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

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Why doesn't Google capitalize a page title in the search results?

In the search results my client's website first sub-listing is not correctly displayed like the titles of other pages, despite using the same structure method in making the pages. Why does this occur ...
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How does 2 domains on dedicated IP's sharing the same backend affect the ranking?

I have two Domains, both with dedicated IP's, with a service acting location based. The two domain-names have simple to remember name-pattern going like ##servicedescription##france.com and ...
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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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I have many backlink from other sites too one page of my site with hidden iframe. Has a positive or negative impact? [duplicate]

am sorry for my bad english. i have a site for download free website templates. i create a simple html file in my site and put my histats & google analitic code on that. then put a hidden iframe ...
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backlinks from hidden iframe to one page of my site.Has a positive or negative effect on my site seo? [duplicate]

i have more than 60000 backlink too one page of my site because i put a hidden iframe in my free products. like this: <IFRAME style="display:none;" SRC="http://www.domain.com/df/sdff.html" WIDTH=1 ...
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SEO links from Facebook, Delicious, Digg are useful to increase Google PR?

Does anyone know in his SEO experince if links coming from FaceBook, Delicious, Digg are useful to increase PageRank on Google? I would say NO cause most of thise links are nofollow and/or stored in ...
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Redirecting a site with less PageRank to a site with higher PageRank?

How does it affect a site with higher PageRank if a lower PageRank start redirecting (301) to it? The lower ranked site has spams and would like to shut it down but it also has a lot of visitors. I ...
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What are the factors that affect search engine rankings? [closed]

OK, a big question, and one that I assumed had already been answered here, but it hasn't. I'm looking for a comprehensive hierarchy of all the factors that go into determining how a search result ...
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How to check if my site was penalized by Google?

I suspect that my site is penalized by Google. Is there a way to check if it's true? EDIT: Webmaster Tools don't show any messages. Sometimes there are warnings about inaccessible (404, Soft 404s) ...
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How do form submissions affect PageRank?

I notice that large sites like Facebook and Twitter redirect users to alternative login pages if they do not enter their login credentials properly. I'm still fairly new to SEO, but my UX knee-jerk ...
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find-new/posts&recent=1 as homepage: what about SEO? [duplicate]

I can't change the URL of my website with .htaccess, because the query does not work anymore if I make it a pretty URL, so I am desparate to know what impact this will have on SEO. I mean, I have to ...
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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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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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301 redirect from new page to old to keep PageRank?

I need to change a URL of an interior page that has a Google PageRank of 4. It was recommended by a coworker that I create the new URL but have it redirect to the old one, thus allowing a buildup of ...
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Why does my 9 months old site with more than 400 pages has PR0?

I have a paid applicants' testing site with average traffic of 40 visitors per day. The site is very legitimate and allows people to take technical tests based on a unique content our private ...
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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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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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Domain Extensions - redirect from .com or .org to country side domain like .am [duplicate]

i was wondering one thing. Actually .com and all generic domain extensions specifies that the site is available for all countries while country side domain extensions like .fm .mx or .sh specifies 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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SEO subdomain as root domain

I'm wondering: suppose I have a website for chicken restaurant and my domain is chicken.com, shouldn't be better to have main site on restaurant.chicken.com as primary domain (root domain) in terms of ...
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Pagerank updated and traffic change, what's first?

As we all know, pagerank is not updated very often, this month it Did. Thing is in one of my sites google traffic increased about a 300% and then I realised that pagerank improved 1 point, My ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can outbound links increase PageRank?

We all know that the backlinks increases the pagerank of a website. Do outbound links affect PageRank?
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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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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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Does Google crawl page when G+ logo is embedded?

I have a robots.txt file in the root to prevent search engines indexing any of my sites. I have a social media management application embedded on my site that includes all major social media channels ...
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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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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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Is page authority or domain authority more important for backlinks?

When you are searching for potential sources of backlinks. Is page authority or domain authority more important for search engines?
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Does using HTML header tags as links have any SEO downside?

My homepage has several internal links which I would like to use as header tags. For example: <h2> <a href="http://www.example.com/about/"> About example.com </a> </h2> Does ...
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Bootstrap hidden text and page rank [duplicate]

I am using Twitter bootstap to show different text when on mobile mode, tablet mode and desktop mode. I was worried that since the (some) text is hidden on certain modes, would it effect my website ...
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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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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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Why is Google PageRank not showing after redirecting www to non www?

I have a fashion website. I had redirected my domain http:// (non-www) to http://www domain and my preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools was http://www. Now I have redirected http://www to ...
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Will a rel=canonical link pointing to a 301 redirect pass less pagerank than one without a 301?

On this official Google page about canonical links it says: Can rel="canonical" be a redirect? Yes, you can specify a URL that redirects as a canonical URL. Google will then process the ...
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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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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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Do search engines rank internal redirects negatively?

A client is in the late stages (code complete) of a website redesign and unfortunately hasn't implemented 301 redirects to point high traffic pages to the new URL's. As I understand it our only option ...
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Why is this website not getting PageRank? [closed]

One of my customer website is not getting ranked by Google. It's been more than an year and have 1500+ backlinks as per Google Webmaster Tools, but still PageRank is zero? Is this website being ...
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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 ...