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Is Google less likely to index URLs that don't match the directory structure of the page they are linked from?

Worded the question title the best I could. I have a website. The site has a category of articles - award winners. the URL to this category, a page with a list of winners, is: ...
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Google is appending branded url to title in search results with undesired capitalization

I work for an organization with a website domain that is two words that are placed together. For branding reasons, we always display the url as Loremipsum.com or loremipsum.com and NEVER ...
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Get a list of pages within a domain without a title set

On our webshop, we have about 60k distinct URLs and some of them don't have a <title> set. I know the google parameter intitle: but I can't handle to find those pages using that. Do you have a ...
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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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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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How to 301 redirect an ASP website on Windows GoDaddy server to new domain page by page

Firstly, I have only ever worked on Apache servers, never used a GoDaddy server or used ASP. Wow, I'm really in the dark. When a friend's webmaster died, he asked me to build a new site for him ...
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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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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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Need advice on 301 redirect from hyphenated domain to

I have been an online service since 2005 and have gained some good ranking on Google and other search engines. My domain name is for example is: www.smart-service.co.uk. I have recently got hold of ...
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What meta tag do you use to provide Google with a publication date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Google recognize publish date of a post I read about the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and some spotty documentation from Google, but I can't find an official ...
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Significant drop in SERPs on 12th November 2011

Earlier this year I decided to have a look at the SEO of our website. We noticed almost immediately that we dropped significantly in the SERPs for the keyword 'probiotics' (plural) on the 12th ...
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Multilingual site and Google search

I have a multilingual site with only one domain www.mydomain.com, this domain serves content in English and Norwegian. And language is handled using a server side session parameter, which is triggered ...
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Softonic displaying Google Ads for my software in Google search

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but not sure where else to ask.. I was doing a Google search to check the results of my Software's name which I sell on my website. I ...
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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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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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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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How do i tell google to ignore my subdomain?

I did a search and i found a link to my site... twice. They are exactly the same except one is www and the other is static. How do i tell google to ignore everything in my static domain?
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What contributes to expanded company details being displayed in Google search results?

For some results returned in Google Search, on the right side it displays the company details, logo, contact numbers, etc... For example, see the following screenshot: I'd like to know what ...
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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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Will the rest of my clients be affected if google blocks a site on the same server?

I am about to take on a client who is a mutual friend of someone I know. He has a legit business, but one of his competitors somehow complained to google and got his whole site blocked. He's ...
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Using SEO to hide a website in a specific location?

A friend of mine wants to build a website, but doesn't want people in the West Midlands area of the UK to be able to see it, but wants areas outside of the West Midlands to be able to see it. Is this ...
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Why won't Google use my meta description? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my website: Google isn’t using my meta description, instead it’s using the content of the web page and I’m really confused. Reason I’m confused is because I have checked and I ...
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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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Multiple site URLs now showing up in SERPs

Recently when you search for me on Google several URLs from my blog have started showing up, instead of just the main URL. 1) https://scotthelme.co.uk/ 2) ...
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How to recommend that Google indexes some keywords?

I've read many articles about SEO. I've tried to implement my knowledge on a site but I haven't gotten good results in 6 months. e.g.: I've used Google Webmaster Tools, sitemaps, title tags, keywords ...
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Google alert on native search page: The site may be compromised

While searching for our company name, we get (in the native results page) a message that claims: Webmaster tools does not tell me much about this, and so does the server log. I don't get that ...
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How to remove Google plus author profile picture from blog search results

I created a company blog and linked it to my Google plus account for the SEO weight, my problem is now the blog has gained popularity and my profile photo is appearing in the search results for the ...
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Different Title/Description for Google in different regions

I have multilanguage website targeting by subdomain: http://en.site.com/ - Displays only contents in English http://de.site.com/ - Displays only contents in German ... http://site.com/ - Displays ...
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SEO - Move around content with Javascript

Short version Can I move around content (text and links) with Javascript without affecting my rank in Google? Long version Menu with links push down my content I have a menu (with tabs) run with ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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SEO penalty by hiding text for sighted people but not for screenreaders

Let’s say I have this setup: HTML: <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS: .hidetext { height: 1px; width: 1px; ...
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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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Will the already indexed URLs be removed if I use a robots.txt for my site?

Many URLs from my site have been added to Google's index, but a lot of them are outdated and they will never result in a 404 error and take the user to my site's homepage. I have submitted a new ...
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No description for any page on the website is available in Google despite robots.txt allowing crawling

I seem to have the weirdest issue with Search Engine Optimization, and I asked the IT folks at my university, I asked people on Joomla forums and I am trying to sort this issue out using Google ...
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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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Robots.txt to block a parameter instead of a directory

It's my understanding that URLs are of the format example.com/something/somethingelse. It's my understanding that parameters follow the URL with a question mark example.com?l=fr_FR My CMS website ...
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Website not showing up when searching with a space

My domain name has a hyphen in it (i.e. http://word1-word2.com). When google searching "word1word2", the site shows up as the 5th overall search result. When searching "word1 word2", the site ...
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Are keywords listed in Google Webmaster Tools tied to ranking, and what does a blank keyword mean?

I have two questions regarding the terms listed under Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools: We've recently lost a lot of ranking in Google search after we changed our e-commerce platform and ...
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Where does Google get the description text from when it's not in the page body?

The tutorial I am reading claims that the description of a web page (the little blurb google does about your site when you see it as a result in a search) is stored in a metadata tag as so: ...
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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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What does Google do with indexed pages returning 403?

I guess that Google removes already indexed pages that are now returning the HTTP error 403. Unfortunately I can't find any definitive statement on that matter. Do you know the answer?
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Google indexes some of pages, but most are ignored from a website, even though a massive sitemap is submitted

We have developed a website, which works somewhat like a wiki - but not entirely. User of the website can submit and update information about their villages to the website and categorize it under ...
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When will non-existent content be removed from Google Search results?

About 3 weeks ago I launched a complete redesign of our website, and most, if not all, URLs were changed. Now if you search for my website (http://goo.gl/XDjly) you will see the non-existent pages ...
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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 ...
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How to present videos for Google Bot

i have a website which streams Flash Videos. For Google i have a special page due to using AJAX for normal Users (see articles on "_escaped_fragment_" for this). What i want to know is how i should ...
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301 redirect: does Google automatically update its index to the new URL?

If I do a site wide 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS, will Google update its index with the new URLs?
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Google search results mobile adding ?m=1 to end of site address

I recently helped a friend migrate from Blogger to Wordpress. Everything is working great, and everything seems to be propagated. Google search results are already displaying the new site ...
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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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Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
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Structuring URLs of an online shop for SEO

I have an online store with categories that have a tree structure (meaning they can be nested inside other categories) and products inside these categories. What is the best way to structure the URLs ...