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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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Relative links for performance?

I have a blog out there, for the sake of this answer you may take a look at it: http://blog.alphasmanifesto.com/. I'm currently working my way through some performance optimizations. As you may see, ...
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Does Google detect files in the Wordpress plugin directory

Will Google detect files in the Wordpress plugin directory? Example: /wp-content/plugins/random-image-gallery-with-fancy-zoom/js/ /wp-content/plugins/revslider/rs-plugin/videojs/demo.html I put ...
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Change Wordpress url for newly formed posts or pages

We have website which uses wordpress and have around 2000 posts. The format for url we choose was http://www.abc.com/xyz/post-title but not we want to change it to http://www.abc.com/abc/post-id/post-...
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add_filter the_content in functions.php not working

I want to add_filter for the_content in functions.php of my theme. I have added code which just display echo but it seams that my filter is not applied. function add_mod_hatom_data($content) { // $...
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Hard code a domain into Yoast SEO canonical URLs

For various reasons, I've been asked to duplicate a wordpress blog across multiple subdomains. Obviously, this will cause duplicate content issues, which I hope to mitigate with the use of a canonical ...
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is it good to use Wordpress in the same url extension in terms of seo?

i have got a website and i want to add a Wordpress blog to it for additional (fresh) content and of course, better SEO. i'm new to Wordpress but i found out that the pages created by it are stored in ...
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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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Home page shows recent post, serps rank post within homepage

When I search for the title of one of my post in Google I see: Site Name- Tag Line www.mydomain.com Gibberish gibberish gibberish Hereis the the title of my post I have to go DEEP into the serps to ...
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Pages included in another page and duplicate content issues for SEO

in a recent project I've decided to create a page template (PageX) which is a kind of "stack" of subpages. This template simply includes the content of three other separate pages (PageA, PageB, PageC)....
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Get All In One SEO Pack to use custom field instead of Content

I'm having an issue with a custom theme whereby All in One SEO pack isn't auto-generating descriptions because I am using a custom field to enter the main body of the page/post. Is there way to ...
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Show Sitename on Yoast SEO Title tag [closed]

I am using Yoast SEO plugin on a site. Right now if a Post's Title is left empty in the metabox for a post, then the Title tag will output in this format... %%title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitename%% ...
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When does WP resize an image file

Creating an image gallery. Using WP for image upload & management. Pictures will be uploaded of various file sizes and pixel dimensions. Page load time and SEO are negatively affected by ...
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SEO implications of assigning a new domain to a multisite subdomain [closed]

I run Wordpress in Network mode (subdomain), and I have built up a good page rank for one of my subdomain sites. If I register a proper domain name for my network subdomain site, and use the domain ...
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special XML to wordpress posts

I've got a difficult one: One of our customers have lots of XML files and wants to be created as posts for SEO reasons. How can I import XML and convert them to posts automatically? I've seen ...
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Remove date from Google Search Results Description

How do I remove the date from the google search results of my posts? Is this related to WordPress or is it theme-specific?
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Moving Posts to a new site and maintaining URLs

I am looking to move all my posts to a new site. The new site is sitting in a dev environment and will eventually be launched in place of the new site at the same URL. The blog posts will not have ...
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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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What does it mean by “Home page / Archives” in JetPack Site Stats? [closed]

In the JetPack SiteStats, on the "Top Posts & Pages" the first page or link got most views (8) is the Home page / Archives. What does it actually denote? JetPack support says: Top Posts & ...
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How to change the post title to h1 [closed]

Here's a quick question: how do you change the post title to be h1 instead of h3 as it is by default? Can it be done from the CMS or from the actual code? Is there a plugin for this? Thanks and let me ...
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Category.php loads first before page.php?

I've got a problem with the following: I made a category called app-functions, when viewing my domain.com/app-functions/ it opens up the category-app-functions.php instead of page-app-functions.php. ...
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What does short_ping do?

Since WP 3.6, you can do short_ping on comments as you can see http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_list_comments. I want to use it for my new website ZorgWijzer.nl, but I am not ...
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How to solve Robots.txt problem with WordPress fresh install?

I installed a fresh copy of WordPress few weeks ago and I have been having some strange problems. 1- I get this message : "Comments for FirstName LastName name-last.com/‎ A description for this ...
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Inconsistent title for posts

I remember, I had edited some part of my theme for optimizing the title values. Currently in google I see this. Whereas when I open a post, the site name is not appended to the post title. I looked ...
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wordpress theme: on site seo [closed]

I have a site that is not getting the traffic I have been hoping for (not as much traffic as other sites I own) and I am wondering if it might be something with the theme. The site is idolx (not ...
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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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Magento and WordPress URL integration

I'm in a bit of a conundrum. I've integrated WordPress into my Magento site, currently by a subdirectory. Check it out: http://vapetropolis.ca. If you go to the "reviews" section, you'll note there's ...
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Can YOAST SEO fields be removed from custom post type [duplicate]

The Yoast SEO plugin is great, but it seems to appear in more places then wanted (columns, custom post type pages, etc.). I want to remove this option because as it stands even when I ignore the ...
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How are plugins in the WordPress plugin directory ranked?

When searching the plugin directory on wordpress.org how are the results ranked? It seems the main components are number of downloads and rating, or is there actually a full blown algorithm behind it ...
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Multiple post categories - single permalink

I created a post which is assigned to multiple categories. Eg: I have a post "My Post", and I put it in "foo" and "bar" categories. Now my article will have two permalinks, "/foo/my-post" and "/bar/...
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Edit custom HTML page from WP admin dashboard

I needed to make custom HTML page in root which will not use default wordpress theme and show content and I linked it on menu as custom links. So in front end everything perfect. But this page is not ...
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Pretty Permalinks

I've created my own search functionality which basically finds the nearest store closest to the entered postal code. My URL for the search currently looks like this http://www.example.com/stores?...
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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 ...
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Remove site name from title post

I want to remove the site-name from title post and used All in One SEO and this is the configuration but in Google search the site name display in all title post ( as this ) How can I remove ...
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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 ...
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Wrapping the_content() in Schema articleBody tag? [closed]

I am trying to put the_content() inside <meta itemprop="articleBody" content="(content here)">. But if I just put <?php the_content() ?> in there, it doesn't work, image goes, structure ...
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Enabling canonical links to force search engines to go to site.com rather than site.net [closed]

I want visitors who have typed site.com, stay on site.com and visitors who have come to site.net, stay at site.net (They have one host and site.net has been parked on .com). When it comes to search ...
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Sitemap generation

I have have a few pages on my site that walk through a process of querying a custom post type (services) with it's taxonomies (locations) -- example of custom post type (services) and example of ...
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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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Datetime on time tag wordpress puts it outside the tag

I want to use a time tag with the datetime attribute in it... I tried this in functions.php: <time class="time" datetime='. the_date('d-m-Y') . '>%3$s '.get_the_time( $d, $post ).'</time>'...
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Post title not output correctly

I am trying to set up titles of posts with WordPress SEO, however my title gets output like this: My post name There is no separator and site name. Here's the code in the theme: <title><...
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A solution to set metatags with my page generating plugin?

I have a plugin which generates a page automatically. Is there a way I can add functionality to this plugin which would allow me to set the meta description, keywords, and title for the page? I've ...
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Wordpress plugin for nicer looking slugs? Have multiple pages named the same but they get different slugs

This wordpress site I'm touching up has a page hierarchy which is responsible for the urls. Basically the urls look like page1/subpage/subsubpage etc. The problem is, this site is for a recurring ...
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How to let crawlers search paginated comments?

With comment pagination, Google doesn't index the older pages and comments become essentially lost to searches. Is there a way to let search engines crawl paginated comments, perhaps by generating a ...
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Problem with articles feed: XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity

I have a problem with WordPress articles feed. I have discover it analyzing what googlebot is scanning on my site and I disconvered that it is scanning only the feed and not the articles... So I have ...
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Change The Meta-Description Of Home-Page?

I would like to use this script (found here), but it generates a blank page when I add it to my header.php if ( is_home() ) { ?> <meta name="description" content="Your home page meta ...
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post content includes and seo vs. duplicate content

Trying to find the answer here but can't seem to locate this specific scenario... We have products that include multiple, defined resources - for example, each has 3 distinct user guides for ...
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Best Way To Structure 3 Tiered Site

I'm starting a quote site using Wordpress. I'm wondering what would be the best way to structure the site considering the fact that I'd like to include a lot of static content on the tier 2 pages. ...
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How to Make your Category Titles have H1 tags?

I´m using the atahualpa theme and have the category titles displayed on the category pages. I want the title to have H1 Tags and the site name and info H3 tags. Right now, the category titles have H2 ...
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how to connect the author profile with google webmaster tools in multiuser blog?

in this page google help us to enable our profile image on google search list when some one search get results from our blog post. my question not about how to do that ... like this link that closed ....
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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 ...