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Google site: search shows description, but page source has no meta-description

I found a webpage without a meta-description in the page source but when I did a site: search, the webpage had a description. How does this play into SEO? Was the description generated based on a ...
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SEO impact on using Unicode escapes over encoded characters?

For text content on a site - say for example, a Chinese language site I could use HTML escapes: ...
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Google will not index my home page correctly, it is only showing sub-pages or an image [duplicate]

I have some trouble to get my blog http://clutchpumper.com listed. Yesterday Google only showed my author page. I removed this page using "Google webmaster tools". But now Google just gives me a ...
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How to prevent an unflattering article from ranking for my name?

I got requested from my client that they were recorded with a hidden camera about something they didn't want public from a TV channel and an article was written about all this where my client's name ...
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How much time does Google take to display rich snippet of a web page? [duplicate]

I have put some Event rich snippet on the web page, and Google has already crawled this page(as I knew it from the Google Cached Timing of this page), but Google is now showing the Event Rich Snippet. ...
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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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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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Does fetch and render + submit to index interrupt Google's crawl period?

If you resubmit your site to the index in Webmaster Tools, will pending crawls get cancelled? I ask because a client's site has been up for 72 hours now and has not been crawled. I submitted to index ...
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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, ...
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Google is not displaying title tag of my website [duplicate]

Whenever I search on Google oasis-india.com or by keywords "oasis resource management", the title of my page isn't being displayed by Google only the domain name and description is showing. Need this ...
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How long after installation will the sitelinks search box appear?

A bit of a vague question to ask - I know, but from experience does anybody know how long it takes after installing the JSON-LD markup for Google to add the search bar to the SERPS. In most cases, if ...
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Brand name as keyword for a brand.com site. How to make it appear in search?

I am working on a website for a client, and even though the site ranks extremely well for various different keywords (which is good), if I search for the site's name the homepage does not appear even ...
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What are the best SEO practices when changing domain names?

I'm using the Yoast SEO plugin on a WordPress site on a new, more memorable domain to replace an old static HTML site with no SEO. I've followed Google's documentation for moving a site, set up 301 ...
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How can we know the Avg.Pos of Keyword on hourly basis in Adword?

How can we know the Avg.Pos of Keyword on hourly basis in Adword ? I want to adjust my bidding based on time, So that when others are bidding high during certain time, I also want to bid higher so ...
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Stop Google from crawling proxied pages but still allow the proxy itself to be found via search engines

I have a proxy at http://rahul2001.com/proxy/ I site can be 'proxied' by like this: http://rahul2001.com/proxy/proxy.php/http://site-to-be-proxied.example.com/ The problem is that Google seems to be ...
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Is it possible to have a 200% CTR in Adwords?

For one impression, My Adword campaigning is having 2 clicks how is it possible ? Many times, I feel Adword is over charging the customer like this.
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How to know the exact position for each conversion in Adword?

I think, Adword display Avg.Pos for "Search Terms" for the clicks that campaign received. How can I know the exact position for each conversion happened, so that I can optimize for the position which ...
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What % of users click on Ad position 1 & 2 & 3 in Adword?

I want to get the data on what % of users click on all the Ad position in google adwords ? At least in India it is true that, Most of the Indians compare the price before buying product online. So, ...
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Which tags does Google use for displaying titles and descriptions in the search results?

I have a few questions about elements, and which elements Google uses to display our websites. For instance, does Google use the regular title element to display the titles of our website, or the ...
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Should I force secure access to my web sites?

Now that Let's Encrypt is in public beta, I'm adding secure browsing to many of my web sites. But should I force secure access, or allow visitors to choose how they access those sites? In researching ...
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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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Someone is spamming links to my site by 301 redirecting his domain to mine what should I do?

I have already disvowed the domain. Still he is creating more than 100k links daily. How should I report this to Google?
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url is right but site redirects

When I search for my site through google I can easily see my site, all the content being pulled correctly for the rich snippet. However if I click on the link from google itself, it sends me directly ...
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Is there a way to tell if my website might have been hit by Panda 4.0 penalties?

I just came to realization that our site might have been hit by the Panda 4.0 update. Before May, 2014 our site received 1.5 million pageviews/mo, and after the update, it has never received more ...
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How do I exclude PDF file from a Google site search?

I want to display of the indexed file from a particular section of my website. So I type this into the address bar: https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&q=site:example.com%2Fsubfolder%2F I ...
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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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Unwanted results in Search Results from Domains we control

I'm not sure how to word this. But basically when you search our company's name, some of our clients are coming up in the results. That alone is strange because we don't have any links outbound to ...
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Does advertising on porn website affect my Google SEO ranking / Organic traffic?

I plan to advertise my business on porn websites, Due to low CPA cost. Though my business is not at all related to porn industry. I just want to try it. When I get more PPC traffic from porn ...
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Google breadcrumbs not working correctly

I'm having some trouble using structured data and implementing breadcrumbs. Here is my code: <ol class="nav" vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="BreadcrumbList"> <li ...
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If you delete a Google Business page, do the reviews also get deleted with it?

Reviews posted against a business on Google appear on Google Maps, within the Google Search results, and on Google+. The scenario is that we have a single negative review against a Google Business ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages). For example, if page ...
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What is the impact on SEO, when internal links pointing to “/” or “example.com” (homepage)?

Let's assume I have website example.com and 1000s of inner pages. Is there any difference in terms of SEO ranking (SERP) when I link to my home page from all the inner pages using "/" and ...
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Different index number in GWT and Google SERP [duplicate]

I launched my site about 2 months ago.Several Days ago,I submit my sitemaps and I find the index number in GWT is 800,000 but it shows 223,000 results when I try to search in google with ...
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How to handle SEO for brand that has a special character in the name

I am building a website (small online retail store) for a company whose brand name has a special character in it. The name of the brand is actually a legitimate Polish word that has an Ł, which is an ...
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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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Homepage Rich Snippet Star Ratings not showing in Google SERP

In the Google SERP for site:soapboxdesign.co.uk: The Rich Snippet Star Ratings are displaying for the internal pages, but not the homepage. However, the homepage schema is the same as the internal ...
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Googlebot only seems to crawl my front page even when provided a different URL

I'm new to the webmaster world and trying to get my site SEO ready. It runs on javascript (AngularJS) and I set up all the things you'd need so that crawlers can read the site. I have the <meta ...
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Google SRP not showing Mobile breadcrumb

I have implemented schema code for Breadcrumb on mobile site which is same as on Desktop. Now Desktop breadcrumb structure is getting visible on Google SRP, but when i check Mobile breadcrumb ...
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How to update the date on Google search results?

For a blog entry, I have this meta tags: <meta property="article:published_time" content="2015-09-07T21:54:43+00:00" /> <meta property="article:modified_time" ...
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Do multiple structured data elements compete for display in SERPS?

For example, with a product page you may have product info (price, offers, image etc.) but also have a video to show the context of use of the product. I don't believe the product structured data ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google [duplicate]

Website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two versions, one version of ...
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Site-wide footer external link - is it a risk?

I want to do link exchange with another site, he is offering me footer site-wide link to my site. This site has about 50 indexed pages on Google, this site has strong SEO data that can help my site. ...
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Using canonical links to eliminate “similar” search results in google

In our site, we have links as such: /{{category-name}}.html - will display all products /category-name/filters/{{some-filter}}.html - will display filtered products The problem we are facing is ...
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Change in SEO Ranking

There are two companies A and B. They have a joint venture called AB Group. Company A does more news and social media publishing when compared to company AB Group and is high up on the SEO rankings. ...
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Domain name extension importance and hosting area location.

I'm very curious, how is domain extension REALLY impact the SEO in most of search engines and specially in google and social media. I'll clear out my point here: there's lots of material about that ...
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Rich Snippet display differences

Currently working with several websites that use the same code template. Schema.org markup used for both of the websites is the same. But site #1 is displayed with rating and site #2 is without ...
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Recover large forum from Google 'Metafilter Penalty'?

We have been one of those forums affected on Nov 16, 2012 (yes, 3 years ago!) with a very big drop overnight (from 800.000 unique visitors before that to 400.000 now). Since that time we were not ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google, one with the correct sublinks and the other with all sublinks redirecting to homepage

As that title says, my website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two ...
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How to make sub-directories appear in Google Search Engine? [duplicate]

I want to know how to effectively SEO manage my personal websites. For example, I have http://www.janedoe.com/ and in the meta data I have: <meta name="keywords" content="jane doe"> along with ...
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contactPoint for organizations (schema.org)

https://developers.google.com/structured-data/customize/contact-points describes how to "use corporate contact markup on your official website to add your company's contact information to the Google ...