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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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How do I get a list of all indexed links?

I am looking for a way to take every link that I have indexed by Google and export them to a CSV file. Recently I have had way more pages indexed by Google then I actually have and I want to find ...
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How to stop Google indexing both www. and no-www versions of my website

When I do a search of my site in Google it shows both: mydomain.com www.mydomain.com In my .htaccess file I added code to redirect the non-www version to the www version, but both versions are ...
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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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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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Understanding CTR in Google Webmaster Tools

I've got a site that's showing a 9% CTR for a phrase in Google Webmaster Tools, but the average position for my site is 14th (this includes 7 local results for this phrase). I was a little confused ...
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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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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", ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Is my robots.txt working as it should?

I want crawlers to have access to http://www.example.com but not http://www.example.com/ My robots.txt is as follows: User-agent: * Allow: /$ Disallow: / My site is in Google search results, but I ...
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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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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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Consolidate search results from site that gets accessed from multiple domains

I have a site hosted on Windows Azure, and I have a domain pointing to the site, so I can access the site using both mysite.cloudapp.net as well as mysite.com. Now for some reason Google indexed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why don't social news websites like Reddit or Hacker News show up more in Google results?

It's well known that Google tends to favor user generated content, so Wikipedia, StackExchange and so on often come up as the top results. However, I've noticed that I rarely ever see Reddit or Hacker ...
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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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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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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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No date/time shown before my page in Google search results

I know that by changing the meta description of my webpage, I can control the texts shown by Google in the search results. However I do not know how I can control the text shown just before the ...
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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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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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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 to get Google to show local site search engine results?

I'm looking for a white-hat method of getting Google to show a local site search result as a Google search result. For clarification: There is a page filled with names of certain people. Each of ...
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My website URLs have fake search term query strings that are appering in Google search

A few days ago I was informed that my website appears when searching some random terms with a URL that, as far as I know, does not belong to it. My domain: example.com Search terms: "olympic" ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I consolidate the amount of times my website is shown on Google to just my homepage?

We have a website that is reasonably new. When you search for the three words that make up the URL of the website we come up as the first four or five hits on Google. We would like to consolidate ...
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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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More preview lines in Google search results

Is there a way to come to enjoy more than 2 lines of results query preview per item on a google results page?
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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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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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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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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 ...