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

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Does redirecting old site's URLs to new site's front page hurt a page's ranking?

An old site that is being rewritten needs to have it's URLs redirected to the new site. There are a few hundred pages that may or may not have corresponding pages on the new site, probably with ...
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new domain, old links are 301'd from old domain to new, how will this affect my rankings?

I built up good rankings with search engines over the years with my old domain. I recently changed my domain name and have all the links 301 redirected from my old domain to my new domain. I also used ...
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My website is reported to belong to “Japan” on Alexa's ranking

I'm the owner of Thought Results, which is a newbie I just started. I'm an Iranian guy. But when I see Alexa's ranking, it says that my website belongs to Japan. Also Visualize Traffic reports the ...
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SEO for naming images

I have a website with many images embedded within articles. I do not want to miss traffic by image search. It is easier to save images with numbers, but will this affect SEO rank? I mean image search ...
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How do I determine how many of my webpages rank on 1st page of Google, and for what terms?

How do I find out how many pages of a website ranks on the first page of Google? And for what terms? I mean, if the website has 100 webpages, I want to know: How many pages rank on first page ...
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Do accented words affect page rank?

I'm from Argentina and we use accents in words. Is this URL is worst for pagerank: /técnico-en-computación/ VS /tecnico-en-computacion/
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Is there any direct/indirect relationship with the number of search results in choosing a successful keyword phrase?

Is there any direct/indirect relationship with the number of search results in choosing a successful keyword phrase? I have about 22,500,000 results for my keyword phrase, which I intend to target. ...
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If my pages is the only one ranking for a search term, and a new site starts to optimize for it, will they outrank me?

If i wrote an article on a keyword phrase with zero global monthly search and my page is indexed by google, when I try to search by those keywords, My article is the only one displayed in google ...
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How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search

How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search Exactly what the title reads what is the best way of finding out the position and page number of newly indexed pages within ...
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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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Is website visited by search engines?

How can I find out that my website which is actually uploaded on webhosting for about two months is visited by search engines like google, yahoo and others? Which ranking sites should I regularly ...
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Specifying crawlers to not crawl Links which are dependent on external API's

I have links on my site which lead to internal pages that depend on first bringing data from an external API. This only takes time the first time they are pushed. Links to pages which exists in the ...
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Is there a way to mark content as random? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to have search engines not index a certain section of a page? Is there a way to mark a section of a webpage (div) so that it is not considered for ...
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Image Search Ranking

What are image-specific factors that contribute to ranking in Google Image Search? Looking for what contributes to ranking and relevancy of images above and beyond the SEO of the hosting site itself. ...
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how to get new site indexed by alexa

When I search my site on alexa, it says "Alexa Traffic Rank: No Data". So I google the issue. I come across this page: ...
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How to Optimize A Site For Yahoo Search?

What are on-site on-page guidelines that can optimize a site for Yahoo search? Its been over 6 years since I have been running a number of websites and for some reason the traffic and ranking from ...
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How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop?

EDIT: Reworded & Cleaned Up to Ease Understanding There has been a significant drop (90%) in traffic from Google to one of my well-established sites (6+ years) in the last week. Searches show ...
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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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Improve my Silverlight CMS' ranking in Google

I am working in Silverlight and Orchard cms. I read something about google keywords and website improvements. I wonder if there is no way to have a good page rank by using Silverlight without ...
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SEO: targeted or generic URLs performance

I'm working on a website that sells DYI products. 2 of the products categories are save-paint and save-cabling. Since the products can help you save money they could also be part of a save-money ...
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rel=“nofollow” SEO effect

Google Webmasters Tools shows rel="nofollow" links as a backlink. I believe that rel="nofollow" helps SEO and PageRank but according to many people it is not. What is your idea about this? Did you see ...
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What Ranking Factors Are Used For International Search?

Google.com vs Google.ca vs Google.co.uk (etc) all rank their results differently. The intention is to return more locally-relevant content. What factors, other than the ones below, are used to ...
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Page Rank / Github

I'm curious if anyone has any insight into something: Google seems to have recently changed their algorithm, and now Github repos have basically disappeared from the search results. If I want to try ...
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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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Hidden text and search engine rankings

I am using hidden texts in one of my websites for better search engine ranking. After browsing the web, I found it better not to use hidden text. Does using hidden text of keywords in webpage affect ...
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SEO Tweaking dating website / user profiles

i am running the social dating website called Latte42 and i can't seem to rank for the Keywords I'm after. I want to rank for things like "meet new people", "find friends" but somehow rank for things ...
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Why does a broad-phrase rank better than new optimized exact-phrase?

I will explain what happened: I have this site that ranked first for "estructuras truss": See Google Result (mail.iddeasp.com/truss-alquiler-y-venta-de-estructuras) iddea sp Truss: Alquiler y ...
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Is it possible to keep google from using certain text as keywords?

For example, on my site I have a lot of flash content. But, I made sure to put plenty of keywords each meta description for each page, a descriptive title for each page, all the alt tags for images ...
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SEO domain keyword adventage - alltogether.com or all-different-words.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name ? I have heard that if someone searches for a term, and your domain name matches that term (e.g. stackexchange.com ranks ...
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Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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Will a 301 redirect help in maintaining proper page rank?

I have http://www.example.com/article Due to rampant content development by authors in my site, http://example.com/article has also been widely indexed by Google. Now, both are there roughly in ...
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How to know that my site is getting index/rank by search engine

As per subject, anyone can tell me how to check that my site is getting index/rank by search engine(e.g. google, yahoo)?
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Can I use translated versions of other sites' content?

I would like to add a "Comments" module to my online store to display external comments for an item; the comments will come from other big players in this industry. The comments will be localized ...
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SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www?

After having read various articles on this site about WWW or Non-WWW website setup, here, here and here, and after having setup a correct redirection rule in .Htaccess to at least eliminate duplicate ...
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Google's 200 ranking factors

When doing research on SEO you most probably stumbled upon Google's statement there are approximately 200 ranking factors. I think it would be nice to have a list of all these 200 factors. Does ...
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Are temporarily hidden elements bad for search-engine rankings?

I've been reading a lot of information saying that hidden elements are bad and that search engines penalize pages for using them. I started to get really worried about it when I realized that MOST of ...
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Search engine impact of irrelevant inbound links?

On several of my websites, I noticed a significant number of inbound links coming from irrelevant websites. For example, one of my site is about travel and one of site that links to it is about ...
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Multisites Network SEO::Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel=“canonical”) inside article improve google rating?

Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel="canonical") inside article improve google rating? The Case: Company have 40 sites with original content and 1 main site with some of 40 sites articles. ...
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Indexing and Page Ranking Issues [duplicate]

Hi all I am on the first page of google for keywords concerned with MOVING, however i cant seem to break the carpet cleaning rankings. I have made changes and additions which havent been indexed yet. ...
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Consolidating multiple domain names

I have a client that has three separately hosted copies of their website, each on a separate domain name. The websites are all essentially the same, bar a few discrepancies caused by badly managed ...
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What to do when product range evolves and site name does not reflect this?

Suppose, just as an example, I have a website with domain www.gifts-for-dogs.com.....but after a few years I start selling stuff for Cats and Fish. I may not keep enough of a range of products for ...
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Do I create new site or add to existing site?

Suppose, as an example, I have a website with the address, www.cool-gifts.com and I'm getting regular sales and its a worthwhile site, but no great fireworks. After research I find that there is a ...
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Estimate of Hits / Visits / Uniques in order to fall within a given Alexa Tier?

I was wondering if anyone could offer up rough estimates that could tell me how many hits a day move you into a given Alexa rank ? Top 5,000 Top 10,000 Top 50,000 Top 100,000 Top ...
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Does the order of keywords matter in a page title?

Stack Overflow has made a change to their page titles such that the most popular tag for a question appears at the start of the title. The change is being deployed across the network, so check out ...
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SEO techniques to handle frames

I have a webpage which has a topbar spanning across the top and then the content in a frame below. The content is on a different subdomain (i.e. the page is at sub.foo.com but the content frame at ...
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How to determine if site has been punished by Google

I had a site that ranked top 3 for one keyword term and top 6 for another. At the beginning of October both terms dropped radically from the search results. I had recently changed the .htaccess file ...
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Tool to monitor rankings

I'm searching for a tool that can give me the page number (Google) and position a given web page scores for a given keyword. E.g. Searching for the term "foo" the tool will show third page, second ...
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How does experts exchange get away with tricking google/users?

I know from reading Coding Horror one of the reasons stackoverflow set up was "Stackoverflow is sort of like the anti-experts-exchange (minus the nausea-inducing sleaze and quasi-legal search engine ...
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Does Google rate the webpage by amount of visits?

there is quite extensive discussion about this topic on another website and I am really losing my confidence. The thing is that I claim that the amount (count) of visits is NOT a criteria for ...
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My site does not appear in the first 30 or more Google pages. What could be the reasons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I did this site about 2 months ago: www.pbg-bulgaria.com The problem is that I cannot find the ...