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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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 ...