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Should I promote a product while there's a different product with a quite similar name?

I'm going to release a new software tool, currently named "ALM Performance". I'm now googling, and I see there's a tool named "HP ALM Performance Center" which is highly ranked for "ALM Performance" ...
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How to make my website top ranking on Google? [duplicate]

I am searching this question on Google but I couldn't find any suitable results. Now I am posting this question on Stack Exchange as my last options. As we all know that Google is the leading door of ...
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Google site: search shows description, but page source has no meta-description

I found a webpage without a meta-description in the page source but when I did a site: search, the webpage had a description. How does this play into SEO? Was the description generated based on a ...
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Google Rich Snippet on Real Estate Site

I would like to know what would be the Structured Data Mark-up that will lead too this Rich Snippet: I am particularly interested on the list of link under the First Rich Snippet.
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How do I get my site's content to show up in other languages on google search when locale is stored in a cookie

I'm using setting the locale for each user by detecting the browser's language header and storing it in a cookie to display my site's content. Users can also select the language and change the locale, ...
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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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Ideal title size for Google Search

Is it true that Google Search can’t read more than 70 characters of a webpage title?
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Will a Google Structured Data Testing Tool error for one item prevent getting a Rich Snippet for another item?

I have a WordPress website which, when run through the Google Structured Data Testing Tool, returns an error The property logo is not recognized by Google for an object of type WebPage. Do I ...
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Query string variable “do” with value “ninja” appearing in search results

I did a generic Google search to see if my site shows up somewhere on the first page and it did, however I am seeing a strange query string in the place where you would normally see a plain url to the ...
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Google displays search results even after removing URLs in Search Console

I am developing an AngualrJS application and since it is not easy to optimize it for search engines, I put it public and let Google index the page by registering a "Property" in their "Search Console" ...
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Structured Data Mark-up Effect

How long would it take for the structured data to show in google search snippet?
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Google-SEO-friendly ajax site since Oct 2015

Since Oct 2015, Google have been able to crawl ajax sites automatically (so the recommendations made in former articles like this are officially deprecated). But I'm still having trouble getting ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports first page presence on major search term but no sign of website on Google

On a major search term Webmaster shows that it has achieved an average first page presence of 3.5 over last 28 days (250 impressions - no clicks) But when I search this search term on Google the site ...
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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Recover large forum from Google 'Metafilter Penalty'?

We have been one of those forums affected on Nov 16, 2012 (yes, 3 years ago!) with a very big drop overnight (from 800.000 unique visitors before that to 400.000 now). Since that time we were not ...
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SEO optimisation for a video-heavy website

I am creating a website which will have much more videos than actual text. Now this concerns me as I want the particular site which I can not reveal details about here, to rank within the top 3 on ...
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Language of friendly URLs

I am doing a site where the language of the entire content is Portuguese. My URLs are friendly, however they are in English. Should I change all URL to Portuguese, too? For example: from: ...
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Are clickable Category Badges good or bad for SEO?

Im running a wp magazine with a lot of posts (over 50 post) on the front-,category- and archive page. Each thumb and title are linking to the single-post and some posts are additonally showing up ...
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Correctly adding WordPress blog to existing site

I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site. Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem; The domain: www.example.com The ...
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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to Medium.com?

I've heard that Google punishes sites with duplicate content. If I write an article on my blog then import it on Medium (basically a copy/paste) will Google regard it as a duplicate? Medium.com is ...
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Putting Custom page summary in meta description

if putting "Custom" meta description for EVERY page of site, is harmful for SEO? (for example, summary of each article) And Google will show them on SERPs?
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No Rich Snippet for seller ratings/reviews in Google Search

I am trying to get Google to show my Schema.org seller ratings and reviews in the natural ranking search results. Not for products, but for the seller itself. I am using a third-party software called ...
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Is buying domain names for property addresses and redirecting them to a realty website a viable SEO strategy? [duplicate]

I'm a Linux engineer, and I know quite a bit of programming languages, and can create a website pretty easily, but what I suck at, is SEO. That's an art all by itself, and that's what I need some help ...
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Does Google parse SVG images as value of the Schema.org 'image' property in JSON-LD?

Structured data markup is a standard way to annotate your content so Google can understand it. However, I am not sure, if Google will accept and parse svg+xml images as a value for the Schema.org ...
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AMP Pages on HTTP or HTTPS?

Next month Google Search will integrate AMP pages. These are pages that are designed to work rapidly on mobile devices even when using a poor network connection. Should I host these AMP pages on a ...
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Domain expired and was down for about 30 min, will it effect Google ranking? [duplicate]

I've discovered my domain expired, apparently about 20 min after it expired. it took few min to renew it and few min until the name servers reverted correctly. Is there a chance that this downtime ...
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How long Google takes to restore Rankings after resolving website down during server migration?

My websites were ranking in the first page for various keywords but during server migration I misconfigured the DNS settings and my websites become unavailable. I took nearly 72 hours to fix it. Now ...
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Changing URLs in Google's Index

I recently submitted a sitemap.xml in Google's Webmaster Tools and some of the pages already got indexed. The problem now is, that I cleaned my URLs with MOD_REWRITE in the .htaccess file afterwards ...
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Is hypen a word separator in the title?

We all are quite aware that hyphen is the title word separator as described in this video by Matt Cutts. But I was shocked to find that Google was listing the matching page titled "SomePrefix ...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Can you use SVG as Schema.org logo image filetype? [duplicate]

I couldn't find anything regarding what file types are acceptable for things like google's schema.org rendering of a logo in search results. Since I've not yet implemented a site utilizing the ...
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Google showing item count and sub headlines in result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a result View on Google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of items (headings, which it identifies ...
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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

I'm having the latest WordPress and it's been long that I'm seeing my website's front page is being indexed with a different page title that I'm setting everywhere, at Settings->General->Site Title, ...
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Google Search combines my homepage's title with the title from a blog subdirectory?

I am creating a personal website with a static HTML page containing some links. The title of the site is: Andrew Hunt | Web Apps. On the same site/server I also created a blog under the directory ...
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What is the best way to represent closed days (holidays) using Schema.org vocabulary?

At this point in time there's no property in Schema.org that would allow a business to directly communicate holiday periods (e.g., Christmas) to Google bots and other web crawlers. There seems to be ...
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How can I get Google to display a yellow “Ad” icon for my site using AdWords?

When we search for our website using Google Search, how can we show our site at the top of search results with a yellow Ad icon like below: Is this possible using AdWords?
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What URLs should I add to my Google Search Console as properties?

I'm adding my website to Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tools) but noticed that no data has been retrieved since I submitted my website in October of 2015. Should I add all possible links ...
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How to make Google Search results show these links for my website?

Does anyone know how to get my Google results as below? Are there any specific rules I have to follow like microdata, etc. ?
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Is it possible to ruin your SEO by cross-linking, overly structuring a website?

We're trying to categorise our website data more and more. This will lead us to have many many categories for differect setions of information. Can doing too much of this lead to bad SEO? My ...
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Example: I have a website: www.example.co.uk And www.example.com which redirects to the former. Let's say my niche idea has only 20 competitors in the world. All of these competitors are in the US ...
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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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Why is ?publisher=4846312192 param added and indexed?

If you search google you will see ~37K indexed domains/pages using this exact same param. I don't know where this param comes from. What is causing this?
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How to get business map location displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page?

Does anyone know how to get your business map location displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page? As in the screenshot below: I already added my business to this link: ...
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Can I stop Google and other search engines indexing my subdomain, when subdomain is 3rd party owned? [duplicate]

I've just looked up my website in Google, to see if the sitemap had changed to reflect some new content and pages, and I have a bit of a problem. I use a third-party hosted toolset, which is linked ...
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how to set Meta “expires” if I am not sure of expiration date?

I have an ad website. Users can post ads, and they can also renew them (renewing their expiration date). I setup delete rate on user items at 3 month after expiration date, but if users have renewed ...
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Site submitted via Google Search Console API but not found on Google Search Console UI

I submitted client site via Google Search Console API successfully, I have even received a successful verification through the API, but it never makes it to the Search Console UI. I waited 12 hours ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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Are there any meta tags I can add to my website to make it more discoverable by search engines?

I am quite a beginner at website design, and in fact so much of an amateur that I don't like paying for hosting/higher search engine results. Are there any meta's that will simply make my website a ...
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Number of indexed pages with “site:” search less than reported in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google webmaster tools it shows that I have 309 pages indexed, but when I search using "site:site.com" appear about 180 only (On the first page appears "about 608 results," something near the total ...