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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Older post not indexed, new post indexed right away?

I have a post I created yesterday that was indexed rather quickly by Google. However, I have two other post that I created within the past 4 days that are not indexed and I cannot find a trace of ...
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What is better for SEO robots.txt file or dynamically generated robots.txt URL?

I was relying on our custom WordPress package's dynamically generated robots.txt URL for a few sites but it was not being honoured by Google or Bing (plugin URLs were getting indexed despite the rule ...
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Will a search engine index links with different languages if all apart from the main page are missing the path?

Our website www.websitename.com has three languages E.g: www.websitename.com/it www.websitename.com/en www.websitename.com/fr by going to each of those links you will get all the remaining ...
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Will Google index a PHP header redirect?

I have a new domain which has an index.php file. Inside this file, I get user's IP, save it and redirect to another page on another domain. So there is no output, only header info. Will Google index ...
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Prohibit search engines before going live

I want to prohibit search engines to index my web site before going live with it. If I simple do a robots.txt with: User-agent: * Disallow: / Would that cause any issues later when I decide to ...
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What's the best way to handle multiple sites on a shared server?

I'm on a shared server (via LunarPages), and I also host a few low-impact sites for a few small businesses. I recently had a problem (blocked crawlers by messing with the internal settings) that made ...
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Index manager in cpanel. Do contents still get indexed with “No Indexing”?

Simple question. A folder, lets say for example abc.com/images/ Is being displayed on google as "index of", which I don't like. The contents of this folder are important, and it is important that ...
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Need advice, previous parked domain not indexing on Google

I originally bought the domain (www.iconicphotos.co.uk) a while ago, I then decided to try and sell it on Sedo. The domain was up for sale for a few months before I noticed that the ads being pulled ...
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What should be done after renaming the urls of my website?

One month ago, I updated all the product URLs on my site which were separated by _ sign to be separated by - sign. Example: .com/Calipers/Insize_1108 now looks like .com/Calipers/Insize-1108 ...
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Blog is not indexing in google search [duplicate]

I have a blog with url http://webzpedia.blogspot.in which is about 2 years old. In early days there is 200+ pageviews coming from the google search itself. But from last 4-5 months, google stopped ...
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Pages are indexed but disappear after few days

My pages get indexed after 1 day, but some days later disappear from search results. Any idea why this happens? I've been trying to find any of the usual problems like hidden links or other issues, ...
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Is text in Javascript HMTL scripts taken into account in Google (or other) indexes?

I have a HTML page where I update the content of a div to display some introduction text when displaying the page. It is hard for me to create copies of this page for all possibilities and move the ...
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Does having a website inside a frame (<frameset>) helps or affect search engine rankings?

I have been working to promote my website from long time but not getting such traffic as work I have done on that. My website is running online with another domain using framset so is it somewhere ...
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How to test robots.txt in googlebot to find out what is being indexed

This question is a continuation for this answer How to check if googlebot will index a given url? As was told I did go to the Webmaster Tools and tested contents of my robots.txt file. However this is ...
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I want the links in my HTML sitemap to be crawled but I do not want the sitemap in the SERPs

I have a website that has some pages and then it has a folder that has the majority of the pages. All the pages that exist in this folder could only be accessed by using my website search engine, then ...
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Index Company Name but not other keywords

I'm working on a website that doesn't want it's content indexed by search engines because it only caters to a specific segment of the population. It purposefully wants to stay hidden from the general ...
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How can I submit my site's URL to search engines?

I have a site but I cannot get its URL indexed in search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc... Please let me know how I can submit my site's URL to Google.
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Google Site: listing Parent Domain directory Index

Currently when we search site:domain.com on google we get a return of 3.6 million pages indexed, About 3,650,000 results (0.31 seconds). When we search site:domain.com/childdirectory we get 3.8 ...
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Conflicting test results when using The Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights

Our website uses an open source product to detect user agent and based on that, it servers mobile theme or desktop theme to users. I know the exact difference between mobile-friendly test and ...
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After the home page was redirected by a hack, it is no longer indexed. How long until it comes back?

My site was hacked, and the index page was 302 redirected. It took me a few months to get all this sorted. In the meantime, the home page lost its PageRank and was no longer included in the index. I ...
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Dynamic news showcase on homepage and impact on SEO and indexing

I want to highlight the latest news of the week or month on the homepage of my website. On another page of my site, I have a complete and comprehensive list of the news that would duplicate what is on ...
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Google not indexing new forum

We installed a new forum a few months ago now. The URL is: https://www.scirra.com/forum I've 301'd the old topics/threads, as well as included all the new URLs in the sitemap. Yet they still are ...
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How do I remove a LOT of indexed pages from Google?

A few weeks ago we have figured out that Google has indexed some information we would rather keep in some confidentiality, in the format of individual PDF files. Our assumption was that this was a ...
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Can I redirect a new domain to a specific pg without affecting that page's search standing?

I want to redirect a new domaim (that has not been used before) to a specific page on a site which already has good standing in search results - I want to do this instead of forwarding because I need ...
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Is it a problem for Google if robots.txt blocks URLs in the sitemap?

I had submitted my site's URL to Google Webmaster Tools. I am using OpenCart. I also have robots.txt file which is accessible to Googlebot. Now issue I am facing: Googlebot is blocked from accessing ...
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How can the number of indexed images go down in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a site with several thousand images. All those images are included in the sitemap submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. The number of 'submitted' images is OK, but the number 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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Can Google bots interpret hyphen separated words as a single keyword?

I have a french website which frequently includes the word rendez-vous. But, Google Webmaster Tools content keywords tells me the #1 keyword is rendez which is not what I want. Even worse, the word ...
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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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Should webmasters “index” dashboard and edit account page

New here, I did my research and found nothing, but sorry if it has already been asked. As webmasters should be let google and other search engine INDEX our member's dashboard and edit account page. ...
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Is this a proper way to deal with near duplicate content?

I have a website which used to have 22.000 pages with near duplicate content. Of course, this has become a Panda issue. These pages are now gone from my site and the Google index. I have decided to ...
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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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How do I prevent search engines from indexing a website duplicated on a second domain?

Let's say I run a website example.com with a dedicated IP A.B.C.D. Then I find out doing a search on Google, that my website is also being indexed through a domain A-B-C-D.example.com (where the ...
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Using Ajax #! for Google but site is not being crawled any more

We used to have all links in a normal way (thus with parameters?), we changed to AJAX loading cause we installed a music player. Here's an example: Old link: ...
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www.*.us.com not being indexed, but *.us.com is on Google Webmasters

I've read the FAQ and searched the help center. My URL is http://www.etechsupport.us.com. I have also done 301 redirect of no-www to www. But www is not being indexed by Google and no-www is. My SEO ...
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How to make Google index files retrieved from database?

We use Joomla with Remository to store and manage publications (don't ask me why). Files (PDF) are stored in a database and can be accessed via dynamic, rewritten links of the form ...
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Block search engines from the main domain while allowing add-on domains to rank well

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 to make image only website friendly to googlebot? [duplicate]

so I making this portfolio site for some artist. She draw all the menus and texts manually(on paper), then scanned, some "post processing" in photoshop and that's how the whole layout was created. ...
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Provide Search Across Multiple PDFs

I know there are probably many solutions, but what's the easiest and/or most user friendly way to provide search capabilities across PDF files? I'm thinking of a webpage that links to several PDFs and ...
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How to create and submit multiple sitemaps into categories?

I have a questions. I need to know how to create and submit multiple sitemaps into categories? This is for a big online auction site with a lot of products that needs to be indexed.
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Changing uri-design SEO

I think I need to redesign my uri-collections of my site. Right now I am using the following structure by a mistake: /fruits for the whole collection /fruit/banana for an item in the collection ...
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Are there any examples of #! indexed websites on the internet? [closed]

It seems that although google say they can index Ajax websites I cannot find any websites where this currently works. Does anyone know of any sites that are indexed?
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Is there a way to index multiple sites at once on google

I have a site with 60 subdomains. I was wondering if there was a way to index each of the subdomans seperately but quickly.
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Site not indexed in Google, but indexed in Bing and Yahoo [duplicate]

When I search for mytgp.ph on Google, I don't get any relevant results. But when I search using Yahoo or Bing, the site is the 1st result on the first page. Any ideas? Here's my site:mytgp.ph query ...
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your fresh content on Google

I have actually pretty simple question. Having new sitemap every week and get it indexed immediately. How can I guarantee that the new fresh content will be indexed immediately by Google without ...
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Google not detecting new page addresses after redesign

I recently moved our company's site to WordPress. It was necessary since the old site's structure was poor at best. It's now been three weeks and the addresses listed in Google have not changed. ...
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Will search engines reindex a page that has been set to redirect on to a newer site page?

We were asked by a client to change a website so that any pages/Urls we were hosting on an older site would now redirect to a newer site hosted somewhere else and a different domain name to boot. We ...
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Will Google preserve URL parameters when indexing my site if the explicit in the site and/or site map

I have written some functionality that opens tabbed content on page when visiting a page via a URL with certain parameters. What i have been asked is that will Google, or any other search engine, ...
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Notify search engine crawlers about user generated content so that our rankings are not biased by keywords used by users

Is there a meta tag or a way to notify crawlers that a page is generated by the user? To clarify the issue, We have a website already promoted by SEO and we want to add dynamic user generated content ...
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Why would I use a robots.txt file? [duplicate]

From what I understand after reading Google's Controlling Crawling and Indexing: The purpose of robots.txt file is to disallow crawling of some URLs, but those can still be indexed (and appear in ...