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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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Should I exclude countries with poor page speed to prevent Google PageSpeed Insights using aggregate data?

Google has mentioned they use the aggregate data to rank a site. I have poor scores and flagged in search console. When viewing google analytics it shows countries like India increasing the overall ...
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Does ARIA help SEO? Have you experienced any benefits for organic search?

I've seen mention of ARIA benefitting SEO, but the author cites no evidence — none of the articles cited mention this. I have also searched and haven't found any reliable resources to suggest that ...
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How can I tell if a site was penalized by Google's Page Experience update? If it was, how can I fix it?

I have a site that was doing well until around July (2021). Since then, I've seen target keyword rankings dropped from the 1st and 2nd page, organic traffic has decreased significantly. I know that in ...
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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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Does a good but less than perfect Pagespeed Insights score hurt the chances of a page ranking in Google?

I put my portfolio website through the google speed test and it got a 86. What does this exactly mean? 86 out of 100 strikes me as a good score, what does this mean for the chances of a website with ...
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SVG inline title in H1 for SEO

I would like to use in my H1 a SVG inline using title to put my text/keyword. eg: The classic way <h1>My Title</h1> My idea <h1> <svg> <title>My Title</title> ...
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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

For example I own a website with thousands of pages, mainly categories and detailed information of products belonging to those categories. My website is a multi-country site, so each category exists ...
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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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Sitemap and 2 URLs pointing to the same page

I have recently put my site of 17 years with Wix. It is going down fast in Google rankings. My home page in Wix has the slug /home-1 but my site is just example.co.uk/ when I search the home-1 it ...
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If I use content from one domain on my other domain, but spread it - how do I implement the canoncial tag?

I used the content of one of my domains (nameA.example/ContentA) and copied it to another domain, but on several pages: nameB.example/ContentA1 nameB.example/ContentA2 nameB.example/ContentA3 and so ...
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Could a page with little meaningful content hurt the SEO and rankings of other more important pages of my website?

I have a blog and affiliate links website. I have lots of posts with niche content and some posts with product reviews. And that's my main source of traffic: search engine results that are shown to ...
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Do I get back all the search engine rankings I had after having blocked a domain using robots.txt?

I blocked Google from crawling my domain using a robots.txt rule User-Agent: * Disallow: / by mistake. Just recently I noticed, two months later, and I removed the robots.txt file. The website was ...
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Link exchange with your competitor

Is it smart to trade links with competitors in the same profession? In my particular case that of relationship therapists? Does it matter whether those competitors come from the same city and / or ...
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Why are there multiple instances of my domain ranking #1 for a keyword but not even ranking rank#100 for a typo or plural version of said keyword?

Yesterday I realised that my domain won't rank for different version of the same keyword. Example: example.com ranks #1 for "Keyword" but is beyond rank#100 for "Keywords". ...
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Ahrefs reports that a page a few weeks old is ranking for few organic keywords

We recently created a web page. It's indexed on google and everything looks right when we check it through the search console but, for some reason, tools such as ahrefs and moz show there is are no ...
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What's After ranking with low difficulty keyword?

I heard and experience that, new blogs can not rank on high difficulty keyword, in the name of "Untrust", gooogle keeps the new website on hold, which are defined as - Google Dancing or ...
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Regarding SEO, is there difference between em and i, strong and b tags

HTML tags, strong and b tags result visually same to bold, em and i tags for italic. Does the search engines or browsers treat them differently or give priority one on another? What to alternate tag ...
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Is there a Google penalty for changing domain name?

I am thinking of changing my primary domain name but redirect the existing domain name to a new primary name. Would there be a Google or search engine penalty for doing this?
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Are people searching for educational resources online likely to use just the name of the subject as their query?

People willing to learn physics might search for something like "physics books", "physics courses", "high school physics", "guide to learning physics", and ...
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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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Does googlebot index base64 encoded images

I was wondering if google can crawl image like this: <img src="data:image/png;base64..." title="relevant title" alt="relevant alt" /> I found this link that says no:...
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How to optimize keywords against inferior websites

I have a website that ranks well for several long tail keywords. These keywords attract a few customers, but mainly provide good content for readers. Additionally, according to Moz, Ahrefs and ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com TLD

Certain page on my site shows up on the first page of 'google.com' but when I'm searching for the same phrase in google by changing the country in the Google's search settings, it doesn't show up on ...
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SEO How To Handle Pages That Require Login & Payment?

If you have URLs on your site that require a login but a user who is not logged in tries to access those login required URLs, how do you handle it? 401, 403, 404, 301 to a login page? If the page ...
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Will reverifying a new owner in Google Search Console cause data loss or ranking problems?

I want to add a new owner to Google Search Console using re-verification. Will I lose data and rankings if I do that?
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Is there an app that would detect my over- or under-optimization errors in my unpublished article?

I know of Website Auditor, SEO Spyglass, Rank Tracker, and Link Assistant - I downloaded them all. But Website Auditor is only good for keywords, Rank Tracker only works on published articles, the ...
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Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? [duplicate]

Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? Eg: 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts with 1,000 indexed quality posts. Can those 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts affect for 1,000 ...
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What does “no data” in search appearance of google webmaster tool/search console mean?

Search appearance section has no data to show. It has been months since some of the pages and posts of my website got indexed to google. But I see no data in search appearance. Does this mean that ...
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Subdomain hijacked for spam. How to restore Google ranking?

I just discovered that a subdomain of my personal domain name had been hijacked and abused by SEO spammers since November last year. I did not discover this until I added my site as a domain property ...
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Best way to move ranking from one domain to another

Domain learn-blazor.com appears on the first page in Google given a specific search word (Blazor), whereas site my site (blazor-university.com) appears on the 5th page. learn-blazor.com is an ...
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International Targeting in Search Console - we want to mainly target the USA

we want to target global traffic but prioritise traffic from the USA. At the moment 'International Targeting' in Search Console is not set. The site is hosted on a server in Europe. We use Cloudflare ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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