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SEO: does Google index search result pages?

I have a site with a search form. When someone searches, the url for the results page has PHP variables in it and looks like: ...
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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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Duplicate page content and the Google index

I have a static pages with dynamically expanding content that google is indexing. I also have deep links into virtually duplicate pages which will pre-expand the relevant section of content into the ...
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404 code/header for search engines, on removed user content?

I just got an email, from a former user on my website He was complaining that Google still shows the contact page he created on my site, even though he deleted it a month ago This is the first time ...
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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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Can I use Google Search to determine if my website contains original or copied content?

I have a few websites from customers that have (partially) the same content as other websites. I plan on rewriting all content that is not original, but how do I know if my websites have original ...
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Does Google penalize daily updated <lastmod> tags in sitemaps if the data is not daily updated?

I've got a sitemap that is generated daily with a lot of links to product pages. These products are imported daily from another data source. Because the update consists of throwing away all current ...
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Will making my AJAX app serve HTML snapshots improve SEO?

Currently, a small ajax web app of mine uses an anchor hijacking method to display content. The user clicks an anchor, I cancel the default browser event and funnel the link into an AJAX call, after ...
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Best practices with multiple categories/tags etc. on URL (SEO) [duplicate]

I'm on the process of building my eshop platform and encountered a SEO issue. My next step is to develop a searching box, where user searches the products of a specific category (say, desktops). This ...
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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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Create a Google Information Panel [duplicate]

Question Is there a way to ensure that Google's Information Panel is created for your company/product, or to influence/improve its chance of creation and the quality of the information? What I mean ...
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Choose which pages appear in Google search results snippet? [duplicate]

I was wondering sometimes, the first result in Google's results has a list of pages (in the website) below the title of the search result. Is this something I can force Google to do, with some sort ...
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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 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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How long is the penalty for Duplicate ecommerce content after it has been ressurected

I am fixing all of the duplicate content on my ecommerce site with all orignal descriptions etc. How long does it take google to start ranking it again? I used to have a good ranking that converted ...
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Alternative to the deprecated Google Web Seach API

This question is slightly related to the question located here. My current solution is using the deprecated Google Web Search API - but since it's deprecated, qeuries to the API is now limited. This ...
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Can I use nofollow for offsite links without it affecting my page rank?

What I have is a page with almost all offsite links. Each clicked link is forwarded on to the destination. What I would like the search engines to do is to index the text between the anchor tag and ...
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How to make a certain page of a website rank before others on the same website? [duplicate]

If I search for "cnn news" on Google, it appears as in the attached. 1) If I wanted the search term "cnn news" to make the CNN Student News appear first, would my best bet be to get anchor link ...
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How to make dynamic search result page to index?

Suppose i have an internal search engine that works on this parameters foo.bar/search/?where=Rome&what=restaurant&categories=healthy that i can dinamically alias to ...
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Is there a way to enter a google search so that all terms entered must be consecutive, but not ordered? [migrated]

For example, suppose that as of now, I want to search for the name "Alex Matthew Jacob" in my custom search engine. If I use search without parentheses, I would get a multitude of un-useful pages with ...
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How to improve google search index status for my domain?

I have a robots.txt for my google-hosted (gae) webapp with the following contents User-agent: * Disallow: I also have a sitemap.xml.gz (currently 49.3 kB) that is generated by a python function. ...
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Meta description tags appearing in Google search results even though they had been removed

I recently removed all the meta description tags from my website and uploaded the files to my host company's FTP server. However, Google search results still show the old meta tags even though the ...
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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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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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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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Google can't recognize Schema.org image property from Product

How can I use itemprop="image" from http://schema.org/Product so Google can recognize it in this case? <a href="#" itemprop="image" data-remote="images/portfolio/image.jpg" ...
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Google is not picking up meta description approximately 50 percent of the time on our website

We have a valid description meta tag on our website. We recently updated it. Temporarily we included a character (plus symbol) that may have been invalid. Since including this character, google would ...
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Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
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Subdomain takes the position of main site in Google search result

We have one domain and one sub-domain. Until last week both of them appear in first page of Google search for very important keyword. Unfortunately Google dropped our main domain from search results. ...
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Do all the pages on a website help the homepage's SEO?

When it comes to SEO, I hear the saying "content is king" a lot, so I tried to create a bunch of pages on my site with good authentic content. However, does creating a lot of content on a page or ...
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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it?

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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“Local” results from a google search

I entered "online dating" in Google, and I found some of the results are "local" (I'm in Ottawa, Canada). In the attached images see the results for www.okcupid.com and www.eharmony.com. Is this ...
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Why is the PageRank for my website listed as “unavailable” in this tool?

I usually check my site up at SEO Site Checkup. Now, my site isn't top-notch, and I don't expect it to have a high PageRank, but SEO Site Checkup says the PageRank is unavailable for my site (that's ...
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How do I get ranked for terms which do not have related published content? [closed]

My site is database driven site for educational courses. I around 200 courses list with me. The users I am targeting search for terms like MBA in finance, Computer engineering Graduates. Now I can ...
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What contributes to expanded company details being displayed in Google search results?

For some results returned in Google Search, on the right side it displays the company details, logo, contact numbers, etc... For example, see the following screenshot: I'd like to know what ...
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What is the potential harm of using Google's Disavow Links tool?

Google gives a warning on its disavow links tool, that says: This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site's ...
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Add my dynamic page URL to Google results [duplicate]

Now I am working on Google SEO. My website URL is like http://example.com and When I Google it I can get my website results on top of the page. But my domain has a dynamic link like: ...
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How do I prevent access to SPAM URLs and remove them from Google's index?

When I started managing my friends' website, I had found a folder in it with a bunch of garbage HTML files with names such as: free-nasscamd-server-31day, gorilla-quentin-trollip-pdf, etc... Assuming ...
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Why is Google omitting commas from the meta description tag in its search results?

I've recently improved the description meta tag for my website to be more descriptive of the visited webpage. Today I decided to check Google and see if it has begun picking up these changes. It has, ...
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Schema.org & Open Graph

We currently use Schema.org for our rich snippets in Google. I want to add Open Graph along with that, so other social signals will recognize our site better. If I add OG to our existing schema, will ...
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SEO regarding non-US characters (ñ vs n vs &ntilde;) [duplicate]

Are there any recommendations for handling special non-English characters like the ñ on a web page and keep it searchable under any permutation from Google and Bing? For example, I have three ...
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Is there an easier way to implement 301 redirects when converting a site to WordPress

I have just converted a website to WordPress. The old site has hundreds of hard-coded html files, and the new site does not match the old site's directory structure or file naming system (bad SEO in ...
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What resolution in sitemap.xml image attribute?

I'm just creating a sitemap for my page and I found these aspects for creating it on Google: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668 There is a attribute for images, but my question is: ...
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The word “logo” is appearing in all my SERP, but it's not in my page titles

When I search for my website in Google, the word "logo" is being displayed in all the results, but I didn't specify the word "logo" in the titles of my HTML pages. See the following screenshot: ...
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Google Sites page never shows up in Google Search organic results?

I use Google Sites (i.e.: https://sites.google.com/site/EXAMPLE/ ) as a convenient way to maintain up-to-date info on several residential properties, info that's often requested by my property agents, ...
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide 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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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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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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which url is better for google SEO, recursively or directly? [duplicate]

Say I'm building a e-commerce website. I have a lot of products in different categories. For example one of them is: Flat to Round Power Plug Convertor So I have two ways to link to this ...
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Do search engines index a rich snippet data from HTML which is not visible?

I want to add some piece of data to rich snippets (for example, breadcrumps), but this information is not visible on the page (for example, because the designer has not yet prepared the sketches) Is ...