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Does button size affect Google ranking?

Recently I was told that button sizes are important for SEO. Google recommends that buttons should be 48px tall. https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/SizeTapTargetsAppropriately ...
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In creating a rich snippet (breadcrumbs and sitelinks), is there a need to markup content in more than one markup language?

I started tagging all of my data with their appropriate Schema.org vocabulary. I'd like my site to display a rich snippet/enhanced listing in Google. Is there ever a case where you would need to ...
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Microformats, reviews and duplicate content

Let's say I have a site that sells widgets, and the URL structure is like so: /[type-of-widget]/[sub-type]/[widget-name]/ So, a URL for a widget might be: ...
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Difference between Movie including a Review & vice versa

I'm just wondering, if there is a difference in SEO between a Movie object including a Review object and vice versa, when using Schema.org on a webpage. For clarification, see these abstract ...
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Rich Snippet appears in Google's testing tool, but does not appear in Google Search

I have created a simple test page to test Schema.org Microdata. When tested in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool it appears as it should, displaying the address and job title below the green URL ...
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For Google Rich Snippets, should the last item in a breadcrumb be a link?

A website has the following breadcrumb trail when on the "Labrador" page: Services > Squirrel Chasing > Labrador As you may notice, the current page is not linked to. (There is an internal ...
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Schema.org or Data-Vocabulary.org for breadcrumbs?

Google and other SEs support Schema.org for marking up structured data, but it turns out that for breadcrumbs Google recommends using Data-Vocabulary.org instead. Which should we use for having ...
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Rich snippets for “hproduct” not being displayed in Google, and returning error

Some time ago I added rich snippets to product pages on an ecommerce website, but they have not shown in Google and the testing tool returns the following error: Warning: In order to generate a ...
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Will Google punish me for not using <ul><li>?

Expanding on https://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/ -- I'm quite against using lists to clutter ones markup, unless we're talking actual typographical (bulleted, numbered) ...
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Is this a valid Google Review Microformat?

I’ve applied some HTML around my aggregate review. I just wondered if anyone could tell me if it is valid (even though the Google test tool says it is) and that non of the extra HTML or style affects ...
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Rich Snippets ignored by Google Search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would Google Rich Snippets work for one site author but not another? I’m facing one problem here. I made Rich Snippets (with Microdata) for my website but Google ...
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Page authorship using rel=me link for non-article, non-textual sites?

Google’s recent addition of authorship with the combination of Google Plus and the rel=me link and verification of the Google Plus profile makes for some very compelling links for a site in the Google ...
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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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For Google Rich Snippets: Is it 'harmful' to add the same `hreview-aggregate` Microformat markup in several places?

We are right now incorporating Microformats markup for reviews into a client’s web application and were wondering, whether it can be harmful to provide the same information on more than one page, ...
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What is the feature of a Google result snippet that this man is describing called now?

At 3:39s this rather old video from the Google Documentation the man describes a feature of enhanced data associated with the Starbuck website displayed in the search result. He also invites the ...
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Microdata vs. Microformats

Just like the title says: it seems to me that Microdata has a few advantages over Microformats, with the only drawback being a bit more verbose. Is this all the story? It seems that Google supports ...
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Google ranking category pages too high

I have a shopping site with two kinds of pages: individual product pages and category pages. The category pages contain links to products that fall into a certain category. The problem is that when ...
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Products and shopping Rich Snippets appropriate for travel services?

Think about a travel site who allows their customers to book hotels, airport transfers, flights and excursions. As you know, we can use Rich Snippets to get special search results on Google for our ...
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Schema.org & Open Graph

We currently use Schema.org for our rich snippets in Google. I want to add Open Graph along with that, so other social signals will recognize our site better. If I add OG to our existing schema, ...
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Can using Schema.org for local business hurt its exposure nationally?

Here's the dilemma: This website ranks in the first page for almost all of its products, but it is a local business. I should actually say, 90% of its business are still local, but we are trying to ...
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Does Google also show rich snippets for small sites?

So far, I’ve seen rich snippets in Google search results only for large sites with a high number of elements (people, events, recipes, etc.). Does anyone know of an example where rich snippets are ...
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Does Microdata have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results?

Does Microdata (for rich snippets) have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results? I want to add the rich snippet to my page, but I don't want it in the format that is ...
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Google shows old domain and wrong meta-description [duplicate]

I need your help to solve a problem I have with the Google SERP for my site. My site is www.personalmedia.it, now if I search the keyword "personalmedia" the result is this one: You can see ...
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Does Stack Overflow use a microformat for questions/answers?

Recently when I have seen Stack Overflow results in Google, I have seen something like this: Note the text, "9 answers". Does Stack Overflow do anything special to get this shown? I have noticed a ...
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Correct way of having your breadcrumbs displayed in Googles search results [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the correct way of implementing breadcrumbs so that it displays correctly in Google's search results? Let me give you a basic scenario. I have a brands list page which ...
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can google index/crawl random subdomains that aren't linked to from anywhere

Me and a friend are having a debate where she claims that every and all subdomains will get crawled/indexed by google unless you specifically tell it not to, and I'm saying that if a page isn't linked ...
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Wrong person's photo in my Google image search [closed]

Suppose my name is John Doe. I search google with "John Doe". Then in the image search result I find an image of another person. How can I remove this image from the search results? Best regards, ...
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Is it legit to have pages from the same domain in multiple rankings (domain crowding)?

I'm trying to optimize my site and notice that one of my competitors appears in all of the top 3 results same domain, different pages. Is this normal or considered an abuse? Does anyone have any ...
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Search engine indexing based on user country

I got two domain names company.com company.jp Each domain has its own website with different content hosted on same server but different accounts, the purpose is to display optimized website and ...
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Preserving search engine rankings when old domain name is lost

We have a client with the unfortunate situation of losing access to their current domain name "A". We've just finished finished setting their website up on domain "B". Both websites on "A" and "B" ...
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My WordPress site's breadcrumbs are appearing twice in Google SERP

My site is built with WordPress using the Genesis framework. Currently in Google search results, my site's breadcrumbs are being displayed twice - see the following screenshot: How might I ...
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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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Google indexing not working [duplicate]

I have recently created my website and hosted it through 000webhost. I have also begun researching on how to make my website 'searchable' from googles search engine. And so i came across google ...
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Google Webmaster Tools search analytics Queries volume drop

I see a massive drop in my Google Webmaster Tools Search Analytics, but in my Google Analytics I see no drop, even an increase in traffic. The only recent changes I made is that I now redirect http ...
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SEO : How to add Wikipedia Page to the sidebar on the right when doing a Google Search? [duplicate]

The company I work for has a Wikipedia page but it isn't showing on the right sidebar when we search our company name. Like the picture underneath for example : Why is that? How can I add it ...
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How can I find out how many times a specific term has been searched on Google?

Is this information possible to get? If not is there any other source of information that can provide this?
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Where is a country information on google.com fetched from?

I am talking about the text that is shown right of search results on Google.com: For institutions, universities this is often the first sentence from Wikipedia. For countries it is not. When ...
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Why isn't my website in Google search results?

Its been sometime and Google has yet to index my site, how can I get Google to index my website?
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Is Google “Not Provided” only affect non-SSL website?

Based on this blog post, Google Analytics may not be providing keyword referral data anymore Google not provide their search keyword to insecure website. Since the keyword is Not provided, looks ...
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Just Received Email From WhatsApp Inc. Regarding To My Site [Need Help Or Advice Pls]

I got an email before 7 days seems to be from whatsapp . Here is that email below :- To Whom It May Concern: It has come to our attention that you have registered xyz.com (the "Domain ...
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Improve websites search result in Google [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is the right section on StackExchange, but I'll risk it! I want to get my Wordpress website indexed by Google. So I did 3 things: I created and submitted a sitemap.xml on Google ...
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Website porting. Traffic fall in SEO due to image search

I ported a website on wordpress.com to my own server. The site had pretty good traffic and we had done a fair amount of work to ensure proper transitioning but we missed one aspect in redirecting ...
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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it?

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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Trouble understanding Google Search Engine option Two Page or Results Only

Okay. So I can be dense at times, but I just do not get it! Background: On my previous template, I had a link to a search page with a GCSE query form and the results appearing below. A user would ...
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How to change the background color of searchbox for Google CSE?

How can I change the background color for search box of google custom search? It is white by default, I want to set it to gray, so that it looks like this example. The V1 CSS code for the search ...
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How to contact Google support for removal of restaurant “place an order” links?

Last week, Google rolled out a new feature on Google mobile search that presumably added convenience to the consumer by providing a "Place an Order" link on individual restaurant business listings. ...
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Does using calendar other than Gregorian for page date is going to influence SEO?

I was wondering if using calendar other than Gregorian (Jalali or Persian calendar to be exact) is going to influence SEO, and is the Google is able to recognize such dates?
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Cleaning up web results after SEO spam attack

A while ago my Wordpress-based personal site was hacked with SEO spam. I've since cleaned it up (removed and reinstalled wordpress, manually checked through all files, manually checked database ...
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Make website appear in infobox

I wonder how it's possible to set my website as infobox on google results? Do I need special meta tags, special structured data? For example, this website: It actually doesn't hold no special ...
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Will a site that's been impacted by a spam action from Google no longer show up in it and its partner sites?

Is it true that a site impacted by an algorithmic or manual spam action may no longer show up in Google.com or its partner's sites? I found an article on Webmaster Guidelines by Google here, and ...