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

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Page not appearing with all keywords in serp [duplicate]

I have a 4500 words long page, including files for download, images, podcast, and a fully covered page in general. All focused on one topic. And I am targeting a local, lighter competition area. since ...
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Can page text HTML structure big change affect on ranking?

On my website I use Wordpress and WP Bakery Page Builder plugin to construct my pages. I want to switch from WPBakery PageBuilder to Gutenberg editor. This will change the text HTML structure. Will ...
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Does PageSpeed Insights performance score somehow affect your website SEO? How much?

I often see that popular websites have red-orange performance scores in PageSpeed Insights. So I'm wondering if that somehow affect SEO or not?
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10 ranking places of difference between Safari@MacOS and Chrome@Win10

My client's site is differently ranked on MacOS and Windows. Safari@MacOS displays his site on place 7, Chrome@Win10 display him on the place 17. Both surely incognito windows. This ranking difference ...
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Schema.org's itemscopes that are not mentioned in Google documentation

Schema.org is much richer in items than Google's documentation. For example Quotation or Diet. Google is one of the founders of schema.org, though it is independent. Could you tell me whether schema....
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Woocommerce multisite seo and duplicate content

I have a client who runs a renting business. Actualy he's got an old wordpress where clients fills a form containing name, adress, the product they want to rent plus other optional infos. When he ...
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Does ARIA help SEO? Have you experienced any benefits for organic search?

I've seen mention of ARIA benefitting SEO, but the author cites no evidence — none of the articles cited mention this. I have also searched and haven't found any reliable resources to suggest that ...
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Does Google Search Ranking punish websites which use fingerprint tracking?

My website uses flexible sampling to limit the number of free articles unregistered users can view. I use fingerprint tracking to keep track of which customers have reached their monthly view limit. ...
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How to rank a very low word count website? [duplicate]

I have a website which shows a google map in 95% of its area. The rest 5% is the top menu bar with a logo and a brand name. So I have less than 10 words on my website. Which options do I have to ...
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PageSpeed Insights Field Data Won't Pass Core Web Vitals Assessment!

As you know, Google introduced Core Web Vitals in the end of April 2021 and as of May, the CWV became a ranking factor for Google. Our website was one of those who hit it hard. We lost like 50-70% of ...
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Effect of 301 redirecting many pages from one directory/folder to another (same domain)?

I'd like to see the effects of 301 redirecting a bunch of pages from one path to another on the same domain. Example: From: mysite.com/stuff/[product_id] To: mysite.com/products/[product_id] I would ...
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UUID or SLUG first in the url for better ranking? Does it change with canonicals?

I'm faced with a decision with creating my paths and not sure which would have the best ranking approach. example.com/product/[slug]-[uuid] example.com/product/[uuid]-[slug] example.com/product/[slug]...
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I'm being outranked by iframe of my ownsite

My website is being outranked by another third party website through an iframe of my website. Their website is featuring my website through an iFrame on a basic page. This page consists of a header, ...
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How to understand why my page is not ranking with any word despite all the work?

I have a 2500 words page full of focused content, photos, videos, links etc. . The majority of the keyphrases are centered around one topic "content creation services". But no matter what ...
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GSC: Big changes in coverage of HTTP property after HTTPS migration. Is this acceptable?

Some weeks ago, I migrated a 500k-webpage site from HTTP to HTTPS I implemented the appropriate 301 redirection I removed the sitemap of the HTTP property within Google Search Console Today I found ...
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Difficulty getting good ranking in Google [duplicate]

I have a new website that offers a collection of free sheet music. It currently has 300 pages of individual pieces of music. I am having difficulty getting the index page to rank competitively in ...
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High rankings and impressions but very low clicks [closed]

My website is ranking top on google (organic results) like in the first or second position and also i am getting high number of impressions for each keywords but the clicks rate is too low. What will ...
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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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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 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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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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