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

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What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Updating/Redesign website…how to retain/transfer ranking?

What steps do I have to take in order to make sure that I keep my search engine rankings after I redesign or update my site?
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Does duplicate content on another site affect my ranking?

A competitors set up a new site and copy and pasted some copy from our home page. When doing a comparison with a duplicate content tool the result was that the pages where 21% similiar. Does the ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Does keyword density within a title tag make a difference in SEO?

Recently, I changed the title tags for a site that I work on SEO for. See the changes made: Previous title tag: Flat Fee Listing in MLS, Flat Fee MLS Listing For Sale By Owner. Revised: Flat Fee ...
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Tool or online service to view Google PR of thousand sites from a list?

Any suggestion would be appreciated. Maybe a tool (or online service) that you used at least once. I have list of webistes in a txt file. I need a tool or an oline service (possibly free) that finds ...
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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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600 visitors per day, 20 backlinks but still not referenced by Google

i've launch a website on wednesday (9 August) There's already in 4 days 12,000 viewed pages 1,400 visits 20 to 25 backlincks a sitemap.xml (130 URL) english language / french language - url like ...
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Since Google reduces the value of links alongside nofollow links, what is an alternative?

Since 2009, Google counts nofollow links also as outgoing links, and thus reduces the value of the other links. What are some alternatives to stop Google counting outside links from my page? If I ...
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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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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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Page speed affecting ranking in practice

Articles like this one discuss Google possibly taking speed into account for ranking factors. Are there any other search engines which already take speed into account for search results? or perhaps ...
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Abnormal alexa ranking score

I have 2 websites of ecommerce in France and for these websites I have a strange behaviour of the alexa results. Here are some statistics about the websites : Unique Visits January 2012 Website 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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Migrating PageRank/rankings from one site to another

I've got a client's company site with decent PageRank, backlinks and search engine rankings. The client wants to change their company name and therefore URL. I will set up a redirect between the old ...
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How does moving a site to a host in an other country affect my google ranking?

If I move my website, which is hosted in Europe, to a host based in Asia, could it hurt my ranking in Google search? I will keep my domain registrar in Europe, so my guess is that the ranking will ...
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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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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 ...
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SEO effect of “You are leaving this site” page for outbound links?

The problem I am working on an aggregation website that collects reviews about specific products from various websites. The site has many thousands of outbound links (with "nofollow" attributes) to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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What will be the impact on SEO if we remove our SSL certificate (url become http instead of https)?

For some weird reason the content accessed though our domains is returned via SSL HTTPS on all domains pointing to the server. https://domain.com leads to our website, with a proper SSL certificate ...
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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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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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Why does Google show sitelinks for our domain with one search and not another?

The name of our company is G2 Builders - What is happening is that if you go to google and type in "G2 Builder" with no "s" at the end, our website has sitelinks. When you type in our name with the ...
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Personalized content (authenticated with a cookie) and impact on SEO

We have a big website with a lot of content, that is doing pretty well in terms of SEO. Google likes the site, visitors like it as well. Our problem is that there is a lot of content that would only ...
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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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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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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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SEO Score and Ranking

Does a good SEO Score (over 90% for example) guaranties a better ranking on Google (or yahoo or others)?
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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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What is the SEO impact of moving my domain to another IP address and what is the right way of doing this?

I am planning to move several websites to a new hosting provider - keeping the same URL but will resolve to different IP addresses. For example, some sites are Canadian content-only sites, hosted on ...
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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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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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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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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 ...