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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Hign traffic but low Alexa Rank

I have a website for more than one year (it's a blog with .com domain). I track my visitors using Google Analytics and I mention that I have an average of 7000 unique visitors/day. The whole year ...
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Is bad, from a SEO perspective, to have many pages on a website that only contain YouTube embedded videos?

Will Google penalize my website for having plenty of pages that only contain YouTube embedded videos. Is this a bad idea SEO-wise?
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Page title for real estate website

When user creates a real-estate content page, the title will be created by the rules I will create. Lets say there will be 10,000 flats on sale in London. So to make this as good as I can - how do I ...
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Do search engines rank URLs in sitemaps lower if there are no internal links pointing to them?

I have a site with thousands of pages. The pages are dedicated to be found by the search engines as they are very specific. It is very unlikely that the users will find necessary pages using any ...
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How to appear on the new local search carousel?

Google have rolled out a new layout for local search — a carousel: This is similar in appearance to the "frequently mentioned on the web" results which are based on Google's knowledge graph database. ...
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If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact my search engine rankings for either URL?

If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact (because of duplicate content) my search engine rankings for either URL?
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90% sudden drop in search engine ranking with no changes made

This is a recurring topic, but I am very very panicking right now... I noticed a 90% "impressions" drop (from 60k to 5k) from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-06. My keywords dropped, and for a few of them I ...
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Will using the new HTML5 meta charset instead of HTTP-EQUIV affect my clients site's ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? I am doing a re-design for a client whose site currently has very high and successful rankings across all search engines (Google, Yahoo!, ...
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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.
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Does sitewide html refactoring affect Google traffic?

I have recently made a big structural change on my site and the very next day the number of Google impressions went from 75.000 to 3.000, with a proportional drop of traffic from searches. No URLs ...
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Browser language detection & content ranking for new language on the same site

I've been reading a lot about it but it's still really hard to make up my mind. My understand is that if your website provide a link to the other language, this should not be an issue for google as ...
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My website is reported to belong to “Japan” on Alexa's ranking

I'm the owner of Thought Results, which is a newbie I just started. I'm an Iranian guy. But when I see Alexa's ranking, it says that my website belongs to Japan. Also Visualize Traffic reports the ...
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How to check if my site was penalized by Google?

I suspect that my site is penalized by Google. Is there a way to check if it's true? EDIT: Webmaster Tools don't show any messages. Sometimes there are warnings about inaccessible (404, Soft 404s) ...
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SEO Tweaking dating website / user profiles

i am running the social dating website called Latte42 and i can't seem to rank for the Keywords I'm after. I want to rank for things like "meet new people", "find friends" but somehow rank for things ...
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Tool to monitor rankings [closed]

I'm searching for a tool that can give me the page number (Google) and position a given web page scores for a given keyword. E.g. Searching for the term "foo" the tool will show third page, second ...
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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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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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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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Moving product website to company subdomain without losing SEO rankings

I manage a website related to a product, let's say www.product.com. The company used for years its company domain (let's say "www.company.com") as a redirect to www.product.com. Now we need to ...
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Is it OK to place an other user's video on my page?

My idea is to take my article and add a video best describing my topic in the bottom of the page. My thought is this will enhance my visitors experience, make stays on the page longer an therefore ...
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Moving Page and Maintaining Rank

I own a domain "adjectivetopica.com". I have a page, "Adjective TopicB" at url "http:adjectivetopica.com/adjective-topicb" that consistently ranks in the top 2 for a google search of "Adjective ...
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Do web pages that change constantly rank higher than pages with static content?

We are building car selling website where users can upload their second hand cars to be sold to other interested buyers. Currently we have a simple form where we ask user the vehicle and personal ...
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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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Adding new content to improve Google rankings

I notice that my site's ranking drops in Google if I leave it dormant for a week or two and jumps back up once I add new content. I was wondering if anyone had insights on if Google wants to see be a ...
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Why does sometimes my ads in google adwords show and sometimes it doesn't?

It takes many previews to just get a glimpse of my ad. I do not know. Why does adwords sometimes show and when previewed again it does not show. Any Idea?
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How do I rank equally on mobile & desktop? [duplicate]

I have a site that ranks #1 on Google for a specific keyword on mobile. On desktop, it ranks #3. What are the likely considerations I need to be aware of to try and bump up my desktop ranking? ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Technical Term for Invisible Gap/Position

I'm wondering if there is a associated technical term for describing the distance between rankings. For example if you have a site that is ranked 1st and another site ranked 2nd, the distance between ...
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Dynamic content and SEO

So, I am new on web development. I have already found a few questions from here that might help me in the future, but I would like to ask something more specific. I have a new website with 5 pages (5 ...
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SEO best practices for one page websites? [duplicate]

I build many one page websites that dynamically load content through AJAX/jQuery. I keep reading how bad one pagers are for SEO. Regardless, how can you get the most SEO results out of a one page ...
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Few small blogposts vs one big blogpost

I have a blog about different Internet and programming topics, and a few posts which have rather good ranking and some traffic. One blog post is about a tool I developed. I make updates to the tool, ...
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Should the most important page for SEO be my homepage?

I have a website that over time has accumulated a few hundred links, mainly on the homepage. It markets an iPhone app and we didn't optimize it for SEO. Recently, we launched a more professional tool ...
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Google Webmaster Tools average position?

I see that my site's average position is 7.0 for a certain search query. However, it is kind of impossible for now. And when I search that query, I cannot find my site even in the first 10 pages. So ...
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How Google will treat my website if I make my home desktop PC as server to host my website?

My self is quite disappointed with hosting services we have in India, and looking forward to make my home desktop PC as server to make host my website (database and pages). So just wondering how ...
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Traffic lost by 40% but shown increasing in WMT

Around 30 days back my site lost traffic about 40%. I guess it is most likely due to algorithmic/ranking issues. But if I see my "Search Queries" with change in the WMT I see all green and ever ...
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Website Not Showing for Keywords in Google Search [duplicate]

I have a Website www.rushinformation.com 4 Months old and I always update my Website almost Everyday...But the Problem is that When I type my keyword 'Rushinformation' only in Google Search Results it ...
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URL Naming practise

Hi wanted to check if at the end of the URL (http://www.abcd.com/product-name/subproduct,default,sc.html) we have characters like default,sc and then .html, does having default,sc have an impact on ...
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What Ranking Factors Are Used For International Search?

Google.com vs Google.ca vs Google.co.uk (etc) all rank their results differently. The intention is to return more locally-relevant content. What factors, other than the ones below, are used to ...
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Multisites Network SEO::Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel=“canonical”) inside article improve google rating?

Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel="canonical") inside article improve google rating? The Case: Company have 40 sites with original content and 1 main site with some of 40 sites articles. Main ...