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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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If a domain ranks for one keyword, does Google prefer to rank it for similar keywords as well?

Say there's a website example.com If the page example.com/english-action-movies ranks as number 1-10 on google search, is it likely that a new page created later example.com/french-action-movies will ...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Aggregate Rating not displayed in Google search results

I have applied structured aggregate rating to my website using Schema.org but after a couple of months the 1 to 5 rich snippets are not displaying for the given set of URLs in Google. Here is an ...
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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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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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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 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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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to Medium.com?

I've heard that Google punishes sites with duplicate content. If I write an article on my blog then import it on Medium (basically a copy/paste) will Google regard it as a duplicate? Medium.com is ...
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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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Will a Google Structured Data Testing Tool error for one item prevent getting a Rich Snippet for another item?

I have a WordPress website which, when run through the Google Structured Data Testing Tool, returns an error The property logo is not recognized by Google for an object of type WebPage. Do I ...
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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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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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Query string variable “do” with value “ninja” appearing in search results

I did a generic Google search to see if my site shows up somewhere on the first page and it did, however I am seeing a strange query string in the place where you would normally see a plain url to the ...
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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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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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Google blocks map API, GWT shows severity high, will this cause SEO problems?

Google blocked map API, GWT showed severity high. What is the effect on SEO?
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SEO optimisation for a video-heavy website

I am creating a website which will have much more videos than actual text. Now this concerns me as I want the particular site which I can not reveal details about here, to rank within the top 3 on ...
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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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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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Are clickable Category Badges good or bad for SEO?

Im running a wp magazine with a lot of posts (over 50 post) on the front-,category- and archive page. Each thumb and title are linking to the single-post and some posts are additonally showing up ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Not able to see structered data in search results even when it looks fine in the Google Structured Data Testing Tool

My website uses structured data schema. It is showing up correctly in the Google Structured Data Testing Tool. It still is not showing in search results. Why is that and what can I do about it?
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Remove hacked URL from google search

My client's site shows This site may be hacked in Google's search result. I restored the website, installed security plugins, scanned and removed all possible issues and requested Google for a review....
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Should I worry about redirecting index.php to root or not?

I've read in a forum two users saying that Google identifies index.php and the site's root as a single page, that redirecting index.php to root is not something we should worry about, but as they had ...
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Best way to use date in URL for better SEO

There is a website scenario in which a user gives date as input and the result will be something related with that date. Lets take the scenario is my website gives earth quakes happened in Europe on ...
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Directory Website - How to limit links for good SEO?

I am working on a business directory website. It basically has the following structure. Service Type Page - www.example.com/service-name/ State Page - www.example.com/service-name/california/ City ...
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Google is returning non-existant pages in a site: search

I help someone run a WordPress blog. When you Google the website, www.plus10tofireresist.com, irt comes up stating "This site may be hacked." At one point there were a bunch of hits to the site ...
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AMP Pages on HTTP or HTTPS?

Next month Google Search will integrate AMP pages. These are pages that are designed to work rapidly on mobile devices even when using a poor network connection. Should I host these AMP pages on a ...
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No more posts, but I will update content. Can I target SEO traffic for that type of site?

I will have a plan to create a website with just 15 page. All pages have 1000+ words and I will update all pages in almost every month. Can I target SEO traffic for that type of site? Or I must ...
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How to make your site visible on google search [duplicate]

My site has been online for more than 2 months now http://thedatastrategy.com/, I also have set up the default meta data from W3Schools http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_meta.asp, But when I do ...
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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: http://...
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When I click on my site in the Google results, I get redirected to my site with an extra www subdomain which is an error

I have this domain example.com, when I search in Google for "example" I can see it has listed my domain properly. But when I click on that it goes to https://www.www.example.com with two www segments. ...
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Create a site map for my asp.net mvc web site that can be crawled by the search engines

I have created a web site using asp.net mvc-5 . and I have hosted it to one of the hosting provider and I register the web site with Google app. Now after 1.5 months of publishing the web site online ...