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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

It is critical! If it's not unique in some way you become another of the useless, pointless, needless web sites that are among the millions thinking they can make money repeating what others do but, ...
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

Let's be upfront about this. This is blackhat. The very concept you are pursuing is what I call "city-state spamming". That is, creating "content" (to use the term loosely) for every possible of ...
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

You need original content for each page of your site. Even 300 words sounds a light to describe places in the world. There are entire guidebooks written about different places in the world. ...
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A page has been removed from Google due to DMCA, are its inbound links still valuable?

Okay. This will be one of those cases where I will work through the process so that it becomes clearer. It will be somewhat long, but hopefully not painfully long. Let's start at the beginning shall ...
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SEO for pages with no content like cart, checkout, or "my account"

Why is there a need to optimize these pages? I mean, they don't serve any purpose. They don't create any sales. In fact, even huge companies like Amazon defer from this, it's quite the contrary, ...
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Moving content from one site to another - keep content on both sites

If you have inbound (back) links to your old pages, these may always come up first in search. However, other than that, the rest is easy. You can copy your content to your new domain. From your old ...
closetnoc's user avatar
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SEO vs. content writing - Should writer's follow SEO?

Both. You have a dilemma for sure. How are you to know what is true? Which side is telling you the truth? Well... Professional writers can generally be spotted easily by the two or three style ...
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Indexing pages with few text (like tags with just one article) is penalizing for the SEO?

The main issue with having too many tags is that CMS such as Wordpress or Blogger will create tag pages similar to category pages which can result to many similar thin content duplicate template pages ...
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Is content inside a zero height element bad for SEO?

I make an effort to have all content visible at some point with normal usage, just wanted to disclose my bias first. Use cases for content not visible on a page at some point with normal usage. Slide ...
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Does increasing or deacreasing content length impact SEO?

SEO and the impact that any work has is not about length. Sure bloggers have echoed that blog posts should only be about 300-350 words, then 500, and so on. At one point, search engines rewarded blog ...
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If I translate French article to English, can google detect it?

No, Google does not view translated content as duplicate, as content in another language is different than if it is appearing in the same language twice.However, it is recommended to have a human ...
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Is it good for SEO to leave up old web pages?

It has been widely accepted by the SEO community that both Google and Bing reward for pages that receive minor or major updates to the page. It would not make sense for search engines not to reward ...
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Can meta description content be exactly the same as the page content?

Yes. Although the point of a tag is to make a suggestion to Google as to what you'd like to see on the SERP result description. If you have only 2 lines of content - it's a no brainer for Google and ...
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When a Google Search Console removal request expires, could that content return to the Google index?

Yes, this means that the links can return to Google. From Google's knowledge base: A successful request lasts only about 90 days. After that, your information can appear on Google search results ...
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Any SEO penalty for creating a new website and having no content for years?

You won't have any SEO penalty as Search Engines will see a brand new website. On the contrary, the domain age and registration length may be a good factor for SEO if it has never been blacklisted.
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How to manage SEO content pages for a similar content hierarchy?

Definitely do not create three different pages for this type of content. The content is far too similar, mostly synonyms that lead to the same answer. Best case scenario, search engines will ignore ...
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What could cause a page to stop from appearing on StumbleUpon?

Well, this is little bit too broad because there could be a numerous reasons for this, but I'll try to narrow down. You are banned. From this article here you can see many reasons for account being ...
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Inline CSS on Header Tag

What counts for a search engine is textual content, it will filter out everything else. In-line CSS will contribute to the payload of the page and that affects the load speed.
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Is it good for SEO to leave up old web pages?

First I'd check the traffic to those older product pages. If it's decent but you don't sell those products you should consider: updating the page saying the product is Eol (end of life), and adding ...
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Can I find out who filed a DMCA request with AdSense against my genuine website?

Yes, you should be able to use Lumen (formerly Chilling Effects) to look up the DMCA complaint against your site and see who filed it. If it's a my competitor I would fill the counter DMCA request....
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Does it matter if I have low-quality articles in same site?

Just because an article is short, doesn't mean it's low quality If the article answers the searcher's query, then that's a good thing. One way search engines can judge if the result clicked answers ...
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Does constantly doing small edits to a website affect its SEO?

I am sorry, but your friend is generally wrong on his point that small changes is good for search performance. This is, simply, not how search works. Here are a few points to consider. Templated ...
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How to prioritize which pages to optimize in existing website

Without knowing more about the website in question, I'd say time on page isn't necessarily the best indicator. People may leave a page quickly because they can skim and see it doesn't meet their ...
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How should sources be cited in an article for good SEO, especially when there might be a lot?

There are many different citation styles of which easybib covers 3 and so how you wish to cite material which supports your claims in your article depends on the method you wish to use. Academic ...
Chris Rogers's user avatar
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A domain I used to own has been registered by someone else and they are using my old website content

This is a legal matter more then a technical matter. Depending on the depth of your pockets and location use the DMCA and/or legal system to force them to remove your content. A threat claiming ...
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Would search engines penalize migrating to a new blogging platform while keeping the same content and URLs?

Google doesn't care about the serverside engine only indirectly it affects your resulting page. And this you can check via: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ Indirectly all of ...
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How to manage SEO content pages for a similar content hierarchy?

You shouldn't create multiple pages around a topic where each page is centered around a search phrase. That will look spammy and create a poor user experience. As Henry's answer says, you can create a ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Wordpress DataBase Local Content different from Remote Content

Wordpress stores serialised data for the links and other essential information about wordpress, what you've done wrong in my opinion is the export of the database. I am using WP Migrate DB plugin to ...
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Is a properly made website with more content has advantage in SEO?

As closetnoc states, you need to draw the line. Google can qualify too little content (I'm assuming under 250 words) as "thin content" and not index it as it offers no value to visitors. Too much ...
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Is it possible to recover the content of a website no more available?

If it happened recently, then you can recover the content from Google cache. I have done this few times. 2 of my clients, forgot to renew the hosting account as result of it, all the source code ...
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