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

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How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?

Here at Stack Exchange we're working on moving all traffic to SSL. The reason we're not doing logged-in-users only is that one side of the login divide would suffer a redirect from Google every time. ...
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Google Pagerank (PR) History and Next Upcoming Updates [closed]

As you may know Google updates PageRank roughly 4 times a year, out of interest and not for ranking purposes I often check when the next incoming update is. I do this by searching various sites and ...
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Does Google's algorithm look at a websites nameserver?

This might seem like a strange question but does Google's ranking algorithm look at what nameserver a website uses. For example, if it uses an enterprise dns provider does it rank higher? I appear to ...
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IP geolocation and permanent redirects for search engines

when someone connects to my homepage I geolocate using their IP and redirect to the site with the right language (for example someone from Italy connects to example.com and I redirect them to ...
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Google PageRank calculation

I know this might be a stupid question, but I have recently heard, that Google PageRank takes into account links from my sites to big pages, i.e. when I link to big sites, my site get more PageRank. ...
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How to find Google PageRank of a SSL/HTTPS Page

If a page is using HTTPS it will display its page rank as the page rank of its homepage, for instance this page is displaying a PR8 - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/publiser45/ But ...
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New site has PR9 as soon as it is made, why/how?

I was just messing around with Google Sites and noticed that as soon as I made my site the homepage had a PR of 9 (before it crosses your mind all the links it makes are nofollow). The homepage of ...
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Should I remove bad links to old site that are being 301 redirected to new site?

Should I remove bad links e.g. 0 Page Rank, 0 Trust linking to old site that are being 301 redirected to new site? Would I get rid of these links using Google's Disavow links? We've only improved in ...
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Does text in tooltips (or hide/show divs) count for positive SEO?

We want to increase our rankings. We have relevant quality text content ... However we need the page to visually appear less texty. We are therefore considering a design with very little text ...
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What are the implications of one site having thousands of links to yours?

Using Webmaster I can see the home page of a related site has 100,000 + links to my site. I assume this is because there are tons of pages on this site and a link to our site is in the footer. My ...
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Loss of page rank by Google after 301 Redirect?

I have developed a stock discussion forum whereby I separate each forum by the ticker symbol. The issue is, recently, the makers of the Blackberry phone, Research in Motion (formerly ticker symbol ...
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For SEO, should I direct an existing website with a lower page rank to a new, better-ranked site?

I have a client that has an existing site, let's call it bobthebuilder.com. My client has been posting blog posts to it for the past couple of years and a modest amount of sites are naturally linking ...
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Backlinking to a website with image source

I just want to ask can we increase backlinks to our site by putting 1x1 pixel image on our clients' sites or can anybody suggest a better solution? <img src="http://www.mysite.com/" ...
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Text contents as links

This page on my website (Arabic) contain Verses of Quran. Every word of the verse is linked to the search page to perform a search for this word in the Quran. (the first four words are highlighted by ...
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Low pagerank backlinks - does Google penalize?

I have a new stock discussion forum and I would like to promote it. Specifically, I have two ideas in mind to help promote it: 1) Become a member at other stock discussion forums. Make high quality ...
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Pagerank ties to page content

I have a relatively old site, with a fairly good pagerank, that I'm in the process of upgrading. The second-tier pages are also well pageranked. After reading through the content on these pages, I ...
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I don't think my site is being detected/crawled properly/having backlinks, and it's ruining SEO [closed]

This is really frustrating. I'm setting up a computer repairs business called Darley Tech. I have listed my site on many online directories to encourage backlinks. I have relevant and useful ...
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Backlink from page with low pagerank but site has high pagerank - effect from Google?

My understanding is that if I have too many backlinks from low PR (pagerank) sites, Google considers them to be low quality links and if you have too many, your site may even be de-indexed from ...
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Redesigning a page while not using old images but also not losing rank

I have redesigned one of the pages of a website I'm current working on, and some of the images on this website, 2 to be exact, rank on the very first page of public google search results. Those ...
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When is a page considered loaded by search engines so I can enhance it without a page-speed penalty?

I'm working on a website that has some high quality images that need to load. Of course, my goal is to get the site to load as quickly as possible so we don't slow down the user experience and I don't ...
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Multiple links on a webpage pointing to the same URL

Does having multiple links on a webpage pointing to same internal URL impact your PR negatively? Would it look spammy or will the repeated links just be ignored?
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Tool to get all the Google page ranks of a website [closed]

I have a website, I was searching for a tool get the google page ranks of my website But I didn't get the appropriate one. Can anyone suggest tool to do this. (data export options to csv/excel will be ...
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SEO and new site - visibility best practices [closed]

Since i launched a new web site, i was wondering which are the best practices to let the visibility of the site grow up faster then just leaving the site online? I mean which internet channels are ...
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Why do I lose my Pagerank after a 301 redirect?

As we all know, Google treats sub-domains as completely separate domains so we have to fight for both, to get ranked in search results. One of my client's websites had example.com and ...
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Question on business connections and page rank?

I just want to ask this question to get a yes no answer on something that I've been wondering on lately. So regarding how there are countless numbers of sites now that use the no-follow; making it ...
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Dofollow or Nofollow trackbacks?

Thinking about SEO, is it better that they are dofollow trackback or nofollow trackbacks? When I write a post on my blog, I automatically send trackback to my site from http://bitacoras.com. The ...
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using blank image to improve post value

I have seen people (including popular digital agencies) using 1 x 1px transparent image, so that they can add page title as alt value. Does that really increases the value of a web page or that's a ...
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How to figure out recent PageRank of websites or any particular page (Homepage)

I have this question because the most recent algorithm changes by Google have affected my website traffic. I've been wondering why my homepage PageRank has dropped from 6 to 4 (I am not sure ...
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Should I pass link juice to my pages on other websites that are already high PR domains?

I am starting a new website for a local business and have entries listed for it on places like urbanspoon, yelp, google+ local, etc. I am thinking of listing these citation sites on my business ...
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How can I create multiple mini-sites with similar/duplicate content without hurting my search engine rank?

Essential background: I run a small company that lets members of the public post handwritten letters to their local politician (UK-based). Every week a number of early stage bills (called Early Day ...
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How an offline main domain can influence traffic on an active sub domain

The website(s) design is for a company active in 3 different areas. As an example lets use the following structure: www.example.com [sub1.example.com] [sub2.example.com] ...
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Subdomains vs. subdirectory – status as of 2012.

This following question by Jeff was in 2010 and I wanted to check how things have changed in the past 2 years. My problem: I run a site with most of the content distributed to subdomains that’s are ...
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url naming convention for improved seo and page rank [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? Using url rewriting methods, what is a better way to organize the structure of the URLs of your website for SEO and user ...
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Fake PR of a website

I just saw a website, its PR 10. Now this is impossible as the websites quality is nowhere near PR 10. I know that one can change to PR to show 10 if he redirects the site but in this case, its not ...
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Avoid SEO loss after URL structure change

We recently re-wrote our site from Umbraco to WordPress. This has been done by third-party developers. I have been the project manager and it is my mistake that I haven't notice the change of URLs ...
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Site violates Google's quality guidelines - Can't figure out why

I am at a loss! Our website has been delisted due to "Site violates Google's quality guidelines" and "We've reviewed your site and we still see links to your site that violate our quality guidelines. ...
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Restricted Flow Of Power

I'm sure all is fine, but i need some reassurance. Last month my company launched consolidated two of their websites into one new website. www.fdmgroup.com and www.fdmacademy.com into a newly ...
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Migrating PageRank/rankings from one site to another

I've got a client's company site with decent PageRank, backlinks and search engine rankings. The client wants to change their company name and therefore URL. I will set up a redirect between the old ...
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Keyword research tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some great tools to use for keyword research? In the past I've always chosen which keywords / phrases to go after by checking the traffic in the keyword tool, ...
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How to know which are the highest PageRanked pages in my site?

I have a large site where I would like to know which are the internal pages with higher PageRank for optimization purpouses. How can I generate a pagerank list of all my website pages?
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How to tell search engines about new image URL's?

I have just moved my website from a hosted provider to Windows Azure. The page URL's are all the same, but the location of the files is now different. How can I tell search engines about the new ...
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My google Page Rank is 1 but a very famous site has a PR of 4, is that rank correct? [closed]

Recently I just had a look at my Google Page Rank and it's 1 but another site which is much more famous than mine is on 4. I am confused with the rank: Are these ranks not affected by the websites ...
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Are there benefits of receiving external links from PR 0 or 1 sites for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Effect of adding link from PR1 site to PR0 site? I'm thinking to do some link exchanges with PR0 or PR1 sites which have the related contents as my site. And my link ...
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What do I do for small site that is getting linked to by spammy sites?

From this thread I learned that starting with Panda, Google may actually be penalizing weak sites that are being linked to by spammy sites. Does this still hold true? I have a small site that has ...
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Why is Stack Overflow's PR just 7? [closed]

I saw the PR of Stack Overflow and it is 7. If PR is the rank given to the website for its quality, why is the PR of Stack Overflow just 7?
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Abnormal alexa ranking score

I have 2 websites of ecommerce in France and for these websites I have a strange behaviour of the alexa results. Here are some statistics about the websites : Unique Visits January 2012 Website A ...
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How will this affect my SEO ranking?

I run a fishkeeping website based on a WordPress (PHP) CMS. I've recently put a fairly complex "filter" into place which searches my content for mentions of fish species profiles and turns them into ...
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What is good side of PageRank?

I am doing research about backlinks/PR/SEO/Search Result position and all I read about is that PageRank is not important, that it worth before but now it's not important at all. Only thing I found ...
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Since Google reduces the value of links alongside nofollow links, what is an alternative?

Since 2009, Google counts nofollow links also as outgoing links, and thus reduces the value of the other links. What are some alternatives to stop Google counting outside links from my page? If I ...
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Does Google counts backlinks from homepage to inside pages?

I have a site with good PR and my inside pages are getting increase of PR, but they don't have links pointing to them, only from my homepage. Does that means that Google counts ALL links on my ...