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How does Google decide when to bold synonyms for query keywords?

When you type keywords in the search, Google will bold the requested keywords as well as their synonyms. For example if you type Japanese cars, the synonyms like vehicles will be bold as well. But not ...
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Removing a Website Name in Another Website From Google Index

I have a website named indonesiasumateratravel.com, and when I search on Google something like 'indonesiasumateratravel' or something else, my website's name appears telling me it has been hacked. It ...
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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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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Why is Google.co.in showing and highlighting antonyms of a keyword in search results?

When I was searching for the sentence "SEO interview questions and answers for experienced" in Google.co.in I found so many results with the title "SEO interview questions and answers for fresher", ...
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Google indexed the same page under two URLs (despite rel-canonical)

The Super User question "Playing mp3 in quodlibet displays “GStreamer output pipeline could not be initialized” error" is indexed under two URLs in Google: ...
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How does Google determine Information about a person for Google Search?

For some queries Google Search will return result with a person's information on a right. It looks a bit differently for different queries but most of the time something like this ...
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Why does google does not ignore the word “languages”, although I have set to ignore it in advanced search settings

Why does google does not ignore the word "languages", although I have set to ignore it in advanced search settings. here is the term I am using in google search: -languages ...
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Does Google rank businesses that are closer to me geographically to a higher postion

If I do a search on Google using a key word phrase used on our website, does it rank the business I work for higher because it can work out that it is a close geographical match (and the key word ...
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sitemap.xml for huge online store

I'm running online store with 30,000+ products (having unique urls) which are updated every day. I want google to index my products faster. Now crawler index ~500 pages/day (reports from google ...
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How to deindex image?

I have gallery of thousands of images. All of them at some point needs to be indexed. However after some period of time, some of them should be removed from search engine index while they should ...
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How to specify importance of html elements?

Is it possible to specify what elements of the page are important, or, more specifically, what elements of the page are not important? I'm using HTML5 new elements (nav, header, footer, section, ...
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Sudden Drop in Impressions After Host / CMS Switch?

We have a site that was previously run on Wordpress on a different host, but has now been switched to RiVista (a proprietary CMS). The site was cut over a week or two ago. I realize that a ...
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Does Google penalize daily updated <lastmod> tags in sitemaps if the data is not daily updated?

I've got a sitemap that is generated daily with a lot of links to product pages. These products are imported daily from another data source. Because the update consists of throwing away all current ...
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Having google index canonicals but users using parameters - correct?

I'm working on a site that has a search facility with multiple parameters that look up property listings. The possible parameters are: City, Area, Building Type, Min. Bedrooms, Max Rental Price, ...
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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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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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Google Webmaster Tools site removal

I had a major issue in the last week where a site was found to be showing huge numbers of pages that it shouldn't have been. Naturally Google indexed all of these pages! Rather than manually remove ...
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google search index what is fresh content

I read that sites have good reputation in google search index if it is fresh content. what does fresh content means from google's point of view? I have many pages. I have created articles and ...
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Can using microdata from schema.org for local business hurt its exposure nationally?

Here's the dilemma: This website ranks in the first page for almost all of its products, but it is a local business. I should actually say, 90% of its business are still local, but we are trying to ...
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Reset / Remove - Google Keywords

Summary: My site is ranking for filthy keywords and i would like to remove them from google ranking/keywords. Background: My server was hacked using the timthumb exploit/security vulnerability, ...
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Google search results now shows last updated for some results. How does it work?

I started noticing that for some search results by google, there is a "x hours ago" before the description under the link. How does google determine this? There is also this link "Get more results ...
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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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Site not showing in google search, and webmaster tools showing irrelevant keywords

In Google Webmaster Tools, for my relatively new website: www.caterboxgroup.co.uk, it says there are 3 keywords: domain, registered and caterboxgroup. The two first ones do not exist in the pages ...
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Fetch as Google error 403

2 weeks ago, Google started being unable access my website anymore. In Webmaster Tools I can't fetch any pages, always getting error 403, and the website has been completely dropped from Google search ...
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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 to best format your HTML to help Google display your websites navigation with the search result for your site in Google Search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Look at the first result for "smashing magazine" in the image below. See how Google ...
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How do I block US users from my website without interfering with SEO?

My website uses Apache 2.2.14 (which forwards all requests to Tomcat underneath). I need to block all US users from accessing the website (and potentially users from other countries). But importantly ...
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Help Google to identify my site as a “web application”

I have a web application, and I want Google to identify it as a "web application". I've had a look at Rich Snippets, but there is just an option to "software application" which refers to a desktop ...
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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...
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Homepage disappeared from Google results

Even that my traffic through Google raised approximately 40%, the homepage (/) of my page is gone from Google results even though I have no broken links. How can I investigate the cause?
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Why Facebook profiles are Google-searchable?

Facebook has around 1B user profiles. They can be found by searching in Google. However, I don't think these profiles are linked from anywhere, so how could Google discover them? As far as I know, ...
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How to display an image in google search result

I managed to do it with my blog like this: by using google+ (found it somewhere on the web): <link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/115170983146246266025/"/> UPDATE: This is the ...
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Website Name shown at the end of HTML Titles

A google search for site:cnn.com cnn returns results like Kenyans one dance away from semifinals - Sports - CNN.com Health News - Medical, Mental and Dental Treatment ... - CNN.com ...
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Sitename alternate suggestion SEO

I had a question about SEO. Say, I've made a restaurant website, which is running for a while now. I added some titles, meta tags, keywords,description,etc,etc on it's pages. Now, let's say for ...
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Google search results not based on website's content

A while ago I searched in the Google for a very specific phrase Quazar of Sanxion and I got some strange results (showing the first three): The strange thing is that if you open the second ...
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Can I stop Google from listing my site when using keyword X but allow it for keyword Y?

I have a website. When I search keyword X or Y on Google, I can see my website at the top of the result list. Are there any ways not to show my website on the result list on Google when keyword Y was ...
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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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Controlling text that appears in google search results

I have recently made a simple (pure HTML) website. The most important key phrase that I want to capture is "full reserve banking". Currently, if I type "full reserve banking" (without quotes) into ...
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Google crawl on uncompleted site

I am preparing to have my web application in a private beta. The application when fully live will have a lot more content than in beta. Currently our plan is to release it to limited users with ...
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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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Google Search for my domain has about 3500 3-rd level subdomain I did not create

Some time ago I created the domain in .com zone. Now I tried to evaluate the number of pages are in Google index using request like site:mydomain.com but surprisingly there were a lot of results like: ...
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Google Rich Snippets indexing fall

To 12th November 2013 there were about 3000 pages with structured data indexed for our site according to Google Webmaster Tools. There were stars and all related information in search results. But ...
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Does Google Search know if your site is mobile?

When a user does a search from their desktop, do Google search results know if any site is mobile aware? Does that affect their placement? What if a site is responsive? Many mobile validators don't ...
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Facebook likes Influence SEO ranking

I have seen some data that shows strong correlation between number of Facebook shares and Google ranking position. It makes sense. But I am wondering how does Google know number of Facebook shares. ...
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Block Google (and other) from indexing a domain

We want to open a new domain for certain purposes (call them PR). The thing is we want the domain to point to the same website we currently have. We do not want this new domain to appear on search ...
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Find old web content via Google cache or similar

I have a bit of a problem. My client is running a Joomla 1.0 site and some content (text) was lost. There was no backup configured of the MySQL database. The content was lost approx. around the 16:th ...
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Why the difference in Google search result using script for search and using a browser for search?

I wrote a script to find the position in Google search result for a search keyword. I also did the same with the browser. The two results are different. Let me explain in detail here. I have a ...
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Google not indexing home page [duplicate]

I have two sites that I'm trying to generate traffic with, and for whatever reason, Google does not seem to want to index the home pages. Other pages on the site are indexing just fine. I need to ...
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Google started to ignore some of my top traffic generator pages, How to fix it?

I had top search results on certain keywords with some of my articles. but google started to ignore them now and it completely ignores all pages with this keyword. I lost top search position and other ...