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Submitting a URL to Google using PHP/cUrl

I've been successfully submitting xml sitemaps to Google using cURL. The URL is http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap= The problem is that XML sitemaps take several days to be ...
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Can I safely block Google AdsBot from spidering specific links?

My question is similar to Google Adsbot suddenly crawling odd pages, but my use case is different. I'm running a price comparison website. I have ads directing users to my home page, and other ads ...
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Is it a violation of adense policies if I blank the screen for 200ms?

At this point, I'm working on the internal user experience of my site when it loads. I already got things better by making DOM elements hidden while changes are being applied to them, whilst being ...
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Which is faster for sitemap submission: ping or submit via search console?

Previously I asked a question about marking sitemap warnings as fixed here: Resetting sitemap warnings in Webmaster Tools I look in my account today and find such warnings and errors are always ...
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Is it possible to create a “all keywords in adgroup must contain X”?

I run a Google AdWords campaign with (amongst others) the following AdGroups: Accounting Accounting non profits in each group I have a bunch of keywords. I use broad match with a + before it. Like: ...
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Will uploading the images on my site via a third party effect my reputation and rankings?

I am developing an entertainment related website. I am planning to upload posters of movies & TV episodes on third party sites like imgur.com & tinypic.com. Then I will post the link of that ...
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Why Google recommendations for multilingual urls don't correspond to what they use (hl=xx)?

Google's recommendations for multilingual sites say that: URL parameters site.com?loc=de Not recommended But they use them for all their services like: google.com, play.google.com, ...
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Google Analytics showing (not set) when viewing by Page Title

I'm trying to figure out why there is a row that shows a page title as (not set) in the Site Content > All Pages > Page Title table. I've read that this issue can be caused by improperly set ...
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Google crawling pages with “/mydomain.com” after the page url [duplicate]

Google is crawling and indexing my site without any issues. Each post I create I'm fetching in webmaster tools. I have looked in the crawl errors and for every post I submit for indexing Google is ...
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Google Fetch Returning 404 Pages That Are Tags With A Web Address Added To The End

I have a Wordpress site that I have set up with Google Fetch and I have been getting a bunch of crawl errors and it has started significantly hurting my Google ranking and site traffic even though it ...
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GA cookie data passed cross-domain from a form submission?

Hello fellow webmasters, So I have successfully set up cross domain tracking using tag manager and getting the unique clientId cookie data to be passed via URL parameter and seeing users convert in a ...
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“Publish date” custom variable in Google Analytics, how to search between two dates?

We have the two custom variables on our WordPress site: _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 1, 'pubDate', 'June 6, 2014']); _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 2, 'author', 'Sam']); The first variable is the date ...
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How to get company logo as contact icon in Gmail and Inbox?

When I receive emails from big companies, when viewed in Gmail or Inbox the contact icon is actually their company logo. I am building a hotel website, and would like their emails to have their ...
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Google displays search results even after removing URLs in Search Console

I am developing an AngualrJS application and since it is not easy to optimize it for search engines, I put it public and let Google index the page by registering a "Property" in their "Search Console" ...
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Should the English website use href=“x-default” when it doesn't auto-redirect to the user's language or country?

For each URL on my site, I'm auto-redirecting according to header accept language. The site arch is English version: http://mydomain.com/page Spanish version http://es.mydomaina.com/page etc.. The ...
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Will using ECC SSL certificates have SERP benefit as promised by Google?

Google here officially announced that using SSL is minor ranking factor. On that page is, besides other rules, stated to Use 2048-bit key certificates. Does it mean that using 224-bit key ECC ...
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What drops faster from the google index? A page that 301 redirects to another one or one that gives a 404 error?

What kind of page drops faster from Google's index? One that is 301 redirected to another page or one that gives a 404 status? In regards to the first option I would expect the new page to take the ...
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Structured Data Mark-up Effect

How long would it take for the structured data to show in google search snippet?
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Getting user language via Google cookies

Just thought, if that would be possible, I can get users native language, and display my webpage on their language, or on the closest one. So; Is it possible to get someone's language using his/her ...
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Google AdSense is not reviewing the URL I submitted, using my local development URL instead

I'm very confused. I'm trying to get my site (let's just say www.example.com) approved for Google AdSense. I submitted the application using "www.example.com" and I got a reply from AdSense saying my ...
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How did Google find my site if I had no incoming links? [duplicate]

I had bought a domain name, hooked it up to my hosting, and started working on it. Mid-way through I decided to check to see if my site was indexed on google. I wasn't expecting it to be, because I ...
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How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?

Some of the web-pages on my site are very slim. I've recently noticed that Google appears to qualify such pages as "Soft 404": The target URL doesn't exist, but your server is not returning a 404 ...
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Recover large forum from Google 'Metafilter Penalty'?

We have been one of those forums affected on Nov 16, 2012 (yes, 3 years ago!) with a very big drop overnight (from 800.000 unique visitors before that to 400.000 now). Since that time we were not ...
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What is a good approximation for a page's (Google) search rank to come back to it's original rank, after it has fallen due to technical errors?

Say we had a web page, which initially had a google rank on the first page. Say these errors occurred after some time: load time Meta title changes Some data not being visible to the crawler etc. ...
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Does Google punish pyramid linking and does reverse negative SEO exist?

There are thousands of online companies that sell various linking building services, such as: Private Blog Networks (PBN) User Generated Links (forum signatures, blog comments etc) Pyramid Link ...
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Calculating requests per second within bing

In Google Search Console, I am able to set the rate at which google crawls my site and it tells me the details such as the requests per second and seconds between requests. In Bing Webmaster tools, I ...
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Register new hosting IP in DNS A Record

At the moment I have example.com that my colleague bought from GoDaddy which was first purchased via Google Work. The purchase did not include a hosting plan. We do not plan to host our website on ...
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Multi country redirect working with google

I have company.com, us.company.com and ca.company.com, all using the same language, however, displaying different content e.g. pricing, imagery and text I want the site to be displayed in Google as ...
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Problem with Google Mobile Test - Blocking images

I have a situation when I check my Drupal 7 website on Google Mobile Friendly Test, it says that my website is mobile friendly, but beneath there is a sentence saying: "This page uses 56 resources ...
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Wrong URL showing up in Google search results resulting in 404 error after migrating from blogger to WordPress

I have ported a blogger blog to a WordPress blog. I have switched the DNS to point to the new WordPress blog. The WordPress blog is up and running fine. I have created sitemaps for the pages on this ...
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How to Fix this specific Google “Fetch as Googlebot” error appearing on my Webmaster Tools?

Good day, I'm currently finding out why I have lost all of my website's rank in google. I don't even appear in google results by the domain. But other sites do link me and they appear in the google ...
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Correctly adding WordPress blog to existing site

I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site. Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem; The domain: www.example.com The ...
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Is JQM Collapsible hidden data crawled?

I hope this is the proper forum for asking this kind of question. My apologies if not. I recently converted a web application to jQuery Mobile. My Google Analytics sessions have been reduced by ...
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Subdomains and Search Engine Indexing

Since I am new to all this stuff. I have a main site, example.com. On that site I am going to offer a few services and products and for each thing I am thinking to create a separate subdomain. For ...
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Google sitemaps: Url is not allowed at this location

Hi I have made a sitemap for my website. I went to google search console and added my sitemap.xml when I click test it displays the details and says that all 8 URL's are not allowed? what have I done ...
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Putting Custom page summary in meta description

if putting "Custom" meta description for EVERY page of site, is harmful for SEO? (for example, summary of each article) And Google will show them on SERPs?
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Does the meta description affect page ranking on Google?

According to the following site http://dailyseotip.com/meta-description-tags-and-ctr-the-new-way-that-meta-tags-affect-rankings/1448/ We’ve known for years that Google doesn’t consider meta ...
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Google Bots Crawling my Site daily is this good or a bad thing?

Currently my site is being crawled by the Googlebot on a daily basis. Is a daily crawl from the Googlebot a good thing or bad thing?
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Are there any risks involved in using Google SERP tracker services?

Are there any risks in using a Google SERP tracking service? I mean in terms of possible penalisation for the tracked site? Probably not, but since Google seems to be getting terribly touchy about ...
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Webmaster tools blog under subdomain reverse proxy on subfolder - what to do?

I have a blog.example.com and it has been reverse proxied to be served under example.com/blog Webmaster tools has blog.example.com & example.com/blog, however what should be done to tell Google ...
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Domain expired and was down for about 30 min, will it effect Google ranking? [duplicate]

I've discovered my domain expired, apparently about 20 min after it expired. it took few min to renew it and few min until the name servers reverted correctly. Is there a chance that this downtime ...
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Getting long term search stats

I want to monitor long-term stats for my site's Google search results (keywords, average positions). Google Analytics site shows results for the last 90 days only the same limitation for Google ...
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Google index result only on mobile

I was checking my Google webmaster, saw that my website is indexed on page 3. Whenever check this on desktop it showes nothing of my websites on page 1 to 5. But strangely I found out that it's ...
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How to prevent a PDF file from being indexed by search engines?

I have a link to PDF document on a public web-page. How do I prevent search engines from indexing this link and PDF document? The only idea I thought of is to use CAPTCHA. However, I wonder if there ...
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Does a longer registration length/period for a domain name improve its SEO and search ranking?

While I was renewing a domain of mine with a well-known domain registrar, the support person who was on call with me said that I'd improve the SEO ranking of my domain if I increased the registration ...
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Should I use rel=“me” or itemprop=“sameAs” when linking to social networks like Google+

I'm currently using this: <a href="http://twitter.com/username" rel="me">Twitter</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/userfacebookpage" rel="me">Facebook</a> <a ...
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SEO benefit of H1 tags on the homepage

I've been told by an SEO specialist that, although every other page on a website has <h1> tags highlighting the correct headings for that page, that there needs to be one on the homepage, too. ...
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Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page

When I fetch and render it is showing partial. It looks fine. The same way Google sees it is the same way visitors see it. The reason for this is that I've added BuySellaAd codes in a widget onto my ...
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Forcing google to rescan sitemaps instantly

When URLs no longer exist on my site, I give a page and issue an HTTP 410 status (the GONE error). I created a script that allows my co-administrator to add and remove pictures from the site and ...