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Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) are pages generated by a user's input for a given search phrase or word.

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Is google ranking higher social media and forum answers in results?

I know SERP pages can differ based on search history and other factors, but on my computer on Mar. 17, 2024, this search: "social media has so many views it destroys brain" highlights a ...
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Google Search Console Insights data vs real search data

I have a small directory website and when I look at my Google Search Console Insights my website looks like the image below: Ranking is between 10-15, but in real searches my Google ranking is very ...
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Test search results without increasing bounce rate for my own website?

Reading this answer made me curious: if going from the SERP to a website, and then coming back to the SERP counts as a bounce against that website, is there a sure a way to test search queries ...
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Why my website showing in lower case in google serp? [duplicate]

My website is focused on custom logo neon signs and meta title optimize with capital letter. When users search for "custom logo neon sign," I have noticed that the title of my website in the ...
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Does changing the canonical tag also transfer page authority?

We have 3 pages on our website with almost similar title; actually for better ux, this is necessary to separate some part of a content. For example: page1: elevator service page2: check list of ...
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Ideal meta description length

One source claims that a meta description for a website should be between 160 and 300 characters however when I do a test of 160 characters in seobility's SERP snippet generator, it thinks my text ...
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Bing shows wrong favicon in SERP

For some reason Bing SERPs show and old favicon of one of my clients websites. All other search engines that I tested (Google, DuckDuckGo, Yandex) show the correct icon. The website didn't use this ...
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Why site:example.com doesn't give the same amount of results in incognito mode

Did you ever tried to search on Google site:domain.example on incognito mode? I am never getting the same amount of results than when I am doing it in normal mode. Sometimes more, sometimes less, do ...
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My tool site is indexed but not ranking on Google which is 1 year and 164 days old [duplicate]

I have a tool site, which is created by me and published before 1 year. The site is available on Google. But till now the site is not ranking on Google. On the other hand, My tool sites are ranked in ...
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Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo SERPs display a unicode domain in punycode

A website that I work with ranks very well in all three. It happens to have a unicode domain. Both regular and image search results pages display the domain as punycode (the xn-- form) instead of ...
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Ranking differences between google yandex and bing

I have a 15 year-old website that performed well seo-wise in the past. About 1 month ago, I updated contents, url structure etc and migrated it to a new domain, and notified this to google via the ...
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What is the image that shows to the left of the serp in Edge?

I am having the same issue in EDGE. A square image shows the word press logo, not my logo. I checked my site identifier, and my logo is within the wordpress admin, and so is my favicon, but there is ...
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How do I change the title of my website in google results? [duplicate]

So I managed to index my website successfully, but I have this issue with the name of the search result snippet. I want it to show DuckMastersGames but instead it says 000webhostapp.com. I hope it’s ...
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Updating the "WordPress published date"?

My site is the number 1 result in a search for "board game conventions" (see screenshot below). The only thing that concerns me is that the date shows as 2017, even though I update this ...
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Will Google deindex pages for adding template content?

Google recently cut my indexed pages in half, which cuts revenue in half, which is pretty concerning. I have a large database driven website (millions of pages) which dynamically creates content with ...
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Base64 encoded data url in <meta name=thumbnail>

Google says that you can specify a thumbnail image to be shown in search results by adding a <meta name="thumbnail"> tag to the head of the document. See https://support.google.com/...
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Why does my website keep sinking back after a rise in Google rank? [closed]

I have an awful time trying to rank my website on Google. Every so often, (usually corresponding with a Google update), it will rise in rank. But then, after a short period, it will always sinks back ...
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SEO impact on ranking for pages that are linked only from 1 page that is noindex/follow and is paginated

I don't think my problem classifies as Orphan Pages, but read on and be the judge. I run a small "e-commerce" website that suffers from all the common issues like product description ...
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How to show an image beside a web page in Google search results?

How can I specify an image for Google to use alongside my web page in the search results? Please see the following screenshot which illustrates what I am referring to. Can I control what image is ...
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How can we hide the Google Review Button and show other buttons instead?

We wanted to hide the Google Review button and add overview & course admission buttons. For example: If you see our Google Page, the review button is coming on top. But if you see any other Google ...
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Why is Google indexing my robots.txt file?

Google Search is indexing my robots.txt file. I know this because when I search site:example.com on Google, my robots.txt shows in the list of results. I don't want my robots.txt to show in Google. ...
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Why my website is crawled and indexed but doesn’t appear on serp at all? [duplicate]

I’m working on a project which started almost 2 months ago. When I check GSC (Google Search Console) everything looks good, url is on Google, and when i search my site this way: “site:mysite.com”, i ...
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New business website (.co.uk) not appearing in google search - up against an established .com website with the same name

A client has started a business in the UK that shares its name with a bigger established business based in Mexico. They operate in completely different market sectors. The name is a single word and ...
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Will copy 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 search ...
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Bing randomly adds MSCLKID parameter to links in SERPs

When searching Bing recently, I noticed, that links to my websites get automatically appended MSCLKID parameter whichs turned out to be some id for analytics or ads-tracking. This resulted in 400 (Bad ...
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Position tracking via Google Search console API

Is it possible to track the positions of a list of keywords in Google Search via Google Search console API?
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Why are there 2 listing for the same keyword in SERP?

recently I have seen multiple similar pages being shown by google for one keyword. Earlier there used to be only one page ranking for the website. Because of this, my rank, though being 7-8 on ...
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How to link Google Custom Search Engine with Google Analytics 4?

I use Google Custom Search Engine (a.k.a. Google Programmable Search Engine) on a website. I have added a search box to a page and search results are displayed on another page (the URL of search ...
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Google SERP not showing my metatags OR auto-generated ones

I manage a multilingual e-commerce Drupal website which is now included in Google's index, but Google SERPs show URL and page title but no text at all where the meta description (or auto-generated ...
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Did Google discontinue rich snippets for MusicRecording structured data?

In August 2011, Google added rich snippet support for MusicRecording structured data. It looked like this: But today, I don't see any mention of it in their current rich snippet feature guides. I ...
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Get the number of indexed URLs there are for a domain on Google via Google Sheets

I want pull the number of indexed results for a URL on Google into Google Sheets. Some methods that others in the SEO community have reported to not work are: IMPORTXML and the XPATH for the class ...
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How can we make Google show results from our site with a table (see image inside)?

This is one of the results when you search "Apple company" in Google. https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/AAPL:US In the search results, it appears like this: As you see, Google takes ...
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Does Google choose the first two FAQs, or the two most relevant from structured data/schema markup to display on the SERP?

I am adding Schema Markup to my website for the first time. I am implementing FAQs for relevant pages and realize that Google has updated to only show two (2) FAQs to promote competition on the SERP, ...
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Why does Google Index Http Urls?

I have a free SSL certificate (brand new website), redirected all HTTP URLs to HTTPS. In my sitemap, all URLs are HTTPS. I added my sitemap to the Google search console. However, when I search my ...
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What kind of SEO work should be followed in order to be in the 1st place for multiple words on a page?

You may not have fully understood the title. I will explain my question with an example. https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_exercises.asp Page ranks 1st in HTML Exercies word because the page is ...
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Shall I submit sitemap containing all the bad (now 404) URLs after the spam URL hack?

Earlier this month, one of my sites got hacked and an attacker created near 1 million spam URLs. The site has been fixed relatively fast, however, after one month Google search results still shows ...
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When changing domains, should Google Search Console change of address also be used for domains that redirect to the main domain?

I have site A redirect 301 to site B, now I have site C and want to redirect B to it, what is the best way to change of address with google search console? Should I set only change of address B to C? ...
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Redirect 301 running domain to another running domain

Let us say I have landing page a.example and b.example (similar content & brand but different topic), these 2 are running and ranked on SERP, got traffic, but b.example is better than a.example in ...
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How does google handle dead canonical links?

Google recommends adding link-rel-canonical tags for pages with duplicate content, but before this was the standard, duplicate pages are used for mirroring websites to ensure information availability ...
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Does SEO traffic grow exponentially with authority?

Let's assume a standard website that has about 100 pages. Also, let us imagine that the website is earning references (backlinks) consistently but linearly. In such a case, what can one expect in ...
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Why won't Google show two pages from my site in the search results for the same keyword?

I have created two pages on my site for a one keyword. These pages have unique content. But their keyword is the same. But in Google search results, the new page replaces the previous page. Why don't ...
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HTML entities appearing incorrectly in Google SERPS

I have always created my web pages to ensure they can be validated by W3C. Namely, when I am using HTML entities in my title tag or meta description, I will ensure that these characters are being ...
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How to change my website's map data image (maybe from knowledge graph) in the search results?

I'm trying to change the image shown in a website's SERP, when using Google. I installed the JSON-LD Knowledge Graph application script already. <script type="application/ld+json"> { ...
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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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Could allowing our images to be indexed hurt our web search rankings?

We are trying to solve some issues related to our SEO. When we compare ourselves to our competitors who are higher that us in SERPS, other than more backlinks (not much more), we don't see any ...
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Why emojis are not appearing in Google's SERP when being added into the <title>?

I would like to know what it takes to use emojis in Google's SERP. Here's how an example result shows up: And here's the code behind that: Now, as you can see, the title and description have emojis, ...
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How to understand why my page is not ranking with any word despite all the work?

I have a 2500 words page full of focused content, photos, videos, links etc. . The majority of the keyphrases are centered around one topic "content creation services". But no matter what ...
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Google shows image alt text in the search result rather than the meta description

Google search shows random alt text of images in my site instead of the meta description tag text. I couldn't find similar problems on the net so I guess I'm doing something wrong, but what is it? If ...
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Can I change the name of my site as shown in the mobile search results on Google?

I'm working on a wp site that is displaying the incorrect name of the brand for Google search results. This only happens on a phone/mobile. Each search result is in a card with a little breadcrumb ...
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How to manage my site appearance in serp like this examples? [duplicate]

So for example when you Google the name "Microsoft", you'll see a sidebar on the right showing information and links etc., and below the main link on the left, you see the main categories of ...
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