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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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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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Does a bunch of post tags within Wordpress help with SEO?

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-...
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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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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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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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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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Does a bunch of post tags within Wordpress help with SEO?

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 ...
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What is the function of a self-closing <nowiki/> tag in Mediawiki?

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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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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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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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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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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Can I include title for an HTML5 a element?

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 ...
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Number of tags per page and spamming

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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How to make search engines understand website sections and tags?

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 ...
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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

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 ...
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what does the <hr /> tag do in wordpress?

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 ...
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Will googlebot misinterpret my site if I had no spacing between anchor tags?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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