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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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Uknown source of sublinks

I have recently took over the admin rights to my webpage from a company I had outsourced to create it, they however left the job undone and now my SEO sublinks are appearing in Portuguese. I have ...
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Using Schema.org's “keywords” property - and keyword stuffing

I'm including rich snippets on a website, and I'd like to use the Schema.org property for a list of keywords: https://schema.org/keywords Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple ...
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Schema.org markup taking too long to index

I run a doctor discovery platform. It has individual profiles for each doctor (over 700 profiles). I've added schema markup to the profiles. It's been more than 5 months and still not all the ...
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Google search showing things that don't exist on my site

There are a few pages on my site (which has been running for 2 years) that have had their content changed. All the URLs are still the same. So say on Page X I have a block in the sidebar with some ...
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Using swear language - affects Google results and SEO in general negatively?

I thought this is the right section - my main concern is search results, visibility, etc., not necessarily peoples' perception, as it's a blog-type of a site. I saw recently a very popular site allow ...
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After 2 days of 404 errors, Google removed my site from its search results

My site had 404 errors for 2 days because of some provider problems, which they fixed, but now my site isn't showing up in Google Search, but my results were very good for searching for a specific ...
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Why is my Angular App in HTML5Mode not being indexed by Google?

My Angular App is not being indexed by Google and I don't know why. All the solutions I could find only work with #!-URL's, snapshots and middleware but my App uses HTML5Mode and #-URL's for older ...
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noindex all posts and doindex all tags

I have a Tumblr-style picture blog running on WordPress. The blog has only one picture per post, and thousands of pics all tagged. Let's pretend its all pics of cars; each post has one pic of a car, ...
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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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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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Top the business name search ranking

I built a small static website for my dad's business, but it's on the second page of Google search results when you search for the business name. The business name is not common and it's not short, ...
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Google search results shows every page on my site as a separate result [duplicate]

I'm new to SEO but been working for a while in our own company site, I have fetch and probe everything in the GSC even sent a update sitemap recently, already processed and everything is cool, but ...
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Best approach to display categories as URLs [closed]

I would like to know what's best for implementing categories in URLs for SEO purposes? Take a look at this link: http://demo.nopcommerce.com/nike-tailwind-loose-short-sleeve-running-shirt The ...
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Anchor Text Links under the Google SERP items [duplicate]

While searching a keyword (for example "job") some result items have between 3 and 5 text links under their description, each of them pointing to another sub URL of the same website. Here is a picture ...
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Is google penalizing SEO of websites with non device-width viewports?

These articles make it look like they are: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6101188?hl=en https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/layouts/rwd-fundamentals/set-the-viewport This ...
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Displaying multiple branch locations on the map that appears in Google Search results

About six months ago, a friend opened her second store (in a village adjacent to that of her first store). Both stores have their own Google+ profiles, with appropriate address/contact information. ...
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Google mobile usability errors

I received an email from Google saying my site has some mobile usability issues. The email said the following: We’ve found critical mobile usability issues in pages on my website. Mobile ...
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Do non-alphanumeric characters in URLs have any effect on SEO?

Does including non-alphanumeric ASCII characters which do not require escaping or url-encoding such as :@!$()* in URLs have any effect on SEO?
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Stop google from replacing pipes with colons?

It was brought to my attention that one of the websites our company manages is not showing up correctly. The title tag on the page and company name contains pipes, but google replaced one of the ...
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Is having a landing page for multi-country websites detrimental for search engine ranking?

I have a multi-language / multi-country website which uses a single domain name. The url structure is as follows: country-name.example.com/language/ Ex: ca.example.com/en/ ca.example.com/fr/ ...
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Why does Google Cache break my iframes?

In HTML5, iframe comes as a replacement for frameset. However, when I load my iframe-based page in SeaMonkey through Google Cache, the page appears empty, other than the standard Google Cache header ...
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Is there a correlation between the number of search results of a google keyword and it's search volume

So to make it a little bit more clear. If you search a word in google you see the number of search results. If you use adwords you can view the number of times this keyword is searched per day. Is ...
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Google excerpt shows only <img> alt, not normal <p> text

Problem Here is how my website appears on Google when I search for "CMIS": Screenshot of CmisSync: Menu/etc are the values of alt= attributes that I have written for three images towards the ...
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Even though I have <title> tag, Google show the name of the link instead of the actual title in results

I noticed today that in some cases in the google results of my page, some of the title results are shown not with the <title> tag, but with the link name. Fore example if the contact link is ...
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Will I get penalised by Google, if I correct bad titles?

I've developed a vector graphic community page together with my friends, nevertheless we've made a big mistake in page titles. Originally, I coded page title to be in a form of "image_name | brand". ...
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How to make hidden contents important for google?

I am using a book plugin to showing some contents. At first all of pages except first one are hidden. But my contents are in other pages that are hidden. My solution is to write all of my contents ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a ...
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How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites (HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines

My question is about SEO. How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites(HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines. As i know google take few days for crawl. Then ...
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Google Search confusing me for my website

I have created new website before 2 weeks and submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. Everything looks fine for me in Webmaster Tools but when I search my site in Google for site:thesoftwaretesting.com, ...
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google displays wrong language on multi language website because it takes cookies into consideration

I have a multiple language website that uses both subdomains and cookies to display the right language. Here is the logic on the website: de subdomain will display the German version fr subdomain ...
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SEO friendly url's for dynamic search engine content

I have a question I've been struggling quite a while with it. I have a basic search engine on my website, where you can search for 4 categories (checkboxes) + a price. Instead of posting to strange ...
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Rich Snippets not working (and working at the same time?)

We have an eCommerce site, and we have had rich snippets implemented (in JSON-LD) since January/February this year (2015). I have read multiple sources (including the Google documentation) and there ...
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Remove all pages from site [duplicate]

I have a staging server that accidentally got indexed by google. I want to remove ALL pages from google for that site: i.e. stagingserver.mycompany.com. I added a robots.txt to the root of the site ...
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Should Schema.org Organization data about my company be on every page?

We have added JSON-LD structured data to our website, so Google knows information about our company (company name, url, logo, address, etc.). We worked from the template on Google's documentation. ...
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Difference between Movie including a Review & vice versa

I'm just wondering, if there is a difference in SEO between a Movie object including a Review object and vice versa, when using Schema.org on a webpage. For clarification, see these abstract ...
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Does button size affect Google ranking?

Recently I was told that button sizes are important for SEO. Google recommends that buttons should be 48px tall. https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/SizeTapTargetsAppropriately ...
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Can it be a harm to Google SEO if I will insert <br> inside <h1>?

Can it be harm for my site in manner of SEO if I will insert BR tag inside H1 tag? <h1> keyword1 <br/> keyword2 <br/> keyword2 <br/> </h1>
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My website redirects to another website on google searches

I'm not sure if my website has been hacked or what have happened. When I do some searches on google in which my website should show up, my website with a different url name does. It maintains the ...
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Will Google punish me for not using <ul><li>?

Expanding on https://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/ -- I'm quite against using lists to clutter ones markup, unless we're talking actual typographical (bulleted, numbered) ...
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Breadcrumb bug in Google results, using BreadcrumbList

I am using the Microdata format for my breadcrumbs as suggested by Google: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs In Google SERPs it sometimes displays fine, but sometimes results ...
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Why is the date displayed in the Google search result is 3 days older than the actual publication date?

Yesterday I published an article on my website, if I go on Google it says that it has been published 3 days ago. Why? I've WordPress, on a Centos 6,5 VM. System time is wrong of 20 min of my server, ...
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Do Blog Post dates really affect Google rankings? [duplicate]

Should I remove them. I've got a blog with evergreen content.
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Google shows old domain and wrong meta-description [duplicate]

I need your help to solve a problem I have with the Google SERP for my site. My site is www.personalmedia.it, now if I search the keyword "personalmedia" the result is this one: You can see ...
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Correct way of having your breadcrumbs displayed in Googles search results [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the correct way of implementing breadcrumbs so that it displays correctly in Google's search results? Let me give you a basic scenario. I have a brands list page which ...
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Wrong person's photo in my Google image search [closed]

Suppose my name is John Doe. I search google with "John Doe". Then in the image search result I find an image of another person. How can I remove this image from the search results? Best regards, ...
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can google index/crawl random subdomains that aren't linked to from anywhere

Me and a friend are having a debate where she claims that every and all subdomains will get crawled/indexed by google unless you specifically tell it not to, and I'm saying that if a page isn't linked ...
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Is it legit to have pages from the same domain in multiple rankings (domain crowding)?

I'm trying to optimize my site and notice that one of my competitors appears in all of the top 3 results same domain, different pages. Is this normal or considered an abuse? Does anyone have any ...
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Is there a way to emphasize on a single word of a phrase in google search

Example if I am searching "How to enable a google chrome extension only in incognito mode" It shows results from "How to enable a google chrome extension in incognito mode" Obviously this is not ...
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Search engine indexing based on user country

I got two domain names company.com company.jp Each domain has its own website with different content hosted on same server but different accounts, the purpose is to display optimized website and ...