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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Alternative to the deprecated Google Web Seach API

This question is slightly related to the question located here. My current solution is using the deprecated Google Web Search API - but since it's deprecated, qeuries to the API is now limited. This ...
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Redirect Old PDF file to a new PDF file

I have 6 PDF files that have been updated and will use a different file name. All files are in one folder. Old PDFs have been indexed in the search engines. I saw one solution but I think it only ...
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Would publishing a canonical, consumer-facing article feed for our white label editorial content help our clients?

We deliver syndicated content to our clients' sites. In our articles, we often link to blogs. We recently received a complaint from a blog that our link to them hurt their Google ranking, likely ...
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Effect on SEO when placing social icons on the footer

This is my first website that I am trying to create. I am reading the SEO guides for websites, but the question that I couldn't find clear answer is the following: Does keeping the social icons and ...
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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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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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Lower SERP rankings when signed in [duplicate]

When I check one of our site's rankings when signed in, I get lower rankings for my own site than the rankings I would get while signed out. If anything, it should have been the other way round? Any ...
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Would having a './' in a URL cause any trouble with search engines?

For code simplicity, some of my URLs in my website might contain a ./ For example: www.example.com/./something The ./ is automatically stripped-out by the browser, and the resulting URL is: ...
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AOL search engine bot name?

Can somebody tell me the name of the AOL search engine bot? I need to allow only this bot in robots.txt.
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Does Googlebot support TLS v1.2? If not, what will my TLS v1.2-only site look like to it?

I currently redirect all non-HTTPS connections to HTTPS, and support TLS v1, TLS v1.1, and TLS v1.2. I reconfigured my testing server to accept only a very limited and secure cipher suite and TLSv1.2 ...
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Should I change my domain suffix for better SEO?

In the start of 2013 my blog started to fail. I do not know whether its the result of a SEO problem or because I didn't write much. I received a lot of guest post requests and accepted many. They ...
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SEO effect with different font for some characters?

I have a different font for some characters in my website, so the code is like this: <h1>L<span style="letter-spacing: -5px">a </span><span ...
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SEO for single-page content-less Web App

as written in the title the website on which I try to do Search Engine Optimization has following two properties: doesn't have any content in the SEO sense: it doesn't hold any information and only ...
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Reporting and stopping fake website

On Bing and Yahoo (and apparently briefly on Google), we have some websites that are buying up somewhat randomly named domains like autquahna.com and autmusgfn.com. They put our company name in the ...
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Which technique is useful for image SEO, when images is coming from CSS? [duplicate]

Now a days many images display using css like below : <div title="My Logo" class="all_logo mt15">&nbsp;</div> Above div will show logo image, But as using CSS for logo instead of ...
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Does Googlebot (and/or search engines) index a forwarded page? [duplicate]

Let's say I have example.com domain, and I force the user to use the HTTPS over HTTP. The question is as browsers just accept and load the forwarded/new page (when the request for http://example.com ...
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Directing crawlers to content in language per language sub-domain

I have a site with multilingual website with many pages (40M). The site has UGC, and each translation is actually for the titles. Each sub-domain points to the same content with different titles per ...
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404 code/header for search engines, on removed user content?

I just got an email, from a former user on my website He was complaining that Google still shows the contact page he created on my site, even though he deleted it a month ago This is the first time ...
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Add site to search engines, even though not ready yet

I'm building a website, and until it's done, visitors will see a "This site will launch on new year's day 2015", and a description of what the site is all about The domain is new, and nobody knows ...
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Search results for my website show content that isn't mine including pharmacy (Viagra and Cialis)

I have a website and when I try a search like this: site:dichthuatviettin.com it gives me bunch of result like this : Those pages do not exists on my website, how did they get there? I don't know ...
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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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SEO? Client worried about negative news story about his business at the top of Google search

was hoping someone could answer a question about this, even though I'm sure the answer is bleak. I'm building a website for a client who has noticed that when you run a Google search for his name, ...
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Can I use nofollow for offsite links without it affecting my page rank?

What I have is a page with almost all offsite links. Each clicked link is forwarded on to the destination. What I would like the search engines to do is to index the text between the anchor tag and ...
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How to improve google search index status for my domain?

I have a robots.txt for my google-hosted (gae) webapp with the following contents User-agent: * Disallow: I also have a sitemap.xml.gz (currently 49.3 kB) that is generated by a python function. ...
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Revamped Joomla site to Google search engine

I am about to upload a revamped site of Joomla (update from 1.5 to 2.5 + changes). I currently have a test bed subdomain that I am currently working on. In few days I am about to do the swap and ...
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Putting a website in a directory above the public_html,Can search engines find it?,Is this website crawled by search engines?,What is the solution?

I have a Linux web host and I have added some other domains beside the main domains,as add-ons domains. I have created a directory beyond the main public_html directory, for each of them,and all of ...
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Include img in href (with anchor text) or add a separate href?

From the SEO point of view, which one of these two are better ? Considering this is a classifieds site with around 10 similar listings/links per page. Separate link for thumbnail and text title ...
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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 other search engines support Google's “hash bang” syntax for crawling AJAX applications?

Google has a really nice document explaining how web developers can get Google to crawl non-AJAX versions of their web applications to make it possible for Google to index AJAX-heavy websites. Do ...
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Specifying a website to appear in certain search engines and not others?

If you want a website to appear in DuckDuckGo for example and not Google, is this possible? Can you specify which search engines for a website appear in?
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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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How to add favicon to robots.txt

How can I disallow this URL: http://www.example.com/assets/ico/favicon.png? Would these lines in my robots.txt work? User-agent: * Disallow: /blah/assets* Disallow: /blah/assets/ico/
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Is there an alternative to using an iframe so that my content would be visible to search engines?

I have a book-length document that is typeset with the LaTex typesetting system (It's a markup language popular for science and math typesetting.) A custom script runs a program called HyperLatex ...
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What does “Disallow: /search” mean in robots.txt?

In my blog's Google Webmaster Tools panel, I found the following code in my robots.txt of blocked URLs section. User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: /search Allow: / I know that Disallow will ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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Is there an easier way to implement 301 redirects when converting a site to WordPress

I have just converted a website to WordPress. The old site has hundreds of hard-coded html files, and the new site does not match the old site's directory structure or file naming system (bad SEO in ...
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Do short URLs like goo.gl, bitly etc. affect your website ranking? [duplicate]

I need to know whether using short URLs to back-link to pages affects your website ranking in the Google search results.
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SEO history of recycled domain name

I have purchased a recycled domain name and I have just been told that if I use the recycled domain name (that I now own) I will inherit any penalties that the recycled domain name may have attracted ...
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Google Sites page never shows up in Google Search organic results?

I use Google Sites (i.e.: https://sites.google.com/site/EXAMPLE/ ) as a convenient way to maintain up-to-date info on several residential properties, info that's often requested by my property agents, ...
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How to remove old robots.txt from google as old file block the whole site [duplicate]

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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Need to add 30K new pages to a 10K page website - troubles ahead? (SEO)

We have a situation with a website where we plan to add a huge amount of new pages. The domain is over 10 years old, approximately 10 thousand indexed pages, and the planned addition is approx. 30K ...
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Will search engines rank my site lower if not having any img tags on it?

I'm moving into using divs with backgrounds set by css, instead of using img tags But I'm wondering.. will this be given different or lower rank/importance/quality by search engines? I don't know, ...
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SEO - Listing Sidebar Code Before Content Code [duplicate]

On my website, I have always ordered my code with the code for the sidebar coming first, then the navigation bar, then the content section (with the individual paragraphs, images, etc... specific to ...
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How to prevent Google from showing URLs in the description section of search results for my site

I have music website. There are 46 album pages and each page has different player and files. I just entered the one of album's URLs in a search engine. I found that Google is displaying player code ...
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Hashbang, pjax, or djax for dynamic pages in WordPress?

I am modifying a current WP theme that uses child pages loaded into tabs via jQuery and hashtags. For example, http://example.com/category would be the parent page with tabs. Clicking on one of those ...
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Running live site side by side with it's replacement

Our current site has become outdated, it's in classic ASP. We have recently redesigned the site using Magento. Basically all the URLs are different, however the content is about the same. We did a ...
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Which is better for search engines, repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning?

When I'm designing an ads website I have two options: Let the advertiser to choose from some predefined lists to create the new ad. For Example: product list ( T-Shirt, Shorts, Suit, .....) Color ...
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How to make google index press releases or new items as they are released [duplicate]

I have noticed that several website news items are indexed immediately by Google. Even questions posted on stackexchange.com are indexed by Google within minutes. Can someone tell me how i can do that ...
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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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Why my website doesn't appear in Google search results? [duplicate]

I've made a simple website for a friend's bakery and it doesn't appear in Google's search results even if I search for the whole domain name of the site. What can be the problem? How to make it ...