A search engine is program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found.

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Keeping files private on the internet (.htaccess password or software/php/wordpress password)

I was asked a while ago to setup a server such that only authenticated users can access files. It was like a test server for clients to view WIP sites. More recently, I want to do something similar ...
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How does Google classify which country a website belongs to?

How does Google determine which country a website belongs to? Is this technique also used by Alexa.com? I don't think that the website's location is determined by its host's IP address or by its ...
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SEO: Moving articles from one domain to another

Currently I have articles up on a website (site A) that is not mine (but I can remove the articles.) The article's aren't faring well (not only due to the recent Google changes) but because they ...
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Better ways to have valuable data indexed, which is ignored currently

<a title="">.../a> Hi folks. It seems that my title tag which holds extremely valuable and describes contents on my simple design page is currently compeltely denied by search engines and ...
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Which of these 3 URL-Rewritings are better SEO friendly URLs?

Imagine my current flat-file no-CMS website with an URL like http://website.com/en/tomato. This is of course very unsexy and could be anything really from tomato soup, tomato the music band, tomato ...
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Correctly indexing multiple domains with same content in Google and others

I have a client with a dozen territorial domains, like mydomain.co.uk, mydomain.fr, mydomain.de, etc Most of these domains hold a different language of the same dynamic content (shop), but some, like ...
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How does Google show a web page's recipe photo inline with the search results? How'd they do that?

On Google, if you search for "chana dal recipe," in the middle of the search results page you'll see one search result with an image of the meal, taken from the underlying web page. It's the only ...
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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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Do anchors in urls affect ranking in seo?

Do anchors in urls affect ranking in seo? <a href="website.com/cotton">link 1</a> As oposed to: <a href="website.com/cotton#green">link 2</a>
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Moving large website to new CMS - URL changes

I was wondering if you have any tips on the following situation. I'm going to move a large website to a new Content Management System (CMS), here are some details on the site: online news magazine ...
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How to purge old links in google from an old domain

Recently, I uploaded a new site to an existing domain and I'd like to figure out how I can forward all links to said domain to a new domain. I'm looking for a wordpress solution if possible, but in ...
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Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage

Before we launched our website, we had set up a "coming soon" page and google picked up the title and description from its contents. So the description in the search results said, "Coming soon! Visit ...
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When linking pages, does google give higher value to href=“http://www.mydomain.com” than href=“/”?

When linking pages does Google give higher value to: <a href="http://www.mydomain.com"> </a> Vs. <a href="/"> </a>? I am wondering because I have heard that (for SEO) it ...
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How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine

I have used so many things like url removal request and deleted the pages etc., but still the errors are shown in my webmaster tools. How can I remove the urls completely from Google?
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Miscellaneous ways to get higher pagerank

I would like to get higher pagerank for my blog. I know good contents are most important for SEO. But I guess there are miscellaneous things(but legal) which site operators should know. These are ...
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Jokes search engine / PHP based search engine on database

I'm looking for a script, functioning like the Google homepage that fetches data from a database rather than the internet. This is not intended to be a search engine, but a repository of jokes that ...
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Traffic value of a keyword

Does anyone know what kind of tools or tests I can run to find the traffic value of a keyword? I have done a search here before and someone's asked a similar question which was helpful but what I ...
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Website showing increase visit rate in Google Analytics for those keywords which are not even listed in Google

I have a strange scenario. My website's Google Analytics results are showing the increase rate in visits for those keywords (using Google Organic) which are not listed in Google. I can see in Google ...
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Does Google consider a site's markup when filtering duplicate content?

I know that Google has a duplicate content penalty for text, such as articles, etc. However, does Google apply this penalty to two identical designs, such as templates? I'm guessing that Google only ...
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The SEO benefit of breaking up content onto different websites

I have a client who's been told that breaking up his content onto multiple websites will give him an SEO boost. I'm wondering if this is true. Let me break it down thus... the client has bought ...
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If an visitors IP address contains “google” or a similar keyword, does this mean they were a crawler?

I have a huge list of IP addresses recorded from various visitors to a website. A huge amount of the visitors, in some months over 70%, came from IP addresses that contained keywords such as google, ...
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Search engine for website

Does anybody have any recommendations for a search engine that I can use for my website. I currently use Google CSE, but am wondering if there is anything better. I want to be able to have the ...
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Is there a search engine that indexes source code of a web-page? [closed]

I need to search the web for sites that are in our industry that use the same Adwords management company, to ensure that the said company is not violating our contract, as they have been accused of ...
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What exactly is an SEO badge and how does it help my SEO?

I'm using attracta.com as an SEO tool to try and improve my SEO. They say that I should use an SEO badge to improve my ranking but I don't really understand what it is or what it does (a quick Google ...
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StackOverflow and Google search

How is it that questions posted to the Stack Overflow show up as #1 in Google search results just minutes after being submitted? What SEO practices are being used to generate this sort of ...
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Google Traffic droppend at christmas and is steady since?

as you can see in the picture my search engine traffic dropped exactly at christmas and is steady since. has anybody experienced something similar or has a possible explanation? at first i ...
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Other link relationships and impact to the SEO

Example other link relationships <head> <link rel='index' title='Main Title' href='http://domain.com/' /> <link rel='start' title='Part Three' href='http://domain.com/part-3/' /> ...
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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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How to use Canonical and Original-Source Correctly, on multilingual website?

was wondering wether searchengines index this correctly in a multilingual website: Currently, the htaccess eats nice urls on pages like /de/somepage and rewrites them invisibly to /somepage?ln=de so ...
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Help! My articles are not indexed correctly by search engines

Something is seriously wrong after I updated my site with new templates, moved to a new server and started writing on English rather than Norwegian. I know from Google Analytics, that most of my ...
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Submitting multiple websites to search engines

There are many services that submit your website to multiple search engines. Are there any that allow you to easily submit multiple websites to multiple search engines?
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Is there an easier way to implement 301 redirects when converting a site to WordPress

I have just converted a website to WordPress. The old site has hundreds of hard-coded html files, and the new site does not match the old site's directory structure or file naming system (bad SEO in ...
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Can search engines change language and read the cookie?

I am building a multi language website in PHP and prepared all my strings in English by default using gettext() My locale/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES/default.mo file is working correctly and now I need to sort ...
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New META TAGS with positive effects for seo ranking in 2011 and beyond

I'm trying to make an up to date chart of meta tags, for all of us, with their purposes, their use and their good (or bad) effects on search engines and being found. Also any body knows new or ...
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Why has bing crawled only 1 page of my site after three weeks?

I dont understand why its taking so long for Bing to index pages on my site. After three weeks after I added (and verified) my site, I find Bing has only crawled 1 page and indexed only 26 pages. I ...
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Differences between google domains in different countries

We are currently trying to see if our site is being indexed successfully by google. Mind you we got millions of pages. A trick some people use is the google site: command. I always assumed that ...
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Need Help With Finding SEO Company/Individual

I am fairly new to SEO and I have done all of the tactics and operations that I know to do to help my site rank to the number 1 spot on Google. I know that no one can guarantee the number 1 spot on ...
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How can I show ads for search on own web site

On my web site there is a (self-coded) search functionality that searches through the web site's specific contents. However I'd like to display one banner in addition to the site's results, showing ...
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Stream search - legality [closed]

I would like to know if it is worth asking a lawyer about making a search engine that indexes sites which index mega video links which contain movies that are protected by copyright law is legal. ...
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Hide content behind login screen but show to search engines

Is it OK to have a page that will not show content to browsers unless they are logged in - but will recognise a search bot and show it the content regardless? I.e. googolebot get the content - normal ...
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ajax paging - duplicate content - seo

assume you have a blog post... domain.com/blogid/title and then you have 500 comments on that post. your blog page shows your post and 10 comments, and then you page comments using ajax. I was ...
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Site Search Engine for 1,000 page website [closed]

I manage a website with about 1,000 articles that need to be searchable by my members. The site search engines I've tried all had their own problems: Fluid Dynamics Search Engine Since it's ...
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Is Google a reliable document search engine?

I have a site with PDFs and Word documents that I know have been indexed by Google because they appear in search results with filetype:pdf (or doc), and if I search for some very specific terms with ...
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Why has Yahoo only managed to index TWO pages on my site?

I launched my site a few months ago, and Google already has over 1K indexed pages - whereas Yahoo has only managed to index 2 pages (when I check with Yahoo Site Explorer). I have checked (using ...
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Should I block search engines with robots.txt on my Facebook app?

There's a few subdomains on my homepage where I tak advantage of robots.txt to block search engines for indexing their contents, like my images and downloads subdomains as I don't want the direct URLs ...
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Narrowing down my large keyword list for new PPC campaign

If I have a list of 100 keywords that are candidates for a PPC campaign (my list is actually 1000+). What is the best approach to narrowing this down to the top 5-10 keywords I should start with? ...
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Testing new changes to website while retaining ability to revert back to original - to protect SEO

If I'm making changes to site code, content, adding/removing pages, changing links, changing database structure, etc.. How do I safely test all these changes, while still maintaining ability to revert ...
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Does pinging the page on social bookmarking sites whre your site has been bookmarked help SEO?

If you bookmark your site on say, delicious, does it help to then ping the url on delicious that contains the bookmark to your site?
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My archives are beating my current content, how do I stop from competing against myself?

I've inherited a site with about 15,000 pages going back 16 years. Often current events are outranked by previous events. What are the best techniques to make sure that I'm not fighting against ...