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HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages. In modern web pages, HTML is used to markup the contents of the website, while CSS and Javascript are used to define the styles and behaviors respectively.

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SEO benefits of serving simplified pages to crawlers

we're currently rebuilding a client's application and are wondering if there are any benefits of serving specific pages to crawlers? I.E. Semantic html, no stylesheets, additional meta tags? Would ...
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Do you need to place an 'h1' into a 'p' tag in order to style it so it won't hurt your SEO?

Some people say that it's bad for SEO to style h1 using CSS and an h1 tag selector, and instead the developer has to place the h1 into a p tag so that it inherits its styles. Is this correct, or not?
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What factors determine if a comment section thrives? [closed]

Most of the time, comment sections seem to be a playgrounds for arguments, insults and vulgarity. Maybe I shouldn't put one on my website, but if I do, what factors determine if a comment section ...
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Can a double quote (") to represent inches used in HTML attribute?

It seems using double quote " to represent inches on a page doesn't cause any real harm in regards to search engines and SEO. However, I'm curious about the impact of the "correctness" of the page, ...
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HTML Code in Google Search Description/Snippet

When googleing for a certain keyword, Google will list our site along with this description: Wie die Spitzenforschung im globalen Dorf abläuft, zeigt das neue Globe. ETH Zürich, Globe Magazin, 1/16 ...
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How can I make my simple HTML pages more friendly to mobile screens? [closed]

I have had a simple HTML website up for a very long time, but since the rise of modern mobile devices (e.g. iOS, Android), the text rendered is painfully small and with very annoying fixed wide ...
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Will it impact SEO to use Flexbox to move text up in the page source code but leave it further down the rendered page?

With Flexbox, it's easy to reorder content in page and put SEO content in the top of the page for robots and reorder page block to put that content in the bottom of the page for users. Is it worth it?...
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Building menus without nested lists impacts on SEO?

It's common to create a nested menu like this: <ul class="menu-level0"> <li> Shoes <ul class="menu-level1"> <li> Converse <ul class="menu-...
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exchange value between two dropdown boxes html [closed]

I'm building a dictionary web. Like every dictionary app, we choose two languages from two drop down boxes. And if we click the "<->" button, two chosen languages will exchange side. For example, ...
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Are many tabs in one page, or many HTML pages better for SEO?

I have an SEO question that concerns views with tabs or pills. Underneath each of those tabs or pills, there is some extra content. Should I use one HTML page with those, or should I create own HTML ...
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hEntry microformats tags within <meta class="entry-title>title</meta>

I am getting "Missing: author, Missing: entry-title, Missing: updated" microformat error in Google's structured data testing tool. I am showing the title in different way on my page that I cannot ...
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Two scroll bars inside the browser [closed]

My is actually a blogger.com blog , I use custom url on it and also use a custom theme. I do minor edits and insert certain html for features like "addthis" "disqus for comments" and etc.. My blog now ...
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SEO Impact of Javascript for typography (like kerning.js, lining.js & co)

From the design perspective the typography options presented by css are somewhat limited and there exist many javascript libaries that give us very handy tools to manipulate the font-rendering. ...
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Questions about editing a site created in Adobe Muse by someone else

A client came to me with an existing site created in Adobe Muse by another developer. They had exported the site to HTML so I could post the files to the client's new hosting account. Now the client ...
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Are anchor back links without text effective for SEO or black hat?

<a href="http://example.com" title="my keyword"></a> Can I build back links like this? Is this black hat or white hat?
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HTML5 Microdata - itemref to another itemscope (CollectionPage containing all the blogs)

On the Google structured testing tool, it shows that they are all separate instances. I'm trying to have them list to each other. This is what I have now: <section class="primary content-area" ...
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Alternate places to put structured data

I am going to be putting some products structured data onto my site, however I cannot access the HTML of an individual page due to the CMS I am using. So my question is this; Where can I place this ...
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Using the same word in multiple links to other pages — avoid looking spammy while getting the benefit of linking using that keyword

We have top level categories on our site that have a bunch of child categories within them. So for example we have a category called "Aquarium Supplies" with like 50 categories within it (i.e. ...
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Understanding Google App Engine Pricing for Websites ~ Should I change to dedicated website hosting? [duplicate]

I'm currently debugging U.I. code and writing articles for an analytical website that I plan to launch by the end of 2016. My concerns in regards to promoting the site is that, if it gains traction, I'...
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Are deep nested HTML tags bad for SEO? [duplicate]

When I build complex design's markup, I can create deep level of nesting div's (15-20 nesting level). If it is impact bad on SEO?
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Microdata markup - do I add to EACH markup reference?

I have a resource which ranks #1 on the web for conference listing. I've discovered and been advised to add Microdata markup since it does no harm and if anything it helps search engines understand ...
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Is it SEO safe to put <span> inside <a> element?

I am using DevExpress to create my site's main navigation menu, which is important to me to have Google crawl them but DevExpress Menu Control's output is not pure anchor element but rather an with a ...
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How can I add hreflang links to the <head> in Zen Cart?

I have a site using Zen Cart platform. I made it in 6 languages. I am trying to improve my ranking and/or SEO and I wanted to insert hreflang manually for each page. I know that it should be ...
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Speed comparison - absolute vs relative path links

Let's say I want to link to a parent directory (http://example.com/library/) from a subdirectory (http://example.com/library/html/basics/). The link to the parent directory can be: href="../../" ...
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Can I have multiple JSON-LD scripts in the same page?

The below script appears if I check the “Display the site links search box” in All in One SEO General Settings: <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://...
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.htaccess image localhost

So I've created simple .htaccess file as following to make my webiste more SEO: # PROTECT FILES <FilesMatch "\.(htaccess|htpasswd|ini|fla|psd|log|sh)$"> Order Allow,Deny Deny from all </...
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Why would my website suddenly require absolute URLs for CSS?

So for months on this site I've had paths to my CSS files that look like: /css/syles.css and they've worked fine. Today I updated the file and saw my changes weren't being reflected in the browser. ...
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My users are getting 302 Found page if they don't write https in address bar, how can I prevent this?

I host a forum website in DigitalOcean's cloud servers, using Ubuntu 16.04, Apache 2.4.20, PHP 7.0.8 and MySQL 5.7.12. I tried to troubleshoot with cURL about what is the problem, these are the ...
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Why cannot I reproduce Confirm form resubmission scenario?

I have the following code, which is just a simple HTML form (POST method). I have tried to get the "Confirm form resubmission" message of the browser, by sending the form, hitting browser's back ...
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How is this usage of modal affecting SEO?

I would like to know how my usage of modal in my web application affecting SEO. I will provide an actual example so that my question is clear. My application has a list of items in the home page. In ...
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Is it SEO safe to embed the H2 or H3 tag in a hyperlink element?

I'm making a new layout for our website, and I want to make a list using the unordered list tag (ul) to show our offers. But because of our design I would like to use the h3 tag into an a element. ...
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Should I remove rel next/prev from a single WordPress article?

First of all, this is not a question of 'how to remove', it's a question of 'should I remove'. I've just noticed rel next and prev links on our single WordPress blogs. I'm not sure if they are new ...
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Printable characters between two links. How to legally hide so my page still appears correctly?

Once again, I'm trying to follow standards... Here's another issue. On one page of my site, I have a grid of clickable images. In HTML code, the grid is partly as follows, and the images are ...
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For SEO, are headings still worth it?

Which heading, if any, should I use for a web app where I divide the content acccording to cities and every city has a page, but I didn't yet write the name of the city on the page? Is it good just ...
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If multiple h1 elements are bad practice, how come Optimizely has more than one h1?

Optimizley landing page banner has 2 h1 elements: <div class="header-container tooltip-container"> <h1 class="mkt-hero__header optly-header-one">Hello!</h1> <h1 class="mkt-...
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How to make a clickable link with HTML Editey

I am an HTML beginner and I'm making a website using HTML Editey. I know how to do things like make bold text or make an underline under the letter or number, but I don't know how to make a clickable ...
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Which is best SEO practice to markup source code on web page?

What is the best way to present source code to users without affecting SEO? Let's say my website is HTML tutorials and I need to present HTML code to the user so that they can copy it. If my main ...
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Can search engines recognize content in h tags correctly if it includes nested span elements?

I have taken on a new client, and when reviewing the site (it's a Wix site), I used this tool, which claims the page is missing an h1 tag. However in the Chrome developer tools it's clearly there. ...
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Rendering different HTML contents based on screen size - good idea from SEO perspective?

Is there an adverse effect of capturing screen size with JS and rendering different HTML contents via AJAX based on user's screen size, mainly from SEO perspective? I'm working on an ecommerce app ...
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Hidden “< prev” and “next >” pagination links on first and last page respectively

I'm using the Yii Framework, with Bootstrap 3, and have noticed the default pagination behavior on the first and last pages is a little strange. On page 2 of 3 the links look like: < Prev | 1 | 2 ...
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SEO impact of breaking one nested menu into two flat menus

So, I have a menu with this structure: <ul> <li> <a>First Level Menu item</a> <ul> <li><a>Second Level Menu Item</a></li> <...
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Do/Can HTML Imports impact negatively on SEO?

I'm asking this about HTML Imports due to the custom include sequence, just worried that certain things may not be available when the crawler examines the page (I'm guessing this is weak reasoning, ...
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Same text for <h1> and <h2>

What do you think about having the same content for H1 and H2 tag in the article? It seems like keyword stuffing, right? Example: <h1>Bananas <span>Musa × paradisiaca</span></...
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Bootstrap navbar with collapsed menu icon [closed]

On this bootstrap starter template: when the browser gets narrow the navigation bar links/buttons collapse into one icon in top-right corner like this: I would like to have this collapsed "icon" as ...
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Can a span within an H1 harm bot attempts to identify the text? [duplicate]

I am wondering if this structure can confuse search bots and prevent them from identifying the contents of the H1. For example, in the code below, can the bot identify "Main Text" as the H1 content? ...
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Why does loading of an external “async defer” javascript code happen before page load?

Recaptcha recommends loading of its script like this: <script src="https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js" async defer></script> I added this to the head section of the html document ...
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List of words vs. words in an article

What (if any) SEO-difference is there between listing several (key)words and using the same words in a short article? For example, if I have three words presented in the following ways: <ul> ...
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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text inside a heading element?

Is there any SEO benefit to placing testimonial text on a landing page nested inside of an <h3> element? For example: <div class="active item"> <div class="hero-...