Sitelinks are links to related pages that some search engine's will place under the main landing page for a highly relevant site on search engine result pages.

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Google Sitelinks meta tags not updating in search results

A site I run has 6 sitelinks in Google search results. I recently updated all the meta descriptions for the pages that sitelinks are provided for to give better summary text for each link. I then ...
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google.com vs google.com.xx showing different results for sitelinks

We have a site where we want to make sure that google sitelinks should show up as can be seen in screen below: This is working fine as long as we perform the search on specific localized google ...
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Google sitelinks not getting generated

Even though our website is indexed by google, sitelinks are not getting generated. It's been almost 2 years now and still not sitelinks. Google webmaster tools has a lot of 404 errors. Are these 404 ...
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How long does sitelink demotion take?

Google give us the option to Demote a sitelink URL within Webmaster Tools. According to the help page: Once you've demoted or undemoted a sitelink, it can take some time for search results to ...
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What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks?

My website used to have sitelinks and now it doesn't. It's very possible that it's due to changing the website to a sidebar design instead of having an "interstitial" type landing page which limited ...
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How to set Google Sitelinks? [duplicate]

How can I get google to recognize my different pages of my website? Example: I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my site-map, but how would I create one so that I could name each of those ...
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Is it possible to reduce the number of “Site Links” displayed in google search results through Webmaster Tools?

I know I am able to demote links I don't want to appear, but what I really want to do is reduce the number of site links from 6 to 4. Does anyone know if this is possible or how to achieve it?
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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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Force searchaction (Google Sitelinks Search) to pull new meta information

We use the Yoast SEO tool for Wordpress, and a recent feature added the SearchAction meta tags to allow for sitesearch on the google search results page. After a while, I realized that this tool was ...
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Why are my sitelinks so weird and not being updated?

I've done efforts to improve my sitelinks months ago, and they still make no sense. I've made sure I have the same header in all pages (~10mm) and that they are inside . Still I'm seeing a a sitelink ...
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How long after installation will the sitelinks search box appear?

A bit of a vague question to ask - I know, but from experience does anybody know how long it takes after installing the JSON-LD markup for Google to add the search bar to the SERPS. In most cases, if ...
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My website has sitelinks but doesn't have a search box below it; is there anything I can do?

See for example this google query for wikipedia; the first result has both sitelinks and a search box to search within the website. My site only has sitelinks. Is there anything I can do to make the ...
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SEO - Add google sitelinks search box for URL sub path

Is it possible and usefull to add a google sitelinks search box to a sub path of the website? For instance we have following structure with site in sites for our clients: Main search: www.example....
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Google Sitelinks across Subdomains

We have a multi-tenant CMS like system where each tenant gets their own subdomain from the main brand site. The subdomains have nothing to do with each other apart that they all use our system. We ...
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Control internal page ranking

My website posses a search engine linking to for example www.mysite.com/s/gaming/ where gaming is the words being searched. I also have pages for each of my categories, for example "Gaming". My ...
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Setting up site links for a one-page scrolling site: Can anchored links be used?

I redesigned a website as a one-page scrolling site but now the sitelinks that appeared in Google search results are no longer there (ie- "About" "Contact Us") The site is set up with anchored links ...
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Sitelinks are not appearing anymore in Google search [duplicate]

I have a site and in google search it used to appear with sitelinks(may be because I added sitemap to my website.) But I search my website after a few days(recently) and now in google search my site ...
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Why Analytics showing non existing pages in active pages?

I am facing weired suitation in my analytics tool , My website getting referrals from a porn site and I can see some porn related pages in active page section in analytic report ( both in real-time ...
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Which is better for SEO: icon-based linking or text-based linking?

I am wondering is it better to use icon-based links rather than text-based ones for SEO? For example have the link to your homepage display as a house icon rather than a hyperlink with the anchor ...
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What is required to create local business rich-snippets complete with sitelinks AND breadcrumbs?

I have a local business directory site. I would like to markup my business listing 'profile' level pages for display as enhanced listings/rich-snippets complete with business names, addresses and ...
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To get sitelinks, should my site blog use the same navigational menu as the rest of the site? [duplicate]

My company's website ranks highly for many relevant queries, and it ranks #1 for an exact domain match. So, that's going well. But for some reason, I can't seem to get Google sitelinks in the SERP. ...
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Sitelinks in Google search results run words together when I use a <span> inside <a> in <nav>

I have the following structure in my navigation menu: There is a span inside an anchor tag which makes the navigation look better. <nav class="navbar-collapse navbar-collapse-header collapse"> ...
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What determines SiteLinks with search bar vs SiteLinks with no search bar?

When we type w3schools in Google, this is displayed: It seems like these stuff are called "Google Sitelinks". Why is it that some sitelinks have a search bar while others don't? :
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted ...
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Repeated Anchor Text while internal linking for SEO

We are building a review based website. We were currently building internal links to improve our SEO. From the information available on moz, it is mentioned that having the same anchor text from ...
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How long does it take for Google to re-index pages or update the link titles?

On one of our classified sites, when doing site:[mysite.com] in Google, the link text is simply [product name] - [mysite.com], where as it should read [product name] classifieds for sale in... I ...
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Will adding site search microdata get Google to show a site search field when users search for your brand?

For some reason, a search for our company name (“hometalk”) does not produce the search box in the results (even though we do have sitelinks). We are adding schema markup as outlined here, but we're ...
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What is a typical hierarchical structure with related to internal link building?

I read somewhere in webmaster SE, that link structure is good when done in a typical hierarchical structure. I want to know what does it mean. Please explain me. I am more of a visual person.
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How demote multiple site links or prevent Google adding any of a page type?

I have a website with lot of member profile pages such as: /profile-1.html /profile-2.html /profile-3.html /profile-4.html ... How can I tell Google not add these profiles in site links? There are ...
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Comment Out Link Shows in Webmaster

I had "Privacy Policy" link on my old website. When I launched my new website, I put the link in footer but disallowed that to robots.txt by adding this code: <?php /*?><div class="text-...
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Adding Google Sitelinks to our website

When we search Google for word1 word2, it lists our site at #1 with 4 or 5 sitelinks underneath which is what we wanted. Question - is there anything we can do to help achieve the same result/layout ...
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Avoid duplicate link to same page with #

I have one link in main nav example.com/photo but i want to add more links on page, which go on same page as this nav. Will this example.com/photo# help me avoid duplicate link to same page?
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Will using page headings (h1, h2, h3 etc) as internal links encourage Google sitelinks? [duplicate]

I am trying to change my site's page headings to better emphasize the structure of the page's content hierarchy. I am hoping this will encourage Google Sitelinks and list snippets. Current headings ...
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Should I use WordPress category archives or regular pages when considering SEO?

I've built a WordPress site based on posts and category archives (no pages). The menu redirects to different category archive pages that have a description, an image, and the relevant posts. Now that ...
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Google sitelinks [duplicate]

How can I get Google to display sitelinks under search results when my website shows up? When my website shows up in position 1 which it does for a couple of keywords it displays sitelinks, but ...
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Legal pages showing up in our Google Sitelinks

Our Terms of Service page (oursite.com/terms) is persistently showing up as the first of our Google Sitelinks, despite repeated demotions over the course of many weeks and the fact that we have plenty ...
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Sitemap.xml / Update Frequency + Priority 0

I'm working on building sitemaps and am not sure what should and should not be added. For example: https://www.website.com             https://...
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Sitelinks and domain name [duplicate]

We have a company website, let says it's http://www.mycompany.com. URL without the www (http://mycompany.com) is working and displays the same website. When Googling mycompany, first result is the ...
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Does Link exchange technique become down my site?

I have travel site that has some link exchange to another with free links. Last time, I and some friend use link exchange to give my links has good on PageRank and search engine that can give more ...
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duplicate links to subdomain hurting SEO

I have a main site, http://hollywoodnose.com and http://forum.hollywoodnose.com. What I was doing was showing the 8 most recent forum posts in the right column of http://hollywoodnose.com. In my ...
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Choose the Google Sitelinks that are shown when somebody searches for my website

How can I remove Search for product, About us, Log in, etc. which are displayed in Google Search? And how can I add particular categories like Automobiles, Mobiles & Tablets, etc.?
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The URLs on my site changed, how can I get Google to change the URLs shown in Sitelinks?

I have created a new website to replace the old one. The old one had structure like this ( and its URLs ): Site name (www.site.com/index.php) ---- Home page (www.site.com/home_page.php) ---- ...
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What are the two different types of google search results called?

Google SERPs have search results that appear in two different ways: Single Search Result Single Search Result with Sitelinks Are there official terms for these? I know that a "SERP" is Search ...
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How do these SERPs display directory information in rich-snippet without sitelinks? (two example screenshots)

Here are two examples of directory sites which have rich-snippets. How do these sites display directory information (local business contact info) in the SERP listing without using site-links? In ...
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Dynamically change page content based on URL parameter?

The title of my question seems simple but here is an example of what I want to do: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infant-jaundice/DS00107 What happens on that page is whenever you click on a link ...
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Nonexistant links under SiteLinks in Google Webmaster Tools [closed]

When I used Google Webmaster Tools to check one of my websites, I found that there are 37 links under site links which do not belong to my websites at all. The site links should be the inner pages of ...
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Why are the rankings of my webpage down on single phrase? [duplicate]

One webpage used to rank better in search. It had more visibility and had site links. But in the last few days, it is down three position on one phase, and it no longer has site links. What caused ...
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Analysing Bounce Rate and Time on Page

I'm working on an eCommerce site and there's a perceived problem with the bounce rates on product pages. The best performing page (in terms of views), tends to have a very high bounce rate, at about ...
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How can I prevent Google from mixing different languages in my sitelinks?

I have a web site in two different languages (English and Spanish). It is indexed by Google but, when searched, sitelinks below my result appear mixed with Spanish and English subtitles. Each ...
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I have a large number of links on every page, for design reasons I want to keep it but is it hurting my SEO

The site is http://www.centralsaddlery.co.uk We have other issues which we are tackling in terms of content etc but the question I have is: "Is my main navigation hurting us in SEO?" Its a lot of ...