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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 ...
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Changing URLs in Google's Index

I recently submitted a sitemap.xml in Google's Webmaster Tools and some of the pages already got indexed. The problem now is, that I cleaned my URLs with MOD_REWRITE in the .htaccess file afterwards ...
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Is hypen a word separator in the title?

We all are quite aware that hyphen is the title word separator as described in this video by Matt Cutts. But I was shocked to find that Google was listing the matching page titled "SomePrefix City-...
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Can you use SVG as Schema.org logo image filetype? [duplicate]

I couldn't find anything regarding what file types are acceptable for things like google's schema.org rendering of a logo in search results. Since I've not yet implemented a site utilizing the ...
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Google showing item count and sub headlines in result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a result View on Google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of items (headings, which it identifies ...
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Homepage is indexed in Google with a different page title!

I'm having the latest WordPress and it's been long that I'm seeing my website's front page is being indexed with a different page title that I'm setting everywhere, at Settings->General->Site Title, ...
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Google Search combines my homepage's title with the title from a blog subdirectory?

I am creating a personal website with a static HTML page containing some links. The title of the site is: Andrew Hunt | Web Apps. On the same site/server I also created a blog under the directory /...
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What is the best way to represent closed days (holidays) using Schema.org vocabulary?

At this point in time there's no property in Schema.org that would allow a business to directly communicate holiday periods (e.g., Christmas) to Google bots and other web crawlers. There seems to be ...
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How can I get Google to display a yellow “Ad” icon for my site using AdWords?

When we search for our website using Google Search, how can we show our site at the top of search results with a yellow Ad icon like below: Is this possible using AdWords?
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What URLs should I add to my Google Search Console as properties?

I'm adding my website to Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tools) but noticed that no data has been retrieved since I submitted my website in October of 2015. Should I add all possible links ...
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How to make Google Search results show these links for my website?

Does anyone know how to get my Google results as below? Are there any specific rules I have to follow like microdata, etc. ?
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Is it possible to ruin your SEO by cross-linking, overly structuring a website?

We're trying to categorise our website data more and more. This will lead us to have many many categories for differect setions of information. Can doing too much of this lead to bad SEO? My ...
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Example: I have a website: www.example.co.uk And www.example.com which redirects to the former. Let's say my niche idea has only 20 competitors in the world. All of these competitors are in the US ...
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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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Why is ?publisher=4846312192 param added and indexed?

If you search google you will see ~37K indexed domains/pages using this exact same param. I don't know where this param comes from. What is causing this?
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How to get business map location displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page?

Does anyone know how to get your business map location displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page? As in the screenshot below: I already added my business to this link: ...
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Can I stop Google and other search engines indexing my subdomain, when subdomain is 3rd party owned? [duplicate]

I've just looked up my website in Google, to see if the sitemap had changed to reflect some new content and pages, and I have a bit of a problem. I use a third-party hosted toolset, which is linked ...
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how to set Meta “expires” if I am not sure of expiration date?

I have an ad website. Users can post ads, and they can also renew them (renewing their expiration date). I setup delete rate on user items at 3 month after expiration date, but if users have renewed ...
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Site submitted via Google Search Console API but not found on Google Search Console UI

I submitted client site via Google Search Console API successfully, I have even received a successful verification through the API, but it never makes it to the Search Console UI. I waited 12 hours ...
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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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Are there any meta tags I can add to my website to make it more discoverable by search engines?

I am quite a beginner at website design, and in fact so much of an amateur that I don't like paying for hosting/higher search engine results. Are there any meta's that will simply make my website a ...
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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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Did Google remove rating stars from SERP?

I read a few articles about it via Google and one or two questions on Stack Overflow (did not find them again, otherwise I would have linked them here) that say Google removed star ratings on SERP and ...
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Why does google sent visitors to wrong website?

We have one server on which we host all our websites. Our two primary sites target two different industries. We rank for different keywords, different audiences, etc. Analytics now shows me that ...
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Have I been penalized for my URLs change?

I have moved my site from an old CMS to a framework and as a consequence my URL patterns have changed, so some of the URLs are now throwing 404. I could setup redirects on some of the pages, but not ...
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How to over take brand keywords in Google SERP?

Nowadays Google gives importance to branded websites rather than displaying small players. Example, You can not over take Amazon / Snapdeal / Flipkart when it comes to Ecommerce space in online. ...
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Should I use only one type of markup?

I'm trying to be a good boy and implement the relevant markup and tags that make people happy and clappy. In doing so I have assimilated multiple sources of information, and implemented multiple types ...
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How to block subdomains under my main domain

I want all my subdomains to not be indexed under my domain, that means when I search in Google for example.com to not appear in index test.example.com, but when I search test.example.com to be indexed....
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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 Name")....
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How to modify associated websites in Google search results

It seems Google tries to suggest additional information for some sites, and unfortunately it is quite often wrong or misleading. For instance results for some government offices will attempt to link ...
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Fetch as Google ignores my hashtag url

I have an AngularJS web application: www.webisports.com I am using ng-router, so all my pages have # in the url. I want google to index my /#/forum page. This stackoverflow answer explains how to ...
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Google Rich Snippet for GTIN & SKU numbers

I see with Google that you can add rich snippits for SKUs, GTINs (barcode numbers): https://developers.google.com/structured-data/rich-snippets/products Here's an example of what I'm thinking of ...
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Is it possible to use a domain name to redirect to another?

I have to choose between two names (A and B) for my website: A is a cool short name which doesn't mean anything; B is a longer composition of two words, the former of which signals the topic of ...
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Correct hreflang tags leading to incorrect local search results

I've got an international ecommerce site that geotargets using the following hreflang tags: <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/product/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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Does site structure/URL structure impact SEO? [duplicate]

We would like to change the following URLs as follows: (old versions to the left, being changed to new versions on the right) www.ex.com/xxx/full-seo-term -> www.ex.com/half-seo-term1/half-seo-term2 ...
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Should Schema.org be used on embedded YouTube videos or only self-hosted videos?

Google supports and recommends using the schema.org on-page markup for videos. However it is not clear if this should also be done when embeddeding a YouTube video. Or really even a Vimeo video. Or is ...
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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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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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Have Google index site with certain get variables?

How can I tell Google to index my site using different get variables? Example: www.example.com www.example.com?lg=en (prevent any index from this link, by default my site is in english) www....
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How to prevent Google from indexing redirects to external URLs as part of the originating domain?

We have links to external URLs implemented with HTTP 301 redirects for the purpose of counting clicks. Searching our site in Google using the site: modifier results in the redirecting URLs returned ...
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How to use optimize an e-commerce site for both .com and .co.uk?

I had worked almost three months on a .com domain site and I am getting pretty good results on google.com, however, my ranking on google.co.uk is not that good so I have decided to buy an equivalent ....
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Convince Google to display rating schema

We use aggreagateSchema on our websites in multiple countries (different domain, but the same markup in each country). They're valid and displaying on Google SERPs in some countries. However, in ...
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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it?

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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Will it have a negative influence on search engine ranking if my main site is working over HTTPS but my blog isn't?

Suppose I have domain working https like https://www.example.com/ and my blog is working without https like http://blog.example.com/. Is that wrong from SEO or Google point of view?
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My .it site is not appearing in international versions of Google [duplicate]

I have a website hosted on github pages. I connected it to a ".it" domain name. If I look for that name in google.it, the website is first result. However, If I search on any other international ...
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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How can I get the anchor text in Google Search results for my site?

I want to add more information richness to my site search result so that people can easy navigate to the pages by selecting the proper anchor text (text for navigating by clicking on it). How ...
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In Google Search Console, what is “Update” on Search Traffic?

Under Google Search Console -> Search Traffic -> Search Analytics, I see an "Update" as in the screenshot. Does it mean that there was an algorithm update from Google on this date?
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Reindex site with http while waiting https certificate validation

I was unable to ask the renewal of an https certificate before its expiring date and now I have to wait 3-4 day for its validation. When users find my site in Google Search, the link is with https, ...