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Does linking to HTTPS or HTTP make a difference for link popularity?

I am considering making my site HTTPS but I was wondering does Google treat a link to HTTP exactly the same as SSL HTTPS site, and will my site rank the same with HTTPS. I guess it makes no ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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Effect on on Google ranking of using a redirect to a new site

Our band uses a very successful website hosted by Orange (originally Freeserve) operated on a pay-as-you-go service via a slow-speed 56kbps link. I have failed to use our Talktalk broadband modem to ...
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83 views

Which CMS scenario should I choose for SEO?

I have a website, about web design and programming, which uses WordPress. I also list some applications that I have made, in pages like: mysite.com/myapp1 mysite.com/myapp2 (note: these pages are ...
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Is adding a couple of keywords in the footer (no links) considered wrong doing?

Many posts claim that putting links with keywords in the footer is not considered a good practice by Google. Some claim Google may penalize you. But, is adding a couple of keywords without links in ...
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Is there evidence that linking to quality, reputable and popular website helps with ranking?

Is there any evidence that linking to external quality, reputable and popular websites helps with ranking (directly or indirectly)? Is there an established correlation? Some posts on the web do claim ...
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Duplicate content with images?

I have an image on a webpage, but the souce URL for that image has an ID at the end, and this ID changes every time the page is reloaded. This is so the image does not remain cached, and the latest ...
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After Google's penguin 2.0, is a DMOZ listing still effective? [closed]

Please look at the following questions in which answers say that a listing in DMOZ is useful for rank: Does an entry in DMOZ significantly help the ranking of a web site? Is it really worth ...
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Effect of removing home page content

I have a business website that I'm working on and I'm replacing the text I initially had on the home page with new columnized paragraphs of text. The text I'm removing though has a h1 tag and probably ...
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3answers
285 views

How can I use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO?

Nowadays, we know SMO by using Google+ (and Facebook, Twitter...) is good for SEO and ranking in SERP. Then, I would like to use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO but I don't know how can I ...
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184 views

Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
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Changing server from US based to New Zealand based: the effect on our high ranking on Google?

We are in New Zealand but our site is hosted in the US. We rank on the first page for our products in Google for US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Japan and NZ. This is crucial for our business. WE ...
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171 views

Googlebot keeps returning to crawl my page then the rankings fluctuate

I know that in order to get ranked the page has to be crawled by Google bots, I have had a page example of which I will get a better understanding of how the system works with Google. I have made a ...
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681 views

One site being on a subdirectory of another. Does google count this against you?

I have created two similar websites (relating to monetary systems). So far, one appears to be loved by Google and the other hated. I'm struggling to work out why. This is a mystery to me because both ...
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1answer
426 views

Price comparison sites and its effect on Google ranking

I am the webmaster of a website that contains roughly 10,000 products. I would be possibly interested to index those products in a price comparison site like PriceGrabber, Nextag, Shopbot, etc. The ...
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1answer
63 views

How does missing links influence the Google ranking?

I changed a lot on my website and I want to know if this affects the Google ranking negatively.
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83 views

Can I post the same content in my Wordpress site and my Blogspot?

I have been submitting the same content in both of my sites. But the problem is that Google is not recognizing my Wordpress site.
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2answers
138 views

Why does Google show sitelinks for our domain with one search and not another?

The name of our company is G2 Builders - What is happening is that if you go to google and type in "G2 Builder" with no "s" at the end, our website has sitelinks. When you type in our name with the ...
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2answers
209 views

Google won't display site [closed]

My website (http://markasoftware.getenjoyment.net) doesn't seem to be indexed properly by Google (I haven't tried other search engines). When I type in the URL of my site it appears right at the top ...
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449 views

Since Google reduces the value of links alongside nofollow links, what is an alternative?

Since 2009, Google counts nofollow links also as outgoing links, and thus reduces the value of the other links. What are some alternatives to stop Google counting outside links from my page? If I ...
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1answer
334 views

Can a site recover by itself after dropping google page rank for 404 errors?

Recently redid a website and changed the directory / URL structure. I did some .htaccess redirects for the main landing pages - however when reviewing web master tools received 404 errors for the rest ...
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1answer
65 views

Preserve search engine rankings while shifting to new domain name

We have to shift our web-site to a new domain due to some unavoidable circumstances. The portal has been up and running there since 2009. It has good index in various search engines and we are ...
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89 views

How do I determine how many of my webpages rank on 1st page of Google, and for what terms?

How do I find out how many pages of a website ranks on the first page of Google? And for what terms? I mean, if the website has 100 webpages, I want to know: How many pages rank on first page ...
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153 views

How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search

How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search Exactly what the title reads what is the best way of finding out the position and page number of newly indexed pages within ...
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65 views

Is website visited by search engines?

How can I find out that my website which is actually uploaded on webhosting for about two months is visited by search engines like google, yahoo and others? Which ranking sites should I regularly ...
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1k views

How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop?

EDIT: Reworded & Cleaned Up to Ease Understanding There has been a significant drop (90%) in traffic from Google to one of my well-established sites (6+ years) in the last week. Searches show ...
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1answer
147 views

Improve my Silverlight CMS' ranking in Google

I am working in Silverlight and Orchard cms. I read something about google keywords and website improvements. I wonder if there is no way to have a good page rank by using Silverlight without ...
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551 views

Page Rank / Github

I'm curious if anyone has any insight into something: Google seems to have recently changed their algorithm, and now Github repos have basically disappeared from the search results. If I want to try ...
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1k views

How to check if my site was penalized by Google?

I suspect that my site is penalized by Google. Is there a way to check if it's true? EDIT: Webmaster Tools don't show any messages. Sometimes there are warnings about inaccessible (404, Soft 404s) ...
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213 views

Hidden text and search engine rankings

I am using hidden texts in one of my websites for better search engine ranking. After browsing the web, I found it better not to use hidden text. Does using hidden text of keywords in webpage affect ...
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1answer
112 views

SEO Tweaking dating website / user profiles

i am running the social dating website called Latte42 and i can't seem to rank for the Keywords I'm after. I want to rank for things like "meet new people", "find friends" but somehow rank for things ...
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146 views

Why does a broad-phrase rank better than new optimized exact-phrase?

I will explain what happened: I have this site that ranked first for "estructuras truss": See Google Result (mail.iddeasp.com/truss-alquiler-y-venta-de-estructuras) iddea sp Truss: Alquiler y ...
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1answer
60 views

Is it possible to keep google from using certain text as keywords?

For example, on my site I have a lot of flash content. But, I made sure to put plenty of keywords each meta description for each page, a descriptive title for each page, all the alt tags for images ...
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5k views

Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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2answers
4k views

SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www?

After having read various articles on this site about WWW or Non-WWW website setup, here, here and here, and after having setup a correct redirection rule in .Htaccess to at least eliminate duplicate ...
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2answers
868 views

Google's 200 ranking factors

When doing research on SEO you most probably stumbled upon Google's statement there are approximately 200 ranking factors. I think it would be nice to have a list of all these 200 factors. Does ...
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1answer
60 views

Indexing and Page Ranking Issues [duplicate]

Hi all I am on the first page of google for keywords concerned with MOVING, however i cant seem to break the carpet cleaning rankings. I have made changes and additions which havent been indexed yet. ...
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How to determine if site has been punished by Google

I had a site that ranked top 3 for one keyword term and top 6 for another. At the beginning of October both terms dropped radically from the search results. I had recently changed the .htaccess file ...
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151 views

Tool to monitor rankings

I'm searching for a tool that can give me the page number (Google) and position a given web page scores for a given keyword. E.g. Searching for the term "foo" the tool will show third page, second ...
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2answers
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How does experts exchange get away with tricking google/users?

I know from reading Coding Horror one of the reasons stackoverflow set up was "Stackoverflow is sort of like the anti-experts-exchange (minus the nausea-inducing sleaze and quasi-legal search engine ...
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Does Google rate the webpage by amount of visits?

there is quite extensive discussion about this topic on another website and I am really losing my confidence. The thing is that I claim that the amount (count) of visits is NOT a criteria for ...
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My site does not appear in the first 30 or more Google pages. What could be the reasons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I did this site about 2 months ago: www.pbg-bulgaria.com The problem is that I cannot find the ...
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2k views

Does duplicate content on another site affect my ranking?

A competitors set up a new site and copy and pasted some copy from our home page. When doing a comparison with a duplicate content tool the result was that the pages where 21% similiar. Does the ...
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2answers
311 views

Tool or online service to view Google PR of thousand sites from a list?

Any suggestion would be appreciated. Maybe a tool (or online service) that you used at least once. I have list of webistes in a txt file. I need a tool or an oline service (possibly free) that finds ...
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3answers
637 views

600 visitors per day, 20 backlinks but still not referenced by Google

i've launch a website on wednesday (9 August) There's already in 4 days 12,000 viewed pages 1,400 visits 20 to 25 backlincks a sitemap.xml (130 URL) english language / french language - url like ...
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20answers
26k views

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?