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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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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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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How does Indeed.com make it to the top of every single search for every single city I search for? [closed]

I am very curious and want to understand how Indeed.com, the job board and job search engine company, is able to not only make it to the top of search engines for any city related job search but also ...
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How to track my site position in SERP based on keyword

In Google Analytics i can see that people have reach my website after search on a specific keyword. How can i check the results page number where my website appears.
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Do Blog Post dates really affect Google rankings? [duplicate]

Should I remove them. I've got a blog with evergreen content.
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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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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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What contributes to expanded company details being displayed in Google search results?

For some results returned in Google Search, on the right side it displays the company details, logo, contact numbers, etc... For example, see the following screenshot: I'd like to know what ...
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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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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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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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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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site:domain.com search doesn't show index page as 1st, how to fix that?

If I enter site:domain.com in Google search I see the index page of a site but it doesn't go as #1 result in SERP, but rather 3 or 5th... What does that mean, why other pages outrank the index page ...
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Consolidating to one page when multiple pages appearing in SERPs

I've got a web site which for historical reasons has two or three pages that appear closely in serps for any given search term. The site is a spanish language site with two different but related ...
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SERP update frequency

Recently I changed my site improving the title and description metatags of many pages. Looking at Webmaster Tools I saw that Googlebot already crawled the new contents (and also found duplicate titles ...
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Japanese Hosting And Search Engine Rankings

I have a website that is currently hosted in Japan and has been for a number of years. Its well established in the search engines in both Yahoo Japan and Google Japan. For numerous reasons its become ...
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Does more traffic to my website improve SERP? [duplicate]

I have a few very popular blog posts that rank highly on keywords I am not focusing on. My question is does my website's SERP benefits from this high traffic? Is there an official information out ...
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Google+ brand display in SERPs

Until very recent past, when someone searched for our brand name on Google, our G+ page preview with latest post showed up on the sidebar of SERPs. However, it has just disappeared and we have ...
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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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Can a news site with posts from press releases avoid being marked as duplicate?

I am building a news site about cultural events. Most of the posts that are published are about events (theatre, music, arts etc) and are taken from press releases that are distributed by email by ...
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G+ author image for blog posts not showing in search results, but does in rich snippet tool

I have registered my Google authorship e-mail, and my blog posts are on the same domain. Why is my G+ profile image not appearing in SERPs? I have e-mail registered and verified for Google authorship. ...
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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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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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Google is fetching body as title [duplicate]

I'm encountering a strange behaviour of Google. Pages in my site has the form : .. <title>Title of Article - mysite</title> </head> <body> <img alt='mysite logo'> .. ...
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Google Webmaster Geographic target: Increases or Decreases Traffic?

My website is an english video streaming website that gets visitors from all over the world (about 70,000 per day). 35% of my traffic is from the US. Now, in google Webmaster, if I were to set my ...
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Why do Google FreshBot crawled and indexed pages disappear from SERPs? Will they come back?

Sometimes a page on our site will show up in the Google SERPs that was previously not indexed (yet) due to a news story or blog posting on another site that points to it. From what I understand, the ...
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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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Do we really need Google Analytics for better SERP positions?

We have been using Google Analytics on our main website for years, but recently we have tried another local stats system (Yandex.Metrica) and we are very happy with it - more than with the Google one. ...
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SEO: Twitter outranks personal site?

For some reasons, even though I websites has pretty great onsite SEO I thinks, my Twitter profile "outrank" personal site consistently in Google/Bing SERPs on different computer around country and ...
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Google Webmaster Tools -> URL-Parameter after Migration from Magento

After migrating from magento to a different e-commerce system I can find lots of URL-Parameters with millions of monitored sites: http://i.stack.imgur.com/8CDVm.png Is it safe to reset those? Or ...
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Which special characters, if used in <title> tags, will be visible in Google SERPs?

Seems like Google doesn't display some special characters if they are used in <title></title>. What are the characters that will be visible in SERPs for site titles?
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SEO SERP Google Chrome App [closed]

Has anyone installed 'SEO SERP' from Omiod app in chrome? If so, how accurate would you rate it? So far I'm thinking its pretty good, but I have never tried any paid versions.
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Why does Google sometimes show fewer than the standard pair of lines for the “snippet”?

Normally websites listed in Google's results pages are shown with a standard excerpt comprising two lines with a [...] at the end of the second line. Occasionally Google allows the website a full ...
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Is there any way to determine how often content gets one-boxed by Google?

Google is increasingly including one-boxed content in search results. See this one-boxed result from Quora, for instance: This feature is part of an effort first rolled out in 2009 to deliver ...
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Google sometimes (erratically) shows my blog instead of my website in its results

When I go to Google and search on my domain, most of the time I see my website (i.e., mydomain.com) in the first page. But sometimes, instead of displaying a link to my website, Google shows a link to ...
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URL appearance in Google results

Why do some Google results show the http prefix in the green URL and some don’t?
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Can search engine robots read file with permission 640?

I am on a shared web hosting linux server. I want search engine robots/spiders to be able to read the robots.txt but not any one typing www.mysite.com/robots.txt. As per the following google group ...
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SEO question regarding huge number of URLs

I'm wondering the best way to handle this situation. I'm about to release a new section on a website where there are literally hundreds of millions of URL combinations that can possibly be crawled ...
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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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My site is indexed in Google yet does not show in the SERPs

Please someone solve this mystery that has been plaguing me for months! All pages have been cached by Google recently yet still will not show up in a search. I'm guessing it's being penalized? How ...
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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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nofollow on local images improving SERP?

I have links to images on my website (fined with lightbox), when I extend the links with rel="lightbox nofollow" would this increase the link juice value of the other links? I don't need all of the ...
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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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Removing / pushing down an image in search results

There is an image of one of our staff that pops up in search results that is in relation to an old business that we don't really want featured. Is there an approach to remove or try to push an image ...
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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 could have caused a large traffic drop from Google in early May?

I have a website (www.equispot.com) that has been indexed for almost 2 years in Google. I managed to get myself on the first page (average position 6-8) on Google for my target keyword of "horses for ...
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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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Does the date that appears in the Search Engine Result Page affect the page rank?

question in the title + how do I change the date appearing in the result page?
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What is potential value of an additional pointing domain? [duplicate]

We have an opportunity to buy an extra domain that is quite specific to what we do and where we do it e.g. newyorkplumber.com. This domain will just point to our current business's website url which ...
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Google cuts off site content shown/hidden with toggle-content

I have this pretty simple website that has all the real content hidden and then shown when users click different href # links. It's very weird that Google cuts off some of the content, I'm searching ...