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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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 ...
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How to know that my site is getting index/rank by search engine

As per subject, anyone can tell me how to check that my site is getting index/rank by search engine(e.g. google, yahoo)?
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SEO impact on a multi-site environment with some similar content

I have a network of sites (70+) that use subdomains like this for a national site and regional branches: example.com atlanta.example.com chicago.example.com dallas.example.com Each of them have ...
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Do tabs, spaces, and line-breaks in HTML markup affect search engine optimization?

I am looking for information regarding tabs, spaces, and line-breaks in HTML/XHTML markup and whether it affects SEO. I have found sources which state that extra white space hurts search engine ...
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Why is Google showing up as a referral instead of a search engine in Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics, why does Google show up sometimes under an organic medium, and other times as a referral? (They frequently have the same landing page.) As I understand (and I'm just as likely ...
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Indexing search results

Is this good for SEO? I see some sites doing it, I find their results on Google and click on them, do they do work right? Given a site search, someone searches for: 'Peanut Salad' The search is ...
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Microformatting Questions & Answers - Semantic web 3.0?

With the introduction of the Semantic Web we (SEO's) have the opportunity to mark-up our content in such a way that robots/crawlers have a better understanding about the meaning of our content. And, ...
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Does time of adding new content makes sense for SE

Does time, new content is added, makes sense for search engines ? For example - between 9:00 and 18:00, or at 23:00, or at 1:00 ? Update 1: I rephrase my question, to better reflect, what i mean: ...
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Canonical Tag Not Being Recognized

I'm puzzled by the first Google search result in this list. The first result has the following rel="canonical" tag: <link rel="canonical" ...
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robots “INDEX,FOLLOW” vs “ALL” is there any difference?

Hey folks, Is there any if so, what is the difference between these two? In order to allow everything a search engines wishes for <META NAME="robots" CONTENT="index, follow"> <META ...
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Searching for a page with a Very Unique title, doesnt find that intended page… Why?

a question about appearing in search results in google: A page of mine has this extremely unique page title: Ein gutes Logo passt wie ein Handschuh auf Ihre Marke in die Hände Now, when I search ...
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Does your company name in an article title damage Search Engine relevance

I've been wondering about this for a while but never come across a solid answer. Many websites include their name in all the title tags of their articles. This is often apparent in word-press blogs ...
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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://example.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 ...