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

The DIV element is first defined in the HTML 3.0 standard: Divisions The DIV element is used with the CLASS attribute to represent different kinds of containers, e.g. chapter, section, abstract, or ...
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Is there such thing as a line of HTML that has a space after <?

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

I have always assumed it stood for division. From w3schools The tag defines a division or a section in an HTML document.
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What are HTML meta tags date, search_date, and DC.title?

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 ...
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Is it SEO friendly to step directly from h3 to h5?

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 ...
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Difference between social tag and hashtag?

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 ...
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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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Are <p> tags important inside the <article> tag for SEO?

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 ...
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Are <p> tags important inside the <article> tag for SEO?

A <p> tag is specifically for a paragraph. If you are creating a section of a page, use a container tag, such as <article>, <div>, or <section>. And, FYI, you can put whatever ...
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How to hide HTML tags from SEO spiders

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 ...
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Is it possible to mix auto-tagging and custom tags with Google Analytics?

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 ...
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Website <head> section questions

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 ...
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Regarding SEO, is there difference between em and i, strong and b tags

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 <...
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I transferred my domain from http to https but google search console is still indexing http. How to solve it?

Using a site: search is not a valid way of checking what is indexed. Google will show redirecting URLs in a site: search even if they are not indexed (but the redirect target is). The proper way to ...
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Why would h2 be a class in an h1 tag?

Class names don't really mean anything as it relates to the structure of the page. I suspect that your friend needed an h1 heading but liked the styling of the h2 class better. You see this a lot with ...
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SEO - Should my business name be my H1 tag?

I think you're confusing organizing an individual page vs your site. H1, H2, etc, are used to structure/outline your page's content. It tells search engines how your page content is organized, and ...
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What is the proper way to write a tag?

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 ...
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Can brackets in page titles make it a completely different title to a crawler?

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}" ...
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Is it SEO friendly to step directly from h3 to h5?

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 ...
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Will URLs that search my database hurt search engine visibility?

...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 ...
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In terms of SEO, what happens when I use a tag/category which does not otherwise appear in my content?

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'...
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Do search engines factor in both Product Categories and their Tags, when ranking pages?

The better that you can convey what your page is about to Google, the more you are likely to rank for the keywords that you are targeting. By telling Google that your page is about "Red -> Animal ...
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Difference between social tag and hashtag?

@ 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 ...
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Does it hurt SEO to put numbers in header tags?

It won't hurt SEO to include numbers inside header tags. For one thing, header tags are just one of many signals to search engines about what's going on in a page. You'll also have the terms in there, ...
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What's the semantically correct tag for citing the photographer of an image?

As far as I know, there is no semantic HTML element for that. In my opinion though, a citation is close enough to a caption, as a caption is just "a few lines of text used to explain and ...
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Adding Canonical Tags Using Openelement

<meta <link rel="canonical" content="example.com" /> is invalid HTML and won't be recognized by any search engine. You can't have tags nested inside other tags like that....
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Will search engines understand the HTML template tag with client side rendering?

I render them via js when they will be visible If you render server-side, this does not matter at all. If you render client-side, it could affect SEO. Is the "some HTML" part actual HTML? ...
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Best SEO practices for for multi-page articles

In addition to Maximillian's good advice, Google has made, for this specific purpose, the link rel next & previous tags - https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2011/09/pagination-with-relnext-...
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Need advice on SEO multiple H1 tags

Doing what you suggested here. I was thinking, it might be better to have a special top-of-page-include just for the home page. Have that H1 tag there only. The other pages would just have that line ...
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Stop URL tag redirection to my homepage

any URL which is followed by a question mark (?) I want to be redirected to the 404 page Using mod_rewrite at the top of your .htaccess file you can do something like the following to serve a 404 for ...
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