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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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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Domain name extension importance and hosting area location.

I'm very curious, how is domain extension REALLY impact the SEO in most of search engines and specially in google and social media. I'll clear out my point here: there's lots of material about that ...
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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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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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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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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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Google Search Results show and extra 0 in my title [duplicate]

The search results for my site have an added 0 in front of the title. Whereas in my title on my page it does not have any such thing in the title. Can somebody point me in the right direction of how ...
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Timing of Panda penalty

I found a new site (< 2 months old) with 0 PR that already has over 500,000 pages indexed according to the site: command. When I just do a google search on the domain name in quotes, there are ...
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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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Is using Arabic letters in a domain name OK for SEO?

I want to use an Arabic letters in my site's domain name. Will that be good for search engine optimization? I will be targeting people searching in the Arabic language.
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how to allow my web site to appear on Google & Bing search engines [duplicate]

I have developed an asp.net mvc web application representing our web site. and the web site uses friendly urls such as www.ourcompanynam.com/contact . now i deploy the web site to a Microsoft Hosting ...
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How to show map of business next to google search without Google plus account?

As a website developer I have to add basic SEO features into the website. One of the things I have to do is have the business' map show next to its search result. However I do not want to a google ...
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Are “Pokémon” and “Pokemon” different keywords to Google?

Does Google categorize Pokémon and Pokemon as different keywords? I would assume most people write "Pokemon" without the ´ simbol since it is easier, though the correct way to write it is "Pokémon". ...
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Target rich clients with Adwords? [closed]

I have been using adwords for about 10 years. My business involves targeting rich and wealthy people who can buy a real estate of 1 million or above in european countries. i hate to admit that i was ...
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What is the search rank where people stop searching on Google?

What is the stopping point on Google SERPs where most people stop searching? Does it vary by different keywords? For example, if I was searching for "Orlando hotels", I would instinctively look at ...
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Table Snippets in Google Search - how to display table from my website in Google search results? [duplicate]

At the moment I am working on website selling products online. Site has pages displaying product lists in form of tables. The markup of product list is actually HTML table. I have noticed that some ...
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Show location with Google search result

I want to show the map for my business on the right side in search results, or at least show the pinpoint location sign with the address at the bottom of the result. I'm interested in the second link ...
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GWT Remove URLs Tab has requests for removal I didn't put [duplicate]

I'm seeing in GWT a bunch of request of removal of pages, which weren't submitted from someone in my organization. I'm referring to the tab under Google Index->Remove URLs. Does it include any ...
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How to make Google ignore an element on a page (without using HTML comments)? [duplicate]

I would like to make Google ignore a div containing functional buttons and action titles, which I've seem come up in search engine results. Now I know about <!-- googleoff: index --> tags, ...
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How to add a Google Search Box to search results? [duplicate]

I would like to add a search box to the Google search results, just like Stack Overflow seen here. I have been trying for several days but no luck. How can I add this to my own 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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Rankings keep dropping from #4 - #36 then back up again?

For the last few weeks every 3 - 4 days my clients site goes from #4 on google right down to #36. Then after a few days it shoots back up to number #3 but today its back down to #36. There isn't ...
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How SEO is affected after switching routing technique? [duplicate]

Website currently has static php pages: our-company-staff.php about-us.php our-programs.php news-article-title-date.php And I want to switch to stateful routing: /aboutus /ourstaff ...
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only 119 pages indexed out of 146 [duplicate]

In my post-sitemap.xml I have only 119 pages indexed out of 146. The total number of posts on my blog that are published is 146 but only 119 of them are indexed. How can I get the other ones indexed ...
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Google displaying wrong site title and snippet [duplicate]

I am having an issue where a website that displays the incorrect site title and snippet in Google Search. From the content it is clear that some spammer has infected the site, but I cannot figure out ...
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Incorrect Titles, Descriptions and Redirects in Google [duplicate]

I'm at a loss for why Google is indexing my site incorrectly. I just uploaded a new version of the site last night and "fetched as google" last night as well. Also uploaded sitemap. ...
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Someone else is using my IP address with an old A Record. What can i do?

I found out that someone who used to have my current IP address, still has an old A record and google is using that for returning search results. As a result, when someone searches the name of my ...
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Random domain pointing to my domain

A random person has pointed their domain to my website. I don't have much experience with websites, but I know a bit. What can I put in .htaccess to give a 403 error if they try to access from a ...
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Options for removing listings from unreponsive business directories

I have recently upgraded to a new domain/website. It is already ranking quite well on Google. I had listed my previous website on about 15 local business directories which I want removed. I have ...
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Would you use the Product Schema.org type or the SoftwareApplication Schema.org type for a Wordpress (or something similar) plugin?

My first thought was definitely SoftwareApplication but everything about Google's documentation on the Schema.org type seems uncertain (except for when it comes to apps or games). At the top of the ...
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Rich snippets not showing [duplicate]

We are faced with the problem of rich snippets not showing up in the search results on Google, for any recipes from our website. Example: if you Googling this keyword "halep kebab sauce recipe" the ...
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Sitemap in different domain and robots.txt crawling

I have the following subdomains: www.example.com api.example.com The subdomain api.example.com is supposed to be invisible to Google. Its robots.txt had a disallow / directive. But I don't want ...
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I deleted a Promotion on Google CSE. Why doesn't it disappear?

I deleted a Promotion on Google CSE. Why doesn't it disappear? I took no other other other than to delete the promotion, yet is still appears using the promoted keyword. This occurs not only on my ...
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How can I get my organization brand to appear to the right of Google search? [duplicate]

This was originally marked as a duplicate, however, I believe it is necessary to ask again as the requirements to accomplish the intent have changed significantly in the years since. Previous answers ...
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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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Google returns wrong subdomain variation as top result

we recently updated a customer website which included a change in server and some 301's to send old pages to new ones. The website as long as we know has always been setup without the www. subdomain ...
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google.com vs google.com.xx showing different results for sitelinks

We have a site where we want to make sure that google sitelinks should show up as can be seen in screen below: This is working fine as long as we perform the search on specific localized google ...