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What to do if Google starts to index fewer pages from your site?

How do I find out why Google is now indexing fewer pages from my site? Here is what Google's help says although I don't find it that helpful: A steady increase in the number of crawled and ...
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How to remove a page from the Google search results [duplicate]

Google says one can use the following method to remove a page from the search results: by putting -http://www.example.com/outdated.html into the sitemap. But what if the site does not exist anymore.
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Two sites with the same postal address both getting indexed for the keywords on one of the sites

I have developed two websites with different domain names that are hosted on two different servers: Site-A and Site-B. Everything is different between the two websites, but only the geographic postal ...
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Where are the complete set of Highwire Press metatags defined?

In the Google Scholar Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters , it is suggested that one use the tags defined by "Highwire Press". Example: <meta name="citation_title" content="Article Title"> ...
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How to prevent Google from indexing redirects to external URLs as part of the originating domain?

We have links to external URLs implemented with an HTTP 301 redirects for the purpose of counting clicks. Searching our site in Google using the site: modifier results in the redirecting URLs ...
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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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Will a Cloned Site Get Indexed Without Links to Inner Pages

I've cloned a site to a new domain just to use the functionality of the site. Everything will be different on the new domain, but there are a lot of left over files and you can access URLs that are ...
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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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How do I find when an URL was first indexed by Google?

How do I find out when a particular URL was first indexed by Google? I'd prefer a solution that works even for competitors' URLs that are not owned by me.
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Number of indexed pages with “site:” search less than reported in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google webmaster tools it shows that I have 309 pages indexed, but when I search using "site:site.com" appear about 180 only (On the first page appears "about 608 results," something near the total ...
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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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Google Site Search (commercial) not indexing files in sitemap

I have a client for whom we have purchased Google Site Search. It works well for HTML pages served by the CMS, but files aren't being reliably indexed. I wrote a script to generate an XML feed ...
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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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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 is Google Webmaster Tools account showing fewer indexed pages than a site: search?

When I have check my website index pages it is showing only 252 pages are indexed but when I checked through Google Search by typing site:http://www.example.com then is showing more then 900 pages are ...
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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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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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nofollow doesn't stop crawling?

In my website, most of the pages has a linkedin sharing button written in this way: <li> <a id="share_linkedin" ...
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How can I force Google to re-index my site?

I changed the structure of my URLs. The pages are already indexed by Google and have the following structure: /myfolder/page.apsx The new structure is: /page.aspx Now all URLs that Google knows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status is 0 but sitemap URL shows indexed

I've added my site to Google Webmaster Tools. The site was submitted a few weeks ago. The index status shows 0 but it shows 6 URLs have been indexed in the sitemaps section. If I search in Google I ...
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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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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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When does the 301-redirected URL gets indexed?

I had a page in my website like mysite.com/dir/page now I moved it to mysite.com/page , and the old URL 301-redirects to the new URL. When will it get updated in Google? I asked the bot to fetch it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Blogspot noindex search label

The default robots.txt of Blogspot is: User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: User-agent: * Disallow: /search Allow: / Sitemap: ...
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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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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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home page of my site is not appear in google search, when I type site:example.com

I am totally confused, when I place site:example.com in google I see every page of my website in serp(search engine result page) except the home page. I don’t know why it’s happening but I check ...
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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 ...