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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I got some questions about SEO friendly url's

1.-I was wondering if it is possible to use a SEO friendly url's to download a file, I mean usually to download a file most of us use url's like "http://www.grupossc.com/pdf/something.pdf", but I would like to know if it is posible to add a "rewriterule" in my .htaccess to use a SEO friendly url like "http://www.grupossc.com/downloads/something" to download the pdf file localted in the folder "pdf" and hide the real path of the file.

2.- ┬┐It is possible to use SEO url's with php includes?
In my code i got code like <?php include ("assets/principal.php"); ?>, but I wanna know if it is possible to add a "rewriterule" in my .htaccess to use a SEO friendly url to use includes like <?php include ("http://www.grupossc.com/myseourl/myphpfile"); ?>
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this is make me crazy

check this link: http://www.gruposc.com/industrias/Aeroespacial-Defensa

I dont know why when you enter to any of my SEO links with "industrias/" you will redirected to "www.sancayetano.es" for example: http://www.sancayetano.es/industrias/Aeroespacial-Defensa

As far I do remeber I never add any redirection to that server,

In my htaccess this is the line that redirect my SEO links with "industrias/" to an internal page in my site: RewriteRule ^industrias/([a-zA-Z0-9-/?=&]*)$ /oculto/industria.php?rID=$1 [L]

Please help

Best regards.
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15+ years ago we ran Webposition Gold software with a list of 100+ keywords that automatically reported results from all the engines like the below so you could easily see how your ranking was trending, but Webposition Gold was blocked (http://www.aimclearblog.com/2007/06/11/google-makes-it-official-webposition-gold-is-dead/) since Google/etc wanted to start selling their own Analytic Reporting services

What software do you recommend now so I can find out what rank each one of my 100+ keywords currently have like the attached shows ?

I am OK with using Google Analytics/etc if that will work

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Need to get our website to resolve to our secure pages.

Seems like the best way, in terms of SEO, is via a 301 redirect.

Would this code be a 301 redirect?

if($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO']=="http"){
header('Location:https://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);
exit;
}

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Or, will this be looked at as, not only NOT 301, but somehow seemingly the WRONG way to achieve our goal and result in a SEO penalty?

Many thanks!

OT
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Hi, we rebuilt our site last year, and have also been doing a lot of SEO work. As a result, I have over 2000 redirects in my htaccess file. I think by now I can start getting rid of a lot of them, as the crawlers should now have stopped indexing these pages.

But how can I know? Is there a tutorial that takes me through the steps for doing this? Example: in October last year, our page about.html became our-story.html, and I added a redirect.

Can I now take that redirect off the htaccess?  site is www dot magic kitchen dot com.

Other examples:

1. We renamed products, so what was dutch-apple-pie.html  is now dutch-apple-pie_7321.html. That was also back in last October. There are hundreds of these.
2. Old products that are now off the site: RedirectPermanent  /menu/Vegetarian/vegetable-lasagna.html   now gets redirected to /menu/Vegetarian.html

Thanks for any and all advice!
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Why WordPress For Blogging ?
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Well established site.  Online for at least 10 years.

Many thousands of pages indexed highly in Google for key search terms

Never used sitemap.

What evidence is there for and against submitting an Sitemap?  The negative I have seen is that pages and places missed in site map, even well-linked ones, get cut out --> negative overall SEO impact.

What proof is there either way?

Thanks,

OT
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Has anyone had any success challenging a Google Review (on G. Places/G.Maps) that is fake, and having it removed?
(I have a new client that has 2 reviews, from 2 different "people". The reviews are identical, one is from someone in Pennsylvania & the other is in Indiana. And my client runs a local business in California, a Doctors Office. Fairly obvious both reviews are fake).  

Along the same lines, if that fails, are there other options, like:
- Adding a comment from the Owner
- Ditching that Google Places account and start over fresh?
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I am in Google Search console looking at statistics for my property. I would like to see where the queries come from but I don't see how. Google does say "See how your search traffic changes over time, where it's coming from, and what search queries are most likely to show your site".  It is important to me to know where the searches are coming from. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Can anyone recommend a free or almost-free Keyword analysis tool?
Every year or two I want to do a little keyword/phrase research for SEO purposes.
I used to use Google's Keyword Tool but can't seem to find it.
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Is there a website (or software for windows 10) that lets me know backlinks of another website?

I do not own website so I can not use cpanel reporting tools
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I have a personal blog - brianabbott.com. I'm not ranking for searches for brianabbott.com.

My experience with SEO is limited and I want my site to show up on the first page of results for searches for brian abbott.

Is this feasible? How do I go about it?
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I am getting this error:

Missing XML tag
This required tag is missing. Please add it and resubmit.
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Parent tag: urlset
Tag: url

When I test my sitemap.xml at www.gopherstateevents.com

Can someone help me find what is wrong with it?
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What do I add to my robots.txt file to allow my twitter card to render?  The page in question is www.gopherstateevents.com.

Thanks!
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I have a website suppose abc.com, I published an article on my website's blog a week ago. During this time, I promote my post to various social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn, etc. After 7 days, I republish my same post with a different title in medium.com, storify.com, linkedin.com. Does it hurt my SEO by creating duplicate content to other sites?
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Hi,  truenasreseller dot com is the site, it's running the latest wordpress. I've got the leverage browser caching plugin installed, and htaccess shows it's there, see attached. But gtmetrix.com shows that browser caching is not enabled, they are still giving an F and a 0 rating. Why would that be so?

I'm hosted on Bluehost, with whom I'm very unhappy, but for the time being I want to get this grade up so that I can show them the issue is on their end. Thanks!
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Hi,

We are a small software company. Can anyone recommend a good software submission service that can submit our software products to various download sites? In the past, we use the services from submit-everywhere and appvisor. However, recently we find their services are not as good as before, so we are looking for another better choice. Can anyone recommend a good one?

Thanks
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How do I permanently remove my google my business listing from google maps ? I've created a new one in place of that & i want to permanently remove the old one from google maps also. Help me resolve this. I don't want both of the listing to be displayed on google maps.
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Hello,

I have a client who has 60 hospital clients throughout the US. They are looking to grow but we want to see what attributes these 60 clients might have in common as compared to all of the other hospitals around the US. We'll have access to all kinds of volume, demographic, and other financial information to use in this comparison. What would be the best tool to have the system try to suggest where there might be a disproportionate amount of hospitals that have xyz characteristic in the 60 existing clients as compared to the rest of the US? I have access to IBM Cognos, Tableau and even a free trial of Watson. I just would rather not go through all 200 characteristics of all potential hospital clients one by one manually in order to stumble into one that might be a key attribute we can use to target other similar clients for sales efforts.

Thanks!
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Is this an optimal robots.txt file?

# This file can be used to affect how search engines and other web site crawlers see your site.
# For more information, please see http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/appendix/notes.html#h-B.4.1.1
# WebMatrix 2.0

# ----------
# -- bingbot, microsoft indexer
User-agent: Bingbot
Crawl-delay: 10
# ----------
# -- msnbot, microsoft indexer
User-agent: msnbot
Crawl-delay: 10
# ----------
# -- Googlebot
User-agent: googlebot
# ----------
# -- Slurp, Yahoo indexer
Crawl-delay: 10
# ----------
# -- Default for all others
User-agent: *
Disallow: /
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I am working on my web site's SEO and I noticed I have this in my head:  <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.gopherstateevents.com/calendar/calendar.asp">?view_list=y&amp;year=2018">

What does that do to my SEO if I want this page crawled?

Thank you!
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Need to do 301 redirect for some well-ranked URLs.  Sort of terrified to lose ranking.  

Read that Google claims to no longer penalize 301 redirects / impact your SEO.  Need some SUPER failsafe practices to how that's ACTUALLY done.

 Seems like it could be a sort of "Ah!  Yes!  Well...you did the 301 redirect correctly BUT...you used your left hand, so...."  and then your ranking falls to pieces.  

Please, the inside scoop step-by-step for a low-impact 301 redirect vis-a-vis Google ranking.
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I have a race timing website.  I built the home page, contact page, and about page in Mobirise (static html).  Most of the rest of the site is results pages, staff logins, and other classic asp/sql server driven pages.  I want to increase my SEO.  I am afraid that my other pages (which is the vast majority of my site) are hurting my SEO.  I would like to know if it would help my SEO to only have search engines crawl my static html pages and, if os, how would I do that?  The site can be found at www.gopherstateevents.com/

Thanks in advance.
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I"m creating a Spotify clone of open.spotify.com.

I will use it to stream live recordings of bands that allow taping (i.e. jam bands).

I have pages that use URL paramaters to fill data.

So for example you have artist.php?id=1 and it fills the artist data.

Do I need to create a sitemap of every GET id for the site?

If the GET ID isn't set then it redirects to index or 404.
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A user wants to change his listings on many informational websites, because they have written him up as being a partner of a company that he was never a legal partner of.

Can someone recommend an established and professional service that can make corrections?

I suppose that I can contact every website I find with this incorrect listing, and request a change, but I assume that there must be a corporate service of some sort that has experience, and can accomplish this rapidly.


Thanks
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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.