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After 2 days of 404 errors, Google removed my site from its search results

My site had 404 errors for 2 days because of some provider problems, which they fixed, but now my site isn't showing up in Google Search, but my results were very good for searching for a specific ...
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Should I force secure access to my web sites?

Now that Let's Encrypt is in public beta, I'm adding secure browsing to many of my web sites. But should I force secure access, or allow visitors to choose how they access those sites? In researching ...
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Someone is spamming links to my site by 301 redirecting his domain to mine what should I do?

I have already disvowed the domain. Still he is creating more than 100k links daily. How should I report this to Google?
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Google mobile usability errors

I received an email from Google saying my site has some mobile usability issues. The email said the following: We’ve found critical mobile usability issues in pages on my website. Mobile ...
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url is right but site redirects

When I search for my site through google I can easily see my site, all the content being pulled correctly for the rich snippet. However if I click on the link from google itself, it sends me directly ...
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SEO - Add google sitelinks search box for URL sub path

Is it possible and usefull to add a google sitelinks search box to a sub path of the website? For instance we have following structure with site in sites for our clients: Main search: ...
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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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Is there a way to tell if my website might have been hit by Panda 4.0 penalties?

I just came to realization that our site might have been hit by the Panda 4.0 update. Before May, 2014 our site received 1.5 million pageviews/mo, and after the update, it has never received more ...
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Do multiple structured data elements compete for display in SERPS?

For example, with a product page you may have product info (price, offers, image etc.) but also have a video to show the context of use of the product. I don't believe the product structured data ...
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What is the maximum size of an HTML file that Google will crawl through?

I have a 10MB HTML file. Will Google crawl through the entire file, or does it only look at the first X MB?
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How do I exclude PDF file from a Google site search?

I want to display of the indexed file from a particular section of my website. So I type this into the address bar: https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&q=site:example.com%2Fsubfolder%2F I ...
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Unwanted results in Search Results from Domains we control

I'm not sure how to word this. But basically when you search our company's name, some of our clients are coming up in the results. That alone is strange because we don't have any links outbound to ...
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Does advertising on porn website affect my Google SEO ranking / Organic traffic?

I plan to advertise my business on porn websites, Due to low CPA cost. Though my business is not at all related to porn industry. I just want to try it. When I get more PPC traffic from porn ...
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Google search showing things that don't exist on my site

There are a few pages on my site (which has been running for 2 years) that have had their content changed. All the URLs are still the same. So say on Page X I have a block in the sidebar with some ...
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How to update the date on Google search results?

For a blog entry, I have this meta tags: <meta property="article:published_time" content="2015-09-07T21:54:43+00:00" /> <meta property="article:modified_time" ...
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What is the impact on SEO, when internal links pointing to “/” or “example.com” (homepage)?

Let's assume I have website example.com and 1000s of inner pages. Is there any difference in terms of SEO ranking (SERP) when I link to my home page from all the inner pages using "/" and ...
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Google breadcrumbs not working correctly

I'm having some trouble using structured data and implementing breadcrumbs. Here is my code: <ol class="nav" vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="BreadcrumbList"> <li ...
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Number of indexed pages with “site:” search less than reported in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google webmaster tools it shows that I have 309 pages indexed, but when I search using "site:site.com" appear about 180 only (On the first page appears "about 608 results," something near the total ...
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If you delete a Google Business page, do the reviews also get deleted with it?

Reviews posted against a business on Google appear on Google Maps, within the Google Search results, and on Google+. The scenario is that we have a single negative review against a Google Business ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages) like if a page has 20 -50 ...
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How to handle SEO for brand that has a special character in the name

I am building a website (small online retail store) for a company whose brand name has a special character in it. The name of the brand is actually a legitimate Polish word that has an Ł, which is an ...
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Different index number in GWT and Google SERP [duplicate]

I launched my site about 2 months ago.Several Days ago,I submit my sitemaps and I find the index number in GWT is 800,000 but it shows 223,000 results when I try to search in google with ...
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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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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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Is there some kind of API for submitting a site to Google for indexing?

I have a client that is insisting there is a method to send a URL automatically to Google to get it indexed quickly. Here are the methods I know of to tell Google about your site for indexing: 1. ...
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can google index/crawl random subdomains that aren't linked to from anywhere

Me and a friend are having a debate where she claims that every and all subdomains will get crawled/indexed by google unless you specifically tell it not to, and I'm saying that if a page isn't linked ...
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How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites (HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines

My question is about SEO. How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites(HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines. As i know google take few days for crawl. Then ...
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Homepage Rich Snippet Star Ratings not showing in Google SERP

In the Google SERP for site:soapboxdesign.co.uk: The Rich Snippet Star Ratings are displaying for the internal pages, but not the homepage. However, the homepage schema is the same as the internal ...
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Why is the date displayed in the Google search result is 3 days older than the actual publication date?

Yesterday I published an article on my website, if I go on Google it says that it has been published 3 days ago. Why? I've WordPress, on a Centos 6,5 VM. System time is wrong of 20 min of my server, ...
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Googlebot only seems to crawl my front page even when provided a different URL

I'm new to the webmaster world and trying to get my site SEO ready. It runs on javascript (AngularJS) and I set up all the things you'd need so that crawlers can read the site. I have the <meta ...
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Google SRP not showing Mobile breadcrumb

I have implemented schema code for Breadcrumb on mobile site which is same as on Desktop. Now Desktop breadcrumb structure is getting visible on Google SRP, but when i check Mobile breadcrumb ...
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SEO URL, Category vs Location Priority

We are building a website for listing out brand information. As a reference it is comparable to yelp.com. Basically a brand will belong to a category and an area. From SEO point of view what will be ...
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How do Search Engines handle Singular vs. Plural?

In a site's main menu, one link points to the page containing a list of links to several software packages. By following this link in the main menu, the user's action can be seen from two different ...
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Site-wide footer external link - is it a risk?

I want to do link exchange with another site, he is offering me footer site-wide link to my site. This site has about 50 indexed pages on Google, this site has strong SEO data that can help my site. ...
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Does a bunch of post tags within Wordpress help with SEO?

we run a wordpress blog with almost 94.000 post tags, spread over 5000 posts, and only 20.000 of these post tags are actually attached to more than one post, hence 74.000 of the total number of tags ...
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SEO - why my sites images are not showing in google search [closed]

I have got SEO suggestion like this: "Make sure that Googlebot can crawl your JavaScript, CSS and image files by using the Fetch as Google feature in Google Webmaster Tools." So how to know why is ...
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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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Website being indexed twice by Google [duplicate]

Website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two versions, one version of ...
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Meta description tags appearing in Google search results even though they had been removed

I recently removed all the meta description tags from my website and uploaded the files to my host company's FTP server. However, Google search results still show the old meta tags even though the ...
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Using canonical links to eliminate “similar” search results in google

In our site, we have links as such: /{{category-name}}.html - will display all products /category-name/filters/{{some-filter}}.html - will display filtered products The problem we are facing is ...
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Change in SEO Ranking

There are two companies A and B. They have a joint venture called AB Group. Company A does more news and social media publishing when compared to company AB Group and is high up on the SEO rankings. ...
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Rich Snippet display differences

Currently working with several websites that use the same code template. Schema.org markup used for both of the websites is the same. But site #1 is displayed with rating and site #2 is without ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google, one with the correct sublinks and the other with all sublinks redirecting to homepage

As that title says, my website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two ...
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Recover large forum from Google 'Metafilter Penalty'?

We have been one of those forums affected on Nov 16, 2012 (yes, 3 years ago!) with a very big drop overnight (from 800.000 unique visitors before that to 400.000 now). Since that time we were not ...
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Why did Google stop showing our reviews rich snippets data?

We have been using rich snippets on our site for a few years now but they stopped working a while ago. The rich snippets do appear if we add site directive to the search. We have been trying several ...
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How to make sub-directories appear in Google Search Engine? [duplicate]

I want to know how to effectively SEO manage my personal websites. For example, I have http://www.janedoe.com/ and in the meta data I have: <meta name="keywords" content="jane doe"> along with ...
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contactPoint for organizations (schema.org)

https://developers.google.com/structured-data/customize/contact-points describes how to "use corporate contact markup on your official website to add your company's contact information to the Google ...
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Any Side effect of “301 Moved Permanently” in Google SERP?

I have an E-commerce website in asp.net. This website has 2000 products (means 2000 pages). Currently Almost all pages are index in Google SERP. and the URL rewriting structure is ...
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Google search links: command for subdomains?

The Google search's links: command allows one to retrieve a set of known backlinks to a domain. Unfortunately, when using this command with a subdomain (for example against myblog.blogspot.com) the ...
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Is there a way to emphasize on a single word of a phrase in google search

Example if I am searching "How to enable a google chrome extension only in incognito mode" It shows results from "How to enable a google chrome extension in incognito mode" Obviously this is not ...