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Restrict google from indexingcertain content on my page

I have an ecommerce shop with ~10 000 items. I wrote parser to load this items to my website from another website. But items description is not unique. So I am afraid that google can bun my website. ...
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The Yandex index robot is redirected when requesting this site so the robots.txt file will not be used. What's the fix?

We have a website: www.example.com which redirects to https://www.example.com. Therefore when you type www.example.com/robots.txt you are redirected to https://www.example.com/robots.txt. Another ...
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Yandex mobile services robot - is it really a mobile user agent?

As you can tell, I want my website indexed properly in as many search engines as possible. I'm looking at Yandex and using its "Server Response Check" tool which is similar to "Fetch as google" tool ...
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Is allowing crawling from Baidu and Yandex valuable for English sites?

In the early days, I understand that Baidu and Yandex were both known for excessive crawling with very little value for English sites, but those days seem to be gone now. In those early days, I ...
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Prove to Yahoo and Bing that you are the original author

Yandex (the main Russian search engine) has a form where you can submit text here: https://help.yandex.ru/webmaster/authored-texts/owners.xml If the text does not exist already, then yandex will ...
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When advertising on Yandex, why does my ad get shown for broad queries and why do so many users click?

I'm using Yandex Direct - it is Russian contextual advertising system. We are creating and promoting sites, and started contextual advertising campaign. There were a lot of keywords like "create ...
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Can't add HTTPS site to Yandex Webmaster Tools

I've recently changed a website to run only on HTTPS. HTTP connections are 301 redirected to HTTPS and a HSTS header (Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000) has been added. I've added the HTTPS ...
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Yandex.Metrica: can I redirect from /favicon.ico to the 1×1 gif counter?

I have a very simple site, with no graphics, and I don't want to spoil it with a huge JavaScript monitoring loop. I don't have a favicon.ico, and I always see 404 requests from browsers requesting ...
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Yandex frequently replaces page names with ampersands

The Yandex spider is a frequent visitor to one of the sites I manage. On occasion it replaces the page name with two ampersands and a space. So if the page is: /mypage.aspx?param=value then it ...
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Preventing high bandwidth usage from Yandex

Although I put a row for Yandex into my robots.txt file, sometimes Yandex indexes my website aggressively. So I hard coded a part and check for user agent, and serve cached file if user agent is like ...