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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Is it possible to get Win 10 Pro to search like Server 2010 or 2012 where as soon as you log into server you can search?
I'm trying to explore the capabilities of Google Analytics.

I'm aware that Google Analytics do provides the Average Page View per Session, but can Google Analytics knows how long a user viewing a specified page per session? If yes, how do I know that?

Thank you.
A web development client of mine has a WordPress site with a theme that has what is a very normal and popular look these days: the top of the Home page has the company logo and the site's main menu; underneath this is a full-width image slider; and below the image slider is where the textual content begins.

A buddy of mine who's a web marketing guy maintains that websites of this type, with textual content only appearing "below the fold," are hurting themselves in terms of SEO. But I have trouble accepting that this is the case, when most attractive and professional-looking sites these days have that very look.

In 2017, are web pages with images above the fold and text essentially only beginning below the fold really at a disadvantage in search engine results pages placement? Or has the "above the fold / below the fold" concept become irrelevant by now?

We have a website that comes up as unindexed in Google, Bing or Yahoo when entering it in this site:

Our developer set up a redirect.  The site above says our title is "301 Moved Permanently" and the Sample of the site content is:"10.0 (Ubuntu)".  The site is built with Wordpress and we have used Yoast to include keywords and snippet etc.  

Does anyone know why this is happening and what to do to solve it?

Many thanks in advance.
I need some guidance on these issues.

How can Google Analytics tracks download count?

Will it be automatically tracked or do I need to use some tag manager to do that?

What if the download was done via Javascript? Can it still be tracked? If yes how can we do that?

Thank you.
We recently updated our website, and now I'm addressing 301's.

A good percent of the 404's are to things that simply existed on the old backups of old email promotions...old PDFs from promotions a few years ago/etc.  We just didn't migrate those files over to the new server.

...and as you might imagine, there are hundreds of these things.

What do you do for 301's when the 404's are for content that is obsolete, not really part of the site, etc?  Do I really need to go into htaccess and figure out an appropriate redirect for every single eblast that I chose not to migrate over, or PDF from some campaign a couple of years ago?
simple video teaching housewife how to make money at home doing affiliated marketing

I looked on my own and found how to make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and guy just talks about how rich he is.

or it is an ad for his own service
on youtube

I watch computer programming videos

as of 3 days ago; I now see united states president, donald trump videos

in related

I am using an old account

I think youtube changed algorithm

I notice the political videos include "new" word

can I block
politics or new
videos in my right side related videos
Let's say for example I need to find out the translation to Swedish (or find a comprehensive definition) of this term:

blind co-load master

The subject area is transport and shipping (logistics; import/export).

If I search I get 2 hits only. So I wonder if there is a way to find many more hits by searching the deep web?

This is the definition of a blind load:

Master is related to Bill of Lading.
Hi- If you search tech gardens, you'll see this in place of the meta description. I had the same issue before:'s-robots-txt.html

This time, the robots.txt file reads:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

I've gone to Google and asked it to fetch as Google, but I'm not sure that's all I need to do. Could you advise me, please and thanks?

Site is, wordpress latest release, Divi theme.

I am trying to improve the SEO for the website As well as the .com domain we also own The site is bound to the same folders as the .com site in IIS and I have set up a URL Re-write rule in IIS to redirect all visitors to the site to the .com site.

My issue is that when re-viewing what backlinks the .com site has (using SEO Profiler) every page from the site is being listed as a backlink and as they all have a Link Influence Score of 0% I think it may be affecting the overall quality of the links.

Does anybody know why the pages would be listed as backlinks and would you know what I would need to do to remove them?

Kind regards,


This question has probably been asked many times before, but I just couldn't find the answer.

For our new site (built on Wordpress) we want 5 selected posts to be displayed directly under the main domain.
Or otherwise - their permalinks to be up to

We don't want to change the overall permalink global settings. We still have the rest of our posts nicely organized/categorized.

I know that I could create a page instead of a post.
Unfortunately we need the post functionalities that are not present for pages in our Wordpress theme/template.

Please, feel free to ask for more information if needed.

Thank you,
I am using srcset and sizes for my images. However when I test my page using Google Page Speed Insight the test seems to recognise just the original image source which is my largest image rather that actual image the browser will actually use. So does google think I have not optimised my images correctly and penalise me for this or should I just ignore this and worry about the overall speed using a test like pingdom?
How is that I have meta tags and descriptions on but this site does not yet, it comes up first using the search term High temp valve testing ?
I have put them first for SEO purposes but I don't know if they really help or harm my site

Here's a page example :

They are under Categories, it's called mots cl├ęs (in french). What you guys think, from an SEO perspective?
Hi guys, I hope that my problem is not too complicated or too specific

I recently changed all my URL titles. Here's an example :

The first one is the old URL and the second one is the new one. I made this for all my products.

It's important to note that the URL format is set within an URL Rewrite which consists of :
<rule name="RewriteArticle" stopProcessing="true">
          <match url="^comparatif/([0-9]+)/([_0-9a-z-]+)" />
          <action type="Rewrite" url="pages/voir_comparatif.aspx?id_comparatif={R:1}&amp;name={R:2}" redirectType="Permanent" />

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So R:1 represents the ID and R:2 the product name

When we browse to one or another of these URLs it obviously works because the title is just for better optimization and is IRRELEVANT for showing content. In other words, my server side code takes the ID and displays the webpage based on that ID.

Problem is, I forced google to reindex my pages via the Google Search Console and now when I type in google the 2 different URLs are shown in the results. Along with that, it looks like Google made my site drop A LOT in rankings since these changes (don't know if it's related but I changed almost nothing else since). Do you think they consider it as duplicate content? Not sure....

So I browsed to 'URL Temporary Removal' from Google Search Console to delete all the old URLs. They are now in a pending mode awaiting process.

Is it the right thing to do?

Thanks in advance
Is there a tool that can take a URL, scan the page, and identify dead links?

If a Chrome extension exists, that's a plus.

My brother's startup -

Will their page show up in regular Google searches without payment?
What is that predicated upon?
What helps in regular Google searches?

is there search engine optimization (seo ) on ebay

should i write

for coat

specificity versus sensitivity

too many words
may harm my listing
When you search for a brand and get the Google my business info on the right side of the serps, next to the category you see the address for some, but not for others... why is that, I have claimed the listing, put in the address, but it does not show next to the category.   See images
The only articles I can find on these common tags, which are supposed to sort of replace meta keyword tags, are so dense and confusing that I give up.  for instance.

Can someone show me a real-world use for these, and maybe give a simple explanation? Thanks!
Cloaking is a search engine optimization (SEO) technique in which the content presented to the search engine spider is different from that presented to the user's browser. This is done by delivering content based on the IP addresses or the User-Agent HTTP header of the user requesting the page.

matt cutts of google states that websites who have two different websites (one for google to see) are punished in the search engine does not show googleBOT a pay-wall or ask googlebot to sign up for their website

so is cloaking

Is this word used anymore or does this word only apply to flash websites (no words) where a totally different text page was for bots to see
This is our first Wordpress project and we are using Yoast SEO.   We opted for the Custom Homepage option of the theme instead of the Static Homepage.  Never used or wanted latest blog post to be the homepage.  

Yoast SEO tool works great on the rest of the pages, relatively a WYSIWYG deal.  But modifying the Home page in the SEO tool has no bearing on the Customized Home page appearance.  But it DOES affect the meta information displayed in Google's Search results.

So which page am I supposed to optimize; the Custom Page which is visible to the public, or this "phantom" page for which Google sees  Meta information?  Right now I'm doing both as best I can.  The page done through Yoast tool isn't pretty, but it seems to score well with Yoast.  The Customized page looks OK, but not sure if Google sees or cares about it's  SEO attributes.

Our homepage is
Thanks for your help,
Gale W.
Google Analytics Speed Suggestions continues to give me this error--Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content.

It really seems to affect my Mobile page scores (60-75) but also somewhat for Desktop (70-90).  I've looked for the scripts and CSS Google identifies, but they appear to be part of the Theme.  It concerns me to keep experimenting for fear of messing it all up..  

So #1- Are these scores and scripts worth trying to address?
And #2 - How can they be changed?  I've tried moving what I could to load later, but no luck.

Our site is
Gale W.

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.