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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 ...
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Are “Pokémon” and “Pokemon” different keywords to Google?

Google knows different spelling for words (synonyms and use of accents/diacritics), it knows "Pokémon" can also be spelled like "Pokemon". That being said google will return either "Pokemon" and "...
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Why would a website with keyword stuffing rank higher than one without in google search results?

This is an easy one. Keyword density is a myth- sorta. At least it is now. What is important to note is how the terms are used and not how many times the terms are used. SEOs like to intentionally ...
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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 ...
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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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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

Be careful. Most SEO advice stems off of old advice that was just plain wrong when it was written. It seems that much of the SEO world cannot grasp that SEO has become much closer to what it should ...
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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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Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?

Stick with me. This all makes sense I promise. Google when it indexes your content pages, does not just look at words, but proximity of words, phrases, language, style usage, and so forth. They do ...
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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, ...
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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: ...
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SEO on Single Page Website and Content keywords

Throw keyword density out of your mind. That is soooooo 2008. Single page sites can be a bit of a problem. This is because if not done right, all of your content looks like a single ever changing ...
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Is an ampersand (&) in a company name not ideal for Google or SEO?

In my opinion, a company name with a & is a trouble for domain names. As you said, you need to find alternatives because you can't register a domain name with a & in the URL. The main ...
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Prevent Googlebot from seeing or indexing common keywords such as "read full story"

I think you answered your own question in the first statement. Using the same anchor text for a lot of your links is not a good idea. Instead, try using something more descriptive. However, this is ...
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Improve Google ranking for general vs. specific keywords

Assuming the phrase is: "android phone battery exchange and repair" You are in luck. Any of these keywords should perform well on their own or in small phrases. As well, the phrase would not be ...
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Finding related keywords for low-volume keywords

There is a tool that will automate what closetnoc suggested, using Google Auto suggest. Keyword Tool Type in a keyword and it will give you all the related Google Auto suggests, which are based on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What research methods could I use to determine the keyword(s) I should use for my site?

Let's say I have some keywords in mind, but I am not sure how it will perform or exactly how to phrase them. I at least do the following to get a feel for what keywords and keyword phrases are the ...
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Regarding SEO, is repeating some content in different pages considered as keyword stuffing?

The only consideration I see is that the words download, PDF, and article will become likely the top three or at least within the top ten keywords your site is known for therefore the site topic as ...
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Regarding SEO, is repeating some content in different pages considered as keyword stuffing?

If your repeated content is used to help your users and doesn't content keywords of your website, I don't think it would be considered as keyword stuffing by search engines. However, if you want to ...
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Using IT in domain name good practice?

Without knowing what the actual domain name and the name of the brand you're trying to create/represent is, I'd say sticking "IT" at the end is only meaningful if "IT" is part of your brand identity. ...
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SEO: Integrating keywords with domain names

Oh Lord you are wasting your time and money! Keyword domain names do not count for much and will give you nothing more than a big bill at the end of the year. Keyword matches do happen only in the ...
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How does SEO work for "non standard" languages?

I don't speak Albanian, but I ran a little test on google.al. When I type keng in the search box, it offered me kenge and keng popullore in the drop box. keng popullore returns many music videos and ...
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Targeting Locations in content seen as keyword dumping

...in all suburbs ... ...I need to let the users know which areas we cover... If you write "in all suburbs", you already let users know, that all suburbs are covered, so no need to list them all ...
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Adding ignored words between keywords like a and the

Okay. First off, there are no such thing as stop words and no such thing as a keyword match. Stop words disappeared much more than a decade ago. And for Google, direct keyword matches never happened. ...
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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 ...
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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=...
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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 ...
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