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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 ...
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How to get business map location displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page?

Does anyone know how to get your business map location displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page? As in the screenshot below: Check this screenshot ...
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How does Google determine important links on a website to display in search results? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I search for something on Google it shows some results (website links), but it also shows some important links on that website. Is it a feature of the website or does Google use ...
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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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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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Is it bad for SEO to forward multiple top level domains to just one domain? [duplicate]

For example, I registered myName.com and I also registered the .net, .info, and .org extensions for myName. I'm wondering if it will hurt my SEO to forward these other TLDs to myName.com?
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Preventing Google from indexing PDF Files

I sell PDF patterns and when someone types my website and file type PDF in Google, all of my patterns for sale are listed to download for free. I use WordPress and Jigoshop. I need to find a way to ...
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Google AdWords Tool showing 0 visitors for a keyword but Google Instant Results showing it. How?

I tried to Google ‘How to choose best moving company’ but the Google Instant Results showed it automatically in the search box which means that the particular question has been asked by many users ...
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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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SEO - how to determine if a link if strong or not?

I know most people want links from sites which are PR8 or PR7 and that is sort of the holy grail of SEO. But it occurred to me that Twitter is a PR-8 site. But if I tweet a link, I don't think it ...
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Schema or Data Vocabulary microdata for breadcrumbs?

Google and other SEs support schema.org for marking up structured data, but it turns out that for breadcrumbs Google recommends using data-vocabulary.org instead. Which should we use for having ...
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Google rich snippets: should the last item in a breadcrumb be a link?

A website has the following breadcrumb trail when on the "Labrador" page: Services > Squirrel Chasing > Labrador As you may notice, the current page is not linked to. (There is an internal ...
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how do we organize our site's (navigation) pages in Google search? [duplicate]

Is there a HTML technique for organizing my site's main pages in Google (navigation)? Or is it made by a Google's specific tool for creating a result layout like in this picture? Look at the ...
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URL encoding - what difference to SEO? + or _ or - [duplicate]

I have a URL e.g.: http://mysite.com/tracks/backing-track/101153/ABBA/Super+Trouper QUESTION does it make a difference to SEO when using + or - or _ in the URL between words? Is one more readable ...
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Which word is searched for more in the world, and locally?

I have two words: fishing fish I want to know: which word is searched for more in the world, more in Africa more in south africa more in Namibia How do you check this? The search engine I ...
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Is this a correct robots.txt file?

I would like to allow Googlebot and Mediapartners-Google (AdSense useragent) to crawl my website. So I have written below code inside my robots.txt file. User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: ...
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Suddenly website stopped to appear at Google Search [closed]

We have a working website for more than a year. Everything was ok, site worked, appeared in the relevant Google searches etc. Now, one day we discover that the site totally removed from Google Search ...
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Is there a way to get Google keywords?

Is there any way at all to get Google keywords entered? For example, if I forced Google to index my site with only HTTPS, would I then get the keywords entered by the visitor when they arrive at my ...
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Does Google Search know if your site is mobile?

When a user does a search from their desktop, do Google search results know if any site is mobile aware? Does that affect their placement? What if a site is responsive? Many mobile validators don't ...
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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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Problem with Google crawler and cached results

I have a client that has 3 domain names. For the sake of this argument I will call them www.website1.com, www.website2.com and www.website3.com. He used to have a website package with VistaPrint and ...
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https and Google Search: how to run an https web-site to get Referer?

I note that www.google.com is increasingly being used through https, and this results in no HTTP Referer being provided to my web-sites for hits that originate from Google Search over SSL. How do I ...
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How does Google crawler find pages?

Will Google crawler find a page that is not linked to? I.e. pages accessible by manually modifying the url, like http://www.site.com/node/1/[secret keyword]. Note that it is only secret in that there ...
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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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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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Does google alerts include results from other google feed services like news and blog search?

We are using google alerts in our study to catch and categorize new contents as they happen on the web. We want to be as comprehensive as possible and catch the more new results for a query is ...
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Will moving Images to CDN effect Google Image search results? [duplicate]

I'f moving images on a site to a CDN how does this effect the image results in Google image search? Will any images come up in Google image search coming from the site?
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Is Google search site:yoursite.com result count a good indicator of Google's indexing and does it really mean anything in SEO terms?

I'm not sure this is the best stack site for this question. But it does have to do with Google search functionality so I think it is justifiable to ask here. If I'm wrong, please let me know. My boss ...
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Google sandbox (Google penalty) is real or not?

Most of the SEO analysts are saying that Google Sandbox (Sandboxing or the sandbox effect or the Google penalty) is still available but when I searched Wikipedia I found that, Google didn't conformed ...
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Google Displaying “Read More” Rather Than the Page Title for a “site:” Search

I am having some trouble with Search Engine Optimization. When I look up "site:example.com", the first result is the index page. The third result that pops up says the title is: "Read More". I ...
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Are images with non-standard extensions (such as “.ashx”, instead of “.png” or “.jpg”) bad for SEO?

Certain CMS' running on IIS like Sitecore do not give image files appropriate file formats like .png or .jpg by default, but instead link to images as: <img src="/media/Some Folder/EX-IMG.ashx" ...
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Does Google Search exclude contents of <nav> from summary?

HTML5 has a new tag, <nav>. Do popular search-engines ignore contents within such tag when they generate page summaries?
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What is duplicate content and what does it affect negatively? [duplicate]

I am fascinated by SEO and it's merits, so that's why I am going to optimalize my website. There are still a couple of questions that do pop up... Well, I am aware that duplicate content is not done, ...
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Google failing to recognize authoritive website?

I have a situation that I do not fully understand, related to syndicated content. My site - where the original version of my articles is being published, is being seen by Google not as the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools site removal

I had a major issue in the last week where a site was found to be showing huge numbers of pages that it shouldn't have been. Naturally Google indexed all of these pages! Rather than manually remove ...
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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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Google custom search code does not return the result of google.com [closed]

I have generated a code from Google custom search . I want to fetch the results for a keyword exactly same as the results on www.google.com So I put www.google.com in sites to search textfield and ...
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How does Google determine Information about a person for Google Search?

For some queries Google Search will return result with a person's information on a right. It looks a bit differently for different queries but most of the time something like this ...
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Does Google bot always treat dot as word separator?

One of our products is a grid control called iGrid, and we have two versions for two different platforms. One is iGrid ActiveX, the other is iGrid for .NET Framework WinForms called "iGrid.NET". At ...
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Why do all pages bar the home page turn up in Google? [duplicate]

Our website is made with WordPress. The menu pages all turn up in Google searches, but the index page doesn't. The index page is absent; the others are there. Why would this be?
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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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Google and SEO services [closed]

Are there any good and reasonably priced SEO services that work well? Also can I pay Google to have my site at the top of searches? I was looking into Google Adsense and I am not sure if that is what ...
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What is the maximum size of an HTML file that Google will crawl through?

I have a 10MB HTML file. Will Google crawl through the entire file, or does it only look at the first X MB?
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How reliable is the number of hits provided by Google site: command?

A partner of my company (not sure whether i can tell their name here - i´ll use example.com instead) asked me yesterday, why there is such a big difference when they enter the site command at google ...
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display product price in google search result

While I search for the magento module in google, I noticed the price is displayed in google search. Can we display the price of the product in google search by using any tag or any other way. Someone ...
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Implementing OpenSearch, what is the benefits?

I have implemented opensearch in my website. But I don't know what is the benefits of it. Does it has any effects in search engines? For example, can I tell google about my implementation?
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Request change of address for non-root level domain name [duplicate]

Old site: http://www.tahlequah.k12.ok.us New site: http://TahlequahSchools.org Our new site is located at the .org domain above; however, we have to keep our old domain/site up until we're sure none ...
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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 ...