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Position of a web site or a web page in Google results.

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How will copy-pasting articles from my supplier affect my SEO?

My supplier has interesting blog posts on his website, and I'm allowed to copy-paste these articles onto my own website. That's great! But I'm worried about my Google ranking being affected by ...
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Do internal outgoing links affect rank of the origin page

I have few hundred top ranking pages (with good SEPRs) on my website. Now I would like to add links to internal pages from those top ranking pages (aimed at additional value for users). But I have a ...
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Does a country code secondary domain (such as .com.nl) have lower ranking than a ccTLD (such as .nl) with content specific for that country?

I know that search engines like Google value more country code top level domains (ccTLD) on content that is specific to residents living in said countries, that is, the website hosted at voorbeeld.nl ...
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Is there an app that would detect my over- or under-optimization errors in my unpublished article?

I know of Website Auditor, SEO Spyglass, Rank Tracker, and Link Assistant - I downloaded them all. But Website Auditor is only good for keywords, Rank Tracker only works on published articles, the ...
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Google search algorithm and SERP

Why would google rank some pages of a website in the top 2 positions, and not rank at all the other pages and some in between? If Google's algorithm follows strict rules and guidelines, then won't all ...
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Redirect 301 from local TLD to .com or cannonical for multi-domain strategy

Best approach for a multi-domain strategy for ranking purposes I have a domain with a local TLD www.example.cl; and I've been trying to rank for a while with some keywords www.exaple.cl/mykeyword. I ...
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Best way to move ranking from one domain to another

Domain learn-blazor.com appears on the first page in Google given a specific search word (Blazor), whereas site my site (blazor-university.com) appears on the 5th page. learn-blazor.com is an ...
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How to efficiently update the sitemap without losing previous indexes?

I have a sitemap uploaded for my web application. The webmasters has indexed 10% of all the URLs in sitemap so far and marked the remaining as excluded(discovered not indexed). I have made some ...
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Does having the trailing slashes after the end of the urls affect the rank? [duplicate]

Recently I have set up trailing slashes into all my urls. I'm redirecting all the plain urls to the slash one, So I wanna know if sudden change have an affect over the Google ranking. Will Google try ...
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Google Search Console reports back links from a number of non-existing domains pointing to my site

In Google Search Console, there are a high number of links from domains which actually do not exists,pointing to more than one posts on my site. My site is losing organic traffic day by day. Should I ...
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How to get better ranking in industrial machine category? [duplicate]

I am currently working with an industrial machine manufacture company for SEO project. As a comparatively new company, they need to boost their SERP ranking badly. I have done necessary on-page seo ...
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How can search engine rankings be checked if search engines personalize search results?

I see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble So if I search for keywords related to my website to check the actual rank will the results be biased?
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Abrupt drop in ranking, does google tell me why? [duplicate]

The Google ranking of my website has dropped from 1st to 60th. I am aware that performance is lacking, but why the sudden drop? Does Google tell you why?
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Can a post with low word-count be bad for SEO?

I know that word count isn't a ranking factor. Source: Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? I am going to add a Question and Answer Section for my website. Some questions like "Do meta ...
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How does a live test in Google search console affect ranking if it doesn't pick up all the images and other content?

In google search console I conducted live test URL for my site's home page. However, the screenshot of the live test does not look like my home page. There are not many images and text. My home page ...
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What is the impact when purchasing a competitor domain?

I have a website for designers of wedding invites. They show their work on the site. Where my goal is to send as much traffic as I can to the designers websites. In return the pay me for their spot on ...
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Is it a good practice to deindex 20,000 pages in 1 go?

If I found that 20,000 pages on my website are not generating any traffic from organic. Is it a good practice to remove those 20,000 pages in one go or do it over the period of 3 to 4 months. Is, it ...
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Does Google consider deep URLs with and without a trailing slash to be the same? [duplicate]

Will it hit my ranking if I have the same URLs where / on the end is the only difference? Those URLs return the same content and one redirects to another or they both redirects to some 3rd URL. ...
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Why would my different product pages with similar content have different search engine rankings?

We have a product based automobile website where we publish content for cars and bikes. This includes automobile's images, videos, pricing, reviews, similar offerings. We want to improve our Google ...
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SEO impact of using one image for several different posts on my site

What is the impact of using one image for several post on my site? Does it have a negative affect on SEO? For several posts, I use one picture. because all of them are Q & A. Am I wrong? is it ...
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Is there any evidence that Google randomizes the SERP results for equivalent domains?

I realize that there's been a lot of apparent Google fluctuations over the past few months. However, to me, it looks as though Google might be randomly ordering positions 3-10 in my particular niche ...
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Who will get more benefit if domain1.example is linked to domain2.example

I have two websites, domain1.example and domain2.example I have placed a link of domain2.example on homepage of domain1.example. I am noticing that domain1.example is getting more benefits of that ...
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Google SERP ranks wrong URL for target keywords [duplicate]

I have [1] https://www.example.com/landing-1 ranking for "landing-1" keyword. I have created [2] https://www.example.com/landing-2 page for "landing-2" keyword. When I observed my rankings in google,...
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Was Google search ranking algorithm updated on 15 Jan 2019?

I am working for a site and it was on page 3, listing 3 at SERP. When I checked it today, I found it on listing 10 of page 7. It's a huge change I have seen on last 3 months I have started working on ...
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Can Google crawl .TS (MPEG2-TS) video format?

We are using the tool mp4hls (https://www.bento4.com/developers/hls/) to prep the hls stream. Basically, I think it can conver any video format to .mp4 then it convert to .ts. However, Google only ...
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Is this far-right tabloid newspaper successfully gaming Google's news search results?

If you search for "weather uk" in Google's news tab, the top-three result fields look fishy. The only non-tabloid newspaper appearing there is The Independent: There no highly-acclaimed ...
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Precautions while redesigning site appearing in google search first page [duplicate]

One of our clients site need to be re-designed. The updates would be mostly presentational including graphics, page layout updates (re-order page elements), color, icons, fonts, making it responsive ...
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01-Aug-2018 August Google Algorithm Update (Medic)

Is there anyway to first check for the market categorisation and second to correct the categorisation with Google? Our site was affected, lower organic traffic, after the August "broad core algorithm ...
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Duplicate contents based on differnt url on same website is that bad for ranking [duplicate]

I have blog website and has hundreds of blog items and blog can be accessed via different URL, it is mentioned that duplicate contents on website affects google ranking, defining single url as ...
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Ranking effect on changing website topic and language suddenly

My website language is Bengali and my topic is technology updates, tips and tricks. I want to change my topic to Android and Web Development. The language will be English. Will it cause problem to ...
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Will changing my backend systems or CMS hurt my search engine rankings?

What will happen to my website's search engine rankings if I change: CMS programming language framework database engine other programming-related stuff For example, what if I change my website ...
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Google search for my site without the dot in the name affects it's search results

I have a site, Tanksmith.io, which gets searched a quite a bit. The two most common queries are: tanksmith io and tanksmith.io (the latter being more correct since it contains the dot). However the ...
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How to deal with too many notices of DMCA removal for a video sharing service?

We have many daily notices of DMCA removal in our search console. Our website is a local video sharing service like Youtube. Many notices of our video URLs(uploaded by users) have not any copyright ...
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Does Content Security Policy (CSP) affect Google ranking? Pagespeed scores are worse without unsafe-inline

I introduced Content Security Policy (CSP) in a website, nonetheless some of its commands and implications seem to negatively affect Google Page Speed Insights ranking. That happens in certain CSP ...
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Website with Apps and SE rankings

Currently I have a website that is very popular for related search terms, with very little bounce rates and it is ranking very well. It is an ecommerce site. I want to offer apps for my regular users ...
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Canonicalised page ranks higher than the one we are trying to rank for

We have two Pages: A and B. They are very similar content-wise, but different purpose-wise. Page A is a description of a service and was created earlier, and Page B is landing page for that service, ...
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Should I post to an old out of date site that used to do really well (I haven't posted to it in 2 years) or post to a fresh new site?

I have a SEO question: I have a celebrity niched site that I used to post to all the time and it was up to 4,000+ uniques a day from Google traffic (2 years ago), but I have't posted any new content ...
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My blog post lost all rankings after posting the same content on Medium and don't have it back after removing the Medium post

I copied my article to a medium post, I lost all my ranking. Initially, I was ranking #1 for the article, but now it shows N/A. I don't have any authority for my site, ranking was all due to the ...
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Google caching wrong content for top ranking URL causing rankings to drop 12 pages

When I use 'cache:example.com/category' Google is showing the homepage 'example.com' as the URL for the cached content. If I Google search 'info:example.com/category' it returns a result for the ...
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How to check previous ranking of a website in search engine?

I re-built the website in 2014 and I want to know if website ranking is improved after I built. Is there a way in which I can see previous ranking position of website and current ranking position of ...
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Showing the home page first in Google search results for searches for the domain name

I have example.com built in WordPress, SEO done using YOAST, if you search "website.com" for it on Bing or Yahoo or DuckDuckGo, then it will appear on top, followed by example.com/page … and that's ...
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Hosting a blog on Google Cloud could help in SEO ranking?

We usually host our blogs on shared hosting providers. These service providers use same shared space and IP for hundreds of blogs and websites. Are there any chances that Google considers such ...
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HTTPS with or without 301 to keep rankings? [duplicate]

I am about to make a site move to https - my developers are doing this using a server-level rewriter and have said this means that redirects will be done automatically so no 301s are required from our ...
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Is showing pop up in front of main page good idea from seo perspective? [duplicate]

We are creating an e-commerce website where if a user lands without the city in the URL, we will open a pop up to ask the user city. As per current design, the city pop-up looks like: Once user lands ...
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DMCA Notice received from Microsoft's Azure server will effect in Google ranking?

I am doing a research on a case. A company received DMCA notice through Microsoft Azure Platform and after some days their ranking went down, their few pages were unindexed by Google Webmaster. So ...
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Is site speed connected with Alexa Traffic rank?

Alexa ranking really a big controversial topic. It's really critical to determine how it ranks sites. You know that if you are working in SEO field that your performance is measured by Alexa Rank for ...
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Why does Google Search Console shows unrealistic position values?

Google Search Console shows that my website have been ranking position 18 for keyword "seo". When I test that myself I can't find it in any result. How would I explain this?
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How can I get my site to show up in Google for the keywords of its brand name (not all as one word)

Let us assume I have a website name www.mynewwebsite.com When I open Google and search for "mynewwebsite", it lists me the website at top. But when i search for "my new website" with spaces in ...
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Get back to number 1 position for keyword [duplicate]

Our site is prikkabelled.nl. We deal in prikkabel which is Dutch for (Illumination cable). We used to have the number one spot for the keyword prikkabel for almost a year, but we dropped to the second ...
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What are typical key performance indicators (KPIs) for a marketing agency working on SEO?

We are cooperating with one marketing agency in terms of our website SEO. This week they are going to send us a report with actions and KPIs. I want to understand how usually SEO KPIs are measured and ...