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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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SEO Impact on presenting User details without login

I am looking to develop a functionality on our website in which i can a show user their name based on cookie data. There will be no login required. we will retrieve user's name based on the previous ...
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How do you properly SEO-tag an app that is only a catalogue of images?

I am making a little helper app that mostly links a lot of graphs and images. There is also some text explaining a couple of things, but more importantly that text will probably never (or very rarely) ...
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Google Confused (Two Sites on One Server)

I have two sites / domains (https://www.pcfixes.com & https://www.flcleaner.com) on same server. Having tweaked the nginx profiles for both sites, I believe Gbot went on PCfixes.com and was ...
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How transfer Google index for a single keyword to another domain

In Google webmaster tools we can change domain. This tools will transfer all indexed pages to another domain. I know this technique, but I have another problem. I have web site that contains ...
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SEO issues after HTTPS switch relating to shared IP and SSL (SNI)

I'm having some trouble getting my site to appear in search rankings. I ran into the problem when I switched my domain over to ssl/https. The website remained on a shared IP address and since it was ...
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Google keeps ranking my main domain instead of my subdomain

At the beginning of February (11-12th), I was splitting my site, which consisted of two very different projects, into each having its own subdomain. My problem is that after two months, Google keeps ...
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Can I move a clients website from yahoo hosting to godaddy hosting without losing google page rankings?

I have a client who wants to switch hosting from yahoo to godaddy and utilize wordpress to run site. Can I move a clients website from yahoo hosting to godaddy hosting without losing google page ...
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WordPress and Google Indexing

One of my domains i am working on, the site is using wordpress and literally a barebone site. A couple of sample pages not even an SEO plugin or site map generated as yet, why? - Well i setup the ...
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Is there a way to block my site from appearing for certain keywords?

I run a single website which has several different domains. The site on each domain looks largely the same, but contains the name of the client in the title and H1 tags. The sites are all accessible ...
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Is it bad SEO to link between two domains hosting on one Hosting account that talk about a related subject?

I have two domains hosted on one hosting account that talk about subject X. However, one site is like a Blog and the other is like a news site. Is it bad for SEO if I link between these two sites. I ...
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Will Google lower my rankings for boilerplate titles?

Will Google lower my rankings for titles with one-word difference (AKA boilerplate titles)? For example: Title #1: "Keyword A - Keyword 1 Included | Example Website" Title #2: "Keyword A - Keyword ...
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SEO - link closer to TLD vs. folder structure with keyword [duplicate]

Let's say I want to build just another voucher code website (don't worry, I don't) and also I'd like to categorize my listed shops. What would be the best URL structure? My ideas are as follows: ...
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Will many social media webpages hurt my ranking?

I have an old website and I'm working on a new website section dedicated to fun and very short news, sometimes with pictures. Unlike my classic pages, I don't care about SEO trafic of this new section....
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What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
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Shared hosting on same IP = loss of ranking when moving from domain A to domain B? [duplicate]

I've read this thread: How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank? Unfortunately, I can't find an answer to the following situation - and I am also explaining why: I am moving a website from ...
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Do seldomly updated websites rank worse in Google?

I heard that Google likes websites that are updated frequently. If Googlebot notices that the website is updated, it will have a higher ranking in the Google search results. However, there are many ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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How important are Google+ reviews when ranking a website?

There are a few things that come into this question that's based around Google+ reviews (formerly Google places). I have always been advised to get as many reviews as possible on my Google+ business ...
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Does having a site devoted to entirely different topics effect SEO ranking?

I have my website divided into several sub-folders i.e www.mysite.com/dogs www.mysite.com/cats www.mysite.com/submarines www.mysite.com/art . . . Each with different layout and high quality ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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Does linking to HTTPS or HTTP make a difference for link popularity?

I am considering making my site HTTPS but I was wondering does Google treat a link to HTTP exactly the same as SSL HTTPS site, and will my site rank the same with HTTPS. I guess it makes no ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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Effect on on Google ranking of using a redirect to a new site

Our band uses a very successful website hosted by Orange (originally Freeserve) operated on a pay-as-you-go service via a slow-speed 56kbps link. I have failed to use our Talktalk broadband modem to ...
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Which CMS scenario should I choose for SEO?

I have a website, about web design and programming, which uses WordPress. I also list some applications that I have made, in pages like: mysite.com/myapp1 mysite.com/myapp2 (note: these pages are ...
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Is adding a couple of keywords in the footer (no links) considered wrong doing?

Many posts claim that putting links with keywords in the footer is not considered a good practice by Google. Some claim Google may penalize you. But, is adding a couple of keywords without links in ...
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Is there evidence that linking to quality, reputable and popular website helps with ranking?

Is there any evidence that linking to external quality, reputable and popular websites helps with ranking (directly or indirectly)? Is there an established correlation? Some posts on the web do claim ...
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Duplicate content with images?

I have an image on a webpage, but the souce URL for that image has an ID at the end, and this ID changes every time the page is reloaded. This is so the image does not remain cached, and the latest ...
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After Google's penguin 2.0, is a DMOZ listing still effective? [closed]

Please look at the following questions in which answers say that a listing in DMOZ is useful for rank: Does an entry in DMOZ significantly help the ranking of a web site? Is it really worth ...
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Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant?

A coworker and I are locked in a debate over the value of SEO keywords in the URL of a page. She wants to change all the filenames of the HTML pages of a fencing company so they look like residential-...
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Effect of removing home page content

I have a business website that I'm working on and I'm replacing the text I initially had on the home page with new columnized paragraphs of text. The text I'm removing though has a h1 tag and probably ...
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How can I use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO?

Nowadays, we know SMO by using Google+ (and Facebook, Twitter...) is good for SEO and ranking in SERP. Then, I would like to use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO but I don't know how can I ...
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Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
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Changing server from US based to New Zealand based: the effect on our high ranking on Google?

We are in New Zealand but our site is hosted in the US. We rank on the first page for our products in Google for US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Japan and NZ. This is crucial for our business. WE ...
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Googlebot keeps returning to crawl my page then the rankings fluctuate

I know that in order to get ranked the page has to be crawled by Google bots, I have had a page example of which I will get a better understanding of how the system works with Google. I have made a ...
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One site being on a subdirectory of another. Does google count this against you?

I have created two similar websites (relating to monetary systems). So far, one appears to be loved by Google and the other hated. I'm struggling to work out why. This is a mystery to me because both ...
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Price comparison sites and its effect on Google ranking

I am the webmaster of a website that contains roughly 10,000 products. I would be possibly interested to index those products in a price comparison site like PriceGrabber, Nextag, Shopbot, etc. The ...
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Does description change impact the google ranking and/or crawl rates?

I am thinking about adding some randomization to my shopping cart descriptions and pricing. I am not talking about meta-description, but about actual product descriptions. Would content change ...
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How does missing links influence the Google ranking?

I changed a lot on my website and I want to know if this affects the Google ranking negatively.
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Can I post the same content in my Wordpress site and my Blogspot?

I have been submitting the same content in both of my sites. But the problem is that Google is not recognizing my Wordpress site.