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 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? [closed]

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 ...
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Blog not indexed [closed]

my blog is 6 months old, with frequently updated content. Yet, not a single page is indexed by Google. Why is that so? isn't wordpress set up for SEO by default?
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Moving blog and maintaining current permalinks

I currently have a blog at http://thinkfuture.com/cfs . Its running WP 3.1 on IIS on a dedicated Windows 2003 server. I have the domain freedombunker.com redirecting to the blog at that URL. ...
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Get a permalink structure of /%posttype%/%category%/%postname%

I have a custom post type named Reportage, added in functions.php: add_action( 'init', 'create_post_type' ); function create_post_type() { register_post_type( 'reportage', array( ...
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How to give a website (Wordpress) a custom title and description in Google search

it's about the website www.kindheitsorte.de. When you do a Google search for "kindheitsorte.de" you get to see "kindheitsorte.de/" as the result - no custom site title or description at all. When you ...
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Pros and cons of using [taxonomy name] in place of [category name]?

We are currently in development on a new site. Categories (& tags) are pretty much meaningless for us because we've implemented custom posts & taxonomies. By default, because I have enabled ...
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SEO images in Nextgen Galleries

I have a couple blogs / wordpress sites that I post pictures on. I have noticed that most of the pictures I post with the nextgen gallery plug in never show up in google images search. Is there a ...
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Check if SEO plugin installed

Is there any way to check whether the user has an SEO plugin installed, so as if they do not I can insert my metas etc.
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Setting up robots.txt with Yoast's Seo plugin

I was looking for a decent robots.txt solution for my wordpress sites and after some searching I found Yoast's SEO plugin that provides a complete SEO solution including indexation. I set it up it to ...
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WordPress for a business catalog site

I am completely noob with WordPress so I apologize in advance if my questions sounds completely stupid. Background I have a small business catalog site that I wrote long ago in plain HTML. Now I ...
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Plugin to automatically change anchor text of urls to the destinations title?

Say I link to http://www.glumbo.com on one of my posts. I want wordpress to automatically change the anchor text of the link to glumbo.com's title. How can I do this?
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How to replace blog page url with subdomain at all places, even in xml sitemap?

I've a blog page in wordpress site at http://website.com/blog I want this should be accessed with http://blog.website.com and even the any blog article's link should be ...
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Customizing SERP content for WordPress Blog

I want to customize the text that appears on the SERP for the posts on my WordPress blog. I want to be able to either provide some custom text or modify the fields that appear on the SERP page, for ...
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Filtering categories in the permalink structure

Using /%category%/%postname%/ for the permalink I get a URL string of all the categories that the specific post is included in. I would like the categories in the url to be filtered down to only one ...
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XML Sitemap Generator can't notify google and bing

I am using wordpress Version 2.9.2 and XML Sitemap Generator 3.2.3 I have registered with Google Webmaster Tools. But I get an error while notifying to Google and I really don't know what it means. ...
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How do I set up a custom URL shortener for my posts?

I have several different sites running off WordPress, and the URLs tend to get fairly long and cumbersome (particularly when I try to publish them via Twitter). I recently purchased a very short ...
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What is/are the best thing(s) I can do to make my WordPress blog more popular? [closed]

What are the best things that I can do to get my Wordpress blog out there? What are good plugins that I can use to get listed in Googles search? Is there anything/anywhere else I can register my ...
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WordPress Sitemap for MSSQL

Does anyone know a proper sitemap plugin for WordPress that works with MS Sql? Here is the error I get: Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => 42000 [SQLSTATE] => 42000 ...
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Redirecting traffic from old “.WordPress.com” blog to privately hosted WordPress blog?

I've got a blog hosted on .wordpress.com, ie the free version. I'm thinking of re-activating my hosting package so I can have my own WP installation, and therefore have more customisation options ...
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SEO - Two WordPress websites on same domain name

Would there be any negative SEO effects for having a wordpress website at example.com and having another website at example.com/anothersite? Would the site "anothersite" be indexed in search engines ...
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Minimal custom permalink structure

I'm aware that there are posts discussing this issue already (e.g. http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/1364/what-is-the-best-permalink-structure-for-seo) but I have a specific set of ...
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What is the best permalink structure for SEO?

In the past I've used the Day and Name or Month and Name settings. Should the date structure be omitted and just have /%postname%/ ? Ie does having the date information reduce the quality of the ...
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Creating 301 Redirects for Post, Page, Category and Image URLs?

I fear this may be too much to ask here, so if so, please feel free to tell me of another place to learn. Help with Redirections I'm cleaning up a badly developed site and migrating wordpress from a ...
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Two description meta tags All in One SEO WordPress

After installed All in one SEO plugin my home page has two descriptions. One by WordPress itself and one by All in one SEO plugin. Is there a simple way to remove WordPress one? Please reconsider ...
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Should a SEO plugin be necessary?

I'm using the All in One SEO plugin for my site. The extra fields and options it supplies seem like they could be handled via a theme, possibly negating the use for a plugin. Should SEO ...