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Will 404 pages hurt website page ranking? [duplicate]

I have an online marketplace platform. Because of adding new products/services, I had to update my links to match the new list. Earlier, Google has indexed most of my pages. Now with the new links ...
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Is this a correct robots.txt file?

I would like to allow Googlebot and Mediapartners-Google (AdSense useragent) to crawl my website. So I have written below code inside my robots.txt file. User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: ...
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Relation between number of google search results from a phrase for a domain

The question is when I searched (in google) my researched keyword phrase (3 words) in google with quotes, it bring out about 145,000,000 results. The competition is 0.01 Monthly global searches is ...
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Site: search shows 2 different amounts of indexed pages

I did a Site: search for a website and Google told me it had about 1,000 indexed pages. Looking through these pages, Google only goes up to 15 pages (150 URLs). If Google says it found 1,000 ...
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SEO - how to determine if a link if strong or not?

I know most people want links from sites which are PR8 or PR7 and that is sort of the holy grail of SEO. But it occurred to me that Twitter is a PR-8 site. But if I tweet a link, I don't think it ...
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Strange description appearing in Google search results [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page? I just noticed that when searching Google for the name of a website I'm working on, the search result ...
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Search engine indexing based on user country

I got two domain names company.com company.jp Each domain has its own website with different content hosted on same server but different accounts, the purpose is to display optimized website and ...
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Improvement of url by changing slash to underline or dash [duplicate]

I have a website with links similar to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948/css-set-background if I change links to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948_css-set-background ( / to _ ...
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Regarding sitelinks in google search [duplicate]

I would like my site to display additional site links when preforming a Google Search.. How can this be achieved?
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using blank image to improve post value

I have seen people (including popular digital agencies) using 1 x 1px transparent image, so that they can add page title as alt value. Does that really increases the value of a web page or that's a ...
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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 authorship information, for a whole website?

To make Google Authorship Information work, you should follow some steps one of which is to login to your Google profile, and add the links of the articles you've contributed to. This is a good ...
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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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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

I'm having the latest WordPress and it's been long that I'm seeing my website's front page is being indexed with a different page title that I'm setting everywhere, at Settings->General->Site Title, ...
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How to make hidden contents important for google?

I am using a book plugin to showing some contents. At first all of pages except first one are hidden. But my contents are in other pages that are hidden. My solution is to write all of my contents ...
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Where is a country information on google.com fetched from?

I am talking about the text that is shown right of search results on Google.com: For institutions, universities this is often the first sentence from Wikipedia. For countries it is not. When ...
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Cleaning up web results after SEO spam attack

A while ago my Wordpress-based personal site was hacked with SEO spam. I've since cleaned it up (removed and reinstalled wordpress, manually checked through all files, manually checked database ...
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How will search engine find out if content of dynamic sites are changing?

I have site with few hundred blog posts and few thousand dynamic pages. If I create a sitemap.xml for dynamic pages , google does not crawl and index it. reason - they are not linked to each other and ...
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Google say: robots.txt not valid for subdomains?

I'm very confused about Google's robots.txt documentation Examples of valid robots.txt URLs: Not valid for http://other.example.com/ https://example.com/ http://example.com:8181/ ...
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Lynx shows nothing but “loading” when opening a site

The site I help to administer appears very poorly in Google search results. While trying to tackle the issue from several angles I've tried to open the site in Lynx browser (the intention was to see ...
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What does it mean when google says “0 search results found”?

What does it means, when google says "0 search results found"? Did google try to get relevant search results from every website it knows about before displaying 0 results?
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my main key word is struggling to perform as there is already domain in that word?

( To respect the Privacy of our Competitors Brand and their Website Domain name and to follow Our Company Policy I changed Name of the actual Domain and Keywords for this question ) We are ...
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When I click on my site in the Google results, I get redirected to my site with an extra www subdomain which is an error

I have this domain example.com, when I search in Google for "example" I can see it has listed my domain properly. But when I click on that it goes to https://www.www.example.com with two www segments. ...
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What are the best SEO practices when changing domain names?

I'm using the Yoast SEO plugin on a WordPress site on a new, more memorable domain to replace an old static HTML site with no SEO. I've followed Google's documentation for moving a site, set up 301 ...
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Stop Google from crawling proxied pages but still allow the proxy itself to be found via search engines

I have a proxy at http://rahul2001.com/proxy/ I site can be 'proxied' by like this: http://rahul2001.com/proxy/proxy.php/http://site-to-be-proxied.example.com/ The problem is that Google seems to be ...
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Why is my site's landing page ranking below the about page on Google?

When I search for my site ("twolips dating"), the organic search results has the "about" page listed above the landing page. This isn't desirable because I want my linked Google+ brand to show on ...
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Schema.org markup taking too long to index

I run a doctor discovery platform. It has individual profiles for each doctor (over 700 profiles). I've added schema markup to the profiles. It's been more than 5 months and still not all the ...
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Why does Google Cache break my iframes?

In HTML5, iframe comes as a replacement for frameset. However, when I load my iframe-based page in SeaMonkey through Google Cache, the page appears empty, other than the standard Google Cache header ...
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Is it legit to have pages from the same domain in multiple rankings (domain crowding)?

I'm trying to optimize my site and notice that one of my competitors appears in all of the top 3 results same domain, different pages. Is this normal or considered an abuse? Does anyone have any ...
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Google indexing not working [duplicate]

I have recently created my website and hosted it through 000webhost. I have also begun researching on how to make my website 'searchable' from googles search engine. And so i came across google ...
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Just Received Email From WhatsApp Inc. Regarding To My Site [Need Help Or Advice Pls]

I got an email before 7 days seems to be from whatsapp . Here is that email below :- To Whom It May Concern: It has come to our attention that you have registered xyz.com (the "Domain ...
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Will a site that's been impacted by a spam action from Google no longer show up in it and its partner sites?

Is it true that a site impacted by an algorithmic or manual spam action may no longer show up in Google.com or its partner's sites? I found an article on Webmaster Guidelines by Google here, and ...
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Schema.org mainContentOfPage property is not recognized by Google

I'm developing a website for a property portal, that when a user enter the required inputs it shows a listing of the properties. I want to give them a product that includes Microdata. But when I ...
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Site URL being displayed before TITLE on SERP

Apologies if the question is a repeated one but I couldn't find a solution for this. I have following HTML code on the home page of my website. <head> <title>Sample title for ...
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Is it possible to refer our old domain name in Google search results if someone search my new domain name?

We moved our site to a new domain. Is it possible that the results that appear when someone Google our previous name, also appear when someone Google our new name?
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Search engine results

I run this website www.chalopicnic.com and My development team recently changed the url structure to include hyphen which originally had underscore. This is resulting in NOT FOUND in search engines. ...
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SEO: does Google index search result pages?

I have a site with a search form. When someone searches, the url for the results page has PHP variables in it and looks like: ...
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How do I get ranked for terms which do not have related published content? [closed]

My site is database driven site for educational courses. I around 200 courses list with me. The users I am targeting search for terms like MBA in finance, Computer engineering Graduates. Now I can ...
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which url is better for google SEO, recursively or directly? [duplicate]

Say I'm building a e-commerce website. I have a lot of products in different categories. For example one of them is: Flat to Round Power Plug Convertor So I have two ways to link to this ...
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Is there a way to make links to search photos on my site automatically with Google Image Search?

I have a website where members can upload photos. I am trying to make sure that these are photos that members have the rights to, so when I am concerned, I do a search using Google image search to ...
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How to prevent Google from showing URLs in the description section of search results for my site

I have music website. There are 46 album pages and each page has different player and files. I just entered the one of album's URLs in a search engine. I found that Google is displaying player code ...
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When does Google show images in search results

When making a search on Google for something rather generic, Google might show image results above the list of organic search results websites, or in a top position. There would also be a link like ...
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Search dropped dramatically Due to Soft 404

I've been doing a big mistake (sending 200 status for 404 pages : Soft 404). I didn't know what to do so I removed all the website from google search and I wanted to restart from scratch, pretty ...
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How to see my site's problems with Google?

I recently made a website, which aims for a certain search query. It was like 5th or 6th for a few days. But now it's not even in the first 3 pages. There are no warnings in Webmaster Tools. There is ...
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Will Google go by my sitemap.xml or also include it's own crawled URLs

I have a website which has recently employed "friendly IDs" like the following: /users/bob-barker I have created a very explicit sitemap.xml which includes the friendly URLs like the one above, but ...
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What is the replacement for Google's “Search Within Results” feature?

On one of the sites that I maintain, I used a link to allow Google Search with the "Search Within Results" (/swr) feature as follows: ...
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Larger text + box in Google Search?

Just curious, but I saw this when searching for "webmasters stack exchange". The site seems to get "special treatment" with larger text, extra links underneath the main link, and a box around it. ...
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Putting Custom page summary in meta description

if putting "Custom" meta description for EVERY page of site, is harmful for SEO? (for example, summary of each article) And Google will show them on SERPs?
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Google AdWords Tool showing 0 visitors for a keyword but Google Instant Results showing it. How?

I tried to Google ‘How to choose best moving company’ but the Google Instant Results showed it automatically in the search box which means that the particular question has been asked by many users ...
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Suddenly website stopped to appear at Google Search [closed]

We have a working website for more than a year. Everything was ok, site worked, appeared in the relevant Google searches etc. Now, one day we discover that the site totally removed from Google Search ...