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Yes, putting important keywords closer to the beginning of a title does help SEO. SEOmoz's ranking factors survey agrees, as do other sources. Keyword Use Anywhere in the Title Tag 66% very high importance Keyword Use as the First Word(s) of the Title Tag 63% high importance Keyword Use in the Root Domain Name 60% high importance ...


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Google doesn't put much (if any) ranking weight directly on the keywords that are in the URL right now. Any effects on SEO with or without them are caused indirectly through user interaction and usability. From a better usability standpoint: Keywords in URLs can increase the clickthrough rate (CTR) from the SERPs. Check out these two search results for ...


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Google's Keyword Suggestion tool is designed for AdWords research. It can be used for SEO as many of the same keyword stats are relevant to both, but there are some differences. In particular, the competitiveness level for a particular keyword in GKST is simply a measurement of how many advertisers are bidding on each keyword. This might correlate with how ...


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Since meta tags have no influence on your page's rankings, but can be used in a page's listing in the search results, I would make sure the description tag is written like a sales piece. It can be the deciding factor for users when deciding which search result to click on. The keywords tag is obsolete so I wouldn't worry about the order of the keywords in ...


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Meta keywords have never been removed and probably never will be (they are still included in the HTML5 specification) because they're too useful. Just because they're no longer used by search engines for ranking websites (because contextual keywords are more reliable for that purpose) doesn't mean they don't exist or have been removed. Meta data is used by ...


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If they are different views for the same product they should have a custom alt attribute that describes what the image shows. After all, that is the purpose of the alt attribute. So one showing the back of the product could say, "Rear view of the Blaster 3000". A close up of a part of it could say, "Big red shiny button on the side of the Blaster 3000". ...


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Hint: The answer won't be in a 3x3 table because it's not that cut and dry :) The more words in an external link the less targeted that link is for for each word individually. So having a link that just says "widget" will help you rank better "widget" then an external link that contains the phrase "best blue widget". But both will help you as they both ...


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I use manual - simply because I want to be in control, especially when it's my clients money. When manual, it makes more sense to control what times, or if the advert appears over a whole day or until the money runs out. If money is not an option, go with automatic. We (web users) click impulsively and so sometimes being position 1 is not best but why would ...


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It's good but not as good as you might think. Google recently devalued exact match domains so they no longer carry a lot of weight in their algorithm. So your on-page factors and off-site factors (incoming links) will have a greater effect on your SEO efforts.


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For PPC, I would rank terms in the following order: Most specific Highest traffic Lowest competition This should leave you with the terms which are most likely to convert and get the greatest number of qualified searches without excessive cost. If you are using the Adwords bid tool and organizing your exported terms on a spreadsheet, it may be easiest ...


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Google will crawl pages that have high PR and frequently change their content with much greater frequency then typical pages. StackOverflow pages seems to be crawled almost constantly as questions appear in Google's search very quickly after being asked. So, to ensure you get spotted first, you will need to have a well established site that has accumulated ...


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Keyword stuffing is when you intentionally, and unnaturally, placing keywords in your content for the purpose of manipulating the search engine rankings. If "hp toner" naturally appears often on your pages then that's fine. If you're cramming it in everywhere you can, including places where it obviously doesn't belong, then that's keyword stuffing. As an ...


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If you speak about meta keywords: 0 Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking Take much care about the content of your <title> tag, all the words you use in the headings tags (<h1>, <h2>, ...), and the quality of the content of your page. You can also have a lot of precious guidance here: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ...


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Try not to think of it in terms of search engines. Instead consider it from a usability perspective. (Keep in mind search engines do take into account the bounce rate) The goal should be that the url should portray what the destination will be about. If there are multiple posters then you should go with posters.php Granted, the page title, description ...


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Search engines are very good at handling acronyms, especially Google. But if you want to help them along you can do two things: Use the <abbr> or <acronym> tags to indicate an acronym is being used and what it means. <acronym> is being phased out in HTML5 with <abbr> handling both abbreviations and acronyms. So <abbr> is the ...


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The practice of truncating terms to a root (not necessarily singular or plural) for search indexing is known as "stemming" and is employed by most advanced search engines. In the context of the word "download" (which may be either a noun or a verb) there is a possibility that the heuristic will treat the term differently depending upon its context, however, ...


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The order of the keywords in a domain name and content does affect search results. Just Google "chuck norris jokes" and "jokes chuck norris" and you'll see the results differ especially as you move further down the results.


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It is the process of reducing each word to its stem. E.g. "searched", "searches", "searching" all become just the root word (or stem) "search" in a search index. In terms of websites, this is frequently used for search functionality. I.e. enabling any form of the search term to find all variations of the supplied keyword. It can significantly improve the ...


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If you look on Google trends, you will see that your new keywords receive a lot less interest than your old keywords: This is probably because, in general, users are lazy and don't like to get too specific in their search queries unless they have a real need to. Also, different users get more specific in different ways, so while one user might search for ...


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Here's my opinion: You can choose one keyword for your website, for example "colours" to follow British English word. I think having the same word on your website is good think. Using two terms in website is kind of weird for visitors (who can be confused). However, for backlinks campaign, you can mix two terms. There will be good to change anchor text of ...


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Google views "keyword stuffing" as using keywords ways that are not natural. Placing a list of keywords at the bottom of a page is certainly not natural. You wouldn't be doing that if you weren't trying to rank for those keywords. On the other hand, a small list (less than ten) of relevant keywords is unlikely to get you penalized, so your approach isn't ...


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Why don't you use a <title> like this: Mitchell's Ice Cream - restaurant in Los Angeles You just need to add to the <title> the category and the city of the business. You can do it easily (getting with PHP or your server language for example) by forcing the user to indicate the category and the city of the business when he creates his page. ...


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You can use Google Webmaster tools to remove content from cache for example.


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I find that the competition value is useful as a means for seeing how important other advertisers consider the term to be, however, it is not as important as specificity (how closely the term aligns with whatever you happen to be marketing) and search volume (how many people are searching on the term). Note that many, many PPC advertisers take the "shotgun ...


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While it may be a good idea to write for humans or for search engines, it's a great idea to consider writing for both. The first rule of great writing is this: Don't write to be understood; write so that you cannot be misunderstood. Always assume that a sentence will be taken out of context or be used by itself to represent the whole of paragraph. If you ...


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Write the article so it makes sense to human beings. If you start writing content so it reads like what you think the search engines are looking for you're going to end up with bad content. Bad content makes getting links much more difficult to do. It also makes people leave your website which is also against your goals. Anyway, search engines are smart ...


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There's no SEO benefit to this at all. Unless someone is looking for those backwards words there is nothing to be gained from doing this. The search engines do not tie them to the correctly spelled words as they are not synonyms.


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There are lots of tools available for this. Free Monitor For Google is very basic and doesn't have a lot of the fluff others have so if you like simple it's worth checking out.


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Scroll down a little. The keywords are below the dates.


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1) Depends on the what the content is. That's how you determine what the title should be. , #3 is best assuming it is about Sandra's healthy tomato soup recipes, and not the recipes themselves. Those recipes should have titles like: website.org/en/recipes/healthy-chicken-broth website.org/en/recipes/tomato-soup website.org/en/nutrition/tomato-soup 2) ...



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