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How to get the number of website or web pages competing for a specific keyword phrase?

How to get the number of website or webpages competing for a specific keywords phrase? I know one would be going to Google and checking one by one manually.
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Google says my site has malware but nothing comes up in Webmaster Tools

A few days ago my site was infected with Malware. I've sinced removed it and all is well. However, logging into the back end of my CMS I get the malware warning again. I've followed the instructions ...
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Disable Wordpress tags to be indexed by Google

My client doesn't want the tag pages (www.example.com/tag/tagname) to be indexed by Google. How can I achieve this? Disallow in robots.txt doesn't work. Thanks! Robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: ...
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Is adding a couple of keywords in the footer (no links) considered wrong doing?

Many posts claim that putting links with keywords in the footer is not considered a good practice by Google. Some claim Google may penalize you. But, is adding a couple of keywords without links in ...
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How to find the most visited pages of a site?

When visiting a new site I'd like to see the most visited pages instead of browsing through the new ones. Is that possible with a Google command similar to "site:whatever.com"?
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Why is the full URL in my Google result not showing?

When I do a Google search for my individual event pages, the page is usually found but the URL shown under the title seems to always link to my events index. (Title links to the individual page are ...
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Is this Google proxy a fake crawler: google-proxy-66-249-81-131.google.com?

Recently I discover that some variants of a google proxy visits my sites. I doubt these are legal Google crawlers because these crawlers are NOT always behind a proxy (like the hostname describes) and ...
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Google adds useless parameters to my URL

I have recently added my website to Google, and I don't understand why he adds useless parameters to my URLs. Normal URL: build/view/2/akali/mid Google URL: build/view/2/akali/mid?role=adc ...
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How to Merge Multiple Website Account - Google Analytics

When my clients adds me as an admin on there Google Analytics account for the website I am going to manage. Each time a separate Account shows up on my Google analytics with a single property in it ...
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Facebook likes Influence SEO ranking

I have seen some data that shows strong correlation between number of Facebook shares and Google ranking position. It makes sense. But I am wondering how does Google know number of Facebook shares. ...
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Website not showing in Google search

I have a site hosted at Brinkster and all keywords are there, but I still can't get it to show up in a Google search. I thought if I searched for it by domain name, it would show up in the Google ...
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Does Google use keyword stemming for ad selection?

Keyword stemming is the process of finding keyword variations (plurals, synonyms, related concepts, etc.). We know that Google scans HTML body content to find which ad to display. In the process of ...
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Why is this site's rank dropping? [duplicate]

I built a site for a company a couple of months ago to bring it up to date: Proper coding, SEO, the works. Their old site was poorly compiled HTML* Apparently, they used a service through a company ...
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Where can I track campaigns in Google Analytics?

I'm trying to track campaigns in Google Analytics. I was able to create them, but I'm not sure where I can check the stats for them in Google Analytics.
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Is it recommend to create sitemaps with query strings (i.e. URL parameters)?

I am considering creating a "My products" page on a site where a user will be able to search for product information. This page will also display the product information. I need google to know about ...
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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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Does Google respect a redirect header for robots.txt to a different file name?

With respect to robots.txt requests, Google states "Redirects will generally be followed until a valid result can be found". Does this mean that, if I create a 301 redirect for ...
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Is google submitting my search box form?

In my ecommerce application we store all searches that customers have made from our search box. I've noticed in the last month or so though that the dominant search term in the stats is the term which ...
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robots.txt file Question

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: User-agent: * Disallow: /account.php Disallow: /cart.php Is the above actually blocking crawlers? i just saw the extra "disallow" after the Google
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Fix 403 errors in Google Webmaster Tools

I have a domain that has "fallen off a cliff" for searches in Google. Searches that used to be in position 1-4 are now gone from page 1. The same search in Bing shows the typical position expected ...
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Google search results order for same site

When you Google my client's business, the first four results are all their site, but for some reason their homepage is the 4th result. The first three links are to specific pages on the site. Any way ...
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Google doesn't follow links outside sitemap

Today I was looking at what googles shows in relation to my site and I discovered something which I wasn't expecting. Here is what my site map looks like. ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Changing default date range in Google Analyics?

Is there a way to change the default date range of 31 days in GA? After changing it and clicking apply, only the current report changes? Next time I use GA, 31 days again??? Here is documentation ...
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Base top level domain name search not showing up in Google

We've had a few occasions over the years where certain domain names just won't show up in Google. Let me give an example: Let's say I have a domain that is called www.mybusiness.com. I search for ...
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show my blog content in google search [duplicate]

Recently, I created a blog in Blogger.com(or blogspot.com). My problem is that I can't see my content when I search on google for it. Similarly, I created the same page using Wordpress.com which shows ...
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google not accpect adsense [closed]

Google adsense not accept my site . Help to to point out why google not accept my site. My website : www.golittleindia.com I received this email from Google: Thank you for your interest in Google ...
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How to Make google Show My website pages in the way I want [duplicate]

Let us take an exapmle of ebay. As you can see in image when I search for ebay it also shows subpages like Deals,GlobalEasybay and etc..For my site also this happens but the problem is that I don't ...
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How to make Google index my website logo?

In my website I have embedded my logo like this: <a href="/"> <img src="/media/56920/ks_small.jpg" alt="MysiteName_Logo"> </a> My problem is that Google is not indexing ...
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How can a Google crawlers see PHP dynamic content? [duplicate]

I'm reading the Google SEO starter guide and on page 11 it says you should prepare a site for users and one for search engines in XML. My site is about vehicles, and vehicle is not in a separate ...
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Can placement of Google AdSense ads on a minority of pages with NSFW content get me banned?

Google AdSense's policy states that you shouldn't put ads on pages that contain NSFW content. I've noticed that if you do, they mostly identify this as NSFW and do not display the ad. As there is no ...
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Structured data: Google Data Highlighter?

We're working on adding structured data for a richer snippet on search engine result pages. There are two type of structured data that I can't figure out how they're done. They seem to show up only on ...
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Will Search engines hate refreshing a webpage with random content after a specific time period?

I have hundreds of my own articles in my website. At the moment I am displaying random article topics on my home page. Since the content is random, if a visitor refreshes the page then the page loads ...
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Incomprehensible new 403 errors from Google

I recently received repeated notices from Google saying my site has an increase in 403 authorization permission errors. Looking at the chart I see that starting on July 22 the errors are indeed ...
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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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Are links from all pages in the footer of Site A to different pages of Site B considered black-hat?

I own two sites which hold different content that is targeted to different target markets. When Site B launched, I added links in the footer of Site A to different pages of Site B. Each page on Site ...
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Best ways to collect transaction fee for sales transaction

I'm having trouble finding a solution to what seems like a simple requirement. If I were to list items for sale on my website, is there any easy, seamless way to asses something like a 2.5% ...
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SEO strategy for multiple pages per entity [closed]

I'm trying to decide a good SEO strategy for a web-site with multiple pages per entity. For example, there are main pages for companies which summarize the main information and each sub-page and ...
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What is the purpose of google.com/blank.html

Somehow I recently ended up on http://www.google.com/blank.html (I was browsing as I often do, opening links and doing searches in background tabs, and I usually end up with thousands of tabs, so I ...
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301 Redirects in a WordPress site: What will Google Analytics report?

Scenario: user goes to Google and performs a search - one of my old pages shows in the results (a page I have just created a 301 quick redirect for using an app within WordPress) - they click on my ...
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Recovery from accidental noindex of site

I've recently noticed that an entire site I manage had been set to noindex for about 3 weeks. This has caused the entire site to be completely dropped from Google's index (searching "site:" and then ...
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Incorrect Google Profile Results

Where do Google gets the info they display along with your profile in their "Profile Results" that is shown once you hit search for a particular person? When Google shows incorrect info, there's a ...
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Our website was copied 100% and mirrored on a different domain

One of our websites was copied word for word all 400 pages by someone who used a special program to clone the site. We saw the program in the code. This was done in early April and soon after that ...
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Someone is copying my blog content. Does it affect my blog’s ranking on Google? [duplicate]

I have posted one blog post about SEO interview questions last month, but I found that someone copied the content of my post and updated in their wordpress blog yesterday with no change. He/she didn’t ...
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Google news sitemap to many URLs

I created a Google news sitemap a while ago then about 6 months ago limited it to about 15 news items. The trouble is it seems Google has indexed over a 1000 items and is complaining the sitemap has ...
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How do I change pages registering as 404 to 200

I have this problem. After relaunching my site: http://www.kgstiles.com, traffic dropped immensely(about 60%). After troubleshooting for a week and a half - losing thousands of dollars off of lost ...
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Redirecting all 404 pages in Wordpress is not good SEO, but what is? [duplicate]

Maybe a silly question, but if you have a 404 error, than Google does not want to index your site. Of course you are going to say: 'who said that, that's not true', I know... But Google does not like ...
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Google rich snippet looks different then Google Search

I have added the authorship to a website of mine however it looks like this when I enter my URL into the tool, however when I search for the site on Google, it shows an out of date cached image and ...
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Am I changing my title of the site for SEO reasons in a correct way?

I have a slang dictionary website. I saw that they only have the postname / title and there own website as the title. That was what I have, but I want to grow and to get higher on Google, so I changed ...
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SEO for niche web directory - using canonical for pagination?

I am creating a niche web directory. Each category has a quality text and then about 1000 sites listed. My primary goal is to get Google traffic for each category intro. Only on 1st page of each ...
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Is Google still giving weightage for old domain, i.e at least 6 month old?

Is Google still giving weightage for old domain, i.e at least 6 months old? I mean I have the best content which is useful for users. Do I still have to wait for my domain name to be at least 6 ...