Questions tagged [seo]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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Will many links to the same page without nofollow penalize the host site in the search engine rankings?

May be a silly question, but I'll give it a shot :). On my forum app I would like to allow users with sufficiently high reputation display links to their home pages under every post - without the ...
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Is there value in creating additional backlinks when you're already first on Google?

My site is already ranked #1 in Google for the keywords I care about, but I'd still like to increase traffic. Is there value in trying to create additional backlinks to my site?
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Multiple domain names with pages linking to one website

I work for a company who have been redesigning their company website. I have been asked to register loads of domain names that contain the keywords that they want to use on the original site. Each ...
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Is it a good idea to strip common words from url's

I've got an MVC app that generates url "slugs" on the fly. I'm wondering (with regards to SEO) if it's good practice to stip common words from the slug. IE: Page Title: This is a cool title with ...
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Sitemap.xml.gz. can I have a compressed file with more than one sitemap in it?

I've got quite a few sitemaps as my site is quite large. Is there any way that I can have a compressed with with multiple sitemap files in it ? I've googled but can't find the answer to this
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Preventing Duplicates on Google

I am currently using a rewrite rule to enable access to .php pages, without using the php extension. However to prevent old links from breaking, the pages can still be accessed via links containing ...
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Avoiding Duplicate Content Penalties on a Corporate/Franchise website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My question is really an extension of a previous question that was ported from stackoverflow ...
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When do videos appear in google's web search results?

Sometimes videos appear in google's web search results (and not only in Google Videos). For a video to appear in the web search results, does it have to appear in Google Videos first? Does each and ...
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What is the best way to get robots to crawl your site from google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isnt google crawling on my blog? What is the best way to get robots to crawl your site from google? With reference to our site [site elided]
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Will AJAX-fetched material be invisible to search engines?

With the new method of doing things that I've put together, my page content is not actually on index.html or any of the other pages. Instead, it is in index.txt and merely fetched by AJAX. Is my ...
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Duplicate content, point to original? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I am building a website for a client and would like to have some tabs on each product page ...
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Miscellaneous ways to get higher pagerank

I would like to get higher pagerank for my blog. I know good contents are most important for SEO. But I guess there are miscellaneous things(but legal) which site operators should know. These are ...
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any SEO sense in embedding EXIF metadata on web site images?

I got a quick question and would love to know your opinion. I develop a CMS that in it's large part is very SEO-centric with many features that allow to control various individual parts of a web page....
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Adult website crawlability issue

I got a mission and asking for some help with this scenario for a new website. The site is an adult escorts advertising service. It is developed fine, works and looks good, but the issue is with ...
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Why Google not ranking my websites..?

Please observe http://www.panbeli.in and http://www.softwaregenius.net Why is this site does not get ranked by Google Spider? It has been grayed in Google Tool Bar for a while. Google has the ...
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Why do many adult sites pass link juice to advertisers?

As I mentioned before in my questions I'm doing an SEO analysis of a rather large adult site. I've so far analysed 20 of our competitors (often 2 or 3 at a time owned by the same company) and their ...
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Are there any difference between `<h1> … <h6>` tags for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Heading tags like <h1> and <h2> make a big differences during SEO? Are there any difference between <h1> ... <h6> tags for SEO ? For example, <...
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IP address and SEO

I currently host 5 websites within a dedicated server I own. I have several questions: Does it matter if I host all my sites on 100.100.100.100 (the server's IP for example) or if I split them into ...
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Should I use subdomains or subfolders for my user groups?

I run a photography website where each user has its own subdomain (i.e. user.site.com). I'm thinking of adding user groups but I'm unable to decide if I should also associate a separate subdomain or ...
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Can prefixing a dash reduce the search engine rating?

If I prefix a dash to GUIDs in my URLs on my Web site, in this manner: example.com/some/folders/-35x2ne5r579n32/page-name Will my SEO rating be affected? Background: On my site, people can look up ...
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Am I correctly handling duplicate URLs for my homepage?

I own a Job Search site named www.conservationjobboard.com and have a concern about how the domain is viewed by search engines. The issue is that when the site was first designed, the default page was ...
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“Popular searches for this page” links with links to the same page, SEO difference?

I've seen a few pages that have a section with "Popular searches for this page" and then have the search terms in a link pointing back to the same page (e.g. http://theenglishchillicompany.co.uk/the-...
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What does DmR and DmT means in Terms of SEO?

Just read it on SEOMoz website. What is DmR and Dmt Abbreviated for?
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Moving from a static site to a CMS with new URLs and meta-data for pages

I am in the process of rebuilding a site from static pages to a CMS which will be using mod_rewrite to generate new page URLs. In this process our marketing people and myself have decided to tidy up ...
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Is it good or bad to have dynamic content in page titles and/or description

In a local listing website, I append number of search results found in the description(not in title currntly) meta tag of the page as I think this is valuable for users for e.g. "Find address, phone ...
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bounce rate and Alexa ranking clarifications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: bounce rate and Alexa ranking clarifications 30000 visits with 86000 pageviews, if there is a bounce rate of 54%, then does it means only 15000 users generated the 86000 page ...
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Space in img:s “ALT” attribute good/bad for search engines?

I am trying to make it easier for search engines to crawl my website, as it is almost 100% dynamic. I have a couple of transparent images which are actually links to sections of my page. I wonder, ...
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For SEO, does it matter where the title tag is positioned within the head tag?

I have always positioned my <title> element as the first child of the <head> element. I am building a site where, for various reasons the title is currently one of the last children of the ...
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SEO: Is promoting your backlinks a good strategy for improving search results for my site's name?

I run a website that's been around for about three years in the sports space. I am successfully ranking well for targeted keywords, but searching for the name of my site itself returns very poor ...
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Should meta descriptions be unique for each page?

Specifically, I'm wondering about pages that have a purpose that is sort of removed from the main site. For example, a privacy policy page - would you duplicate the description of the main page or is ...
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What is the key to getting your site accepted by the Open Directory Project?

I have tried several times over the past year to submit my site to the open directory project http://www.dmoz.org/. Every time I check back a few months later and the site hasn't been added. Is ...
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Narrowing down my large keyword list for new PPC campaign

If I have a list of 100 keywords that are candidates for a PPC campaign (my list is actually 1000+). What is the best approach to narrowing this down to the top 5-10 keywords I should start with? I'...
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meta tage for SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are meta keywords worth the effort? Are the metatags importent for Search engines?
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Pagination, Duplicate Content, and SEO

Please consider a list of items (forum comments, articles, shoes, doesn't matter) which are spread over multiple pages. Different sort orders are supported (by date, by popularity, by price, etc). So,...
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Other link relationships and impact to the SEO

Example other link relationships <head> <link rel='index' title='Main Title' href='http://domain.com/' /> <link rel='start' title='Part Three' href='http://domain.com/part-3/' /> &...
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.html extension or no for SEO purposes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use a file extension or not? I know this question has been asked before on Stack Overflow, but what I have not been able to find in the posts I've read are concrete ...
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Using RVsitebuilder

Does anybody have knowledge of using Rvsitebuilder to build a site? Would love some advice!
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What effect if any does “Google Instant” search have on SEO and SEM?

It been a little over a month since "Google Instant" has been released to the public, what effect if any does "Google Instant" search have on SEO and SEM based? RELATE LINK >> "Google Instant": http:/...
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5 most important seo [closed]

would you list 5 most important seo jobs to do , that you have achieved on your personal experiences. thanks
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When creating HTML for _escaped_fragment_ AJAX pages, how correct does it have to be?

I have a javascript heavy site (It really couldn't be coded in any sensible way with progressive enhancement) and I am using Google's advice for making AJAX websites crawlable. (i.e. use "?...
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should I move my completed site from it's subdomain to it's own hosting? Will it hurt SEO

I have one hosting account and about 11 domains. The domains are completely individual not having content, topic or themes in common, 11 indidivual domains and websites. To save some cash up front I ...
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Which is best for PageRank? When multi-Aliases point to same server, with multi-language folders

Imagine situation where multiple aliases point to the same server, where htacces divides them into their own language folders. Example: mywebsite.fr >> /fr/home mywebsite.de >> /de/...
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Google is not ranking Magento based website

I cannot seem to receive a google page rank for encryptstick.com the site has been live for about 5 months now, we have very good linking from sources such as pcworld.com, cnet.com, pcmag.com etc. ...
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Why do Google FreshBot crawled and indexed pages disappear from SERPs? Will they come back?

Sometimes a page on our site will show up in the Google SERPs that was previously not indexed (yet) due to a news story or blog posting on another site that points to it. From what I understand, the ...
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How you solve “preventing common words from Google” issue?

My topic seems to be solved by stackexchange engine but me (a human) couldn't find a solution here. As you may understand on subject, I have many repeated words on my site like "comment", "like", "...
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Good to optimize for broad but less-competitive keyword?

I have a Super Mario Bros website and business, Mario Planet, and I am looking for a target keyword for generating traffic - and therefore revenue - to the site. Using the Google Keyword Suggestion ...
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Is it safe to redirect to ajax enabled content if its not google bot visiting?

At a webshop I'm currently working on I have several links that show a fancybox with product information. The link works without ajax, it shows the same content as the fancybox links etc will not ...
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Analytics hasn't updated keywords the last week, what could be the problem?

The Keywords section under "Sources" in my GA account hardly updated at all. I KNOW I had more than 2 searches for a keyword, but GA doesn't show these? I have a GA account and I have a tracking code ...
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I'm thinking of moving my site to Squarespace as I have little time to manage my site

I'm thinking of moving my site to Squarespace, I have around 40 pages with videos, screenshots and web forms etc, my blog is wordpress and I want to move everything on to Squarespace. My worry is that ...
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What are natural growth rates for incoming and outgoing links?

Appears to be no more than 10-15% per month, is that correct? Also, along the same lines, what the max amount of outbound link a site can start out with and not be canned as spam.