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This is the doctype for HTML 5. You are safe to use this Doctype as it won't break older browsers and modern browsers will understand it. This is a valid tag for HTML 5. If you really want custom tags, you'd need to create a custom doctype for your document to reference, but that's discouraged.


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Be careful. Most SEO advice stems off of old advice that was just plain wrong when it was written. It seems that much of the SEO world cannot grasp that SEO has become much closer to what it should have been all along. As well, this is a follow the leader industry even as the lemming leap off the cliff. I will give you a quick SEO rundown. For each page, ...


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I definitely recommend using the rel="tag" microformat attribute. http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-tag I have mixed feelings about microformats in general but this one is quite easy and simple, and has no downside. You can see how we do it in our engine right here, for this very question, tagged [seo] and [tags] <a href="/questions/tagged/seo" ...


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No. Read this(all of it; there's a lot of useful stuff), though of particular relevance here: Google no longer recommends blocking crawler access to duplicate content on your website, whether with a robots.txt file or other methods. [...] Duplicate content on a site is not grounds for action on that site unless it appears that the intent ...


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Under your site's Tools > Import menu there is a plugin you can install called Categories and Tags Converter, which once installed will give you control over how to handle categories you might want to convert. This is a relatively painless process in the 3 times I've used it, but I never concerned myself with migrating older urls. If that's a concern, ...


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robots.txt is the way to go, but it can take up to several weeks until reindexing. You may be able to speed up the process - at least as far as Google is concerned - by signing up the site in question with Google Webmaster Tools.


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Should? No. Why would you nofollow your own links to your own site? If you don't want the tag pages indexed(different thing), that's your own choice and you can add the directive as a meta tag on the relevant page template, or you can just do it via robots.txt. Do you have: a tag cloud somewhere on your site, like a page dedicated to it, or a giant ...


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From accessibility this would be incorrect, because <map> tag is: The map element, in conjunction with any area element descendants, defines an image map. (source from W3C) StackOverflow gives a good answer about custom elements.


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I came across the direct answer to this from Matt Cutts in a Google Webmaster Video. He basically says tagging isn't really worth it because Google is smart enough to see the keywords in the blog article. He went on to say that he doesn't use tags for his blog. With that said he did recommend adding categories instead of tags. This would allow the user to ...


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Here are several plugins that may accomplish what you are looking to do. Good luck!


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Here's what Matt Cutts from Google has to say on the subject. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96yDPqa2rs


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The tags won't affect the pages directly by being on that page (although I am sure someone will say having the tag will increase your keyword density but I wouldn't even give too much thought to that). So adding tags in the hopes that they are directly a ranking factor would not be a good use of time. How it can help SEO is when you have a dedicated page(s) ...


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Also, you could take a peek at the template file for the different pages. Depending on how your site is set up, there's likely a code/comment that calls for the "Continue Reading" tag. In WordPress for example, by default the quicktag is what you'd be looking for.


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Case sensitivity doesn't matter for SEO. HTML, when used properly, does offer search engines clues about the content of a page but whether those tags and their attributes are capitalized or not is irrelevant. (Although it may matter for validating your HTML depending on the Doctype you choose). Most search engines don't read JavaScript so that point may be ...


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Using meta tags to block access to your site: To entirely prevent a page's contents from being listed in the Google web index even if other sites link to it, use a noindex meta tag. As long as Googlebot fetches the page, it will see the noindex meta tag and prevent that page from showing up in the web index.


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Honestly it makes no difference. Use whatever is most logical - if the keyword is a subheading then use H2, otherwise use what you have now. This is of course assuming that it's logical to have some keywords there. Just sticking keywords around the page looks spammy and you'll never get any links to the page.


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User firendly is the same thing as highly searchable. What people are searching for are always the user friendly tags. Usability is a basic tennant of SEO. So option three is the only real option and thus the correct choice.


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If you do not have any page that looks too similar one to another it won't affect your SEO. However, if more than one URL have the same (or close enough) content, you might have duplicate content issues.


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You might find these two Matt Cutts videos interesting: Do tag clouds help or hinder SEO? Is it worth spending time on creating tags and categories As long as it is useful for your users it should not become a problem. (If it would you can always set up NOINDEX,FOLLOW META tags to indicate that you don't want the pages indexed). What can become a ...


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You want the canonical URL to be the page you want to be considered the original URL for that content and what will be shown in Google's search results. In your case you will make sure your canonical URL does not use the www.


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This is a job for rel="canonical" and not noindex. You want Google to discover the content any way it can but avoid the duplicate content penalty. Adding the <link rel="canonical" href="http://yoursite.com/orginal-post-permalink"/> to your author and tag archives accomplishes that. I don't use All-in-One SEO for WordPress but I do use Yoast's SEO ...


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I don't think your find a 100% answer on this question and much speculation but I believe if your pages are THIN with block quote then your most likely be hit by Google panda for duplicate content however if your writing good content which is unqine around the block quote element then I believe its a positive. Many Top Sites use Snippets and Cite Source I ...


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Google may change the title of your page in their search results (since 2012-01): We use many signals to decide which title to show to users, primarily the <title> tag if the webmaster specified one. But for some pages, a single title might not be the best one to show for all queries, and so we have algorithms that generate alternative titles to ...


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Yes, this could be treated as duplicate content since you would have the exact same content under two different URLs. This is common if you are slow to post new content because the category/tag archive pages would not be updating frequently. One solution to this is to set WordPress to just show the excerpts on the archive pages and be sure to set a custom ...


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I would say no, it's not bad practice. It's worth thinking about and talking about, but don't let it slow you down. On the other hand, I would say that supporting IE6, IE7, IE8 is bad practice. You're entering holy-war territory here. I'm sure there will be conflicting opinions. It's certainly valid HTML. An argument could be made that if you want to ...


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What you are seeing are HTML character entities. From Wikipedia: In SGML, HTML and XML documents, the logical constructs known as character data and attribute values consist of sequences of characters, in which each character can manifest directly (representing itself), or can be represented by a series of characters called a character reference, of ...


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Straight away my answer is "YES" it is. More than I say Important, I will say "IT IS USEFUL". Tags are like streets name of a village. It makes easy for a postman to understand the route SEO role in tags are like GPS. It will guide easily to your blog If you don't want to give importance to an article, than no need of tag.


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The title attribute is available to all HTML tags: HTML defines a few attributes that are common to all HTML elements. These attributes can be used on all elements, though the attributes may have no effect on some elements. So you can safely put it on any element you want. But it is up to the browser to determine if it will do anything with that ...


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There is no such ratio... You should use strong, em and i as much as it makes sense too use it.



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