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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 ...
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Why Google displays search results all the cracks when appended by “94FBR” keyword in search query? [closed]

I found on the internet that if you mention the software name and just add 94FBR keyword to your search query Google displays the results of all the cracks etc. for that software . Refer to the ...
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How to get my name on the side of the Google search results?

For example http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=tom+brady&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=tom+hanks&rls=en I have seen this on famous and non famous people and I was wondering ...
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From where does Google gets these links [duplicate]

I'm just about to optimize a website. Now I would like to know from where Google obtains these links: Why? I also want some links to appear on the search-result for my homepage
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Dynamically sitemap [duplicate]

I submitted to google webmasters my sitemap. I'm creating sitemap dynamically every day, it is just adding new links every day. Cause my site is news portal and every day we are adding news. So I'm ...
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Is there a way to see not provided keywords in Google Analytics

We have set up GA on several websites to gather information about traffic to the site. We know about the organic keywords that are displayed under the Acquisition section of the traffic report. But we ...
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How important is Readability i.e Flesch/Flesch–Kincaid Readability Tests

It has been my understanding for some time that Google uses readability tests similar to Flesch. While I understand readability is important for user experience I'd like to know the importance for ...
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How to SEO one “routing” image URL to multiple canonical image URLs?

Background: I am developing a web service that will provide tooltips to fan sites for collectible gaming cards. The potential traffic and bandwidth is substantial. As this is a free service, I want ...
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How can I get Google to read my site's reconsideration request?

I have a site that's got two manual penalties in Google Webmaster Tools: one for "pure spam" and one for "user-generated spam" (no link penalties currently - this is just for on-site stuff). Pure ...
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Building domain authority for rich snippets

I recently added breadcrumb and product rich snippets for my site but they are not being displayed in Google's returned search results. My other sites seem to be fine but my eCommerce site's rich ...
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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. ...
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Prevent Google Indexing SubDomains

I have cPanel Hosting with only 1 IP. I'm in the process of pointing all my TLDS over to this server. I have created 'Addon Domains' and all the folders from which it creates are located in sub ...
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Impact of using lazy loading on SEO

If I used lazy loading with Ajax, then am I right in saying that Google will not see the content in the lazy load? An example is if I have a part of my site featuring products towards the bottom of ...
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How do services that make subsites (ie. new subdomains) get those sites indexed by Google and other search enginex? [duplicate]

Services like tumblr, github pages, quora blogs, etc. make new subdomains when a user signs up or makes a site. So the subdomains are like: blogname.tumblr.com , pagename.github.io, ...
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Can a change of all URLs to lower case with canonical from others cause traffic loss?

I've recently changed URLs to lower case. I'm also suffering from about 15% traffic drop from search engines, which started about a week after my change. Can this be related? This is what I've done. ...
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Google Authorship - mugshot not showing [duplicate]

I've set up Google+ authorship for my photography blog, and used the Google Structured Data Testing Tool to verify the following: Authorship is working Authorship email verification is working ...
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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?
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Can Google track the referring URL from their Google Maps URL Scheme on Android and iOS devices?

If you click on a Google Maps URL link (comgooglemaps://) on a website in Safari or Chrome on an Android or iOS device that opens up the native Google Maps App, can/does Google track the referring ...
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Google Translate: tracking the foreign language in web page

How do I track where the language is coming from? If I'm building a website, and I end up putting together plugins, I'd like to know where the foreign language is coming from? When I'm testing my ...
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Google is not indexing my site although it is crawling it

I have a site that has around 12,000 pages. A couple of days ago I uploaded the site, I removed the disallow option from my robots.txt, I run "fetch as Google" and I got the message: URL and ...
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Having Google structure my search result [duplicate]

My question is fairly simple: How do I customize my Google Search result so when it comes up in Google, it gets this kind of fancy result that lets an user navigate my website directly from the ...
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How to remove a cache of a page with an offline photo within a website using Google Content Removal tool?

By using Google's Content Removal page, I could put in a request for removal, for example if a page is no longer online, changed or now gone, and submit it by entering a word that no longer appears in ...
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Using hidden elements for rich snippets for products

I wanted to add rich snippets for my products pages. However, the information required in the elements are not particularly compatible with my current HTML. Is it ok to make the rich snippets all ...
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How can my site show up on Google with last post date and secondary links? [duplicate]

How does one build a site to show up like this in the Google search results?
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Schema.org or data-vocab.org which one is better to use? [closed]

Schema.org or data-vocab.org which one is better to use? Im aware of the fact that data-vocab is considered to be outdated version of itemscope and the schema is the newly introduced itemscope . but ...
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Shared web hosting issue where Google is incorrectly indexing https content from another website

I am using shared hosting from a reasonably well known Australian web hosting company and have come across an unusual issue where Google is indexing pages on my website from another website on the ...
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Tumblr Custom Domain & Google Ranking

I just set up a custom domain for my Tumblr blog. I had high Google rankings and heavy traffic with my old url, and now I've lost my ranking and some of my traffic. I'm wondering how long I can expect ...
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Page missing/dropped from Google

This is bizarre: One of my pages seems to have completely dropped from Google. It used to be ranking really well, then suddenly it's gone. The URL is not in Google at all. It doesn't have a noindex ...
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Best way to display a long list of items, SEO-wise?

I have a list of ~1000 items I'd like to display to the user. The items has a rank - from 0.5 to 5 stars. My goal is to come with a solution that will be easy to navigate, and smart SEO wise. First ...
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Remove incorrect date from Google snippet

I saw another question regarding this, but it is dated two years back, and so I am hoping an answer is available now. I am a web developer at a website in which we are (and have been for years) the ...
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The wrong Twitter account is showing in Google SERPs when searching for my name

If you search for me by name on Google, the wrong Twitter page has started to show in SERPs. Check here. The offending Twitter page usually comes up about 10th in the results. My Twitter page is ...
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Tracking key words on Google Analytics [duplicate]

How can I find the key words that people are using to enter my site when they use Google's HTTPS search engine? I am getting "not provided" on my Google Analytics when they use HTTPS!
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How to interpret Google policy on crawling and indexing search results pages?

I just learned that we can be penalized for letting Google crawl and index our database search results. http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/55599/33777 Question: If they don't want to list Yellow ...
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Getting key phrase into google index [duplicate]

Few weeks ago I generated some content on my site. Now I am getting many visits from google, but those visits are from phrases that were in the content I added. But the most important key phrase was ...