SEO is search engine optimization, altering a web site so as to improve its ranking in search engines.

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What SEO software do you use to analyze your websites? [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that would help you manage the SEO work like improving and tracking things like keywords, description, pages links, analyze concurrent websites. I'm not looking for black SEO ...
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301 redirects and SEO

I have a site which uses the following structure, domain.com/12/43/45/some-post/ When people link to my site some cms's remove the trailing slash and turn it into, domain.com/12/43/45/some-post ...
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Can I protect my sitemap.xml so that only searchengines can download it?

I'm planning of adding a bunch of aggregated lists of pages in my sitemaps that I don't want make it too easy for outsiders to screnscrape. Can I protect my sitemap.xml so that only searchengines can ...
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Search-engine friendly DNS redirection

Is it possible to redirect one domain to another using DNS protocol (and not HTTP prococol), and that redirection being friendly to search engines?? i.e. such that search engines know that the two ...
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IIS 6 permanent redirect to deal with a google indexing issue

My company changed domain names about an year ago. When searching for the company name, Google still displays the old url (for the purpose of this post, oldsite.com) I have used IIS 6 to set up a ...
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Local internet presence for SEO

I have a website hosted in the UK, but we're starting websites in other countries around the world. I've heard that if the French version of your website is physically hosted in France, then it gets ...
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Google index troubles

I have set up this simple blog, which is about travel from a girl's point of view. The site is based on a Wordpress template and the content is pretty straighforward. When the site was launched on ...
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IIS 6 - Setting up 301 redirect for non-www to www for SEO

Someone in the marketing department ran an SEO tool against our public website and found that about half of the links to our website go to www.mycompany.com, and half go to mycompany.com. Both of ...
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Putting language selectors in the domain name or as part of the URL path

I mean what is better to have www.my-domain.de/start.html www.my-domain.com/start.html or www.my-domain.com/de/start.html www.my-domain.com/en/start.html I'm mostly concerned with SEO here (i ...
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SEO - Multiple URL Paths

I have a web application that provides information related to the weather. I am trying to make this information as discoverable as possible. My question is, is it a good idea to post the same content, ...
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Subdomains vs multiple domain names

I have the domain name for www.foo.co.uk. I am looking to use it as a landing page that will allow people to go to 1 of 2 sections of my site (both having separate blogs). So I have the idea I could ...
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How can I return a 503 status in apache without invoking external scripts

I need to return a 503 status code from one of my sites while it's down for maintenance, in the time-honoured SE_firendly fashion. I can't seem to work out how to do this without invoking external ...
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Is there a way to tell robots not to look at a directory?

I have a directory full of images, that I do not want viewed by robots, is there a way to make this directory private? Thanks!
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odd query strings in Googlebot requests

Google's indexing bot (edit: yes, it's Google, IP resolves) seems to be adding arbitrary query strings to our home page. xx.xxx.xx.xxx - - [30/Jun/2009:10:14:37 -0400] "GET /?key=61680 HTTP/1.1" 200 ...
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URL Dash Disadvantage

Anyone know any hard facts about the disadvantage of having a dash in your URL? Heard some disparaging words about having dashes in your URL and it just so happens that our company has a dashes in ...