An algorithm used by Google to determine the placement of webpages in Google search results.

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Bad links and competitors [closed]

If bad links such as paid links can harm your ranking and get you penalized by google, then competitors can simply use them against each other! Like for example someone can buy thousands of bad links ...
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Does it hurt for domain A to link to a NOINDEX page at domain B?

Two pages A and B are at two different domains: Page A links to page B. After a while, I decided to mark page B NOINDEX using meta robots "noindex, follow". Do I have to add rel=nofollow to page A ...
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

I handle the SEO of the company's website. Last month we peaked at a national Alexa Rank of around 30,000, but in the past 3 weeks it has gone down to 50,000. The executives at my company consider ...
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How to rank on google for your own web site address keyword? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to rank #1 for a website address keyword. For example: website URL would be www.proautoservice.com And If people search on Google "Pro auto service", how can I rank #1 for ...
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Good Stratety To Google Rank Your Website [duplicate]

I've spend thousands now to try to rank one of my websites, and some of my others. and one of them are doing really good. what should i do to make them rank, without destroying there ranks. I got $...
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Now whats the substitute for PageRank provided by google which recently got dead?

PageRank provided by google is very helpful in many conditions where i need to know whether site is authenticate or not or to know the popularity of the site. Mostly i used to with trusting site ...
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How to track clicks on inbound links besides via URL parameters?

We use a custom CMS on a site and we're having various parameters on inbound links for own tracking and inbound marketing purposes. Usually these URL parameters are added to the links so the system ...
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Will a naked domain that isn't setup hurt PageRank?

Say we have a domain, example.com, and I just want the site to be viewed under www.example.com. I know that the best practice would be to redirect example.com to www.example.com. However, if this ...
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Should I disavow hidden links

I'm optimizing the SEO for a friend's website. The original designer has created a bunch of links on websites they operate in order to increase Google Ranking for the new site. However, these links ...
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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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We want to change the URLs of an entire section of the website, what all can go wrong with SEO?

We have the following URL sections: http://www.movie-website.com/movies/movie-name/trailers And we want to change it to: http://www.movie-website.com/trailers/movie-name/ Of course we are looking ...
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What affect, if any, would buying domain names with high volume search terms have on SEO?

Assume the following: I have a website: www.example.com. I want to rank www.example.com/searc-term-1 on the first page of Google. Would it help the SEO of www.example.com/searc-term-1 if I bought ...
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What is a good approximation for a page's (Google) search rank to come back to it's original rank, after it has fallen due to technical errors?

Say we had a web page, which initially had a google rank on the first page. Say these errors occurred after some time: load time Meta title changes Some data not being visible to the crawler etc. ...
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How would Google respond to redirecting visitors clicking on SERP to another page, but not the Googlebot?

This page has a good PageRank on Google: http://www.example.org/myrankedpage.php Many users search on Google and land on myrankedpage.php However, I would like for those users to be redirected to ...
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Lower priority for specific pages

I have some documents that are not as important and I would like to have a lower priority for them. If I generate a sitemap I can set the priority for these pages to a lower value, e.g. 0.1. ...
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SEO optimization when using same content across different urls per destination [duplicate]

We offer a service for international customers and we created different landing page to target those destinations. Now, the content is the same apart from the countries name. We would like to index ...
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How to know which back-link passes good link juice? [duplicate]

Currently i am in the process of removing bad inbound links towards my website. Now apart from PR or domain related significance how i know that which inbound links are passes the good link juice for ...
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CNAME or 301 redirect for two or more domains with identical keywords

I have two domains that contain identical keywords. For example: applesandoranges.com orangesandapples.com Is there any SEO advantage/disadvantage if I do not set a 301 redirect from one of them ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages). For example, if page ...
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Crawl Budget economy: what to do with URLs with tracking parameters?

So, a site has inbound links to a lot of important pages and these links have URL parameters. These URL parameters are basically used just for tracking purposes, similar to the way Amazon links to its ...
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Does having the company slogan at the top of every page hurt page rank

At the top of every page I have an image file with a graphic of the company logo. Next to it is the text for the company slogan in a span tag. below that is the top level menu and below that is an h1 ...
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Which sites to link exchange with?

When approaching websites for link exchange (presumably, this is a worthwhile link building exercise?), what factors should one look at to assess whether or not the site is worthwhile the effort? ...
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Will Google lower my rankings for boilerplate titles?

Will Google lower my rankings for titles with one-word difference (AKA boilerplate titles)? For example: Title #1: "Keyword A - Keyword 1 Included | Example Website" Title #2: "Keyword A - Keyword ...
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Seo and free domain [duplicate]

I have a question does hosting a website in a free domain example xyz@net16.net affect page rank.I had added meta tags .Used google webmaster tools to check the html page for error and none found....
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Should I put rel=“nofollow” on author link?

We have just launched a new ecommerce shop. At the very bottom there is an anchor linking to our company website (a little advertisement, if you like). The SEO experts told us to put rel="nofollow" to ...
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How to find Google PageRank without third party tools?

How do third party applications and PageRank checking websites check for the PageRank number? Does Google provide this rank number with an API or can I retrieve it by entering something into the ...
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Do inbound links pass link juice up the url hierarchy?

Our site is very regional, so we focus all of our seo efforts on each of these region landing pages. For Example: domain.com/toys/us/ca/san-francisco We added an informational page (ex. reviews) and ...
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Page Rank Not Working on my website [duplicate]

This is my website: Aviene.pl. I have scanned it by the website valuation tool. My website is 2.9 years old (this is what that tool shows, and that's the truth) but unfortunately every tool shows that ...
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Google Rank and Domain redirection

I have a blog on Blogspot (owned by Google). I would like to host it under my own domain. So I would consider 3 options: Create a Domain redirect to Blogspot Re-direct the existing blogspot URL to ...
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Inline SVG within H1

I'm in the process of updating my website by replacing large PNG images with inline SVG images. My current code looks something like this: <h1> <img src="logo.png" alt="Company Name" /&...
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PageRank or SiteRank

When I visit our website via the root domain we have a Google PR of 3, yet when I go into any other page there is not a Google PR displayed. For example, the blog on our website does not have any ...
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Shared hosting on same IP = loss of ranking when moving from domain A to domain B? [duplicate]

I've read this thread: How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank? Unfortunately, I can't find an answer to the following situation - and I am also explaining why: I am moving a website from ...
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Are multiple unrelated links to my site from a single domain damaging?

In GWT I can see a site which has 283 links to a single page on my site. Their content is completely irrelevant to my site (see image below). I can't even find where the actual link is on their pages,...
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Does Google now factor the prominence of how a link is rendered into their PageRank algorithm?

Google's John Mueller now says that Googlebot renders the pages it crawls to determine what content is on them. They do this because so many sites are now heavily JavaScript centric and this allows ...
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Using the same text copy as another website for a higher search result?

One of my superiors, (whom presumably doesn't understand much about SEO) thought that copying text from another website onto their website would cause their search results to come to the top of an ...
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Does Google rank websites higher for using their APIs?

We're using a few Google APIs on our site such as embed maps, static maps and address lookup. We were thinking about removing these and going with other services, or even saving the returned static ...
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Deleting the old site and 301 redirect migration to preserve page rank [duplicate]

So I am looking to completely redesign a site, keep the domain name, but change the host. Every damn article / tutorial for successful website migration I was looking at is assuming that the old site/...
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Google Site: listing Parent Domain directory Index

Currently when we search site:domain.com on google we get a return of 3.6 million pages indexed, About 3,650,000 results (0.31 seconds). When we search site:domain.com/childdirectory we get 3.8 ...
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PageRank zero after a few years

I've never focused too much on the actual PageRank on my sites but, after having had a specific one for few years that is still at zero I start to worry that I've been somehow blacklisted. Is there a ...
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Many user-created sites/pages and subdomains. SEO questions for primary domain

My site allows people to create free websites and provides them with a subdomain link to their site. For example, a user bsmith will end up with a site at bsmith.example.com, and pages like bsmith....
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SEO hurt by unrelated links? Long term linking, spammy terms

I have a couple of questions regarding SEO ranking as it pertains to spam sites linking to my site. I have a niche website that allows people to create their own web pages for free. A couple of years ...
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Does SEO value pass through canonical links pointing to another domain?

I have a relatively new price aggregation website (online for about one month). Part of it was also adapted (custom header/footer) and included into an older site, on a different domain, which already ...
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Pagespeed rating vs server speed from a SEO perspective

What's more important for my website, from a SEO perspective? I first had a page load time from around 900ms and a google rating from about 70. Using some plugins I managed to get the rating up to ...
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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...
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How to tell how long google thinks it has been since your website was updated?

I never really thought 'freshness' was a problem for my site until I recently used the silktide 'nibbler' website grading report / scanner. It listed my 'freshness' as a big old 0 and said my site ...
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How much Traffic from google does a Pagerank X generates ?

Yesterday was the birthday of my website, I have achieved the milestone of an average of 400 visitors from Google, yet my pagerank = 0 Do you guys have an idea on how much traffic generates PR1 , 2 , ...
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Google Webmaster change of address from old root to new subfolder [duplicate]

I have successfully done a 301 from example.com to newexample.com/example but Google Webmaster Tools will ONLY let me submit a change of address for root level domains e.g. from example.com to ...
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Is it possible for a script tag to be perceived as an inbound link for SEO?

My company has <script> tags on a lot of sites, some of these sites have very high page ranks. Right now the <script> tags have a src of Microsoft's blob data. We want to move away from ...
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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

We're considering a change to our site which would increase the result set for one of the middle pages of a paginated result set. We have been consulted that if we move some of the SEO relevant items ...
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Does a link to your site with a URL parameter pass link juice?

If I link to http://example.com/?id=344, will that still provide link juice to example.com? Or will it provide link juice only to http://example.com/?id=344, which might have a link to example.com ...