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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 ...
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Robots.txt problem

Two weeks ago I changed the address of my site. I forgot to renew my domain, and for a few days my site was unreachable. This resulted in google indexing my site inproperly. There is a robot.txt error ...
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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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Schema structured data [duplicate]

I am working with SEO and I am Getting problem can anyone please help me i am checking with https://developers.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/ it's perfect But still in my webmaster->Search ...
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Is possible, feasible or even recommended (if possible), to change the title or the keywords of a page using Google Tag Manager?

Does Google Tag Manager could or should be used to change content in a page, like title, keywords or description?
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How to tell search engines to lower the robots.txt scanning rate on obsolete subdomains?

After putting my site into one domain instead of multiple subdomains, I checked my logs and noticed that search engines (particularly google) are scanning robots.txt several times a day for each ...
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Can we use suffix and prefix for a keyword

I am new here. I am Indonesian and there are many Indonesian words that using suffix and prefix especially when we speak in formal language, but most of time people often doesn't use it (suffix and ...
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Will indexing an underdeveloped website result in a Google penalty?

My website is still undergoing multiple changes. When I search my website's indexed pages, I find many unwanted pages in search results. There are still many categories that need to be uploaded. ...
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Is there a way to Segment all users who come in with a certain query string?

I have partners sending me traffic to example.com/?refcode=PARTNER -- I want to be able to segment these users and see how they interact with my site. Is this something I can setup via the interface ...
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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 does Google Analytics end sessions at midnight?

I'm storing my own copy of Google Analytics session data and I'm trying to figure out their schema. I'm trying to figure out why does Google Analytics end sessions at midnight?
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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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Google Called Previous SEO Company?

I have a client whose site I rebuilt several months ago. I also took over their SEO when I did this. Their previous SEO company called them today and my client sent them an email. My client passed the ...
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Should I prevent crawlers from indexing category pages? [duplicate]

I have category pages on my site that show items in category. These items are constantly subject to change (because new items get added, so that older ones are get pushed to older pages and so on). ...
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Are schema.org RDFA breadcrumbs available for all search engines?

I want to implement Schema.org breadcrumbs in RDFA format, following the RDFA guide from here : https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs As this is suggested by Google I can of ...
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Have I been penalized for my URLs change?

I have moved my site from an old CMS to a framework and as a consequence my URL patterns have changed, so some of the URLs are now throwing 404. I could setup redirects on some of the pages, but not ...
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Why google not index my website's pages? [duplicate]

We have a website with around 293.000 pages. We optimized its SEO but Google doesn't come it in search. We also have sitemap.xml that update in each day How can I find the problem?
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How can my 2 subdomains create more value for each other?

I have a domain example.com that has 2 entities www.example.com This is my product's website. It has great content and is updated periodically by additions to the blog. Sessions per day: 150 ...
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Is it OK that I submitted sitemaps for www and no-www?

I have submitted two sitemaps of the same website. One for www and one for no the www version of my website. Should I delete one of the 2 sitemaps on the URL with redirect? In that case I would leave ...
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How to exclude Bots from Google Analytics (sudden rise of them in the last weeks)

Since a few weeks, one of my Google Analytics Accounts shows a continued rise of Visitors and Pageimpressions what seams to be bots. They have a Average Session Duration of «<00:00:01» and by now ...
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What is the recommended SEO procedure when moving to a site with several subdomains to a new domain?

Is there any known SEO recommendation for migrating a domain with several subdomains to a new domain name? As Google can see subdomains as internal parts of root domains (link), what could be the SEO ...
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Google cache for home page shows the the Facebook page instead

I have a very weird and kinda crazy problem with Google caching one of the pages on the website. At first, I thought I got hacked or something similar, I also talked to my host and they said there is ...
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Backlinks stopped showing up in Google Search Console

Google Search Console (webmaster tools) has been finding backlinks for my site fine (at least 1 per day) up until 9 days ago. All of a sudden, for 9 days straight, Google webmaster tools shows no new ...
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Google Doesn't Obey Canonical meta-tag for cross-domain

I'm working on a website that's normally accessed trough a load-balance. But we also have direct URL to each server. Lately, Google started to index the direct URLs to our servers, which is bad ...
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What causes an unknown error when trying to submit a page to index after fetching as google?

Sometimes I visit the "fetch as google" section of the Google Search Console (webmaster tools). I then request to fetch and render the page, everything seems ok. I then attempt to the submit the page ...
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How to remove deleted webpage returning 200 from indexers?

I have recently deleted my personal webpage - cancelled the entire hosting and gave up the domain. I want the Bing, google and others to remove the pages from their indexes. However, my hosting ...
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Have Google index site with certain get variables?

How can I tell Google to index my site using different get variables? Example: www.example.com www.example.com?lg=en (prevent any index from this link, by default my site is in english) ...
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How does Google verify product feeds?

When I submit a product feed to Google and a SKU is marked in stock, how does Google verify that? Is it a human looking over a given PDP and checks if that SKU is in fact in stock or is it an ...
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Google Cache: Blank Page (Responsive Design) [closed]

I've been aware of this issue for sometime but sadly not had the downtime to address, but I want to ensure that its actually a problem before wasting my time. The problem that I have is that Google's ...
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Is it possible to make a crawlable AJAX web application WITHOUT using HTML snapshots?

Is it possible to make single page application (SPA) crawlable without HTML snapshots with help of HTML5 History API pushState? I have found contradictory meanings. Can you support or refute one of ...
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Can a blog and forum exist under the same domain for SEO and would a site map help?

I have a blog site example.com (WordPress) and have 10,000 (Alexa 30,000) visitors daily. We've decided to start a forum under example.com/forum/ (vBulletin) Is this a wise idea for SEO? Should I ...
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Does Blogger get a site better rankings for being owned by Google?

given that I want to create a blog and purchase my own domain: The fact that Blogger is provided by Google, may it imply a higher indexing performance, compared both to the other weblog publishing ...
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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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How to use optimize an e-commerce site for both .com and .co.uk?

I had worked almost three months on a .com domain site and I am getting pretty good results on google.com, however, my ranking on google.co.uk is not that good so I have decided to buy an equivalent ...
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Google indexed work-in-progress page. how to delete it from Google index?

I developed a page under the following URL: example.org/dev Since the development is finished, I moved the page to the root at example.org/ For some reason, Google indexed the page during ...
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Is dofollow linking from a long list of items allowed by Google?

I've just finished writing a list of 190 items. I'd like to make some links of the list dofollow, but I don't know if Google still allows dofollow links and how many per article.
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Two GA codes on one site and the data doesn't match

Our company puts a GA tracking code on each of our websites (we build websites for companies and then provide GA tracking for the company). One of our clients also has a GA code they want on their ...
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Are indexed Wordpress admin pages a security threat?

Because it was blocking Googlebot from accessing important files, I recently updated our /robots.txt file and removed most of it, including wp-admin. Now, the people on charge of hosting and SEO ...
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Possible to check which links in a sitemap are indexed and which ones aren't?

Is it possible to check which links of the sitemap I've submitted are being indexed, and which ones are not? I've submitted my sitemap.xml without errors. When I check the sitemap in google search ...
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My .it site is not appearing in international versions of Google [duplicate]

I have a website hosted on github pages. I connected it to a ".it" domain name. If I look for that name in google.it, the website is first result. However, If I search on any other international ...
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Distinguishing Between Organization and Product Reviews (with Schema.org in JSON-LD)

Yesterday we refactored our schema.org/Organization snippet that is found in the header of every page into a schema.org/HomeGoodsStore snippet with included testimonials for our company within it. ...
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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Website not getting indexed

We launched our website example.com about 6 weeks back. It is a single page application and the urls change dynamically based on search results. We have submitted sitemap through google webmaster but ...
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Does opening link in new tab break goal funnels steps?

I have a landing page with a button that takes the user to a store page which opens in a new tab. This store page is a different domain name than the landing page. I have cross-domain tracking setup ...
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Cross Domain Goal Funnels and unique data?

I've been tasked with setting up cross domain tracking and goal funnels. I maintain several ecommerce sites and we want to set up goal funnels to track where we are most successful. However, these ...
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Google Analytics Do Similar Goal Funnels cause problems?

So I've been asked to create goal funnels within google analytics which are identical except for the first url in the funnel. For example: Step 1: Sales page #1 / Step 2: Info page / Step 3: Checkout ...
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Large image and ad unit above the fold on mobile site

(A.T.F. stands for Above The Fold, in case anyone is confused.) I read the following on google: Is placing a 300x250 ad unit on top of a high-end mobile optimized page considered a policy ...
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Which API key do I need to implement Google Maps/Street View?

First time implementing Google Maps/Street View, side-by-side into a webpage. Which API Key do I need please? Source Link: ...
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Index status shows significantly less pages than search results? *Not a New Site

I am trying to understand how within Google Webmaster Tools (Google Index>Index Status) I can have a figure of 2,000 total indexed pages (and falling daily) yet when I search Google using the (site:) ...
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Google search on domain name shows hostname

A small organistion changed its name, registered the corresponding new domain name and set website forwarding to the old domain name. This was done through setting "Masked Redirect" via the hosting ...