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How does google find web pages that don't contain the searched query

How does google make the association between a query and a site strongly related to that query, but who doesn't contain that query anywhere (as far as I can see). For example, if I search in my ...
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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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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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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: http://...
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Is google penalizing SEO of websites with non device-width viewports?

These articles make it look like they are: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6101188?hl=en https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/layouts/rwd-fundamentals/set-the-viewport This ...
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Is Review markup required for Google rich snippet if you have AggregateRating?

Is it necessary to have Review markup if you have AggregateRating markup? I would like to have a review snippet show up in the Google search results.
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What causes Google to display a search result with a list of articles below

We have a web application on which users have profile pages that have a few details about the user, and then a list of blog posts that user has created. We're finding that in some circumstances Google ...
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Changing date on blog posts

If I make important changes to a blog post is it logical (or not) to change the date of the post? My fear is that Google will think "Oh he is trying to trick me into thinking this emphasized text ...
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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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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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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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Which Rich Snippet gets shown when combining AggregateRating and Review markup?

I did combine the AggregateRating markup and the Review markup. Which markup will be shown on the Google Snippet? Are the arrangement of the markup also defer?
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How should I make my website rank for multiple cities?

I'm building a website for my client's hospice center. Right now, she wants to have a landing page for each city that the hospice serves, but for the content on those pages to be identical (like, ...
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How do I add a phone number to my Google Search result?

How can I add a call button on my search result on Google?
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A site with a directory of thousands of links can get blacklisted by Google for one link to a site with malware

As we all know Google detects malware on websites and if found it will add a warning to that site in its search results. It will also add it to a blacklist that Chrome (and other browsers?) use, so if ...
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Do I need multiple properties in Google Search Console with all of my domain variations? [duplicate]

All non https links in my website are redirected via nginx to https. http://kida.al/ and www.kida.al are redirected to https://kida.al/ I have three properties in Search Console. kida.al www.kida....
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Lazy loading images (with data URI) and effects on SEO

I've seen this question: Lazy loading images and effects on SEO My question is very similar, except that I am using data-uri images like so: <img width="1100" height="340" class="img-responsive ...
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Wrong page indexing for keyword phrase even when search in “quotes”

Is it possible to index a page for a phrase that is solely in a URL? The page comes up for a phrase that does not even occur on the page. The only spot "keyword phrase example" occurs is in the ...
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Make my personal site frist resutl when searching on google (without page rank) [duplicate]

I have made a personal webpage and it is available when searching on google, yet my social pages like facebook and linkedin appears first moving my personal site to last result on the page. Is there ...
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An old 301 Redirect Causing the Wrong page to come up for keyword terms

Background: 6 months ago, I did a website migration. The old website had a products overview page, the new website does not. I decided to redirect the old products overview page to Product #1. This ...
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Same website - Two pages competing for same keyword

Trying to improving my website's ranks on google for a specific keyword (e.g. Samsung S6), I'm thinking about doing some experiments. I've a wordpress based blog. Now, I've the category "Samsung S6" (...
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Is Google “Not Provided” only affect non-SSL website?

Based on this blog post, Google Analytics may not be providing keyword referral data anymore Google not provide their search keyword to insecure website. Since the keyword is Not provided, looks ...
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Question About Traffic From Google And GEO Location OF Website

I want to know lets say a person who lives in South Wimbledon, UK, runs a website and then outsource the website work (like writing articles and posting and other site management work etc..) to a ...
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Why am I getting ranked high for numerical queries?

On one day, someone made a search on google for the query "59". According to GSC search analytics, this query made it to position 2 which is odd. However, when I search in google itself for "59", my ...
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Homepage isn't appearing anywhere when searching site:example.com

When doing google search with site:www.example.com the homepage can't be found anywhere in the returned results. It used to come as first result till a few days ago. At the same time, a regular ...
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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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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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Indexing status from webmasters vs site:domainname.com method?

I went to google and typed in the search box site:example.com and I found out that there are 96 pages results on my website name. Below is the screenshot of it And I have submitted sitemaps using ...
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Does google use transliteration when crawling page URLs and indexing them?

In a generic search Google understands transliteration and if I wrote some words using Latin letters but in a non-English language ( for instance phrase "red cat" in Russian using transliteration will ...
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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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Googlebot only seems to crawl my front page even when provided a different URL

I'm new to the webmaster world and trying to get my site SEO ready. It runs on javascript (AngularJS) and I set up all the things you'd need so that crawlers can read the site. I have the <meta ...
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Does fetch and render + submit to index interrupt Google's crawl period?

If you resubmit your site to the index in Webmaster Tools, will pending crawls get cancelled? I ask because a client's site has been up for 72 hours now and has not been crawled. I submitted to index ...
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Deliberately reducing the rank of certain pages in my website

I run a forum like website and I would like to make certain pages in it appear less prominently in Google search results. Is there a way to inform Google that I consider some pages to be less ...
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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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Need to list my domain in google search top results [duplicate]

Is it possible to list my domain in top results of google ? I have already indexed it on google search console. But it appears on 2nd page of search results. Keyword to search aishwat , domain ...
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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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How do I increase traffic to my single page app? [duplicate]

I recently created a social bookmarking website using meteor.js - and added some content to it myself. But I am not sure how to improve the number of impressions and clicks on through google. I have ...
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Is this ok to post link of website in footer of other website? [duplicate]

I got an entertainment website and the owner of that website has posted its link in other website in footer . Is the right way to do & Is this ok or will google will penalize me ??
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Google Search for main website

If I search for my main domain in Google, it throws up structured data which contains links which do not have a lot of content (in fact some links don't have any content). To give some clarity, in ...
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How to get Google to consider what appears as object in the right column of SERP [duplicate]

I am trying to get Google to use and show the proper item in a SERP. Yes, I know no one knows the algorithms but I am just wondering what basic things can be done to play by the rules and get Google ...
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How to rank on google for your own web site address keyword? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to rank #1 for a website address keyword. For example: website URL would be www.proautoservice.com And If people search on Google "Pro auto service", how can I rank #1 for ...
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How to get Google to display the published date of blog post in the search results?

I'd like to display the published date of the posting that I made in the Google search results? Example: I optimized the structured data of my blog last month, the datePublished and dateModified ...
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Remove large number of useless page from Google index using robots.txt

A large number of auto-generated pages from the search of my site has been indexed by Google due to an error. I'm trying to clean this in order to be sure that only the most high quality content is ...
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Strange discrepancy in map pack listings, anyone else seen this?

If you search for "pharmacies medford or" or "banks medford or", the map pack list that displays does not show reviews or even say "no reviews", even though they have reviews. If you search instead ...
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Some of my webpages will appear then disappear for my targeted keywords

Last week one of my webpages appeared for a keyword phrase I was targeting. Then, two days later it disappeared completely. Today the same thing happened for another keyword, and within 10 minutes the ...
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Which algorithms are applied from Google Search until now 2016 year? [closed]

So far we know that are announced Penguin and Panda as algorithms which had impact over the ranking on Google search engine. What are the other algorithms that are applied so far until today June ...
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Well structured URLs vs. URLs optimized for SEO

Let’s take an example of a movie site. So a well structured set of URLs for this site can be: Movie page - example.com/movies/the-matrix Review for movie - example.com/movies/the-matrix/reviews ...
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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 page)...
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Page only shows up in Google for “site:” search but not even for a search for its URL

I read the following post it a nutshell it boils down to, google DOES index your page but may not bother showing it in search results. Background All my pages are showing indexed, I have about 100 ...