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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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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791 views

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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381 views

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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526 views

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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139 views

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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550 views

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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200 views

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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176 views

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 ...