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

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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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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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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 ...
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Does adding schema.org questions schema enhance SEO of my page?

I have user generated questions and answers on my site. Should we add https://schema.org/Question schema on this ? What would be the SEO implications of adding this schema ? Any example site that ...
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Why does a new responsive website rank lower in Google than competitors that are not optimized for mobile?

I have a project which is fully responsive and has been optimized for mobile devices using caching, gzip, optimal images and so on. The website is released 3 - 4 weeks ago and scores pretty well. ...
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My site's performance decreased after the Penguin 4.0 and Possum updates, is there something specific I should look at?

Lately I have been monitoring my site's performance, especially now that the Penguin 4.0 and Possum local algorithm updates have been rolled out. The site has a new design and it went live around ...
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Does serving a directory page as “not found” affect SEO of its sub pages?

If my site has pages of form: /product_root/product1 /product_root/product2 /product_root/product3 If somehow my page `/product_root/ gets served as "404 Not Found" to Googlebot, would rankings of ...
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Misleading position results on Google Search Console

When I look at search console to check my rankings, I see I am ranking 1st or 2nd pages (position column) for some keywords but the truth is I am not. I even go as far as the 15th page but I can't see ...
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Regain lost ranking of expired domain in SERP's

I managed a client's domain example.co.in which was ranking for imp. keywords though low search volume. The domain was added in Google Webmaster as well as linked on Google+ profile page. I believe ...
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Will repeatedly searching and clicking increase search engine rankings?

My website is showing in Google search for a particular keyword. I am now searching for my website many times with this keyword. Is doing so going to effect the position of the website within the ...
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Which algorithms are applied from Google Search until now 2016 year? [closed]

So far we know that are announced Penguin and Panda as algorithms which had impact over the ranking on Google search engine. What are the other algorithms that are applied so far until today June ...
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Do sites without ads perform better in Google search results?

Does Google view sites without advertising as a more reliable source of information and increase the odds of a website returning in the search results? I ask this for a few reasons. The main reason ...
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How to split a ranked page or category?

This is a general question and not related to specified URL. I have some websites that contains many categories. Now i want to split some categories. For example: I have "office table and chair" ...
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Duplicate content penalty for adding event information to sidebar widgets?

I have an entertainment-based WordPress site. If I place my upcoming events on the sidebar via widgets that will contain links and event information, they will appear both on my home page and internal ...
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What is RankBrain?

According to Google: content, links, and RankBrain are the most important factors in ranking, but what exactly does RankBrain mean?
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Google ranks for joined words (“foobar”) but not separated phrase (“foo bar”) [duplicate]

I have a business name containing two words, say Foo and Bar. The name is always stylized as "Foo Bar", but my domain name is foobar.com. The business name is very unique, so I would expect it to rank ...
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I can get penalty because changed my content?

I have this page in my site: www.mysite.com/companies/first-company I show the data of "First Company" My "First Company", change your name for "Second Company", so your new url is: www....
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Google has a hard time finding organization's official page

I have a website setup through WordPress on a custom domain that I control. It is registered in the Google Webmaster Tools, and pages will show up on Google, but not in the order I'd like. I am ...
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Should I buy a really old domain for the purpose of ranking higher in Google?

Will a domain that is fifteen years old with no backlinks rank higher in Google than a 6 month old domain name with no backlinks? Let's take keywords in domain out of the equation and they would ...
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How long Google takes to restore Rankings after resolving website down during server migration?

My websites were ranking in the first page for various keywords but during server migration I misconfigured the DNS settings and my websites become unavailable. I took nearly 72 hours to fix it. Now ...
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Should I make my website private until I have a lot of content?

I have a brand new Blog-type website that will target a specific niche market. I plan to link affiliate products. At the moment I basically have a skeleton website as I get my colors, logos, ect. ...
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How can I get my name “Easy Widgets” (separated by a space) to be indexed higher than “EasyWidgets” (combined)?

The name of my business and website is "Easy Widgets". I have a Google business listing and website that both show up on page one for "EasyWidgets". Google asks me if I meant "Easy Widgets", but ...
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Is it possible to use a domain name to redirect to another?

I have to choose between two names (A and B) for my website: A is a cool short name which doesn't mean anything; B is a longer composition of two words, the former of which signals the topic of the ...
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Does exporting from a CMS-based site to another site affect Google ranking?

Scenario: I run a blog on a CMS-based platform (like WordPress) and I purchase a domain. After some time I will purchase a host service from a web company and I want to import there the entire blog ...
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Can randomly named CSS classes hurt rankings?

My website uses random words for CSS classes. For example: gruig. Now I'm little scared that this might somehow lower our Google rankings. Will it?
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Is using the Open Graph Protocol helpful, harmless, or harmful to SEO?

I am doing an SEO project and I noticed that all of the meta tags have an "og" in the property attribute of the tag, such as: <meta property="og:title" content="" /> <meta property="og:type" ...
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Is there a way to block my site from appearing for certain keywords?

I run a single website which has several different domains. The site on each domain looks largely the same, but contains the name of the client in the title and H1 tags. The sites are all accessible ...
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Rankings keep dropping from #4 - #36 then back up again?

For the last few weeks every 3 - 4 days my clients site goes from #4 on google right down to #36. Then after a few days it shoots back up to number #3 but today its back down to #36. There isn't ...
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SEO - link closer to TLD vs. folder structure with keyword [duplicate]

Let's say I want to build just another voucher code website (don't worry, I don't) and also I'd like to categorize my listed shops. What would be the best URL structure? My ideas are as follows: ...
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Does having several versions of content have an effect on google ranking?

I revise some of the old posts on my site on a regular basis. I could just rewrite them and move on, but I'd like readers be able to see the previous version. What I've been doing is just putting up ...
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Do good web pages including a good video get a better SERP click rate?

Several studies describe the average click rate distribution from position 1 to position 10 on the first page of Google results. Some people claim that web pages with videos are often not displayed ...
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How to tell Google to rank a child page of similar content higher than parent

I have created a fleet of location based sub-pages. These are sub-pages of a given category. The category pages rank really well and even out-rank the new location based pages for their given keywords....
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From Adsense to another advertiser network and maintaining ranking

Currently on my site I have one adsense ad per page in async mode using code as recommended by google. Since my average income is extremely low (due to the adwords network paying nothing), I'm ready ...
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When removing poor quality content, should it be removed slowly for SEO, or all at once?

I own a website where students share notes, articles, exams and exercises. Most of this content has bad quality, poor titles and spelling errors, but the website received a lot of traffic back in the ...
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Do Blog Post dates really affect Google rankings? [duplicate]

Should I remove them. I've got a blog with evergreen content.
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Is it legit to have pages from the same domain in multiple rankings (domain crowding)?

I'm trying to optimize my site and notice that one of my competitors appears in all of the top 3 results same domain, different pages. Is this normal or considered an abuse? Does anyone have any ...
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Google ranking category pages too high

I have a shopping site with two kinds of pages: individual product pages and category pages. The category pages contain links to products that fall into a certain category. The problem is that when ...
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SEO for static content website

We have a website that has around 15 content pages which is same for every page. It cannot be changed because it's about product information and services information etc. So, those pages' content we ...