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

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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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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 rename a domain and preserve SEO?

As part of graduating from Area51 and becoming a full fledged site we sometimes change domain names from http://topic.stackexchange.com to http://example.com. Aside from the obvious 301 redirect rules ...
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Virtual Pageviews reduce bounce rate and increase pages per session

I add virtual pageviews on my javascript part of website, I see good results, reduce bounce rate, increase pages per session, but don't know this worth I mean, google count that and this affect on my ...
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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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Is Google PageRank distributed differently to external and internal links?

Google has been internally using PageRank for a long time, so if I have two links in one paragraph, one is my an internal link to my website, and the second is an external link, does Google pass the ...
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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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Why the meta description of website pages is not getting updated? [duplicate]

Even after changing my website pages meta description.Google is still showing old description even after 4 months of update. Why this is happening and how to solve this issue?
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What are the seemingly obvious things to improve search engine rank? [duplicate]

One thing that seems like the most obvious thing I can think of, at least when it comes to businesses, is to register your business with Google My Business. I can't think of anything more obvious that ...
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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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What is the difference between PageRank and Page Authority?

My question is what is the difference between PageRank and Page Authority? Can anybody define me please.
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Should I be worried about 461K pages crawled but currently not indexed [duplicate]

I found a huge number of crawled and not indexed pages in my Google webmaster panel. On the other hand, I had 220K valid links. When I searched about most of articles which were listed in the ...
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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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Hidden Body to prevent flash of unstyled content

We want to implement Critical CSS on our site using the guidelines provided by Optimize CSS Delivery on our site. We were able to get it setup so that it works by adding the above the fold css within ...
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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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Does changing web hosting affect search engine rankings?

I have been hosting in a server from last 2 years. I am planning to change the hosting server. Before I change the hosting server I would like to know whether it affects my site's rankings or not?
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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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Are unrelated high PR DO-FOLLOW Backlinks good for SEO?

After reading multiple online blogs, forums I see that you can get DO FOLLOW back links from some highly trusted and rank webpages. I have a website coming up very soon, ready to launch next month ...
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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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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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Do noindex,follow pages pass pagerank / link juice?

Assuming one marks a page as 'noindex,follow', is PageRank / link juice passed to other pages nevertheless?
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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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Does a link to your site with a URL parameter pass link juice?

If I link to http://example.com/?id=344, will that still provide link juice to example.com? Or will it provide link juice only to http://example.com/?id=344, which might have a link to example.com ...
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Why does the Google toolbar show no Pagerank after a 301 redirect?

As we all know, Google treats sub-domains as completely separate domains so we have to fight for both, to get ranked in search results. One of my client's websites had example.com and blog.example....
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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario: abc.com → 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com. We then do a 302 ...
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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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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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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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Does Google counts backlinks from homepage to inside pages?

I have a site with good PR and my inside pages are getting increase of PR, but they don't have links pointing to them, only from my homepage. Does that means that Google counts ALL links on my ...
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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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rel=“nofollow” SEO effect

Google Webmasters Tools shows rel="nofollow" links as a backlink. I believe that rel="nofollow" helps SEO and PageRank but according to many people it is not. What is your idea about this? Did you see ...
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SEO optimization when using same content across different TLDs

If I have two sites with almost the same content at example.com and example.co.uk but each is designed to take orders from the appropriate respective geographic location (i.e. .com from the USA and ....
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Dofollow or Nofollow trackbacks?

Thinking about SEO, is it better that they are dofollow trackback or nofollow trackbacks? When I write a post on my blog, I automatically send trackback to my site from http://bitacoras.com. The ...
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Is page authority or domain authority more important for backlinks?

When you are searching for potential sources of backlinks. Is page authority or domain authority more important for search engines?
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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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Will moving a subdomain into subdirectory improve SEO? [duplicate]

I have read this article: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/subdomains-and-subdirectories/ But I'm not 100% clear if moving my subdomain website into a subdirectory on the main domain would change ...
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Google Sites page never shows up in Google Search organic results?

I use Google Sites (i.e.: https://sites.google.com/site/EXAMPLE/ ) as a convenient way to maintain up-to-date info on several residential properties, info that's often requested by my property agents, ...
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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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How to track clicks on inbound links besides via URL parameters?

We use a custom CMS on a site and we're having various parameters on inbound links for own tracking and inbound marketing purposes. Usually these URL parameters are added to the links so the system ...
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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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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 do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?

Here at Stack Exchange we're working on moving all traffic to SSL. The reason we're not doing logged-in-users only is that one side of the login divide would suffer a redirect from Google every time. ...
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Page Rank not showing correctly everywhere?

Okay, so I checked the page rank again, and http://www.namhost.com's page rank is now 4. But I get this warning: Google Pagerank for: http://www.namhost.com 4/10 Pagerank is valid! Attention! This ...
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How to find Google PageRank without third party tools?

How do third party applications and PageRank checking websites check for the PageRank number? Does Google provide this rank number with an API or can I retrieve it by entering something into the ...