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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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Can I use a rewrite rule to send all requests to a single file?

Can I make a single regular expression for all my RewriteRules? I'm rewriting everything to a single file and this this acts like a front-controller. My example: RewriteRule ^de/kontakt/anfahrt$ ...
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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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Absolute vs relative URLs for SEO [duplicate]

Am developing a website, I have used many anchor link in menu navigation and given absolute URL. Somewhere I read we can also use relatives URL in menu navigation. From SEO point of view, which is ...
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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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SEO and alias domain names

What is the best SEO strategy when aliasing several domains to a primary domain, is it "enough" to just set them up as aliases is it better to alias them and setup some kind of rewrite rules to make ...
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How long before Google counts my .htaccess 301 redirect links?

I have a friend who had around 2000 visitors per day to his website before a web designer with no SEO knowledge changed all his URLs. I've used the Wayback Machine and Google Analytics to determine ...
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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 backlinks from Whois/IP checker or similar sites bad?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for quite some time now. I am confused about backlinks coming from some of these domains. Some of them come from Whois/IP checker sites, and some of ...
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How can I use a competitor's domain that I purchased?

I have a company website for our Internet agency for over 5 years. It holds blog posts, content pages, and our portfolio mainly. One of our biggest competitors, with mainly the same company ...
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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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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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Structured Data for dynamic pages and Webmaster Tools

I have a catalogue with more than 150000 (150k) unique single item pages, each with schema.org set up for titles, descriptions, images, prices etc. These pages are dynamically built through a unique ...
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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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2 URLs pointing to one website with a unique canonical URL

I have 2 domains submitted to Google that both point to my WordPress site. I am using Yoast SEO plugin to take care of the basic SEO metadata for the website. When I view the source for each URL I ...
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Do accented words affect page rank?

I'm from Argentina and we use accents in words. Is this URL is worst for pagerank: /técnico-en-computación/ VS /tecnico-en-computacion/
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Can canonical tags be placed in the sitemap rather than in each page?

We have canonical tags spread across our web pages. Is it possible to add the canonical tags in our sitemap instead? If yes, how?
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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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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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Should I build a second site just like the first but with a different keyword to rank for a synonym?

I have a listing site which lists freelancers in a very specific profession. In my site each place (city or so...) is a separated page. and it is focused on this profession keyword with the place name....
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Add comments to 'static' pages without Javascript so they're Google-able?

Are there any often mentioned products or services for adding end user comments to pages that aren't served up by a CMS or blog engine? Assuming the host can execute PHP, Python, ASP.NET classic, or ...
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should I submit the same sitemap for all the search console accounts?

I'm gonna have 4 properties in my search console for my website as below: http://example.com/ http://www.example.com/ https://example.com/ https://www.example.com/ The main URl is: https://example....
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How to get out of google penalty for spammy links linking to my site?

One day I checked my google analytics and there was like a 60% drop in search traffic. There was no panda updates in that time. I checked my webmaster tools and saw about 200 spammy sites linking to ...
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Web page has well over 100 anchor tags - how to improve SEO without taking anchors out?

I have a website where the main menu has 10 level 1 items and each has roughly 10 level 2 items plus there are links in the header and footer and side bar plus some links in the content. All these ...
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Proper way to create and work with a subdomain?

My site got effected by Panda, and I am trying to see if making a subdomain would work. The site is comehike.com, and I created a subdomain which is currently empty at hiking.comehike.com I have a ...
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ASP to HTML - 301 redirects (SEO rankings before and after)

I need to change the extension of the default pages and many other pages like .asp to .html, should I use a 301 redirect? The website is in the top 10 results for many keywords, I don't want to lose ...
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What to do when changing or moving off of a CDN to redirect images?

I am moving a site off of a CDN where all the images are cached and served: https://some-cdn.example/my-image.jpg The image will now live here: https://myurl.example/my-image.jpg Many of these ...
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What is the best WordPress permalink structure for a website with daily new posts and updates?

I have a WordPress website where users contribute a lot of posts and comments. I am now using /date/post-name as the permalink structure, but I've read and heard that it's better to use just the post-...
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Site migration questions— PHP, link structure & SEO

I'm working on a massive site overhaul and the main structural change will be a move from static HTML to PHP. I work for an art gallery, and having the artist names in URLs is critical. We already ...
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Why is hidden content not always indexed?

I've read several blogs discussing the 'hidden content' issue. This article experimented with several options. It concludes that Google DOES index hidden content. The issues is also discussed here. ...
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What are the future implications of blocking a search engine now?

At a question asked previously at this site regarding Baidu's overactive crawling tendencies, one user comments: I'd only block a search engine spider if you never want to receive any search ...
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Is it needed to have your blog title and description in H1 and H2

I have read an article that states that it is not necessary to have your blog title and description on your website at all. Just have the titles of the posts in h1, on the index and the post page. ...
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Will 404 errors affect search engine ranking?

I had installed joomla in my domain with the sample data. I now removed it and installed wordpress in my domain. There are a lot of 404 errors in my domain. Will they affect my search engine rankings. ...
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AngularJS application and searchengine optimization, empty Google cached page version

I have created a website using AngularJS. I'm not sure this website will be properly indexed by Google and other search engines. The cached Google versions of the indexed pages are white with no ...
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Localization by language without translating

I would like to localize content on a few of my landing pages by making some slight changes to the dynamic content that I show (the website is a marketplace website and the products are very dependent ...
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How do I hide a 301 redirect from my root domain?

I was analyzing my webpage SEO using an online tool where I saw that my HTTP status for my root domain name www.example.com was resulting in a 301 redirect to www.example.com/index.html. I would much ...
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Best practices for protecting exclusive images

I've noticed that many computer hardware websites watermark substantial portions of "exclusive" images, rather than just place a logo in the corner of the image. An example is the GPU chip image in ...
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After domain registration at Namecheap, is the default parked domain page bad for SEO?

I bought a domain from Namecheap 2 week ago, but right now don't not use this domain. This domain is indexed by Google, but it currently holds some default Namecheap message. Does this Namecheap ...
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Google doesn't use meta description on SERP [duplicate]

We changed the sites UI, CMS, link structure. Also Bought a new and better domain name. After we completed everything. We did below step by step; Created a new web application for old.com/page1.html ...
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Is it acceptable SEO to have rel=“nofollow” on internal links that are not part of my keyword strategy?

After reviewing my content keywords in Webmaster Tools, it seems that Google is identifying the text in non-relevant links as keywords. Is it acceptable practice to implement rel="nofollow" within the ...
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Does external linking with internal link and redirect benefit the target website?

Suppose that website A inserts a link to website B. But it doesn't do it directly. It uses an internal link that redirect to website B. Considering SEO, does this link benefit website B? And what kind ...
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Will Google punish me for not using <ul><li>?

Expanding on https://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/ -- I'm quite against using lists to clutter ones markup, unless we're talking actual typographical (bulleted, numbered) ...
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How do i get Google to crawl and associate foreign content with my site?

We have an HR application that is hosted by the supplier. There are recruiting functionality in it including a publicly available client so people can apply for jobs. We are iframing this clients ...
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difference between `<meta name=“robots” content=“nofollow” />` and `rel=“nofollow”`

Is the meta tag <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" /> The same as rel="nofollow" in a link (apart from the fact the the meta tag would be page wide rather than on a per link basis) Or ...
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Strange URLs appearing in analytics and search console

Both in search console, and in Google analytics, I'll get users browsing to pages like: /eeslqeqb79/kelompok-cerita-dewasa-swiss-foto-gambar-video.php /eeslqeqb79/ver-peliculas-gratis-en-espanol-...
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pagination and duplicate content with one paragraph in each page with totally different listing

I have a module in my site which can be accessed like sitename.com/module/ This module has pagination. In the first page i have two paragraphs which describe about the site. This will appear in all ...
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SEO repeated keywords in domain and url

For example i have the domainname buyhouse.com The keywords "buy house new york" buyhouse.com/new-york/ buyhouse.com/buy-house-new-york/ Whats the best url option for SEO?
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Similar content on multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I recently posted a question about using a site structure similar to what's shown below. example.com/bikes/foo-bike/wheels //content about foo-bike's wheels example.com/bikes/bar-bike/wheels //...
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How to instruct Google to ignore URLs with given suffix/parameter?

Hi there I need to temporarily instruct Google to exclude from indexing all URLs that contain the following suffix: ?lang=it How can I achieve this?
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Multiple H1 tags in blog, category, tag page?

Now I'm aware that having multiple H1 tags on a page isn't best for SEO. Unfortunately, this is how my theme is built. What is the best way to fix? I'm having this problem mainly in my categories, ...
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Litmus test to determine if javascript content is crawlable

Already read this: How can I create links in javascript that are crawlable by search engines? I make the assumption that if you view source on a page and can find content / links hidden by javascript ...