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Does server timezone affect SEO? No. I understand that the geolocation of a server impacts search engine rankings. Only indirectly. Major search engines don't care where the files are coming from. If I set the timezone to a different country for administrative purposes (to help an offshore team working from that country) does it affect rankings in the US? I ...


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There should be no impact on your search engine rankings for an outage that lasts less than 24 hours. Google understands that occasional outages are unavoidable. They don't de-index pages or un-rank them just because of a single crawler error. The next day Googlebot should retry requesting the any pages that had errors. If it finds the pages then, your ...


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Google lists their guidelines for this here and state If your site has a favicon, it can be included in Google Search results for your site Your code looks compliant with their guidelines. The only thing I can't see is the size of your icon which must be a multiple of 48px square, for example: 48x48px, 96x96px, 144x144px and so on. However, they also ...


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Google Search rankings are separate from Adsense. Anything that happens in Adsense won't affect your site's Google Search ranking. However, consider the possibility that whatever happened to get your Adsense banned could also cause an issue in Google Search ranking. In other words, Adsense doesn't affect Search, but outside factors can affect both at once.


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You don't have to over-worry. In my experience, some sites have almost 98% same contents of pages, different keywords. These sites gets top ranking in SERPs. Instead your site ranking time can be somewhat long than usual.


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Hello and thank you for the question. There are a variety of reasons for why the date does not appear in SERP. I will elaborate below. As with everything in SEO, it depends. Is it important? That depends on user behavior and if your users are more likely to click on results which display a date. This is something that you might want to test if you can. But ...


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The simple answer is "not really." The real answer is, "it depends." Search engines don't care what your site looks like. If you use a light font on a light background that makes the text hard to read, they don't care. If the site is as ugly as a kid's first website from 1995, they don't care. A visually hideous site can rank highly for a ...


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Technically speaking it doesn't a CSS framework is just a set of styling classes that helps users to create website faster. AS for bootstrap ever since it was released it helped countless devs and website owners to have a responsive layout and believe me it doesn't affect your rankings. Your SEO ranking is determined with your content, page loading time, ...


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It depends on whether crawlers attempted to visit the site during that time. If not, then "no one noticed" that your site was down. Even if one crawler visited, others may not have. So there is no way to tell whether or not there will be an impact.


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Unless your pages use PHP or another server side language to write the date into them, Google should have no idea what time zone your server is set to. HTTP headers do have the date and time, but they should be in GMT, not in the server's local time zone. The syntax for the Date header is: Date: <day-name>, <day> <month> <year> <...


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It's impossible to say without knowing the keyword and its current results, but it's most likely due to user intent (actually, what Google assumes is the user intent). Just as a quick example, using a private window in Brave, I searched "action figure" in Google: Images are shown as the first element. FAQ box is shown with these questions: What is ...


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Sorry this happened. If you have been issued a DMCA, the URL is likely already removed from the Google index; you can check by googling site:<-the-full-URL>. You can try to fix the content, file a counter-notice (which is done via a form that is linked to from the DMCA email), and explain the situation after selecting "Other" under the given ...


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Once again I find myself repeating the same words "No one knows how the Google Algo actually works" but after that being said... I don't think internal linking will affect the rankings that much. Just don't go overboard with the internal linking and try to link to pages that also have a chance to rank better. i.e. don't do internal linking to low ...


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Google ranks content based on relevance to the user's query, not in a vacuum. So while it could theoretically be possible that many pages have similar "ranking power" due to similar structure and number of backlinks, etc., only one of those pages will have the most relevant content for a specific query, and so will show up on top of the others.


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If you set "International Targeting" to "United States", it could boost your visibility within the United States, but it will completely remove your site from search results everywhere else in the world. You usually only want to use that option if you are ONLY targeting a specific country. For example if you can only ship your products within that country....


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