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Does google always downrank pages with hidden texts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are temporarily hidden elements bad for search-engine rankings? I'm creating a FAQ for my page. To help the user to get a better overview I want to hide all answers and ...
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Hidden text and search engine rankings

I am using hidden texts in one of my websites for better search engine ranking. After browsing the web, I found it better not to use hidden text. Does using hidden text of keywords in webpage affect ...
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Is switching WordPress frameworks later on bad?

I just read that if you get a site established in Google with one WordPress framework, lets say "Thesis", and then change to another one, lets say "Genesis", that you could lose all your traffic from ...
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link rel=“alternate”, multiple languages and canonical urls

Context: We've got a website which is available in multiple language versions. However, the content is the same. Each translated version of the site is available on a distinct subdomain. On some ...
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Can I combine subdomains in Google Analytics?

I have 2 separate domains in my Google Analytics: abc.com and xyz.abc.com. The second domain is 3rd party shopping cart. Right now the reporting for each is separate. I want to have them together so ...
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How to see how many new visitors from last week came back this week?

Using Google Analytics, how can we see how many new visitors from last week came back this week?
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How to set up Google ecommerce tracking for a shopping cart servicing multiple countries?

Currently trying to set up GA ecommerce tracking for a shopping cart providing different pricing and tax to multiple countries. Does anyone know how to extract the tax amount from the order total for ...
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What are the two different types of google search results called?

Google SERPs have search results that appear in two different ways: Single Search Result Single Search Result with Sitelinks Are there official terms for these? I know that a "SERP" is Search ...
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Does Google's browser size statistic include mobile devices?

I'm trying to figure out a perfect size for my HTML5 game area, with the help of Google's browser size statistics, but it seems as I need to restrict myself to such small dimensions because, ...
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How search engines determine the query string values for dynamic pages?

I have a URL like Abc.com/viewpage?id=1234-4655-7678;type=article How do search engines like Google or Bing determine during crawling the value of these parameters? The id is globally unique (GUID)...
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How frequently does Googlebot fetch sitemaps? Does it depend on PageRank?

How frequently does Google fetch sitemaps? I am now working with a high traffic website that normally has 30 new posts per minute. It currently it provides a sitemap which only includes the 100 ...
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What is Google search engine interested in on HTML pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I know there are meta keywords, HTML structure, and site map but what else is Google interested in?
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Google indexing wrong domain that does not work

Can anyone tell me why Google indexes a site http://0.3c.7aae.static.theplanet.com instead of the actual domain name (my domain was registered with webmaster tools). The aforementioned link was ...
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When Googlebot sees a link, will it click it or navigate to it?

My site uses pushState and JSON data to display content. So, for example, this might appear on my page: <a href="/some/page">some page</a> The JavaScript then prevents the default ...
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site hacked but positions not back

My site was hacked about 6 months ago. I managed to finally get around to removing the malicious code, and Google removed the warning from my site. However, my traffic has not yet returned to where it ...
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Daily blog archives and duplicate content

A few weeks back I realised that my blog software was creating daily post archives. Which basically resulted in duplicate content especially if I only had one post a day. The situation is something ...
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How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop?

EDIT: Reworded & Cleaned Up to Ease Understanding There has been a significant drop (90%) in traffic from Google to one of my well-established sites (6+ years) in the last week. Searches show ...
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Is it safe to block redirected (but still linked) URLs with robots.txt?

I have a website that has all URLs optimized and 301 redirected from nasty URLs to clean ones. However, everywhere throughout the site the unclean URLs are linked in menus, content, products, etc. ...
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What are the search engine affects of registering the same domain on multiple top level domains?

I'm looking to register a few more domains for my company, I have my-company.com at the moment, but now require my-company.com.au and my-company.nl and others, for example .ie. I'm running through my ...
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How to structure my AdWords campaign for testing and different groups of keywords?

I am starting an AdWords campaigns and I will measure conversion rates using the AdWords conversion tracking pixel. Conversion might be account creation or a concrete sale. As it will be a test ...
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Google Analytics - comparing metrics for different cities approach

I receive traffic from a number of different cities across the world, these being: Washington, Bratislava and Belfast. In Google Analytics, I would like to be able to compare a variety of metrics (...
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How do I get rid of Google penguin? [closed]

My site is affected by google penguin, traffic on my site down, missing keywords on search engines. Please help me get rid of this algorithm
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Business not showing up on right hand side of google search [duplicate]

The business I work has currently has a verified business Google+ page and in the past this page has shown up as a thumbnail during Google searches. The thumbnail brings up basic information such as ...
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Best way to prevent Google from indexing a directory [duplicate]

I've researched many methods on how to prevent Google/other search engines from crawling a specific directory. The two most popular ones I've seen are: Adding it into the robots.txt file: Disallow: /...
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In addition to Google's First Click Free, should you whitelist search engine bots past a paywall?

Our site has subscription-only pages - non-subscribed visitors see a snippet preview. As per Google's FCF requirements, your first 5 hits to a subscriber-only pages with .google. as the referrer, you ...
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SEO for duplicate sites with multiple domain extensions

I am running business in different nations and I got domains for example www.mydomain.com www.mydomain.us www.mydomain.ca www.mydomain.uk www.mydomain.com.au So, if I run same website with same ...
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Will a rel=canonical link pointing to a 301 redirect pass less pagerank than one without a 301?

On this official Google page about canonical links it says: Can rel="canonical" be a redirect? Yes, you can specify a URL that redirects as a canonical URL. Google will then process the ...
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Why does SEO based code tips not appear to affect ranking?

I've been researching various methods for SEO where pages have precise titles, keywords are highlighted with h tags and tick the many boxes stated in good page mark up for SEO. However when looking ...
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How does Google know how much traffic a website gets?

They obviously know how much traffic they send to it. But how do they know of the rest of the traffic to it? Is it only if it has Google Analytics installed, or do they get their information in some ...
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How do you find all the links to disavow for a Google reconsideration request? [duplicate]

A few months ago I received the following notification on Google Webmaster for a website I look after. Unnatural links to your site—impacts links Google has detected a pattern of unnatural ...
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Google Nofollow, Disavow and Link Removal Requests

I am the owner of a reviews website and I am constantly getting requests from people asking me to remove links to their sites or they will disavow the links and they threaten me with Google penalties. ...
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Can you disavow a whole domain apart from the index page?

Many years ago I may have bought a few sitewide links for some of my sites, these have now come back to haunt me and I need to sort them out. I've tried to contact the owners but they're too lazy to ...
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map a sub page of a domain to google sites

I control a subpage of a site: economics.university.edu/summerschool I have access to CNAME, etc. However I want to use Google sites to create the site and then map the URL above to my Google site. ...
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Google Analytics and Whos.amung.us in realtime visitors, why such an enormous discrepancy?

Since years I use in a site both Google Analytics and Whos.amung.us, both Google analytics and whos.amung.us javascripts are inserted in the same pages in the tracked part of the site. In real-time ...
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Making my domain show up instead of my sitemap.xml in Google search results

If I search Google for a term or my site name, Google returns the URL sitename.com/sitemap.xml on the first or second page of the results. I want the main site to return in the results and not the ...
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Can I use a 302 redirect to serve up static content from an URL with escaped_fragment?

We would like to serve up SEO-friendly Ajax-driven content. We are following this documentation. Has anyone ever tried to write a 302 redirect into the .htaccess file, that takes the ?...
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Will Google treat this JavaScript code as a bad practice?

I have a website that provides a custom UX experience implemented via JavaScript. When JavaScript is disabled in the browser the website falls back to CSS for the layout. To make this possible I've ...
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My blog which gets 300+ daily impressions has stopped appearing on the 1st page of Google [duplicate]

I have a blog regarding Placement papers from December 2010. My monthly impressions are around 4000. For the last 2 days, my blog has disappeared from Google search engine result pages. Impressions ...
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how can I contact Google about a domain misuse?

I was trying to add a newer domain of mine to my existing Google Apps account with an already set primary domain. Google Apps then returns the message that the domain is already in use by another ...
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Lost traffic from Google because of meta-tag adding

I have a site aroundnails.com. It has English version on subdomain en.aroundnails.com. Reading about language related meta-tags for Google, I have placed such a meta tag on the main page of main site:...
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WordPress multisite and Google Analytics in subfolders with mapped domains

I have a WordPress multisite with sub folders. The site's subfolders are mapped to domains, which are set to primary. I'm using the Google Analytics Multisite Async' code to track things. From ...
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How to redirect a international domain to a subfolder on the English site without hurting Google rankings?

I have two sites: www.example.de www.main.com www.main.com is English version of www.example.de which is in German. I want to keep only www.main.com. For the English version I will keep www.main....
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Multiple site URLs now showing up in SERPs

Recently when you search for me on Google several URLs from my blog have started showing up, instead of just the main URL. 1) https://scotthelme.co.uk/ 2) https://scotthelme.co.uk/category/wifi-...
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Is there a way to hide text from descriptions in Google search results

The first line of text on all of our client's product pages is "Download hi-res images", which of course isn't what we'd want in the description when people search for their products. Is there any ...
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Google Analytics showing more unique visitors than there are pages on an intranet site

I take care of a company intranet and measure the traffic with GA. I am absolutely sure that there are no more than 5000 URLs in our company and it is impossible to check the intranet from outside the ...
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Adding tags for SEO in clothing website [duplicate]

I am building a site for a women's accessories brand. The site has a Homepage, a Store page (where all accessories are displayed), a page for each of the accessories description, an about page and a ...
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Find out when a new domain appears in search results

Does anyone know a way to perform the following: I want to know whenever a new domain starts appearing in the google search results for a particular query. For a given google search query, I'd like ...
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Is this one of the 200 factors of Google for SEO?

If I am correct, the content makes the title of a particular page stronger, and in turn the all titles together makes the category stronger, and then the categories makes the domain name stronger to ...
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How should I structure a site with content dependent on visitor type (not user)?

I have a website that displays different content depending on two selections made by a visitor: Whether they are a teacher or student, and their learning level (from 4 options). Everything is public ...
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Foolproof way to ensure Google news pulls the correct image for its thumbnails?

Google news results have an acompanying thumbnail next to articles that show up in the results. If Google's crawler can't find a thumbnail to pull from our site, it uses its next best guess from ...