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 have about 100 pages in a site, and 13 were "Indexed" by Google, according to Search Console.  I cannot figure out how to drill down and identify the reason for any 1 page.   Does Search Console or anything else identify the reason why any 1 page was not indexed?
Before submitting the sitemap, I ran Screaming Frog and cleaned up all tags, fixed the canonical issues, etc. According to Screaming From and a couple of other SEO Utils I have, the code itself is clean & correct in terms of SEO.
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Hi all -
SOME BACKGROUND:
I have an ecommerce site where I noticed that *none* of the common XML Sitemap generators found any pages. The site is https://bachelorettepartystation.com and here's a typical Product Page:  https://bachelorettepartystation.com/bachelorette-party/bachelorette-bash-in-progress-3-quot-button
A credible source of mine took a look and came up with this:
1) All of my "http://" pages are redirected to their "https://" equivalent (via .htaccess)
2) My "canonical" URL tags setup to point the "http://" version of your pages (not the https version)
and he gave me a workaround and a tool to generate an XML sitemap.
SO MY WORRY IS:
I can get an XML Sitemap now, BUT this makes me think that the Search Engines won't find these pages either.
HENCE MY QUESTION IS:
Should I correct items #1 and #2 above for SEO purposes, or do these things not matter to the Search Engines?
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I setup in google search console my domain for simplifychurch.com.

i also setup for the non-www version to be the preferred version.

However, i just did a Domain Authority check using Moz tools and found that the www. has an authority of 12, and the non-www how 0.

i'd prefer the non-www to be my primary, but what do i need to do to fix and update everything?
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I am checking error results in Google Search Console and trying to find the best practice.

I have a few 404 not found errors that are posts that don't exist on my site.  They did however exist on an old site (separate domain) and I just updated that Canonical link to my new site (separate domain as well)

Google is looking for the post at www.simplifychurch.com, but the post exists at learn.simplifychurch.com.  The original post was at axessnetwork.com (where I updated the canonical link to the new)

What can i do to update Google's error result with the new link?  I can't seem to find a way to do that in Search Console.

Suggestions?
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Dear Experts

We hired digital agency and agreed for the retainer fee for the SEO services and a separate cost for every SEM/PPC campaign, it is almost 8 months now, we are not getting the desired or expected results, they keep telling that we are working SEO,
please let us know how to measure their work all they send an excel report that they are working on SEO and their is good progress
1.  we would like to get more organic search benefits please suggest
2. when it comes to SEO they talk about on-page and off-page
3. they say content for SEO is not their scope.
Please suggest how to measure their efforts of SEO, one is keyword analysis and do on page optimization ,
please let us know what all the off-page SEO and is it essential, what is that we have to expect from the SEO service provider can we ask in 6 months we need to be in top serach engine first page or within  5 pages please suggest
How to measure their SEO deliverable.
please suggest, our interest is are we in safe hands so that SEO efforts for what we are paying is justified, hence would like to set deliverables to the agency but what all the reports to ask and measure, please suggest
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browser plugin or extension to have ip be google crawler

Many news websites use seo cloaking and only display all their words when they think google is visiting


Not quite cached version of page; because content is still blocked when I visit actual news page
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Good day experts
Can anyone assist me on marketing a website im skilled at fixing computers an building computers i can operate microsoft to the fullest extend i also can build up a whole new theme on windows 7  from scratch including the start menu.....I created a website have a domain an email setup also i started this cause i believe the sky is the limit i work a 24/7 job with mobile networking but want to start something for the sake of my sons future i need guidance and need to know where is a good place to start thank you
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Dear Experts

please help in understanding how the google adwords bidding happens, how does search engines takes it into consideration is it like whoever pays more for the keyword then will search will take it to that website, please  explain, thanks in advance.
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Hi, Quite often over the years, on blog.magickitchen.com, I've linked to a product on our site, magickitchen.com. When I go through crawl errors on webmaster tools, I see 374 not found links. Most of those, probably something like 2500-3000 links, come from our blog. The products they referred to have been discontinued.

Here's an example.
http://www.magickitchen.com/menu/main_courses/beef-bordelaise.html      
Linked from:
        http://blog.magickitchen.com/2010/07/
      http://blog.magickitchen.com/2010/07/28/gift-ideas-for-grandparents-day/
      http://blog.magickitchen.com/page/27/
      http://blogtest.mymagickitchen.com/?m=201007
      http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/beef-bordelaise
      http://www.mymagickitchen.com/2010/07/28/gift-ideas-for-grandparents-day/
      http://www.magickitchen.com/menu/main_courses.html
      http://magickitchen.com/menu/main_courses.html
      http://www.magickitchen.com/retirement-food-gifts.html

In this list, blogtest.mymagickitchen.com is no longer even live. The last three are incorrect, they no longer are listed there, so I can fix those. But 4 of them are from our blog. I don't want to sound lazy, but it will take hours and days to go through each blog post and fix or remove those links.

The developer on our site doesn't want me to use 301s for all of them, which is fair enough, as it would be some 426 redirects.

I did read this: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/Hak1KbPUSrI

And it seems to say that I should go through and …
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Hi, I'm on Google webmaster, looking at crawl errors for a website that's been up for years. I have a lot of crawl errors like this, where people on other websites, or my blog, have mentioned and linked to a product that has since been taken off the menu.
crawl errors
Question is, are those a problem in Google's eyes? Should I be attempting to remove these old links? Will it hurt our SEO?

Thanks.
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We overlooked simply renewing our SSL. Being hosted by GoDaddy using their Managed Wordpress.  They had to issue a new SSL, was done 6 days ago.  Now finding Google's Search Console saying it can not fetch robots.Txt file.  Also  when running Search Console Sitemap test returns a "Temporarily Unavailable" error message.  GoDaddy people say to wait, new SSL certificate changes DSN which must be found again by Google bots.  Makes me very unsettled to await.  Tracking numbers off anyway due to Down time from expired SSL.  Need to get traffic back up.  So continue to wait?  Or is there something else I should be doing (or having GoDaddy look into)?
Site can be found with direct entry (https://CQCash.com), but very worried about finding it in a search engine.
Thanks,
Gale

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I’m trying to find proper information about huffington post no index no follow issues. I sent an article to the Huffington Post 2 weeks before and it was accepted: The UN Sustainable Development Goals: 5 Tips for Engaging Youth on Digital Platforms. My post appears to be on the Huffington Post site but instead of being on their blog it is on their “Contributors” platform. Contribution to Huffington Post become practically useless, as the only way people can know about your post is through you. The whole concept of publishing work on huff post is get your opinion heard by others. By not indexing article in search engine ,Huff post not helping the writers. Question is when articles will be indexed in search engine.?

Please check the source code of this post and let me know why news is not indexing in google: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-un-sustainable-development-goals-5-tips-for-engaging_us_57fcea40e4b090dec0e71cdb
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Hello,  I am searching for help/documentation on how to call the google search engine from a workstation browser which is configured with a non-google search engine.  An example might be firefox browser with a non google search engine such as bing.
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We have a customer who purchased another company and they are wanting to forward that companies website to their own website.  I'm wondering if that is the best thing to do since there is link juice with the other website?
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I am building a guitar instructional website. It will have lessons, and quizzes to make sure you understand the lesson. I won't let someone move onto the next lesson until they have demonstrated that they understand the concepts that will be important later on, as music theory is cumulative.

How do I restrict their access to future lessons they haven't achieved access to yet while still allowing Google to index the page?
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I am going to build a comprehensive web site that will teach guitarists music theory. It will be free, and it will always be free, and it will be better than most of the content that is out there.

My dad is an attorney and I'm thinking about having him register me as a nonprofit, I think this may help with some of the fair use exemptions to copyright law.

I registered the name musictheoryguitar.net but I was thinking about registering musictheoryguitar.org instead.

What are your thoughts on these domains and how would they affect search engine optimization.
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Hi,
A little while ago I was having troubles applying this code
<link rel="image_src" href="http://www.bizgro.jobs/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Bizgro-Recruiting-Logo-web.png" />
<meta property="og:image" content="http://www.bizgro.jobs/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Bizgro-Recruiting-Logo-web.png" />

To show the image as a thumbail nail.
I was having problem though, as there were some settings in YOAST  that were overriding the image code.
In the homepage tab in Yoast (below) there were these settings (and in particluar in Meta there was something about Facebook so that was showing up as the site thumbnail.  So I removed the details about Facebook in the meta description.
Below is all that is in the settings now, so I can't see anything that would stop my image in the <head> above from showing from the setting in Yoast below?

snippet preview:Bizgro Marketing Website - Toowoomba Marketing, Branding, Logo Design
Slug preview:www.bizgro.jobs/
Meta description preview: Your hand up starts here! Our Toowoomba based marketing team is here for you. Logo & web design, photography, video & TV. SEO, CRO, SMM, email, IT & coding.
Edit snippet
SEO title Bizgro Marketing Website - Toowoomba Marketing, Branding, Logo Design
Bizgro Marketing Website - Toowoomba Marketing, Branding, Logo Design
Focus Keyword
Show information about the focus keyword
Enter a focus keyword
Marketing, Logo, Web Design, Photography, Video, TV, SEO, CRO, SMM, …
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Having trouble with one of our Joomla sites.

Google search for "spooner memorial library" says "This site may be hacked" below the main link.
One of the quick links below it has a URL of http://spooner.wislib.org/index.php/89-articles/112-library-director-position-opening-soon

Neither the folder /89-articles or the article 112-library-director-position-opening-soon exist on our server ( library-director-position-opening-soon, without the 112 did exist at one time but was deleted).

But clicking the link brings up the old page. So it must really exist on some server somewhere, right?

I registered the site with google search console.
Under "Security Issues" they show more non-existent URLs with a different folder - http://spooner.wislib.org/a10_li0914/50g9.htm

And I have searched through the files on my server and not found anything unusual.

Any suggestions on where I should start to clean things up so I can safely request the "This site may be hacked" message be removed from the Google search results?

Thanks,
Mike
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What causes a site's competitors' web url to appear when you click on the url address bar with the site open?  And how can someone position their site to appear in a similar fashion on their competitors sites?  See image for example:dropdown
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Hi,

When I used Google to locate documents on my client's website with the word (e.g.) "Vendor":

Unless I'm missing something, the returned results included a doc where "Vendor" is included in the screenshot of a menu (an image), but not the actual text...unless I'm missing something, not in the actual text. Unless you include the page tree on the sidebar. (This doc is in Confluence).

Is Google search now smart enough to extract (simple) text from images?

Thanks,
Steve
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Hi, When I search Google with a new site I put up, rockypointfishingservices.com, I get this message: A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt

But on Friday I added a robots.txt file to the root. http://rockypointfishingservices.com/robots.txt

What can I do? Is it just that Google hasn't re-browsed me? Thanks for any advice.
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Hello,

I want to get keyword search volume for free, is there any PHP tool / script that provide me google keyword search volume for any keyword for free?

Thanks.
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http://www.bizgro.jobs/contact/
The map shows briefly but then disappears
Is there any reason for this at all that someone can help me with?
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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.