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Subdomain takes the position of main site in Google search result

We have one domain and one sub-domain. Until last week both of them appear in first page of Google search for very important keyword. Unfortunately Google dropped our main domain from search results. ...
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How to show my links in structured way like Amazon do [duplicate]

Can you please tell me how links like Books EC2 appear in search results associated with Amazon.com? How can I do similar with my site's main section?
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Variation in Google Webmasters search queries and real ranking

Google webmasters Search Query Tool shows that my website is ranked for a particular keyword with an average position in Google, but when I type the same keyword in Google, I cant see my website ...
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Incorrect dates for downloadable files in Google snippets

We have a website which create publications and newsletters. In most (if not all) the search results for our downloadable files, the Google snippets show dates which are less than when those files ...
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Is there any weight for a retweet by a bot?

There are many bots in Twitter that keep retweeting certain hash tags. Retweets carry weight in terms of SEO. Is it the same with a Twitter bot ? A bot could be written for the sake of tweet ...
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Sitemap.xml / Update Frequency + Priority 0

I'm working on building sitemaps and am not sure what should and should not be added. For example: https://www.website.com             https://...
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Proper format to markup article author for Google rich snippets and HTML5

The Google guideline Author information in search results tells us that we need to use the following format to link to the article author: <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Author</a> ...
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Should Schema.org be used on embedded YouTube videos or only self-hosted videos?

Google supports and recommends using the schema.org on-page markup for videos. However it is not clear if this should also be done when embeddeding a YouTube video. Or really even a Vimeo video. Or is ...
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Can my website have an image and no date in its Google SERP? [closed]

The majority of the traffic to the website I am working on is organic. I was assigned to make updates so that our SERP shows an image to increase the click-through rate on our #1 result. ...
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Google site search: customizing with rich snippets

I am considering adding Google site search to my eCommerce site. However, I wanted to have the results displayed as nicely as possible, ideally with an image. Is it possible to have rich snippets ...
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Where does Google get my website's summary from?

If you google 'verpress.com', you get the following website summary... Free hosting service web, Hotel, Dvd movie, Download free slot, Accommodation cheap, Bet online, Adsl connection, Pres, Mms,...
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Google local version does not display content in local language

We have the website www.visitgozo.com and would like to ask if there is a way where you can instruct Google (and other search engines) that when for example searching for 'gozo' in a local version of ...
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Strange title appearing in Google search results for a video

Google is displaying a strange result for my video site: I do not have any idea where it got my video's duration and why it's displayed in this way - take a look at the screenshot below: I don't ...
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Is there a way to find out the search keywords in YouTube with Google's Keyword Planner?

Google's Keyword Planner tool enable you to find out the popularity for any key words searched in Google. I want to know if Google's Keyword Planner tool or any other tool enable to find out the ...
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robots.txt dissalow url containing string with a '/' at the end

I have a website with thousands of dynamic pages. I want to use the robots.txt file in order to dissalow certain url patterns corresponding to pages with duplicate content. For example i have a page ...
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Prevent azure subdomain indexation

Let me explain my situation, I have an azure website (with azurewebsites.net sub domain), and a custom domain.com, built with asp.net MVC Both are being indexed by Google, but I've noticed the custom ...
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Author data not coming up in Google search

I was trying to add author information for search. I followed this link and did everything in option 2. Added ?rel=author and added my blog in my Google+ account. But even after re submitting for ...
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Should webmasters “index” dashboard and edit account page

New here, I did my research and found nothing, but sorry if it has already been asked. As webmasters should be let google and other search engine INDEX our member's dashboard and edit account page. ...
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Parallax Websites & SEO

I am getting a parallax website made for my e-commerce website. I have the option of giving each section an individual link or anchor tagging each page. Which of the two options are better for SEO? I ...
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Directing iframe search hits to parent site

We have created a campaign site that will be embedded into the customer's Sharepoint site as an iframe. We don't want people to access our site directly, and would like to make the search results ...
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Why are other sites ranking for our content? [closed]

I co-run a job board, and part of our service is to post jobs that people post with us on multiple boards. The content originates with us, and we are basically the god version, any updates made on our ...
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SEO consideration for downloadable files

I used to serve PDF files as static file: http://domain.com/pdf/file1.pdf and PDF files perfectly indexed by Google and other search engines. Then I decided to change my structure to place pdf ...
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Microformats, reviews and duplicate content

Let's say I have a site that sells widgets, and the URL structure is like so: /[type-of-widget]/[sub-type]/[widget-name]/ So, a URL for a widget might be: /screwdrivers/philips-screwdrivers/acme-...
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how do we organize our site's (navigation) pages in Google search? [duplicate]

Is there a HTML technique for organizing my site's main pages in Google (navigation)? Or is it made by a Google's specific tool for creating a result layout like in this picture? Look at the ...
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Problem with Google crawler and cached results

I have a client that has 3 domain names. For the sake of this argument I will call them www.website1.com, www.website2.com and www.website3.com. He used to have a website package with VistaPrint and ...
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Does google alerts include results from other google feed services like news and blog search?

We are using google alerts in our study to catch and categorize new contents as they happen on the web. We want to be as comprehensive as possible and catch the more new results for a query is ...
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Google failing to recognize authoritive website?

I have a situation that I do not fully understand, related to syndicated content. My site - where the original version of my articles is being published, is being seen by Google not as the original/...
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Google and SEO services [closed]

Are there any good and reasonably priced SEO services that work well? Also can I pay Google to have my site at the top of searches? I was looking into Google Adsense and I am not sure if that is what ...
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Implementing OpenSearch, what is the benefits?

I have implemented opensearch in my website. But I don't know what is the benefits of it. Does it has any effects in search engines? For example, can I tell google about my implementation?
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The URLs on my site changed, how can I get Google to change the URLs shown in Sitelinks?

I have created a new website to replace the old one. The old one had structure like this ( and its URLs ): Site name (www.site.com/index.php) ---- Home page (www.site.com/home_page.php) ---- ...
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Why does Google Cache show our G+ page and not the correct page?

For some reason when we try and view the cached version of our website, we see our Google plus page. We recently removed this code : <link rel="canonical" href="link to our g+ page">. We ...
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For SEO, should I direct an existing website with a lower page rank to a new, better-ranked site?

I have a client that has an existing site, let's call it bobthebuilder.com. My client has been posting blog posts to it for the past couple of years and a modest amount of sites are naturally linking ...
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Google search showing “Index of /. cgi-bin/”

I recently decided to leave GoDaddy in choice of NameCheap as my preferred hosting package for my mothers business, I also had to bring my domain name to the guys i register my local domain names. ...
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Will Google's decision to encrypt all searches from Chrome mean that we lose all keyword data in Google Analytics?

Context. At the end of 2011 Google announced that they would start encrypting searches for logged in users. What does this mean for sites that receive clicks from Google search results? When you ...
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Need help choosing between broad match and exact match keyword for organic SEO campaign

I am getting a mixed response on targeting broad match vs exact match keywords in Google keywords tool for organic seo campaign. some say that its not possible to target a broad match keyword using ...
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Remove SSL from Google Search results

I am working on a WordPress site that serves up HTTP pages statically. The problem is that some of the pages are shown as HTTPS in Google Search results. For instance, if the search term "Example ...
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How much of a benefit does a changing landing page give in terms of SEO?

I have a friend with a small business with a website. He asked me if he should make a put a section on his landing page under the fold that with his most recent review (or something along those lines)....
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No search data in Google Analytics or Webmasters

I have a domain that has been registered in Google Webmasters and using Google Analytics for over 4 months. I get lots of analytics data, but am getting no information on Google searches in ...
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I have a lot of outbound 404 links, do I have to fix them?

I have a lot-lot of outbound links on my webpage. A lot of them are broken, they point to 404 pages on external sites. I add to all links: nofollow. Can it be possible that Google is penalizing me in ...
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Can you search for code in google? [closed]

can you search for code in google ? not just git hub ect but i mean live code so instead of searching by site content, search by sites source code ? (obviously only client side code)
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How do you feed reviews to Google places page for businesses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to provide Google reviews information? Check out this google places page as an example: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&sugexp=erf1&pq=virginia+honda+&...
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Having internal website search as Google search result

Sorry if this has been asked before. Let's assume there is a website as www.example.com and there is a private search engine with URLs simmilar to www.example.com/search/search+pattern How do I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Google Author information in search results still havent displayed my details in search results

I followed the following instructions but still not clear whether i had completely understood it. http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=1408986 http://www.labnol.org/internet/...
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How do I choose a domain name based on monthly searches for keywords?

Suppose I have 3 domain name phrases: thisisfirst.com (competition is 11% and global monthly search is 151,000,000) thisissecond.com (competition is 5% and global monthly search is 33,50,000) ...