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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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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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Single page not appearing in Google Search

Description I have a static franchise website which has various sub pages each dedicated to an individual franchisee. For each franchisee the page, the only thing slightly similar between all of ...
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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 ...
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Ranking in Google for New Sites

I have a 3-months old site. I have been doing decent SEO for it. I have just 1 or 0 people visiting the site from Google and its concerning me. Is there some wait period before sites start to rank? ...
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Allintitle Operators - How do they work?

I've been using the allintitle operators to determine keyword competition (in conjunction with using the Adwords Keyword Generator), my understanding is that when you do an allintitle search, the ...
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My site disappeared from Google search, how long does it take to get back?

Due to damage by malicious code, Google wrote: Google Analytics web property: link has been removed from http://swebdizajn.com November 29, 2011 Your Webmaster Tools http://swebdizajn.com ...
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Is it good to use same keyword for multiple pages in one domain?

I want to know after Google recent updates, will it be good opt to use same keywords for multiple pages? Say- my keyword is "driver update" and I have a folder "HP" in website. Hp has lots of models ...
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Google Search API

Can someome tell me if there is an API to get search results form Google? I went through the Google Search APIs, but could not find anything that will let me get search results (the custom search api ...
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Embeding a generic google search with autocomplete - not a custom site search

Most people's home page is google.com. My homepage is just a custom html page hosted on my computer. I do this because I am a web developer, and I have several projects that I work on a one time, so ...
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Why website position on the google is shifting

I want to know what's the reason behind shifting of website on google is there, whenever I updated the website with the new content. Whenever I go ahead with the new content, it goes beyond 150 on ...
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Google Search results not showing up

I have added a custom Google Search to a site and while the search box functions the results page is pathetically empty. Here is the search box code: <form ...
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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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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted ...
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How come a site is indexed but not indexed? [closed]

An example URL: islamqa.info/ar The site is indexed in Google Webmaster Tools as per this image But When I use google site: operator, I get Your search - site:islamqa.info/ar - did not match any ...
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Which special characters, if used in <title> tags, will be visible in Google SERPs?

Seems like Google doesn't display some special characters if they are used in <title></title>. What are the characters that will be visible in SERPs for site titles?
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SEO Optimized image only links

In a website I'm developing the client wishes to use certain icons as links to different sections of their site. I'm currently working on Search Engine Optimization and would like to still provide ...
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Tagging content for search with Google

I am working on a website that will contain a lot of content and I would like to add ability to tag content, just like Stackexchange does, where each question can be tagged by maximum 5 tags. Now, I ...
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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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Why isn't my site showing on google.com but it's on top of another local Google search results? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out why my site doesn't show up on google.com (from the United States). Even if I search for the domain name (mysitename.com) on google.com, the site doesn't show up. The only way ...
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Why my site not linking with google.com? [closed]

i am very tired about my website ranking in google. i am dong hard work about it but not getting anywhere my site in google. actually i am web master of a www.panbeli.in matrimony website INDIA. i am ...
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How can I know if a page that links to my site is actually indexed by Google?

I want to know if a page that contains links to my site is indexed by Google. The classic site: works for URL like in: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Râle_de_Platen but not for URL like: ...
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When entered into Google, what's the difference between “link:www.mysite.com” and “links:www.mysite.com”?

I've heard this is the way to measure inbound links to a website? What is the difference between the two and is there a better way besides these?
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AJAX website doesn't get indexed properly

Why http://anuary.com doesn't get indexed properly? I've submitted the sitemap ( http://anuary.com/?sitemap=true ) almost a month ago. However, 0 pages appear in Google index. I've also prepared the ...
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How much significance does Google give to the presence of search terms in the domain name?

When setting up a new website, how important is it to include keywords and potential search terms in the actual domain name? How heavily is this weighted when it comes to ranking highly on google ...
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Does google index its search result page?

Does google index its search result page? assuming, google as a website, search results text as a content.
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Preventing Spiders on One Subdomain?

We currently host multiple sites on the same domain that all live in the same physical directory on the server. Each is database driven and lives at a unique subdomain. For example, site1.example.com, ...
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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 does Google verify the trustworthiness of a website? How does one create trust with Google?

How does Google verify the trustworthiness of a website? How does one create trust with Google?
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Google sometimes (erratically) shows my blog instead of my website in its results

When I go to Google and search on my domain, most of the time I see my website (i.e., mydomain.com) in the first page. But sometimes, instead of displaying a link to my website, Google shows a link to ...