Google Questions


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How much do publishers typically pay to run Google DFP (DoubleClick)?

I'm investigating ad serving software. Google has a product, acquired from DoubleClick, called DFP. They've divided it up into a free "small business" version (too small for me) and a premium DFP...

asked May 20 '10 at 01:25
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Joel Spolsky
13,462 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
1.39K Views
Do links from authority sites that don't relate to your niche count for SEO?

If I get several links from authority sites that aren't really related to my site's topic, would they count towards an SEO benefit? Or worse, could it have a negative affect on my rankings?

asked Jun 5 '14 at 16:09
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Sonja Smith
29 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
705 Views
How does Google index a page that isn't linked from anywhere on the web?

I had a page with an obscure url that wasn't linked from any other page and no where on the web. My sitemap file didn't include this page either.Yet I just saw that Google indexed the page and it...

asked Jun 16 '14 at 20:44
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Mark Christensen
7 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
947 Views
Can you do negative SEO on your competitors to gain the #1 spot?

For my target keyword I am ranking as #1. Lately I've started seeing strange backlinks (lots of them) in Google Webmaster Tools.I suspect one of my competitors is doing it to potentially screw up...

asked Jun 19 '14 at 01:42
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Kevin Kinder
11 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
2.33K Views
Does private whois registration significantly affect your Google rankings?

I have a high quality content site that was consistently growing the last three months. The backlinks are from authority sites.Just a few days after I changed my whois registration to private, my...

asked Jun 23 '14 at 12:28
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Albert Vaughan
7 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
971 Views
How to find advertisers for a niche that Google Adsense doesn't allow?

I own a fairly popular image hosting site (mostly memes). The content of the site isn't high value to advertisers on Google so my application to AdSense was rejected.How can I find a way to...

asked Jun 25 '14 at 13:10
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Joseph Larson
12 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
868 Views
Is it possible to rank high in Google without many backlinks but only great quality content?

How large of a factor do backlinks play in SEO rankings in Google?Is it possible to rank high for moderately competitive terms with little or no backlinks?If I put out great high quality content,...

asked Jul 11 '14 at 14:25
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Roland Henderson
7 points

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1.14K Views
Are reciprocal links devalued in SEO?

If a large authority site like CNET writes an article about my startup, and somewhere on my site (not the homepage) I have a link to a different CNET article, is that considered reciprocal...

asked Jul 14 '14 at 22:57
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Ronald Crouse
1 point

1 Votes
2 Answers
1.6K Views
How to measure AdSense revenue for each individual author in Wordpress?

How do I link AdSense to each author to see how much revenue each individual author generates? I'm using Wordpress.

asked Jul 23 '14 at 04:27
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Starrychloe S.
83 points

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Is buying expired domain names with existing backlinks a good strategy to build links to your main site?

There are many domain names that expire each day which have tens of decent backlinks (occasionally, some even have .edu backlinks).Would it be a good (and whitehat) SEO strategy to: Buy these...

asked Jul 24 '14 at 00:12
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Steve Weiler
9 points

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0 Answers
802 Views
Is it possible to grow a SaaS startup without SEO traffic?

Can an app without any Google rankings get enough traffic to convert into paying customers? What marketing channels apart from SEO should one use to get traffic for SaaS applications?SEO will be...

asked Sep 4 '14 at 16:00
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William Hartman
7 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
1.28K Views
How to prevent competitors from clicking on Google Adwords ad units?

We spent a lot of money on PPC ads and lately seeing a ton of fraudulent clicks. After some investigation, they appear to be clicks by competitors. How can we prevent this from happening on not...

asked Apr 17 '15 at 10:10
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Frank Heacock
12 points

3 Votes
2 Answers
1.04K Views
Does a plain text link on a page (without the html href) count as a backlink in Google's algorithm?

If a site just mentions my url in their article as plain text without the html <a> tag, would it get counted as a backlink?Will it be worth less than a normal HTML link if it does get counted?

asked Jun 2 '15 at 01:10
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Desmond Foster
19 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
493 Views
Is it possible to get a job at Google if you haven't graduated from a top-tier school like Stanford?

I'm an entrepreneur who is calling quits with a startup I had been working on for the last 2 years. It just didn't work -- I spent too much time and money into it and have almost gone broke trying...

asked Jun 12 '15 at 09:58
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Timothy Williams
12 points

3 Votes
1 Answers
2.95K Views
Does .io domain names effect Google rankings? Since it's an international TLD.

A vast majority of startups coming out are now using the .io (Indian Ocean) domain extension.Does that effect their rankings in anyway in Google?Wouldn't Google not show their pages in the US since...

asked Feb 28 '14 at 11:10
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Steve Wooley
165 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
1.32K Views
Google says distributing widgets that your users can use on their websites is black hat SEO. How to do it in a white hat way?

Matt Cutts, the head of web spam at Google, made a statement that site owners should nofollow any link on widgets they distribute. So apparently this common practice has also now become gray/black...

asked May 27 '14 at 16:26
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Julia Levine
12 points

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432 Views
What parts of link building can you automate?

What aspects of link building in SEO do you automate and have found positive results with?While SEO is likely the most sought after marketing channel for any site, it's painfully slow and manual...

asked May 22 '14 at 19:42
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Betty Montano
2 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
579 Views
What was the end result of the supposed "Google Adsense leak"?

I stumbled across a post on Hacker News from two weeks ago that points to this supposed leak from a Google Adsense employee about their dark and potentially illegal internal practices.Did anything...

asked May 19 '14 at 14:10
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1 Votes
1 Answers
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Running PPC campaigns for competitor's brand names?

I would like to run Google AdWords campaigns with the keywords as my competitor's brand names. Some questions: Is it legal to do so? Would consumers view this negatively for my brand (i.e. would my...

asked May 11 '14 at 18:44
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Good alternative for Google Apps for Business?

Due to privacy concerns, I'm looking to move our email, docs, and calendars to another provider. Are there any good alternatives that provides a similar level of service for a similar price range?

asked Apr 30 '14 at 15:25
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Lloyd Sparks
6 points