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248 official Google answers to common SEO questions

Google’s Matt Cutts answers SEO questions

Matt Cutts works for the search quality group in Google, specializing in search engine optimization issues. He is well known in the SEO community for enforcing the Google Webmaster Guidelines and cracking down on link spam.

Search our Q & A database to find official answers to your SEO questions. Watch the videos in which Matt Cutts answers questions or read short summaries of the answers.

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The 10 most popular questions:

Question Views
1. Does Google use the "keywords" meta tag? 6,091
2. Will SEO still exist in 5 years? 4,006
3. Organic link building, according to me is one of the most difficult tasks for SEOs of SMEs. Can you please list 5 effective ways of organic link building other than building great content? 3,559
4. More than one H1 on a page; good or bad? 3,369
5. Is over optimization bad for a website? 2,850
6. How much weight does the number of years a domain is registered have on your ranking? 2,784
7. Improving website performance with Page Speed 2,579
8. Underscores vs. hyphens in URLs, does it make a difference? 2,518
9. Does the position of keywords in the URL have a significant impact. is better than ? 2,477
10. Can you verify that Google is putting more weight on "brands" in search engine rankings? 2,444

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The 10 newest questions:

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1. What is Google's thinking about links from article marketing, widgets, etc? 1,551
2. What happens if I link to a good page that later becomes spammy? 1,743
3. Does Google try to return results based on signals other than popularity? 1,535
4. How does Google use human raters in web search? 1,604
5. Will Google remove a page that I don't like from its search results? 1,628
6. Does PageRank flow through image links? 1,724
7. How effective is Google now at handling content supplied via Ajax? 1,605
8. Is data about the sites that users block being used in ranking? 1,516
9. Should I disallow Googlebot from crawling slower pages? 1,641
10. What role does being in DMOZ play in rankings? 1,922