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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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Can product pages be created to rank in search engines for inventory from a local store?

My website integrates with the inventory of local stores. A store could have hundreds or thousands of products. I'm considering having a product page for each inventory item, given that it is ...
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How to optimize a dynamic website [duplicate]

I know there is already an answer on Webmasters to a part of this question (SEO for Dynamic website) , which has been very helpful with How to build a controller that creates an xml sitemap? on SO ...
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Is hidden backlink blackhat SEO?

See below link. It will create a huge backlink for me if I put it on dynamically generated blog posts. Is it a blackhat SEO strategy? <a href="http://example.com" style="display: ...
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Where is the best place for page's ID in a user friendly URL?

I searched within the site but none where addressing exactly my question, So I ask it here: Which one of these structures for a user-friendly url is the best with regards to search engines and user ...
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How to tell the search engine to fill in the blanks?

Google has an awesome feature to allow you to search for search terms where you don't know one or more words but Google guesses it for you: Fill in the blank (*) Add an asterisk within a ...
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Giving search engines physical location of a business?

I'm wondering if it's possible to set the location of the business a website is about with a search engine, so the search engine could include it better in local results. Is there a meta-tag or some ...
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How not to display the date on certain WordPress pages?

On most posts on my website the date is displayed. There are however some posts where I would not like to show the date. Would it be better to use display:none; via css or actually remove the code ...
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How to remove a website completely from search engine indexes except the home page?

I want to de-index all the pages of my website except home page. This is because it is an exact match domain (EMD) and I'm getting traffic on website just because of Domain name. I want to restart ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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In SEO & SEM terms, use of a international domain vs a local domain

In terms of SEO & SEM if I have a .com and a .co.uk. Would it be better to use the .com and park the .co.uk, If I am selling the product locally (in the uk) and later moving out into the ...
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Static Sidebar on All Pages - Harm SEO

I have a static sidebar on all pages of my website which I made completely myself (it's not a widget or WordPress feature) so I don't see how Google would distinguish it from any other part of the ...
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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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SEO and JavaScript since Google admits JS parsing

We're planning on building a HTML snapshot creation service to provide the Google crawlers with static HTML of our JS driven single page application. Is this still necessary and/or encouraged since ...
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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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Updating Search Results for Dynamically Generated Web Pages [closed]

Having an issue with search results finding the proper site, but the wrong year. The page itself is dynamically generated based on get requests in the URL. There are three identifying properties. ...
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Is it possible to exclude being found by search engines by certain words?

Say I have a page about strawberries and unicorns. I do want this page to be found by the word strawberry, but I don't want it to be found by the word unicorn - though both words are mentioned ...
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SEO/Google: Does Google bot properly handle break <br /> tags in an <h1>?

Thinking about keywords in headings on pages. When Google crawls the page, and comes across this: <h1>First Keyword<br /> Second Long Tail<br /> Keyword</h1> It's smart ...
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PDF's showing up before relevant pages

When I perform a site:example.com keyword on my site I tend to get a lot of PDF's first and not the relevant pages with the keywords. We are trying to optimize our site for best SEO with Google and am ...
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Where can/should I submit my sitemap.xml?

I know of Google and Bing, but are there other places I can/should submit my sitemap.xml? And do they support pinging?
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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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Is there a way to make links to search photos on my site automatically with Google Image Search?

I have a website where members can upload photos. I am trying to make sure that these are photos that members have the rights to, so when I am concerned, I do a search using Google image search to ...