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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What is the SEO impact of moving my domain to another IP address and what is the right way of doing this?

I am planning to move several websites to a new hosting provider - keeping the same URL but will resolve to different IP addresses. For example, some sites are Canadian content-only sites, hosted on ...
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Placing h2 and h3 tags around words in paragraphs

If I have a page with an <h1> heading and a long paragraph, is it ok to write the paragraph (see below - with the h tags mixed with broken p tags to make up the whole block of text) and just ...
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Can I use translated versions of other sites' content?

I would like to add a "Comments" module to my online store to display external comments for an item; the comments will come from other big players in this industry. The comments will be localized (...
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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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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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Will multilingual content on same page works to avoid content duplication

We have a website, which is having old/new vehicle deals for purchase. We are getting these data from third party website (legally) and all the pages are in English language. So, Here our issue is ...
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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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How to recommend that Google indexes some keywords?

I've read many articles about SEO. I've tried to implement my knowledge on a site but I haven't gotten good results in 6 months. e.g.: I've used Google Webmaster Tools, sitemaps, title tags, keywords ...
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Google won't display site [closed]

My website (http://markasoftware.getenjoyment.net) doesn't seem to be indexed properly by Google (I haven't tried other search engines). When I type in the URL of my site it appears right at the top ...
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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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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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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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How to improve the Alexa rank of my website?

I have good number of visits to my website, but my Alexa rank is as low (in the millions). How can I improve my Alexa rank?
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Does Google sometime prevent new white hat sites from ranking at all in some verticals?

Assuming someone wants to implement a new viagra or akai berry e-commerce website. There is a lot of competition and this site does not really bring something new, other than a new online counter to ...
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Do paid directories help with ranking and exposure? [closed]

Some companies offer to register one's websites in their directories against a fee. They filter for quality and make sure you site is indexed properly in their pages. Has anyone tried these ...
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Pagerank ties to page content

I have a relatively old site, with a fairly good pagerank, that I'm in the process of upgrading. The second-tier pages are also well pageranked. After reading through the content on these pages, I ...
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Search engine impact of irrelevant inbound links?

On several of my websites, I noticed a significant number of inbound links coming from irrelevant websites. For example, one of my site is about travel and one of site that links to it is about male-...
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How to determine if a site has been punished by Google?

I had a site that ranked in the top 3 positions for one keyword and in the top 6 positions for another. At the beginning of October, both terms dropped radically from the search results. I had ...
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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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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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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 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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Is it a Good Practice to move a blog from HTTP to HTTPS?

I have an e-commerce that is on https://www.example.com/, and I have a blog on the same URL, and it is on http://www.example.com/myblog/. Now, according to Google's guidelines, they are giving more ...
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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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Do many broken internal links impact site quality negatively regarding rankings?

Will a website with a high ratio of broken internal links be considered low quality? Will it therefore not rank well? Does anyone have an official reference confirming this?
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301 Redirects non www to www + new url

Recently I did some 301 redirections on one of my websites. First I did the non www to www redirect on the .htaccess file. Then I did the list of 301 redirects from the old urls to the new ones. ...
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What is the ranking impact of scripts added by some free hosting websites?

I have noticed that some free hosting websites add scripts at the end of uploaded pages. For example: <noscript><a title="Free hosting" href="http://www.1freehosting.com">Free hosting</...
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SEO: targeted or generic URLs performance

I'm working on a website that sells DYI products. 2 of the products categories are save-paint and save-cabling. Since the products can help you save money they could also be part of a save-money ...
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How to know that my site is getting index/rank by search engine

As per subject, anyone can tell me how to check that my site is getting index/rank by search engine(e.g. google, yahoo)?
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Do Unrelated Sites in Subfolders affect the Ranking of the Main Site?

Does putting an unrelated site in a domain's subfolder (to avoid buying a new domain name) affect the domain's search engine ranking even if there are no links between them? For example, is it a bad ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Website porting. Traffic fall in SEO due to image search

I ported a website on wordpress.com to my own server. The site had pretty good traffic and we had done a fair amount of work to ensure proper transitioning but we missed one aspect in redirecting ...
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Is 100-150 words content enough for a web page?

I have some 20 different combinations of canonical pages featuring images in different categories. Is 100-150 words content okay for a page considering I use rel=canonical on their copies? I mean how'...
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How useful is Alexa's ranking? [duplicate]

I know of Alexa and some people find the information useful for ranking a website... as for me, no matter how big or small my sites are, none of them are registered with stats on them, and a few ...
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Does responsive Web Design affect SEO?

I have watched the Webmaster Central 2013-11-18 hangout that is now on YouTube. According to John Mueller, a site will benefit in terms of SEO if it will be optimized for mobile devices. He said that ...
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How to get keyword ranked and traffic from a specific region?

I am working on a site that has good traffic and ranking form many countries. Our website is basically about Japanese used cars exporters and now we want to become more famous in Africa regions such ...
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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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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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Is it possible to keep google from using certain text as keywords?

For example, on my site I have a lot of flash content. But, I made sure to put plenty of keywords each meta description for each page, a descriptive title for each page, all the alt tags for images ...
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Consolidating multiple domain names

I have a client that has three separately hosted copies of their website, each on a separate domain name. The websites are all essentially the same, bar a few discrepancies caused by badly managed ...
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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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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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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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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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