Action to get a position in results of search engines (for a web site or a web page).

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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 // - Hyphen ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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After Google's penguin 2.0, is a DMOZ listing still effective? [closed]

Please look at the following questions in which answers say that a listing in DMOZ is useful for rank: Does an entry in DMOZ significantly help the ranking of a web site? Is it really worth ...
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How to recommend that Google indexes some keywords?

I've read many articles about SEO. I've tried to implement my knowledge on a site but I haven't gotten good results in 6 months. e.g.: I've used Google Webmaster Tools, sitemaps, title tags, keywords ...
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How will using bitly links affect my page ranking

At present linking to our website using our full domain name and parameters tends to get rather long. http://www.mywebsite.com/this/is/my/long/link/that/can/get/a/bit/ridiculous The great thing ...
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If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact my search engine rankings for either URL?

If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact (because of duplicate content) my search engine rankings for either URL?
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If H1 tags are not used for page titles, what is the impact on SEO?

I'm wondering what kind of effect will be witnessed on SEO if, say, a div was used rather than an h1 tag for page titles. I imagine it would be very frustrating for screen readers and wouldn't give ...
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Is there any SEO problem using an alt=“” for a image?

According to this article, it's perfectly valid to use alt="" on purely decorative images. For example, if there is a graph showing some data which is detailed on the the page contents, any alt value ...
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Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant?

A coworker and I are locked in a debate over the value of SEO keywords in the URL of a page. She wants to change all the filenames of the HTML pages of a fencing company so they look like ...
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How do I change an existing custom domain with Blogger to a new custom domain

I have a Blogger site which has a custom domain which I want to move one old domain to new. Let's pretend this is old-domain.com and new-domain.com. I want to: Preserve my search engine ranking as ...
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SEO for multiple counties and cities [duplicate]

I wanted to know the best practices for improving our SEO for service areas. We have a central office but cover all of Northern Virginia for our Web Design services and are currently only ranking in ...
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Website Not Showing for Keywords in Google Search [duplicate]

I have a Website www.rushinformation.com 4 Months old and I always update my Website almost Everyday...But the Problem is that When I type my keyword 'Rushinformation' only in Google Search Results it ...
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90% sudden drop in search engine ranking with no changes made

This is a recurring topic, but I am very very panicking right now... I noticed a 90% "impressions" drop (from 60k to 5k) from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-06. My keywords dropped, and for a few of them I ...
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SEO preparation for upcoming new site

I booked a domain and I created an image saying that the site is soon to be launched. What SEO preparations should I make to avoid harming my SEO ranking? Because my page is blank, the image itself ...
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URL Naming practise

Hi wanted to check if at the end of the URL (http://www.abcd.com/product-name/subproduct,default,sc.html) we have characters like default,sc and then .html, does having default,sc have an impact on ...
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Effect of removing home page content

I have a business website that I'm working on and I'm replacing the text I initially had on the home page with new columnized paragraphs of text. The text I'm removing though has a h1 tag and probably ...
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How to get keyword ranked and traffic from a specific region?

I am working on a site that has good traffic and ranking form many countries. Our website is basically about Japanese used cars exporters and now we want to become more famous in Africa regions such ...
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What will result in better page ranking in search results: Page views or time spent on page?

What will result in better Page Ranking in search results? More page views & less time spent per page Less page views & more time spent per page Note: The website that is being made ...
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Multiple websites on a VPS [duplicate]

I am going to create my sites network. I have to create at least four site: e.g. myblog.com, myfreebies.com, mystore.com, my2ndstore.com. I do not want to buy one host for every one of them, just ...
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Do paid directories help with ranking and exposure? [closed]

Some companies offer to register one's websites in their directories against a fee. They filter for quality and make sure you site is indexed properly in their pages. Has anyone tried these ...
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Is this considered as keyword stuffing?

I have developed a page to define world time zone clocks online. At the bottom of the page, I list all 600+ time zones. Is this considered as keyword stuffing? Does this impact ranking negatively? ...
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Why my website ranking fall? [closed]

Hi please can any one check my website that why my website ranking fall down by the keyword "backlink service, backlinks service"
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Does a 'Under Construction' notice impacts site ranking negatively?

Assuming one works on a website and decides to be polite and friendly by telling visitors it is still under construction, does it impact its ranking negatively? Does Google and others take this notice ...
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Does ranking depend on the number of pages in a website?

Assuming a website offers a great service on one unique page, will it be negatively impacted regarding ranking because this website URL only has one page? In other words, is there a ranking benefit in ...
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What is the ranking impact of scripts added by some free hosting websites?

I have noticed that some free hosting websites add scripts at the end of uploaded pages. For example: <noscript><a title="Free hosting" href="http://www.1freehosting.com">Free ...
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How can I use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO?

Nowadays, we know SMO by using Google+ (and Facebook, Twitter...) is good for SEO and ranking in SERP. Then, I would like to use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO but I don't know how can I ...
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Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
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Changing server from US based to New Zealand based: the effect on our high ranking on Google?

We are in New Zealand but our site is hosted in the US. We rank on the first page for our products in Google for US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Japan and NZ. This is crucial for our business. WE ...
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Pagerank ties to page content

I have a relatively old site, with a fairly good pagerank, that I'm in the process of upgrading. The second-tier pages are also well pageranked. After reading through the content on these pages, I ...
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I have never created Quantcast account why still they show my site's Quantcast rank?

I have never registered for Quantcast and placed Quantcast code on my site. Still, on many website value checker sites I found some number as Quantcast for my site. Does this rank really matter for a ...
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I don't think my site is being detected/crawled properly/having backlinks, and it's ruining SEO [closed]

This is really frustrating. I'm setting up a computer repairs business called Darley Tech. I have listed my site on many online directories to encourage backlinks. I have relevant and useful ...