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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 list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users.

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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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Adding meta tag without plugin

Is it possible to add meta title, meta description, meta keywords in every page without installing plugin? My client require not to install plugin. I am curious about this case, all I know is the ...
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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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Copy SEO Meta Desc “Custom Field” to Excerpt field?

I'd really like to take all of my old posts, and automatically use the meta descriptions we have written – currently done for each post using All In One SEO Pack – and copy them to also be our post ...
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Change the Permalink for wordpress attachment

My attachments are currently rewritten from http://localhost/?attachment_id=3 to http://localhost/images/image-title using @Bainternet's answer here. $new_rules['images/(\d*)$'] = 'index.php?...
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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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Add <link rel=“next”> and <link rel=“prev”> in the header while looping over custom query in page template

I have a custom page template defined and working properly. On this specific page, I want to list a lot of links, and paginate them, to display 100 links per page. Here is the code in my template ...
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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 url?...
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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 3-...
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Clean up output added via wp_head()

I know that wp_head() is important, but using it injects so much crap into the header. I'd like to get it out and just add manually the 2-3 line of code that I need. But, there is certain code added ...
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Minimal custom permalink structure

I'm aware that there are posts discussing this issue already (e.g. What is the best permalink structure for SEO?) but I have a specific set of requirements according to my wordpress site structure, ...
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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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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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Rewrite URL - how to do a SEO-friendly Unicode custom URL?

After a major load of 404 with some category and tag URL, I questioned on StackOverflow about my WordPress blog. My blog is in Unicode Bānglā. After a nice anatomy on the fact in Facebook1 with some ...
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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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Generate <meta name=“description” Using the page title + first sentence of body text

So what I'd like to do is generate a meta description like this one <meta name="description" content="[post_title]Craftsman 3 in 1 tool set. [post_content]This is a sentence or a few words from ...
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Custom domain for sub-section of parent website

While this topic could be considered a general web development item, I'm using WordPress, so I need to find some way to do this within WordPress and without breaking it. I realize this is a deep ...
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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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Are Categories, Tags and Custom Taxonomies any different in regards to SEO?

Simple question, really. I know pretty much nothing about SEO, and i'm trying to define a good structure for this clients online magazine. I already know i'll be using a few custom taxonomies along ...
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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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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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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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Does a parent page's post_title have to appear in a child page permalink?

If I have a page called Home and then a child page with Home as the parent, is there a way to avoid 'home' appearing in the permalink for the child page? I've noticed this with a one-page scrolling ...
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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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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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How to allow slashes in single posts when i click in the edit permalink button

I have a problem, I have this slug: my-site/blog/wordpress-a-style-of-life/ and this other: my-site/blog/best-tips-of-wordpress/ i have to improve SEO editing both permalink like this: my-site/...
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How to add nofollow on all external links without plugin?

I have tried many plugins, which are doing the thing I want, but they are blocking my other plugins (1 in particular, which is indispensable for my site). Anyhow; how can I add a nofollow on all my ...