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Google impressions going up and down, where do I start looking for the problem? [duplicate]

So, my website, had been stable on the number of impressions & clicks for quite a long time, suddenly (8/14) it dropped about 50%, then it started recovering after two weeks, but then it dropped ...
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Client's website is not showing up as expected in Google local searches or maps [duplicate]

I'm working for a client who runs a wellness center. He has a website as well as a Google Places account for the business. The Google Places account has a lot of tags associated with it that are ...
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Website not showing up when searching with a space

My domain name has a hyphen in it (i.e. http://word1-word2.com). When google searching "word1word2", the site shows up as the 5th overall search result. When searching "word1 word2", the site ...
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Parallax Websites & SEO

I am getting a parallax website made for my e-commerce website. I have the option of giving each section an individual link or anchor tagging each page. Which of the two options are better for SEO? I ...
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Should I expect Search Engines (particularly Google) to crawl epub and mobi files

Some of our content we are publishing as epub and mobi eBook format files. Will search engines crawl and index these in the same way as PDFs currently are. If the answer is yes, could you point me to ...
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Google search results show my title incorrectly twice

Does anyone know why Google shows my title twice in search results? And it's the wrong title too. Here's a screenshot:
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How can I objectively check my search engine ranking?

When I search on Google my companies website its rank gets distorted on my computer through previous searches, my location etc. I use private mode in my browser, but I think this is still not an ...
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How to 301 redirect an ASP website on Windows GoDaddy server to new domain page by page

Firstly, I have only ever worked on Apache servers, never used a GoDaddy server or used ASP. Wow, I'm really in the dark. When a friend's webmaster died, he asked me to build a new site for him ...
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Is it possible for an artist's offical website to feed data to Google's “Musical Artist” or “Band” info box?

I work with a lot of musicians building websites for them. Within the last year or so, I've noticed that Google has started adding an informational overview of some bands and musicians when you ...
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404s, 410s, and site re-designs

I recently made took over a site that had basic html and converted it into a dynamic php site. One of the features is 'pretty URLs' i.e., city-events.html is now simply events, and I'm curious as to ...
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Can I stop Google from listing my site when using keyword X but allow it for keyword Y?

I have a website. When I search keyword X or Y on Google, I can see my website at the top of the result list. Are there any ways not to show my website on the result list on Google when keyword Y was ...
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Searching on Google for mydomain, my domain name is shown as the page title instead of the actual page title

When I search for my domain on Google, eg: mydomain.com, my site shows up with a title like "MyDomain" instead of that page's actual title. Any clues on why this happens and how to fix it? Edit: ...
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Directing iframe search hits to parent site

We have created a campaign site that will be embedded into the customer's Sharepoint site as an iframe. We don't want people to access our site directly, and would like to make the search results ...
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Schema.org Microdata appears in testing tool, but does not appear in Google

I have created a simple test page to test Schema.org Microdata. See here When tested in Google's Structured Data Testing Tool it appears as it should, displaying the address and job title below the ...
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Aliasing resellers domain to primary domain

I have designed a website that accepts re-sellers and actually the concept of this website is having local re-sellers for each province (or should we say branches). I have designed this website in a ...
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Why are other sites ranking for our content? [closed]

I co-run a job board, and part of our service is to post jobs that people post with us on multiple boards. The content originates with us, and we are basically the god version, any updates made on our ...
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Is implementing rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” mark up the right thing to do here?

We have a website for a restaurant that is in 5 different countries, all pages are in English at present: http://www.example.com/bangkok/en/ http://www.example.com/dubai/en/ ...
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Google: always I am the first result on second page

I am searching on Google my published articles but I don't understand why I am always the first result on the second page? (My site is also, on Google news and it appears as news on first page, but ...
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How long does it take for Google to remove page from index? Or, why aren't these pages excluded?

A set of pages are marked as noindex and nofollow, both in robots.txt and with X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow When checking with Google Webmaster Tools, the pages are reported as "Denied by ...
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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...
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SEO consideration for downloadable files

I used to serve PDF files as static file: http://domain.com/pdf/file1.pdf and PDF files perfectly indexed by Google and other search engines. Then I decided to change my structure to place pdf ...
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Why Facebook profiles are Google-searchable?

Facebook has around 1B user profiles. They can be found by searching in Google. However, I don't think these profiles are linked from anywhere, so how could Google discover them? As far as I know, ...
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Why Google search displays only the English title of a bilingual website?

My website is in two languages; English and Turkish. I used Resources.resx files to create this bilingual website, and my filenames are: Resources.resx (default which is Turkish) ...
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Google doesn't show “www” in results

After searching my site on Google I have found that the URL that is shown doesn't contain www at the beginning, why? This is my virtualhost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName estebancortijo.com ...
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New or same URL on reactivation of user generated content?

We run a classified ad website. Our users can temporarily deactivate their classified ads. From a SEO point of view, when they reactivate it, should the ad use the same URL or use a new one? Each ...
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Are keywords listed in Google Webmaster Tools tied to ranking, and what does a blank keyword mean?

I have two questions regarding the terms listed under Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools: We've recently lost a lot of ranking in Google search after we changed our e-commerce platform and ...
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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: Check this screenshot ...
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How does Google determine important links on a website to display in search results? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I search for something on Google it shows some results (website links), but it also shows some important links on that website. Is it a feature of the website or does Google use ...
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Google is not seeing my HTTPS website

I have a website and it is working with HTTPS, programatically when someone got to HTTP it forward him to the HTTPS version. My issue that I see that Google Search is not seeing my pages, the website ...
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Different result on Google search and browser

A site is using one of my clients' registered trademark to get a good rank on Google search. When I search with that keyword I find that site on top of the search result but when I check that page ...
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Is it bad for SEO to forward multiple top level domains to just one domain? [duplicate]

For example, I registered myName.com and I also registered the .net, .info, and .org extensions for myName. I'm wondering if it will hurt my SEO to forward these other TLDs to myName.com?
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Preventing Google from indexing PDF Files

I sell PDF patterns and when someone types my website and file type PDF in Google, all of my patterns for sale are listed to download for free. I use WordPress and Jigoshop. I need to find a way to ...
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Google AdWords Tool showing 0 visitors for a keyword but Google Instant Results showing it. How?

I tried to Google ‘How to choose best moving company’ but the Google Instant Results showed it automatically in the search box which means that the particular question has been asked by many users ...
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Where does Google get the description text from when it's not in the page body?

The tutorial I am reading claims that the description of a web page (the little blurb google does about your site when you see it as a result in a search) is stored in a metadata tag as so: ...
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SEO - how to determine if a link if strong or not?

I know most people want links from sites which are PR8 or PR7 and that is sort of the holy grail of SEO. But it occurred to me that Twitter is a PR-8 site. But if I tweet a link, I don't think it ...
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Schema or Data Vocabulary microdata 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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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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how do we organize our site's (navigation) pages in Google search? [duplicate]

Is there a HTML technique for organizing my site's main pages in Google (navigation)? Or is it made by a Google's specific tool for creating a result layout like in this picture? Look at the ...
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URL encoding - what difference to SEO? + or _ or - [duplicate]

I have a URL e.g.: http://mysite.com/tracks/backing-track/101153/ABBA/Super+Trouper QUESTION does it make a difference to SEO when using + or - or _ in the URL between words? Is one more readable ...
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Which word is searched for more in the world, and locally?

I have two words: fishing fish I want to know: which word is searched for more in the world, more in Africa more in south africa more in Namibia How do you check this? The search engine I ...
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Is this a correct robots.txt file?

I would like to allow Googlebot and Mediapartners-Google (AdSense useragent) to crawl my website. So I have written below code inside my robots.txt file. User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: ...
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Suddenly website stopped to appear at Google Search [closed]

We have a working website for more than a year. Everything was ok, site worked, appeared in the relevant Google searches etc. Now, one day we discover that the site totally removed from Google Search ...
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Is there a way to get Google keywords?

Is there any way at all to get Google keywords entered? For example, if I forced Google to index my site with only HTTPS, would I then get the keywords entered by the visitor when they arrive at my ...
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Does Google Search know if your site is mobile?

When a user does a search from their desktop, do Google search results know if any site is mobile aware? Does that affect their placement? What if a site is responsive? Many mobile validators don't ...
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Why doesn't Google return the main page when searching for the exact domain?

I'm trying to figure out a problem for one of my clients. I have to mention that I've not developed the website and the company that has done the development can not be contacted anymore. The the ...
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Problem with Google crawler and cached results

I have a client that has 3 domain names. For the sake of this argument I will call them www.website1.com, www.website2.com and www.website3.com. He used to have a website package with VistaPrint and ...
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https and Google Search: how to run an https web-site to get Referer?

I note that www.google.com is increasingly being used through https, and this results in no HTTP Referer being provided to my web-sites for hits that originate from Google Search over SSL. How do I ...
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How does Google crawler find pages?

Will Google crawler find a page that is not linked to? I.e. pages accessible by manually modifying the url, like http://www.site.com/node/1/[secret keyword]. Note that it is only secret in that there ...
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Ranking websites in Bing & Yahoo search engines [duplicate]

I'm finding it extremely difficult to rank websites on Bing and Yahoo. When a website ranks well on Google, why is it finding difficulties on Yahoo and Bing? Although the algorithms are different, I ...
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How to recommend that Google indexes some keywords?

I've read many articles about SEO. I've tried to implement my knowledge on a site but I haven't gotten good results in 6 months. e.g.: I've used Google Webmaster Tools, sitemaps, title tags, keywords ...