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Change site links on Google Search

I have a client that wants to change how his website appears in the Google search engine. For example if you type in "stack overflow" into the Google search bar you get this result: As I show in ...
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Transferred hosting and website not online for 2 weeks during transition - will this affect search results? [duplicate]

If a website's hosting is being transferred and is not online in between for approx. 14 days - would this affect the organic search positions when it's finally transferred? When they've since ...
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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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34 views

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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26 views

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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0answers
15 views

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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73 views

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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1answer
106 views

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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0answers
9 views

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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2answers
37 views

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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2answers
188 views

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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425 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
103 views

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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2answers
181 views

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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1answer
89 views

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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1answer
603 views

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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1answer
97 views

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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352 views

(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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2answers
174 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
122 views

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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1answer
53 views

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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1answer
79 views

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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129 views

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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4answers
3k views

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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1answer
379 views

Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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637 views

Which URL is SEO friendly?

I have to choose between two usernames, one comprises of just my first name i.e. http://example.com/john while the other comprises of full name i.e. http://example.com/johnsmith. Which of the above ...
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Does using a country domain (TLD) negatively effect a site's search ranking if the site content isn't country specific? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have a website in which the content is not country specific. The TLD is currently .it but the company is hosted and based in the ...
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1answer
576 views

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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137 views

Google Traffic Decline

Below is a chart which shows traffic from Google for a new website. What could be the reason for those dynamics: fast growth and slow decline? https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmv3kd3q0l2iyaa/traffic.png
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1answer
232 views

What methods are effective/necessary to quickly remove URLs from the Google index? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine In short, I have ~1000 URL's that need removing from the Google index ASAP, this is as of a week or so ago, and over that ...
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1answer
188 views

Having internal website search as Google search result

Sorry if this has been asked before. Let's assume there is a website as www.example.com and there is a private search engine with URLs simmilar to www.example.com/search/search+pattern How do I have ...
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21 views

How I can optimize my websites into the search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? How I can optimize my thesewebsites into the search engines? http://capablerealestate.com ...
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3answers
3k views

How to make Google show my site in search result like the following image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Currently Google is displaying my site (http://layzend.info) like this in search result, ...
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2answers
142 views

Are multiple results from a website search considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The website is a Magento store , but I believe this applies to any product search. We ...
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1answer
34 views

Can anyone recommened some up to date documentation on SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I havnt done this for a while and know that search engines are more clever now. Does anyone know ...
2
votes
3answers
384 views

Why is Google ignoring my pages after a sitemap submit?

I've submitted a Google sitemap with 12 links in, and Google has accepted the links (2 weeks ago) but it insists on only showing 4 out of the 12 pages in the search results. Even when doing a site: ...
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1answer
254 views

Mysterious subdomains to my site indexed by Google

We have an issue with strange subdomains pointing to (pages on) our site such as: www2.example.com 2.example.com anothersite.com.example.com A few things are perplexing: who created them? why ...
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1answer
88 views

Is there a Q&A for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? [closed]

Is there a great free Q&A (like Stack Overflow) for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?
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1answer
296 views

Google search : pubdate issue

At some point this year, Google Search started to show the publication date. When I updated my website, I noticed that the publication date was actually my birthday, simply because it's the first ...
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2answers
232 views

Web traffic analysis of third-party sites

Is there any way we can know how many people landed on an article page of a third-party site directly or by searching from Google?
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1answer
149 views

Using scripts to visit site and leave immediately to lower Page Rank of competitors?

Using Google Analytics, in the past week we've noticed an extremely high percentage of people visiting our pages and leaving after less than one second. In some cases they are leaving after zero ...
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votes
1answer
118 views

What search queries give my site highest rank?

This is just a curiosity to me. Is there a reasonable way to find out what queries put my site near the top of search results? I know it's not really a solvable problem, since there's an unlimited ...
3
votes
3answers
80 views

How to recover my inclusion in google results after being penalized for receiving comment spam?

My website had very high search engine results, especially in Google. But I left the website for a couple of months and didn't notice the comments were full of SPAM, about 20k comments of SPAM. Then i ...
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1answer
269 views

Finally is it bad to mention words around sex in your page?

Among other I run a humor site, developed in php. I have a custom search built where people search for everything under the sun. I have noticed that it helps me to have a "Latest searches section" ...
2
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2answers
98 views

Google Doorway Penatly

Ok so i have been trying to figure this out for about a month now. The case: I have a blog network with unique content on each post and at the end of each post each blog links to ...
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2answers
232 views

Language Specific URLs for SEO

I'm currently building a website that is not targeted to an English speaking audience. So my thoughts are that if I were to make the URLs in the language of choice (in this case Spanish) then would ...
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0answers
44 views

How can I bring my website up in the google search result? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I have developed my website few months ago and I added meta tags and described everything as much ...