The process of recording where particular words occur. In the web context search engines crawl the web and make a list of which pages have particular words - this is the index.

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Google just un-indexed 8000 of our URLs, what could be possible reasons? [closed]

We went to our sitemaps and discovered a fall in the number of indexed pages, while the submitted pages remained more or less the same. Some sitemaps look like this now: In the following ...
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I have two websites , one has over 8000 pages indexed the other has less than hundred,why is this happening? [closed]

Both sites were created with the same platform and have similar layout , their age is only a few days apart but one site is having problem getting indexed above 120pages out of the 18000+. I have ...
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Cookie-based A/B testing on same URL - SEO impact?

we'll run a domain-wide A/B test comparing our old design with our new responsive design. Though the content itself remains almost unchanged, the code structure and especially the design differ much. ...
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Will meta setting Meta=“NOINDEX” eventually remove page from google index?

I am in the process of moving domains I still have alot of visitors coming to old domain (who are familiar with brand) so dont completely want to 301 it, but I would like pages from the old site to ...
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How to get precise indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site?

When conducting competitor analysis, we use "site" command to get the indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site. But it seems that I cannot get the correct(or precise) number. For ...
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Use of no-index-meta-tag on pretty URLs?

By now I am fighting through the world of SEO and run into a problem, I think. Let's say I have a page like www.example.com/i-am-a-pretty-url, which is re-written by .htaccess from i-am-ugly-url.php ...
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Why indexation raised a lot but visits didn´t?

My website raised its indexing ten times from a day to the next one literally. It went from about 500K pages to 5 million but the visits have not been increased: absolutely nothing. They even went a ...
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Is sitemap in sitemap_index getting indexed by Google webmaster?

it sounds a silly question, but I actually could not find a reference to it. I have created a sitemap_index with about 100-ish sitemaps. No errors. I submitted only the sitemap_index to Google ...
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Google is displaying a URL in my site's index with the cache of that result being completely different

Ok, this may turn out to be a silly question but I have observed Google displaying a URL in the index with the cache of that result being completely different when it shouldn't even be there in the ...
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Google crawling pages with “/mydomain.com” after the page url [duplicate]

Google is crawling and indexing my site without any issues. Each post I create I'm fetching in webmaster tools. I have looked in the crawl errors and for every post I submit for indexing Google is ...
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What drops faster from the google index? A page that 301 redirects to another one or one that gives a 404 error?

What kind of page drops faster from Google's index? One that is 301 redirected to another page or one that gives a 404 status? In regards to the first option I would expect the new page to take the ...
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Why is Google still not indexing my !# webpage? [duplicate]

Our website is not getting indexing on google search engine. some webpages are indexing and some pages are not indexing. how can i resolve this problem. please help us.
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Can't index my WordPress site on Google (Bing,Yahoo Ok)

I am trying to make my WordPress site appear on Google but without any luck. I have already signed and verified with Webmasters Tool , submit a sitemap there, checked the robot.txt and .htaccess ...
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Do Instagram clone sites give juice to linked content?

Instagram seems to be not indexed by Google, and I'm assuming this is so because Instagram wants it this way and Google obliges. So, Instagram content and the links within--if any are present either ...
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Will indexing an underdeveloped website result in a Google penalty?

My website is still undergoing multiple changes. When I search my website's indexed pages, I find many unwanted pages in search results. There are still many categories that need to be uploaded. ...
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Is it worthwhile to pay for boosting SEO for a new wesite?

I have come across a couple of websites today that claim to boost your website index in a matter of days. There are 1000s of reviews and all of them seem quite positive showing off results and stuff. ...
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Prevent robots from indexing specific word

I need to prevent robots from indexing specific word on my webpage. Here is what I did: Let's say I need to prevent JOHN GALLOW from being indexed. For that purpose, I wrote this pararaph: Over the ...
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Thoughts on situating a mobile-only conversion form?

I have a Drupal 7 site. In desktop display, the site contains a sidebar contact form and in most mobile displays, this form goes down below the webpages and buffering between them and the footer ...
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Huge drop off in Google “indexed” pages after switching to HTTPS, should I switch back to HTTP?

I did a full redesign of my website to make it responsive (bootstrap), added localization, and also switched the whole website to use HTTPS. My website use to default to http://www.domain.com/ and ...
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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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Domain not directing to index.html [closed]

I have just completed an FTP upgrade of my whole site. However, it is not working, when you type is www.gas-sense.co.uk, then you get a splashpage from my shared hosting, as though there is nothing on ...
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a short neologism or a more familiar name, but longer: which is the best for ranking?

I have to choose a domain name for my website among several possible options, and specifically I'm undecided between two of them, which can be identified as belonging to 2 different categories (let's ...
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How to remove deleted webpage returning 200 from indexers?

I have recently deleted my personal webpage - cancelled the entire hosting and gave up the domain. I want the Bing, google and others to remove the pages from their indexes. However, my hosting ...
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Can I create website translations on subdomains or folders without losing my current English rankings?

I have a running website of with some hundreds of thousands of pages already indexed, let's say example.com Website needs to be translated to some other languages with the purpose of getting more ...
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Pages are returning a 403 response code and not getting indexed in Google

I am working on a website but not all of its pages are getting indexed in Google. Everything seems fine to me from the URL structure to the canonical tag. However, when I check the pages header ...
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Does Blogger get a site better rankings for being owned by Google?

given that I want to create a blog and purchase my own domain: The fact that Blogger is provided by Google, may it imply a higher indexing performance, compared both to the other weblog publishing ...
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Google indexed work-in-progress page. how to delete it from Google index?

I developed a page under the following URL: example.org/dev Since the development is finished, I moved the page to the root at example.org/ For some reason, Google indexed the page during ...
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Moving folder's content to a new domain, what SEO steps to take?

So, we have a functionality on example.com/folder that we decided to make as separate site and we're in need of moving it to a new domain (brand it)... This is what I'm going to make SEO wise ...
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Why doesn't Google index the translated versions of my page?

I have a website in Persian language and translated some of my popular posts into English and added this header in <head> section in both of the pages (not entire site): <link ...
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Website not getting indexed

We launched our website example.com about 6 weeks back. It is a single page application and the urls change dynamically based on search results. We have submitted sitemap through google webmaster but ...
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Having trouble with Google indexing after extending SSL cert across whole site and resubmitting sitemap

I recently extended out SSL certification to every page on my website in an effort to gain some rank. I created and claimed the new https properties (both www and non www) in Google Search Console and ...
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Index status shows significantly less pages than search results? *Not a New Site

I am trying to understand how within Google Webmaster Tools (Google Index>Index Status) I can have a figure of 2,000 total indexed pages (and falling daily) yet when I search Google using the (site:) ...
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Bingbot access urls from paypal transactions (Solved) [duplicate]

I log all transactions in the process of a paypal payment. If a user comes back from paypal, a unique token and PayerID is attached as GET query parameter by paypal. Today I noticed that bingbot ...
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Why does Google index only one of my domains even though the same site is available on several?

How can Google only index one specific domain when I have multiple domains? These domains all have same code and content. Google seems to treat the rest like they are redirected to the one domain ...
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Does Google index portions of the page that are unique and ignore the duplicate content?

When a page has content on it that is also on other pages on the site but also some unique content, how does Google handle it? Does Google: Index the entire page (including the duplicate content) ...
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Do I need two different site profiles in Google Webmasters Tools for www and non-www?

My websites are hosted on Amazon Web Services, but we moved from one physical server to another (i.e., the IP addresses changed). We were using www for our site before the new site came up. The www ...
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Spiders cannot crawl all my website pages [duplicate]

I'm struggling with googlebot webpages indexing; in particular I have a page with many links to other subpages that aren't indexed. The strange thing is that, if you submit in any online crawler the ...
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Indexing lowest number of items per page instead of indexing the view-all page

According to: https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/2011/09/view-all-in-search-results.html, google prefers to index view-all portions of paginated content but the problem here is that my site is ...
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Should I use a canonical link which refers to the current URL in a pagination?

I know there are similar questions. But they either was not what I was looking for OR I did not understand them fully, therefore I am asking here. My situation At the moment I am using rel prev and ...
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How to permanently delete a page on your site such that search engines no longer index it?

I have a domain managed with CrownPeak. On this domain I have a page nested deeply within the site: www.example.com/exampleFolder/anotherExampleFolder/lastExample.aspx In my CMS, I've deleted the ...
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Google is indexing pages with old URLs

I run a doctor directory website. It has profile pages on individual doctors. This was the url structure: www.example.com/docprofile/23/ We recently changed the url structure to: ...
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Display short domain (country code) in the address bar while still having the site served on a global .com

I have 2 domains let say redd.it and reddit.com. Now how might I let google index the reddit.com but have users browse redd.it? The purpose of this would allow the address bar to be shorter and ...
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Google “index of” pages and “Not mobile friendly”

I noticed that in webmaster tools that Google indexed 40K of "index of" pages, ie: www.mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/.... I have lot of image galleries and they are stored by Wordpress default ...
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WordPress and Google Indexing

One of my domains i am working on, the site is using wordpress and literally a barebone site. A couple of sample pages not even an SEO plugin or site map generated as yet, why? - Well i setup the ...
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How can I know search engine bot can be visit my website?

I had some problem from my hosting, webpage is online for 1-2 month ago and completed submit to Bing webmaster tools, google and dmoz.org too. Last week don't found my website on Bing directory. I ...
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Using robots.txt to deny access to MediaWiki special pages using substring matching

I am running a Mediawiki at the domain someurl.com/wiki/. Unfortunally it generates a bunch of automatically generated Special pages which mainly are of low quality but nevertheless are massively ...
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How to index the right page?

My website is crawled and indexed by Google. However, one of my problem is that the indexed pages are sometimes not the right one. For example, let's say that I have star wars video on my website, ...
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Does Googlebot use hreflang for link discovery?

Does anyone know if Googlebot will follow and index web pages that are only listed in the head of a HTML page with a link-hreflang element? <link hreflang="fr" rel="alternate" ...
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Disable indexing of specific Images or based on size

I am working on a project where I need to disable specific images from Google indexing, or disable based on their size. I do not have any idea other than adding this code in robots.txt: User-agent: ...
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Why is hidden content not always indexed?

I've read several blogs discussing the 'hidden content' issue. This article experimented with several options. It concludes that Google DOES index hidden content. The issues is also discussed here. ...