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

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How difficult is it to rank number 1 in Google search if there are other established websites? [closed]

I'm not sure if this question makes sense because I'm not an expert in SEO, but my assumption (obviously has the potential to be wrong), is that websites in rank 1-3 of Google search have a monopoly ...
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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 newspapers, ...
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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 Drops after Redirect Pages [duplicate]

My site was hacked a few months back, hacker published many pages on my site and those urls indexed in Google. Then I removed all those urls and redirect all those indexed (404 not found) pages on ...
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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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How much does the URL path affect Google rankings?

Some weeks ago, I changed the address path of one of my sites from www.example.com/product to www.example.com/main/product, because I had to move to another hosting and the change of path appeared ...
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Removing low quality content for Google rankings

I have a free press release site which i started 11 years ago and has 30K pages from 2006 to 2017. In 2014, the site was hit by panda and penalized and never recovered from algorithmic penalty. This ...
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Google Analytics ranking-(loss) because of domain suffix? [duplicate]

I have a general question about Google Analytics. Unfortunately I have not found a satisfactory answer to this on the internet. My main domain looks like this: www.maindomain.de/de Can it basically ...
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Can PAID .ml rank well in Google “globally”? [duplicate]

We all know freenom provides both free and paid .ml domain, they said free .ml domain can't be ranked because the domain isn't even yours/mine, but how about paid one? Can paid one ranked and ranked ...
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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 ...
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SEO - Changing a magento website theme would effect my ranking?

I have an e-commerce website built with magento. i working on a new theme, and it is faster and more optimised then the old theme. My question is would theme changing effect my ranking ?!
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Does Hashtag in the URL affect SEO rankings for as Angular JS web application

I am using Angular JS to develop my web application. My current URL will be like this: localhost:8080/#!/home. I can remove hash tag from the url and make it: localhost:8080/home but does that help ...
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Re-publishing content from an expired domain to a new one

I had a tech blog for years but due to lack of time I let it expire in Jan this year. However I had some great content on it and I want to put all those articles back online under a new domain since ...
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Landing page on root document: what about Google?

We're about to launch a new site where one idea is to place a landing page with only static content and a signup-button on the root page (e.g. https://www.domain.tld/) and all other content not linked ...
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My website google page rank increased from page 27th to 48 with in 8 hours? [closed]

3 days back my website is at 48th page for the keyword search "mobile app development" in google, today morning i saw my page rank it is at 27th ,but after 8 hours in the evening if i look for my ...
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Can changing from public nameservers to running your own harm Google rankings?

I'm currently on SiteGround, which means I'm on their public nameservers. I wanted a unique private nameservers so I created a NS records in the DNS zone, And forwarded my domain to it. Here's ...
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Impressions rise, Google position declines?

I redesigned my one-page website lately and launched it before 2 weeks. I have had some negative volatility on Google and also my website declined which I somehow expected since I did not / couldn't ...
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Domain & Subdomain have the same title tag

We have 2 e-shops, one B2B and one B2C. Both of them are under the same domain. Both shops have similar products, therefore a lot of times different pages have the same title tag (since the title tag ...
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Ranked for main keyword on Bing and Yahoo but not on Google

My website is indexed by google (29000 pages indexed), I am not ranked at all for main keyword in google although: I am ranked in top 10 in Bing and Yahoo I am ranked for other keywords! I have ...
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HTTPS or HTTP based on previous records

I hope i'm not the wrong guy asking this in webmasters.stackexchange.com Based on google webmaster records, in the previous month, I found improved ranking in google SERP. When I turn the website into ...
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Localized top level domains - will they get any ranking in Google?

I have a main domain, let's call it example.com which I've had for years and it's doing pretty good in Google search ranking. This domain is set up so it redirects www and http:// to the canonicalized ...
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Can you put your own reviews in microdata tags for organic listings?

I looked at the code and it seems webmasters can simply put their own ratings and fake reviews to be displayed in search engine rankings...is that ok with Google? Obviously, the webmaster simply ...
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Why my Google pagerank is still zero? [duplicate]

After long search I can't figure out what's happening. I start to get really confused, as I try to fulfil all the Google indexing rules but my page/domain (autocosts.info) still gets a ranking 0 in a ...
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Moving Product Site Under Parent Domain - Affect Rankings?

We have a site www.product.com which ranks well for its various keywords.We are looking at restructuring our sites and instead of having a separate site for each product, we are looking at housing ...
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My webpage has been removed from search results [closed]

A page of my site is removed from search results! Until 2 or 3 days ago this web page was the second link in google search results while searching for specific keywords. But last day I realized that ...
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Original images and Google ranking

After uploading original images to webpages, they jumped several positions in Google text search. I have never before seen even mention of that. Could it be that using original images on a webpage ...
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Does SEO ranking gets affected if I run a split URL test on our product detail page (PDP) using Visual Web Optimizer (VWO)

We are trying to run a vwo test for our pdp page.I created a test in VWO where URL www.example.com/products/productid will get redirected to www.example.com/productid?isVWOVersion=true for 50% users. ...
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Prevent International Subdomain Ranking Higher than National Website

I have a national website and an international website. The international website covers the rest of the world so not country specific. This website is based on a subdomain of my national site When I ...
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Google says they don't use social media for ranking it and yet I get advice that it is important

I've seen on multiple posts with many of the (very) experienced users on this site, saying it is important to have a strong social media presence for SEO & ranking purposes, which led me to this ...