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Webmaster tools show old URLs are crawled

We renewed our website last year (2012) in December. After that we have put 301 redirection in place for the required pages. We removed some pages in old site when we moved to new site. For example ...
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Google not indexing/updating rel=“canonical” pages

I had same content with different links and I wanted to prioritize the indexing of different webpages. For example /A/1232 and /A/1232/tum_bin_jiya_jay represent same content but I wanted to give ...
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Google indexing titles of login only pages

Google is indexing some pages which require login on our site, but just the title of each page. I am quite baffled as to how this can happen, Has anyone experienced something similar? One thing ...
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Google does not find/ignore alternate hreflang content

I have a problem with Google indexing our site in different languages using the alternate hreflang. It's a forum and every thread is translated in the background and based on the language, the user ...
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When moving to a new domain should I ensure the old domain returns 410?

I recently moved from a .com domain to a .co.uk, this was a few months ago now, and essentially I still have my .com pointing to the same server as the .co.uk, and if accessed it performs a redirect ...
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Handling SEO for Infinite pages that cause external slow API calls

I have an 'infinite' amount of pages in my site which rely on an external API. Generating each page takes time (1 minute). Links in the site point to such pages, and when a users clicks them they are ...
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Website stopped appearing on Google results [closed]

I have a website with a Page Rank 3. Yesterday it was listed in Google as the second link (under a specific Hebrew keyword). 12 hours later I checked it with my Google Monitor tool and it seems my ...
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Can Google crawl Facebook pages?

I thought I heard a while back that Google cannot crawl Facebook pages. I'm guessing that this is affected by the privacy settings someone has, but if I have a page that allows anonymous users to see ...
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Images not being cached in Google

I have a banner printing site and my site is on top position in Google, but I have one problem - the images (Banners) of my site are not cached in any search engine.
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google removed links from the index [duplicate]

I asked google to crawl a site through webmaster tool and include it to the index. How actually it was done: Firstly, i picked some urls manually. Approx. after half of a day those pages were ...
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seo optimization

I have submitted several pages to Google through Google Webmaster Tools by using a sitemap in XML format. Several pages are indexed by Google as well but the rank of those pages are in 400-500 as my ...
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Images not indexed by google since moving to cdn

Last week I moved all the images on coffeeandvanilla.com to a cdn( maxcdn.coffeeandvanilla.com ). The problem I'm having is that although the sitemap—generated by Yoast WordPress SEO plugin—points ...
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Why is Google not listing my site using its preferred domain?

Using Google Webmaster tools my site is set to 'Display URLs as www.mydomain.com' as opposed 'mydomain.com'. This is the setting for both of these sites in Webmaster tools and has been for several ...
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Why can't I verify my website with Google?

Here's the error I receive when trying to verify: Verification failed for http://oracleoflegends.com/ using the Google Analytics method (1 minute ago). Your verification file returns a status ...
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Google analytics data is contradictory

For this post http://mytabletguru.com/forgot-password-pattern-unlock-of-android-tablet/ I am two different report. 1) When I see the Content -> Site Content -> Landing page, then it has following ...
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How to promote external sites besides my own in search results? [closed]

I have a site which, after fixing a lot of SEO issues, is now doing fairly well in Google search result rankings; the problem is I would like some related pages on other people's websites to show ...
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SEO and APIs: Helping or hurting?

I have a couple Real Estate sites for some clients, and I was wondering about APIs and how that would affect SEO. Particularly, I'm looking at using the Yelp API for nearby stuff, and possibly a ...
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How do I get a list of all indexed links?

I am looking for a way to take every link that I have indexed by Google and export them to a CSV file. Recently I have had way more pages indexed by Google then I actually have and I want to find ...
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Google Cache CSS and HTML files are out-of-sync

I am monitoring the cached version of the main page of one of my sites. I have noticed something strange. Obviously, the cached pages is displayed with the latest CSS file. Yet, the page content is ...
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Effect of removing home page content

I have a business website that I'm working on and I'm replacing the text I initially had on the home page with new columnized paragraphs of text. The text I'm removing though has a h1 tag and probably ...
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Are 307 Temporary Redirects safe for temporary new web site tests?

Our current site is getting close to being replaced. I was looking to do a test of our new sales funnel on the new site and compare the traffic and conversion ratios for a few days. So I was planning ...
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Traffic fall after a server problem

I have a website from which I analyse the traffic with Google analytics. Day after day the traffic (mainly from Google SE) incresed until I get a problem with my server. For one day the server has ...
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154 views

How to do SEO for a one page web application? [duplicate]

I have created a web application. It lets you search facebook update with keywords at run time. How can I do SEO for it? There is just one page so its difficult to get ranking. Who ever I disscussed ...
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Google Indexing URL that is a 301 redirect

My website URL structure is: http://www.website.com/{record-type}/{record-id}/{human-readable-name} If an invalid human readable name is provided, the page 301 redirects to the correct URL. I've ...
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Backlink from page with low pagerank but site has high pagerank - effect from Google?

My understanding is that if I have too many backlinks from low PR (pagerank) sites, Google considers them to be low quality links and if you have too many, your site may even be de-indexed from ...
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Understanding the Google “show map of” feature

I noticed that the "show map of" link has recently popped up in the Google listings of some of my projects. I searched on the net to understand the mechanics behind this feature, but I couldn't find ...
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Very low CTR in google organic results

My webpage is positioned for some phrases, but does not generate much visits. Eg. the most searched phrase had average 5.6 position in google, but the CTR is about 2%. What should I do to improve ...
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SEO semi-mirrored sites that don't anger google

I'm working with a client who manages real-estate agents. All of these agents have their own individual sites, and they all want the same layout and functionality. So, I have a "master" site designed ...
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google not showing indexed pages [closed]

problem #1 on my sitemap.xml is my home page.. www.sitename.in.rs, but when i search google using full url, or just a sitename, it doesn't show my website in results at all (45 pages of results, but ...
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STRONG and EM tags inside H1 and H2 and SEO on database-driven website

I am trying to tweak the SEO of my Website, I have read a 400 SEO Bible PDF document that I came across. An aspect of my website that was not included in my SEO optimisation. The STRONG and EM HTML ...
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How to prevent duplicate title tags for multilingual content

Google is reporting duplicate title tags for a website that is built for 2 languages. The URL structure seems fine it is something like: example.com/place-1 example.com/fr/place-1 The title tags ...
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Static Google +1 button

Google+’ +1 button generator only shows options for generating dynamic buttons (i.e. via client-side scripting). For reasons related to German privacy & data protection law, this isn’t acceptable ...
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I dont want to hide my headings, but I dont want untitled articles

I'm currently building a site, that contains tabs (Bootstrap) for the articles. I dont want to show headings in the articles, because the tabs work as headings for the user. But the tab buttons are ...
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Loss of page rank by Google after 301 Redirect?

I have developed a stock discussion forum whereby I separate each forum by the ticker symbol. The issue is, recently, the makers of the Blackberry phone, Research in Motion (formerly ticker symbol ...
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Slashes in URLs and SEO

My question is simple: Is there any disadvantage (in terms of SEO and search engine behavior) to using / instead of other delimiters in URLs like http://example.com/en/items/1234/page3? I vaguely ...
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Gaining back page rank and seach engine ranking

I have my blog website with alot of do-follow links posted. If i remove all those links do my search engine ranking gets down or not?
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I Purchased a Domain that Previously had a Google Apps Account. How Do I Re-Create The Google Apps Account or Take Ownership of it?

I recently purchased a domain name. We'll call it example.com. The previous owner of the domain had a Google Apps account. Now that I own the domain, I want to create a Google Apps account so I can ...
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rel=“Canonical”: Ranking Benefits ? & specifying for PDF?

I think I understand the basic case for using rel="canonical": to tell Google which is the preferred URI when the same page/content may be accessed via more than one URI. This helps you avoid ...
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Which of this is search-engine friendly - google?

Which of this is search-engine friendly - Google? www.example.com/keyword www.keyword.example.com www.example.com/keyword1-keyword2 Please explain the logic behind while answering and rate them. ...
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SEO wikipedia content and blockquote - duplicate content

I have a large website that aggregates content both from the websites and Wikipedia. Even thought it's someone else content, the way it's combined is unique ad provides a valuable user experience ...
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Curious about a cached old domain

I am a bit curious about my new domain. I had a domain before, let's say http://example.com/. Before expiration of that domain, I bought a new one with the name http://another-domain.com/. I uploaded ...
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Multiple Google Analytics code for url under same domain

I have one domain: www.example.com, and www.example.com/sales. The analytic code on both urls are different. So when I login to my Google account it displays two separate analytic accounts. on ...
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244 views

Google AdSense bot's algorithm and behavior [closed]

I am interesting in Google AdSense bot's algorithm and behavior with web site. I did not work with AdSense and I do not have account. So I need your help to understand: 1) Google's bot from time to ...
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Using rel=canonical with syndication

I work at a site which allows syndication of content (via API's and data dumps). We are finding that a number of sites which republish our content are appearing higher in Google search results, even ...
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Moving a WordPress installation from a subdomain to its own domain without losing PageRank

I'd like to move a WP installation from a subdomain to its own without losing the PageRank achieved by that subdomain. What are the best steps in order to do this properly? Especially how do I set ...
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How do I map a (keyword rich) domain name to an existing website?

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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Migrating from a wordpress.com to wordpress.org blog without harming SEO

I've had a Wordpress.com weblog for 3 years. And its pages have a good pagerank and are shown in first search results pages. Because of the limitations, I should migrate to my own WordPress. How to ...
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Email private information appearing in Google Results

I've got a major problem in that emails sent to our clients are showing up in Google's search results. For confidentiality reasons, I can't post those links (for risk that they get indexed here), but ...
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Is there a way to add embedded youtube videos to my website sitemap?

The goal is to make embedded youtube videos appear in video search results as part of my website. I searched very extensively how to do this; I found through google some articles that claim that it's ...
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Why did my Google links disappear after a redesign?

I recently did a complete redesign of my site. As soon as Google picked up the changes (I could tell because the excerpt in the search results was brought up to date), I noticed that my traffic ...