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

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SEO publishing non-English articles

I have a Slovak language websites and I would like to publish unique SEO articles, but all Slovak webs with PR2 and higher are paid for publishing. In this case I would like to try publish them on ...
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How many times can the same keyword appear in a meta description tag without penalty?

This is source code from the adsense home page (code here is formatted to fit screen): <title> Make Money Online Through Website Monetization | Google AdSense – Google </title> <meta ...
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How to split a ranked page or category?

This is a general question and not related to specified URL. I have some websites that contains many categories. Now i want to split some categories. For example: I have "office table and chair" ...
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How do I rank well if my website is spammy?

This question may sound really stupid, but it's totally legit. As the web has gotten more spam-proof over the years (CAPTCHAs, spam filters, search engine algorithms, etc.), there's not much room ...
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Does an entry in DMOZ significantly help the ranking of a web site?

I have read that getting your site listed in the open directory (DMOZ) can significantly help boost your site's ranking in major search engines. Is this an 'old webmaster's tale' or does it really ...
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Google keeps ranking my main domain instead of my subdomain

At the beginning of February (11-12th), I was splitting my site, which consisted of two very different projects, into each having its own subdomain. My problem is that after two months, Google keeps ...
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Will unusual traffic to my web site from AdFly hurt rankings?

The situation is some one is trying to hurt my ranking by submitting link to my web site in AdFly. Could this could hurt my SEO? If so,how can I stop it or reduce it? I already try to delete the ...
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Does including a script from my domain in a different website increase my SEO rank?

Let's say I create a very popular plugin or JavaScript library. If people include it in their site's pages, linking directly to my website where it is hosted (the script itself), does this increase ...
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

I was getting frequent attack on my website from overseas countries when it started becoming popular in SEO. As my business is totally based in Australia, I thought it would be better to block all ...
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Is it a good idea to change URL scheme of an established website to match query?

I'm targeting queries are in the form: "X Y for Z" Website is very established (1M+ traffic), but the competitor with URLs /X-Y/for/Z got to the 1st place (we were a first place for years). Our ...
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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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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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How to automate discovery of new URLs+Keywords they rank for later re-optimization?

So, there is a site that posts X new pages each day. There is a sitemap where all new pages get listed, there is Google Search Console and its API. There are paid tools like Semrush. When some of the ...
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Site rankings differ by state?

I have a friend who owns a business in CA whereas I'm in NH. I was excited to inform him that when I search for sacramento web design he appears on the first page rank 3. For him, in CA, the same ...
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Will AMP affect rankings for non-mobile traffic?

I've been researching accelerated mobile pages(AMP) for my e-commerce website. My traffic is a small percentage mobile (but it is growing). I'm not sure it is worth implementing AMP for my website in ...
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Should I make my website private until I have a lot of content?

I have a brand new Blog-type website that will target a specific niche market. I plan to link affiliate products. At the moment I basically have a skeleton website as I get my colors, logos, ect. ...
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Redirecting a new TLD to an existing page

My client recently bought a vanity domain name and wants to redirect all the traffic that hits this url to their existing website that has a page with a very similar name. They bought nameofpage.com ...
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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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Would changing the filename of an image have any effect on SEO ranking?

Would changing the filename of an image, not the alt attribute nor the image itself (so it would be exactly the same but just a name change) have any effect on : a. Website SEO Ranking ? b. The ...
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Hign traffic but low Alexa Rank

I have a website for more than one year (it's a blog with .com domain). I track my visitors using Google Analytics and I mention that I have an average of 7000 unique visitors/day. The whole year ...
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Few keywords in the heading section, is it bad or good?

My article heading is "how to SEO learn SEO 101 beginner SEO guide" is this. Here is the keyword which is used more than once. For "how to SEO" and "SEO 101" and "beginner SEO guide", my main target ...
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How to over take brand keywords in Google SERP?

Nowadays Google gives importance to branded websites rather than displaying small players. Example, You can not over take Amazon / Snapdeal / Flipkart when it comes to Ecommerce space in online. ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to use a domain name to redirect to another?

I have to choose between two names (A and B) for my website: A is a cool short name which doesn't mean anything; B is a longer composition of two words, the former of which signals the topic of ...
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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 ...
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a short neologism or a more familiar name, but longer: which is the best for ranking?

I have to choose a domain name for my website among several possible options, and specifically I'm undecided between two of them, which can be identified as belonging to 2 different categories (let's ...
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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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After replacing all tables in an old website with divs, what other steps should I take?

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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What is the ranking impact of two domains on two different ip address for the same site

I have a client that has an ecommerce website on xcart and a blog on a subdomain but on a different wordpress site and server (separate ip addresses) . What is the impact on Google SEO Ranking and ...
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Can I move a clients website from yahoo hosting to godaddy hosting without losing google page rankings?

I have a client who wants to switch hosting from yahoo to godaddy and utilize wordpress to run site. Can I move a clients website from yahoo hosting to godaddy hosting without losing google page ...
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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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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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What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
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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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Will it affect SEO if site is move to a hosting company in another country? [duplicate]

I have a personal blog made with WordPress and it's hosted in my country (east europe). Will it affect my rankings if I move my website to another hosting company located in New York?!
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WordPress and Google Indexing

One of my domains i am working on, the site is using wordpress and literally a barebone site. A couple of sample pages not even an SEO plugin or site map generated as yet, why? - Well i setup the ...
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Will Google lower my rankings for boilerplate titles?

Will Google lower my rankings for titles with one-word difference (AKA boilerplate titles)? For example: Title #1: "Keyword A - Keyword 1 Included | Example Website" Title #2: "Keyword A - Keyword ...
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Shall I use both .com and a localised domain or Shall I use .com only?

I have a classified website and Now its running on the internet fine. It has a .com domain. In there users can put advertisments to any location by selecting the country and city. So I also bought a ...
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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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Is there a difference in Google scoring when using querystring parametes vs non-querystring parameters? [duplicate]

Is there a difference in Google scoring if I use this URL: http://www.example.com/venues?category=boats vs this URL: http://www.example.com/venues/boats So, I'm not talking about readability for the ...
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Could the removal of exact match keywords cause a drop in rankings on Bing and Yahoo but not Google?

I'm wondering if the removal of an exact match keyword could cause rankings to drop on Bing and Yahoo, but not on Google. A website my company manages recently experienced a dramatic loss in rankings ...
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Do many broken internal links impact site quality negatively regarding rankings?

Will a website with a high ratio of broken internal links be considered low quality? Will it therefore not rank well? Does anyone have an official reference confirming this?
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Control internal page ranking

My website posses a search engine linking to for example www.mysite.com/s/gaming/ where gaming is the words being searched. I also have pages for each of my categories, for example "Gaming". My ...
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Do good web pages including a good video get a better SERP click rate?

Several studies describe the average click rate distribution from position 1 to position 10 on the first page of Google results. Some people claim that web pages with videos are often not displayed ...
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Is it bad SEO to link between two domains hosting on one Hosting account that talk about a related subject?

I have two domains hosted on one hosting account that talk about subject X. However, one site is like a Blog and the other is like a news site. Is it bad for SEO if I link between these two sites. I ...
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What is the search rank where people stop searching on Google?

What is the stopping point on Google SERPs where most people stop searching? Does it vary by different keywords? For example, if I was searching for "Orlando hotels", I would instinctively look at ...
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SEO - link closer to TLD vs. folder structure with keyword [duplicate]

Let's say I want to build just another voucher code website (don't worry, I don't) and also I'd like to categorize my listed shops. What would be the best URL structure? My ideas are as follows: ...
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Will many social media webpages hurt my ranking?

I have an old website and I'm working on a new website section dedicated to fun and very short news, sometimes with pictures. Unlike my classic pages, I don't care about SEO trafic of this new section....
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Will I lose my MozRank / MozTrust / Page Authority if I upgrade my site?

I've created a new layout for my site, which involves completely changing the CSS and page HTML, but keeping the same text and the same pages (I didn't delete any file). Will I lose my MozRank / ...