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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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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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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Having trouble with Google indexing after extending SSL cert across whole site and resubmitting sitemap

I recently extended out SSL certification to every page on my website in an effort to gain some rank. I created and claimed the new https properties (both www and non www) in Google Search Console and ...
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Incorrect subdomain of staging site showing up in Google SERP

I have a staging site where we do our work and show to clients. The site was created before I started and it wasn't set up with a disallow / in robots.txt or a meta no-index before it was created, so ...
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Use of no-index-meta-tag on pretty URLs?

By now I am fighting through the world of SEO and run into a problem, I think. Let's say I have a page like www.example.com/i-am-a-pretty-url, which is re-written by .htaccess from i-am-ugly-url.php ...
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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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Will search engines index content in video caption files?

If I put an HTML5 video player on a web page and it has an associated caption file (WebVTT) using the <track> tag inside the <video> tag, will it affect my search results in a positive way?...
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Is sitemap in sitemap_index getting indexed by Google webmaster?

it sounds a silly question, but I actually could not find a reference to it. I have created a sitemap_index with about 100-ish sitemaps. No errors. I submitted only the sitemap_index to Google ...
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Is it safe to offer google a modified version of a resource if it's not to be indexed?

Currently I have it where google isn't supposed to index images on my site, and for every image request, regardless of who initiates it, the HTTP response header contains: X-Robots-Tag: noindex, ...
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URLs not allowed error for one property, but not for the other?

All of our XML sitemaps are located on another domain than the domain they're referring to, for instance: - Sitemaps would be located at sitemap-domain.com/sitemap-1.xml - URLs being referenced in ...
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What to do with my RSS sitemap & PubSubHubbub for fast URL indexation in Google?

I've read on several places, that by using Google PubSubHubbub will get the newest pages posted in RSS feeds ultra fast indexed by Google. So, I have my RSS sitemap with lots of new pages added daily ...
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How to tell search engines to not index entire image domain without making them waste server bandwidth or making google complain

From what I learned, there's one way I could cause all URLs on a domain strictly serving images not to be indexed and that is with the x-robots-tag HTTP header. Now I check my logs and find out that ...
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Why is my Angular App in HTML5Mode not being indexed by Google?

My Angular App is not being indexed by Google and I don't know why. All the solutions I could find only work with #!-URL's, snapshots and middleware but my App uses HTML5Mode and #-URL's for older ...
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Rel=alternate / canonical implemented for mobile, canonical not being respected

I manage an ecommerce website that has mobile URLs on a subdomain, so m.rootdomain.com. On the mobile URLs, there's a canonical pointing to the relevant product on the www. subdomain (desktop site). ...
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Some of my webpages will appear then disappear for my targeted keywords

Last week one of my webpages appeared for a keyword phrase I was targeting. Then, two days later it disappeared completely. Today the same thing happened for another keyword, and within 10 minutes the ...
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404's from nonexistent URL

I've been having some indexing issues that I've had a development team working on trying to fix for a week but no progress has been made. The site has an overwhelming amount of 404 errors as ...
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Cookie-based A/B testing on same URL - SEO impact?

we'll run a domain-wide A/B test comparing our old design with our new responsive design. Though the content itself remains almost unchanged, the code structure and especially the design differ much. ...
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How can I know search engine bot can be visit my website?

I had some problem from my hosting, webpage is online for 1-2 month ago and completed submit to Bing webmaster tools, google and dmoz.org too. Last week don't found my website on Bing directory. I ...
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Why is hidden content not always indexed?

I've read several blogs discussing the 'hidden content' issue. This article experimented with several options. It concludes that Google DOES index hidden content. The issues is also discussed here. ...
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Timing of Panda penalty

I found a new site (< 2 months old) with 0 PR that already has over 500,000 pages indexed according to the site: command. When I just do a google search on the domain name in quotes, there are ...
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How long does it take to re-index the website via noarchinve tag?

I read elsewhere on here that one can't re-index their site with google, but I like to challenge that. Currently, I have every page on my website (that contains about 1,000,000 pages) labeled with a ...