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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Do URL parameters create different URLs from Google's SEO perspective?

I have the following 4 URLs. Are all these the same URL or different URLs from Google's SEO perspective? (Having a different query string makes it another URL?) https://www.example.com/buy-web-...
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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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What do we do if the site ranks last in the SERP? [duplicate]

My site is doing pretty much well in other search engines, as most of the keywords are ranking at the top in the search results. Then why Google slaps our sites and ranks lowest for the keyword we ...
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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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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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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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Make website appear in infobox

I wonder how it's possible to set my website as infobox on google results? Do I need special meta tags, special structured data? For example, this website: It actually doesn't hold no special meta ...
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Why did my site votes (stars) disappeared from Google SERP?

I figured out that my website stars disappeared suddenly. What should I do to get my website votes (stars) back? My website stars had been removed since 1 month ago. My website is WordPress and I am ...
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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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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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Will your blog rank lower if you remove its comment section?

Yesterday I noticed a warning in my Google Webmaster Tools. It told me that one of the posts on my blog had a slow load time - a post which happened to be by far the most commented on. So, to rectify ...
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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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Google SERP penalty for Multiple Business websites on one server?

I have tried to Google the answer to my question and Bing'ed my head against my desk after not being able to find a clear answer. This could have something to do with me lacking in not being able to ...
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How to change which image from website is shown in Google search result?

Can anyone tell me how Google decides which image to use when it shows an image with the search results (as is the case with mobile search, sometimes)? If you look at these mobile search results … … ...
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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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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...
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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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How to implement LiveBlogPosting schema?

My website is using the LiveBlogPosting Schema for the iPhoneX event, but Google Search results are not showing the Live Red Label for it. The same event is updated by Verge using LiveBlogPosting ...
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Google SERP showing same page with different titles and URL pointing to the same website page

I encountered a problem for my website page in Google SERP. I noticed that Google shows two different titles and URLs in the SERP. Both URLs point to the same page on my website. This page was ...
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Why is meta description not showing properly on Google? [duplicate]

Weird discrepancy in meta description. On the website source code, meta description is "Insurance Brokers provide Insurance for Films, Photographers, Events, Theatre Producers, Music Performers, and ...
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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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Did click farms make a cloned site out-perform our real site in an SEO attack?

I do a lot of work for a company in a very competitive legal services niche in the UK. Its website does well on search engines because of a healthy (and white hat) backlinks profile and content by a ...
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Could it be possible for a site to be indexed and cached but not show up in google search result? [duplicate]

My site is cached and indexed by Google.I have couple of thousands visitors per day. I have done every SEO check online but one problem persists. Despite abiding by Google webmasters' guide, my site ...
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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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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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Would searches from a proxy simulating local country searches be considered legitimate and boost CTR?

I have a website and would like to know if searches from a proxy simulating local country searches would count as legit in the eyes of Google thus boosting the CTR? And would this boost the site's ...
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How can I know the exact search results of a query in the U.S if I'm not in the U.S?

Say I am currently in Japan, but I want to know what is the top 10 pages of "learn Japanese" in the U.S, how can I do? If I search directly, it's a result for audience in my place. Even if I turn it ...
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Can I delete sitemap.xml from my website, Will it have a negative impact?

For some reasons, I want to delete the sitemap.xml from my website. Will it have a negative impact in Google SEO ranking ?
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Can Google crawlers read the content of a page that has a 301 redirect?

I'm facing an issue of Google not picking up my new meta description for a specific page template. This page is currently being redirected to a different page on the site. Previously, the meta ...
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How can I influence what Google shows under the rich result “Latest from [domain.com]”?

For the website that I am working on, Google has been displaying for a while a rich result consisting of three cards under the title "Latest from [name of the website]". The problem with these ...
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What are the potential side effects of the “nosnippet” robots meta tag?

Just recently I noticed our Search Console CTR drop from 4% to 2%. I noticed that we had an ever increasing number of impressions, but despite the increase in impressions, our clicks had decreased. ...
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How Google detects the page is a video page?

How Google detects the page is a video page? I test some pages with a video and markup and detailed sitemap.But I could not see any video result in universal SERP and video SERP. But I test some ...
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How can I improve my English WordPress site's position in google.es (for Spain)?

For a long time I've been struggling with my WordPress homepage. At the moment I live in Switzerland and my site is just in English. You can find my website easily in Google in all the countries (e.g....
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Will a permanent redirecting domain appear in Google search results?

I have a domain A which will permanently redirect to domain B. May I know if there is a chance domain A will appear from Google search results? Or it will not appear at all? In this case, how do I ...
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Displayed Google meta description varies depending on whether the URL is partial or not

Using React, I have a meta description in my index.html file and am adding meta descriptions on individual blog articles with react-helmet on each article page load. When I search on Google with ...
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Can switching images and documents to an Azure blob hostname affect SEO?

Hear me out, I know it's a strange question. Consider a scenario in which all the images and PDFs are hosted on the same domain as the pages: https://www.themainhostname.com https://www....
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When does Google use article published date vs article modified date in SERP?

I have a website with a number of long form content articles that I keep updated. The page generates two date snippets from this: <time itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2014-04-29T14:08:40+01:00"...
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How to can I change the date displayed in Google Search's snippets to the modified date instead of the published date?

I've read this previous question, and the answer there was to have only the modified date show on the website in order for Google to update the date displayed in their search results. So how do I ...
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What is the impact of 404 web manifest file?

The web app manifest is a simple JSON file that tells the browser about your web application and how it should behave when ‘installed’ on the user’s mobile device or desktop, such as when the user ...
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SERP of website is decreasing recently [duplicate]

I was on 1th position of google for months in my main keywords but recently some websites with almost any valuable content and with just 10-15 backlinks are on higher position. What should I do to get ...
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Multiple domains one site indexing issues

I have a site with multiple domains pointed to it as aliases. For example: abc.com (main domain) def.com ghi.com All are pointed to the same server hence whatever on abc.com appears on def.com & ...