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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

We talked about Alexa here on Webmasters a lot. Alexa is useless and relies on users using their toolbar. It has junk metrics and unreliable data. I advise you not to consider Alexa ranking in any ...
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How to find Google PageRank without third party tools?

As of March 7th 2016, Google has removed the public PageRank metric completely. Google's John Mueller confirmed it via Twitter. Prior to this, Google had been allowing access to this data through ...
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

Short answer: Definitely no. Alexa a very bad representation of growth especially for small sites. We run a couple of sites and the numbers are way off especially when the traffic is low. Like the ...
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

Alexa rank is the worst representation of growth in terms of SEO Alexa rank is the best representation of the growth in usage of the Alexa toolbar. Your website's rank in Alexa is determined by the ...
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Will creating dofollow links in the comments on sites with high domain authority and page authority hurt SEO?

Will adding a comment to this page with a link to your website hurt your SEO? Yes, it will hurt your SEO. Good back links are all about three factors: PageRank Relevancy Authority It is a huge ...
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Is a zero second meta refresh tag to 301 a Blogger post a proper solution?

HTML META refresh is not a 301 redirect While the outcome is the same they are technically very different because of the header status return. A meta refresh will return 200 OK header response, while ...
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rel="nofollow" On Quality User Supplied Links

if the linked to page is context appropriate and of a high value wouldn't it be better to allow the passing of pagerank? Quite probably yes. But unfortunately, in the real world, for arbitrary user ...
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rel="nofollow" On Quality User Supplied Links

Here are some options that make you situation safe with google and other search engines: If you have no script programming experience (For example, if you build websites using point-and-click ...
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How to redirect old parameter based content without jeopardizing SEO

Using a 301 redirect from the old links to the new links should carry the SEO you've built up to the new links. For example, Google's Webmaster Support says "If you need to change the URL of a page ...
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Do noindex,follow pages pass pagerank / link juice?

Google recently (December 2017) said that noindex,follow pages end up not not passing link juice. Initially link juice will get passed, but eventually the links on the noindex page will be ignored....
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How come my website is first on Google but without PageRank?

The reason why the pagerank scanner is showing 0/10 is because Google no longer provides access to a sites PageRank value and so they have no value to display to you. As @John Conde points out in his ...
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SEO - Changing a magento website theme would effect my ranking?

In short: changing your theme very well might affect your rankings. This might be caused by (a combination of) the aspects below: The theme is likely to contain multiple changes to the way on-page ...
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Nofollows on image gallery thumbnails?

You should never use nofollow on internal links. Nofollow is meant to mark links that you don't trust so that Google won't pass PageRank to untrusted sites. Since you trust your own site, nofollow ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Should I disavow hidden links

If you can safely remove the links then remove them, if not you can add the nofollow tag to them and Google won't take them into account.
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Now whats the substitute for PageRank provided by google which recently got dead?

Google is attempting to state that PageRank is no longer a significant part of their algorithm. The general feel is that this is false - but they've removed the ability to get the stat all the same. ...
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Does it hurt for domain A to link to a NOINDEX page at domain B?

Does it hurt for domain A to link to a NOINDEX page at domain B? It would not "hurt" domain A. Do I have to add rel=nofollow to page A or just leave it as it is? You do not need to add rel=...
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Is Google PageRank distributed differently to external and internal links?

Pagerank... is so the 90's. Google algorithm has come along way and pagerank no longer works the same as it once did. Its now one factor of over two hundred and is a minor factor, not a major factor ...
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Does having multiple embeded items effect SEO by leaking PageRank or appearing low quality?

Embedding content on your page from other providers like YouTube and Pinterest won't channel ranking away from your page. What matters is originality and the user experience such as page load times. ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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301 redirect a high rank page to low rank page

Technically, if you redirect to the www version, all equity will be passed from the non www version. However, if you are using tools to view 'page rank' or 'page authority', this may not necessarily ...
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How do I know if a keyword is worth trying to rank for?

We encounter this kind of conversation a lot, and my alarm bells always go off reminding me that this can become a slippery slope away from what your real goals are (or should be, in my opinion). ...
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Does it make sense for a low authority website to compete against a high authority website with the same website name but different domain?

It almost never makes sense to try to compete with the same name as a competitor. You want to build your own brand. The only way to do that is to have a unique name. You want users to be able to ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Does Google use the types of visitors that click on a backlink as a measure of how powerful it is?

When it comes to backlinks, Google doesn't necessarily know when they are clicked on. Rather than watch users use the links, Google sends its bot to crawl the web. It doesn't matter how the links ...
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Does PageRank or link juice pass onto images?

Personally, I've never come across anyone nofollowing such links. That doesn't mean it's wrong to nofollow them; that all depends on your particular case, as Stephen alluded to in his question. When ...
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

Not directly. But it can have an effect, even a large effect. Basically, how you link through your website affects not only Google's ability to spider, but how it sees the hierarchy of your website. ...
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Is a maximum of fifty links in my situation desirable, or every high-quality work I want to include?

You appear to be working under some misconceptions. The fist one I want to address is the notion of PageRank of a domain. Google has not made these metrics available in quite a few years. If you are ...
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Four 301-redirects from "www.example.com" to "shop.example.com" (am I losing my Google PageRank?)

Well, its been 2 years so urgent is relative, but yes, you want to fix this as each redirect is believed to come with a small loss of "google juice". Matt Cutts (a google official rep) ...
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

I don't think the quantity of internal links is that important anymore. The 100 link rule has been removed from the Google guidelines. On sites like Wikipedia you can pretty clearly see that this rule ...
Michael Scott's user avatar
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Do multiple 301 redirects (in a chain) affect SEO

Short redirect chains might slightly hurt SEO, but probably have no effect. If it is easy for you to change the logic to have a single redirect, then go ahead and do so. If it is difficult, or ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Can I use a single page as the canonical of many image galleries that Google has decided not to index to improve rankings?

Answering my own question. Yes, in my case it is feasible to use the portfolio site as the canonical page in all individual gallery sites. I first attempted getting individual pages indexed, but ...
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My website google page rank increased from page 27th to 48 with in 8 hours?

The term "mobile app development" is incredibly competitive. For instance AdWords lists it as High competitive and there is a suggested bid price of $52.61, indicating it is a highly valuable word ...
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