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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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Will linking a category menu to the product manufacturer hurt search engine rankings?

Our company is the official and only distributor of a well known manufacturer in our region. We are building a new website, where we want to add the products we sell. So far we have multiple ...
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Do 404 and 403 errors listed in Google Search Console affect SEO ranking?

I'm prerendering a Angular app for SEO. When I check in the webmaster tool, there are a few hundred 404 and 403 errors. Will this affect my SEO ranking?
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Website redesign, web host change => lost rankings

I've recently revamped one of my websites (all the pages have changed). I've lost 20 ranks in Google. This is what I have done: Website revamp. Changed host to a faster host, it's also nearer to my ...
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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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Is alexa give more importance to that website which purchase its pro plan?

I want to decrease ,y website's alexa rank. So which steps are required to decrease alexa rank and is it true that alexa give more importance that website which purchase its pro plan? What will ...
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How to determine if I should hide a page from search robots

We have hundreds of duplicates detected on our site but, these pages are not actually duplication's, they're just really thin content. Our site is an eCommerce site and these are product pages but ...
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How do I decrease alexa rank even Seo Activities are running? [duplicate]

Currently I am Working on a website. In this site i do all activities regarding SEO. 15 days ago, its alexa rank was 140,260 and now its alexa rank is 195,200. Then what is the reason to increase ...
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Should a subdirectory or subdomain also be moved to https?

Many have reported a loss of traffic when moving from http to https. The reasons for this are not clear. Could NOT shifting a subdirectory or subfolder to https be a reason for the loss of ranking ...
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Replacing external links with internal links and redirect

I thought I read a while back that Google search rankings penalize pages with many links that go offsite. I believe the logic was that the content is deemed poor or less original if many links are ...
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

I handle the SEO of the company's website. Last month we peaked at a national Alexa Rank of around 30,000, but in the past 3 weeks it has gone down to 50,000. The executives at my company consider ...
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Can one or two links from popular sites with great reputation cause my site to rank noticably better in Google?

Maybe this is a question which stems admittedly out of lack of proper knowledge regarding backlinks despite being involved in the industry for a relatively long time. I have launched a new blog, I ...
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Will repeatedly searching and clicking increase search engine rankings?

My website is showing in Google search for a particular keyword. I am now searching for my website many times with this keyword. Is doing so going to effect the position of the website within the ...
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Can backlinks to robots.txt blocked pages boost domain's ranking?

So, imagine, we were blocking some URLs via robots.txt, but apparently these pages were getting backlinks. Later, we decided to redirect these blocked pages to another domain of ours. ~1.5 month ...
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embeded video gallery and bounce rate

Just a quick one - I am considering adding a type of video gallery page to my website with embedded videos from youtube, my own vids from my own youtube channel, which leads me to my question... When ...
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How many times can the same keyword appear in a meta description tag without penalty?

This is source code from the adsense home page (code here is formatted to fit screen): <title> Make Money Online Through Website Monetization | Google AdSense – Google </title> <meta ...
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How do I make my spam site rank well and not get penalized?

This question may sound really stupid, but it's actually legit. As the web has gotten more spam-proof over the years (CAPTCHAs, spam filters, search engine algorithms, etc.), there's not much room ...
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How to split a ranked page or category?

This is a general question and not related to specified URL. I have some websites that contains many categories. Now i want to split some categories. For example: I have "office table and chair" ...
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Will unusual traffic to my web site from AdFly hurt rankings?

The situation is some one is trying to hurt my ranking by submitting link to my web site in AdFly. Could this could hurt my SEO? If so,how can I stop it or reduce it? I already try to delete the ...
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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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Is it a good idea to change URL scheme of an established website to match query?

I'm targeting queries are in the form: "X Y for Z" Website is very established (1M+ traffic), but the competitor with URLs /X-Y/for/Z got to the 1st place (we were a first place for years). Our ...
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SEO publishing non-English articles

I have a Slovak language websites and I would like to publish unique SEO articles, but all Slovak webs with PR2 and higher are paid for publishing. In this case I would like to try publish them on ...
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Site rankings differ by state?

I have a friend who owns a business in CA whereas I'm in NH. I was excited to inform him that when I search for sacramento web design he appears on the first page rank 3. For him, in CA, the same ...
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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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Will AMP affect rankings for non-mobile traffic?

I've been researching accelerated mobile pages(AMP) for my e-commerce website. My traffic is a small percentage mobile (but it is growing). I'm not sure it is worth implementing AMP for my website in ...
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Should I make my website private until I have a lot of content?

I have a brand new Blog-type website that will target a specific niche market. I plan to link affiliate products. At the moment I basically have a skeleton website as I get my colors, logos, ect. ...
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Redirecting a new TLD to an existing page

My client recently bought a vanity domain name and wants to redirect all the traffic that hits this url to their existing website that has a page with a very similar name. They bought nameofpage.com ...
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

I was getting frequent attack on my website from overseas countries when it started becoming popular in SEO. As my business is totally based in Australia, I thought it would be better to block all ...
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Few keywords in the heading section, is it bad or good?

My article heading is "how to SEO learn SEO 101 beginner SEO guide" is this. Here is the keyword which is used more than once. For "how to SEO" and "SEO 101" and "beginner SEO guide", my main target ...
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Is it possible to use a domain name to redirect to another?

I have to choose between two names (A and B) for my website: A is a cool short name which doesn't mean anything; B is a longer composition of two words, the former of which signals the topic of the ...
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a short neologism or a more familiar name, but longer: which is the best for ranking?

I have to choose a domain name for my website among several possible options, and specifically I'm undecided between two of them, which can be identified as belonging to 2 different categories (let's ...
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What is the ranking impact of two domains on two different ip address for the same site

I have a client that has an ecommerce website on xcart and a blog on a subdomain but on a different wordpress site and server (separate ip addresses) . What is the impact on Google SEO Ranking and ...
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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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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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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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How to over take brand keywords in Google SERP?

Nowadays Google gives importance to branded websites rather than displaying small players. Example, You can not over take Amazon / Snapdeal / Flipkart when it comes to Ecommerce space in online. ...
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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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Could the removal of exact match keywords cause a drop in rankings on Bing and Yahoo but not Google?

I'm wondering if the removal of an exact match keyword could cause rankings to drop on Bing and Yahoo, but not on Google. A website my company manages recently experienced a dramatic loss in rankings ...
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An internal search page is ranking higher than a category page for the same topic

My website posses a search engine linking to for example www.example.com/s/gaming/ where gaming is the words being searched. I also have pages for each of my categories, for example "Gaming". My ...
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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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What is the search rank where people stop searching on Google?

What is the stopping point on Google SERPs where most people stop searching? Does it vary by different keywords? For example, if I was searching for "Orlando hotels", I would instinctively look at ...
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Bing results are unstable

I am doing SEO and tracking my keyword results for my ecommerce site in Bing. Everyday, even sometimes depending on what time of day or what IP I'm sending the query from Bing is serving me ...
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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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Shall I use both .com and a localised domain or Shall I use .com only?

I have a classified website and Now its running on the internet fine. It has a .com domain. In there users can put advertisments to any location by selecting the country and city. So I also bought a ...
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Do good web pages including a good video get a better SERP click rate?

Several studies describe the average click rate distribution from position 1 to position 10 on the first page of Google results. Some people claim that web pages with videos are often not displayed ...
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Does including a script from my domain in a different website increase my SEO rank?

Let's say I create a very popular plugin or JavaScript library. If people include it in their site's pages, linking directly to my website where it is hosted (the script itself), does this increase ...
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Will I lose my MozRank / MozTrust / Page Authority if I upgrade my site?

I've created a new layout for my site, which involves completely changing the CSS and page HTML, but keeping the same text and the same pages (I didn't delete any file). Will I lose my MozRank / ...
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Do inbound links pass link juice up the url hierarchy?

Our site is very regional, so we focus all of our seo efforts on each of these region landing pages. For Example: domain.com/toys/us/ca/san-francisco We added an informational page (ex. reviews) and ...
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From Adsense to another advertiser network and maintaining ranking

Currently on my site I have one adsense ad per page in async mode using code as recommended by google. Since my average income is extremely low (due to the adwords network paying nothing), I'm ready ...