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What are the SEO rules for HTML 5?

What are the rules of engagement with respect to SEO in HTML 5? Examples of things we have been mulling over with no conclusion: Are you penalised for not using <head> and <body> tags? ...
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How do I make my site compatible with Firefox's Reader View feature

The latest version of Firefox has a button called "Reader View" that is supposed to hide the clutter on the page such as sidebars and headers and only show the article. https://support.mozilla.org/en-...
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Using Schema.org for blogging: Article VS BlogPosting

I have been remaking my website for some time now and I want to launch it as quickly as possible but I want to make it leading edge if possible. I am currently using a modified template (I know! web ...
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Name attribute is obsolete, what is the correct behavior when dealing with anchors?

When testing my code using the w3 html5 validator, I get this warning message: Warning: The name attribute is obsolete. Consider putting an id attribute on the nearest container instead. Question(...
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http-equiv=content-language alternative - the way of specifying document language

Lots of web sites uses following meta tag to specify the default language of the document: <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="es-ES"> When I go to W3C site and read about HTML ...
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What is the most semantically correct structure of a blog page using HTML5 tags?

I'd like to grok the ultimate nature of <aside>, <section>, <article>. What is the best, most semantically correct structure of a blog page using HTML5 tags? Should I put the ...
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Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> &...
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When to use SECTION element?

I'm a bit confused by the new HTML5 element, <section>. What is the correct way to use it? Consider this outline: <article> <header> <h2>Title</h2> <p>...
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How to find correct schema definitions for my website

I have various articles on my website basically circling about psychology and psychotherapy. On a few articles in which I have added schema.org definitions, here is some examples of the itemprop and ...
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Could multiple navigation sections with the same links hurt SEO?

I'm working with a site design that calls for two distinct headers and accompanying sets of navigation; however, the nav links within both are identical. I have one header with the id "main" ...
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Semantic Form Markup for Yes or No Questions

I frequently receive mock-ups of HTML forms with the following prototype: Some long winded yes or no question?   (o) Yes   ( ) No The (o) and ( ) in this prototype represent radio buttons. ...
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How to let Google bot know we are the creators of a well reviewed Amazon product?

We are the manufacturers and only sellers of a popular product on Amazon which has about 500 reviews, averaging about 4.5 stars. We have just launched a website for the product. Is there a way to let ...
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Would it help SEO to put only keywords inside header tags and style other text beside it to look like part of the header?

So, I have this suggestion by a client - asking me to break the title on every section into two tags. They want to replace <h*> tag with a combination of <h*> and <p> tag such that ...
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Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?

So normally I wouldn't use this feature ("Save as Web Page") but I have large documents from clients they just want put on their site as HTML, and formatting it all by hand seems like a waste of time. ...
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What is the impact of <i>, <b>, <strong> or <span> elements on SEO?

What is the impact of i, b, strongor span tags on SEO? I quote the MDN HTML element reference: The HTML <b> Element represents a span of text stylistically different from normal text, without ...
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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a href="category/...
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How to markup non-human-language text in HTML?

Considering the needs of screen readers, browser spell-checking, search engines, etc. how should non-human-language text be marked up in HTML? Should it be wrapped in a particular tag? Is there a ...
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Do you have stats/trends for use of different HyperText Markup Languages?

For example: html-XYZ, xhtml, html5
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Adding Information to multiple addresses in schema markup

How do I add information to a multiple address schema markup with JSON-LD? Here is my code: <script type='application/ld+json'> { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Apartments", "...
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Tips for developing a responsive website [closed]

I'm having problems trying to figure out a good workflow when designing a responsive website. I've tried a few approaches, nowadays what I'm doing is: Do all html and css work with the window ...
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How does one assign multiple values to the “activeIngredient” schema tag?

I want to use the activeIngredient property http://health-lifesci.schema.org/activeIngredient to list two active ingredients. What is the proper way to mark it up? And once it is properly marked up, ...
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How to use <article> tags in the home page of a blog?

I have a home page of a blog where I have the img, title, date, and a brief summary or intro for each post. Then a link to the full text in another page. I am not sure how I should use <article> ...
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What is more effective, microdata or JSON-LD?

I know that Google prefers JSON-LD over microdata, that is a given. I intend to use both as much as I can. I also know that the Earth rotates around Google and the Sun is just a moon. However, from a ...
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Should the “Website” structured data be used only on the homepage?

I have combined the following json scripts into a single one as I found this should be the best practice: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/sitename https://developers.google.com/...
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SEO - Does order of html carry importance - text before images preferred over opposite?

I have a two column layout with text to the left and a slideshow to the right. In order that I may float the text around the right column I would need to place the right column first with a right ...
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What to do with repeated content (anchor text) in internal search results when it comes to SEO?

On a website that delivers internal search results for products, within the results listing we have a repeating link to "add to favourites" (not browser-bookmarks, but user profile related) in every ...
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How long for data highlighter mark up to appear in structured data tool?

I used the data highlighter in webmaster tools over 3 weeks ago to mark up some local business data, but there is still no structured data being detected in webmaster tools. Does any body have any ...
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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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It OK to use product list schema when only some of the products have detail pages and product schema markup?

First and foremost, I'm creating a website for products which we have to hire. I cannot see a reason why I shouldn't use the Product structured data markup, unless anyone suggests otherwise? Secondly,...
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Can writing a floating navbar's HTML at the bottom of the page increase SEO?

In my entry into SEO (and admittedly the subject is in constant change) I had read SEO Warrior. In that book it explained the concept of increasing a page's SEO value by placing navigation at the ...
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What is a good method for creating a guide for standardized markup?

I need to create a guide or wiki that outlines different standardized techniques for marking up reusable elements in our software. When adding new features our developers are often able to reuse or ...
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Rich snippet stars back then disappeared again?

I have been trying to get Rich Snippets to work on my site for a long while now and the other day my prayers seemed to be answered as at 40 reviews, we seemed to have re-gained our star privilege. ...
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Do I respect schema markup best practice?

I'm trying to find info on the web about the best practice about schema markup and I'm not sure if what I'm doing is right or wrong. Here's what I've done : I took all reviews (and ratings) from ...
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Old phpBB posts use different [quote] BBCode markup that doesn't work anymore

I restored a ten-year-old phpBB forum, and after upgrading it to 3.1.x, I noticed that the quote BBCode is not working correctly (but I don’t know if it worked in the old version). If no username/URL ...
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Does Google use the text property in image object schema markup to determine the relevance of a page to a query?

I'm creating a page that summarizes a variety of statistics on a topic. I believe a dashboard-like graphic like this one would provide a better experience than a textual list of the statistics. ...
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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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How to Mark-Up a Multi-Page Tutorial?

I'm writing a very long tutorial that just can't fit in one page--it would make the page heavier than 1MB, so I have to split it up. But I really wish I could put it all on one page in order to show ...
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How does LinkedIn show markup in search results without using schema or microdata markup?

I've noticed LinkedIn search results include the location and job of the person being searched. I've understood using markup such as schema.org can create this but when viewing their source, it doesn'...
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Use a MediaWiki template argument both parsed and unparsed

Suppose I have a simple template Foo The wikitext {{{1}}} renders as <blockquote>{{{2}}}</blockquote> So including {{Foo|<nowiki>'''bold''' and ''italics''</nowiki>|'''...
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Using Wikidata entities and properties in schema.org markup and linked data - describe a graph of linked entities

I would like to make use of Wikidata for SEO, particularly in helping a page leverage on schema org and linked data. Say my web page is talking about 4 entities, like: 'A' -> 'B' 'B' -> 'C' ...
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Advantages / disadvantages of adding schema.org markups in excess?

I've been adding schema markups on my customers' websites but I have a belief that we shall not add markups in excess on a particular page. Sometimes there are opportunities to add a lot of extra ...
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Is there a way to mark unusual words as spelled correctly so search engines don't think the site has poor spelling?

I want to know how to indicate a particular word or work is not spelt incorrectly. Spelling does affect SEO but the common spellcheckers usually come up with around 10-20 errors per page, but these ...
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Markup for an HTML5 article

So I have the following HTML for an article (in this case a piece of portfolio work) <article class="work"> <div class="col-row clearfix"> <div class="col-large">...
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Structured data and visible content revisited

Structured data (like schema.org markup) should traditionally be used on visible content (a search on here will confirm that) and Google and others have said as much. However, schema.org is now ...
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Who has experienced using Textile to generate their HTML pages?

Do you need to have a generator or an app of some sort that would convert the Textile markup you did to its equivalent HTML?
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Can I have both FAQ and How-to markups on the same page?

I'm new to structured data. I am trying to write an article about applying a certain type of license and want to use both the FAQ and How-To markups to better describe the FAQ section and the how-to ...
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On-page Markup and Sitemap Multi-language

I have: example.com/en/product-a-en example.com/es/product-a-es example.com/ru/product-a-ru If i use this: On-page Markup Use the lang attribute in the HTML tag: <html lang="en"> Use ...
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Schema markup (JSON-LD) for multiple reviews on one page

According to Google this is a typical review markup in JSON-LD <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "Review", "itemReviewed": { ...
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How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website?

How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website? E.g. those Google markup guides only talk about dates, reviews, etc. Is there something for those typical ...
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Can Item Types Inherit Item Properties From Other Item Types?

I'm looking to start incorporating "Structured Data", "Rich Snippets", or whatever terms may be associated with the schema.org vocabulary. I'm specifically interested in microdata rules. Most of the ...