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Best way to redirect users back to the pretty URL who land on the _escaped_fragment_ one?

I am working on an AJAX site and have successfully implemented Google's AJAX recommendation by creating _escape_fragment_ versions of each page for it to index. Thus each page has 2 URLs: pretty: ...
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Help Google to recognise forum threads

I have seen some cases where Google search results can actually tell you how many posts/replies there are in a topic, how many pages there are, and I think I even saw it tell me the specific author of ...
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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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Is it possible for an artist's offical website to feed data to Google's “Musical Artist” or “Band” info box?

I work with a lot of musicians building websites for them. Within the last year or so, I've noticed that Google has started adding an informational overview of some bands and musicians when you ...
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Will get good traffic from Google if I pull content via RSS feeds?

Now-a-days, There are many plugins available in Wordpress to perform Auto Post / blogging. I know it grabs content from RSS feeds and posts it to our blog. Some of the Premium plugin will grabs full ...
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Email private information appearing in Google Results

I've got a major problem in that emails sent to our clients are showing up in Google's search results. For confidentiality reasons, I can't post those links (for risk that they get indexed here), but ...
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Hijacked meta description

On my site: faithhopeandfiction someone hacked into my website and now it's displaying wrong Meta description on Google search results. I've verified this using "view source" that meta description and ...
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How do I get google to read each site on my server?

I currently building a server to host many sites. How do I get google to crawl each site without submitting a site map to google for each site?
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How are Google Site links generated in search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I just met a fellow designer who runs a website with the same pagerank as mine. When ...
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Which is better for search engines, repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning?

When I'm designing an ads website I have two options: Let the advertiser to choose from some predefined lists to create the new ad. For Example: product list ( T-Shirt, Shorts, Suit, .....) Color ...
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Google suddenly only indexes https and not http

So all of a sudden, searches for our site "radiotuna" give out the result as an HTTPS link. ...
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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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Meta tags decoding by Google

My site's CMS has some problems with reflecting correct cyrillic letters. So, in source code of the page my meta description looks like the next: <meta ...
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Where does the Google `site:` operator for site-specific searches get its information?

I have read in many places that one should use Google Webmaster preferably to the site: search operator. However, I would like to know where the site: operator gets its information from? Here is my ...
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Webmaster Tools - Preferred Domain and Google entries

Our client has two websites with the same content: example.com somethingelse.com When a user searches in Google for "something else" the example.com site appears in the top 10 results on Google. ...
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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 remove a fragment / hash URL from Google search results?

My old site used to write the URLs without !. Eg: www.example.com/#/products But it has been more than 6 months since I changed it to include ! in the URL like so: www.example.com/#!/products But ...
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Can I use Google Search to determine if my website contains original or copied content?

I have a few websites from customers that have (partially) the same content as other websites. I plan on rewriting all content that is not original, but how do I know if my websites have original ...
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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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Google rich snippets: should the last item in a breadcrumb be a link?

A website has the following breadcrumb trail when on the "Labrador" page: Services > Squirrel Chasing > Labrador As you may notice, the current page is not linked to. (There is an internal ...
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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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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 strict is the “same content” requirement for Google HTML snapshots? Can pared down HTML with the same text be used?

Are there any requirements for a HTML snapshot for Google other than: .. must contain the same content as the dynamically created page .. found here: ...
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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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backlinks to our site are being ignored by google thus affecting our SEO

As a software developer company we do websites to our customers. In these websites we always put a link linking back to our site. However, we did today a Google search (link:http://example.com) to ...
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Why has Google removed authorship images from its SERPs?

Recently I noted that authorship images from SERPs were removed by Google. You might think that it only happened to you, but type rel="author" in Google's search box and you will find that no one's ...
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How to make Google recognize language for a multilingual website?

A few weeks ago I implemented a translation functionality for my company website. The website now offers content in french and English and I took the time to look on various guides on the internet on ...
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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?