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HTML snapshotting services

Are there any services out there that will trap Googlebot and serve a html snapshot, rendered by an actual browser, of your website? This is pretty much needed if you want to implement the ajax ...
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Why does google does not ignore the word “languages”, although I have set to ignore it in advanced search settings

Why does google does not ignore the word "languages", although I have set to ignore it in advanced search settings. here is the term I am using in google search: -languages ...
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Google suddenly only indexes https and not http

So all of a sudden, searches for our site "radiotuna" give out the result as an HTTPS link. ...
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Does having a Google “stop word” in a domain name have less SEO benefit than not having it?

Let me explain. Let's say my keyword I want to optimize is "green giraffes". But the domain greengiraffes.com (singular, plural, no hyphen, hyphen, etc.) is not available. I know that the search ...
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How should I handle search engines auto-correcting the spelling of a site's name?

A client's site and company is called 'Tranin Communications' (Tranin is her last name). It ranks well in searches for her name but rather poorly in searches for the name of her site/company. I ...
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Is Google Analytics Part Of Google's Search Engine Algorithm

I was wondering if anyone knows if Google uses the data it receives from Google Analytics to help determine a websites SERP (Search Engine Rank Position). For example, if my website is getting 1000 ...
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will main domains be more seo friendly than subdomains?

Web hosting providers offer services such as hosting multiple domains in one account. Then my concern is about seo friendliness. say the main domain of my account is maindomain.com on which I have ...
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When entered into Google, what's the difference between “link:www.mysite.com” and “links:www.mysite.com”?

I've heard this is the way to measure inbound links to a website? What is the difference between the two and is there a better way besides these?
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Forbid content in google results summary

I put a professional directory project online since few weeks, Google has started to index some pages but i just noticed a flaw in the design of the pages. Each page have an adress, some content and ...
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Did what I can to keep my website SEO friendly, yet newer websites are ranked better? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I have a website that gives information about weddings, My site has been up for almost two years now, ...
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Why isn't my site showing on google.com but it's on top of another local Google search results? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out why my site doesn't show up on google.com (from the United States). Even if I search for the domain name (mysitename.com) on google.com, the site doesn't show up. The only way ...
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Google shows wrong results for site domain search

I entered site:example.com on google search it gave me list of unique pages exists on my website, and then I selected 'Past Week' filter under 'Show search tools' it gives me just 4 results when I ...
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How can one keep an ecommerce site active?

So, you build an e-commerce site, all your products are on there, but then very little changes which obviously causes your site to become less active, and ultimately not ranking as highly in search ...
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How does Google detect duplicate content?

have a quick question about duplicate content. How does google work this all out? In that on my pages I have a form on each page with the same bit of text explaining it, is this going to count against ...
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when optimising for a “location” based term, are links from the countries tld worth more?

When optimizing for a term such as "bike shop london", do links from .co.uk and .com.uk domains carry more weight? ie. Would a link from a identical in every aspect apart from TLD be worth less in ...
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How to save money on AdWords?

Currently I am spending quite a lot on Google AdWord for search campaign, I am looking at methods to save money while maintaining the clicks. I have tried to switch from automatic pricing to manual ...
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How to remove Google plus author profile picture from blog search results

I created a company blog and linked it to my Google plus account for the SEO weight, my problem is now the blog has gained popularity and my profile photo is appearing in the search results for the ...
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Control the ranking of my sites on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I have two sites that I both control and have hooked up to Google Webmaster Tools as different sites. ...
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Adwords traffic shows as 'not set' in Google Analytics

In Google Analytics if I go to Traffic sources > Search > Paid all I get is "not set". Instead of the usual list of keywords that people have used to find the ad, this makes it really difficult to ...
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Adwords traffic showing up in Analytics as organic traffic, not paid?

I've got Adsense ads running driving PPC traffic to my site. When I go into Google Analytics under the tab Traffic Sources > Search > Organic, I get all the search terms people have come through for. ...
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A particular url on a website suddenly disappeared from google search results - why?

I have a website which had a particular page url that was indexed in google search results - in the first 10 results. Suddenly it disappeared. Now that page is not even in the first 100 results. What ...
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SSL Certificate

I've received the email below from Google about my WordPress site and have no idea how to follow the instructions. Any help out there? Dear Webmaster, The host name of your site, ...
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Displaying thumbnails in google search results for flash games?

Some sites are somehow displaying video preview thumbnails for pages that contain flash games in google search results. For example search for: site:www.thorgaming.com game I see this only on small ...
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Will rewriting your .htaccess to 404 to return search results from your site negatively effect your ranking in Google?

Depending on the type of site that you are running, it may or may not be advantageous to display search results instead of a 404 page, when someone visits a non-existent page on your site. I believe ...
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Pages are indexed but disappear after few days

My pages get indexed after 1 day, but some days later disappear from search results. Any idea why this happens? I've been trying to find any of the usual problems like hidden links or other issues, ...
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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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Google search results are invalid

I'm writing a program that lets a user perform a Google search. When the result comes back, all of the links in the search results are links not to other sites but to Google, and if the user clicks ...
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Does Google not count certain words in search queries

Does Google not count certain words in search queries? If so which words? I remember hearing somewhere that woulds such as "how to" and "in" get discounted so if you searched for a "painter in new ...
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Google Position Ranking for Specisific Keyword and Domain

How i can now my website position ranking for specific keywords? example my website is gusdecool.com and i want to know my position ranking on Google search for keyword Rapidleech How to do that? or ...
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How long usually it takes to effect google ranking after revise contents? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SERP update frequency I sightly changed the title, h1 and some keywords in the content on some pages of my site. How long generally it takes to effect the google ...
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How do I make the home page of the website to come up in the rankings than the internal pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Suppose I have a website, e.g. www.example.com that comes at number 6 on the Google search ...
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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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Google search results [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Google to show links to my site hierarchy in search results? In some search results I see something like categories below the results. But I have no idea ...
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Different Google Searches return different titles for the same page

This is a hypothetical example of an actual problem. I hope it's clear. When I search Google for dogs I can see my website homepage http://dogs123.com.au with the title "Dogs a mans best friend!". ...
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Google search show my website only if i search for the link itself

I uploaded my website, then I add it to Google search to be shown in the results, after a while , I searched for my website by using it's name/unique keywords, but nothing was shown even I searched ...
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The right way of using index.html

I have quite a lot of issues I'd like to hear your opinion on, so I hope I'll manage to explain it well enough. I should also note that I'm beginner equipped only with the knowledge of HTML and CSS so ...
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Why some of new indexed pages of my web site disappeared from search results?

10 days ago i have activated my web-site with whole new design and content and because of it's an old web site and has 2 pr, it's quickly added to search results by google. Then i sent some important ...
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Using a company for Google authorship?

Can you use a company's page as the author for google authorship or does it have to be an actual persons google + account for it to work ? I.e. could i have it showing in search results as "-by acme ...
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Search engines crawling non-existent subdomains

A few years ago, a previous developer added my company's website to a link farm he ran. My company has a wildcard subdomain, so any subdomains will return the user to the homepage. As such, the dev ...
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SEO and duplicate content for default document

SEO experts sometimes demand that default document, e.g. www.site.com/index.html redirects with 301 to www.site.com, so: Is that really necessary? Does Google really penalize that?
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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: ...
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Sudden Drop in Impressions After Host / CMS Switch?

We have a site that was previously run on Wordpress on a different host, but has now been switched to RiVista (a proprietary CMS). The site was cut over a week or two ago. I realize that a ...
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Does a click through from a google search get counted in analytics if the page dosnt load due to the server being down?

I was wandering does google count a click though and credit it to your analytics account if a user finds you in search, clicks through but the server is busy / slow for what ever reason, So the user ...
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Promoting certain keywords [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I am not a person from SEO background so its quite possible that my question might either is off ...
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Why does not google let me view the next search result pages? [closed]

Why does not google let me view the next search result pages, although the keyword fetched 50 pages of results, BUT it only take me till 5th page and there is no other option to move ahead. However, ...
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Google not indexing home page [duplicate]

I have two sites that I'm trying to generate traffic with, and for whatever reason, Google does not seem to want to index the home pages. Other pages on the site are indexing just fine. I need to ...
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What is the difference between doing a “link:http://www.example.com” google search and the “links to your site” in Webmaster Tools?

I've tried to do two kinds of searches which I had previously thought were a source of the same data, but are apparently different. The first is doing a google search that looks like ...
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How to add menu on google search result? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I want to ask how to make menu on google search result.E.g : when you search on google ...
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Google started to ignore some of my top traffic generator pages, How to fix it?

I had top search results on certain keywords with some of my articles. but google started to ignore them now and it completely ignores all pages with this keyword. I lost top search position and other ...
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What is the feature of a Google result snippet that this man is describing called now?

At 3:39s this rather old video from the Google Documentation the man describes a feature of enhanced data associated with the Starbuck website displayed in the search result. He also invites the ...