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

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What is the SEO impact of moving my domain to another IP address and what is the right way of doing this?

I am planning to move several websites to a new hosting provider - keeping the same URL but will resolve to different IP addresses. For example, some sites are Canadian content-only sites, hosted on ...
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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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Variation in Google Webmasters search queries and real ranking

Google webmasters Search Query Tool shows that my website is ranked for a particular keyword with an average position in Google, but when I type the same keyword in Google, I cant see my website ...
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Does Google sometime prevent new white hat sites from ranking at all in some verticals?

Assuming someone wants to implement a new viagra or akai berry e-commerce website. There is a lot of competition and this site does not really bring something new, other than a new online counter to ...
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Launch of new website deleted google rank?

I think i might have slipped up here and would love some advice on this before i start making changes We have the domains www.mysite.com and www.mysite.co.uk Currently we have the main site on www....
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Search engine impact of irrelevant inbound links?

On several of my websites, I noticed a significant number of inbound links coming from irrelevant websites. For example, one of my site is about travel and one of site that links to it is about male-...
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Why is Google not ranking my page?

After I re-designed my website, Google stoped ranking my page. I have no idea why. I'm not banned from Google, because my website is position #1 on the search. And my META tags for robots look like ...
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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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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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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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Should I put a landing page on my secondary websites or redirect to my main page

(Object Name changed below to keep things simple) Let's say my company sells badges and buttons. Our main website is badges-and-buttons.co.uk. We also have a lot of other sites that we have ...
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Does changing the URL of your website helps getting out of Google sandbox?

I believe one of my websites went into Google's sandbox, because it was under construction. I know there is a debate about whether the sandbox exists, but when I read about it, it really seems like it ...
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New blog post shows immediately in google search results where as other HTML content takes time, why?

I have a blog which has been active for 3 years. Recently I posted an article and it immediately appeared in google search. Maybe 5 to 10 minutes. A point to note is I was logged into my google ...
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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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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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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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What is the reason for this site's sudden drop in traffic?

My one site's traffic has dropped in single day from around 4000 to 800 visitors. My other sites are getting normal visitor count. I'm not using any blackhat techniques nor trading links or having a ...
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How come keyword ranking checkers are never accurate

I am currently using a keyword ranking checker called authority lab. When I was using its test version, the rankings seemed accurate. Now I am paying for the professional version, only to find out the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is this considered to be “Internal Near-Duplicates”?

Some people generate the same pages with a slight variation in keywords, title, country name, region name, etc... This is typically considered to be "Internal Near-Duplicates." I have seen a website ...
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Facebook Edgerank, talking about, and Likes - what is better for my site?

I am trying to increase traffic to my site, which so far has done decently with organic SEO. I have a website where I have added the FB like button to the results pages. I also created a FB page www....
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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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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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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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Why my site is not ranking for particular keyword [duplicate]

My site is only 3 days to be 6 months old. This website is unique, that is there is no competitor to this type site in India, providing comparison of payment gateways in India, besides the payment ...
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How can CTR (Click-through rate) affect SEO & web site rank

I heard lot of "CTR affects SEO and makes site's rank better". But i can't understand how! If some one click links of my pages from my other pages or another site but the Search engine itself; How the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Does Google search for keywords in meta descriptions?

We know that Google does not use meta keywords for ranking, but does it search for potential keywords in meta descriptions?
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How do I get a page on my site to appear in the “video results” section

Direct Lyrics appears at the top of these search results as a "video result" (next to an inviting thumbnail). But the page in question is just a page of lyrics with an embedded YouTube video. My ...
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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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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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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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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?