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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 my robots.txt working as it should?

I want crawlers to have access to http://www.example.com but not http://www.example.com/ My robots.txt is as follows: User-agent: * Allow: /$ Disallow: / My site is in Google search results, but I ...
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Yahoo search: different results shown in two identical searches

searching on http://www.yahoo.it for villa matrimonio bologna I noticed Yahoo shows different results. You need to retry few times to get this done maybe exiting the browser and openeing it again, or ...
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Google shows subdomain of main site instead of add on domain URL

I use Lunarpages and have set up a few add on domains to my main account. These show up as sub-domains of my main account, but they can be reached by using the new domain I've created. So: ...
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Google Keyword Relevancy

I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. I've got a few websites going, so i'm ok with the usual terminology and have looked in SEO and tried to implement it as best i can on my sites. ...
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Why do Google FreshBot crawled and indexed pages disappear from SERPs? Will they come back?

Sometimes a page on our site will show up in the Google SERPs that was previously not indexed (yet) due to a news story or blog posting on another site that points to it. From what I understand, the ...
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How to track my site position in SERP based on keyword

In Google Analytics i can see that people have reach my website after search on a specific keyword. How can i check the results page number where my website appears.
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SEO and reversed (key)words

I am frequently finding sites that use reversed words in domain names and content. Just an example: www.elgoog.com or something like "Sincerely yours elgoog". Does these word have value in SEO and ...
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Are SEO and SEM click through rates correlated?

If not, why; and how would you estimate click throw rates for a SERP?
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How to stop Google indexing both www. and no-www versions of my website

When I do a search of my site in Google it shows both: example.com www.example.com In my .htaccess file I added code to redirect the non-www version to the www version, but both versions are still ...
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Why does Google Search Results differ when logged in and logged out?

I have noticed when I am logged into my Google account and type my domain into Google search the results differ from than when I'm not logged in. For example when I'm logged in my site is 1st and when ...
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How important is the domain name for SEO

Most people advice to buy a domain name that exactly matches your main business field. For example if you sell computers the best one will probably be computers.com but with millions(maybe billions) ...
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Japanese Hosting And Search Engine Rankings

I have a website that is currently hosted in Japan and has been for a number of years. Its well established in the search engines in both Yahoo Japan and Google Japan. For numerous reasons its become ...
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Why does Google sometimes show fewer than the standard pair of lines for the "snippet"?

Normally websites listed in Google's results pages are shown with a standard excerpt comprising two lines with a [...] at the end of the second line. Occasionally Google allows the website a full ...
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Why would Google's ranking algorithm move a search result due to quotes?

Yesterday at 10AM, the Google search: "Submitting values of "jQuery Editable Invoice" into a MySQL DB using PHP" came up with stackoverflow.com as the 8th result on the page. The first was a ...
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Display of special characters in the page title in SERPs

I have noticed a few oddities recently with the titles of web pages in search engine results pages (SERPs). I started using some special characters in my page titles in order to make them look ...
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What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks?

My website used to have sitelinks and now it doesn't. It's very possible that it's due to changing the website to a sidebar design instead of having an "interstitial" type landing page which limited ...
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How do I get Google to show links to my site hierarchy in search results?

I have recently noticed that for some websites, Google is linking to different locations in the site hierarchy instead of just the destination page URL. For instance, searching for "Malibu Rum Drink ...
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