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40 views

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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22 views

Transferred hosting and website not online during transition for 2 weeks - will this affect search results? [duplicate]

If a website's hosting is being transferred and is not online in between for approx. 14 days - would this affect the organic search positions when it's finally transferred? When they've since ...
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1answer
27 views

Do short URLs like goo.gl, bitly etc. affect your website ranking? [duplicate]

I need to know whether using short URLs to back-link to pages affects your website ranking in the Google search results.
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3answers
31 views

How quickly can expect that my new site will get ranked by Alexa?

I have website, but no Alexa rank after 30 days.
6
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5answers
1k views

What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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0answers
20 views

My site isn't ranking of Alexa [duplicate]

My site is online for more than 3 months now but I don't have Alexa rank. I don't understand why. Could anyone explain this to me?
2
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3answers
79 views

Is 100-150 words content enough for a web page?

I have some 20 different combinations of canonical pages featuring images in different categories. Is 100-150 words content okay for a page considering I use rel=canonical on their copies? I mean ...
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1answer
43 views

My site's Alexa rank got worse and Alexa stopped ranking some sub-domains

I have a website which has reached an Alexa rank of 250,000. It had four sub-domains and Alexa was ranking them as well. Two weeks ago, my rank became 290,000 and Alexa now shows only one sub-domain ...
2
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1answer
83 views

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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0answers
9 views

Benefits of placing keywords in domain name [duplicate]

I'm now considering the site structure and I need to choose between productname.mysite.com and mysite.com/productname URL format. Question is the following: is there any ranking reasons to use first ...
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0answers
15 views

Why do some websites have extended search results in google? [duplicate]

Like this site: What does the site do to look like that?
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0answers
28 views

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 ...
6
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3answers
92 views

How do websites with 'premium content' go about SEO?

While searching for news, I am often presented with pages that have 'premium content'. For example this story by The Australian. I checked it's canonical URL and it's same as the page I landed upon ...
1
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1answer
29 views

Is social media engagement of a webmaster a good idea?

I have been participating in some political discussions on youtube and google plus and as much as I try to refrain from it, some of them turn into heated ones after a while. I maintain a lot of GWT ...
2
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1answer
35 views

Main domain and subdomain are same contain

One website example.com and second website is subdomain of example.com like example.example.com. Both website are same in terms of both content and functionality but written in different programming ...
1
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1answer
22 views

Dynamic content and SEO

So, I am new on web development. I have already found a few questions from here that might help me in the future, but I would like to ask something more specific. I have a new website with 5 pages (5 ...
1
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1answer
74 views

Would content with low views and low social interaction negatively effect my current SEO?

I currently have a site with a few articles which are all decently ranked in google. I was thinking of adding lots of new content with a paid writer but I'm concerned a lot of the content may not get ...
0
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1answer
15 views

Duplicate domains - How to rank for all of them?

So I have a PDM and 2 EDM that redirect to the first. Neither of these EDMs rank at all, but the primary one does just fine. Right now, I'm re-directing in the .htaccess of both EDMs to the primary, ...
1
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1answer
46 views

Is bad, from a SEO perspective, to have many pages on a website that only contain YouTube embedded videos?

Will Google penalize my website for having plenty of pages that only contain YouTube embedded videos. Is this a bad idea SEO-wise?
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3answers
90 views

Effect on on Google ranking of using a redirect to a new site

Our band uses a very successful website hosted by Orange (originally Freeserve) operated on a pay-as-you-go service via a slow-speed 56kbps link. I have failed to use our Talktalk broadband modem to ...
1
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2answers
300 views

How can CTR (Click-through rate) affect SEO & web site rank

I heard lot of "CTR affects SEO and makes site's rank better". But i can't understand how! If some one click links of my pages from my other pages or another site but the Search engine itself; How the ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Multiple images on one page: best ranking practices

I have several images related to one object and they all should be placed on one web-page. I'd like to know how do I place those images among the page body and its text. I can not do it manually to ...
1
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2answers
44 views

Page title for real estate website

When user creates a real-estate content page, the title will be created by the rules I will create. Lets say there will be 10,000 flats on sale in London. So to make this as good as I can - how do I ...
1
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2answers
56 views

Do search engines rank URLs in sitemaps lower if there are no internal links pointing to them?

I have a site with thousands of pages. The pages are dedicated to be found by the search engines as they are very specific. It is very unlikely that the users will find necessary pages using any ...
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1answer
47 views

SEO best practices for one page websites? [duplicate]

I build many one page websites that dynamically load content through AJAX/jQuery. I keep reading how bad one pagers are for SEO. Regardless, how can you get the most SEO results out of a one page ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Different web domains SEO and PageRank

Which are differences between buying domains such as: .me .be .li .cn.com .ar.com .eu.com .com In terms of SEO and page ranking? What's the main differences between mysite.com and mysite.be or ...
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1answer
27 views

Few small blogposts vs one big blogpost

I have a blog about different Internet and programming topics, and a few posts which have rather good ranking and some traffic. One blog post is about a tool I developed. I make updates to the tool, ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Can too many shortened URLs trigger a ranking penalty?

There are many URL shortening services available on the net, any of which could shorten the URLs. Can too many shortened URL trigger a penalty? Has anyone observed this? P.S. I am analyzing a ...
2
votes
2answers
412 views

Does responsive Web Design affect SEO?

I have watched the Webmaster Central 2013-11-18 hangout that is now on YouTube. According to John Mueller, a site will benefit in terms of SEO if it will be optimized for mobile devices. He said that ...
1
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1answer
49 views

How does infinite page scroll affect Alexa ranking?

Alexa says to include their meta tag into site head tags. On infinite scroll pages head tags are included only once. How does Alexa track pages with infinite scroll? Does that affects site's Alexa ...
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2answers
49 views

Does Google sometime prevent new white hat sites from ranking at all in some verticals?

Assuming someone wants to implement a new viagra or akai berry e-commerce website. There is a lot of competition and this site does not really bring something new, other than a new online counter to ...
2
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1answer
72 views

Why Alexa has two rankings for my website?

I have a website that has two different Alexa rankings as follows: 1) The public ranking on Alexa siteinfo page of the website, that is the usual ranking page and it indicates a rank of 318,254 which ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Search ranking for important keywords has gone down drastically [duplicate]

Firstly, we are a small entrepreneurial team of 3 persons and I am more like an amateur webmaster of the company's website as we cannot really afford a technical guy/department right now. A few ...
15
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4answers
2k views

Does Google serve different result according to responsive design?

Say a website implements responsive design in order to display a proper user interface according to the screen width of the device (smartphone, tablet, laptop...). Does Google display different ...
2
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2answers
79 views

Will multilingual content on same page works to avoid content duplication

We have a website, which is having old/new vehicle deals for purchase. We are getting these data from third party website (legally) and all the pages are in English language. So, Here our issue is ...
1
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2answers
82 views

Which CMS scenario should I choose for SEO?

I have a website, about web design and programming, which uses WordPress. I also list some applications that I have made, in pages like: mysite.com/myapp1 mysite.com/myapp2 (note: these pages are ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

Is adding a couple of keywords in the footer (no links) considered wrong doing?

Many posts claim that putting links with keywords in the footer is not considered a good practice by Google. Some claim Google may penalize you. But, is adding a couple of keywords without links in ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Do long domain names reduce or increase your PageRank?

Let assume if everything being equal, which domain name might rank higher if I search for "How to fix computer" term? HowToFixComputers.com htfc.com
3
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2answers
151 views

Is there evidence that linking to quality, reputable and popular website helps with ranking?

Is there any evidence that linking to external quality, reputable and popular websites helps with ranking (directly or indirectly)? Is there an established correlation? Some posts on the web do claim ...
0
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1answer
33 views

How to find out top ranking websites? [closed]

My client wants to publish his website advertisement in the top ranking websites. Therefore, I would like to know can we find out way that what are top ranking websites in his country.
0
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2answers
42 views

Duplicate content with images?

I have an image on a webpage, but the souce URL for that image has an ID at the end, and this ID changes every time the page is reloaded. This is so the image does not remain cached, and the latest ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Should the most important page for SEO be my homepage?

I have a website that over time has accumulated a few hundred links, mainly on the homepage. It markets an iPhone app and we didn't optimize it for SEO. Recently, we launched a more professional tool ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

Google Webmaster Tools average position?

I see that my site's average position is 7.0 for a certain search query. However, it is kind of impossible for now. And when I search that query, I cannot find my site even in the first 10 pages. So ...
1
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1answer
47 views

How Google will treat my website if I make my home desktop PC as server to host my website?

My self is quite disappointed with hosting services we have in India, and looking forward to make my home desktop PC as server to make host my website (database and pages). So just wondering how ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

SEO - Delimiter character for page title

I have noticed a few oddities recently with the titles of web pages in SERPs. However, it seems there are several main conventions: Contact Page - Joe Schmoe's Awesome Site // &#045; Hyphen ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

How to appear on the new local search carousel?

Google have rolled out a new layout for local search — a carousel: This is similar in appearance to the "frequently mentioned on the web" results which are based on Google's knowledge graph ...
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1answer
32 views

Profile website - main site appears in SERPs, but profiles do not

I run a site with user profiles and while the main site is ranking, none of the profiles are. I know that the profiles don't have any backlinks yet, but I've noticed that my profile on a competing ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

After replacing all tables in an old website with divs, what other steps should I take? [duplicate]

I have designed a website a few years back, and it ranks pretty well, customer is happy, no problems there. I took one of the pages and replaced manually all the tables with <div>, used ...
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1answer
89 views

Traffic lost by 40% but shown increasing in WMT

Around 30 days back my site lost traffic about 40%. I guess it is most likely due to algorithmic/ranking issues. But if I see my "Search Queries" with change in the WMT I see all green and ever ...
0
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2answers
103 views

Restoring a site (SEO) after 6 months of downtime [duplicate]

I have a site that used to average 200 - 490 unique visitors per day (with about 80% of this coming from organic SEO) in December 2011. I turned it back on in the last week or so, and, (as you would ...