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Page gone: 404, or other options? [duplicate]

I have a website which is actually a search engine to search through our data. Each item has its own detailpage, and a search returns a list of matching data, with links to the detailpages. There are ...
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Google's Opinion on Javascript Page Refresh

I was wondering if anyone knows Google's view on this. My company has a homepage that features a lot of 3rd parties on it and it needs to inform customers which ones are currently online, which ...
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Is it OK to submit the sitemap file to Google without pointing one in the Webmaster Tools?

I'd like to create several sitemaps and gather them into one sitemap index. Then I'd like to submit the sitemap index to Google (and other SE's) using those links. From my point of view it should be ...
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If the size of sitemap is limited: how do I tell to Google all of my URLs?

I heard that the sitemap for Google can not exceed 10 Mb and 50 kURLs. This is not enough for me. What shell I do to pass through this obstacle? Create sitemap for each category?
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Will Google omit my site from mobile search results if I do not have a mobile optimized site?

I have heard rumors that if I do not have a mobile-optimized web-site (whether through responsive design or redirection to a mobile version of the site) that Google will not show my site when a user ...
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Do blog comments count as updates to your website? [duplicate]

I constantly hear that websites which are updated frequently do better in terms of SEO, so I was wondering: do blog comments count? I'm guessing they do, since they show that the website still has a ...
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How can I make these Google Analytics numbers add up? (Frequency & Recency)

Here's a screen shot from Google Analytics. It's my last months traffic, and this is the 'Frequency & Recency' tab. So I believe that if I add up all the numbers under 'visits' I get 11,432, ...
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What is the name of Google's tool to enhance page appearance?

Once I found one online tool from Google providing ability to indicate the designation of parts of page (i.e. product price, product photo, description and so on). This tool giving a HTML-code ...
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Why does my 9 months old site with more than 400 pages has PR0?

I have a paid applicants' testing site with average traffic of 40 visitors per day. The site is very legitimate and allows people to take technical tests based on a unique content our private ...
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How does Google determine when a website has been radically improved?

Say I have a website which is really terrible, and Google is aware of this. If I change everything about it and turn it into something really worthwhile, how will Google find out? And will its ...
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How can I force Google to show my domain, not my IP?

I submitted a site to Google using their tool. At the time I didn't actually have a domain for the site, so I just used the IP address. Later I bought a domain, but Google still seem to be showing ...
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How to create a Google OneBox module connected to my website?

this is related to my other question: How does Fedex and UPC code functionality in Google search work? Can my site get similar treatment from Google? Does anyone know how to at least apply to be ...
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Hide website data for Chrome and FF addons: IP Whois & Flags Chrome & Norton

I've got this addon and want to hide the information they publish for our website. They show Popularity, IP address info, nameservers, etc. Plus the traffic levels they report, 'popularity' reflects ...
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How does Google determine how long a visitor stays on a site?

I understand that Google uses 'Average Visit Duration' as one factor influencing ranking - but how does it determine how long a user has stayed on a certain page for? Is it as simple as registering ...
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Why does Google fonts looks ugly in Firefox & Internet Explorer but not in Chrome?

I am using Google fonts. The fonts are looking too ugly on Firefox but displaying very smooth on Google chrome. Looking forward for any help to resolve this issue. Following are the sites which are ...
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Can my website have an image and no date in its Google SERP? [closed]

The majority of the traffic to the website I am working on is organic. I was assigned to make updates so that our SERP shows an image to increase the click-through rate on our #1 result. ...
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Would social network activity with links pointing to my website be considered a link scheme?

Are tweets and Facebook shares/likes of posts with links to my site considered a link scheme? Especially when the tweeting and sharing of the link is encouraged with prizes? Would this get me banned ...
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SEO for Google: navigation, company info, video [duplicate]

I often stumble upon search results in Google that get a special treatment, like: having the site navigation (and more) being displayed on the search results page having a company's location, ...
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Google doesn't show my site's results even for a direct search

In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 21 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included. ...
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Alexa Showing Search Traffic turn to 0 [closed]

Alexa.com showing that Search Traffic turn to 0 since i changed the new website at 1-1-2014 while Google Analytics showing that everything is ok and i still receive traffic from search engines i ...
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How can this be considered as web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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Is it safe / okay to show Google Adsense only to visitors from Search Engines?

There are a lot of code example out there that helps users do this. Eg: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12693729/how-to-display-google-adsense-ads-to-search-engine-traffic-only But I was looking ...
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Preventing Google from indexing “.com” instead of “.com/fr” or “.com/en”

I followed the recommendation of Google concerning multilingual website, I have: www.example.com/fr in french www.example.com/en in english www.example.com automatically redirects (header) either to ...
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Signing into Google account refreshes already open webpage

I have noticed that signing into my Gmail account, automatically causes some webpage to refresh. For example, signing into Gmail while keeping ...
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Domains - real differences & advantages between .com | .org | .net [duplicate]

I'm wondering what are main differences and possible advantages between buying domain extensions like: site.com site.net site.org what changes in terms of Page Rank, SEO , Search Engine treatment ...
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SEO focused navigation

I am a web designer and front-end developer. I almost always utilize a primary navigation bar that clearly demonstrates traditional website pages - "Home, About Us, Blog, Directions/Locations, ...
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Getting the redirected page to show up in SERP instead of the target

I have a site that is listed on a sitebuilder site with their own domain which in this example lets call this siteA.com/myaccountnumber/index.html. I've purchased a domain siteB.com and I've setup a ...
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Leverage browser caching for Facebook and Google+ resource files

I tested my website with Google PageSpeed Insights. I did cache optimization in my .htaccess, but it didn't affect resource files that are from Facebook and Google+ Leverage browser caching ...
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Showing other name than website name after searching on google [duplicate]

When I search the same URL on Google, its showing, 'Total Visits' as a header. It not showing my website name. Please check the image. What should I do ?
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How to submit sitemap to google? [duplicate]

I am trying to submit the sitemap to google, but its not showing. Sitemap path : http://example.com/sitemap.xml
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Best practice to update website links after web-site re-design and structure update [duplicate]

I have just finished my web-site's re-design, so now all products have different, more user friendly URLs. Old link: mysite.com/show_product.php?uid=cool-product New link: ...
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Securing webserver from spam/phishing/malware - beyond RBLs?

We offer a service that requires URLs from our domain to be linked to external URLs. About ten years ago, we discovered that this functionality can be abused by miscreants -- to link to malicious ...
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When seeking to acquire a legacy domain from a site owner, what should I look for in the domain history? [duplicate]

What kinds of things should I look for when seeking to purchase a legacy domain (i.e. a domain previously owned and operated)?
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How can I obtain past webmaster tools warnings/manual actions on a site with a previous site owner?

I have purchased a legacy domain which was hit by Panda/Penguin in 2011/2012 for paid link networks. When I redirected my old site to the new domain I purchased, organic traffic and rankings ...
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Structured data extracted but still getting an error 'Either price or review or availability needs to be present' [duplicate]

Google always gives the error 'Either price or review or availability needs to be present' even though price & availability are present. Have a look at the code. while ($row = ...
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How does Google treat multiple page title matches from same site?

I have several non-duplicate page titles that match a search query, say for the query 'stackexchange': <title>John Smith Popular Content</title> <title>John Smith ...
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Sitelinks and domain name [duplicate]

We have a company website, let says it's http://www.mycompany.com. URL without the www (http://mycompany.com) is working and displays the same website. When Googling mycompany, first result is the ...
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How does Fedex and UPC code functionality in Google search work? Can my site get similar treatment from Google?

When I search for a UPC code in Google, on top of the screen there are two special links to FedEX and UPCDatabase.com. Obviously the way it works is that Google recognizes the strings as valid UPC ...
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Disabling Single Event and 301 Redirect [duplicate]

Is it bad practice to have a 301 redirect for an event that has been disabled or deleted from a system to the list view? or should a 404 page? I dont want Google to ban me or anything.
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Improvement of url by changing slash to underline or dash [duplicate]

I have a website with links similar to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948/css-set-background if I change links to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948_css-set-background ( / to _ ...
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Google site search: customizing with rich snippets

I am considering adding Google site search to my eCommerce site. However, I wanted to have the results displayed as nicely as possible, ideally with an image. Is it possible to have rich snippets ...
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Site does not appear in Google organic search [duplicate]

My site is showing up in organic search of Yahoo and Bing. But no trace of it on Google. I am using wordpress and a plugin called Google XML Sitemap. Also signed the site in Webmaster Tools and ...
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Anyway to validate schema.org JSON before publishing?

I have a site with a lot of data, and I'm dynamically building JSON-LD data that I think is schema.org correct. I can't find a dead-on example on schema.org, and it will take forever if I have to ...
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Is there a way to stop a keyword from appearing in Google Webmaster Tools?

I added a web site a while ago to Google's index and it contains lots of links with the text "Permalink" that, well, link to permalinks of different content/pages. Now "Permalink" is the #1 keyword ...
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Is Google Image making use of comments / descriptions found in images?

I'm wondering whether Google (and other search engine) pay any attention to the text appearing in images such as Comments, Description, Exif, etc. I'm wondering as I would imagine that it would be ...
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Google Adds Unwanted Name to Site Title! [duplicate]

I've set a different "Site title" that its not in site Domain, for example: Site domain: "setcars.com" Site title: "Hello world - new cars!" Internal links name to index page (by menus, footer, ...
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Google Webmasters structured data errors

I recently updated a wordpress blog to my own domain and have been moving everything over and coming to grips with making the site look half decent. When I run the domain through Google's Webmaster ...
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Does putting Google Custom Search within your site affect traffic negatively?

On the 26th of November we put Google Custom Search on our site. The day after and all days following traffic dropped off noticeably. This could just be pure coincidence, but it seems odd to have ...
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Which CMS would Google recommend? [duplicate]

Which CMS would Google recommend for web design. I tested various CMS systems with PageSpeed and I did not found a CMS that performed close to 100/100
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Does it help if my tld contains words that describe the function of my business? [duplicate]

I would like to create a new domain name. When creating that name does Google take the name into account when doing it's searching. For instance if I had a drivingschool would it be best to have a ...