Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising. Performance is typically measured by testing the appearance of a website for targeted search terms, and more specifically, ranked positions in search for important keywords. Techniques focus on content optimization, technical optimization and link building.

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Hi, I am trying to research competitors websites to see how they rank with google but I was hoping to be able to do this on a location based search being states in Australia. Is there a product that allows this type of research?
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In Australia we have a common marketing slogan which is simply "Cash 4 Scrap" and we are wanting to use this in terms of developing a website that is complementary to a new sub-division of our business.

What we have found however in early research is that people may read "Cash 4 Scrap" everywhere but in fact they search "Cash for Scrap". Now this is completely logical but the question I have is that if we were to have a website that was cash4scrap.com.au (cashforscrap.com.au is not available - it is a dormant domain owned by a company wanting to sell it for a ridiculous price) is google intelligent enough to realise that people actually read it as cash for scrap and not the number?

I am hoping this question makes sense but if clarification is required please ask.

Thanks
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I am using .Net and want to implement a textbox that searches addresses and displays suggestions on a textbox.

The  user should be able to select a relevant address from the suggestions displayed and then use this address for some query further.

We have a table called "ADDRESSES" in the back end on SQL Server (We have 2008-R2 and 2016 available for use)
I think there can be caching or database based method..........

What is the best way to do this?
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Hi,

This is how I am currently redirecting the URL from PC to mobile at the moment.

RewriteRule ^ http://m.localjobboard.com%{REQUEST_URI}? [R=301,L]

The problem with the above code is that it cuts ? all querystring out when redirecting to the mobile URL

Now this won't have a problem when rewriting URL from http://www.localjobboard.com/bangkok/ (originally http://www.localjobboard.com/jobs-list-province.php?p_name=bangkok) to http://m.localjobboard.com/bangkok/

But it will have problem with URL that requires sending over the querystring, for example:
http://www.localjobboard.com/keyword-search.php?s_keyword=analyst is redirecting to http://m.localjobboard.com/keyword-search.php instead of http://m.localjobboard.com/keyword-search.php?s_keyword=analyst

So I tried to solve the problem by using this code

RewriteRule ^ http://m.localjobboard.com%{REQUEST_URI}? [QSA,R=301,L]

Or this code

RewriteRule ^ http://m.localjobboard.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

when I use the above code, it has problem with redirecting
http://www.localjobboard.com/bangkok/ in goes to: http://m.localjobboard.com/bangkok/?p_name=bangkok instead.


How do i rewrite so that
http://www.localjobboard.com/bangkok/ goes to http://m.localjobboard.com/bangkok/ and
http://www.localjobboard.com/keyword-search.php?s_keyword=analyst goes to http://m.localjobboard.com/keyword-search.php?s_keyword=analyst

Please see the attached htaccess file for more info. Thank you for your …
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We have noticed that hundreds of our webpages are being duplicated in the google index and are being indexed in google but we have not published any of these URLs.  The unusual thing is that all the duplicated pages contain our domain name i.e. our actual domain in the base part of the URL as if it was hosted on our webserver.  

e.g.  our legitimate homepage is like this:

http://www.our-domain.com/legitimate-page-URL.html

and the duplicated pages that are indexed in google for the above page are like this:

http://www.our-domain.com/legitimate-pageURL.html?garbage-text here-page2
http://www.our-domain.com/legitimate-page-URL.html?garbage-text-page3

etc:    there may be dozens of the pages 2 and 3  all with duplicate content from the legitimate page

Repeated dozens of times


 All the URLs are have a "?"  (question mark without the quotes" in the URL. We do not publish pages with a "?" in any of our pages.   We only have static HTML pages on our website. We do not use a database or content management system. Just static HTML pages.  

We were alerted there was a problem a week ago when we notice our homepage disappeared from google index - even a specific search for the page does not produce any result. Then another of our pages started to drop from position 1 to position 6  then other pages started dropping ranking positions.  

 All the duplicate page URLs  have duplicate content of a legitimate page on our website but these pages are not physically…
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How can I find the E-E user named "arkiv2?"  Search does not seem able to locate a user by name.
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Hi There,

We have had a company doing SEO on our site for 6 months. We area US based company.

They have been sending us reports etc.

Is there anyway to check what they are actually doing? We have access to cpanel and the website files?

We have access to google webmaster tools and Google analytics.

At a quick check, it looks like some files have been changed (looking at the modified date), but hard to tell.

The site is in php (not a cms) just single pages. We are looking to update the site shortly to word press.

Any help would be appreciated.
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We are developing a new version of an existing website using a temporary domain pointing to brand new hosting.

Once the client is happy, we will launch the new website and this will replace the current website.

This website has been in existence for a quite some time so ideally I would like to be able to help preserve the search engine position.

Usually I've used 301 redirects in .htaccess file to achieve this by redirecting for example from the root directory to a separate folder but this is not possible in this instance as the hosting is completely different.

I have two questions:
  • Is this possible to do with a WordPress website?
  • If this isn't possible, will this adversely affect the search engine position of the new website as compared to the old website

If anyone could shed any light or give any suggestions, it would be much appreciated.



Thanks!
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Finding our website numbers just not what we think they should be for the effort we put into the site.
Curious about the possibility that unsolicited/spam referrals could be leading Google to knock down our ranking.
No manual penalties have been placed by Google of which we are aware.

Samples of such suspected referrals: site-auditor.online, monetizationking.net, ranking2017.ga, affportal.com, and asacopaco.tk.
These account for 15%, 9%, 2%, 1% and 1% respectively of our last 30 days of traffic.  

We understand how to block/filter them from our results and realize the are not actual hits.   Our real concern is if they are causing our SERP harm.

Thanks in advance,
Gale W.
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I want an app that will index every file name (possibly excluding system folders), folder name, and the contents of every file (again, perhaps excluding system folders).  I want a simple interface for doing what, therefore, should be instantaneous searches.  I despise the stock search utility.  The Win XP version was a little better; at least the results were understandable.  Suggestions?  Items to avoid?
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I want an app that will index every file name (possibly excluding system folders), folder name, and the contents of every file (afain, perhaps excluding system folders).  I want a simple interface for doing what, therefore, should be instantaneous searches.  Suggestions?  Items to avoid?
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My OS is win 10 pro 64 bit.  I created an Access database, not sure in what version, and I have completely forgotton the name or where I had saved it.  How do I search for it, I think I had named it as .... contacts ....   Thank u for your advise.
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I want to make some changes to a couple of pages in an ecommerce website.
Can anyone suggest what tool to use to watch those 2 or 3 pages week-by-week to see what effect my manual changes had on SEO, Rankings, etc?

(NOTE: I am fairly well versed with Google Webmaster/Search Console, Google Analytics, Bing Webmaster, and a handful of the commercial free/inexpensive SEO Tools, however I am usually looking at thousands of pages and watching for upticks in Google Anaytics, not worrying if a dozen or so pages are not found, etc. Now that I want to get this granular and focus on 2-3 pages, I am at a bit of a loss what to do!)
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Hi experts, I'm new to using Google Search Console... looks like great tools for self-management of one's own website though. I have a website - www.thedatasurgeon.net - that I have a "redirect" set up with my webhost so that thedatasurgeon.net redirects to www.thedatasurgeon.net. In Search Console, I created two 'properties' - one for www.thedatasurgeon.net and one for thedatasurgeon.net. Was this necessary? Maybe all I need is the property for www.thedatasurgeon.net? Anyway, while in the 'thedatasurgeon.net' property, I did some fetches and "Submit to index" actions on all the pages on my site (only 6). Those all went through fine... I notice though when I'm signed in to my 'www.thedatasurgeon.net' property, that it doesn't show that these pages are submitted. So I'm just a little bit confused here... maybe I messed myself up with creating the two properties, I don't know. Could anyone offer any help please?

Thanks
   Shawn
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I just found out that since 2009 I think it is, all search results on Google are personalized by default. I want to disable this as I need to get search results as unbiased as possible.
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Hi,

I'm looking to buy a domain name but it is already purchased, but not in use (not even parked)... i just a 'site cannot be reached' message.

I've checked the whois, and it seems like the owner is private and it doesn't even list the domain register contact details.

Can anyone offer any advice on how i might be able to get in touch with the owner, it is it likely to be impossible to find out who owns it? Thank you in advance.
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Hi Experts

Could you explain why Google search continuaslly use not configurated characters ?

I had excluded all the text that is in this specific page, but I don't know the reason Google uses not configurated text, accordingly with:

img001
Could  Google use text from another page?

Thanks in advance
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I do my web page and i'm triing to google finde it via Search console tools,
im wondering how long it takes for google engine to index my page and i be able to finde it by keywords and description in the code,
is any expert advice?
tsm
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Hi,

I have a small classified / ads website.

I'm starting to run into problems with the current url structure which is:

adwebsite.com/ad/toyota-car-for-sale/dublin-ireland/12345

structure: adwebsite.com/ad/$ad-title/$location/$id

Sometimes users post their ads (links) on social media... and then later change the Ad Title and their Location, so all of the links on social media are dead.

I was thinking of change the url structure to:

adwebsite.com/ad/12345/toyota-car-for-sale/dublin-ireland/

structure: adwebsite.com/ad/$id/$ad-title/$location/

... and then setting up my htaccess file to focus on adwebsite.com/ad/$id/ while everything after this will be irrelevant in terms of displaying the page... so even if the title and location changes, the page will display as we are only focusing on adwebsite.com/ad/$id/

Questions

01 - can you let me know your thoughts on my new proposed approach... am i overlooking anything here?

02 - can you recommend a better alternative?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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I had this question after viewing my original question Outdated content on client's Wiki still appears in Google Search.

It's been just over 90 days (which I understood was some sort of limit) since I submitted these requests to Google and they are now showing as expired per this link:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals

Page Removal Expired
Please forgive the funny-looking URLs: I redacted my client's name. :)

How can I renew the requests for another 90 days?

Thanks,
Steve
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Hi there. We are using the Yoast SEO plugin and on our category sitemap here, https://www.drsearswellnessinstitute.org/category-sitemap.xml, 8 urls were submitted but only 1 was indexed inside our Google Webmaster Tools. Any ideas as to why all 8 would not be indexed?
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I used to blog on a previous domain we had axessnetwork.com.

We have since shifted our brand to simplifychurch.com and a blog at learn.simplifychurch.com

Some of my posts are getting search engine results on the axessnetwork.com domain.  I'd like to move those as copies onto the new domain. What is the best practice to move that content over to our new blog and domain?  

I've seen tools like Yoast SEO where I can set the Rel links to the new domain, but want to nail it the first time.
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I messed up and downloaded OnLineMapFinder trying to make Mapquest work.  It makes you add it as a search bar but I want it gone. How do I get rid of it?
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I hear Google grades a site lower when it has more than one domain. True?

Is there a work-around?

What not have domain 2 have it's own placeholder home page and it does an immediate redirect to the real domain?

Any other ideas?

Thanks
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I'm looking to reconnect with an old friend but would like to know as much as I can prior to making the contact. Spokeo. com provided allot but I would like to know a little more.  Suggestions for any service under $99 would be fantastic.
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising. Performance is typically measured by testing the appearance of a website for targeted search terms, and more specifically, ranked positions in search for important keywords. Techniques focus on content optimization, technical optimization and link building.