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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Is it permissible to copy content from social networking sites?

For a social page on Twitter or Google Plus that promotes tourism by renting a car in worldwide locations, will it count as a negative if we copy the content from an authoritative website? For ...
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Should pages linked to in my nav and footer be included in my sitemap?

I'm more of a back end developer and can't answer this question from my own research. When setting up the links in my sitemap, do I need to include the pages that I link to in my top navigation and ...
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Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> ...
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How should I create URLs for database generated content that can be indexed by search engines? [duplicate]

I have learned how to retrieve data from a database to a single page by using a form, so I would not need to create many pages to show the elements of a catalog. The concern that I have is how to make ...
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Why does my 9 months old site with more than 400 pages has PR0?

I have a paid applicants' testing site with average traffic of 40 visitors per day. The site is very legitimate and allows people to take technical tests based on a unique content our private ...
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Multiple images on one page: best ranking practices

I have several images related to one object and they all should be placed on one web-page. I'd like to know how do I place those images among the page body and its text. I can not do it manually to ...
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How to evaluate a domain name for a UK site: top level domain, number of words, and hyphens

I have 12 domain names for a new business project and I'm looking for advice as to which one is best for SEO and online optimisation strategy: seo-check.co.uk seo-check.com seocheckonline.co.uk ...
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Is it safe / okay to show Google Adsense only to visitors from Search Engines?

There are a lot of code example out there that helps users do this. Eg: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12693729/how-to-display-google-adsense-ads-to-search-engine-traffic-only But I was looking ...
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Do search engines rank URLs in sitemaps lower if there are no internal links pointing to them?

I have a site with thousands of pages. The pages are dedicated to be found by the search engines as they are very specific. It is very unlikely that the users will find necessary pages using any ...
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Can you create a private website without password protection that would not be indexed?

I'd like to create a "private" website that clients can visit by typing in the provided direct URL (on a business card, for example), but is not password protected and would not be indexed by search ...
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Can a website require search engine robots to support cookies?

Sometimes I pretend to be a search engine robot to get access to "subscriber only" web pages, or just to get a plain and simple view of a page that isn't cluttered with moving animations and other ...
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Parallax landing pages and the affect on SEO

Are there any unique concerns which need to be addressed to optimize SEO in a parallax scroll landing page? Page will initially load from the bottom and scroll upwards through 5 sections which ...
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Splitting a sitemap by content type

I currently am tasked with submitting our website sitemap to the search engines every week. We have a module which does offer sitemap generation but we find using it does not work very well as not ...
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Image data URI and SEO

Do you think the use of image data URI is SEO friendly? On the one hand saves you a HTTP request. On the other hand it really messes up your code. Especially for image files larger than 20KB or ...
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How long does Google Webmaster Tools take to index a website?

How much time does Google Webmaster Tools take to index a page? Analytics took around 24 hours to get info from the site, but since this is indexing, I guess it might take a little bit more than that. ...
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How to get Google to show local site search engine results?

I'm looking for a white-hat method of getting Google to show a local site search result as a Google search result. For clarification: There is a page filled with names of certain people. Each of ...
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Is it better to publish poor content now than wait to add informative content later?

I'm working on a site and plan on creating dynamic information via PHP pages for each item in a list of approximately 10,000 titles. Right now all I have is the list itself, which IS kind of ...
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Why Google displays search results all the cracks when appended by “94FBR” keyword in search query? [closed]

I found on the internet that if you mention the software name and just add 94FBR keyword to your search query Google displays the results of all the cracks etc. for that software . Refer to the ...
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Search engines that index your site despite a disallow in robots.txt

Recently, WordPress changed their options from "Block search engines" to "Discourage search engines" So that leaves me wondering, that rewording must be that some search engines disregard your ...
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Seo tips for blog [duplicate]

I've got a Blogger blog, how can I grow traffic from search engines? And what optimizations can I do for the blog?
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Google local version does not display content in local language

We have the website www.visitgozo.com and would like to ask if there is a way where you can instruct Google (and other search engines) that when for example searching for 'gozo' in a local version of ...
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Is using !# for AJAX URLs the standard when it comes to SEO?

Will URLs like this site.com/!#users only be crawled by Google's search engine bots, or is this a standard adopted by all search engines (e.g., Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc...)?
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Do pop-up ads have a negative impact on SEO?

I was observing Google results for months to determine if pop-up ads have a negative impact on SEO. Regarding my observations, sites without pop-ups usually get ranked better. Actually, that doesn't ...
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Services using the “generator” meta tag for usage stats

I'm planning to release an open source cms and I wonder if there is a way to know if people use it. I added this line to CMS templates: <meta name="generator" content="My CMS - Open Source Content ...
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Does the number of visits matters for SEO?

Considering I have a website and I have millions of direct views (entering directly by URL, not by any other URL) and that there is no links to this site anywhere else (or that this views don't ...
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Google only indexing alias?

I run our research group website, but don't have direct access to the university DNS server. However, we have two addresses pointing at the same IP - one is the old website and the canonical name is ...
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Should we allow HEAD requests?

Our web application is predominantly read-only. As such we only allow GET requests. However, we regularly get errors in our logs because of user agents making HEAD requests. I've seen these come from ...
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RSS feeds and robots.txt

I have RSS feeds on my site. I've decided to follow Stack Exchange and disallow my RSS feeds in the robots.txt. I don't want search engine to display the RSS feed page to people, that's not really a ...
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How to prevent a search engines from indexing a section of a page?

I have many pages with lots of text in it. But I will always have two sections of text and I want to prevent one section from appearing in search results, the other section must be indexed. <p ...
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multiple languages same pages shall I change the page URL path as well?

We own multiple country code top-level domains for our website e.g DE, UK ,FR. When someone visits for one of those domains they redirect to .com and the language automatically changes for the ...
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Google shows “search instead for” when searching for our website

Our website is new and the name is similar (only one letter different than another website) completely different type and company though. searching for xxxxxA works OK in Google and we find ...
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Getting rank for keywords that I don't want to appear on my website [duplicate]

One of my products has two names. One of them is what I consider correct and thus it is what I want to appear on my website. The other name is incorrect for me, so I would like to avoid it. But I know ...
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Google's usual behavior on examining articles

There is an original content(article) from a website, I copied it and paste it in a Paraphrasing tool. The tool did a great job in paraphrasing. I tried checking using copyscape and it did detect ...
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Search engine bots accessing strange URLs

We have ELMAH enabled on our site and get errors whenever a Page Not Found error is triggered on the website. We have recently redesigned a new website and so we understand that search engine ...
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Adding tags for SEO in clothing website [duplicate]

I am building a site for a women's accessories brand. The site has a Homepage, a Store page (where all accessories are displayed), a page for each of the accessories description, an about page and a ...
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Google Nofollow, Disavow and Link Removal Requests

I am the owner of a reviews website and I am constantly getting requests from people asking me to remove links to their sites or they will disavow the links and they threaten me with Google penalties. ...
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Server gzip compression vs gzipped sitemap

My client's SEO guy said that search engines prefer gzipped sitemaps. They keep their sitemap in .xml.gz file. I was wondering if there is any difference for search engines between a gzipped ...
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Using article published dates effects SEO?

In my blog I publish articles with date below under it. My questions are: Using dates will have positive impact or negative impact? After few years of publishing the post, since my post age is old ...
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Canonical URL's for interchangeable parameters

I'm wondering how should I use canonical tags in such a case: I compare two items, lets say shoe brands. So one of my pages look like this: http://shoes.com/compare/adidas/vs/nike/ and another ...
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What are the search engine affects of registering the same domain on multiple top level domains?

I'm looking to register a few more domains for my company, I have my-company.com at the moment, but now require my-company.com.au and my-company.nl and others, for example .ie. I'm running through my ...
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Strange domains as a blog's traffic sources

Watching my Blogspot analytics i saw several strange-looking domains, like bd053ac3.any.gs and others. So trying to identify them i got the following: bd053ac3.any.gs - shows "Link not found" page ...
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How to deindex image?

I have gallery of thousands of images. All of them at some point needs to be indexed. However after some period of time, some of them should be removed from search engine index while they should ...
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Will Google follow HTML refresh?

I want to move my current Tumblr blog to static HTML blog. Currently I am using a custom domain, I am planning on doing the move when Google sees domain name change. I am considering two options: ...
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Cascading matches in robots.txt

I was wondering if it's possible to let bots match two groups of User-Agent: blocks. I have this block of robots.txt User-Agent: AhrefsBot # https://ahrefs.com/robot/ Crawl-Delay: 5 User-agent: * ...
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When does Google consider linking as bad-neighborhood / link scheme/ spamming etc.?

I cannot understand this concept, please give me some clarity on this. If I link to a site, and it links to me, then is it a link scheme ? I see many seo companies link to their other sites, from ...
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Google sometimes hides my site, and sometimes shows it [closed]

I'm running a blog and it seems that Google isn't placing it in the search results properly. For example, one of my posts is called "changing Exposure in gimp". I searched that exact phrase in Google ...
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Client's website is not showing up as expected in Google local searches or maps [duplicate]

I'm working for a client who runs a wellness center. He has a website as well as a Google Places account for the business. The Google Places account has a lot of tags associated with it that are ...
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Are there disadvantages an literal + instead of an encoded + (%2B) in an URL?

A client of mine has a product ending with a plus-sign (e.g. Google+) and would like the webpage of this product to have an URL that is human-readable (i.e. an URL that doesn't contain %2B). Since ...
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Parallax Websites & SEO

I am getting a parallax website made for my e-commerce website. I have the option of giving each section an individual link or anchor tagging each page. Which of the two options are better for SEO? I ...
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What is the definition of “Avergage Monthly Searches” in Keyword Planner

Is the number represented in Average Monthly Searches the number of searches for that specific keyword and the maximum amount of possible clicks to my site? It seems the answer is obviously yes, but ...