SERPs (or singular SERP) is an abbreviation for Search Engine Results Pages or Search Engine Results Positions. Most commonly it describes a page generated by a user's input for a given search phrase or word.

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Which tags does Google use for displaying titles and descriptions in the search results?

I have a few questions about elements, and which elements Google uses to display our websites. For instance, does Google use the regular title element to display the titles of our website, or the ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a ...
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Mobile google SERPs return a desktop url instead subdomain mobile url

We have desktop and mobile site respectively. www.example.com for desktop and m.example.com for mobile. In Google.com mobile SERP, with the search phrase Weather in aaa(city) returns mobile subdomain ...
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An important page has disappeared from SERPs

** I can't share the client's specific site name, but I will try my best to explain the problem.** We have a major brand client whose just launched a new campaign for a new product they offer. This ...
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Product Snippets with JSON-LD + Schema.org - Are there any live examples in Google index?

Google seems to be flip flopping JSON-LD -> Schema.org product [or other types of] snippets. The snippets verify without error in both the testing tool and long term (10+ months) across 5 properties ...
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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show ...
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How can I use a blog to improve domain authority for a multi-domain business?

Over the past two years, I have had great success with my local, service-oriented business in building domain authority and climbing in the SERP rankings. I believe this success can be at least ...
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SEO Impact of using Responsive Design and the serving of different content on the same URL

We are currently working on redesigning our site and making it responsive. It is a search intensive site with complex functionality, a lot of search filters and a lot of content. Our mobile versions ...
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How rel=“next” and rel=“prev” helps in SEO if used for pagination?

How rel="next" and rel="prev" helps in SEO, if used for pagination? Is it really required ? i.e. imagine you're on page 2: <link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/article-part1.html"> ...
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How to update the date on Google search results?

For a blog entry, I have this meta tags: <meta property="article:published_time" content="2015-09-07T21:54:43+00:00" /> <meta property="article:modified_time" ...
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Do canonical URLs disapear from the search results?

On a website I have, for example two pages with identical content. I want to keep both URLs active so instead of redirecting one to another I will put rel=canonical on one, to the other. BOTH of ...
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Redirected urls show in serp, with the original permalink but with the title and meta of the target page

I have a problem which I have not encountered before. On a website I am working on, www.example.com, I have several affiliate links which are of the form www.example.com/out/blahblah The redirect is ...
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page appears in global search result but not local!

I live in Iran and usualy use "Anti Filter" programs like "freegate" for accessing web. when I use "freegate" and search google for "example keyword" that relates to one of my website pages, my ...
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Is there any relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position?

I think, there is a relationship between Adword spending & Google organic SEO position. Google might not do it explicitly or in a deliberate way, But there is in my experience. For example, ...
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How important is the domain name for SEO

Most people advice to buy a domain name that exactly matches your main business field. For example if you sell computers the best one will probably be computers.com but with millions(maybe billions) ...
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Meta description tags appearing in Google search results even though they had been removed

I recently removed all the meta description tags from my website and uploaded the files to my host company's FTP server. However, Google search results still show the old meta tags even though the ...
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Rich Snippet display differences

Currently working with several websites that use the same code template. Schema.org markup used for both of the websites is the same. But site #1 is displayed with rating and site #2 is without ...
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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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Query strings showing in SERPs

One of our sites got hacked, we believe we have resolved this issue, but when doing a site:example.com in Google, we are still seeing query strings like: example.com/?black-book-subtitles. Could it ...
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Any Side effect of “301 Moved Permanently” in Google SERP?

I have an E-commerce website in asp.net. This website has 2000 products (means 2000 pages). Currently Almost all pages are index in Google SERP. and the URL rewriting structure is ...
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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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Table Snippets in Google Search - how to display table from my website in Google search results? [duplicate]

At the moment I am working on website selling products online. Site has pages displaying product lists in form of tables. The markup of product list is actually HTML table. I have noticed that some ...
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Google result “this site may be hacked” unable to request site review from Webmaster Tools

My client has a site that was recently hacked. It was affecting their Google search result with a link in their result saying, "this site may be hacked." I had sucuri.net fix their hacked site, now ...
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Getting Google to index main section instead of nav in SERPs

I have a problem here where Google shows my <nav> instead of my main section in the SERPs. On top of that, because my nav is made up of inline elements, the result gets really messy: ...
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Google position of my website vs. competitors [duplicate]

I am working for more then a year on a website for a specific topic in my town. Design, quality articles, page titles, H1,2,3,4,5, metatags.. everything that is good for SEO. Have around 100 blog ...
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Rich Snippets not working (and working at the same time?)

We have an eCommerce site, and we have had rich snippets implemented (in JSON-LD) since January/February this year (2015). I have read multiple sources (including the Google documentation) and there ...
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How to see my site's problems with Google?

I recently made a website, which aims for a certain search query. It was like 5th or 6th for a few days. But now it's not even in the first 3 pages. There are no warnings in Webmaster Tools. There is ...
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Google removing full path in search results

Just noticed something strange and would like to see if anyone knows why this is happening. On my own website and the BYBE blog the pages that appear in Google's search results do not return the full ...
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Will JavaScript influence my search position in Google?

I have a script which does some position fixes within my site - things like $(".slider_text").css("paddingLeft", procentaj_stdr); $(".slider_text").css("paddingTop", procentaj_slider/12); There are ...
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How to tell Google to rank a child page of similar content higher than parent

I have created a fleet of location based sub-pages. These are sub-pages of a given category. The category pages rank really well and even out-rank the new location based pages for their given ...
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Anchor Text Links under the Google SERP items [duplicate]

While searching a keyword (for example "job") some result items have between 3 and 5 text links under their description, each of them pointing to another sub URL of the same website. Here is a picture ...
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How can I remove URLs from Google search that contain my product name?

I'm working for a company, and while searching for their name in Google, the results returned contain links with their product name in them that I want to be removed. Is there any way Google can help ...
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What meta tag or structured data should I use for a dictionary web application?

I have a web application that serves as a dictionary, and it ranks well in Google when searching for a rare word in my language (the dictionary's target language). I want the result to appear in the ...
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What is required to create local business rich-snippets complete with sitelinks AND breadcrumbs?

I have a local business directory site. I would like to markup my business listing 'profile' level pages for display as enhanced listings/rich-snippets complete with business names, addresses and ...
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What is the feature of a Google result snippet that this man is describing called now?

At 3:39s this rather old video from the Google Documentation the man describes a feature of enhanced data associated with the Starbuck website displayed in the search result. He also invites the ...
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Google.co.uk SERP is ranking the page which is not expected.. SEO geotargeting

Our site domain was used to be "xxxx.co.uk" but its changed to subdirectory "xxxx.com/uk" so that we can have benefit from "xxxx.com" site domain authority (DA) and page rank (PR). It worked. DA and ...
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Transferring authority/position from current site's landing pages to another site

We just finished a website which provides insightful information about a particular industry from A to Z and it does so in a very user friendly. Some pages on our second site, which is more about our ...
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Google shows old domain and wrong meta-description [duplicate]

I need your help to solve a problem I have with the Google SERP for my site. My site is www.personalmedia.it, now if I search the keyword "personalmedia" the result is this one: You can see ...
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How do I get Google to show links to my site hierarchy in search results?

I have recently noticed that for some websites, Google is linking to different locations in the site hierarchy instead of just the destination page URL. For instance, searching for "Malibu Rum Drink ...
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Is it legit to have pages from the same domain in multiple rankings (domain crowding)?

I'm trying to optimize my site and notice that one of my competitors appears in all of the top 3 results same domain, different pages. Is this normal or considered an abuse? Does anyone have any ...
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inverse actions and synonyms

I'm trying to figure out whether its worth adding copy in my pages that matches the related actions and synonyms of what the page is about. For example I want my page to appear for people buying ...
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My WordPress site's breadcrumbs are appearing twice in Google SERP

My site is built with WordPress using the Genesis framework. Currently in Google search results, my site's breadcrumbs are being displayed twice - see the following screenshot: How might I ...
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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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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it?

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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Make website appear in infobox

I wonder how it's possible to set my website as infobox on google results? Do I need special meta tags, special structured data? For example, this website: It actually doesn't hold no special ...
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Google SERP returns the german version of our website instead of english

We have recently translated our website in many languages. Each language is displayed on a separate subdomain: https://de.example.com for German, https://fr.example.com for French etc... if no ...
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How is this site getting category product count and breadcrumb to display in SERP (without markup)?

When doing a rando keyword search in a niche I found this site that has product counts in the SERP descriptions. Since the count is grey, and the words are different than what is on the page, I assume ...
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Will Adding 'language' and 'region' to urls help geotargeting and SEO rank?

This site below has got a very strong seo presence. And I see it uses language=en and region=gb in the url. http://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/united-kingdom-weather Does anyone know if adding ...
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When does Google use article published date vs article modified date in SERP?

I have a website with a number of long form content articles that I keep updated. The page generates two date snippets from this: <time itemprop="datePublished" ...