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Having issues getting new pages indexed in Google

We are having issues getting our new pages crawled by Google and cannot figure out why. We've done lots of research and are still having trouble finding answers. Here's some information regarding our ...
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How much time for robots.txt to remove my website from google

I created a robots.txt file in my root but the website is still indexed by Google. How much time for robots.txt to remove my website from Google?
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Why my webpages body content is not taken into account to display in google SERP?

It's confusing for me that I have content on my webpages, however, when I search with the site: operator it is not taken into account. There is something like "Thank you for contacting us...." ...
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Point custom domain to single webpage hosted on Dropbox

I have a static html page that I would like to host in Dropbox's public folder and make accessible by a domain of mine, e.g example.org. The html page has the following url structure ...
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Site's pages hasn't been indexed for more than 10 days, why? [duplicate]

I checked out and robots.txt doesn't block the pages that I've been reviewing. The cached versions of the pages I reviewed in Google are made 10 days ago or more. What could be the cause that a site ...
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Manual “Fetch as Google” or better wait?

If Google picks up a page organically it means it has already found one link to a page. Fetch as Google is a great way to get your new pages indexed quickly. Is there a difference in terms of SEO? Of ...
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Permanent redirections after changing the product links structure on Prestashop

I'm looking at changing the products URLs' structure on a Prestashop (v1.5) website. That process is quite straight-forward and it can be done instantly through the corresponding admin panel. The ...
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Should you noidex paginated pages or use rel=next/rel=prev

On out site we use pagination in two places: 1) Category Pages We have our articles segmented by category and each category has 100's of articles so we paginate at 10 articles per page. We use the ...
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My site is indexed, but not showing up in results [duplicate]

According Google Webmaster Tools, my site, www.yomkippurshoes.com is being indexed. However, when I try to find it in results (e.g. type site:yomkippurshoes.com in Google), I don't see it in the ...
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How come a site is indexed but not indexed? [closed]

An example URL: islamqa.info/ar The site is indexed in Google Webmaster Tools as per this image But When I use google site: operator, I get Your search - site:islamqa.info/ar - did not match any ...
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SEO - Does Google properly handle hreflang tags with links that just change the language settings in a session cookie?

I am currently working on a website that is available in multiple languages. I put some effort in atomatically detecting the users preferred language. This itself is working great. I also offer ...
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should you let search result page to be indexed

I have a pages of a catalogs, which contains a list of keywords of all products inside that catalogs, and I want to create a link from those keywords to a search page. For example, if the page ...
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Is Google indexing pages that has no connection with other pages? [duplicate]

I am working on a web project that has nearly 100 thousand instant users and there is a webpage that we are using for test cases. There are no links pointing to it from other pages. It shouldn't be ...
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What is the empirical way to tell that Google has removed a URL from the index?

After merging two sites, one with ~40 URLs and one with ~700 URLs (due to a forum) the result was that overall traffic decreased by ~50%. I want to get the traffic back, as it was organic and a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show any indexed pages after redirection

I have a website that was properly configured in Google Webmaster Tools and indexed in Google. Then I created a redirection from this website to my new website so that any request to: www.mysite.fr ...
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Is adding authorship to content provided by an API damaging for SEO?

I've launched a website that has tide data and maritime weather for a number of UK seaside locations. Each location on my site has a 7 day forecast of tide and weather for that given location. This ...
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Multilingual website without any index file in the root folder

My client has a very simple website with two different languages and I decided to make a separate folder for each language, for example: domain.com/en/ domain.com/de/ But in the root folder there's ...
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How do I prevent access to SPAM URLs and remove them from Google's index?

When I started managing my friends' website, I had found a folder in it with a bunch of garbage HTML files with names such as: free-nasscamd-server-31day, gorilla-quentin-trollip-pdf, etc... Assuming ...
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Does noindex metatag have a negative effect on the canonical URLs PageRank?

A page has this URL: http://example.com/pages/some-page/ There's a pagination on this page which uses a GET parameter page which would result in URLs like: ...
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Google not indexing video from video sitemap

I run a website serving video content. I run my own player. I have added Google’s structured markup to the video tags. Here’s the link to test a page. I also have the sitemap pointing to a ...
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Robots.txt got changed to disallow crawling by accident

Our robots.txt mistakenly got changed to: User-agent: * Disallow: / This occurred about 2 weeks ago and was changed back yesterday to allow crawling. Our listed pages in the Googles have ...
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How to make google index press releases or new items as they are released [duplicate]

I have noticed that several website news items are indexed immediately by Google. Even questions posted on stackexchange.com are indexed by Google within minutes. Can someone tell me how i can do that ...
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How do I remove a LOT of indexed pages from Google?

A few weeks ago we have figured out that Google has indexed some information we would rather keep in some confidentiality, in the format of individual PDF files. Our assumption was that this was a ...
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Meta description of my blog post changes

I have some problems in Meta description tags in my Blogger blog. When I update my pages in search engine with the help of the Fetch as Google feature in GWT, all my blog's results comes with a ...
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Revamped Joomla site to Google search engine

I am about to upload a revamped site of Joomla (update from 1.5 to 2.5 + changes). I currently have a test bed subdomain that I am currently working on. In few days I am about to do the swap and ...
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How to remove a page from site without affecting google serp

I have a travel website. Just for information purposes, I had put a weather page. Now I realize that this page is increasing my overall bounce rate; because people who are looking for the weather ...
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Reading 'Index Status' graph in Google Webmaster tools

I recently found a bunch of old files that had been ftp'ed to a live production server by mistake on a static (html / css / js) site. I manually deleted these files, but today when checking in ...
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Weird 301 redirection by google crawler

I have some pages on my website www.acethem.com which are having 301 redirection but they are not actually 301 redirects. e.g. www.acethem.com/pastpapers/by-year/2007/ is seen as a 301 redirection to ...
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Allowing Google to index auto generated sub domains

I have a web application where each new customer using the application has their own unique subdomain. This allows them to link to the products they create on our site. If my website is ...
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Some website pages not indexed by Google although followed the recommended steps [duplicate]

I have built a website (www.shareall.nl) in wordpress and did some SEO (metadescriptions, headings, links, alt text, microdata, sitemap, robots.txt, etc) using Yoast Wordpress SEO plugin. I did not ...
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Indexed webpages stopped rising, while Submited keep rising normally

Last months I have noticed a strange behaviour in Google's Webmaster Tools. Although I provide a valid Sitemap for my website, which is normally processed and without any issues from Google, while ...
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Can Google Bot index transcript of YouTube hosted video?

We have a number of videos on YouTube, which we embed on our site via iframe/object stuff. Now we want to gain more SEO value by indexing video transcriptions. I have checked one of our video on ...
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What replaces meta keywords if Google doesn't use them anymore? [duplicate]

As a majority of webmasters already know that Google does not use Keywords anymore to help index a website properly. Which is understandable by people exploiting the system to try to gain a better ...
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How to prevent Google from indexing a static web page?

I have a static webpage written in HTML and CSS. I do not want it to be indexed by Google. So I made a robots.txt file in the parent directory and disallowed the URL. I want to know: Is that the ...
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If I change or remove the same URL from a site is it a bad impressions for Google or Google Webmaster

I am having an issue, before I make one page like this: appna.php?ty=Skype Id is Coming Soon But now I have to remove that page and link. In the Webmaster Tool it's still showing that page with ...
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Google not indexing my Mediawiki's jpg files description pages

My website es.wikineos.com has been running for a few years with the MediaWiki Content Management System like the one they use at Wikipedia. Google seems to be indexing my site correctly at a quick ...
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How long for Google to index all site maps?

We recently uploaded new sitemaps, as the old ones were out of date and we've also upgraded our forum which changed the URLs of a lot of our website (we're 301 redirecting of course). We uploaded the ...
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Does Google really forget information that has been deleted?

I had this case where I wanted to move articles from Blogger website to hosted Wordpress. As I can't make 301 redirects, I simply deleted the selected articles and scheduled to be published after 1 ...
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Older post not indexed, new post indexed right away?

I have a post I created yesterday that was indexed rather quickly by Google. However, I have two other post that I created within the past 4 days that are not indexed and I cannot find a trace of ...
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Google still has record of my old site URL - what to do?

I had a blog site, i.e. http://example2.com, then I bought a new domain, i.e. http://example.com and 301 permanent redirected example2.com to example.com. But when I get into the Google Webmaster ...
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Non HTTPS site is indexed as HTTPS in Google Search

I have hosted a site over shared hosting (ipage) and not have setup SSL certificate (which I don't need), but some how Google have indexed it as HTTPS link which popup security error on opening it. ...
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How to tell how old a page is?

I thought Google was more or less accurate at determining who posted a text first and who copied. However, when I use the "search tool: customized interval" the results are quite odd. I've found pages ...
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Google's Index status falling down without any site changes [closed]

I've a site but it wasn't touched since Sept 2013(not even comments). But in the curve I can see that Google's index has fallen down. What could be the reason? Though the site's traffic halted ...
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Deleted page still in Google results

I've asked a website to remove content about me and they did it, removing the whole page (404). In their sitemap, they tell bots that page changes weekly. A week ago they removed the page, but the ...
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Why URL and linked pages submissions for Google?

Why Google Webmaster Tools have limitation on URL and linked pages submissions? Is there any solution to submit more than 10 URL?
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Remove subdomains from Google index and stop indexing them

I am running static content through a CDN, cdn1-cdn5 I am using such subdomains for that. I am loading just images, CSS and JS files this way, but apparently Google has indexed some pages on ...
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Single page not appearing in Google Search

Description I have a static franchise website which has various sub pages each dedicated to an individual franchisee. For each franchisee the page, the only thing slightly similar between all of ...
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What do I put in htaccess to create a 410 error page when a URL parameter is present?

I tried to create a 410 error page but realized that I actually created a 302 redirect to a 410.php page. Instead I want to use a 410 error to block out an infinite number of dynamically created pages ...
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How to permanently remove my blog post from Google's index?

I want to remove some of my old posts from Google index. I have added rel=nofollow tag in all my posts then from web master tool i have used removed URL option. After two days my post was removed from ...
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Why I see my page sitemap XML link in Google?

I am using Yoast SEO plugin for my WordPress website. I am also using Yoast's XML Sitemap. Today I checked my pages in Google and found this indexed by Google: Title: http://example.com/ ...