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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 ...
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Google: On Everything : Why does google shuffle/change images, news, videos section periodically? [closed]

Google: On Everything : Why does google shuffle/change images, news, videos section periodically ON THE SEARCH RESULT PAGE? And what basis does it shuffle? Hope you people have observed this, that ...
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How to point search engines to another subpage?

I have a webpage concerning a subject, let's say buttons to keep it simple. It is the foremost web page on this topic for my language and region: searching for 'button' in my language will always ...
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Aliasing resellers domain to primary domain

I have designed a website that accepts re-sellers and actually the concept of this website is having local re-sellers for each province (or should we say branches). I have designed this website in a ...
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Adwords traffic shows as 'not set' in Google Analytics

In Google Analytics if I go to Traffic sources > Search > Paid all I get is "not set". Instead of the usual list of keywords that people have used to find the ad, this makes it really difficult to ...
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robots.txt dissalow url containing string with a '/' at the end

I have a website with thousands of dynamic pages. I want to use the robots.txt file in order to dissalow certain url patterns corresponding to pages with duplicate content. For example i have a page ...
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SEO problem with mispelled domain [duplicate]

I have site named janvhitravels.in. On Google Search when we type janvhi travels it show search result for jahnavi travels. Google thinks that janvhi is wrong spelling and jahnavi is wrong. So my ...
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How long does it take for Google to re-index pages or update the link titles?

On one of our classified sites, when doing site:[mysite.com] in Google, the link text is simply [product name] - [mysite.com], where as it should read [product name] classifieds for sale in... I ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is showing duplicate URLs based on page title differences

I have 700+ title tag duplicates showing in WMT. Every first link in that picture is as duplicate link of second one. I don't know from where the first link got indexed by Google when that link ...
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Somehow Google considers a properly 301'd URL as 200 and is still indexing the new content in old page?

We redirected all the old URL's to new ones properly using .htaccess. The problem is Google, somehow is still finding content in the old page (which it shouldn't) and stores it in the cache rather ...
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Any ideas why my Google search traffic dropped considerably after 29th Oct 2013? [closed]

I've noticed a sizable dip in traffic with www.topomap.co.nz so headed over to Google Webmaster Tools to see if Google had encountered any issues with the site. Was quite surprised to discover that ...
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Google Author information in search results still havent displayed my details in search results

I followed the following instructions but still not clear whether i had completely understood it. http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=1408986 ...
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Wrong content for URL cache on Google

I have this website natural-track.com and when I do a cache check I get a completely different website,This is Google's cache of ...
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Fresh start outside Google's crapbox [closed]

I might have been experimenting with my website too much and Google first cut the flow of visitors considerably and now I didn't get one for 4 days already. It's a joke that they've done this, because ...
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Google indexed the same page under two URLs (despite rel-canonical)

The Super User question "Playing mp3 in quodlibet displays “GStreamer output pipeline could not be initialized” error" is indexed under two URLs in Google: ...
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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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Should webmasters “index” dashboard and edit account page

New here, I did my research and found nothing, but sorry if it has already been asked. As webmasters should be let google and other search engine INDEX our member's dashboard and edit account page. ...
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Google-bot sees “Sorry, we have no imagery here” on pages with Google Maps

I have a site with Google Maps on most of the pages. When inspecting content keywords in Google Webmaster tools, content keywords identified by Google-bot for the site include "imagery", "sorry" and ...
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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 search overrides search term with suggested results

Searching for my domain name without the .com ("weddingspot") used to yield results for my website on the front page. Now, Google displays results for "wedding site" and my website no longer shows up ...
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Blogger homepage won't update! [closed]

I am new on blogging webmaster tools. Usually, when I add new post to my blog, it will automatic update my homepage also. But from January 14th, my homepage doesn't update in the Google SERPs. As a ...
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Search ranking for important keywords has gone down drastically [duplicate]

Firstly, we are a small entrepreneurial team of 3 persons and I am more like an amateur webmaster of the company's website as we cannot really afford a technical guy/department right now. A few ...
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Larger text + box in Google Search?

Just curious, but I saw this when searching for "webmasters stack exchange". The site seems to get "special treatment" with larger text, extra links underneath the main link, and a box around it. ...
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Why is this website not getting PageRank? [closed]

One of my customer website is not getting ranked by Google. It's been more than an year and have 1500+ backlinks as per Google Webmaster Tools, but still PageRank is zero? Is this website being ...