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What English word corresponds to the HTML keyword `div`?

Most of the tags in hyper-text mark-up language (HTML) have an English word or phrase associated with that tag. For example, the kbd tag is an abbreviation of the English word keyboard. What English ...
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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

I have an eCommerce based on Opencart, but I have some doubts about how many times I can repeat the same word. For example, the keyword is present in the title, description, h1, h2 and is repeated ...
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Is there such thing as a line of HTML that has a space after <?

I am currently making a website, and I would like to know if there is ever a space after <. By this I mean is there anything like < html> or is there no such thing as a "command" that has a ...
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Are blog posts with the tags in tag clouds bad for SEO?

I usually know this stuff, but its a real concern. (I'm tired so i hope this makes sense.) I make a post and then add tags in the Wordpress backend. For example, the title of the post is "make big ...
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What is the function of a self-closing <nowiki/> tag in Mediawiki?

The #loop parser function from the Loops extension contains a <nowiki/> tag in a code example: {{#loop: varname | 4 | 4 | <nowiki/> * This is round {{#var:varname}} and we have {{#...
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My website title shows up slightly different from what's in my title tag, only in Google search [duplicate]

I've included my page title in the title tag in this format: " blah blah blah | sitename ". But for some reason it's showing up on Google search results as " sitename: blah blah blah ". It shows up ...
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Does a bunch of post tags within Wordpress help with SEO?

We run a WordPress blog with almost 94.000 post tags, spread over 5000 posts, and only 20.000 of these post tags are actually attached to more than one post, hence 74.000 of the total number of tags ...
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Difference between social tag and hashtag?

Official Google Search operators page has entries: @ Find social tags Example: @agoogler # Find popular hashtags for trending topics Example: #throwbackthursday What ...
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Indexing pages with few text (like tags with just one article) is penalizing for the SEO?

Have you done any experiment or read of any case study to check if too many tags are really damaging the SEO of a website?
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Should I prevent search engines indexing tag/category pages?

On my site, I currently have no special rules for search engines. It is a blog, statically generated using a Python program. When I search for some of my articles on Google, there is usually a tag or ...
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Is it mandatory to have unique titles (in H1 tag) on a mobile version of a page even if it contains rel=canonical?

So I finally ran screaming frog SEO spider on a number of my pages, and what I'm left with now are some duplicate titles on some of my mobile pages containing this HTML: <link rel="canonical" href=...
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Can I safely include "self-defined" HTML Tags in a HTML Website?

I have seen a website that has a doctype of <!DOCTYPE html> This website uses HTML Tags that I have never seen before like <section>. My Question: 1.) Is this kind of "generic ...
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Helping search engines identify what a blog post is about via tags

I was thinking about implementing a tagging system for my blog to attach one to five tags to each blog post. Are there any tricks to help search engines identify that these are tags though and that ...
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What are HTML meta tags date, search_date, and DC.title?

What are purpose of these tags? What is meaning of DC.title? I collected the tags from this github source <meta name='date' content='Sep. 27, 2010'> <meta name='search_date' content='2010-09-...
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Are <p> tags important inside the <article> tag for SEO?

Since you can't put <h2> tags and lists and such inside <p> tags. How to go about creating articles with <h2> tags and lists. Can I replace the <p> tag with a <div>? Or ...
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Regarding SEO, is there difference between em and i, strong and b tags

HTML tags, strong and b tags result visually same to bold, em and i tags for italic. Does the search engines or browsers treat them differently or give priority one on another? What to alternate tag ...
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How to hide HTML tags from SEO spiders

I understand and know how hiding things from your website works and how the search engine spiders will still be able to ¨see¨ this hidden element and penalize your website for it. Thing is, I did not ...
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When to use rel="tag"?

I’ve been looking at the Microformat rel="tag", but am a little confused as to its propper use. From the spec: By adding rel="tag" to a hyperlink, a page indicates that the destination of that ...
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Will search engines understand the HTML template tag with client side rendering?

I have a page that uses HTML <template> tags. I don't know the page length like this. <template>Some Html</template> <template>Some Html2</template> <template>Some ...
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Will URLs that search my database hurt search engine visibility?

I have a tool on my site made for searching a database. By default, the tool is located at example.com/databasesearch One thing you can search by are tags. If you select a tag to search by, it ...
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Website logo text - best tag for SEO purposes?

I'm trying to develop a new website in HTML5 adhering to SEO standards where possible and I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out what tag my site name and slogan should live in. Originally ...
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negative keywords for on-page optimization?

I have frequently used negative keywords in a PPC environment. However, I'm curious if anyone has pursued applying negative keywords organically for additional on-page optimization. For general ...
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Will it improve SEO to clean up my WordPress tags?

I have had a website for 6 years and I create post for it every week. From the start (6 years ago to 8 month ago), I attached familiar tags to every post. Now: Some of my posts (100 posts) have many ...
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Hide new Blogger posts from appearing on homepage and make them visible only under a specific label?

I am using Blogger. I want to write some posts under a label, say "Puzzles". I don't want the posts to appear on home page of my blog (as they show up normally). I just want them to appear when some ...
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Is it SEO friendly to step directly from h3 to h5?

Because h5 style of the theme I use is better suited to the design I need. Or do I need to switch styles and keep the tag order.
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I transferred my domain from http to https but google search console is still indexing http. How to solve it?

I have done redirection from 301k as well as from the .htaccess file. The thing is redirection is working fine but still can not index my HTTPS page. While going through the google search console, I ...
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Blog Tagging - Is it important?

My question is simple. Are tagging blog post important? When I say important it has two areas: Is it important for users using the website. Is it important for SEO? For instance let's say I write a ...
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Does WordPress tag page lead to duplicate content?

Let's say I am having a tag page at WordPress like http://www.mysite.com/tag/tag_name/ having 2 blog posts A & B and a category page like http://www.mysite.com/category/category_name/ having blog ...
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Is it possible to mix auto-tagging and custom tags with Google Analytics?

I am trying to use Google Analytics to track various AdWords combinations. good old A/B testing :-) The documentation isn't great, so I tried to set utm_content to track the advert text. This didn't ...
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Does tagging content affect SEO?

Tagging content (i.e. categorizing content using "tags") is a sensible way to group content on a web site, but does tagging actually affect SEO? From an SEO standpoint, how does tagging content ...
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Do search engines factor in both Product Categories and their Tags, when ranking pages?

I am currently working on an Arts & Crafts eCommerce website, with my current focus being on the creation of the Content Inventory/Site Architecture. I am wondering if, as part of their SERP ...
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Will googlebot misinterpret my site if I had no spacing between anchor tags?

Some sections of my website involve displaying a list of photo thumbnails. The source code to that is similar to the following when condensed: <div> <a href="1">1</a> <a href="2"&...
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Can I include title for an HTML5 a element?

Can I add title attribute for "a" element in HTML5? The spec does not mention title attribute for "a" element here http://www.w3.org/TR/html-markup/a.html, so for example, would it be valid to use &...
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Is it acceptable practice to change the behavior of old HTML tags?

In my app I need to display some maps. So I use Leaflet.js to do so, but to simplify my HTML I have used a <map> tag to do so. Is that acceptable, or should I avoid doing this?
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How do I remove the 'Continue Reading' tag from pages on my blogspot blog?

My blog has pages at the navigation bar. The 'Home' and 'About Me' pages show the 'Continue Reading' tag which I want to get rid of. I have used some extensions to add 'Continue Reading' ...
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Too many H2 tags

Can I get a SEO penalty when using too many H2 tags (10+) on my article? (I must say that I don't look to spam or rank my content, I really need 10-20 H2 tags on my page)
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Adding Canonical Tags Using Openelement

It appears that this format is generally found when adding canonical tags to a webpage <link rel="canonical" href="https://example.com" /> However, using Open element the ...
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The characters except English are not readable on DirectAdmin editor

When I try to edit my idex.html I see strange characters in my atributs and tags <title>&#4321;&#4304;&#4304;&#4322;&#4308;&#4321;&#4322;&#4304;&#4322;&#...
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Image gallery alt tags, for SEO?

I'm designin a web page for an architectural company, which lists its projects, with an image gallery, (not a slider) so all images are on the gallery page, but thumbnails. I have seen a website (...
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For a site description, would it be better to use H2 or P tags?

I tend to follow this HTML structure while creating new site on my main page: <div class="header"> <img alt="keyword" title="keyword logo" src="keyword.png" /> <div> ...
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How to write good blog post tags

It seems that you have three choices in deciding how you write tags for your blog posts: Make them user friendly Make them highly searchable Combo of the two For example, let's say that I have a ...
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Is making many tags for product description with same keyword hurting SEO?

I'm working on writing product description, my question is if I make many tags with the same keyword that included in product title, such that in each tag I write the main keyword with one LSI for ...
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Is using "in partnership with" enough to tell Google about sponsored links in an article?

If you post an article on a website and it says "in partnership with X agency" and that article has a few backlinks to some brands, does Google recognize that this article is 'sponsored' and ...
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GTM Event in the datalayer is picked by the debugging console but is not firing the tags

I'm working on the website maisonfribourg.ch which was developed using grav. I'm trying to track form submissions using GTM. In the attached image you will see a blue-colored button, clicking it ...
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Youtube tags that describe the videos description in a short video with a long description?

I have a short video on Youtube, with a long description thats like a story about the video. I want to put in a couple of dozen tags that describe/categorise the text in the description. This is not ...
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Google Fetch Returning 404 Pages That Are Tags With A Web Address Added To The End

I have a Wordpress site that I have set up with Google Fetch and I have been getting a bunch of crawl errors and it has started significantly hurting my Google ranking and site traffic even though it ...
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Robots.txt Blocking Blog Tags?

Tags are causing duplicate content on my website and I want to make sure that I block them from being indexed. Is this the right syntax to use for blocking those Tags from being crawled? User-agent: *...
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Need Help With H1 Tags for Product Sub-pages

The site I'm currently building will feature a range of products for the organization it represents. Each product will have a main landing page and a series of sub-pages for "About", "Pricing", "...
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Hosting files with support for file tagging / keywords

I have a large (approx. 25GB) collection of files I would like to host online for people to view or download. I have a spare computer I can use as a dedicated server for these files. I'm looking for ...
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Linking Words in Category Archives to Tag Archives Instead of Pages

Does internal linking of text to tag archives instead of pages hurt SEO? My Wordpress category archive pages have a few paragraphs of text that give more insight about the category. Within that text,...
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