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An algorithm used by Google to determine the placement of webpages in Google search results.

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Forum threads dominating non-thread pages for SEO

Found no great info on Google for this so bringing it to Stack Exchange. Many posts here ask about how to rank forums better. Our problem is that our forum ranks SO well, that non-forum/thread based ...
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Can I use a single page as the canonical of many image galleries that Google has decided not to index to improve rankings?

I am a hobbyist who is building a website to showcase a wedding photographer's portfolio. On the portfolio site, e.g www.example.com/portfolio, all the individual wedding galleries are listed and ...
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Will outbound external links reduce the link-juice of an article? [duplicate]

In terms of SEO, the use of external links with the nofollow attribute could reduce the link-juice of my internal linking? I have two options about how to link external sources with related ...
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Do multiple 301 redirects (in a chain) affect SEO

I have this situation: I had some uppercase URLs that I wanted to change with lowercase versions. I implemented 301 redirect from uppercase to lowercase Since my server is running behind Nginx, ...
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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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Can domain authority help very deep pages?

My website is a large one with lots of pages. There are several deep pages that human visitors can easily find by using on-site search. Humans and crawlers can reach these pages from the home page ...
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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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Can PageRank be returned to a relisted page that was previously delisted via 301 redirect?

If an old page on website A is replaced with a 301 redirect to another website such that the page on website A is delisted from Google (as desired) but the website owner decides afterwards that they ...
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

Would it be possible for one to strengthen certain internal links by getting rid of the excess ones? I am aware of the old advice of some google employee which went by the lines of hundred being a ...
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Will creating dofollow links in the comments on sites with high domain authority and page authority hurt SEO?

Will backlinks from commenting hurt or help SEO? I've found some sites with high DA, PA: DR 40++, dofollow but high OBL. (Examples redacted by edit)
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Four 301-redirects from "www.example.com" to "shop.example.com" (am I losing my Google PageRank?)

Some years ago, I started my website with the main domain www.example.com. However, the project ended up being a store under shop.example.com. I obtained hundreds of links to http://www.example.com, ...
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Almost Duplicate Description but different images, internal links and meta title and description

I am creating a real estate website and I have thousands of property pages in the similar location. For the property in the same locations, the property descriptions are almost similar like as follows ...
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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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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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Can showing a popup with my other site when users perform a search give me Google penalty?

I have photos search engine. I want promote my other page with funny videos (completly other content) on my photos search engine. When user writes something in search input and then clicks on search ...
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Is there an SEO or pagerank benefit in grouping (rel="alternate") multi-language websites (using multiple domains) together?

I'm building this website that will be multi-region / multi-language. And for that, Google suggests the following: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en Since, my domain will ...
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Can I use the thumbnails of external links in a news aggregator website?

I'm building a site where I need to post some news (links) about a specific subject. I'll gather them around and aggregate them on my site. The question is: Can I use their thumbnail to promote ...
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Is it worth handling SEO friendly URLs that might change over time? Or should I use generic ones that will not change?

I will use SEO friendly URL slugs for my website pages. But I would like to know how far should I go down this road. My specific question is about whether I should be choosing SEO friendly URL's ...
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Is a low Domain Authority bad for backlinks?

I know that a rating of "domain authority" is a bit subjective and different engines can have different parameters. But let's say I have a newly created website for my aunt. It is new and has NO ...
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What to do when a product page outranks the entire category

I have only recently begun to deeply optimize my product categories for SEO and making great headway. However there is a single product which, being very popular and amassing heavy backlinks and ...
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Is a maximum of fifty links in my situation desirable, or every high-quality work I want to include?

I have an old domain A.com which has PageRank 4 and newer domain B.com which has PageRank 2. I have been redirecting from A.com to B.com. Now I am in the process of adding a non-redirected homepage ...
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

A few of my website's articles have gone "viral." In the process, they got backlinks from other sites. Will these external links help with the ranking of all my articles, including the ones that ...
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Change image names or create an image sitemap? Or both?

The environment is a classifieds site, where there's products with their description, title and photos and, except for images, all data is stored in a MySQL database. Although there's friendly titles ...
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How can I improve performance score website in the gtmetrix? [closed]

I test my web with gtmetrix. The result like this : I want to improve grade of add expires headers, compress component with gzip and all recommendation which has a bad grade How can I do it? ...
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Nofollows on image gallery thumbnails?

I am working on a site that has hundreds of product pages. Each product page has up to 10 images, 1 main image, and the rest as thumbnails that load in as the main image when clicked. The thumbnails ...
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Is it the responsibility of large website owners to prevent backlink exploits?

This article here describes how Facebook uses a PHP script to handle links to other websites to devalue the pagerank value. Are all large website owners (particularly ones like Facebook who allow ...
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Does PageRank or link juice pass onto images?

Trying to decide if I need to nofollow links that link to images. Tried searching but could not find the correct answer anywhere. I'm not talking about links that have image within them instead of ...
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Does Google use the types of visitors that click on a backlink as a measure of how powerful it is?

I want to get a back link from site B by asking them to publish a content about my website and insert a back link at the end of it. Two kinds of traffic enters site B that they may click on the back ...
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How can I view my site's PageRank?

There is some articles on the web saying that Google Page Rank isn't dead and it's just hidden from public by google ,I found some websites for checking my site page rank, But the results was entirely ...
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Would a link pass link juice if it has anchor text of a URL but directs to a different site?

If the anchor text is www.site1.example but the link actually directs to www.random2.example, would link juice be passed in this instance to random2.example? For example: <a href="https://www....
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Do mailto links count as backlinks for Google PageRank purposes?

I want link to another site with an email like admin@example.com. So the link will have the href=mailto:admin@example.com. Does that count as a backlink to example.com and transfer any Google ...
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Does it make sense for a low authority website to compete against a high authority website with the same website name but different domain? [closed]

Let's say I buy a website name (.com) and compete against other low authority websites with the same name but different domain (.co), and then manage to get to the top. Would it make sense for the low ...
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301 Redirects and Link Values [duplicate]

I recently moved my website to a new domain but seems like the link values are not passed till yet. I researched it a bit and found on Moz documentation that it may take sometime before the link ...
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From an SEO perspective when would you want to redirect a NEW domain to an OLD domain?

I recently took over as webmaster for a company who lost their webmaster on poor terms, so asking him isn't really an option. Some years ago, this company got a new domain name, and for some reason, ...
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Do URL redirects negatively affect SEO when part of a site restructuring?

I understand that no 'Link Juice' is lost, when implementing a 301 Redirect for the purposes of redirecting from http to https prefixes. What about redirects, when a site goes under a restructure? ...
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Pagination and crawl depths

On a website with ~40 blogs, we have recently switched on pagination meanings blogs are on page 1-8. With google crawl being less likely to crawl over 3 clicks deep, will pages not immediately linked ...
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Old Mobile site redundant now main site is responsive

I have an old site which has a mobile.example.com, I finally got around to updating the main site to a responsive version that means the old mobile site is no longer needed. However I am not sure if ...
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How does PageRank work on individual social media pages? [closed]

I'm using SEOprofiler to check the backlinks to individual pages. When I look at, for example, twitter.com/microsoft, it has very few backlinks (I was able to find just one). However, it shows up at ...
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Need to find PageRank answer for an upcoming exam [closed]

Hi as apart of an exam we need to answer the following question: Write the PageRank technique as a series of steps. Can someone help me answer this because online I can't find simple answers related ...
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Will creating an app that user prefer to the website reduce search engine rankings due to lower usage of the site?

If all users use only iPhone or Android app instead of use the website, will I lose rank of my website on Google? I think when more users visit the website, the rank of website is better in search ...
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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 come my website is first on Google but without PageRank?

Well, my question says everything. I don't understand very well how Google chooses which page to pop first in a search. for example I have a website, and I run it through a PageRank scanner website ...
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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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Google initially ranks new pages for a keyword, but then reverts to ranking our home page

I have a WordPress site and every page we build under a specific keyword keeps getting exchanged for the homepage. We manually add every page to Google Search Console and a couple of minutes later it'...
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How do I know if a keyword is worth trying to rank for?

I have just hired an SEO company to help me rank better on google, and they are currently negotiating keywords that we intend to rank for. I want to make sure I'm getting my best bang-for-buck and don'...
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Website showing up as part of another domain on google

Background I have shared hosting with hostgator and have two domains on the hosting account. My primary domain which is metalbot.org and another domain with is twocan.co. Each of these are separate ...
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rel="nofollow" On Quality User Supplied Links

Is it good practice to add rel="nofollow" to user supplied links such as in a question and answer site even if the link in question is relevant and of a high quality. I will use Stack Exchange as an ...
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How to redirect old parameter based content without jeopardizing SEO

We have a large scale ecommerce site that has pretty high PageRank and tops google results in a few keywords, the current issue is that we have revamped our search which now uses SEO friendly urls to ...
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Does having multiple embeded items effect SEO by leaking PageRank or appearing low quality?

For example if I have 300 words and embed 10 videos from YouTube or 10 pins from Pinterest on my page instead of hosting them on my domain. Does my page send away PageRank away through outbound links ...
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301 redirect a high rank page to low rank page

I have two versions of my website- www and non www. The non www ranks higher than www. Will redirecting the high rank(i.e non www) to low rank (i.e. www) page reduce the overall page rank or the rank ...
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