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Should I add mobile sitemap to my initial full sitemap?

Do I need to add mobile sitemaps for a mobile enabled site or will just the standard sitempas do. The platform generator has created quite a few different sitemaps. Will it be too much to submit all ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a “blog page” or not?

I'm developing a WP site with a blog. I want to show the blog posts by assigning "blog" as a parent category to all posts and using that category archive page to show the blog posts. I would not use ...
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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario: abc.com → 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com. We then do a 302 ...
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Site: search shows 2 different amounts of indexed pages

I did a Site: search for a website and Google told me it had about 1,000 indexed pages. Looking through these pages, Google only goes up to 15 pages (150 URLs). If Google says it found 1,000 ...
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How to avoid html tags in Google search summary

I am using CKEditor to let people describe their organization with all the styles and fonts. So when it saves in the database its like < gets saved as &gt and rest all you know for the html ...
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Restrict Indexing to Google Custom Search Only

We are looking at using Google CSE to power the search functionality for our Extranet which is restricted to staff access only. How can we restrict indexing so Google indexes the site for the embedded ...
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Google search console reports rankings, but my site doesn't show up for me when searching for those keywords

So I know that positions change and are also tailored to the user personally, but when I am looking at positions in my Webmaster tools dashboard some keywords have positions like 5, 6 or 7 (first ...
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Google only indexing 2% of my sitemap on a 2 year old site [duplicate]

Looking at the Crawl stats on Google Webmaster Tools has made me very confused as to why Google is only indexing about 2-3% of the URL's in my sitemap. My sitemap contains 5288 URL's, but only 134 ...
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Google SEO vs. Bing SEO

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. What is happening is that Keyword Phrase; "A B C", has been optimized for Page; "A B C." The Keyword Phrase; "D F G," has been optimized for ...
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Does the url of a google page for a given search query change depending on the user's location, or other factors? [on hold]

For example: If I enter the query "cat", does the url of that Google page differ depending on factors such as location, or would it be identical to the url you would get for the same query.
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Why does Google show different search results when viewed by 10 versus 100 results per page?

Most of the time I have seen that when I enter my query in Google's search box and view the results by 10 per page, and then with the same query I view the results by 100 per page, the results are ...
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How to target a website to a non-English country?

I want my website to target a non-English speaking country. I believe that I need to modify something other than the page itself. I don't speak the language that I want to target. When I used Google ...
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Will Google skip nav tags when considering what content to use as page descriptions?

Pre-HTML5 we used div and ul tags to markup navigation bars and a lot of times the navigation is at the top of the HTML document. In the absence of meta description content, Google uses its own logic ...
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redirecting many websites to a domain marketplace

I'm building a small domain marketplace where I and a few friends want to sell a few of domain names. We plan to redirect (301?) each domain to a dedicated page in the marketplace website. we wonder ...
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Google Image publishing guidelines; landing page for each image?

In Google Image publishing guidelines there is a paragraph about landing page for each image: Even if your image appears on several pages on your site, consider creating a standalone landing page ...
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Google sitelinks not getting generated

Even though our website is indexed by google, sitelinks are not getting generated. It's been almost 2 years now and still not sitelinks. Google webmaster tools has a lot of 404 errors. Are these 404 ...
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why did google not showing site Links suddenly? [closed]

I have Site Called riyatravels.com till yesterday i search riyatravels.com, Google show results with site link but from today they are disappeared see in the picture But strange behaviour is when ...
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How google crawls webpages without actual page files

For example, I have an index.php file on my server, google will crawl this and retrieve the information. I also have a file named product.php, this dynamically gets content from a database to ...
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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: ...
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Google displaying wrong title / Adds “First -” before the title

I have a website (wordpess) and the most important page of my website is displayed with a wrong title on Google search results. The title of the page is in this format: "Category name | Website ...
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Domain name extension importance and hosting area location.

I'm very curious, how is domain extension REALLY impact the SEO in most of search engines and specially in google and social media. I'll clear out my point here: there's lots of material about that ...
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Clear old SEO content from Joomla

Current situation Our previous website was built to be embedded in Joomla, stuff like "About" were Joomla content, but the main page was custom PHP. Now that we moved to a complete custom ...
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Is it legal to have an uncensored chat on a website

I am from Canada and have a website hosted on an American web server. Are their any laws for websites forcing any sort of censorship for user generated content (Chat containing Text/links only)? As ...
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Meta tag robots noodp

Does Google still crawl a page when this is used? <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/> And when should this be used? Our robots.txt is set to index all.
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...
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How to invalidate Google Search results?

Due to a misconfiguration all HTTPS traffic to a specific server showed the wrong content for a while. Google indexed this content including urls that don't exist in the affected sites. For example: ...
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Main difference between Schema.org 'logo' and 'image' properties

What is the difference between the logo and image properties? If you go to the Brand schema, you will notice properties for logo and image. Is there any difference between these 2 properties? When ...
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Google just un-indexed 8000 of our URLs, what could be possible reasons? [closed]

We went to our sitemaps and discovered a fall in the number of indexed pages, while the submitted pages remained more or less the same. Some sitemaps look like this now: In the following ...
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Rich snippets won't show? Local business

I have been trying to get Rich snippets to show on my website for months now with no prevail. A week or two ago the ratings were showing up in SERPS on all pages (except homepage which isn't marked ...
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https in page url but not displaying in google search results

Why a site even when crawled with https, the indexed urls are https but the search result that google does not display https appearing in result url. The results in red have links to https but why ...
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Schema.org BlogPosting mainEntityOfPage vs. WebPage mainEntity

I am still having difficulty in trying to understand what the mainEntityOfPage.@id is and why it is recommended by Google. I am referring specifically to articles, blog posts and similar schemas. Here ...
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do google search prefer PDF files over HTML files in search result?

My first question here. I do not know if this is the correct forum to ask about this. I have noticed for some time, that when I search for something using google search, I gets lots of hits that are ...
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Google incorrectly offers to “translate this page” the homepage. No issue for other pages

First off, this is probably a duplicate of: How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page? But the question above was posted back in 2010, things might be different in 2016. ...
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How to get precise indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site?

When conducting competitor analysis, we use "site" command to get the indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site. But it seems that I cannot get the correct(or precise) number. For ...
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Brand name as keyword for a brand.com site. How to make it appear in search?

I am working on a website for a client, and even though the site ranks extremely well for various different keywords (which is good), if I search for the site's name the homepage does not appear even ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages). For example, if page ...
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Google PDF search - return page number?

I have a collection of about 150 PDF documents hosted on a site that are all rather long, 80-500 pages each. Google indexes and searches these no problem (Google Custom Search) - they are all linked ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a ...
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Rich snippets on Google's ccTLD domains

I've implemented rich snippets for review on my site and everything works fine when my site pops out in Google search results when using google.com. The problem is that I can not see any stars in ...
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Having a single website behind 2 domains

I have a website www.mywebsite.com. Recently I created a brand for my business, lets say it's called MyNewBrand. I'm thinking of acquiring domain name www.mynewbrand.com and create a 301 redirect to ...
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Rich Snippet appears in Google's testing tool, but does not appear in Google Search

I have created a simple test page to test Schema.org Microdata. When tested in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool it appears as it should, displaying the address and job title below the green URL ...
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What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks?

My website used to have sitelinks and now it doesn't. It's very possible that it's due to changing the website to a sidebar design instead of having an "interstitial" type landing page which limited ...
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How to show up other pages and posts from your websites in search [duplicate]

When I search for websites on Google their results show up like the image above. Links of pages on website are also showing in the search result but when I search for my website only one link with ...
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How to index milions of dynamic pages in google? [duplicate]

I have a website which urls are something like: http://mysite/Code/12345678910 This "Code" i get from a table wich has something about 40 millions rows, each one with a different "Code". I would ...
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Sitemap Submission: 139 URL's submitted, 1 Indexed

I've read related questions and still need help. The other day, after verifying both "example.com" and "www.example.com" and setting the preferred version as "www.example.com" in Google Webmaster ...
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Google manual action removed but effects remain similar

Our domain had been under Google manual action penalty until recently. One week ago we finally get the action removed. However, we made a test creating a new domain and pointing it to the existing ...
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Cancel website without taking it down

I have a website www.old.com. I want to remove it from all search engines. I only want to keep it as a reference for personal use. I developed a www.new.com with contents from old.com. Can I just use ...
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Aggregate Rating not displayed in Google search results

I have applied structured aggregate rating to my website using Schema.org but after a couple of months the 1 to 5 rich snippets are not displaying for the given set of URLs in Google. Here is an ...
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How to handle search engine indexing of multiple pages of products

I have worked on several websites that have lists of products (or lists of something) that span over multiple pages. Generally the first page might have some text describing the products in the ...
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Should I promote a product while there's a different product with a quite similar name?

I'm going to release a new software tool, currently named "ALM Performance". I'm now googling, and I see there's a tool named "HP ALM Performance Center" which is highly ranked for "ALM Performance" ...