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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google Region tags?

I own 2 domains, both are for the same company. However one is for the USA and one is for the UK. They both have the same name, the only difference is the TLD, for example mycompany.co.uk (UK) and ...
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How to appear on the new local search carousel?

Google have rolled out a new layout for local search — a carousel: This is similar in appearance to the "frequently mentioned on the web" results which are based on Google's knowledge graph database. ...
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“Included” search phrases in URLs/titles/H1s and SEO

When designing a new URL/folder structure for our website, we faced one interesting problem related to choosing best keywords from SEO perspective. We call it "included search phrases". It will be ...
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90% sudden drop in search engine ranking with no changes made

This is a recurring topic, but I am very very panicking right now... I noticed a 90% "impressions" drop (from 60k to 5k) from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-06. My keywords dropped, and for a few of them I ...
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Delay between indexing and ranking for new sites?

I would like to know what is the delay between page indexing and ranking for new sites? Assuming pages are visible with the site command, how much time before one sees them in search results? I have ...
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Does having a website inside a frame (<frameset>) helps or affect search engine rankings?

I have been working to promote my website from long time but not getting such traffic as work I have done on that. My website is running online with another domain using framset so is it somewhere ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing website Url - Am I making an SEO mistake

I have a webiste with a .com domain that is a year old. The business is a shop based in Ireland and I have purchased a .ie domain. I plan to move the website over to the new domain, SEO Good or Bad ...
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Dynamic content and SEO

So, I am new on web development. I have already found a few questions from here that might help me in the future, but I would like to ask something more specific. I have a new website with 5 pages (5 ...
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SEO best practices for one page websites? [duplicate]

I build many one page websites that dynamically load content through AJAX/jQuery. I keep reading how bad one pagers are for SEO. Regardless, how can you get the most SEO results out of a one page ...
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Tumblr Custom Domain & Google Ranking

I just set up a custom domain for my Tumblr blog. I had high Google rankings and heavy traffic with my old URL, and now I've lost my ranking and some of my traffic. I'm wondering how long can I ...
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Does redirect popup window affect SEO?

We have multiple websites, each site servers number of countries, and we used to have Geo-Ip Auto redirect system (no one likes auto-redirect), so we implemented another redirect system also uses Geo-...
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Can preventing directory listings in WordPress upload folders cause Google ranking drops when they cause 403 errors in Webmaster Tools?

I recently moved to a new host that blocks crawling to my uploads folders but (hopefully) allows the files in the folder to be crawled. I now show many 403 errors for each folder in the uploads ...
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Changing host bad for SEO ranking? [duplicate]

I am moving a small business website to a new host without changing the domain. Will this affect their ranking in Google? Is there any particular way I should change the DNS to make sure that its ...
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Google failing to recognize authoritive website?

I have a situation that I do not fully understand, related to syndicated content. My site - where the original version of my articles is being published, is being seen by Google not as the original/...
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Google local search rankings is it possible without the use of citations

I have a client that is wanting a website design for his self-run business... Basically he is a self employed plumber so his home address is not visitable by the public, however the problem here is ...
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Site structure changes possibly led to ranking losses

Problem Last monday we changed our german only site from using wordpress to our own multi-lingual rails app. Since then our rankings dropped dramatically. I would like to know if the the recent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...