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How does Google determine duplicate content when it's translated into different languages?

I was wondering how duplicate content in another language works. Google requests that you use canonical links to determine duplicate content or duplicates of your pages to avoid duplicate content in ...
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Force searchaction (Google Sitelinks Search) to pull new meta information

We use the Yoast SEO tool for Wordpress, and a recent feature added the SearchAction meta tags to allow for sitesearch on the google search results page. After a while, I realized that this tool was ...
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What to do when Google has identified and blocked a page as spam?

I recently worked on getting my company on Google maps because some unknown person marked our location somewhere way off, which caused a lot of trouble for our interview candidates! So here is what I ...
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How do I get Google to index my 30 million pages? [duplicate]

I am releasing a website which has 30 million pages of content. (This isn't spam material). It has a detail page for each of the 30 million places around the World. e.g ...
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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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Will Google penalize me for duplicate content on GitHub from my knowledge base?

I want to have a copy of each of our documentation articles in GitHub so that other users can improve, edit and add to the document. The accepted changes will be made live in our knowledge base forum. ...
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How do I host my community as a subdirectory rather than subdomain?

I want to harness the SEO benefits of having my community portal sitting as a folder of my main domain, rather than as a subdomain. A lot of the content that is naturally generated is relevant to my ...
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How can I force Google to re-crawl a link?

Google Webmaster Tools is showing thousands of links from a North Korean travel agency, but when I go to the link, they don't exist! How can I force Google to re-index that link so it drops off my ...
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What is the Update URL for Dynamic DNS for Google Domains

Google Domains supports Dynamic DNS. That is great since my domain and Dynamic DNS information can come from the same provider. For Dynamic DNS to work, I usually need the following info: Update ...
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Is it cheating to serve different versions of the same content to users and crawlers?

I have a "smart" template for my website. For human users, the server renders the page content on the initial hit, but subsequent pages are loaded like an SPA. For a crawler, every page is rendered at ...
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What URL with French words does Google like?

We are looking for an answer to "what to do with French URL's?" We are going to generate a lot of French URL's this include characters like: L'test tést thîs is a test So we have a few ...
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UA code is not there in site but analytics is set [closed]

Came through one site.There is no UA code or ga.js in the source code of site. But the analytics account is set and showing visits in real time. How is it possible to hide UA code or analytics code.
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I used rel=“canonical” and hreflang=“x-default”, but global site is missing and receiving “no return tags” error

Here is a sample of the code <link rel="canonical " href="http://www.kaspersky.com/anti-virus-trial" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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reverting back from https to http and google still displaying site as https [duplicate]

Our site was on a https connection but we are now back on a http connection. I do not control the web host. How can I get google to update and remove the link to the https version of the website? I ...
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URLs for dialogs from Bootstrap modals popups are getting indexed in search engines, but without nav they aren't good landing pages

On my side, I use bootstrap modals (aka dialogs / overlays) with remote content to display the detail view of some things (for example for detail view of user reviews/comments). The code looks like ...
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International Targeting Not Working as Expected [closed]

I operate a reference website that covers the British Isles. The pages are specific to places there. I've create a duplicate site on another domain, which will cover places in the US. I had a ...
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Google result “this site may be hacked” unable to request site review from Webmaster Tools

My client has a site that was recently hacked. It was affecting their Google search result with a link in their result saying, "this site may be hacked." I had sucuri.net fix their hacked site, now ...
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Can't complete an application for Google for Non Profits

I'm working with a client who is leaving their less-than-adequate shared hosting ISP for something more suitable for their needs. Part of that something involves getting them off shared-ISP-email and ...
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SEO implications of using different content with the same URL for campaign purposes

I'm assessing the feasibility of serving up slightly different content based on the campaign ad that is clicked on. In many aspects, this will be similar in approach to serving up different languages ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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Google Sitelinks meta tags not updating in search results

A site I run has 6 sitelinks in Google search results. I recently updated all the meta descriptions for the pages that sitelinks are provided for to give better summary text for each link. I then ...
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Issue linking Code Prettify alternate CSS file

I have installed the full Google Code Prettify prettify-4-Mar-2013.tar.bz2 found here and hosting my own JavaScript/CSS works fine with the templates provided: <head> <title>Google ...
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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...
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Does Google penalize sites for showing a different menu for mobile compared to desktop?

I'm really concerned about a design I have been handed by a designer. It changes the menu for mobile and desktop. On mobile you can only access the main categories, that will lead to all the content ...
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What does Majestic.com 'Trust Flow' number mean?

My site's 'trust flow' is currently 7 and I was wondering what does that mean? Can I tell from this whether I have a Penguin penalty for bad backlinks and what else does it mean? (I will ask a ...
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How can we remove an unflattering image that appears when searching for our company name in Google image search?

Can I issue a request to Google to remove an image search hit that affects our company in a bad way when Googling my company name? The image in question is not on our website. It's on other website ...
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Detailed site listing in google, when searched [duplicate]

When I search for the keyword microsoft, I get the result like this: I have submitted my won wordpress site's sitemap via Webmaster Tools. Google indexed the pages. But it isn't showing like the ...
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Is there such a thing as overall account quality score in Google AdWords?

I see this referenced sometimes by adwords-consultants and it's used as an argument to buy ads for your own brand. However I have never seen any data to support this claim and Google doesn't seem to ...
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How does JavaScript and links that power “Add to your site” content affect SEO?

Lots of big sites share their contents via 'add to your site' scripts. (scripts, we use on left column etc.. my portfolio script, sport news script etc...) Is this harmful to content owner site? It ...
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4 year old domain doesn't show up in google search results [duplicate]

when I google my own domain name, I don't even rank for it. Instead, my terms of service page gets indexed and shows up on the second page! My blog shows up here as well (it's hosted by another ...
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Get a report of which link of several links to the same other page was pressed in Google Analytics

Is there any way to see via Google Analytics exactly which links were pressed to reach a certain page? For example say I have Page A and from here 200 users are navigating to page B; I would like to ...
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Google still returns old Wordpress user name when I search for it [duplicate]

I created a Wordpress website with a particular user name that I no longer use (I fully deleted the Wordpress user and created a new one). Yet when I run a Google search for the initial user name, my ...
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Why is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes? [closed]

I tried searching Google for a quote as follows: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+condition+affects+more+than+75%25+of+the+population+worldwide%22 As depicted at https://archive.today/vNop8, it ...
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How to tell Google only crawl direct links?

I have some links that want to Google index it so I put those links in a separate simple HTML file, updated my sitemap to Google know about this page and just link my desired pages on that now I want ...
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Two kinds of Google index

I am curious about information that gave me Google's Webmaster Tools. Because I see two different information about Google index of same webpage in same time. First information (sitemap files) I ...
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Google ads between posts

Is it violation of any Google Adsense policy if put Google ads between two paragraph in a post.
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Complete list of my backlinks

i want to detect all my toxic backlinks. but first of all, Do you have any idea 'how can i get complete list of my sites backlinks'? (all of them) you know; we can check it from webmaster-tools, but ...
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Disavow file updating

i uploaded my disavow file about 2 weeks ago, by google webmaster-tools. but now; i want to delete some urls from the list (updating disavow.txt).. if i update my disavow .txt(delete old one, and ...
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Is this link toxic or not? ( For Disavow file )

You know, there are tons of sites on the internet which check the value of sites, showing traffic details about sites, seo score checker sites, whois checker sites etc.. Also, some of them are 4-5-6 ...
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Google Webmaster: Crawl Stat Increase, but Index status stay flat for days

Back in June, my website experienced a significant drop in index status from 73,000 to 36 and my website cannot be found in Google search. A few days ago, a friend programmer fixed the problem that ...
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Custom meta information to be indexed on Google [duplicate]

I'm coding a the web version of a forum that was born as an app for mobile only. Now that I finished coding the core (I did not used any pre-made forum platform), I'd like to make it more SEO ...
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Can a site be 'penalized' by Google for going 'stagnant' for a long time?

My website enjoyed steady growth in its early days, when I was writing part-time. Then I stopped writing for a long time - didn't write at all for half a year and then only very little for some two ...
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Can I tell when a user is done filling out a Google Form?

I'm creating a survey with Google Forms. I need to know when the user is done with the survey so that I can have them continue on my site. I have embedded the survey as an Iframe on my website. Is ...
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In Google Webmaster Tools why are impressions not correlated with clicks?

The impressions and clicks don't seem to correlate on Google Webmaster Tools for my site. Whereas the impressions vary widely, the clicks stay constant. I would expect the clicks to my site to go up ...
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Does Googlebot crawl items that look like URLs in HTML5 data-* attributes?

Google is discovering some URLs in GWT which I'm surprised it could discover. The only place these are linked from are as follows: <li class="multiselect__item" ...
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How to stay safe from being copied? [closed]

Unique content is a major factor in ranking website. But what happen if anybody copies your unique content? How does Google prioritize the websites then? Does is affect on rankings too much? What are ...
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How to hide a JavaScript popup for Googlebot?

I want to display a JavaScript popup when visitors access my website, however I believe Google will decrease my rankings when they detect a popup. So, is there any way to hide a JavaScript popup for ...
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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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SEO for Gallery-Intensive Web Site [duplicate]

My 10 years old web site is about niche content(cinema) news gallery. (its a news site; but %90 of pageviews are from galleries) and i'm getting photographs from news agencies and public relation ...
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Google Adsbot suddenly crawling odd pages

I have an error checker on my password reset page which tells me everytime someone comes to reset their password without a valid token. I have noticed within the last couple of days that the ...