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

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How would Spanish text at bottom of English content page change how our pages rank? [duplicate]

On our real estate site we are planning to put Spanish text (2-3 lines) at bottom of every page. Except for the bottom part, all the content is in English. I am new to Page Rank & Google search ...
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Does PageRank flow to pages that are only listed in the sitemap.xml?

Let's say you have a small website that has a PR of 3. On top of that you have on the domain itself a blog that is not linked to the website. The blog along with its posts are however listed in the ...
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Do GET variables have bad effects on a page? [duplicate]

I am developing my own site, and I want to add multilanguage to my site. My approach is to have a GET variable lang=LANG to handle different languages. So, my URLs will be as such: ...
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Basename/URL reuse and Pagerank

I'm working with an SEO consultant that is recommending basename/URL reuse. The idea is that Google recognizes a given URL as high value and that URL will maintain value over time if the content is ...
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Do dynamic URLs have their own PageRank?

Do URLs with parameters have their own PageRank for the given parameters values or is the PageRank aggregated at basic page URL level ignoring the parameters?
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Is link relevancy or rank more important?

My competitors who PageRank higher than mine have backlinks that come from completely unrelated websites with a a high PageRank themselves. I was under the assumption that relevancy was more important ...
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SEO: PageRank association in subdomains [duplicate]

If User A is able to store the URL of his website on a very popular highly ranked website by creating his own subdomain on that website, is this at all beneficial? This may sound like a stupid ...
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Do long domain names reduce or increase your PageRank?

Let assume if everything being equal, which domain name might rank higher if I search for "How to fix computer" term? HowToFixComputers.com htfc.com
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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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Why my subdomain has higher page rank than main domain? [closed]

What is the possible cause that make my subdomain to have higher page rank than my main domain? I can understand that subdomain and main domain are considered a different domain, but the main domain ...
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How long does it take for backlinks to appear?

How long does it take for backlinks & linkjuice to appear in your link profile and have an effect?
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Should my blog be directly on my website?

I have my newly launched website at www.slicify.com (redirects to a secure subdomain). I currently have a separate blog on WordPress: slicify.wordpress.com for a couple of reasons: I don't really ...
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Will search engines discover that our old pages have been 301 redirected if there are no more links to them in the old site?

We've moved our website to a new domain. Thousands of our pages come from one PHP file in the old site (e.g. oldsite.com/news.php?id=<id>). So we added some code in news.php file to do a 301 ...
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SEO optimization when using same content across different TLDs

If I have two sites with almost the same content at example.com and example.co.uk but each is designed to take orders from the appropriate respective geographic location (i.e. .com from the USA and ...
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Is PageRank passed just once?

I'd like to know if link juice is passed just once? For example if I place a link in a website that passes little to no juice today, but 6 months down the road the link is still there but the ...
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How does a new website's PR calculated if multiple domains permanently redirected to that new domain?

I know if I permanently redirect a domain to a new domain address it won't affect my new domain in SEO point of view (PageRank, Page authority, etc.) and the new one would get the PageRank of my old ...
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What are the future implications of blocking a search engine now?

At a question asked previously at this site regarding Baidu's overactive crawling tendencies, one user comments: I'd only block a search engine spider if you never want to receive any search ...
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Will these type of 403 errors affect my ranking?

Let's say I have a directory that has a 403 forbidden error for all of the content in it, however a few of the images in its subdirectories return a normal 200 status. Will this fact affect my ...
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What is the difference between PageRank and Page Authority?

My question is what is the difference between PageRank and Page Authority? Can anybody define me please.
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Is my PageRank/linkjuice affected after 301 redirect and losing social likes?

I had to restructure my URL's and had to introduce some 301 redirects. However, then the Facebook likes and Google +1's of the old pages are also lost. Besides it's a shame those numbers don't show ...
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After Google's penguin 2.0, is a DMOZ listing still effective? [closed]

Please look at the following questions in which answers say that a listing in DMOZ is useful for rank: Does an entry in DMOZ significantly help the ranking of a web site? Is it really worth ...
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PageRank & SEO results of using a different domain for each company product

Using Apple as an example: www.apple.com < --- Main company site www.iphone.com <--- Product www.imac.com <-- Product If each company product had its own domain name and a unique ...
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How linking too many sites from my site will affect my page rank in Google

I run a resource and information site which provide links to sites containing specific information. E.g. it provide links to almost all paper manufacturers on the planet. These are not paid link. I ...
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Griefing to steal pagerank off my website?

I was looking today in my Google Webmaster tools for my website and see duplicate titles for the following pages on my website (small sample out of many on my site index): ...
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How to retrieve PageRank for a blogger blog?

I know this sounds like a stupid/obvious question, but when I try to retrieve the page rank of my blog using online tools, I don't get any result. My blog is know as ...
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How long before Google counts my .htaccess 301 redirect links?

I have a friend who had around 2000 visitors per day to his website before a web designer with no SEO knowledge changed all his URLs. I've used the Wayback Machine and Google Analytics to determine ...
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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 ...