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

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What needs to be done for decent user traction and also reputation in google system [on hold]

I am running a website for more than six months now with Google Index of 2622 (actually there are many more). Following is what I do on daily basis: Update the content of website as required like ...
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Many user-created sites/pages and subdomains. SEO questions for primary domain

My site allows people to create free websites and provides them with a subdomain link to their site. For example, a user bsmith will end up with a site at bsmith.example.com, and pages like ...
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Does Google rank websites higher for using their APIs?

We're using a few Google APIs on our site such as embed maps, static maps and address lookup. We were thinking about removing these and going with other services, or even saving the returned static ...
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Deleting the old site and 301 redirect migration to preserve page rank [duplicate]

So I am looking to completely redesign a site, keep the domain name, but change the host. Every damn article / tutorial for successful website migration I was looking at is assuming that the old ...
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Google Site: listing Parent Domain directory Index

Currently when we search site:domain.com on google we get a return of 3.6 million pages indexed, About 3,650,000 results (0.31 seconds). When we search site:domain.com/childdirectory we get 3.8 ...
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PageRank zero after a few years

I've never focused too much on the actual PageRank on my sites but, after having had a specific one for few years that is still at zero I start to worry that I've been somehow blacklisted. Is there a ...
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SEO hurt by unrelated links? Long term linking, spammy terms

I have a couple of questions regarding SEO ranking as it pertains to spam sites linking to my site. I have a niche website that allows people to create their own web pages for free. A couple of years ...
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Does SEO value pass through canonical links pointing to another domain?

I have a relatively new price aggregation website (online for about one month). Part of it was also adapted (custom header/footer) and included into an older site, on a different domain, which already ...
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How do backlinks increase a site's page rank? [duplicate]

How do backlinks increase a site's page rank? Is it the reason that it is mentioned and cached on google so many times that in turn makes the site relevant?
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Pagespeed rating vs server speed from a SEO perspective

What's more important for my website, from a SEO perspective? I first had a page load time from around 900ms and a google rating from about 70. Using some plugins I managed to get the rating up 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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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...
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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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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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How to tell how long google thinks it has been since your website was updated?

I never really thought 'freshness' was a problem for my site until I recently used the silktide 'nibbler' website grading report / scanner. It listed my 'freshness' as a big old 0 and said my site ...
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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 much Traffic from google does a Pagerank X generates ?

Yesterday was the birthday of my website, I have achieved the milestone of an average of 400 visitors from Google, yet my pagerank = 0 Do you guys have an idea on how much traffic generates PR1 , 2 ...
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Google Webmaster change of address from old root to new subfolder [duplicate]

I have successfully done a 301 from example.com to newexample.com/example but Google Webmaster Tools will ONLY let me submit a change of address for root level domains e.g. from example.com to ...
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Is it possible for a script tag to be perceived as an inbound link for SEO?

My company has <script> tags on a lot of sites, some of these sites have very high page ranks. Right now the <script> tags have a src of Microsoft's blob data. We want to move away from ...
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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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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

We're considering a change to our site which would increase the result set for one of the middle pages of a paginated result set. We have been consulted that if we move some of the SEO relevant items ...
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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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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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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 ...