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

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How to Preserve PageRank for Disappearing Pages?

Pretend that USA Today has a section of their site where the sell electronics, which they locate at http://electronics.usatoday.com. The subdomain is powered by an online electronics store called ...
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The best approach to ranking well when site is NOT content oriented?

I'm just about to launch a website and I'm concerned about ranking well on Google's SERPs. I've done a lot of searching for information regarding this new change to their algorithm and all I keep ...
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SEO - PageRank on Facebook pages, but pages have no back links to them?

have a look at these two pages: 1) http://www.facebook.com/zvz.ro (PageRank 4 from Google toolbar) Amazingly it has got NO links to it (you can see it with Majestic SEO free report): ...
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Do irrelevant links help PageRank?

I was recently asked for a link exchange between my PR1 site and someone's PR4 site. They are not related, and even in different languages. Disregarding the degraded user experience and assuming the ...
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Move subdomain into subdirectory SEO question

I have read this article: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/subdomains-and-subdirectories/ But I'm not 100% clear if moving my subdomain website into a subdirectory on the main domain would change ...
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Information about links disappeared from Webmaster Tools

I discovered that all information about links to my site disappeared from Google Webmaster Tools. Last time I checked the "Links to your site" page in GWT there was nice list of linking domains and ...
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301 redirect and page ranking

Say I have a site 123example.com, with roughly 100 backlinks, which has increased from a google page 27 to page 12 for my keywords over the last month and continues toward the top 10... I have another ...
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page rank 0 penalty

I have a wordpress blog and a www-website on the same domain for about one year. Together it is about 170 pages. The page rank is still 0. I understand that page rank 0 is a penalty for duplicate ...
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Internal pages PR

My homepage has a PR of 5. However, 99% of my internal pages have PR of 0 for some reason. What can be the cause of it? I have a sitemap and Google Webmaster Tools shows that all my website pages are ...
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Google search question, front page not showing

I know this is probably a dumb question but I hope someone can give me some insight; I was ranked on Google first page of search results for "funny st patricks day shirts" but I was third from the ...
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PageRank sharing between domains?

I own three domains, say.. example.com, example.in, example.co.in I have bought the .in and .co.in TLDs (Top Level Domains) only to protect the brand. But I have this question: If I make the other ...
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Gaining back page rank and seach engine ranking

I have my blog website with alot of do-follow links posted. If i remove all those links do my search engine ranking gets down or not?
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Moving and redesigning a website

I am currently in the process of redesigning a successful business website. First I will be moving the site to a new web host. Once it is up and running I will begin porting the site into Joomla. ...
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Miscellaneous ways to get higher pagerank

I would like to get higher pagerank for my blog. I know good contents are most important for SEO. But I guess there are miscellaneous things(but legal) which site operators should know. These are ...
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Why is the page rank of this site low even after redirection from a high PR site?

The title may seem funny, but deal is this: www.cricinfo.com was a famous and I think PR 7 site. Few months back, they changed name to www.espncricinfo.com . www.cricinfo.com now redirects to ...
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DNS question and Google PageRank from domains

I'm not so good at DNS at all but I do know some basics. A while ago i have noticed, that my blog have different Page Ranks, PR 3 for domain www.example.com and PR 1 for domain example.com. In dns ...
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Why Google may decrease PR of a site?

I found that Google decreased PR of my site and wonder why. Except recent submit of my programs to download sites and change of Google Analytics to asynchronous code there were no other changes to ...
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Not so popular web : Change Domain and Web Name, SEO implications. Duplicate?

I have owned a site for two years, but never become popular. Today Google income from "clicks" is almost nothing. So I started to redesign the site: more features, a cooler design, and more data. I ...
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Why Google not ranking my websites..?

Please observe http://www.panbeli.in and http://www.softwaregenius.net Why is this site does not get ranked by Google Spider? It has been grayed in Google Tool Bar for a while. Google has the ...
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SEO one longer page vs. several targeted subpages?

We're working on a site and have come to a choice between one long (not too excessive) main page and several subpages. The subpages would have custom metas/titles/h2 tags and the content that ...
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Which is best for PageRank? When multi-Aliases point to same server, with multi-language folders

Imagine situation where multiple aliases point to the same server, where htacces divides them into their own language folders. Example: mywebsite.fr >> /fr/home mywebsite.de >> ...
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Does changing domain ownership affect SEO?

I have heard that when domain ownership changes, the domain loses its page rank. My theory on this is: Lots of sites selling high PR domains actually cheat. They invest in high PR links for the ...
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If I have a page rank of 5, and I get alot of backlinks from sites with PR 1, will I then decrease in PR?

As the title says, will I? Ex: I have PR 5, and suddenly a thousand sites link to me and they all have just PR 0, 1 or 2, will this cause my PR to drop?
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Moving from a static site to a CMS with new URLs and meta-data for pages

I am in the process of rebuilding a site from static pages to a CMS which will be using mod_rewrite to generate new page URLs. In this process our marketing people and myself have decided to tidy up ...
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Help! My articles are not indexed correctly by search engines

Something is seriously wrong after I updated my site with new templates, moved to a new server and started writing on English rather than Norwegian. I know from Google Analytics, that most of my ...
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Why is Google not ranking my page?

After I re-designed my website, Google stoped ranking my page. I have no idea why. I'm not banned from Google, because my website is position #1 on the search. And my META tags for robots look like ...
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Single word keywords against 2 or 3 word keywords for SEO

Looking in Google Webmaster tools for my site, the sixth most common keyword is "life". This appears a lot because I mention "artificial life" and in places "second life" in the page text. I want to ...
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New META TAGS with positive effects for seo ranking in 2011 and beyond

I'm trying to make an up to date chart of meta tags, for all of us, with their purposes, their use and their good (or bad) effects on search engines and being found. Also any body knows new or ...
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Non-direct page link behavior in website

There is a mechanism I plan to implement in one of my websites. Let's say the links in my website don't directly refer to the page they are supposed to but they all refer to a single PHP page and ...
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Does rel=“nofollow” link helps in SEO

I have read that links to rel="nofollow" doesn't help in pagerank or SEO. I used google webmaster tool to find out the external links pointing to my website. In results i found some links from ...
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PageRank: will links pointing to pages protected by robots.txt still count?

If every single link to a given website www.example.com points to a page in a particular subdirectory (i.e. www.example.com/user/[something]), but that directory is off limits as per robots.txt, i.e. ...
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Is Use of keyword instead of preposition good?

i would like to know if we write articles using the fixed keyword instead of using the preposition for it good for SEO keyword density?
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How should we write keywords of a webpage

I would like to know how to write the keywords in head section. Either it should be comma separated or white space separated?
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Page with 50 internal page links or 5 pages with 10 internal links each?

I would like to know if no. of internal links in a page affects its page rank or not? lets say: a page contains 50 internal links is better than 5 pages interlinked with each other having 10 internal ...
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What is Page authority in OpenSiteExplorer.org?

I am trying increase page rank of my website. I came across http://www.opensiteexplorer.org. It generated the stats of my website. There are alot of things. I would like to start from some basics. So ...
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What does link:http://www.sunshinetrekking.com means in google?

In terms of learning seo i found something link:http://www.sunshinetrekking.com i.e link:websitename. I couldnot what it is searching google. What does it means? Dis it important for pagerank?
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Building multiple websites with different domain names or single website with multiple language folder

Which one is better for increasing PageRank: Hosting multiple websites of different languages and interlink them Host single website and create multiple language pages and interlink them
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Does Google adsense affect page ranking?

does placing google ads in out web page help in SEO page rank?
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Does changing web hosting server affects SEO page ranking?

I have been hosting in a server from last 2 years. I am planning to change the hosting server. Before i change the hosting server i would like to know whether it affects my page ranking or not?
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What is a “back link” and how does it affect search ranking?

I have heard about back links but am not sure what they are or how they affect search rankings and search engine optimization.
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SEO: adding your company signature with link to all websites you make?

I saw many webdesigner companies adding a small signature on each website they make. Signature could be masked by words like credits, design by..., but they all contain a direct link to the webdesign ...
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Why does Google remove PageRank sometimes?

Today I saw my website's page rank gone down from 2 to 0. It happened once before as well. I don't remember spamming anywhere and I don't have too many posts on my forum. I heard they are very strict ...
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Is using only https bad in a SEO perspective?

I would like to set up a new business site. I plan to direct www.example.com to example.com and only use that domain. My plan is also to only use https and not http. Does this affect the SEO for the ...
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How long does it take for a page to be assigned Google page rank?

The home page of my website has been indexed by Google more than 6 months ago. Some of the internal pages have received a page rank 6 or higher, however, the page rank of the home page remains 0. What ...
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Are page ranks for subdomains independent?

If I have a domain name say stackexchange.com and I want to host 2 sites X and Y as subdomains of that site. Will x.stackexchange.com help out y.stackexchange.com in page rank? Or will google treat ...
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How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank?

As part of graduating from Area51 and becoming a full fledged site we sometimes change domain names from http://topic.stackexchange.com to http://example.com. Aside from the obvious 301 redirect rules ...
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My domain PageRank shows as unavailable, why is that?

My domain, http://www.anovaordemmundial.com , has been snatched by some opportunist when I failed to renew the domain. I know, it's all my fault :/ . After I have being ripped off and bought my domain ...
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Other ways to avoid Google PR to flow to some pages of your website?

I was looking at this website other day: www.matieventi.com Using Google toolbar I saw its HOME PAGE has a Google PR of 3, and its SERVIZI page (www.matieventi.com/exclusive-mati/) PR is 2. Nothing ...
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Many Stack Overflow users' pages have no Google PageRank and they are not indexed, why?

If you go to my user page on Stack Overflow and you check it with the Google Toolbar, you can see it has no PageRank at all (this does happen for almost any user page, even people with much higher ...
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Website dropping 7 pages low in 1 week

I just encountered, that my webpage dropped 7 pages low on google in just 1 week. How is that even remotely possible? I didn't change anything regarding metatags, descriptions, site structure, ...