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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Why are intermittent pages disappearing from SERPs?

I have a very basical informational site with about 50+ pages. Specifically, there is a page about each site. I have been tracking pages daily for months and they have been streadily increasing in the ...
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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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Significant drop in SERPs on 12th November 2011

Earlier this year I decided to have a look at the SEO of our website. We noticed almost immediately that we dropped significantly in the SERPs for the keyword 'probiotics' (plural) on the 12th ...
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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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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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Google seems confused about our lists in the SERP

If you do a search for "alternative to Dropbox" or "alternative to spotify" we get listed in the Google SERP. There is a nice little list there and so on but the problem is that Google isn't ...
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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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Does Google offer reporting on use of the “Block all … results” feature?

Does Google offer a way to report on how many people actually blocked results from my site from showing up in their results? This question describes the behavior I'm asking about. I understand why ...
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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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I want the links in my HTML sitemap to be crawled but I do not want the sitemap in the SERPs

I have a website that has some pages and then it has a folder that has the majority of the pages. All the pages that exist in this folder could only be accessed by using my website search engine, then ...
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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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Adding <description> metadata in php / html for google results page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page? I've got a simple website that uses a php script to geolocate a user's IP and redirect accordingly - UK ...
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how to control google's search engine result page of a website

lately google search seem to have interesting new result snippets and I wonder how they generate them. More specifically one got my attention, see the links "15 minutes - 5 minutes - Timer - ...
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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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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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html5 tags for SEO

I've a question for you. Are now the new HTML5 tags, like <header>,<footer>,<hgroup>,<nav>,... ... really usefoul for SEO? Is google and other search engines considering ...
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Google Ranking for long tail search phrases

When using long tail search phrases for products (items to purchase), google generally returns multiple URLS for various ecommerce sites, but it hides additional urls for each site behind . Each ...
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Removing date from Google SERP

We are going through our site analysing the SEO. I find that sometimes on a google results page, some results show a date, others don't. Example (from same query): I prefer the result not to have ...
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After URL rewriting Google still features many of the old and dirty URLs

I did a complete URL rewriting of my site some three months ago, however Google still features many of the old URLs. They're not dead links as they correctly redirect to the new URLs, but it sort of ...