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How to show different pages based on keyword search in Google?

Whenever I search with any keyword of my website it showing only the homepage result, why not it showing the related page for that keyword. For example: if I search with keyword Properties For Rent ...
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5+ items in Google SERPs?

I'm tinkering with a website and the search results page for a certain page it is showing this unexpected 5+ items thing (see attached image). Where does this come from? And how to fix it? Or is ...
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Why Wikipedia article doesn't show up on first page of Google search? [closed]

I've created an article on polish Wikipedia for the person "Urszula Jędrzejczyk" and when I search for term Urszula Jędrzejczyk in google.pl the article show up on second page. Why is that, and is it ...
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Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its SERPs?

How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its search engine results pages ? Besides,+1 it may include shares with or without a link.
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Do URL sortneres make an impact on search engine rankings? [duplicate]

Can anyone explain me what does the following mean (from thesearchenginepros): The best URL shorteners will use a 301 redirect to pass along their Google page rank to the destination web address. ...
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Is there any weight for a retweet by a bot?

There are many bots in Twitter that keep retweeting certain hash tags. Retweets carry weight in terms of SEO. Is it the same with a Twitter bot ? A bot could be written for the sake of tweet ...
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Sitemap.xml / Update Frequency + Priority 0

I'm working on building sitemaps and am not sure what should and should not be added. For example: https://www.website.com             ...
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Search dropped dramatically Due to Soft 404

I've been doing a big mistake (sending 200 status for 404 pages : Soft 404). I didn't know what to do so I removed all the website from google search and I wanted to restart from scratch, pretty ...
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How to get google reference newest pages [duplicate]

Like stackoverflow, you see some very recent pages , even 1 hour old pages, how do you get google to come to my website and reference pages as soon as they are present ? thanks!
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Older event, not new event, being shown in Google Search results

I have an event directory that contains events with dates. These events can be annual. When a user recreates the same event but with a future date that search result should be the one shown in Google ...
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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Google local version does not display content in local language

We have the website www.visitgozo.com and would like to ask if there is a way where you can instruct Google (and other search engines) that when for example searching for 'gozo' in a local version of ...
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How to see my site's problems with Google?

I recently made a website: Boun Schedule Planner, which aims for the search query "Boun Schedule Planner" It was like 5th or 6th for a few days. But now it's not even in the first 3 pages. There are ...
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Proper usage of <title>, <header>, <h1> and <h2> in a HTML5 website?

I have been studying this subject for several days and have found many conflicting suggestions with regards to search indexing. I am working on a project which has a lot of different pages ranging ...
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Region specific language in Google Search results?

I have a dynamic English language site. If a user views the site in the US (with a US IP address) some of the site's language is altered so that it make more sense to a US audience. Anywhere else, ...
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How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result? [duplicate]

I don't want Google to show sub domain name (red circles in the below image) in search results. How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result?
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Can site's SERP ranks be lowered by Google because of bad/toxic backlinks? [duplicate]

The site is not under Google's manual penalty it has no other warnings in GWT about something wrong going on, it is not out of the Google index. But the ranking positions on SERPs are lower than ...
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Google say: robots.txt not valid for subdomains?

I'm very confused about Google's robots.txt documentation Examples of valid robots.txt URLs: Not valid for http://other.example.com/ https://example.com/ http://example.com:8181/ ...
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Can I get source URL from Google search if I switch to HTTPS myself?

HTTPS cloaks the keywords, but I've read that by enabling HTTPS on my site I may at least get the source URL's - if the browser goes from HTTPS -> HTTPS it does not drop the source url in the packet ...
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What is more preferable, creating dedicated domains for mobile apps that shares different content or associate them with folders in one domain?

I want to consult you in an SEO matter which I am completely lost with. I've built a social mobile application that allows users to share text content and made all the content that appears on the ...
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Remove all results from google search and restart from scratch

the problem with my website is that it has many 404 pages on google , that's why I wanted to remove all the pages from google and restart from the begining . I have removed all the links from google ...
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SEO doubts regarding keyphrase and autosuggestion [duplicate]

I know on page optimization techniques. What is the best and proven way for offpage optimization for ranking a key phrase? Is it: to build as much backlinks to your site ? or build as much ...
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changing title and meta tags via jquery. will it work for crawlers? [duplicate]

We have a scenario where we are getting our news articles from database on runtime. So we are chnaging our meta tags and title of the news-article page via jquery. Will this affect the crawling ...
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Is there an upperlimit for the number of links on a page?

What if a particular homepage contains a huge number of links. Is it good / bad for SEO ? What is the process one should follow to optimize this.. As you know, Home pages generally are the entry ...
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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...
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Will Google go by my sitemap.xml or also include it's own crawled URLs

I have a website which has recently employed "friendly IDs" like the following: /users/bob-barker I have created a very explicit sitemap.xml which includes the friendly URLs like the one above, but ...
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Will 404 pages hurt website page ranking? [duplicate]

I have an online marketplace platform. Because of adding new products/services, I had to update my links to match the new list. Earlier, Google has indexed most of my pages. Now with the new links ...
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Only domain showing up in Google search results

I have a website that is 6 months old and where all the pages are indexed by Google. The website has about 20 pages and each page targets other keywords. I'm teaching myself SEO so I can live with the ...
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Google not indexing home page [duplicate]

I have two sites that I'm trying to generate traffic with, and for whatever reason, Google does not seem to want to index the home pages. Other pages on the site are indexing just fine. I need to ...
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Will Google omit my site from mobile search results if I do not have a mobile optimized site?

I have heard rumors that if I do not have a mobile-optimized web-site (whether through responsive design or redirection to a mobile version of the site) that Google will not show my site when a user ...
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Our indexed website appearing and disappearing from Google SERP [duplicate]

Our website www.skadate.com used to appear on Google search when searching for a keyword "dating software", now it doesn't. It doesn't come by any other keyword (it used to come up with) as well. ...
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Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? [duplicate]

Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? What role meta description serve?
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How should “AdSense and DoubleClick” phrase in Google Webmaster Guidelines be interpreted?

I was reading Google Webmaster Guidelines and came across a phrase I do not understand. Make reasonable efforts to ensure that advertisements do not affect search engine rankings. For example, ...
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Google doesn't show my site's results even for a direct search

In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 21 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included. ...
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Google Search for my domain has about 3500 3-rd level subdomain I did not create

Some time ago I created the domain in .com zone. Now I tried to evaluate the number of pages are in Google index using request like site:mydomain.com but surprisingly there were a lot of results like: ...
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Can my website have an image and no date in its Google SERP? [closed]

The majority of the traffic to the website I am working on is organic. I was assigned to make updates so that our SERP shows an image to increase the click-through rate on our #1 result. ...
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Google non-SSL search not passing the “q” parameter with keyword

I am building a web analytics application for search engine traffic only and right now I am looking into providing some information about keywords that Google does not show. Like not provided keyword. ...
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Google search mismatch title [duplicate]

The title of my website is "OTN | Ontario Telemedicine Network" but Goggling for "OTN" displays it as "Ontario Telemedicine Network: OTN" in the search results, other search engines display it ...
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What is the replacement for Google's “Search Within Results” feature?

On one of the sites that I maintain, I used a link to allow Google Search with the "Search Within Results" (/swr) feature as follows: ...
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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.