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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

Google calls empty or nearly empty pages "thin content." In 2011 they wrote the Panda algorithm to detect thin content. Since then, thin content itself doesn't usually rank well and having ...
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How to get a page with only a search box and a logo to rank in search engines?

If you enjoy the simplicity of your web page, but want your website to be more SEO-friendly, you could make a div that contains your current content that is width:100%; height:100% of the user's ...
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Does 'thin-content' content on some pages affect overall site SEO?

There is the potential for site wide impact but more often than not you will find a page specific impact occurring first. With any website with user generated content you need to invest your time in ...
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Does Google Actually Deindex 410 pages faster than 404?

Yes, 410 pages do deindex a bit faster than 404 pages, once Google sees them. According to Mueller from Google: The subtle difference here is that a 410 will sometimes fall out a little bit faster ...
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Excluding URLs to avoid thin content: just "noindex"? also "dofollow"?

You'd be correct to use dofollow on inlinks pointing to the pages you want to exclude, but you won't be able to use dofollow on the noindexed pages themselves, if that's what you were asking. Noindex ...
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Do empty pages affect SEO in a website?

In my opinion, as it is a catalog or list of companies, Google recognizes this kind of websites. Understandably, some sections are full, some sections are empty. This will not ruin your performance as ...
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Will lots of thin content pages affect the ranking of the main pages which are not thin content, and should I delete them? And how to do that safely?

I'm curious as to how these pages contribute to sales. WordPress media pages don't usually have links to this the rest of the site. How are users landing on these pages and then making their way to a ...
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Is thin content taking into account only the number of words?

I have free tools available on my website that have minimal words on the pages as they are pretty self explanatory. However, the tools relate to the overall website. About 50% of the web hits to the ...
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How to recover from thin content ranking drops (no manual action)?

Sorry to hear about the drop in traffic OP. Here's a few things I would look into to start off with: Be patient. Nothing about organic changes quickly I would check to see which pages traffic dropped ...
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Is setting deep filtered categories to noindex a good practise?

You don't necessarily need to noindex these pages as Google will identify search result pages and index pages automatically based on context. It is in fact good practice for crawling purposes to let ...
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How to get a page with only a search box and a logo to rank in search engines?

It's not easy to rank a page on Google if that page only has a search bar. Google likes to rank content. And doing anything to try and game Googlebot into thinking that you have more content than you ...
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Product pages were found as duplicate content and thin content

I wonder how big or small is your competitor website in relation to yours, if is older or have supporting pages to their products or referral links?. There are many reasons why your competitor is ...
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Handling Duplicate Content & Pagination with Category Description

Pagination is not duplicate content... Google will and does index pagination pages regardless of the uniqueness of the page. Also, it is massively common for webmasters to not understand exactly ...
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Content length VS document size for mobile

The first issue here as I see it is the misconception that you absolutely must maintain a minimum number of words per page to avoid thin content penalties. This used to be the case a few years back ...
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