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 are these pre-built search results page made, and are those considered black hat SEO? [closed]

I'm sure you've spotted search results in google that aren't really pages with content, but pre-built search result pages within the site itself. A few examples: ...
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Bing doesn't index my website correcty

I have a website with robots and sitemap which is working on Google. I created a bing webmasters and sent the sitemap some weeks ago, but whenever I search site:www.mysite.com I get only the root ...
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Tell Google to Refresh Search Screenshot

I recently remodeled a website for a client of mine. When doing a search on Google for their website the old website is still showing as the image for the website. Is there a way in the Google ...
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How can I prevent Google from mixing different languages in my sitelinks?

I have a web site in two different languages (English and Spanish). It is indexed by Google but, when searched, sitelinks below my result appear mixed with Spanish and English subtitles. Each ...
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Impact of dropping www from main URL on SEO

A client's website is currently at www.domain.com, with domain.com redirected there automatically. I've suggested that they reverse the redirection to drop the "www", so I can set up a subdomain that ...
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Google's image search… but for video

The company I work for is preparing a user-submitted video contest. One problem that we're concerned about is that someone might download another video from Youtube/Vimeo/whatever and pass it off as ...
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Search Rankings and new website [duplicate]

I want to switch from HTML to Wordpress. How will completely new pages and site structure affect my Google ranking? [I'm not sure what other clarifications or details to give - please tell me if ...
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DMCA service on Bing search engine

Does Bing offer a similar service to the one Google search engine offers below? https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dmca-notice?hl=en Thanks.
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Why aren't search engines indexing my content?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question and answer pair intended to address any questions concerning the reasons a site or specific site contents do not appear in search engine ...
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Block Google (and other) from indexing a domain

We want to open a new domain for certain purposes (call them PR). The thing is we want the domain to point to the same website we currently have. We do not want this new domain to appear on search ...
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Buying a top level domain specific to my industry, will it improve my seo ratings?

Currently we run a few websites selling products in the travel industry using .com and .co.uk extensions. Would our search rating improve if we were to buy one of the .travel domains ? So we would ...
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What is the most effective way to obtain SEO benefits from content while still protecting most of it behind a paywall?

I'd like for search engines to recognize the content that is hosted on my website, but I'd also like to protect most of it behind a paywall. Are there any proven strategies for doing this?
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Preventing search engines to crawl on specific folders

I have set the robot.txt of my website as follow after seeing lots of errors in google's webmaster tools. Mainly because of the Smarty template files. So I changed my robots file as follow: ...
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How to successively transform a static page (image gallery) to a product type page?

A website with about 700 static pages, where about 20 of these are basically the same page that displays products that are custom made in a image gallery like enviroment. The point of having these ...
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Unique search engine results [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? How do i get those kind of result? With Categories below the main result. What is it ...
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Is there a good way to include plain text versions of embedded documents for search engines to find?

I'm developing a site that's entire function is defined by the documents it provides. The documents are provided to the user both through embedding in the page (using the Google Drive Viewer) as well ...
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Does Google treat .html pages differently from .php pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use a file extension or not? My current hosting provider does not let me put PHP code inside of a .html page. So part of my content is in a database and ...
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Why is Google indexing all these other websites?

I run a web hosting company and I have noticed something strange about the way my website and the other websites that I host are indexed in Google. For some reason, other websites that I am hosting ...
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What is more preferable, creating dedicated domains for mobile apps that shares different content or associate them with folders in one domain?

I want to consult you in an SEO matter which I am completely lost with. I've built a social mobile application that allows users to share text content and made all the content that appears on the ...
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SEO Removal Time?

I was searching about removing the a domain/site being listed in Web Search Results (like, Google Search) and i found solution, at here. I believe it will be the solution but what i still need to ...
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Hide a Subdomain from Google/Search Engine SEO Result?

I have a subomain which I do not want to be listed in any search engine result. Let say I have: http://www.example.com http://child.example.com How can I hide all URLs of child.example.com domain ...
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How to display an image in google search result

I managed to do it with my blog like this: by using google+ (found it somewhere on the web): <link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/115170983146246266025/"/> UPDATE: This is the ...
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How can I force Yahoo to recrawl a site

I have a site that was hacked (someone hid a bunch of Viagra links and text on my pages). I cleaned it up a few weeks ago, but the Yahoo results are still displaying the Viagra text in their ...
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Percentage of users that get to business website by searching vs typing business url into address bar

My friend's company(lets call it SomeThingsAreWorthTheMoney ) has been affected by a competitor's cybersquatting attack. SomeThingsAreWorthTheMoney is primarily an offline, real-world company that ...
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Can we tell search engines (google, yahoo) that a particular website is geographical region specific?

I have a website which caters to a specific district. It is of no use if the visitor is from outside this district. Question: Can I tell/indicate to search engines (mainly google and Yahoo) that ...
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Changing uri-design SEO

I think I need to redesign my uri-collections of my site. Right now I am using the following structure by a mistake: /fruits for the whole collection /fruit/banana for an item in the collection ...
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How many pages can be uploaded in the single website without offending popular search engines?

Currently we are serving details to our visitors through a database oriented website. Visitor selects around 5 Level options E.g. Level One: book Level Two: Chapter Level Three: Topic Now ...
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What russian search engine or social network service is this?

The above logo of a search engine is supposedly the top in russia. I would like to know more about the company so I can do SEO for it. When I google for "Russia top search engine" I only get ...
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How do search engines index XML-based websites?

I'm talking about the kind that transforms XML into (X)HTML on the client side. We all know that search engines use semantics in HTML (headings, links) to rank your website. So if you don't already ...
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Should I optimize the keyword density of a page OR of a site?

For example, I have a website to sell shoes. There are many types of shoes and many brands, so I will have many pages. In my main page, if I choose keyword "shoes" in my meta tag, it should be good ...
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Need help choosing between broad match and exact match keyword for organic SEO campaign

I am getting a mixed response on targeting broad match vs exact match keywords in Google keywords tool for organic seo campaign. some say that its not possible to target a broad match keyword using ...
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Will search engines still see the meta description of my site if I use a php variable for it?

I am following the procedure described on this page for including a common header on every page of a website, which uses PHP. After describing how to include one page in another using PHP, the author ...
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Where does the Google `site:` operator for site-specific searches get its information?

I have read in many places that one should use Google Webmaster preferably to the site: search operator. However, I would like to know where the site: operator gets its information from? Here is my ...
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Do WordPress websites get indexed quicker by search engines than a regular website?

I registered a couple of domains with the names of categories of products we sell. I then installed WordPress in one of those domains and played around with it for a bit, and left it alone for about a ...
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What dangers await if I block non-standard, non-major-usa search engine bots from my USA only website?

I noticed tons of bandwidth being used by non-USA search engine bots, so I began blocking them in an effort to save bandwidth and cpu cycles for actual users and the search engines they come from ...
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How to avoid duplicate content in WordPress eCommerce Store

I run a WordPress eCommerce store powered by WooCommerce. I have a large inventory of products and most of the product descriptions are the same for all products and it's mandatory to include it. It's ...
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What factors help in getting a site indexed by Google fast? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site’s position in Google? What should I do to get a site indexed on Google, fast? Taking example of Super User I just did a quick ...
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SEO and external sites that serve responsive images (like Re-SRC)

Re-SRC is a tool that allows you to automatically serve responsive images for your website from their cloud servers. It delivers a new image file each time the browser window (viewport) is resized. ...
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Will a search engine lower the rank of my page if i have hidden iframes?

As a praxis, all external content on our site is put in iframes to lower the risks of any external parties injecting stuff to our users. We also do it to make sure our content shows up before banners, ...
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Unindex google code svn repository content from google index

I developed a small web site and saved the code to google code repository. Everything has been running smoothly for a while until results from google code svn repository started showing up before the ...
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Can a website become popular in a “category” (ie, not just a single page)

I have a few keywords where my website is high ranking(2nd and 3rd result). For instance, I have 3 blog posts covering a certain kind of modem. Is it common for search engines to consider a website ...
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Are Meta tags useful for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which meta tags are not worth the effort? Reading a Search Results with this or a similar phrased question can lead to reading a lot of conflicting answers. Are there ...
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Why is my page ranked *very* low in Google? [closed]

I have created a web site mianatura.net that doesn't even rank in the top 100 results in Google for the query "Mia Natura". I have the text Mia Natura in the domain, <title>, <h1>, I have ...
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Should I, and how do I incorporate microdata into my asp.net website with 47 pages?

I have an asp.net (vb) with 47 pages. The problem is that it's in 10 different languages, although 98% just use English. I have 5 master pages. I've read Google Webmaster Tools, but I'm still ...
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RDFa + microdata + xhtml5 - Ranking factors

My website a Legal Search Engine lawmirror.com and there are about 600k records available online. Currently using xHTML5 and on some pages Microdata tags. Same record appears many times on different ...
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Adding meta tag keywords - the same or different on all pages?

I have 10 page php website. I want to add keywords to webpages. The website is related to hotel and having different-2 page like booking, rooms, places to visit etc. Question: Do we need to add same ...
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How to get search engines to properly index an ajax driven search page

I have an ajax-driven search page that will allow users to search through a large collection of records. Each search result points to index.php?id=xyz (where xyz is the id of the record). The initial ...
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Link form correct, or, punishable by search engines?

I have the following dilemma with the links of a WordPress blog that I work with, I don't know if the way it creates the link to the images is ok or not so good. For example: Article URL: ...
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Purchasing traffic effects on SEO

I've recently found some websites which provide a specific number of visits by paying. I'm curious if this is a (very) bad practice for search engines (like Google).
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Remove URL from “Fetch as Google” - in Google Webmaster Tools

I need to remove a URL from Health -> Fetch as Google in Google Webmaster Tools. Is it possible?