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

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Why would a website with keyword stuffing rank higher than one without in google search results?

Like some other websites, I try to maintain a balance in keywords in comparison to other words. I ran tests of my (optimized) website as well as a (keyword stuffed) competitor website via this SEO ...
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Preserve search engine rankings while shifting to new domain name

We have to shift our web-site to a new domain due to some unavoidable circumstances. The portal has been up and running there since 2009. It has good index in various search engines and we are ...
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Do the numbers in Google Webmaster Tools factor in impressions and clicks from Google Places listings?

Do the numbers (impressions, position, rank, CTR, etc) in Google Webmaster Tools factor in impressions and clicks from the Google Places local listings?
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Is it possible to rank for long tails with content pages?

First, let's assume there is a huge long tail search demand for phrases "X basketball players", where X has top variations such as "most accurate", "american", "white", "deaf" etc. And let's assume ...
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Website porting. Traffic fall in SEO due to image search

I ported a website on wordpress.com to my own server. The site had pretty good traffic and we had done a fair amount of work to ensure proper transitioning but we missed one aspect in redirecting ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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Technical Term for Invisible Gap/Position

I'm wondering if there is a associated technical term for describing the distance between rankings. For example if you have a site that is ranked 1st and another site ranked 2nd, the distance between ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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Does Server Location matter for SEO if you have a CDN?

I'm looking into specialised hosting for WP, one provider has three different server locations but none in the UK. However, they have over 30 CDN locations. My question is, if I decide to put my site ...
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SEO for static content website

We have a website that has around 15 content pages which is same for every page. It cannot be changed because it's about product information and services information etc. So, those pages' content we ...
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Changing website and SEO [duplicate]

My task is to put online the new website of the company (this website was done by service provider) and put offline the old one. I'm also charged to do a SEO work on the new website. The difficult ...
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My website is stuck at a google position and it cant push i forward [duplicate]

I've 3 month old website I worked on SEO and when i was posting new content , sharing at social media and make positive changes my new posts was ranking in a better positions . a week ago all my ...
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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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What algorithms are used by search engines to rank videos for a search query?

I want to know about video SEO. How does a search engine determine the relevance of a video to a search query? Do they look at individual frames of the video, or does it determine the popularity of ...
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301 Redirects non www to www + new url

Recently I did some 301 redirections on one of my websites. First I did the non www to www redirect on the .htaccess file. Then I did the list of 301 redirects from the old urls to the new ones. ...
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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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What exactly is it that makes a blog seo friendly? [duplicate]

I was wondering what it is about a blog that helps it to rank your site higher? For example is it just the word 'blog' that the search engines like? Because I was wondering if my site's gallery of ...
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Are “m dot” sites a valid solution to Google's new “mobile-friendly” ranking algorithm?

Given a site which is not optimized for mobile (and not responsive), Google's new ranking algorithm, which is set to go into effect April 21, 2015, will result in a lower ranking. If the site does ...
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Do seldomly updated websites rank worse in Google?

I heard that Google likes websites that are updated frequently. If Googlebot notices that the website is updated, it will have a higher ranking in the Google search results. However, there are many ...
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To what extent do page's ranks influence each other?

Regarding optimization, does Google look at all the pages on a site and calculate a site rank? Or does it only rank pages? Or a bit of both, in which case, to what extent? As an example, in a website ...
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Does description change impact the google ranking and/or crawl rates?

I am thinking about adding some randomization to my shopping cart descriptions and pricing. I am not talking about meta-description, but about actual product descriptions. Would content change ...
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Should you focus on keywords with the highest volume or keywords you already rank first page for?

Should focus on keywords with 22,200 searches per month, but for which I only rank 44th, or should I focus on keywords with 480 searches per month, but for which I already rank 7th?
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Would an English site's rank increase if you added other languages?

My question is similar to this question: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? However, I know that the obvious statement of multiple languages increases ...
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Does bold text really improve your search engine rankings?

SEO plugins like Yoast for Wordpress and in YouTube videos recommend using bold text for your keywords to improve search engine rankings. Does bolding your text actually work for SEO? What about bold ...
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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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Why does Alexa's Android app show a red exclamation point for my site's “Rank in Indonesia”?

There is a red exclamation mark for my website when I view the it from Alexa Android app. The mark appears above "Rank in Indonesia". What is causing that red exclamation mark to appear? A few ...
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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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Will registering multiple websites in a single Google Webmaster Tools account hurt rankings?

One of the SEO managers here said that using multiple websites on a single webmaster tool would hurt the rankings. I denied this, telling them that it isn't going to effect the ranking at all. I ...
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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 best practices for image based web sites [duplicate]

How should I optimize an image based web site (art gallery, www.cavalet.bg ) to improve the SEO rank for a specific key word (in this case the bulgarian word for paintings - картини)? The truth is I ...
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Is there a way to opt out of Alexa rankings or prevent them from gathering data about my site?

My competitor is using Alexa to see what I am doing. I need to get stop Alexa from including my sites in their rankings. How can I do so? Is it possible to deny access to any visitor with the Alexa ...
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How to find out for which search phrases my website ranks? [duplicate]

It's easy to find where you rank for keywords that you want to measure. But how do you find out what other keywords you rank for that you don't know about?
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Can product pages be created to rank in search engines for inventory from a local store?

My website integrates with the inventory of local stores. A store could have hundreds or thousands of products. I'm considering having a product page for each inventory item, given that it is ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How important are Google+ reviews when ranking a website?

There are a few things that come into this question that's based around Google+ reviews (formerly Google places). I have always been advised to get as many reviews as possible on my Google+ business ...
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Does having a site devoted to entirely different topics effect SEO ranking?

I have my website divided into several sub-folders i.e www.mysite.com/dogs www.mysite.com/cats www.mysite.com/submarines www.mysite.com/art . . . Each with different layout and high quality ...
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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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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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Does Google use .com as a ranking factor compared to other generic top level domains?

Given the exact same page with some real data for example a page for Bangkok Dog Cafe, would search engines prefer one of the following because of the top level domain? singapore-dog-cafe.com ...
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Does linking to HTTPS or HTTP make a difference for link popularity?

I am considering making my site HTTPS but I was wondering does Google treat a link to HTTP exactly the same as SSL HTTPS site, and will my site rank the same with HTTPS. I guess it makes no ...
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Migrating a website to a new server and content management system but keeping domain: What will happen to our Google rank?

We are currently in the process of launching a new website in my non-profit organisation; our old web site that has been around since the end of the 90's will be replaced by a Squarespace site. Now, ...
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Will using Google Analytics on my website improve its SEO results?

Will I have better SEO results if I have Google Analytics on my website, or does Google not care if I'm using their analytics software?
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How to retain my website ranking? [duplicate]

How can I retain my website ranking same on moving it from .html extension to .php extension? Expert advices needed.
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Should I change my domain suffix for better SEO?

In the start of 2013 my blog started to fail. I do not know whether its the result of a SEO problem or because I didn't write much. I received a lot of guest post requests and accepted many. They ...
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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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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 ...