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Will adding 100 meta keywords to the same page hurt or help SEO?

Since 2009 it is Google's official statement that they don't use the meta keywords tag for ranking purposes: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html They ...
Theo van der Zee's user avatar
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Will it help SEO to use <strong> tags just around a keyword while making a larger containing phrase bold using CSS?

Don't use strong tags inside an already bolded sentence. It looks spammy. It is something that you are obviously only doing for search engines and not for users. Google hates it when it finds ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

In HTML5, keywords is one of the standard metadata names. It defines steps that user agents must follow to obtain the page’s list of keywords. One of these steps is: Split the value of the element'...
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Is it possible to outrank Google for a search term on their own search engine?

This question is very subjective, but anyway... Is it possible to rank higher than Google for the keywords "webmaster forum". Yes, I imagine it's possible, but extremely difficult. You're going to ...
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How do websites appear in Google for terms not present in the website's text?

Latent Semantic Indexing, they may have words like low price which are related. Google displays websites that are relevant to the topic of the search. This is clearly visible with terms like buy, ...
Igor Gorbenko's user avatar
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Will it help SEO to use <strong> tags just around a keyword while making a larger containing phrase bold using CSS?

That wont make any difference for crawlers only for users when reading, bold/strong is used to mark the "main" point in your text. If you want to assist crawlers you should include your keyword in: ...
John Could's user avatar
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Should I promote a product while there's a different product with a quite similar name?

Using ALM Performance as your keyword will mean you always struggle to compete with HP for that search term and anyone searching for your tool will find the HP tool instead, I would suggest choosing ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Is there something like seo for apps?

In short, yes there is. It's big business for a lot of agencies but the basis of it is quite simple. It's a bit like SEO was a few years back - heavy focus on keyword optimisation with a small focus ...
Sean Ginnaw's user avatar
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Is it a good idea to add hidden competitor names on our website home page?

'Hidden' black-on-black text will hurt your SEO rather than help it. Google can and does detect attempts to game their system, and may penalise or remove you from their index for it. It is also very ...
Nick's user avatar
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Can keywords in the URL path be separated by commas for Google?

Browser will encode input, according to the character-set used in your page. I personally avoid , in url structure, because of encoding. It's %2C. So your url would be like /url=keyword1%2Ckeyword2....
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How can i get google search query list based on location?

Google will not reveal that information. They do show what are the most searched keywords by region in certain categories on their Google Trends tools. The Top Charts lets you select a country and ...
Itai's user avatar
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google search console not showing clicks

The report does not show all queries: "Very rare queries are not shown in these results to protect the privacy of the user making the query." https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6155685?hl=...
Tony McCreath's user avatar
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Will duplicate articles with changed titles help me rank for multiple keywords?

Duplicating pages to better target the title for keywords is not an effective SEO strategy. There are two things that will work against you: Google detects when pages are substantially duplicate ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Should the brand name appear in each tag title even if it repeats keywords or dilutes from the targeted keyword phrase?

I would be cautious if the keyword you will use as a brand name consists general words, However using brand names will establish your brand for both user & search engines. A good example is: ...
Alston Antony's user avatar
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Should I create a separate webpage for related keywords?

Think about the intent of the user. Content that is about the same thing but varies in user intent is not considered duplicative. In your case, I would recommend an overall page about Dental Veneers ...
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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 ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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SEO monthly time investment

Okay, so there's a lot here to unpack, but I've done SEO myself and have worked with and selected/rejected a lot of vendors over the years, so I can give you some factors to look at. First off, looks ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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Using established domain names and phrases in your sentences as a keywords to boost your rank?

There are a few things you should know. 1] Most websites are poorly optimized. 2] Most sites with SEO help are still poorly optimized. 3] Terms found in a URL domain name are significant. 4] Terms ...
closetnoc's user avatar
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How to split a ranked page or category?

There is no way at this point to split your page rank between two new categories the way you are asking about. The only thing I have seen done with this before was to keep the former category online ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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List of words vs. words in an article

This is a good and specific question! I have answered this questions in parts all over the place, however, this question is specific enough to warrant it's own answer which will be very direct and ...
closetnoc's user avatar
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If I edit old posts to improve SEO, will Google re-index them?

Yes. You should do it. Google will "re-index" your website's pages. Note it could take some time. While you're editing your content, don't forget about: KEYWORD PROMINENCE You should add the ...
John Doe's user avatar
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Can keywords in the URL path be separated by commas for Google?

Commas are not typically used in URLs and are not recommended. You should stick to using either underscores or hyphens/dashes. That being said, Google recommends hyphens/dashes, so I would go with ...
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Does having the name of a country in the site title hurt SEO for other countries?

Having any word, be it of a country or anything in the title, will positively impact the SEO ranking of your website for that term/word. The title is very important for higher SEO ranking and ...
abhinsit's user avatar
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How do generic words in business name affect SEO?

I would look more towards the content on the website as it will have a larger impact on SEO. Short and long tail keywords are what you want to look at. You also seem to be looking at 2 audience ...
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Does Google recognize the number "4" as the word "for"?

Redirecting one or more domains to your main domain for any reason other than 1. an effort to consolidate multiple, similar websites or 2. changing the primary domain name of your website is a bad ...
Josh Salganik's user avatar
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Ranking for alternate ordering of same keywords SEO

First, search is not about keywords, it is about whole language. Your results are exactly what I would expect. When a search query is short, you are tying the hands of the search engine. It can be ...
closetnoc's user avatar
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What kind of keyword research is helpful for news websites?

News aren't mandatory new. News based on recent events is only one kind of news. News is everything, what one is interesting and looking for. From this point of view, any topic could be an evergreen. ...
Evgeniy's user avatar
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What kind of keyword research is helpful for news websites?

In order to rank a news site, you first have to acknowledge that you are competing with the big boys such as ABC and NYTimes. In order to rank against them, you are going to need to have excellent ...
Michael d's user avatar
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How to improve SEO ranking of keyword with least content on the webpage?

You can not simply rank a login page for a few keywords without context, the login page should not be your main page. Think about it, as an user I will be abducted from my searching experience to land ...
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Google keywords comparison tool

Google Trends is the tool you are looking for. To compare the interest over time in bananas vs apples for example, view https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=banana,apple.
Anton Vasetenkov's user avatar

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