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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In SEO, how do you estimate the age of a link?

The age of a domain has a value, and figure the age of a link does too. How would you estimate the age of a link, and would you limit the age to the age of the domain?
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Googleability on StackExchange questions?

There has been a recent discussion on the AskUbuntu StackExchange site about including the word "Ubuntu" in questions to provide better "googleablility". While I assume this is wrong, I don't know ...
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How should we write keywords of a webpage

I would like to know how to write the keywords in head section. Either it should be comma separated or white space separated?
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What does link:http://www.sunshinetrekking.com means in google?

In terms of learning seo i found something link:http://www.sunshinetrekking.com i.e link:websitename. I couldnot what it is searching google. What does it means? Dis it important for pagerank?
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Seo: Change the title of a page

Lets say my website looks like this: News -Hello world -Foo -Bar So the parent page will list the last 3 news messages. For each news message there is a sub-page. For the parent page I was thinking ...
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Is SEO the most important part on making a website good?

Can SEO be the only major part in making a website good? Cmon there are lots of facts, design, functionality, user friendly, efficient.
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Stackexchange vs Personal Blog - Pagerank Competition

As you can see I'm using my real name on every StackExchange site including stackoverflow.com. Given an unspecific time period, is it possible for my very own personal blog to compete with any ...
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Do Flash head banner texts need to coincide with the text on the underlying HTML banner?

Let's say you have a flash head banner on the page that you are trying to optimize. Let's also assume that you've incorporated an underlying HTML banner for SEO purposes. Now, do you think Google ...
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Should I use plural or singular parts for my url when on a listing page

I'm currently building a website, and the specifications, which I am asked to look at with a critical eye, say that I should use url like these for a store locator page: www.mysite.com/store.html <...
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When should I accept links from other sites (SEO wise)?

Instead of blogging in order to promote my site, I decided to form supporting professional sites. Each site is related to a specific keyword that I would like to promote on my main site. My question ...
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What is the semantic meaning of the Google search operator “related:domain.TLD” as it relates to SEO?

Examples: http://www.google.com/search?q=related:stackexchange.com http://www.google.com/search?q=related:google.com http://www.google.com/search?q=related:bing.com If if has no meaning, is there a ...
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Wordpress Sitemap for MSSQL [closed]

does anyone know a proper sitemap plugin for wordpress that works with ms sql?
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Is it possible to find all the keywords for a site that rank it in the top 10 results? If so, how?

One thing I know for sure is that even if a site only had one keyword on it, it would be possible to rank for more than one keyword; in theory, based on the fact that a keyword being in the text of a ...
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Duplicate subdomains and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have two subdomains for the same website. One has quite a high page rank, the other does not ...
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How to get my page onto Google's, Yahoo's, and other search engines' first page?

I want to list my web page in Google, Yahoo and other popular search engines and get on the first page. What can I do? Can you please tell me the ways of SEO and suggest any tutorials I would need to ...
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Will “performing maintenance” page holder affect your seo and page rankings? If so, is there a better way to handle it?

Let's say that theoretically you run a ecommerce shop. There may be times, once a year, that you need to take the site down to update product information or to do some maintenance. What would happen ...
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Is Google Sitesearch better than internal search?

In terms of SEO is there any benefit about using Google SiteSearch over internal search (eg. Wordpress' own search engine)?
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Does registering a second domain name with the dashes help SEO?

If I have a site registered and running on ThisIssomething.com for example, does registering This-Is-Something.com and redirecting it actually help SEO? Or is it mainly to protect your brand?
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How to write content that uses keyword terms which are google stop words

The keywords for our site comprises of words which are google stop words namely: thank you Is it better to write this as: thank-you or thankyou or does it make any difference?
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SEO: adding your company signature with link to all websites you make?

I saw many webdesigner companies adding a small signature on each website they make. Signature could be masked by words like credits, design by..., but they all contain a direct link to the webdesign ...
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How do you value keywords across SEO and SEM?

For example the cost of a keyword in Google PPC system does not equal it's value, just how much people are willing to pay for it. Really not sure if the question makes sense, so please feel free to ...
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Where can I find a list of related search terms?

Does Google, Bing, or any of the other major search engines make a list or index of related search terms available?
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Should i redirect to rename URI?

Lets take this site, the path is /questions/Question-ID/title If a user writes the below it still works. On my site I was wondering if i should redirect the to the new url or let it be? what error ...
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Japanese Hosting And Search Engine Rankings

I have a website that is currently hosted in Japan and has been for a number of years. Its well established in the search engines in both Yahoo Japan and Google Japan. For numerous reasons its become ...
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SEO benefits of URL as: www.example.com/category/subcategory/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: debating between different kinds of URL and see if one is more seo-friendly than other… Our SEO advisors are claiming that having our URLs in the form: www.example....
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Are page ranks for subdomains independent?

If I have a domain name say stackexchange.com and I want to host 2 sites X and Y as subdomains of that site. Will x.stackexchange.com help out y.stackexchange.com in page rank? Or will google treat ...
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HTTP response for deleted or disabled items on ecommerce store

What HTTP response should you send when an item/category on your ecommerce site has been disabled or deleted? 410 looks correct for deleted products but not sure about something that has been disabled ...
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How do I differentiate 404 messaging with no dynamic language ability on the web server?

Depending on the type of page visited (for example, “static” content vs. product page), we have a requirement to show different error messaging when the page requested is not found. Given that we are ...
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using multiple sitemaps in a domain

I have a domain http://sub.example.com/. In it there is a wordpress blog at http://sub.example.com/blog and other more static content at http://sub.example.com/other, http://sub.example.com/stuff, ...
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Should the title text of a hyperlink be the same as the link text for SEO?

Let's say I have the below hyperlink: <a href="http://www.example.com" title="title text">link link</a> It is good SEO practice to ensure that the title text is exactly the same link ...
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Google Places like services

Registering with Google Places seems to give a free good quality link for a website for a local business. Are their similar other other free local listings for which every local business should be ...
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Tool to monitor rankings [closed]

I'm searching for a tool that can give me the page number (Google) and position a given web page scores for a given keyword. E.g. Searching for the term "foo" the tool will show third page, second ...
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Should I differentiate parameters in my URLs?

I think I read somewhere that it was a good practice to have certain "totally dynamic and irrelevant" parameters excluded from the nice URL rewriting techniques. Like here on the StackOverflow galaxy, ...
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Which web directories can I reliably invest in to increase my traffic and search ranking?

I've been looking around for some web directories to list my company in that would 1) Feed more traffic to my website and 2) Increase my search rankings due to being a quality referral to my own ...
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Cloning a site and avoiding SEO problems

I have an idea to use a (cc-by-sa) data dump from another site, where I will experiment with new ideas. This would still be a site with almost 99% of the data similar. I can see two "rules" that ...
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Multiple Language Website and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? Sorry, this post became a bit loquacious - but I haven't found any satisfactory answers on ...
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Are there any specific tips and tricks for optimizing a website for Bing?

Most available resources (even Bing community) promote the general principles for optimize a site in Google. My site is quite well optimized for a certain keyword combination in Google, yet in Bing it ...
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When is it time to make a “micro”-site for long-tail search content?

Patrick Mackenzie, of Bingo Card Creator fame, uses what I'll call micro-sites to dominate certain keywords. For example, search for "halloween bingo cards" and you'll see the first hit is http://www....
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How long does it take for a page to be assigned Google page rank?

The home page of my website has been indexed by Google more than 6 months ago. Some of the internal pages have received a page rank 6 or higher, however, the page rank of the home page remains 0. What ...
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Google insight question

I am checking the word mobile on google insight. http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=mobile&cmpt=q I see a bar with mobile ]]]]]]]]]]]]] 62 Then on google help page - I get this. However,...
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Is there a way to specify meta keywords and descriptions with Drupal?

I would like to be able to specify some meta keywords and meta descriptions for some of my pages in our Drupal (version 6) site. However, there does not appear to be a way to do that within Drupal (at ...
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Are there any significant disadvantages of forwarding a naked domain to the www. homepage always?

I have a website set up at www.example.com, and I have example.com set to redirect to www.example.com. The problem is that it's set to redirect directly to the homepage. For example, example.com/page/...
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My site does not appear in the first 30 or more Google pages. What could be the reasons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I did this site about 2 months ago: www.pbg-bulgaria.com The problem is that I cannot find the site, for ...
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SEO drawbacks of having paid links without nofollow?

I've just signed up to text-link-ads.com, which doesn't appear to use rel="nofollow" on the links. After reading a couple of sources it appears to be against their TOS to add nofollow to the links ...
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Possible reasons RSS generated content won't index

I built a digg-like clone at fantasybookmark.com. Google crawled the site, but only indexed about 21 pages out of the 2,000 or so (and growing) pages on the site. We use rss feeds to find and ...
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Optimizing with filtered results?

I'm finishing up development on a tourist information website that lists hotels, restaurants, bars, among other things for an up-and-coming tourist area in Cambodia: http://www.gosihanoukville.com/...
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Good search engine friendly e-commerce platform on Microsoft technology

I'm looking for a good search engine friendly e-commerce platform built on microsoft technology. I know that Magento is maybe the best choice if you are on a LAMP stack but now i'm forced to make my ...
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Will embedding YouTube videos vs. Flash videos make a difference for SEO purposes?

Looking to find a solid list of SEO benefits to using YouTube videos on my site vs. flash video or anything else for that matter? Clearly YouTube is owned by Google so that is a plus. YouTube is also ...
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Does transfering an existing website similar to this to a Pligg Template hurt SEO results?

I have a website very similar to this that I made from scratch. It's called www.Citybeams.com. I already have decent Google search engine results for a good amount of keywords and question titles. "...
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Will googlebot index my index.php even with an htaccess redirect?

Using a redirect statement in my htaccess file, people who type the following into the address bar... http://example.com/index.php ...are redirected to... http://example.com/ I also have a noindex,...