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Is it unusual for Google to take more than five days to include a new site in the search index?

I recently launched a brand new website. It's a travel guide with around 260 unique pages with lots of newly written content and unique images. I submitted the site to Google 5 days ago and at the ...
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Want Google to index redirect URLs

I'm having issues with users who think that Google Search is the address bar. Some of the sites that link to my site use user friendly addresses with 301 redirects to pages that have less friendly ...
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Does Google rate the webpage by amount of visits?

There is quite extensive discussion about this topic on another website and I am really losing my confidence. The thing is that I claim that the amount (count) of visits is not a criteria for ...
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SEO implications of having multiple languages available at same URL

I am in the process of translating a set of websites to multiple languages. Would there be any negative implications if I were to serve each different language from identical URLs? I fully intend to ...
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Why is loading speed of a website important for SEO?

I see everywhere on the internet how to optimize loading speed of a website but no one says why it's important for SEO. Inevitably, there are reasons why Google has decided to take this factor into ...
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How demote multiple site links or prevent Google adding any of a page type?

I have a website with lot of member profile pages such as: /profile-1.html /profile-2.html /profile-3.html /profile-4.html ... How can I tell Google not add these profiles in site links? There are ...
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Why does Google give different results based on country code for same set of keywords?

I live in Luxembourg so my business website should target Luxembourg but also regions of France which are near to Luxembourg. My website is hosted on servers located in Paris, France - mostly because ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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google excluding site for queries for it's exact name

I have a client site with a unique name (not just the FQDN, but the company name that the site is for) that simply will not appear for Google searches using the company name. It's a very simple and ...
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Should I disavow blogs?

I have a retail site who has been hit by a algorithmic change within Penguin recebntly. It is referenced within many blogs in both review and list formats without adding the nofollow. They are ...
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Does Google ignore robots.txt [duplicate]

I know that here www.w3.org/TR/html4/appendix/notes.html#h-B.4.1.1 it says spiders always check the robots.txt before going to page. However I have recently been told that Google crawls every single ...
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Google Analytics Query Explorer OR AND logic

I use the following link to create queries for the Core Reporting API of Google Analytics:https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/explorer/ Now I want to use a filter that filters out two types of traffic: ...
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About my site's Google search result? [duplicate]

Can someone explain to me how to achieve this, when my site appears in Google search result: I hope the picture "says" enough, because I'm not sure I know the right expressions to describe what I ...
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how to add dropdown menu with Cached, Similar, Share options

Anyone please let me know, how to add similar menu in Google search result and why it is needed. Please see the below pic for better understanding.
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Right way to check if a third party site has been banned by Google?

Is there a proper/reliable test to find out whether a third party site has been banned by Google? An old SO question mentions using: site:PLACE_URL_HERE Is this a reliable option? Someone has ...
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Limit magento title length in admin

I would really like to limit the title length on products in Magento. What I've tried is adding 'maxlength' => 65 somewhere in \app\code\core\Mage\Adminhtml\Block\, without success. Does someone ...
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What's up with the `- <string>` in Google search result

I recently did a google search of an article I wrote and this is what I see: If I am not wrong the string behind - should be the title of the original website, which is never "v1.0". Actually, ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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AJAX crawling scheme & redirects

I am about to implement Google's AJAX crawling scheme so for every single pretty URL on my site (apart from the homepage) there will be an equivalent ugly one using _escaped_fragment_ . This means ...
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Do search engines see comments in the source code as a backlink?

I would like to know if Google or any other search engine would regard a comment in the source-code containing a link: <!-- domain.com --> as a back-link. If yes how much weight is put ...
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How to reactivate AdSense account?

My website was not approved on AdSense because of lack of content. Yes my mistake, but now I have added content and still do. But I can't find a way to resubmit the request to AdSense to be accepted ...
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Image Backlink Alt Text

Does Google use the image alt tag the same as anchor text for external back links or does it only use the alt tag for internal optimization?
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How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website?

How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website? E.g. those Google markup guides only talk about dates, reviews, etc. Is there something for those typical ...
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AJAX file 403's

Google webmaster tools shows a couple of 403 crawl errors (URL errors, access denied) for folders holding AJAX files on the ColdFusion server: CFIDE/scripts/ajax/FCKeditor/ CFIDE/scripts/ajax Will ...
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Is the W3 standard a major factor when google decides SERP position?

I have a dynamic php website which index only has around 800 errors according to the w3 validator online. I have tried checking major websites like ebay, stackoverflow and others also, all with ...
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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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How to stop Google Webmaster Tools from emailing me about a removed domain?

I have an old site that I used to manage through Google Webmaster Tools, which I have since abandoned (took down website and no longer own the domain). I deleted the site from my webmaster tools ...
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How do product resellers get round the duplicate content problem?

We have a customer who is the local distributor or reseller for a German-based supplier. The products are high quality and beautiful images, videos and elegant English-language text are made ...
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Does Google penalize sites on country code domains such as .me or .tv?

If I am thinking about using one of the fancy country domains such as .me or .tv should I be worried about how Google treats such domains? Or to put it another way, if all other things are equal ...
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How do i get Google to crawl and associate foreign content with my site?

We have an HR application that is hosted by the supplier. There are recruiting functionality in it including a publicly available client so people can apply for jobs. We are iframing this clients ...
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Update and republish wordpress post. SEO penalization?

I'm currently working on improving some old posts, adding content, notes and so... I plan to publish them again on every update so it is showed again in the homescreen with the new date. Do you know ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Crawl errors with 500 status code

I will try to explain the situation: In December 2012 I deployed a website with a sitemap.xml, etc... there were circa 2000 URLs. After a while I changed something on my website, upgrading my pages ...
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Monitor and alert when events have ended [closed]

So I work for a private school, and we have only three I.T. Techs that take care of the entire campus/buildings, as well as the security systems and website. After trying to search google, I haven't ...
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How to tell google to direct mobile searches to the proper url

I have created a mobile version for each page of my website and I also try to detect mobiles from the Agent string. But for cases that I fail to properly detect a mobile, the user can force the mobile ...
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Fetch as google: Unreachable Error Message [duplicate]

A few days ago i changed my website CMS from vbulletin to MyBB 1.8.0 and all URLs structure changed, now I've encountering a very strange problem with "Fetch as Google"! Google can fetch my website ...
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Can Google crawlers/googlebot read CSS content in before and after elements?

I have a div and I am placing some text in it via content in :before and :after. Can Google crawlers read this? Example: div:after { content: 'This is from CSS'; display:block; } Working ...
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How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript?

I have a website that focuses on charts and graphs. The graphs on the site are drawn using JavaScript, but contain keywords that I would like to have indexed. For example, here is a screenshot of ...
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Search traffic droped with HTTPS implementation

We have launched https version of site at 6 oct. After few days (8 oct.) google dropped 40% of normal search traffic, and more 20% within next 2 days. SSL sertificate was bought from GoDaddy, and ...
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Is cloaking your site for disqus comments good for SEO? [duplicate]

I use "disqus" as the commenting platform on my website. There is quite a bit of SEO relevance for the comment content but since its generated through JAVASCRIPT. I can't get the best of it. Can I use ...
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Are blocks of text that repeat on different posts considered duplicate content?

I optimized my links using a .htaccess and made sure there are no duplicate URLs, but what about the content? For example, if I have on a newsletter widget some text, an author paragraph, and some ...
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Google displaying Facebook “SECURITY WARNING” in result description

As of about 10 days ago, Google replaced the meta description in our organic SERP for "scorebig" with the following text: SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password ...
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How do I increase my search engine ranking? [duplicate]

I have been in the web optimization biz for a while now. What are some good improvements I can make on my website to increase my rankings.
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Any consequence in using a subdomain instead of a stand alone domain

I am trying to find out the best route to take with a multi-tenant environment that will share the same code base on a server and still get good SEO. I can either do football.exposurevents.com or go ...
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What should I do with my 2 Domains

I have a main domain www.example.com We currently are in the process of changing domains to www.example2.com but I really want to keep the existing domain working. I have set up the webserver ...
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Setting up Gmail subdomain on my domain

I just set up my domain with Google Apps. During the Gmail setup process the tutorial said we could also set up mail.mydomain.com and we'd look at it later. But it never came up. Now, I can't seem to ...
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Does the time a user spend on your site affect your Google ranking? [duplicate]

I have searched this but haven't found any answers at all really. I want to know if the time a user spends on your site increase your ranking in Google. My company wants to build it's own webinar ...
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Does Google prefer 1-year SSL certificate over 3, 5-year SSL certificates?

I'm currently working on converting my company's site to SSL and the developer I'm working with asked if Google preferred 1-year certificates over 3-year certificates. I thought I vaguely remembered ...
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How can I force Google to re-index my site?

I changed the structure of my URLs. The pages are already indexed by Google and have the following structure: /myfolder/page.apsx The new structure is: /page.aspx Now all URLs that Google knows ...
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Sitemap indexed count and Google results difference

My sitemap claims they have indexed over 3 thousand pages from it but when i do a site command in Google site:http://domain.com It returns 200 pages. I have heard of the sitemap index count ...
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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 ...