Search is used to look through a body of data, usually text, to find particular results that match some set of criteria.

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How do I get google to prefer one branch/directory of my site over another?

I write a software library that maintains "latest" and "beta" branches: gojs.net/latest gojs.net/beta Ideally all of this content would be available via Google search, so I'm reluctant to disallow ...
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How does the Main category search works in the tpb [migrated]

On tpb site there are categories and subcategories are listed like this. main categories are like this <select id="category" name="category"> <option value="100">Audio</option> ...
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Canonical link for sorting topics pages

Should I add the link rel="canonical" tag to sorting topics pages? StackExchange would be a good example for my question. Let's take these page as en example: ...
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SEO history of recycled domain name

I have purchased a recycled domain name and I have just been told that if I use the recycled domain name (that I now own) I will inherit any penalties that the recycled domain name may have attracted ...
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Searching for Googlebot in server logs [closed]

I'm trying to use Heorku Logentries to track Googlebot's activity on my server. (Although, I think this could broadly apply to tracking Googlebot activity on any server.) I can see that I have results ...
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Does using double quote (") to represent inches cause issues for search engines?

An issue came up at a company that I started working for recently on the dimensions for product content being displayed using " instead of in. For the sake of example, let's say the product ...
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Need to add 30K new pages to a 10K page website - troubles ahead? (SEO)

We have a situation with a website where we plan to add a huge amount of new pages. The domain is over 10 years old, approximately 10 thousand indexed pages, and the planned addition is approx. 30K ...
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Wrong site name when searching

I have a site called "Gethis", but every time I search for "Gethis" it gives me results of "Get his". It only gives me the right results if I search for the URL: http://gethisweb.com/ . How can I fix ...
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Archive page of post showing up ahead of actual post in google

Not exactly sure why the main page of my website which shows the latest post is being shown first when searching for post I made. The main page of my website shows up with the seo description showing ...
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Increasing frequency of least searched keywords [duplicate]

I am working in an organization,I have been given an work of SEO(its not my job actually is job related task). A complete scenario about what the problem is given below: I live and work in ...
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Suddenly ranking of my site is thrown from top first page and seems disappeared in the search [duplicate]

This is Prabin Dhakal, manager at nicennaughty.com.np from Nepal,Asia.Need to ask you something regarding our company's website nicennaughty.com.np,it was ranking in the top when typed keyword sex ...
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How can I set my robots.txt file to let bots not crawl certain folders in root directory?

I have a small website with about 20 pages with .html extensions, containing unique articles I wrote consisting of about 1000 words or more. These 20 pages are the main feature of my site. Root ...
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Our indexed website appearing and disappearing from Google SERP [duplicate]

Our website www.skadate.com used to appear on Google search when searching for a keyword "dating software", now it doesn't. It doesn't come by any other keyword (it used to come up with) as well. ...
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Is Google Image making use of comments / descriptions found in images?

I'm wondering whether Google (and other search engine) pay any attention to the text appearing in images such as Comments, Description, Exif, etc. I'm wondering as I would imagine that it would be ...
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How to get my name on the side of the Google search results?

For example http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=tom+brady&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=tom+hanks&rls=en I have seen this on famous and non famous people and I was wondering ...
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From where does Google gets these links [duplicate]

I'm just about to optimize a website. Now I would like to know from where Google obtains these links: Why? I also want some links to appear on the search-result for my homepage
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How can my site show up on Google with last post date and secondary links? [duplicate]

How does one build a site to show up like this in the Google search results?
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In my search query report from AdWords I have seen certain queries where the KW is showing twice

Suppose I have a keyword "running shoes". In my search query report I am seeing queries like "running shoes running shoes for man". Is this because of the user searching with this query or there are ...
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Include latest searches in search engines index

My websites generally include a page where you can publicly see what are the latest search terms used by the users of the web. I know it's not a good security practice to allow this since you can find ...
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Business not showing up on right hand side of google search [duplicate]

The business I work has currently has a verified business Google+ page and in the past this page has shown up as a thumbnail during Google searches. The thumbnail brings up basic information such as ...
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Way to search for sites using WordPress, Yahoo SiteBuilder, vbulletin?

Is there a method to search the web for website page sources that mentions WordPress, vbulletin, or Yahoo Site builder? Basically websites using WordPress or something like Yahoo Site builder?
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Base top level domain name search not showing up in Google

We've had a few occasions over the years where certain domain names just won't show up in Google. Let me give an example: Let's say I have a domain that is called www.mybusiness.com. I search for ...
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Do clicks on SERPs increase SERP ranking?

I'm wondering if it helps to click, to get my page upper on Google? I mean, say my page has content with keyword abcde, and somebody types "abcde" in Google, and finds my website, say in page 5, and ...
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WP Yoast SEO's focus search term; is it necessary?

On Yoast's SEO plugin @ Wordpress, I can provide one search term per post, which is the key term, the focus term (don't know the English word for it). I am wondering what this keyword does... I don't ...
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How could I know where the search engine found my page?

I have a URL pattern that was found by the search engine, I've tried the link directive to find backward links. But to no avail. So how could I know where / how the search engine found those page? ...
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Why doesn't Google return the main page when searching for the exact domain?

I'm trying to figure out a problem for one of my clients. I have to mention that I've not developed the website and the company that has done the development can not be contacted anymore. The the ...
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Will Google crawl session based website

I have a website, it is split into 3 categories but using PHP its an all-in one kind of style. When a user chooses a category on the home page a session is set, this is then used to set the style and ...
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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What is duplicate content and what does it affect negatively? [duplicate]

I am fascinated by SEO and it's merits, so that's why I am going to optimalize my website. There are still a couple of questions that do pop up... Well, I am aware that duplicate content is not done, ...
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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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Is Google ok with multiple rel=“author” links? [duplicate]

I'm working on a site with multiple authors, and am trying to set up Google authorship via rel tags. Since it's a multi-author site, the links to the authors Google+ profiles will be on their profile ...
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Implementing OpenSearch, what is the benefits?

I have implemented opensearch in my website. But I don't know what is the benefits of it. Does it has any effects in search engines? For example, can I tell google about my implementation?
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Where can I find unfiltered search query statistics?

I would like to learn more about upcoming trends and I also need it for seo. I know Google Trends, but it displays only filtered statistics about what and how people search. Can you recommend me any ...
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(Google) Title of page not updated, everything else did

My website changed significantly this month. Amongst the changes was the website's title. Two weeks ago, I finally used Webmaster Tools and submitted the page. So far, Yahoo and Bing have updated ...
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Website stopped appearing on Google results [closed]

I have a website with a Page Rank 3. Yesterday it was listed in Google as the second link (under a specific Hebrew keyword). 12 hours later I checked it with my Google Monitor tool and it seems my ...
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making a site searchable via Chrome search bar

I use Google Chrome. When I want to search Wikipedia, I type www.wikipedia.org into the search bar and then press tab. The screen looks like this: If I type some search words, it uses the actual ...
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Ajax mixed with Server Side results for SEO purposes

Here is the issue. We are using a third party service to index our products and return results based on query parameters that we pass to the third party services server. I'm using Magento's ...
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Making Search Queries Indexable

Looking around, most sites (eg. Amazon) encode the parameters of searches into query string. This means that search engines cannot index these queries. Why don't such sites use URLs rather than query ...
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Loss of page rank by Google after 301 Redirect?

I have developed a stock discussion forum whereby I separate each forum by the ticker symbol. The issue is, recently, the makers of the Blackberry phone, Research in Motion (formerly ticker symbol ...
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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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Why arent my site posts appearing on search results anymore?

So i have this website-www.listen2science.com, a few days back i installed a plugin called seo for wordpress and posts of my site appeared on the top pages of google, but now even if i copy the whole ...
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More preview lines in Google search results

Is there a way to come to enjoy more than 2 lines of results query preview per item on a google results page?
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Is it a bad idea to use Google Search on your website?

If you have a web application with lots of records, is it a bad idea to use Google Search on your website? Instead of writing a search function and dealing with performance issue, you 'outsource' the ...
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Redirects, seo and site internal search engine

For a CMS constraint I have to survive with, the search on my site works this way: the user fills search values and submit a page of results is then shown with a list of links the user clicks on ...
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Does google use transliteration when crawling page URLs and indexing them?

In a generic search Google understands transliteration and if I wrote some words using Latin letters but in a non-English language ( for instance phrase "red cat" in Russian using transliteration will ...
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SEO - Meta Description Tags Not Updating Search Result

I updated my meta description tag for my comics website about two months back now, but the search engine is still picking up my footer "Acceptable User Policy" text for some reason. I'm not even ...
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Hide a Subdomain from Google/Search Engine SEO Result?

I have a subomain which I do not want to be listed in any search engine result. Let say I have: http://www.example.com http://child.example.com How can I hide all URLs of child.example.com domain ...
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document.referrer from google searches only showing “https://www.google.com”, no search terms

So I put this basic code on my website, and alert with document.referrer: alert(document.referrer); And when I do a search the link is: ...
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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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excluding URL query parameters and setting the site search query param in Google Analytics

I have a Google Analytics free account and would like to know if I strip "searchparam" out of your URLs as the site search query parameter, do I then need to specify "searchparam" in the Exclude URL ...