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Strange discrepancy in map pack listings, anyone else seen this?

If you search for "pharmacies medford or" or "banks medford or", the map pack list that displays does not show reviews or even say "no reviews", even though they have reviews. If you search instead ...
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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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Remove large number of useless page from Google index using robots.txt

A large number of auto-generated pages from the search of my site has been indexed by Google due to an error. I'm trying to clean this in order to be sure that only the most high quality content is ...
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Which algorithms are applied from Google Search until now 2016 year? [on hold]

So far we know that are announced Penguin and Panda as algorithms which had impact over the ranking on Google search engine. What are the other algorithms that are applied so far until today June ...
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Page only shows up in Google for “site:” search but not even for a search for its URL

I read the following post it a nutshell it boils down to, google DOES index your page but may not bother showing it in search results. Background All my pages are showing indexed, I have about 100 ...
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Site blacklisted by Google

As we all know Google detects malware on websites and if found it will add a warning to that site in its search results. It will also add it to a blacklist that Chrome (and other browsers?) use, so if ...
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What's the benefit in using Schema.org markup as Google already knows all the information

I was wondering if it was worth the effort of adding Schema.org markup to an existing local business website when it seems to me that Google already know most (if not all!) of the information I am ...
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Difference between Keyword and KeywordSuffix for SERPs

I have a site with the keyword in the name as the first word, currently seperated by a space. Most posts contain the singular version of the keyword at the end of the title, so current titles in ...
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Google appending the home page title to every page title in the search results

I have published my web site a week ago. I have main page with title: drinkIt - Конструктор коктейлей and bunch of child pages (items) with titles like: drinkIt - <item name> It works fine ...
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How to know that the structured data I marked up is consistent enough with the content in the page?

I had rich snippets implemented (in JSON-LD) in my company's ecommerce website. I read some documents and someone noticed that if "the marked-up structured data is not representative of the main ...
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Is it really bad missing H1 tag in Home Page? [duplicate]

According to My Website home page it is hard to set a H1 tag. Is ita big problem for SEO?
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The German keywords with high monthly searches and good ranks in Google haven't any traffic

I have some questions about German SEO. Some words we are optimizing have high monthly search, and good rank in Google.de, but these pages focusing on the keywords don't have any traffic. What's wrong ...
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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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Previously submitted my sitemap but now I changed most of my pages URLs, what should i do?

I had previously submitted my websites sitemap to google search console. It submitted all my pages and indexed most of them. However, recently I have changed most of my pages URLs due to SEO. Since I ...
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SEO question personal website [duplicate]

How can I get my site to show the search bar and pages. Here's a picture of what I mean
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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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Indexing too many pages good or bad?

We have a football website, in the website each football match has a separate page (for match details), and we decided to make unique title for each match page. Now I find many of these matches ...
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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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Wrong page is indexing for a specific keyword phrase on my site

When you search for the keyword phrase "New Camaro Car," the page for "New Mustang Car" appears in the results instead of "New Camaro Car." Page #1- Page Title: New Camaro Car URL: /new-camaro-car H1:...
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Where should I put image meta data and license information?

I have a PNG picture in a web page. The page has a CC-BY button and links (with a rel="license" attribute, as the CC license picker generates) at the bottom, it has a title, and some more descriptive ...
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Mix up of two domains in search result

I would like to know why my two domains are mixed up in the search result. The two domains are https://vym.io and https://remotebase.io. When I search 'remotebase', I see the title, and description ...
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Indexing status from webmasters vs site:domainname.com method?

I went to google and typed in the search box site:example.com and I found out that there are 96 pages results on my website name. Below is the screenshot of it And I have submitted sitemaps using ...
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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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Splitting an Existing Large Webpage into multiple pages

My website is 5 years old. Each page is big. The content of pages are cached by google and other search engines and showing in search results. I want to split each large page into small pages for ...
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Aggregate Rating Stars not being displayed in Google organic search results [duplicate]

I am trying to understand why Aggregate rating stars are not showing up for our website. I have put structured data in correct manner on both category and product pages as per google guidelines and it ...
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How to update domain name for search engine results?

I've updated my site to use a different domain name. Now, in Google searches, old domain shows up and site became unreachable. Is there a way to tell Google that "I've changed my domain name, update ...
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Should I add mobile sitemap to my initial full sitemap?

Do I need to add mobile sitemaps for a mobile enabled site or will just the standard sitempas do. The platform generator has created quite a few different sitemaps. Will it be too much to submit all ...
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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario: abc.com → 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com. We then do a 302 ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...
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Google only indexing 2% of my sitemap on a 2 year old site [duplicate]

Looking at the Crawl stats on Google Webmaster Tools has made me very confused as to why Google is only indexing about 2-3% of the URL's in my sitemap. My sitemap contains 5288 URL's, but only 134 ...
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Google SEO vs. Bing SEO

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. What is happening is that Keyword Phrase; "A B C", has been optimized for Page; "A B C." The Keyword Phrase; "D F G," has been optimized for ...
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Google sitelinks not getting generated

Even though our website is indexed by google, sitelinks are not getting generated. It's been almost 2 years now and still not sitelinks. Google webmaster tools has a lot of 404 errors. Are these 404 ...
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Site: search shows 2 different amounts of indexed pages

I did a Site: search for a website and Google told me it had about 1,000 indexed pages. Looking through these pages, Google only goes up to 15 pages (150 URLs). If Google says it found 1,000 results,...
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Google displaying wrong title / Adds “First -” before the title

I have a website (wordpess) and the most important page of my website is displayed with a wrong title on Google search results. The title of the page is in this format: "Category name | Website name"....
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Is it legal to have an uncensored chat on a website

I am from Canada and have a website hosted on an American web server. Are their any laws for websites forcing any sort of censorship for user generated content (Chat containing Text/links only)? As ...
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Restrict Indexing to Google Custom Search Only

We are looking at using Google CSE to power the search functionality for our Extranet which is restricted to staff access only. How can we restrict indexing so Google indexes the site for the embedded ...
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Meta tag robots noodp

Does Google still crawl a page when this is used? <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/> And when should this be used? Our robots.txt is set to index all.
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...
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How to invalidate Google Search results?

Due to a misconfiguration all HTTPS traffic to a specific server showed the wrong content for a while. Google indexed this content including urls that don't exist in the affected sites. For example: ...
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Main difference between Schema.org 'logo' and 'image' properties

What is the difference between the logo and image properties? If you go to the Brand schema, you will notice properties for logo and image. Is there any difference between these 2 properties? When ...
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Rich snippets won't show? Local business

I have been trying to get Rich snippets to show on my website for months now with no prevail. A week or two ago the ratings were showing up in SERPS on all pages (except homepage which isn't marked up)...
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Google just un-indexed 8000 of our URLs, what could be possible reasons? [closed]

We went to our sitemaps and discovered a fall in the number of indexed pages, while the submitted pages remained more or less the same. Some sitemaps look like this now: In the following ...
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Does Google search prefer PDF files over HTML files in its search results?

I have noticed for some time, that when I search for something using Google search, I gets lots of hits that are all PDF links. (I know I can tell it not to find PDF hits using -filetype:pdf) But the ...
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How to get precise indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site?

When conducting competitor analysis, we use "site" command to get the indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site. But it seems that I cannot get the correct(or precise) number. For ...
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Schema.org BlogPosting mainEntityOfPage vs. WebPage mainEntity

I am still having difficulty in trying to understand what the mainEntityOfPage.@id is and why it is recommended by Google. I am referring specifically to articles, blog posts and similar schemas. Here ...
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Google PDF search - return page number?

I have a collection of about 150 PDF documents hosted on a site that are all rather long, 80-500 pages each. Google indexes and searches these no problem (Google Custom Search) - they are all linked ...
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Google incorrectly offers to “translate this page” the homepage. No issue for other pages

First off, this is probably a duplicate of: How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page? But the question above was posted back in 2010, things might be different in 2016. ...
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Rich snippets on Google's ccTLD domains

I've implemented rich snippets for review on my site and everything works fine when my site pops out in Google search results when using google.com. The problem is that I can not see any stars in ...
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Having a single website behind 2 domains

I have a website www.mywebsite.com. Recently I created a brand for my business, lets say it's called MyNewBrand. I'm thinking of acquiring domain name www.mynewbrand.com and create a 301 redirect to ...
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Google search console reports rankings, but my site doesn't show up for me when searching for those keywords

So I know that positions change and are also tailored to the user personally, but when I am looking at positions in my Webmaster tools dashboard some keywords have positions like 5, 6 or 7 (first page)...