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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Rank high in SERP

How do I rank high in SERP? I'm working for a site since 4months. I do blog, url, article, social bookmarking, ppt, PDF submissions daily. But in serp there is no change. what can I do to increase my ...
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Is there a way for generated Schemas to be included in SERP?

I've built a SPA eCommerce site and a Schema is generated from the client's side based on data that's received from an ajax call to the server and appended to the body dynamically based on the page (...
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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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Have you tried bold/encoded text for title on Google?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 & ...
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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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Indexing Issue on our UK. site [duplicate]

We have noticed an indexing issue with our uk. (uk.example.com) site. We have noticed that our site is dropping off Google SERP's and it seems to be after Google started to change the URL's over from ...
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How to push google to update data about what I recently change in my page?

I change my page title and meta desc, and also change indexability status to index. Should I wait till google crawl again or change by itself? or I can notify google that I change something and ...
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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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Wrong Website Title shows up in Google SERP [duplicate]

I have set the title of my website in yoast as shown below in the screenshot. But on SERP, different title shows up as shown below in the screenshot. How do I correct this?
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Google Search is showing my website in Japanese instead of English

When my site is searched for in Google, it shows the website in Japanese (see the second link in the screenshot below), however the entire website is in English. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Looking for key-value rich result documentation

Do you know where I can find documentation or any kind of information for key-value (under the description) SERP rich result? I've checked Wikipedia (and other websites that give the same results) ...
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SERP Google - Mobile URL in incognito and normal URL on Desktop

Something strange is shown in Google SERP. My website have a desktop version and mobile version with a /m/ in URL that differ them. The problem or strange behavior i see is that: When i search for ...
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Why are some google snippet results bold? [closed]

Recently, when I search for keyword "best mlm software" I got a featured snippet having "List of Multi Level Marketing Software". I noted that two of list's item were BOLD text. Didn't know why??? Can ...
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Is it advisable to redirect all similar websites to a single website now ? (Can It give a positive result in SEO rank)

Is it safe to redirect other similar domains I own to a my brand website now ? can it have a positive or negative impact on the ranking. I understand that, Google handles the 301 redirection ...
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Does updating already well-ranked content hurt SEO?

I have some 10 to 15 pages that rank well for certain keywords. These pages receive consistent traffic from Google. These pages are about a year old. I want to update these pages with additional text ...
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How can I be outranked by another site that objectively worse in every way: metrics from majestic, Alexa rank, plus a poor design

My website: 29 trust flow 33 citation flow 15 domain authority 15 page authority 370 back links no Alexa ranking The other website: 1 trust flow 5 citation flow 3 domain authority 3 page authority ...
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Is this far-right tabloid newspaper successfully gaming Google's news search results?

If you search for "weather uk" in Google's news tab, the top-three result fields look fishy. The only non-tabloid newspaper appearing there is The Independent: There no highly-acclaimed newspapers, ...
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How can I substitute our site name in the place that the URL usually appears in the Google search results?

Below is a screen shot of a query on Google. The URL usually appears where the green text is. How do you control what that says? For my specific site it displays the URL. I want to put my business ...
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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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My own domain showing up in the Serpstat “Competitors in organic search” report

Is it normal to see my own domain (created as a project in Serpstat) to show up in the "Competitors in organic search" report?
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Hide the date in serp wordpress

In what way can I hide date in google serp for one specific page in my wordpress. I can't figure how to delete it because none date is visible in whole page.
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Sitelinks showed for both search keys: with and without space [duplicate]

I noticed that, for some sites, if I look for i.e.: "benny ben", I don't see Sitelinks, instead if I look for "bennyben" (which matches with the domain name) then I see them. How can I make Google ...
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Can my country level domain beat the same .com domain which is own by a different company overseas? [duplicate]

I own a country level domain called example.lk in Sri Lanka. Also there was a site called example.com which is own by a reputable company in India. Sadly it is the .com version of my domain. But ...