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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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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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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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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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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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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How are Google Site links generated in search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I just met a fellow designer who runs a website with the same pagerank as mine. When ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Why does Google show sitelinks for our domain with one search and not another?

The name of our company is G2 Builders - What is happening is that if you go to google and type in "G2 Builder" with no "s" at the end, our website has sitelinks. When you type in our name with the ...
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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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Can I show abbreviation but have full text in the HTML?

In several places I am using linked abbreviations for a set of words, and Google is picking these abbreviated terms as sitelinks. Problem is, the abbreviation only makes sense in context, not when ...
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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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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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Why do my Google sitelinks show gibberish for a PDF link?

I have a website which Google lists nicely along with site links. One of the site links - to a PDF file - shows un-human gibberish e.g 67,8;45:: 56 83 @7<1. (7/0;,*;: /59( (7/0;,;<7, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restricted Flow Of Power

I'm sure all is fine, but i need some reassurance. Last month my company launched consolidated two of their websites into one new website. www.fdmgroup.com and www.fdmacademy.com into a newly ...
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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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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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Can I control the Google sitelinks for my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Working on SEO for a website, and i'm wondering if there's a way to have some say in which ...
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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: ...
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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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Why is there a difference between Google sitelinks in .com search results and local results?

I get sitelinks for a Dutch website in the Dutch search results, where I don't see them for the international (.com) results. Why? See difference between: www.google.nl/search?q=delta+birding and: ...
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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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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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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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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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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             ...
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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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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 ...
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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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design change and google sitelinks

I have a site where google display sitelinks on search results. I want to implement a new design where all sitelink targets would chage. Is that a good idea? Would google drop those links? What would ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to fix every link under new added domain?

I installed smf forum in subfolder on hosted server under my domain. Later on, I occupied new domain, added it to my nameservers and pointed to that folder thru cpanel. Index works well, link to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...