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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario: abc.com → 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com. We then do a 302 ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...
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Google only indexing 2% of my sitemap on a 2 year old site [duplicate]

Looking at the Crawl stats on Google Webmaster Tools has made me very confused as to why Google is only indexing about 2-3% of the URL's in my sitemap. My sitemap contains 5288 URL's, but only 134 ...
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Google SEO vs. Bing SEO

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. What is happening is that Keyword Phrase; "A B C", has been optimized for Page; "A B C." The Keyword Phrase; "D F G," has been optimized for ...
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Google sitelinks not getting generated

Even though our website is indexed by google, sitelinks are not getting generated. It's been almost 2 years now and still not sitelinks. Google webmaster tools has a lot of 404 errors. Are these 404 ...
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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 results,...
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Google displaying wrong title / Adds “First -” before the title

I have a website (wordpess) and the most important page of my website is displayed with a wrong title on Google search results. The title of the page is in this format: "Category name | Website name"....
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Is it legal to have an uncensored chat on a website

I am from Canada and have a website hosted on an American web server. Are their any laws for websites forcing any sort of censorship for user generated content (Chat containing Text/links only)? As ...
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Restrict Indexing to Google Custom Search Only

We are looking at using Google CSE to power the search functionality for our Extranet which is restricted to staff access only. How can we restrict indexing so Google indexes the site for the embedded ...
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Meta tag robots noodp

Does Google still crawl a page when this is used? <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/> And when should this be used? Our robots.txt is set to index all.
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...
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How to invalidate Google Search results?

Due to a misconfiguration all HTTPS traffic to a specific server showed the wrong content for a while. Google indexed this content including urls that don't exist in the affected sites. For example: ...
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Main difference between Schema.org 'logo' and 'image' properties

What is the difference between the logo and image properties? If you go to the Brand schema, you will notice properties for logo and image. Is there any difference between these 2 properties? When ...
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Rich snippets won't show? Local business

I have been trying to get Rich snippets to show on my website for months now with no prevail. A week or two ago the ratings were showing up in SERPS on all pages (except homepage which isn't marked up)...
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Google just un-indexed 8000 of our URLs, what could be possible reasons? [closed]

We went to our sitemaps and discovered a fall in the number of indexed pages, while the submitted pages remained more or less the same. Some sitemaps look like this now: In the following ...
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Does Google search prefer PDF files over HTML files in its search results?

I have noticed for some time, that when I search for something using Google search, I gets lots of hits that are all PDF links. (I know I can tell it not to find PDF hits using -filetype:pdf) But the ...
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How to get precise indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site?

When conducting competitor analysis, we use "site" command to get the indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site. But it seems that I cannot get the correct(or precise) number. For ...
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Schema.org BlogPosting mainEntityOfPage vs. WebPage mainEntity

I am still having difficulty in trying to understand what the mainEntityOfPage.@id is and why it is recommended by Google. I am referring specifically to articles, blog posts and similar schemas. Here ...
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Google PDF search - return page number?

I have a collection of about 150 PDF documents hosted on a site that are all rather long, 80-500 pages each. Google indexes and searches these no problem (Google Custom Search) - they are all linked ...
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Google incorrectly offers to “translate this page” the homepage. No issue for other pages

First off, this is probably a duplicate of: How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page? But the question above was posted back in 2010, things might be different in 2016. ...
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Rich snippets on Google's ccTLD domains

I've implemented rich snippets for review on my site and everything works fine when my site pops out in Google search results when using google.com. The problem is that I can not see any stars in ...
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Having a single website behind 2 domains

I have a website www.mywebsite.com. Recently I created a brand for my business, lets say it's called MyNewBrand. I'm thinking of acquiring domain name www.mynewbrand.com and create a 301 redirect to ...
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Google search console reports rankings, but my site doesn't show up for me when searching for those keywords

So I know that positions change and are also tailored to the user personally, but when I am looking at positions in my Webmaster tools dashboard some keywords have positions like 5, 6 or 7 (first page)...
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redirecting many websites to a domain marketplace

I'm building a small domain marketplace where I and a few friends want to sell a few of domain names. We plan to redirect (301?) each domain to a dedicated page in the marketplace website. we wonder ...
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How to target a website to a non-English country?

I want my website to target a non-English speaking country. I believe that I need to modify something other than the page itself. I don't speak the language that I want to target. When I used Google ...
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Google Image publishing guidelines; landing page for each image?

In Google Image publishing guidelines there is a paragraph about landing page for each image: Even if your image appears on several pages on your site, consider creating a standalone landing page ...
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How to index milions of dynamic pages in google? [duplicate]

I have a website which urls are something like: http://mysite/Code/12345678910 This "Code" i get from a table wich has something about 40 millions rows, each one with a different "Code". I would ...
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Google manual action removed but effects remain similar

Our domain had been under Google manual action penalty until recently. One week ago we finally get the action removed. However, we made a test creating a new domain and pointing it to the existing ...
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How to show up other pages and posts from your websites in search [duplicate]

When I search for websites on Google their results show up like the image above. Links of pages on website are also showing in the search result but when I search for my website only one link with my ...
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Cancel website without taking it down

I have a website www.old.com. I want to remove it from all search engines. I only want to keep it as a reference for personal use. I developed a www.new.com with contents from old.com. Can I just use ...
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How to handle search engine indexing of multiple pages of products

I have worked on several websites that have lists of products (or lists of something) that span over multiple pages. Generally the first page might have some text describing the products in the ...
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Clear old SEO content from Joomla

Current situation Our previous website was built to be embedded in Joomla, stuff like "About" were Joomla content, but the main page was custom PHP. Now that we moved to a complete custom ...
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Why does Google show different search results when viewed by 10 versus 100 results per page?

Most of the time I have seen that when I enter my query in Google's search box and view the results by 10 per page, and then with the same query I view the results by 100 per page, the results are ...
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Should I promote a product while there's a different product with a quite similar name?

I'm going to release a new software tool, currently named "ALM Performance". I'm now googling, and I see there's a tool named "HP ALM Performance Center" which is highly ranked for "ALM Performance" ...
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How to make my website top ranking on Google? [duplicate]

I am searching this question on Google but I couldn't find any suitable results. Now I am posting this question on Stack Exchange as my last options. As we all know that Google is the leading door of ...
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https in page url but not displaying in google search results

Why a site even when crawled with https, the indexed urls are https but the search result that google does not display https appearing in result url. The results in red have links to https but why ...
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Google Rich Snippet on Real Estate Site

I would like to know what would be the Structured Data Mark-up that will lead too this Rich Snippet: I am particularly interested on the list of link under the First Rich Snippet.
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Google displays search results even after removing URLs in Search Console

I am developing an AngualrJS application and since it is not easy to optimize it for search engines, I put it public and let Google index the page by registering a "Property" in their "Search Console" ...
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Structured Data Mark-up Effect

How long would it take for the structured data to show in google search snippet?
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Google-SEO-friendly ajax site since Oct 2015

Since Oct 2015, Google have been able to crawl ajax sites automatically (so the recommendations made in former articles like this are officially deprecated). But I'm still having trouble getting ...
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Ideal title size for Google Search

Is it true that Google Search can’t read more than 70 characters of a webpage title?
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports first page presence on major search term but no sign of website on Google

On a major search term Webmaster shows that it has achieved an average first page presence of 3.5 over last 28 days (250 impressions - no clicks) But when I search this search term on Google the site ...
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Language of friendly URLs

I am doing a site where the language of the entire content is Portuguese. My URLs are friendly, however they are in English. Should I change all URL to Portuguese, too? For example: from: example....
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Correctly adding WordPress blog to existing site

I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site. Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem; The domain: www.example.com The ...
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No Rich Snippet for seller ratings/reviews in Google Search

I am trying to get Google to show my Schema.org seller ratings and reviews in the natural ranking search results. Not for products, but for the seller itself. I am using a third-party software called ...
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Is buying domain names for property addresses and redirecting them to a realty website a viable SEO strategy? [duplicate]

I'm a Linux engineer, and I know quite a bit of programming languages, and can create a website pretty easily, but what I suck at, is SEO. That's an art all by itself, and that's what I need some help ...
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Domain expired and was down for about 30 min, will it effect Google ranking? [duplicate]

I've discovered my domain expired, apparently about 20 min after it expired. it took few min to renew it and few min until the name servers reverted correctly. Is there a chance that this downtime ...
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How do I get my site's content to show up in other languages on google search when locale is stored in a cookie

I'm using setting the locale for each user by detecting the browser's language header and storing it in a cookie to display my site's content. Users can also select the language and change the locale, ...
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How long Google takes to restore Rankings after resolving website down during server migration?

My websites were ranking in the first page for various keywords but during server migration I misconfigured the DNS settings and my websites become unavailable. I took nearly 72 hours to fix it. Now ...