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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Indexing protected PDF files

It is my intention to use protected PDF files on my web journal, the type that does not allow the text to be copied. I would like to know if this will affect its indexing on Google Scholar, and if ...
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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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Webpages being de-indexed seemingly for no reason [duplicate]

Last Wednesday my site had a ton of its paged de-indexed by Google and it's caused a drop of over 60% in overall site traffic :(... One of the pages used to rank first page #1-3 and now it doesn't ...
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Indexing several editions of a same event [closed]

We have a website presenting sport events, mostly annual. Each URL contains the event's year and name. E.g: /marathon/my-event-2014 /marathon/my-event-2015 /marathon/my-event-2016 (the reason why ...
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Website not fetched by Bingbot: Unexpected Error

My website has been online for a couple years. It's on the first result for Google but it doesn't seem to be indexed by Bing. I tried to fetch it with bing in their webmaster tools and it always ...
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How come a site is indexed but not indexed? [closed]

An example URL: islamqa.info/ar The site is indexed in Google Webmaster Tools as per this image But When I use google site: operator, I get Your search - site:islamqa.info/ar - did not match any ...
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Google indexing pages very slowly [duplicate]

Is there anything I can do to speed up the time it takes to index my pages? It's currently indexing them on it's own time I believe which is every 2 - 3 days and when working in music and media I need ...
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Adding Disqus to wordpress effect SEO [duplicate]

I am planning to add Disqus to my WordPress site. Now will my comments will be indexed by the Google as earlier or do I have to add any extra plugins or sitemap for comments.
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google removed links from the index [duplicate]

I asked google to crawl a site through webmaster tool and include it to the index. How actually it was done: Firstly, i picked some urls manually. Approx. after half of a day those pages were ...
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How to get google and bing to index original image, not thumbnail?

I've read this post Make google index the actual image not the thumbnail but my case is a little different. I have over a thousand images, in many different directories, with many different names, ...
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Want Google to index redirect URLs

I'm having issues with users who think that Google Search is the address bar. Some of the sites that link to my site use user friendly addresses with 301 redirects to pages that have less friendly ...
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google webmaster showing 6 pages submitted 0 indexed, yet i can see them all there when i search in google? [closed]

I have a small 'brochure' type site with 6 pages, i can see them all the pages showing up in google when i search for my site. But in webmaster tools under the sitemaps section it says 6 submitted, (...
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Promoting certain keywords [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I am not a person from SEO background so its quite possible that my question might either is off ...
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How to suppress PHPSESSID in URL for Googlebot?

I use cookie based sessions, and they work for normal interaction with our site. However, when Googlebot comes crawling our PHP framework, Yii, needs to append ?PHPSESSID to each URL, which doesn't ...
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Preventing links with query parameters from being indexed by Google

I manage a mobile version of a desktop site. The mobile site has an mdot subdomain and is served from a different server. As part of recommended best practices by Google, I've included a link on the ...
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Is Google still giving weightage for old domain, i.e at least 6 month old?

Is Google still giving weightage for old domain, i.e at least 6 months old? I mean I have the best content which is useful for users. Do I still have to wait for my domain name to be at least 6 ...
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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: www.example.com/...
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How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics I have thousands of landing pages reported, however on checking some of them they aren't indexed in Google, this is expected as the have robots NOINDEX tag in the source code. So ...
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sitemap.xml approach on non-indexed site

On a site that has a robots.txt file that disallows all crawling... User-agent: * Disallow: / ...does it matter what the sitemap.xml content is? Is it better, or does it make a difference at all, ...
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In WordPress, should I “Allow search engines to index this site” during development?

I am going to create a web page, and I will do it online. Should I choose the option: "Allow search engines to index this site." during development, or should this be opened after development ends?
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How to prevent Google from finding my admin index page?

I am running a website but for some days i stopped it and put the under-construction page because the Index of admin page is visible to the outside world through the Google search. One of my friend ...
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Why is Google not indexing my forum?

I have this web site that as you can see on the top right has is a "Forums" button that links to my forums. My problem is that if, for instance, I make a Google search "site:heliumscraper.com ...
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Should I optimize back end pages?

My website is an e-commerce based site and therefore has a few back-end duplicate content issues that im trying to fix. I have added the canonical tag to the majority of my back-end category pages ...
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Change to www from naked domain impact on seo

I have set up my website from the beginning to be used without the www, ie 'naked', with the following command at .htaccess and everything is working fine. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.soeezauto\....
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Is it possible for Google to discover a website that is not linked to anywhere? [duplicate]

My colleague claims that he has seen cases where websites were "discovered" by Google without having a link to them anywhere on the web. For him, this means that the only way to not being indexed (...
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How to disallow indexing but allow crawling?

In the front page of my website, I have some previews to articles (with a small introduction to them) that link to the full articles. I want to disallow the front page to prevent duplicate content. ...
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Google is not indexing my pages [duplicate]

I just typed a post title from a few days ago into Google with "quotes" around it and nothing is showing up. Does Google hate me? I am doing nothing but white hat marketing and even took down the ...
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Huge drop in indexed pages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the # of indexed pages got dicreased? My site's indexed pages drop every now and then. It suddenly drops from ~800.000 to ~20.000 pages, along with a huge drop in daily ...
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My site is indexed in Google yet does not show in the SERPs

Please someone solve this mystery that has been plaguing me for months! All pages have been cached by Google recently yet still will not show up in a search. I'm guessing it's being penalized? How ...
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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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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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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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Website restructuring, 301 redirect or complete de-index?

I am managing an e-store site created by another colleague, that was badly created from the start. Because of the structure, pagination and user browser capabilities combined with lack of meta robots ...
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Preserving search engine rankings when old domain name is lost

We have a client with the unfortunate situation of losing access to their current domain name "A". We've just finished finished setting their website up on domain "B". Both websites on "A" and "B" ...
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Will Google penalize me for duplicate content on GitHub from my knowledge base?

I want to have a copy of each of our documentation articles in GitHub so that other users can improve, edit and add to the document. The accepted changes will be made live in our knowledge base forum. ...
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Are links within SlideShare presentations indexed by search engines?

I have created a PDF presentation including links to a site I own on the last slide. So far, such links are not reported in Google Webmaster Tools. When I search Google for the presentation, I can ...
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How to remove a website completely from search engine indexes except the home page?

I want to de-index all the pages of my website except home page. This is because it is an exact match domain (EMD) and I'm getting traffic on website just because of Domain name. I want to restart ...
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Allow/Make search engine to index images hosted on third party

I have my personal blog website and using Dropbox to host images (through public folders) and use them in my blog website. Is their any way to index those images in search engine like Google. I have ...
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Change Apache +Indexes language

I have a webpage with Index activated. I have this: Is there any way for change language of this, using .htaccess? I've already tried this Directives: AddLanguage pt .pt DefaultLanguage pt-PT ...
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Search engines that index your site despite a disallow in robots.txt

Recently, WordPress changed their options from "Block search engines" to "Discourage search engines" So that leaves me wondering, that rewording must be that some search engines disregard your ...
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De-index URL parameters by value

Upon reading over this question is lengthy so allow me to provide a one sentence summary: I need to get Google to de-index URLs that have parameters with certain values appended I have a website ...
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Google references subfolders

Last week I launched a website and created a robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: Sitemap: http://mywebsite.tld/sitemap_robots.xml Now I've checked the indexed pages (Google -> site:mywebsite.tld)...
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I don't think my site is being detected/crawled properly/having backlinks, and it's ruining SEO [closed]

This is really frustrating. I'm setting up a computer repairs business called Darley Tech. I have listed my site on many online directories to encourage backlinks. I have relevant and useful ...
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How do search engines index XML-based websites?

I'm talking about the kind that transforms XML into (X)HTML on the client side. We all know that search engines use semantics in HTML (headings, links) to rank your website. So if you don't already ...
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Does searchbots index content in iframe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we still need to avoid using frame/iframe for good SEO? I have a html page that has a map of a country with lots of dots indicating location of companies through out the ...
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When will iframe content be indexed as part of the surrounding page?

Our system provides a web front-end. A potential client would like to set up his own portal, and place our pages within his own pages, using iframes. He'd also like Google to index the joined content. ...
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Major Indexing problem with my site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I cannot see my website in google Hey guys I am having problem with indexing my site http://www.loosediamondschicago.com which is in wordpress hosted on godaddy. Its about ...
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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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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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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 ...