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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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How to stop beta websites indexing in Google Search? [duplicate]

I want stop my beta.example.com being indexed by search engines, because it can generate duplication issue.
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How come com.google is a valid domain name?

https://com.google appears to be a Google upside-down-rightside-left. But how come .google is a valid domain name? Or wait, .com is and it is just somehow reversed using some hidden technique? Oh, ...
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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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Google Bots Crawling my Site daily is this good or a bad thing?

Currently my site is being crawled by the Googlebot on a daily basis. Is a daily crawl from the Googlebot a good thing or bad thing?
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Google thinks my domain doesn't exist or is misspelled when users search for it

I created a website for ecommerce, but am having problems with the Google search. My site link is "banilla.com.br" or "www.banilla.com.br", but Google thinks they are both misspellings (on either ...
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How does google discover new hosts? [duplicate]

Assume I register a new host, foobar.com, and assume that Google doesn't know about foobar.com at all. Never in the history of internet was foobar.com mentioned in any web page. The two ways I know ...
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Can I drop multiple URLs from Google's Cache using a wildcard in a query string?

I made a mistake with one of my sites and a whole bunch of data got picked up by Google before I caught it. I need to fix this relatively fast by asking Google to drop the cached copy of the pages ...
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sudden drop in google rankings [duplicate]

Just today I discovered that the meta title and description attributes for most of my pages have been stripped in Google search results. By stripped I mean that there is absolutely nothing in ...
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Does Google rank websites higher for using their APIs?

We're using a few Google APIs on our site such as embed maps, static maps and address lookup. We were thinking about removing these and going with other services, or even saving the returned static ...
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How to create Google Rich Snippets?

As the title says how to create link like this I see many companies doing this, and ThemeForest also sells WordPress themes that allow you to create Rich Snippets. I wanna know how to create it? ...
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Google is indexing pages with a “noindex” robots meta tag

I have come across a very annoying problem. I have several pages that shouldn't be indexed, as they are basically pop-up pages and "thanks for signing up" pages. I have set them up with the robots ...
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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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Make Google recognize my mobile site

We have our normal website - http://www.example.com. We now also have a mobile site - http://m.example.com. If a "mobile" user visits my site, we have JavaScript that detects it and auto forwards ...
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How long does it take to re-index the website via noarchinve tag?

I read elsewhere on here that one can't re-index their site with google, but I like to challenge that. Currently, I have every page on my website (that contains about 1,000,000 pages) labeled with a ...
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Switching from Squarespace to hosted WordPress site w/ domain at GoDaddy and email through Google Apps?

I have a website client that has their domain with GoDaddy, website with Squarespace, and is using Google Apps for their domain's email. We are building a new WordPress based website and will launch ...
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Collaborate best materials to one blog

I want to copy all good materials from all differents web-sites (blogs) with not high-quality websites really to a new blog with expected good UX. How Google (and other Search Engines) will be relate ...
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Should I include product URLs in my Sitemap, if I have Google Shopping?

Well, the title says it all, really. We already have Google Shopping, where they have data for all of our products in the product feed, including URLs. Should I still include the URLs to the products, ...
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Do shorter URLs benefit the pagerank and overall SEO value of pages vs. a longer categorised url showing the site structure

We are coming to the end of a long project in which we are upgrading our client's site from a custom built CMS to the latest version of Umbraco CMS whilst also making their website responsive. As part ...
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Legalizing an internal hyperlink with adsense

I think the problem with me making money with adsense is the way my links are crafted. Here's an example in code of how I crafted a link on my mobile site for the second image in the image viewer. ...
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How do I fix the Google Webmaster Tools warning: “URL not followed?”

A few days after submitting my sitemap to Google, I received this warning: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend ...
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what would cause incorect titles to be listed in google?

I did a search for my site and it turns out that google showed an entry with an incorrect title, yet the description is ok. The title was incorrect to the point where it was called "the album" with ...
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Does the google bot re-crawl websites based on backlinks on the homepage?

I have a page lets say news.html on my website which gets a lot of hits through google and i can see from the cache on Google that the google bot crawls it quite frequently. Currently, the homepage ...
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Visibilty on Google with hidden menu

I'm designing a website with a hidden menu like this http://themeforest.net/item/metis-creative-portfolio-agency-template/full_screen_preview/10282106 Do I need to hav a sitemap/menu e.g. in the ...
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Does Google penalize sites on “commercial” country code domains such as .me or .tv?

If I am thinking about using one of the 'fancy' top level 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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Getting mobile site warnings from Google despite having a separate mobile site

We have a mobile version of website for our company and even Google mobile site test passes our main website as mobile friendly but Google guidelines says to use responsive layout which we are not ...
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Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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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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is form with post method containing one button with action equal to url to page with ad a bad idea?

I'm trying to figure out why on one section of my site I'm earning only one cent RPM. Here's an example of how the web page is setup: It consists of an adsense advertisement, a large image with an ...
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Google recently changed my title. How to restore to my original title or prevent google doing so? [duplicate]

I think I have the best title given on one of my webpage and was getting a good CTR. Google recently seems to change titles of some of my important pages. How to restore to my original title or ...
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My business doesn't show in google search sidebar [duplicate]

When I type "Dermaku Zaunmeister" in Google, it doesn't show the google+ page info in the right sidebar. I need to write all name and address to show it there. So, I need to write: "Dermaku ...
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Creating Google sitemap.xml , is it okay for the images to be wrapped in URL tags?

I'm using a tool to generate the sitemap.xml file for me, it started to crawl my website, got the pages and all images, but when exporting it, I review the XML (to make sure nothing is wrong) and I ...
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Forward naked domain with URL path for my Google Domain

I purchased a domain through Google Domains and I am hosting my app on Heroku. I would like users to be able to access my app through the naked domain, but Google Domains does not allow CNAME's to ...
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Google wrongly marks my mobile friendly site as not-friendly

I have a site for creating random passwords: http://passwordcreator.org I was very surprised to get a notice that the site has mobile problems because it is mobile friendly. Here are the things ...
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Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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How does Google rank forwarding sites?

I have my site indexed in Google, however, as its domain ends with .rs, its content is only segmented to people in Serbia. Consequently, as I want this site to be shown to users all around the world, ...
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Responsive design, injecting code via Javascript: Is it bad practice?

Is the below code problematic in respect to SEO and Google? This is a small sample of how I intend to change my non-mobile friendly website into mobile friendly using CSS media queries and ...
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Buying a domain SEO friendly or the brand name? [duplicate]

I have the company name SOME COMPANY and my main keyword some keyword. What is more clever to do, to buy somecompany.com or some-keyword.com What is the best approach? In the old days i would ...
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Why doesn't Google show full site links for my site in some countries?

I would like Google to show descriptions for each site link for my website (WordPress) when searching the word 'esika' in Google. The website is from Peru and searching 'esika' from google.com.pe ...
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What can I do to show my app on google results? [duplicate]

I uploaded my website to the server 2 days ago. I'm already being indexed by google and bing. I have a sitemap that they can read as it's confirmed in my g-analytic report and webmaster tools. Robots ...
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Question About Traffic From Google And GEO Location OF Website

I want to know lets say a person who lives in South Wimbledon, UK, runs a website and then outsource the website work (like writing articles and posting and other site management work etc..) to a ...
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How to change currency from euro to dollars in Google AdSense?

In my Google AdSense account all earnings are shown in euros. When I receive check it has $96 in it, what is equivalent of 70 euros. It would be better to receive check for round amount of money. For ...
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What are doorway pages and how can they hurt SEO?

Google announced today that they will identify doorway pages better and penalize them more harshly. I've always thought of a doorway pages as a page like: Welcome to Blue Widgets Click ...
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Google Experiments - can you run across the entire site?

Is it possible to run a Google Experiment A/B test across an entire website, rather than just a single page and a variation?
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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 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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Google Feedburner Gives Errors

I have a Feedburner that is just not updating. When I go to the original feed, http://www.rssmix.com/u/7896590/rss.xml, it looks up to date. When I ping the save the feedburner address, ...
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Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both ?
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Is there a way to index a complete site but to make searches point always to index.html?

I have a small site with 10 pages and all of them contain related content. When doing searches with Google the results seem to have random pages (I know that they are not random but I don't know why ...
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Google search of links:mysite.com returns less links than imagined

I did a Google search links:mysite.com and it only returns 3 results. I know there are a lot my more back links in existence than that. Why does Google not show the other links I have to my site?