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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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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How do I get Google to display a section called “Latest from example.com” for my site?

I would like Google to display the latest articles from my website in a special section when you search for my site. As an example CNN gets such a section in the results:
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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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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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My URL can't be index in Google Search Result [duplicate]

I am not sure why my URL is not indexed on the Google SERP when I check it by site:. Here what I have done so far: Submit the URL via "Fetch as Google" on Google Search Console URL is on the Sitemap ...
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Do I change the date of my posts when I make an update? [duplicate]

For SERP results, is it a good idea to have the modification date shown instead of keeping the creation date? (i.e. making it look like there is fresh content) I tend to make changes to my old posts ...
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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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site lost all traffic after installing ssl and moved to a new domain, 301 redirect

About a month ago, I moved my site from http://www.etihadassessment.com to https://www.cabincrewevents.com. My traffic went from 5k pagesviews a day to only 400-600 a day. I have tested few tools and ...
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Has Google reduced the meta description length with a recent Update?

Only one month ago I changed all of page's of the meta description from 155 (old) to 300-320 (New) characters. However, now Google is showing only 155 characters meta description in the search ...
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Why some irrelevant words appearing in News Title?

When we search in Google with the published news title then some irrelevant words are showing in Google News section (See the attached image). These irrelevant words are coming only for the particular ...
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How does Google determine which search engine to redirect to when using Sitelinks Searchbox rich snippets?

We are specifying internal search in our structured data: But, when people search in the sitelinks searchbox, they get redirected to: Search term site:ourbrand.com I am actually happy with this but ...
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Google is trimming my page descriptions to 145 characters

I'm facing serious problems with my site's appearance on Google. I recently added different service locations to the end of the page descriptions, Google seems to have trimmed all of my descriptions ...
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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 we use URL pattern in google remove URL webmaster?

I am working on a project which has some private information. They are indexed in google and is showing as a snippet. Now I want to remove those URL from google index. I have gone through the google ...
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Would Child/Grand Children Product Categories, with the same name, cause an issue with Search Engines?

I am currently building the site structure of an eCommerce Arts & Crafts store. One of the Parent Categories is: 'Wall Decor' Within this Parent Category, there are 2 Child Categories: ...
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How can I display a price in Google search results?

How can I display a price in Google search results like in the following screenshot?
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Why should 'Tag' Pages be assigned the 'noinidex' treatment?

For some time now, I have been reading a lot about the notion that Tag pages should not be indexed in search engines. In fact, I have barely come across any articles which say otherwise. I am not ...
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Do search engines factor in both Product Categories and their Tags, when ranking pages?

I am currently working on an Arts & Crafts eCommerce website, with my current focus being on the creation of the Content Inventory/Site Architecture. I am wondering if, as part of their SERP ...
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From where does Google take the descriptions shown in their search results?

I have a website which is structured like a simple blog - on the left side (so first in the HTML code) I have listed some blog posts. On the right side, a I have a column with things like website ...
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using negative keywords with strong target keyword

If I use negative keywords with strong target keyword, which one has targeted by serp the full phrase? or the positive keyword? Let assume we want to target this keyword "bike parts" if I create a ...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

I'm doing SEO for a new real estate company, yet the developer had surprised me with this: The developer had created two websites with two domains for one brand: The first domain/website: ...
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Does too many 301 redirects harm SERP rankings

In last 15 months, our website have undergone 3 major structural changes. Due to which we had to create thousands of 301 redirects. We used to retain number 1 slot in Google SERP, but in past 14 ...
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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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Do we keep appending new domains in the Google's disavow tool or Just add new entry every time?

I keep getting tons of bad links every week for my domain. My question is, As I find bad links every week, Do I need to keep appending the new bad links in disavow file or Just keep only a new finds ...
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Is a <h1> tag used for ranking by Google only in it's entirety or also partial words and phrases?

When it comes to SEO/SERPs, does Google read tags only in their entirety? For example, let's say I have the following URL: www.example.com/posters/red-posters/ Here, we see a Parent Category and ...
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Can we call a site search result page “SERP”?

I've worked in SEO company and I'm familiar with SERP term. I've moved to another company and in this company, we have an Elastic Search server which we send data to it and use it as search handler. ...
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Prevent Google using my site in featured snippet result

I have noticed in the past few months that traffic to the QA section of my site has plummeted. The vast amount of the 300+ pages here rank quite well in Google and I am not doing anything to cheat the ...
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Site going low in google page search [duplicate]

my site was ranking almost around 1-2 link 1 month ago for major of the post search terms like "alan walker - Faded Mp3" but now when i search for my latest post or my old post the site is not even ...
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Google plus page indexing issue

I have a question related to my company's G+ page. I had created a page around one year ago but it's not yet indexed on Google. When I search for my company's name I don't see its G+ page in SERPs. ...
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Meta Title Tags Problems

We have a News website in dual language Bengali and English version. Recently, we propose to developer team to add meta title tags and they added meta title tags in HTML code as default News title. ...
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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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How do I get Google to mark my website as “safe” in the search results with a small green icon?

Some websites are marked as safe in the Google search results like shown in the image: My website and others are not. How do I get this safe mark for my website?
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HTTPS with or without 301 to keep rankings? [duplicate]

I am about to make a site move to https - my developers are doing this using a server-level rewriter and have said this means that redirects will be done automatically so no 301s are required from our ...
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How to find out the referrer of Googlebot's crawling URL?

Googlebot crawls 100s of 404 URLs from my website. I want to know from where it gets those links? Is there anything like HTTP Referrer? In detail: Googlebot crawls example.com/no_such_files.php ...
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Both HTTP and HTTPS showing up in Google SERPs

Both http://example.com and https://example.com are showing up as duplicate content in the Google results. How do you remove the HTTP version from Google index but keep the HTTPS version using Google ...
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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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Have you noticed any difference in Google's desktop SERP meta descriptions?

I was not able to find anything about this change in SERP, possibly it's some sort of 'bug' on the G side. But this morning I've noticed that SERP results are a bit different. Google is showing ...
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How do get the list of non-mobile friendly URL of my website?

I have around 1,500 pages in my website. I want to know the list of non mobile friendly URL. How can I get the list of all pages, so that i can work on it, to make it mobile friendly.
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How to get product carousel in the Google search results that the Google documentation says is only for news articles?

In this picture, in the carousel cards all link to the same website. How to get this carousel? I searched and found that it is available only for NewsArticle schema, but the pages are of Product ...
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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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How to tell Google that each subfolder is a different site? Otherwise, Google appends the main site's name to every other subfolder

One of our Korean clients (who would like to remain unamed) has a problem with their section of their website (subfolder). They are part of an international organization. Let's call them "Foobar" for ...
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confused with google url indexing [duplicate]

When enter my site in google like this site:mywebsite.com I have seen this below image. I have 169 total urls in my sitemap.xml file. It says 102 results found. But, when I go to next page (second ...
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Permanenly remove url from google SERP [duplicate]

How to permanently remove the search result which I deleted from the website? I previously added those url in google webmaster sitemaps. Is there any way to hide those url permanently from google ...
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is periodically updating the last changed timestamp of a document without changing the content black hat SEO? [duplicate]

What if we changed the updated time on some webpages without change the content? What would be the impact in the search results? Would it be black hat SEO if the date were updated on daily basis?
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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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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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Traffic Dip because of wrong schema code? [duplicate]

I just added a "job post schema code" on my page. And then i noticed that the traffic for that page dropped down. Below is the code, Can anyone tell me is this code all good? I checked it with Google ...
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Our alias domains are showing up in the search results, how can we get it to show just our main domain?

There is a website, let's say example.com and multiple domains for different domain zones like .de .fr etc. And the additional domains have the CNAME record example.com. So the idea is to open example....
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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 ...