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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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 ...
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How does Google interpret negative statements, like “this site is *not* for X”?

Suppose I setup a games website, and put a disclaimer on it, such as "This site is not for gold-sales or RMT (real-money-transfers)". How will Google (or other engines) interpret that? Will searches ...
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Google crawl on uncompleted site

I am preparing to have my web application in a private beta. The application when fully live will have a lot more content than in beta. Currently our plan is to release it to limited users with ...
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Does it matter that our website can't be found without the www?

If you try and go to our website without typing the www. You get a page not found error. In my case it goes to a Yahoo 404 page where the website you typed is not even shown in the search results. ...
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how the search engines interpret the exclamation mark in the url

I wonder how the search engines - Yahoo, bing, google ... - interpret the exclamation mark (!) in the url: www.site.com/product!651031 www.site.com/category!651031 I could not find documentation ...
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Find all the pages in a website that point to another site

I just updated a website, changing all the URLs. There is another website that has (maybe) some links to my old website. I want to generate a list of all the pages in this other website that point to ...
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Best way to lay-out the website when sections of it are almost identical

so, I have a minisite for the mobile application that I did. The mobile application is a public transport (transit) schedule viewer for a particular city (let's call it Foo), and I'm trying to sell it ...
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Duck Duck Go SEO

The search engine duck duck go has generated some interest, and there are a few people who use it. I was wondering if if would be worth while to optimize my site to rank better on duck duck go, and if ...
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Search engines that do _not_ respect robots.txt?

Are there any search engines that do not care about robots.txt?
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How to hide my website from search engines using robots.txt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Robots denied by domain is still listed in search results I want to hide my website from all search engines for that i write robots.txt in that robots.txt i write code ...
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HTTP: How to be deleted from search engines at a certain point in time in the future?

Is there a way to tell search engines, that a page they crawl should be included in the search results now, but have to be deleted at a certain time in the future? I have a website where hundreds of ...
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How to make search engines display only the title of a web page on their search results?

I want to make search engines display only the title of my web page on their search results. And I don't want to show any descriptions and any texts of my page on the search results. For example, ...
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Dealing with broken links and dead pages on search engines

I recently had to reconstruct the way my website runs. Along with that I have to change the way my urls are formatted. My website is not terribly popular (hoping changes will fix that) but I do have ...
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Effect on Google rankings if my site is down?

What happens to my Google rankings when my site goes down for a short or long period of time?
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nofollow in a form action

Imagine I have a page on my website that I don't want to be followed by robots. So I put a rel='nofollow' on every link to that page. Now imagine I have a form on another page which action is a link ...
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Will changing SHTML files to PHP change effect how search engines index my site?

I have a lot of SHTML pages. If I change these to PHP to add some more functionality (obviously changing stuff like includes to PHP where necessary) will this effect how search engines index my site? ...
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Return all links from a google search

We just relaunched our website and I need to remove all of old links from googles index. I did a site:ourdomain.com search but I don't really feel like copying and pasting all of the links that way. ...
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Why are Google and AOL results different?

AOL is powered by Google but I am seeing different results if I use the same search terms in each one. Why is this?
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Directories with web site submission

I am not SEO field person and pure java/j2ee based person so while reading i came to know that we need to submit website to some well known Directories over internet, not sure how much truth in this. ...
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Search result priorities

Say I have a couple of trivial products in categories. For example: Hair Products - Shampoo Food - Bread - Cookies URLs are friendly Rails slugs like /categories/hair-products/products/shampoo ...
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Search engine friendly? index.php/path/to/page

Some content management systems have one entrance file e.g. index.php and depending on what comes after in the URL path, the system knows what data to pull. My question is if search engines index ...
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Adding a second domain to a website

I want to direct an easy to remember domain url to my website that has nothing to do with the brand or the original domain. What is the proper way to add a second domain to a website without opening ...