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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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Prevent azure subdomain indexation

Let me explain my situation, I have an azure website (with azurewebsites.net sub domain), and a custom domain.com, built with asp.net MVC Both are being indexed by Google, but I've noticed the custom ...
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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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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 ...
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Can I make query strings produce separate pages?

I have a profile page with a URL like so: localhost/profile.php/?username=Bob I was wondering, if I had a separate <title> which changed according to the username, would they produce separate ...
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Why doesn't Google specify that a search result is a paywall site or least demote their search rank? [closed]

A rather suspect SEO paywall trick is to allow web spiders from search engines to see all content but lock the content behind a paywall for all other visitors. For example: What Google sees What ...
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How to remove “Did You Mean:” from Google Search?

I don't know much more about SEO, but it's interesting to learn about it. When I tried to search my website with an associated keyword or you can say with the exact name of the domain, I got some ...
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How to change the way my website appears on Google Search?

When I enter my homepage URL on Google, it shows "Index of ~/user" instead of my page title, i.e, "User|Home". Is there a way to change the way my website appears on Google search? If yes, how?
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Should I make sub-domain for different kind of content? [duplicate]

At this time I am running technology related blog and I'm tired of it because of writing only tech related articles, because of this reason I want to make a blog on sub-domain of root domain where ...
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Does authorship markup interfere with Google rich snippets?

We are currently supporting a website where we have successfully added rich snippets on the product pages and they show up properly on Google search results. What happens when Authorship has been ...
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Help Google to recognise forum threads

I have seen some cases where Google search results can actually tell you how many posts/replies there are in a topic, how many pages there are, and I think I even saw it tell me the specific author of ...
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Google lists redirected URL instead of target URL

We've recently moved much of our site to a Web CMS which published to www1 rather than the old www. To clean up the search results, we've added an exclusion in robots.txt for the old hostname and ...
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How to deindex image?

I have gallery of thousands of images. All of them at some point needs to be indexed. However after some period of time, some of them should be removed from search engine index while they should ...
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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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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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Putting Custom page summary in meta description

if putting "Custom" meta description for EVERY page of site, is harmful for SEO? (for example, summary of each article) And Google will show them on SERPs?
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How would Spanish text at bottom of English content page change how our pages rank? [duplicate]

On our real estate site we are planning to put Spanish text (2-3 lines) at bottom of every page. Except for the bottom part, all the content is in English. I am new to Page Rank & Google search ...
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How to show the search box in Google Search results page? [duplicate]

I need to know the proper way to propagate the search-box in the Google search result page. I tried searching the Google for the procedure, but no luck. Any idea how to make appear the search-box ? ...
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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 find out which sub-domain has been indexed more in Google?

I have some sub-domains. I use "site:mydomain.com" in Google search input to find out the number of pages Google has indexed from my domain overall. How can I find out which sub-domain has been ...
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Client's website is not showing up as expected in Google local searches or maps [duplicate]

I'm working for a client who runs a wellness center. He has a website as well as a Google Places account for the business. The Google Places account has a lot of tags associated with it that are ...
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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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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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Should I expect Search Engines (particularly Google) to crawl epub and mobi files

Some of our content we are publishing as epub and mobi eBook format files. Will search engines crawl and index these in the same way as PDFs currently are. If the answer is yes, could you point me to ...
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Google search results show my title incorrectly twice

Does anyone know why Google shows my title twice in search results? And it's the wrong title too. Here's a screenshot:
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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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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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Is it possible for an artist's offical website to feed data to Google's “Musical Artist” or “Band” info box?

I work with a lot of musicians building websites for them. Within the last year or so, I've noticed that Google has started adding an informational overview of some bands and musicians when you ...
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404s, 410s, and site re-designs

I recently made took over a site that had basic html and converted it into a dynamic php site. One of the features is 'pretty URLs' i.e., city-events.html is now simply events, and I'm curious as to ...
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Can I stop Google from listing my site when using keyword X but allow it for keyword Y?

I have a website. When I search keyword X or Y on Google, I can see my website at the top of the result list. Are there any ways not to show my website on the result list on Google when keyword Y was ...
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Searching on Google for mydomain, my domain name is shown as the page title instead of the actual page title

When I search for my domain on Google, eg: mydomain.com, my site shows up with a title like "MyDomain" instead of that page's actual title. Any clues on why this happens and how to fix it? Edit: ...
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Directing iframe search hits to parent site

We have created a campaign site that will be embedded into the customer's Sharepoint site as an iframe. We don't want people to access our site directly, and would like to make the search results ...
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Schema.org Microdata appears in testing tool, but does not appear in Google

I have created a simple test page to test Schema.org Microdata. See here When tested in Google's Structured Data Testing Tool it appears as it should, displaying the address and job title below the ...
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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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Why are other sites ranking for our content? [closed]

I co-run a job board, and part of our service is to post jobs that people post with us on multiple boards. The content originates with us, and we are basically the god version, any updates made on our ...
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Is implementing rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” mark up the right thing to do here?

We have a website for a restaurant that is in 5 different countries, all pages are in English at present: http://www.example.com/bangkok/en/ http://www.example.com/dubai/en/ ...
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Google: always I am the first result on second page

I am searching on Google my published articles but I don't understand why I am always the first result on the second page? (My site is also, on Google news and it appears as news on first page, but ...
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How long does it take for Google to remove page from index? Or, why aren't these pages excluded?

A set of pages are marked as noindex and nofollow, both in robots.txt and with X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow When checking with Google Webmaster Tools, the pages are reported as "Denied by ...
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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...
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SEO consideration for downloadable files

I used to serve PDF files as static file: http://domain.com/pdf/file1.pdf and PDF files perfectly indexed by Google and other search engines. Then I decided to change my structure to place pdf ...
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Why Facebook profiles are Google-searchable?

Facebook has around 1B user profiles. They can be found by searching in Google. However, I don't think these profiles are linked from anywhere, so how could Google discover them? As far as I know, ...
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Why Google search displays only the English title of a bilingual website?

My website is in two languages; English and Turkish. I used Resources.resx files to create this bilingual website, and my filenames are: Resources.resx (default which is Turkish) ...
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Google doesn't show “www” in results

After searching my site on Google I have found that the URL that is shown doesn't contain www at the beginning, why? This is my virtualhost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName estebancortijo.com ...
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New or same URL on reactivation of user generated content?

We run a classified ad website. Our users can temporarily deactivate their classified ads. From a SEO point of view, when they reactivate it, should the ad use the same URL or use a new one? Each ...
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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 ...