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Is there some kind of API for submitting a site to Google for indexing?

I have a client that is insisting there is a method to send a URL automatically to Google to get it indexed quickly. Here are the methods I know of to tell Google about your site for indexing: 1. ...
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Will having multiple domains improve my seo?

Lets say I have a domain already, for example www.automobile4u.com (not mine), with a website fully running and all. The title of my "Website" says: <title>Used cars - buy and sell your used ...
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Is it possible to A/B test SEO using Google Experiments?

I've read that A/B testing does not have a negative impact on SEO, but is it possible to A/B test to improve SEO? My thought is to track each visitor's referring domain and create an event when any ...
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Hide joyride (intro javascript) for Googlebot

I am using a joyride script for new visitors. Example here: http://foundation.zurb.com/sites/docs/v/5.5.3/components/joyride.html After the vistior is done with the intro, a cookie will be created ...
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Google doesnt list my website [duplicate]

1 month ago I created one website and without doing anything I entered exact domain in google and it was shown as it suposed to..Now I created another project and after 3 days there is no sign of my ...
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Website visits from US and Russia government/military domains?

I am using Google Analytics to track visits to my personal academic website, which only contains my CV and (non-sensitive) research work. Usually, all my visitors are from a university service ...
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Site search results showing strange foreign letters and images

I'm having some strange characters show up on a site search using Google. I've gone through the WordPress files and could not find anything strange. Also ran a malware detect on the site. The ...
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Display landing page as homepage - maintain rankings

My client has a very well designed homepage, the SEO is as good as it can gets and he ranks fairly well in the serps, getting good traffic to his site. THE PROBLEM Even though he gets a (very) good ...
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Why is the date displayed in the Google search result is 3 days older than the actual publication date?

Yesterday I published an article on my website, if I go on Google it says that it has been published 3 days ago. Why? I've WordPress, on a Centos 6,5 VM. System time is wrong of 20 min of my server, ...
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How do you prevent web pages from appearing in the Google search index?

I have some web pages that Google has indexed. I have now added a robots.txt file to exclude them, but should I also add a noindex tag? If so, then how do I do so?
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How do I Hide a post from Google results when I type my url? [duplicate]

Right now I'm confused & urgently need some help. My website content is continuously copied by a new website. Sorry but I can't mention my site & the other site. I searched in Google, how to ...
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Which ads return more revenue

i have a blog, i want to display ads and earn money as part time work. Can you suggest me which ads bring up more revenue except Google ads?
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Why can't I find a certain text on my site in Google?

I can't find certain text on my site in Google, even if I'm searching specifically on the page that this text in on: site:mysite.com/page.html hidden text I tried searching just for ...
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Why Google Cant able to Index all my webpages? [closed]

I created a website using Bootstrap and JS. and using JSON data for website content. But google cant able to index all of my web pages. What i have to include in my code so that Google Index my page. ...
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Website being bombarded by non-existent URLs

I noticed a newly registered domain is being hit by non-existent URLs like /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /2015/150728.html etc... It's being hit for thousands per day which ...
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Is there a way to distinguish organic search referrers from users that perform a site: search on Google from my site?

My web-site automatically redirects everyone to Google when people try to search. This is done with the following nice and simple nginx code: set $goog ...
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What's the need of Bing Webmaster Tools if i have already configured GWT

I have an e-commerce site for which the TG is in USA & UK demographics. I've already configured the Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Tools for the same. All is working well. Now, my ...
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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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Theme load speed - do a few seconds matter?

Here’s a questions for the devs and SEO guru’s … If we are looking at themes to help speed up the front end dev and design time on certain projects do we need to take into consideration the load speed ...
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HTTP to HTTPS sitewide redirect - Entire site removed from Google Index [duplicate]

We recently updated our entire site to use the HTTPS protocol by setting up permanent redirects on all pages. After a couple weeks, we noticed a huge reduction in organic traffic. I've read a couple ...
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Google Webmaster Tools not showing search analytics after CDN

I enabled CloudFront CDN for js, css and images on my Wordpress + Woocommerce website on November 12. Everything was working as expected and speed increased by 200%. Today I logged into Google ...
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Disallow Crawling of All Search Pages

Using robots.txt I am attempting to stop all crawling of search URLs Disallow: /rest_of_url/search&tour* Above is what I am using. Our URL looks like the following for all search results. ...
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How to embed G+ reviews on my website

I've started collecting G+ reviews for my company. As reviews help build trust and increase conversion rate I would like to include them on my webpage. Does Google provide a way on how to embed the ...
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Preventing some parts of the pages of a site from being indexed [duplicate]

My website has links like: <a href="messages.aspx">Messages<span>3</span></a> Well google indexes these links as: Messages3 I have read some articles for preventing google ...
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Implementing Google Analytics via Tag Manager - does it effect Google Analytics opt out browser plugin?

Im about to add Google Analytics to a new site, im going to do this via the Tag Manager, If i implement Google Analytics via the Tag manager as opposed to the Google Analytics tracking code, will ...
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Google Change of Address tool when redirecting to a new domain and subdirectory

I realize that other forms of this question have been asked and answered (and marked as duplicate) here before. However, I haven't seen a question that responds to my particular use case, which is to ...
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SEO. Redirecting a website to my own website

I manage a website www.example.com. I have found another website called www.example2.com. I want to talk and merge it with my own completely, so when people enter www.example2.com they will end up on ...
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Mobile Sitemap - Error 404 - WMT dont index it?

I have a site that is not responsive , It has 3 versions : pc tablet and mobile, every version has different pages . I have made 2 sitemaps one for the pc version and one for the mobile version. the ...
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Do sort and page parameters count as duplicate content?

I'm running into duplicate content warnings on my site. I have product overview pages which can be sorted on price, popularity and more. I end up with URLs like these: ...
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Blogger/blogspot template with static home page without displayed posts

I am looking for a blogger template to create a website, that promote our services. I created a blogspot.com domain and I would like to use that because it is free and reliable. My problem is that I ...
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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...
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Branding in terms of SEO

There have been plenty of cases in the SEO industry about websites picking up some penalty from google. From a marketing viewpoint, the absence of key marketing theory can partly explain why ‘SEO ...
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Force sending event for sessions without a logged in user

Is there any possibility using the Google Analytics API to check if the session is logged in or not? I have a problem with destination page (it is not set), and I want to resend the event when the ...
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SEO on ui-router states of AngularJS SPA

I have a simple SPA created with AngularJS, you can see it running here: www.consami.com.br. I was using Prerender.io to load a pure HTML version for crawlers, however some pages were not indexed by ...
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Does Google cache robots.txt?

I added a robots.txt file to one of my sites a week ago, which should have prevented googlebot from attempting to fetch certain URLs. However, this weekend I can see Googlebot loading those exact ...
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Would Google Adwords miscount it as a conversion if the Google Ad was not even clicked?

Google Adwords requires us to add a piece of javascript tracking codes to the web page that signifies a conversion. It's correct for Google Adwords to count it as a conversion if the user really had ...
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Is it safe to offer google a modified version of a resource if it's not to be indexed?

Currently I have it where google isn't supposed to index images on my site, and for every image request, regardless of who initiates it, the HTTP response header contains: X-Robots-Tag: noindex, ...
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SEO: Deindex member profile pages?

I have a forum where users can register and automatically a profile page is created, like here in Stackexchange. The problem with these pages is that sometimes users creates accounts at different ...
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What is infecting these networks between 10/25/15 and 11/1/15?

Just noticed a fancy new graphical threat dashboard in the Google malware scan systems. There seems to be a cleanup then subsequent spike in infected sites across various [less-than-high-quality] ...
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How many characters of text would count as sufficient “content” above the fold for mobile?

It seems that google still refuses to pay for my idea of having the most important part of my mobile web page (the picture) to fill the screen. I guess this is because google believes all the content ...
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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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If a conflicting rel=“nofollow dofollow” is parsed (in that order) which takes precedence?

If a conflicting rel="nofollow dofollow" is parsed (in that order) which takes precedence? The background of this question is that I am encountering a situation where interestingly I can set a ...
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will google crawl be able to check links that gets added dynamically as the user scrolls down

I am designing a website, which will display 5 records initially and as the user scrolls down, it will keep loading contents like facebook news feed. If i submit this site to google for crawling, ...
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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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Using rel=canonical with syndication

I work at a site which allows syndication of content (via API's and data dumps). We are finding that a number of sites which republish our content are appearing higher in Google search results, even ...
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Is backlinking to yourself in violation of Google's guidelines? [duplicate]

Many people say that setting up your own backlinks is not good. Is this true? Nobody can expect backlinks to be built by other sites naturally unless they are social networking sites or some good ...
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Is it acceptable to have an Adsense unit with height larger than screen height

Currently I find it difficult making money on the mobile portion of my website. Today I look at a page (after sizing my browser window to 375px width) and see the 320x50 advertisement unit nearly ...
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Spamdexing with reviews? How to stop Google from looking at my reviews?

I recently did a move to a propagate a set of reviews across the entire site (Planting the set of reviews under every product page so that people can see the reviews no matter what product they were ...
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Do the internal searches need to be by GET for SEO purposes?

I have a site with products, which can be searched using a convoluted search form, with quite a few input fields. I send the data by POST, to the same page, so I can list all products in the URL: ...
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How to properly implement 300 Multiple Choices pages for SEO?

At the moment, when a URL isn't found, I'm serving a 404 page which shows a list of partially|fully matched alternative pages that the user is may looking for, without saying that is an error page. ...