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Page authorship using rel=me link for non-article, non-textual sites?

Google’s recent addition of authorship with the combination of Google Plus and the rel=me link and verification of the Google Plus profile makes for some very compelling links for a site in the Google ...
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Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different?

Hearing about the problems with mobile browser detection I plan to add a button to my site which enables the users to switch manually between normal/mobile version of the site. The button sets a ...
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Google Search results show one link but no description

Search for this term in Google: cop-groningen or click the link to get to the page without typing. It shows you a link at the top of the search results page: www.cop-groningen.nl/. Below it I see ...
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Does Google penalize daily updated <lastmod> tags in sitemaps if the data is not daily updated?

I've got a sitemap that is generated daily with a lot of links to product pages. These products are imported daily from another data source. Because the update consists of throwing away all current ...
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SERP update frequency

Recently I changed my site improving the title and description metatags of many pages. Looking at Webmaster Tools I saw that Googlebot already crawled the new contents (and also found duplicate titles ...
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Is there a penalty for opposite of cloaking?

Let's assume I have 100 different web pages with original and good content. But I want to publish on these pages same advert content (text video flash pictures) If I decided to use ajax and jquery ...
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Multilingual site and Google search

I have a multilingual site with only one domain www.mydomain.com, this domain serves content in English and Norwegian. And language is handled using a server side session parameter, which is triggered ...
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Is the organic search page rank I see the same as the organic search page rank you see?

The short story is that I'm trying to find out whether we'd all get the same results (more or less) from Google if we all searched for the same term at the same time. Our site targets 10 specific ...
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How do we get our sites' sections displayed under the description in a Google search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? For Example, if I Google "Stack Overflow" the site comes up but also links to the main ...
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How do I block US users from my website without interfering with SEO?

My website uses Apache 2.2.14 (which forwards all requests to Tomcat underneath). I need to block all US users from accessing the website (and potentially users from other countries). But importantly ...
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Site not indexed in Google, but indexed in Bing and Yahoo [duplicate]

When I search for mytgp.ph on Google, I don't get any relevant results. But when I search using Yahoo or Bing, the site is the 1st result on the first page. Any ideas? Here's my site:mytgp.ph query ...
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AJAX website doesn't get indexed properly

Why http://anuary.com doesn't get indexed properly? I've submitted the sitemap ( http://anuary.com/?sitemap=true ) almost a month ago. However, 0 pages appear in Google index. I've also prepared the ...
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Google site search on pre-launch website

We have a website being developed. It is currently on a staging URL. eg: stage.testdomain.com We want to use Google Site Search for searching on the site. To make the site go live we need sign-off ...
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Blogger homepage won't update! [closed]

I am new on blogging webmaster tools. Usually, when I add new post to my blog, it will automatic update my homepage also. But from January 14th, my homepage doesn't update in the Google SERPs. As a ...
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Different Title/Description for Google in different regions

I have multilanguage website targeting by subdomain: http://en.site.com/ - Displays only contents in English http://de.site.com/ - Displays only contents in German ... http://site.com/ - Displays ...
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Why do Google search results include pages disallowed in robots.txt?

I have some pages on my site that I want to keep search engines away from, so I disallowed them in my robots.txt file like this: User-Agent: * Disallow: /email Yet I recently noticed that Google ...
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Google indexes 301 source, with the destination content

It seems like when you 301 a page A to page B, sometime google indexes page A, showing the url in the results, with the contents of page B? Google "site:http://tinyurl.com/" to see some examples Is ...
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Google doesn't recognize content

My website is here but when I search term "ghiasi" in google, in text preview of my site, Google shows the menu content. But it is not useful! How to let google know where is the main content, So ...
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Image Hot-links & Google's Instant Previews

I'm trying to adjust my site: 1. stop Image Hot-links 2. block Googlebot-Image (because I do not want my images to be searchable) 3. allow Google's Instant Previews I've tried this but the Instant ...
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sitemap.xml for huge online store

I'm running online store with 30,000+ products (having unique urls) which are updated every day. I want google to index my products faster. Now crawler index ~500 pages/day (reports from google ...
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Ranking in Google for New Sites

I have a 3-months old site. I have been doing decent SEO for it. I have just 1 or 0 people visiting the site from Google and its concerning me. Is there some wait period before sites start to rank? ...
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How much significance does Google give to the presence of search terms in the domain name?

When setting up a new website, how important is it to include keywords and potential search terms in the actual domain name? How heavily is this weighted when it comes to ranking highly on google ...
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Allintitle Operators - How do they work?

I've been using the allintitle operators to determine keyword competition (in conjunction with using the Adwords Keyword Generator), my understanding is that when you do an allintitle search, the ...
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Having google index canonicals but users using parameters - correct?

I'm working on a site that has a search facility with multiple parameters that look up property listings. The possible parameters are: City, Area, Building Type, Min. Bedrooms, Max Rental Price, ...
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Does having images in an article based website is more likely to do good in seo or without images?

Is an article-based website more likely to do good in seo with or without images? What are the benefits of having images in terms of seo? Would stackoverflow sites perform better if there were ...
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where can I get list of google excluded words, like, to, is, am, in, of, the, ?

where can I get list of google excluded words, like, to, is, am, in, of, the, ? When a search is performed in google? I hope you have understood what I want .. about the list of google excluded ...
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My site disappeared from Google search, how long does it take to get back?

Due to damage by malicious code, Google wrote: Google Analytics web property: link has been removed from http://swebdizajn.com November 29, 2011 Your Webmaster Tools http://swebdizajn.com ...
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Google: On Everything : Why does google shuffle/change images, news, videos section periodically? [closed]

Google: On Everything : Why does google shuffle/change images, news, videos section periodically ON THE SEARCH RESULT PAGE? And what basis does it shuffle? Hope you people have observed this, that ...
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your fresh content on Google

I have actually pretty simple question. Having new sitemap every week and get it indexed immediately. How can I guarantee that the new fresh content will be indexed immediately by Google without ...
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Reset / Remove - Google Keywords

Summary: My site is ranking for filthy keywords and i would like to remove them from google ranking/keywords. Background: My server was hacked using the timthumb exploit/security vulnerability, ...
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How do I get google to read each site on my server?

I currently building a server to host many sites. How do I get google to crawl each site without submitting a site map to google for each site?
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Website Name shown at the end of HTML Titles

A google search for site:cnn.com cnn returns results like Kenyans one dance away from semifinals - Sports - CNN.com Health News - Medical, Mental and Dental Treatment ... - CNN.com ...
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Google Free Views and Crawling

We plan on giving our users 5 free article views before prompting them to buy a subscription. (for logged in or anonymous users). This will be a cookie-based security (we are all aware of the ...
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High Google page ranking lost overnight [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop? I had achieved a high ranking for a page on my site of the form: http://domain.com/mypage.htm Overnight the page is not ...
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Page lost from Google Search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop? I wrote this guide on how to root HTC Desire, ...
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Products and shopping Rich Snippets appropriate for travel services?

Think about a travel site who allows their customers to book hotels, airport transfers, flights and excursions. As you know, we can use Rich Snippets to get special search results on Google for our ...
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When will non-existent content be removed from Google Search results?

About 3 weeks ago I launched a complete redesign of our website, and most, if not all, URLs were changed. Now if you search for my website (http://goo.gl/XDjly) you will see the non-existent pages ...
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What is the best SEO method for a single page website on which all content is loaded with initial page load

I'm developing a single page website that will have all it's content available by scrolling down and showing/hiding various DOM elements. Most of the discussion I've seen on SO on this topic is ...
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How long can a site be stuck in the Google sandbox?

I have recently made a new website, built over 300+ links to it (which finally shown up on google webmaster tools btw), but it seems my site is in the sandbox. My site doesn't appear in the results ...
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Sitename alternate suggestion SEO

I had a question about SEO. Say, I've made a restaurant website, which is running for a while now. I added some titles, meta tags, keywords,description,etc,etc on it's pages. Now, let's say for ...
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SEO - Move around content with Javascript

Short version Can I move around content (text and links) with Javascript without affecting my rank in Google? Long version Menu with links push down my content I have a menu (with tabs) run with ...
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Is there a Q&A for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? [closed]

Is there a great free Q&A (like Stack Overflow) for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?
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What effect(s) does Google's Panda 2.5 update have on new websites in the SERP?

I recently launched 3 websites (within the past 7-10 months) that had been steadily increasing in the rankings on Google search up until this past weekend, when I noticed a huge drop across most of my ...
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Google Custom Search Engine: How can I get all of my site indexed?

I am trying to use Google CSE for my website however without any success as it is not able to find half of the pages? what could be wrong?
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How long it takes to get the breadcrumbs to show up in Google SERP?

I have a site that runs since 4 months now with category and products. I put breadcrumbs on my page but I still don't see them in the SERP. I use the Google breadcrumbs help page to create them. ...
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Google: URLs in Index doubled, Impressions & clicks halved

I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on the trend I've seen in relation to one of my sites on Google over the last 4 or so days. According to Webmaster tools, over a period of 4 days: the ...
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How can I get my own customised Google search page like Firefox?

How can I get my own customised Google search page like Firefox? Example: http://www.google.co.uk/firefox Also, can I earn from Adsense like that?
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Pointing to Google that a specific website is for mobiles

I have 2 websites: let's call them A and B. A is a Desktop optimized website. B is a mobile version of A, but it's not on the same domain. It also has a smaller amount of content/pages than A How ...
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Google showing item count and sub headlines in result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a result View on Google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of items (headings, which it identifies ...
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Strange results of google's indexing of my site

I have a site named comehike.com which got hit by the panda update and I am trying to de-index some bad pages. If I do this search in google: site:comehike.com/outdoors then I see about a 1000 ...