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How do you get your Google+ profile displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page?

Does anyone know how to get your Google+ profile displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page? As in the screenshot below:
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Google search results not based on website's content

A while ago I searched in the Google for a very specific phrase Quazar of Sanxion and I got some strange results (showing the first three): The strange thing is that if you open the second ...
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www is not displayed in Google Search result

I have a website at www.matrimonyteam.com; when I perform a Google search it is only displaying matrimonyteam.com in search results rather than www.matrimonyteam.com. Is there is any setting ...
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How does Google show a web page's recipe photo inline with the search results? How'd they do that?

On Google, if you search for "chana dal recipe," in the middle of the search results page you'll see one search result with an image of the meal, taken from the underlying web page. It's the only ...
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Brand name showing before the title in search results

If we search for our brand name or any keywords that relate to our website, the first words to appear in the title shown in the Google result preview follow this format: Brand Name: Title Here's a ...
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Load Wikipedia sourced biographies via Ajax or render it with the rest of the page as part of the initial request?

Apparently Google Search ranks pages with unique content higher than pages that have content that is originally from somewhere else (e.g. 'Wikipedia'). In a web site I am building, I show some ...
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How do you use 'site:' to search Google for just the domain without all the other subdomains appearing?

When I use the site: operator to search for domains, it returns all the other matched subdomains as well. However, I only want to see what's indexed for the main site. For example: site:google.com ...
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Why is Google.co.in showing and highlighting antonyms of a keyword in search results?

When I was searching for the sentence "SEO interview questions and answers for experienced" in Google.co.in I found so many results with the title "SEO interview questions and answers for fresher", ...
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Improvement of url by changing slash to underline or dash [duplicate]

I have a website with links similar to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948/css-set-background if I change links to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948_css-set-background ( / to _ ...
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Store name appears twice in meta titles while searching in Google? [duplicate]

In Google, While searching my (Magento) site, the meta title appears twice. I am new to Magento, and don't know why it's appearing twice.
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Site does not appear in Google organic search [duplicate]

My site is showing up in organic search of Yahoo and Bing. But no trace of it on Google. I am using wordpress and a plugin called Google XML Sitemap. Also signed the site in Webmaster Tools and ...
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Google shows “search instead for” when searching for our website

Our website is new and the name is similar (only one letter different than another website) completely different type and company though. searching for xxxxxA works OK in Google and we find ...
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Lynx shows nothing but “loading” when opening a site

The site I help to administer appears very poorly in Google search results. While trying to tackle the issue from several angles I've tried to open the site in Lynx browser (the intention was to see ...
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Is there a way to stop a keyword from appearing in Google Webmaster Tools?

I added a web site a while ago to Google's index and it contains lots of links with the text "Permalink" that, well, link to permalinks of different content/pages. Now "Permalink" is the #1 keyword ...
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Does putting Google Custom Search within your site affect traffic negatively?

On the 26th of November we put Google Custom Search on our site. The day after and all days following traffic dropped off noticeably. This could just be pure coincidence, but it seems odd to have ...
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Is there a way to find out the search keywords in YouTube with Google's Keyword Planner?

Google's Keyword Planner tool enable you to find out the popularity for any key words searched in Google. I want to know if Google's Keyword Planner tool or any other tool enable to find out the ...
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Does it help if my tld contains words that describe the function of my business? [duplicate]

I would like to create a new domain name. When creating that name does Google take the name into account when doing it's searching. For instance if I had a drivingschool would it be best to have a ...
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Why Google displays search results all the cracks when appended by “94FBR” keyword in search query? [closed]

I found on the internet that if you mention the software name and just add 94FBR keyword to your search query Google displays the results of all the cracks etc. for that software . Refer to the ...
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Google and SEO services [closed]

Are there any good and reasonably priced SEO services that work well? Also can I pay Google to have my site at the top of searches? I was looking into Google Adsense and I am not sure if that is what ...
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Homepage disappeared from Google results

Even that my traffic through Google raised approximately 40%, the homepage (/) of my page is gone from Google results even though I have no broken links. How can I investigate the cause?
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Static vs dynamic website search engine results

I am mobile software developer and I want to create a website like this one. I will have static webpages not dynamic ones (homepage, jobs, about, contact...). When people search on Google with this ...
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From where does Google gets these links [duplicate]

I'm just about to optimize a website. Now I would like to know from where Google obtains these links: Why? I also want some links to appear on the search-result for my homepage
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How do I get thousands of PDF files “found” by google search

I have approximately 5,000 PDF files in 4 different categories on our Joomla website that are currently only accessible by via a PHP/mySQL seach script. The filenames (which are numbers) and file ...
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How do you Google Search without personalization and localisation?

Google Search results are customised based on your location and your search history. Can you do a search that is independent of these factors, so that different users in different parts of the world ...
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I have a lot of outbound 404 links, do I have to fix them?

I have a lot-lot of outbound links on my webpage. A lot of them are broken, they point to 404 pages on external sites. I add to all links: nofollow. Can it be possible that Google is penalizing me in ...
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Remove SSL from Google Search results

I am working on a WordPress site that serves up HTTP pages statically. The problem is that some of the pages are shown as HTTPS in Google Search results. For instance, if the search term "Example ...
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Choose the Google Sitelinks that are shown when somebody searches for my website

How can I remove Search for product, About us, Log in, etc. which are displayed in Google Search? And how can I add particular categories like Automobiles, Mobiles & Tablets, etc.?
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The URLs on my site changed, how can I get Google to change the URLs shown in Sitelinks?

I have created a new website to replace the old one. The old one had structure like this ( and its URLs ): Site name (www.site.com/index.php) ---- Home page (www.site.com/home_page.php) ---- ...
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How to remove a cache of a page with an offline photo within a website using Google Content Removal tool?

By using Google's Content Removal page, I could put in a request for removal, for example if a page is no longer online, changed or now gone, and submit it by entering a word that no longer appears in ...
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Will a site URL with repeating keywords get penalized by search engines?

I have an URL structure like the following: sitename.com/cellphone/nokia/galaxy-5678-nokia-cellphone-from-abc/ For more example: ...
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How can I objectively check my search engine ranking?

When I search on Google my companies website its rank gets distorted on my computer through previous searches, my location etc. I use private mode in my browser, but I think this is still not an ...
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Help Google to identify my site as a “web application”

I have a web application, and I want Google to identify it as a "web application". I've had a look at Rich Snippets, but there is just an option to "software application" which refers to a desktop ...
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Parallax Websites & SEO

I am getting a parallax website made for my e-commerce website. I have the option of giving each section an individual link or anchor tagging each page. Which of the two options are better for SEO? I ...
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Where does Google get my website's summary from?

If you google 'verpress.com', you get the following website summary... Free hosting service web, Hotel, Dvd movie, Download free slot, Accommodation cheap, Bet online, Adsl connection, Pres, ...
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Does text ad exchange or traffic exchange or auto surf websites good for google ranking? [duplicate]

Okie i am not a seo i am a programmer and just launched a website for which i am really passionate and i don't wanna hire a seo for my website or promote it because i do not have the budget so i am ...
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SEO: How to make Google show correct page during search for a specific keywords

My company sells a lot of timber such as decking, landscape timber, timber sleepers, etc. We specify this in the front page of our website -that we sells decking, landscape timber, etc. Lately we ...
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Google Rich Snippets indexing fall

To 12th November 2013 there were about 3000 pages with structured data indexed for our site according to Google Webmaster Tools. There were stars and all related information in search results. But ...
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Best way to display a long list of items, SEO-wise?

I have a list of ~1000 items I'd like to display to the user. The items has a rank - from 0.5 to 5 stars. My goal is to come with a solution that will be easy to navigate, and smart SEO wise. First ...
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Adwords traffic showing up in Analytics as organic traffic, not paid?

I've got Adsense ads running driving PPC traffic to my site. When I go into Google Analytics under the tab Traffic Sources > Search > Organic, I get all the search terms people have come through for. ...
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Google Places seo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What determines the order of results for Google Places? I'm familiar with SEO and getting higher Google listings but for allot of services Google has recently been ...
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Remove incorrect date from Google snippet

I saw another question regarding this, but it is dated two years back, and so I am hoping an answer is available now. I am a web developer at a website in which we are (and have been for years) the ...
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when optimising for a “location” based term, are links from the countries tld worth more?

When optimizing for a term such as "bike shop london", do links from .co.uk and .com.uk domains carry more weight? ie. Would a link from a identical in every aspect apart from TLD be worth less in ...
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Google webmastertools soft 404 - How to update google search after updating it to 200

My site has many modules which are indexed by google. Recently there has been a database problem so the site was not appearing well like many links returned 404 i think. Now i have make it working ...
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check when a page was first seen by google

Is there a way to see when a page was first published, by checking when it was first cached by Google (obviously its not 100% fool proof because there is a couple of days delay in some cases but it ...
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Author data not coming up in Google search

I was trying to add author information for search. I followed this link and did everything in option 2. Added ?rel=author and added my blog in my Google+ account. But even after re submitting for ...
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Strange title appearing in Google search results for a video

Google is displaying a strange result for my video site: I do not have any idea where it got my video's duration and why it's displayed in this way - take a look at the screenshot below: I don't ...
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Main index redirect to sub folder (e.g. domain.com/site) [duplicate]

Main index file is at mydomain.com/site I want to do a redirect from mydomain.com to mydomain.com/site. What is the most google-friendly way to do this?
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Website localization when using the same domain

I'm thinking of a website which is basically the following: users can push some pins on a map with some text and additional information regarding the location they are pinning other users can see ...
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Does Google treat AWS IP addresses as related?

We are hosting several websites on one of our servers, and wondering if because they are on the same subnet that they have been somehow penalized. We are not inter-linking between websites. However ...
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What effect(s) does Google's Panda 2.5 update have on new websites in the SERP?

I recently launched 3 websites (within the past 7-10 months) that had been steadily increasing in the rankings on Google search up until this past weekend, when I noticed a huge drop across most of my ...