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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5+ items in Google SERPs?

I'm tinkering with a website and the search results page for a certain page it is showing this unexpected 5+ items thing (see attached image). Where does this come from? And how to fix it? Or is ...
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How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its SERPs?

How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its search engine results pages ? Besides,+1 it may include shares with or without a link.
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Will your blog rank lower if you remove its comment section?

Yesterday I noticed a warning in my Google Webmaster Tools. It told me that one of the posts on my blog had a slow load time - a post which happened to be by far the most commented on. So, to rectify ...
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Deleted page still in Google results

I've asked a website to remove content about me and they did it, removing the whole page (404). In their sitemap, they tell bots that page changes weekly. A week ago they removed the page, but the ...
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How to see my site's problems with Google?

I recently made a website: Boun Schedule Planner, which aims for the search query "Boun Schedule Planner" It was like 5th or 6th for a few days. But now it's not even in the first 3 pages. There are ...
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Can site's SERP ranks be lowered by Google because of bad/toxic backlinks? [duplicate]

The site is not under Google's manual penalty it has no other warnings in GWT about something wrong going on, it is not out of the Google index. But the ranking positions on SERPs are lower than ...
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Can anyone recommend a Google SERP tracker? [closed]

I want to track my website's position in Google's search results for around 50 keywords/phrases and I am looking to a nice web service or Windows application to automate this process. Ideally, I want ...
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Hiding Menu Item with CSS - will Google penalise my site?

I want to hide some sub menu items, using the CSS class, and assign it to the specific menu item. For example the class is no display: /* Hide menu items */ .nodisplay { display:none !important; } ...
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Move subdir to subdomain for separate SERP listings?

I market a conference and we have two very distinct customers. Attendees and Exhibitors/Sponsors. Each customer has a different sales funnel. I thought it'd be best to separate these into ...
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Can adverts on your site actually help SEO?

My current understanding of SEO is this: One of the ways Google determines a webpage's quality is by how many people click back onto the SERPs. For example, if loads of people click onto your blog ...
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How to efficiently let Google know that my subdomain now has a custom domain?

I have existing heavy traffic from my Tumblr page and 2 articles in the top search results. Today I purchased a custom domain to use on Tumblr. Before that, my site was already verified in Google ...
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Is it bad to have a mix of HTML 5 and XHTML pages within one website from SEO perspective?

We are going to update our website from well-formed XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 5. However, as I see, we will be doing this step-by-step. This means we will have some pages in HTML 5 and others in ...
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Our indexed website appearing and disappearing from Google SERP [duplicate]

Our website www.skadate.com used to appear on Google search when searching for a keyword "dating software", now it doesn't. It doesn't come by any other keyword (it used to come up with) as well. ...
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Duplicate content from a website still indexed by Google

My client used a third-party company that used duplicate link exchanges on their website previously. When my client gave their website to me to maintain it, I developed a different website that ...
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Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? [duplicate]

Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? What role meta description serve?
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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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Googlebot fetches my pages very frequent, rel-nofollow, meta-noindex or robots.txt-disallow

Googlebot fetches pages in my site very frequently. And this slowens my website. I don't want Googlebot to crawl too frequent. I decreased crawl rate from Google webmaster tools. But I'm supposing to ...
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How can we fix the emtpy form action error reported by HTML5 validators for default ASP.NET 4 pages, and will this affect SEO?

We are in the process of upgrading our ASP.NET 4 website from XHTML 1.0 to HTML 5. The <form> tag is generated automatically as it is ASP.NET, and it looks like: <form method="post" ...
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Upgrading website from XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 5: how can it affect SERP positions?

We have an enough old but still supported website which is XHTML 1.0 Transitional now. We are going to change it to HTML 5 to add some new features in the future (microdata, ...
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Can my website have an image and no date in its Google SERP? [closed]

The majority of the traffic to the website I am working on is organic. I was assigned to make updates so that our SERP shows an image to increase the click-through rate on our #1 result. ...
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www is not displayed in Google Search result

I have a website at www.matrimonyteam.com; when I perform a Google search it is only displaying matrimonyteam.com in search results rather than www.matrimonyteam.com. Is there is any setting ...
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Why is my homepage now ranking for my product page? [closed]

I've recently noticed the ranking for a lot of my clients' websites product page drop and the homepage rank higher instead, despite no changes being made. For example. Before Christmas, the product ...
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Google fetched a title from the body instead of keyword stuffed title tags - could that be a problem for SEO?

I have a website that contains keywords repeated in the <title> tag, so Google fetched the most relevant keywords from the body of the page. There is no problem so far and my website is ranking ...
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Google Adds Unwanted Name to Site Title! [duplicate]

I've set a different "Site title" that its not in site Domain, for example: Site domain: "setcars.com" Site title: "Hello world - new cars!" Internal links name to index page (by menus, footer, ...
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Google Authorship image of my Blogspot blog has disappeared from the Google SERPs

I have a Blogspot blog and my images used to appear on the Google SERPs for my keywords using Google Authorship Markup. My image was shown for last 2 months but while checking SERP for my blog, I ...
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How to find out successfull keywords in Google SERPs for a domain? [closed]

There are services and tools where I write domain name, keywords and it checks what position in SERPs these specific keywords are at How do I discover the most successful keywords, the ones that have ...
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Google position changing on different computers

Just put my new site live last Saturday and I have found it has completely different search rankings when I’m in two different locations (very similar distance apart). I get position 3 for ‘Sound ...
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Remove incorrect date from Google snippet

I saw another question regarding this, but it is dated two years back, and so I am hoping an answer is available now. I am a web developer at a website in which we are (and have been for years) the ...
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The wrong Twitter account is showing in Google SERPs when searching for my name

If you search for me by name on Google, the wrong Twitter page has started to show in SERPs. Check here. The offending Twitter page usually comes up about 10th in the results. My Twitter page is ...
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Strange title appearing in Google search results for a video

Google is displaying a strange result for my video site: I do not have any idea where it got my video's duration and why it's displayed in this way - take a look at the screenshot below: I don't ...
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Implemented wrong 301 redirect and now traffic is decreasing

Last week we migrated our legacy site to a new site created via WordPress. I implemented all 301 redirects, but a lot of them were done improperly by my developer. As such, a lot of pages were ...
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Subdomain accidentaly got indexed on Google

I have main domain example.com and subdomain called static.example.com that serves images and other static content. It's once hosted whole domain (example.com), but I moved main domain to other server ...
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Does Google penalize websites only in Google Image search?

I re-built a Flash website into an AJAX-based website, which generates all its content from JSON data using AJAX. It's a photography website and Google's Image Search is important for this site. But ...
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What process do you use to determine the “why” of web searchers goal for your “transactional keywords”?

SEO starts with the intentions of the person using the search engine. What ever the web searcher intended to gain from typing their search keyword/phrase into google will help you understand what ...
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What are the two different types of google search results called?

Google SERPs have search results that appear in two different ways: Single Search Result Single Search Result with Sitelinks Are there official terms for these? I know that a "SERP" is Search ...
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Multiple stores for the same niche

I started developing a new niche of products in my country about 3 years ago. That's when I opened my first store. Everything went fine, until a year ago, when someone I thought was a friend secretly ...
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How can I remove duplicate SERP results for same domain?

When I search "example business near zip code" in Google, I get the following separate, distinct results for the domain: www.example.com/ny/new-york/10019 ...
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Did anyone experience negative SERP movement after implementing rel=author?

I am not intrested in why I don't see the picture in SERPs. So I know this is borderline off-limits but I turned every stone in the web (including DDgo) trying to find anybody experiencing a worse ...
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Making my domain show up instead of my sitemap.xml in Google search results

If I search Google for a term or my site name, Google returns the URL sitename.com/sitemap.xml on the first or second page of the results. I want the main site to return in the results and not the ...
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Multiple site URLs now showing up in SERPs

Recently when you search for me on Google several URLs from my blog have started showing up, instead of just the main URL. 1) https://scotthelme.co.uk/ 2) ...
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Find out when a new domain appears in search results

Does anyone know a way to perform the following: I want to know whenever a new domain starts appearing in the google search results for a particular query. For a given google search query, I'd like ...
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Using disqus for a website (question on SERP and backlink)

I am building a website and am trying to decide between writing my own commenting system and using Disqus. One of the main deciding factors is that (obviously), I want comments left on my page to be ...
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Sudden drop in google position [duplicate]

Our website used to show up on top 10 positions for a competitive keyword till 1 month back but now has drastically dropped down more than 100 positions. What could be the reason?
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Changing my site from HTTP to HTTPS - will google search results sort themselves out? [duplicate]

I've made all of my http pages 301 redirect to their https equivalents. I've also made sure that all of the URLs in my sitemap files are https. Lastly I created a new profile in GWTs under the https ...
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SEO for Google Maps applications? [duplicate]

I have a webapp that is a customized Google Map; it's an interactive map of the Paris Metro. In Google's SERP, the only thing that appears beneath the domain name is "Sorry, we have no imagery here", ...
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Base top level domain name search not showing up in Google

We've had a few occasions over the years where certain domain names just won't show up in Google. Let me give an example: Let's say I have a domain that is called www.mybusiness.com. I search for ...
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Do clicks on SERPs increase SERP ranking?

I'm wondering if it helps to click, to get my page upper on Google? I mean, say my page has content with keyword abcde, and somebody types "abcde" in Google, and finds my website, say in page 5, and ...
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Structured data: Google Data Highlighter?

We're working on adding structured data for a richer snippet on search engine result pages. There are two type of structured data that I can't figure out how they're done. They seem to show up only on ...
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Why a word having high significance in content keywords does not get a high rank in Google?

When I check my website in Google Webmaster Tools, then keyword 'angeethi' is shown to be at the 3rd position in terms of significance. But when I search for 'angeethi' at Google, then the website ...
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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...