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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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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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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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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WordPress wp_nav_menu within iFrame

EDIT 2: How would I iFrame wp_nav_menu contents while maintaining the styles and script associated with their display? (Please ignore all of the below seemingly confusing context of why someone would ...
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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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How do I allow Yoast SEO plugin to recognize featured image?

I was researching this question and found this answer But (1) I don't know where to place this code (assuming it is current) and (2) would it be the same for both pages and posts.
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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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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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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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Best Way to Leverage Custom Post Type Related Content and Consider SEO

I'm doing a real estate project for a client. I've created a custom post type called "communities" to list new construction communities in her area. I also want to have deeper sub pages but I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to avoid 404 pages in Wordpress?

On my site, people can link to non-existing posts, which is fine because that's the whole structure on my site... The problem is that you get 404 errors, which is not good for SEO. Is there a way in ...
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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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OpenGraph descriptions not showing when using Wordpress SEO (Yoast)

I installed WordPress SEO a couple of days ago and have the Open Graph tags ticked, and they are all displaying fine apart from the page description. Should this be appearing, and am I correct in ...
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Wordpress page title repeated in SOME pages

I have created a Wordpress site and titles were working just fine. Then, some time and plugins installed later, I noticed that in SOME pages I get the title repeated 2 times. Example of wrong page ...
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I use same slug name for category and page

I added one slug and page with the same name and they worked fine, but when creating a second WP forced me to rename the page (being created after the category) with an additional "-2" how to clear ...
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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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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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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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Not Being Indexed by Search Engines [closed]

Is there a specific criteria based on which search engines index/not index your site/blog? If my whole blog (2/3 pages-10-20 posts) is not indexed(WordPress), what can I do? My blog has is not ...