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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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Google shows “search instead for” when searching for our website

Our website is new and the name is similar (only one letter different than another website) completely different type and company though. searching for xxxxxA works OK in Google and we find ...
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In creating a rich snippet (breadcrumbs and sitelinks), is there a need to markup content in more than one markup language?

I started tagging all of my data with their appropriate Schema.org vocabulary. I'd like my site to display a rich snippet/enhanced listing in Google. Is there ever a case where you would need to ...
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Why is my website not getting PageRank updates?

My website is more than a year old and Google Webmaster Tools reports that I have over 1500 links to the site, yet my Google PageRank is still zero. Is my website being penalised and why is my ...
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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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Google is not seeing my HTTPS website

I have a website and it is working with HTTPS, programatically when someone got to HTTP it forward him to the HTTPS version. My issue that I see that Google Search is not seeing my pages, the website ...
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Image rankings on Google Image Search (images hosted on external sites)

I saw that when I stopped uploading images to my own server my content on Google Images disappeared. I stopped uploading images to my server for two main reasons: traffic and storage space on the VPS. ...
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If I use my custom domain with my Blogger account will this help in SEO of that blog?

Also I want to know that if my custom domain is nothing but one of the keywords and my blog is also about that keyword, so will this help in improving google ranks of my blog after I change from ...
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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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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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Forbid content in google results summary

I put a professional directory project online since few weeks, Google has started to index some pages but i just noticed a flaw in the design of the pages. Each page have an adress, some content and ...
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How can one keep an ecommerce site active?

So, you build an e-commerce site, all your products are on there, but then very little changes which obviously causes your site to become less active, and ultimately not ranking as highly in search ...
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How long can a site be stuck in the Google sandbox?

I have recently made a new website, built over 300+ links to it (which finally shown up on google webmaster tools btw), but it seems my site is in the sandbox. My site doesn't appear in the results ...
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Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar?

Does google first search as per the user given order of keywords in search bar? For example : I typed word1 word2 word3 word4 word5 in google search bar. Now my question is does google first ...
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Is it Okay to add Keyword TAGS at the beginning or endiing of the post?

This question is bugging me from last few days.. I have seen many sites have 'TAGS' or 'INCOMING SEARCH ITEMS' and they have big list of keywords under it. Check out this example: One of my blog ...
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Search result page > category defined or understood by Google to co relate with search query?

I searched in Google: does nioxin work? One of the top results is: Does nioxin shampoo make hair grow? - Yahoo! Answers answers.yahoo.com › ... › Beauty & Style › Hair Why is ...
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Google new algorithm: My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website

My company have a 40 sites with different domains that some of their articles appears in my main website with reference to their source. Our articles write by high level processionals in the field ...
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How can I find out how many times a specific term has been searched on Google?

Is this information possible to get? If not is there any other source of information that can provide this?
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Stop google from replacing pipes with colons?

It was brought to my attention that one of the websites our company manages is not showing up correctly. The title tag on the page and company name contains pipes, but google replaced one of the ...
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Difference between Movie including a Review & vice versa

I'm just wondering, if there is a difference in SEO between a Movie object including a Review object and vice versa, when using Schema.org on a webpage. For clarification, see these abstract ...
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Website porting. Traffic fall in SEO due to image search

I ported a website on wordpress.com to my own server. The site had pretty good traffic and we had done a fair amount of work to ensure proper transitioning but we missed one aspect in redirecting ...
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Google ranking category pages too high

I have a shopping site with two kinds of pages: individual product pages and category pages. The category pages contain links to products that fall into a certain category. The problem is that when ...
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Google: Fix Mobile Usability Issues warning - Is Redirect Sufficient?

So recently Google sent out a mass warning to many of us to either fix Mobile Usability Issues on our website or risk having its rankings suffer. Google systems have tested 120 pages from your ...
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How do I make it clear to Google that my domain name contains `www` like www.wwwexample.com?

I've noticed that domain names containing www (e.g., http://www.wwwexample.com) sometimes are ranked lower in search results. I have also noticed that Google assumes it to be www.example.com. For ...
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Can you use Google Analytics to figure out which pages got clicks from search engines? (The landing pages report is polluted with other data)

Related to this question How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics? I need to be able to find out which pages are being found in the SERPs using Google ...
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How important are Google+ reviews when ranking a website?

There are a few things that come into this question that's based around Google+ reviews (formerly Google places). I have always been advised to get as many reviews as possible on my Google+ business ...
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Apparent False alarm raised by Google Webmaster Tools / Search

Google search has been reporting This site may be hacked. from a couple of days. When I look into the Webmaster Tools > Security Issues, this is what it says: Now, the url in the Sample Urls ...
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For performance reasons: have different pages for search engines and users

I have a SEO question for single page applications. We're working on a SPA (not yet public) that displays tables of numeric data to users. The data volume is large, number aggregations are costly ...
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Adding Google Sitelinks to our website

When we search Google for word1 word2, it lists our site at #1 with 4 or 5 sitelinks underneath which is what we wanted. Question - is there anything we can do to help achieve the same result/layout ...
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Google Schema.org alternate to PriceSpecification

I'm back with another Schema.org / Google inconsistency. Our store sells many products that have different variants each with their own price. For example a heater may be sold in any of 8 BTU levels ...
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Dynamically serving different mobile HTML content and having mobile site too

We are dynamically serving a HTML page that is appropriate for mobile users. It has the same URL but different HTML source code. We also have a separate mobile site. Is there any problem for Google ...
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How will search rankings get impacted if I move my mobile website to a single page application?

I have two different versions of my site: a desktop version, and a mobile optimised version. That is, for the same URL, the server renders different HTML for different user agents. I had been using ...
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Region specific language in Google Search results?

I have a dynamic English language site. If a user views the site in the US (with a US IP address) some of the site's language is altered so that it make more sense to a US audience. Anywhere else, ...
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Displaying neutral search results on Google

If a users search results on Google get gradually personalised through individual use, how do I display or simulate a neutral user to compare past and previous listing positions?
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Can I get source URL from Google search if I switch to HTTPS myself?

HTTPS cloaks the keywords, but I've read that by enabling HTTPS on my site I may at least get the source URL's - if the browser goes from HTTPS -> HTTPS it does not drop the source url in the packet ...
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Blogspot noindex search label

The default robots.txt of Blogspot is: User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: User-agent: * Disallow: /search Allow: / Sitemap: ...
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Load Wikipedia sourced biographies via Ajax or render it with the rest of the page as part of the initial request?

Apparently Google Search ranks pages with unique content higher than pages that have content that is originally from somewhere else (e.g. 'Wikipedia'). In a web site I am building, I show some ...
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Does putting Google Custom Search within your site affect traffic negatively?

On the 26th of November we put Google Custom Search on our site. The day after and all days following traffic dropped off noticeably. This could just be pure coincidence, but it seems odd to have ...
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Different result on Google search and browser

A site is using one of my clients' registered trademark to get a good rank on Google search. When I search with that keyword I find that site on top of the search result but when I check that page ...
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Why doesn't Google return the main page when searching for the exact domain?

I'm trying to figure out a problem for one of my clients. I have to mention that I've not developed the website and the company that has done the development can not be contacted anymore. The the ...
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Ranking websites in Bing & Yahoo search engines [duplicate]

I'm finding it extremely difficult to rank websites on Bing and Yahoo. When a website ranks well on Google, why is it finding difficulties on Yahoo and Bing? Although the algorithms are different, I ...
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Will 301 redirection to a Google Indexed URL can remove the URL from Google index?

I need to remove some indexed URLs from Google SERP. The problem is I cannot use the 3 types of removal patterns Google suggests like robots.txt, meta name "noindex" and remove the page and make it as ...
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Redirects On Image Files to Counter Google Image Gallery

The recent update to the way that Google displays images appears to have resulted in a significant drop in the traffic reaching the actual pages of our website. We are considering potential solutions ...
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Percentage of users that get to business website by searching vs typing business url into address bar

My friend's company(lets call it SomeThingsAreWorthTheMoney ) has been affected by a competitor's cybersquatting attack. SomeThingsAreWorthTheMoney is primarily an offline, real-world company that ...
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New site - 0 indexed 5 Not selected. What does this mean?

Having finally completed my web site, I submitted it and a sitemap to Google at the beginning of December. A look at the index status today, 29/12/12, shows 0 indexed, and 5 Not selected. I can ...
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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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Linking competitor with the same keyword i am targeting : Good or Bad for Seo?

I am linking one of my competitors from my site for the same keyword which is I am targeting for my site (My competitor is paying me for that). For Example: Me and my competitor both are targeting ...
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How do I stop googlebot from guessing urls parameters

When the googlebot visits our sites it seemingly tries to visit urls that do not exist resulting in exception being thrown. The url is is like http://ourdomain/thepage.aspx/x/8/x/ etc.x stands for no ...
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A particular url on a website suddenly disappeared from google search results - why?

I have a website which had a particular page url that was indexed in google search results - in the first 10 results. Suddenly it disappeared. Now that page is not even in the first 100 results. What ...
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SEO company really need to know the language of the site they work on?

I'm thinking to outsource SEO for my non-English site to the company listed on like elance.com or odesk.com But I'm wondering if they really can work on the none-English site when they don't speak ...