5
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2answers
842 views

Purpose of hidden text in website

While observing the source of the Swiss airlines website, I noticed the use of hidden text. I first looked it up on Google and found many SEO-related benefits but also the risk of negative scoring in ...
0
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1answer
32 views

How does stackexchange websites manage to have google see multiple questions as multiple webpages?

I'm not a web developer and I had some basic experiences of web developing (I made my own website some time ago, played around with php, css, some asp.net and other pretty straightforward stuff) but ...
1
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2answers
93 views

Old and new sites running at the same time

I have a possible SEO issue at hand and I would really appreciate your advise. My client has an online store (www.example.co.uk), which has been around for 15 years - it's never seen any design ...
7
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3answers
571 views

How to deal with a client who redesigned their own site badly?

I am a freelance designer/developer. I am starting a registered business and will be offering other services soon and I am in the process of expanding the portfolio section of my existing website but ...
2
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1answer
126 views

Multilingual website avoiding duplicate content and right referral in SERP

I have a site with UGC in many languages. The translation I'm doing is for the titles so for each page I have multiple copies, one per language. I want to make sure Search engines don't see this as ...
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2answers
143 views

Website design using responsive approach or mobile site

I have been looking for mobile desktop website solution & I am confused with the information available on internet. In some case article talk about Responsive approach with the future but i am ...
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3answers
57 views

Right canonical pages for encylopedia-style site

I have a website that contains a lot of short (150 word) descriptions of key concepts. The concepts are organised hierarchically so a description of Cheese will be a subsection under the heading "Milk ...
3
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2answers
518 views

Make HTML static site more SEO friendly

I am desinging a website as shown in below image, right now it's just a basic structure. This site is totally static, basically I've 6 main pages in website. navigation section, slider and footer will ...
2
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1answer
43 views

Website Duplication issue

We just launched our New site with lots of changes in design and content. After getting into my Cpanle i came to know that my website developing company have done this to my site. The old site is ...
4
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1answer
307 views

Redesigning my website has destroyed my SEO

Unfortunately i read an article on how to avoid destroying your websites SEO from a redesign article AFTER its was too late! Here is the article On 20 November 12 completely redesigned our site. We ...
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1answer
87 views

Problem with user generated content

In general, what do you think is better in regards to adding content to a site, to allow users to add content to the site and put a flag button to report it if it doesn't fit with the site, or should ...
2
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1answer
69 views

How to handle new domain names?

I have a new product which I'll call a pen ink reloader. I have a website using my products name, for example, www.inkywink.com which I want to have accessed by searches for keywords such as "pen ...
25
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6answers
4k views

How important is responsive web design?

I've heard a variety of opinions regarding the pros and cons of using responsive web design recently and was wondering whether it was necessary for small businesses that target small geographical ...
6
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4answers
440 views

Do span elements in the middle of a word affect a crawler's ability to detect content?

I have a site with a heading tag like this: <h1><span class="initial">H</span>andyman <span class="initial">S</span>ervices</h1> I've done this so that I can ...
5
votes
2answers
180 views

Website restyle, SEO migration plan?

I am currently in a project for one of my biggest clients. We have built a website that will -replace- the old website. When it comes to actual content its is largely the same. However, the ...
1
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1answer
152 views

SEO optimization by related content search

My case is like this: In a product page there is related products section and we pick products from same category. Simple SQL query , no magic magic Is it any better to execute similar documents ...
1
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1answer
78 views

How can I exclude content in my notifications bar from being indexed?

Of course I want my content to be indexed pretty fast by search engines, however not my notifications bar. My notifications bar contains the last 30 changes to content on the site, and I don't want ...
1
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4answers
164 views

Is it needed to have your blog title and description in H1 and H2

I have read an article that states that it is not necessary to have your blog title and description on your website at all. Just have the titles of the posts in h1, on the index and the post page. ...
0
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2answers
277 views

Will it hurt my website's SEO friendliness if I host a french targetted website at, let's say, godaddy.com?

I have read that the server location is important for a website to be SEO friendly. I am planning to build a website from scratch which is targetted mainly to french audience (in france), but I am ...
8
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3answers
313 views

What font technique is being used here?

While I was attending this event (http://worldtour.fogcreek.com/) I noticed this page had custom fonts for the Address part in the top left corner (i.e "Fog Creek Software 55 Broadway Fl 55....") When ...
4
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3answers
313 views

Large site footers

I have noticed that lots of new site use a gigantic footer with columns that represent their navigation? What is the philosophy behind them? Are they for SEO, semantic layout, or is that information ...