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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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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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Are (non-escaped) URL fragments bad for SEO?

I have a product search page with a search filter with a fair number of different options. Each time the user changes the filter, the search results are updated in-place by JavaScript, and the URL is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Number of Breadcrumbs on Google SERP is one less than it should be

My site has been in existence for more than 2 years now and pages are well indexed in Google. However, I am struggling to get the correct number and type of breadcrumbs despite the long running ...
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How can I measure the impact of using Math Sans Bold font to get bold titles in Google Search results?

While browsing around, realized that you can use bold or some other font for the title to be presented as a search result on Google. Have anyone tried this yet? Do you know what is the right way to ...
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Video thumbnails Issue in SERP just for Unicode URLs

I tested many times and I made sure that Google not interested to show my thumbnails of video when I have URLs with non-English characters. When I rollback canonical and internal links to English ...
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Competitor websites in the "recent" results for a Google search on my business name

I try to keep aware of my online presence with things like Google Alerts & checking for mention of my business name within the past 24 hours etc. Recently I noticed two competing websites appear ...
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Avoiding distortion of Google Search impressions

I'm primarily a software and web developer, but a client asked for SEO help with his low-traffic site. So, using Google Search, I could see their ranking for various search terms. But, doing so will ...
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Prevent Google from listing all pages as video results just because the header uses a video

I have embedded a <video> in the header of a website. It is only used for cosmetic reasons and is present on almost all sub pages. Now I noticed that whenever I enter a search term in Google's ...
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Can you see historical Google search results to compare new schema to old display?

We have implemented the structured data to a client's website. So instead of a boring link on Google, it shows a menu, map, etc. The client wants to know what this link looked like before. We went ...
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How do I make Google show rich snippets in the search results now that I have implemented structured data?

I have written and inserted Google Search Gallery scripts into our website so that to see article carousels, company logo, info, etc in the search results. Now when I search specific keywords I don't ...
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Prevent Google from replacing "|" with ":" in search results

I have a title of 34 characters. I noticed that Google replaced the pipe | separator with colon :. I like pipe separator more. Should I use &nbsp;|&nbsp; to make it explicit? Will this help?
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Date in SERPs a day early

(originally posted on Google productforums, which has yielded no response) Can anyone give me any pointers about how Google decides what date to display for the SERPS? We have noticed that dates ...
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Homepage isn't appearing anywhere when searching site:example.com

When doing google search with site:www.example.com the homepage can't be found anywhere in the returned results. It used to come as first result till a few days ago. At the same time, a regular ...
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New website on new domain after losing old domain

I forgot to renew a domain with 5000 visitors a month with around 250 unique articles. Since someone bought the domain (has not setup any website up) i can only buy another domain and put online my ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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wrong date article in serp and changed to 1997 or 1998

i used last version yoast seo me have 550 article in site. all article 2 week ago are valid date puslished but now changed to 1997 or 1998 in head and the database date is valid but in google serp ...
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Will copying 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 ...
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Page cannibalising ranking?

My site glueckundsegen.de is seeing declining rankings and I wonder whether the following might be a reason for that and whether there is something that can be done to resolve that. The keyword I'm ...
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Google advance search for a specific domain doesnt find the page which is on website

I am trying to find information using Google advance search for a specific domain but its not picking up the link for keywords example (Markus Wischenbart, United Arab Emirates, Al Habtoor Group ) ...
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What is the equivalent of a meta description for a PDF file to get a snippet in the search results?

What PDF metadata does Google take as description into SERP snippet? Is it always the subject or has somebody experienced something else like author, keywords, or first text paragraph?
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Google custom search on the top level domain is not also showing results from sub-domains

We have a multi-site Drupal install on which we are using Google Custom Search. When we use a search on the base URL we get a much smaller result count than we do when we the same search on a sub-...
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Telephone number displays below description in Google

I've noticed that Google is displaying a phone number immediately below some descriptions in the organic SERPs. It displays as a line below the description with the telephone icon next to it. ...
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Site appears in Google in the US with a site: operator, but won't show up in Google India

When I am trying to see my page over google using search operator site: From United States the url got visible but when I search the same url using the same search operator with an Indian IP the url ...
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Siri shows our website with www when we don't use that on iOs 12 suggested websites

This question came about because of an issue with an SSL certificate on iOs. Basically, when you are on (in this case) an iPhone running iOs 12 and you go to the home screen search (spotlight? swipe ...
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Multiple pages for the same keyword on Serpstat report

Would Serpstat show the new URLs (with the same keyword) on the rank tracker? For example /home/forhotel /hotel-booking-engine Both targetting the same keyword - "Hotel Booking Engine" Will the ...
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Could using the Google URL removal tool for a specific page also have removed the home page?

I noticed today my Homepage URL is not on Google Search Result anymore. Firstly for specific keyword where i ranked #1 than for domain itself. it is my brand keyword which I get most traffic from. I ...
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Click through rate from Google search for a page with video fell drastically when Google put it in a special video section. How can we opt out?

There is a video on the page, embedded as: <div class="imgContainer" data-videosrc="/medien/videos/video.mp4"> <img src="/medien/videos/thumb.jpg" alt="" title=""/> <a href="...
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Is there a right or wrong approach to choosing the right synonym for a Product Category?

Let's say I am looking to sell Curtains, Mirrors and Clocks for example. As such, I would like to create a new Parent Product Category to house these products. The two that would instantly come to ...
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How can a verified Google News inclusion site show in the Google search results?

We have been watching about 25-30 days long in Google SERP whenever we search in Google Search Engine with "Fifa World Cup" and "বিশ্বকাপ ফুটবল" with those Keywords then in Google SERP Google is ...
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How to handle the duplicate block of content?

Please refer: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en Googlebot don't like duplicate content and also duplicate block of content repeatedly copy and pasted in many pages. I think, I ...
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Can I use < and > in my meta title and is it allowed by Google?

I want to use in title Get <my special product> at offer price. Is it allowed by Google and HTML standard to use < and > in meta title?
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Is it possible to rank on a keyword, even if Google treats the keyword like a location search?

Is it possible to rank on Google with keywords that will only locally appear in the search results? Like if I want to make a site about gyms. If someone searches for this keyword he will only find ...
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SEO friendly URL and site structure for an anagram site?

Quoting Googles Doorway pages guidelines: Substantially similar pages that are closer to search results than a clearly defined, browseable hierarchy In case of a site such as Anagram solver - A ...
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Transfer my m.website to my responsive website without losing my SE ranking

Until last month I was using two versions of my website: one for desktop and one for mobile. (m.example.com / example.com) A few weeks ago I made my desktop version responsive. In order to redirect ...
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Why are redirected URLs displayed in SERP?

I use a permalink redirect mode for affiliate links. Something similar to www.example.com/out/google → this will 302 redirect to google.com. All these redirected URLs display in search using the ...
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