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Do I have to add several domains pointing to the same site to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have multiple domains pointed on the same site. I chose one to be the canonical one, and redirected the others to that using a canonical tag. In Google Webmaster Tools, I know that I have to add my ...
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Adsense size limits

As some are aware, I have a desktop and mobile site with adsense. I also noticed something interesting today. On my mobile site for the past 20 hours (before I made changes), I had ad units of two ...
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How can I get Google to index my PDF documents?

We are having troubles getting Google to index the PDF files in our site. There are about 50 PDF and range in size for 20 KB to a little under two megs. They are not protected, can be read ...
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Is there any good authoritative source of information on SEO practices that is backed up by data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Any google search for anything about SEO yields more articles than you can shake a stick at, but ...
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Forcing page-speed insights to rescan my page

I'm trying to get google to rescan my page at page-speed insights. After the initial scan, I get results along with the following at the bottom: *The results are cached for 30s. If you have made ...
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Google cuts my page title on search results [duplicate]

It seems that Google cuts my page title on search results. Is there a best practice to provide titles? The page www.currenttime.tv/content/article/27236953.html should have this title: Кто такой 'бог ...
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Is it bad SEO to link between two domains hosting on one Hosting account that talk about a related subject?

I have two domains hosted on one hosting account that talk about subject X. However, one site is like a Blog and the other is like a news site. Is it bad for SEO if I link between these two sites. I ...
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Google not showing the preferred geolocalized domain

I have a multi-language / multi-domain website. I have configured every sitemap for each domain and language. In Google Webmaster Tools, I have indicated the preferred region for each domain. I also ...
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How does google check for responsive design?

I know that google is checking for responsiveness when ranking sites and I'm wondering, how it is done.. is it looking at media queries only? I want to make a page with many absolutely positioned ...
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Is cloaking of sitemap.xml permitted?

I have a scenario where my sitemaps are generated when visiting /sitemap.xml due to the contents being dynamic in nature. For that reason I'd like to not call the services that are used to create my ...
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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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Major structural change in URLs - have I covered all bases? [duplicate]

I run a site with over 30 million pages, all indexed by Google (according to the Search Console). We've just done a major redesign and structural change where ALL the URLs have changed completely ...
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Does 'thin-content' content on some pages affect overall site SEO?

I have an UGC Q&A site. Due to it's nature is inevitable to see some 'thin' or low quality content in some posts. Will there be any sitewide impact in SEO for the other high quality pages? If yes ...
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Am I doing the SEO for pagination correctly?

On October 13th, I changed my domain from www.7tutorials.com to www.digitalcitizen.life. I made 301 redirects, kept the content, aliases, meta data, etc. The idea is that the new site is the old site ...
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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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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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Why does my staging site show up in Google even though my robots.txt file shouldn't allow it? [duplicate]

I'm having a lot of trouble with something that should be simple. I don't want my development site indexed by Google. According to Google's instructions, and just about everything else I can find says ...
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How remove/de-index a page from Google? [ [duplicate]

How do you remove/de-index a page from Google? When doing a search on google some outdated and incorrect info comes up and I would like to de index it.
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GWT Remove URLs Tab has requests for removal I didn't put [duplicate]

I'm seeing in GWT a bunch of request of removal of pages, which weren't submitted from someone in my organization. I'm referring to the tab under Google Index->Remove URLs. Does it include any ...
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How to add a Google Search Box to search results? [duplicate]

I would like to add a search box to the Google search results, just like Stack Overflow seen here. I have been trying for several days but no luck. How can I add this to my own site?
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Google INDEED crawls ajax? [duplicate]

I don't understand how this didn't make a bigger BOOM online. It is well known in the industry that google does not index AJAX (just google-search "google crawls ajax") and see dozens of articles ...
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Do I need to re-index my site in Google when changing preferred domain?

I have recently changed my site from www.mysite.com to mysite.com and have updated it in Google webmaster tools and .htaccess file. However, to do this I actually had to add mysite.com as a new domain ...
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Google Analytics: (not set) showing up in SEO > Queries

I have linked my GA account to my Webmaster Tools account, so I'm getting access to the Search Engine Optmization -> Queries report. But the top query listed in that report is (not set). Note: ...
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How much privacy is disclosed when looking at Google cached pages?

I have a question on something I read in the article found at this URL: http://navigators.com/cached.html "Many internet researchers incorrectly assume that clicking on Google's "cached" in a search ...
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Updating Google sitemap for mobile

I have a series of utilities to generate Google sitemaps for my whole site. These files are massive, and slow to build. We want to start telling Google these pages are mobile-crawl-able too, by ...
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How to make SEO friendly blogging community? [closed]

I am going to build a blogging community like blogenage, klinkk. As you already know, most of pages are low qualty because it has nearly 50 words and even they are copied from users blog. So it is ...
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Google keywords content of Wordpress sidebars

I am running widgets in the sidebars of my wordpress blogs. In one blog e.g. I use the "Archive" Widget which allows access to all articles of a given month. As the blog is existing for a while this ...
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Getting Google to index main section instead of nav in SERPs

I have a problem here where Google shows my <nav> instead of my main section in the SERPs. On top of that, because my nav is made up of inline elements, the result gets really messy: ...
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Should I translate URL for better SEO?

I have a website about TV shows, that for default (EN) pages, it's like this: example.com/en/show/actors example.com/en/show/episodes The site is localized in different languages, and I was ...
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Google fonts Hebrew works only in Chrome

I want to use a Hebrew font from Google font. So I included the font: <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Alef:400,700"> An styled my elements: ...
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SEO - link closer to TLD vs. folder structure with keyword [duplicate]

Let's say I want to build just another voucher code website (don't worry, I don't) and also I'd like to categorize my listed shops. What would be the best URL structure? My ideas are as follows: ...
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How SEO is affected after switching routing technique? [duplicate]

Website currently has static php pages: our-company-staff.php about-us.php our-programs.php news-article-title-date.php And I want to switch to stateful routing: /aboutus /ourstaff ...
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How to Create a Google Analytics Filter for Multiple Browsers

I would like to filter traffic from multiple browsers from a specific view in Google Analytics. Specifically looking to remove; Explorer 7,8,9 Firefox 3.628,11,12 Chrome 18.0.1025.168 Safari 5.1 What ...
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Google displaying wrong site title and snippet [duplicate]

I am having an issue where a website that displays the incorrect site title and snippet in Google Search. From the content it is clear that some spammer has infected the site, but I cannot figure out ...
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How to identify if IP address is really google's IP

From what I learned in my server logs, IP addresses starting with 64.249 belong to google. When I do a host lookup on my computer for google I receive 11 different IP addresses all starting with ...
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Google Webmaster Tool says I have malware, but it doesn't show the urls

So, I have a website hosting various freeware software for Windows (all clean): GWT says I have malware but it doesn't report any records: I have already tried to submit a "request a review" but ...
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Trailing slashes, duplicate content and spam?

so a website has the homepage URL with a trailing slash and without, both indexed by Google. e.g. domain.com and domain.com/ The site owner runs into the duplicate content issue. It is easier for ...
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checking for duplicate title and meta description tags across multiple subdomains

I know in Google Webmaster Tools, under "search appearance" for any domain, there's an "HTML Improvements" section which only checks crawled URLs specifically for that domain. My website has ...
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Will many social media webpages hurt my ranking?

I have an old website and I'm working on a new website section dedicated to fun and very short news, sometimes with pictures. Unlike my classic pages, I don't care about SEO trafic of this new ...
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Can not set preferred domain after setting change of address in Google webmasters

I have created a new website and have added and verified 4 variation of the website (with and without www for both http and https). I have set change of address for my old website in the google ...
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why does google request apple-app-site-association from every domain on the server?

I received the following in my log: [Mon Oct 05 11:04:35 2015] [error] [client 66.249.75.xxx] File does not exist: /path/to/user/public_html/apple-app-site-association xxx in the log is a number ...
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Incorrect Titles, Descriptions and Redirects in Google [duplicate]

I'm at a loss for why Google is indexing my site incorrectly. I just uploaded a new version of the site last night and "fetched as google" last night as well. Also uploaded sitemap. ...
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Is it harmful to block google while I continue to build content?

I have been blocking all IPs to my website (except my own) while it is in development. But now I am at a point, where I want other people to be able to see it, but I still don't want googlebot on it ...
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Why would a site completely drop out of Google Webmaster Tools Search Analytics chart?

Do you guys have any idea why the main site for eg, say xyz.com would completely drop out of Google Webmaster Tools charts like this? I have never seen anything like this. It just looks like the ...
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deindexing a whole domain with robots.txt created problems in google webmaster tools

In my robots.txt for my domain that just hosts images, I used the following lines: user-agent: * noindex: / I thought I was doing search engines a wonderful favor by not having them crawl through ...
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How to check if I have bad links in my Wordpress site?

I have Wordpress site and recently receive bad from AdSense for invalid activity. Honestly I don't know why, but one of the things that may be is hidden link in my theme. The theme is not ...
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.com and .net domains , SEO difference [duplicate]

I am in search of starting a new website , How ever all my favorite .com domains are gone, but some good and short .net domains are available . I want to ask is there some difference in SEO ranking of ...
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How to tell search engines to not index entire image domain without making them waste server bandwidth or making google complain

From what I learned, there's one way I could cause all URLs on a domain strictly serving images not to be indexed and that is with the x-robots-tag HTTP header. Now I check my logs and find out that ...
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Google Traffic Decline [duplicate]

Below is a chart which shows traffic from Google for a new website. What could be the reason for those dynamics: fast growth and slow decline? https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmv3kd3q0l2iyaa/traffic.png