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

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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 ...
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Do Google rankings change if I keep the script but change the web page?

I have a header.php file which contains the code from Google Analytics. This file is included in each page of the website. Will the Google search rankings change if I modify the pages (for example ...
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Is there any way to see how Google ranks my websites 'mobile friendliness'?

I noticed in the news that Google has tweaked their search engine to favour 'mobile friendly' websites, but don't notice anything different when I do a Google search. Is there any way to see how ...
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Does Google rank websites higher for using their APIs?

We're using a few Google APIs on our site such as embed maps, static maps and address lookup. We were thinking about removing these and going with other services, or even saving the returned static ...
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Does domain extension affect seo? [duplicate]

Does domain extension affect SEO rank? For example, I know that the extension .com means commercial, or .org means something non-commercial but how about SEO ranking stand-point? .com vs .website vs ....
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Are “m dot” sites a valid solution to Google's new “mobile-friendly” ranking algorithm?

Given a site which is not optimized for mobile (and not responsive), Google's new ranking algorithm, which is set to go into effect April 21, 2015, will result in a lower ranking. If the site does ...
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To what extent do page's ranks influence each other?

Regarding optimization, does Google look at all the pages on a site and calculate a site rank? Or does it only rank pages? Or a bit of both, in which case, to what extent? As an example, in a website ...
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Which is a better folder name to use in my URL? [closed]

We are putting together a knowledge base with various self service articles as well as technical documentation for an opensource application we're building. We obviously want the articles to be ...
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Should you focus on keywords with the highest volume or keywords you already rank first page for?

Should focus on keywords with 22,200 searches per month, but for which I only rank 44th, or should I focus on keywords with 480 searches per month, but for which I already rank 7th?
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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...
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SEO best practices for image based web sites [duplicate]

How should I optimize an image based web site (art gallery, www.cavalet.bg ) to improve the SEO rank for a specific key word (in this case the bulgarian word for paintings - картини)? The truth is I ...
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SEO implications of outdated website architecture [duplicate]

Besides not conforming to modern web standards and not being responsive/mobile friendly, are there any SEO penalties associated with using, say a tabular website? For example, if the architecture ...
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How to find out for which search phrases my website ranks? [duplicate]

It's easy to find where you rank for keywords that you want to measure. But how do you find out what other keywords you rank for that you don't know about?
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Is it possible for a script tag to be perceived as an inbound link for SEO?

My company has <script> tags on a lot of sites, some of these sites have very high page ranks. Right now the <script> tags have a src of Microsoft's blob data. We want to move away from ...
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Does having a site devoted to entirely different topics effect SEO ranking?

I have my website divided into several sub-folders i.e www.mysite.com/dogs www.mysite.com/cats www.mysite.com/submarines www.mysite.com/art . . . Each with different layout and high quality ...
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Determine whether increase in Google referrals is down to better rankings, or more searches, using Google Analytics

Recently a website of mine has experienced a jump in Google related traffic. However, the focus of the website has received an increase in Google searches, i.e. there has been a lot of press coverage ...
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Is click through rate from the search results an important ranking factor for Google?

I came across this video Attracta claim that the number ONE ranking factor is click through rate i.e. the title and meta description should be compelling, according to the video it claims that it ...