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how to set Meta “expires” if I am not sure of expiration date?

I have an ad website. Users can post ads, and they can also renew them (renewing their expiration date). I setup delete rate on user items at 3 month after expiration date, but if users have renewed ...
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Site submitted via Google Search Console API but not found on Google Search Console UI

I submitted client site via Google Search Console API successfully, I have even received a successful verification through the API, but it never makes it to the Search Console UI. I waited 12 hours ...
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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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Are there any meta tags I can add to my website to make it more discoverable by search engines?

I am quite a beginner at website design, and in fact so much of an amateur that I don't like paying for hosting/higher search engine results. Are there any meta's that will simply make my website a ...
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Number of indexed pages with “site:” search less than reported in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google webmaster tools it shows that I have 309 pages indexed, but when I search using "site:site.com" appear about 180 only (On the first page appears "about 608 results," something near the total ...
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Did Google remove rating stars from SERP?

I read a few articles about it via Google and one or two questions on Stack Overflow (did not find them again, otherwise I would have linked them here) that say Google removed star ratings on SERP and ...
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Why does google sent visitors to wrong website?

We have one server on which we host all our websites. Our two primary sites target two different industries. We rank for different keywords, different audiences, etc. Analytics now shows me that ...
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Have I been penalized for my URLs change?

I have moved my site from an old CMS to a framework and as a consequence my URL patterns have changed, so some of the URLs are now throwing 404. I could setup redirects on some of the pages, but not ...
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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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Should I use only one type of markup?

I'm trying to be a good boy and implement the relevant markup and tags that make people happy and clappy. In doing so I have assimilated multiple sources of information, and implemented multiple types ...
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How to block subdomains under my main domain

I want all my subdomains to not be indexed under my domain, that means when I search in Google for example.com to not appear in index test.example.com, but when I search test.example.com to be indexed....
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Just Received Email From WhatsApp Inc. Regarding To My Site [Need Help Or Advice Pls]

I got an email before 7 days seems to be from whatsapp . Here is that email below :- To Whom It May Concern: It has come to our attention that you have registered xyz.com (the "Domain Name")....
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How to modify associated websites in Google search results

It seems Google tries to suggest additional information for some sites, and unfortunately it is quite often wrong or misleading. For instance results for some government offices will attempt to link ...
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Fetch as Google ignores my hashtag url

I have an AngularJS web application: www.webisports.com I am using ng-router, so all my pages have # in the url. I want google to index my /#/forum page. This stackoverflow answer explains how to ...
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Google Rich Snippet for GTIN & SKU numbers

I see with Google that you can add rich snippits for SKUs, GTINs (barcode numbers): https://developers.google.com/structured-data/rich-snippets/products Here's an example of what I'm thinking of ...
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Is it possible to use a domain name to redirect to another?

I have to choose between two names (A and B) for my website: A is a cool short name which doesn't mean anything; B is a longer composition of two words, the former of which signals the topic of ...
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Correct hreflang tags leading to incorrect local search results

I've got an international ecommerce site that geotargets using the following hreflang tags: <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/product/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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Does site structure/URL structure impact SEO? [duplicate]

We would like to change the following URLs as follows: (old versions to the left, being changed to new versions on the right) www.ex.com/xxx/full-seo-term -> www.ex.com/half-seo-term1/half-seo-term2 ...
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Should Schema.org be used on embedded YouTube videos or only self-hosted videos?

Google supports and recommends using the schema.org on-page markup for videos. However it is not clear if this should also be done when embeddeding a YouTube video. Or really even a Vimeo video. Or is ...
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Would you use the Product Schema.org type or the SoftwareApplication Schema.org type for a Wordpress (or something similar) plugin?

My first thought was definitely SoftwareApplication but everything about Google's documentation on the Schema.org type seems uncertain (except for when it comes to apps or games). At the top of the ...
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Why did Google stop showing our reviews rich snippets data?

We have been using rich snippets on our site for a few years now but they stopped working a while ago. The rich snippets do appear if we add site directive to the search. We have been trying several ...
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Have Google index site with certain get variables?

How can I tell Google to index my site using different get variables? Example: www.example.com www.example.com?lg=en (prevent any index from this link, by default my site is in english) www....
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How to prevent Google from indexing redirects to external URLs as part of the originating domain?

We have links to external URLs implemented with HTTP 301 redirects for the purpose of counting clicks. Searching our site in Google using the site: modifier results in the redirecting URLs returned ...
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How to use optimize an e-commerce site for both .com and .co.uk?

I had worked almost three months on a .com domain site and I am getting pretty good results on google.com, however, my ranking on google.co.uk is not that good so I have decided to buy an equivalent ....
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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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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it?

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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Will it have a negative influence on search engine ranking if my main site is working over HTTPS but my blog isn't?

Suppose I have domain working https like https://www.example.com/ and my blog is working without https like http://blog.example.com/. Is that wrong from SEO or Google point of view?
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My .it site is not appearing in international versions of Google [duplicate]

I have a website hosted on github pages. I connected it to a ".it" domain name. If I look for that name in google.it, the website is first result. However, If I search on any other international ...
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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How can I get the anchor text in Google Search results for my site?

I want to add more information richness to my site search result so that people can easy navigate to the pages by selecting the proper anchor text (text for navigating by clicking on it). How ...
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66 views

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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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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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 meta-...
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Not able to see structered data in search results even when it looks fine in the Google Structured Data Testing Tool

My website uses structured data schema. It is showing up correctly in the Google Structured Data Testing Tool. It still is not showing in search results. Why is that and what can I do about it?
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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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Best way to use date in URL for better SEO

There is a website scenario in which a user gives date as input and the result will be something related with that date. Lets take the scenario is my website gives earth quakes happened in Europe on ...
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Remove hacked URL from google search

My client's site shows This site may be hacked in Google's search result. I restored the website, installed security plugins, scanned and removed all possible issues and requested Google for a review....
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Should I worry about redirecting index.php to root or not?

I've read in a forum two users saying that Google identifies index.php and the site's root as a single page, that redirecting index.php to root is not something we should worry about, but as they had ...
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How to make your site visible on google search [duplicate]

My site has been online for more than 2 months now http://thedatastrategy.com/, I also have set up the default meta data from W3Schools http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_meta.asp, But when I do ...
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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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Directory Website - How to limit links for good SEO?

I am working on a business directory website. It basically has the following structure. Service Type Page - www.example.com/service-name/ State Page - www.example.com/service-name/california/ City ...
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No more posts, but I will update content. Can I target SEO traffic for that type of site?

I will have a plan to create a website with just 15 page. All pages have 1000+ words and I will update all pages in almost every month. Can I target SEO traffic for that type of site? Or I must ...
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Google is returning non-existant pages in a site: search

I help someone run a WordPress blog. When you Google the website, www.plus10tofireresist.com, irt comes up stating "This site may be hacked." At one point there were a bunch of hits to the site ...
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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: &#24211;&#23384;&#20102;&#30005;&#27668;&#21644;&#30005;&#23376;&#...
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When I click on my site in the Google results, I get redirected to my site with an extra www subdomain which is an error

I have this domain example.com, when I search in Google for "example" I can see it has listed my domain properly. But when I click on that it goes to https://www.www.example.com with two www segments. ...
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Why isn't my website in Google search results?

Its been sometime and Google has yet to index my site, how can I get Google to index my website?
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Create a site map for my asp.net mvc web site that can be crawled by the search engines

I have created a web site using asp.net mvc-5 . and I have hosted it to one of the hosting provider and I register the web site with Google app. Now after 1.5 months of publishing the web site online ...
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Find website reviews not on website?

Basically I want to see the reviews a website has but I don't want to look at the reviews they put on their own website. I Googled "Websitename review -Site:example.com" However I was still seeing ...
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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 ...