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 do Search Engines Segment Against Locale?

Assume I run a multi-lingual website. If I had a Spanish section, it should be included in Spanish-segmented search engines such as Google Spain Google Peru Google El Salvador and excluded in the ...
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SEO: show all content to Google for infinite scrolling

I have a search results page that paginates content loading through infinite scrolling. Now Google recommends not putting rel=next in this scenario. Does it make sense to show Google everything ...
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How can one keep an ecommerce site active?

So, you build an e-commerce site, all your products are on there, but then very little changes which obviously causes your site to become less active, and ultimately not ranking as highly in search ...
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Sub domain or sub-folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do subdomains help/hurt SEO? In terms of SEO is there any advantages/disadvantages to using a sub-domain over a sub-folder: www.mysite.com/company company.mysite.com
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How to handle URLs with diacritic characters

I am wondering how to handle URLs which correspond to strings containing diacritic (á, ǚ, ´...). I believe what we're seeing mostly are URLs where diacritic characters where converted to their closest ...
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Why is honest cloaking for Ajax considered bad practice? [closed]

Ajax-only websites are laden with many problems. Search engine invisibility is merely a small problem. They are also unbookmarkable and unlinkable and they break the functionality of back- and ...
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Does using spaces in a URL affect SEO?

When creating URLs for my website I need to use a space, for example http://mydomain.com/start home I've seen some sites using + or -, what are the advantages of using space, + and - (dashes) in SEO? ...
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Control the ranking of my sites on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I have two sites that I both control and have hooked up to Google Webmaster Tools as different sites. ...
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Preventing high bandwidth usage from Yandex

Although I put a row for Yandex into my robots.txt file, sometimes Yandex indexes my website aggressively. So I hard coded a part and check for user agent, and serve cached file if user agent is like ...
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From text navigation links to rollover images - SEO/Google Sitelinks concerns

I operate a web site that is very well indexed by Google. We hit all our keyword targets pretty much and rank really well. We have Google sitelinks etc. For the last couple of years I've been using ...
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Getting Destroyed on SEO

So I've launched a website and I'm working on SEO. Recently, many of my #1 result pages have completely evaporated from google. I am guessing Google is spam-flagging my site, and I have no idea what ...
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How to target just one search engine and optimise for that

I've been dabbling with SEO a lot in the last 6 months, and one thing that has surprised me is the disparity between Google and Bing in the way they deliver results. A website ranked for a specific ...
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A particular url on a website suddenly disappeared from google search results - why?

I have a website which had a particular page url that was indexed in google search results - in the first 10 results. Suddenly it disappeared. Now that page is not even in the first 100 results. What ...
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Does Google penalize pseudo-duplicate pages for different locations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My compony's site's home page was not specificly optimized to any location. Now, I am ...
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Spam link text when searching for company directors' name

It was brought to my attention that if you search for the name of one of our directors (with the intent to find there profile page on our site) They come up as the first link in most search engines as ...
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Why some video posts from the same blog appear in google with thumbs, while others do not?

We own media blog - which is basically a big collection of various videos streamed through our branded player. Interesting thing is that some of our posts show up in google search results with a thumb ...
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Is there a weight for html link?

I would like to know if there is any weight associated with a html link (its backlink) when google does crawling/indexing. Will 1,2 & 3 be ever considered as a backlink by Google? 1. <a ...
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Multilingual website without language component in the URL

I'm working on a website for Canada which will have French and English versions. For SEO purposes, I would like to avoid using any language tag in URLs because I believe it will have more impact (e.g. ...
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Google search results are invalid

I'm writing a program that lets a user perform a Google search. When the result comes back, all of the links in the search results are links not to other sites but to Google, and if the user clicks ...
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How does missing links influence the Google ranking?

I changed a lot on my website and I want to know if this affects the Google ranking negatively.
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SEO and search result changes when switching to SSL on Joomla site?

I am thinking about purchasing an SSL certificate for a website. The most noticeable difference for the user would be the http now becomes https and there is that lock icon in most browsers. Will ...
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Google Position Ranking for Specisific Keyword and Domain

How i can now my website position ranking for specific keywords? example my website is gusdecool.com and i want to know my position ranking on Google search for keyword Rapidleech How to do that? or ...
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Ask.com sitemap crawler down (for good)?

I have been using Ask.com as one of the search engines to ping my sitemap. When I went to ping my sitemap today to have my sitemap re-indexed, the website (http://submissions.ask.com/ping) says it no ...
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Is an xml sitemap good or bad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any clear indicators that my sitemap file is beneficial? The good: You provide search engines with all the urls in your site But, does the search engine ...
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How can a product search engine determine what html element contains data about which variable?

HTML5 allows people to tag their elements like <div data-productname=BMW>BMW</div> but how do search engines do it with older websites?
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Database of websites for a search engine

I'm planning to make a search engine, so I've downloaded this script. It works well, but I have to add a list of websites manually in a php file for the search engine to index. Is there any kind of ...
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urlrewrite and search engines

I have a urlrewrite that rewrites my urls like mypage.aspx?id=123&title=mytitle into ...page/mytitle/123/ I'm trying to understand what are the pros / cons if any of having it like ...
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best/simplest way to inform search engine of sitemap location

AFAIK, there are 2 ways to make search engines aware of a sitemap's location: Include an absolute link to it in robots.txt Submit it to them directly. The relevant URLs are: ...
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Should I submit my RSS feed as Google Sitemap?

I currently have no sitemap for a website I'm creating. I do have an RSS feed which includes the N latest updated posts on the site. It doesn't include everything on the site though, just blog posts. ...
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Does Google penalize changed H1 tags?

A friend of mine is worried that changing the font of the <h1> tag will cause Google to penalize it (or not assign as much weight to it). He described a situation where small <h1> text ...
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Generating search result pages as keyword friendly gateways

We have a fairly standard eCommerce marketplace site. When a user searches for "something in city A" a friendly url is created with that search term which displays a list of products for that term. ...
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Does Google award less importance to each keyword on a domain if there are more keywords?

If there are several pages on a domain, and they are optimized for different keywords, will google award less importance to each of them than if there was only one prevailing keyword on the whole ...
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Search engines crawling non-existent subdomains

A few years ago, a previous developer added my company's website to a link farm he ran. My company has a wildcard subdomain, so any subdomains will return the user to the homepage. As such, the dev ...
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How to remove old robots.txt from google as old file block the whole site

I have a website which still shows old robots.txt in the google webmaster tools. User-agent: * Disallow: / Which is blocking Googlebot. I have removed old file updated new robots.txt file with ...
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How does google react to duplicate pages with text in a different language?

If there is a copy of a site in another language, but with same resource filenames, does Google not like the fact that the resources aren't in the same language as the page?
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Promoting certain keywords [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I am not a person from SEO background so its quite possible that my question might either is off ...
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Public search engine which index HTML tags

Do you know a public search engine which allows search on HTML tags? The usage will be to search websites with HTML5 tags such as <canvas> being able to search over the class names could also ...
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Is HTML meta element effective to increase a site's search ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms? Some sites and web developers say that meta keywords and meta description is not important and necessary to ...
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Are inconsistent language tags bad for SEO

Our website offers 3 languages in the following manner: -English: www.example.org/en with <html xml:lang="en" lang="en"> -Spanish: www.example.org/es with <html xml:lang="es" lang="es"> ...
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Is it bad for SEO to have a site with no click navigation?

I have a site where users can only get to most of the sites content through search. If I make a sitemap that has the URLs for all of the potential searches is it ok that these pages cannot be click ...
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Possible to find where someone else's website is getting inbound links?

I know you can do this for websites that you control, but I'm wondering if it's possible to see how someone else's site is linked to? Preferably for free. I think it was possible using yahoos search ...
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SEO best practices for sites with few pages but lots of lookup information?

I have a site that allows people to look up words that "Start with" or "End with" a certain set of characters. I am trying to figure out how to get off on the right foot with search engines and I was ...
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Is there some kind of API for submitting a site to Google for indexing?

I have a client that is insisting there is a method to send a URL automatically to Google to get it indexed quickly. Here are the methods I know of to tell Google about your site for indexing: 1. ...
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SEO for a wallpaper site [closed]

I am administering a wallpaper website. It hasn't got much content. Pictures mainly and at the moment my sitemap has 1700 entries that includes all the pages ( download pages for single items also ). ...
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Could this be considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm building a dating site at the moment. On the homepage I have a paginated list of all ...
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Static HTML to Wordpress Migration SEO Implications?

Recently, I migrated a client's site to a new server and a new home within WordPress so they could more easily edit their website and start a blog section. The static site was 10 years old a was ...
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Letting search engines know that different links to identical pages stress different parts of the page

When you follow a permalink to a chat message in the Stack Exchange chat, you get a view of the transcript page for the day that contains the particular message. This message is highlighted in yellow, ...
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SEO company really need to know the language of the site they work on?

I'm thinking to outsource SEO for my non-English site to the company listed on like elance.com or odesk.com But I'm wondering if they really can work on the none-English site when they don't speak ...
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URL length and content optimised for SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? I have done some reading on what URLS should look like for search engine optimisation, but I am curious to know how mine ...
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Search engine misunderstanding

I have this, probably a misunderstanding, about search engines. How do they search for pages? If i have a page which loads contents from database and / or changes content thought jquery will a search ...