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 search engines divert worldwide traffic away from a website with a country specific TLD? [duplicate]

I have a website that contains world-wide suitable content, although it is in English. The site is just information; not ecommerce. However, it has a ccTLD of ".co.uk", so will search engines ...
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How to maintain and optimize SEO for multiple store locations with individual websites as subdirectories from a main landing page?

My question is how to maintain and optimize SEO when moving a site from the domain root to a subfolder, creating a second parallel subfolder, and having the domain root be a landing page that allows ...
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How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many internal links?

I have a deep level menu on my website (almost 3 level deep - mouse over) Here I see There are almost more than 1500 links internally to my every page. Is this really because of the deep menu ...
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How does SEO work when redirecting to a different site/domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? I have a site (e.g. www.foo.bar). When someone attempts to browse this site, they are redirected to a ...
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Sitemap tool fails to find all URLs in my site

I added my url to Google http://www.google.com/addurl.html I added a meta tag with description and keywords I added it in Google web master tools and submit the site map There is no any robots in my ...
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Manual “Fetch as Google” or better wait?

If Google picks up a page organically it means it has already found one link to a page. Fetch as Google is a great way to get your new pages indexed quickly. Is there a difference in terms of SEO? Of ...
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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's the advantage in purchasing new hosting purely for 301 redirections

As a follow on from How do I adjust our "default" domain I am about to setup 301 redirections from a selection of TLD to our recently selected default domain. Currently ALL of our TLDs ...
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How To Customize Image/Logo In Google Knowledge Graph

I'm noticing a pattern regarding Google's Knowledge Graph (KG) and I wonder if others are experiencing the same. I want to add a custom text-based image to show up in the Knowledge Graph. Google ...
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How to Disavow Bad Backlinks Automatically?

I have this website which is relatively new and I am trying to rank it in Google. But, I have this enemy who keeps building bad/spam links to my site. So, every time I see some rank improvement in my ...
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What is better for SEO “-” or “()” to describe sub-contents?

Which of the following sentence is better for SEO - or () to describe sub-contents? Ru Ba Ru Feat Diljit - Dj Hans - 48Kbps.mp3 URL: /music/view/25577946?download=Ru-Ba-Ru-Feat-Diljit---Dj-Hans---...
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Deleting many pages SEO check

I need to delete many pages (recipes) on my website because the recipes were made with products that don't exist any more. Links to those pages are all over social media so I can't just use a 410 ...
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Drop in rankings after removing sitewide backlinks

Here's the scenario: I have a small web design business and was using a branded backlink on the bottom of all client sites. Recently this has become a bit taboo with the Google updates so I went back ...
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Move a blog on a different server from a subdomain to a folder using Nginx

I have a node js application that runs on a VPS, and recently we added a blog to the site, we choose WordPress for the blog CMS, for avoiding configuring VPS for PHP and WP we moved blog to another ...
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What is a good microdata/schema for classfieds site?

We have automotive classifieds site which has listing of used cars. We would like to use microdata format. What would be approparite microdata structure/schema for classified site ? Would http://...
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Would Colour variant Child Categories dilute the SEO efforts of its Parent Category?

I am working on an eCommerce site, where I am considering creating a Child Category page. This Child Category page, would be for a colour variant, of the products within the Parent Category. For ...
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Is 100-150 words content enough for a web page?

I have some 20 different combinations of canonical pages featuring images in different categories. Is 100-150 words content okay for a page considering I use rel=canonical on their copies? I mean how'...
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Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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How to fix 404 crawl error of a website

I have a navigational links in a php page nav.php, Which is included in all pages of my website. I have got folder structure like below +top_folder -config.php +includes_folder -nav....
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From SEO perspective: Are there any reasons NOT to switch to HTTPS-only for a homepage? [duplicate]

I have a decision to make: Option 1: Require HTTPS only on sensitive pages, and support both HTTP and HTTPS on other pages Option 2: Require HTTPS on all pages without exclusions. From security ...
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How does Google treat unlinked URLs?

In Google Webmaster Tools I've recently noticed several concatenated URLs appearing in the Crawl Errors. On investigation it seems Google is picking up these links from a page that shows a user's ...
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Google's cache is not updated for months and doesn't match “fetch as Google”

I used webmaster's Fetch as Google tool to see how my website looks on Google. The snapshot of rendered page returned by Google is exactly same as my website so I submitted it for indexing. Logically ...
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Choosing a Domain for SEO

I am building a new website and I have a couple domains to choose from. For SEO what are tips for choosing a good domain? For instance which, in SEO terms, would be better: websitesfor[subject-of-...
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Does the order of a keyword combination matter in the title and URL? [duplicate]

If I wanted to rank for "Christmas Coffee" does it matter whether my title is A) 2015's Best Christmas Coffee or B) 2015's Best Coffee of Christmas How much weight is put into this?
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Voice to text duplicate content?

Will a direct transcript of a voice to text blog post be seen as duplicate content Do Google web crawlers see this as duplicate?Do they have the tech and can and do they use it to recognize such ...
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Tackling thin content on an images gallery

We run an images gallery as part of our site, however we have over 8,000 images and every image has a separate HTML page of its own to display the image caption, related image and comments from users ...
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Multilingual and SEO URLs - best practice?

What would you recommend as a URL structure for setting up a multilingual site when optimizing for SEO? I'm thinking: www.yoursite.com/en/some-category/some-article/ www.yoursite.com/sv/en-kategori/...
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Can externally hosted sitemaps work with Google and Bing?

I am using a "cloud" hosting provider (Heroku) to host my webapp. Since I don't have access to a permanent file system, I am storing my sitemap.xml in Amazon S3. I wanted to know the SEO implications ...
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For SEO should an image name contain page title (which gives more description to image)

I am creating a website using wix.com. I would like to know if a web page has images in it . Should the image name and alt name name can have some repetitive information derived the page title. ...
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Could crosslinking using very general anchor texts be a reason for a drop in rankings?

I have crosslinked 20 sites and I thought I have been penalized for this, asked this question and some experienced members told me maybe that crosslinking may not necessarily be the reason. The sites ...
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SEO - which URL's are the best?

In my application I have users who can post offers. An offer belongs to a category and a subcategory. The title of the offer can be long (~80 characters) My options to have url's uniqueness, are: i) ...
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can google index/crawl random subdomains that aren't linked to from anywhere

Me and a friend are having a debate where she claims that every and all subdomains will get crawled/indexed by google unless you specifically tell it not to, and I'm saying that if a page isn't linked ...
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Does Google consider a site's markup when filtering duplicate content?

I know that Google has a duplicate content penalty for text, such as articles, etc. However, does Google apply this penalty to two identical designs, such as templates? I'm guessing that Google only ...
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Does deleting a property from Google Search Console delete it for all users, or just me?

Does deleting a property from Google Search Console delete it just from my own list or does it delete it for all users?
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How to see the searched terms that refer to my homepage

I have put the google analytics script in my page, but I need to know the search terms that users use in order to refer to my page. How can I use google analytics to find such terms? (For example ...
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problem showing my website correctly in search engines

I have a website which i have indexed on google for example (like 15 days ago). some of my pages pass arguments like: http://www.bla.com/products.php?pro=bla&page=view suddently i saw that ...
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Should I start with less competitive keywords as a strategy?

The keywords I have been using are very competitive and this is resulting in terrible rankings. Would it be an acceptable strategy to start with some less competitive keywords so that my website gets ...
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Will a site URL with repeating keywords get penalized by search engines?

I have an URL structure like the following: sitename.com/cellphone/nokia/galaxy-5678-nokia-cellphone-from-abc/ For more example: sitename.com/cellphone/motorolla/new-motorolla-gta800-cellphone-...
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Redirect root path on root domain to subdomain

Say there's a web application that runs on example.com, would there be a penalty for 301 redirecting the root of the domain (example.com/) to subdomain.example.com for purposes of hosting the ...
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Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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SEO on pages whose content is determined by query string in URL

I have a blog as part of my site. The address of the blog is ../blog.php. If you go to blog.php you will see the most recent blog entry and there will be links to other entries. The links to other ...
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Are better SSL certificates (better type or better encryption) better for SEO?

I was looking at the different types of SSL certificates and providers. I came across a website that states this: We believe Extended and Business Verification SSL certificates gets more top ...
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Google not indexing/updating rel=“canonical” pages

I had same content with different links and I wanted to prioritize the indexing of different webpages. For example /A/1232 and /A/1232/tum_bin_jiya_jay represent same content but I wanted to give ...
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Duplicate content caused by HTTPS pages

I have a landing page that can be called by HTTP and also by HTTPS. The canonical URL links to the HTTP version. In some comments I have read that the HTTPS version is never read by a Googlebot. Is ...
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Different urls to same page and redirect

I have 3 urls leading to same page // as most pages are in google, my previous website's version http://mysite.com/1234.aspx // shortcut http://mysite.com/1234 // SEO url http://mysite.com/1234/...
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What does crawl-delay: 1 mean if it is interpreted as is?

I have a problem of understanding what crawl-delay: 1 means if it isn't ignored and actually being interpreted as is by a given web crawler. I understood from this answer by Stephen Ostermiller that: ...
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Free subdomain not indexed

I currently use a free subdomain, https://vandenberg.us.to, but I'm having trouble getting it indexed by Google. From what I understand, Google should treat subdomains as completely different websites ...
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Google and 301/302

we have to solve a problem with Google not correctly indexing our multilanguage sites. We'll redesign our urls in the future but until then we need some way to help google find the different language ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Google algorithm penalty & reconsideration request

There is no any manuel penalty message on my Webmaster Tools > manual actions tab. But, my visitors count decrease 10.000 to 1.000 in last 3 years. All seo-check services says my site is OK: W3C ...

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