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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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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 ...
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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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Google says no structured data exists when content only shows up with user interaction

I have a website and I am working over its SEO. I have put all required structured data in it as per my knowledge and have also tested it with Google Webmaster's Structured Data Testing Tool and it ...
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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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Allow Google to index page loaded by Ajax, but link to parent page

I have a website with a page with 10 tabs, each tab's contents is loaded by AJAX. I would like Google to index the content of the tabs (loaded by AJAX), but Google should allow links ONLY to the ...
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Should I remove Google indexed pages before requesting a review after thin content manual action

Following on from my previous question - NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action? Firstly, If I noindex all pages causing the manual action, is that enough for me to ...
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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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Geographic location settings

I am building a website and it uses a Netherlands (.nl) domain. This domain is being found when using the Netherlands Google. I'd like the site to be found on all Google's not just country speific ...
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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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Number of indexed pages with “site:” search less than reported in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google webmaster tools it shows that I have 309 pages indexed, but when I search using "site:site.com" appear about 180 only (On the first page appears "about 608 results," something near the total ...
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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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Using Ajax #! for Google but site is not being crawled any more

Our pages used to be formulated using the ? string but since we changed to AJAX loading we now use #!, for example: Old link: /post.php?idPost=5326 New link: /post.php#!idPost=5326 The snapshot ...
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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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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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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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Just Received Email From WhatsApp Inc. Regarding To My Site [Need Help Or Advice Pls]

I got an email before 7 days seems to be from whatsapp . Here is that email below :- To Whom It May Concern: It has come to our attention that you have registered xyz.com (the "Domain ...
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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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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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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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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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Forward naked domain with URL path for my Google Domain

I purchased a domain through Google Domains and I am hosting my app on Heroku. I would like users to be able to access my app through the naked domain, but Google Domains does not allow CNAME's to ...
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Should URL paths be case sensitive?

My website's URLs are currently case-insensitive. For example, both of the following links show the exact same page: http://example.com/about http://example.com/About However, taking a look at the ...
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Is a canonical tag pointing to my home page causing Google to remove my pages from the search index?

Google was indexing 1,400,000 of my pages. For the last 15 days, the number of indexed pages drops each day by 5,000 to 10,000. I have not seen any warnings or notices in Google webmaster tools. I ...
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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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When will Google report correct results with its fetch tool?

I visited Google Webmaster Tools(Google Search Console) today after resubmitting sitemaps for my website, and while Google is happy to index more HTML pages of my site, it however has not indexed a ...
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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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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. ...