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 to use wildcards to remove print pages from search engines?

Our site has pages that are print-friendly, which I would like to remove from search engines. Here's an example: ...
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Search engine bots accessing strange URLs

We have ELMAH enabled on our site and get errors whenever a Page Not Found error is triggered on the website. We have recently redesigned a new website and so we understand that search engine ...
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Need Google to recrawl the pages

I've changed the meta description tag in many of my site pages. Should I select Fetch as Google->Fetch->Add to Index->URL and all linked pages in GWT? Will Google recrawl the whole site faster than ...
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Opening forum for search engine bots and SEO

We develop and sell components for other software developers through our website. The main products are ActiveX and WinFroms.NET grid controls. Some years ago we established a forum dedicated to our ...
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How to exclude certain images on web page from spiders?

I have a page with a main image on it that I want to be indexed. I also have a list of other images (thumbnails) on the same web page that should not be indexed or associated with the current ...
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Is it possible to have Google index one page with one URL and have it link to another URL?

We want to tell Google to crawl a content heavy page but list a link to a much more performant JavaScript version of the page. Is this possible? I.e. Give Google a sitemap, then put canonical tags ...
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New Facebook page not indexed, old one still is

We migrated our client's old Facebook page to a new Facebook page several months ago. When I search for "(Client's Name) Facebook" in Google, the old Facebook page appears, but not the new one. When ...
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How to index Facebook & Twitter company pages by location?

I own a regional business directory and want to collect and add URLs of company Facebook Pages and Twitter pages by location (City and/or Zip code). What would be the best method to accomplish this ...
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New site not appearing in index after change of address, no feedback from google webmaster tools [closed]

Our change of address seems to not be taking effect. Here's the story so far: We're a web company and our product is called The New Hive. Our site used to be at thenewhive.com, but we decided to ...
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How can I get my dynamic site search results content indexed by Google?

I have a site that is simply a search box to search a cloud-hosted database of .tiff images, and then all of my content can only be accessed by entering a search term. So for example, you're on the ...
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Indexing issues when the SAME page has meta noindex when accsessed from the sites front page and meta index when accessed from sites archives

People post different questions on my site. I have a php code which searches for duplicate questions before putting them inside my ARCHIVES. Due to the sites architecture and coding there is a time ...
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Does displaying rss feeds in different blogs help get indexed and increase page rank?

I have a number of blogs that I run. One of them is old and gets good traffic so what I did is that I have placed the rss of all of the blogs onto the sidebar of each. I was wondering if this is good ...
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Have SQL reports on separate database than same database that is serving web app?

We use SQL reports in a .NET web application, but some of our reports are heavy and involve more table join and columns. As you know we cannot index all the involved columns (performance problem). ...
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“Index of …” directory's files listing

On my courses we've got homework on site in folders such as: http://example.com/files/tasks1-edc34rtgfds http://example.com/files/tasks2-0bg454fgerg http://example.com/files/tasks3-h1dlkjiojo8 ... ...
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How to organize your site on google like amazon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I don't know the name of this feature neither how to search it on google. But I would like ...
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How to know how regular the pages of itpian(dot) com are indexed by google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I control how often search engines visit my site? How to know how regular the pages of itpian(dot)com are indexed by google?
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How to overcome Google penalties for blogger

Suddenly my blog stop appearing in Google search & there is a huge dip in traffic, i went to webmaster tool & applied for re consideration. i don't no the exact reason why it happened like ...
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Best Platform to build Business Directory Website ,which is SEO friendly? [closed]

We have plan to setup a business directory website. and our team thinking of suitable platform Php or ASP i want to know which is most commonly used in Commercial Business Directory Websites. How ...
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Hide a file showing up in google search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to protect PDF file from indexing? Hi guys, Really basic question here I'm sure - I'm not a webmaster however am thrown into it sometimes!! We have a particular ...
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I disabled indexing WP tags,wp-contents,etc in robot.txt but it google still indexing!

This is totally killing me. I have a wordpress website about flash games and this is the link if you want to check x1q.com (it is not english) Well the problem is that I've disabled indexing tags ...
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Possible reasons RSS generated content won't index

I built a digg-like clone at fantasybookmark.com. Google crawled the site, but only indexed about 21 pages out of the 2,000 or so (and growing) pages on the site. We use rss feeds to find and ...
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Optimizing with filtered results?

I'm finishing up development on a tourist information website that lists hotels, restaurants, bars, among other things for an up-and-coming tourist area in Cambodia: ...
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Why the amount of 'indexed' images can go down?

I have a site with several thousand of images. All those images included into the sitemap submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. The amount of 'submitted' images is OK, but the amount of 'indexed' is ...
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How to force Google to index images and webpages? Or I shouldn't bother and just wait a bit more?

I have a web site with a lot of web-pages and images. I created the sitemaps (grouped into single sitemaps index file). I submitted those sitemaps to Google but the indexing process is disappointingly ...
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SEO for Backlinks Using JavaScript on a Third-Party site [duplicate]

We are currently implementing a widget that companies can put on their website. We give the publisher a script tag with the source pointing to a javascript file hosted on a CDN with the code they need ...
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How to prevent Google (and others) from indexing the site under construction? [duplicate]

Recently I faced with the situation that the wrong site pages (with wrong URLs, wrong content) was indexed by Google during the site developing. Should I place robots.txt with User-agent: * Disallow: ...
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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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Getting rank for keywords that I don't want to appear on my website [duplicate]

One of my products has two names. One of them is what I consider correct and thus it is what I want to appear on my website. The other name is incorrect for me, so I would like to avoid it. But I know ...
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Will Google Scholar index the papers on my website?

I have just requested that Google Scholar collect the papers from my personal web site: http://cs.uic.edu/~asmirnov/publications.html I was wondering if I did everything right: I submitted a ...
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SEO: why this site won't index? [duplicate]

I recently built a one-page-site, All main pages are loaded via ajax, so they exist as standalone too versions as well in HTML format through jQuery, only pages' content is loaded in the ...
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Google Webmaster tools and site indexing problem [duplicate]

I don't understand why webmaster tools Index Status is 0 when Sitemaps reads 246 URLs indexed. Help! www.fleursflorist.co.uk
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Hide pages from google indexing [duplicate]

I am a newbee to website development and SEO. My wordpress site, is currently using JSON API plugin for getting the json feed for my website. So far it works fine. Below is one of the sample url form ...
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Google Webmaster Tools not showing index pages

I have submitted sitemap and also fetched pages of my sites but still its showing error like "domain with protocol https://www.domain-name is not available try with http://www.domain-name.html". ...
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Problems with Google indexing my pages [duplicate]

I recently released my site on August 1st. Along with this, I submitted my sitemap to Google by using my Google Webmasters account. So apparently, it only indexed 23 out of 96 URLs. Why is this ...
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Fetch as Googlebot works but Submit to Index does not for AJAX urls

First I fetch as googlebot, then I am prompted to Submit to Index. This I want to do, but the tool just re-prompts me. This does not happen when I am just submitting a standard url. For those urls I ...
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Debugging reason for specific site sections with significantly low appearance in SERP [duplicate]

I'm experiencing very little exposure for specific sections in my site compared to different sections. Most of my traffic is long-tail queries, in the popular SERP, and non-popular SERP sections. I ...
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Addon domains and SEO

I have a shared hosting account with a main domain and many add-on domains. I don't actually use the main domain, it just has a landing page. Can I tell bots not to index the main domain WITHOUT ...
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How do I get Google to crawl my content when it's only displayed when you fill in a form?

I have a webpage. It has a form and the "results" section is blank. When the user searches for items, and a list that pops up, he/she chooses one option from list and then the corresponding results ...
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How to properly remove URL's from Google's index?

On some of our sites, we now have several thousand pages that dilute our website's keyword density. The website is an MVC site with SEO routing. If I submit a new sitemap with say only the 2000 or ...
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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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Only 10% of my site are indexed [duplicate]

I'm newbie in Google Webmaster Tools and I use sitemap.xml to submit urls. The problem is that I've submitted 150 urls and only 17 are indexed! Is that a problem or they will be indexed later?
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Hiding a particulat page from search engines not to index [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blocking Search Engines to Crawl Parts of a Website? I have a page which i don't want search engines to index or crawl. I am not sure hat should i put in my robots.txt ...
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How can I prevent a search engine from indexing a specific file or files on my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blocking Search Engines to Crawl Parts of a Website? In general, I want my site to be indexed, but there are certain files I don't wish to be searchable from Google, ...
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Getting indexed after removing meta noindex, Google

My question is, will my pages be indexed now in Google if they had <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> in the past, since they were created? Of course, now they are <meta name="robots" ...
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SEO - New web page are not getting indexing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know that my site is getting index/rank by search engine Hi I have uploaded dozen of new web page(those are xxx.html file) one month ago, but I can't find them on ...
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Is 2.5% (12.5k page views per day) good as compared to my total index pages which is 5,00,000 pages? [closed]

Is 2.5% (12.5k page views per day) good as compared to my total index pages which is 5,00,000 pages? If not, how much % should be a good one?