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

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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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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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Why would a bot net keep loading my site?

In blocking a lot of scrapping activity, I found a puzzling situation - that my site is accessed about 35,000 times per day by around 30,000 different IPs. I started blocking these IPs with a script, ...
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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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Will creating more pages around keywords for which we are already ranking help SEO or hurt?

I have researched this but got mixed and confusing information. We are trying to rank our India based company which provides the following services: Engineering Design Services Architectural Design ...
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Lost rankings and new articles don't rank after yoast version 7 bug

I have fixed the bug on 23rd June and there's no improvement of my rankings. My new articles are also not ranking, they're ranking in the 5th page, crap and old articles are ranking better. Before ...
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Is there an SEO difference at targeting a keyword with a Wordpress page versus a post?

My questions are, what is best practice for targeting long tail keyword phrase with pages or posts. Text content WordPress page optimized for keyword phrase, linked to homepage, category page or post....
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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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Will redesigning your website affect your site's search engine rankings?

We are giving our web site a new look and reorganizing the contents within our web pages so it's easier for visitors to get to the relevant contents. The basic structure of the site is not changing. ...
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How to get a page with only a search box and a logo to rank in search engines?

I have a webpage that has its index.php page that looks like like Google's home page. I mean it only has a search input box and a logo on it. It is not a Google like search engine but it is a search ...
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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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How to improve SEO ranking of keyword with least content on the webpage?

I have a challenge to rank my page for few keywords. But the dilemma is my page is bound to have very less content being a chat login page. On top of it my page is not the primary page of parent site, ...
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Is page age a ranking factor?

My website is quite new, only about an year old. I publish one post per day. I am seeing a pattern where pages start getting SEO traffic 15 to 30 days after posting. Is this normal for new sites? If ...
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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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During a website redesign, how will removing unused pages/URLs affect SEO ranking?

I have been designing a new company website on Wordpress. Its design and content is all entirely different from the old site. The old site was quite confusing, organizationally speaking, with lots of ...
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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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SEO - switching domains on an established site to a brand new domain

I made a new site for a client that is a huge improvement in terms of asset optimisation, page loads, on-page SEO etc. Rather than use the existing domain that has decent authority he wants to move to ...
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Can I use Selenium to create automated traffic for improving SEO?

Can I use selenium automated traffic for improving SEO of my website? Because Selenium traffic is shown in Google Analytics, I'm thinking it might be helpful for improving my website's search ...
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Semantically correct URL structure vs. user experience

I have spent some time on SEO, recently, focusing on site architecture and domain URL structure. Logically, they go hand in hand. Through the many contradictions, the two consistent theories are: ...
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Is a <h1> tag used for ranking by Google only in it's entirety or also partial words and phrases?

When it comes to SEO/SERPs, does Google read tags only in their entirety? For example, let's say I have the following URL: www.example.com/posters/red-posters/ Here, we see a Parent Category and ...
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Will social sharing help my website rank in search engines?

I am owner of travel related website and recently found that two twitter users have shared a link from my website on their profile. Those profiles are not related to travel. One profile is sharing ...
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Site going low in google page search [duplicate]

my site was ranking almost around 1-2 link 1 month ago for major of the post search terms like "alan walker - Faded Mp3" but now when i search for my latest post or my old post the site is not even ...
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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 ...