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Static Sidebar on All Pages - Harm SEO

I have a static sidebar on all pages of my website which I made completely myself (it's not a widget or WordPress feature) so I don't see how Google would distinguish it from any other part of the ...
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site:domain.com search doesn't show index page as 1st, how to fix that?

If I enter site:domain.com in Google search I see the index page of a site but it doesn't go as #1 result in SERP, but rather 3 or 5th... What does that mean, why other pages outrank the index page ...
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What affect does having two URLs pointing to the same path have on SEO?

I have two URLs: http://ent.example.com and http://www.example.com/ent/. Both of them are mapped to my server path /www/ent. I am very confused, how would this affect my SEO as far as Google is ...
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How to remove “Did You Mean:” from Google Search?

I don't know much more about SEO, but it's interesting to learn about it. When I tried to search my website with an associated keyword or you can say with the exact name of the domain, I got some ...
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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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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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How to find out what # you are for google keyword

I'm trying to find out if there's a way to form a Google query to quickly find out what position you are for a search term. I know that Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics has something ...
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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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SERP update frequency

Recently I changed my site improving the title and description metatags of many pages. Looking at Webmaster Tools I saw that Googlebot already crawled the new contents (and also found duplicate titles ...
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Is there a penalty for opposite of cloaking?

Let's assume I have 100 different web pages with original and good content. But I want to publish on these pages same advert content (text video flash pictures) If I decided to use ajax and jquery ...
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How do we get our sites' sections displayed under the description in a Google search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? For Example, if I Google "Stack Overflow" the site comes up but also links to the main ...
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Image Hot-links & Google's Instant Previews

I'm trying to adjust my site: 1. stop Image Hot-links 2. block Googlebot-Image (because I do not want my images to be searchable) 3. allow Google's Instant Previews I've tried this but the Instant ...
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Pointing to Google that a specific website is for mobiles

I have 2 websites: let's call them A and B. A is a Desktop optimized website. B is a mobile version of A, but it's not on the same domain. It also has a smaller amount of content/pages than A How ...
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How does google understand the legitimacy of a website by user activity?

How does google understand the legitimacy of a website by user activity? Apart from: total time spend on a particular webpage by users total clicks on the website by users total unique visitors
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Sitemap Submission: 139 URL's submitted, 1 Indexed

I've read related questions and still need help. The other day, after verifying both "example.com" and "www.example.com" and setting the preferred version as "www.example.com" in Google Webmaster ...
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Why my webpages body content is not taken into account to display in google SERP?

It's confusing for me that I have content on my webpages, however, when I search with the site: operator it is not taken into account. There is something like "Thank you for contacting us...." ...
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Where is the best place for page's ID in a user friendly URL?

I searched within the site but none where addressing exactly my question, So I ask it here: Which one of these structures for a user-friendly url is the best with regards to search engines and user ...
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SEO much better for domain that 301s to other

I'm the webmaster for a university club, with a convoluted (far from root-level) .ac.uk domain, and our own .co.uk domain. We purchased the .co.uk domain for cleaner URLs, and I set the given .ac.uk ...
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Google+ brand display in SERPs

Until very recent past, when someone searched for our brand name on Google, our G+ page preview with latest post showed up on the sidebar of SERPs. However, it has just disappeared and we have ...
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Can a news site with posts from press releases avoid being marked as duplicate?

I am building a news site about cultural events. Most of the posts that are published are about events (theatre, music, arts etc) and are taken from press releases that are distributed by email by ...
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How to get keywords from Google HTTP referrer?

Can the http referrer URL from Google be decoded so that I can see the specific keywords? ...
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Brand name showing before the title in search results

If we search for our brand name or any keywords that relate to our website, the first words to appear in the title shown in the Google result preview follow this format: Brand Name: Title Here's a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is showing duplicate URLs based on page title differences

I have 700+ title tag duplicates showing in WMT. Every first link in that picture is as duplicate link of second one. I don't know from where the first link got indexed by Google when that link ...
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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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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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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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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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If I use my custom domain with my Blogger account will this help in SEO of that blog?

Also I want to know that if my custom domain is nothing but one of the keywords and my blog is also about that keyword, so will this help in improving google ranks of my blog after I change from ...
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Does Google treat AWS IP addresses as related?

We are hosting several websites on one of our servers, and wondering if because they are on the same subnet that they have been somehow penalized. We are not inter-linking between websites. However ...
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How long does it take for Google to re-index pages or update the link titles?

On one of our classified sites, when doing site:[mysite.com] in Google, the link text is simply [product name] - [mysite.com], where as it should read [product name] classifieds for sale in... I ...
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Forbid content in google results summary

I put a professional directory project online since few weeks, Google has started to index some pages but i just noticed a flaw in the design of the pages. Each page have an adress, some content and ...
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How can one keep an ecommerce site active?

So, you build an e-commerce site, all your products are on there, but then very little changes which obviously causes your site to become less active, and ultimately not ranking as highly in search ...
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How long can a site be stuck in the Google sandbox?

I have recently made a new website, built over 300+ links to it (which finally shown up on google webmaster tools btw), but it seems my site is in the sandbox. My site doesn't appear in the results ...
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Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar?

Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar? For example : I typed word1 word2 word3 word4 word5 in google search bar. Now my question is does google first ...
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Is it Okay to add Keyword TAGS at the beginning or endiing of the post?

This question is bugging me from last few days.. I have seen many sites have 'TAGS' or 'INCOMING SEARCH ITEMS' and they have big list of keywords under it. Check out this example: One of my blog ...
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Search result page > category defined or understood by Google to co relate with search query?

I searched in Google: does nioxin work? One of the top results is: Does nioxin shampoo make hair grow? - Yahoo! Answers answers.yahoo.com › ... › Beauty & Style › Hair Why is ...
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Google new algorithm: My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website

My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website with reference to their source. Our articles write by high level processionals in the field ...
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Google: Fix Mobile Usability Issues warning - Is Redirect Sufficient?

So recently Google sent out a mass warning to many of us to either fix Mobile Usability Issues on our website or risk having its rankings suffer. Google systems have tested 120 pages from your ...
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How do I make it clear to Google that my domain name contains `www` like www.wwwexample.com?

I've noticed that domain names containing www (e.g., http://www.wwwexample.com) sometimes are ranked lower in search results. I have also noticed that Google assumes it to be www.example.com. For ...
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Can you use Google Analytics to figure out which pages got clicks from search engines? (The landing pages report is polluted with other data)

Related to this question How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics? I need to be able to find out which pages are being found in the SERPs using Google ...
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Google Analytics does not report any keywords with fewer than 5 impressions

I am a webmaster for six websites. I have connected all 5 websites with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. Having integrated Google Analytics with Webmaster Tools, I am able to see all ...
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How important are Google+ reviews when ranking a website?

There are a few things that come into this question that's based around Google+ reviews (formerly Google places). I have always been advised to get as many reviews as possible on my Google+ business ...
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Apparent False alarm raised by Google Webmaster Tools / Search

Google search has been reporting This site may be hacked. from a couple of days. When I look into the Webmaster Tools > Security Issues, this is what it says: Now, the url in the Sample Urls ...
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For performance reasons: have different pages for search engines and users

I have a SEO question for single page applications. We're working on a SPA (not yet public) that displays tables of numeric data to users. The data volume is large, number aggregations are costly ...
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Adding Google Sitelinks to our website

When we search Google for word1 word2, it lists our site at #1 with 4 or 5 sitelinks underneath which is what we wanted. Question - is there anything we can do to help achieve the same result/layout ...
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Dynamically serving different mobile HTML content and having mobile site too

We are dynamically serving a HTML page that is appropriate for mobile users. It has the same URL but different HTML source code. We also have a separate mobile site. Is there any problem for Google ...
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How will search rankings get impacted if I move my mobile website to a single page application?

I have two different versions of my site: a desktop version, and a mobile optimised version. That is, for the same URL, the server renders different HTML for different user agents. I had been using ...
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Region specific language in Google Search results?

I have a dynamic English language site. If a user views the site in the US (with a US IP address) some of the site's language is altered so that it make more sense to a US audience. Anywhere else, ...
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Single page not appearing in Google Search

Description I have a static franchise website which has various sub pages each dedicated to an individual franchisee. For each franchisee the page, the only thing slightly similar between all of ...
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Displaying neutral search results on Google

If a users search results on Google get gradually personalised through individual use, how do I display or simulate a neutral user to compare past and previous listing positions?