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Google is displaying a URL in my site's index with the cache of that result being completely different

Ok, this may turn out to be a silly question but I have observed Google displaying a URL in the index with the cache of that result being completely different when it shouldn't even be there in the ...
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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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Merge Country domain into one is the best option or not, it will hurt seo or not? [duplicate]

We have one Domain "domain.com" this domain target global and another is "domain.co.uk" this domain only target specific country. now a days we discuses to merge both in to one domain in domain.com ...
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Can we detect which search keyword used for a particular interaction?

Imagine we have a loan application website. We want to understand out of these loan applications, the ones the go through all the way, from what search keywords did they come from? The ones that ...
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Google Analytics payment gateways are tracking referrals

Google Analytics is tracking my payment gateway conversion as a referral. This is because we take the user to the payment gateway, eg PayPal, but bring them back to the site for the order ...
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How to apply filters for more than one domain (Google Analytics)

I have about 20 filters for my website to avoid referal spam such as site8.free-floating-buttons.com. I have more than one website though. Do I really have to create all these filters for every ...
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Google is using placeholder text from the page in the search results rather than the page title of “Home”

The search result for Google incorrectly appears as "Enter your text here" for my website. The title is correct in the HTML code: "Home". Why is this happening and what can I do to correct it?
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Generate urls for same product with different designs

How do you handle a product url when a brand has the same product type in different shapes? Let me provide you with an example. I have Brand A that has sling bags. There is a sling bag, and there is ...
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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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How to set Google Sitelinks? [duplicate]

How can I get google to recognize my different pages of my website? Example: I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my site-map, but how would I create one so that I could name each of those ...
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Google indexed my domain name, but my entity's name with spaces isn't returned [duplicate]

Working for my client, Google has indexed for some time the index page of my website example.com. If a search is done for "example company" however, Google returns no results. If the search is done ...
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Why doesn't Google show full site links for my site in some countries?

I would like Google to show descriptions for each site link for my website (WordPress) when searching the word 'esika' in Google. The website is from Peru and searching 'esika' from google.com.pe ...
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e-commerce sites that using SPA approach and have a SEO [closed]

I'm building an Enterprise size e-commerce site, using nodejs+angularjs, now I have a huge issue with seo, what huge sites that using SPA approach you are familiar with? What are the best practice ...
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Are penalties applied if you have too many 404 errors on your site?

Do the search engines take the number of 404 errors returned by a site into account when calculating the site rank? For example I have 8,000 404 errors and I am thinking that that's affecting my SEO ...
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Index the content within an iframe

We have created an web application that gives the client the possibility to use his websites as an online showroom (cars, bikes, etc etc). What is offered is photo's, information about the vehicles ...
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Google shows every page of my WordPress site but I only want the home page indexed

So to start with, I have Google crawl my (WordPress) website with the search console, now I can see my pages in the search engine. But it shows every page separately. Like my /contact, /services and /...
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Trying to set preferred domain to https in Google Webmaster Tools

I am trying to set a preferred domain for https://example.co.uk. I have added and verified all four properties: www.example.co.uk, example.co.uk, https://www.example.co.uk and https://example.co.uk, ...
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How to get google to show certain subpages [duplicate]

Is there a way in which I can tell Google which of my navigation items I consider most important and that I would like to have displayed underneath my "main search result" in Search? E.g., if B&H ...
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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 ...
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Is this a good approach to image Lazy Loading for SEO?

For images loaded via AJAX, or that I don't want indexed, use the data-* attribute approach: <img data-src="path/to/image.jpg" class="js-lazy-load" /> The javascript maps the data-src ...
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Is sitemap in sitemap_index getting indexed by Google webmaster?

it sounds a silly question, but I actually could not find a reference to it. I have created a sitemap_index with about 100-ish sitemaps. No errors. I submitted only the sitemap_index to Google ...
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Google Rich Snippet on Real Estate Site

I would like to know what would be the Structured Data Mark-up that will lead too this Rich Snippet: I am particularly interested on the list of link under the First Rich Snippet.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 25%...
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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 ...