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

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Does Google use .com as a ranking factor compared to other generic top level domains?

Given the exact same page with some real data for example a page for Bangkok Dog Cafe, would search engines prefer one of the following because of the top level domain? singapore-dog-cafe.com ...
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One website for two different businesses will cause SEO problems? [duplicate]

I want to do 2 separate businesses at same time one IT Tech Support another Web Design and originally was going to go with two separate domains and market them separately however cannot find a decent ...
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How to retain my website ranking? [duplicate]

How can I retain my website ranking same on moving it from .html extension to .php extension? Expert advices needed.
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DNS mistake. Google crawled the wrong server. What to do?

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair I have a couple of similar looking domains on Coudflare where I manage their DNS. An old forum and my new still MVP site. As many of you may have ...
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Changing website Url - Am I making an SEO mistake

I have a webiste with a .com domain that is a year old. The business is a shop based in Ireland and I have purchased a .ie domain. I plan to move the website over to the new domain, SEO Good or Bad ...
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Could reverting to my old site bring back old SEO rankings?

Suppose I have s website that shows on 2nd Google page and I want to redesign it. What elements should I keep unchanged so that the ranking is not effected? If the ranking does go down and I decide ...
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Google ranking - Modal views - google analytics events [duplicate]

I modified a site recently : - I added many google analytics events, to better understand user behaviour. - I added also two buttons on almost all the pages of the site. Those buttons show modal-views ...
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SEO issue - External links rel=“nofollow” or NOT!

Previously I created a website for promo codes and coupons. That have hundreds of external links to the Retailer's websites and I used rel="nofollow" tag. But my site SEO rank was very very... bad ...
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Variation in Google Webmasters search queries and real ranking

Google webmasters Search Query Tool shows that my website is ranked for a particular keyword with an average position in Google, but when I type the same keyword in Google, I cant see my website ...
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I have many backlink from other sites too one page of my site with hidden iframe. Has a positive or negative impact? [duplicate]

am sorry for my bad english. i have a site for download free website templates. i create a simple html file in my site and put my histats & google analitic code on that. then put a hidden iframe ...
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Dynamic content and SEO

So, I am new on web development. I have already found a few questions from here that might help me in the future, but I would like to ask something more specific. I have a new website with 5 pages (5 ...
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Similar article by the same Google Author

I have two websites which are focusing on two different things (both are timbers, but different type of timber). Let's say if I post in both sites an article (the article is about bush fire) which ...
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Can site's SERP ranks be lowered by Google because of bad/toxic backlinks? [duplicate]

The site is not under Google's manual penalty it has no other warnings in GWT about something wrong going on, it is not out of the Google index. But the ranking positions on SERPs are lower than ...
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Keywords ranking dropped on Google?why? [duplicate]

My website keywords ranking dropped on Google result as suddenly. What to do get ranking for those keywords. Even there is no spam content and spam linking for those keywords. Thank you for your ...
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How can CTR (Click-through rate) affect SEO & web site rank

I heard lot of "CTR affects SEO and makes site's rank better". But i can't understand how! If some one click links of my pages from my other pages or another site but the Search engine itself; How the ...
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Google Region tags?

I own 2 domains, both are for the same company. However one is for the USA and one is for the UK. They both have the same name, the only difference is the TLD, for example mycompany.co.uk (UK) and ...
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What effect does a website defacing have on ranking?

A new client is asking me to improve his website's ranking. he says his former SEO expert is claiming that because his site was defaced a few times for long periods its almost impossible for him to ...
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SEO best practices for one page websites? [duplicate]

I build many one page websites that dynamically load content through AJAX/jQuery. I keep reading how bad one pagers are for SEO. Regardless, how can you get the most SEO results out of a one page ...
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Will the content of a PDF on our website affect SEO?

I know that Google crawls websites including PDFs, but does the content contained within PDFs affect SEO rankings? We want to put some PDFs on our website but don't want to see our results take a ...
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Why is my homepage now ranking for my product page? [closed]

I've recently noticed the ranking for a lot of my clients' websites product page drop and the homepage rank higher instead, despite no changes being made. For example. Before Christmas, the product ...
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Image data URI and SEO

Do you think the use of image data URI is SEO friendly? On the one hand saves you a HTTP request. On the other hand it really messes up your code. Especially for image files larger than 20KB or ...
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Does text ad exchange or traffic exchange or auto surf websites good for google ranking? [duplicate]

Okie i am not a seo i am a programmer and just launched a website for which i am really passionate and i don't wanna hire a seo for my website or promote it because i do not have the budget so i am ...
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Should I put a landing page on my secondary websites or redirect to my main page

(Object Name changed below to keep things simple) Let's say my company sells badges and buttons. Our main website is badges-and-buttons.co.uk. We also have a lot of other sites that we have ...
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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 301ā€™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 ā€” 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 ...