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By this I mean is there anything like < html> or is there no such thing as a "command" that has a space after <? No, you cannot have a space immediately after the < (less-than sign) in an HTML element's opening start tag. From the HTML spec: Start tags must have the following format: The first character of a start tag must be a U+...


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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 have been all along. As well, this is a follow the leader industry even as the lemming leap off the cliff. I will give you a quick SEO rundown. For each page, ...


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One of the biggest problems here is this part: 74.000 of the total number of tags are used for one post exclusively That's totally wrong and suicidal approach. Tagging shouldn’t be done half-heartedly – each one should be carefully considered, and that takes time. Furthermore, you will need to set aside a few minutes perhaps every month or so to manage ...


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When you use @, you are directing what you are writing to a person or thing. When you use #, you are directing what you are writing to a topic. Many people get this wrong, including one specific client of mine who, every year, I have to jump on them for using the @ tag for everything they write. If you want to speak to everyone that likes butterflies, it'...


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HTML provides semantic markup to a document. CSS provides information about the presentation. Choosing to use a H5 because of the styling it offers is the wrong reason to use. The only reason why headings, and all tags in HTML, have any styles at all are because web browsers want to be nice and apply default styles to elements. If their chosen default styles ...


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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 which can negatively affect your SEO. However if you are looking to insert many tags to improve the User experience then you can nofollow and noindex the tags ...


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You can read about the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Core It is a set of fifteen "core" elements (properties) for describing resources. DC:title is one of those elements, all of which are listed at Wikipedia. This fifteen-element Dublin Core has been formally standardized as ISO 15836, ANSI/NISO Z39.85, ...


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Tags in of themselves do nothing for SEO. The point of a tags list is two fold: one, to help the user sort posts by focused topic of interest; and two, to produce highly targeted landing pages of post links to gain users from search. If any tag has one, a few, or worse- no posts, then you are actually producing thin or empty landing pages of no value that ...


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It stops the parser from eating whitespace at the beginning of the template parameter. The * needs to be at the beginning of the line (ie. preceded by a newline) to be turned into a list.


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The easiest way here is to use the so called ValueTrack parameters in association with the tracking template. Those two features of Adwords let you define a tracking template which will dynamically replace the final url every time your ad is clicked to match the parameters you had specified in this template. In your specific case you should Create a ...


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The order of meta tags does not make a difference. You can use both ' and " in html5. The conditional comments can be useful if you want to create specific CSS for Internet Explorer 8. However in many sites the number of IE8 users is small, so it's up to you to decide if it's worthwhile (and needed) to do it.


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If you can view the source code for the web page and view the content there, then it is visible to search engine spiders. There is no way to hide content from the "view source" other than removing it entirely. Hiding content with CSS or JavaScript puts your site at risk of search engine penalties for cloaking. There are a few things that mitigate that ...


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Think of writing a paper. Your paper would be one topic with subtopics. You would have headers and paragraphs. Headers define a subtopic of the papers topic and precede the paragraphs that cover the subtopic. You would have more than one subtopic in logical order to make your point. In effect, the headers are your topic outline. This is how headers and ...


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Short answer, probably not Matt Cutts of Google has said that strong and b originally had no affect on your SEO and that his opinion is that of 2013, they still didn't. Matt Cutts and <b> vs <strong> When to use <b> vs <strong> According to SEO Ability you should always use strong for text you want to emphasize content, but use <b&...


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What you are seeing are HTML character entities. From Wikipedia: In SGML, HTML and XML documents, the logical constructs known as character data and attribute values consist of sequences of characters, in which each character can manifest directly (representing itself), or can be represented by a series of characters called a character reference, of which ...


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I would say no, it's not bad practice. It's worth thinking about and talking about, but don't let it slow you down. On the other hand, I would say that supporting IE6, IE7, IE8 is bad practice. You're entering holy-war territory here. I'm sure there will be conflicting opinions. It's certainly valid HTML. An argument could be made that if you want to ...


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I came across the direct answer to this from Matt Cutts in a Google Webmaster Video. He basically says tagging isn't really worth it because Google is smart enough to see the keywords in the blog article. He went on to say that he doesn't use tags for his blog. With that said he did recommend adding categories instead of tags. This would allow the user to ...


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Straight away my answer is "YES" it is. More than I say Important, I will say "IT IS USEFUL". Tags are like streets name of a village. It makes easy for a postman to understand the route SEO role in tags are like GPS. It will guide easily to your blog If you don't want to give importance to an article, than no need of tag.


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The title attribute is available to all HTML tags: HTML defines a few attributes that are common to all HTML elements. These attributes can be used on all elements, though the attributes may have no effect on some elements. So you can safely put it on any element you want. But it is up to the browser to determine if it will do anything with that ...


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There is no such ratio... You should use strong, em and i as much as it makes sense too use it.


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If you want to use the Schema.org vocabulary, you could use two WebPage sub-types: ItemPage for a product. A page devoted to a single item, such as a particular product or hotel. CollectionPage for a tag/category page.


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The ideal keywords for what you're asking is Keyword Stuffing. It's basically defined as: Keyword stuffing is considered to be an unethical search engine optimization (SEO) technique, which leads to banning a website from major search engines either temporarily or permanently. Keyword stuffing occurs when a web page is loaded with keywords in the ...


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See the HTML 5 specification: The hr element represents a paragraph-level thematic break, e.g. a scene change in a story, or a transition to another topic within a section of a reference book. As such, it makes no sense to wrap a heading in a pair of them. That is something for which CSS borders would be more suitable. e.g. h3 { border-top: solid black ...


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I do not know a great deal about Search Engine Optimization, but I do know enough about HTML parsing to know that whitespace is mostly ignored to the parser. HTML parsers and SEO parsers should work in a similar manner. As a rule of thumb I would expect this to be true: If a website's source code is changed and it renders the same, it should rank the same.


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I have seen curly brackets break titles in sitelinks, but not elsewhere. For example, as of today (20190905), if one googles "cal poly student affairs", one may see the sitelink titled "The He{a}" for a page that is actually titled "The He{a}rd At Cal Poly - Student Affairs - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo". This is not true for the normal search result in ...


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I think the question you need to ask yourself is: "Can these tags be used in the URL?". Tags often can be used in the URL when searching (eg. example.com/tag/sustainable-consumption), in which case any spaces in the tag are going to be problematic since they will need to be URL encoded, eg. %20. Likewise, having mixed case in the URL is best avoided (or you ...


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@ refers to users or accounts. Like here on stackexchange @gavenkoa would refer to your account. That helps the machine understand that the specific user has been referred to and can act on it (like send you a notification). # refers to topics. If I write #gavenkoa, the machine (in this case google or any script that identifies hashtags) would classify the ...


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...it changes the url to example.com/databasesearch/tag/specifiedtagname... It's not bad that you're trying to make things user friendly for the user, but the customizable URL controllable by users is where problems can begin and Stephen made a good example in his comment. What I would recommend at the very least is to make such customizable URL's not ...


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It shouldn't matter much. From the coding side, it's good to be in order and consistent but shouldn't impact SEO h3 vs h5. These days usability also plays an important role in SEO. So, have a balance of heading tag and focusing on usability is a good approach.


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There is some damage that this can cause to your site. The amount of damage that it can cause ranges from extremely small to a moderate amount. Anything that a webmaster does to his webpage that isn't quite right or diminishes the user experience can hurt your rankings on Google. Google's algorithm is designed to give its customers the very best experience ...


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