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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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Why does my website keep sinking back after a rise in Google rank?

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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Website not appearing in google serp at all [duplicate]

My website was on page 9 on serp. But now is not showing in serp at all. When I check Google Search Console, it says URL IS ON GOOGLE, but when I search my url directly in google like this: site:...
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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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Page not appearing with all keywords in serp [duplicate]

I have a 4500 words long page, including files for download, images, podcast, and a fully covered page in general. All focused on one topic. And I am targeting a local, lighter competition area. since ...
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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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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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Question mark doesn't show in SERP [duplicate]

In several of my pages, I have question marks in the meta title of the page, for example : <title>Avis DEGIRO : analysé, testé... approuvé ?! • Finance Héros</title> But on some of them ...
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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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How long does it take to change the page title on the Google results page from the title tag? [duplicate]

I changed the title tag, but unfortunately I still do not see a change in the title of the search results. How long does it take to change the page title on the Google results page from the title tag? ...
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Why my site has been deleted from all of Google (not penalty) [duplicate]

My site has been completely deleted from Google since yesterday And there was no penalty. The pages of the site are also indexed and not de-indexed
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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 SERP still shows near 500000 ...
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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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Can I make Google use the meta description (or a specific text from the page) to form snippets?

Google uses neither meta descriptions, nor H1 pages titles for snippets that appear in Google search results. It takes text fragments that are irrelevant for our target audience. Such text snippets ...
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Does accessibility (assessed by tools like lighthouse) affect SEO

Google lighthouse report has separate sections for SEO and accessibility. And I guess there could be other tools as well that provide feedback on accessibility metrics (like font background contrast). ...
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Do CSS libraries like Bootsrap hurt SEO and Google rankings?

Recently one of my coworkers, insisted on that i should rework a project, just because I used Bootstrap as a grid system. He argued "that usage of CSS libraries (especially Bootstrap) is the one ...
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Server was down for 4 hours. What will be the impact on SERPs?

Yesterday, I was migrating my site to a new server. Due to a configuration error related to the zone file, my server was down for about 4 hours. (Server returned 500 error during this time.) My site ...
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Does server timezone affect SEO?

I understand that the geolocation of a server impacts search engine rankings. But does server time affect SEO in any manner? For example, assume that my server is located in the US. If I set the ...
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What's the best act to fix if I've got a DMCA complaint when my vendor did copy someone's work?

Well, I hired a vendor to develop an interactive page a few months ago. However, yesterday I got an email from the Google search team that my page should be removed and has already been removed ...
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Google is showing a short title in the mobile results taken from the navigation menu rather than using the page title

We found out that Google shows different site titles on the SERP depending on whether the search happens on mobile or desktop (see images below). We set the title tag to be "Rise above mundane ...
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why my date is not shown in SERP

I am using WordPress with permalink as domain/post_name Although my theme provide modified and published date and theses info shown in the google structure test I have noted that the date doesn’t ...
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Do internal outgoing links affect rank of the origin page

I have few hundred top ranking pages (with good SEPRs) on my website. Now I would like to add links to internal pages from those top ranking pages (aimed at additional value for users). But I have a ...
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How to make Google understand that is not self serving reviews?

I run a blog where I write reviews of restaurant and/or pubs, and also user can leave rating (aggregateRating) For years, my reviewRating was indexed fine. Some months ago, in serp reviewRating has ...
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Why is the Google Analytics keyword report showing items that start with "cache:"?

When I check Google Analytics, I see some keywords like cache:2933b974en0J:https://example.com/subservice/well-digging Why is this showing in google analytics? What is the problem? How can I solve it?...
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Zero impressions to a lot of pages while I can see still see them in Google? Huge drop

In Google Search Console I can see hundreds of search queries dropping impressions from e.g. 800 to literally 0 (!), while I can still see them on Google when I search for them. I know that Google did ...
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Instagram SERP Info not updating [closed]

When I search for my username on google, the details under my instagram link are not updated on any SERP including google, duckduckgo and bing. Is it not supposed to update once in a while? It's been ...

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