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

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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 score: the more popular site has a worse rank

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 ...
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Link count on high PR website, which is better?

i have search this question for quite long but i cannot find the answer. may be because i don't know what keyword should i enter. i wonder, which is better to have let say 100 link only one one ...
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Does Google rank businesses that are closer to me geographically to a higher postion

If I do a search on Google using a key word phrase used on our website, does it rank the business I work for higher because it can work out that it is a close geographical match (and the key word ...
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Migrated website: PageRank and 404's

We have recently migrated our website and a lot of pages that existed on the old website no longer exist on the new website. We did create redirect rules to match the URLs from the old and the new ...
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Can a site recover by itself after dropping google page rank for 404 errors?

Recently redid a website and changed the directory / URL structure. I did some .htaccess redirects for the main landing pages - however when reviewing web master tools received 404 errors for the rest ...
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Pass Google Juice to another domain without a 301 redirect

Is there a way to move juice from one domain to another (either the whole domain or page-by-page)? I was thinking on adding a rel="canonical" on every page on the old domain linking to the new one, ...
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Is the organic search page rank I see the same as the organic search page rank you see?

The short story is that I'm trying to find out whether we'd all get the same results (more or less) from Google if we all searched for the same term at the same time. Our site targets 10 specific ...
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Creating a CDN to boost page ranking?

I had a thought about CDNs and if they affect page rankings. Lets say hypothetically if I was to create a CDN as a subfolder in my site. This folder would contain a resource that is useful e.g. ...
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Will replacing 'to' with 2 or 'for' with 4 improve my site's PageRank

Is it true that replacing words such as "to" and "for" with numbers (2 and 4 respectively) help increase my website's PageRank. Is it a useful SEO technique and if so why does it work?
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How to get Google Page Rank for a site hosted Blog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is PageRank and how do I get it? I am blogging since last june and got alxea rank for my site many days before... But I still dont get it that how to get Google ...
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what counts as a “pageview”

My main index.html page consists of 2 parts (it is written in html & jquery/javascript): a fixed header that is always at the top of the page a content page that is loaded when a user clicks a ...
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Page Rank not showing correctly everywhere?

Okay, so I checked the page rank again, and http://www.namhost.com's page rank is now 4. But I get this warning: Google Pagerank for: http://www.namhost.com 4/10 Pagerank is valid! Attention! This ...
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why my website isn't recognised by google? [closed]

i have a big problem. My website is invisible by google. Why ? i have made my robots.txt and sitemap.xml and all looks pretty good. my website : (removed; potentially spam) thanks à lot Forthomme ...
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Moving blog to another host - what is the impact to SEO to be expected?

I run a blog under mywebsite.com/blog. This is a self-hosted Movable-type installation. Now I want to get rid of the blog installation and use a hosted (WordPress.com) solution instead. The blog is ...
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Importance of having EDU backlinks

I've built a few links on 50 EDU / GOV websites. 1 of them has PR 8, 3 of them have PR 7, 8 of them PR6,7 of them PR5,12 of them PR4,8 of them PR3, 1 of them PR2, 6 of them PR1, 10 of them PR0. My ...
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Moving to a custom domain in blogger spoiled my pagerank. Need help?

I had www.chankeypathak.blogspot.com as my blog on Blogger. I then purchased a domain www.chankeypathak.com and then I followed the procedure of redirecting all old pages to new ones (301 redirect). ...
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new domain, old links are 301'd from old domain to new, how will this affect my rankings?

I built up good rankings with search engines over the years with my old domain. I recently changed my domain name and have all the links 301 redirected from my old domain to my new domain. I also used ...
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Are the page rank and backlinks just for a single page or for the whole website?

I was wondering if the page rank and the backlinks are just for one page? If this is so then should we optimize each and every page of the site and try to bring backlinks to each of them?
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Page Rank Impact On 301 redirecting a directory (folder) to a new domain?

I write a lot about programming and Linux, especially because I am relatively new to both of them. But now, I would like to separate them both - - programming stuff on the same domain (say ...
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My website was spammed with Russian porn links and my ranking dropped by half [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover my inclusion in google results after being penalized for receiving comment spam? I put an update of my site live and I forgot to enable to comment ...
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Buying expired domains - what to look for?

I want to purchase a few expired domains, who have some backlinks, but some of those sites have PR of -1 with backlinks which are pretty bad. But what exactly do I need to look for when looking for ...
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Proper way to create and work with a subdomain?

My site got effected by Panda, and I am trying to see if making a subdomain would work. The site is comehike.com, and I created a subdomain which is currently empty at hiking.comehike.com I have a ...
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Is it worth paying for a domain with a PageRank of 6?

I am looking to start on online magazine and I don't have a special name for it yet, and I am intending to monetise it through adds. I found a good domain that has a PageRank of 6 for 600$. is it ...
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Does the date that appears in the Search Engine Result Page affect the page rank?

question in the title + how do I change the date appearing in the result page?
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How are Google Site links generated in search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I just met a fellow designer who runs a website with the same pagerank as mine. When ...
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Moving a WordPress installation from a subdomain to its own domain without losing PageRank

I'd like to move a WP installation from a subdomain to its own without losing the PageRank achieved by that subdomain. What are the best steps in order to do this properly? Especially how do I set ...
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What causes a website's alexa page-rank and traffic data to display highly regular sine wave patterns over a period of 30 days?

At first I wondered if it was due to the traffic difference between day and night, but that turned out not to be the case, since the period of rise and drop in traffic was about a week, not overnight. ...
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Is there any browser add-on or extension or anything, by which we can see their current page views?

Is there any browser add-on or extension or anything, by which we can see their current page views of websites displayed in google search results? or give us the page views of websites opened in ...
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google search result : webpage ranking order

I want to know when I typed - cheapest mobile phone in india. I get this website title inside the red box first (The title is not relevant to my typed phrase), whereas which is relevant, inside the ...
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My old domain is getting more PR while new is at PR 0, Please help me understand this

I am a web developer and I had a website for over 3 years, I mostly work local so no high traffic. Recently I started a blog on my website and around 2 months ago I got PageRank 1. After that I ...
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Search and Tags for robots.txt

After setting up a blog at blogspot.com I added the site to my webmasters tools of google. I noticed an error: "Restricted by robots.txt" and looked a little into the matter. I found in the ...