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

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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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After the home page was redirected by a hack, it is no longer indexed. How long until it comes back?

My site was hacked, and the index page was 302 redirected. It took me a few months to get all this sorted. In the meantime, the home page lost its PageRank and was no longer included in the index. I ...
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Does a link to your site with a URL parameter pass link juice?

If I link to http://example.com/?id=344, will that still provide link juice to example.com? Or will it provide link juice only to http://example.com/?id=344, which might have a link to example.com ...
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Should you noidex paginated pages or use rel=next/rel=prev

On out site we use pagination in two places: 1) Category Pages We have our articles segmented by category and each category has 100's of articles so we paginate at 10 articles per page. We use the ...
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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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Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?

I'm working as a bit of a webmaster for a guy that runs a network of backlinked websites to increase his PR for a couple of his eCommerce sites. I don't know much about them, I just know they generate ...
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How to get Google PageRank (from the toolbar) to increase from 0?

I have an issue with the Google PageRank of my site, the PR of this site is 0. I've tried many ways to increase the PR: I submitted the site in webmasters created sitemap.xml filled all meta ...
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Is negative SEO fact or fiction

I have read a couple of articles about negative/black SEO. They were explaining that important part of it is creating web sites with "bad" content that "stink" to Google. Back links from these sites ...
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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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Can we preserve our old domains Pagerank but cut all ties with the old domain such that it doesn't redirect?

Here's the situation - a client of mine has recently changed their company name and have changed their web address. They want to completely cut all ties with their old brand, so they have told me that ...
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How can I get an email update for a Google PageRank update?

I'd like to be informed when there's a PageRank update for the websites I manage. Is there a way to receive an email (or a tweet...) after a PageRank update? Also, ideally I won't be paying to ...
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Do noindex,follow pages pass pagerank / link juice?

Assuming one marks a page as 'noindex,follow', is PageRank / link juice passed to other pages nevertheless?
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Why is the PageRank for my website listed as “unavailable” in this tool?

I usually check my site up at SEO Site Checkup. Now, my site isn't top-notch, and I don't expect it to have a high PageRank, but SEO Site Checkup says the PageRank is unavailable for my site (that's ...
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What can I do to links that no longer exist in order not to lose my PageRank?

I completely re-wrote my website and in order not to lose my PageRank, I mapped the old links to the new ones with 301 redirects. However, some of the pages that Google has previously indexed no ...
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Google Sites page never shows up in Google Search organic results?

I use Google Sites (i.e.: https://sites.google.com/site/EXAMPLE/ ) as a convenient way to maintain up-to-date info on several residential properties, info that's often requested by my property agents, ...
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When 301 redirecting a page, what needs to be in the sitemap?

In sitemap there was page a.html which has some PageRank. Now a.html is redirecting to b.html using 301 and sitemap has b.html entry, a.html is removed. Queries are: As a.html is not in sitemap ...
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Language redirect affecting pagerank and search listing?

Preface We have a number of sites that use the same redirect mechanism across the board. We recently transitioned one site from non-localised to localised and detected that the Google+ integration ...
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How often does Google re-calculate the page rank of webpage? [duplicate]

Am updating my website Backlinks and content from last 2 month but page rank is not changing,how often does Google re-calculate the page rank?
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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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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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How can I get Google PR history of exact site?

As some pages of my site have gotten n/a of PR from Google, I need to see the history of PR's changing for those and other pages to estimate the situation and decide what to do. Where can I get the ...
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Why is page rank so high for a teacher's personal site

I have several sites with google page rank 0. These sites have unique content (in my native language). They have sites on google+ and facebook with at least 50 likes. They are registered in many ...
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Redirect from domain to other one

I deal with the following problem. I am customer of one domain reseller, which has fair prices, fine administration, and I have all my domains registered by it. Recently I've created a new webpage ...
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backlinks: two domains with same IP

I run several different web pages on different servers (with different IP addresses). These pages are linking to each other in order to boost number of backlinks pointing to my pages. I would like ...
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Backlinks for nonexisting page

I've bought domain, which was previously used by somebody back in 2007. Now I've realized that internet is full of backlinks that point to non-existing parts (pages) under my website-domain (for ...
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Lost all pagerank after redirecting my domain

It's been 6 months since we redirected our old domain, which had a PageRank of 4, to a new domain with 301. However, the PageRank of the new domain is still 0 so far. Anybody knows what probably ...
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Is link/PR juice being passed to CSS, favicon, thumbnail files?

Is link/PR juice being passed to CSS, favicon, thumbnail files? If yes, how to combine rel="icon" or rel="stylesheet" with nofollow?
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If we block our site to certain countries, will it damage our SE ranking?

There are certain countries which our site is not relevant for, due to language , payment and other considerations. Will it damage our SE ranking to block these countries? Currently we get 30-40% ...
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How useful is Alexa's ranking? [duplicate]

I know of Alexa and some people find the information useful for ranking a website... as for me, no matter how big or small my sites are, none of them are registered with stats on them, and a few ...
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Can redirecting a spammy site with less PageRank to a site with higher PageRank hurt?

How does it affect a site with higher PageRank if a lower PageRank start redirecting (301) to it? The lower ranked site has a spammy link profile and would like to shut it down, but it also has a ...
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Is my PageRank improved when someone else uses my images?

Let's say person A have a website named www.asite.com, and an image in www.asite.com/images/example.jpg. Now, someone else (person B) uses this image in his/her website with <img ...
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Willl a major site redesign hurt my rank in Google? [duplicate]

I have a website where I upload and sell T-shirts. I have about 50 or so designs up and they receive hits from Google. I'm wanting to create a new T-shirt site where anyone can upload T-shirts and ...
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Consolidating to one page when multiple pages appearing in SERPs

I've got a web site which for historical reasons has two or three pages that appear closely in serps for any given search term. The site is a spanish language site with two different but related ...
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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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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 ...