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Are “m dot” sites a valid solution to Google's new “mobile-friendly” ranking algorithm?

Given a site which is not optimized for mobile (and not responsive), Google's new ranking algorithm, which is set to go into effect April 21, 2015, will result in a lower ranking. If the site does ...
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Is it true that Google will effectively penalise mobile-unfriendly sites from April 21, 2015?

I have heard that Google will boost mobile-friendly websites in search results. My website is not mobile-friendly. Will my website penalised in the Google search results if I have not made the ...
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Trigger Google (re)crawl with ping [duplicate]

I have a site A with daily updated content. Right after the update, I send a webblog ping using various ping services, like http://rpc.pingomatic.com. Moments later, the updated homepage lands in the ...
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Which is a better folder name to use in my URL? [closed]

We are putting together a knowledge base with various self service articles as well as technical documentation for an opensource application we're building. We obviously want the articles to be ...
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How do I make it clear to Google that my domain name contains `www` like www.wwwexample.com?

I've noticed that domain names containing www (e.g., http://www.wwwexample.com) sometimes are ranked lower in search results. I have also noticed that Google assumes it to be www.example.com. For ...
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Why do certain Google+ profiles display in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page for certain keywords? [duplicate]

I manage a number of sites for businesses and noticed that one companies Google+ profile was showing when a certain keyword was searched. This is great but i'm interested in why this is happening and ...
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Moved a site and now it has disappeared from Google?

We just moved a client's website (i.e. example.com) to our servers from a competitor's. During the design and review phase, we registered a new domain .net version (i.e. example.net) so we could have ...
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How can I know if a page that links to my site is actually indexed by Google?

I want to know if a page that contains links to my site is indexed by Google. The classic site: works for URL like in: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Râle_de_Platen but not for URL like: ...
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Multiple language domain name, seo keywords in both english and spanish [duplicate]

I just thought about instead of having two websites with two different languages. Have 1 website with the same keyword except in both english and spanish. I need to know a few things: how does this ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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How do I get Google to index my 30 million pages? [duplicate]

I am releasing a website which has 30 million pages of content. (This isn't spam material). It has a detail page for each of the 30 million places around the World. e.g ...
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How to tell googlebot crawl more page from my site? [duplicate]

I have a small local news site, every one increase hundreds of articles. I have set a crontab, list new articles' url into a sitemap by hour. for example, I have 24 sitemaps which is generated by ...
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Filtering Google search results to find indexed links with just the HTTP or HTTPS protocol

I'm moving some sites from HTTP to HTTPS. Most of these have 100's of pages indexed. Is there a way to find out which pages in Google's index are still on HTTP, e.g. through Google search operators? ...
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Incorrect subdomain of staging site showing up in Google SERP

I have a staging site where we do our work and show to clients. The site was created before I started and it wasn't set up with a disallow / in robots.txt or a meta no-index before it was created, so ...
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Is it possible to refer our old domain name in Google search results if someone search my new domain name?

We moved our site to a new domain. Is it possible that the results that appear when someone Google our previous name, also appear when someone Google our new name?
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Why in the search results of Google does not appear the unique name of my website?

I have a website with a unique name, already indexed and with a perfect SEO. Although there are no websites with the same unique name, when I'm searching on Google I found my homepage listed on the ...
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How to add this rich snippet if this is a rich snippet?

I noticed on SERPs that some of the websites have a little gray arrow and when you click on it you get more information about this website. Some results don't have it. I attached a picture with an ...
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What URL with French words does Google like?

We are looking for an answer to "what to do with French URL's?" We are going to generate a lot of French URL's this include characters like: L'test tést thîs is a test So we have a few ...
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Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

When you seek speed score in Google Page Insight, you may be seen a warning like "Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content ", i have been looking for a solution to fix ...
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Google Search, acronyms and SEO

How can I achieve a high search ranking for a site where the business name initials relate to an understood acronym, without the business having anything to do with the area related to the acronym, ...
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Google and display:none for multilanguage content

I know that there are a couple of question about the effect of using display:none on the Google ranking, but none of those answered my specific question, so hear me out please. I'm currently working ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website [duplicate]

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Google's cache (text version) does not show hyperlinks

I have list of product links on one of our website's page. For some reason when I view the google's cached version of this page, google strips out all the product links. Links in the header and footer ...
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Google displaying incorrect title text in search results?

I googled my name (justin lardinois) and, unsurprisingly, my in-development website, justinlardinois.com, came up in the search results. But what's strange is the title text. The actual title text ...
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted ...
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Managing which version of a website appears in Google's SERP

I've recently started up a website: example.com. I want to drive all traffic from Google to https://example.com. I've added all 4 variants of the site to Google Webmaster Tools ...
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Why won't Google use my meta description? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my website: Google isn’t using my meta description, instead it’s using the content of the web page and I’m really confused. Reason I’m confused is because I have checked and I ...
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How to change the background color of searchbox for Google CSE?

How can I change the background color for search box of google custom search? It is white by default, I want to set it to gray, so that it looks like this example. The V1 CSS code for the search ...
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How this type of search engine index result is working? [duplicate]

For example when you Google "stack overflow" or any other popular website, the result is indexing like above image. what should i do, if i want my website look like above image in search engine ...
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Google not indexing site [duplicate]

I have had a site up for some time and am not being indexed at all by Google. I can't work out what is blocking the site from being indexed. I have tried Google Webmaster Tools but it isn't giving ...
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Detailed site listing in google, when searched [duplicate]

When I search for the keyword microsoft, I get the result like this: I have submitted my won wordpress site's sitemap via Webmaster Tools. Google indexed the pages. But it isn't showing like the ...
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Wrong site coming up in Google Search [closed]

When you Google our firm "Clardy Law Office" our name comes up but with a different website. It says "Cheap beats cyber monday deals 2014.Shopping Online for dr dre beats black friday 2014.Best beats ...
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Why is Google appending “Home” to the title of my page when it appears in the search results?

I have a blog which I run on Github pages.Since this is a new blog, I decided to rewrite some posts from my old blog which had good ranking and organic search results to drive back some traffic. So ...
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How to enforce a different title for Google Search?

We have a website, let's say - www.example.com and each week a new article is posted to a URL in the form of www.example.com/articles/x-y-z. We redirect visitors that reach www.example.com to the ...
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Can you use Google Analytics to figure out which pages got clicks from search engines? (The landing pages report is polluted with other data)

Related to this question How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics? I need to be able to find out which pages are being found in the SERPs using Google ...
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Why is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes? [closed]

I tried searching Google for a quote as follows: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+condition+affects+more+than+75%25+of+the+population+worldwide%22 As depicted at https://archive.today/vNop8, it ...
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Well structured URLs vs. URLs optimized for SEO

Let’s take an example of a movie site. So a well structured set of URLs for this site can be: Movie page - example.com/movies/the-matrix Review for movie - example.com/movies/the-matrix/reviews ...
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Google Analytics does not report any keywords with fewer than 5 impressions

I am a webmaster for six websites. I have connected all 5 websites with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. Having integrated Google Analytics with Webmaster Tools, I am able to see all ...
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SEO penalty by hiding text for sighted people but not for screenreaders

Let’s say I have this setup: HTML: <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS: .hidetext { height: 1px; width: 1px; ...
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What does it means when someone cannot find a specific webpage by site: in Google?

What does it means when someone cannot find a specific webpage by site: in Google? The page was indexed by Google earlier but cannot be found even with site: operator. What will that mean?
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Why post pages are on later list as compared to archived posts pages in Google search result?

I have a blog website TechnoWide. When I search on Google on how well site links are indexed in Google using search string site:technowide.net It shows the search result or URL indexed from my ...
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sitemap.xml for a website with forum

We have a website dedicated to our ActiveX and .NET components that has been working for more than 12 years. The site consists of 2 parts: the static part (product descriptions and articles) and the ...
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SEO for Gallery-Intensive Web Site [duplicate]

My 10 years old web site is about niche content(cinema) news gallery. (its a news site; but %90 of pageviews are from galleries) and i'm getting photographs from news agencies and public relation ...
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Movie Database - Load images from API or locally?

We are creating a movie database site and I have a big dilemma... Shall we keep the movie posters, episodes, screen images in our host or shall we use TMDB (themoviedb API) for loading those images? ...
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Some other page of my website is ranking on search result even though I have the specific page created for the targeted keyword. Why?

Some other page of my website is ranking on search result even though I have the specific page created for the targeted keyword. Why? example : I means I have created a page for mango, but when i ...
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Google snippet customisation

Some months ago i created a website for a friend of mine. Now i want to do a little SEO on this website. Thing is, that when you search for this website on google, it looks like this: It is because ...
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Is Google less likely to index URLs that don't match the directory structure of the page they are linked from?

Worded the question title the best I could. I have a website. The site has a category of articles - award winners. the URL to this category, a page with a list of winners, is: ...
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Removing Spam Links from Google Index

Last week a site I help administer was compromised. A confluence of events (move to new hosting, brand new web application released, etc.) makes it difficult to track down why it happened, but ...
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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 ...