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Why use “SearchResultsPage”? Are there any rich snippets effect on SERPs?

I am curious about why use SearchResultsPage? (See the definition SearchResultsPage - schema.org.) In 2007, Matt Cuts said that Google Search does not like to index search results in websites (ref: ...
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How to customize the site in search engine results?

Is there a cross search engine solution to customize the name&description of a site in search engine results without it's implicit specifying on the index page? StackOverflow is displayed in ...
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Google is indexing wrong page for search terms not on that page

I’m having a problem … the wrong page is indexing with Google, for search phrases “not on that page”. Explained … On a website I developed, I have four products. For example sake, we’ll say these ...
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Does Google search prefer PDF files over HTML files in its search results?

I have noticed for some time, that when I search for something using Google search, I gets lots of hits that are all PDF links. (I know I can tell it not to find PDF hits using -filetype:pdf) But the ...
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Prevent mobile webpages from showing up in desktop search if mobile page doesn't have a corresponding desktop version

For example, if I have a long single page desktop site and I break that site down into 3 individual mobile pages, do I say that the single desktop page is the desktop version of every mobile page? If ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages). For example, if page ...
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Splitting an Existing Large Webpage into multiple pages

My website is 5 years old. Each page is big. The content of pages are cached by google and other search engines and showing in search results. I want to split each large page into small pages for ...
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How to invalidate Google Search results?

Due to a misconfiguration all HTTPS traffic to a specific server showed the wrong content for a while. Google indexed this content including urls that don't exist in the affected sites. For example: ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports first page presence on major search term but no sign of website on Google

On a major search term Webmaster shows that it has achieved an average first page presence of 3.5 over last 28 days (250 impressions - no clicks) But when I search this search term on Google the site ...
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How to make Google Search results show these links for my website?

Does anyone know how to get my Google results as below? Are there any specific rules I have to follow like microdata, etc. ?
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Example: I have a website: www.example.co.uk And www.example.com which redirects to the former. Let's say my niche idea has only 20 competitors in the world. All of these competitors are in the US ...
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How to hide addon domains folder paths from search results

I have a hosting account with domain.com and we are hosting about 5 different websites. I have 5 folders in the hosting account each one with a unique folder name and of course 5 different domains ...
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Geographic location settings

I am building a website and it uses a Netherlands (.nl) domain. This domain is being found when using the Netherlands Google. I'd like the site to be found on all Google's not just country speific ...
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Domain indexed in Google with UTM from another site

A site of mine is quite new (couple of months), α few others in the same niche have added links to mine from their sites. One of them has added a utm to it like: http://www.domain.com/?utm_source=...
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Two sites with the same postal address both getting indexed for the keywords on one of the sites

I have developed two websites with different domain names that are hosted on two different servers: Site-A and Site-B. Everything is different between the two websites, but only the geographic postal ...
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Why isn't my website in Google search results?

Its been sometime and Google has yet to index my site, how can I get Google to index my website?
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Writing meta description for listings pages

As per my research, they say either have unique meta description tags for each page or don't have them at all. I was okay not having them but the snippet google is showing in search results is really ...
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Do Google results differ between states? Sales are not coming from expected regions despite appearing to rank

I manage a website that sells snow-related products. It ranks pretty well in Google. Oddly though, of the states that typically receive snow in the US, in 2015, only people from 2 states have ...
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What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
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Removed parent category path - New URL's not showing up in Google search results

Last month we removed parent category path from the sub category URL's. After that we changed the sitemap file with new URL's and submit it to the webmaster tools for indexing. For example example....
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Virgin Media search (Enhanced by Google) not returning website

I have made a website for a client and worked very hard on the SEO for Google and Bing. The site is now being returned on the first page for both. The client found a strange issue as he uses http://...
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Using canonical links to eliminate “similar” search results in google

In our site, we have links as such: /{{category-name}}.html - will display all products /category-name/filters/{{some-filter}}.html - will display filtered products The problem we are facing is ...
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Is there a way to emphasize on a single word of a phrase in google search

Example if I am searching "How to enable a google chrome extension only in incognito mode" It shows results from "How to enable a google chrome extension in incognito mode" Obviously this is not ...
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How do I prevent bots from creating links to pages that do not exist?

I just installed Sitemap Creator and run a test. I have a newly developed site using PhalconPHP framework. The issue that I need assistance with is how to prevent bots from creating links to pages ...
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Google cuts my page title on search results [duplicate]

It seems that Google cuts my page title on search results. Is there a best practice to provide titles? The page www.currenttime.tv/content/article/27236953.html should have this title: Кто такой 'бог ...
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How to add a Google Search Box to search results? [duplicate]

I would like to add a search box to the Google search results, just like Stack Overflow seen here. I have been trying for several days but no luck. How can I add this to my own site?
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Unexpected Titles & Excerpts in Google Search results

Apologies in advance for the basic nature of this question. I created a fairly large web application, the vast majority of which is behind a password off the /private path. After telling the robots....
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Can I import or show reviews from a different site on my Google search results?

I've been tasked with building out our search results page and after including the basic things in the side bar: Here is the current search (blacked out my logos/names to avoid self promotion claims) ...
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When changing page title/heading of a page should the URL stay the same?

I have a page containing products on sale. There are three different sales during a year, most of the times the products stay the same throughout all sale, what changes for each sale is: Title/Name ...
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Multiple canonical URLs for same page

I have an existing canonical URL in the form http://example.com/page1 for a page called http://example.com/page1.html and use .htaccess to rewrite the URL of anything without an extension so it ends ...
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How many users see Google search results just for their own country?

Are there any stats about how many Google/Bing users may be selecting country (as in the pic) in the SERP? As Susan says in here that geotargeting in GWT only works when users select a country as in ...
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Google removing full path in search results

Just noticed something strange and would like to see if anyone knows why this is happening. On my own website and the BYBE blog the pages that appear in Google's search results do not return the full ...
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Why do search engines “lie”?

It's a question I wouldn't have asked 10 or 15 years ago but now I notice it's being generalized... at least on the search engines I'm using or have tested, namely Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo and Bing. ...
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How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
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inverse actions and synonyms

I'm trying to figure out whether its worth adding copy in my pages that matches the related actions and synonyms of what the page is about. For example I want my page to appear for people buying ...
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Bing search results shows an HTML encoded ampersand instead of an actual ampersand

I've looked through Bing Webmaster Tools to see if there is a way I can fix this, but I haven't found anything. Here is an example in the search results. The first link is the one in question.
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Are (non-escaped) URL fragments bad for SEO?

I have a product search page with a search filter with a fair number of different options. Each time the user changes the filter, the search results are updated in-place by JavaScript, and the URL is ...
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Filtering Google search results to find indexed links with just the HTTP or HTTPS protocol

I'm moving some sites from HTTP to HTTPS. Most of these have 100's of pages indexed. Is there a way to find out which pages in Google's index are still on HTTP, e.g. through Google search operators? (...
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Is it possible to refer our old domain name in Google search results if someone search my new domain name?

We moved our site to a new domain. Is it possible that the results that appear when someone Google our previous name, also appear when someone Google our new name?
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How hard is it to get back in the search results after being offline for a long time?

My website has been returning a 403 error for a very long time as it was still under construction. It's online now, so I wonder: is it harder to get back in the search results now? Will Google crawl ...
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Why post pages are on later list as compared to archived posts pages in Google search result?

I have a blog website TechnoWide. When I search on Google on how well site links are indexed in Google using search string site:technowide.net It shows the search result or URL indexed from my ...
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Fixing website title on Bing

I have recently created my own portfolio website, and the title meta tags specify the title of my front page as: "Thomas Russell's Portfolio and Blog", but when I search for "Thomas Russell's ...
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My site is indexed, but not showing up in results [duplicate]

According Google Webmaster Tools, my site, www.yomkippurshoes.com is being indexed. However, when I try to find it in results (e.g. type site:yomkippurshoes.com in Google), I don't see it in the ...
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Does a lead-to screen with AdSense ad conform to Google's rules?

Re: Google's ad placement policy I have noticed that when clicking on some Forbes links, I am taken to a screen with an ad in the middle - at the top there is a link to skip the ad. Upon clicking on ...
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Google returns more results when searching for 2 keywords than when searching for one keyword

I encountered something strange and I'm wondering if anyone has an explanation. I search for: keyword site:mysite.com Let's say I get 10 results for this search. When I'm searching two keywords, ...
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How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result? [duplicate]

I don't want Google to show sub domain name (red circles in the below image) in search results. How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result?
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Why would Google's ranking algorithm move a search result due to quotes?

Yesterday at 10AM, the Google search: "Submitting values of "jQuery Editable Invoice" into a MySQL DB using PHP" came up with stackoverflow.com as the 8th result on the page. The first was a ...
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Preventing Google from indexing “.com” instead of “.com/fr” or “.com/en”

I followed the recommendation of Google concerning multilingual website, I have: www.example.com/fr in french www.example.com/en in english www.example.com automatically redirects (header) either to ...
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Why is Google.co.in showing and highlighting antonyms of a keyword in search results?

When I was searching for the sentence "SEO interview questions and answers for experienced" in Google.co.in I found so many results with the title "SEO interview questions and answers for fresher", ...