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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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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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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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Google search showing “Index of /. cgi-bin/”

I recently decided to leave GoDaddy in choice of NameCheap as my preferred hosting package for my mothers business, I also had to bring my domain name to the guys i register my local domain names. ...
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Is there some kind of API for submitting a site to Google for indexing?

I have a client that is insisting there is a method to send a URL automatically to Google to get it indexed quickly. Here are the methods I know of to tell Google about your site for indexing: 1. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SEO URL, Category vs Location Priority

We are building a website for listing out brand information. As a reference it is comparable to yelp.com. Basically a brand will belong to a category and an area. From SEO point of view what will be ...
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How do Search Engines handle Singular vs. Plural?

In a site's main menu, one link points to the page containing a list of links to several software packages. By following this link in the main menu, the user's action can be seen from two different ...
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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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Does a bunch of post tags within Wordpress help with SEO?

we run a wordpress blog with almost 94.000 post tags, spread over 5000 posts, and only 20.000 of these post tags are actually attached to more than one post, hence 74.000 of the total number of tags ...
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SEO - why my sites images are not showing in google search [closed]

I have got SEO suggestion like this: "Make sure that Googlebot can crawl your JavaScript, CSS and image files by using the Fetch as Google feature in Google Webmaster Tools." So how to know why is ...
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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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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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Meta description tags appearing in Google search results even though they had been removed

I recently removed all the meta description tags from my website and uploaded the files to my host company's FTP server. However, Google search results still show the old meta tags even though the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Any Side effect of “301 Moved Permanently” in Google SERP?

I have an E-commerce website in asp.net. This website has 2000 products (means 2000 pages). Currently Almost all pages are index in Google SERP. and the URL rewriting structure is ...
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Google search links: command for subdomains?

The Google search's links: command allows one to retrieve a set of known backlinks to a domain. Unfortunately, when using this command with a subdomain (for example against myblog.blogspot.com) the ...
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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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Google Search Results show and extra 0 in my title [duplicate]

The search results for my site have an added 0 in front of the title. Whereas in my title on my page it does not have any such thing in the title. Can somebody point me in the right direction of how ...
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Microdata vs. Microformats

Just like the title says: it seems to me that Microdata has a few advantages over Microformats, with the only drawback being a bit more verbose. Is this all the story? It seems that Google supports ...
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Sitemap in different domain and robots.txt crawling

I have the following subdomains: www.example.com api.example.com The subdomain api.example.com is supposed to be invisible to Google. Its robots.txt had a disallow / directive. But I don't want ...
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Timing of Panda penalty

I found a new site (< 2 months old) with 0 PR that already has over 500,000 pages indexed according to the site: command. When I just do a google search on the domain name in quotes, there are ...
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How to show map of business next to google search without Google plus account?

As a website developer I have to add basic SEO features into the website. One of the things I have to do is have the business' map show next to its search result. However I do not want to a google ...
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how to allow my web site to appear on Google & Bing search engines [duplicate]

I have developed an asp.net mvc web application representing our web site. and the web site uses friendly urls such as www.ourcompanynam.com/contact . now i deploy the web site to a Microsoft Hosting ...
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Are “Pokémon” and “Pokemon” different keywords to Google?

Does Google categorize Pokémon and Pokemon as different keywords? I would assume most people write "Pokemon" without the ´ simbol since it is easier, though the correct way to write it is "Pokémon". ...
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What is the search rank where people stop searching on Google?

What is the stopping point on Google SERPs where most people stop searching? Does it vary by different keywords? For example, if I was searching for "Orlando hotels", I would instinctively look at ...
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Target rich clients with Adwords? [closed]

I have been using adwords for about 10 years. My business involves targeting rich and wealthy people who can buy a real estate of 1 million or above in european countries. i hate to admit that i was ...
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Table Snippets in Google Search - how to display table from my website in Google search results? [duplicate]

At the moment I am working on website selling products online. Site has pages displaying product lists in form of tables. The markup of product list is actually HTML table. I have noticed that some ...
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Show location with Google search result

I want to show the map for my business on the right side in search results, or at least show the pinpoint location sign with the address at the bottom of the result. I'm interested in the second link ...
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How to make Google ignore an element on a page (without using HTML comments)? [duplicate]

I would like to make Google ignore a div containing functional buttons and action titles, which I've seem come up in search engine results. Now I know about <!-- googleoff: index --> tags, ...
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GWT Remove URLs Tab has requests for removal I didn't put [duplicate]

I'm seeing in GWT a bunch of request of removal of pages, which weren't submitted from someone in my organization. I'm referring to the tab under Google Index->Remove URLs. Does it include any ...
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How to find out what # you are for google keyword

I'm trying to find out if there's a way to form a Google query to quickly find out what position you are for a search term. I know that Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics has something ...
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Google Position Ranking for Specisific Keyword and Domain

How i can now my website position ranking for specific keywords? example my website is gusdecool.com and i want to know my position ranking on Google search for keyword Rapidleech How to do that? or ...
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How to add a Google Search Box to search results? [duplicate]

I would like to add a search box to the Google search results, just like Stack Overflow seen here. I have been trying for several days but no luck. How can I add this to my own site?
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How much privacy is disclosed when looking at Google cached pages?

I have a question on something I read in the article found at this URL: http://navigators.com/cached.html "Many internet researchers incorrectly assume that clicking on Google's "cached" in a search ...
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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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Rankings keep dropping from #4 - #36 then back up again?

For the last few weeks every 3 - 4 days my clients site goes from #4 on google right down to #36. Then after a few days it shoots back up to number #3 but today its back down to #36. There isn't ...
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How SEO is affected after switching routing technique? [duplicate]

Website currently has static php pages: our-company-staff.php about-us.php our-programs.php news-article-title-date.php And I want to switch to stateful routing: /aboutus /ourstaff ...
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Google displaying wrong site title and snippet [duplicate]

I am having an issue where a website that displays the incorrect site title and snippet in Google Search. From the content it is clear that some spammer has infected the site, but I cannot figure out ...