Questions tagged [serps]

SERPs (or singular SERP) is an abbreviation for Search Engine Results Pages or Search Engine Results Positions. Most commonly it describes a page generated by a user's input for a given search phrase or word.

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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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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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How to see how emojis are displayed in SERPs on different OS? eg. ✅

Unfortunately I noticed that on Chromebrowser with Android Smartphones some important emojis look very awful and not eye-catching in the Google SERPs. eg. the green box with the white hook inside: ✅ ...
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If a use same title to post on medium to rank my blog post with different content? Will it rank my main blog post? [duplicate]

One of the YouTubers said in his video if you have a blog post "let's suppose blog post title is "how to make money in Pakistan on youtube?" then he told that to get organic traffic, go ...
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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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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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Google Search console reports home page blocked by robots.txt and search results only show the domain name even though it isn't blocked

For the last few days I haven't seen the title and meta description in Google search results. When I inspected URL in search console, I got this error message: URL is on Google, but has issues. ...
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If Google Ads bans your Adsense account, will your website rank drop from Google search?

Just wondering, if Google bans your Adsense account, will your site be hardly reached by people who use Google to search?
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Will Google index pages that are 95% the same?

We have a website with more than 200 pages. All 200 pages URLs will be shown like these sample URLs: www.example.com/india/population/ www.example.com/newzealand/population/ www.example.com/namibia/...
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Google search algorithm and SERP

Why would google rank some pages of a website in the top 2 positions, and not rank at all the other pages and some in between? If Google's algorithm follows strict rules and guidelines, then won't all ...
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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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Google ignoring our page title / meta desc after moving to SPA (SSR) architecture [duplicate]

Ever since we moved our site to a SPA architecture (SSR based, Vue+Nuxt), google chose to completely ignore our carefully written page titles and meta descriptions. Obviously we checked the sources, ...
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International Targeting in Search Console - we want to mainly target the USA

we want to target global traffic but prioritise traffic from the USA. At the moment 'International Targeting' in Search Console is not set. The site is hosted on a server in Europe. We use Cloudflare ...
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Does anyone know how to make the extra data, about the number of jobs on page, show in google search results?

I have noticed that when I google for jobs for example 'plumber jobs in Melbourne' some results have a prepended piece of data '407 jobs' before the normal meta description is shown. Anyone know what ...
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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...
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SEO impact (on rankings) for a global website with a physical address

Assume I have a website that displays a London physical address on the footer, about-us and contact us pages. However, the website carries country neutral content that I would want to rank well across ...
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Google Displays Prominent Links to Third Party Services in Local SERPs

Today i see another google update in SERP result. it shows or it's recommend third party website. anyone known, how it's work?
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Why is my meta description blank in SERPs?

My client's site, which runs on Nuxt and Vue, is not showing meta descriptions on Google SERPs. They used to and as of last week they don't. Any idea why meta description tags would be stripped from ...
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The site is ranking on every search engine but Google [duplicate]

Be it bing, yahoo or any browsers, the keywords are ranking on the number one page. Only google is finding my pages unworthy of ranking. Why is it that the keywords are ranking on other search ...
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Unintentionally indexed subdomain. How do I remove from Google in the best way?

I was stupid enough to develop a new project on a subdomain of another domain while figuring out the domain name for the new project. Now, a few weeks into the new project on it's own domain I realise ...
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Why aren't my hero images appearing as thumbnails in the SERP?

I display hero images across the top of my blog pages. However, I use CSS images rendering through div tags and I read that google doesn't typically index those. So the images aren't included as ...
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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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Google has deindexed portions of our page after content copied [duplicate]

This year our website featured in a number of top design articles and has been subsequently copied extensively. Now, Google appears to have deindexed portions of our home page (and maybe other content)...
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Moves in serps after changing title and description - how long does it take? [duplicate]

I have a question. Some time ago I have changed my title and description of my site. The changes were visible in google after a short while - day or two (new titles visible). But now, after about two ...
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How to affect a domain's title in Google Search?

Recently, Google has been replacing many domains in SERPs with website titles, e.g. "Stack Exchange" instead of "stackexchange.com". However many smaller sites, including my own, only show a URL and ...
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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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Change image names or create an image sitemap? Or both?

The environment is a classifieds site, where there's products with their description, title and photos and, except for images, all data is stored in a MySQL database. Although there's friendly titles ...
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Does Google limit how much traffic it sends to a domain via search results?

I've started to notice that I seem to get a set amount of results sent to me via Google search. On an average day, certain pages will get consistent hits from search results. Whenever I post something ...
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What is this section called in Google Search? [duplicate]

I want to have something like this for my website: What is this called?
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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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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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Can I put google ads on site that gets 90% organic traffic from bing

I have a site that gets 20 to 30 visitors (sometimes 50+) daily from organic search. Organic search traffics mostly comes from Bing search engine, not Google. I have read that before, Google Adsense ...
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Drop in traffic in high traffic site after 301 redirect

Here are the steps I took 301 redirect w/wildcard from old domain to new domain Updated & verified Google Search Console for new domain, submitted change of address, etc. Updated Google Analytics ...
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My tittle on SERP do not exact match with my tittle tag [duplicate]

Can anyone here help me about my title problem in google? My title in google result page do not exact match with my title tag. If you search with keyword "itclax furidacchi" in google, my title there ...
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Schema.org for table of contents

I've noticed Google has taken some of my table of contents and put into the SERPs. I don't have any Schema.org embedded on these pages at all. But I do like the result. I've searched for a table of ...
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Website ranks on google and disappears again [duplicate]

I've created a website with WordPress about two months ago. The website mainly focuses on content writing services with up to 5 pages for different writing services & also a blog with more than 10 ...
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SERP states “Parked”, but it's not

We're in the process of migrating our domain from A to B. This is the first time I have done this, so I started researching best practices. Going straight to the source, I watched Matthew Cutts "...
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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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