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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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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Preserve search engine rankings while shifting to new domain name

We have to shift our web-site to a new domain due to some unavoidable circumstances. The portal has been up and running there since 2009. It has good index in various search engines and we are ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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Google is not indexing URLs in my XML SiteMap?

I have used multiple sitemap.xml for my product pages and my category pages and problem is google only not index my whole site map's link. /sitemap_main.xml -- URLs submitted:114 // ...
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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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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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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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Understanding Google Webmasters Tools Sitemaps Information

So, I'm an 'avid' user of google webmaster tools and analytics. I'm building an e-commerce site, all with original product descriptions and a base of 'useful' industry-relevant content. I generated ...
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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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Why the number of indexed pages decreased for a “site:” search

Recently I created a website with hundreds of thousands of unique pages. A week ago, Google had indexed about 250,000 pages. It has now decreased to 90k URLs (using a site:domain.com query). What ...
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About the <link rel=“index” /> tag

I'm trying to figure out how to use it. I understand that this tag tell Google which page is the root parent / parent of the current page. So, for example, on a page that's listing a product from a ...
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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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Is it possible to 'trigger' indexing on a site?

We're launching a redeveloped site soon. Google has already indexed the site that we're going to replace, but the links that google indexed are no longer applicable, because the new site has a totally ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How do you prevent web pages from appearing in the Google search index?

I have some web pages that Google has indexed. I have now added a robots.txt file to exclude them, but should I also add a noindex tag? If so, then how do I do so?
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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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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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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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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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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 is not indexing my Tumblr blog sufficiently [closed]

I have a 35-day-old blog on tumblr. I submitted it to Google using "Add your URL to Google" page about a month ago. However, when I search Google for the content of my blog using the following query, ...
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Google crawl rate is climbing but still no indexing?

This might belong on another stack site but idk. Soooo.... A year ago I started two sites that I didn't want indexed by Google or any other search engine since both sites were being developed based on ...
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Best approach to have Google index content primarily generated by Javascript

I'm developing an app where customers can drop in a Javascript tag onto their website, and it will generate content. What is the best approach to have Google index this content and associate it with ...
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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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How to tell which URLs have fallen out of search engine index

I've had a few pages trimmed from google's indexed number on my sitemap in webmaster tools. How can I tell which pages have been dropped?
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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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How to know that my site is getting index/rank by search engine

As per subject, anyone can tell me how to check that my site is getting index/rank by search engine(e.g. google, yahoo)?
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Indexing for Google scholar, which tags to use?

In the "Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters" for Google Scholar is written under Indexing Guidelines: Google Scholar supports Highwire Press tags (e.g., citation_title), Eprints tags (e.g., ...
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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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How to prevent a PDF file from being indexed by search engines?

I have a link to PDF document on a public web-page. How do I prevent search engines from indexing this link and PDF document? The only idea I thought of is to use CAPTCHA. However, I wonder if ...
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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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Why won't title attributes get indexed in Google?

When I search for Ride On + my site's name, I see that it's indexed. But when I search for Green Horse + my site's name, I don't see my site appearing in the results anywhere! Here's my code: ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it positive or negative for the average website to allow search engines to index user comments?

I've been trying to answer this question myself by researching and searching on google but I haven't been able to come with a final answer. I have some hypothesis I would like share anyway: The ...
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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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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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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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How do I get images containing text to be indexed by search engines?

I am building a small portfolio website for a friend, and being in advertising and all, she hates the standard fonts and wants everything written in a custom font. As CSS font-embedding is not really ...