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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How to check SERP position correctly?

I wonder how do you check your website's SERP position for a certain query. I cannot directly go to Google and search, because it knows i'm looking for my site, and it shows it in the first position, ...
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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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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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Site migration using new and old subdomains and SEO impact

I'd greatly appreciate a response on the following question relating to site migration and SEO impact. Here's some background on how my domain name and site is currently configured: My domain name ...
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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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Debugging reason for specific site sections with significantly low appearance in SERP [duplicate]

I'm experiencing very little exposure for specific sections in my site compared to different sections. Most of my traffic is long-tail queries, in the popular SERP, and non-popular SERP sections. I ...
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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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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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Does Google bot always treat dot as word separator?

One of our products is a grid control called iGrid, and we have two versions for two different platforms. One is iGrid ActiveX, the other is iGrid for .NET Framework WinForms called "iGrid.NET". At ...
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Adding 'jump to' link to specific section in the page inside search result description

I've noticed Wikipedia has many direct links to specific sections in their pages in search results descriptions. For example when searching for 'stackoverflow history wikipedia' the first result that ...
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Where can I find a list of these colored graphics (hearts, diamonds, etc) that show up in Google SERPs? [closed]

I've been noticing colored gif icons showing up in the description tag in Google SERPs. Such as: 💋, 💎, ✅ Where can I find a list of all these icons that Google can cache and display? I really like ...
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Why are the rankings of my webpage down on single phrase? [duplicate]

One webpage used to rank better in search. It had more visibility and had site links. But in the last few days, it is down three position on one phase, and it no longer has site links. What caused ...
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Microformatting accepted, then ignored [duplicate]

I have implemented microformatting in one of our websites for our address, breadcrumbs and reviews that we collect from our customers. After we launched the new website using the microformatting ...
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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 this site is ranked so high in SERP's with no content?

In last few months whenever i search for computer wallpapers (using various keywords), somewhere between 1st and 5th position is always site http://hdw.eweb4.com Everything on that site is scraped ...
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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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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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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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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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When Will the Google Webmaster Tools API allow access to the Average Position in the Search Queries section of their tool? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone has early access to the search queries / average position data via the Google Webmaster Tools API yet? Do you know of any tools that have access to this part of the API? Does ...
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Question on business connections and page rank?

I just want to ask this question to get a yes no answer on something that I've been wondering on lately. So regarding how there are countless numbers of sites now that use the no-follow; making it ...
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Why is my page ranked *very* low in Google? [closed]

I have created a web site mianatura.net that doesn't even rank in the top 100 results in Google for the query "Mia Natura". I have the text Mia Natura in the domain, <title>, <h1>, I have ...
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Why Does the Same Site in Different SERPs Contain and Not Contain Google Sitelinks

Is there a way to get sitelinks on a Google SERP when searching on a site's name vs. the sites' web address? Example, if you search "twin city kings", the first result is the website for Twin City ...
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Google Site Links [duplicate]

How can I get google sitelinks?
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Is AdWords ad blocked from top spots of SERPs until it is reviewed?

I have an AdWords ad and a keyword with a Quality Score of 10. Inferring from CPC from actual clicks, max CPC is set way beyond that of the third advertiser from the SERP for this keyword (there are ...
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SEO - Hidden content before main site content

I have a two hidden divs before my main site content, one with the login form and another with the signup form. I then have login and signup buttons within the page that use JQuery to show or hide ...
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HTML Lang ISO Code

I have a multi-language site for English and Chinese (Hong Kong). My previous setting for Chinese Hong Kong (zh-hk) had: <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="zh-hk" ...
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Is Google Analytics Part Of Google's Search Engine Algorithm

I was wondering if anyone knows if Google uses the data it receives from Google Analytics to help determine a websites SERP (Search Engine Rank Position). For example, if my website is getting 1000 ...
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Make Google Plus One only work for the domain and not the path [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make Google +1 button +1 a specific URL rather than the URL it's on? I'm creating an image sharing website, and since it's going to have many thousand links, then ...
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Will rewriting your .htaccess to 404 to return search results from your site negatively effect your ranking in Google?

Depending on the type of site that you are running, it may or may not be advantageous to display search results instead of a 404 page, when someone visits a non-existent page on your site. I believe ...
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Does an image's filename affect its seo?

When I name my image files, I always use a descriptive file name such as red-mercedes-slk.jpg. I've always done this without thinking, but I wondered if it actually benefits my rankings in any way. ...
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Google authorship on non blog pages?

Adhering to Google authorship on your blog posts gets a little picture next to your title in the serp, but is it right to also use the authorship tag on normal 'static pages' ie home page, about us, ...
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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 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 ...