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

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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, ...
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Tool or online service to view Google PR of thousand sites from a list?

Any suggestion would be appreciated. Maybe a tool (or online service) that you used at least once. I have list of webistes in a txt file. I need a tool or an oline service (possibly free) that finds ...
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Are SEO links from Facebook, Delicious, Digg useful to increase Google PR?

Does anyone know in his SEO experience if links coming from Facebook, Delicious, Digg are useful to increase PageRank on Google? I would say NO cause most of these links are nofollow and/or stored in ...
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How to check pagerank of all pages of a website?

How can I check Google Page Rank of all pages of a website without installing any tool on my machine?
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Is it possible to check Page Rank of a site without the Google toolbar?

I am just getting started in SEO, and I want to check the Page Rank of one of my sites. All google docs say to use their toolbar to check Page Rank. However I'm using Chromium. I could check with ...
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How to handle hundred of external links in a site?

The site I am working on has few hundred distributors, each one has its own page, and a link to that distributors website. Some of the distributors have multiple locations and so they have multiple ...
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Why should I use a subdomain structure over a directory structure?

I want to do blog.mysite.com but i know it will negatively impact my PR with Google. When is it preferable to structure your site like that vs mysite.com/blog? Is it only for the benefit of PR?
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Will link exchange with similar sites improve my PageRank?

I have a programming blog and I was wondering if link exchange with other programming blogs (where I link to them and they link to me) is a good idea to improve my site's PageRank. I know in ...
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What are the benefits of RDFa?

I've seen some blogs etc. about this new technology: RFDa, but is there any benefits in using it now. From what I understand, it's mainly used by search engines and other crawlers, but have Google, ...
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Do all the seach engines rank the same way?

I know the algorithms that is used by search engines can't be exactly the same. But do I need to take bing and other search engines into consideration when building a site, or will my site be ...
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What is PageRank and how do I get it?

I've heard Google's algorithm is based on PageRank, and that it has something to do with the links to your site. Can someone explain it, and more importantly, how I can increase my site's PageRank?