Position of a web site or a web page in Google results.

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Does Google sometime prevent new white hat sites from ranking at all in some verticals?

Assuming someone wants to implement a new viagra or akai berry e-commerce website. There is a lot of competition and this site does not really bring something new, other than a new online counter to ...
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Search ranking for important keywords has gone down drastically [duplicate]

Firstly, we are a small entrepreneurial team of 3 persons and I am more like an amateur webmaster of the company's website as we cannot really afford a technical guy/department right now. A few ...
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Does redirect popup window affect SEO?

We have multiple websites, each site servers number of countries, and we used to have Geo-Ip Auto redirect system (no one likes auto-redirect), so we implemented another redirect system also uses ...
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How to find out top ranking websites? [closed]

My client wants to publish his website advertisement in the top ranking websites. Therefore, I would like to know can we find out way that what are top ranking websites in his country.
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Can preventing directory listings in WordPress upload folders cause Google ranking drops when they cause 403 errors in Webmaster Tools?

I recently moved to a new host that blocks crawling to my uploads folders but (hopefully) allows the files in the folder to be crawled. I now show many 403 errors for each folder in the uploads ...
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Unnatural flip of Google local results

For many years I have been helping companies gain a better presence though legit methods though on page optimization to fating up the pages to give Google more indicators and the visitors a more rich ...
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Do search engines punish broken links to external websites?

My website is all about users posting links to external websites. A quick script reveals that 700 of these external links are broken (for instance hffp://example.com or http://some-typo.com). ...
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Knowing your online Competition how to reveal 301’s directing domains

I truly believe that any webmaster entering any niche should investigate their online competition beforehand to know what they're up against and to see if their goals are realistic and affordable in ...
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SEO optimization when using same content across different TLDs

If I have two sites with almost the same content at example.com and example.co.uk but each is designed to take orders from the appropriate respective geographic location (i.e. .com from the USA and ...
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Why do different tools report different rankings for the same page?

I am in a new job following an internship and I have been given the position of SEO Analyst. I have zero experience with SEO before this, I have some development experience which hopefully will stand ...
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How to appear on the new local search carousel?

Google have rolled out a new layout for local search — a carousel: This is similar in appearance to the "frequently mentioned on the web" results which are based on Google's knowledge graph ...
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Is this considered to be “Internal Near-Duplicates”?

Some people generate the same pages with a slight variation in keywords, title, country name, region name, etc... This is typically considered to be "Internal Near-Duplicates." I have seen a website ...
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Changing host bad for SEO ranking? [duplicate]

I am moving a small business website to a new host without changing the domain. Will this affect their ranking in Google? Is there any particular way I should change the DNS to make sure that its ...
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Google failing to recognize authoritive website?

I have a situation that I do not fully understand, related to syndicated content. My site - where the original version of my articles is being published, is being seen by Google not as the ...
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“Included” search phrases in URLs/titles/H1s and SEO

When designing a new URL/folder structure for our website, we faced one interesting problem related to choosing best keywords from SEO perspective. We call it "included search phrases". It will be ...
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Facebook Edgerank, talking about, and Likes - what is better for my site?

I am trying to increase traffic to my site, which so far has done decently with organic SEO. I have a website where I have added the FB like button to the results pages. I also created a FB page ...
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Google local search rankings is it possible without the use of citations

I have a client that is wanting a website design for his self-run business... Basically he is a self employed plumber so his home address is not visitable by the public, however the problem here is ...
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Site Indexed in Yahoo and Bing but not Google [duplicate]

I have a site www.holiday-tuscany.com that has been online for less than a month. If you put the keyword Holiday Tuscany in Google the site doesn't appear in any of Google rankings. If I do the same ...
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Image rankings on Google Image Search (images hosted on external sites)

I saw that when I stopped uploading images to my own server my content on Google Images disappeared. I stopped uploading images to my server for two main reasons: traffic and storage space on the VPS. ...
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90% sudden drop in search engine ranking with no changes made

This is a recurring topic, but I am very very panicking right now... I noticed a 90% "impressions" drop (from 60k to 5k) from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-06. My keywords dropped, and for a few of them I ...
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Does changing the URL of your website helps getting out of Google sandbox?

I believe one of my websites went into Google's sandbox, because it was under construction. I know there is a debate about whether the sandbox exists, but when I read about it, it really seems like it ...
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falling down Google ranking with canoncial tags and Google site verification

Recently I released this site live, which is a small brochure site for a local catering company. I took the time to add a canonical <link> tag and also verify the site with Google, so the ...
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Loss of page rank by Google after 301 Redirect?

I have developed a stock discussion forum whereby I separate each forum by the ticker symbol. The issue is, recently, the makers of the Blackberry phone, Research in Motion (formerly ticker symbol ...
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Does Google search for keywords in meta descriptions?

We know that Google does not use meta keywords for ranking, but does it search for potential keywords in meta descriptions?
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When should a webmaster call it a day POST Penguin & Panda?

A friend of mine, an ex-client whose site I designed, has a problem with his ranking and I want your personal spin on his situation. It'll help if I recall some of his site history. Basically for 10 ...
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Site restyling effecting Google ranking

I have to restyle a website in Drupal, and the client has a clear request: the site cannot drop its position on Google. If I build a new Drupal site, with the same URLs, the same meta and title tags, ...
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Does Google compute keyword combinations for ranking?

Assuming the following keywords in a h1 header (for example): Red Leash For Dog Does google compute all keyword combinations such as: Red Dog For Leash, Dog Leash For Red, ... Or does it ...
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Delay between indexing and ranking for new sites?

I would like to know what is the delay between page indexing and ranking for new sites? Assuming pages are visible with the site command, how much time before one sees them in search results? I have ...
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Are the following assumptions about indexing and ranking correct?

Are the following statements true or false: If a page is crawled by Google, it automatically gets into the index (unless explicitly blocked by robots.txt) An indexed page always gets a ranking (high ...
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Did anyone experience negative SERP movement after implementing rel=author?

I am not intrested in why I don't see the picture in SERPs. So I know this is borderline off-limits but I turned every stone in the web (including DDgo) trying to find anybody experiencing a worse ...
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When Will the Google Webmaster Tools API allow access to the Average Position in the Search Queries section of their tool? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone has early access to the search queries / average position data via the Google Webmaster Tools API yet? Do you know of any tools that have access to this part of the API? Does ...
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Keyword ranking tracker that works on a per-domain basis [closed]

I'm looking for a keyword racking tracker tool for google. I have found a lot of them over the internet. However I need one that can track the ranks of a site on domain basis (not exact full URL). ...
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New blog post shows immediately in google search results where as other HTML content takes time, why?

I have a blog which has been active for 3 years. Recently I posted an article and it immediately appeared in google search. Maybe 5 to 10 minutes. A point to note is I was logged into my google ...
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What is the SEO impact of moving my domain to another IP address and what is the right way of doing this?

I am planning to move several websites to a new hosting provider - keeping the same URL but will resolve to different IP addresses. For example, some sites are Canadian content-only sites, hosted on ...
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Does description change impact the google ranking and/or crawl rates?

I am thinking about adding some randomization to my shopping cart descriptions and pricing. I am not talking about meta-description, but about actual product descriptions. Would content change ...
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Multiple 301 redirect and massive loss of ranking

I just remade from scratch a website for a client, the client ask me to preserve their ranking by making 301 redirect from the original URL to the new URL. For example the following URL: ...
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How long usually it takes to effect google ranking after revise contents? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SERP update frequency I sightly changed the title, h1 and some keywords in the content on some pages of my site. How long generally it takes to effect the google ...
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Site structure changes possibly led to ranking losses

Problem Last monday we changed our german only site from using wordpress to our own multi-lingual rails app. Since then our rankings dropped dramatically. I would like to know if the the recent ...
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How does moving a site to a host in an other country affect my google ranking?

If I move my website, which is hosted in Europe, to a host based in Asia, could it hurt my ranking in Google search? I will keep my domain registrar in Europe, so my guess is that the ranking will ...
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How to avoid getting negative points from Google AdSense

I have a news based website in which the primary contents includes news, image albums and videos. Out of these I have copyrights for the images and the videos are embedded from YouTube. My site is ...
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How to get Google Page Rank for a site hosted Blog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is PageRank and how do I get it? I am blogging since last june and got alxea rank for my site many days before... But I still dont get it that how to get Google ...
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How to promote your new website (when you have an old site with the same theme but higher PR)

In the situation that you have an old website registered under wordpress (for example aaa.wordpress.com). It became quite successful and you decided to purchase "aaa.com". On aaa.com, you continued ...
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What is the reason for this site's sudden drop in traffic?

My one site's traffic has dropped in single day from around 4000 to 800 visitors. My other sites are getting normal visitor count. I'm not using any blackhat techniques nor trading links or having a ...
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why my website isn't recognised by google? [closed]

i have a big problem. My website is invisible by google. Why ? i have made my robots.txt and sitemap.xml and all looks pretty good. my website : (removed; potentially spam) thanks à lot Forthomme ...
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How come keyword ranking checkers are never accurate

I am currently using a keyword ranking checker called authority lab. When I was using its test version, the rankings seemed accurate. Now I am paying for the professional version, only to find out the ...
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Does having a website inside a frame (<frameset>) helps or affect search engine rankings?

I have been working to promote my website from long time but not getting such traffic as work I have done on that. My website is running online with another domain using framset so is it somewhere ...
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Is link building still a factor for getting rank in Google?

Is link building still a major factor for good ranking in SERP’s of Google?
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How do I get a page on my site to appear in the “video results” section

Direct Lyrics appears at the top of these search results as a "video result" (next to an inviting thumbnail). But the page in question is just a page of lyrics with an embedded YouTube video. My ...
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How Do Search Engines Rank Combined Keywords?

Suppose: A site that ranks very well (1st result) for something like 'best blue widget'. It also ranks very well (1st page) for 'blue widget'. It ranks not so well (2nd page) for 'widget'. ...
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Does multilingual content on a single page hurt SEO?

Well, I have a strange question. It is about my wordpress based site. It is in English and it ranked very well till I put a link to another site and the anchor text was in Cyrillic. 2 weeks later I ...