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How can I force a certain URL for Google to use in search results?

Each page on my site can be accessed by a shortened URL and normal "long" URLs. The shortened URL redirects to the long URL and the long URL includes an optional title that's not parsed (much like on ...
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www is not displayed in Google Search result

I have a website at www.matrimonyteam.com; when I perform a Google search it is only displaying matrimonyteam.com in search results rather than www.matrimonyteam.com. Is there is any setting ...
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Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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Where does Google pull the results for the define operator

Google has a define: operator which provides a list of definitions for a given word. Where does Google pull those definitions from? i.e. what does Google look for on a page to determine that that page ...
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How do you Google Search without personalization and localisation?

Google Search results are customised based on your location and your search history. Can you do a search that is independent of these factors, so that different users in different parts of the world ...
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Is this a valid Google Review Microformat?

I’ve applied some HTML around my aggregate review. I just wondered if anyone could tell me if it is valid (even though the Google test tool says it is) and that non of the extra HTML or style affects ...
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Preventing Spiders on One Subdomain?

We currently host multiple sites on the same domain that all live in the same physical directory on the server. Each is database driven and lives at a unique subdomain. For example, site1.example.com, ...
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Can we Use Google's Ajax Proposal?

In October 2009 on Google's blog (see this link) there was a proposal presented to make ajax websites crawlable. Does anyone know if this got past the proposal stage and is it safe to use the methods ...
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Pseudo-external links and SEO

I don't know, how to name such a links. Main idea is following: I write a post at a community, which I do not control, and place a link to my web-site: www.mywebsite.com When post is saved, my ...
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How do i tell google to ignore my subdomain?

I did a search and i found a link to my site... twice. They are exactly the same except one is www and the other is static. How do i tell google to ignore everything in my static domain?
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SEO - 2 websites in the same domain

I have my domain (http://www.foobar.com, for example) and my website talks about technology. I want to have another website (with other content, not about technology) inside of it ...
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Local monthly searches in Google keyword tool

For a target keyword made of two words the Local monthly searches shows: Broad: 300,000 searches Phrase: 250,000 searches Competition is nil. Does it mean that -- this many people search for ...
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Will the rest of my clients be affected if google blocks a site on the same server?

I am about to take on a client who is a mutual friend of someone I know. He has a legit business, but one of his competitors somehow complained to google and got his whole site blocked. He's ...
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How do I get google to see keywords on a one page web application site?

I'm going to have to link to the web site to explain this, http://www.diagram.ly, it's a free service, so I hope this doesn't break advertising rules. Basically, it's a one page web application, I ...
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Google new algorithm: My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website

My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website with reference to their source. Our articles write by high level processionals in the field ...
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Searching for a page with a Very Unique title, doesnt find that intended page… Why?

a question about appearing in search results in google: A page of mine has this extremely unique page title: Ein gutes Logo passt wie ein Handschuh auf Ihre Marke in die Hände Now, when I search ...
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Is it good to use same keyword for multiple pages in one domain?

I want to know after Google recent updates, will it be good opt to use same keywords for multiple pages? Say- my keyword is "driver update" and I have a folder "HP" in website. Hp has lots of models ...
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Incorrect Meta information in Google

Google shows up incorrect meta info (title & description) in search engine results for an add domain and the information is of the domain which is the primary domain of the hosting account. I ...
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A couple of links to our products and 10 pages of crack/keygen/torrent/etc

If you try searching for our company and product name you'll get two useful links and 10 pages of hacker sites where eventually you can download the cracked version of our products. How can we clean ...
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Google indexed site's address by accident. What do I do now?

I was making a site for a friend of mine and he wanted to be able to see my progress as I worked on the site, so I decided to put the site on a server on my computer and enable access by a domain name ...
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SEO - why did my google search rank drop?

My nutrition shop websites for tampa and brandon were coming up on page one of google search results and now they have dissappeared. The 2 websites serve different markets although they are close ...
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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, ...
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How does Google show a web page's recipe photo inline with the search results? How'd they do that?

On Google, if you search for "chana dal recipe," in the middle of the search results page you'll see one search result with an image of the meal, taken from the underlying web page. It's the only ...
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What does “Impression Change” in Google webmaster->search mean?

I have been using Google Webmaster Tools. I checked out the search queries section. There I found a lot keywords and its report, but I could not understand what the data in those reports mean. Can ...
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Google search preview shows content not on the website

My website google search entry is messed up. In the preview in google search results, I get things like cracks, serials, random ip addresses. I scanned all files and my computer for viruses and ...
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Using SEO to hide a website in a specific location?

A friend of mine wants to build a website, but doesn't want people in the West Midlands area of the UK to be able to see it, but wants areas outside of the West Midlands to be able to see it. Is this ...
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How does Stack Overflow have questions appear in Google so quickly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: StackOverflow and Google search I have noticed while asking questions on Stack Overflow that they appear in Google almost instantly. How does SO do this? Is it a feed ...
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Why my site not linking with google.com? [closed]

i am very tired about my website ranking in google. i am dong hard work about it but not getting anywhere my site in google. actually i am web master of a www.panbeli.in matrimony website INDIA. i am ...
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Google Search API

Can someome tell me if there is an API to get search results form Google? I went through the Google Search APIs, but could not find anything that will let me get search results (the custom search api ...
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How can I find out how many times a specific term has been searched on Google?

Is this information possible to get? If not is there any other source of information that can provide this?
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Embeding a generic google search with autocomplete - not a custom site search

Most people's home page is google.com. My homepage is just a custom html page hosted on my computer. I do this because I am a web developer, and I have several projects that I work on a one time, so ...
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Google Search Parameter Question

I've been trying to determine different parameters used by Google in their search queries. In particular, the usg parameter is what is giving me troubles. Here is an example value given for it, ...
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Is there an easier way to implement 301 redirects when converting a site to WordPress

I have just converted a website to WordPress. The old site has hundreds of hard-coded html files, and the new site does not match the old site's directory structure or file naming system (bad SEO in ...
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Why website position on the google is shifting

I want to know what's the reason behind shifting of website on google is there, whenever I updated the website with the new content. Whenever I go ahead with the new content, it goes beyond 150 on ...
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Differences between google domains in different countries

We are currently trying to see if our site is being indexed successfully by google. Mind you we got millions of pages. A trick some people use is the google site: command. I always assumed that ...
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How can I show ads for search on own web site

On my web site there is a (self-coded) search functionality that searches through the web site's specific contents. However I'd like to display one banner in addition to the site's results, showing ...
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My readers don't have Digg or StumbleUpon, how can I ask them for help raising my SERP?

I have a coupons-code web page that receives 40,000 unique visitors a month, but its numbers are stagnant or dropping because it is #3 in Google's SERP. 75% of its visits are new and the page has ...
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Google Search results not showing up

I have added a custom Google Search to a site and while the search box functions the results page is pathetically empty. Here is the search box code: <form ...
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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...
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Does Google also show rich snippets for small sites?

So far, I’ve seen rich snippets in Google search results only for large sites with a high number of elements (people, events, recipes, etc.). Does anyone know of an example where rich snippets are ...
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Microdata vs. Microformats

Just like the title says: it seems to me that Microdata has a few advantages over Microformats, with the only drawback being a bit more verbose. Is this all the story? It seems that Google supports ...
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Why isn't my website in Google search results?

Its been sometime and Google has yet to index my site, how can I get Google to index my website?