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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How can I get Google to not index archive pages in Blogger?

I'm using Blogger with a custom domain. When I use the Google search site:example.com, the top results are in the form Example: 2010-01-10. These are archive pages that Blogger generates. My relevant ...
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How can I get a list of all indexed pages for my domain?

We're in the process of migrating an outdated e-commerce cart to Magento. Part of this process will entail configuring proper 301 redirects. I'm aiming to get a list of all indexed pages to throw ...
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How to let Google know that content on the page has just changed?

I'd never thought of such a problem in the whole SEO spectrum before I considered launching my own website. Imagine that I have a website which is updated once per month and Google spider knows ...
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Indexing a multilingual website

I am trying to create a multilingual website using the Django framework, all default content is English. I have added a native translation (Dutch). https://mydomain.com/ redirects to the user request ...
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Google webmaster Index Status. Total Indexed=0

I previously changed my domain from www.visualstudiolearn.blogspot.com to www.visualstudiolearn.com. I had around 300 posts with the previous domain name and most of them where showing up on Google. ...
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Why is the number of pages on my website indexed by Googlebot decreasing?

I am monitoring the number of pages indexed by Googlebot for one of my websites . I noticed that since last week, the number of pages has dropped by about 60 or so. Now to be fair, I have not added ...
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How quickly does Bing index URLs submitted through Webmaster Tools?

In Bing's Webmaster Tools, there is a Submit URLs page that allows you to "Submit URLs that are currently not in the Bing index or that should be reindexed due to recent changes." Does anyone know ...
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How to allow Google to index protected content?

I'm working on my site and as it require users to log in it will be hard to Google to index the sites, because to see 90% of the content you have to be online. So I've made a script which looks for ...
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How can I force a certain URL for Google to use in search results?

Each page on my site can be accessed by a shortened URL and normal "long" URLs. The shortened URL redirects to the long URL and the long URL includes an optional title that's not parsed (much like on ...
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Do search engines index text contained in SVG elements?

Example: <svg><text>Hello World</text></svg>?
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status 0 for one year

I've read this topic with answers but they do not address why zero for one year? but other areas in Google Webmaster Tools report 400 URL indexed. Google Webmaster Tools Index Status Only 2 Indexed. ...
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Traffic fall after a server problem

I have a website from which I analyse the traffic with Google analytics. Day after day the traffic (mainly from Google SE) incresed until I get a problem with my server. For one day the server has ...
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Indexing dynamic loading page

Does Google index dynamic loading page? For example index.html <div id="dynamic_message"></div> index.html after few seconds <div id="dynamic_message">Hello Google, do you see ...
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Can I force Bing to reindex our site?

Our website is ranking quite well (first page) on Google for quite a lot of keywords. However, our website is not on the first 10 pages of Bing for most of these keywords. I notice our Google ...
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Webmaster Tools show the “Total Indexed” number to be zero

I recently switched my domain from yannbane.blogspot.com to www.yannbane.com, and added my new domain to my Webmaster Tools account. After a few days, I went there and checked the data, and I was a ...
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Using .htaccess for proper indexing/SEO of timthumb images

I don't know a whole lot about the intricacies of SEO so I was wondering if someone here could provide some insight to this problem. When you use the php script timthumb on a website, it means images ...
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Google De-Index many pages at once?

On one of our websites, Google has been indexing something it wasn't supposed to. We fixed the problem so it shouldn't happen anymore, but are interested in requesting that Google de-index these ...
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Why doesn't Google remove my noindex and 404 pages?

I've added 404 error codes and no-index meta tag to pages quite some time ago. However, when I check in Google Webmaster Tools, looking at the graph of "removed" pages from their index, I see very low ...
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how to make sure an individual website is not indexed by search engines?

I'm setting up a personal website with a blog that I would like to be indexed by search engines. But the blog will link to CV with personal information that shouldn't be indexed. Can it be reliably ...
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New domain and submission to search engines

I have registered a new domain with a hosting company. They offer the feature that for each new domain there is an associated placeholder page. Actually it is a "Site not configured page" with some ...
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Multiple site pages not accesible via main site nav- SEO implications?

I run a site that has some of the site pages accessible through the site's main navigation. Then, there are 50+ "state" pages that are accessible to a user if they click on a specific state on a ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: ...
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How to explain visitors that we don't control Google's results?

I have a message boards. Once in a while, some people contact us to remove anything related to them. We comply and delete all the posts and all traces. Some of those visitors still complain that they ...
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Difference between canonical and base tag

I am a little bit confused regarding the usage of canonical tags and base tags. I have placed canonical tag (rel="canonical") on my website because of my website opening with no-www. I have reviewed ...
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Google Webmaster tools showing sitemap URL's indexed but not showing up in search results

I have submitted simple text sitemap to Google Webmaster tools and after few days it was crawled, after few more most links were indexed according to GWT but it is not showing those links in google. ...
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I've changed my URL schema. How do I tell Google to index the new schema and forget the old one?

I had a site where the urls were constructed like this /index.php/Topic /index.php/AnotherTopic These were indexed in google, and search results returned that pointed to these. However, I've ...
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What does Google do with indexed pages returning 403?

I guess that Google removes already indexed pages that are now returning the HTTP error 403. Unfortunately I can't find any definitive statement on that matter. Do you know the answer?
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This address should never have been indexed, how can I properly remove it?

I have a couple of subdomains on my website that I use for various purposes and I don't want/need them to be indexed by search engines. From the very beginning, since I created them, I added a ...
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Is there a legal way to serve data-dump content without incurring search engine penalties?

I have a games site and I'm writing an API that will pull relevant Q&A from my copy of the SE data dump. I will abide by all licensing rules. That said, I'm hesitant to do this because Google ...
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Will this sitemap get me de indexed from Google?

My site's URL (web address) is: http://quantlabs.net/private/sitemap.xml Description (including timeline of any changes made): Will this sitemap get me de-indexed from Google? My new site map just ...
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Would Google penalize me for removing indexed pages?

I'm about to remove a large part of a website in order to replace it by a better alternative which, unfortunately, cannot be mapped to older URIs with URL rewriting. The part of the website I want to ...
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Should paginated sites be included in sitemap?

My website is ad listing for boats, boats' engines, boat rentals, etc (www.mynautics.com). There are ads listed on multiple pages. I have finished (not jet seen on link above) pagination: added ...
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Finding Google's indexed pages

How do I find out how many pages Google has indexed on my website? I know I can just Google site:http://foo.com, but I would like to record the data and not have to do it by hand. Is there an API for ...
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After adding *.xls to robots.txt how long will the results continue to show up in google

Is there an estimated amount of time before the document will not appear in google results? We have a public records document. One person raised a concern when they saw their "PUBLIC INFORMATION" on ...
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problem showing my website correctly in search engines

I have a website which i have indexed on google for example (like 15 days ago). some of my pages pass arguments like: http://www.bla.com/products.php?pro=bla&page=view suddently i saw that ...
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Should I strategically use NoFollow on internal links to make our indexing crawl more efficient?

We have a well designed internal linking system that makes certain no page is more than four pages deep, and the indexing process has gone well for us. However, in addition to the hierarchical page ...
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Site not indexed by Google [duplicate]

I typed the following on Google: (1) site: uniquevolve.com (2) site: uniquevolve.com.au Only (2) gets indexed. Is this normal? The strange thing is, my Website is actually hosted on the server with ...
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Can you create a private website without password protection that would not be indexed?

I'd like to create a "private" website that clients can visit by typing in the provided direct URL (on a business card, for example), but is not password protected and would not be indexed by search ...
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Do sites using YouTube video API get indexed by Google?

Suppose I design a small app that heavily depends on Google YouTube API to dynamically fetch hundreds of YouTube video data. My site will be able to respond to users' requests, and generate several ...
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Is it safe to block redirected (but still linked) URLs with robots.txt?

I have a website that has all URLs optimized and 301 redirected from nasty URLs to clean ones. However, everywhere throughout the site the unclean URLs are linked in menus, content, products, etc. ...
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Will Google index images from HTML select tag

If i have code like this: <select> <option value="path/to/image1.jpg">Image 1</option> <option value="path/to/image2.jpg">Image 2</option> <option ...
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Is it better to burn old domain names and 301 to a new one for domains that experienced a high number of errors?

As discussed in this topic, several sites were down due to a server issue for about a month. I have slowly watched some of the more popular sites gain some traffic. I did say slowly. I have also ...
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Are the following assumptions about indexing and ranking correct?

Are the following statements true or false: If a page is crawled by Google, it automatically gets into the index (unless explicitly blocked by robots.txt) An indexed page always gets a ranking (high ...
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Prevent crawler that doesn't honoring robots.txt

I have some problem, when I try to write robots.txt for my site ... I find some issues by search on Google, and tell me about honor and not honoring robots.txt, how I can prevent it, can I perform it ...
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Blogger still visible after moving to WP; Google Indexing issues after moving from Blogger to WP

I recently migrated from Blogger to Wordpress and am having two major transition issues that are really hurting. Despite literally hours of searching and experimenting, I cannot resolve the following: ...
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How to optimize website for SEO when content is accessed via one search field

We are developing a website (sort of information index for companies) where almost all content is accessed via one search field (similar to Google): you type a search phrase, get results and then can ...
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Should I notify 'under construction' websites to crawlers? If yes how?

I am currently developing a website which is going to take some time to finish. I need to move some 'stuff' to production frequently, while maintaining a under construction status. My front page will ...
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Old pages still appearing in Google?

Many pages that have been deleted for a long time are still appearing in Google? When I then click on them, they obviously can't be found. Am I doing something wrong/forgetting something?
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Why do Google FreshBot crawled and indexed pages disappear from SERPs? Will they come back?

Sometimes a page on our site will show up in the Google SERPs that was previously not indexed (yet) due to a news story or blog posting on another site that points to it. From what I understand, the ...
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Should I add a site root to the sitemap file?

Is it really necessary to include a root (homedir) of the site to the sitemap? As I can understand the sitemaps main idea - it is not any necessary. Am I right?