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the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines

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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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Page title with colon, hyphen or parentheses and the capital letters

I'm creating a website for a language school. It has a small navigation menu: Adults: elementary Adults: other Teenagers Kids What is the right practice: Adults: elementary Adults - elementary ...
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Should we choose a meaningful domain name or a easy to type domain name?

So as we expected, most users are visiting website on their phone, for some big phones there might be this issue, but if you're an iPhone 5 user or other 4 inch phone user you might found out that you ...
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Pros and cons of “orphaned” pages?

I work for a publisher in the theater space in the UK. We publish news, reviews, video, and other assorted articles. We also feature a directory of theater listings in the UK. In it, members can ...
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Best URL folder structure for user-based website [closed]

In my website users sign up. Then in the users panel, they can add items (ex. services they provide such as "Business Card Design") that may be not unique; i.e. other users may add that item too. But ...
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Prioritize SEO over Usability?

I'm working on a microsite which has only one level of navigation. The SEO guy wants a breadcrumb on each page, but it doesn't make any sense for me as there is no level of navigation. Also HOME ...
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Motivation behind booking sites listing too many cities

What could it be the motivation behind some travel websites that dedicates a huge section to list all cities they are present? Here are some examples: booking.com tripadvisor.com.br trivago.com.br ...
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Best Practice for Product Names with many dimensions

I have read this related question: Best Practice for product titles with dimensions, but I felt it didn't deal with complex cases. My products broadly fall under "Construction Supplies" and as such ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content? [closed]

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Is it necessary to have a mobile friendly design for html sitemap?

We have really long Sitemap for our desktop version, As an adaptive design, we had created a separate sitemap for Mobile site which has very limited links but the client wants everything that's there ...
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Should whitespace next to forms be avoided?

The problem: On desktop view form inputs (with labels) take less that half of width of the website and we gets big whitespace next to form which is bad for websites SEO. In the other hand forms ...
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Should we include recent blog and forum posts in the homepage?

A member of my team has suggested putting excerpts for the latest blog and forum post to our main landing page. She think it will help SEO. But I am worried that it may clutter up the page for ...
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URL for public user page - hyphenated or camelCase?

What are some pros/cons for using camelCase vs hyphens in URLs for a username? As in, what is better (in terms of readability, writability, style, SEO, other): example.com/justinBieber (a la ...
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How to get the best UX in multi-lingual blogs?

I'm about to start a blog, written both in English and Spanish, so I have several concerns: 1) Default language: Is setting it based on the users's browser language really accurate? (any statistics?)....
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What URL's characteristics have a real impact on the UX?

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what I should take into account when choosing an URL. Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to ...
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Is it okay to have different content in main page every time user refresh?

I want to make my landing page to display a project (the details page). However I also want to make it keep changing project every time user refresh. Is this a good practice? Also, for the url, ...
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About Navigation Breadcrumb Blogspot…? [closed]

How important are breadcrumbs? I understand it is important for navigation but I'm not certain how important it is for SEO? Are there use cases where breadcrumbs do not help SEO - and therefore is not ...
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How to display languages in a complex social media similar url structure?

Here is the summary of the contents of the website: There is a single page for every business per country. Every single page is available in different languages. There are users that can log in to ...
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Is it a good idea to redirect expected page name misspellings/typos for critical web pages?

For example, would redirecting www.example.com/loogin to www.example.com/login be fine? Would it be better to automatically redirect users to the correct page or display a page stating that the user ...
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Best URL Structure for Businesses across Multiple Countries

I am currently designing a social media website that is going to be focused on businesses from multiple countries and I am trying to come up with the best URL structure for the website. I do not want ...
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Image gallery site to use links to each image page, or load them via ajax [closed]

I have this site where you have thumbnails in left and right columns. Clicking on a thumbnail will load the main image in the center. There are two ways I can do this: Use ajax to load the main ...
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One page or multiple pages, SEO vs User Experience

Exploring two possible strategies for my site, one seems better for user experience, one seems better for SEO. Looking for insight to help choose one or the other. My initial concept was a single ...
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Client Lists on website - Best practice: hyperlink to client or static image?

I have been looking for some supporting research on this with no avail, We are looking to update our client's page that displays logos. We currently have each logo and a hyperlink to each client, ...
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Why are paginations starting with page 1?

I was wondering why every pagination is starting by page "1". Obvious example: < More Recent - ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | ... - Older > In this case, the first page is displaying the latest results. It ...
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Name for a refill on an entire funnel

In SEO/UX/IA is there a term used to describe when a user enters a funnel (e.g. a Search) reaches the end of the funnel (e.g. results) and then repeats the process (e.g. starts another search). In a ...
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Are Drop-Down Menus Outdated and Poor Practice? [closed]

I have read sentiments online about the demerits of the trusty drop-down menu. EDIT: By 'drop-down menu' I refer to the navigation bar on a home page, not a drop down list on a form. Is it really ...
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Should we be using the new TLDs (.coffee, .international) instead of the traditional TLDs (.com, .org)?

It seems like certain TLDs tend to have a negative connotation to them, at least among my peers, such as .info, .us, .biz. I'm not exactly sure why, but I personally don't tend to trust .biz domains ...
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Do long domain names really affect user experience?

I have already purchased one, and I think it might be too long. The domain name is 27 characters, including ".com". However, most browsers now show suggestions based on previous visits to sites, so ...
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Have seperate Post for each question or a single page for all related question

I have developed a website using WordPress, wherein I post Interview Questions and thier Answers. Now my dillema is say I have 10 questions and answers I want to post on the "Core Java" topic. Do i ...
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Does a social timeline makes sense?

As the social networks have increased, there are several scripts and plugins to display a chronological social timeline from various networks. Is it possible to use a social timeline on your ...
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What should every basic website have (SEO, Sitemap, Legal) [closed]

Say you've designed a small business website for a client - very simple, a few pages and a contact form. Beyond the site functionality itself, what else should be included in a basic website package? ...
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Should the link in search results open the page in a specific state - e.g. with accordion open or with modal open?

I recently found a great write-up about SEO and anchored links . In particular, I found the following to be very helpful: For longer or more complex pages, search engines frequently create ...
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Usage of site/company name in title tags?

Web page titles, ex. "Lorem ipsum - Example Company Inc.", have a maximum lenght of 70 characters when being used in the Google search results. I work with SEO on a daily basis and have been giving ...
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Does a country specific top level domain (TLD) affect perception of a (non-US) community site?

Note: This is similar, but unrelated, to this question, which asks about using a non-US TLD for a US site. Do country specific TLDs influence users' perception of the relevance of content on a site? ...
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Is it still relevant to include a Sitemap page?

SEO has moved on over the years, so do you feel that it's still necessary to include a sitemap page on a site (For UX purposes, as well as SEO)?
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Language in url

For language support in a website's url, which oen can be better and cuter? http://en.example.com or http://example.com/en/ Which one is better in SEO? Which one is better in regards to user ...
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What to do when customers search for “Cheap” when you want to convey “Quality”?

An ecom client that I am working with has an interesting SEO challenge. They sell products that they want to convey quality and value; however, the #1 thing searched for on Google, Bing, and their ...
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A/B Testing and Duplicate Content [closed]

Now that Google can crawl/index content from JavaScript, how are page variants treated by Google by serving a slightly different versions when A/B testing? Is it advisable to add references to the ...
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Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate category names?

I'm rebuilding a site from scratch and would like to make better informed decisions about UX and IA. Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate catagory ...
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Using keyword research to create a sitemap

I work at a marketing agency that does a lot of SEO/PPC work along with building websites. We do keyword research for the client's domain and then use that to create the sitemap. This is a good idea ...
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Language switch redirect to homepage or content page

I'm using a CMS that supports multiple languages and the build-in SEO tools are decent. The problem is that it doesn't support switching between languages while remaining on the same page, because it'...
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Language switch redirect to homepage or content page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Language switch redirect to homepage or content page I'm using a CMS that supports multiple languages and the build-in SEO tools are decent. The problem is that it doesn't ...
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Detail page with different main-navigation dependent on inner-link vs. landingpage

Consider product detail pages of which some rank pretty good on long-tail keywords. However, some testing has shown that visitors often 'leak' to more general pages through the main navigation. ...
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Should people be able to change their usernames?

So, you want to change your username to something new. Should an application allow you to do this? Let's say that you have a unique URL that points to your profile. Let's assume it is human ...
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Why shouldn't we use words such as 'here' and 'this' in textlinks?

Over the years of surfing on the web I have found numerous examples of people saying that you shouldn't use the word "here" in a textlink etc. Personally I like the idea of using the word, because it ...