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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Why does google add “GitHib pages” to search resuls title instead of using document's title?

I tried to search my github pages. The title of index page on my pages is "LoL AutoClient", but on google, I get this: Note that instead of document title, the path auto-client is used for some ...
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How to redirect an URL properly using PHP taking SEO into consideration?

Explanation of the problem I want to redirect each page from a non-friendly url to a friendlier one. I've already achieved that using mod_rewrite in an .htaccess file that does send every visitor ...
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Is a category based directory recommended in URLs?

From an SEO point of view, which of the two options are recommended? www.example.com/cell-phones-reviews/samsung-galaxy/ or www.example.com/samsung-galaxy-review/ I guess the keyword string in this ...
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How to add near-synonymous keywords to a web page?

Say I'm selling software to calculate prime numbers. I'd like to have many similar keywords like "calculate" (prime numbers), "find", "discover", "create a list of", etc. since I expect people to ...
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Does loading metas from database affect my website SEO?

I am developing a website which is fully dynamic. If I load metas and other information of the website from database, will it affect my website's SEO?
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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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Is hidden content (display: none;) -indexed- by search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? We've established on this site before (in this question) that, since there are so many legitimate uses for hiding content with ...
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Poor CMS blog vs Tumblr embed

A client of ours has a basic blog that is built into their CMS - its simply a header / image / text field that is updated regularly - the purposes of this is that the manager wants to add weight to ...
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Use forward slashes (/) or dashes (-) for URL design in 2019? (for categories in e-commerce)

What is a better URL design for an e-commerce website? Case a: http://example.com/shoes-women http://example.com/shoes-women-red http://example.com/high-heels-red http://example.com/high-heels-red-...
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Which is more correct: <h1><a>..</a></h1> OR <a><h1>..</h1></a> from SEO point of view?

I read the same question on SO, but it was only addressing HTML complaint point of view. Moreover with HTML5 it does not make so much difference. I assume (without anything to back up my assumption), ...
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3 posts independent but related. Seo solutions

I have 3 blog posts that want to go deep in a subject. Each one covers a different aspect. Each one can be read independently. At the same time, they are connected. I thought that I could do ...
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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

I'm having the latest WordPress and it's been long that I'm seeing my website's front page is being indexed with a different page title that I'm setting everywhere, at Settings->General->Site Title, ...
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How to improve single-language site SEO for both google's worldwide TLD and ccTLD?

I'm a web developer from Myanmar (Burma). Google delivers a ccTLD google.com.mm to the people searching from our country. I have a website which is a single language site (English) and it targets ...
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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...
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300, 302, 303 or 307 redirect for international site?

A company website offers the same products and pages (more or less) across different countries. It's a mess; they use a mix of subdirectories, subdomains and ccTLDs for international sites: us....
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Shallow hierarchy for high traffic pages

we have a website about a huge topic, or better said, many different topics that suit to a one huge topic. We have a good balanced structure with 3 levels depth: www.domain.com/l1/l2/l3 Our ...
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Which is better for SEO, early publish date or a late one?

On one hand, I read that Google prefers the page to have the earliest publish date, in order to prioritize original content over scraping websites. On the other hand, Google also prioritizes fresh ...
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Web hosting does not matter?

I have read this question. I agree that webhosting does matter in load time and how much uptime it is giving but it seems that some companies have given it a huge hype. Please have a look at this ...
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Getting indexed after removing meta noindex, Google

My question is, will my pages be indexed now in Google if they had <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> in the past, since they were created? Of course, now they are <meta name="robots" ...
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web widget and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How good is it for SEO if you have a widget that lives on other sites? I'm designing a voting widget that other people can put on their websites, and the widget will have ...
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Good SEO information (NO MARKETING) [closed]

Where can I find information on SEO without all the marketing crap? Googling always results in "learn SEO fast!" or "buy our SEO training program" I can never find something that is "free". I know ...
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Webshop with different domains per brand

I'm creating a niche webshop which offers a limited number of products per brand/category which are somewhat similar to each other. However I have chosen to promote the products per brand on a ...
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SEO - Index images (lazyload)

Note:My question is not about Javascript. I'm developing a plugin for jQuery/Mootols/Prototype, that work with DOM. This plugin will be to improve page performance (better user experience). The ...
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How do I find when Googlebot will visit(crawl) my pages again?

I implemented the unavailable_after tag in my pages like the below and set to unavailable after 3 days but in Google Webmaster Tools I got 404 for that page. <META NAME="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="...
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301 redirect doersnt work in SERP

I setup a 301 redirect on my root that points to a new domain. When I type the old domain URL into browser 301 works just fine. When I do a keyword search for my site and click on the link it still ...
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Will having a staging site hurt my SEO because of duplicate content?

I'm developing a site (WordPress) and have a staging site where I make changes and do testing. The two domains are example.com and staging.example.com. The contents of the sites are completely the ...
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What is the advantage of using post dates in my permalink structures? [duplicate]

I am trying to achieve the best permalink structure for my site. It will be a multi-author site where users will be posting artciles on a daily basis. I want the permalink structure to be as follows: ...
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Built a site on a domain that was previously 301 redirected, Google won't crawl it now

I registered a domain and built a site on it. I didn't realize that the domain had a previous owner who 301 redirected the entire domain to another domain of his. I have this domain listed in my ...
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meta attribute, alternatives for SEO optimization [closed]

I'm working on a web-site that I need to Search Engine Optimize for multiple-languages. I need to provide language specific keywords targeting the crawler. Someone suggested using <meta name="...
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What will result in better page ranking in search results: Page views or time spent on page?

What will result in better Page Ranking in search results? More page views & less time spent per page Less page views & more time spent per page Note: The website that is being made has ...