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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 ...
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How do I add “Results from” search box to my Google SERP? [duplicate]

A lot of sites now display a sub search box when shown in Google's results page. How do I go about doing the same for my ecommerce site?
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After the home page was redirected by a hack, it is no longer indexed. How long until it comes back?

My site was hacked, and the index page was 302 redirected. It took me a few months to get all this sorted. In the meantime, the home page lost its PageRank and was no longer included in the index. I ...
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Does linking to HTTPS or HTTP make a difference for link popularity?

I am considering making my site HTTPS but I was wondering does Google treat a link to HTTP exactly the same as SSL HTTPS site, and will my site rank the same with HTTPS. I guess it makes no ...
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How to remove a website completely from search engine indexes except the home page?

I want to de-index all the pages of my website except home page. This is because it is an exact match domain (EMD) and I'm getting traffic on website just because of Domain name. I want to restart ...
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How to make Google consider subdomain as part of the main website in SEO?

I have a well ranked website on Google and Bing. In the last few months I've been feeding a blog for my webpage and now I'm trying to rank it on Google and Bing just like I did with my website. ...
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Google Dynamic Remarketing Excessive View Thru Conversions

We run several ecommerce sites that we had previously set up with tag-based remarketing. We created a new dynamic remarketing campaign and only tagged the product page to see how dynamically created ...
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Removing the result from Google search

When I search google with my name. Site by person A comes up in the search result. But the page does not contain my name. How can I remove this site from the Google search result?
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Similar Product Pages and Properly Using Canonical Property

I have several products on my website that I am trying to decide if I should use the URL Canonical property on. The reason is because several of the pages will have very near identical information on ...
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Over 30% drop in traffic [duplicate]

I have a site based on tutorials about stuff I learned and shared them to the world. Its true that we (me and my friend) started writing less on the blog due to us being busy with some other projects. ...
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Google Domain and Site title change - Strange results! HELP! [duplicate]

The name of the Previous website was "Game&Util Foundation" Now, I changed the name to "Mobi:HQ - The Social Sharing Platform" I set up both 301 redirection AND used to change of address tool in ...
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Translated content: what is the best strategy of storing images? [duplicate]

I'd like to create a copy of my blog translated from Russian to English. English version will be located on another domain. What do I do with the images? I could keep the links to original images ...
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Would publishing a canonical, consumer-facing article feed for our white label editorial content help our clients?

We deliver syndicated content to our clients' sites. In our articles, we often link to blogs. We recently received a complaint from a blog that our link to them hurt their Google ranking, likely ...
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Using hidden elements for rich snippets for products

I wanted to add rich snippets for my products pages. However, the information required in the elements are not particularly compatible with my current HTML. Is it ok to make the rich snippets all ...
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What makes images pop up at the top of some google web search results?

For example, when I search for "hbo series" I get the results below. Is this something hbo has configured that any other site could also do, or something that google itself decides to do for certain ...
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Is it OK to block my javascript files in robots.txt?

Is it OK to block my javascript files in robots.txt, or can it hurt my website SEO-wise?
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Completely disable Google Analytics at sites.google.com

I don't have Google Analytics account and don't want to use it on my site at sites.google.com, but nevertheless Ghostery shows that Google uses their own Google Analytics. Is it possible? Or is it ...
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Google+ brand display in SERPs

Until very recent past, when someone searched for our brand name on Google, our G+ page preview with latest post showed up on the sidebar of SERPs. However, it has just disappeared and we have ...
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Why does Google Search Results differ when logged in and logged out?

I have noticed when I am logged into my Google account and type my domain into Google search the results differ from than when I'm not logged in. For example when I'm logged in my site is 1st and when ...
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Google webmaster for Adult site

I am developing an adult wallpaper website. My question is can I use Google Webmaster Tools? Please tell me the benefit or disadvantage.
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SEO AJAX Calls for Google

I have a working WordPress site that contains a custom navigation and retrieves a page based on title. So what it looks like is, lets say I have a page called test and the user selects test on the ...
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link rel=“alternate” and hreflang : targeting country independently of language

The content of the website www.example.com is highly dependent on the country of the user, but not so much on his language. So far, the website is translate into two languages, "en" and "de", but it ...
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Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?

I'm working as a bit of a webmaster for a guy that runs a network of backlinked websites to increase his PR for a couple of his eCommerce sites. I don't know much about them, I just know they generate ...
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Porting some of the contents to new site. Should I delete the old sitemap.xml?

I had a site with multiple blogs for eg www.mysite.com/gre, www.mysite.com/gmat What I have done is that ported the blogs to new site mynessite.com and set up a 301 redirect. The old content becomes ...
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Most important keyword search in Google without result

I have read some similar questions but could not find an appropriate answer. The first two keywords (finca, Barbosa) for my site in Google Webmaster Tools keywords list are exactly what I expected. ...
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backlinks to our site are being ignored by google thus affecting our SEO

As a software developer company we do websites to our customers. In these websites we always put a link linking back to our site. However, we did today a Google search (link:http://example.com) to ...
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How to hide powered by google in google sites

How to disable/remove Report Abuse|Powered By Google Sites in google sites at the bottom of the page. I have used some css attributes. but the sites says those attributes are not permitted.
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Google is ignoring my robots.txt

Here is content of my robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: /images/ Disallow: /upload/ Disallow: /admin/ As you can see, I explicitly disallowed all robots to index the folders images, upload ...
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How can I find out what pages of my site are not indexed by Googlebot?

Google Webmasters Tools show that one of pages of my site isn't indexed (it was added to the sitemap about 2 weeks ago). How can I find out what page it is?
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URL Removal - Incorrect URL

I have recently updated a website for a friend and found that the WordPress 'Hello World' page was showing in Google results. I used the URL removal tool and asked for this to be removed, however it ...
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How can i find the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword? [closed]

How can I find a list of the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword, E.g If I want the most popular containing "Paris" or "London"
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Best way to find out how many hits a site gets, without slow load times

I am building a translation website. One of my priorites is load times. Recently I added a Google Analytics tracking script, which provides exceptionally complex information about the site, but also ...
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Can a change of all URLs to lower case with canonical from others cause traffic loss?

I've recently changed URLs to lower case. I'm also suffering from about 15% traffic drop from search engines, which started about a week after my change. Can this be related? This is what I've done. ...
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Is Googlebot case sensitive? Should I use a 301 redirect to choose a preferred URL case?

The Googlebot reports the following: Pages with duplicate meta descriptions /Default.aspx?p=2 /default.aspx?p=2 Should I use a 301 redirect from Default to default or vice versa? Is Googlebot ...
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“Publish date” custom variable in Google Analytics, how to search between two dates?

We have the two custom variables on our WordPress site: _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 1, 'pubDate', 'June 6, 2014']); _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 2, 'author', 'Sam']); The first variable is the date ...
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Does editing a Wordpress Theme from scratch affect SEO?

I'm a web designer and I'd like to make a custom wordpress theme for my upcoming blog. The template is already made in photoshop but I need a good starting point. I don't have too much experience with ...
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Google pushes my site to the top when I'm logged into Google

When I do a search for the product we sell, my site comes number 2 in Google. However, this only happens when I am searching while also logged into my Google account. If I start a private browsing ...
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Transfer ownership of abandoned Google Analytics account

The web team of a new client was fully responsible for the client's Google Analytics account, meaning the client didn't keep records of the account. Now that that web team has gone under we are trying ...
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Google Analytics Not Detecting Tracking Code

I installed google analytics tracking code on my website. It is not being detected on the google analytics app. I did notice though that the default url in the google analytics app is set to ...
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Another website is mirroring and ranks above my site in search results

There is a site of ill-repute known as thedirty which has completely mirrored my site and now has links appearing on Google at the #1 spot using my content. I checked my log files and noticed that ...
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Do I get penalized for hosting a blog in a subfolder? [duplicate]

First of all, I know this is an ongoing debate, I’ve read forums and seen different opinions but I’m still confused. Here’s my problem. I’ve started my website from scratch (design and code) and now ...
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Google Webmaster Tools no longer reports search queries now site has gone full HTTPS

After the recent announcement by Google that was speculated for a while in the SEO community, that sites that load over https (ssl) will be weighted slightly higher in the search algorithms, I quickly ...
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Google to index preferred sub-directory?

I have inherited a rather large site built with Magento. When visiting the site it redirects by default to website.com/usa using a Magento PHP function (not .htaccess). When searching for the site, ...
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Must-do regarding on site SEO [duplicate]

I read a lot of articles regarding on site SEO. I focused mostly on Yoast SEO recommendations (since i'm using Wordpress) and Google guidelines. Structured headings Optimized site speed Breadcrumbs ...
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Bingbot requests from Google IP address

We have some suspicious requests to our server, 74.125.186.46 - - [24/Aug/2014:23:24:11 -0500] "GET <url> HTTP/1.1" 200 16912 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; ...