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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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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 ...
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How to get site links for a non branded search query in google SERP?

Ive noticed when searching for "SERVICE + LOCATION" in google on a phone / table (not yet on desktop) some results will get Site links even though the search query wasn't specifically for them. Eg. ...
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URLs with 'NoIndex` in robots.txt are being indexed by Google

In my robots.txt file (http://www.tutorvista.com/robots.txt), I'm using Noindex: /content/... to disallow indexing: This should mean that http://www.tutorvista.com/content/ and anything below this ...
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Are there other ways to manipulate the SERPs results aesthetics [closed]

I have noticed that some forums are getting site links in the SERPs on desktop. When checking this URL in the structured data testing tool there is no schema. Has Google just plucked this ...
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How to emulate a Google local search query?

There must be a way, since services such as RankTrackr.com and WhiteSpark can get pretty accurate results? Is there some sort of parameters I can add to the URL to emulate a local search for a ...
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Why Google does not show complete meta description [duplicate]

I am working on a website, I have done it on-page nearly complete. I am using 160 words description. In SERP I see meta description half from 160 words and half from website page.
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How can a website rank high in SERPs without a blog? [duplicate]

So I'm starting a medical practice, and creating a website for it. We don't want to do a blog, as we see no need to duplicate information out there, and we can't resource ongoing. Yet if we don't have ...
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how to increase my blog traffic? [duplicate]

hi Im a newbie and I have been assigned a task for improving traffic to my company blog posts. how can I gain traffic through refferal traffic and improve my position in SERP. and also how to frame ...
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How is it possible for a word to display in Google organic results, when that word is not present in the HTML document? [duplicate]

When you search for "Hosting" in google.co.in, I get www.hostingraja.in in the first page. But instead of displaying the title in the index page, it shows "Hosting Raja", this word itself is not not ...
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Is someone doing negative SEO for my website? [duplicate]

We are getting too many clicks and links from some junk websites, most of the websites are expired domain when we try to visit it. We have got these list of domains from using our web master tools ...
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Google no longer showing link to cached result in SERP result

I was looking today to see which version of a page Google had crawled and cached, but when I looked, I could no longer see the place where Google shows the cached content. Is this a feature that ...
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Google doesn't use meta description on SERP [duplicate]

We changed the sites UI, CMS, link structure. Also Bought a new and better domain name. After we completed everything. We did below step by step; Created a new web application for old.com/page1.html ...
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Will landing pages not linked from anywhere negatively affect SERP ranking?

I want to make a few key landing pages based on what people are searching for about our product. However, I really don't need or want to link to those pages from anywhere on our website. Stuff people ...
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How to remove “X days ago” on WordPress page from Google SERP?

This is a WordPress page (not blog post), how do I remove this "X days ago" text from SERP? I looked for answers on Google and all of them are for blog posts, not pages
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Will Google index images that we share on social networks?

I am developing an application and my team are advertising on it in Facebook, Instagram and Google plus. We are sharing creative and beautiful images in these networks, but unfortunately we don't see ...
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How do I stop Google featured snippets mixing my content up with another website?

On searching for 'fiduciary duty' I found that an image from a page on my site is shown alongside text from another site in a featured snippet. Search for 'fiduciary duty' in Google. The featured ...
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Deleting WordPress and replacing with php files

I have a website with a "tips" section administered using WordPress (the rest of the site is made up of basic HTML files). For multiple reasons (including security and the fact I rarely add content ...
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When using Google's material icons, the page title in the search results has the icon alt text

i have a problem with my website titles in serp ( over 1000 pages ) The title of the pages is in this format page title - home_icon Home I checked my website and I found in the menu link to the ...
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Why does my site show up for keyword that is not even on my site?

I have a problem to disassociate a website form unwanted keyword. I don't want my page to be on the SERP for that specific keyword. I already checked the content, page source, keywords used, meta desc,...
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Will lazyloading or deferring load of products on a category page have negative SEO effect on the ranking of the category keyword?

Let's say I have a clothing store. In that store, I have a page for the "Shoes Category." By default, the server processes and outputs 50 products per paginated page of a category. In an effort ...
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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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Why does Google change / mispell my very site name?

Until I saw it with my own eyes, I wouldn't believe it : users reported that in some of their searches, my website's name was appearing in a certain way, changing its meaning. The website name is ...
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Can 301 redirects be done for some pages from old domain to page on new domain. Old domain will remain UP

Recently(couple of days ago), we used the url removal tool in google webmaster to remove some for our existing pages on our .com domain but actually we wanted to pass the link juice for those pages ...
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HTTPS or HTTP based on previous records

I hope i'm not the wrong guy asking this in webmasters.stackexchange.com Based on google webmaster records, in the previous month, I found improved ranking in google SERP. When I turn the website into ...
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HTTP links still in Google's SERPs after moving to HTTPS

I've moved my WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS almost a month ago. Here are the steps that I've taken: Replace all the internal links over the site like navigation etc. (HTTP links still there in ...
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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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Google search keeps indexing hacked URLs

I have a Wordpress website that is indexing some URLs on Google that seems like my website was hacked. I've tried: Search my host for infected files and folders, but didn't find anything. Both ...
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Transfer my m.website to my responsive website without losing my SE ranking

Until last month I was using two versions of my website: one for desktop and one for mobile. (m.example.com / example.com) A few weeks ago I made my desktop version responsive. In order to redirect ...
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Old domain name appended to page titles in Google SERP

We recently moved our domain from monomachines.com --> supplychimp.com Followed all the recommendations from various blog posts and told Google in Webmaster Tools that MonoMachines is now ...
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Why is meta description tag in google not showing HTML tags properly?

I am writing articles about different HTML tags. Currently, my description tag looks like this: Read about the HTML5 Tag. but it should actually be: Read about the HTML5 <iframe> Tag. This ...
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Sites scraping my site, serp rankings lost, what can I do?

2 weeks ago I found out that some domains were proxying or scraping my site. So when you accessed theirsite.com/some/parameter they would render exactly the same as mysite.com/some/parameter but ...
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Google shows “Widget tips” instead of “Widget” as title, but I don’t use this term anywhere

I have been working on one of the client's website from couple of months now. I have installed Yoast SEO plugin and titles was forced to put site name i.e "Widget" at the end of each post. But from ...
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Why does Google show two different site names for my site?

I recently upgraded to https as well as being the victim of malware/hacking. If i now search for my site i get two different site titles from google for my homepage? For example if i search for the ...
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Why is my domain name getting appended to the title in Google SERP? [duplicate]

Suppose my site is example.com. Now all the results for my site are displayed like this in Google search: How to make cookies - example.com However, my title is only How to make cookies, and ...
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www vs non-www in seo [duplicate]

I recently overhauled a website for a client. Their preference was to switch from a www url to a non-www url as part of the redesign. Once we launched the site, it took a major plummet in its ...
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What factors probably contributed for this appearance in Google Featured Snippet?

I understand there might be many factors, but I still find it quite odd that a search for "influencer marketing" shows this knowledge graph item. What are considering as relevant factors which are ...
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Will a client's site be penalized by another site redirecting and false meta?

I am building a site for a client, and i have noticed that their former web developer has another site that simply redirects to my clients actual site. He purchased this site after losing a domain ...
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Why is Google indexing pages with ?utm_campaign query string

Recently I have noticed that Google is indexing URLs containing utm_campaign, utm_source and utm_medium query string arguments. In the results, Google shows URLs with these query strings rather than ...
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Benefits of using Google Data Highlighter and AMP for website owners?

The benefits for users are obvious: they get the information they're looking for much faster, within a familiar interface and with less clicks. The benefits for Google are also clear: they make the ...
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Prevent Google from replacing “|” with “:” in search results

I have a title of 34 characters. I noticed that Google replaced the pipe | separator with colon :. I like pipe separator more. Should I use &nbsp;|&nbsp; to make it explicit? Will this help?
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SERP - Google Rich Snippets showing the wrong date for updated post

When I update my post, changing the date of publication, Google News reads me the right date and Google SERP classic not (as you can see in the pictures). What am I doing wrong? Here is my code: &...
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New website on new domain after losing old domain

I forgot to renew a domain with 5000 visitors a month with around 250 unique articles. Since someone bought the domain (has not setup any website up) i can only buy another domain and put online my ...
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Date in SERPs a day early

(originally posted on Google productforums, which has yielded no response) Can anyone give me any pointers about how Google decides what date to display for the SERPS? We have noticed that dates ...
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Is Google starting to ignore link directories such as brownbook [duplicate]

After adding a website to brownbook.net and then claiming the business, It has not yet been indexed by google, and 2 months has passed. I am newish to SEO and have worked out to check the robots.txt /...
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Will SERP penalties follow a 301 redirect?

My question is if a domain has some sort of SERP penalty and then that domains then uses a site wide 301 redirect to another domain will that domain take on the SERP penalties? Example: Site1.com (...