Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results ...

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How do I turn off 301 redirecting posts (not canonical)?

I noticed a strange behavior in WordPress where it automatically 301 redirects certain URL structures for posts. For example, I have a post entry for: mysite.com/999/about-us Then, you would think ...
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Does having two installations of Wordpress negatively affect SEO? [closed]

I found a similar thread Here but it didn't seem to answer what I needed. Basically, I'm running a core wordpress install on " www.domain.com " One of the pages on that site needs to run on a ...
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Tabbed feeds with ajax vs. without on homepage [closed]

I have a tabbed section on my homepage where I call different feeds for new posts by category of my site much like the new youtube layout. I have 10 different feeds so my question is how important is ...
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Plugin for TinyMCE to create reference to other posts

Is there any plugin that would allow me to easily insert reference to another post for TinyMCE? I want to be able to reference another post by permalink and the link text to be the title of the post. ...
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How Does One Change The Meta-Description Of Home-Page?

In WordPress, How Does One Change The Meta-Description Of The Home-Page? Honestly, I have searched low and high for the answer to this in WordPress. Went to every page in the back-office to no avail. ...
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Maintain SEO of a website while migrating it to Wordpress?

i have a site url http://www.dualfocusphotography.co.uk i want to convert it to wordpress in such a way its SEO or site ranking should not be disturbed. any one guide me is it possible if yes then ...
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how to 301 redirect from a plugin folder

Some how google indexed a directory inside one of the plugins I use. I cannot figure out how to set a 301 redirect from the indexed path to the home page. has anyone else seen or dealt with this? ...
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Preserve Search engine index while shifting to new Domain

We are in process to migrate old old domain to new domain using wordpress. this migration is happening on the same server and IP (need to confirm but still 99% sure). I have already asked same ...
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Word Press Permalink Change

I had the following permalink structure in my WordPress blog: /%category%/%post-name%/ I changed it to: /%post-name%/ Everything is fine as I am using the permalink finder plugin, which ...
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Yoast Force Rewrite Crashed Site

I just applied force rewrite in WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin and now cannot access my site at all am getting a Error 330 (net::ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED): Unknown error. message in Chrome and ...
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Disabling archives, search results, comments, etc?

I am working on a site that has only text articles, and I am not making use of comments, archives, trackbacks and other features. How can I make so these pages show a 404 not found error? I am not ...
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Adding rel=“next” & rel=“prev” for paginated archives

Does someone perhaps know a plugin or snippet (besides Yoast's WordPress SEO) to accomplish this perhaps? Pagination with rel=“next” and rel=“prev” The only thing I've come across seems to be an ...
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How to Collect Keyword and Search Engine Data on Webforms?

We have a contact form using Contact Form 7 on our wordpress site. We would like to be able to attach any information about where the user came from: keyword search is the #1 item of interest. We ...
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Create a slug for a page in WordPress

How can I create a slug for a page in WordPress? I see that there are custom formats available, but I would like to be able to specify things like: mydomain.com/about mydomain.com/home ...
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How Do I Set the Page Title Dynamically?

Is it possible to change the page title with code? For example, let's say the page's name is "Book your Order", but I want to change it to "Book Order #123". I Google'd a bit and looked here and ...
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Viewing category pages without the word 'category' in URL

When I view a static page its url is like: http://example.com/mybooks/ When I view a category page its url is like: http://example.com/category/books-ebooks/ For SEO, I want some modification so ...
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WordPress Meta Title Separator

This code, when used in the header, automatically adds a arrow to wp_title. How do I remove this? <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?><?php wp_title(); ?></title>
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How can I move/redirect single blog posts from one blog to another?

I see lots of answers about moving entire blogs, but here's my scenario: I have a few blogs with a lot of content. I'm no longer publishing new content on these sites. I'm now publishing on another ...
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Possible to change meta data single quotes to dobule quotes in yoast wordpress seo? [closed]

The yoast wordpress seo plugin puts meta description and meta keywords in single quotes. The issue here is that many old spiders and directory submission sites do not read meta data in single quotes. ...
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What makes WP so SEO friendly?

I keep hearing that Wordpress is the best SEO solution, better than most static websites because of multiple reasons. I then go on to hear contradicting information elsewhere. So: Is Wordpress ...
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Yoast SEO plugin - Sitemap links greyed out & page priority

I have a sitemap - http://www.teamworksdesign.com/page-sitemap.xml Why are some of the links within the sitemap greyed out? Also is it worth changing the priority of some of the pages to achieve ...
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How can I remove image taxonomy pages from my theme and from Google?

A lot of my theme's image pages are ranking on Google. I'd like to remove these pages entirely from my theme so they no longer rank. When a user hits these image pages the content is taken out of ...
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Migrating from other CMS to WP - losing SEO juice?

I'm thinking about migrating a client's website from a super-old cms (xoops) to WP. However the site is quite old so I don't want him to lose any SEO juice he acquired through the years (PR: 2). ...
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How to make ajax content indexable by search engines?

What's the best practice for exposing ajax delivered content within WordPress to ensure that it's indexable by Google, etc.? I've got a site where I am using the jQuery tabs control to display ...
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Strange Search Query Appearing on Google Index - “/?q=Save+Us+From+Berlusconi”

Strange. Stripping my site URL, and searching for the term "/?q=Save+Us+From+Berlusconi" on Google shows up this blog post written way back in 2009: http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/021647.html ...
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auto generated robots.txt problem

I have a site visibility in privacy settings set to allow search engines to see my site but for some reason when i go to the auto generated robots.txt file it shows User-agent: * Disallow: switching ...
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How do I fill the Home Description?

For some reason All in One Seo is not putting the text that I put in the Home Description field if you google, dvdripfreemoviedownloads.com, the first result, which is my homepage should have ...
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How to change title tags on paginated posts?

I've created many post with multiple pages with the nextpage-tag. The problem is that these show up as errors in "Google Webmaster Tools" because of duplicate title tags and meta descriptions. The ...
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Help in using SEO Plugins: SEO Ultimate And Yoast SEO Plugin

I've deleted my previous question as it was migrated from Prowebmaster to WordPress section, and hence it was deep down somewhere. I'm in a quandary about using SEO Plugin for my WordPress site. ...
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Blank Pages with # URL & Google

I'm using some blank pages that have a title only and a URL set to '#' for my navigation. (So, that the item appears in the dropdown menu, but when it's clicked a page doesn't open). Do I need to ...
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Changing the title tag from a shortcode

I currently have a shortcode which dynamically swaps out locations on a page to make each page specific to a location. For example the url http://mywebsite.com/offers/scotland/ Would make the H1 ...
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Is sanitize_title enough to generate post slugs?

I want to generate slug for some strings without going through WordPress slug generation flow. Therefore, I want to know which functions it calls to get a neat slug. I tried sanitize_title() but it ...
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Will multiple category descriptions effect my search engine optimization?

I plan to use the category descriptions as outputted content into my posts for site user searches within my site, but I want to know when I make the site live to search engines will that presence of ...
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How to implement pagination in backward way eg. first - 20 - 19 - 18 - … - 3 - 2 - 1 - last

How can I implement pagination in backward style, like shown in the title. (newest) first - 20 - 19 - 18 - ... - 3 - 2 - 1 - last (oldest) I have search plugin, there are not yet plugin for this. ...
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How to set a custom title per language?

I am running Qtranslate for my website. I am very impressed by this plugin. Now my only problem is that I cannot set a custom title and description for my homepage per language. I can only setup one ...
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best way to stop this wordpress duplicate content

I noticed in google that actually searches in my blog are getting indexed on multiple pages resulting in duplicate content. Suggestions on how to stop this? example / ?s=radiofixes ...
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How to remove date from showing in meta description

When my results show in Google for the respective keywords, in the meta description I see the date as well. Is there a way to remove the date? Example meta description shows up as: 15 Jun 2009 ... ...
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If I change permalink structures, can I use htaccess to permanantly redirect links?

Ive got some super old links that have a lot of SEO juice and I dont want to lose that if I change permalink structure. This is partly due to the older version of WP i have (2.1) I want to use post ...
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Custom Canonical URLs

I am moving my site from olddomain.com to newdomain.com. I want to keep all of the content at olddomain.com but I want the canonical version in google to be recognized as newdomain.com/whatever-post/ ...
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Wordpress Blog and SEO

I need some support on restructuring the directories and settings with my current WP site for better SEO purposes. I have the following settings: WP is installed in the root. Permanent Links are set ...
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A plugin for having rel=“nofollow” in posts?

I'd like to make all the links in posts on one of my sites to be with rel="nofollow" on links inside posts. I wasn't able to find a plugin that did the job except for WP-NoExternalLinks. It also ...
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google conversion code

What is the best practice for adding google conversion tracking code to a specific page?
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Pages and posts with Rel Canonical issues across entire site

SEOmoz is showing that a number of my sites have issues with Rel Canonical which they describe as "Using rel=canonical suggests to search engines which URL should be seen as canonical." I'm using ...
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Multiple Domain Names - One WP Install (non-Multisite) - Default Each Domain name to Category Archive

Use case is somewhat simple - here goes: Five people share a single wordpress install - not multi-user Each person blogs and puts their posts in a their own unique category Each person has their ...
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Is changing post from category in a large blog a good practice?

I was reading this question "Changing post category based on its post date" because I have some similar situation... Also the majority of "featured post" plugins on wordpress works by specifying a ...
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If i switch my current wordpress blog theme with a new one, will i lose the SEO i have built up for my site?

if If i switch my current wordpress blog theme with a new one, will i lose the SEO i have built up for my site?
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ASCII titles with Yoast SEO plugin

I'm finding that SEOmoz is showing page titles with ASCII when indexing my customer's site http://bulldogfencespokane.com. I'm concerned that this is how search engines will index the site. I'd love ...
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I have two problems ( SEO )

how are you ? In my website I want to make the author's page and category(slug of it is country) to be in google reslut .. like this : http://rehlat-world.com/profile/saqaf , but when I search in ...
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Wordpress wp_head() crap

I know, wp_head() is important, but it inject so much crap into the header, i like to get it out... and just add manually the 2-3 line of code i need.. BUT, and there is always a but, i need the ...
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Automatic SEO for wordpress

I know the ultimate seo plugin for seo optimizing seo. But with more that 250 post, and no seo plugin installed, i like to know if there is a plugin that will 1) make the title of the page, the title ...