Questions tagged [ranking]

Action to get a position in results of search engines (for a web site or a web page).

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Would spam on Stack Overflow developer story increase SEO ratings for my websites? [closed]

Imagine I start creating hundreds of Stack Overflow accounts. (I am not and I do not intent to do so in reality). I add a link to my site in the personal website space on the profile. I then make the ...
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site resurrected looks like clone therefore no google ranking (i think) used to be page 1 [duplicate]

It's late please don't shoot me for lack of research on this one but SEO is a whole field of it's own and I have no idea where to start. I have a site (fightingfantasy.net) that used to be ...
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International Site Migrations and SEO Drops

Our company maintains several blogs, each with similar content, but localized into 3 languages. Some content exists in all 3, but there are variances. I'll call those languages and their sites A, B, ...
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The site is ranking on every search engine but Google [duplicate]

Be it bing, yahoo or any browsers, the keywords are ranking on the number one page. Only google is finding my pages unworthy of ranking. Why is it that the keywords are ranking on other search ...
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What is the traffic difference for ranking in various positions in search results?

What is generally (some kind of average) difference between the number of website hits and its ranking in search results? Example: Let us consider the hypothetical query "example". Now, If a website ...
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Does switching from specific domain extension to the TLD domain affects the overall SEO?

I had the domain extension that ends from .in and after a year I changed it to .com. So I wanna know if this whole process severely affects the SEO. I'm still ranking well in India but that's not what ...
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How to get better ranking in industrial machine category? [duplicate]

I am currently working with an industrial machine manufacture company for SEO project. As a comparatively new company, they need to boost their SERP ranking badly. I have done necessary on-page seo ...
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How can search engine rankings be checked if search engines personalize search results?

I see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble So if I search for keywords related to my website to check the actual rank will the results be biased?
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What do we do if the site ranks last in the SERP? [duplicate]

My site is doing pretty much well in other search engines, as most of the keywords are ranking at the top in the search results. Then why Google slaps our sites and ranks lowest for the keyword we ...
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Will copying and pasting a link from the search results contribute to click through rate?

If I copy and paste a link to a new tab from the search results, will Google count this action towards the click through rate which could influence the ranking? If many people click a link in a ...
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Does Google penalize for redirecting too many expired domain to my site? [duplicate]

I used to 301 redirect expired domains to my site and now I think I made a mistake. If we redirect more than a single domain to a particular website, will hurt SEO?
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GTmetrix says Statcounter slowing website, any benefit to removing its code?

A few years ago, I installed Statcounter code on my website. It's at the end of pages, just before body tag. It loads asynchronously. When I check my pages on gtmetrix, it states that there are 2 ...
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How does Google judge page performance if audience is from one specific region & server is also in same region

I want to know how does Google Judge page performance, let us our server are located in India as our audience is from India and page speed over all is fine based on FF developer tools & Chrome .. ...
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Could SEO be negatively impacted if an anchor tag has been used without an href attribute in several places?

I have a site where anchor tags are used without any href attribute and the site's ranking is not good. Is it possible that there's a negative impact on SEO if anchor tags have been used without an ...
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Does “Last Painted Hero” time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings?

Does "Last Painted Hero" (LPH) time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings? For instance, a 3rd party vendor decreased our LPH time from 16.200s to 1.200s. We're running a separate SEO ...
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Can a post with low word-count be bad for SEO?

I know that word count isn't a ranking factor. Source: Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? I am going to add a Question and Answer Section for my website. Some questions like "Do meta ...
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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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Does domain name change effects seo or ranking? [duplicate]

I have a website (on vpn) which is doing well and has some potential to increase ranking. Lately i've come up with a better name/domain and would like to rename my site. I wanted to know if by ...
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Does Google limit how much traffic it sends to a domain via search results?

I've started to notice that I seem to get a set amount of results sent to me via Google search. On an average day, certain pages will get consistent hits from search results. Whenever I post something ...
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Impression is raising but the CTR and Position is getting worse over the last year [duplicate]

I have a website lunched last year and it looks like it's working well, but lately I noticed the CTR has dropped and the position is also getting worse... I have been building links to improve page ...
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Google refuses to rank a page titled with US trademark

The following page is indexed but for searches of "DirectCore" does not show (replace "example" with "signalogic"): https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=directcore There are 14 pages of search ...
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How rank a product based based on year or certain variant related keywords?

We have an automobile product website. Earlier people used to type i.e. "cbr 1000" when looking for bike but now lot of queries are like " abs" i.e. "cbr 1000 abs" and like " year" i.e. "cbr 1000 ...
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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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Google removed me from search results after title SEO?

I am improving the SEO for out website. According to the best practices, I have changed more than 3 thousands of our content titles to become SEO friendly: Shortened them to under 70 characters (they ...
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Why did my website's keywords drop in Bing Search in only a single day? [duplicate]

Before the 20th of March my website was ranking in the 1st position in Bing Search for many keywords. Unfortunately, the next day I checked my website's keywords that had ranked on the 1st page, and I ...
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Is bounce rate of a website a ranking factor? [duplicate]

I have heard this from many SEO experts that a website with less bounce rate will rank well on Google. But what if the website does not use any analytics tools to calculate bounce rate, how will then ...
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Can irrelevant external backlinks cause getting worse in a website's Alexa ranking?

It's about a month that my website's (a forum for programming questions) Alexa rating is getting worse day by day, and every time that I look in Google Analytics, bounce rate is increasing and ...
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Word Count isn't a ranking factor, is there any case study or proof? [duplicate]

According to many information like Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? and https://twitter.com/JohnMu/status/1021690796691607552 word count isn't a ranking factor. But I have never seen ...
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Implement 2000 redirects in an SEO friendly way without slowing the site down [duplicate]

I currently have two e-commerce websites, a new one, built on WooCommerce with ~1700 products and an old one, custom built with ~2100 products. I want to delete the old one and use it's domain and ...
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Will fast duration visit user with happy experience can lower my page ranking? [duplicate]

Hello I'm currently running page wish has regular traffic, this page has made only for linking or referring to other websites, The users can find what they looking for in my page, but the user bounce ...
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Mysterious rank drops from page 1 after subdomain went rogue [duplicate]

To give a bit of background, we're a web design agency and ranked highly on page 1 for web design in our region. We had a lot of traffic from this, as well as other minor sub domains. We host client ...
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Git hub repository pages inside the nested folder are not ranking [duplicate]

I have a git hub repository for hackerrank solutions which is ranking very well. Here is the link- https://github.com/Java-aid/Hackerrank-Solutions My repository is ranking well if someone searches ...
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Getting Moz Rank for new registered website

I registered new domain and it has only one page (website is under construction page). Is it possible to increase my website moz rank only with creating backlinks? I want to increase website ranking ...
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Is it bad for SEO to use a subdomain other than www as main domain?

Somebody told me recently "Subdomain generally ranks lower than domain", this is not the only one to say to avoid use subdomain. Can a subdomain rank as a root domain? Will it hurt ranking or SEO to ...
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An SEO agency suggests removing a keyword from the title of a ranking page to get another page to rank. Is this good advice?

I'm technically responsible for a small website. There are two pages which have a title containing the same word ("Stammbücher"). Now an SEO agency is telling me that this is a severe problem and we ...
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Is it okay for SEO to wrap block elements in a link?

We have a request to have an entire block of content be clickable as opposed to just a link field. Questions: Is it good practice to allow for entire block of content to be clickable? If we wrap ...
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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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How can I be outranked by another site that objectively worse in every way: metrics from majestic, Alexa rank, plus a poor design

My website: 29 trust flow 33 citation flow 15 domain authority 15 page authority 370 back links no Alexa ranking The other website: 1 trust flow 5 citation flow 3 domain authority 3 page authority ...
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Is this far-right tabloid newspaper successfully gaming Google's news search results?

If you search for "weather uk" in Google's news tab, the top-three result fields look fishy. The only non-tabloid newspaper appearing there is The Independent: There no highly-acclaimed newspapers, ...
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Precautions while redesigning site appearing in google search first page [duplicate]

One of our clients site need to be re-designed. The updates would be mostly presentational including graphics, page layout updates (re-order page elements), color, icons, fonts, making it responsive ...
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what factors can cause major drop in ranking after site migration? [duplicate]

My client has implemented the changes below: website platform URL path structure (adding some subfolders) removing www from the URL content (meta tags) They have lost theirs ranking even for branded ...
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Can my country level domain beat the same .com domain which is own by a different company overseas? [duplicate]

I own a country level domain called example.lk in Sri Lanka. Also there was a site called example.com which is own by a reputable company in India. Sadly it is the .com version of my domain. But ...
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Why the Download Pages of our products are not indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I have a question about pages indexed, hope you can help me out, thank you in advance. Recently, we found our French site's two download pages are not indexed by Google. The URL of the French site ...
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Does using keywords in the image URL help the image rank for those keywords in Google image search? [duplicate]

I've always been told to use URL Rewriting on my sites because it was better for SEO. (http://example.com/articles?id=255 => http://example.com/articles/rewriting-img-links) Now, I can see on this ...
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Duplicate contents based on differnt url on same website is that bad for ranking [duplicate]

I have blog website and has hundreds of blog items and blog can be accessed via different URL, it is mentioned that duplicate contents on website affects google ranking, defining single url as ...
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Can a penalized site be indexed again

I have an expired domain it is penalized in google can it be reindexed? I think it is penalized due to some bad backlinks if I disow the bad backlinks in google webmasters can it be reindexed?
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Avoiding distortion of Google Search impressions

I'm primarily a software and web developer, but a client asked for SEO help with his low-traffic site. So, using Google Search, I could see their ranking for various search terms. But, doing so will ...
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Moving Content to a New Domain Name and Hosting Company

I created a new domain name on a new hosting company, I want to copy the content from my old website/hosting to the new website/hosting. But I worry Google would "think" that I am copying the content ...
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Search engine pessimisation: Can I tell search engines not to rank legacy pages above live ones?

I maintain a website for an organisation. It has undergone a couple of rebuilds, and each time the pages of the old site have been kept available for historical interest. It has been brought to my ...
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Merging two active (distinct) domains

I'm an SEO rookie. My company has two websites. One for the main company, and one for a recruiting aspect of that company. Normally I'd say the recruiting content should have been a sub-directory ...

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