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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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This is a job for rel="canonical" and not noindex. You want Google to discover the content any way it can but avoid the duplicate content penalty. Adding the <link rel="canonical" href="http://yoursite.com/orginal-post-permalink"/> to your author and tag archives accomplishes that. I don't use All-in-One SEO for WordPress but I do use Yoast's SEO ...


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From accessibility this would be incorrect, because <map> tag is: The map element, in conjunction with any area element descendants, defines an image map. (source from W3C) StackOverflow gives a good answer about custom elements.


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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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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 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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Google is extremely understand of how WordPress works and will not penalize you for your tags and category pages. I personally hate these pages myself so I disallow them in the robots.txt and if you are worried about them, you should do the same. Just add these to your robots.txt: disallow /tag/ disallow /category/


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Yes, this could be treated as duplicate content since you would have the exact same content under two different URLs. This is common if you are slow to post new content because the category/tag archive pages would not be updating frequently. One solution to this is to set WordPress to just show the excerpts on the archive pages and be sure to set a custom ...


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Google may change the title of your page in their search results (since 2012-01): We use many signals to decide which title to show to users, primarily the <title> tag if the webmaster specified one. But for some pages, a single title might not be the best one to show for all queries, and so we have algorithms that generate alternative titles to make ...


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You can but it is not valid HTML.


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Alt tags should be reserved for description purposes for people who are blind or users who have images disabled. You should populate your content that is useful for your audience not just the search engines. Google has many methods of establishing what a page is about and where it should rank, and its now easier than ever thanks to local seo. Many to most ...


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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 ...


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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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