitemap files to Google. Now that Google has indexed those pages, I discovered that some of words and sentences that are listed in Google ...
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Could breadcrumbs be considered as rich anchor text, and drop my ranking?

I have breadcrumbs on my site, and the anchor text for the links are an exact match for the keyword I want to rank for. So in other words, it's "rich" anchor text. An example of my breadcrumbs could ...
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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Link tags in iframe widget

I have a rating community-site and I´m offering little iframe widgets with the average rating and some little other info. Does it make sense (for visibility, SEO) to add link tags to the head like: ...
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Different blocked URLs stats in Google Webmaster Tools

Just want to know I got different blocked URLs stats at Google Webmaster Tools. I blocked entire site for revamp and latest builds implementation. Here are different stats Under Health tab > Blocked ...
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Comparison of phrases containing the same word in Google Trends

If I compare three phrases in google trends : house sale house white house I get the following numbers: house -> 91 sale house -> 3 white house -> 2 The question is: Is "sale house" and ...
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Listings with keywords count as keyword stuffing / spamming?

I'm managing some "Hotel-Booking" projects where I get large lists with hotels. Let's say I want my main keywords to be "Foo-Town hotels" and I've around 180 hotels in that city. I already cut this ...
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Will i18next affect SEO? What about screen readers?

I'm considering using i18next for translating text. But then it suddenly struck me; If labels / text is retrieved through javascript, won't that affect SEO? And what about screen readers for visual ...
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Is it better for SEO if the url has the same path as the breadcrumb?

My product url is example.com/categorykeyword2/product The actual path (breadcrumb) is example.com/categorykeyword1/categorykeyword2/product Would it be better in terms of SEO if the url was the ...
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How will the search rank get impacted if i move my mobile website to a single page application?

I have two different versions of my site. A desktop version and a mobile optimised version. That is for the same url the server renders different html for different user agents. I had been using vary ...
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Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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Content keywords are unimportant in Google Webmaster Tools

When I check Google Index > Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools, it shows lots of unimportant keywords like: to, is, are, from, in, on, we, you and etc. That's very natural these words are ...
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Managing reviews. What's best for increasing search engine ranking?

I'm managing my wife's business website for her day spa. I built the site in WordPress. I'm trying to find the best solution to manage reviews and the pro and cons of each. Right now, she has a Yelp ...
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How does a plus one on a post carrying a link, help an SEO?

How does a +1 on a post (in google plus) that carries a link help an SEO ? Will it help the page rank in google ? If yes, how ?
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Best way to optimize joomla cache. Difference between Global configuration cache and system cache plugin

I need to know for a Joomla site there is system cache plugin then there is global configuration setting to enable cache - how is it different from system cache plugin below are some of ...
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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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Why Wikipedia doesn't appear as a referral in Google Analytics' Traffic sources?

One of my clients has a website and got not spammy backlinks in a Wikipedia article. When I test it for SEO purposes with Google Analytics (from different IPs), apparently there is no referral ...
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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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Avoid duplicate link to same page with #

I have one link in main nav example.com/photo but i want to add more links on page, which go on same page as this nav. Will this example.com/photo# help me avoid duplicate link to same page?
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Google image search and data-image attribute

I'm noticing that images we have associated with a particular keyword-- for which we rank at the top for a regular search-- are not showing in the results for a Google image search. I'm wondering if ...
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Opinions and guidance on a specific Lazy Loading strategy and its SEO

So I've read several posts here regarding SEO and lazy loading as well as the Google page for lazy loading your site's content. Since setting up HTML snapshots for an AJAX website is a large amount of ...
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adsense for lightbox

i have image gallery and i am using lightbox to display images but to my surprize google ads are being shown for first 4 photos after that it is now showing . i assume that google thinks that i am ...
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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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Does image mime-type affect SEO?

I have uploaded images as mime-type application/octet-stream, they are served well if sourced from an image tag but Chrome for example cannot open them directly, always asks for download. The question ...
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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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Should I Approve WP Commenta From Twitter's Tweets?

I have my self-hosted WordPress blog, and often I approve my own tweets appear as comment's moderated list. Not sure of the terms, I supposed that is a bounce-back (Correct me if I'm wrong) Now, ...
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Why does AVG complain with Exploit Blackhat SEO type 1703

I installed "AVG internet security", opened a page in internet explorer, and AVG complains about "Exploit Blackhat SEO (type 1703)" for object name Action sports stock footage with no further ...
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Cross-domain linking for a multi-nation, multi-language site?

I have a website, that is available in, let's say, 3 countries (with data specific to each country), and provide users the posibility to see every website in each of the 3 primary languages of those ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting duplicate page titles despite recently adding a noindex

I have a problem with duplicate content on my blog, according to webmaster tools (GWT) I have 828 duplicate title tags and 835 duplicate meta descriptions. Looking through the duplicates I noticed ...
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SEO of gallery deeplinks

if I have a gallery, say 2013/01/01/new-feature and each image is indexable and can be shared: 2013/01/01/new-feature/slide1 2013/01/01/new-feature/slide2 Each slide will have an individual ...
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opencart sitemap crawl errors on webmaster tools

I keep getting crawl errors on webmaster tools for my opencart website for old urls even though the sitemap is dynamically updated. I've tried resubmitting the sitemap as soon as i make url updates ...
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Using CMS on domain different from main site to be edited

I have a client with a website. I am building a CMS that needs direct access to the files of the site. I would like to host the CMS files on my own site to prevent other people from going in and using ...
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Actinic and Google Analytics: does it mess with my stats?

My fathers website is built using Actinic - not by me but by a local company - and since he went with them some years ago his traffic never went down, but has stayed more or less consistent which is ...
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Google authorship verification issue

I'm trying to get my blog content author verified so my face gets into the Google search results. I managed to achieve this a few weeks back - When testing my content in the Google authorship testing ...