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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How long it takes for google to refresh the page information? How can I achieve to make it faster? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long before Google will update search terms matching my website? I have a webpage, and I have updated it with meta descriptions and keywords. I would like this data ...
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What's the best way to serve simple flowcharts

The websites in the government sector often provide Word files containing flowcharts. They are simple flowcharts with at most ten nodes in size, showing common workflows to people. There are several ...
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Should sitemaps list their dynamic data, newest first or oldest first?

When we create an xml sitemap for a site with dynamic data, should we prepend all new data to the start of the sitemap OR append it to the end? Do search engines hate it when a sitemap is 100% ...
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Encouraging recurrent users to +1 (or Facebook Like)

I want to display a message to users who have visited my site 5 times, but have not yet +1'ed or Like'd to please do so. I guess javascript and a cookie are likely required. But have no idea how to go ...
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Search engine recognition methods

I am facing some problems making my site visible to all search engines. Google is recognizing my website and all pages well. Pages appear in search in 1st or second page. But when i use others like ...
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Best Way to “Launch” A Site That's Being Developed

I am currently developing a website that will be officially marketed for and "launched" months from now. This site has minimal content at the moment but will soon start having more and more content ...
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Is This Considered “Black Hat” SEO?

View the source of this website: http://www.absolutestoneandtile.com/ They are an entirely flash based website, but are higher up on the search list than me. So I thought I would see why and I ...
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How to get Google to crawl AJAX pages without using #! URLs?

In Google's advice on "Making AJAX Applications Crawlable", they advise making AJAX URLs that aren't using hash-bang fragments (#!) crawlable by adding <meta name="fragment" content="!"> to the ...
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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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Is it possible to have a stop word list for distinct html pages?

Let's say I have a simple html page with some text and the text foo is a single word whereas foo bar are two words somewhere in it. Is it possible to prevent search engines from finding the page ...
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Is website visited by search engines?

How can I find out that my website which is actually uploaded on webhosting for about two months is visited by search engines like google, yahoo and others? Which ranking sites should I regularly ...
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Meta Descriptions for pages not Indexed by Search Engine?

I have read about Meat Descriptions here on the webmasters forum. The question I have is is it necessary or important to have description on pages that are not being index by the search engine. Like ...
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Is 66,200 results in google good for a start up content based website [closed]

Is 66,200 results in google good for a start up QnA content based website.
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SEO consequences from transfering tld's to sub domains

We have a client that has multiple top level domains for the products they offer. These products are different full fledged softwares. They also have a domain for their actual company that makes ...
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Can someone suggest a site which shows today's macro web traffic

I want to compare today's traffic for my company website with today's macro web traffic. Anyone know of a site which does this? Mostly, I want to see trends and reassure myself that my 33% drop in ...
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rel=“nofollow” in img tags?

Does it make sense to have a rel="nofollow" attribute in img tag? Do search engines' crawlers use this attribute in some way for calculating PageRank score? What is the practical sense for using it ...
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google search result : webpage ranking order

I want to know when I typed - cheapest mobile phone in india. I get this website title inside the red box first (The title is not relevant to my typed phrase), whereas which is relevant, inside the ...
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Does google index its search result page?

Does google index its search result page? assuming, google as a website, search results text as a content.
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Stack overflow like SEO - How is it done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: StackOverflow and Google search this is a question purely for learning purpose. I have noticed that this site has an incredible power of appearing in search engines. ...
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Slashes in URLs and SEO

My question is simple: Is there any disadvantage (in terms of SEO and search engine behavior) to using / instead of other delimiters in URLs like http://example.com/en/items/1234/page3? I vaguely ...
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Linkpushing for SEO, real or fake?

While I was googling today, I noticed this site: http://linkpushing.net/ this ensure you to be pushed at the top of the google research's stack, by creating random reference to your sites on random ...
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What is the Google link equivalent in Yahoo and Bing?

The link: directive in Google will find all pages which link to a given site. E.g. putting this in Google: link:stackexchange.com returns a bunch of sites linking to Stack Exchange. Is there an ...
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using Accordion, Jquery ,will it affect SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? I am planning to use Accrodion and Jquery in My website. previously to animate the contents in the website i used Flash but ...
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How can I tell which pages of a site are indexed by Google or Bing?

Is there a tool that can list the specific pages of a site which are indexed by the search engines? I know the webmaster tools have this stuff, but it just tells how many pages out of the sitemap, ...
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what css styles are analyzed by search engines?

I know that Google used to do things like look at font-size and font-weight (or the equivalents from when Google first started) from their initial paper. But that was in the 90's. Does anybody know ...
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Does including the site name in a link help me to get more pages indexed?

I have my links set up like this: <a href="http://abc.com/test/abc"> <a href="http://abc.com/test/def"> the abc.com is repeated many times. What I would like to know is if I need ...
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When redirecting to a beta sub domain should I use 301 or 302?

I have a website with a domain of www.mysite.com for example and I wish to redirect some of it's content to a new version that is under development under a sub domain i.e everything under ...
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Same page in different “locations” on same site - duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The same page, or rather the same content on a page is accessible from two very similar ...
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How to Fix this specific Google “Fetch as Googlebot” error appearing on my Webmaster Tools?

Good day, I'm currently finding out why I have lost all of my website's rank in google. I don't even appear in google results by the domain. But other sites do link me and they appear in the google ...
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Changing links names and search engines

I was wondering If I change all my links names which is about 2000 links will it effect my seo score and search engine rankings? And how should I warn search engines? I want to change my links from. ...
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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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Lower Google traffic after adding more pages?

I recently added a new feature to a website, which resulted in a few hundred extra pages being added to the site. I added these new pages to google sitemaps, with the hope that they would attract ...
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What are impressions in Google Webmasters?

I see that Google Webmasters give me some numbers as impressions, and of course, I know impression literal meaning. But can anyone please explain what impressions are in the context of Search Engine? ...
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What document types can be included in an XML sitemap?

AFAIK, Google accepts sitemaps which are about ordinary URLs (text/plain), images (image/png, image/gif, image/jpg, etc.), and videos (video/avi, video/mpeg, etc.). My question is, how many Internet ...
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Deleted duplicate pages will search engine ratings improve?

I've just now deleted many pages from my website (with 410 status) which were product pages and copied from respective companies. Will now search engine rankings improve for my site? I hope it ...
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If my page titles are dynamically created with PHP will Google be able to read them?

My page titles are dynamically created with PHP: I set my page title in my PHP functions, and when the function is triggered the title is set. Is Google able to read the page titles?
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Indexing pages from own search engine

I would like to know what the best way is to have google index pages that visitors access through search on my website. These pages are accessible through a direct link like mywebsite.com/CompanyId. ...
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What dodgy scams are there to get to the top of Google searches?

I was speaking to a relative and they mentioned that the designer/developer who produced their site had a way of getting them to the first page of google, I did advise him that this could be ...
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Moving to a new domain - what to do to minimize visitor loss

I want to move my website to a new domain. Would be nice if you can share some experience or suggestion to minimize loss of visitors. In google webmaster tools there is an option which allows to move ...
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How is Googlebot finding URLs that are only visible to authenticated users?

Here is one of my customers, performing some action after having logged in to his account. The unique token is simply an encrypted user id + timestamp. 94.254.xxx.xxx - - [02/Jul/2011:22:25:46 ...
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How to temporarily remove a website from search engines?

We are working on a new website and we forgot to disallow robots after putting the test version online, on a subdomain. Now we are already being crawled and indexed by bots (Google, Yahoo, and others) ...
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SEO: targeted or generic URLs performance

I'm working on a website that sells DYI products. 2 of the products categories are save-paint and save-cabling. Since the products can help you save money they could also be part of a save-money ...
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Is mysite.com and blog.mysite.com treated as one?

I have a site, say trusty.com and it's blog is blog.trusty.com. Please note trusty.com and blog.trusty.com are both hosted with different hosting companies and have different IP Addresses. If I have ...
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is it a good seo practice to put relative keywords in a hidden div? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: hidden texts and page rank I was wondering what would happen if we put some (around 25) relative keywords in the page using a hidden div so that the actual user does not ...
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Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page

As a webmaster in charge of a tiny site that has a forum, I regularly receive complains from users that both the internal search engine and that external searches (like when using Google) are totally ...
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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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How to optimise the url for search engines?

I have a php template which has one index.php and all the different pages (content1.html, content2.html, etc) are shown on the index.phppage. So for example I can open ...
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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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How do I control how often search engines visit my site?

I've been using the following line in the <head> of my sites for years: <meta name="revisit-after" content="3 days" /> I recently discovered that it's not one of the meta tags that ...
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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 ...