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Google Websmasters - How to provide last updated date [duplicate]

One of my e-commerce sites with daily product uploads has sitemap listed has below. Recently we notice that google index rate has slowed down. <url> <loc> http://urllink </loc> &...
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How to migrate successfully a .com.xx (ccTLD) to a .com domain without being penalized by google [duplicate]

I've got a .com.xx domain for a commercial website over 15 years and it's all good, but I want to migrate to a .com domain in order to increase international searching and ranking (Latinoamerica). Is ...
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Click Element to open Google Certified Shop Widget

There is a Google Certified Shop badge on the site that when clicked, slides in a Google Certified Shops widget on the bottom right. How can I slide the widget in from clicking a different element on ...
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What does “Soft 404” means in GWT?

I am having many "Soft 404" in my site. What is/are the reason behind this error? How can I stop having this error?
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Why are these Google cookies being downloaded?

After removing cookies in Chrome, visiting my site, and requesting chrome://settings/cookies, I get this (my site is the last entry): But since I have just removed Google Analytics script, I don't ...
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Bad links and competitors [closed]

If bad links such as paid links can harm your ranking and get you penalized by google, then competitors can simply use them against each other! Like for example someone can buy thousands of bad links ...
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Weird difference in Average Monthly Searches for google keyword planner

In this image: When I search keyword "lawyers in japan" it says in the blue bars that it had 3,310 Average monthly searches in June as you can see in the mid right section. Then in the section in ...
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Site: search gives indication of page strength?

I was curious if you do a site search, you will usually get your home page and navbar links first...right? Thus my question, when you move onto page2/3 etc, of the index / search results, are those ...
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Wrong page indexing for keyword phrase even when search in “quotes”

Is it possible to index a page for a phrase that is solely in a URL? The page comes up for a phrase that does not even occur on the page. The only spot "keyword phrase example" occurs is in the ...
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Is Z-index based tab content more SEO friendly than display:none?

I've created a quick proof of concept in codepen which I'd like some advice on. Would this be more SEO friendly than tabbed content using display:none? I'm not looking to get on the wrong side of ...
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SEO: Periods vs. hyphens for images filenames?

I've been reading that Google prefers semantic filenames for images, to make them rank well for SEO, and they recommend using hyphenated filenames when there are several words per filename, like cool-...
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Why am I getting ranked high for numerical queries?

On one day, someone made a search on google for the query "59". According to GSC search analytics, this query made it to position 2 which is odd. However, when I search in google itself for "59", my ...
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Prevent Google from indexing a duplicate content subdomain without a valid security certificate

I have an SSL for a subdomain. The now www version of the website works fine subdomain.example.com. But the www version is a problem www.subdomain.example.com. The issue I have with the www version ...
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An old 301 Redirect Causing the Wrong page to come up for keyword terms

Background: 6 months ago, I did a website migration. The old website had a products overview page, the new website does not. I decided to redirect the old products overview page to Product #1. This ...
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Google Tag Manager Position in html

I recently added to my website the google tag manager container. Reading the google documentation i found this sentence : "Paste this snippet into your website template page so that it appears ...
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How to pull unique visitors for specific property from Google Analytics API?

We have a help center setup under a property (help.example.com) which is separate from our main site (example.com) I want to pull the number of unique visitors per day for just the help center ...
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Google bot hits on files 'apple-app-site-association' and 'assetlinks.json' showing up in Google Webmasters as pages with errors

I've seen a number of posts on this but none really answer the question of why Google Bots specifically are trying to access the following on ALL of my sites, every single one of them... /.well-known/...
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How to promote my own apps with AdMob after August 2016

I use AdMob to promote my apps. Right now, in AdMob management board I have a Promote tab and it is way too easy to add a new ad by specifying an ad image of my own app and that ad will be advertised ...
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restricting Google Maps js API keys to just my domain

My site uses the Google Maps javascript API, so I'm using a "Browser key", which is plainly visible in my javascript to anyone who does "View Source". Google's documentation on Browser keys in ...
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Setting proper hreflang tags for google

There is one Website for the main company translated in two languages: main-company.com/en/ main-company.com/de/ The company also has a subsidiary, linked under: main-company.com/en/subsidiary....
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Should I nofollow and/or noindex links that are not cached?

I have a Magento store with what they call a layered navigation. Basically a menu with links to things like color, price, etc. I'm currently not caching these links, and so their response time is ...
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Google is dropping indexed pages faster than they are being uploaded

I have recently opened a bounty regarding unnatural links appearing in my search console due to no fault of my own. Many asked for the names of the sites, however, I would prefer to keep it quite - ...
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How to find the customer's visit is from the Google Results Page

As we are moving from the classic Google Analytics to the Universal Google Analytics for the marketing requirement, I need to find out from where the customer is coming from. If he is coming from the ...
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Google Search for main website

If I search for my main domain in Google, it throws up structured data which contains links which do not have a lot of content (in fact some links don't have any content). To give some clarity, in ...
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Some of my webpages will appear then disappear for my targeted keywords

Last week one of my webpages appeared for a keyword phrase I was targeting. Then, two days later it disappeared completely. Today the same thing happened for another keyword, and within 10 minutes the ...
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Google indexes a completely DIFFERENT title for my web site. What can I do?

I have a strange problem. I have read about this problem in other questions but mine is different in a strange way. After a back up at my web hosting company, Google indexes my website with tags such ...
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Huge drop in search traffic - I don't see any reasons for this [closed]

I've built a website that's been slowly increasing its users/day and now gets about 3k each day. The site uses a database to fill in some fields on the page and is optimized to do well in searches (...
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Good Stratety To Google Rank Your Website [duplicate]

I've spend thousands now to try to rank one of my websites, and some of my others. and one of them are doing really good. what should i do to make them rank, without destroying there ranks. I got $...
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SITE: Search Google Index Mobile VS Desktop

So I noticed something weird yesterday...when doing a site: www.example.com search on google yesterday, it returned TWICE the amount of pages compared to doing a desktop site:search am I just really ...
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Deploying Google Appengine on Windows [migrated]

I have been using Linux (Ubuntu) for a long time and I am using the hosting on Google SQL cloud engine. I would like to move to Windows. Steps to set it up on Linux were: Download go_appengine ...
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Is switching topics a viable SEO strategy or will it harm existing ranking?

I acquired a 16 year old authority blog about medieval armor, and it ranks #1 in all search engines for many armor related terms and how to's, 100% of the traffic (about 6k-7k visitors / month) comes ...
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English version of my site is showing up in Google.sv instead of the Swedish version of my site

I have a website that's in English on example.com and in Swedish on example.com/sv. I have corresponding hreflangs for each language. <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="http://example.com/"&...
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Random Keyword String added to URL in google results

Ok, so this is a new one on me. In certain google results for one of my sites, I am getting this for example: http://example.com/directory/sort-diamante-grand-canyon-spa-error-codes/index.php ...
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Google message about 404 errors, should I be worried?

I realize this is a topic which has been discussed to infinity, and there are some great posts to be found on here regarding 404 problems. I read this post, and while very informative it did not ...
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Do AdSense policies allow loading ads in the window load event?

The official help does not mention such modification, but people mention this solution at various places on the net, saying they do this for quicker page load. How can one be sure that it's an ...
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The official website of our company is no where to be found on google. How can we put it to the top position among other search results? [duplicate]

We have just built the official website for our company, but it is not listed in the results returned by google even if users input the full name of our company. Instead,the search results are all ...
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Should the first breadcrumb not be the home page?

This question has been asked a few times but I came across something that I feel changes the answer. Whenever I use breadcrumbs on my site, I always include a link to the home page. Since I usually ...
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Making google forgive us right away when accidentally publishing incorrect links (noarchive doesn't work)

So this is what happened. One day, I changed my code on my site to try to make things more compliant with adsense. Several hours later, I check the crawl errors report GSC only to see a string of ...
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Pictures have disappeared from Google Images

All my images have disappeared from Google Images and can't understand why. There's no email from google saying why, i.e. copyright, other issues. Has there been an update to the search engine ...
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Google is indexing wrong page for search terms not on that page

I’m having a problem … the wrong page is indexing with Google, for search phrases “not on that page”. Explained … On a website I developed, I have four products. For example sake, we’ll say these ...
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Eliminating need to create near-duplicate content

Ever since I included the tutorial feature on my site, my adsense income consistently went to the bottom every day since the feature was added. Now I feel the only way I can make money again is to ...
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If you have reciprocal linking sites, and 1 site removes the link to the other does that site now get the befit / value of the link?

If site A links to site B, and then Site B links back to Site A. This will create a reciprocal link and neither site will get the value of each others links. If site B then removes the link to site ...
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How to add your organization's location in Google search? [duplicate]

For example, if I google one organization, the search result shows this: I want to do the same for my organization. We already have website, social media, etc. But how to add this info in Google ...
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Everything looks fine in the Search Console, but Google is not really indexing my site [duplicate]

I hope this question is not too generic. Some weeks ago, I set up a new Q&A site for my collaboration. I have added it to my search console dash board and I have submitted the sitemap. Google ...
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Multiple URL Referral Spam List

Apologies if this has been addressed before; but I can't find any questions of a similar nature. As a company, we're running a homepage with a set of landing pages (10+ of them) and it's becoming ...
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Does Google Indexes content generated by JavaScript “On Scroll Load More”?

I'm implementing a "on scroll load more" page on my website and I'm wondering if google, now that crawls and indexes JavaScript, will see my content, does it?
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Invalid description for google search

When I go to google and type princetonstaffingsolutions.com I get for my search description: Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Zend_Controller_Router_Exception' with message 'Route default is not ...
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Is it considered cloaking if I show different content to users depending on wether or not the pageview was a “landing”?

If a user comes to my website from an external source, the page they landed on will be modified to include all the "landing page tips and tricks that increase conversion," plus a small message pops up ...
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Search engine console Click vs Analytic Session

I am facing an issue. In my analytic account, there is variation between clicks and session. For a month there are 841 clicks but no of sessions are only 393. Can someone please explain the reason?
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Google Analytics not same with my database records

I got a website which will track all the post's visitor view and store each of them in a table with IP address, referrer website and user agent. But I found that in one day I got 100+ rows (pageviews) ...