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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google SRPs?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a sitewide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Hijacked meta description

On my site: faithhopeandfiction someone hacked into my website and now it's displaying wrong Meta description on Google search results. I've verified this using "view source" that meta description and ...
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When does Google show images in search results

When making a search on Google for something rather generic, Google might show image results above the list of organic search results websites, or in a top position. There would also be a link like ...
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How to show my links in structured way like Amazon do [duplicate]

Can you please tell me how links like Books EC2 appear in search results associated with Amazon.com? How can I do similar with my site's main section?
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Variation in Google Webmasters search queries and real ranking

Google webmasters Search Query Tool shows that my website is ranked for a particular keyword with an average position in Google, but when I type the same keyword in Google, I cant see my website ...
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Get a list of pages within a domain without a title set

On our webshop, we have about 60k distinct URLs and some of them don't have a <title> set. I know the google parameter intitle: but I can't handle to find those pages using that. Do you have a ...
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Google Search Results: sub-page description [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site that successfully has 6 sub-pages listed below the main result in Google. However a page content snippet is showing up or each instead of the sub-page meta descriptions. I ...
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Best way to redirect users back to the pretty URL who land on the _escaped_fragment_ one?

I am working on an AJAX site and have successfully implemented Google's AJAX recommendation by creating _escape_fragment_ versions of each page for it to index. Thus each page has 2 URLs: pretty: ...
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Google site search: customizing with rich snippets

I am considering adding Google site search to my eCommerce site. However, I wanted to have the results displayed as nicely as possible, ideally with an image. Is it possible to have rich snippets ...
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How will the search rank 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 vary ...
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Tracking Keyword user used to get to website

Is there a way we can add the ability to track what keywords the user has used to end up on our website? i.e. If they type in Software into google and our site pops up in the SEO list, when they click ...
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How does the Google country search filter change results?

E.g. If I search for a result in www.google.co.uk, then afterwards I click "Search Tools" and select "Country: UK" from the "Any Country" dropdown, the results will change... But how does country UK ...
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Google web search shows dateCreated instead of dateModified metadata

So today I discovered that the pages from my website are listed with an unexpected date value. I specify the schema.org properties dateCreated and dateModified for most of my content pages. I'd expect ...
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How to tell how old a page is?

I thought Google was more or less accurate at determining who posted a text first and who copied. However, when I use the "search tool: customized interval" the results are quite odd. I've found pages ...
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How to get keywords from Google HTTP referrer?

Can the http referrer URL from Google be decoded so that I can see the specific keywords? ...
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What affect does having two URLs pointing to the same path have on SEO?

I have two URLs: http://ent.example.com and http://www.example.com/ent/. Both of them are mapped to my server path /www/ent. I am very confused, how would this affect my SEO as far as Google is ...
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Can't recover from Panda/Penguin/Zoo? Think to start a new site

So I got hit by Panda/Penguin before two years. My site was completely white-hat, and it was wallpaper related site. Such type of sites have no much text, but I have tried to describe every wallpaper ...
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Does the Instant Preview in Google webmaster tools takes Robot.txt in account?

Is that the way to go If I want to visually see what the googlebot see? I'm trying to check a folder which I have just blocked in my robots.txt. If I fetch the folder as google bot, It fetches ok, ...
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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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Should I add the WWW version of my site to Google Webmaster Tools or Non-WWW or both?

I've found here similar topics but not exactly similar and without satisfying references - I'm going to launch a new domain, I understood it's better to have one pattern - whether www or non-www, so ...
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Proper format to markup article author for Google rich snippets and HTML5

The Google guideline Author information in search results tells us that we need to use the following format to link to the article author: <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Author</a> ...
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How to show different pages based on keyword search in Google?

Whenever I search with any keyword of my website it showing only the homepage result, why not it showing the related page for that keyword. For example: if I search with keyword Properties For Rent ...
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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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5+ items in Google SERPs?

I'm tinkering with a website and the search results page for a certain page it is showing this unexpected 5+ items thing (see attached image). Where does this come from? And how to fix it? Or is ...
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Why Wikipedia article doesn't show up on first page of Google search? [closed]

I've created an article on polish Wikipedia for the person "Urszula Jędrzejczyk" and when I search for term Urszula Jędrzejczyk in google.pl the article show up on second page. Why is that, and is it ...
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Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its SERPs?

How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its search engine results pages ? Besides,+1 it may include shares with or without a link.
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Do URL sortneres make an impact on search engine rankings? [duplicate]

Can anyone explain me what does the following mean (from thesearchenginepros): The best URL shorteners will use a 301 redirect to pass along their Google page rank to the destination web address. ...
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Is there any weight for a retweet by a bot?

There are many bots in Twitter that keep retweeting certain hash tags. Retweets carry weight in terms of SEO. Is it the same with a Twitter bot ? A bot could be written for the sake of tweet ...
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Sitemap.xml / Update Frequency + Priority 0

I'm working on building sitemaps and am not sure what should and should not be added. For example: https://www.website.com             ...
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Search dropped dramatically Due to Soft 404

I've been doing a big mistake (sending 200 status for 404 pages : Soft 404). I didn't know what to do so I removed all the website from google search and I wanted to restart from scratch, pretty ...
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How to get google reference newest pages [duplicate]

Like stackoverflow, you see some very recent pages , even 1 hour old pages, how do you get google to come to my website and reference pages as soon as they are present ? thanks!
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Older event, not new event, being shown in Google Search results

I have an event directory that contains events with dates. These events can be annual. When a user recreates the same event but with a future date that search result should be the one shown in Google ...
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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Google local version does not display content in local language

We have the website www.visitgozo.com and would like to ask if there is a way where you can instruct Google (and other search engines) that when for example searching for 'gozo' in a local version of ...
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How to see my site's problems with Google?

I recently made a website: Boun Schedule Planner, which aims for the search query "Boun Schedule Planner" It was like 5th or 6th for a few days. But now it's not even in the first 3 pages. There are ...
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Proper usage of <title>, <header>, <h1> and <h2> in a HTML5 website?

I have been studying this subject for several days and have found many conflicting suggestions with regards to search indexing. I am working on a project which has a lot of different pages ranging ...
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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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How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result? [duplicate]

I don't want Google to show sub domain name (red circles in the below image) in search results. How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result?
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Can site's SERP ranks be lowered by Google because of bad/toxic backlinks? [duplicate]

The site is not under Google's manual penalty it has no other warnings in GWT about something wrong going on, it is not out of the Google index. But the ranking positions on SERPs are lower than ...
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Google say: robots.txt not valid for subdomains?

I'm very confused about Google's robots.txt documentation Examples of valid robots.txt URLs: Not valid for http://other.example.com/ https://example.com/ http://example.com:8181/ ...
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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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What is more preferable, creating dedicated domains for mobile apps that shares different content or associate them with folders in one domain?

I want to consult you in an SEO matter which I am completely lost with. I've built a social mobile application that allows users to share text content and made all the content that appears on the ...
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Remove all results from google search and restart from scratch

the problem with my website is that it has many 404 pages on google , that's why I wanted to remove all the pages from google and restart from the begining . I have removed all the links from google ...
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SEO doubts regarding keyphrase and autosuggestion [duplicate]

I know on page optimization techniques. What is the best and proven way for offpage optimization for ranking a key phrase? Is it: to build as much backlinks to your site ? or build as much ...
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changing title and meta tags via jquery. will it work for crawlers? [duplicate]

We have a scenario where we are getting our news articles from database on runtime. So we are chnaging our meta tags and title of the news-article page via jquery. Will this affect the crawling ...
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How does a plus one on a post carrying a link, help an SEO?

How does a +1 on a post (in google plus) that carries a link help an SEO ? Will it help the page rank in google ? If yes, how ?
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Is there an upperlimit for the number of links on a page?

What if a particular homepage contains a huge number of links. Is it good / bad for SEO ? What is the process one should follow to optimize this.. As you know, Home pages generally are the entry ...
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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...