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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) ...
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For Google Rich Snippets: Is it 'harmful' to add the same `hreview-aggregate` Microformat markup in several places?

We are right now incorporating Microformats markup for reviews into a client’s web application and were wondering, whether it can be harmful to provide the same information on more than one page, e.g.,...
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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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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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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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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 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)...
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How to target a website to a non-English country?

I want my website to target a non-English speaking country. I believe that I need to modify something other than the page itself. I don't speak the language that I want to target. When I used Google ...
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Google Image publishing guidelines; landing page for each image?

In Google Image publishing guidelines there is a paragraph about landing page for each image: Even if your image appears on several pages on your site, consider creating a standalone landing page ...
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How to make my website top ranking on Google? [duplicate]

I am searching this question on Google but I couldn't find any suitable results. Now I am posting this question on Stack Exchange as my last options. As we all know that Google is the leading door of ...
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Google-SEO-friendly ajax site since Oct 2015

Since Oct 2015, Google have been able to crawl ajax sites automatically (so the recommendations made in former articles like this are officially deprecated). But I'm still having trouble getting ...
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How long Google takes to restore Rankings after resolving website down during server migration?

My websites were ranking in the first page for various keywords but during server migration I misconfigured the DNS settings and my websites become unavailable. I took nearly 72 hours to fix it. Now ...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Google Search combines my homepage's title with the title from a blog subdirectory?

I am creating a personal website with a static HTML page containing some links. The title of the site is: Andrew Hunt | Web Apps. On the same site/server I also created a blog under the directory /...
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Why is ?publisher=4846312192 param added and indexed?

If you search google you will see ~37K indexed domains/pages using this exact same param. I don't know where this param comes from. What is causing this?
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Site submitted via Google Search Console API but not found on Google Search Console UI

I submitted client site via Google Search Console API successfully, I have even received a successful verification through the API, but it never makes it to the Search Console UI. I waited 12 hours ...
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Remove hacked URL from google search

My client's site shows This site may be hacked in Google's search result. I restored the website, installed security plugins, scanned and removed all possible issues and requested Google for a review....