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Sitemap Submission: 139 URL's submitted, 1 Indexed

I've read related questions and still need help. The other day, after verifying both "example.com" and "www.example.com" and setting the preferred version as "www.example.com" in Google Webmaster ...
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Did redirecting the root of the domain to a deep page hurt search engine rankings?

A client had a Wordpress website with a very plain landing page which would redirect to the "home" page once clicked. The "home" page lived under the address site.com/home, the landing page was ...
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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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Is there any way to tell Google to display the updated title instead of displaying the old blog title in search results?

As a matter of optimization, a few weeks ago I modified the way the titles of my blog posts are displayed (I made a change also in the title of the blog). Then I used the Google Webmaster Tools to ...
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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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How important are Google+ reviews when ranking a website?

There are a few things that come into this question that's based around Google+ reviews (formerly Google places). I have always been advised to get as many reviews as possible on my Google+ business ...
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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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Will adding site search microdata get Google to show a site search field when users search for your brand?

For some reason, a search for our company name (“hometalk”) does not produce the search box in the results (even though we do have sitelinks). We are adding schema markup as outlined here, but we're ...
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Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description?

Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description? Will it harm in anyways if I use it in all my pages? Check out the green box.
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Why do the meta description of my webpage is showing in Google SERP on mobile and not on web? [duplicate]

My aim was to display the meta description on this page to improve CTR - However, I was disappointed because the meta description is only shown in Google SERP on mobile not on Web. Please see the 2 ...
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What's up with the `- <string>` in Google search result

I recently did a google search of an article I wrote and this is what I see: If I am not wrong the string behind - should be the title of the original website, which is never "v1.0". Actually, ...
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Why my webpages body content is not taken into account to display in google SERP?

It's confusing for me that I have content on my webpages, however, when I search with the site: operator it is not taken into account. There is something like "Thank you for contacting us...." ...
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Apparent False alarm raised by Google Webmaster Tools / Search

Google search has been reporting This site may be hacked. from a couple of days. When I look into the Webmaster Tools > Security Issues, this is what it says: Now, the url in the Sample Urls ...
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Where is the best place for page's ID in a user friendly URL?

I searched within the site but none where addressing exactly my question, So I ask it here: Which one of these structures for a user-friendly url is the best with regards to search engines and user ...
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How my website will be ranked if I host multilanguage blogs under my domain?

I want to make two weblogs in two different languages under my personal domain, such as blog1.domain.org and blog2.domain.org. I want to optimize my website in such a way that with searchs in either ...
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Google not indexing translated content using url params

I have a website that uses a URL param (http://example.com?lang=es) to translate each page content. I know that this option is not recommended, but technically is the only one I can provide atm. I ...
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For performance reasons: have different pages for search engines and users

I have a SEO question for single page applications. We're working on a SPA (not yet public) that displays tables of numeric data to users. The data volume is large, number aggregations are costly ...
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How to tell google to direct mobile searches to the proper url

I have created a mobile version for each page of my website and I also try to detect mobiles from the Agent string. But for cases that I fail to properly detect a mobile, the user can force the mobile ...
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How to remove Google “Did you Mean” for my brand [duplicate]

How to remove Google "Did you Mean" for my brand? I created my brand in all most all social media websites and posted in some good website. it is a 4 months old website. I am trying from day 1 still ...
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SEO much better for domain that 301s to other

I'm the webmaster for a university club, with a convoluted (far from root-level) .ac.uk domain, and our own .co.uk domain. We purchased the .co.uk domain for cleaner URLs, and I set the given .ac.uk ...
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Is Google using DNS records to find websites?

I have recently created a subdomain for testing my changes on a live server. Today I have found that Google has indexed nearly a third of this test domain. How did Google find this test subdomain? ...
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Does the time a user spend on your site affect your Google ranking? [duplicate]

I have searched this but haven't found any answers at all really. I want to know if the time a user spends on your site increase your ranking in Google. My company wants to build it's own webinar ...
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SEO URL, Category vs Location Priority

We are building a website for listing out brand information. As a reference it is comparable to yelp.com. Basically a brand will belong to a category and an area. From SEO point of view what will be ...
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Google+ brand display in SERPs

Until very recent past, when someone searched for our brand name on Google, our G+ page preview with latest post showed up on the sidebar of SERPs. However, it has just disappeared and we have ...
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Lower SERP rankings when signed in [duplicate]

When I check one of our site's rankings when signed in, I get lower rankings for my own site than the rankings I would get while signed out. If anything, it should have been the other way round? Any ...
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Search engine results

I run this website www.chalopicnic.com and My development team recently changed the url structure to include hyphen which originally had underscore. This is resulting in NOT FOUND in search engines. ...
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Schema.org snippet for thumbs up-down reviews

I'm deep into the Schema.org meta-tags implementation for the reviews on my website and I'd love to know how do you think I should implement it when I have Positive-Negative reviews as opposed to star ...
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My site is indexed, but not showing up in results [duplicate]

According Google Webmaster Tools, my site, www.yomkippurshoes.com is being indexed. However, when I try to find it in results (e.g. type site:yomkippurshoes.com in Google), I don't see it in the ...
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How to disassociate key search terms from a site

So I have a friend with an online retail store and a separate personal website. For some reason, searching for his business's name will show his personal site in the first five Google results. ...
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Change site links on Google Search

I have a client that wants to change how his website appears in the Google search engine. For example if you type in "stack overflow" into the Google search bar you get this result: As I show in ...
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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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Google wont apply adsense policies for session based websites and Ajax loaded sites?

I have seen so many websites (Mostly User generated content - Getting contents from Third party API's) still displaying Adult like contents (with images) but still they are running well with Google ...
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Google is ignoring my robots.txt

Here is content of my robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: /images/ Disallow: /upload/ Disallow: /admin/ As you can see, I explicitly disallowed all robots to index the folders images, upload ...
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SEO: Include category in URL to article/post?

Is it good for SEO to include the category in the URL? Like so: \articles\ID\example_category\slug Or does it not matter and only make the URL unnecessary long? Note; the article is also available ...
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Most important keyword search in Google without result

I have read some similar questions but could not find an appropriate answer. The first two keywords (finca, Barbosa) for my site in Google Webmaster Tools keywords list are exactly what I expected. ...
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What is the best seo friendly url structure [duplicate]

What is the right link structure for search engines? We don't have the posts creation date, only the id of the each article. Is this a good structure? http://www.example.com/1292/the-url-of-the-title ...
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How will search engine find out if content of dynamic sites are changing?

I have site with few hundred blog posts and few thousand dynamic pages. If I create a sitemap.xml for dynamic pages , google does not crawl and index it. reason - they are not linked to each other and ...
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Different description on Brand search and Keyword search [duplicate]

When we search for the company name and the company snippet shows up as a result, it takes a text from the HTML as description. On the other hand when we search a keyword and the homepage shows up ...
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How come a site is indexed but not indexed? [closed]

An example URL: islamqa.info/ar The site is indexed in Google Webmaster Tools as per this image But When I use google site: operator, I get Your search - site:islamqa.info/ar - did not match any ...
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Google pushes my site to the top when I'm logged into Google

When I do a search for the product we sell, my site comes number 2 in Google. However, this only happens when I am searching while also logged into my Google account. If I start a private browsing ...
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google result only shows canceled domain

I created a blog with blogger. Then I took .tk domain for my blog. However later I bought .com domain. Then I canceled my .tk domain. now google search shows .tk results. But ger error once click ...
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How to show differnt page in same serp result [duplicate]

How to Show Different Page heading On Same result page form one website i have seen so mant result like this like in a picture #any tutorial or resources
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Google showing description from iframe on a page

I have facebook login on my page and I recently noted that google search result shows up a fb's warning message in the site description, fb's javascript plugin adds a iframe to the page for FB login ...
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Which technique is useful for image SEO, when images is coming from CSS? [duplicate]

Now a days many images display using css like below : <div title="My Logo" class="all_logo mt15">&nbsp;</div> Above div will show logo image, But as using CSS for logo instead of ...
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Google indexing pages with #! although we don't have any

Our company has developed a Single Page Application using AngularJS and its routing. Google indexed our site decently with JavaScript but it did not index some pages very well so we have developed an ...
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Another website is mirroring and ranks above my site in search results

There is a site of ill-repute known as thedirty which has completely mirrored my site and now has links appearing on Google at the #1 spot using my content. I checked my log files and noticed that ...
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Duplicate page content and the Google index

I have a static pages with dynamically expanding content that google is indexing. I also have deep links into virtually duplicate pages which will pre-expand the relevant section of content into the ...
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SEO: does Google index search result pages?

I have a site with a search form. When someone searches, the url for the results page has PHP variables in it and looks like: ...
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404 code/header for search engines, on removed user content?

I just got an email, from a former user on my website He was complaining that Google still shows the contact page he created on my site, even though he deleted it a month ago This is the first time ...
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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 ...